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Le Chene Rond Chambre d'hote – Home 5875774 B&B

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  • 1 night min stay

B&B / 5 bedrooms / 7 bathrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Book a room or book the complete Farm, the choice is yours. What ever you decide you will love the Deux-Sevres countryside and the friendly people.

Le Chêne Rond is a nineteenth century Farm house set in over thirteen acres of enclosed meadow land. We are on the outskirts of a small village, Secondigny which has all the amenities you will require. Set in the charming Deux-Sevres region of the Poitou-Charentes which is steeped in history and folk lore. Reknowned for it Orchads of Apples & Pears.

Le Chêne Rond and its barns have been renovated to provide quality holiday accommodation. We also offer spacious light accommodation in a tranquil setting. It has been recently renovated, yet retaining many original features alongside modern quality fittings.

Le Chêne Rond is a family run chambre d'hote & gite, for families and single people alike, Completely PET FRIENDLY with 13 acres of meadow land for them and you to explore at your leisure.

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Book a room or book the complete Farm, the choice is yours. What ever you decide you will love the Deux-Sevres countryside and the friendly people.

Le Chêne Rond is a nineteenth century Farm house set in over thirteen acres of enclosed meadow land. We are on the outskirts of a small village, Secondigny which has all the amenities you will require. Set in the charming Deux-Sevres region of the Poitou-Charentes which is steeped in history and folk lore. Reknowned for it Orchads of Apples & Pears.

Le Chêne Rond and its barns have been renovated to provide quality holiday accommodation. We also offer spacious light accommodation in a tranquil setting. It has been recently renovated, yet retaining many original features alongside modern quality fittings.

Le Chêne Rond is a family run chambre d'hote & gite, for families and single people alike, Completely PET FRIENDLY with 13 acres of meadow land for them and you to explore at your leisure.

We think holidays are precious times, so we want to make them a trip for you to remember, and return to the wonderful region of Deux-Sevres.

We are one hour away from the theme parks of Puy Du Fou and Futuroscope. Also one hour away from the beautiful coast town of La Rochelle. The nearest airport and TGV train station are situated in Poitiers a 45 minute drive away.

Location description from owner

The Nouvelle-Aquitaine region

There's Plenty To Do In This Beautiful
Part Of The World.
Here are a few suggestions...

THE CÔTE SAUVAGE: Wild beauty along the Atlantic coast
GORGEOUS BEACHES: From child friendly to surfers' paradise
BEAUTIFUL PLACES: Visit the region's award winning villages
LA ROCHELLE: A fabulous French port
COGNAC: Cognac tours and tastings
ANIMAL MAGIC: Zoos, aquariums & parks of furry and slithery creatures!
FUTUROSCOPE: Amazing 3D leisure park near Poitiers
MARAIS POITEVIN: The stunning scenery 'Green Venice'
GREAT WINE: Discover the region's excellent vintages
LIVELY MARKETS: Where and how to shop
CYCLING: Along the coast & through the countryside
GOLF: AChoose from the 21 courses here in the Poitou

