Le Petit Four - Madeleine
About the home
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Located on the outskirts of the tranquil and historic village of La Mothe St. Heray, in the heart of the French countryside, yet just a few minutes walk to the village boulangeries for your morning croissant. Madeleine is a 1 bedroom Gite ( 1 with double bed), open plan kitchen/dining/living area, built in traditional stone and finished to very high standards.
The gites are situated in private grounds surrounded by a stone wall with a large garden to both the front and rear of the properties. Each gite has it's own private patio area with a large grassed area for ball games at the front of the property and a large shared pool at the rear of the property.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||La Rochelle, 96km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 500m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||TV, Table tennis, Satellite TV|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Double beds (1), Dining seating for 3, Lounge seating for 3|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Shared garden, Bicycles available|
Further details indoors:
FLEXIBLE CHANGEOVER DAYS NOW AVAILABLE, PLEASE ENQUIRE. BOOKINGS ARE TAKEN ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS AND WILL ONLY BE CONFIRMED AS BOOKED AFTER A DEPOSIT HAS BEEN RECEIVED.
Please note: Washing machine and Tumble dryer are in a separate Utility area. Available on request are High-chair, Video, CD player, FreeSat and TV at no extra charge.
The Poitou-Charentes / Vendee / Deux Sevres region
Many towns and villages are in the Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region such as La Rochelle, Angoulème, Niort, Cognac, Rochefort, Saintes, Parthenay and Fontenay-le-Comte and the Isle de Ré.
Deux-Sèvres comes from the fact that it literally means "two Sèvres": the Sèvre Nantaise and the Sèvre Niortaise. These are two rivers which have their sources in the department. The entire département is famed for its beautiful rivers and wooded valleys, for example in the Sèvre Nantaise Valley, the area around the village of Mothe Saint Héray and the Thouet Valley. Deux-Sèvres was one of the 83 original départements which were created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790.
The La Mothe St Heray area
La Mothe Saint Héray - two became one
The little market town of La Mothe St Héray was created from two separate communities, one which based itself around the old castle, La Mothe, sadly now destroyed, and the other which grew up around the ancient church of Saint Héray. The town benefits from a delightful location on the banks of the River Sèvre Niortaise, and offers some stunning mediaeval architecture, plus a number of lively cultural events held in these beautiful old buildings.
Perhaps the best loved feature of La Mothe St Héray is the grand Orangerie, built by Nicholas Tillon, the Mason of Richlieu. While this is well worth visiting in its own right, the Orangerie is also pressed into service as a venue for a host of cultural events and exhibitions, creating a marvellous atmosphere.
La Mothe Saint Héray's church, watermill and museum
Any tour of La Mothe should also take in the 15th century church, with its three Gothic naves and ornate doorway, the beautiful old watermill, renovated and working, and the Rosière Museum.
Sports and leisure
The Deux Sèvres has a very pleasant climate that usually gives long, sunny summers, so the area is great for anyone who enjoys getting out and about in the fresh air and being involved in sporting activities. You can fish in the river, walk in the forest, discover a wealth of activities such as swimming and sailing at the nearby Lambon Leisure Park, try horse-riding or play golf, and all within a few kilometres drive of the town.
Shops and amenities
The village is lively and well equipped, with a good number of colourful and useful shops, as well as most of the usual services.
Look out also for the speciality of the region, angelica.
Out and about
There are many places of interest to visit in the region, including a monkey park, the cities of Niort and of Poitiers, the theme park Futuroscope and the Marais Poitevin marshes and inland waterways. Access to the coast with its colourful port of La Rochelle and the gorgeous Ile de Ré is easy too.
How to get there
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By Plane: Our closest airport is Poitiers (Biard) which is 45 minutes away with regular flights from London Stansted. La Rochelle is around 1 hr 30 minutes, Tours 1 hr 45, Limoges and Nantes just over 2 hrs and Bordeaux 2 hr 40min. Ryanair, Easyjet and Flybe budget flights are available flying from London, Dublin, Edinburgh, Shannon, East Midlands, Manchester, Liverpool, Bristol, Leeds and Southampton.
By Train: London-Paris-Potiers in under 4 hours travelling time. The TGV train service is very fast in France: Paris - Poitiers 1hr 35m. For train planning: St Maixent, Niort and Poitiers are our nearest train stations.
By Car: Journey from central London takes less than 10 hours. Preferred route via : Folkestone, Rouen, Le Mans, Tours, and Potiers avoiding Paris. Portsmouth - Le Havre is also another popular route but takes slightly longer.
Activities near La Mothe St Heray
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
28 Sep 2012
Jenni and David are very welcoming, friendly and helpful. The pool was beautifully refreshing, lovely garden for sitting and enjoying the local food and wine. Recommend visiting the Tumulus de Bougon nearby - 7000 year old neolithic burial chambers
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Spring off-peak||28 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||£ 250||£ 40||£ 80||1 Night|
|Summer||1 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||£ 350||£ 55||£ 110||1 Night|
|Peak||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 450||£ 65||£ 130||1 Night|
|Autumn||31 Aug 13||5 Oct 13||£ 350||£ 55||£ 110||1 Night|
|Autumn - off peak||5 Oct 13||14 Dec 13||£ 250||£ 40||£ 80||1 Night|
|Xmas||14 Dec 13||11 Jan 14||£ 350||£ 55||£ 110||1 Night|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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