Archive for the ‘Poitou-Charentes’ Category

Laboufferie Gite

Laboufferie Gite | La Boufferie | La Foret De Tesse | Charente | Poitou-Charentes | 16240

Reference 6700194 Property Sleeps 4

La Boufferie " was part of a larger farm built about 250 years ago but is now a private residence with a land area of 5800 square metres. The meaning of La Boufferie is somewhat vague but we are assured by our French friends that it is slang for “the eating house”.

The Gite which sleeps 4 persons has its own private entrance, it is the oldest part of La Boufferie and renovations have only recently been completed. The original oak beams and stone sink (where the woman of the house would prepare the rabbit or chicken for dinner) have been retained but we have added all the necessities of modern living for your comfort.

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19/01/2009 03:48:12

Jasmin Cottage

Jasmin Cottage | 4 Impasse Des Jasmins | Louzignac | Charente-Maritime | Poitou-Charentes | 17160

Reference 6700180 Property Sleeps 8

Beautiful Jasmine Cottage, lovingly rebuilt by craftsman in the traditional Charentaise style, with honey coloured stone walls, half a metre thick. In the centre of the Cognac region in the wine producing village of Louzignac. With no deeds or archives for reference, it is thought that the cottage dates back four hundred years. Inside the thick stone garden walls there is parking for up to three cars at the front, and a full width terrace, which faces south east and catches the sun till late afternoon. The rear garden, which is totally private and secluded, has mature trees for shade, a covered eating out area, and the pool which is for the sole use of Jasmine cottage.

The house can sleep eight people in four bedrooms, all with room fans, and has a bathroom on both levels. There is a log fire in the large living room. 

The kitchen is fully equipped, with plenty of cupboards for you to store your things. there is a full sized gas cooker, washing machine, f/freezer, microwave, electric kettle, coffee maker, toaster, iron and ironing board, and a large farmhouse table large enough for a crowd.
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10/11/2008 06:39:31

Maison Bois Fleurie

Maison Bois Fleurie | Maison Bois Fleurie | 3,place De La Marie | Souvigne | Deux-Sèvres | Poitou-Charentes | 79800

Reference 6700179 Site Sleeps 7 Over 3 Properties

Welcome to Maison Bois Fleurie, a beautiful early 19 th century house with its own chapel. At one time this 2 hectare site was used as a convent. Now fully restored and refurbished, the house is an idyllic French retreat nestled away form the hustle and bustle of modern life in the rural village of Souvigne.

We offer Chambre d’Hote (Bed & Breakfast) and 2 self catering cottages, Fleurie and Studio. There is also a 5×10 metre swimming pool available for all our guests.

Surrounded by some of France’s most picturesque scenery with a wealth of interesting things to see and do for all ages. Maison Bois Fleurie makes for an enchanting base from which to explore this region of France. For a long break or if you are just stopping off on your journey you’ll find a warm reception and a cosy room to relax and recharge.

Swimming Pool

Surrounded by a large sun terrace with sunbeds, cushions and parasols. Enter by Grecian steps our 5×10 metre pool, which is situated to receive sunshine from dawn till dusk. The pool has a platform of 1.2 metre depth and then slopes from all directions to give a maximum depth of 1.85 metre, thus catering for all requirements. The pool is alarmed to conform to French safety standards.


The evening commences with an aperitif using local specialities, served with homemade canapés. The meal consists of 4 courses, using organically home-grown and fresh produce, accompanied by unlimited quantities of local wine and finishing with coffee. Table settings of bone china and linen napkins.

We can cater for any dietary needs and are happy to discuss these with you beforehand.

If you wish for an evening out, why not put the children to bed and dine next door with us, knowing that your children are safe and within hearing distance

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09/11/2008 06:42:03

The Old Vineyard

The Old Vineyard | 19 Rue Du Bourg | Louzignac | Charente-Maritime | Poitou-Charentes | 17160

Reference 6700178 Site Sleeps 8 Over 5 Properties

Our five beautiful stone cottages, situated in the wine producing village of Louzignac, near Cognac, in the Charente Maritime,  South West France.
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06/11/2008 06:38:55

Gites Le Breuil

Gites Le Breuil | Le Breuil | Baignes | Charente | Poitou-Charentes | 16360

Reference 6700175 Site Sleeps 14 Over 2 Properties


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22/09/2008 06:15:15

Le Retreat

Le Retreat | La Beuille | Saires | Vienne | Poitou-Charentes | 86420

Reference 6700167 Site Sleeps 4 Over 2 Properties

Le retreat is a beautifully restored 14th century manoir set within 50 acres of land. Located on the edge of the Scevolles forest we offer a tranquil environment for complete relaxation but are also accessible to many local towns and places of interest.

Our luxuriously converted gites are comfortable and stylish and are fully equipped for ease and convenience.  Relax by the pool or throughout our extensive gardens and take advantage of our health suite with infra-red sauna and power plate.

