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La Belle Echappee

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5 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
16 guests
7 nights minimum
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La Belle Echappe ('The Beautiful Escape') is a magnificent maison bourgeoise style manor house. Set in walled and gated grounds of 1 hectare with heated salt water swimming pool (much kinder for the skin and eyes) and offers an abudance of activities and entertainment for all the family. The house is beautifully decorated and equipped with the highest quality furniture and fitments, beds and bed linen and includes wireless internet connection. Outside is an array of sunny terracces and eating areas and enough space to hold rugby, football or cricket matches. An ideal holiday location for everyone, offering a get away from it all environment on the edge of the picturesque village of Faye L'Abbesse in the Deux-Sevres deparment of the Poitou Charente region. With 5 bedrooms sleeping up...La Belle Echappe ('The Beautiful Escape') is a magnificent maison bourgeoise style manor house. Set in walled and gated grounds of 1 hectare with heated salt water swimming pool (much kinder for the skin and eyes) and offers an abudance of activities and entertainment for all the family. The house is beautifully decorated and equipped with the highest quality furniture and fitments, beds and bed linen and includes wireless internet connection. Outside is an array of sunny terracces and eating areas and enough space to hold rugby, football or cricket matches. An ideal holiday location for everyone, offering a get away from it all environment on the edge of the picturesque village of Faye L'Abbesse in the Deux-Sevres deparment of the Poitou Charente region. With 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 13 plus 2 babies La Belle Echappee's accommodation is equally suited to family holidays or groups of friends. Further details Indoors: Kitchen: Fully equipped with gas hob, electric oven, 1 fridge and 1 fridge/freezer, 2 microwaves, toaster, dishwasher, filter coffee machine, lots of crockery and utensils. Doors from the kitchen lead onto a balcony with wonderful views over the gardens, pool and surrounding countryside. Utility: Washing machine, clothes airer Living Rooms: Extremely comfortable living/dining room of 55 sq metres. Living: 3 large settees, chair and footstool, WIFI connection, TV with SKY, DVD and music centre, large desk with chair, coffee and side tables, a collection of books and games. Dining: with large elegant dining table and chairs plus further round dining table and chairs, dresser and bookcase. Bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - King bed, bedside cabinets, dressing table and stool, drawers, chair and wardrobe Bedroom 2 - 2 Twin beds plus bunk beds, bedside cabinets, drawers, chair and wardrobe Bedroom 3 - King bed, double bed, bedside cabinets, dressing table and stool, chairs and walk in wardrobe + travel cot Bedroom 4 - Double bed, bedside cabinets, drawers, chaise longue and wardrobe + cot Bedroom 5 - Double bed, single bed, bedside tables, drawers, dressing table and chair, antique sofa and wardrobe Bathrooms: En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower, wash basin unit and wc Bathroom with bath with shower attachments, separate shower cubicle, double wash basins and wc Bathroom with bath/shower over, wash basin and wc 2 separate wc's with wash basins Summer kitchen: Equipped with sink and cupboards holding crockery for outdoor use, fridge, kettle and filter coffee machine, large gas barbecue and charcoal barbecue Further details Outdoors: La Belle Echappee has a gated driveway with ample parking for several cars, when the gates are closed the grounds are totally secure for the children. The swimming pool is 10x5 metres with roman steps, and is fully heated (average temp of 28 degrees). The salt water system is much kinder for the skin and eyes. At the side of the pool is a solar heated shower. Sun loungers, chairs and small tables surround the pool. At the side of the pool is a new decking terrace with table, chairs and parassol. Two large patio tables with an abudance of chairs are in place for alfresco dining along with two gazebo's and a rattan suite for relaxing by the summer kitchen. The summer kitchen has a sink and cupboards, fridge, kettle, filter coffee machine, roll out canopy and a large gas BBQ and charcoal BBQ. Here there is also a toilet and washbasin giving ideal access from the pool and outdoor activities and is where the washing machine is located. Vast lawned areas are perfect for all outside games, with badminton net, football net, croquet and badminton equipment. An outdoor table tennis table and bicycles are provided along with an array of other outdoor play items. Close to the pool is a play area with swings, slide and climbing frame. Other Information: The English owners live in an apartment on site and are on hand to offer advice about where to go, restaurants to try, wine to sample. More
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Diana B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2013
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I don’t think the photos do La Belle Echapee justice. It really is a beautiful place. We stayed for a week - 2 families with children ranging from 8 years old to late teens. Even though we were a party of 14, there was still...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank manofthehill1974
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

