Bijou Gite. The Perfect Escape Holiday. Le Lys.
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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Le Lys is a recently reburbished pretty little "Bijou" stone gite set in owner's private garden with ample outdoor space for relaxing and alfresco dining. This area is not spoilt by tourism and the welcome from the French is genuinely warm and friendly. It captures the true essence of France.
The gite is secluded and tranquil ideal for the perfect "getaway". Birdsong, red squirrels and deer are on the doorstep in the forests and walking lanes.
Two bicycles are available to explore the quiet country lanes. Two hair driers, a coffee maker, freezer, gas stove, fridge, microwave, 2 sun loungers, shopping bags, DVDs, boards games, books, CDs, wifi and peace and quiet.
A "welcome pack" for your first breakfast will be provided you on arrival and the owners will be discretely available to assist you as much as possible. We would hope heating should not be necessary from mid May to mid September in this part of France. But if required a portable gas heater is available. Should the weather turn inclement during May or late September we will supply the first cylinder of gas free of charge. Gas will be provided for cooking during the duration of your stay.
Bed Linen will be replaced once a week and towels will be replaced every 3 days. A washing machine is available for guests only adjacent to the gite.
Access to the N10 is approximately 10 minutes by car, making it within easy access of the larger towns and the coast. If it is an escape from a hectic life you require then this is a real gem.
The roads and lanes are reasonably flat and free from busy traffic making it enjoyable for short or longer excusions. Poitiers (30 minutes) north is our nearest major city but Angouleme, Melle, La Rochelle, Ile De Re, Ruffec, Civray, are within easy reach for an outing. Trains and planes come into Poitiers and we are approximately 90 minutes from Paris on the TGV.
A car is a necessity in this area, (private parking) as we are approximately 10 minutes by car from the nearest supermarket and restaurant. We enjoy living in this area and hope that you will enjoy a holiday at Le Lys. Our local pizzeria serves a variety of menus and the pizzas from the wood oven are superb.
Le Lys is close to the Deux Sevres border and even a trip to Bordeaux is only approximately 90 mins from the gite. Seafood at St Martin De Re make a superb day out and a truly memorable day excursion. Angouleme and Poitiers, if you enjoy big towns are most intriguing. The large Tuesday market at Lezay makes a great morning excursion Monkey Valley is fascinating for both the young and not so young. Picnics by the various rivers in the area in pretty villages make for a memorable truly French experience. If you venture to Pouzeau you will enjoy a totally unspoilt French hamlet.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||30 km, 35 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
The Poitou-Charentes region
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30 Jun 2014
A beautiful and very well kept gite with very friendly and helpful owners over the garden. Suzanne and Tony made us feel very welcome but also respected our privacy. The gite was very well kitted out … More
Thank you so much for choosing to visit our gite. It was a pleasure to have you and we hope to see you again. Thank you for leaving the gite so clean with all the extra " goodies"
30 Jun 2014
"Fabulous little Gite"
This has been the best Gite we stayed in, it's small but had everything and more than we needed. All the little touches mean a lot, a stocked up fridge to fresh flowers. The Gite is in a quiet pe… More
It was so lovely to have you. We wish you could have stayed longer and we hope you will stay again next year.
19 Jan 2014
"Fantastic place to stay and very good hosts."
Lovely French home in a quiet rural setting. My accommodation was private, clean and had everything I needed. The gardens are beautiful and my hosts were very friendly and provided excellent meals and visits to places of interest. I would highly recommend this place to other people.
It was a real pleasure to have you at Le Lys. We are glad you enjoyed yourself and we look forward to your next visit. There are still plenty of places for you to visit next summer.
17 Jan 2014
"Superb accomodation set in the quiet French countryside."
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Suzanne and Tony's superb accommodation. All our needs were catered for and our hosts were very friendly and helpful - assisting us with their knowledge of the area and the French language. After spending a day exploring the local walks and visiting the neighbouring towns, we were able to relax in the comfort of the beautiful interior of the gite. We would thoroughly recommend this holiday accommodation.
You certainly made the most of your stay here. We enjoyed meeting up every few days to hear about your outings and adventures. We are looking forward to your return in summer 2015. Don't forget to let us know when you wish to come. Thanks for your kind review, it was a pleasure having you stay
15 Oct 2013
"Delightful. Enjoyed Le Lys and the tranquility."
We had the most relaxing holiday in France. Reading, cycling, walking and the occasional day out exploring the Vienne and Deux Sevres regions made this a superb holiday..The welcome pack was a lovely … More
It was great that you managed to come for 10 days, as it gave you a chance to relax as well as look around and visit the area. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday and we trust the weather was as good when you went further North. Thank you for your comments. We certainly enjoyed your company.