Alternatively only 2km away is our local village of Monts-sur-Guesnes with tabac/bar, restaurant, bakery and convenience shop. Also well located for stables, local cycle/walking paths, leisure parks and several historic towns with chateaux, vineyards and markets.
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15/06/2008 07:00:27

Chatenet Le Bourg

Chatenet Le Bourg | Le Bourg | Chatenet | Charente-Maritime | Poitou-Charentes | 17210

Reference 6700166 Site Sleeps 11 Over 3 Properties

Three fully equipped self-catering holiday cottages [gites] which boast a new chlorine free heated swimming pool in the rural hamlet of Le Bourg, Chatenet. Located in the Charente-Maritime in the South West of France, the second sunniest region of France and perfect for a quiet and peaceful family holiday.

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05/06/2008 06:57:45

Chez Tartaud

Chez Tartaud | 1 Chez Tartaud | Lathus St Remy | Vienne | Poitou-Charentes | 86390

Reference 6700148 Property Sleeps 2

Conveniently situated on the border of POITOU CHARANTES and the LIMOUSIN departments and only one hour in each direction to their capital cities of Poitiers and Limoges, CHEZ TARTAUD is surrounded by undulating farmland with tree-lined fields, cut into the dramatic rocky waters of the Gartampe river.

Much of this landscape can be explored on foot or by bike on many of the leafy lanes (chemins) accessible directly from our smallholding where an abundance of flora and wildlife abounds. Bird-watchers and wildlife-spotters will love it here.

You have access to the 12 acres of our organic smallholding. Our children love the animals, fresh vegetables, pond, fields, trees and the stream – we even have plans to restore the old lake. They build dens, play hide and seek in the ?secret area? and come home with rosy cheeks and hearty appetites.

We offer eggs and seasonal vegetables direct from our potager, which beats supermarket taste with its just picked freshness. Preserved bottled vegetables, jams and pickles are also available.

In the summer months, our above ground pool in the landscaped gardens behind the house and cottage is popular with both children and adults alike.


About 1.5km by road (or chemin) passing the equestrian centre is the village of LATHUS with a small supermarket which includes the butchers, there are two boulangeries (one who deliver direct to our farm most mornings), florist, doctor, pharmacy, post office, bar/restaurant and bank.

Lathus dating from Gallo-Roman times, has its granite-built Church of Saint Maurice (12th – 13th Century) plus dolmen (rocks) of Marchain and several chateaux (e.g. Ouzilly, le Ché and Cluzeau-Bonneau).

The River Gartempe

Heading 1km in the opposite direction to the village from the cottage, you find the wild beauty of the Roc d’Enfer (Stone of Hell) astride the rapids of the Gartempe river.

In a quieter part of the river past the chateau de Chez Rogan but still within 1.5km of Chez Tartaud, is the small swimming beach, picnic area and an excellent restaurant.

A whole host of activities are on offer locally

on the river and at the neighbouring Centre de Plein Air and Equestrian Centre such as

* fishing,

* canoeing,

* sailing,

* tennis,

* mountain bikes,

* rock climbing,

* archery,

* horse riding and

* the educational farm.

Lathus is the regional capitol of canoe-kayak and is appreciated for slalom (class 3 & 4) with regular competitions and training events throughout the year.

There are a wealth of other activities and sights too long to mention on this site but are included in the Information Pack in the cottage.

Whether your seeking energetic and sensational sports or simply wishing to relax and enjoy the peaceful beauty (perhaps with a helping of local gastronomy and wines) I hope you have gathered a flavour of the area surrounding Chez Tartaud.

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06/02/2008 12:54:26

Tranquille Vienne

Tranquille Vienne | Tranquille Vienne | Peyras | Chirac | Charente | Poitou-Charentes | 16150

Reference 6700134 Site Sleeps 10 Over 3 Properties

We are situated inbetween Limoges and Angouleme – both cities are 40 minutes from us.

We are in a hamlet just 5km from Chabanais which all amenities including supermarket; 20 minutes from the tourist town of Confolens.  Exideuil is just down the road which has a bar/restaurant, post office, pharmacy, boulangerie and village shop.  There is also a bar/restaurant in Chirac – we are inbetween Chirac and Exideuil.

The countryside is perfect for cyclists and walkers as the roads are so quiet; however a car is recommended for you to get out and about and appreciate the countryside.
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21/12/2007 08:51:44

La Petite Grange

La Petite Grange | Le Bourg | Salles De Villefagnan | Ruffec | Charente | Poitou-Charentes | 16700

Reference 6700102 Property Sleeps 6

This charming charentais farmhouse sits on the edge of the pretty village of salles de villefagnan. It boasts a king size four poster bed in the master bedroom, also an antique louis xiv double bedroom. and a seperate twin studio with en suite bathroom. The property has a very pretty and totaly private courtyard complete with its own fountain. In all the perfect place to spend a relaxing holiday in the Charente.
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16/08/2007 04:24:31