|Gite de Rimbard||Self Catering||Saturday||2||6||2|
The Gite, with a separate private driveway, private terraces, and sheltered outdoor eating area with BBQ, is within the 10 acre grounds of Rimbard Manor, but retains an independent feel.
It is luxuriously appointed and well equipped and has 2 bedrooms, log burner and under floor heating. It can accommodate up to 6 guests (4 adults and 2 children)
The Gite has free wi-fi internet, and UK satellite tv.
There is a large outdoor heated swimming pool, and the games rooms in the Manor House are available for all guests, and include a pool/snooker room and table tennis room.
The Gite is Only 2 km from the centre of Lavausseau, (Cite des Tanneurs) on the river La Boivre, a picturesque traditional French village with a restaurant/bar, bakery and pharmacy.
The village boasts one of the last working tanneries in France with regular guided tours and ancient commanderie.
We are within easy drive of the cultural city of Poitiers and the famous Futuroscope theme park, plus numerous small villages with a sleepy feel. There is something for all the family.
As we live in the Manor house, we are always available if you need us, and are happy to assist you in any way we can to make your stay one to remember, but we will respect your privacy at all times.
Our short video tour of the Gite is presented by broadcaster Anna Whiteley, and was one of a number of videos produced after Rimbard Manor won ITV's May the best house Win in 2012.
We look forward to welcoming you here, and our greatest wish is that you have a wonderful holiday.
The gite has a large kitchen dining room, with a gas and electric range oven, and built-in appliances including a dishwasher. There is an oak dinning table for 6 people., and a large centre island for food preparation. The kitchen is well equipped, and is light and airy.
This leads directly on to a covered terrace for al fresco dining.
There is also a small utility room off the kitchen with tall fridge-freezer and washing machine.
Tiled floor with underfloor heating and exposed oak beam.
The living room has 2 very comfortable leather sofas, a large stone fireplace with log burner.
High vaulted roof with exposed oak beams, tiled floor with underfloor heating, and frenchdoors to the rear terrace.
TV with UK satellite and French channels, and cd/dvd player.
Free wi-fi internet thought.
The ground floor bedroom has a king size bed, and en suite bathroom with large double shower, bidet, toilet and basin.
The floors are tiled with underfloor heating, and there is a large built-in wardrobe and antique dressing table.
French doors lead out onto a private terrace, perfect for your morning coffee.
All bedding is luxury cotton, and towels (including pool towels) are included.
On the first floor we have the family bedroom, with a double bed, and 2 single beds.
Next to this is the family bathroom with Jacuzzi bath.
Flat scene tv's with UK satellite channels in both bedrooms.
En suite bathroom from the ground floor bedroom has a large double shower, bidet, toilet and wash basin.
The first floor bathroom has a Jacuzzi bath, separate shower and wash basin.
There is also a separate ground floor toilet.
Underfloor heating on the ground floor, gas central heating, and a log burner in the lounge for those cosy winter evenings.
UK and French tv channels in the lounge and bedrooms. Free wi-fi throughout.
Cd/dvd player, and a large collection of dvd and books available to borrow.
Access to the 2 games rooms in the Manor house, with Snooker/pool table, table tennis and football table. We also have a collection of boardgames and other outdoor games available.
We also have a large outdoor heated swimming pool.
Outside: Gardens and grounds, including a meadow and woodland of around 10 acres surround the Manor. Sunloungers, chairs and tables are available for any of the private terraces. The gite also has a bbq, and a covered outdoor eating area and swing. A large heated outdoor swimming pool is situated in the grounds of the Manor, available for all guests to use.
There is ample parking outside the Gite in a private courtyard with separate access.
Gravelled Couryard parking outside the front of the gite.
The ground floor of the Gite is all one one level (apart from one step from the lounge to the kitchen) so is suitable for persons with limited mobility.
Access to the Gite and Manor house is via a quiet lane, and is in a very rural setting. Perfect for relaxing.
As we live in the Manor house, we are always available if you need us, but we will respect your privacy at all times.
