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Charming gite in the heart of the medieval city, pool during all year

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,520 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

420 m² in 2 old houses plus a pool covered by a heated hall


1 - Main house

Master suite, bathroom, WC, dressing room

Bedroom, bathroom, WC

Dormitory, 390 cm beds

Dining room

Television room (home cinema, DVD player)

Fully equipped kitchen


Equipped laundry room

2 - Annex

Independent apartment with living room (sofa bed), bedroom, bathroom, WC.

Independent apartment with dining room, equipped kitchenette, bedroom, children bedroom, bathroom, and W

3 - Covered pool

With salt water of 5x11 m with security cover

Beach with dining room and living room (4 couches)

4 - Parking space

next to the house, private fenced in and with security for 4/5 cars

5 - Service

Towels and household linen

Languages: French and English


More Details

Laurent Vaucelle
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 April, 2018

About Laurent Vaucelle

He is a farmer.

She is a teacher.

Laurent Vaucelle purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Laurent Vaucelle chose Chauvigny

This house was our primary residence, and we have modified it.

Being farmers, we had the chance to buy another house in the middle of our land.

What makes this cottage unique

Our gite is located in the heart of the medieval town and its 5 castles. The moment you walk out of the gite, you find animations, shows, restaurants, the artisans’ village, the market, etc. Inside, you will swim while contemplating an extraordinary view over the castles, the Talbot Valley and even the fireworks on July 14th.

You will be seduced by the charm of this house.

We wanted to favour the comforts of life and you will enjoy the numerous spaces to relax.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Chauvigny in Vienne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4520 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • river
  • rural
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Raclette Machine
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • - 4 bathrooms - 5 WC - Hair-dryers in all of the bathrooms.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 'Carmina' - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Bedroom with private bathroom, toilet and dressing room
    Bedroom ‘Le Pigeonnnier' - 1 Large Double Bed
    'Le Dortoir' - 4 Single Bed
    Bedroom 'La Tonnelle' - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , A separate studio, bathroom, toilets, kitchenette
    Bedroom 'La Passerelle' - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Independent studio with bathroom, toilet and dressing room
  • - 4 bedrooms with double beds - dormitory with 3 90 cm beds. - small bedroom 1 bed of 90 cm.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Pétanque Court ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Bowling center
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Hydrotherapy
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Thalassotherapy
  • walking
  • Water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(10 traveller reviews)

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Charming gite in the heart of the medieval city, pool during all year
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

AMAZING! This was by far one of the homes we have stayed in.

  • 5 of 5

The Gite is beautiful and super well equipped, the photos do not begin to do it justice.

It is located in the small and charming city, once you are in the Gite you are in a secluded world that is both spacious and cozy.

We had an amazing vacation here, the view from the pool is spectacular and every section of the house offers a completely different atmosphere. We hope to come back again.

Oor hosts were so helpful and kind! Thank you again for a wonderful vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy for the good time you had by CHAUVIGNY. Lucky we were to be right in between New-York and Tel Aviv. We highly recommend you guys. You were just perfect hosts. Hope to see you again.
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Beautiful gite with fabulous pool in the heart of the castle

  • 5 of 5

Catherine and Laurent are excellent 'hosts', ensuring we were fully informed and provided for. Their English is good and they really made us welcome.

We were a family party of 9 adults and 3 children aged 10, 3 and 19 months staying in the gite. The gite is spacious and very well equipped with a good selection of pots, pans, dishes, plates etc for large parties. We used the pool area for all our meals and socialising, seating 14 comfortably around the table.

The gite does have some tricky steps to access the sleeping areas in the annexes and were not suitable for the children, some of the adults struggled too! However, I would still highly recommend this gite for all ages. If it is a concern just check it out with Catherine and Laurent.

The location is great. Nearby cafes and restaurants, for takeaway and eat in. The centre of the town is within easy walking distance, but hilly. A beautiful play park and lake. Some of the party went kayaking on the river and on the

Velorail. We were in the region for a family wedding which absorbed - in a very lovely way - half of our stay, so our exploring was quite limited and relaxation much required. The young members visited the monkey zoo about 45 minutes away and we all took a drive out to the town of Laurais and just beyond to the river where we could swim.

