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Make a holiday rental gite or property in Deux-Sevres, France your home away from home

The department of Deux-Sevres, France is a landlocked region of Poitou-Charentes in the west of the country. It takes it name from the two separate rivers of the same name which originate in the department. Famed for its breeding and love of horses, Deux-Sevres is a favourite for those looking for a riding holiday in open and varied rural countryside.

Things to do on holiday in Deux-Sevres, France

Exploring the natural delights of Deux-Sevres from a self catering holiday rental is one of the best ways to understand the culture and nature of the department. Luckily, there are many excellent ways of doing this, from the maze of marked footpaths to the numerous stables which adorn the countryside, meaning that walking, riding and cycling holidays thrive. A favourite destination to walk and ride from a self catering property in Deux-Sevres is the marshland National Park at Marais Poitevin.

Many people have fallen in love with the region due to the spectacular fishing which is available. There are abundant rivers and lakes to fish in the department, meaning fishermen are prone to taking a rental gite in Deux-Sevres year after year.

There are many attractions in Deux-Sevres too. The family attraction of Futuroscope is located near Piotiers is a unique attraction with a range of fascination displays for both children and adults alike. The long history of the department has also left much to interest visitors, from the pre-historic Tumulus de Bougon to the Viking battle fields in Puy de Fou.

Deux-Sevres is a place to really enjoy the contemporary culture of France. The annual festivals of Bande Dessinee (featuring contemporary cartoons) in January, Jazz throughout the summer and Marais Poitevin painting contest mean that there are often lively events to see.

No visit to a rental gite in Deux-Sevres would be complete without a tour of one of the famous cognac distilleries which adorn the department.

Places to holiday in Deux-Sevres, France

The Deux-Sevres capital, Niort, is a charming market town. The pedestrianised centre is a great place to find restaurants and shops, and the triangular town hall is well worth investigation from any Deux-Sevres property.

Parthanay is a stunning medieval town which hosts one of the largest and most famous markets in the area. However, if you do not have a special interest in cattle, the town is still a delight to visit if only for the beautifully restored medieval architecture. In particular, the gully of St Jacques holds some of the best, including the Church of St Croix, a fortified Renaissance masterpiece.

Weather in Deux-Sevres, France

Summers in Deux-Sevres are blissfully warm, with daily average temperatures in July and August soaring to around 27°C. The myriad of canals, lakes and rivers are filled with holiday makers and fishermen through out the summer, but cooler winters mean that there is slightly less demand for Deux-Sevres holiday rental properties, but there is still a lot to enjoy in the region.

Flights to Deux-Sevres, France

If you are looking to rent a gite in Deux-Sevres, there are a range of travel options. Flybe provide cheap flights from Gatwick (LGW) to Nantes (NTE), and Ryanair have services running from London Stansted (STN) to Tours, La Rochelle (LRH) and Poitiers (PIS) or the TGV stops at Poitiers via Paris.

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Deux-Sevres Holiday Cottages & Homes (260)

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                                                                                            HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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                                                                                            HIGHLY RECOMMENDED In the past eighteen years we have enjoyed various holiday villas complete with swimming pool throughout north, south and western areas of France. This converted farmhouse is by far the best equipped we have yet to experience. The kitchen especially had everything you could possible need and more whilst on holiday. The starter pack including fresh eggs was very welcome and much appreciated. The accommodation in general was very clean, fresh, very comfortable and easily maintained. The downstairs shower room/toilet was an advantage. We were made extremely welcome by the owner on arrival and throughout our fortnight. Although he was around to give advice, Mike who was friendly and approachable when required never intruded in our privacy. He did however maintain the pool but this was ‘early’ in the morning. We were also able to enjoy a wander around where Mike keeps his geese, ducks and chickens. They were free to roam around, tame and fairly approachable. With a fortnight of warm sunny weather we made good use of the totally private pool and hot tub. This was the type of holiday we were looking for, a lot of relaxation plus good food easily prepared in the well equipped kitchen. The local area is mainly farmland but there are many typically French villages/open air markets to visit within a short drive. On the outskirts of the nearest village, Sauzes-Vaussais, there is a good sized Super U c/w petrol station and also a Spar within the village. A fish and chip van which is run by an English couple also comes to Sauze twice a week and is very popular with the local English speaking residents/holidaymakers. Finally we would like to thank Mike and Lyndsay for a most enjoyable stay in there converted farmhouse. Jim and iris, AYR
                                                                                            • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2016
                                                                                            • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                            Away from it all

                                                                                            5 of 5
                                                                                            Lovely gite in a beautiful area. We couldn't have asked for more!
                                                                                            • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2016
                                                                                            • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                                                            Lovely place with a home away from home experience

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                                                                                            We had a lovely week in the cottage and enjoyed spending time there with our dog and exploring the garden with lovely pool and the surrounding area. True French countryside makes a great getaway from everyday routine yet maintaining a home away from home feel with all amenities (excl.wifi, great for a break, but incl.English TV).
                                                                                            • Review Submitted: 23-May-2016
                                                                                            • Date of Stay: May 2016