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Bedrooms 1
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

Pretty studio gite.

A delightful one bedroom gite with fully fitted kitchen, French & English TV & Wi-Fi

This is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday or an ideal base for property hunting. Located on the edge of the peaceful village of Champagné le sec which is surrounded by fields of sunflowers and local crops. There are numerous way-marked walks of varying lengths. All on flat terrain, so not too strenuous and no need for hiking boots! Just take a picnic and enjoy strolling through the local hamlets and admiring the countryside. If you prefer a gentle cycle ride, we have bikes available on request.

You'll have use of a BBQ and a dedicated seating area with table and chairs. You are also welcome to make use our orchard and sample as much of the seasonal fruit as you can eat!!

There are three major supermarkets within about ten minutes drive. The local town of Civray (10 minutes) has bars, restaurants and a twice weekly market and even a cinema which sometimes shows English films. You'll also find the new indoor/outdoor pool open seven days a week.

If you are property hunting, you will be located in the south Vienne, ideally situated for property searching in the Vienne and Deux-Sevres departements. Just five minutes drive from the RN10, the main route between Poitiers and Angouleme. We're always on hand to help with your property hunting needs.

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Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About The Owner

Having found ourselves in a position to fulfill a long standing ambition, we set off on an adventure to relocate to France. After searching the area for a while, we found our beautiful house on the edge of Champagné le Sec. We bought it and came to live in this beautiful part of rural France in 2013. We settled on this area for numerous reasons. Firstly, because of it's reputation as the second sunniest place in France!! Also, because of its proximity to Poitiers airport (36 minutes), Limoges airport (90 minutes), the RN10 (five minutes) and its outstanding beauty and tranquility. It's handy for shops and supermarkets, easy to get to the airport and we can be on the RN10, which is the main route from the North of France down to Spain, within 5 minutes.

Once we'd moved in, we immediately set about creating the holiday gite we've wanted for such a long time.

We hope you'll enjoy your time here.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2013

Why The Owner chose Champagné-le-Sec

We love the traditional Charentaise Longere style. Ours is a beautiful example which we hope to renovate and restore.

It's in a fabulous location in the heart of rural France and it gives us the space we've always wanted..


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Champagné-le-Sec in Vienne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • village
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to the bedroom featuring exposed stonework with a toilet, washbasin and shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • A beautiful open plan bedroom with en-suite. It features a vaulted ceiling with 200 year old oak beams.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
We can provide packed lunches and breakfasts upon request. Please don't hesitate to ask us if you'd like to know more.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

As good as it gets

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a relaxing quiet time away from the hustle and bustle of city life this is the place to come. Very relaxed with great hospitality. Mark and Lesley are lovely and make you feel at home. The accommodation has everything you need. Small village 2km up the road gives you a chance to practice your French - I hope it's better than mine ! Bigger town Civray 10 km away which is quintessentially French and very picturesque. My advice it take it easy,relax and make sure you've got an adequate supply of fantastic Bordeaux wine in stock. Bon Voyage.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. It was our pleasure to have you staying here at La Greletterie, we enjoyed your company. It's nice to know that you spent a relaxing time in our gite and that you enjoyed exploring our lovely part of the world. You hit the nail on the head: take it easy, relax and enjoy the Bordeaux! We hope to see you again sometime!
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Excellent accommodation set in beautiful countryside

  • 5 of 5

The Gite is very comfortable. The kitchen/dining and lounge area is well planned with all you need and decor is very nicely done. Upstairs is the bedroom and en suite which is spacious, with high ceilings, timber beams and a very comfortable bed and the decor is beautiful. Outside is a lovely courtyard with table and chairs, comfy loungers to relax on and flowering plants all around.The owners,Lesley and Mark, are very welcoming and hospitable,with advice on interesting places to visit ( also supplying us with a welcome bottle of wine, homemade jam -which was delicious-, cherries and walnuts!) There are plenty of places to visit if you like to get out and about.We visited the excellent La Vallee des Singes -Valley of the Apes- which is defiantly worth going to- and the Crocodile Planet.We explored lovely villages, historical buildings,towns, parks and lakes, and went on walks in the beautiful french countryside to name just a few of our adventures. A very enjoyable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. It was a real pleasure to meet you both and we hope to see you again sometime in the future. A bientôt ! Lesley & Mark
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Perfect In Every Way

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this gite from 16th to 22nd September whilst we were house hunting in the region.

Mark and Lesley are lovely, lovely people and nothing was too much trouble for them. The gite itself is pretty and very well maintained with all the facilities you need. Our last evening was spent enjoying good food, wine and conversation in the garden outside of the gite with Mark and Lesley (and other previous guests who are now their friends).

We would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect little gite

  • 5 of 5

Very well equipped gite. Owners Lesley and Mark are perfect hosts, always available to offer advice if needed but never intrusive. Fantastic welcome pack which after travelling all day and no time to shop was so much appreciated. Perfect location for exploring the area. Thanks again Lesley and Mark, we hope to return when we are ready to search for our own property in this lovely area

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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maison propre et accueillante avec de bonnes prestations

  • 5 of 5

excellent séjour dans un cadre calme et fleuri. Lesley et Mark sont avenants, agréables et disponibles, toujours à l'écoute de vos besoins.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonjour Philippe et Marie-ange Merci pour votre revu. La cafetière électrique est déjà disponible dans le gite. Nous espérons de vous revoir bientôt! Bonne chance avec votre achat. Mark et Lesley
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Très agréable !

  • 5 of 5

Beaucoup de charme et très propre

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonjour Alexandre et Leila Merci pour votre avis. Nous sommes très heureux que vous ayez aimé l'hébergement Cordialement Lesley & Mark
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Nearest Airport
36 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3.1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3.1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
125 Kilometres
La Rochelle


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

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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