Les Petites Pierres
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Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Les Petites Pierres, our cosy 18th Century cottage, is well-equipped and has a woodburner for those out-of-season breaks.
The 2 acre site provides ample room for relaxing or playing, and there are lovely walks right on the doorstep.
In this sheltered and unspoilt valley there is an abundance of Wildlife to admire.
Overhead, there are Buzzards, Woodpeckers ,Owls and numerous other woodland species .
Naerby lakes and ponds attract Kingfishers, Herons,Ducks ,Frogs and Toads.
There are masses of Butterflies and Ladybirds, and our Wildflower area will attract even more species.Lizards bathe in the glorious sunshine on walls and stones.Our Walnut Tree attracts the gorgeous Red Squirrels .It is fascinating to watch their aerial acrobatics.
We are 10 minutes away from Pescalis,Europe's premier fishing complex with more than 250 acres of lakes with carp up to 25 kilos! Also 10 mins away is the Parc Aventure, tree-top fun for all ages and very popular with our visitors, and an excellent Karting track.
All within 90 minutes away are the very popular attarctions of - La Rochelle,Puy du Fou,Futuroscope,Marais Poitevin (Venise Verte) and the seaside resorts of Les Sables-d'Olonne and La Tranche.
During July and August we have daily deliveries of fresh bread .In L'Absie (4 minutes) you will find Restaurants,Bars,a Supermarket and other essential facilities.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Les Sables-d'Olonne 75 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: La Rochelle 89 km, Nearest railway: Niort 38 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Les Petites Pierres ,or 'little stones' , is a 2 bedroomed Gite, sleeping up to 5 plus cot. A charmingly renovated 18th century cottage furnished to a high standard throughout.
The comfortable lounge/diner has a 'typically French' feel with original oak beams, a solid oak fire surround and a woodburner for early/late season stays.There is a UK TV (freesat),Video/DVD player ,CD player and a selection of DVDs, books and games.
The well-equipped kitchen contains the Gas Cooker, Fridge-Freezer, Microwave and Washing Machine.
The shower room and toilet has a shaver point and heated towel rail.
The 2 bedrooms have original oak beams and views over the woods at the front.
There is one double and one twin bedroom, and the latter can accommodate 3 children under the age of 8 with the provision of an additional bed.
There is a private patio with table and chairs for sitting or dining at the front of the Gite , and a private garden across the chemin, with a table,chairs and BBQ.
Both are ideal for relaxing and enjoying the woodland views , with perhaps a glimpse of our Wildlife, whilst enjoying a glass of wine.
Behind the Pool terrace there are washing lines for each Gite.
|Further details outdoors|
Les Petites Pierres is south facing,with views to the woods at the front .There is a private patio with table and chairs for sitting or dining at the front of the Gite , and a private garden across the chemin, with a table,chairs and BBQ.
Set in a glorious sheltered sun trap, the large shared Pool ( 9m x 4.6 m and 1.2m deep) is surrounded by a recently extended ample sun deck. Loungers, chairs and parasols are supplied for relaxing and sunbathing after a refreshing dip.A Paddling Pool and Pool toys are also provided.The tranquil setting is surrounded by woodland views.The Pool is fully fenced , has a security gate, and is open from May until October.
There are a number of benches positioned around the site to take in the fantastic views.
At the top of the site, is our large well-equipped Games field.
There you can enjoy - Football ,Table Tennis ,Badminton ,Volleyball,Boules .
There are also a number of other bats and balls provided.
Behind the Pool terrace, there are washing lines for each Gite.
There is off road parking at one end of the site.
All electricity,gas,bed linen and hand and t-towels are included in the prices.
A cot,highchair and baby bath are available on request and a stairgate is fixed at the top of both sets of stairs.
A 'Welcome Pack' starts you off with some basics for your self-catering Gite, and there are Information folders giving details of Tourist attractions, Days Out, Markets, Restaurants, Shopping .
A wide selection of books , board games and DVDs are also provided.
