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"La Ferme Des Chataigniers " as seen on channel 4's A New Life in the Sun – Home 83446 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

"La Ferme Des Chataigniers " as seen on channel 4's A New Life in the Sun – Home 83446

Excellent Excellent – based on 50 reviews

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  •  min stay varies

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 130 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Located in the heart of the Poitou-Charente this luxuriously renovated farmhouse is set in 4½ acres of woodlands & fields, and has its own private gardens, courtyard and BBQ area. Private access to the heated swimming pool is gained through the rear garden. There is a second farmhouse available for larger groups of families and friends...... .

The main features at La Ferme des Chataigniers are:

• 18th Century renovated farmhouse.

• Country location with private grounds and woodlands.

• Sleeps 2 persons minimum & 5 persons maximum ( however we do accept larger groups that all know each other )

• 12 x 6 metre heated saltwater pool.

• Private gardens, patio and BBQ area.

• Bikes provided free of charge, plus baby trailer & tandem

* Archery taster sessions

* Pitch & Putt golf course on sight

* Private parking

• Welcome pack on arrival.

• Within

Located in the heart of the Poitou-Charente this luxuriously renovated farmhouse is set in 4½ acres of woodlands & fields, and has its own private gardens, courtyard and BBQ area. Private access to the heated swimming pool is gained through the rear garden. There is a second farmhouse available for larger groups of families and friends...... .

The main features at La Ferme des Chataigniers are:

• 18th Century renovated farmhouse.

• Country location with private grounds and woodlands.

• Sleeps 2 persons minimum & 5 persons maximum ( however we do accept larger groups that all know each other )

• 12 x 6 metre heated saltwater pool.

• Private gardens, patio and BBQ area.

• Bikes provided free of charge, plus baby trailer & tandem

* Archery taster sessions

* Pitch & Putt golf course on sight

* Private parking

• Welcome pack on arrival.

• Within easy reach of many major attractions (Futuroscope, Monkey Valley, Vivonne kayak centre, horseriding centres etc ).

• Close to airports of Poitiers, Limoges and La Rochelle.

Location description from owner

The Nouvelle-Aquitaine region

The Vienne, with its two major river systems of the Charente and Vienne, is an area of varied natural beauty and extensive history. Visitors who are looking for either complete relaxation or activity will not be disappointed.

With its exceptional climate, second only to the South of France, the beautiful countryside lends itself to rambling, cycling, water sports and most other forms of gentle or more strenuous exercise.

The two major attractions of Futuroscope and Monkey Valley are close by. If it’s history you are looking for then look no further as this part of France has been fought over from Roman times onward.

Couhe

La Ferme des Châtaigniers (Sweet chestnut tree farm) nestles in the pretty little hamlet of Les Chaumes (The thatches) in the heart of the gently undulating countryside of the Vienne. Our picturesque nearby village of Vaux en Couhe boasts a lake, picnic area and straddling the river an 18th century communal washing area. The bar and restaurant serves excellent value for money food and is open for lunch throughout the year and for dinner during the holiday season.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room

Amenities

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

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

It is best to travel by car or bike as the gite is situated in a quiet hamlet with no buses, but lots of sites are only a short drive away. The roads are so quiet so a bike ride is very easy and picturesque. Lots of country air!

Interaction with guest

We live fifteen mins away and are contactable at any time by mobile or email. We visit the gites regularly to work on the buildings and land and are always available for advice, questions or help. We will be giving archery taster sessions once or twice a week and golf clubs and bikes are available for guest use, free of charge.

Policies

Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

Guests are welcome to walk on the land or in the woods

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About the owner

Deborah S
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
02 Feb 2017
Years listed:
8
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 04 Mar 2009. Located in Vienne, it has 50 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £500 to £900.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 02 Feb 2017.

