£123 / night
Price for guests, Nights

The Ducks – Home 152859 Farmhouse

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 9 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


The accommodation consists of two houses, 5 metres apart, in a secluded garden with a heated pool. They are situated in the small hamlet of Lage, close to Vanzay and Couhé, which provide a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants.

Broadband internet access provided.

Bed linen, hand and bath towels provided.

Well behaved pets welcome.

Some comments from the Les Canards guest book from 2018:

June 2018: "Thanks as ever Clive and Beryl for providing such an excellent holiday home from home!"

June 2018: "Magnifique. Que du bonheur. Merci".

July 2018: "Our 2nd visit here and just as delightful as last year......Thank you again for your wonderful holiday home".

August 2018: "Merci pour cet agréable sejour aux Canards…..La maison, ainsi que tous les services proposés ont été très apprécié - la piscine et le jardin sont également très agréables. En définitive, nous sommes très contents de notre séjour dans votre maison, nous y reviendrons avec plaisir".

August 2018: "Wonderful stay. Boys loved the pool. Had everything we needed. Amazing star gazing at night. We hope to return. Merci!"

Sept 2018: "Wonderful holiday-home & pool made a perfect break! Hope to come back soon!".


Further details

The two houses are both rented within the one quoted price and are situated together in a secluded, shady garden. The pool is fenced so that children can play safely in the garden.

Further details indoors

The larger of the two houses has a well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave and fridge freezer, and a separate utility room with washing machine. The ground floor of the house also has a dining room and a large lounge with English freeview satellite TV. These are connected by a hallway leading to a bathroom with shower. Stairs from the hallway lead to the first floor, where there are two large bedrooms, one with a king size bed and single bed, and one with two single beds. A modern cot is also available. Above the lounge there is a mezzanine floor, with a discrete curtained area including a comfortable double futon bed which forms one of the sleeping areas. In addition there is a bathroom with bath and shower attachment and a separate toilet.

The second of the two houses has a pretty kitchen/dining area with fridge and cuisiniere, which is open to the lounge-type sitting area. There is also a shower room and separate toilet on the ground floor. An open wooden staircase leads to a large bedroom with two single beds, and a separate toilet and basin. This house also has the use of the utility room, which is separate from the main house.

Further details outdoors

Both properties are set within a private garden laid mainly to grass but with gravel drive and paths. At the end of the garden is a 10 X 5 metre, heated swimming pool with underwater lighting and Roman steps, surrounded by a paved a gravel terrace which provides an ample sunbathing and sitting area. The pool is heated and available from 1st June until 30th September and has been sited so that it benefits from sun from dawn until dusk. Near the pool is a 'pool house', with sink, fridge, toilet and shower.

There is a games room, with table tennis and guests are welcome to use our bicycles - the surrounding area is beautifully flat and encourages all the party to do a little cycling!

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed Single Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 4: 2 Single Beds
  • 2 Family bathrooms, 2 Shower rooms


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (heated)
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Table tennis
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

This is a superb location for transport links. The N10 is only 5 miles away, providing fast access to the A10 autoroute and the Futurescope at Poitiers and an attractive 2 hour drive south to Bordeaux. The coast is a little over an hour to the west and the Dordogne just an hour to the south, using the N10. Airports are at Poitiers, Limoges, Bordeaux and La Rochelle and excellent rail connections from Poitiers (20 minutes). In practice, though, you will probably do as most of our guests do: remain beside the pool!

Interaction with guest

The keys will be in a key safe on site, so that our guests can arrive at any time to suit themselves after the agreed arrival time (16:30). We are sometimes in the neighbourhood and have others nearby to help when needed, however there is no-one overlooking you and since the property is at the end of a lane in the countryside, there are no interruptions to your peace and quiet.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £150.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Well behaved dogs are welcome up to a maximum of two. Guests are requested to ensure they remain downstairs and to clear any mess from the grass before departure.


About the owner

Clive J.
Average reply time:
30 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
24 Mar 2021
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, German

This Farmhouse has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 9. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 14 Feb 2011. Located in Couhe, it has 7 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £859 to £2004.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 24 Mar 2021.


