Gite | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Run by Anna and Simon Davey, 2 award winning critically acclaimed ex- restaurateurs, Honeysuckle cottage is set on a complex of gites set in a 4 acre oasis of tranquillity within the French countryside yet only a couple of miles from 2 well equipped villages.
The cottage is newly renovated, well equipped and furnished to a high standard. Your hosts are on site to ensure that you have a great holiday and offer such services as pamper days, home-cooked meals, host BBQ, high teas, baby sitting and baby equipment. Within the grounds there is a nicely decked solar heated pool, children’s play area, childrens play-barn, bikes of all shapes and sizes, various sports equipment and plenty of quiet shady spots to chill out, read a book or have a glass of wine. The surrounding area has something for everyone, excellent cycling and walks, golf, historical buildings, animal parks, theme parks, fishing, go-kart, quad bikes, shopping in Poitiers, thalassotherapy in La Rochelle, lake beaches locally and main beaches just over 1 ½ hours drive.
Honeysuckle has electric heating and a wood burner. Anti-allergy pillows and duvets provided. All twin beds can be made up as a double on request. The gite can be child proofed on request, including safety locks, bed guards, stair gates. Baby equipment can be provided on request, we have cots, stroller, bumbo, potty, high chair, steriliser, cutlery, baby monitor, changing mat, baby bath, baby den – please let us know what you require when you book. We can also provided baby sitting services. Complimentary welcome pack included in the price (butter, milk, tea, sugar, bread, cheese and wine).
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||La Rochelle 122 km|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Poitiers 35 km, Nearest railway: Poitiers 35 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Further details indoors||
Honeysuckle - 4 bedrooms (sleeps 8 + cots)
Spacious modernised two storey farmhouse. Large hall way. Bathroom - bath with shower over, WC, basin, cupboards. Bedroom 4 - twin bed room with bedside table and lighting, wardrobe, mirror, chest of drawers. Large well equipped kitchen/diner with seating for 8, sofa area, kitchen with washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, kettle, toaster, crockery, glasses, cooking pans, cooking utensils. Large cooker/range. Large lounge with 2 x sofas for 3, comfy chair, wooden chair and beanbag, TV with English satellite, DVD player, music system, books games. Coffee table, Wood-burner. Upstairs: Bedroom 1 - large room with kingsize bed, built in wardrobe, 2 chest of drawers, mirror, bedside tables with side lights. Bedroom 2 - double room with wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside tables with lighting and mirror. Bedroom 3 - large twin bed room with bedside table and lighting, wardrobe, mirror, chest of drawers. Shower room- large shower, WC and basin.
|Further details outdoors||
Large communal gardens, the gite has it's own semi - private area with garden furniture and BBQ. We have 4 adult bikes and 6 children's bikes on site, a football goal, badminton, swingball, boules, giant Jenga, Twister, trampoline, Swing/slide set, table tennis, table football and hammocks. Shared solar heated pool (5 metres by 10 metres). Covered paddling pool. Various outdoor toys
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region
The city of Poitiers is less than half an hour away with its stunning architecture, cosmopolitan cafés and restaurants, and great shopping. Slightly further afield the chic seaside resort of La Rochelle is only an hour and a half’s drive, with its interesting Medieval and Renaissance architecture in the fortified old town.
To entertain the children, a trip to Futuroscope at Poitiers is a must. It is an amazing cinema park dedicated to the moving image. Futuroscope has over twenty theme-based attraction areas spread across 60 hectares. Another great theme park - Puy du Fou - offers a voyage through history, featuring gladiators, Vikings, medieval city, market town, & biggest stage in the world with extravagant technical effects and 1,000 actors.
Animal parks are also a great hit with children and adults alike. There are several in the area, including Monkey Valley, Le Planete des Crocodiles, Ile de Serpents and La Vallée des Cerfs.
For the more active visitors, there is no shortage of activities including walking and cycling, fishing and go karting.
Golfers are also very well catered for as there are many great golf courses in the area, most notably Chateau des Forges just a couple of miles down the road!!
A wide variety of activities can be found at the Golf Club Château des Forges, leading to a warm, friendly and relaxing atmosphere for all the family.
The nearby villages of Benassay and Vasles have great facilities with restaurant, café bar, cinema, chemist, hairdressers, general store, butchers, weekly market and an excellent boulangerie for your fresh croissant and bread for breakfast.