I would love to return for another stay! Thank you Catherine and Laurent.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful quirky villa with amazing heated building housing pool and social area!

  • 5 of 5

A warm welcome by the owners helped settle us in, All mod cons are available , the facilities are set over two buildings that are seperated by a shady courtyard.. Not suitable for the disabled as lots of steps and stairs. Beds comfortable and bathrooms all very nice. Of course the "piece de resistance" is the pool area along with lovely views. We spent the whole time there eating and socializing and as the weather rained nearly all week it saved the holiday.

Recomend the pizzeria just round the corner but many other restaurants are within a short walk down to town. The medieval city itself is lovely with several major buildings eg castle churches , museum, and an old chateau housing a giant eagle display most days,. Futurescope in Poitiers is worth a visit and if weather good there is a veloride as well as many villages of interest nearby.

Beautiful area would thoroughly recommend choosing this villa.:)

Gillies/Hogben family

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Julia. That's true , even with a raining week , by the pool , twelve months a year , you can secure your holidays. Nice to have you , people from UK. Hope to see you again... Catherine , Laurent.
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Je recommande vivement

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une très agréable semaine de vacances en famille dans cette magnifique maison.

Tout est prévu pour que les vacanciers se sentent comme chez eux. L'espace piscine est très agréable et, whaou, quelle vue ! Je n'ose imaginer l'été comme ça doit être top de se prélasser dans le jardin et de piquer une tête dans la piscine pour se rafraichir.

Toutes les commodités sont à 5/10 min à pieds (boulangerie, restos, commerces, ballades, ...).

Les propriétaires sont accueillants, chaleureux et aux petits soins sans être invasifs. Encore merci de nous avoir dépannés le jour de notre départ alors que nous étions en panne de batterie de voiture...

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Excellentes prestations !

  • 5 of 5

Ce gîte offre de très belles prestations, une deco soignée, tout le confort et tout le nécessaire est mis à disposition pour passer un séjour inoubliable. La location est très bien entretenue et propre. J'ai vraiment apprécié la literie ! Nos invités étaient enchantés et ravis tout autant que nous. Merci aux propriétaires pour leur accueil et leur disponibilité. Les gîtes de cette qualité sont rares ! Nous reviendrons cet été sans doute et pas seulement pour le superbe espace piscine, particulièrement apprécié de tous !

  • Review Submitted: 22-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Absolument génial

  • 5 of 5

Sejour absolument fantastique dans cette superbe demeure si bien aménagée pour le,plus grand plaisir de ses occupants.

Nous étions 14 , dont 8 enfants qui ont apprécié bien au-delà de ce que nous esperions la superbe piscine.

Et que dire de l'extrême gentillesse et de l'accueil si chaleureux des propriétaires ! Ils sont adorables et tellement soucieux de tout faire pour que le séjour des occupants soit parfaitement réussi.

Même en cherchant bien, aucun bémol.

C'est la premiere fois que nous trouvons dans une location autant de vaisselle et d'ustensiles de cuisine, ce qui facilite tellement la vie lorsque nous sommes si nombreux.

Le région est très belle, le site de Chauvigny tellement pittoresque et magique. C'est calme, c'est beau, c'est parfait. Adresse à retenir absolument.

Merci mille fois pour ce merveilleux séjour.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Belle Epoque bar-restaurant.
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Mignaloux-Beauvoir or St Cyr
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Poitiers or Châtellerault
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
A 10
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Les Choucas, La Bigorne
Car: recommended

Medieval town of Chauvigny

Château des Aigles, Museum, artisants of art

Thermal baths, Casino La Roche Posay


Abbey Church of Saint-Savin, Valley of the Frescoes

Angles-sur-l'Anglin rated amidst the prettiest villages in France.

Montmorillon, Cité de l'écrit

La Brenne and its 1000 ponds


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Chauvigny, Poitou-Charentes

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
semaine standard
6 Jan 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
juillet 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
août 2018
28 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £873.33
Stay tax £1.15 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Le ménage n'est pas compris dans le prix de la location. Une caution de 1000 euros vous sera demandée à l'arrivée sur les lieux.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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