La Poste des Gardes:

"The house is furnished beautifully. From the moment you walk through the door you know you are going to have a wonderful holiday."
Longère Louise:

“Lovely house, lovely stay! 
The location was perfect and the large garden was super for the children. The house is clearly well taken care of."

La Poste des Gardes:

“Beautiful house, perfectly presented, in a wonderful location. Much more than a holiday house - it is an entree into French village life."
Longère Louise:

"The cottage is stunningly beautiful and renovated to a very high standard. 
The gardens are private and totally relaxing."

La Poste des Gardes:

"A relaxing fun holiday in a home away from home. 
Our accommodation this year was the most comfortable and spacious we have experienced."


Longère Louise:

"If you are looking for an oasis of rustic French charm in the depth of the peaceful and rural countryside then this is the destination for you."
La Poste des Gardes:
 
"It was so comfortable that it was difficult to leave. The balcony is a real haven as the breeze from the river flows in and cools the hottest days."

Longère Louise:

"For us the real retreat was the haven just outside the front door, to sit there with all day sun or gain shade from the many plants."

La Poste des Gardes:

"A beautiful and well equipped house. It was superbly clean and had everything we needed at hand to keep a family of five very happy."


Longère Louise:

"Upstairs was a dream, two large romantic bedrooms, extremely comfortable beds/bedding along with the large downstairs bathroom."
La Poste des Gardes:

"From the beginning when you decide to concrete the quality of your holiday with staying at La Poste you will find the whole process seamless." 

Longère Louise:

"The garden is huge with lots to explore. We enjoyed lunch on the south-facing terrace and our evening meal on the west-facing terrace."

La Poste des Gardes:

"We adored the river terrace. It was a delightful start to the day and a relaxing end to the evening as well, after the children went to bed."

Longère Louise:

"An ideal retreat. It is beautifully presented with a super family size kitchen and a delightful garden for the children to play and explore in."

La Poste des Gardes:

"The house is absolutely gorgeous, well equipped and very clean; it catered easily for six adults and a baby.
We will definitely return."

Longère Louise:

"The house itself is in a quiet hamlet with only a few neighbours. You are surrounded by fields of corn and sunflowers. Idyllic!"

La Poste des Gardes:

"Perfect! Right from arriving it was relaxing. The house is comfortable, well equipped and the river terrace was definitely our favourite spot."

Longère Louise:

"Spectacular! A wonderful holiday meeting all my expectations and more. We achieved relaxtion - very rare for a mother of three!"

La Poste des Gardes:

"Availles is wonderful to walk around - all sorts of loops and little tracks present themselves. The village is much larger than it first appears."
Longère Louise:

"Tranquil hamlet, beautiful cottage, spacious garden, perfect stay! A wonderful holiday in a charming cottage. We'd love to do it again"
La Poste des Gardes:

"The house is beautifully located in the town and furnished to the very highest of standards, having everything you would need for a holiday."

Longère Louise:

"Super retreat in the Vienne! Home comforts abound, comfortable beds supplied, kitchen fully equipped. All you need is your food and drink."

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Poitou-Charentes Gîtes ... Your Way

The Vienne Département is named after the majestic River Vienne which courses through the heart of the region and La Poste des Gardes sits right by its broad welcoming banks. You don’t need to stay off the beaten tracks in the countryside to enjoy cycling in Poitou-Charentes! The pretty medieval villages dotted along gently winding roads through undulating fields of sunflowers and sloping vineyards are well worth discovering and you should definitely plan stop-offs into your cycling schedule.

The Vienne Département is named after the majestic River Vienne which courses through the heart of the region and La Poste des Gardes sits right by its broad welcoming banks as well as standing directly on one of the 12 wonderful cycling routes in the Vienne.

You don’t need to stay off the beaten tracks in the countryside to enjoy cycling in the beautiful sunny region of Poitou-Charentes!

The pretty medieval villages dotted along gently winding roads through undulating fields of sunflowers and sloping vineyards are well worth discovering and you should definitely plan stop-offs into your cycling schedule.

Cycles can be stored securely on the ground floor of the house.


 CYCLE HIRE AT LA POSTE DES GARDES

Bike Hire Direct is a really convenient way to arrange bike hire before you leave with free delivery to and collection from the house.

 


 

Location Vélo Mansle - hire of mountian bikes, ladies' and gents' city bikes, children's bikes and child trailer cycles. They can also offer you a full day of trekking - set off by canoe and return by bike. A full range of accessories and information is available. Find them at: rue de Watlington, 16230 Mansle, 06 32 85 87 29, http://www.canoe-mansle.fr

However if the cycling bug is something that only first bites when you arrive - fear not! There are several local firms that will be happy to rent you bikes for the duration of your stay. Among them are:

 Location Vélo Mansle - hire of mountian bikes, ladies' and gents' city bikes, children's bikes and child trailer cycles. They can also offer you a full day of trekking - set off by canoe and return by bike. A full range of accessories and information is available. Find them at: rue de Watlington, 16230 Mansle, 06 32 85 87 29, http://www.canoe-mansle.fr

Speed Cycle - hire of bikes, mountain bikes, child bikes and competition-level equipment. They can also provide helmets, cycle racks and many other accessories. Find them at: 14 bis route de Niort, 86400 Savigné, 05 49 97 21 57, http://www.speed-cycle.com  Blanchard Motoculture - hire of mountain bikes, city bikes and children's bikes. Find them at: ZA Savigné, 86400 Civray, 05 49 87 11 77, http://www.blanchard-motoculture.fr

Speed Cycle - hire of bikes, mountain bikes, child bikes and competition-level equipment. They can also provide helmets, cycle racks and many other accessories. Find them at: 14 bis route de Niort, 86400 Savigné, 05 49 97 21 57, http://www.speed-cycle.com

 Blanchard Motoculture - hire of mountain bikes, city bikes and children's bikes. Find them at: ZA Savigné, 86400 Civray, 05 49 87 11 77, http://www.blanchard-motoculture.fr

 

 


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