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L'Ancienne Epicerie

2 reviews
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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
7 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
The Gîte is in the middle of a small French village about an hour south of Poitiers and close to the town of Civray. It was built in the early 1800's as a long barn and it has now been converted into a three bedroom single storey gîte. The area is in the heart of the tranquil countryside and is ideal for a relaxing holiday. There is still plenty to do and is a good centre from which to explore. ...The Gîte is in the middle of a small French village about an hour south of Poitiers and close to the town of Civray. It was built in the early 1800's as a long barn and it has now been converted into a three bedroom single storey gîte. The area is in the heart of the tranquil countryside and is ideal for a relaxing holiday. There is still plenty to do and is a good centre from which to explore. More
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About the Owner
David O
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2011
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

David and Jeanette, thank you for letting us share your lovely Gite. We had a lovely 2 weeks. Anyone looking for a quality stay in this part of France, don't hesitate to stay here. We were made welcome from the start of our holiday and...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank Mick1310
Reviewed 9 February 2015

We have stayed here twice and intend on going back. Of the ten different gites we have been to, this is by far the best! The facilities are superb both inside and out! David and Jeanette, the owners are fabulous and could not have been...More

Date of stay: July 2013
Thank Joe S
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Shared Tennis Court
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Ping Pong Table
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Terrace
Patio
Additional amenities & feature info
The lounge/dining room is at the rear of the gîte looking out over the garden. The large double glazed windows on two sides of the room, give plenty of natural light. There is a chestnut floor and large wooden beams. English TV, DVD player and a selection of DVD's, books and games are included. Free wifi is available. The fully equipped kitchen area is to one side of the lounge. There are two sinks, a cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher. There is a washing machine in the small utility room to the rear of the kitchen. There is plenty of cupboard space and a wine rack! There is a large double bedroom and two medium sized twin bedrooms, all with en-suite 'wet room' bathrooms. Each en-suite has a mixer shower with thermostat, a toilet, basin and heated towel rail. The larger en-suite also has a bath with thermostat taps and hand held shower.
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About the neighbourhood
The nearest local town is Civray, about 5 minutes by car which is an old town on the river Charante. The romanesque church in the town is one of the oldest in France and the restored pre-reformation painted interior is superb. The market in the town is the best local market (food, clothing, leather, souvenirs etc) in the area with several pavement cafes. There are also several big supermarkets on the outskirts of the town. There is an interesting art gallery, just past the post office and round the corner, which also has a cafe. There are many interesting events during the year, amongst the best of which is the night market usually the first Friday evening in August. Other events include Bastille Day (14th July) celebrations, which usually include a large antique and bric-a-brac fair an...
How to get there
A car is recommended to be able to explore the area and from the UK, Calais is the most popular port (6.5 hours without stops, motorway nearly all the way - we suggest Calais, Rouen, Le Mans, Tours and Poitiers with total tolls about 45€). Flights can be into Poitiers (nearest to the gîte), Limoges (1.25 hours) or La Rochelle (2 hours). By train via TGV (and Eurostar) to Poitiers. You can book the whole journey through the TGV site- but go via Lille as it avoids a cross Paris connection of trains. Lille has two stations - Lille Europe, you can change trains within the same station and Lille Flanders, a short walk across a plaza to change trains. Car hire can be arranged in advance at the airports and the station.
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