There are four départements in the Poitou-Charentes region – the Vienne, Charente, Charente-Maritime and Deux-Sèvres. Deux-Sèvres is sparsely-populated area and is a real delight, full of lovely countryside, historic towns and great food and wine, with plenty to do and see. It's also really well placed for the fine sandy beaches of the nearby Atlantic coast. The main tourist attraction of the department is the Marais Poitevin. This lowland area of marshes, waterways and rows of poplar trees has been described as the Venise Verte or Green Venice. It's a great place to explore at your leisure by boat or canoe and a must-visit if you are coming to stay in the region. Indeed, take a holiday in Deux-Sèvres and you'll realise it's justly known for its natural beauty and the authorities have helpfully laid on 2,400km of signposted paths along which to enjoy it! All or part of these country paths and lanes can be travelled on foot, by bike, on horseback, or even in some cases by pony and trap. For those who prefer their tourist attractions with the aid of a bird's eye view, during the summer months there's also the chance to fly a glider or go up in a hot air balloon – or a montgolfière, as it is known in French. And for the more energetic there's also the opportunity to clamber through the treetops in an adventure park in the middle of the department's Chantemerle Forest. Continuing the theme of outdoor holidays in Deux-Sèvres also boasts a huge number of fishing spots, plus three popular golf courses. And for the boy (and girl) racers there's also the attraction of go-karting.
What To See And Do In The Deux-Sevres
Deux-Sèvres is named after a river – in fact after two rivers, the Sèvre Nantaise and the Sèvre Niortaise.
Indeed the entire département is famed for its beautiful rivers and wooded valleys, for example in the Sèvre Nantaise Valley , the area around the village of Mothe Saint Héray and the Thouet Valley. There are also a number of natural and man-made lakes for those who like swimming or simply messing about on the water. When it comes to towns, the best known is the charming town of Niort.
Niort is also a very green town. You can walk along the riverbank to the edge of the nearby Marais Poitevin along a man made embankment surrounded by trees and greenery. Naturally it's the ideal starting point from which to explore Green Venice itself. Further north, away from the flat terrain around Niort, is the fascinating old town of Parthenay. This old fortified town sits on a rocky crag flanked on two sides by the River Thouet. Each year the town hosts an international festival called the Festival Ludique International de Parthenay, during which the old streets are packed with games, and which has become a popular tourist attraction.
Wine In The Deux-Sèvres
Finally, is the food and drink to discover when you holiday in Deux-Sèvres. This department is feted for its butter and cheese and also, perhaps more surprisingly, produces some very good wines. In fact, wine production in Deux-Sèvres should not really surprise when one considers that it stretches up towards the Loire valley and the northern boundary of the department is only just south of Saumur – famed for its sparkling wines. The area around Thouars is especially good for wine – try a vin du Thouarsais while you're there. So when you're on holiday in the Deux-Sèvres, be sure to seek out one of the small local winemakers and producer
Marais Poitevin
Visit this stunning marshland for a quite different French experience. The 'Marais' is made up of a series of natural water channels and man-made canals creating a lovely landscape of meadows, fens and dykes. Commonly referred to as Venise Verte or 'Green Venice' it is also full of wildlife. The best way to see it is to hire a flat-bottomed barques and float along the water at your own pace. There are plenty of lovely villages where you can stop for refreshment.
Poitiers
It's a great town to stroll around from the tree-lined Place Mar Leclerc filled with cafés in the summer, through cobbled, pedestrianised streets flanked by a mix of centuries-old architecture and half-timbered houses, many of which have been transformed into lovely little boutique shops. The town has a long and varied history - French queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine, annulled her marriage to Louis VII to marry King Henry II of England, and they established their court here, and Joan of Arc tried to claim the city - which means there are plenty of historical sites to see including Notre-Dame-la-Grande church. At Parc de Blossac admire the landscaped gardens that include an English style rose garden as well as a grotto, ornamental lake and pavilion, and a small zoo with monkeys, deer and birds.
Futuroscope
Poitou-Charentes' top tourist attraction – and the second in all of France - is a 3D technology theme park creating eye-opening films and heart-stopping rides. The 60-hectare park, with landscaped gardens and fountains, contains a number of futuristic-looking pavilions in which the films and rides are housed. At the end of the day there is an evening show, an extravaganza of lights, music, laser special effects and fireworks.
Morning Market and Performing Birds
In the Vienne, the town of Chauvigny is considered to have one of the best markets in the area. Take in a performance of Les Géants du Ciel, a show of free-flying birds of prey that's children will love – although adults seem to like it too! Afterwards, wander through the old town with its Donjon and other medieval buildings.

Monkeys & Roses
Mountain gorillas are one of the stars of the show at La Vallee des Singes which also has thirty species of ape and monkey, many of which are free to swing and leap around you as you walk. The best way to see the animals is to follow the feeding schedule – handed to you with your ticket. Watch out! The chimpanzees, rescued from animal laboratories, have a tendency to throw their food at the audience and you're not safe even in the back row! Near the exit is a excellent adventure playground for children. A discounted ticket offer includes the Parc de la Belle six hectares and of horticultural beauty including a rose and water garden, plus a farmyard with animals for children to pet. The park also has tree top cabins that can be hired for the night, and the price includes breakfast in the morning.

Crocodiles and Snakes
One of the Vienne's newest attractions is the Planete des Crocodiles Here you can see more than 200 crocodiles from around the world, the different types housed in large bio-sphere that reflect their native habitat. From one scaly reptile to another – nearby L'Isle Aux Serpents has 50 species of reptile, including snakes, iguanas, lizards and turtles. These two attractions are included in a discounted ticket offer that also includes Le Vieux Cormenier, a recreation of rural French life in the early 20th century, and the swimming pool at Abyssea.