John and Myself (Laura) are both in our 50's and have been married for 36 years with 3 grown up children, Kathryn , Nicola and Zachary, and 2 granddaughters. <br/><br/>We have been French residents since July 2008 and love our life here, where family is everything, Politeness is a way of life and kindness and gentleness are seen in everyone you meet. John has dedicated 10 years to faithfully restore and renovate the 800 year old Manor and Gite to a high standard.
|Year property purchased||2003|
|Why this location?||In 2003 we fell in love with le Manoir de Rimbard because of its history and could see its potential. Although in a semi derelict state we were lucky that many of the classic French Manoir features were still standing. For example: the chapel, the bread oven, dove cote, stables and gatehouse. These are arranged around a central courtyard.
During the renovation process, we were delighted to discover two intact and original fireplaces. The 500-year-old oak and ash spiral staircase (now fully restored) is one of many outstanding features of the Manor.
John has dedicated 10 years to faithfully restore and renovate the 800 year old Manor and Gite to a high standard, and I have been able to full fill a life long ambition to be creative with interior design.
We love meeting new guests, and take a real pleasure from the knowledge that they are enjoying their stay with us.
Many of our guests have said that they appreciate having John and myself close by.
|Unique benefits of property||Our Gite is situated in a tranquil and rural setting close to the river la Boivre. The Gite with a separate private driveway, private terraces, and sheltered outdoor eating area with bbq, is within the grounds of Rimbard Manor, and retains an independent feel. It is luxury appointed and well equipped and has 2 bedrooms, log burner and under floor heating. Both the Manor and the cottage have free wi-fi internet, and UK satellite tv. In addition the new games rooms in the Manor are available for all guests, and include a pool/snooker room and table tennis room.|
The centre of Lavausseau, (Cite des Tanneurs) a picturesque traditional French village with a restaurant/bar, bakery and pharmacy. The village boasts one of the last working tanneries in France with regular guided tours and ancient commanderie. Just 2km from Rimbard, and within easy walking distance.
18 hole golf course with great restaurant in the club house for evening and lunch time meals. Only 20 mins from Rimbard.
Poitiers - Exciting cultural city with delightful shopping. Just 30 mins drive .
Perfect for elegant shopping, fine dining and culture.
Fantastic theme park for all the family, only 30 mins drive from us. Highly recommended for its evening laser light show.
Futuroscope offers a different type of theme park with more than 25 original multimedia and audio-visual experiences including 3D IMAX and computer simulator rides. Admission to the spectacular nightly evening show is included in the price of the entry ticket.
Sanxay – one of the best-preserved and most interesting Gallo-Roman sanctuaries of the world, including the remains of a temple, amphitheatre (where operas are held in the summer) and baths.
The village of Vasles has a cinema, bar/restaurant, bakery and Spar shop. Vasles is most famous for the tourist park called the Mouton Village – Sheep Village.
For the beach loving guests, La Rochelle, with its famous harbour and shopping is a perfect day out. Only an hour and 20 mins drive.
Marais Poitevin ( known as the "Green Venice") is within easy reach.
This wetland is one of the strangest areas in France, and the most enchanting.
The ancient Poitou Gulf was reclaimed from the sea around the 11th century, creating a maze of fields and meadows between green creeks and channels lined with poplars, ash trees, elders and willows.
We thoroughly recommend this wonderful gite. Absolutely 'home from home' in a beautiful and very quiet location with plenty of historical sites to visit. The owners are delightful and couldn't be more welcoming or helpful.
Outstanding accommodation. Really well equipped, beautiful setting, spotlessly clean. Our teenage girls enjoyed the pool and games room, and there was plenty to do in the vicinity to keep us busy for our fortnight.
Best self-catering house/cottage/gite we've ever booked. Hosts very helpful and went out of their way to make you feel at home. Couldn't fault it if I tried. Would book again without hesitation, and recommend it wholeheartedly to anyone asking.
Many thanks for your kind words, we enjoyed meeting you all, and hope to see you again soon.
John and Laura
Excellent accommodation, friendly owners and a lovely part of the world. Situated us extremely well.
Fabulous property, equipped with everything you need. Owners are onsite and very friendly, cannot do enough for you. Setting is rural and remote, perfect for a relaxing holiday. 5 star property which we will visit again.