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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

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

La Logerie

La Logerie | La Logerie | Route De Payroux | Mauprevoir | Vienne | Poitou-Charentes | 86460

Reference 6700046 Site Sleeps 22 Over 3 Properties

Heated Swimming Pool 12 x 6 Metres 

3 charming stone built cottages – sleeping 2 – 22, beautifully restored with exposed beams. Set in 16 acres, surrounded by tranquil rolling countryside and bordered by a stream. 2kms from village with shops. Visit Poitiers (Futuroscope), cognac and the coast. Local facilities include fishing, golf, tennis, horse riding, cycling, canoeing, water skiing. Excellent area for bird watchers.

Laundry,dishwashers, satellite TV, badminton, volleyball, table tennis, darts. Terraces with barbeque and furniture. Linen and towels.

All cottages heated- ideal for low season breaks.

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