Stunning house for 8, 32 acres priv h/td pool

Saint-Savin (15km from Angles-sur-l'Anglin), Vienne, Poitou Charentes Reference: PV005257 Advertiser since: 9 February 2005
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Manoir de Trebuchon Self Catering Saturday 4 8 2 3 double rooms and 4th on the mezzanine

About this property

Charm, Tranquility, Peace and Fun. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

If you are looking for noise, bustle and town life, Manor de Trebuchon is not for you but if you are looking for a sympathetically restored house, set in its own private land, large heated pool and love wildlife - this is for you .....

We comfortably sleep 8, have a large living an dining area, great heated swimming pool next to the house with jumbo sunbathing terraces and access to walks and the countryside as far as the eye can see..

Wildlife is stunning and we keep a wildlife for our guests and we regularly see hummingbirds, red kites, visiting deer, rare butterflies, kingfishers, flocks of thrush, storks and so so much more. We have recently built a large wooden oak balcony - great for sunbathing, evening sundowners and nature watching. We were delighted to win the local gardens competition last season...

Access to local towns, villages and facilities is easy - you will need a car but you will be able to get everything you need in the nearby town of St Savin - just a 5 minute drive away. The cathedral set on the river is stunning and the market square that surrounds it is a great social place to eat, drink or just have a coffee and watch the world go by.

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Kitchen and dining

We have a fully equipped kitchen for 8 which includes dishwasher, washing machine and a large American-style fridge-freezer with drinks and ice dispenser.

In the living room is a large oak table which seats 10....

Living rooms

We have a very large living and dining room with plenty of space to eat, relax and switch off. There is a jumbo L shaped sofa set around Sky tv. We also keep a selection of boardgames and have many books around the house for you to enjoy.

You will find a full information book and brochures in the hallway to help you to play your stay together with land maps, and walking maps.


Master bedroom with super-king she bed and views across the courtyard an fields beyond. Second bedroom with king size bed and rural views.
Double bed on a curtained mezzanine - this proves very popular for families of all ages
Downstairs double bedroom with access onto a small paved coffee patio


On the first floor is a bathroom including bath with shower over, bidet, toilet and washbasin.

Downstairs is a shower room with wash basin and separate wc...


Heating is not normally a requirement at Trebuchon with summer temperatures last year regularly exceeding 32 degrees. Fans are supplied throughout the house.


As well as the walks directly from the property and the space that our land allows you and your family, we also have a large selection of books in the house, Sky tv with access to multiple channels, boardgames, boules set and of course don't forget the pool!!!

Our pool constantly receives praise from our guests with most families spending their days centred around it. Security fenced with padlock for parent. The pool is fully heated and kept clean by ourselves to a high standard and checked on a daily basis. We have large sunbathing terraces around the pool with sunbeds for your use.

Garden and outside

The gardens around the property mean a lot to us and we do pride ourselves on them. We were lucky enough this year to win the local gardens competition (not a mean fete to compete against the French and their vegetable gardens!). Within the 32 acres of land we have 8 acres of woodland, meadows and gardens surrounding the house on all sides with an orchard to the rear.

You enter the property along a private lane into the main courtyard. We have recently fenced this courtyard for extra privacy to your stay and bonus safety to any children. The courtyard is large and is formed from a U shape of old barns. Ample car parking both under cover and outside. Our gardens during the seasons are full of spring bulbs, lilac, lupins, roses, lilies, hysteria, geraniums, gaura to name but a few and you will occasionally see us maintaining the grounds and keeping the extensive lawns under control.

There is a large circular dining table and whicker tables for 8 plus an outside bbq..

Parking and garages

We have extensive outside car parking, as well as internal parking for your use.

Visitor suitability

We believe the property really does suit all as has been proven with visitors over the years from one or two family occupation, retired couples, sports fanatics, nature lovers and even just couples....

Information about any additional facilities

You will be greeted with a welcome basket of local items to help with your first night including cheese, wine, French bread etc together with croissants and juice for your breakfast.

