This 16th century farmhouse is situated on the edge of a quiet hamlet, in its own grounds, which include a large private swimming pool, and a secure pond with free-range ducks and chickens. Table Tennis, Badminton set and Wifi, also available. The property has been tastefully renovated to provide spacious and comfortable accommodation, whilst retaining original beams and stone walls. Ideal for a complete "break from it all", or as a base for touring the many delights of this region. Many activities nearby, including golf, fishing, horse-riding and karting. Within easy reach of Poitiers and Futuroscope, the Marais Poitevin (Green Venice), the Puy du Fou, the Loire Valley, La Rochelle and the Atlantic Coast, the beautiful Ile de Re and other islands, Cognac and much, much more.
Mark and Anita Wilson
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- 19 Jan 2019
About Mark and Anita Wilson
We have lived in France since 2002. We are both bilingual and are more than happy to help you with any aspect of your holiday. We like to think that we provide the perfect balance of being on hand if needed but offering you all the privacy that you need to enjoy your holiday with your family and friends
Mark and Anita Wilson purchased this Farmhouse in 2002
Why Mark and Anita Wilson chose Saint-Martin-du-Fouilloux
We feel that this property is ideally located for many reasons. We are an hour's drive south from the Loire Valley and its beautiful chateaux. We are just over an hours drive away from La Rochelle and it's many islands. Futuroscope is only 40 mins away and Valle des Singes (monkey valley) is just over an hours drive away, a place that works tirelessly in its effort to rescue, breed and rehabilitate many apes. We also recommend Puy du Fou which again is only an hours drive away. This unique experience never fails to impress with it's many shows. ie, Vikings, Musketeers, Roman Arena, Falconery display and many, many more
What makes this Farmhouse unique
We are ideally situated to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the countryside whilst only being a 10 min drive away from the beautiful, medieval town of Parthenay with its many restaurants, cafes, bars and supermarkets
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
The beautiful sandy beaches at and around La Rochelle are only 90 minutes drive away.
From La Rochelle you can choose one of the many boat excursions, such as Fort Boyard, the Ile d'Aix, & the Ile d'Oleron.
The Ile de Re is home to many picturesque, sheltered harbours, which give a choice of superb quality seafood & other restaurants. Cycle hire is very popular and very reasonably priced.
Piotiers - 40 minutes;
La Rochelle - 90 minutes;
Limoges - 2 hrs 15mins
St Malo - 4 hrs;
Caen - 5 hrs;
Le Havre - 6 hrs;
Calais - 7 to 8 hrs.
Paris to Poitiers- 1 hr 40 mins.
Parthenay - 13 kms.
Poitiers - 40 kms.
Futuroscope - 40 kms.
Marais Poitevin - 40 kms.
Pescalis - 35 kms.
Forest of Adventure - 30 kms.
Le Puy du Fou - 80 kms.
Loire Valley/Saumur - 80 kms.
Monkey Valley - 80 kms.
La Rochelle - 120 kms.
Saintes - 115 kms.
Cognac - 120 kms.
The medieval town of Parthenay is the nearest large town to La Metairie. The town retains much of its old ramparts, a lot of which you can walk, and the medieval quarter is very popular with locals and tourists alike.
There is a wide variety of good restaurants, providing quality food for all the family.
There is a full range of shops and supermarkets, and local produce can be found at the regular market on Wednesday mornings.