We have just had a week at La Belle Elchappee..... What a great week!! We were a mixed family of 11, 6 adults and 5 children ages ranging from 4-15 and 2 Dogs. From the first contact I had with Diana and Graham they could...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank gemmaredman
Management response:Responded July 23, 2018

Thank you Gemma for this glowing review, it was completely our pleasure to meet you and all your family and it was a delight to have you stay here at La Belle Echappee. From the first minute you arrived you were all so friendly and...More

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Reviewed September 28, 2017

The house we stayed in was excellent. It was spacious with first-class facilities and enough bedrooms to house 2 large families. The outside garden was huge and the children and I played games and some kind of sport everyday. The heated pool was 10m long...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank sam174moss
Management response:Responded January 18, 2018

Thank you so much for this excellent review following your holiday here at La Belle Echappee. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and the facilities on offer, it was lovely to meet you all and we really hope to see you again in...More

Reviewed September 8, 2017

This is our third time staying at la belle echappee and we are never disappointed. This time we had more family and friends staying with us and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The gite is spacious, comfortable, warm (very important in the cooler months) and spotlessly...More

Date of stay: March 2017
Thank Caroline F
Management response:Responded September 10, 2017

Thank you so much for writing another wonderful review for La Belle Echappee. I am so pleased that you and your family and friends had such a good time. It was lovely having you stay again and thank you for being such kind and friendly...More

Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic house with absolutely everything you need. There was 14 of us 8 of which were kids, they played endlessly in the heated salt water pool which was fantastic as it there was no chlorine to sting there eyes. The house is fabulously French and...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank calicor1
Management response:Responded August 17, 2017

Thank you for such a wonderful review. It was lovely to meet you all, you were perfect guests with very well mannered kids. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay so much and look forward to welcoming you back next year.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Private Yard
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Playground
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Swingset
Stove
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Ping Pong Table
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
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Does this vacation rental have a dining room?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighborhood
La Belle Echappee is situated 5 minutes walk from the picturesque village of Faye L'Abbesse with its very friendly locals. The village has a bar-restaurant, small supermarket, post office, pharmacy, boulangerie and hairdresser. The nearest town of Bressuire is 10 km and is a very warm and friendly town with numerous restaurants, cafes, shops, supermarkets, discos and bars and a twice weekly market. There is also an ancient Chateau (originating from the 11th Century) and a newer Chateau sitting side by side - both are set in a park with a children's play area and lovely walks along the river. In June the Chateau hosts the Highland Games and in July festivities to celebrate Bastile Day along with other events throughout the year. There are lots to see and do in and around Bressuire. T...
How to get there
Airports:- Poitiers Airport: is within 1 hour drive Nantes Airport: is within 1 hour 30 mins drive Tours Airport: is within 1 hour 30 mins drive La Rochelle Airport: is approximately 1 hour 45 mins drive The budget airlines Ryanair and Easyjet fly to the above airports By Sea: Eurotunnel: Folkestone to Calais Ferry Crossings: Dover to Calais with P & O Portsmouth to St Malo and Caen with Britanny Ferries Poole and Portsmouth to Cherbourg with Britanny Ferries Portsmouth to Le Havre and Newhaven to Dieppe with LD Lines By Road: St. Malo Port: 275km/172m approximately 3 hrs 30 mins drive Le Havre Port: 435km/270m approximately 5 hrs drive Caen Port: 350km/215m approximately 4 hrs drive Cherbourg Port: 438km/272m approximately 5 hrs drive Calais Port: 612km/380m approximately 6 hrs d...
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