Les Glycines is an excellent choice for larger groups and for 2 families holidaying together - particularly as the 2 sets of bedrooms are separated and have their own staircase access.The 2 acre site provides ample room for relaxing or playing, and there are lovely walks right on the doorstep.
In this sheltered and unspoilt valley there is an abundance of Wildlife to admire.
There are masses of Butterflies and Ladybirds attracted by our Wildflower Meadow Maze and Organic feature Potager( vegetable garden).
The large sun-trap shared Pool has a decked area with loungers,parasols,paddling pool and pool toys.At the other end of the site is a well-equipped Games Field ( Table Tennis,Football,Badminton),also a Croquet Lawn and Boules court.
Three Adult bikes available, and details for local walks.
Organic vegetables ,and eggs from our own Hens are available ( for a small charge).
We are within an easy drive of two of the top theme parks,Futuroscope and Puy du Fou.The nearby Marais Poitevin is a fascinating area of meadows and marshlands- hire a boat and spend the day meandering through the picturesque waterways.There are beautiful beaches at Les Sables-d'Olonne and La Tranche.La Rochelle is a 'must-do',also Ile de Re's harbour,beaches and cycle tracks. Local 'plans d'eau' have lakes for swimming,beaches,restaurants and water-based activities.Pescalis,Europe's premier fishing complex, is 10 minutes drive away,as are the 'Forest of Adventure' and Karting- VERY popular with our guests. Local Markets are an excellent way to experience French life and food and there are many good restaurants nearby.Parthenay,Niort and Poitiers are vibrant cities rich in medieval history.Vouvant is a very pretty village with some lovely walks.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Les Sables-d'Olonne 75 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: La Rochelle 89 km, Nearest railway: Niort 38 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Single beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Les Glycines is named after the gorgeous Wisteria which drapes along the front of this very spacious 4 bedroom House . Comfortably sleeps 8 plus Cot as required.
This large Gite was opened in 2011 and is furnished and equipped to ensure a comfortable stay.
The Kitchen/Diner is fully equipped with Cooker ( gas hob/electric oven), Dishwasher, Fridge/Freezer, Microwave, Washing Machine, Toaster and Kettle. There is a woodburner for early/late holidays.
Entrance hall with stairway to 2 of the bedrooms.
A spacious Lounge (34sqm ),with large windows, beams and woodburner.Well equipped with TV (freesat), CD/DVD Player( and a selection of CDs and DVDs ).Information pack and a large selection of books and games.There is WI-FI access.
Stairs to 2 further bedrooms.
From entrance Hall - 1 double wood - panelled bedroom with original Oak beams with lovely views over the Woods.
Second bedroom overlooking our wildflower area at the rear of the property. Bunk beds.
Shower room with WC, washbasin , heated towel rail and shaver socket.
From Lounge stairs - 1 twin bedroom with oak floorboards overlooking the woods.
1 double bedroom with oak floorboards and wood - panelled ceiling and beams. Views again to the glorious woods.
Shower room with WC ,washbasin , heated towel rail and shaver socket.
|Further details outdoors|
Les Glycines is south facing,with views to the woods.Across the chemin (which is used infrequently except for the daily La Poste) is a large private dining/relaxation area for alfresco meals with table and chairs and a BBQ, shaded by our prolific Walnut Tree. Adjacent to this is a sunny grassed private seating area with chairs, table and parasols.
Set in a glorious sheltered sun trap, the large shared Pool ( 9m x 4.6 m and 1.2m deep) is surrounded by a recently extended ample sun deck. Loungers, chairs and parasols are supplied for relaxing and sunbathing after a refreshing dip.A Paddling Pool and Pool toys are also provided.The tranquil setting is surrounded by woodland views.The Pool is fully fenced , has a security gate, and is open from May until October.
There are a number of benches positioned around the site to take in the fantastic views.
At the top of the site, is our large well-equipped Games field.
There you can enjoy - Football ,Table Tennis ,Badminton ,Volleyball,Basketball ,Boules .
There are also a number of other bats and balls provided.
Behind the Pool terrace, there are washing lines for each Gite.
There is off road parking at one end of the site.
NEW for 2015 - we have 3 adult mountain bikes available for guests to borrow. There is a new dedicated Boules court. There will be seasonal, organic vegetables available ( at a small charge) from our Potager ( tiered vegetable garden).
All electricity,gas,bed linen and hand and t-towels are included in the prices.
A cot,highchair and baby bath are available on request and a stairgate is fixed at the top of both sets of stairs.
A 'Welcome Pack' starts you off with some basics for your self-catering Gite, and there are Information folders giving details of Tourist attractions, Days Out, Markets, Restaurants, Shopping .
A wide selection of books , board games and DVDs are also provided.
The Pool is fully fenced , has a security gate, and is open from May until October.
There are 2 further 2 bedroomed Gites on site - each with their own private sitting areas.
We live on site in the end House and are available to offer help, suggest visits, book meals and to make your stay as enjoyable and carefree as possible.
Poitou-Charentes is claimed to be the second sunniest region in France, and yes, we do get a great number of gloriously sunny days here with beautiful clear blue skies.
There are between 2000 and 2600 hours of sunshine each year with an average rainfall over the summer period at approximately 2/3rds of the UK.
Statistics aside, it is the afternoons and the evenings that are particularly warm and clear - just right for relaxing al fresco.
The Autumn is usually very bright and dry - with small Butterflies still feeding on the Wild Thyme in late October .
Our location in this beautiful rural environment, is an ideal base for exploring the area, whether holidaying or house-hunting.
Within an hour's radius you can access the Atlantic Coast, Futuroscope, Poitiers and Puy du Fou.
Within half an hour you can reach the cities of Niort, Parthenay, the beautiful 'Green Venice' of the Marias Poitevin, Vouvant and the Mervent Forest,
An Intermarche Supermarket is within 5 minutes, and 4 SuperU Supermarkets within 20 minutes
L'Absie ( 5 minutes) has child - friendly , good value restaurants and other essential local services
Within 20 minuutes, there are adventure parks, lakeside beaches with pedalos and kayaking, karting,horseriding,Pescalis the huge fishing complex, and , importantly ,a number of good restaurants.
There are many glorious walks on our very doorstep!
Parthenay has a number of festivals each year - do check our Facebook page for more details.