Archive for May, 2007

Bois Bourdet

Bois Bourdet | Bois Bourdet | Souvigne | Deux-Sèvres | Poitou-Charentes | 79800

Reference 6700017 Site Sleeps 14 Over 3 Properties

Bois Bourdet is a beautifully restored 18th-century farmhouse set in six acres of secluded grounds, amidst the lovely countryside of the Poitou-Charentes region of France with amenities and attractions close by. Offering total comfort and relaxation, the farmhouse and two barns have been converted into luxurious holiday accommodation for both self-catering and Bed & Breakfast guests. All three properties have been equipped and modernised to an exceptional standard, yet still retain their original character and charm.

Come and enjoy the beautiful unspoilt countryside, historic towns and villages, the lifestyle and the delicious food and wine that this lovely region has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you to Bois Bourdet very soon.

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Holidaynormandy | Bonsentier | Barenton | Manche | Basse-Normandie | 50720

Reference 6700049 Property Sleeps 4

Set in tranquil surrounds our farmhouse Gite is a great place to escape from busy lives or stratigically place for visiting all the famous and historic sites this lovely part of France has to offer. 3km from the small town of Barenton with Boulangerie, Bars, Restaurant, Bank and Supermarket. Ten minutes to the east is thee historic town of Domfront or ten minutes to the west is Mortain famous for its White Abbey, water falls and Chapel, with views all the way to Mont St Micheal. Our lovely Gite is a place people come back to year after year. Less than two hours from all the major Normandy ferry ports and Dinard airport, with daily flights from the UK.

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Anam Cara Cottage Charente

Anam Cara Cottage Charente | Rte De Courcome | Villegats | Charente | Poitou-Charentes | 16700

Reference 6700052 Property Sleeps 6

Lovely house of honey-coloured Charente stone, in walled grounds offering complete peace, privacy & relaxation as well as safe, spacious play areas for children. Situated near to an ancient church in a delightfully pretty village. 10% of your booking fee goes to UNICEF.
Anam Cara is something special, offering ancient character & modern comforts, in idyllic surroundings, at an affordable price. Child friendly. Safe pool. Perfect for couples or families with children.
5 mins walk to a friendly bar/restaurant.
5 mins to shops, supermarkets, cafes, bars and restaurants.
5 mins to the Charente river and Le Rejallant – a free leisure base/bar/restaurant.
Excellent air rail and road links. Save with cheap flights and discounted ferries. Ideally situated for enjoying the sun & warmth, the beautiful scenery, lively activities & cultural heritage of Ruffecois, as well as trips to Futuroscope theme park, nature & wildlife parks, medieval towns, Poitiers, Confolens, La Rochelle, Limoges & Cognac country.
Rental includes all utilities, heating, bed linen, towels & a welcome pack giving you all you need to know about about where to go, what to see & how to get there.  

Anam Cara (Celtic "soul friend") is a place to restore & refresh the spirit. A chance for a change of pace. Whether you want to be active in town, or in stunning countryside, or whether you prefer peace & relaxation at home, Anam Cara & the Ruffecois area offers you a warm welcome & everything you could need for a memorable and rejuvenating holiday in one of the sunniest parts of France.

Woodburning stove.

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Harmonie Cottage

Harmonie Cottage | Rue Bonacherie Le Bourg | Salles De Villefagnan | Ruffec | Charente | Poitou-Charentes | 16700

Reference 6700107 Property Sleeps 2

This pretty stone cottage cica 1740 has been lovingly restored to a very high standard, It enjoys a peacefull setting on the edge of the charming Charentais village of Salles De Villefagnan. 

Harmonie is joined to the friendly owners house by a spacious covered terrace, the perfect spot for al fresco dining while basking in the peace and beauty of the french


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Le Four Au Pain- The Bread Oven

Le Four Au Pain- The Bread Oven | Baleme | Affieux, Correze | Corrèze | Limousin | 19260

Reference 6700116 Property Sleeps 6

This 3 bedroom cottage with its original oak beams and panelled walls is the perfect place for a relaxing family holiday in the peace & quiet of the Limousin countryside. The master bedroom has within it the old bread oven –hence the name of the cottage – and there is a further double and twin bedroom.
Add to this a fitted, newly equipped kitchen, large lounge/dining room with comfortable leather furniture and huge dining table and chairs you’ll see why this is the place to base your holiday.
We are pleased to welcome families and can provide cots, highchairs etc. where required; children’s games, videos and DVDs are available in the cottage.
Garden furniture and a barbeque are in the large garden for your use.
We are 1 mile outside Treignac, the medieval village voted one of the most beautiful in France. The bakers, butchers, greengrocers, bars and bank are only 5 minutes away by car or a 20 minute walk through the woods. Treignac also has a famous choclaterie which must be visited!
The area is known as the French lake district and Treignac boasts a fine lake with a safe beach for even the youngest bathers and many water sports for those slightly older!
The area is renowned for walking with dozens of marked routes – from just a gentle stroll around the local chateau to serious hiking across forested hills. Wildlife abounds in the fields and woods surrounding the cottage – deer, foxes, badgers are regularly seen and wild boar (sanglier) have been heard in the woods (but not seen!).

