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Rates from:
945.00 GBP

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  • Courtyard and outdoor eating area
    Courtyard and outdoor eating area
  • House and courtyard
    House and courtyard
  • Courtyard
    Courtyard
  • Heated, private swimming pool
    Heated, private swimming pool
  • Kingsize bedroom
    Kingsize bedroom
  • Upstairs double bedroom
    Upstairs double bedroom
  • Upstairs double bedroom
    Upstairs double bedroom
  • View overlooking the pool from the upstairs double bedroom
    View overlooking the pool from the upstairs double bedroom
  • Upstairs twin bedroom
    Upstairs twin bedroom
  • Upstairs landing twin bedroom
    Upstairs landing twin bedroom
  • Upstairs shower room
    Upstairs shower room
  • Upstairs shower
    Upstairs shower
  • Lounge
    Lounge
  • View of the garden through the lounge french doors
    View of the garden through the lounge french doors
  • Dining room
    Dining room
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Downstairs shower room
    Downstairs shower room
  • View from the kitchen window overlooking the pool, garden and fields beyond
    View from the kitchen window overlooking the pool, garden and fields beyond
  • Courtyard and outdoor dining area
    Courtyard and outdoor dining area
  • Courtyard
    Courtyard
  • House and courtyard
    House and courtyard
  • Courtyard and view beyond
    Courtyard and view beyond
  • Courtyard
    Courtyard
  • View of the sunflowers
    View of the sunflowers
  • Garden and views beyond
    Garden and views beyond

Belle Vue

Poitou Charentes, France

Per week

from 945.00 to 1987.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Anna Roberts

Member since Feb 2019
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
  • Avg. Response Time:
  • Availability Updated:15 days 4 hours

BFB's Overview

Belle Vue is a charming, four-bedroom, French farmhouse offering a private, heated swimming pool, scenic views and an idyllic rural location in the middle of the French countryside.

Stylishly decorated with both original charm and contemporary style the owners, having young children themselves, have created a welcoming, child-friendly house. Inside, there is a thoughtful supply of baby gear, toys and books, whilst outside the large gardens open out onto the surrounding fields, offering plenty of space to play. The heated swimming pool is a big hit with adults and children alike. The pool is 11m by 6m with non-slip steps and is safely fenced and gated. In season it overlooks blossoming sunflower fields and is a wonderful place to relax, unwind and soak up the French sunshine.

Belle Vue offers the best of both worlds, located in the quiet, peaceful hamlet of Aubigné yet the house is just a short drive from the towns of Chef Boutonne and Brioux Sur Boutonne, which both offer a selection of supermarkets, shops, bakeries and restaurants. The coast is an hours’ drive away but there’s a choice of family-friendly lake beaches closer to home, many of which offer picnic and play areas.

All in all, this pretty farmhouse offers families a genuine, slice of French country living and is the perfect anecdote to busy urban living. Days will drift by in a haze of relaxation; little ones playing in the swimming pool, parents unwinding over lazy, alfresco lunches and everyone coming together for some quality family time.

Accommodation Overview

The house has four bedrooms, two doubles and two twin bedrooms. The master bedroom with its king size bed, exposed stonework and wooden floor is located on the ground floor with windows overlooking the courtyard. The second large double room is upstairs and accessed via its own staircase. It has dual aspect views of the courtyard on one side and has a Juliette balcony overlooking the swimming pool and views beyond onto the surrounding countryside. The two twin rooms are a haven for children accessed via their own staircase. The first is a mezzanine style room and open to the landing. It has two single beds and houses a large selection of toys and books. The second twin room is accessed past the bathroom (shower room) and again has two single beds. Two wooden cots are also available for guests use.

Back downstairs there is a fully equipped kitchen (dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, microwave, kettle and toaster) complete with an array of cooking equipment, cutlery and crockery (including plastic ones for children). The kitchen opens out into a beautifully spacious dining room with seating for 8 and 2 highchairs. French doors lead out into the courtyard where there is additional outdoor dining. The lounge is comfortable with a choice of sofas and chairs set around an open fire place (logs provided in winter). There is a TV, DVD player and choice of board games, books and DVDs.

There is an additional shower room downstairs and the pool area also has an outhouse containing a beautifully presented toilet and shower.

Location Information

Belle Vue is located just over an hour from La Rochelle (or Poitiers) airport and just under four hours from St Malo port in the quiet hamlet of Aubigné. Aubigné is home to a small park, impressive town hall and church. There is also the quirky addition of a baguette vending machine located next to the town hall enabling you to procure fresh bread daily. For general supplies, shopping and dining out, there are larger, neighbouring towns within nine kilometres (approx. 10 min drive).

