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Historic Riverside 'au pont'

  • The 11th Century Roman Bridge is one of the views, down by the private river frontage
    The 11th Century Roman Bridge is one of the views, down by the private river frontage
    The 11th Century Roman Bridge is one of the views, down by the private river frontage
    Front entry to the Gîte in April
    Front entry to the Gîte in Summer
    A family boating trip up the river
    The Medieval Watermill opposite is the other historical view
    Property description
    Parthenay
    |
    Rental Home – 
    2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
    1 hour to the famous wine region of the Loire Valley and 1.5 hours by train to Paris, is a place called...
    French Country Getaway.

    If you are thinking of buying in France this is the perfect medium term stay for you to try before you buy. Alternatively a fantastic
    location for some R&R.

    One of France's Best Secrets (as described in a magazine). Gourgé is situated in the Deux-Sèvres department, Poitou-Charentes region. Deux-Sèvres is a place to unwind, relax and recharge your batteries; lazy rivers, quiet roads leading to unexpected villages and hamlets, historic towns and of course wonderful markets. Guaranteed your first holiday in this beautiful area will not be your last!

    'au pont', a relaxing and comfortable Historic French Riverside Country Home, sleeps up to 6 peop...
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  • Amenities & details
    • Balcony
    • Boat Available
    • Central Heating
    • Cots:(1)
    • Dining Seats (8)
    • Double Beds:(1)
    • DVD Player
    • En Suite Rooms (2)
    • Fireplace
    • Freezer
    • Grill
    • Hairdryer
    • Highchair
    • Internet Access
    • Iron
    • Kettle
    • Linens Provided
    • Living Room Seats (7)
    • Microwave
    • Mountain Views
    • Outdoor Dining Area
    • Parking
    • Ping Pong Table
    • Private Fishing Lake/River
    • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
    • Private Yard
    • Refrigerator
    • Satellite TV
    • Single Beds:(3)
    • Sofa Beds:(1)
    • Stereo System
    • Stove
    • Telephone
    • Terrace
    • Toaster
    • Towels Provided
    • TV
    • VCR
    • Washer
    • Wi-Fi
    Suitability
    • Wheelchair Access:
      No
    • Elder Access:
      Yes
    • Pets Allowed:
      Ask
    • Smoking Allowed:
      Yes
    • Suitable for Children:
      Yes
    Additional amenities & feature info
    Upstairs

    * Chambre 1 - Country and medow views, queensize bed, reading alcove and en-suite complete with shower and toilet
    * Chambre 2 - Northern country views, 2 x single beds and en-suite complete with shower and toilet

    Downstairs

    * Spacious Living Room - Stereo TV, DVD player, Video player, 2 Lounges, 1 Double Sofa bed and a large Day bed
    * Dining Room/Reading Room - Fire place, Bookcase of reading material, Recliner chair, Coffee table, Dining table. This room has great views, and has another door that opens onto the path that leads to the 11th Century Roman Bridge and the River Thouet. This path is one of the Compostella Pilgrim trails (the Way of St James) that came through the village of Gourgé and across the Roman Bridge. It is a 1 minute walk.
    * Additio...
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    Listing #HL142008 by: Holiday Lettings
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  • Property location
    Access
    Car advised
    How to get there
    Airport: Poitiers: 24.2 mi
    Railway: Poitiers: 24.2 mi
    Ferry: Ouistreham: 220.0 mi
    The closest airport and train station is in the city of Poitiers, which is a 50 minute drive by car. In addition there are other airports at La Rochelle, Nantes, Limoges and Tours.

    If you are travelling by train from Paris (TGV) it takes 1.5 hours to reach Poitiers. There are a number of car hire companies in Poitiers, where you can hire a vehicle. It is a 45 minute, scenic drive from Potiters to Gourgé.

    If you are driving by car from Paris it is 381km SW, and it will take you around 4 hours to reach Gourgé.

    However you are travelling, we will assist you by providing more detailed directions when you book.
    Activities nearby
    Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 73.9 mi.
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Russell C
Orange, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012 for a stay in June 2012
1
person found this review helpful

After a hectic time in Paris, it was fantastic to relax at Au Pont! A great river front garden with magnificent views of an ancient Roman bride. Just a short walk (across the bridge!) to the village of Gourge, surrounded by fertile fields, bursting with summer crops and dotted with charming farm building. This is the REAL France. The locals... more

Management response:

Merci, this place is certainly designed to cater for all types of holidays. Relaxing down by the river in the warmth of the sun, reading, painting and/or fishing is one of them. We thoroughly enjoyed having you here whilst you were on your honeymoon. Cheers Peter and Donna more

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barbarafr...
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012 for a stay in June 2012
1
person found this review helpful

We travelled to Gourge by train from Paris to Poitiers having spent 20 days touring France. We picked up a car at the railway station. The travel details supplied by our hosts Donna & Peter were great. The return trip to Charles de Gaulle was equally easy. The property is situated in a small village of 1000 people. Its accomodation... more

Management response:

Yes, we have some wonderful markets and restaurants in the area and the food is so fresh...Glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers Peter and Donna more

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Tracy A
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012 for a stay in June 2012

My partner and I spent a week in Donna and Pete's charming gite in Gourge with my 15 year old daughter. We thought the accommodation was wonderful with everything we needed to make our stay both comfortable and relaxed. The garden was the highlight and had the weather been a little better we would have spent more time chilling out... more

Management response:

You are most welcome. We thoroughly enjoyed having you stay with us. Many thanks for giving us your feedback on the great restaurants you went to in the local area. Cheers Peter and Donna more

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