Gite for holiday rental Vienne - PV003337

Brux (6km from Couhe), Vienne, Poitou Charentes Reference: PV003337 Advertiser since: 1 July 2013
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
The Perfect Retreat Self Catering Flexible 4 8 2

About this property

The Perfect Retreat with Private Secluded Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

The Perfect Retreat is run as an alternative bespoke healing retreat in spring and autumn. The bungalow is set in an acre of land and woods, surrounded by woodland and fields of horses. This rural setting is peaceful and tranquil, where you will find yourself waking up to birds singing and nature. .
The Perfect Retreat has 2 double bedrooms, 1 twin room, shower room, separate toilet, kitchen and lounge/dining room, plus a seperate gite - double bedroom, little kitchen, toilet, shower and undercover dining area.
Outside there is a patio, private swimming pool with loungers, barbecue area and parking. 
The garden is not enclosed, and backs onto the woods where you will be able to take yourself off for many a walk.
There is a screen and dvd player for your use, along with a library and games, but no internet access or tv.
Tourist Information is provided giving you ideas for days out.  Trips include; le Vallee des Singes (no cages, gorilla breeding worth spending the day), Futuroscope, day trips to the coast at la Rochelle or visit the Island of Re.
Brandy tasting at Cognac, beautiful historical towns of Saintes and Poitiers, bistros, music concerts, local restaurants, markets and brocantes.



Kitchen and dining

Fitted kitchen, washing machine, fridge-freezer, mircowave, electric fan oven and gas hob.

Living rooms

Open fireplace, farmhouse table overlooking the french doors to the patio. Lounge area with settee, chairs, dvd player, books and games.


Two doubles and 1 twin.


Shower room with sink and a separate toilet.


Open fire and electric heaters.


We do not offer tv or internet access, simply books and games.

Garden and outside

Private pool, patio and barbecue area.

Parking and garages

Plenty of outside parking in front or behind the bungalow.

Visitor suitability

Not wheelchair friendly as there are step to the patio and no enclosed garden for babies.


  • Linen

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Civray
Distance: 15 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, Trout
Name of nearest fishing location: Vaux en Couhe
Distance: 4 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Les Berthonniers
Distance: 1 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: On the door step

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Lesley Hales

I run The Perfect Retreat as a healing centre for private guest in the spring and autumn and let the whole property for the 6 weeks summer holidays It has exclusive use of private 5m round pool and total privacy, surrounded by woodland.

Year property purchased 2000
Why this location? Tranquility and natural beauty but only 12kms for good services at civray.
Unique benefits of property No one overlooks the property, Healing properties of nature.

The Owner Recommends


Film theme park, lots of special effects, just north of Poitiers - 40 minutes away

Limoges Potteries

Lovely historical town, centre of Limoges potteries about 1.5 hour drive.

Saintes and Cognac

About 1.5/2hours drive, beautiful towns and visit the cognac-making distillieries or Santes Roman ruins.

Val du Vienne - Racetrack

Motor racing most days

Valley des Singes

Monkeys living and breeding without cages, perfect day out for all the family, only 15 minute drive. Many coaches come from Paris for the day.

3 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 8.3
  • Comfort: 8.7
  • Condition: 8.7
  • Facilities: 8.7
  • Local Amenities: 8.3
  • Setting: 8.3
  • Value for Money: 9.3
10 / 10 The Pope Family 24 September, 2018

we had a fantastic holiday, wonderful weather, kids enjoyed the private pool, visted the valley des singes which was brilliant and futuroscope in Poitiers, canoing in the charante, little markets and big french lunches.

Lesley was very attentive and helpful. Highly recommend.

10 / 10 Caroline 23 August, 2013

Good points
Lesley and her son Jo where extremely friendly and helpful with their help with the house and local knowledge. The house was charming; the swimming pool a treat and the location in rural France a delightful haven.

6 / 10 20 August, 2013

Good points
- very private - owner had left some essentials in the fridge for us - we hadn't asked for this - sunny and shady areas on the plot - good open plan living/dining room - pool - good place for road cycling for adults

Bad points
- no wi-fi nor TV - a problem with 'loir' in the attic which is being sorted out - a little too far from local amenities to walk there (eg bakery, restaurants) - not many restaurants in the area and some of them were shut - further from tourist attractions than anticipated - more detailed information needs to be given about the area/activities (eg many restaurants closed/need to book for Sunday evening; August 15 is a bank holiday in France; a detailed map of the area would have been useful)