Large Converted Barn for 10, to let nr Saumur - PV007250

3km from Berrie, Vienne, Poitou Charentes Reference: PV007250 Advertiser since: 29 August 2019
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Loire Escape - Maison D'Hibou Self Catering Flexible 4 10 2 Plus double Sofabed downstairs

About this property

A Comfortable Cottage for a Large Group. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

This property is nestled in the French countryside with easy access to the Loire Valley.

The property comprises of a self-catering barn sleeping up to 12. There is an additional smaller barn on site that sleeps up to 4 (Advert Ref. PV007249), the 2 properties can be rented together - please enquire about this via the website.

The owners live on-site in a separate house, on hand but allowing guests privacy and use of the facilities.

Fully equipped kitchens, includes washer, dryer, microwave oven, tv, free wi-fi.

This is an ideal location to meet with friends or family. Come celebrate a special occasion. We welcome hen and stag parties, we are LGBGT friendly.

A welcome pack is supplied on arrival.
All bedding towels are supplied.
Transportation to local restaurants is available.
Meals can be prepared on request.
Pool towels are supplied.

There is a pool heated to a minimum of 25 degrees open from May to October.
Bikes are available for use.
Cots and highchairs are available.
A cocktail bar on-site can be opened on request.

Other things to note:
This property is in rolling countryside, the nearest town is 8km and has bars, restaurants, supermarket, bank and Post Office.



Kitchen and dining

A large dining table that seats 10 people.

A table in the kitchen that seats 4 people.

There is plenty of cutlery, plates and dishes, supplied, glasses mugs and cups.
A Nespresso coffee-machine, cafetiere and coffee-machine, toaster and kettle. Saucepans, baking trays and cooking utensils. Bbq utensils

Wine for purchase.

Living rooms

Comfortable room with a large amount of seating space, leather sofas and chairs, both have UK Freeview tv along with dvd players.

There is plenty of lighting and the living space is designed for comfort and relation.

Games, books and puzzles are available in both properties


4 Bedrooms: 1 kingsize en suite, 1 x king, 1 x twin, 1 x family room with a double bed and 2 single beds.

All bed linen is from John Lewis and 100% cotton. Each room has a large bath towel and a hand towel per person

There are wardrobes, other storage and dressing tables in each room. Plus hairdryer in each room.

Each bedroom has an airconditioning unit for comfort in summer and can be changed to heating in the winter.


The en suite, has a shower and toilet.

The family bathroom has a bath shower and toilet.

This property has a downstairs toilet.


There are electric radiators downstairs and air conditioning that can be switched to heat in the bedrooms.


Entertainment is left to our guests.

We do offer access to the on-site bar Patsy's on request this has a great sounding music system you can link your phone up to.

There are games and puzzles and books in each property.

We also have a set of boules.

Garden and outside

There is a large courtyard that the properties surround which leads to the garden which is stocked with plants and shrubs, herbs and vegetables.

There is plenty of outside seating and umbrellas for shade.Tthe lawn can be used for ball games etc. and a children's blow-up paddling pool is available.

The pool is heated to a minimum of 25 degrees and is the same depth of 1.4 metres throughout. It is fenced and has an access code for parents of children to prevent access. The pool is lit and can be used at night. Some inflatables may be available but we suggest guests bring their own.

Parking and garages

Parking for 8 cars.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for all including babies and toddlers. This large barn is on two floors access is by one flight of stairs.

This site is suitable for all ages, families, small children, groups, we welcome hens and stags, we also welcome LGBGT guests.

We are secluded and therefore you can party and make noise or you can have the most peaceful stay.

A great place for cyclists, artists, yoga practice (on lawn).

Great for larger groups.

Information about any additional facilities

There is a bar onsite than can be open at guests request working on an honesty box basis.

BBQs are located outside the gite for guest use.

A small number of bikes are available for guests.

We can organise breakfast and evening meals on request with 24 hours notice.

We offer airport and train station transfers. We also offer to drop off and collect to local restaurants.

We can offer wine tasting tours


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Meals

  • Shared pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Montreuil-Bellay
Distance: 8 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Roiffe
Distance: 15 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: 3

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Domaine De Clos
Distance: 4 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Andrew Whitehall

My partner Andy and I are both English and come from customer service backgrounds, Andy was an accountant for 40 years and I worked in customer service in the commercial sector and in education. We decided to move to France in February 2019 back to the property we owned. We relaunched the gite business in April 2019. We are passionate about giving our guests a great relaxing experience, and we are on hand as required.

Year property purchased 2004
Why this location? We are nestled in a small commune of 5 properties in a tranquil location looking out on rolling fields surrounded by vineyards.
Peaceful and relaxing or a place where you can make noise without upsetting anyone! The weather is good from April to end of September and even in Ocotber, it can be pleasant.
Although rural, the nearest town is only 8km away and the bakery 3km so while quiet and rural we aren't isolated. There a fabulous walks close by and there good quiet roads to cycle on
Unique benefits of property The full property consists of two gites which can be rented separately or together sleeping up to 16, the large barn sleeps up to 12 using a sofa bed and the small barn sleeps 4. The bedrooms are air-conditioned, well equipped for all your self-catering needs. There is a 10m x 5m pool heated to 25 degrees as a minimum open May to end of September weather permitting, pool towels are provided. There is plenty of outside seating and shade and bbqs. We do have a bar on-site that can be open on guest request working on an honesty box basis for a great night in. We offer wine tasting trips to local vineyards. The gites are supplied with those essentials you may need on arrival. All bed linen and towels are provided. There are a few bikes on-site for guest use.
The location is tranquil and relaxing and a place to get away and enjoy some sun, and downtime.

