We enjoyed a wonderful stay in this luxurious gite. It has been very well designed and very thoughtfully equipped. We particularly enjoyed the hot tub and made use of the canoe and bikes to explore the surrounding area. Philippe and Christianne are kind and charming owners and helped us to plan our exploration of the Poitou-Charantes region. Highly recommended.
There is a photograph at Le Petit Paradis of the barn before it was converted. The owners have done a magnificent job in creating a spacious, stylish and very comfortable gite.
The open plan kitchen and living area is a wonderful space and the sliding doors onto the terrace really bring the outside in. We loved the 'sails' for shade on the terrace. There is also a delightful sitting area with comfortable sofa and chairs, perfect for taking the evening sun.
We were very fortunate to have seven days of sunshine, so the loungers by the pool and the pool itself were put to full use.
Inside, the main bedroom is very large and comfortable. This shares a bathroom with the twins bedded room upstairs. There is a separate toilet upstairs and a walled off laundry area in the bathroom. The downstairs twin bedded room has its own bathroom, with a shower and seat suitable for disabled. One criticism, we would have liked a full height shower in the downstairs bathroom, or perhaps a bath.
There are some beautiful wood fittings, particularly the shutters and doors, and lovely stonework. The gite has been very stylishly decorated with some lovely, quirky additions, (particularly the headboards) and the combination of old and modern work very well together.
It is very well equipped and generally everything as been done to a high standard and has a feeling of quality.
The charming owners live next door and were extremely helpful, suggesting places to visit. The entrance and parking is completely private and separate to the owners.
We wished we had been able to stay for a fortnight.