Au Marcassin Comfy gite, ideal for walkers, cyclists, country lovers.

Gite in Poitou-Charentes
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Description

Ideal for families, walkers and cyclists. In the middle of the countryside, the gîte is on a hill. From the lounge window you look out over a wooded valley. At the bottom is a little stream which is the beginning of the Vendée river. In front of you is a field with fruit trees (help yourselves to the different fruits according to the season). On the left is the natural swimming pool (8m x 4m), cleaned by plants, surrounded by a terrace with chaise-longues, a hammock, parasols and tables. There is also a sanded children’s play ground. If you are energetic, you will find maps and directions for several walks. They start at 2km for an evening stroll with the dog and go up to proper hikes of 14 or 15km. Dogs are welcome and there is a kennel for them if you go out for the day. There are maps of cycle rides too, several using the nearby Green Route to avoid traffic. (the bikes in the barn are yours to borrow for free and there is secure storage for your own bikes) There are also a selection of mountain bike trails. Most of these maps are for walks starting at the gîtes but there are some which describe trails and paths in nearby areas, for a change of scenery! You can also join in the walks organised by the commune. At the next door farm they raise rabbits and cows and my neighbour takes great pleasure in showing his animals to any interested visitors. We are 4km from L’Absie where there is a supermarket, a baker, two chemists, two banks, a newsagent and a post office. There are also 2 restaurants, 3 bars, a tea room, a doctor’s surgery, a dentist and a vet. Small but comfortable The kitchen is very well equipped, there is even a dishwasher, a pressure cooker, a slow cooker and a wok (the three washing machines and the tumble dryer are in the barn). The bathroom has a shower, a bidet and a washbasin with the toilet leading off. The TV has an inbuilt DVD player and there is a selection of adult and children’s DVDs as well as magazines, books and puzzles. The first bedroom has a double bed, a wardrobe, a chest of drawers and a hairdryer. The second has two single beds, a child’s bed, a wardrobe, a chest of drawers and a cupboard full of games. A child’s cot can be added. Every room has a fan, and electric heating. On the private terrace is a table, chairs, parasol and barbecue. You won’t be bored! At La Chandurière you can relax by the side of the pool, the children can play in the sand, or on the swings and slide. An evening game of boules is always popular. If it rains, you can play table tennis, darts, mini snooker or table football in the barn. Upstairs is a cupboard full of jigsaw puzzles, a table and a foldaway board. New this year is a ‘Cosy Corner’ but to get to it you have to limbo under a low beam! Not too far away you can find out what it was like to be at school in the last Century (Tour Nivelle). Or learn about ostriches and buy some steaks (Sèvre Autriches). If you are fit you can swing through the trees at Accrobranche. Why not try the go-karts or immerse yourself in medieval life at St Mesmin Castle with games, dances and battles? The Vendée coast is 90 minutes away with a choice of lovely beaches and the fascinating ports of La Rochelle and Rochefort. Futuroscope, a fantastic day out, is 90 minutes away. Or for a more peaceful visit, you can go to the Marais Poitevin (40 minutes) where you can hire a flat-bottomed boat. It is a region full of history. You can visit the medieval parts of several towns, old castles, magnificent churches or spend an unforgettable day (or two) at Puy de Fou, for dramatised history (40 minutes away). Deux-Sèvres is nicknamed the Festival Centre. In the summer there are festivals featuring games, jazz, art, theatre and dance. In June, Bressuire hosts the World Championships of the Highland Games and the Historic Grand Prix. There are displays of painting, sculpture and photos. Also fayres, open air cinema, competitions and concerts. When you are here, try local foods and visit the local markets – we make very tasty things!

Location

Address: 2 La Chandurière, 79240 Saint-Paul-en-Gâtine, France
Zip/Postal Code: 79240
Latitude/Longitude: 46.63787117357254 / -0.6186195592804324
Nearest airportPoitiers60 miles
Nearest bar / pubBar de la Poste; L'Absie2 miles
Nearest beachLa Faute sur Mer60 miles
Nearest boulangerieBoulangerie in L'Absie2 miles
Nearest canalMarais Poitevin30 miles
Nearest doctorCabinet Medical de L'Absie2 miles
Nearest ferry portSt Malo240 miles
Nearest marketNiort30 miles
Nearest restaurantChez Chantal2 miles
Nearest riverSevre Niortais8 miles
Nearest supermarketCarrefour, L'Absie2 miles
Nearest train stationNiort30 miles

Directions

Rennes - Nantes - past Cholet - towards Poitiers - take the turn off for Mauléon.
Cérizay - Moncoutant - Chantemerle - go across the D949 - down through La Favri - right before the cemetery - down to stream then as you go up the hill it is the first house on the right.

Neighborhood

Rolling countryside, very quiet and rural, lovely view across the valley.
Nearest town is 2 miles with a small supermarket and basic shops. It also has 2 bars, 3 restaurants and a tea-room, dentist, doctor, vet, nursing office, post office and 2 banks. Larger towns with more choice are 8 to 10 miles away

Accommodation, facilities, utilities

All properties
Gite , 44 sq. m.
Bedroom(s)
2 Bedroom(s), 5 Sleeps
Cots: 2
Double bedrooms: 1
Twin bedrooms: 1
Bathroom(s)
1 Bathroom(s)
Bidets: 1
Showers: 1
Toilets: 1
Wash basins: 2
View
Countryside views
River views
Village views
Holiday type
Activity holidays
Family holidays
Romantic holidays
Rural holidays
Rustic holidays
Board
Self catering
Access
Off-road parking
Stairs
Parking
4 Cars
Off street
Energy
A B C D E F G
Utilities
Broadband Internet
General facilities
Garden
Garden furniture
High speed internet
Parking
Pool table
WiFi
Indoor facilities
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Dishwasher
DVD Player
Freezer
Fridge
Iron and Board
Microwave
Satellite TV
Tumble drier
TV
Washing machine
Outdoor facilities
BBQ
Swimming pool (shared)
Terrace
Services
Cleaning extra
Laundry extra
Linen inclusive
Towels inclusive
Local activities
Boule
Cycling
Fishing
Golf
Horse riding
Swimming
Tennis
Walking
Water skiing
Other activities
Fishing (8 miles)
Golf (20 miles)
Pedaloes (10 miles)
Tennis (2 miles)
Water skiing (26 miles)

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Rates

-Nightly rateWeekly rateMonthly rateMin. StayChange-over
WeekWeekend
Rate summary £50 - £65 £350 - £450 - 2 Nights -

Policies

Check in: 15:00 / Check out: 10:00
Payment options
Bank transfer
Suitability
Pets: Yes, pets welcome
Smoking: Yes, smokers welcome
Children: Yes, great for kids
Long term rentals: No
Elderly or infirm: Yes
Wheelchair: No

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