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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
  • 7 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

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

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 7
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 54 reviews

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 7

Key Info

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

Description from owner


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

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed Single Bed
    Bedroom 2: King Bed Sofa Bed
  • 2 En suites


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (heated)
  • Private garden
  • Swing set
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • 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
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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  • 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 will be giving archery taster sessions once or twice a week and golf clubs and bikes are available for guest use, free of charge.


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.
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: £50.00
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

Please leave the gite as you find it.


About the owner

Deborah & Derek S.
Average reply time:
1 hour 40 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated::
15 Jun 2018
Years listed:
Based in:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 7. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 04 Mar 2009. Located in Vienne, it has 54 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £700 to £900.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 15 Jun 2018.


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Guest reviews

Excellent – based on 54 reviews Excellent
54 reviews

Very Good

“Fantastic, beautiful home from home!”

Reviewed 25 Jul 2017

What a place! As soon as we arrived at Derek and Debbie's gites we knew we were going to have a great fortnight. The directions that Derek emailed through to us couldn't have been easier to follow and we made the trip down with no problems. A beautiful setting, so very private and with so much to do. Our hosts made sure we had everything we could possibly need, including a lovely welcome pack of brie, wines, beers, pate and french bread and left us to enjoy our holiday. We were in the gorgeous pool with the sun setting that evening and our three kids were having what they described as "the best holiday ever". Derek and Debbie have really thought of everything, they taught us archery, there were bikes and a pull along trailer, a little golf course, a small wooded area that the children adored, the pool is just WOW! The games barn with darts, table tennis, table football, tennis rackets, badminton, the list goes on and the hosts let you enjoy it all at your leisure. The spotlessly clean gites are perfect, so very rustic with the exposed brickwork, beams and log burners yet modern with every possible mod con you could need. A GREAT selection of board games and DVDs, the kids loved them all! We visited some amazing places over the fortnight, we ended up at Chateau de Verteuil enjoying a glass of wine by the river on the most gorgeous sunny day. We watched the Bastille Day fireworks in a local village. Dressed up in period costumes at Chateau de Rochefoucauld and enjoyed so many crepes and cafe au laits...this is France at its very best. Our favourite thing to do, without doubt was go on a bike ride around the gite and surrounding sunflower fields and then spend the day hanging out at the amazing pool. I have stayed in France many times before, but this has to be the best visit. If you are a family, and especially if you have extended family or friends that want to rent next door then you will struggle to find better than this. Debbie and Derek, we left with very heavy hearts on Saturday and as I warned you, there would be tears. We really miss our French home from home, I feel like we made two good friends in you both and wish you continued success!

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your lovely review. It makes our job very worthwhile when we read comments like this. You have been so easy going and accommodating and you left the gite in a beautiful state. I shall never forget taking your little man for a ride on our tractor mower. Please come again soon, lots of love from France, D&D xx

“We absolutely loved our stay!”

Reviewed 12 Jun 2017

We spent 2 great weeks in these well equipped and beautifully presented gites. Debbie and Derek were great hosts, there to greet us on arrival and full of helpful information about where to visit, eat out, etc. Our family particularly loved the pool area and made good use of all the games provided. The provision of a travel cot/stair gate/toys/inflatables made it great for the youngest members of our party. We really enjoyed the archery tuition and the pitch and putt golf. The area is rural and restful with some lovely french villages and towns to visit. It was the perfect location for a relaxed family holiday. The weather was fantastic so we ate all our meals outside and the wine was fabulous!

Owner's reply: Glad you all enjoyed yourselves. Please come again soon, we loved having you stay. Derek & Debbie xx

“Excellent accommodation in a beautiful location”

Reviewed 5 Jun 2017

The gites are set in large, well maintained grounds with a fabulous swimming pool. We were a large group so used both gites, they are beautifully furnished, extremely clean and very well equipped. Derek and Debbie, the owners, gave us a warm welcome and during our stay provided advice and information about the area as well as archery tuition! Their friendly, caring but unobtrusive presence struck just the right balance. We will definitely be returning and would highly recommend this as a relaxing break away from it all.

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your comments. We loved having you stay. Come again soon D&D xx

“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......!!


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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