Gite de l'Etang


A 2 bedroom gîte situated overlooking two private fishing lakes, graded 3 'epis' by Gîtes de France (high comfort).


Part of an ancient barn, traditionally rustic yet furnished with all you need for your self-catering holiday. Exposed beams, tiled floors throughout, wood burning stoves and restful outdoor areas make La Germondière an ideal location for your holiday. We are pet-friendly too.... so you don't have to leave your faithful friend behind.

We have two spring fed private fishing lakes of 1.5 and 3 acres, stocked with carp (mirror, common, koi and grass), tench and roach, surrounded by mature shrubs and trees.

A rural country setting rich in wildlife, providing you with a perfect environment for bird-watching, photography, painting, or simply relaxing and soaking up the wonders of nature.

The gîte comprises a large lounge/kitchen/diner with leather sofa, plus sofa-bed, double bedroom, twin bedroom, walk in shower room and separate wc. The gîte can accommodate 4 people in bedrooms with 2 further people utilising the sofa bed in the lounge (supplementary charge applies for more than 4 people).

Fully equipped with gas cooker, fridge/freezer, dish-washer, washing machine, microwave, kettle, toaster and coffee machine, iron and ironing board, clothes airers. Even a hairdryer is provided. Electric radiators in most rooms, wood-burner for those cooler evenings, UK TV and free wifi are also provided.

The gîte has a fenced large garden and patio area overlooking the smaller lake. We provide patio furniture, a parasol, sunbeds and a large BBQ.

We also supply a picnic blanket, we hope you will use it by our lakes.

Gîte de l'Etang has no steps or stairs, everything is on one level, with wide door-ways and grab bars in the toilet and shower. We also provide an adjustable height shower chair, with arms.

We are a two gite complex..... you could book both gites for a group or family gathering.


Address: 2 La Germondiere
Zip/Postal Code: 79130
Latitude / Longitude: 46.62379832158032 / -0.4367573070068147

Nearest airport Poitiers 64 km
Nearest bar / pub Le Gatinois 2 km
Nearest beach Various/Vendée 90 minutes
Nearest boulangerie Pomme de Pain 2 km
Nearest doctor Secondigny doctors 2 km
Nearest ferry port Caen 380 km
Nearest restaurant Restaurant du Lac 2.1 km
Nearest supermarket Super U 2 km


From the town of Secondigny, heading North on the D748 (Rue d'Anjou) towards Bressuire. After the Secondigny exit sign (the Secondigny sign with a red cross through it) take the second turning on the left (first turning on the left is the Pomme 2-Sèvres factory).

Accommodation, facilities, utilities



Bedroom(s): 2 ( 4 Sleeps )
Cots: 1, Double bedrooms: 1, Sofa beds: 1, Twin bedrooms: 1

Bathroom(s): 1
Showers: 1, Toilets: 1, Wash basins: 1


Holiday type

Activity holidays, Rural holidays


Countryside views, Lake views

General facilities

Garden, Garden furniture, High speed internet, Parking, WiFi

Indoor facilities

Coffee Maker, Dishwasher, Fridge freezer, Iron and Board, Microwave, Satellite TV, TV, Washing machine, Wood burner

Outdoor facilities

BBQ, Patio


Cleaning extra, Laundry inclusive, Linen inclusive, Towels inclusive


Off-road parking


Local activities:

Cycling, Fishing, Swimming, Walking


- Nightly rate Weekly Monthly Min. Stay Change-over
Week Weekend
Rate summary £43.12 - £75.68 £299.20 - £528 - 2 Nights -
30-May-2020 - 25-Sep-2020 High Season £75.68 - £528 - 7 Nights -
26-Sep-2020 - 30-Oct-2020 Mid Season £67.76 - £475.20 - 2 Nights -
31-Oct-2020 - 18-Dec-2020 Low season £43.12 - £299.20 - 2 Nights -
19-Dec-2020 - 08-Jan-2021 High Season £75.68 - £528 - 4 Nights -


Check in: 16:00, Check out: 10:00

Terms and conditions

Additional Supplements and Charges

Your holiday price includes gas and water. Electricity is also included up to 8 kilo watts per day. Electricity consumed above 8kw per day during the period of your stay will be charged at the rate of 0.20 centimes per kilo watt*.

In cold spells, an initial supply of logs for burning on the log burner will be provided free of charge. Additional logs can be purchased at the proportional price of 55 euros per ‘stere’ (cubic metre)*.
Logs can also be purchased at the nearby supermarket.

For gîte bookings, there is no charge for fishing providing the name of the angler was given at the time of booking.