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La Glycine & Le Chevrefeuille

La Glycine & Le Chevrefeuille | Les Quatre Cles | Gascaigne | Guemene Penfao | Loire-Atlantique | Pays de la Loire | 44290

Reference 6700067 Site Sleeps 9 Over 2 Properties

La glycine and le Chevrefuille are gites in Les quatre cles, a restored and renovated longere providing all creature comforts for a wonderfully relaxed self-catering holiday in a tranquil but not isolated location. Set in a large garden with plenty of grassed area for sunbathing and a huge grassed field for sports and games. Outside there is a paved patio area separated by planted trellis fencing for privacy with a BBQ and a wooden picnic table with parasol. The gites benefit from a large library of DVDs, books and indoor games for less clement weather as well as outdoor games. These are all available for guests free of charge.   2 All terrain bikes are available for daily or weekly hire and 2 shoppers are free guest use.   Within a 10 min walk you have a river for canoeing or fishing,  indoor pool, shops and restaurants.  15 mins by car to forests, leisure lake with child safe beach, karting, micralights, riding, jetski, windsurfing and the town of Redon.  Under 1 hour to the coast, Rennes, Nantes, the vineyards of the Loire, great golf courses and lovely towns.

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Brittany Farmhouse Gites

Brittany Farmhouse Gites | La Basse Rouerie | Melle | Ille-et-Vilaine | Bretagne | 35420

Reference 6700013 Site Sleeps 20 Over 4 Properties

Brittany Farmhoues Gites are 4 Gites that have been restored to provide modern conveniences whilst retaining all the charm of a typical French farmhouse. Leaving in lots of the original features, like granite walls and exposed oak beams.  A perfect place for all the family to unwind, either by the pool or under a tree with a good book and a glass of wine.

Although we are in a quiet location, we are only 5 mins away from the village centre with its bar-tabac-restaurant-shop, and only 10 mins from Louvigne du Desert with its, shops, supermarkets and restaurants.


Also nearby are attractions like Mont Saint Michel,  water and floral parks, walking and cycle tracks, trout fishing, horse riding, canoeing, kayaking, Château’s, and numerous places of interest.


We are the ideal place for that weekend break, a house-hunting trip, that romantic getaway, or that family holiday, group bookings also available.

There really is something for everyone in Brittany.


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Riverside Cottage

Riverside Cottage | 13 Rue De La Boutonne | Dampierre Sur Boutonne | Charente-Maritime | Poitou-Charentes | 17470

Reference 6700018 Property Sleeps 4

A one bedroomed cottage (sleeps up to 4), set in peaceful and relaxing location next to the river Boutonne.

A well-equipped ground floor one-bedroomed cottage that overlooks the River Boutonne. Your own private garden has a Patio with garden furniture, sunbeds and barbecue.

The fully equipped kitchen includes a fridge, toaster, kettle, cooker, and microwave, there is also a dining/living room with a double Sofa Bed and TV, DVD and Video (DVD’s and Tapes available) and a fully equipped double bedroom. Bed linen and towels are provided. We can provide a travel cot and high chair for infants and laundry facilities are available.

We also have a lawned area with play area and space to play petanque. We can provide bats and balls if you feel energetic.

It’s the perfect place to have a well-earned rest or to explore and take advantage of the splendor of the French experience.

Fishing is allowed in the Grade A river at the side of the property. The area is surrounded by beautiful countryside with fantastic birds and wildlife and of course the sunflower fields for which this region is famous. For the artist in you the gardens surrounding your cottage and the river are ideal for sketching or painting.  

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Chateau Les Peaux

Chateau Les Peaux | Cadwallder Gite | Chateau Les Peaux | Cersay | Maine-et-Loire | Pays de la Loire | 79290

Reference 6700087 Site Sleeps 12 Over 2 Properties

Set in the Anjou region, within a few steps of the Deux Sevres.

Les Peaux first dates back to 1122 in the monastery records of Cholet, with historic links to the 7th crusade and Louis IXth. Set within four hectares with a popular edge drive and stone pigeonnier.

Original features include two stone spiral staircases, with buried treasure tales. Original terracotta floor tiles, feature low beams and magnificent ceiling detail at top of first spiral stairs, tuffeau stone fireplaces.

The chateau chapel is at the top of the stairs with the remains of the bell tower above. 

We are ideally situated close to the International Go-Karting Circuit, Zoo and Rose gardens at Doue La Fontaine, Historical Montreuil Bellay. 30 minutes from Saumur and the chateaux of the Loire, 1 hour from Futurescope and the Pescalis fishing lakes. There are also many golf courses with the department.

We are surrounded by Vineyards, Sunflowers and lush countryside, for total relaxation and memorable stay.

You can be as active or relaxed as you wish.


The lordship of skins, whose name recalls an industry, was a matter for the barony of Argenton-Castle. In 1493 the lord of the skins was a vassal of Philippe of Commynes [A vassal was part of the old feudal system] Commynes had been raised at the court of Burgundy and served Charles the bold,

King Louis X1th great enemy, until he found it useful to change sides.The generations of the Chapel family possessed the domaine for many years. In 1525 Pierre of the Chapel, Lord of the Skins and Captain of Montaigu advanced to Francois De Bisleve,friend of the Tremoille, made prisoner to the battle of Pavie,an important sum of money that allowed him to pay for the 9000 ecus of gold of this ransom.


With its large porch of entry, arched in warhead and its curious vault with the bell tower. In 1526, the skins belonged to Francois of downward BOISLEVE of a lord having accompanied St Louis 1Xth in the crusades of 1248. The manor was occupied in 1686 by sieur Samuel Mallet, and then it belonged to the Hayes family. It was maintained under sequestration during the revolution, it then became the property of Alexis DAUVET.

This is a small part of the long history of Chateau Les Peaux.



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