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1BR Cottage Vacation Rental in Terzay, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Updated on Apr 19, 2019

Beautiful 1 Bedroom Gîte in Rural Historic Area. Suitable for dog/disabled guest

Located in: Terzay
THE OWNER
After spending almost 10 years in Africa helping to improve the school system there, my husband and I moved to France. We live here with our daughter and her 7 year old son, 2 rescue dogs and 4 cats

THE AREA
Deux-Sevres has its own micro climate, over 2,600 hours of sunshine every year!
Oiron is known for it’s spectacular Chateau (once owned by Louis XIV for his mistress), now an art gallery. The nearby towns of Thouars and Loudun provide the traditional French charms of markets/coffee shops/main shopping areas, inc supermarkets. There are many ‘Vides Greniers’ (all-day car boot sales) locally Apr-Oct. Larger cities are about 1hr away, including Poitiers, and Tours
The whole area is renowned for many historical sites, including the spectacular Brezé.
Puy du Fou, the best historical re-enactment attraction in France, is 1.5 hrs away
The unusual zoo BioParc, at Doué-la-Fontaine is 45 mins away; as is Centre Parcs at Les Trois Moutiers - day passes are obtainable
We are 40 mins from Futuroscope and the Loire Valley, and 2 hrs will get you to the incredible mechanical elephant at Nantes, Le Marais Poitevin (Green Venice), or La Rochelle and beaches of the west coast. (more info below!)

TERZAY
On the Deux-Sèvres/Vienne border, Terzay is a secluded hamlet of just three houses about 4km from Oiron. It is in an unspoilt area, sparsely populated, with a relaxed, simple way of life
On our (mainly 16th century) site, we have an 11th century fortified tower. We are bordered by the fishing river Dive, and surrounded by fields and woodlands with tracks suitable for walking or cycling. It's so peaceful that we consider three tractors to be a heavy traffic day!
If you prefer peace and quiet to the crowded tourist spots, this is an ideal place to relax and unwind. For those with more energy, tourist attractions are within reach (France is a large country so trips of an hr or more - on beautiful empty roads! - are common)

THE PIGGERY
Originally used as 4 pigsties, we have totally renovated what was once a derelict building to the highest standard, whilst keeping original features as much as possible
Being south-facing, the result is a light and airy, spacious dwelling, full of character. It has tiled floors throughout and a clean, fresh look, whilst remaining rustic and charming
There is everything you need for comfortable living, including its own front garden area where you can relax and soak up the rays, whilst enjoying the rural setting, and there is an above ground swimming pool for chilling in when the heat gets too much. At dusk you can see the owls who nest in our tower flying around, and bats. The lack of light pollution here means it is a great place for viewing the night sky in all its glory
All bedding linen, towels and tea-towels are included. A welcome pack will await you when you arrive

KITCHEN/DINER
The kitchen/dining area is large, light and has vaulted ceilings, with original beams on show. A half-glazed door leads to the front of the property/the garden area, and a good size window allows you to enjoy the morning/early afternoon sun when indoors, but lets in plenty of light all day
The kitchen is suitably equipped for self-catering, including an electric oven/ceramic hob and an under worktop fridge with small freezer box
The dining area has a round table suitable for 4 people and an attractive old French dresser, where you will find plenty of games and books to entertain yourself

LIVING ROOM
The main front door opens into the living area
This is open plan, together with the dining area and kitchen; clearly defined with the internal walls now showing off the beautiful original stonework
There is a large sofa and an armchair to relax in during the evenings and a dvd player, along with a selection of dvd's

BEDROOM
The bedroom has the same charm with the original beams showing and plenty of original stone work in the walls
A beautiful large old French wardrobe is at your disposal and in there you will also find extra bedding
The double bed is in a classic French style
This room is very spacious and benefits from 2 windows, both facing south into the garden area, which let in a large amount of light. Both have dark curtains to shut out the early morning sun. A ceiling fan is fitted, and a portable fan is also supplied
1-2 extra 3' single beds or a cot can be accommodated comfortably by prior arrangement
A hairdryer is provided

BATHROOM
A spacious room opening off the bedroom, with a luxuriously large wet-room shower behind a glass-block wall. Plumbed to modern standards with washbasin and low-level wc

HEATING
Electric fan heaters available if needed, rarely needed during the summer season and even into autumn. A large wood-burning stove will be made available by the off-season

ENTERTAINMENT
We have an array of board games and card games, as well as a selection of books. There is also a tv with a dvd player/selection of dvd's
Outside is an above ground swimming pool. (5m x 3.1m x 1m)

WI-FI
Wi-fi is available, but living in the middle of the countryside means that the internet is sometimes a bit 'iffy'. This does have the advantage that you can really 'get away from it all', should you want to!