We can arrange a welcome meal (at an extra cost) as we can provide evening meal by request or even a large local farmers produce basket...

There is a full information book, brochures and places to visit kept in the hall for your use and of course we will be around to give any advice you may need. We stay from time to time in a completely separate barn on the property and will not impinge on your privacy.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Meals

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: We have brocantes running throughout the summer in the locality
Distance: 2 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout and Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Nalliers village on The River Gartempe
Distance: 3 km

Fishing on-site

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Le Grange Blanche
Distance: 4 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 0.3 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: In every direction from the house....

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Gillian Goucher

We bought Trebuchon as a family home and from young to old have truly enjoyed all it has to offer. Working hard in the UK, we can't wait to enjoy the rhythms and peace that the house and land offer to all.

Year property purchased 2000
Why this location? We fell in love with the beautiful rural location, medieval villages, dramatic crystal clear sweeping rivers, local markets, cafes, French way of life and the great feel that the area has. Manoir de Trebuchon is set in its own private grounds of almost 32 acres of meadows, woodland and gardens - the nature around us is superb and the night skies are stunning. Yet, we are ideally located close to local villages and the beautiful cathedral town of St Savin with all the facilities you would want.
Unique benefits of property Peace, tranquility, our own grounds, large heated pool, wildlife in abundance, rare birds, butterflies, great local restaurants, beautiful villages and of course the wine! Location, location, location.....

The Owner Recommends

Walking and Cycling

We are in an absolutely superb area for walkers, cycling and riding. You can walk from every single direction from the house with no need to touch a road. We have direct access onto 350 kms of tracks, woodland walks, disused railway lines, river walks and so much more. I have my own horse as I couldn't resist the amazing riding and tracks ...


There are a myriad of various restaurants, cafes, bars, etc in the area and enough to tempt and satisfy all without a doubt. We keep a details visitors book in the house with various comments and recommendations of places to visit and contact details.

Angles Sur L'Anglais

One of our very favourite places. A Medieval village and castle walls perched up high overlooking the River. A must to see with some great restaurants, tea rooms, and cafes. It is recognised as one of the most 'beautiful villages in France' and has 4 stars as a 'Fleuri village'. Quaint twisting cobbled streets, tumbling flowers, breathtaking views and so worth a visit. As well as a family pizzeria, one of our favourite places to eat is 'Les Gouts de Mets', perched under the old castle ruins and offering superb food.


The rivers in our area are absolutely beautiful, so clear and with beautiful wildlife in abundance including herons, kingfishers, fireflies, butterflies and hovering water insects by the handfuls. We thoroughly enjoying hiring a kayak in the local village - you can do this for as many hours as you want, leaving your car at the destination point (assisted by the owner). En route on the Gartempe River in Nalliers, you can stop at a local woodland site known as 'The Beach' where you can have a light lunch, wine etc. There are also public bbqs and a rural children play area. En route you will paddle over weirs, past chateaux, beautiful gardens and villages. Its a real treat !

Horse Riding

We are lucky enough to have a great little riding school just 3kms distance from us where riding and basic lessons are offered. Young children are also catered for really well and parents can lead them on safe ponies on clearly marked woodland trails. I can personally recommend this stable yard as my own horse spends the winter there.

Montmorillon and Chauvigny Towns...

Local towns really worth visiting. Montmorillon is an ancient old town with again a beautiful river running through it and know as the 'Cite de Livres'. Great old book shops, calligraphy and macaroon specialsts, restaurants, cafes with terraces overlooking the river and weekly market on a Wednesday. Chauvigny is again an old town with a superb large Saturday weekly market - really worth going to with a superb fish stall. At the top of the town is the old Cathedral with views over the whole of the town and from here they also run Eagle displays - well worth visiting

Futuroscope - Poitiers

Futuroscope is a must to go to with children or indeed without ! We love it and they have some excellent rides to suit all. Probably need a whole day to take advantage of this as their day extends into night time fireworks and parades at different times of the year. It is about a 40 minute drive from us.