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Maison du Cedre

Farmhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Welcome to Maison du Cedre, a characteristic and lovingly renovated three-bedroom detached farmhouse in the heart of the picturesque French countryside.

Located on the edge of a pretty hamlet overlooking Cardinal Richelieu's hideaway Chateau de Coussay in the village of Coussay, Vienne. The lovely town of Mirebeau is only 4km away.

Sitting secluded in its own mature garden, and being the only house in the road, it is an ideal base to explore some of the beautiful surrounding countryside and numerous historic towns, including Poitiers, Richelieu, Loudun, Chinon and Saumur.

Ideally situated for a myriad selection of activities and sights yet peaceful and private, one can enjoy a holiday here for all ages – wine lovers and activity-seekers alike. We can also offer advice on finding your own French hideaway, having researched the area for two years before finding Maison du Cedre.

The region enjoys its own micro-climate, second only to the South of France for hours of sunshine, usually lasting from April to end of October. Only six hours drive from Calais yet offering weather comparable with regions much further south. It's easy to understand why Cardinal Richelieu described the area around Coussay as 'the perfect French countryside'.

The house sits alone at the end of its own country lane in a peaceful, small hamlet of around ten houses. There are several large barns in the grounds which give the house a further sense of seclusion, while the views from the gardens are far-reaching and very scenic.

There are three bedrooms upstairs – two comfortable doubles (one can add another single z-bed available at the house) and a smaller room with two singles. The house could accommodate 6-7 persons comfortably.

There is a shower room on the ground floor, and a bathroom on the second floor. The main bedroom has a door connecting to the upstairs bathroom, with another door connecting to the hall landing.

The kitchen is well equipped with an electric cooker, washing machine, microwave oven, fridge, toaster and kettle.

The living/dining area has a dining table, large sofa bed and smaller sofa. There is an open fireplace and the heating is electric. Table and chairs, plus deck-chairs for patio/garden use, plus gas barbecue.

Size Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Leisure lakes at Lac Saint Cyr and Moncontour 15 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Poitiers 24 km, Nearest railway: Poitiers 24 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set
Access Parking

The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region

With only the Cote D'Azur region beating Poitou Charentes for hours of sunshine, the local weather is one of the reasons we chose this region. Summer weather starts in April and can last into late October.

The area is famed for its Grand Chateaus, with Cardinal Richelieu's hideaway situated at the bottom of the hill in the village of Coussay, and many more in easy reach. The famous Loire Valley is 40 minutes away, with its famed vineyards and wine trail.

Although the coast is easily reached, with La Rochelle two hours away, there are many leisure lakes to enjoy - with Lac Saint Cyr and the lake of Moncontour both within twenty minutes of the house.

The area known as the Green Venice, Marais Poitevin, stretches from Niort to La Rochelle and is a site of renowned beauty. The lovely towns of Poitiers, Richelieu, Tours, Chinon and Saumur are all nearby and are well worth a visit for all the culture, restaurants and shopping they have to offer.


The science theme park Futuroscope is only 25 mins drive away.

Puy du Fou Theme Park – 1 hr 45 mins.

Vallee des Singes, where monkeys roam freely in the park – 1 hr.

Les Geants du Ciel at Chauvigny, birds of prey display in castle – 1 hr.

Contemporary art gallery and historical monument Chateau Oiron – 20 mins.

Leisure lake with sandy beach, camping and golf course at Lac Saint-Cyr – 20 mins.

Moncontour leisure lake with paragliding – 20 mins.

Historical town of Poitiers – 25 mins.

Lovely town on banks of Loire River and heart of wine region, Saumur - 45 mins.

Historical and pretty town of Chinon – 35 mins.

Historic town of Richelieu – 15 mins.

Loire boat tours from Candes-Saint-Martin - 40 mins.

Marais Poitevin at Coulon, the Green Venice – 1hr 30 mins.

Famous coastal resort of La Rochelle – 2 hrs.

Beaches and activities at Ile de Re – 2 hrs 30 mins.

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Calendar last updated:17 Apr 2014

Based in United Kingdom

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