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Stone farmhouse with heated pool and games barn. In village with shop and bar

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
5 nights minimum
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A traditional farmhouse located in a gorgeous village, Dampierre sur Boutonne, with a bar/cafe, shop and Renaissance Chateau all within 400 meters . A 2 minute walk to pick up your fresh bread in the morning or have a drink at the bar in the evening. The Farmhouse was once the heart of a working farm, It dates back to the early 1800s. It is the largest of the three gites at La Petite Ferme Gites. The front door enters into a cosy living room with sofa, chairs, TV, coffee tables and a small dining table with chairs. This room opens into the large and fully equipped kitchen containing all the equipment and utensils you should need during your stay including oven, hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle and coffee machine. There is a working fireplace in the kitchen, tha...A traditional farmhouse located in a gorgeous village, Dampierre sur Boutonne, with a bar/cafe, shop and Renaissance Chateau all within 400 meters . A 2 minute walk to pick up your fresh bread in the morning or have a drink at the bar in the evening. The Farmhouse was once the heart of a working farm, It dates back to the early 1800s. It is the largest of the three gites at La Petite Ferme Gites. The front door enters into a cosy living room with sofa, chairs, TV, coffee tables and a small dining table with chairs. This room opens into the large and fully equipped kitchen containing all the equipment and utensils you should need during your stay including oven, hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle and coffee machine. There is a working fireplace in the kitchen, that can be used in the cooler months. Off the kitchen is the downstairs double bedroom with an en-suite shower room. The stairs leads up from the kitchen to the first floor where there are two further bedrooms. The largest one having a king size bed, a single bed and a cot. The other has two single beds. All three bedrooms have wardrobes and drawer space, bedside tables and bedside lights. The second shower room is off the upstairs corridor. Directly outside the front door is a lovely large, private, gravelled courtyard with a BBQ, table, chairs and parasol. A great location for eating, relaxing and socialising with plenty of room for sun loungers. There is a beautiful and newly refurbished 10 x 5 m heated pool, with ample sunbeds and parasols. The pool area is in the sun the for the whole day. There is a large patio and pebbled area surrounding the pool. There is also a large games barn to amuse both the children and the adults. It is equipped with a pool table, table tennis, table football, darts and a number of board games. We also provide equipment that can be used on the lawn area such as badminton, football, boules, frisbee. Excellent Wifi and English TV (freeview) are available in the gite. We have a friendly cat who lives with us on site. There is ample space for parking on site and the property has gates which can be closed during the day and are locked at night Bath towels and bedding provided, but we ask guests to provide their own pool/beach towels. There are laundry facilities are on site, including a washing machine, clothes driers, iron and ironing board. The Farmhouse is one of three gites at La Petite Ferme Gites, the other two being The Barn (sleeps 2/4) and Fig Tree Cottage (sleeps 2). Each gite has it's own private terrace/eating area and BBQ and do not overlook each other, so you can feel secluded. The guests do share the heated pool, games barn, sun terraces, lawn, laundry and parking. All three gites can be rented together should you require. Dampierre sur Boutonne is a lovely village, with a village shop that is open 7 days a week and sells fresh bread, pastries, freshly baked pizza and all the day to day necessities you may need. The village cafe/bar, 'Garage a Papi', is a quirky, chilled out place where you can sit and enjoy views of the sun setting behind the Chateau. The bar has indoor seating, but also has outdoor seating in it's large orchard, next to the river. Often musicians play on summer Sunday afternoons. The Chateau de Dampierre is a beautiful renaissance chateau open to the public, with stunning gardens to walk through. They offer daily guided tours, as well as allowing you to freely explore by yourself. Throughout the year they have a range of art exhibitions and musical events. The river Boutonne flows through the village and around the chateau. Fishing, hiking and cycling are all accessible in the village. We can give you information on local routes and fishing spots. We have a number of bikes (and helmets) for you to borrow, but can also arrange for bike hire if the sizes are not correct. We can also arrange canoe hire or fishing trips. Aulnay, a charming little market town, with it's bar, restaurants, shops, twice weekly market and large supermarket (Intermache) is an 8 minute drive, while the larger, lovely market town of Saint Jean D'Angely is a 15 minute drive. Here you will find a number of supermarkets, bars, restaurants, twice weekly market, Abbey and a cinema as well as a range of leisure activities such as karting, boating, canoeing and swimming. Both towns are on the Santiago De Compostela pilgrimage trail and have stunning churches and other historic buildings to visit. There are very helpful tourist information offices in both towns. 3 miles away is the world famous Asinerie du Baudet du Poitou (Poitou Donkey Farm) home of the rasta donkeys and Zoodysee wild life park in Chize is a 15 minute drive away. Water sports, including paddle boarding, water skiing, kayaking and canoeing are a 25 minute drive away More
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Sam A
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2018
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We will be there to welcome you with a drink and the keys when you arrive We live on site, so will be available to answer any questions should you need, but will not intrude on your holiday in any way.
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Reviewed today

