La Chapelle Gites
About the home
Traditional French Farmhouse and Cottage with a Heated Swimming Pool In Deux Sevres
La Chapelle Gites consists of a four bedroom Farmhouse that sleeps up to 8, and a three bedroom Cottage that sleeps up to 6. The properties are ideal for families with children of all ages as both the farmhouse and cottage are fitted with stairgates, and cots and highchairs are available on request at no extra cost. The holiday homes are in La Chapelle, a peaceful rural hamlet away from it all but yet ideally situated between the small market towns of Sauzé Vaussais and Chef Boutonne. This is the ideal location to explore Deux sèvres.
The gardens and pool to the rear (normally open May-Sept) and ample off-road parking to the front. Our peaceful rural location is truly away from it all, superb for walking and cycling with fields of sunflowers and a wide variety of birds and wildlife. Locally there are some excellent inexpensive restaurants with local specialities. The area has many rivers, lakes, chateaux and Roman churches. The larger towns of Poitiers, Niort and Angouleme, all good for shopping and days out, are all around 40 minutes away. The picturesque Marais Poiteven, the Green Venice of France, with its network of canals ideal for boating and sightseeing is also within easy distance. Over on the coast, around an hours drive away, are the famous Atlantic resorts of La Rochelle, Isle de Re, Royan and the Isle d'Oleran, famed as the prettiest and most traditional resorts with sandy beaches.
The Farmhouse is a spacious 4 bedroom property, sleeping up to 8 people. There is an en-suite shower room with the master bedroom and also a family bathroom. The master bedroom has a large double bed and vaulted ceiling. There is one other large double bedroom and two twin rooms with full size single beds. This is ideal for the larger family. The spacious lounge has 2 large sofas, tv with some English channels, dvd and a large Charentaise fireplace with woodburner. Wood can be provided at cost. The large dining room has a table that easily seats 8 people, side board and a large Charentaise fireplace with a woodburner. French doors lead onto the rear garden. The well equipped kitchen has a gas hob and electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge with a freezer compartment, Kettle, toaster, coffee machine, an iron and ironing board. There is also a downstairs toilet.
The Cottage is a traditional property with 3 bedrooms upstairs sleeping up to 6 people. It has two large double bedrooms and a twin room with full size single beds. Upstairs there is the large family bathroom. The large lounge has 2 sofas, armchair, tv with some English channels, dvd and a traditional Charentaise fireplace with a woodburner. The kitchen/dining room has a gas hob and oven, washing machine, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave, kettle, toaster, iron and ironing board and has seating for 6. This is perfect for a relaxing French holiday.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 14, 7 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||La Rochelle|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 6km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||TV, Pool / Snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline|
Further details outdoors:
Both properties have their own private outdoor dining area with BBQs, tables and chairs and gazebos. These lead on to the shared gardens and pool area. The large, well established garden is surrounded by fields and woodland.
The heated pool measures 12m x 6m (open May-Sept), is fenced and has an alarm to conform to EU French legislation, there is also a large sun terrace around the pool amply supplied with sunbeds. In the garden is a large children's play frame and a tree platform for all your little Tarzans and Janes and a trampoline with safety a net. There is also the play-barn with table tennis, table football, pool table and its variety of bicycles available for guests to use.
The properties are ideal for families with children of all ages and stairgates are fitted at the top and bottom of staircases. Travel cots and highchairs for our younger guests are available on request. Bedlinen and bathroom towels are provided but not pool towels. Fuel for the woodburners can be provided at cost.
A 20% deposit is required when booking, with the balance becoming due 8 weeks before your holiday. A refundable breakage deposit of £150 per property is required and is to paid with the balance. This will be refunded within a week of your departure. All prices are per property per week in UK Pounds.
Discounts for couples out of main season and long winter lets are available on application, as are flexible start/finish dates.
We aim to have the properties available for occupancy after 4pm but if guests arrive a little earlier they may make use of the outdoor facilities! Guests are asked to vacate the properties by 10am leaving the properties clean and tidy. If guests opt for our departure cleaning service a charge of €50 will be made. This must be arranged prior to departure.
We do not accept pets. We ask smokers to not smoke inside the properties.
The owners live on site.
The Poitou-Charentes / Vendee / Deux Sevres region
The area has many rivers, lakes, chateaux and Roman churches. The larger towns of Poitiers, Niort and Angouleme, all good for shopping and days out, are all around 40 minutes away. The picturesque Marais Poiteven, the Green Venice of France, with its network of canals ideal for boating and sightseeing is also within easy distance. Over on the coast, around an hours drive away, are the famous Atlantic resorts of La Rochelle, Isle de Re, Royan and the Isle d'Oleran, famed as the prettiest and most traditional resorts with sandy beaches. Cognac is about 80kms great for searching out some cognac and wine to take home.
The Chef Boutonne / Melleran area
Our nearest boulangerie is in Melleran, less than 3k away. Great for an easy bike ride to collect your croissants in the morning.
The local market town of Sauzé Vaussais is only a 5 minute drive away. There are two supermarkets, a boulangerie, tabac and other shops in the town. Every Thursday morning there is a traditional market where you can buy fresh locally grown produce. For more shopping choices you could go to Ruffec or Poitiers.
In Chef Boutonne is the Château de Javarzay which houses a museum of headdresses. Open Easter to October. There is a open space around the lake at the rear of the château, ideal for picnics, or a leisurely walk. It has a good sized market every Saturday morning which sell produce from local producers.
We can arrange fishing at a private lake and horse riding. There is also canoeing in the Charente only 15 mins away.
How to get there
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Our nearest airport is Poitiers, approximately a 40 minute drive, but La Rochelle, Limoges, Tours and Bordeaux are all within commutable distance. Calais is about a 6 hour drive, Cherbourg round about 5 hours. A car is essential. We regularly use St.Malo which is just under 4 hours. If you are using Brittany Ferries we have a discount code which gives 15% off your crossing.
Activities near Chef Boutonne
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 14|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|30 Mar 13||15 Jun 13||£ 990||-||-||1 Week|
|15 Jun 13||13 Jul 13||£ 1640||-||-||1 Week|
|13 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 1950||-||-||1 Week|
|31 Aug 13||12 Oct 13||£ 990||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Linen and bathroom towels are included. Towels for the pool are not provided.Enquire now
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