La Charronniere, Poitiers, Poitou, France

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Family friendly holiday gites sleeping 10 with a swimming pool and excellent games facilities, in western France

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
La Charronniere, Poitiers, Poitou, France, sleeps 2-10 in 5 bedrooms.

Sleeps 2 to 10 in 3 gites:
2 Ecuries cottages sleep 4 each
La P'tite Boulangerie sleeps 2

3 sofa beds and a z-bed are also available, taking the maximum number to 17. Ample space in the bedrooms for travel cots or z-beds should these be required.

Great for families or groups of friends wanting relaxation in countryside surroundings, in a quiet, safe, flat, and virtually traffic free area so good for walking and cycling, but with easy access to main driving routes.

These 3 pretty cottages are set around a grassed enclosed courtyard in rural south west France, close to many local attractions including Vallee des Singes (Monkey Valley) (15 minutes by car) and Futuroscope (40 minutes). La Charroniere is within easy striking distance of the coast (La Rochelle 1.5 hours away) and Cognac (an hours drive). There are lots of beautiful Chateau and pretty French villages to visit. With canoeing, kayaking, horse riding, tennis courts, fishing lakes, a gym and golf courses close by there is plenty to do for the more active.

On-site facilities for your groups' exclusive use include:
- large enclosed swimming pool with sunbeds, a couple of hammocks and grassed sunbathing areas
- games hangar (open sided barn) with pool table, table tennis, darts, comfy seating area, table football games and many toys and books
- children's play area with swings slide trampoline and playhouse
- 2 barbecues
- 6 hole crazy golf course

All 3 cottages have fully equipped open plan kitchens, the lounge dining area of which has English TV and WiFi (please note that WiFi reception can vary inside the gites which have extremely thick walls). Guests are welcome to move furniture (tables and chairs) so that they can eat together as long as they are put back afterwards. Outside there are individual al fresco dining areas with sun shades which can be placed together too.

There is a washing machine for communal use. We now have a fully equipped summer kitchen with dishwasher and undercover eating area.

There is a further 1 bedroom apartment subject to availability and for an extra charge which can be rented alongside the gites.


3 kitchens all equipped with fridge, freezer, microwave, cooker, filter coffee maker, kettle and all pans plates cups glasses and utensils.
Inside and outside and undercover dining areas with table and chairs.
Large double sofa beds and extra comfy small leather sofas, coffee table, dining table and chairs.
TV with English channels Freesat. DVD and CD players also provided.
WiFi is provided, but as the walls to the gites are extremely thick WiFi reception is usually better outside. 4g reception is very strong.
Pool table, table tennis table darts and table football, as well as books and many other indoor and outdoor games, are provided.
There are electric heaters in the 2 bedroomed gites and in the 1 bedroomed gite we have a wood burner.
2 gites have a double and twin, 1 has double. All have double sofa beds in the lounge. All can take travel cots and z beds should these be required.
All bedding, tea towels and towels for use inside are provided. Please bring pool towels or they can be hired for 2 euros per towel.
Each of the 3 gites has a shower room with toilet and hand basin.
There are no specific disabled facilities although steps are minimal and shower rooms in the 2 bed gites are on the ground floor.
Children's play area with swing, slide, trampoline, play house.
2 barbecues, 6 hole crazy golf course, hammock, large pool with large area for sunbathing relaxing and playing and various al fresco dining areas.
Large heated pool available from May to October subject to weather. We close the pool after dark so as to retain the heat overnight.
There is on-site parking for approximately 8 cars.
Guests are not allowed to smoke inside the gites but may do so outside and are requested to use the ashtrays provided.
Well behaved pets can be accommodated with prior approval with the owners. They are not allowed on furniture, upstairs and in the pool area.


5 mins drive from Chaunay. 15 mins from Vallee des Singes (Monkey Valley). 40 mins from Poitiers airport (nearest airport) and Futeroscope.
Chaunay is the nearest village with bakery, small shop, tabac, hairdressers, chemist, hotel and bar. Larger supermarkets can be found 15 mins away in either Couhe or Sauze Vaissais.
Chaunay has a small shop.
Chaunay 5 mins in car has a hotel with restaurant. There is also a snack bar in the village. There are many nice restaurants within 15 to 20 mins drive and we supply details on arrival.

Booking Information

We require a completed booking form and non-refundable deposit of £50 per gite per week (so £150) for 1 week stays, balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival. We only accept full week bookings during the summer. Changeover is usually Saturday to Saturday. We require a damage deposit of £150.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Games Room
Hot Tub
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
Open Fire
Disabled Access

Getting here

86510 Chaunay
Poitiers 40 mins.
No local buses.
Poitiers 40 mins. Limoges, Tours, or La Rochelle are 1.5 hrs away, or Bordeaux is 2 hours away.

Rental Rates

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La Charronniere, Poitiers, Poitou, France

Kim or Jim Johnson

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