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Excellent 5/5 Score from 7 reviews

from £129 /night

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The fabulous 12 x 6 Heated Salt Water Swimming Pool with Cabin for Changing plus a Toilet and fridge

Barn | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 16

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

*15% discount on remaining dates in April*

**10% discount on remaining dates in May**


This property has 3-Star Accreditation from "Gites de France" and 4-star on the tourist certification. The Grange is in the grounds of the Moulin de Chatillon which dates back to Napoleonic times.

The Grange has been renovated to a superb standard still retaining some of its original features and is set in 2.5 acres of landscaped private gardens with a 12 x 6 Heated Salt Water Swimming Pool and BBQ - there is also a cabin to change by the pool which also has a Toilet and fridge, there is also an after swim shower.

if you enjoy fishing, you can fish in the River Thouet at the bottom of the garden or use the boat to go further to visit the Moulin's Roman Bridge - truly beautiful.

The Grange is furnished to a high standard with a Fully equipped Kitchen.

The spacious Lounge is really beautiful with original beams and opens onto a wooden terrace overlooking the river - open plan to the Lounge is the Dining and Kitchen area with a beautiful staircase leading to the First Floor there is a also a Full Size sofa bed providing accommodation for 10. An additional Sofa bed can be put into the lounge providing accommodation for 12.

The bedrooms (House):-

2 x Double Bedrooms

2 x Twin Bedrooms

The bedrooms (Annex):-

2 x Double Bedrooms

For your inside entertainment, the Lounge includes Cable TV, with lots of English Channels, DVD, video, and CD player. There is also Internet / WiFi Connection. There is also a Slate based Snooker Table. There is also a Library plus indoor games.

Outside as well as the swimming pool, there are swings, etc. for the children plus a 4m diametre Trampoline, Boules, Darts, Bicycles (8 adults and children's), a table tennis table and lots more - or even take a stroll around the beautiful landscaped gardens - all belonging to the property.

Horse riding (12km), or driving range (Golf)-12km can be arranged for you.

The Village of Boussais is nearby and the ancient town of Airvault is a short drive.

Size Sleeps up to 16, 6 bedrooms
Nearest beach LA ROCHELLE 90 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: POITIERS 70 km, Nearest railway: POITIERS (TGV) 70 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Boat available
Pool Private outdoor pool (heated)
General Central heating, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Double beds (4), Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set, Trampoline, Private fishing lake or river
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The spacious Lounge is open plan to the dining and kitchen areas with an abundance of beams opening on to a Wooden Terrace overlooking the River.

For your inside entertainment, the Lounge includes Cable TV, with lots of English Channels, DVD, video, and CD player. There is also Internet / WiFi Connection. There is also a Slate based Snooker Table. There is also a Library plus indoor games.

There is a Wood Burning Stove for colder days or special atmosphere alongside the central heating if required.

Bedrooms (to sleep 10):

2 x Double Bedrooms (sleep 4)

2 x Twin Bedrooms (sleeps 4)

1 x Sofa Bed (sleeps 2) in lounge

To sleep 12 - an additional Full size sofa bed can be put into the lounge


1 x Family Bathroom

1 x Shower / Wet Room

3 x Toilets

If additional accommodation is required to sleep 14/16

- use of the annex with 2 x Double Bedrooms and a Bathroom is available.

Further details outdoors

Activities provided at the Grange


Large heated salt-water pool (12M X 6M) plus a Cabin with fridge, Toilet and changing facillities plus a BBQ and an after swim shower. The swinmming pool is for the use of the Moulin and Grange (the Moulin is not rented to the public).


Fishing for carp, perch, pike, catfish, trout and many more in our own part of the river Thouret between MARCH and NOVEMBER each year. (from small to very big fish (18pounds; some too big to fish)).

There is also use of a Small boat to visit our Roman bridge near by.


Park-like garden with swings for the children at your disposal.

There is a "Petit Moulin" in the garden for the children to have their own space

Full size Table Tennis Table

8 Adult and Children's bikes for hire on a daily basis.

4m dia. trampoline (up to 160kilo weight capacity)


We can arrange for you: horse riding (12km), or driving range (Golf)-12km.

Further details

Changeover Day is Saturday to Saturday. Unless out of Season - please ask.

The prices quoted are for a week long let

Long lets (over 3 weeks) are available - just ask for a quotation. In the winter it is normally cheaper to rent than to pay your electricity bill for heating at home!!

Normally the Grange is available from 16.00 on the day of your arrival and ends at 10.00 on the day of your departure.

A Security Deposit of £200 will be required - this amount will be refunded within 7 days provided there are no breakages / damage (normal wear and tear accepted) and the Grange is left Clean and Tidy.

About this location

The Poitou-Charentes region

Nestled in the heart of the Deux-Sevres region of Western France. Known as one of France’s ‘Best Kept Secrets’ .

The Deux-Sevres is the tranquil, laid back, unspoilt department of the Poitou-Charentes, the area has a mild micro-climate and is deemed to be the second sunniest region in France, benefiting from the warmth of the La Rochelle basin. It is filled with lazy winding rivers and is a region truly dedicated to relaxing,

Beautiful Countryside in all directions and traffic free roads to go and explore.

Deux-Sevres is bordered by Charente Maitime with its beautiful beaches - La Rochelle, Royan and the Ile d'Oleron and the Vendee with Sables d'Olonnes and many other seaside resorts dotted along the coastline

The Marais Poiteivin (Little Venice) is a short drive away with its winding canals and waterways - you can hire a boat for the day and explore.

You could also make a visit to Futurscope near Poitiers.

The Deux-sevres region has countless places of interest and visitor attractions to suit everyone.

