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Luxury holiday home with private heated pool - 15 minutes to Futuroscope

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 large bedrooms to sleep 8, beautiful bathroom and shower room, huge lounge

Very comfortable lovely restored farmhouse. 4 large and airy bedrooms, luxury family bathroom, bright & clean shower room, additional downstairs WC, huge entrance hall, large lounge with wood burning stove, elegant dining area, modernised kitchen with wood burner and all modern equipment (dishwasher, full electric oven & gas hob, large fridge, washing machine, coffee maker etc) Central heating throughout and electric fans in all bedrooms. Large private courtyard with BBQ, very sunny patio with table, chairs and large sun shade, plus main dining table in covered summer kitchen/diner, with built in music system. Lawned gardens with roses, colourful flower beds and mature trees. Large heated swimming pool (12m x 6m) with roman steps and telescopic removable cover which makes it completely safe, keeps the heat in at night and provides an 'indoor' swimming experience in poor weather.

Easy to reach - flights from London & Edinburgh, TGV from Paris and Eurostar via Lille or Paris

Heating: This lovely former farmhouse has very thick stone walls which keep the rooms (including bedrooms) fresh during the hot summer days and evenings. For exceptionally hot periods all rooms have electric fans.

For low season rentals or B&B stays, the house is kept lovely and warm via full central heating and a wood burning stove in the lounge and in the kitchen.

Garden maintenance & welcome: We will maintain the garden & pool, making one visit per week to cut the lawns, check the pool filters and clean the pool. The pool does not need heating during the high season, as it is covered by a telescopic cover (abri). Guests can swim with the abri in place or its easy to roll back each day. The pool is then totally exposed to the sun. The abri also ensures complete safety when closed. Additional pool heating can be provided at a weekly charge of £40.

Our welcome pack consists of two botles of Haut Poitou wine, tea, coffee, milk & sugar. Plus we'll make you drinks when you arrive. After a long drive you might like a nice cup of tea or a cold beer. Most guests like to take a trip to the excellent local supermarket on arrival, which is open until 19.00 on saturdays. We ensure that essentials such as washing up liquid, dishwasher powder, loo rolls and cleaning products are available and guests are requested to top up these supplies as they use them.

Cycling holidays & activity holidays: We also offer fully catered cycling holidays and activity breaks, during the early summer and autumn, when the weather is kind in Haut Poitou. Please see our website or contact us for further information. Our cycling breaks are for couples or small groups and include fully detailed maps and route guides around this very picturesque area. The route guides have been carefully planned for us by an experienced cyclist and include all necessary informaiton about distances, view points and the best cafes to stop for lunch or a citron presse. We will be on call to drive out to collect you if the need arises.

Our leisure breaks include - walking, french cookery courses, get fit courses and life coaching breaks. All are fully catered including breakfast, lunch and dinner, with local wines included.

Of course the full glory of the flower filled gardens, toys and games and the lovely pool are also available for guests to use on all our activity holidays.

More Details

David Elliott or Pat Elliott
Member since: 2003
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Vouzailles in Vienne

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , luxury double wash basins
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , very bright and clean
    Bathroom - Toilet , downstairs
  • Both bathrooms were upgraded in 2009 and are very clean, bright and modern. We provide large bath towels and hand towels for each guest, along with very large pool towels, so you don;t need to pack these bulky items.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Can also be made up as a double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 /mezzanine - 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , large landing with additional fold up beds
  • All bedrooms are large and airy, with big windows. All have wardrobes, electric fans and hairdryers. Bed linen is provided, including quilts for each bed and additional blankets as required. Bedroom one - the master bedroom - has a king size bed and is ensuite with luxury family bathroom. Access to bedroom 4 is via bedroom 1. Bedroom two is in the 'tower' and is a twin room which can also be made up as a king size double. The shower room is also in the tower and overlooks Vouzailles village. Bedroom three is known as 'the green room'. It has twin beds and is next door to the tower room. This room is large enough to take an additional single bed if required. It shares access to the shower room in the tower. Bedroom four is a twin bedded room with double aspect. It is accessed via bedroom one. The landing at the top of the stairs is a large open space with window, which can be used for two additional folding beds, with 2 privacy screens. We can send you a layout plan.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 2 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Badminton net and rackets available. Table-Tennis facilities and lots of toys and games are provided. We can arrange to hire cycles from a local store at reasonable rates. Housekeeping and cook can be arranged. Changeover day is usually Saturday in high season - but contact us we can be flexible. Outside of the high season we can arrange a changeover day to suit your travel plans. If you need to accomodate more friends or family, then we have another two double bedrooms available at additional cost. Contact us for details. We are open for Bed and breakfast guests from Easter to end October, excluding July and August. Guests are welcome to stay for one night or several. For catered cycling holidays and activity holidays please see our web site or contact us directly.


