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Charming Farmhouse with Pool, 25 Mins From Coast, Ideal For Large Gatherings

Bedrooms 5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


About the property

3 ensuite bedrooms + 2 childrens' rooms with private pool and big games room

The Farmhouse is a delightfully spacious and beautifully equipped house in a peaceful location. It combines the charm of an old-fashioned farmhouse with all mod cons including Wifi. It is set in a large garden with private pool, swings, bbq, sandpit, and table tennis. The house has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms; a living/kitchen area with fireplace and piano; and a huge games room with TV (Freeview) pool table and football table.

3 ensuite double bedrooms. Two further bedrooms each with bunk beds and a 4' single bed. Family bathroom. Separate downstairs toilet.

The kitchen is very well equipped.

2 kilometres away is the village with butcher, baker, cafe, tabac and Sunday Market.

Ferry port of Saint Malo is only 2 and a half hours' drive away. La Rochelle Airport only 35 minutes.

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Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
30 July, 2018

About Dilys

We are a British couple who love France. We've owned a holiday home in the Languedoc for 8 years but decided recently that we'd like to get to know another area, so we've moved north to the lovely Charente region. This means our house is more easily accessible from the UK - we enjoy driving down (owadays often from Saint Malo or the Tunnel) but are also able to fly to La Rochelle or take the Eurostar to Paris and then train to Niort. All of this means we can use and enjoy the house more often.

Dilys purchased this farmhouse in 2015

Why Dilys chose Saint-Hilaire-la-Palud

We fell in love with this house on our first visit. It seemed to offer everything we wanted......plenty of space for our growing family to come and stay and plenty of things for them to do once here. A big garden for our grandsons to kick a football around or practise their cricket. A pool and barbecue to enjoy in summer, a games room for rainy days. We are having a lot of fun getting to know the area, visiting the delightful villages, taking boats, going to the beach and trying restaurants. We like both La Rochelle and Niort. The area provides plenty of opportunities for visting typical French markets and stocking up on fresh produce. And it has its own micro-climate meaning the sun often shines!

What makes this farmhouse unique

This house is ideal for large family gatherings. It's been rented out to three generations of families coming to celebrate anniversaries and birthdays. But it's also suitable for groups of friends with small children as it can easily sleep 6 adults and 6 children. And we have facilities for babies and toddlers such as a high chair, cots and stair gates. And if you're planning to travel on Brittany Ferries, let us know as we can provide you with a code to get a discount.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Saint-Hilaire-la-Palud in Deux-Sevres

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • 1 ensuite bathroom 2 ensuite shower rooms 1 Family bathroom 1 downstairs toilet and wash basin
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Ensuite shower room and toilet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Ensuite shower room and toilet
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , 2 Child Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed , 2 Child Bed
  • 3 ensuite double bedrooms 2 childrens' rooms with bunk beds and one 4' bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming


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(8 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Fantastic 2 weeks. Weather was great, the farmhouse fantastic. A great time had by all.

  • 5 of 5

The farmhouse was wonderful. Plenty of room for 2 families(4 adults, 5 kids). The house was clean, tidy and well equipped upon entry. The pool was in constant use every day and was great for the kids. The table tennis table and games room were a great addition to keep everyone occupied. The local shops were just a short ride away whilst the bigger supermarkets, for an in-depth shop, only a short drive away.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful large property with an extensive garden and pool. Games room for the children with English free view , pool table and fussball. The patio area is perfect for large family barbecues. The location is an excellent base for trips to local towns and attractions. We visited Niort, surgeres, La Rochelle, il de Rey, Coulon etc etc. We were 5 adults, 4 children and a dog. We had a fantastic holiday. Dilys was great to deal with, as were Carl & John. Many thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely big house in a rural position.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at La Névoire with our children and grandchildren, a party of 10. The pool was in constant use by all generations and the table tennis kept the boys and their fathers busy for hours. We had all our meals outside on the lovely covered terrace. The house was very well equipped, comfortable and had plenty of space. The area offered lots to do such as cycling, boating, trips to the coast etc. I'd like to think we'll come back one day.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Large property with lots of facilities

  • 5 of 5

A family of 9 consisting of 2 grandparents, 4 parents and 3 children aged 5, 7, 9. The children loved the play room which gave the parents time to relax. Everyone enjoyed the table tennis outside. We were fortunate to have hot, sunny weather at May half term so a lot of time was spent in the pool. We were grateful that kitchen equipment was good including dishwashing material, pegs, some sugar, tea, spices left in the cupboard. For us it was a bit remote but that was compensated for by having so much room for us all so that we weren't on top of each other and the children had plenty of room to play. The two gentlemen cleaning the property were very helpful. Thank you Dilys.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in July - four adults and three small people. Lovely farmhouse - generous sized kitchen that was very well equipped and opened on to the covered terrace. Off the kitchen was a seating area and then a utility room and a large double. Upstairs there were two further doubles and two family rooms - lots of bathrooms and toilets so a great space for lots of people. The games room upstairs was used a lot - space for the kids to play as well as table football and pool table.

We spent a lot of time outside - lots of seating areas in the shade and sun, a great garden and a pool fenced off. The whole garden is fenced off so safe to let the kids play.

Lots to do nearby - La Rochelle and Il de Re both under an hours drive away. Lots of walks / runs and cycle rides nearby. Highly recommend for a great family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Two weeks relaxed pottering in The Marais

  • 5 of 5

The farmhouse was very comfortable, clean and well-maintained, with a well-equipped kitchen and lots of outside space in which to relax after our morning cycle rides. the pool was a particular favourite on sunny afternoons and received full marks from the ladies in our party.

There are lots of quiet cycle routes right on the doorstep with abundant wildlife to observe and plenty of quiet villages in which to enjoy a morning coffee or two


The garden and pool were regularly maintained whilst we were in residence and the property was immediately available as promised on our arrival.There is also easy access to supermarkets and if required local pharmacies.

All in all a very attractive and relaxing holiday venue which fully lived up to our expectations and which we would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
41 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Saint Hilaire la Palud
Nearest Ferry
326 Kilometres
Saint Malo
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
26 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Saint Hilaire la Palud
Nearest Beach
41 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Car: necessary

The house is set in the middle of the Venise Verte (Green Venice) or the Marais Poitevin, an area renowned for the many streams, rivers and canals that criss-cross the countryside. You are never far from water - and each delightful village has an embarkation point to enable you to take a boat, with or without guide, along the magical waterways. We have a stream at the end of our lane and many more over the road providing lots of walking and cycling paths.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Saint-Hilaire-la-Palud, Poitou-Charentes

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
15 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Offer Discount
25 Aug 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
8 night minimum stay
Late Booking Discount
2 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
14 night minimum stay
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Sep 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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