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Detached house with private, exclusive, heated swimming pool

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms , 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4

Situated in the small , well maintained luxury complex of Le Bois Senis , just outside the picturesque village of Les Forges. The house can accommodate up to 4 people comfortably.

There is a private heated swimming pool in the garden of the house for the exclusive use of guests. This pool has an electrically operated cover for safety when the pool is not in use.

There is also a large communal swimming pool in the centre of the complex , for use by owners and guests. There is wi- fi in the house.

The house has 2 bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom, and a separate shower room.

The spacious lounge contains a comfortable sofa bed which sleeps 2 people. This large lounge is open plan with the dining area and well equipped kitchen.

The house provides a comfortable and well appointed house for relaxing after a rewarding day visiting places of local interest, or simply chilling out around the terrace , pool and garden.

The garden is well maintained and it's Southerly aspect overlooks open fields to the East.

There is electric heating throughout the house and an enclosed wood-burning stove is also provided for additional comfort if required.

A 40-inch HD Samsung TV with home cinema system is installed , together with Blue-ray DVD. Sky TV is available.

The kitchen area is fully equipped with ample cutlery and crockery and ceramic hob and oven, dishwasher, fridge freezer, washing machine/drier.

There is a lovely covered terrace area and barbecue.

More Details

Alastair Gove
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 January, 2018

About Alastair Gove

Retired Chartered Surveyor

Formerly senior partner , Chairman of F G Burnett, Chartered Surveyors in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Company Director

Now living in Aberdeenshire.

Alastair Gove purchased this house in 2007

Why Alastair Gove chose Les Forges

Purchased this house in 2007, having carried out extensive search in Spain , Portugal and France.

Loved the rural setting, and liked the design of the complex and house.

Ideal base for relaxing and exploring the areas between the Loire valley and the Durdogne.

What makes this house unique

House located on the perimeter of the estate with lovely views.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Les Forges in Deux-Sevres

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 0
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • En-suite bathroom - Bathroom has WC, WHB , bath with enclosed shower.
    Shower room - Shower room has WC, WHB and enclosed shower
  • Fully tiled bathroom and shower room , each with bathroom cabinet and hair drier.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 2 Single Bed , 2 single beds together
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 2 single beds
  • Master bedroom has 2 single beds together, large wardrobe, 2 bedside tables with lights, chest of drawers. Bedroom 2 has 2 single beds, chest of drawers, 2 bedside tables with lights. There is an electric cooling fan in each bedroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Parasol
  • Veranda ...
  • Pétanque Court ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
A great venue for exploring the areas between the Loire Valley and the Durdoyne


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

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Detached house with private, exclusive, heated swimming pool
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

A home from home holiday let!

  • 4 of 5

We had a really great holiday. The property was amazing with home from home comforts. The beds were really comfortable. My son (17) was very happy to have Sky sports so he was able to watch football! The pool was lovely and the temperature was perfect. The only downside about the pool area was that there were only two sunloungers which wasn't great with four of us,especially as in the website pictures it shows that there are four. Overall a fantastic place to stay and would definitely think about going back.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your observations regarding there being only 2 sun loungers. I confirm that we will ensure that in 2018 there will be 4 sun loungers.
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Lovely property in quiet part of France

  • 5 of 5

A well-maintained property with a lovely pool on a site in rural France. The pool and the on-site AstroTurf putting area made the location ideal for our 10 year old. The site was quiet and the property private. The property is a home me from home with Sky sports and a small but well- equipped kitchen. The only downside was a lack of a fan as temperatures high in August. The surrounding area is quiet although if prepared to try the local restaurants then great value - although they tend to be a set menu. Try Auberge des Voyageurs in Meningute which was particularly good and owner speaks English.

Poitiers is the largest city in the area, about 45 mins away - well worth a visit. Do watch out for the crazy local drivers on the small roads.

We would certainly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The owners will ensure that there are fans in the bedrooms from 2017 onwards.
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Back for a second year

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year we have stayed at the villa. It is peaceful and just like stepping into the pictures. The pretty villa is high spec and has the charm without the old fashioned inconveniences of an old villa. The sun terrace gets sun for most of the day and a lovely sun trap in the afternoon / evening. The pool is heated all the time so excellent for an early or late swim and surrounded by very well maintained gardens with a lovely view over adjoining field.

Our children are six and one year old and it was pretty easy to keep an eye on them. Two minutes away is a large communal pool with a climbing frame.

The local village has an amazing boulangerie with cakes to die for and any locals we came across were very friendly. The journey to / from Calais was virtually traffic free 2nd / 16th August (about 7hrs) so not too bad a day travelling but within minutes of arriving one is on a worry free holiday.

The meet and greet speaks English and is very welcoming. The owner in terms of contact and providing all that one needs in the villa makes this feel a home from home – cannot recommend highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. Alastair
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"In a nutshell - fantasti...

  • 5 of 5

"In a nutshell - fantastic holiday in a great setting with wonderful hosts ! And all that in the low season !!!

Booking: we were positively impressed by Alastair''s redness to help and to furnish us with every small detail we were asking for. At arrival we were met (picked in the middle of nowhere :) where we were lost due to satnav faul) by Patricia - the agent and she gave all details about the property and surroundings.

Property: all as pictured, no surprises. Perfectly maintained house, rather big but small enough to be warm and home-like. Great surroundings. Everything was working well and we did not require any special help. As it was a low season not much people around.

Stay: we traveled a lot and in this respect the place is well located. Just 15-20 minutes of a nice drive take you to a-10 (toll motorway which will bring you to various places around from wonderful Loire valley down to the city of Bordeaux and all in just few hours).

So, great place for a holiday, should be even better in season.

NB: enjoy the silence and the taste of the air ..."

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: March 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Moi huis en zwembad

  • 5 of 5

Top huis en zwembad!. Rustige locatie.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Maison très agréable dan...

  • 5 of 5

"Maison très agréable dans un lotissement. Décorée avec goût, disposant de tous les aménagements nécessaires. Sa situation légèrement à l'écart assure une tranquilité absolue. Excellent séjour."

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Golf Resort Domaine des Forges 27 holes
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Restaurant 'La Bergerie' , at Golf Resort
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Car: recommended

Ideal location for playing golf, cycling, walking, tennis, visiting and exploring the Loire valley, and the Durdogne.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Les Forges, 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
Early summer 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2018
6 Oct 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £88.21

Owner not present on location. The owner has an agent on location to meet and greet visitors and show them round.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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