Le Colombage

  • Airvault Gite
  • Sleeps 2 to 5, 2 bedrooms
  • £295 to £495 per week

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Providing self catering accommodation for 4 to 6 people, this beautiful 15th century half-timbered house with walled garden, shares the medieval listed village of St Loup sur Thouet (Commune of St Loup Lamaire, Deux Sevres) with; the 14th century St Loup Chateau and grounds, and other properties of period character which line the flowered narrow quirky streets of this Deux Sevres favourite.

Situated in the heart of the medieval lanes, guests to Le Colombage will see their surroundings come to life each morning as the locals go about their normal day to day business of buying freshly baked bread and patisseries, visiting the tabac for their daily paper, taking a coffee or chatting over a pastis (two bars) before taking a leisurely lunch at one of the three very reasonably priced village restaurants. All of which are minutes walking distance from the house.

The afternoons and evenings are relaxed with games of boules being played out on the village green, or gentle exercise along the tree-lined river walks which surround the village.

The accommodation within the gite is generous and ideal for couples or families (an additional bed can be put into bedroom 2 to transform it into a family room if required). Attention has been given to enhancing the character of the rooms within this richly beamed and wooden floored property. All bedrooms have antique armoires and antique wooden beds which have been dressed with crisp white "Egyptian cotton" sheets and quality bedding.

At a glance, the living accommodation consists of: Two shower rooms, each with a toilet, a large fully fitted kitchen diner with table seating 6 plus, dishwasher, washing machine and TV with UK satellite tv, separate salon with TV, DVD and CD player, small library of books, DVDs, and music cds, and walled garden with sun terrace, exterior dining, barbecue and sun loungers.

Area information

Centrally located between Thouars, Parthenay, and Bressuire (20 mins from each); St Loup is ideally situated for activities and general sightseeing. Within easy reach is the Loire Valley and the myriad of vineyards and chateaux. The village has its own chateau, bars, restaurants, and minimart all within five minutes walk of the house.

The historic cities of Niort, Saumur and Poitiers are all within easy reach (45 mins). The top French attractions of Puy de Fou and Futuroscope are also fantastic days out for everyone, old and young alike, again only 45 mins. away. For the walker, cyclist, or fisherman, there is a bountiful supply of cycle trails, river walks and lakes.

If you have any questions about the accommodation or some of the many attractions which are within easy reach, please do not hesitate to contact the owners.

Payment information

Included are electricity, all bedding and towels. For guests wishing to stay for more than one week, a change of linen will be provided.

The village has a very well stocked minimart (including the world famous locally produced St Loup goats cheese) open most days from 8am, closing around 7pm.

A one third deposit will be required at the time of booking. The remainder six weeks before arrival.


Le Colombage

Airvault gite

9 Grand Rue Theophane Venard, St Loup Sur Thouet
Deux Sevres 79600