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La Bergerie - character 2 bedroom cottage with shared pool

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Dating from the late 1700s, Les Grands Coudrais was once a working farm. Each restored cottage has been fully furnished and equipped to a high standard with everything you need to enjoy a holiday which offers something for everyone.

La Bergerie is our 2 bedroom cottage and used to be the sheepfold. Bright and cheerful, it has a comfortable open-plan living and kitchen area with sofa, armchairs and a wood burning stove as well as a flat screen TV and DVD player and a cosy dining corner. You'll also find a huge selection of DVDs, books and games for all the family. The kitchen is fully equipped with a gas cooker, fridge, dishwasher, microwave oven, washing machine and high quality crockery, cutlery, glassware and kitchenware. The large ground floor shower room has a walk-in shower, WC and washbasin. Upstairs, the two large bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin) are accessed by independent stairways, but they have a communicating door to give extra peace of mind to parents with little ones. The bedrooms can both accommodate an extra bed or cot. La Bergerie has a secluded private garden with gravel terrace, teak garden furniture and a stone barbecue.

For families with babies and toddlers a wide range of equipment can be provided free of charge including a travel cot with hypo-allergenic mattress and bedding, highchair, pushchair, baby and toddler crockery and cutlery, baby towels and toiletries and stair gates. Please contact us directly to confirm what you need.

Outdoor activities such as horse riding, canoeing and fishing are all nearby and we have bicycles and golf clubs available as well as table tennis, badminton, boules and a children's play area within the grounds. For history lovers, the area is full of fascinating sights from superb Romanesque churches to the pilgrimage route of Santiago de Compostela which passes close by. Families will adore the Valley of the Monkeys, Futuroscope and the Castle of the Eagles. Or you may just prefer to relax by our large swimming pool and enjoy the 3 acres of gardens surrounded only by the sounds of the countryside and views of corn, wheat and sunflower fields.

We live on the property in the main farmhouse with our 14 year old daughter Amélie. We're always available if you need help with anything, but also discreetly in the background if you don't! We're very proud that many of our guests return year after year and we look forward to welcoming you at Les Grands Coudrais for a very special holiday.

More Details

Jane Lacey-Smith & Martin Smith
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Civray in Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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La Bergerie - character 2 bedroom cottage with shared pool
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Lovely property and we felt very well looked after. Thank you for the very thoughtful extras!

  • 4 of 5

Jane and Martin made us feel very welcome in their gite. We had a very relaxing stay. Thank you for all the goodies you left us on our arrival and so thoughtfullly stocking us up with wood for the burner!

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review, we were delighted to welcome you to Les Grands Coudrais and we're so glad you enjoyed your stay.
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  • 5 of 5

Our gite was spacious, spotless, comfortable and very well equipped with everything you could possibly need for a holiday. Also included were, not only essential shopping supplies, but also other unexpected supplies e.g. herbs and pasta! With our gite's own private garden, Les Grand Coudrais spacious grounds and sparkling clean pool, there were plenty of places to sit, sunbathe and relax or play games with our friends. Set in the countryside with peace and tranquillity but only minutes away from Civray with its shops, market and supermarket, we had everything we needed. Lots to see and do in the area, we also had some fantastic meals and would highly recommend L'Auberge in Sommieres Du Clain, for fab food and lovely helpful service. Jane, Martin and Amelie, who greeted us on arrival, are charming, unobtrusive hosts and a great source of info for activities and meals out. We loved every minute of our stay and will be returning again very soon.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely review! We're so pleased you enjoyed staying at Les Grands Coudrais in this very special part of France and we look forward to seeing you here again soon!
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Civray, 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
15 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We welcome well behaved dogs and the cottage has a large enclosed garden. We ask for a refundable damage deposit of £200 for guests with dogs. All bed and kitchen linen, towels and pool towels are provided free of charge. For guests staying more than one week, these are changed weekly. A wide range of baby and toddler equipment (cots, highchairs, stair gates, pushchair etc) is available free of charge - please ask when booking. Subject to availability we can offer short stays of 1 to 6 nights, please contact us for details.

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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