Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Gencay - Rural French Farmstead Gite Complex
Sleeps up to 24. Four individual gites located in rural surroundings. With a total of 9 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, heated pool and Jacuzzi this is the perfect place for a wonderful holiday or a full family get-together! Also served by Ryanair flights to Tours or Poitiers.
Built in the early 1800’s. Les Coindries is a traditional French farmstead built around a large courtyard and typical of the region. The stone buildings with their tiled roofs are set in private gardens accessed by a quiet lane and are surrounded by rolling arable land with lovely walks and cycle tracks nearby. The buildings have been carefully restored and converted to include the original oak beams and open fireplaces, plus a swimming pool and Jacuzzi. This area is perhaps the most characteristically French of all the regions with its chateaux, rolling vineyards and meandering rivers. The stunning abbey at Fontevraud is only a pleasant 30 minutes drive away. For more up-to-date entertainment, ‘Futuroscope’ is about 25km away. Les Coindries can be found 11km south of Richelieu. famous for it’s Cardinal of the same name and a further 15 minutes drive takes you to the lovely town of Chinon. Tours is about 1 hr away to the north, with Poitiers 35 minutes to the south.
Details for holiday farmhouse La Maison Campagnarde (4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8/10), 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, 1 Bathroom
In the main courtyard is an eating area within a shaded gazebo where meals and drinks can be taken. For off season and winter lettings all the properties are electrically heated with La Maison Campagnarde having a large open fire in the living room and a wood burning stove in the kitchen. Le Petit Coin also feature a wood burning stove with logs provided by the owners.
Richelieu our local town, is a wonderful example of an unspoilt and largely original medieval walled city of great charm and character. The main square recently redeveloped and restored to its original 15th century style, features cafes, bars and shops. Banks and restaurants are down the little streets which lead to hidden properties straight from the days of the Cardinal who founded his domain and built the city in the early 1600’s.
The whole area is a haven and an antidote from the stresses of modern life, with few cars and many little roads to explore it is a cyclists and walkers paradise. There are many beautiful types of woodland with defined paths and easy access and a few minutes away is a splendid nature trail build on the former railway which ran from Chatellerault to Loudon.
We require 20% deposit on booking with the balance being due 2 months prior to arrival.