|Chez Lesley||Self Catering||Flexible||3||8||2||The room behind the kitchen has a double sofabed|
Chez Lesley is a rambling old farmhouse with thick stone walls, large rooms and lofty ceilings. It has a big kitchen/diner with a table for 8 and additional seating round the wood burner. The lounge has 2, 3-seater leather sofas and 2 armchairs, as well as the tv and another wood burner. A flight of stairs from the lounge leads to a very pretty bedroom with beams and windows to the garden as well as an en suite shower room. Next to the lounge is another double room with French windows to the garden. It is next to the bathroom. Both double rooms also have a single bed. Behind the kitchen is another flight of stairs leading to a huge room with 4 single beds - perfect for the children.
Very large room with tiled floor and table for 8, as well as additional comfortable seating round the wood burner.
Large room with tiled floor and wood burner. Plenty of seating.
Bedroom accommodation is very flexible! There are 2 doubles (each with an additional single bed). One is upstairs and has an en suite shower room. One is downstairs, next to the bathroom. There is another upstairs room (up a different flight of stairs) which has 4 single beds. Between these stairs and the bathroom, there is another room with a double sofa bed.
There is a bathroom downstairs and a shower room upstairs.
Central heating is available by arrangement. There are also 2 wood burners
There is a large barn with table tennis, pool and various toys and games (shared with Chez Michel)
There is a large garden and heated outside pool (10m x 5m), shared with Chez Michel
There is plenty of on-site parking
Chez Lesley is suitable for all ages, but the stairs to the room with the 4 single beds are steep - not suitable for small children
Michael and I are both retired and love the peace and quiet of the countryside in the Vienne. We are still discovering places to walk, drive or just sit by the rivers - there are 5 in the area! Our kids and grandchildren love it too.
|Year property purchased||2007|
|Why this location?||We love the peace and quite, pretty medieval villages and friendly people.|
|Unique benefits of property||The farmhouse (Chez Lesley) has large, lofty rooms, full of traditional features. It provides a taste of gracious living in a bygone age.|
You can go to smart restaurants (like Le Cygne inLe Blanc); scenic cafes (like the Tea Rooms in Angles or De Lignes En Lignes on the lake at La Puye); or cheerful artisan cafes at Bethines or Saint-Pierre-de-Maillé
You can easily spend a whole day here seeing the animals - including the new arrivals.
La Fourmy - Val de Gartempe, Saint Pierre De Maillé.
French theme park based upon multimedia, cinematographic and audio-visual techniques.
We have just come back from another wonderful holiday at Chez Lesley, it is a real home from home for us. The kids had so much fun in the pool which was such a lovely temperature even mummy went in for a few days! The big atelier is full of toys and games to entertain the children meaning that mummy and daddy really got to relax and unwind. Gill & Michael recommnended some local walks which were great and set in the most beautiful countryside and we had a really lovely dinner in the next village overlooking a beautiful castle. I would highly recommend this property to any families with children young or old as there is something to do for everyone. We didn’t get a chance to do everything so we will definitely be coming back!
We have been coming to Le Bouex for many years with our young family and extended family and we will be coming again this summer. The owners have thought of everything even devoting a beautiful barn within the garden to children of all ages filing it with toys, games and bikes. There is a lovely swimming pool, gated for safety within the garden. The farmhouse is spacious and charmingly decorated with authentic furniture and a variety of bedrooms and bed configurations. The best part of being at Le Bouex is the peace and quiet and freedom for children to play safely whilst having some independence. A favourite activity is walking to the nearby river in the late afternoon and then returning for a sun downers in the garden. We cant wait to be back!
We had a fantastic 2 week break in chez Lesley, The property was actually better than the brochure described. The setting was beautiful and peaceful but near to pretty villages and other towns with large supermarkets. The range of activities was great , with swimming, boules, pool, badminton & table tennis.
We visited beautiful rivers, picturesque towns and lovely lakes. we also took a day trip to the Ile de Re which we loved.
The property was clean nd very well equipped, perfect for catering for large families.
We are planning to go again this year!
The farmhouse is so beautiful, and I don’t know where to start, but here’s a few highlights for our family: The kitchen is a huge communal area with a massive fireplace and seating area, with a lovely big dining table that we can all get around - but when the weather is fine there are patio doors to a lovely outside dining table next to a frog pond! The kids loved frog spotting. The thick stone walls kept the inside cool in the summer heat. It was 30 degrees most days we were there. There is a lovely walk through sunflower fields down to the river where we paddled and caught crayfish and the kids buillt dams. The dogs absolutely loved it too. Another favourite activity (?!) was lazing by the pool, sunbathing, reading and playing with inflatables. Also, there is an espace de loisir close by called La Bussier where you can swim and hire canoes. There is a sandy beach, and rope swing into the river and was a great place for a picnic. Gill and Michael are excellent hosts and have provided so many toys, games, bikes etc in a big tractor shed which has been converted into a play room. You must visit this place - not many people have heard of this area, but it is so beautiful and peaceful. We are going back again this summer.