Le Gite du Pontreau

  • Champagne St Hilaire Gite
  • Sleeps 4 to 19, 7 bedrooms
  • £950 to £2450 per week

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Our property is an imaginatively renovated barn set in 9 acres of land on the edge of a small village. Le Pontreau is the ideal location for anyone seeking peace and tranquillity and a superb base for the more energetic who wish to go walking, mountain biking, horse riding, canoeing and fishing. The Futuroscope, La Rochelle, Cognac are all within easy reach.

The properties have been lovingly renovated to a very high standard whilst still retaining all its character. The open plan living / dining area has a wealth of oak beams, an enormous fireplace and is wonderfully light and airy as the original barn doorway has been retained and glazed.


THE GROUND FLOOR consists of a fully equipped 25m² kitchen including 2 sinks, a stainless steel SMEG double oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer, kettle, coffee maker, toasters, a store room and sufficient crockery, glasses, cutlery and cooking utensils for 20 people. A utility area with an automatic washing machine, iron and ironing board leads to the ground floor toilet. The open plan living room is vast (85m²) and has a large dining area and plenty of seating around the fireplace. A doorway leads onto a shady covered veranda with an additional dining area and a barbecue for eating outdoors.

THE FIRST FLOOR consists of a large landing (with a further toilet) leading to two double bedrooms and three rooms with flexible bedding arrangements – up to 4 singles can be provided or family rooms with a double and two singles for example. All these rooms have en-suite showers and basins, exposed beams and stone work and panoramic views over the surrounding countryside.


2 ground floor bedrooms sleeping up to 4 people

Main bedroom, with ensuite wheelchair accessible shower room and toilet.

Open plan living dining room with kitchen.

Second shower room and toilet.

Please note that these properties are adjacent to each other – they are not linked internally but access between the two can be made via a covered terrace. La Petite Folie will never be let separately so guests will always have exclusive use of the parking, grounds and pool whether they decide to book this property or not.

OUTSIDE there is ample parking at the back of the gîte. Extensive gardens and lawns surround the building with plenty of space for ball games and for children to explore and let off steam. There is also a boules court, a table-tennis table, swings, basketball and of course the swimming pool. There are a further 9 acres of meadow and woodland to explore including a small fishing pond and a 300 year old oak tree.

THE POOL is 12m long by 4m wide and is linked to a small toddler pool at one end. It is a salt water pool (great for the skin and the environment) and is solar heated with underwater lighting. There are plenty of sun beds and two terraces, one in full sun and another terrace with partial shade in front of the pool house. The pool is securely fenced off in compliance with the latest French regulations on pool safety.

EQUIPEMENT. The gîte is equipped to a high standard with full oil fired central heating installed throughout the building. It has a High Definition TV with English FreeSat TV available, a DVD player and music system and a large selection of books. There is a selection of children’s toys provided plus card and board games. Free Inteaccess is provided throughout the building.

All the bedding is provided as are hand towels in the toilets and tea towels. The following items are available on request at no extra cost - two cots, baby bath, potty, double push chair, two high chairs and a stair safety gate. An optional end of stay cleaning service is also available on request. Julia and Eric, the owners, live adjacent so can provide any advice you need and help you out with any problems you may have – all you have to do is ask.

TRAVEL LINKS to Le Pontreau are excellent. Ryanair fly to Poitiers airport which is only 25 miles away and also to La Rochelle and Limoges. High speed TGV train links means that we are only 1hour 20 minutes from Paris, with stations at Poitiers and The Futuroscope 20 miles away. There is easy access from most ferry ports and from Paris via the A10 motorway.


Le Gite du Pontreau

Champagne St Hilaire gite

Le Pontreau
Champagne St Hilaire
Vienne 86160