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La Poste des Gardes

  • Private River Terrace Overlooking River Vienne
    Private River Terrace Overlooking River Vienne
    Private River Terrace Overlooking River Vienne
    Middle Floor Salon Opening onto Terrace
    Ground Floor Open Plan Living Space
    West Facing Middle Floor Double Bedroom
    Top Floor Double Bedroom with Stone Seat
    Property description
    Rental Home – 
    3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
    Welcome to our charming fully restored 16th century maison de bourg in the historic quarter of a small riverside town.

    You will have a large open plan living room/dining room/kitchen with wood burning stove in an imposing original fireplace, south-facing French doors, a Hi-Fi system, DVD, video player and a UK Sky satellite TV system. The kitchen area is well-equipped with electric double oven, grill, ceramic hob and freezer, together with ample worktops and storage.

    There is a utility room/pantry with further storage, fridge, washing machine, microwave and toaster. There is also a downstairs shower room/WC.

    The middle floor offers a charming salon with south-facing window above the original stone guard seat and a double futon. This room has double doors opening onto the private cove...
  • Amenities & details
    • Balcony
    • Dining Seats (6)
    • Double Beds:(2)
    • DVD Player
    • En Suite Rooms (1)
    • Fireplace
    • Freezer
    • Hairdryer
    • Internet Access
    • Iron
    • Kettle
    • Linens Provided
    • Living Room Seats (6)
    • Microwave
    • Parking
    • Refrigerator
    • Satellite TV
    • Shower Rooms (1)
    • Single Beds:(2)
    • Sofa Beds:(1)
    • Stereo System
    • Stove
    • Terrace
    • Toaster
    • Towels Provided
    • TV
    • VCR
    • Washer
    • Wi-Fi
    • Wheelchair Access:
    • Elder Access:
    • Pets Allowed:
    • Smoking Allowed:
    • Suitable for Children:
    Additional amenities & feature info
    The ground floor of the house can be accessed from both the street and the seating area to the side. An entrance vestibule from the street leads down a few steps to the large open-plan living room / dining room / kitchen.

    The living area boasts an efficient wood burning stove housed in the original imposing feature fireplace. There is a comfortable leather sofa and leather armchairs and plenty of side tables. A television is provided along with a video player and a good selection of films. There is a Sky Freesat satellite system installed to receive UK TV channels. There is also a Hi-Fi and DVD player. The large sideboard holds stationery items and a variety of games for entertainment.

    The dining area features a large oak dining table with six traditional French chairs. This is a delight...
    Listing #HL177790 by: Holiday Lettings
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  • Property location
    Car not needed
    How to get there
    Airport: Limoges/Poitiers: 40.4 mi
    Railway: Poitiers: 40.4 mi
    Ferry: St Malo: 273.4 mi
    The house is very easy to reach if travelling by plane. Airlines fly regularly to both Poitiers and Limoges airports and both airports have car hire companies on site. It takes around 45 minutes by car from both airports to the house. It is also feasible to fly to La Rochelle, although the journey time to the house is around 2 hours.

    Alternatively the Eurostar is a good option as the TGV (high speed train) has stations at both Futuroscope and Poitiers itself. Poitiers train station also has several car hire companies. It's a great way to take in the landscape of different French regions en route to the cottage while you relax in comfort.

    The closest ferry port is St Malo, approximately 440km drive to the house. Good alternatives are Le Havre and Caen, not too much further away. The...
    Activities nearby
    Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 99.4 mi.
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

La Poste is so much more than a holiday house - it is an entree into French village life. In practical terms, it is a substantial house, sympathetically and unstintingly renovated to provide modern convenience while retaining the character and atmosphere of the original building. You'll find all the little things you have at home right here ready to use.... more

Management response:

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a favourable review of La Poste. I am delighted to read that you found the house comfortable and that it provided everything you needed for your stay. It is an old 16th century house but the renovation was carried out under instruction to retain as much of the original... more

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Suzanne C
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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From the beginning when you decide to concrete the quality of your holiday with staying at La Poste des Gardes you will find the whole process seamless. Both the owners and the caretakers are invisible and thorough. Whilst we had no concerns at all we were made well aware that if we needed support that support was immediately available. This... more

Management response:

I am so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday at La Poste and that both the house and the area exceeded your expectations. We do our very best to ensure that guests have everything they need at La Poste but as far as the area is concerned, it speaks for itself! Thank you very much for taking the time to... more

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Rose W
Canterbury, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

This is our third year staying in one of Louise's beautiful holiday homes and this was our first visit to La Poste Gardes. We have three children and I was little anxious about not having a garden, but was intrigued by the beautiful views from the roof terrace, the extra bedroom and the local park by the river which had...


Management response:

I'm so happy that you all enjoyed your stay at La Poste. The lack of garden can be a concern to families but, as I'm gald you discovered, the village has so much to offer everyone. The park on your doorstep provides loads of activities both on dry land and in/on the water. The small swimming pool is great for... more

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