The Pool is fully fenced , has a security gate, and is open from May until October.
There are 2 further Gites on site - each with their own private sitting areas.
We live on site in the end House and are available to offer help, suggest visits, book meals and to make your stay as enjoyable and carefree as possible.
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee region
Poitou-Charentes is claimed to be the second sunniest region in France, and yes, we do get a great number of gloriously sunny days here with beautiful clear blue skies.
There are between 2000 and 2600 hours of sunshine each year with an average rainfall over the summer period at approximately 2/3rds of the UK.
Statistics aside, it is the afternoons and the evenings that are particularly warm and clear - just right for relaxing al fresco.
The Autumn is usually very bright and dry - with small Butterflies still feeding on the Wild Thyme in late October .
Our location in this beautiful rural environment, is an ideal base for exploring the area, whether holidaying or house-hunting.
Within an hour's radius you can access the Atlantic Coast, Futuroscope, Poitiers and Puy du Fou.
Within half an hour you can reach the cities of Niort, Parthenay, the beautiful 'Green Venice' of the Marias Poitevin, Vouvant and the Mervent Forest,
An Intermarche Supermarket is within 5 minutes, and 4 SuperU Supermarkets within 20 minutes
L'Absie ( 5 minutes) has child - friendly , good value restaurants and other essential local services
Within 20 minuutes, there are adventure parks, lakeside beaches with pedalos and kayaking, karting,horseriding,Pescalis the huge fishing complex, and , importantly ,a number of good restaurants.
There are many glorious walks on our very doorstep!
Parthenay has a number of festivals each year - do check our Facebook page for more details.
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2 Oct 2013
We are a family of 2 adults and 3 children under 9. We highly recommend this gite. We arrived later than planned and Anne and Ray were waiting to welcome us and give us a tour of the property. She kep… More
25 Jun 2013
We have recently returned from a trip to Les Petites Pierres and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage is has lots of features lovely fireplace and beams and is very cosy, the most comfortable bed… More
13 Jun 2013
"a place to chill out"
The gite was immaculate on arrival Ann and Ray were waiting for us to give us full tour of the gite and grounds .The was a starter pack waiting for us in the kitchen bread, cheese,jam,tea,coffee,sugar… More
23 Aug 2012
"Great place for a holiday with children, lovely area"
Les Petites Pierres is a great place to stay, especially if you're travelling with children. It's relatively compact, but well-equipped and comfortable. It has a private terrace with table a… More
31 Jan 2012
"Very friendly, welcoming and relaxed stay. Highly recommended"
Anne and Ray were very helpful and welcoming. The gite was small and not luxurious but very clean and comfortable, everything worked well. The location was very rural and beautiful but easy driving di… More
12 Jan 2012
"Lovely cosy cottage in charming french countryside."
Anne and Ray were really accommodating, as we were very last minute! We stayed for a couple of weeks in Petite Pierres in early winter, we loved the wood burner and lots of walks in the surrounding co… More
12 Dec 2011
Anne & Ray are great host's, Les Petites Pierres is a wonderful little Gite, well equiped and very clean. The walks and area around the Gites are wonderful and the coast is with easy driving dis… More
11 Dec 2011
"Homely, comfortable and well equipped with owners who can't do enough to ensure your stay is perfect"
We stayed in this gite in June 2011 and when we needed to return to France on a house hunting trip in October 2011, we had no hesitation in staying again. The gite itself is so cosy, comfortable and … More
10 Dec 2011
"Lovely well equipped cottage in peaceful surroundings - great for recharging the batteries."
We had a wonderful 2 weeks at Les Petites Pierres - the cottage was very well equipped and there was plenty of space for our son (age 11) to run around and explore. The owners (Anne & Ray) were very … More
10 Dec 2011
"A rustic cottage in a quiet rural setting with woodland views"
A very enjoyable week in one of the best presented Gites we have stayed at.The welcome pack was very helpful.Enjoyed the wildlife of the area,particularly watching the (Red) Squirrels on the Walnut tr… More
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