We had a lovely week at Le Petite Ferme Gites. Sam & Stuart were great hosts and their property was lovely with a fantastic pool area and barn with lots to games to keep everyone entertained. The Farmhouse was beautiful and clean with lots of...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Bradders1888
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just got back after a lovely week staying in the farmhouse at La Petite Ferme Gites. There were 7 of us, 4 adults and 3 kids and we had plenty of room. With 2 bathrooms and 3 bedrooms we felt we had plenty of space....More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Sta972
Roam771432, VR Owner at Stone farmhouse with heated pool and games barn. In village with shop and bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for your lovely review. You were great guests & we look forward to you returning again best wishes Sam and Stuart

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Reviewed 30 July 2019

We stayed a week at La Petite Ferme Gites in July 2019 and had a wonderful time. There are 3 gites of varying size on site with a shared heated pool but even when all 3 families were around the pool there was plenty of...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Laura M
Roam771432, VR Owner at Stone farmhouse with heated pool and games barn. In village with shop and bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2019

Thanks for your lovely review. It was great to meet you and your family & we would welcome you back anytime. Best wishes Sam and Stuart

Reviewed 5 June 2019 via mobile

We had a fantastic relaxing holiday here, a well furnished and comfortable farm house, heated swimming pool with, sunbathing and seating area and a games barn for the whole family including a pool table, tennis table table and lots of other games and activities. The...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Cruiser812644
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Spent a few days having a girls weekend in The Farmhouse. A lovely setting, great Wi-Fi, clean and fabulous hosts. A great location to walk to the lovely friendly bar and village shop. Drove to local towns for shopping, meals and seaside. Couldn't want for...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Georgina P
Roam771432, VR Owner at Stone farmhouse with heated pool and games barn. In village with shop and bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

Thanks for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay here

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fishing Nearby
Game Room
Pool Table
Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Refrigerator
Washer
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Freezer
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
TV
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Ping Pong Table
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
Toaster
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
Ideally situated to be within a 60 minute drive of a number of historic and beautiful towns and a range of activities. The beaches and marinas of La Rochelle, Royan and Rochefort as well as a number of equally gorgeous, but lesser known beaches such as Fouras and Chatelaillon Plage are all less then a hour away. Stunning Charente towns worth a visit include Cognac, Jarnac and Angouleme, all great towns for culture, sights and shopping. We provide each gite with a large pack of of information on the local area and have range of maps including cycle and walking routes. La Petite Ferme Gites is the ideal place to relax and unwind but there is plenty to do and lots to see in the area for those who want to explore
How to get there
By Road: Channel Tunnel to Calais, the tunnel is 35 minutes and then involves a 7 hour drive. Trains leave every 30 mins so very flexible. Dover to Calais ferry is a 1.5 hour crossing and then 7 hour drive Fast Ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg (3 hours) and then a 5 hour Drive. 1 Ferry a day with Brittany Ferries that leaves at 9.00am. Normal Ferry From Portsmouth to Caen or Cherbourg (5 Hours) and then a 5 hour Drive. Ferry from Portsmouth to St Malo which is normally overnight and arrives at around 8.00am, then a 4 hour drive. There are other options for ferries from Southampton / Pool / Dover. By Air: La Rochelle is the nearest airport at 1 hour away from us and is served by Ryanair from Stansted / Gatwick Poitier Airport as around an hour and a quarter away. Bordeaux and Lim...
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