Luxury Farmhouse with Pool and Vegetable Garden
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Extremely comfortable and well appointed, Le Grand Courtiou is a gorgeous farmhouse that sleeps 10-12 people.
Centrally heated, the house is warm in winter and cool in summer - perfect for any season.
There is a sparkling 15m inground pool which is perfect to laze around on a sunny day - or if you are feeling energetic, jump onto one of the bikes provided and cycle into nearby Lencloitre to buy some of the best baguettes you have ever tasted.
The property has a beautiful lake which you can row around or just sit and admire with a glass of wine. There are chickens for fresh eggs everyday and a vegetable garden and orchard where you can help yourself to whatever is seasonal.
There are caretakers living on site in separate accommodation, who are more than happy to advise on local markets, general shopping and places to visit.
Le Grand Courtiou is approximately 30 minutes north from Poitiers (where there is both an airport and a TGV station). The airport has flights direct from Stanstead, London on Ryanair, or there is a local airline called Airlinair that flies around regional France. Flight schedules change by season with Edinburgh and Barcelona flights operating during summer.
There are also airports at Tours [ around an hour north] and Limoges [an hour and a bit east] that have flights from Dublin, Liverpool, Nottingham and Southampton.
The TGV takes around 2 1/2 hours from Charles de Gaulle airport or 1 1/12 hours from Paris - Montparnasse. The easiest way to get to the house is to hire a car either at the airport or the station - we will provide clear directions to get there.
There is a huge variety of things to do and see in the Poitou-Charentes, such as leisure parks, golf and beautiful towns and villages. One of the pearls of the Vienne department is the capital town of Poitiers, a town steeped in history, and whose old streets are buzzing with life thanks to its large student population. The Vienne boasts a lot of great places to visit, including the internationally-known Futuroscope theme and leisure park, the Crocodile Park, Snake Island and the Valley of the Monkeys.
The food and wine in the area are exceptional. It’s home to cognac, refreshing muscadets (spectacular with oysters), cabernet franc from Chinon and Bourgueil & Saumur. The Loire Valley boasts particularly fine white wines. The region is equally and rightly noted for its great local delicacies too – for example cheese, honey, poultry, butter and snails – as well as fine restaurants, hotels, cafes and bars.
If you venture a little further afield into the South Loire, the beautiful Château de Chenonceau is around one and a half hours drive north, as is Château de Villandry - easy day trips. Other beautiful towns in the South Loire include Richelieu, Saumur, Chinon, Tours - all well worth a visit for their spectacular buildings and amazing histories.
Keywords: farmhouse, villa, gite, chateau
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Bedroom 5
- 2.0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Covered Parking
- Parking Off Street
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Wood Fireplace
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library:
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Lake View
- Theme Parks
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
Fabulous farmhouse retreat
Fabulous farmhouse retreat
We had a lovely time at Le Grand Courtiou near Poitiers. The house is just as beautiful as it looks in the pictures. The pool is wonderful and the very pretty vegetable garden with fresh rasberries and strawberries was a bonus not to mention the fresh eggs. We would definately return if we are in the area again. Poitiers is a nice town and the Loire chateau are within easy reach to the north.
- Guest Louise T.
- Date of stay 06/20/12
- Review Submitted 07/15/12
Owner response: Thanks so much Louise - just lovely!
Perfect Christmas HolidayGuest comment entered by owner
Perfect Christmas Holiday
We had a fantastic Christmas holiday at Le Grand Courtiou. It was beautifully welcoming with roaring fires and really comfortable beds. The house is very roomy - plenty of room for the 9 of us without falling over each other. The chicken gave us fresh eggs every day - first time any of us have had eggs that are still warm. We visited Chenonceau and Chateau de Cheverny which was perfect in the off season - hardly any tourists!
- Guest Lindsay - Melbourne, Australia
- Date of stay 12/21/11
- Review Submitted 05/04/12
Low season...7 Feb 12...1 Jun 12...€ 1500 Shoulder season...1 Jun 12...22 Jul 12...€ 2000 High season...22 Jul 12...16 Sep 12...€ 2500 Shoulder season...16 Sep 12...1 Nov 12...€ 2000 Low season...1 Nov 12...1 Jun 13...€ 1500 1 week minimum rental during high season Shorter stays available on request
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Le Grand Courtiou
Kitchen and Dining
Summer evening by the pool
The vegetable garden
The first egg from the ladies
The lake in winter
The Lounge Room
Eggs from the ladies with some local truffle shaved over the top
Local produce market at Lencloitre
M Turpeau's cheese
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