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Luxury Farmhouse with Pool and Vegetable Garden

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Last updated: 08/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Poitiers farmhouse 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.



Keywords: farmhouse, villa, gite, chateau

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Farmhouse

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

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

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Kitchen
          • Dishwasher
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Refrigerator
          • Seating for 10 people

          Amenities

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

          Other Amenities

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

              Entertainment

              • Games
              • Books
              • Stereo
              • DVD Player

              Communications

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Bicycles
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Gazebo
                      • Deck / Patio

                      Theme

                          • Family

                          Location & View

                              • Lake View

                              Activities

                              • Museums
                              • Theme Parks
                              • Sight Seeing
                              • Shopping
                              • Swimming
                              • Golf
                              • Cycling
                               

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                              Rental basis: Per property
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                              High season
                              Jul 5 - Sep 5, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              €3,000
                              Shoulder season
                              Sep 6 - Nov 1, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              €315
                              €2,200
                              Low season
                              Nov 2 - May 1, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              €215
                              €1,500

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                              Year Purchased: 2011


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                              • 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

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                              Date last modified - Tuesday, August 26, 2014

                              €215 - €429 per night (EUR)
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                              5 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 10

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