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La Belle Echappee

Manor House -
5 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 16
Bressuire, Deux-Sevres, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
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...
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Listing #HL500774
About the Owner
Diana B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2013
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Reviewed 20 July 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 23 July 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

Reviewed 28 September 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 18 January 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

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Reviewed 8 September 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 10 September 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

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(3)
  • Dining Seats (14)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(2)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (12)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Playground
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Please contact the owner if you would like to bring a pet. Usually as long as dogs are not allowed near the swimming pool (as the liner can be damaged) and also away from a fenced...
    2 Full baths
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    3 Fulls
    2 Kings
    3 Cribs
    4 Twins
    1 Bunk
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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.

Dates Min stay Per week
Default 7 nights
1 Oct 2018 -
21 Dec 2018
7 nights
22 Dec 2018 -
2 Jan 2019
7 nights
3 Jan 2019 -
31 Mar 2019
7 nights
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to British Pounds and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: £200 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.

The Rates are quoted as follows:
5 Bedrooms Sleeping up to 16 + 2 cots
3 Bedrooms Sleeping up to 7 + 2 cots

A Deposit of £300 for each week will be required to secure the reservation with the balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to the start of the holiday. If the reservation is within 8 weeks of the start of your holiday the full amount will need to be paid.

A Security Deposit of £200 will be required - this amount will be refunded within 7 days provided there are no breakages/damage (normal wear and tear accepted).

The rates include heating, linen and towels.

Longer stays (over 4 weeks) please contact us for special rates. A local tax to be paid to the Tourist Office of 75 centimes per adult per night is chargeable on departure.
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About the neighbourhood
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 Bress...
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Poitiers: 67.0 km
Railway: Poitiers (TGV): 67.0 km
Ferry: St Malo: 263.0 km

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 h...
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: 110.0 km.
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