The gîte must be left in the same condition as it was let to you, and cleaned to the same level of cleanliness. A charge of 50€ will be deducted from your security deposit if the gîte requires cleaning after your stay. A cleaning service can be requested at the time of booking, for 50€*.

About our prices shown on the Booking page.
- Bedlinen and towels are included in the prices shown.
- There is a 10% discount on 2nd week's price for two week bookings
- Gîte de la Prairie - Prices shown are for up to 4 people.
- Gîte de l'Etang - Prices shown are for up to 4 people. Supplementary charge of 45€ per extra person per week (maximum 6 people).

A cot can be provided.

* to be paid for in euros

Security Deposit

A security deposit of 150€ per gite is required against any loss or damage etc. This amount is to be paid at the time of your holiday balance and will be refunded to you within 5 days of your departure by bank transfer (or by cheque, sent within 5 days).

This security deposit amount will be refunded in full providing there is no damage to the gîte or its contents, and if a cleaning fee has not been incurred.

Arrival and Departure

For weekly bookings arrivals are after 4pm and before 7pm on Saturday afternoon unless agreed otherwise with the owner.
Departures are before 10am on Saturday morning, unless agreed otherwise with the owner.
Different arrival and departure days outside of high season will be considered.


Most domestic animals are welcome at La Germondière, but must be requested at the time of the booking. The owners have the right to refuse dangerous breeds. There is no charge for your animals (we can also arrange appointments at a vets in Secondigny).

You are responsible for the safety of your animals, must clean up after them and ensure they are not a bother to other customers at La Germondière. No animals are allowed on any of the gîte furniture. There may be occasions when our chickens are outside free-ranging in the evening – please ensure you keep your dog on a lead or inside the gite or gite garden at these times.

Maximum 3 dogs in Gîte de l'Etang. Maximum 2 dogs in Gîte de la Prairie.


There is no charge for fishing providing the name of the angler was given at the time of booking.

So that our fish have a long and healthy life, we ask you to observe a few rules.
•We have a NO KILL policy. All fish must be returned to the lakes.
•All anglers must be equipped with landing nets and unhooking mat or cradle. Can be supplied if requested before-hand.
•Never leave your rods unattended whilst they are in the water.
•Day ticket anglers and Under 16s are only permitted to fish the smaller lake (unless pre-arranged with the proprietor).
•ONLY Barbed hooks ON THE LARGE LAKE. Barbless hooks are preferred on the smaller lake.
•Rig tubing to be used at all times ON THE LARGE LAKE.
•Minimum 12lb line ON THE LARGE LAKE.
•Do not keep fish in a keep-net or out of the water for longer than is necessary. No carp bigger than 1Kg to be put into keep nets.
•When photographing fish, crouch low over your landing mat/cradle.
•Do not stand up whilst handling a fish.
•If you spot any damage on the fish, such as ulcers or cuts, please treat it with a carp care kit (or call us so that we can).
•If you have any problems AT ALL which has the potential to cause risk or injury to our fish, contact the proprietors IMMEDIATELY.
•The erection of bivvy’s ONLY with prior approval from the proprietors.


Smoking is not permitted inside the gîtes. Smoking in the gîte gardens or around the lakes is permitted, but please dispose of your cigarette ends in the facilities provided.

If this rule is ignored and the gite is left smelling of cigarettes, 50€ will be deducted from your security deposit.


Cancellation by the customer 4 weeks or more before arrival date, deposit only forfeited.
Cancellation by the customer 2-4 weeks before arrival date, 50% of holiday cost forfeited and security deposit refunded.
Cancellation by the customer less than 2 weeks before arrival date, full cost of holiday forfeited, security deposit refunded.


All passport, Visa and Health Certificate requirements are your responsibility and we accept no responsibility for any delay or expense incurred through any irregularity in your documents.


Customers are advised to cover themselves with the appropriate travel insurance for the period of the holiday. An EHIC Card (European Health Insurance) is also recommended in case of any emergency treatments.


Holidaymakers or their guests must not, on their own or permit persons under their control, to do anything which may in the opinion of the proprietors be, or become a nuisance, or be detrimental to other holidaymakers, anglers or our neighbours. Any such actions will be considered to be a breach of bookings conditions. In particular, vandalism, abusive or threatening behaviour will not be tolerated. In the event of such a breach, the guest and their party will be asked to leave immediately and no refund will be made.
Drugs and drunkenness will not tolerated (one warning will be given).
Children must remain the responsibility of their guardian.


Your enjoyment is important to us and any shortcomings must be notified to the proprietor immediately so that they can be rectified for you. We cannot accept responsibility for any shortcomings not notified to us. We cannot consider any claims of shortcomings after you have left.