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Guest reviews

7 reviews

Very Good

“Charming, peaceful property”

Reviewed 10 Aug 2020

We had a great stay at this charming, peaceful property. The owners were so helpful and easy to deal with. We were concerned the bedroom on the mezzanine would lack privacy but it was fine in practice. The house is well-equipped, and pool is great - especially with the pool kitchen. The area is very quiet but there are some markets nearby and Poitiers is not far away.

Owner's reply: Dear Claire. We were delighted to hear that you and your party had a good time at Les Canards and thank you very much for taking the time to complete a review. It is good to hear that you found the property well equipped because we had to remove many items: games, crockery, cutlery etc due to COVID restrictions. Hopefully in the future we can replace everything and you can return to enjoy the even higher standards that we normally offer! All the best CLIVE & BERYL

“Beautiful, well-equipped house in a quiet, restful location”

Reviewed 7 Oct 2018

This property had everything we needed for every occasion. Both houses are really well-equipped, with lots of crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils. Even the pool house has enough equipment (crockery, cutlery, fridge, kettle etc.) that we could spend the day by the pool and prepare lunch without constantly returning to the house. The lovely dining room was perfect for candlelit dining, and we spent several evenings playing games in the spacious sitting room. The little patio tables between the two houses allowed us to enjoy an al fresco breakfast most mornings. The second smaller cottage was ideal for my daughter and her partner, and the open plan design meant that you could cook and chat with the others at the same time! The heated pool is a great size, especially for five adults enjoying being big kids in the water! Locally, we ate in Malkinns Pizzeria in Couhé, and visited the delightful Vallée des Singes to see the monkeys, with a couple of day trips, to La Rochelle and Angouleme. But most of the time, we stayed by the pool - a perfect holiday!

Owner's reply: Thanks Alayne for these very kind words. It was great meeting you and the family and we hope to welcome you back in the future CLIVE & BERYL

“Sejour à Couhé”

Reviewed 20 Aug 2018

Nous avons passé un excellent séjour. La villa est vraiment bien et conforme à l'annonce. Nous avons particulièrement apprécié les services fournis et la… More

Owner's reply: Merci Lucile pour les gentils mots. Merci aussi d’avoir bien pris soin de notre propriété. Nous vous remercions et nous espèrons que vous allez choisir Les Canards encore à l’avenir!

“Fantastic secluded property”

Reviewed 1 Aug 2018

This property is in a fantatically secluded location with great facilities and a wonderful pool area which is not overlooked. The photos really do not do the property justice! The separate smaller house is a very useful addition for teenagers who want their own space. Clive, the owner, was brilliant with his communication and I would not hesitate to recommend this property.

Owner's reply: Thanks Paula for the very kind words. We hope to welcome you back in due course - and you will be pleased to hear we have replaced all the loungers!

“Great stay”

Reviewed 9 Apr 2015

As long as you like an "away from it all" holiday, this place is perfect. Well equipped both inside and out, les Canards was ideal for our extended family. Everyone loved the pool area with… More

Owner's reply: Thanks very much for the kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you back this year

“Fabulous space suitable for extended family with excellent facilities”

Reviewed 24 Aug 2014

An idyllic location set peacefully amid the sunflower fields, Les Canards has everything a family or group could need. Beautiful and well equipped house, brilliantly sized pool, space to run, games r… More

“get away from the city”

Reviewed 21 Oct 2012

We had a fabulous time in Les Canards. There is lots of space for everyone. The ping pong table and the pool are the winners. But there are loads of other things you could enjoy ie bikes, games, badminton etc. the cottages are in the middle of nowhere so this is for someone looking for peaceful holidays. the grocery shop is a while away so you certainly need a car. We did a couple of day trips: one to Poitiers and the other to La Rochelle. Excellent time out - recommend both. The cottages are well equipped including room by the pool. Everything you need to enjoy your cooking or bbq. All of my friends enjoyed the place. Thanks a lot to the owners. We did recommend the place to friends but unfortunately the dates the wanted where not available. not surprised because in low season it is a bargain:)

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