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Charming rural gite for two. Pool, hot tub, gardens. Nr Civray & Ruffec

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Relax & unwind in our 1 bedroom cottage in the peaceful charentaise countryside

Welcome to our corner of paradise on the edge of a hamlet amidst rolling valleys on the border of the Vienne and the Charente. Come and escape to Chat Noir - Perfect for cat-loving couples (four furry friends in residence). We offer chambre d’hôtes rooms, tastefully decorated in shabby chic French style with exposed stone walls, timber beams and elegant French beds. The original farmer’s cottage has been transformed into a charming one bedroom gite with exposed beams, modern equipped kitchen, bathroom and patio BBQ. Take a dip in the shared pool, soak in the hot tub or find a quiet corner of the garden to lose yourself in the peaceful tranquility of the valley below.

We are located between Civray and Ruffec, within easy access to the N10, approximately 5 hours drive from the channel ports. Ideal for an overnight stop for those heading to the south of France or Spain or indulge in a longer stay and explore the fabulous Poitou-Charentes, a region with its own micro-climate and has some of the sunniest weather in France, second only to the French Riviera. We have some of the best known attractions and sites in France, such as Futuroscope, La Rochelle, Saintes and Bordeaux. Even closer are the beautiful ancient villages of Nanteuil, Verteuil and the Vallee des Singes (Monkey Valley) is a must!

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Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a lovely short break in the home of Chris and Michelle. Our large room was immaculate and the bed was really comfortable (very important). Our room overlooked the pool, lovely garden and beautiful valley beyond. Breakfast was just right for us; juice, cereals, croissants, toast, home-made jam, choice of tea or coffee. Nothing was too much trouble for Michelle. The weather in early May wasn't good enough for the swimming pool but the hot-tub looked really inviting. As cat lovers, we enjoyed the antics of Lady and her three kittens. The purpose of our stay was to complete a house sale but we could see the Chat Noir was the perfect place for a relaxing, restful stay. It's on our list for next time!
May 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Genouillé in Vienne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding


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Charming rural gite for two. Pool, hot tub, gardens. Nr Civray & Ruffec
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Perfect French Idyll

  • 5 of 5

I adored my stay at Le Chat Noir with the wonderful Chris & Michelle. I stayed in the main house rather than Gite. I did view the gite and this was to the same standard as the main house and appeared very well equipped. A lovely couple were staying in the gite at the time and seemed very happy with the facilities. Plenty of parking for their motor home on site too! The decor throughout the whole property is quintessentially French with gorgeous little chic and thoughtful touches throughout (I won't spoil them by listing them all!). Felt instantly relaxed and chilled out on arrival with nothing being too much trouble from these fantastic hosts who genuinely care that you have a great stay. Their warmth, generosity and charm is reflected in their home that they openly invite you into (or if you prefer to enjoy the privacy of your gite that appeared to be no problem either with your own little separate outside sitting area (should you choose). My bedroom was gorgeous, slept really well and the shower was brilliant too. Whether it's relaxing in the garden, having fun in the pool, finishing the evening in the hot tub, putting the world to rights over the magnificent food they offer (or just sharing a glass or two of wine!), or having relaxed time by yourselves if you prefer, Le Chat Noir is the perfect base to explore the area or just chill out and relax. Thank you Chris & Michelle, I can't wait to return to meet the new kittens and make more happy memories.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices for this holiday cottage in Genouillé, Poitou-Charentes

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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £134.59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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