This charming refurbished 17th century home in the heart of the Poitou-Charentes region offers a peaceful, country setting in a small village just South of the historic city of Poitiers. Oak and limestone floors and original stone fireplaces maintain an authentic feel. Within the expansive grounds is a lovely the maze, ideal for children.
The local village has good amenities all within a few minutes walk of the house.
Spacious accommodation over two floors; ground floor with living room with Wi-Fi internet, dining room, kitchen and twin bedroom with ensuite shower room.
Further three bedrooms on the first floor; master double with ensuite bathroom and family shower room.
Poitiers, ancient capital of Poitou, has a fine Cathedral and life here is centred around the tree-lined 'Place du Maréchal-Leclerc', with its popular cafés and lively outdoor culture and 'Place Charles-de-Gaulle' to the North, where a big and bustling food and clothes market takes place daily. This mediaeval city is also home to Futuroscope, the European theme park of image and communication.
The Poitou-Charentes region has a magnificent coastline within 2 hours' drive and along the way you can enjoy the soothing nature of the Marais Poitevin marshlands which span an area from Niort to the coast at the Bay of l'Aiguillon. La Rochelle is a vibrant port town and from here you can drive across the 1.8 mile bridge to the Ile de Re. Loire castles are only one hour far.
Large living room with TV, DVD, CD and fireplace.
Country-style kitchen / breakfast room with dishwasher, fridge freezer, oven and hob and microwave. Washing machine. Breakfast table and chairs.
Utility room with washing machine.
Dining room with table and chairs.
Bedroom 1, two singles with ensuite shower and hand basin.
Stairs to 1st floor;
Bedroom 2, double with ensuite WC, bath / shower and hand basin.
Bedroom 3, double.
Bedroom 4, double.
Separate bathroom with WC, shower and hand basin.
Private grounds with mature trees and large lawn area.
Dining terrace with table and chairs and BBQ.
Private swimming pool 12m x 5m (depth 1m - 1.80m) with sun terrace and loungers.
Drive and parking.
|From||To||Weekly rental rates||Euros||Sterling *||US Dollars *|
|27/08/2016||01/10/2016||September||€ 1,495||£ 1,290||$ 1,677|
|Refundable Security Bond||€ 500|
- * Sterling & US Dollar rates are provided only as a guide. Rentals are payable in Euros.
- Prices are for the rental of the entire property above, per week.
- Bookings run from Saturday 4:00pm to Saturday 10:00am.
- Neither Pure France nor the property owner are liable for any loss or interruption of internet service.
- No smoking in the property.
- Bookings include electricity, water, linen and towels (not beach / pool towels).
- Includes 4 hours mid week maid service.
The property is located in Smarves, small village near Poitiers.
300 meters to the village with all shops including, bakery, grocery store, restaurant and two pizzerias.
Poitiers, 8 km with all amenities including hypermarkets.
(Poitiers airport 10 km).
'Futuroscope' 25 km. La Rochelle and the coast within 2 hours.
Tennis locally in Smarves. Golf at Mignaloux 5 km. Paris 90 minutes via TGV.
« We had a lovely time in Smarves, great accommodation. » Katie N.
« We will highly recommend Maison Vienne to all our friends. Our first impression of the house was how wonderful that the owners have kept so much originality. The garden is ‘out of this world’, the pool is spectacular. » The Dicksons
« A magnificent house with lots of wonderful furniture and tasteful pieces. Very comfy bed in our rooms. » Sterndale-Bennett
« A beautiful house, far from the rest of the world. Maison Vienne is so spacious and comfortable. And the garden is an absolute delight! We look forward to a time we can return. » Kate M
« Thank you so much for such a wonderful time: one week isn’t long enough! We would love to come back again. » John, Tina, Nick, Tooha & Jessie
« Lovely house, lovely pool, lovely garden. Thank you so very much! » The Deemings
« A beautiful example of a 17th French country house with wonderful gardens. The bedrooms are all lovely and comfortable. » Kate, Jamie & Owen, Wiltshire (UK)
« What a wonderful house! The swimming pool and gardens were equally marvelous. » Koobs (Holland & Chadoick (UK)
« The house is just beautiful: thank you for a great stay in Maison Vienne. » Jessie