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Luxury holiday home with private heated pool - 15 minutes to Futuroscope
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

A gorgeous old house in the French countryside

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week in April, 2011, an extended family with five adults and two children aged 9 and 7.

The house is a lovely old french farmhouse, which has been restored so that it has every comfort you could want. The garden was enormous, with lots of space for the kids to run around in, and we did swim in the pool, even though it was probably a bit early in the season.

The kitchen was very well equipped, making it easy to cook real food (not just boil pasta) and there was a nice big barbecue as well.

The nearby village about 10 minutes walk away and has a very nice patisserie, as well as an epicerie with some good charcuterie.

The countryside around is lovely, with lots of different small paths to walk to, and nearby villages with good shops.

There is a supermarket about 7 Kilometres away, and it is about half an hours drive to Poitiers.

David was very helpful, giving us good driving instructions to get there, and an excellent tour of the house when we arrived, and good recommendations on restaurants and sights nearby. A beautiful place to stay in the French countryside.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful two weeks in this superb farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful and relaxing two weeks in this superb farmhouse. Good weather to enjoy the pool and lots of little spots around the garden to rest and relax, read in the shade or enjoy the sun.

The shaded outdoor "abri" was great for evening meals and barbeques, complete with its own CD player and lighting to add to the mood. The nice thick walls and shutters around the house provided a cooler spot indoors, with a vast downstairs living area.

Our two dogs had a great time and the garden was completely secure, with no worries on that front. Lovely little wooded walks just over the road enabled us to exercise them and discover the melon, sweetcorn and sunflower fields, as well as some of the Haut de Poitou vines.

The baguette and croissant bike ride into Vouzailles quickly became a daily feature, with a well stocked Super U available in nearby Vouille. We also enjoyed a number of great meals in the friendly pizza restaurant in Vouille, although sadly didn't get to visit all the other recommendations on David's list.

Poitiers provided a good town to explore and for a 15 year old daughter and mother to shop, whilst Dad preferred to sip beer in a bar with his son or visit the nearby go-cart centre. Le Puy de Fou theme park, up towards Nantes, was a well worthwhile 90 minute drive, providing a spectacular array of shows. Next time we will also aim to do the evening show.

Overall a wonderful stay at Angenay, a warm and friendly welcome from David and Pat and the driving from England very easy indeed. We'd definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

La maison est très spacieuse, la literie est très bonne, le linge de toilette et de lit fournis est un plus appréciable.

Les ustensiles de cuisine sont nombreux et récents.

Le sanitaire (sdb et douche) est très récent.

Le jardin est énorme et offre une très grande piscine chauffée à 29°c, une table de ping-pong très appréciée, un salon de jardin (tout nouveau) et une grande terrasse couverte où nous avons pris TOUS nos repas.

Le seul point négatif (il fait toujours en donner un) aurait pu être que le living est un peu sombre mais, par chance, nous avons pris tous nos repas dehors.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
352 Kilometres
Caen or St. Malo
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
St Cyr
Nearest Train
27 Kilometres
Poitiers TGV
Nearest Motorway
24 Kilometres
Poitiers (Futuroscope) A10
Nearest Restaurant
15 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
160 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Car: recommended

Angenay a quiet hamlet, just 10 mins walk from Vouzailles, the nearest village with superb bakery and general store. There are lovely walks through open countryside, woods and gorgeous sunflower fields. The Haut Poitou wine route with its rows and rows of vines runs through the next village and the wine is available for sale at the Cave du Haut Poitou in Neuville-de-Poitou. Neuville has an excellent market on Sunday mornings. There are good picnic spots in woods, by rivers and lakes and on hillsides overlooking the whole plateau. The roads are quiet and well surfaced for enjoyable cycling holidays, plus there are miles of marked cycle paths in nearby Foret de Vouille. 20 mins drive to Poitiers (for stylish shopping and many restaurants) and Futuroscope theme park. 90 mins to La Rochelle and other sunny, sandy beaches. The fabulous Loire Valley chateaux are within 1 hour's drive. TGV from Poitiers to Paris takes only 90 min

Other Activities: Ancient architecture, Battle of Vouille 507, local markets, art galleries and expos, Route de Compostelle pilgrim walk


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Vouzailles, Poitou-Charentes

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30 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
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7 Apr 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
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9 Jun 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
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21 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
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8 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
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6 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £125

15% non-returnable deposit required to secure booking.
Balance (including £125 breakages deposit) payable 6 weeks before holiday commences.
If booking within 6 weeks of holiday, full payment is required to secure booking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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