Holiday Farmhouse near Chef Boutonne, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes, France

L' Hibou Farmhouse, L'Hibou farmhouse at self-catering cottages, France.

Les Hiboux farmhouse and cottages
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Description of holiday farmhouse near Chef Boutonne, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes

Les Hiboux consists of a fully restored 18th century farmhouse and three cottages, all with limestone walls and tiled roofs in the Charentaise style. The property is situated in a small tranquil farming hamlet with outstanding views, in rural Poitou-Charentes, 5 km from the market town of Chef Boutonne.

The Farmhouse, L’Hibou, accommodates 10 guests in four bedrooms on three floors. On the ground floor is a large fully fitted kitchen with flagstone floors, a functioning wood-burning stove in the original fireplace, and a beautiful pine table which can easily seat ten. Across the hallway, the living room has three large comfortable sofas and an entertainment centre with satellite TV, VCR, and DVD. This room also has a wood-burning stove which keeps the place very cosy in cool weather. A door leads out onto the terrace and garden. There is also a shower room on the ground floor.

The house has four bedrooms, all en-suite. On the middle floor there are two double bedrooms. One of these bedrooms has an ensuite bathroom with a bath and bidet; the other has an ensuite shower room. Both bedrooms have great views over the garden and surrounding countryside. On the top floor are the two other bedrooms both with ensuite shower rooms. One has a double bed and a single bed, while the other has three single beds. These bedrooms have been well restored, retaining the building’s character, with exposed oak ceiling beams. Both rooms have round "porthole" windows overlooking the garden and courtyard.

Each of the houses has its own terrace, with patio furniture for “al fresco” eating and there is a communal barbecue area. The homes look onto the courtyard, which is at the end of a short driveway and has plenty of parking space.

In the 3 acres of enclosed gardens, at the back of the properties, there are picturesque views of the surrounding countryside. The 4 properties share a 5mX10m swimming pool. It has steps leading down into the water and is surrounded by a terraced area which is ideal for sunbathing. For safety, the pool is surrounded by a wall with a lockable self-closing gate.
In the formal area, trees and flowerbeds surround a gated and fenced pond, and there is a boules pitch.

There are a great many activities on site for both children and adults. A games room is available just off the courtyard, with table tennis, table football, a pool table and outdoor sports equipment. There are two fields, the first of which has a children’s area with swings, a slide, football goal posts and a large sunken trampoline. The lower field is left as a wildlife habitat, with a pathway cut around the perimeter, which leads to a children’s cabin.

Truly a holiday haven.

Accommodation, Facilities and Services

Suitability: No Smoking, Pets Considered
General: Internet Access, Stairgate, Sports equipment, Bicycles, Hairdryer
Games rooms, sunken trampoline, swings and childrens cabin.
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
3 Double/s with ensuite, 1 Twin/s with ensuite, 4 Cot/s
(L'Hibou sleeps 10 in 4 en-suite bedrooms. Le Noisetier and La Vieille Maison sleep 6 guests. La Grange sleeps up to 12 guests.)
Bathrooms: 5 Bathroom/s
1 Bath/s, 4 Shower/s, 5 Wash basin/s, 5 Toilets/s, 1 Bidet/s
(L'Hibou 5 shower/bath rooms. Le Noisetier and La Vieille Maison 2 shower rooms each. La Grange 3 bath/shower rooms.)
Lounge: Seating for 9 people
Video, Satellite/Cable TV, CD Player, Radio, DVD Player, Large screen TV, Tape player, Board Games, Books/Magazines, Selection of Films
Dining Area: Seating for 10 people , High chair
All houses have adequate seating for all guests, both indoors and out. Highchairs available.
Kitchen/Utility: Oven, Hob, Grill, Fridge, Freezer, Microwave, Kettle, Toaster, Dishwasher, Washing machine, Ironing board, Iron
Hairdryers
Outdoors: Swimming Pool, BBQ, Shared garden, Terrace, Sunloungers, Patio table, Patio chairs, Sunshade
Access: Car essential, Off road parking, Private car park, Stairs
Services: Linen provided, Towels provided, Cleaning included, Laundry included, Babysitting
Guests to provide own pool towels. Babysitting by arrangement.


