La Belle Maison
About the home
"La Belle Maison" 300 year old Country House with shutters, exposed stonework, beams and a private pool. Set in a small rural hamlet minutes away from larger towns it is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday, enjoying the sun in the garden or diving in the pool....
Nearby are restaurants, stores, for a break during the day or an evening meal in town.
This large traditional house retains many of its original features. This house was renovated to a very high standard and offers excellent spacious accommodation (there is over 3,000 sq. feet of space in the house).
The garden is spacious and private being in the sun all day with still some small parts in the shade. There is ample garden furniture for both sunbathing and eating outdoors.
Recreation consists of a 10 x 5 metre swimming pool, (with shallow end and also deep enough for diving).
Basketball, swing ball, table tennis....and a large barbecue for outdoor eating; there is also a large safe covered area for children to play in out of the sunshine.
Inside the house offers all the comfort that you can dream of; kitchen is fully equipped with all modern appliances, living room invites you with L shaped leather suites and armchairs (both kitchen and living room have wood burners, wood is supplied). All bedrooms are spacious with wardrobes and chest of drawers (quality bed linen is supplied).
|Size:||Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 3km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Pool / Snooker table, Table tennis, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||5 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms|
|Furniture:||Single beds (8), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seating for 12, Lounge seating for 12|
|Other:||Linen provided, please check with the advertiser regarding towels|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
Further details indoors:
Lounge is very large with log burner, and offers Satellite TV, DVD, plus a selection of books and games.
In the kitchen you will find all the modern appliances that you need for a comfortable holiday, everything to prepare a snack or cook for large parties.
All the bedrooms have exposed stonework and beams. The house has 5 Bedrooms, all upstairs.
Two twin rooms, one treble, one Kingsize bed with cot and a family treble (a Kingsize bed, cot and single).
A family bathroom is located upstairs with Tub & separate Shower, vanity and toilet; another bathroom is downstairs with a shower, vanity and toilet, perfect for when you come from the pool. Both bathrooms have constant hot water (2 separate boilers in the house so the hot water never runs short)
Further details outdoors:
A private pool weith shallow end, in a self enclosed garden with plenty of space to sunbath, or relax in the shade of a tree.
Lots of space for children to play including covered area with sand-pit, swing-ball, table-tennis and basketball.
Loungers, garden furniture, & barbacue to enjoy life outdoors.
A welcome pack is provided on arrival with a few things to have a snack before going to the stores.
A Tourist information book is also available with plenty of information, would you decide to take a day trip or longer or just for nearby places of interest, supermarkets, restaurants, weekly markets....
An English/Spanish/French-speaking representative is available at all time to answer questions or help. Just a short distance away in case of need of help on site.
The property, house and pool are for the use of the guests, as the property is totally private.
A 25%, non refundable deposit is required at the time of reservation in order to secure the booking and the full remaining balance has to clear 8 weeks prior to arrival. Paypal is accepted
For shorter delay on booking, the full payment is required.
A refundable breakages deposit of £500 is required with final payment. It will be cashed at the same time and fully repaid within 7 days of departure after inspection.
The Poitou-Charentes / Vendee / Deux Sevres region
The house is located in the centre of Poitou Charentes with a lots of great places to visit. There are many villages and market towns in the area. Melle has some very fine restaurants and cafes as well as a free access Internet cafÃ©. SauzÃ© Vaussais, Melle and Chef Boutonne are nearby and have large supermarkets for grocery shopping as well as restaurants, cafÃ©s. The nearest large town, Niort is 30 minutes away and offers a large selection of shops. Further a field but within easy access are the larger towns of Poitiers, which is home to Futuroscope, the second largest theme park in France, and AngoulÃ¨me which is full of historical buildings and both are good for shopping. Puy du Fou, an absolutely amazing adventure park is about 90 minutes away, and is well worth a visit. A drive west will take you to the coastal resort of La Rochelle and Ile de RÃ©, famed for his magnificent beaches, while south will take you to Cognac, famed for its brandy distilleries. At all times you will find in the house, tourist guide information to all local attraction (near and far) with maps to make your holiday all the more enjoyable.
The Gournay-Loize area
BatallÃ© is the name of the hamlet where the house is located. It is great for walking and is nested in the heart of the countryside but still minutes away (driving) from the towns of Chef Boutonne, Melle and SauzÃ© Vaussais.
How to get there
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La Belle Maison can be easily reached from the airports of Poitiers & La Rochelle (less than an hour drive) as well Bordeaux, Nantes & Limoges (about 2 hours drive)
All these airports have daily direct flights by many airlines in the U.K. and Ireland. Ryanair, Easyjet and Aer Lingus being some of them.
La Belle Maison can also be reached within a 5 to 6 hours drive from most French ports.
More details:By Car, Train or Ferry, Britanny Ferries: Portsmouth to St Malo, Cherbourg or Caen
Dover to Calais or Boulogne.Euro Tunnel: Dover to Calais. Calais to Poitiers (650 miles - highways/tolls) T.G.V. Rail. service links Ruffec, Niort, & Poitiers via Paris or Lille to London Waterloo, Poitiers to Calais. Eurostar: London to Paris then Paris to Poitiers (T.G.V.) By Air: Ryanair: Stansted to Poitiers, La Rochelle, Limoges, Nantes. Ryanair: Scotland to Poiters, Liverpool To Limoges.East Midlands to Nantes, Limoges.Flybe: Birmingham to La Rochelle. Easyjet: Bristol to La Rochelle.
Activities near Gournay-Loize
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
02 Sep 2012
We all loved the swimming pool. The children loved all the games supplied. Siobhan was very helpful when needed. There were many places to visit not too far away.We used to eat all our meal on the patio enjoying the outside life to the full. The house was very clean and tidy for our arrival and a very useful welcome pack was waiting for us.The Flora and Fauna of the surrounding area was fantastic from the endless fields of Sunflowers to the resident Barn Owl. The only downside was two weeks wasn't long enough. Will certainly return.
04 Jul 2012
We had a fantastic stay at Belle Maison. The house was perfectly equipped and large enough to hold the 5 children we had with us (all under 5). The enclosed garden meant they could run around and we didnt have to worry. The sandpit was a hit with the children, and the table tennis a hit with the adults. I would happily return as the surrounding area had plenty to offer, and the house was truely a home from home.
Thank you. This 3 family group and their beautiful children were a joy to have as guests.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 12|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Spring 2012||1 Apr 12||27 May 12||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer 1 - 2012||27 May 12||1 Jul 12||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer 2 - 2012||1 Jul 12||2 Sep 12||£ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Summer 2012||2 Sep 12||30 Sep 12||£ 1000||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Season||30 Sep 12||27 Oct 12||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter 2012/13||24 Nov 12||27 Apr 13||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring 2013||27 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer 1 - 2013||1 Jun 13||6 Jul 13||£ 800||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer 2 - 2013||6 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Summer 2013||31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||£ 800||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Season / Winter 2013||28 Sep 13||29 Mar 14||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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