The area is steeped in history offers unspoilt landscapes and some of Europe’s most imposing Tumuli, Romanesque churches, chateaux and museums. The quiet roads will lead you to unexpected places, rivers, lakes, forests, historic towns, small villages with colourful markets and during the summer months, a range of festivals and events.

The wonderful nearby coastline and beautiful islands of the Atlantic are all under 2 hours away.

This region is a great place to take a Cycling holiday with virtually traffic free roads and beautiful scenery.

In this part of France riders of Motor Cycles are welcomed, any traffic on the road will move out of the Motor Bike's way and gladly let you pass, and with sleeping arrangements for 13 - this would be a great get together place for a Motor Bike Club or a group of motor bike enthusiasts.


Boussais is centrally situated between Parthenay, Bressuire and Thouars. Each of the towns has retained charm and character with small cobbled streets, walled ramparts and medieval buildings giving a wonderful background to the weekly markets that buzz with a life of their own.

Parthenay is a small lively town with many cafes, restaurants and shops where you can wander through the cobbled streets lined with medieval half timbered houses. It is also home to many festivals and fairs throughout the year, starting with the Easter fair and parade and others which include a games fair in July when the streets are lined with 3000 hand games, in which you are invited to participate.

A 10 minute drive from us is the Lac du Cebron, where it is possible to do watersports, swim, or just enjoy a picnic in the open air. A little further afield are the swimming lakes at Moncontour, which has its own beaches with play areas and a lake view restaurant and bar. It is ideal for children and adults. Here you can hire pedaloes and canoes, or have a go a teleskiing on the lake.

From Easter to Late Autumn many of the villages and towns organise a fete. They bring the whole area alive and are well attended, they all offer something different from firework displays to comedians and parades.

In Bressuire there are also lots of activities throughout the Summer and Winter - there is also 10-Pin Bowling at the Bocapole.

Bressuire also has its own Grand Prix where vehicles from yesteryear drive around the streets which become a Circuit for the weekend - bars and restaurants are open all day and entry if Free - this is always on the first weekend in July each year.

Airvault is another ancient town with cobbled streets and restaurants and bars with an Open Air Swimming Pool and the River to fish in - a day licence is available from any Tabac.

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Review 1-7 of 7

4 Sep 2014


"Amazing relaxing holiday for all ages"

Such a beautiful place. The converted stunning barn secures great accommodation.Perfect for all ages including teenagers.… More

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased you found the Barn perfect for your holiday for everyone. It is a beautiful place and as you say perfect for all ages including teenagers.

3 Sep 2014


"Fantastic Gite/converted barn"

This is a lovely converted Barn on a very large plot where the owners live in their own house located next to a river, so there is always someone on hand if there are any problems, which there weren&… More

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased you had a great holiday and found there was lots of "things" to do for the whole family or just chill out of course. It is great having a boat to use for the river and something different. As you stated, the owners at this Gite are very helpful. You will be welcome any time - thank you.

3 Sep 2014


"A Wonderful Retreat"

A fantastic place to stay in a lovely part of France, plenty to do and see in the surrounding areas or just relaxing by the pool area. A great place for families and couples alike with very friendly a… More

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased you found the property to your liking. As you say, there is plenty to do and visit in the surrounding areas or just relax by the pool. You will be welcome any time - thank you.

29 Oct 2013


"Brilliant holiday!"

4 adults, two in their late 60's, and three children (14, 13 and 11) staying here!Plenty of room for us all!My dad uses walking sticks and was able to get up and down the stairs fine and nearly e… More

Thank you for writing such a lovely review. We are pleased you enjoyed the swimming pool and it certainly does make a difference if it is heated "properly" and it is large!! Ranjit and Sigrid are lovely people and also very discreet, but it is good to know they are their for you. It would be lovely to see you return - thank you.

15 Sep 2013


"A fabulous week in the Deux-Sevres"

Upon arrival, the owners proved to be perfect hosts - around when required but never obtrusive. Don greeted us with a big bowl of homegrown tomatoes and a cucumber.

The gite was excellent and well equipped. Four bedrooms was a few too many for just us two but with nice weather and surroundings we never felt like we rattled around.

The facilities were brilliant, and the peacefulness of the location was perfect. We had barbecued within 24 hours of arrival and used the 12m heated saltwater pool many times.

We enjoyed a few day trips - up to the Loire valley and down to the Marais Poitevin. Would highly recommend a row in the Green Venice - we did it for 3 hours but could have been there all day.

The pool was lovely lit up at night, and not once did it feel cold to get into. Early in the morning you could swim and watch the steam rising off the water. We also had fun using the small boat in the Thouret at the bottom of the garden, and watching our friend fall in.

Overall, a great week in France and would thoroughly recommend the gite.

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased you found the Gite relaxing which added to your holiday in France. The swimming pool is quite something at this property and I can understand you having many dips! As you say the Gite is ideally situated to visit Saumur and Marais Poitevin - a 3 hour row is a long row - well done!!!

22 Jun 2013


"Excellent family break, plenty to do in a picturesque location"

An excellent Gite and location for a family stay. The heated swimming pool, trampoline, snooker, badminton, table tennis and boating on the lake were a real hit with the family, especially our 6 year old.

Very quiet location, with friendly helpful owners who respected our privacy.

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and I am so pleased you found everything you wanted for a great family holiday. I did say it was an adventure for Adults and children!!!

18 Jun 2013


"Superb accommodation in a fantastic location"

The Grange was everything you could want on a holiday. The accommodation was clean and well equipped, the pool was warm, clean and well maintained and the countryside beautiful .The owners live next door and were really helpful with their local tips.

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Grange. There are lots of "things" to do for everyone and as you say the Countryside is beautiful.

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    Calendar last updated:19 Mar 2015

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