The Owner Recommends


Only 8km up the road this little town has a supermarket, pharmacist, bakery and banks. It is a beautiful town with a superb picturesque chateau worth a visit.

Medieval city in a green setting, Montreuil-Bellay combines the assets. The old stones in number have earned him the ranking of many monuments, while its exceptional natural environment has earned him his labelling in the green station. There are no less than eight villages that make up the commune: Méron, Balloire, Chaumont, Panreux, Trézé, Champ de Liveau, La Motte Bourbon and Lenay. Built on the banks of the Thouet, the village stretches in a countryside only 18 kilometers from Saumur and the banks of the Loire.

There are bars and restaurants we recommend the Barbacane as somewhere to eat while looking up at the chateau from the terrace.


Perched on a rocky promontory, above a meander of the Thouet, the town of Art and History of Thouars has a rich built heritage.

Overlooking the valley from the top of its long Louis XIII-style façade, the Castle of the Dukes of Trémoille, a listed Historic Monument, was built in the 17th century at the request of Marie de La Tour d'Auvergne, wife of Duke Henri III de La Trémoïlle. This imposing building, covered with freestone and slate, now houses a public college, the inside of which can be visited during the Heritage Days, on the third weekend in September. Adjoining the castle, the Holy Chapel of Our Lady, dating from the early 16th century, has a splendid flamboyant Gothic façade with a Renaissance gallery.

The tour of the town carries on towards the Church of St. Medard, a beautiful building from the 12th and 15th centuries, remarkable for its western façade, in the Poitevin Romanesque style, and it's north gate, adorned with a multi-lobed arch influenced by the Mozarabic style! Around Place Saint-Médard stand picturesque old half-timbered houses, including the House of Artists dating from the 15th century.

Other sites to see in the streets of the historic centre include: the 12th-century Prince of Wales tower, a relic of the medieval fortifications, which was used as a grain storehouse then a prison for salt smugglers; the Porte au Prévost tower, through which Du Guesclin's army passed in 1372; the Neo-Gothic Chapel of Joan of Arc, converted into an art centre; and the old Abbey of St. Laon, whose convent buildings now house Thouars Town Hall.

The Henri Barré Museum, based in the Neo-Gothic mansion of Doctor Barré, contains French and foreign earthenware, paintings from the 16th to the 19th century, furniture from the Empire.

You can find a number of supermarkets in Thouars along with other shops & easy parking. There is a great market here every Friday selling anything from a live chicken, local wine and produce to clothes, fish, meat & cheese


Nestling in the heart of the Anjou vineyards, the medieval town of Saumur, nicknamed the pearl of Anjou, is a very scenic place with its magnificent turreted château overlooking the Loire Valley and old town stretching along the wild river. Surrounded by fortifications, the castle of the Dukes of Anjou it houses a decorative arts museum and a horse museum. It also offers a stunning panoramic view over the roofs of the town and the Loire River.

Things to do:
Castle of Saumur. Stunning views of the city below!
Museum of the armoured vehicles.
Museum of engines.
Cavalry Museum.
Walk in the town center (Protestant historical quarter with the beautiful mansions of the 16th century, Saint-Pierre square, rides and buildings of the old black frame) on foot or by train.
Le Cadre Noir, famous National Horse Riding School. Public performances in the grand merry-go-round to attend the work of the squires of the Cadre Noir. An unforgettable moment!
The Combier distillery.
Boat trip on the Loire.
Good restaurants.

Azay-le -Rideau

At the heart of Touraine, discover the castle of Azay-le-Rideau and its English park. Enjoy also the castle of Islette which sheltered the loves of the two great sculptors Camille Claudel and Rodin.

A great little town to see and the chateau is stunning.


The key monument to be seen in Loudun is the 11th-century Tour Carrée tower, the remains of a fortress. From the top, 31 metres above ground, there is a beautiful panoramic view over the rooftops and the surrounding countryside. At the foot of the tower lies a charming medieval-inspired garden.

The visit of the historic centre of Loudun continues with its numerous white tufa stone residences and mansions. The Sainte-Croix collegiate church is a Romanesque building home to frescoes dating from the 14th century. This building of the 12th century regularly hosts art exhibitions and concerts.

The Théophraste Renaudot museum, housed in the birth house of the inventor of the first printed newspaper in France, is home to old furniture, documents, newspapers, antique printing presses, as well as reconstructions using waxwork figures.

The Charbonneau Lassay museum, located in a 18th-century mansion, exhibits objects, clothes and weapons of Loudun.

Le Recordeau

Fabulous French restaurant located in Loudun. Everyone who has eaten there falls in love with the food, its reasonably priced and high quality with a fabulous selection of wines and cheese. A great terrace you can eat on in those warm summer evenings

Michelin guide inspector states - Settle on the pleasant terrace set up in the park, on the banks of the Vègre, and let yourself be tempted by the gourmet cuisine of the chef. Contemporary dishes, serious and applied, made with very good products, including the famous poultry Loué!