Our gite is situated in the lovely commune of Saint-Coutant an area very popular with walkers with close access to signposted guided trails to explore the countryside and great for dog walking.
In the summer the countryside is a blaze of yellow sunflowers. Just up the track from the gite is a garden nursery that is open to the public and ideal for purchasing something nice for the garden at home.
The Gite is situated between the tourist town of Melle and the market town of Lezay giving easy access to lots of tourist attractions.
Melle is a pleasant town where you can visit the Silver Mines, St Hilaire Eglise (Church), a motorcycle museum and has a great market on a Friday amongst many other things.
Lezay has a popular farmers market every Tuesday morning. It is the largest in the area and is ideal for buying gifts, clothes, bags, fresh fruit & vegetables, cheese, patisserie, bread and wine which are local to this region. After a stroll through the market, you can enjoy lunch at a nearby cafe or restaurant. A Plat de Jour at the various restaurants around the area, offer incredible value and quality.
There is also a large supermarket in the town, two boulangeries, a tabac, banks, pharmacies and a Post Office for convenience.
Lezay also has a lovely recreational area with swings, tennis courts, a fishing lake and a municipal camping area. Close by is a large outdoor pool open to the public.
The property is well situated for those that would like to explore the region further with easy access to the cities of Poitiers, Niort and Angouleme.
If you yearn for peace in a rural, tranquil setting, this is the gite for you.
Walkers and nature lovers will love this area as there are miles of unspoiled surrounding countryside, with stunning views right outside the property.
The gite itself is comfortable with modern conveniences but still has character and charm with stone walls and beams and a touch of French decor. The outside area, in particular, is why we wanted to live here. The grounds are natural and relaxing. The vine-covered terrace and fire pit areas are perfect for those long summer days and stargazing evenings with a glass or 2 of wine.
Kitchen and Dining Area
The kitchen is well equipped with:
- Range Style cooker with gas hob and electric oven
- Crockery and utensils
- Plenty of storage space
- Dining table and 4 chairs
- Rucksack with picnic equipment to take out
Living Room Area
The kitchen area leads through to the lounge area and comprises of:
- Comfy seating
- Tourist information
- Free wi-fi
- DVDs, Books, games including Scrabble and Trivial Pursuit, Boules for the petanque area
- Flat screen TV with free-sat TV for UK programmes
- DVD/CD Player
The bedroom is a good size with a double bed.
French doors lead out to a terrace area where you can sit in the morning sun for your coffee at a bistro table and see the lovely views. The en-suite bathroom is off of the bedroom.
The second bedroom has 2 single beds.
There are two bathrooms - one situated off the main bedroom and the other is accessible for all.
The en-suite bathroom is beautifully light and bright. There is a shower over the jacuzzi bath. A hairdryer is provided.
There is a second bathroom, situated off of the living area, with a powerful shower with plenty of hot water.
There is a wood-burning stove for use when it's a little chilly. The bedrooms have electric radiators if required. The main bedroom has a ceiling fan for cooling and the French door shutters help keep the room cool.
- The overground swimming pool will be open in the summer for your exclusive use. The pool will be alarmed.
- Vine-covered terrace for alfresco dining
- Gas BBQ for your exclusive use
- Fire-pit area to relax around in the evening
- UK satellite Freeview tv
- Cds, DVDs, and player
- A selection of books to read
- Petanque area & boules to use
- Darts board
- Board games
- There are marked walking routes close by the gite
- The area is great for leisure cycling
Gardens and Outside Area
- The grounds are south facing and catch the sun for most of the day.
- You have exclusive use of the swimming pool in the summer months.
The pool will be alarmed for safety ( the current fencing will be removed very soon.)
- There is a private area of grounds for the gite, but there are a further two field areas that
you are free to wander around. There is a vegetable garden to pick seasonable vegetables.
- The vine-covered terrace with table and chairs is fabulous to sit under to provide shade when
it gets too hot
- Sun loungers
- Gas BBQ for your use
- Petanque area. Boules are provided
- A dartboard and darts are there for your use
- 2 Adult bikes are available
- The grounds are fenced so are suitable for a well-behaved dog.
Please contact us regarding this.
There is an off-road parking area outside the gite. You can access the property through a gate at the side of the gite which is for your exclusive use.
Please contact us if you need secure parking.
The gite is ideally suited for 4 adults or a couple with children seeking a relaxing rural retreat.
Well behaved dogs welcome by prior arrangement.
Sorry, the property is not suitable for wheelchair access as there are some steps in the property and to the outside terrace
|Address: 6 Rue du Souil, St-Coutant,Lezay, Deux-Sevres|
|Zip/Postal Code: 79120|
| Latitude/Longitude: 46.2338 / -0.016925|
|Nearest airport||Poitiers||52 minutes|
|Nearest bar / pub||Cafe du Commerce||7 minutes|
|Nearest beach||La Rochelle||90 minutes|
|Nearest boulangerie||La Pétrie||12 minutes|
|Nearest doctor||Dr Olivier Bertaud (English Speaking)||7 minutes|
|Nearest ferry port||St Malo||361 km|
|Nearest market||Lezay||7 minutes|
|Nearest restaurant||L'Assiette||7 minutes|
|Nearest river||Lezay||7 minutes|
|Nearest supermarket||Intermarche||7 minutes|
|Nearest train station||Ruffec||34 minutes|
Saint-Coutant is a small commune that is in a rural location but is a short drive to the towns of Melle and Lezay where there are boulangeries, restaurants and markets, banks, supermarkets, banks and everything else you might require.