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le Cottage de Bois Nalbert

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 6 reviews

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Come to unwind and relax in this detached beautifully renovated stone cottage which set in lovely location with its own fishing lake just yards away and a private swimming pool,the cottage also has a patio as well as a lakeside BBQ

There is a fantastic 13 x 6 meter Private swimming pool with sunbathing area and covered dining area set with table and chairs for you to enjoy. The pool is roman ended with gentle steps leading into 1m depth. (Ideal for babies and small children)

There is oil fired ch, as well as a wood burner, 2 double bedrooms which both have en-suite shower rooms The spacious living room has a dining area and kitchen complete with all mod cons including a dishwasher. microwave. fridge, separate freezer washing machine, tumble dyer. Freeview flat screen TV.which receive English channels

Take your pick from small riverside villages to larger towns with castles and churches to explore.

Deux-Sevres which comes second to Cote d'azur in the sunshine leaque tables is awash with many charming and attractive places well worth a visit. We have listed many of these in our own selection of villages worth investigating

There is lots to do in the area around Secondigny, so you and the children will never be complaining of boredom. Daring youngsters will love the Forest Adventure Park, with tree climbing and sliding fun for all, while motor sports buffs can try their hand at the exciting sport of go-karting at a local track. There is golf available nearby, as well as tennis, swimming in our private pool, horse-riding and cycling. For the less active, there are many lovely places to visit. These include the mediaeval town of Parthenay, the fabulous Atlantic coast and famous port of La Rochelle, the great city of Poitiers and its Futuroscope theme park and by no means least the fantasic Vendeen Hills and the spectacle of “PUY-DU-FOU”

Fish the lake

The lake which is rarely fished is stocked with Roach, Rudd, Tench, Zander and Carp the largest thats been caught was 34 pounds

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach La Rochelle 60 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Poitiers 50 km, Nearest railway: Bressuire 14 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 Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, DVD player
Pool Private outdoor pool (heated)
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites
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 Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking
Further details indoors

All beds are made up

Carry cot and high chair provide free of charge on request. (Please provide your own linen for the cot)

Both Bedrooms have a en suite shower room with toilet and mirrored hand basins

There is a bed settee in the lounge that will sleep a extra 2 persons

Free Wi-Fi available

Further details outdoors

BBQ set by the lakeside

Large walk in roman ended solar heated Swimming Pool. The pool is 13m x 6m, with 1.m depth increasing to 2.m. The roman steps are great for young children and babies

Further details

The swimming pool is heated by a solar cover and is exclusive use.

Our salt water pool can help you stay cool in the heat without the irritation and hassle of chemicals being used ( the water still being crystal clear)

Pets cost £25 per week

The Poitou-Charentes region

Poitou-Charentes is a tranquil and largely unspoilt region halfway down the western coast of France. Its long Atlantic coastline has fine sandy beaches, pretty marinas and bustling resorts. The gastronomy and wine of the region (amongst which the famous Cognac) are quite renowned internationally.

The Poitou-Charentes region, located in the south west of France is renowned for having one of the most pleasant climates in France along with the French Riviera. Winters are really mild and thanks to the oceanic climate, summers are hot but not muggy!


The town of Secondigny, which lies in western France in the beautiful countryside of the Deux-Sèvres, is a pretty town with a peaceful way of life. It lies between the Secondigny Forest, an area of beautiful woodland trails and nature reserves, and the Gatines, known for their rolling meadows and apple orchards. The town is fortunate in its natural surroundings, and proves popular with property seekers who desire a tranquil, rural lifestyle Despite its peaceful, rural ambience, Secondigny has all the amenities you may require for a good standard of living, without having to stray too far from home.

Renowned for its surrounding apple orchards, Secondigny is a rural town and home to the Reinette Clochard apple (also known as the Reinette de Parthenay). There is a 14km orchard trail at Le Bois de l'Aumonerie, with a number of separate themed trails mapped out and educational notice boards. The forests at Secondigny and Mosnerie also provide defined walking paths. The Les Effres Lake offers a number of activities such as mini-golf, fishing, pedalos, a swimming pool, boules pitch and picnic area, and there are tennis courts nearby. This is also where the municipal camping site is situated. Nearby at Mazieres (14km) is an 18 hole golf course, and at Moutieres sous Chantemerle (21km) there is a go-karting track. Secondigny is the source of both the Thouet and the Sevre Nantaise rivers

There is a sizeable and well stocked supermarket, a plethora of small shops, including bakers, hairdressers, newsagents and other necessities, banks. Secondary also has a good selection of restaurants, with the quality of food being every bit as high as you would expect from a French town!

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Review 1-6 of 6

17 Aug 2014


"Fantastic cottage in a lovely setting"

We had a really great time at the cottage and are sorry to have had to leave. The cottage itself gives you all you need on holiday - the two bedrooms are a good size (and with comfortable beds), and b… More

1 Aug 2014


"A relaxing break in the Deux Sevres"

We stayed at Bois Nalbert for one week in July 2014. The cottage was clean , comfortable and which we liked all on one level. It had a private fishing lake where my husband spent many hours - sadly no… More

3 Jul 2014


"Perfect little spot for a total 'get away from it all experience'"

We have just come back from 12 nights at the cottage, originally we booked for 10 but we loved it so much we were lucky enough to pay for 2 extra nights and would have stayed longer if we didn't … More

7 Sep 2013


"Idyllic location, lovely property with a big sky!"

Lovely cottage well equipped and very comfortable. The area itself is very rural so don't expect attractions on the doorstep so be prepared to get your exploring boots on, there are some gems wit… More

21 Aug 2012


"It is a beautiful, quiet and peaceful place ."

The cottage has everything you could need and the lake is beautiul. We made good use of the swimming pool and my husband fished in the lake.… More

8 Feb 2012


"What a beautiful place!!"

On arrival we were welcomed with milk, bread, preserves and a lovely bottle of wine, which was gratefully received after the drive from Calais. Also, the owners had put a comprehensive visitors folder together to make sure we had all the information required to help us get the best out of the area and attractions.

The gite was extremely clean and is very spacious inside with 2 good size bedrooms both with an ensuite, the kids loved having their own bathroom!! There is a lovely combined living & kitchen area, with all the mod cons you need for a self-catering holiday........having a dishwasher and washing machine was a real bonus.

The gite is located next to the owners beautiful manor house, lake and swimming pool. We spent most evenings cooking on the outside BBQ and enjoying a glass of wine whilst overlooking the fish and wildlife at the lake. The swimming pool is located in the grounds of the house, and is where we spent most of the sunny days, and being a salt water pool meant the children could spend hours splashing around without getting sore eyes.

The gite is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is only a 5 minute drive away from the nearest town of La Chapelle, which has a supermarket and a lovely boulangerie for fresh bread and croissants. The area provides many attractions for all ages, from quiet medieval villages to larger towns, all within an hours drive. There were so many places to visit, but not enough days, so will be definitely booking again for next year. We would highly recommend this gite for families and people wishing to get away from it all and can't wait to return.

Thank you for your kind comments and you will be pleased to know that we have replaced the TV with a larger flat screen version complete with English free view TV.We are glad you liked the salt water pool, it is a system that gives crystal clear swimming without using harmful chemicals so a much more pleasant experiance and eco friendly. We look forward to seeing you all again next year.

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Calendar last updated:19 Dec 2014

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