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Charming Country Home with Swimming Pool in West France

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Last updated: 04/08/2014

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  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Charming Country Home With Swimming Pool In West France

A delightful 4 bedroom 17th century country home located in Smarves, a small village just 8kn south of the historic city of Poitiers, in the heart of the Poitou-Charentes. The village has good amenities all within a few minutes’ walk of the house.
Maison Magique sits on over an acre of land with swimming pool, expansive manicured lawn and maze.
This refined yet simple home is furnished with a mix of antiques and contemporary furnishings which create a warm and charming atmosphere enhanced by oak and limestone floors throughout the house and original fireplaces.
This refurbished home offers a peaceful country setting and spacious accommodation on two floors which includes spacious living room with comfortable sofas and original fireplace, TV, DVD, C player. Formal dining room. Country style eat-in kitchen with dishwasher, fridge/freezer, oven and microwave. A utility room with washing machine is adjacent to the kitchen. Lovely guest bedroom (The grey suite) with ensuite shower room. Separate WC.

The master bedroom with ensuite bathroom is located on the first floor together with two additional charming guest bedrooms, the Pink Room and the Yellow Room (the latter boasting an original fireplace) and a full bath.
The house is surrounded by expansive grounds, with mature trees, large lawn area and also a maze (ideal for children). Private pool (12 x 5m - depth 1m – 1.80m) with sun terrace and loungers. Outdoor dining area just off the dining room with table chairs and BBQ.

Entry courtyard with spacious parking area.

Maison Magique is ideally located to explore Poitiers and all the other attractions in the Poitou-Charentes.

From here you can explore the cultural attractions of Poitiers or La Rochelle one day and enjoy state of the art imagining attractions at Futuroscope the next. You can play golf at nearby Mignaloux Golf Course, drive along the magnificent Atlantic coastline which has gorgeous beaches from child-friendly to surfers’ paradise or cruise up the Charente river. You can cycle through the vineyards of Cognac Country, discover the region’s award winning villages and wines or pilot a punt through the green waterways of Marais Poitevin or again enjoy the over 50 festivals and markets all over the region throughout the year.

Also, the chateaux-dotted Loire Valley is approximately one hour from the house and Paris is just 90 minutes away via TGV.

The ancient capital of Poitou, this medieval city is a town to stroll around at leisure. Llife here is centred around the tree-lined 'Place du Maréchal-Leclerc', with its popular cafés and lively outdoor culture in the summer (at Christmas it becomes an ice-skating ring) and cobbled, pedestrianised streets flanked by a mix of centuries-old architecture and half-timbered houses, many of which have been transformed into lovely little boutique shops, and 'Place Charles-de-Gaulle' to the North, where a big and bustling food and clothes market takes place daily, plus a bric-a-brac one on Friday and Saturday mornings. The place is also the home of the Notre-Dame-la-Grande church, one of the town’s star attractions.

Is a theme park based upon multimedia, cinematographic futuroscope and audio visual techniques. The 60-hectare park with its landscaped gardens and fountains contains a unique range of attractions: films in giant format, thrill-filled attractions, 3D rides with 4D effects, games, live shows, open-air activities,

La Rochelle:
A vibrant city and seaport on the Bay of Biscay an one of France’s loveliest coast towns. Its historic port has a quayside bustling with boats and the seafront is packed with lively cafes, bars and restaurants. Walk through the Striking Gothic gateway to a maze of pedestrian streets flanked by 17th and 18th century buildings that are now home to boutique shops selling everything from fashion and homeware to delicious pastries and bread, books and antiques.

Marais Poitevin:
Nearly 375 square miles of marshlands which span an area from Niort to the coast at the Bay of l'Aiguillon made up of natural water channels and man-made canals as well as meadows, dykes and fens that are full of wildlife. It is often referred as the “Green Venice”

Golf: the Mignaleux-Beauvoir is a 92 hectare park with an 18 hole golf course just a few minutes’ drive from the property

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/08/2014

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single

    with ensuite shower and hand basin. Ground floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    Bathroom ensuite. First floor....moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

    First floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    First floor...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    Ensuite to Bedroom 1. Shower and hand basin. Ground floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2

    Separate WC. Ground floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 3

    Ensuite to bedroom 2. WC, shower and hand basin. First floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 4

    Separate bathroom with WC bathtub/shower. First floor...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Dining terrace with table, chairs and BBQ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The expansive grounds also include a maze...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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