le Cottage de Bois Nalbert
About the home
Come to unwind and relax in this detached beautifully renovated stone cottage which is set in the gardens of the 15th century manor house The cottage overlooks our private three acre well stocked fishing lake. Within its own private garden there is a patio and lakeside BBQ There is a fantastic 13 x 6 meter swimming pool with sunbathing area for you to enjoy just a few yards away
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 TV.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 many more
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||La Rochelle, 60km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Standard:||Iron, Hair dryer|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 en suites|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake / river|
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
Further details outdoors:
BBQ set by the lakeside
Swimming 42' x 20' pool is solar heated
Soul use of swimming pool most weeks.
The swimming pool is heated by a solar cover (sole use most weeks)
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)
The Poitou-Charentes / Vendee / Deux Sevres 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 Secondigny area
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!
How to get there
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Fly by Ryanair to Poitiers from numerous UK airports
Brittany Ferries from Poole, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Newhaven. 20% discount available
LD Lines from Newhaven
LD lines Dover to Calais
Many other routes available
Activities near Secondigny
Beach or lakeside relaxation
21 Aug 2012
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.
08 Feb 2012
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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|Prices for group size 4|
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|21 Jul 12||25 Aug 12||£ 695||-||-||1 Week|
|25 Aug 12||1 Sep 12||£ 575||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Sep 12||8 Sep 12||£ 475||-||-||1 Week|
|8 Sep 12||15 Sep 12||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|15 Sep 12||29 Sep 12||£ 425||-||-||1 Week|
|29 Sep 12||23 Dec 12||£ 375||-||-||1 Week|
|23 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 495||£ 70||£ 70||4 Nights|
|5 Jan 13||30 Mar 13||£ 375||£ 60||£ 60||4 Nights|
|30 Mar 13||13 Apr 13||£ 395||£ 60||£ 60||4 Nights|
|13 Apr 13||4 May 13||£ 425||£ 70||£ 70||4 Nights|
|4 May 13||25 May 13||£ 450||£ 70||£ 70||4 Nights|
|25 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 525||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||£ 475||£ 70||£ 70||4 Nights|
|29 Jun 13||13 Jul 13||£ 525||£ 70||£ 70||4 Nights|
|13 Jul 13||27 Jul 13||£ 550||£ 70||£ 70||4 Nights|
|27 Jul 13||24 Aug 13||£ 695||-||-||1 Week|
|24 Aug 13||31 Aug 13||£ 595||-||-||1 Week|
|31 Aug 13||7 Sep 13||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|7 Sep 13||21 Sep 13||£ 425||-||-||1 Week|
|21 Sep 13||28 Sep 13||£ 395||-||-||1 Week|
|28 Sep 13||21 Dec 13||£ 375||-||-||1 Week|
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