Parthenay and Thouars
In the north of the Deux-Sèvres, the historic towns of Parthenay and Thouars offer a fascinating day out. Parthenay is an ancient fortified town that sits on a rocky crag flanked on two sides by the River Thouet. Walk its old streets - The old street known as Vaux St-Jacques is especially atmospheric. Nearby Thouars also lies on the old pilgrim route and its imposing 17th century Château des Ducs de La Trémoïlle is certainly worth a look. Around the town is a small wine-growing area producing what are know as the Vins de Thouarsais. Though not well known, they are excellent wines - not surprising perhaps when you consider you are so close to the well-known Saumur and Anjou appellations.

Secondigny

Deux-Sevres (Departement 79) is the next departement inland from the Vendee and below the Loire, in the region of Poitou Charente in Western France. It is so called because of the two Rivers running through it, the River Nantaise in the north and the River Niortaise in the south. The climate is very similar to that of the Mediterranean with long hot summers, although the winters can be quite cold with temperatures around freezing during December and January.
In the 12th Century Poitou Charente was a 'part of England' in that it was ruled by the Plantagenets. Count Henry of Anjou married Eleanor of Aquitaine and he became King of England in 1154. Henry wore a plant genesta in his hat – hence the name Plantagenet. Poitou then became an English possession and established a 'Plantagenet society' with its own currency. Their son was Richard the Lionheart. Poitou was taken back under the French Crown by Louis IX in 1242.
Green fields bordered by hedges and dotted with woods remind the visitor of the countryside of southern England. Cattle and sheep graze the lush green meadows and the area is also famous for its goats cheeses. It is also a big apple-growing area. Fields of sunflowers follow the sun during the summer, but vineyards tend to be on the smaller size, although there is a tourist Route Des Vins which takes the visitor through towards Poitiers.
The capital town is Niort, with attractive shops and a large indoor and outdoor market twice a week. The Military Academy dominates the town of St Maixent l'Ecole, whilst Parthenay, in the center, is famous throughout France for its cattle market, and St Loup sur Thouet for its goats cheeses. Pineau de Charente is the popular locally produced aperitif, originating from monks who put wine into casks which had previously held cognac.
Poitiers and La Rochelle airports provide easy access to the Departement, with Ryanair flights from Stansted. British Airways offer flights from Gatwick to Nantes, a 2-hour drive away. Cross-channel travelers can reach Deux-Sevres within a comfortable 4 hours' drive from Caen and St Malo, or just over 5 hours from Cherbourg.
For a holiday home, the Vendee coast is an hour and a half's drive away, and there are inland lakes with beaches offering water sports, walking, cycling, fishing etc. If you own a home with a swimming pool, the hot summers will ensure it gets plenty of use!
House styles vary from the Charentaise longhouses to more modern properties on 1 floor with sous sol (garage built below the living accommodation) to individually designed properties on private plots. Compared with the southern and coastal departments, prices in Deux-Sevres are quite reasonable and running costs are much lower than in England. House letting on behalf of maison secondaire owners is popular, so your holiday home can earn its keep!
Market activity is high, with the Dutch moving into the area, as well as the British. Many French estate agents in Deux-Sevres do not advertise in the English magazines, so an on-site visit is recommended to give a wider choice of properties to suit your requirements.
With farming still a major industry, Deux-Sevres is very rural, with life running at a slow pace. The towns offer craft groups, gymnasiums, cinemas, restaurants and street cafes, and there is an active British Group for those who wish to get involved, with a choice of different social events and a monthly library. Like the rest of France, the three months of summer holidays ensure the area comes alive with festivals and fairs, attracting tourists from all over the world.
With a home in Deux-Sevres, you can be sure you will always have plenty of things to do, or just sit back and enjoy a leisurely lunch with a glass of wine
and good company!

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • 4 Double Beds, 1 Bunk Bed, 2 Single Beds
  • 4 Family bathrooms, 3 En suites

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Staffed property
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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About the owner

Peter B
Response rate:
25%
Calendar updated::
06 Mar 2017

Languages spoken: English


This B and B has 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms and sleeps 10. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 19 Feb 2015. Located in Deux-Sevres, the average weekly rate is £324.

The Owner has a response rate of 25% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 06 Mar 2017.

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