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Coquelicot, Arbre de Cerise

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 6 reviews

Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

Arbre de Cerise is a beautiful 400 year old farmhouse that has been lovingly restored and converted into three gites. All the character features of the gites sit alongside every modern convenience to ensure that your holiday is as relaxing as possible.

Coquelicot is our 2 bedroom gite, sleeping 4 people, which looks out onto a grassed courtyard where a majestic cherry tree stands, providing stunning blossom in early Spring, an abundance of cherries in May and cooling shade in the height of summer.

Across the courtyard is a large games barn and traditional French bread and beyond this is our stunning, newly installed 10m x 5m HEATED swimming pool. The fenced and landscaped pool area is furnished with sun loungers and shaded seating areas for enjoying lazy days and convivial evenings.

Arbre de Cerise is part of the small hamlet of Grange, on the southern edge of Vienne, and is surrounded by rolling countryside. The climate in this beautiful region of south west France ensures reasonably mild winters and warm summer days. The N10 highway is minutes away which makes Arbre de Cerise the perfect place for exploring this fascinating region.

Delightful local villages with boulangeries, bars and restaurants, along with several historic market towns provide an extensive range of facilities and amenities all within 10 minutes drive.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach La Rochelle 100 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Poitiers 50 km, Nearest railway: Poitiers 50 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
Pool Shared outdoor pool (heated)
General Central heating, TV, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (heated), Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Coquelicot is a lovely two bedroom gite with lots of original features, oak beams, exposed stone walls and wooden floors throughout.

It has been fully refurbished in 2010 to provide high quality, comfortable and well equipped living accommodation.

Downstairs is an open plan room with a fully equipped kitchen, dining and lounge area. The well equipped kitchen is amply stocked with crockery, cutler, glasses, utensils and cooking equipment, as well as a cooker, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and kettle. Adjacent to the kitchen area is a dining table that seats four people.

The comfortable living area seats four people and features a 26" LCD television with satellite channels, dvd player, ipod/iphone speakers and free WI-FI.

Upstairs there is a family bathroom with toilet and shower, one double bedroom with French doors looking out onto the courtyard and one bright and airy twin room.

Each gites has its own bbq, table and chairs outside and there is a shared laundry facility with two washing machines.

Further details outdoors

In the games room you’ll find table tennis, a selection of board games, badminton, darts, boules and many other activities.

We also have a range of adults and childrens bicycles which you can use to explore the local countryside or to go and collect your morning croissants.

At the end of the main garden is our fenced, HEATED, 10m x 5m sparkling swimming pool, equipped with plenty of sun loungers in which to sit, relax and watch the day drift by. The area around the pool has been landscaped and features shaded seating areas for enjoying convivial meals.

Further details

Cots, highchairs and stair gates are available on request.

The Poitou-Charentes region

We are situated of the edge of the Vienne midway between the historic towns of Poitiers to the North and Angouleme to the South. The climate in this beautiful region of south west France ensures reasonably mild winters and warm summer days.

Fascinating local villages with markets, churches, fine bars and restaurants as well as an extensive range of local facilities and amenities are all within a short drive.

The medieval towns of Civray, Chef Boutonne and Melle all have excellent markets, restaurants and festivals during the summer months.

Four of the best golf courses in the region can be found close to Poitiers and they attract golfers of national and international reputation.


Poitiers (35mins) A university town with many archaeological sites, is great for shopping and sightseeing.

Futuroscope (45 mins) France's answer to the Epcot Centre and Europe's premier image theme park.

Niort (40 mins) is right in the valley of the river Sevre at the gateway to the Poitou marshes. The river with its wooded banks winds through the city which stands on twin hills and has a magnificent 12th century castle. This lovely town offers excellent shopping made more enjoyable by pedestrian streets.

Confelons (30 mins ) A beautiful medieval town that sits on the Vienne river. Explore the town by foot and prospect for gold and garnet. Stunning views can be seen at near by Saint-Germain-de-Confelons.

Angouleme (30 mins) with many fine 17th and 18th century streets and houses to wander. Walk around the ramparts of the city and see some spectacular views. Visit the wonderful morning market (open every day but Sundays are best) or taste chocolate at Chocolaterie Letuffe.

Cognac (60 mins) with its ancient streets is the jewel of the Charente and best known for the production of brandy. In Cognac visit the famed Cognac Museum and the houses of Hennessy, Martell, Remy Martin and Otard. Go to Jarnac to visit Courvoisier.

La Rochelle (90 mins) A lively and vibrant port with rich historical heritage, wonderful museums and plenty of shops to wander around. There is also the wonderful harbour to explore and plenty of bars and restaurants serving excellent seafood. You can visit one of the most original maritime museums in the world and children will enjoy the Port des Minimes to see the sharks, jellyfish, giant squid and turtles in the aquarium. There are also lots of clean beaches nearby and boats out to the “Islands of Tranquility” (Re, Aix and Oleron).

Chatelaillon Plage (90 mins) This family-friendly town features 2.5 kilometres of sandy beach, backed by a pedestrianised walkway and a wide choice of restaurants and shops.

Limoges (90 mins ) A wonderful historic place to enjoy. Visit the porcelain factories and the many stunning churches and cathedrals.

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Review 1-6 of 6

22 Dec 2013


"Beautiful idyllic location"

Stunning house well equipped with everything you need. Great space for kids. Little remote at first but once you get to know the area its great. Lovely helpful neighbours.Highly recommend for a couple… More

15 Oct 2013


"comfortable, peaceful and pretty, what more could you want ?"

Delightful place, very pretty, peaceful area. The house contained everything needed and the barn across the grassed courtyard contained a large amount of games and bikes. Didn't get chance to use… More

14 Sep 2013


"A perfect retreat"

We spent two fantastic weeks at Arbre de Cerise and have already booked to return next year. The gite is comfortable, spotless and the best equipped we've ever known in years of renting in France… More

15 Aug 2013


"Perfect, perfect, perfect!"

We had a wonderful week at Arbre de Cerise. The gite was immaculate, and had everything in it you could possibly need! The owners have really thought about making it very comfortable and lovely! The p… More

26 Aug 2012


"Gorgeous French Idyll with everything you can think of"

Fabulous gites with lovely country surroundings
Really great pool, plus games barn, bikes and lawn games
Offered chance to sample genuine french living with markets and restaurants in near by towns
Very high standard - cut above the rest

19 Jul 2012


"Everything you could possibly wish for"

We had a really lovely holiday. The accommodation lives up to the pictures on the website and the pool was absolutelly fantastic. There were lots of extras which made a real difference to the holiday - inflatables for the pool, bikes, games in the barn, washing machine, barbecue etc. The gite is in a very rural location and great if you want a relaxing holiday and like to spend time outdoors. The only disappointing thing was the weather, but when it was nice, it was really nice.

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  • 8 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:22 Jan 2015

Based in United Kingdom

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