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Luxury Farmhouse with Pool and Vegetable Garden

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Last updated: 04/26/2015
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Property description

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.



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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Farmhouse

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Friendly dogs welcome - please check with owner. Sorry no cats....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 'chickens with fresh eggs' , 'fresh vegetables from the garden', 'central heating'...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    French and UK satellite channels...moreless

Theme

  • Family

Attractions

  • Museums
  • Theme Parks

Leisure Activities

  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Lake View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

 

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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

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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Year Purchased: 2011


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Photos

  • Le Grand Courtiou

    Le Grand Courtiou

  • Kitchen and Dining

    Kitchen and Dining

  • Main Bedroom

    Main Bedroom

  • Bedroom 3

    Bedroom 3

  • The Mezzanine

    The Mezzanine

  • Summer evening by the pool

    Summer evening by the pool

  • The Pigeonnier

    The Pigeonnier

  • The vegetable garden

    The vegetable garden

  • The first egg from the ladies

    The first egg from the ladies

  • Floorplan

    Floorplan

  • The lake in winter

    The lake in winter

  • The Lounge Room

    The Lounge Room

  • Loungeroom

    Loungeroom

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • The Bunkroom

    The Bunkroom

  • The Lake

    The Lake

  • Brollywood

    Brollywood

  • Christmas Lunch

    Christmas Lunch

  • The ladies

    The ladies

  • Eggs from the ladies with some local truffle shaved over the top

    Eggs from the ladies with some local truffle shaved over the top

  • Local produce market at Lencloitre

    Local produce market at Lencloitre

  • M Turpeau's cheese

    M Turpeau's cheese

VRBO #403560

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Date last modified - Sunday, May 03, 2015

  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    2.5
  • Property type
    Farmhouse
Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 75%
  • Calendar last updated 04/26/2015
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Luxury Farmhouse with Pool and Vegetable Garden

Poitiers #403560

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