Holiday rental with pool in Vienne - PV003847

Chatain (20km from Savigne), Vienne, Poitou Charentes Reference: PV003847 Advertiser since: 22 October 2014
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
La Jaudonniere Self Catering Saturday 4 12 3 11 Adults plus 2 babies all full size beds, 1 cot

About this property

Ideal House with 4 Bedrooms & Large Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Our home is in the beautiful countryside of the Vienne. If peace and quiet in a tranquil area is what you wish, you have found the right place.  We are the last house in the hamlet with a peaceful environment and the fields extend from our house.

There is 3.2 acres of garden where you find a brick barbecue attached to a gazebo, with drop blinds for shade, wind and occasional rain, and a large table housed inside. There is a swimming pool, 12 x 5m, with roman steps and sunloungers.
For entertainment, there are two sets of swings, a 3-seater for adults, slide set and plenty of children’s toys and games.
For al fresco dining there is a picnic table with benches, garden chair and two large umbrellas. We have a separate apartment attached to the Gite and may be there during your stay when we can supply up to date information on local activities and special events.



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is fully-fitted with microwave, cooker, hob, dishwasher, washing machine and raclette.

A table with 10 seats and 2 baby highchairs, log fire, clothes airer, ironing board and iron. Sound box for I-player or MP3 also plays MP3 from SD cards and USB drives

Living rooms

Reclining settees seating 8, tv with French & British Freesat channels, music system, small library, chess set, pool table and log fire.


Four double bedrooms in total, 1 with en suite, 1 with a baby cot, 1 with added single bed and 1 with added bunk beds. All rooms have a set of drawers, hanging rails or wardrobe plus bedside cabinet. There is an extra baby travel cot and pillows available, plus a large wardrobe and chest of drawers on the landing.


Three bathrooms; 1 en suite, 1 family and separate toilet upstairs.
One family bathroom with toilet downstairs, all have showers.
Baby bath and bouncer plus toddler toilet steps and 2 hairdryers.


Log fires.


Tv with French & British Freesat, cd/radio, sound system for iPlayer and mp3/sd cards. Outside in the garden is a swing for children, slides and toys, plus a pool table and chess set.

Garden and outside

3.2 acres of enclosed garden with 12 x 5m meter pool, half at 1m depth and 1.8m, gazebo with barbecue and table with seating for 12. There is an adult type swing, garden bench, umbrellas and 6 garden/pool loungers

Parking and garages

Off-road parking with space for 5 cars.

Visitor suitability

Ideal for large family's and friends.

Information about any additional facilities

We now have a wellness centre, 3 mins drive or a leisurely 15 min walk, take a look at the website and contact Sarah if you would like a little pampering while on holiday or need treatment for any aches and pains.

We are now agents for Bike Hire Direct so if you would like bikes delivered and collected
from the house complete with helmets and tools please take a look at their web site

Several local walks with maps, fishing lakes available for guests within 5 min walk.


  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Benest
Distance: 6 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Un-fished to date
Name of nearest fishing location: Two private lakes


Name/number of nearest marked trail: 8

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Patrick Cavanagh

We are self employed school photographers so we are regularly in contact with children from 6 months to teens and enjoy their company. We have tried where possible to provide something to suit all ages including mam and dad.

Year property purchased 2008
Why this location? Very quiet, lovely neighbours and reputed to be in a micro-climate.
Unique benefits of property Peace and quiet. Birdsong is wonderful but there are lots of attractions within driving range including the unique Futuroscope. Hardly any traffic as the road ends at our house and the country lanes begin so safe walking and cycling. Small hamlet of 6 houses with very friendly neighbours.

The Owner Recommends

The Chatain area

Boulangeries in Benest (6km), and Charroux (9km), supermarkets, Savigne/Civray large towns Angouleme, Poitiers, Limoges. There is so much to do, here is a selection:- Vallee des singes, monkey valley, at Romangne. 30 mins. A full day out, monkeys in natural setting Park Animalier, Hiesse, small & friendly excellent for young children, 15 mins. South of us. Planete des Crocodiles, about an hour drive, north east, Near chauvingny, Geant de la Ciel. (Bird Show) Dienne, tree adventure, all ages! and fontaine le comte (near Poitiers) La Rochelle, and the coast... Beaches Aquarium shops etc... A long day out! Nautilis swimming pool 55 mins, angouleme with slides Themepark Futuroscope, numerous IMAX's. . Show at end of day worth staying for Fantastic day out for all St Martin L'ars, great kiddie lake, swimming beach. St Macoux- nice swimming lake with slide. Confolens is 20 mins away, Kayak on the river. Outdoor pool with fun slides and diving boards. Great music festival usually the second week in august. War Memorial village at Oradour-sur-Glane left as it happened 1944 and Memorial at Chasseneuil Velorail from Romazierre or Confolens. (Book First)Really good fun, quite hard work! Cognac, with all it's distilleries ( and a fabulous park) is about 1 hour 20 mins away.tourist maps and leaflets in house and good tourist office in Charroux

3 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.3
  • Comfort: 9.3
  • Condition: 8.7
  • Facilities: 9.3
  • Local Amenities: 6.7
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 9.7
9.3 / 10 Anna Miles 15 August, 2019

We had a lovely stay at La Jaudonnière. The grounds are incredible with a huge lawn, lovely swimming pool (which is fenced, ideal when you have young children), swing set and slide and a fantastic gazebo with barbecue for evening meals. There were a lot of toys for the children to play with both indoor and outdoor, we were travelling with 4 children aged between 2 and 5. Inside the house there is a lovely big open plan kitchen diner and the kitchen is very well equipped. Pat and Gill the owners are lovely and were incredibly helpful but equally did not impose on us in any way at all. We hope to go back again, thankyou for a lovely stay!

10 / 10 Nickmeloy 11 August, 2015

A lovely give with a great pool and BNW area. We had our children therein husbands and the three grandchildren all enjoyed themselves immensely. Our grandchildren are 20, 16 and 7.. We are in ours sixties and all of us had nothing but praise for the gite. The grounds are large and very quiet. The polis great and we only ventured out a couple of times. Would recommend the valley of the singe. Our weather was very kind to us and the stars at night are fantastic. Alain, the next door neighbour let us fish in his pond, where there are late carp, perch an tench along with various other fishes. Try the worms, which worked for us. Would highly recommend this as a place for families. Many thanks to Pat for renting us the week.

8.8 / 10 Basher52 1 June, 2015

The house itself is very large and spacious, a large kitchen with all the necessary equipment. The lounge is well furnished with a flat screen TV that has a large amount of channels and the log fires came in handy on the chillier nights. The upstairs has four bedrooms but you will have to get used to ducking under a beam to use the shower and toilet. The bedrooms are spacious and have adequate storage although there is only one upstairs toilet between the four bedrooms. There is an on suite shower room to one bedroom and another good sized shower room as well as a toilet and shower on the ground floor. The grounds of the house are very well maintained and there is plenty of room for everyone to roam or just relax on the plentyfull garden furniture supplied. The gazebo provides a great place to eat and spend the evening whilst watching the stars. The large pool is big enough to cater for all guests to use at the same time. The water was very clean and the pool area enclosed to prevent toddlers getting in on their own. The location is within a small friendly hamlet away from any noise. This does however mean that there is a drive to the nearest shops or supermarket about 10 miles away but this is compensated for by the beautiful location, tranquil setting and gentle walking. If you enjoy bird life, you will love it here. I would recommend the house to anyone who loves peace and quite and families who like to enjoy home comforts and a relaxing environment.