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View of gite from secluded garden

Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

Luxury gite in a quiet and peaceful area of Poitou Charentes in rural France. A converted farm cottage retaining many original features, but with all modern amenities, including dishwasher, a walk in shower and a spa bath. Comfortable, spacious and set in an enclosed garden with separate entrance and secure parking.

The local area is well placed for exploring from Poitiers to Angouleme and La Rochelle to Cognac and Limoges. The local town of Ruffec has a main line railway station which can take you to Paris in time for lunch on the TGV. Great for walking, cycling, canoeing, kayaking, wildlife and there are many beautiful landscapes and buildings. Artists love to come and paint here as the light is so good and there are many excellent restaurants in the area.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Man made lakes at Villefagnan or Sauze Vaussais
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 9 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Poitiers, Limoges, La Rochelle, Nearest railway: Ruffec
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Staffed property
General TV, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking

The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region

Situated between Poitiers, Angouleme, Cognac and Confolens, the Charente has varied landscapes and is full of culture and history. Meandering, lush river valleys, dense woodlands full of wildlife and fields of golden sunflowers are waiting to be discovered. Visits to historical sites, chateaux and pretty villages are a must and there are some great restaurants too.

The artists and crafts people of the area take great pride in using traditional methods to make their creations, often sold at markets or directly from their workshops.

You will find an easy, relaxed way of life and glorious sunny days await you !


The area around Ruffec has a rich archaeological heritage. For example, the Tusson priory was founded in the 12th century; its monastery was unusually run by a woman and it prospered, resulting in the village being built in the 13th century.

Villefagnan, Nanteuil-en-Vallee and Verteuil en Charente are just a few of the lovely places to visit.

For the more energetic visitor, a wealth of sporting activities can be found. Canoeing, kayaking, fishing, cycling and walking trails are widespread and there are man made lakes with childrens' play areas, swimming pools, horse riding and the 'Escalarbre' - an educational, secure tree climbing activity.

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17 Jan 2014


"Pretty gite in peaceful location"

We came to Willow Cottage intending to lots of driving around exploring the region - but in the end we spent most of our time in the local area. We very much appreciated the bikes that were available… More

30 Dec 2013


"Relaxed rural residence ideal for those wanting to leave the rat race for a week."

We spent a wonderful week in the recently converted cottage. The accommodation is very well appointed. A large comfortable lounge with exposed beams; a fully equipped kitchen; two good sized bedrooms … More

Lovely review - thank you so much.

Review 1-2 of 2

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Based in France

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