Price quoted in £ Sterling

Rates

Period Weekly Minimum Stay
Low season 10 person farmhouse 2013 £900.007 Days
Mid season 10 person farmhouse 2013 £1,100.007 Days
Peak season 10 person farmhouse 2013 £1,625.007 Days

Please Note: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Currency conversions are not guaranteed to be accurate.

Deposit/Booking Notes: All prices include utilities, linen and towels and taxes.
No hidden extras.
Changeover in peak season Saturday. Short breaks and long lets available. Contact us for details.
20% deposit payable on booking. Remainder 12 weeks before.
Cash, cheque, Paypal or bank transfers.

Location of holiday rental near Chef Boutonne, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes

Holiday Type: Rural, Historic/Sightseeing, Family
Local Activities: Swimming/Watersports, Walking, Fishing, Horse Riding, Tennis, Cycling/Mountain Biking, Zoo, Local Market


Location description

Les Hiboux is situated in the hamlet of Crezieres which is a 10 minute drive to Chef Boutonne with all necessary amenities. Chef Boutonne 5km. Melle, Brioux-sur-Boutonne and Sauze-Vaussais all 20 mins. Niort for major hypermarkets and commercial centre, 40mins. It is just over an hours drive to the city of Poitiers, which has a great range of shops and Futuroscope, the theme park of the moving image. Vallee des Singes is an excellent day out for younger families; it is about 45 minutes drive. Tours are available of the silver mines at Melle, 20 minutes away. It is an hour and a half to the city of La Rochelle, which has a large marina and a great aquarium. There are many excellent beaches near La Rochelle, especially those on Ile de Ré. The town of Cognac, home of brandy producers such as Remy Martin and Hennessy, is also within a 60-minute drive. The Marais Poitevin has a labyrinth of canals which can be explored by boat. The weather in this region is exceptionally good, benefiting from the microclimate of the Vendée coast, which has France’s second highest number of sunshine hours per annum after the Côte d’Azur.

Tourist attractions

Futuroscope at Poitiers. Aquarium at La Rochelle. Distilleries at Cognac.
Puy de Fou - 2 hr drive for an amazing day out.

Nearest Airport: Poitiers
La Rochelle
Limoges
60km
90km
130km
Nearest Railway Station: Niort 40km
Nearest Ferry Port: St Malo 380km
Nearest Bus Station: Niort 40km
Nearest Beach: La Rochelle 90km
Nearest Pub/Restaurant: Chef Boutonne 5km

Directions

Airports - Poitiers (1hr), La Rochelle (1.5hr), Limoges (2hr) or Tours (2hr) from Stansted. From Birmingham, Dublin or Southampton to La Rochelle, with Ryanair. Bristol to La Rochelle with Easyjet. Gatwick to Nantes (2hr drive) with BA/Air France. Bristol to Bordeaux (2hr) Flybe.
Car hire available at all airports.
Train, Eurostar Waterloo via Lille (or Paris) to Poitiers.
Drive, Eurotunnel to Calais (7.5hr drive).
Ferry, St Malo (5hr drive), Caen (5.5hr), Cherbourg, Le Havre, or Roscoff (all 7hr drive). Ferry to Calais (7.5hr drive).

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Owner Name: Tim or Ellen
Property Ref: 04810
Languages Spoken: English and French
Preferred Contact Method: Enquiry Form
Primary Telephone: +33 970 40 72 01
Secondary Telephone: +33 616 06 62 91
Owner joined website: 26 January 2012
Property listed since: 31 January 2012
Link to owners website: www.leshiboux.com

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L' Hibou Farmhouse

Type:

Farmhouse
Ref: 04810
Sleeps: 10 (4 bedrooms)
Board: Self Catering
Pets: Pets Considered
Smoking: No Smoking
Access: Car essential
Airport: Poitiers (60km)
Highlights: Family friendly
Tranquil location
No hidden costs
Rates: from £900.00 pw
Changeover: Saturday

Holiday Type

  • Rural
  • Historic/Sightseeing
  • Family

Local Activities

  • Swimming/Watersports
  • Walking
  • Fishing
  • Horse Riding
  • Tennis
  • Cycling/Mountain Biking
  • Zoo
  • Local Market

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