Stone farmhouse & shared pool to let, Vienne - PV006404

9.8/10
Nalliers (6km from Saint-Savin), Vienne, Poitou Charentes Reference: PV006404 Advertiser since: 24 May 2018
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
Chez Lesley Self Catering Flexible 3 8 2 The room behind the kitchen has a double sofabed

About this property

Roomy Stone Farmhouse - Old Tiled Floors and Beams. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

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.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Very large room with tiled floor and table for 8, as well as additional comfortable seating round the wood burner.

Living rooms

Large room with tiled floor and wood burner. Plenty of seating.

Bedrooms

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.

Bathrooms

There is a bathroom downstairs and a shower room upstairs.

Heating

Central heating is available by arrangement. There are also 2 wood burners

Entertainment

There is a large barn with table tennis, pool and various toys and games (shared with Chez Michel)

Garden and outside

There is a large garden and heated outside pool (10m x 5m), shared with Chez Michel

Parking and garages

There is plenty of on-site parking

Visitor suitability

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

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool

* Vet details: Berardi Stefano SAINT SAVIN (86310), Vétérinaire - 0549480015

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: St Savin
Distance: 6 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: many kinds
Name of nearest fishing location: River Gartempe
Distance: 0.4 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de La Roche-Posay
Distance: 20 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: En Lo
Distance: 2 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 2 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Many trails through this region - la vigne aux moins

Watersports

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Gillian Kirby

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.

The Owner Recommends

Various restaurants

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

ZooParc de Beauval 41110 Saint Aignan sur Cher

You can easily spend a whole day here seeing the animals - including the new arrivals.

Canoes and kayaks

La Fourmy - Val de Gartempe, Saint Pierre De Maillé.

Futuroscope, Avenue René Monory, 86360 Chasseneuil-du-Poitou, Poitiers

French theme park based upon multimedia, cinematographic and audio-visual techniques.

5 Reviews
9.8/10
  • Cleanliness: 9.6
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 9.4
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Elizabeth Smith 16 March, 2019

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!

10 / 10 Fettes Family 11 March, 2019

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!

10 / 10 Harriet Phillips 10 March, 2019

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.

10 / 10 Sam Wyeth 18 November, 2018

Fantastic holiday home, we love it so much we’ve been 2 years in a row, and gave rebooked for next year already. A Beautiful old French farmhouse, tastefully decorated and with so much space, our children want to live here forever. We stayed here with my mum, sister and our 5 children ( 9 of us in total )and we all had plenty of room!. This house is perfect for families, or friends/groups sharing.
The house has a dishwasher, washing machine, sky tv etc and is well equipped with everything you could possibly need. The house is very clean and well maintained and Gill and Michael are truly wonderful hosts,so friendly and welcoming and nothing is ever too much trouble.
The pool is amazing, it has beautiful safe gardens to enjoy and the barn is so full of toys and games the children never get bored. A wonderful rural area of France, with so many places to visit and so much to do. We regularly visit Chavigny and Saint Savin, enjoying local shops and restaurants as well as the traditional French markets nearby, that are a joy to visit, There are also beautifully clean rivers to swim in nearby too, as well as many tourist attractions. It’s a truly relaxing holiday,
We are always so sad to leave and can’t believe that the two weeks go so so quickly.
But we always look forward to the next time we return 😀