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“A Perfect Property”

Reviewed 25 Feb 2017

Having just seen ourselves at Debbie and Derek's fantastic gite on A New Life In The Sun, I suddenly realised I never left a review! So somewhat embarrassingly I am leaving this very late We are a family of 4 and found it originally after filtering through for swimming pool and table tennis, which narrows down the number available. The gite itself is a really cosy, well furnished property which has blended old character with modern facilities perfectly (not many gites get this right!). The swimming pool is a serious sized pool and a great area to relax. A great games area and as the programme showed, the owners provide archery lessons and a small 3 hole golf course (still in progress at the time of staying). As an added bonus we became TV reality stars in the process and I must put right that I hadn't swung a gold club in over 3 years, despite Channel 4's assertion to the contrary!! A great place to stay in a great area to visit - we intend to come back and I'd thoroughly recommend it to anyone visiting Vienne

Owner's reply: Thank you for your kind comments and we're so glad you enjoyed the programme. We hope to see you again very soon and hopefully the mini golf course will be much improved.

“Fantastic gite in lovely location”

Reviewed 22 Aug 2016

After a busy first week of our holiday spending time at the lovely La Rochelle and an amazing 2 day experience at Puy du Fou Grand Park we ( Husband and I and 2 children 12 and 8 and granny ) arrived at La Ferme des Chataigniers and were warmly greeted by Debbie and Derek who showed us around the accommodation and grounds. We had also rented the gite next door for my mother as it has a downstairs bedroom. The accommodation was lovely , very comfortable and I have to say that Debbie and Derek had not forgotten anything as it was so well equipped - from every convenience in the kitchen and the thoughtful food and wine welcome grocery pack to all the games, books and DVDs in the lounge and teh outside space was pleantiful and very private . The children loved spending time in the large pool which had a shallow and deep end - inflatables also included! - there was also a games barn with table tennis, darts and table football. We made use of the bikes also and cycled down to the nearest village for a cold drink and ice cream. Derek and Debbie also offer archery sessions in the garden which we took advantage of and this was great fun. There is plenty to do nearby - The Monkey Park just a short drive was very good and you can see this comfortably in about 2- 3 hours. The city of Poitier's is only 30 minutes drive and very easy to park and stroll around the historic buildings and nice shops. The nearby canoeing down the river Clain was also good fun. All in all we had a wonderful time and I would think it hard to beat this gite - which is also perfect for a larger family if you take the 2 Gites together..

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your kind words, we're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you back again very soon.

“Fantastic place and amazing hosts”

Reviewed 4 Sep 2012

we stayed with three young children, the accommodation is fantastic and so well equipped. The pool was amazing and was kept clean and warm throughout our stay, Mark and Andrea are two of the nicest people you could ever meet and cant do enough for you, they even brought new toys for our youngest half way through the holiday! They have the perfect balance of friendly yet discreet enough to allow you to enjoy your stay. we don't normally revisit a holiday destination but the whole family loved it so much we have booked again for next summer. Just hope the cocktails are as good next year......!!

“Wow!”

Reviewed 19 Jun 2012

The gite is lovely, the gardens are lovely, and the pool is fabulous. But what sets this place apart is the hospitality. Mark and Andrea make sure you want for nothing and that all the things you need for your holiday they have thought about for you. Nothing is too much trouble but unless you need something you would barely know that they are there.

“A very pleasant stay.”

Reviewed 12 Jun 2012

We received a very friendly welcome. The first days we had rain, and could not swim, but we enjoyed the fire place very much. Furthermore the owners were very hospitable at all times. There is a nice swing in the back of the garden which our kids enjoyed very much, as well as the big swimming pool. It is verry quiet and perfect to relax, especially in the grate new chairs at the pool.

Owner's reply: We are dissappointed that you felt it necessary to downgrade the review on the basis of 'directions to the property' as you were sent full instructional directions, SatNav directions and coordinates of the property. We are not sure what else we could have done?

“Exceptional facilities for a family with babies”

Reviewed 27 May 2012

This was our first holiday away with our 6 month old baby and 3 year old son and we were really concerned that it would be difficult to find a place that could cater for all our needs. We should not have worried because La Ferme des Chataigniers simply had everything we could want. From essentials like baby seats, cots, high chairs to those quality extras of toys, swings and pool floatation devices. Fantastic location, wonderful cottage and beautiful heated pool and all so private. Wow!!

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