Located in the small hamlet of La Feolle in the Civray area in the Poitou-Charente Region. It is a small and private extension to a main house in a countryside setting, with open fields around. Enjoys the privilege of countryside life, the Gite has spacious accommodation and private garden at the front and rear. Recently developed and decorated to a high standard the Gite offers a kitchen/dining area (5.6m by 3.5m). The kitchen is fully equipped with a window looking onto the rear garden, and the dining area includes dining table to sit comfortably at least with 2 extra guests. From the kitchen, a door leads to the rear of the property to a terrace, outbuildings and large garden. Above ground swimming pool, garden furniture and BBQ are available, also games and bicycles.
Holiday Home in Civray, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, France - The Gite Is About 15 Min From The Main Trunk Road N10 And 8 Min From Civray
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- 2 Nov 2018
About Ben Lalmy
retired to this second property in France where I renovate constantly to make the place hassle free living.
Ben Lalmy purchased this House in 2010
Why Ben Lalmy chose Blanzay
What makes this House unique
Pool / Spa
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Home from home, with a garden I never wanted to leave!
As other reviewers have said, the photos do not do this place justice. The garden is huge, private and totally tranquil! The beautiful sunshine meant that we would not have left the garden at all if the area hadn't been so lovely and full of places to explore. The accomodation itself is charming and includes many home comforts over and above typical holiday lets. The owner lives next door and allows his visitors total privacy while being available to answer questions. We would recommend this gite to any friends visiting the area. A real find!
Many thanks for your kind comments. I am so glad that the Gite met your expectations and that you enjoyed what the area has to offer.
What a lovely, clean and spacious property with everything you need! A complete kitchen/dining area, as well as a loft for chilling (reading or watching tv) and to top it all off a very nice and big bedroom with all the cupboard space you need. The garden was enormous with many seating areas, beautiful plants and flowers. Everything you need is available (chairs/loungers/hammock/barbecue equipment, etc.). As said before in other reviews, the pictures do not do justice to this perfect property! Ben is a lovely host with all the information about the area and things to do.
We loved our stay here and would recommend it to everyone!
i am delighted that you found this place ideal for your holiday break away from it all. I hope you recharged the battery to help you face your busy everyday. Lovely to have met you and hope to see you again
Very very comfortable beautiful garden ery good pool and excellent host
The property is very well appointed and has everything you need. The proprietor has thought of everything. A lovely quiet hideaway cottage with a beautiful garden but only 10 minutes to Civray where there are good shopping facilities for self catering shopping eating out and site seeing.
There are bike for personal use a nice extra and a lot od diffeent areas inthe garden to enjoy at the property
Many thanks for your kind comments. it was a real pleasure meeting you and hope to see you here again sometime.
Ben is a generous host with both his welcome pack, lovely accomadation and his time.
He is at hand if you need him, but very aware of his guests need for privacy.
Lovely place inside and out , we would definitely recommend La Feolle and will one day return.
The area has a lot to offer and Ben offered good advice and info as to where to visit .
We recommend the Auberge in Blanzay, run by an English couple, good food at an affordable price, but to be honest we enjoyed making our own food because cooking facilitates are excellent in the house and in the garden.
Pool was great , as well as the many activities available. Star gazing at night in the vast garden was a favourite of ours.
We give Ben and his lovely property 10 out of 10
Angela& Tony from the North West of England
feedbacks from our guests are most welcome to help us focus on their needs whilst away from home and yet to feel just like home without loading the car boot of all these litle most have. We will endeavour to have them available for you here.
A fantastic and truly tranquil stay!
The listing description was accurate, however, did not do the gite justice with regards to the amenities! We were truly breath taken by the thought that had gone into the gite. We had everything we needed for a relaxing two weeks and more. The gite is comfortable and spotless and offers couples the chance to sit out at all times of the day and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. There are also more than enough activities to do within the gite, which encouraged us to have more gite days than outings!
Ben is an excellent host, who takes into account your every need. He was friendly and approachable, ensuring that we had everything we needed and created the right balance of being there to talk to and respecting our family/friend time whilst at the gite.
we listen and we aim to please our guests and those returning will most certainly find new things to raise satisfaction to delight
Ideal holiday retreat
A really lovely place, Ben has thought of everything - a full welcome hamper (we are now addicted to the chocolates!) was lovely. Comfortable bed & every facility you need. In a lovely quiet location, but a lot to see without going a great distance. We particularly enjoyed Ben's recommendation to visit the primate reserve, not something we would have thought of doing, but most enjoyable. The pool was much appreciated, as was the shady eating place. Ben I've looked at my bird book, the one I saw & described to you was a Hoopoe. The property was as described & clean & very well maintained, I would recommend it to anyone as an ideal place for a quiet holiday. Very many thanks Ben.
I aim to do my best to insure that my guest not only have the most comfortable stay but also offer tips to visits interesting sights to suit the taste of my guests. It is most rewarding for me to see that my efforts are appreciated. Hope to see you again
La Rochelle and coast : 90 minutes drive.
Bordeaux- 189 km (2 hrs)
Arcachon Bay 255 km (2hrs 40 min)
Poitiers Airport: 50 min - Limoges Airport 75 min - La Rochelle Airport 90 min
Nearest town Civray 8 miles. Nearest village:Blanzay: 2 miles
The Gite is about 15 min from the main trunk road N10 linking Poitiers (North) 49 km away and Angouleme (South) 75 km away.
Nearest town Civray 15mins has a market twice a week (Tuesdays & Fridays). Restaurants, bars and all business facilities such as banks, post office, 4 supermarkets. Worth visiting nearest town of Confolens (Festival 9-15 August).
Other attractions: near Gite :
- Vallée des Singes (Valley of Apes, of 15 ha) - 7 minutes
- Chateau d'Epanvilliers - 7 minutes
- Futuroscope in Poitiers
- Planète des Crocodiles: at Civaux with some 200 reptiles including crocodiles.
Please visit my own website for more info & videos for local attractions to visit: http://www.giterentalfrance.co.uk
Places to eat /relax for a drink
- Auberge du Village - Blanzay (2km)
- Hotel du commerce - Civray (7 km)
- Auberge du Marronnier - Romagne (9 km)
- Le Bouton d'Or- Saint Romain (10 km)
Counryside walks and bicycle rides - discover the landscape and deer early morning and late evening, also beautiful sunsets for photographs!
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: You may wish to use the payment facility offered in this site of Owners Direct or by postal cheque or Bank transfer (please email us to forward to you details) to pay the first instalment - a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the cost of the holiday. Balance is payable 8 weeks before holiday start date. The balance should include a damage deposit of £150.00, which will be refunded within 1 week after your holiday provided that no damage or breakages have occurred. Pack and Go service offered as optional cleaning service for £35 GBP (Euro 40) to be added to your bill or payable cash (Euro 40) on departure. If the Gite requires cleaning on departure and Pack & Go service not paid, the charge of £35.00 will be deducted from the Security Deposit. Changeover Day: Changeover Saturday - Saturday. Arrivals not before 4pm and departures by 10am. We are flexible and we can accommodate other days of arrival/departure. Notes on prices: Prices revised 23 jan 2018. Prices for longer period e.g. for people seeking to purchase a house and looking for longer rental period, please contact us for reasonable rates.