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Farmhouse | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 13

Key Info
  • Swimming Pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 100km

Nestled in the heart of the countryside in the small community of Villaret and set in spacious garden surrounds, this converted farmhouse (dating from the 1800s) with two inter-connecting cottages, offers flexible and modern accommodation.

The property is an easy day's drive from the channel ports and a comfortable three and a half hour drive from Paris. The gastronomic delights of this region and the wonderful sunshine record make this area attractive at all times of the year.

Size Sleeps up to 13, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach La Rochelle 100 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bordeaux 180 km, Nearest railway: Ruffec 10 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 DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (7), Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 15, Lounge seats for 16
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Les Chênes is a French farmhouse, dating from the 1880s, which has been extensively modernised and designed to provide 2 interconnecting holiday cottages: Holly Oak House (3 bedrooms) and Oak Apple Cottage (two bedrooms). The properties may be rented separately or together (ideal for when you are holidaying with friends and still want to have your own space). Both cottages are bright and spacious, furnished to a high standard and provide you with large kitchen/dining area, lounge, bathrooms and bedrooms.

Further details outdoors

Inground swimming pool (8m x 4m x 1.4 m). Around the pool there are sun loungers and chairs for your relaxation. There are also a swing and slide for the younger children to enjoy.

Each property has its own garden table, chairs, umbrella and barbecue and plenty of books, magazines, videos/DVDs.

The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region

The local market town of Sauzé Vaussais is only a 5 minute drive away. There are two supermarkets, a boulangerie, tabac and other shops in the town. Every Thursday morning there is a traditional market where you can buy fresh locally grown produce. For more shopping choices you could go to Ruffec or Poitiers.

Sauze Vaussais


Les Chênes is close to many attractions which you might like to visit. Here are just a few we can recommend…

Valley of Monkeys: about 20 minutes drive to a wonderful world of monkeys that children and adults will enjoy. The monkeys all roam free as you walk through the different areas. Try to be there for feeding time. There is also a farm nursery with goats, sheep, chickens, guinea pigs and rabbits to pet.

Châteaux de la Loire: Many spectacular Châteaux of the Loire Valley and picturesque towns along the river such as Amboise and Tours lie within an easy 90 minutes drive. Take a picnic lunch, experience the day and be back at Villaret for your evening.

Futuroscope: Theme Park of the Moving Image. Approximately 40 minutes drive. Not a theme park with rides but an exciting day for the family. Voyages of discovery, imagination and emotion all in one place. Stay into the evening and enjoy the fountains “dancing” to a sound and light spectacle.

Poitiers: The regional capital, Poitiers is full of architectural and historical interest, with its cathedral, museums and churches.

Angoulême: approximately 40 minutes to the South East. An historical city, it hosts many and varied festivals through the year, including classic car racing through the city, the international festival of comics and a gastronomic festival.

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Review 1-2 of 2

24 Aug 2013


"Comfortable stay"

The houses were adequate and clean. The outside was quite different, the pool itself was filthy, there was a cover over it but I doubt it had been cleaned at all this season. The grass around the pool… More

3 Sep 2012


"A great retreat and a great base"

Les Chenes; situated just outside of Sauze Vaussais, was a great base for the two faimilies to enjoy a combined holiday with that personal space which one often needs after a few days all together! There were 10 of us in total; 5 adults and 5 children, and the two adjoined properties perfectly met our needs for the two week holiday. The pool was perfectly adequate in size although a little more pool furniture would have been better. The property management company repsonded very quickly when we had an issue with the pool which was also great. In terms of location, there are ample number of small towns in close proximity which offer all of the practicalities as well as the local culture that you could wish for. We found a great canooing resort just 30 minutes away in the second week just oputside Ruffec which was amazing.

Review 1-2 of 2

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7 Nights min stay

Changeover day Sat


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