About Le Gîte
Le Gîte is in a small village, Lorigne, nestled in the beautiful Poitou Charentes region of South West France.
We are a boutique gîte with an open plan lounge diner and fully fitted kitchen, Le Gîte also benefits from air-con which circulates up through the mezzanine cooling the three lovely bedrooms, all bedrooms have double beds one has en-suite and one with day bed that pulls out to a double ideal for kids, one has direct access to the large family bathroom.
We have a newly installed modern heated swimming pool with a sliding (Abri) cover for those cooler days & nights, there is a large partially shaded sunken seating area and a large partially shaded chill out area, also there is a lovely private eating area with a large gas BBQ.
The Three Bedrooms
Our lovely ‘Lilac’ room is at the rear of the property, this is the perfect room for you late sleepers! It’s hidden from the early morning sun so it stays very cool until the late afternoon. This room also has direct access to the main bathroom with roll to bath and large rain shower.
Our yellow room is also located at the rear, this room is oh so calming and serene… and it’s sunny all day long! You will also benefit from your own en-suite, which features a large rain head shower.
This is the ‘Pinky’ room, situated at the front of Le Gîte. This room is sunny all day long with advantageous views of the magnificient garden and pool area. This room is a girl’s dream as it features a canopy day bed, that then pulls out to a good sized double for our little visitors!
Poolside Chilling and the Lounge Area
The newly refurbished pool is the crowning glory of our accommodation. Sized at 10x5m private pool overlooking the French countryside with steps leading down into the 1.5m heated pool. There is a large sunken pit which is unique only to Le Gîte whilst it is canopied with an old genoa sail from a yacht – providing you the ideal shaded protection from the tropical sun.
The lounge area is an ideal place to sit and relax with your beverage of choice (wine or cocktail) whilst you watch the kids play in the pool. You may even find yourself mesmerised by the sunflowers that blow in the breeze, this is also canopied with an old yacht sail.
The larger decked area is masked from the pool by lovely pink white and lilac Buddleia filled with butterfly’s ideal place for Breakfast, lunch and dinner you have full use of a 6 burner gas BBQ and outside crockery.
Activities for all the Ages
It’s the ideal escape for couples seeking the peace and quiet of the countryside, or families who what to spend some quality time together watching their kids splashing around in the pool.
Alternatively, there is an old fashioned bell tent decorated with large ethnic floor cushions for extra comfort…and fairy lights that decorate a range of (wooden) outdoor games to entertain everyone with. All of this can be done whilst you watch them from the comfort of your pool loungers.
Explore the Surroundings
There is immediate access from Le Gîte are a maze of white roads (gravelled farm tracks) which are safe for all the family to cycle and walk through the sun flower fields for miles and miles.
Explore even more things to do at your the doorstep or a drive away. There are historical towns such as Poitiers, Niort and Angouleme. A bit further afield is Bordeaux and La Rochelle, with beautiful beaches of Royan.
Some of the most stunning towns in the Dordogne as well as the most breath-taking châteaux in the Loire Valley. For the kids and bigger kids are:
- Vallee de singes www.la-vallee-de-singes.fr
- Futuroscope www.futuroscope.com
- Puy du Fou www.puydufou.com
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