Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This beautifully renovated cottage set in peaceful and tranquil gardens comes all- inclusive including bedding and towels, services, has electric heating and a log fire for out- of -season holiday periods and benefits from being on mains drainage.
Downstairs accommodation consists of a beamed living room with wood burning stove and satellite TV, fully fitted well equipped kitchen including a dishwasher, dining room with seating for six, utility room with washing machine and bedroom with king-sized bed and en-suite shower room.
Upstairs accommodation consists of large bedroom with wooden beams and floor with king-sized sleigh bed, second bedroom with two single beds and a bathroom.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||L'Aiguillon Plage 80 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Poitiers / La Rochelle / Nantes 75 km, Nearest railway: Fontenay-le-Comte / Chantonnay 35 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Cot available on request (increasing the occupancy to 7). We also include in the price children's bedding, crockery and cutlery, changing mat, high chair & push chair.
Selection of books, games, DVDs and CDs provided for guest use (for both adults and children).
Some English TV channels available through sky free to air box. Channels include BBC1, BBC2, ITV1, ITV2, CBBC, CBeebies, CITV.
Free Wi-Fi available and telephone with free calls to UK/French landlines only.
|Further details outdoors|
Large, mature private gardens (approx 2000 m2) with sheltered patio area equipped with large table and six chairs with parasol, BBQ and sunloungers for relaxing on those hot, sunny days!
A selection of outdoor games (boules, bats, balls, volleyball, badminton, croquet etc) are available for guests to use.
16 ft above ground swimming pool. Guests need to bring their own pool towels. Please note that the pool is open from June to September (outside of these times by prior arrangement).
Children's play area which includes two swings, slide, climbing rope, swingball and rocker.
Private, off road parking for up to three cars.
Lockable shed available for guests to store bikes etc during their visit.
Garden has an abundance of fruit trees and plants (strawberries, raspberries, grapes, plums, peaches and pears) and herbs which guests are able to help themselves to.
House will be cleaned between lets. All bedding and towels (but not pool towels) included within the rental cost.
English-speaking representative on hand at changeover to answer any questions.
There is a no-smoking policy because the next family may be non-smokers.
We prefer Saturday changeovers, but depending on the time of year some flexibility in the changeover day may be possible. We would also consider bookings for other than complete weeks (for example 10 days) depending on the time of year, so please contact us to discuss your personal needs.
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The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region
This pretty cottage is set in the heart of the rolling Deux-Sèvres countryside known as the Gâtine is within the Deux Sevres area, bordering the Vendee, the second sunniest region of France. The cottage is set in a peaceful village location and is ideal for walking, cycling or fishing holidays or day trips.
The region enjoys a Mediterranean climate with long, hot sunny days from May through to September.
It is surrounded by fields of sunflowers and maize giving and has easy access to the West coast beaches of Royan, Futurescope to the East and Cognac in the South.
The second highest point in the Deux-Sevres at 259m above sea level, the market town of L'Absie is situated on the crossing point of two ancient Roman roads. Around a third of this pretty commune is occupied by forest, the woods and lakes providing plenty of opportunities for walking, cycling, fishing and enjoying the great outdoors. Restaurants, shops and bars are all within walking distance in the village centre.
The house is in an ideal location for a relaxing holiday as well as the option to explore the nearby Vendee coast and the many attractions such as the Puy du Fou, Futuroscope, La Rochelle as well as other historic sites of interest.
Nearby attractions include many lakes with beaches, swimming & tennis; “Venise Verte” for punting and canoeing, 9 different golf courses, the Pescalis International Fishing & Nature Centre, Go-karting and an adventure forest, Puy du Fou “historical theme park” and night-time son et lumiere; the futouristic Futuroscope, and many beautiful abbeys and churches to visit.
The village of L'Absie is approximately 15 minutes from La Chataigneraie. The village itself is well served by bars, a restaurant, boulangerie, grocery store, newsagents and a charcuterie/deli.
Pescalis one of the Premier Fishery Complex in Europe is 15 mins drive away.
A number of lakes with beaches are located nearby for swimming.
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25 Aug 2011
"Fantasic house - superb holiday!"
I would highly recommend a holiday here - although by doing that it might get booked up and we wouldn't be able to go again! The house is very well equipped and the garden is huge - the photos don't do either justice! It is in a small hamlet but is very peaceful. The boulanger arrives most mornings with a toot of the horn. He chats to the lady opposite which gives you just enough time to find the front door key and the euro and its fresh baguettes for breakfast! We enjoyed lots of plums (the sweetest we have ever tasted) and pears from the trees in the garden - so late July early August for those! Apricots (I think!) hadn't rippened when we left. The area is wonderful - L'Absie itself is very pretty (ville fleurie) and has a fantastic deli. This is somewhere we would love to return to.
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