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Front view of La Metairie

Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

La Metairie is situated in the beautiful yet relatively undiscovered Deux Sevres.This 16th century farmhouse is situated on the edge of a quiet hamlet, in its own grounds, which include a large private swimming pool, and a secure pond with free-range ducks and chickens. Table Tennis, Badminton set and Wifi, also available.

The property has been tastefully renovated to provide spacious and comfortable accommodation, whilst retaining original beams and stone walls. Ideal for a complete "break from it all", or as a base for touring the many delights of this region. Many activities nearby, including golf, fishing, horse-riding, karting and canoeing. Within easy reach of Poitiers and Futuroscope, the Marais Poitevin (Green Venice), the Puy du Fou, the Loire Valley, La Rochelle and the Atlantic Coast, the beautiful Ile de Re and other islands, Cognac and much, much more.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach La Rochelle 120 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 9 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Poitiers 40 km, Nearest railway: St. Maxient l'ecole or Poitiers 22 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, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other High chair
Outdoors Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

L'Etable - sleeps 4/6

Spacious, comfortable accommodation on 2 floors. The ground floor comprises of an open-plan, double-glazed living area with lounge area with wood burning fire, TV and DVD and futon sofabed. Fitted kitchen with gas hob, electric mini-oven, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine. Dining area. On the first floor there are 2 bedrooms: 1 double, with 2 fitted wardrobes and bedside cabinets. 1 twin, with wardrobe and bedside cabinet. Bathroom/WC with half-bath with integral seat and over bath shower. BBQ and garden furniture is provided.

This gite can be interlocked with our smaller unit to provide one larger unit sleeping 6-8

Further details outdoors

All the grounds are accessible and the garden furniture can be moved to wherever you would like it.

The large pool (30ft x 15ft) is shared by both gites.

There is a decked terrace area alongside the pool, equipped with sun loungers, where you can relax, offering open views across the valley.

Further details

Welcome pack provided on arrival.

Resident bilingual owners on site.

Four course evening meals provided by arrangement.

The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region

The climate of the Charentes is one of the mildest in France, and the coastal area of this region is the sunniest part of France outside the Mediterranean coastal areas. Our property is centrally located to the Loire Valley, La Rochelle, Cognac, Green Venice, Puy du Fou. The area is famous for is medieval history and the property you will be staying in is on the historic, pilgrim route of Santiago de Compostela


A medieval town of architectural, artistic and historic interest, Parthenay was a major stopover on the road used by pilgrims making the trip to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Parthenay plays host to many festivals through the year, including the international festival of games, and world of music festival.

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Review 1-8 of 8

10 Aug 2014


"Clean and comfortable nothing is too much trouble fabulous."

Great value for money. Great accommodation and great people, nothing was too much trouble. Highly recommend.… More

23 Aug 2013


"lovely peaceful setting, great gites and friendly owners"

Anita and Mark were helpful throughout the booking process and welcoming on arrival - the little extras (wine/eggs) were lovely after our long drive! We rented both gites for us, our children and grandparents and both were comfortable, spacious and cool on the hot days and nights! The immediate surroundings were lovely - frogs lullaby at night! Both gites have washing machines and the larger one has a dishwasher which was an unexpected luxury. Both gites had tv with British channels which was useful after a busy day. The pool was fantastic as was all the outdoor space which we had full use of - table tennis, badminton, boules - BBQ and outdoor seating area. Lots to see and do for all ages - Futuroscope is the big attraction if you are into theme parks but Parthenay, Poitier, Saumur, Thour, La Rochelle and Isle de Re are all within easy drives and Parthenay has three fab supermarkets and lovely bistro cafes by the town square. We have stayed in lots of areas of France and this area is one to return to, very verdant (sunflowers in abundance) but climate is definitely as good as you would get further south. Mark and Anita were perfect hosts, they welcomed us, let us know where they were if needed and then let us get on and enjoy the gites/grounds and we never felt that their being the 'owners on site' was an issue at all, in fact quite the opposite they really gave us the freedom of their lovely property without intrusion. We had exclusive use of the pool too which was very much appreciated. Overall a great holiday and with nothing negative to say about the experience at all - get booked up quick!!

9 Aug 2013


"A comfortable gite in an idyllic rural setting"

The gite is in a very rural location, but only 8 miles from Parthenay. Anita and Mark are excellent owners, always ready with advice on interesting places to go in the area. We travelled by motorbike, so it was very helpful to us that Anita and Mark bought some groceries in advance for us. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Particularly enjoyed visiting St Martin de Re and Le Marais de Poitevin. We are hoping to visit again in 2014.

30 Aug 2012


"loved every minute of our two week stay"

we walkedmiles along safe country roads. We had bril company at the giet. We toured the area with hired car with little difficulty. It had its own fab pool. read 3 great books in the sun. would highly recomend. well done |Mark and anita.

30 Aug 2012


"Our 2nd visit, Blissful peace and quiet, great place forkids to play safely"

We stayed at Mark and Anita's place last year and enjoyed it so much that we came back this year with another family. Weather was great. The pool and massive garden/grounds keep the kids busy.

The house is well equipped with all the usual plus satellite and wifi.

Our hosts are very nice, helpful and discreet. We hardly noticed they were there.
We went away to get away from it all and succeeded.

12 Sep 2011


"A perfect getaway."

This farmhouse is in the middle of nowhere and perfect if you are looking for a quiet and relaxing week. Parthenay is a 10 minute drive and has all you would expect from a market town. Mark and Anit… More

23 Jul 2011


"It was perfect !"

It was really nice, the house is confortable and the swimming pool so great but the best is Mr and Mrs Wilson wich are here everytime we need.
In few words, it was great, thanks a lot.

Ps : Sorry for my poor english, i'm just a french guy :)

Thank you for your lovely comments. It was wonderful meeting all of you and we hope to see you again one day.

17 Jul 2011


"Relaxing and fun holiday with great owners"

We really enjoyed our holiday at La Metairie. It was very secure for our children who had a fabulous time and loved the ducks, chicks, cats and the very friendly dog. The pool as well as the table tennis and badminton facilities were great to keep everybody entertained. Mark and Anita couldn't have been more helpful and gave us plenty of advice on where to go and what to do. The gite was great and contained everything we needed. Shopping in Parthenay was also convenient. A great family holiday!

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Anita W.

  • 3 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:08 Jul 2014

Based in France

Languages spoken
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