GARDEN AND OUTSIDE
The grounds are not excessively "well manicured" - we try to strike a balance between human presence and nature.
The grassed area in front of The Piggery is exclusively for use of occupants, and opens into the large courtyard at the heart of the property. The above-ground pool is immediately adjacent, and there is plenty of space to relax, secluded from the outside world by the tower, which is between The Piggery and access road
Table, chairs, bbq and sunloungers all provided. Easy access down to the river to fish, or just watch the water

PARKING
Parking is just outside The Piggery garden area. It is in the gated courtyard of the main house; has 24hr access with plenty of space

VISITOR SUITABILITY
Access to The Piggery is on the level, (the approach is a mixture of grass and gravel). The main door is 69cms wide, and internal doors are 67cms. A second outside door opening off the kitchen area is 81cms wide if wider access is needed.
All the rooms are on one level, with no steps. The bathroom, being a wet-room has small thresholds of 2-3 cms in order to keep the water in!
A folding wheelchair which fits through all the doors can be provided

INFORMATION ABOUT ANY ADDITIONAL FACILITIES
We can provide a nice travel cot and booster baby chair if needed

If is a special occasion in your life, eg: birthday, wedding anniversary, etc we can supply a hand-made novelty cake and/or card
We are able to cook you a meal if you would like 'time out' from cooking during your stay
Please message us for details

ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA
Local Market - Thouars (Fri) and Loudun (Tues)
Cycling - there are many cycle routes in the area
Fishing - From our garden, other fishing lakes in the area
Walking - numerous local walking routes. Nearest marked trail is La Sente Divine trail (follows River Dive for 50km)
Wine tasting - Oiron has 2 vineyards; there are many others in the area
Horse riding - nearest stables: Les Ecuries Du Châtelier, 79100 Missé
FUTUROSCOPE - theme park with a difference...Rides, shows, exhibitions, 4K IMax, 4D experiences and much more! A great day out!
CENTRE PARCS, DOMAINE DU BOIS AUX DAIMS - Inc Aqua Mundo water park (large sub-tropical paradise - 4 spectacular slides/double water playhouse), wildlife walks/cycling tracks, spa and restaurants. Great day out for rare 'duller-weather' days
BIOPARC DE LA DOUÉ-LA-FONTAINE - 38 acre zoo in beautiful troglodyte setting. Animals from sub-Saharan Africa, S America, S E Asia, Europe, Himalayas and Madagascar. Includes largest walk-in aviary in Europe. Daily 'animations', inc vulture/giraffe feeding/keeper talks
MARAIS POITEVIN (GREEN VENICE) - One of biggest wetlands in Europe - vast mosaic of centuries-old man-designed landscapes. Diverse flora/fauna/historical buildings in beautiful surroundings. Drive/walk/cycle around the small towns, or take a boat on the waterways - a relaxing day!
MECHANICAL ELEPHANT AT NANTES - based at Les Machines de L'île, Nantes. Made of wood and steel, it stands 12m high, 8m wide and 21m long & can carry up to 50 passengers. Also see other working machines eg: a giant hummingbird and mechanical spider. Also Jules Verne 'Invented Worlds' carousel to ride on. Good day out
LA MONTGOLFIADE DE THOUARS - annual hot air balloon festival (Sept) Over 40 balloons; amazing spectacle, especially night flights.
PUY DU FOU - second most visited theme park in France - the best historical re-enactment attraction. Also an evening sound and light show
CHATEAU DE BRÈZE - A troglodyte place with a network of subterranean caves and the deepest of moats. The chateau and the underground cave systems have been used for everything from living space to a silk worm farm
MUSÉE DES BLINDES (TANK MUSEUM) - history that relates to the major 20th century conflicts, as seen through the development of the armoured vehicles. Climb aboard some of the vehicles and experience for yourself what it felt like. More than 200 tanks, troop carriers and artillery vehicles, from 17 different countries on display
TERRA BOTANICA - more than 275,000 botanical species from around the world in beautiful gardens and tropical greenhouses; not only colour but the scent of flowers is everywhere. Go up 150m in the biggest helium balloon in the world to view the Loire Valley.
SAINT-LOUP-SUR-THOUET - a small medieval town on the river Thouet. Stroll through its peaceful narrow streets past magnificent timber framed buildings toward the Château, one of the most beautiful of the Poitou, with tranquil gardens. You can also walk along by the river
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