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Historic Riverside 'au pont'

Looking up from the river
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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Parthenay, Deux-Sevres, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
We have 2 weeks available only in July 2018. Join us for Bastille Day Celebrations in Gourgé!
Normally bookings are by the month only - with GREAT RATES! The longer your stay the cheaper the rate.

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 (with a touch of Aussie!)

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. Guarant...
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Listing #HL142008
About the Owner
Donna and Peter H
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2010
Interaction with guests
We will be available during your stay if you have any queries or questions. We value your privacy, so you can choose to interact or not with us during your stay :)
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

We stayed for 3 months in the Spring of 2017. It may have well been the most beautiful region we have ever been to. Stone walled country lanes,horses, a medieval bridge at the end of the property. The gite is a gorgeous old building which...More

1  Thank JoshuaM1002
Donna H, VR Owner at Historic Riverside 'au pont', responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2018

Merci Jos 😀. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Best Wishes, Peter and Donna

Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

I stayed for five weeks 2017. Gite is fully equipped, situated in a good location to explore the surrounding countryside especially if considering buying property in the region. Plenty of information was supplied to help guests explore the area as there are many fabulous walks...More

1  Thank Caroline F
Donna H, VR Owner at Historic Riverside 'au pont', responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Merci Caroline for making the time to do a review. Yes, all of our past guests have enjoyed staying in the Gîte plus exploring the region also. We are glad that you and your dog enjoyed the many fabulous walks in close proximity. In all...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2015

We stayed here for a glorious two weeks in August this year. Peter and Donna are wonderful hosts.....always able to give helpful advice on things to do locally, where to shop etc and they are great fun as well. Many a glass of wine was...More

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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Boat Available
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • 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 Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
A cleaning fee of €80 is applicable for weekly bookings if the Gîte is not left in the same condition that it was found upon arrival. If you prefer the cleaning can be arranged...
    2 Attached (ensuite)
    3 Twins
    1 Sofa
    1 Full
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Please contact the manager for complete rate information.
  • Damage Deposit: R 2 408 / stay - Deposit
  • Additional person over 4 people per night: R 241 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Welcome pack upon arrival to help you settle in and relax.....
'au pont' can accommodate up to 6 people maximum.. For weekly bookings only, the rate of €499 is for 4 people. Each additional person is €15 per night per person. Internet is included in the weekly bookings.
Electricity and/or fire place timber is not included in rate.
Medium and Long term rentals are available and pricing is calculated on the length of stay. Internet is available at providers fees.
Payment can be made by Direct Deposit and by Credit Card through PayPal. Once payment is received, a Booking Confirmation will be sent to you
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About the neighbourhood
Gourgé is situated in the Deux Sèrves Department, Poitou-Charantes Region. It is one of the most historical and picturesque regions of France. It is well know for its cultured walking and cycling trails along the Thouet Valley, also for the fabulous goat's cheeses that are made in the district.

13 - 15th Century Châteaux are a common sight, and in the village of Gourgé is one of the oldest Churches in France, Saint-Hilaire, which was built on the old roman way linking Poitiers to Nantes. The site was first occupied in Gallo-Roman times and the village was mentioned as early as the year 889.

There is also on the riverbank of the Thouet an 11th Century Romanesque bridge and a Medieval Water Mill. One of the Compostella Pilgrim trails (the Way of St James) came through the village of Go...
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How to get there
Airport: Poitiers: 39.0 km
Railway: Poitiers: 39.0 km
Ferry: Ouistreham: 354.0 km
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: 119.0 km.
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