|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Le Poteau has 5 bedrooms on the 1st floor, 2 super king doubles with en suite bathrooms, 1 double with en suite shower room and 1double room and twin room sharing a bathroom. There is also a separate WC.
On the ground floor there is a large entrance hall with the stairs leading to the 1st floor, good sized sitting room with satellite TV, WC, Utility room with washing machine, Large well equipped kitchen. beautifully beamed Dining room with large table and seating for at least 10, and very large vaulted well furnished salon with vaulted ceiling and over looking mezzanine.
Outside the front door there's a large terrace and courtyard with plenty of parking, and beyond 1 hectare of enclosed gardens, and a 12 x 6m heated swimming pool with sun loungers. Beside the pool there is a barn with a small kitchen , BBQ, and table for al fresco dining. Behind the barn is another area where you can sit and have a drink, or eat, and enjoy the superb sunsets.
Le Poteau is a superb French Barn Conversion, we were a family of 10 and the house had everything we needed . The swimming pool was perfect, with the outside kitchen and eating areas we barely used the wonderful indoor rooms. The kitchen was great and had everything we needed to cater for a large group.
There are lots of lovely French towns and villages within a short drive.
This house suited us perfectly-we were a family of 7 and the younger members of the party loved having their own part of the house; leaving the four adults to the two master bedrooms! Brilliant!
The downstairs is gigantic; some rooms we never used as the garden is huge. We ate at a different table (with diff views!) most nights and having the outdoor kitchen by the pool was great for an evening bbq!
We found we used Iles Jourdain for our big shop and then stocked up in the village-the breakfast run took less than 10 minutes.
The house location is very peaceful-being in the middle of nowhere helps. The photos of this house don't do it justice-think big; think quietness; think relaxing holiday beside the pool!
Thank you so much, we'll be back!!!
A very well thought out property, finished to a high standard. We've stayed in a lot of places in this part of France and Le Poteau is the best we've seen. Great social spaces but plenty of room for privacy if desired. Surrounded by sunflower fields and not another building in sight.
Owner and local representatives all friendly and helpful.
Sunsets over a glass of wine in one of the three outdoor seating areas are a fantastic way to wind down the evening.
All in all a great set up for a relaxing family ( 9 of us in comfort) holiday, but local shops a bit too far to walk or cycle due to the hill down in to Availles.
Le Poteau is a beautifully restored farmhouse, with a pool and large garden, in a quiet rural position about 5 kms from Availles Limouzine which sits on the banks of the very lovely River Vienne. Poitiers and Futuroscope are about an hours drive away. Limoges, famous for its porcelain, is also an hours drive. The village of Oradour sur Glane, destroyed in World War 2 by the SS is preserved in a ruined state, a poignant memorial that should not be missed, is about 40 minutes by car.
Other places of interest to visit include Chauvigny, Saint-Savain and Montmorillon.
Besides the good walking in the area of Le Poteau there is the lovely area of the Monts de Blond about half an hour's drive.
For the motor racing enthusiast the Cicuit de Val De Vienne is 5 minutes away.
There are 3 golf courses less than an hour away.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£400|