LA GâTINELLEA gite in the country
A gite near to famous placesYou will be in the countryside, 5 km from Parthenay (medieval old town), but also close to famous places (Puy de Fou, La Rochelle, Marais Poitevin, Futuroscope, Vendée beaches) or you can stay at home, in peace, in this gîte which we have renovated with care and passion (using green materials). You will love the big living room, which opens onto a sunny terrace. It’s certainly the place you will like best for sharing happy moments with your friends, your family or maybe you prefer to have your siesta there. You will probably be woken up by the frogs in the pond below, or by the goats in the next door field. Never mind, you need to take the time to have a rest and to recharge your batteries. Near the gîte you can obviously visit the farm and Brigitte’s workshop (the Raku pottery) but also rent our bikes or fish. A large ‘no-kill’ lake (2 hectares) stocked by professionals (carp, pike, tench, zander, perch, black bass, roach, sturgeon) is next door to our farm. You can get there on foot from the gîte by taking a pretty path through the woods. You can also take part in nature workshops, run by our neighbour, all the information is on our website. You will have to choose because there are lots of activities, visits and walks in the area. For big family holidays (cousins, friends) you can hire both our gîtes together La Cabrette (3-4 people) and La Gatinelle (6-8 people) at a reduced price. Don’t hesitate to ask us.
A comfortable gîte with the green ‘eco’ labelWe wanted to offer a quality gîte, 3 stars, with ratings which match our values - “Rural welcome” and “Tourism for the Handicapped”. We also wanted to share our interest in environmental conservation (in the barn we’ve installed a dryer which works from solar power, and 300m2 of photovoltaic panels). When we renovated the gîte we respected its origins and we used green materials, for example, wood wool insulation, lime, hemp and clay render, exterior cladding in local wood. We have put in place systems to limit the consumption of electricity and water and to reduce rubbish (water butts, automatic boiler using woodchips produced on the farm and a recycling system). The gîte has been given the European Eco label and received the prize of Best Tourist Gîte in 2015 in Deux-Sèvres. This gîte has a large living room with a well equipped kitchen and a mezzanine with a sofa bed, a bright bedroom with a double bed (can be separated into two singles), another bedroom with 2 sets of bunk beds for children, a bathroom with a walk in shower, sink and toilet, an enclosed garden and private parking. Every comfort in a characterful gîte.
A farm gîte in a conservation areaYou will be on a farm which has been green for the last 30 years. Located in countryside surrounded by hedges, woods and lakes, and with a little stream running just below the gîte – and goats and Limousin cows contentedly grazing in the fields. Dennis and his brother Claude have a flock of 230 goats and turn their milk into cheeses which they sell in local markets, in Paris and in Germany. They will be very happy to show you their animals and your children will love helping to take the goats back to the fields with Ella, the dog.
Sleeps : 7 people
Bathroom : 0
Bedrooms : 3
Beds : 5
Surface area : 70 m²
Accommodation type : Gîte
Where to find us and what to do near by ?
La Grace Vachère, 79200 Pompaire
|High season||650 €|
|Mid season||600 €|
|Low season||550 €|
|Tourist tax||0.75 €|
|Damage deposit||300 €|
|Payment of balance||30 days before arrival|