For family days out there are plenty of options within a 50 minute radius to suit both children and adults alike. There are a selection of lakes and rivers offering a range of activities such as swimming and canoeing; one even has a waterslide that operates during peak season - Plan d’eau Saint-Macoux (35 mins). Many of the neighbouring towns have markets on specific days of the week. The owners often enjoy the combination of exploring a market in the morning, stocking up on picnic items and then venturing out to one of the lake or river locations for lunch and an afternoon of paddling or water sports.
For wildlife options there is a European wildlife park Zoodysee (25 mins), a Donkey Sanctuary (20 mins) and the popular La Vallee des Singes where guests can get close to monkeys of all varieties (50 mins).
For a combination of water and wildlife Marais Poitevin (60 mins), also known as Venise Verte, is a great day out. Coulon, listed as one of the prettiest villages in France is a perfect place to explore the region. You can hire ‘barques’ (flat bottomed) boats to navigate the green waterways. If you are lucky you might even spot an otter or a kingfisher on your trip.
For beach days the coast is just over an hour away and the owners favourite beach of Fouras is a great spot for families.
For days out exploring there are some great larger towns, cities and popular tourist spots an easy drive away. La Rochelle is always popular and the islet of Ile de Re is a very pretty spot for a lazy lunch. The historic towns of Cognac, Saintes, Bordeaux and Poitiers are also easily accessible.

Nearest airport; La Rochelle (1hr15), Poitiers (1hr05), Bordeaux (1hr50), Nantes (2hr) and Limoges (1hr50).
Nearest ferry; St Malo (3hr50), Caen (4hr20) and Le Harve (4hr50).
Nearest medical care; There are doctors in the town of Chef Boutonne (9kms) and the nearest A&Es/hospitals are Ruffec (40mins), St-Jean-d’Angely (40mins) and Noirt (45mins).

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 84 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 84 days prior to arrival

Seasonal Discount

Up to 10% discount for holidays taken between 01 Jun 2019 and 29 Jun 2019 minimum of 7 nights

Rates

25 May - 28 Jun 2019 : £1280 /week29 Jun - 26 Jul 2019 : £1499 /week27 Jul - 6 Sep 2019 : £1987 /week7 Sep - 27 Sep 2019 : £1250 /week28 Sep - 1 Nov 2019 : £1050 /week2 Nov 2019 - 3 Jan 2020 : £945 /week25 May - 28 Jun 2019 : €1438.694 /week29 Jun - 26 Jul 2019 : €1684.846 /week27 Jul - 6 Sep 2019 : €2233.348 /week7 Sep - 27 Sep 2019 : €1404.975 /week28 Sep - 1 Nov 2019 : €1180.179 /week2 Nov 2019 - 3 Jan 2020 : €1062.161 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 84 days prior to arrival

Seasonal Discount

Up to 10% discount for holidays taken between 01 Jun 2019 and 29 Jun 2019 minimum of 7 nights

Discount Notes

Who owns this place?

Hi, I live in the south east of England with my husband and 2 young daughters. We are extremely lucky to also own a beautiful farm house and gite in France. We have spent many weeks enjoying the house and pool as well as the beautiful country side and pretty local towns. We hope you love it as much as we do.

Fast Facts

Sleeps 8 in 1 x King size, 1 x double and 2 x twin bedroom, 2 x shower rooms, 1 upstairs and 1 downstairs.

Airport under 2 hours drive

La Rochelle (1hr 15), Poitiers (1hr 5), Bordeaux (1hr 50), Nantes (2hrs) and Limoges (1hr 50)

Ferry Port

St Malo (3hr 50), Caen (4hr 20) and Le Harve (4hr 50) are the closest ports to the UK - 10% discount with Brittany Ferries.

Any Pool

11m x 6m outdoor heated swimming pool. The swimming pool is walled and fenced with two lockable gates.

Nursery Gear (additional)

This child friendly gite has, 2 x highchairs, 2 x wooden cots, baby bath, potty, toilet trainer seat, sink stools, plug in night lights, stairgates, plastic crockery and children’s cutlery.

Indoor Toys

The child friendly gite has a good stock of toys including: Duplo, Peppa Pig figurines, wooden train set, baby toys, board games and puzzles, lots of children’s books , U-rated kids DVDs, books and DVDs for adults as well.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Pre arrival shopping can be arranged and a meal for the first night.

Outdoor Toys

The gite has a stock of garden games.

Stairgates / no stairs

Stairgates are provided

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

The garden is fenced/walled from the road, but open to the farmer fields behind the property.

Golf

4 golf courses within 1 hour – Nearest at Niort 40 mins away.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

2 x cots and highchairs are available.

Fireplace / Wood Burner

Open log fire in the lounge.


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