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Le Pinier

Terrace of Le Jardin
6 reviews
Terrace of Le Jardin
Sunset from Le Jardin
The Pool and Garden
Grandmere's Terrace
Le Lion d'Or, the Bar in the Village
St Hilaire de Voust Church
The Lake at nearby Vouvant
View from Grandmere's
Sitting room - Grandmere's
Sitting area in  Grandmere's
Another view of Grandmere's sitting room
Terrace for Grandmere's
Views of Niort
Grandmere's Kitchen
Grandmere's main bedroom
Welcome to Le Pinier
Grandmere's twin bedroom
Double bedroom Le Jardin
Sitting room Le Jardin
Large twin room - extra bed also available !
Kitchen in Le Jardin
View of Le Pinier
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Vouvant, Vendee, Pays de la Loire
The properties together will provide comfortable accommodation for 10 + 2 babies in cots. There is ample on-site parking, and plenty of enclosed garden space for children to play. Full details are given under the individual properties.... but we are happy to include extra beds should they be needed

Both gites face south and have extensive countryside views. Both are fully furnished, and have wood burning stoves should an evening turn cool.
About the Owner, Jane G
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 23 days ago
Listed since : Sep 2009
Overall rating: 4.9 / 5.0
Based on 22 reviews and 3 properties
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Listing #HL101632
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Excellent - based on 6 reviews
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English first
West Midlands
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

My husband, myself and our 3 daughters have just spent a wonderful week at grandmeres, le pinier. Jane is a fantastic host, we had a wonderful welcome meal with Jane and the other gite guests on our arrival day which was fantastic after travelling. The gite is a lovely property with fantastic rural views, the pool was well used (even...

Management response:

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review .. so delighted that we could help you have a wonderful holiday ... a review really helps other holiday makers looking to visit us in the future ...thanks again and hope to see you here again


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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 30 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

My husband and I and our two sons, 13 and 11 yrs of age, spent a lovely, relaxing two weeks at Le Pinier. Ian and Jane Gawn are excellent hosts who have a light touch in their interactions, it's truly like having visiting a friends after a visit. Being exhausted from work, we mostly hung out in our gite on...

Management response:

Thanks so much for such a wonderful review.... we both really appreciate you taking the time to do this review.... we are so delighted to have helped you have a really great holiday ...it really makes our " work " so pleasurable !!... thanks again... your review is such a good description of what we are offering future holidaymakers.....


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London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 13 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Jane and Ian the owners are great hosts; there for advice and a friendly chat but never intrusive. This is a very rural area but close to lovely places to visit, with something for everyone. We enjoyed activities from exploring medieval towns to boating and a forest adventure trail. Our gite (le Jardin) was comfortable, with absolutely everything we needed...

Management response:

Thanks for taking the trouble to write a review ...we really appreciate it! So delighted you had a great time here! .... and very kind of you to recommend both gites as a base for 2 families wishing to holiday together ...we totally agree .... and hope to welcome many families doing just that!


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(2)
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Playground
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Single Beds:(6)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
2 Sep 2017 -
29 Sep 2017
Late Summer
3 nights
31 Mar 2018 -
18 May 2018
Early Spring
3 nights
19 May 2018 -
29 Jun 2018
3 nights
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
If use is made of the occasional bed in the living room in Grandmere's..... there will be an additional charge of £20 per night.....No extras - gas, electricity and logs included.....Always happy to negotiate the price!... this is no reflection on our standards here or the service we provide ... they are second to none ! just the world we live in !!! ..... lots and lots of gites here in France!

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About the neighbourhood
Warm summers, long (and can be fairly hot (38C) days). Lots of history. This was once 'English' Aquitaine - Queen Eleanor's home at Neuil sur l'Autize is only 30km away. The Venise Verte (the drained fens) are also an interesting tourist attraction, with trips in powered craft, canoes and punts. There is a good bar/restaurant in the village (2km) and several more in the surrounding area. Futuroscope and Puy du Fou are each just over an hour away. Varied beaches (from very quiet to frenetic are within an hour-and-a-quarter, although all can be busy in July and August. There are several inland lakeside 'beaches' and watersport facilities within half an hour. There is an extensive network of cycle/walking tracks, and several riding stables locally.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: La Rochelle or Poitiers: 85.0 km
Railway: Niort: 35.0 km
Ferry: St Malo: 325.0 km
4-5 hours from west and mid Channel ports - 6hrs or so from Calais area. Nearest airports: La Rochelle, Poitiers, Nantes.
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: 80.0 km.
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