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 SÉJOUR

The séjour centres around the wood burning stove in the original feature fireplace. There is a comfortable leather sofa and armchairs and plenty of side tables. We provide a Sky satellite system receiving UK TV, a VCR with a good selection of films, a DVD and a Hi-Fi system. You can also receive all the main French television channels. Games, books and magazines on French décor, antiques and furnishings are provided. You will have a large oak dining table with seating for six. This is a delightful open and airy room featuring original beamed walls and ceilings, exposed stonework and a stunning tiled floor. The full-height French doors to the south let the sun stream into the room, making this a most enjoyable dining experience.  

La Poste des Gardes: The séjour centres around the wood burning stove in the original feature fireplace. There is a comfortable leather sofa and armchairs and plenty of side tables. We provide a Sky satellite system receiving UK TV, a VCR with a good selection of films, a DVD and a Hi-Fi. You can also receive all the main French television channels. Games, books and magazines on French décor, antiques and furnishings are provided.

La Poste des Gardes: You will have a large oak dining table with seating for six. This is a delightful open and airy room featuring original beamed walls and ceilings, exposed stonework and a stunning tiled floor. The full-height French doors to the south let the sun stream into the room, making this a most enjoyable dining experience.La Poste des Gardes: The kitchen is located in the corner of the open-plan living area. It has an electric double oven cooker with ceramic hob and full-sized grill. There is a large oak chef's buffet with inset granite worktop and storage and a further tiled top free-standing buffet. There is a sink unit and a small freezer. Rustic French wall units provide extra storage. A door from the kitchen leads into the separate utility room which has plenty of storage shelves, a large original French butcher's table, fridge, microwave, toaster and washing machine. 

The kitchen is located in the corner of the open-plan living area. It has an electric double oven cooker with ceramic hob and full-sized grill. There is a large oak chef's buffet with inset granite worktop and storage and a further tiled top free-standing buffet. There is a sink unit and a small freezer. Rustic French wall units provide extra storage. A door from the kitchen leads into the separate utility room which has plenty of storage shelves, a large original French butcher's table, fridge, microwave, toaster and washing machine.

 


  THE SALON

The middle floor of the house features a galleried area which forms a delightful salon. Under the south facing window you will find the original stone seat used by the guards. A television is provided with a decoder that receives the main French TV channels.

La Poste des Gardes: The middle floor of the house features a galleried area which forms a delightful salon. Under the south facing window you will find the original stone seat used by the guards.

La Poste des Gardes: A television is provided with a decoder that receives the main French TV channels. La Poste des Gardes: This is a relaxing seating area with comfy chairs and a futon that can also be used as a double bed. Double French doors facing eastwards lead onto the private roof terrace.

This is a relaxing seating area with comfy chairs and a futon that can also be used as a double bed. Double French doors facing eastwards lead onto the private covered river terrace.

 


  THE HEARTH ROOM

The main double bedroom on the middle floor faces west and is beautifully warm and bright in the evenings. It has a panelled ceiling, exposed stonework and the original feature fireplace with tiled hearth. A niche houses shelving and the original stone washbasin.

La Poste des Gardes: The main double bedroom on the middle floor faces west and is beautifully warm and bright in the evenings.

La Poste des Gardes: It has a panelled ceiling, exposed stonework and the original feature fireplace with tiled hearth. A niche houses shelving and the original stone washbasin. La Poste des Gardes: There is a traditional French double bateau lit bed, bedside tables with lamps, a useful chaise longue and a vintage chest of drawers.

There is a traditional French double bateau lit bed, bedside tables with lamps, a useful chaise longue and a vintage chest of drawers.

 


  THE GUARDS' ROOM

Two further double bedrooms can be found on the top floor. The south facing bedroom has wonderful south-facing views up the River Vienne with the original guard post stone window seat still in place.

La Poste des Gardes: The south facing bedroom has wonderful views up the River Vienne with the original guard post stone window seat still in place.

La Poste des Gardes: This room has a double bed, triple wardrobe, two bedside tables with lamps, a large chest of drawers and occasional seating.La Poste des Gardes: The rough walls, exposed stonework and beams give this room a very traditional feel.  

This room has a double bed, triple wardrobe, two bedside tables with lamps, a large chest of drawers and occasional seating. The rough walls, exposed stonework and beams give this room a very traditional feel.

 


 THE CHIMBLEY ROOM

The west facing bedroom is bathed in light in the evenings with views over the village up to the church. There are bunk beds in this room, a chest of drawers, a storage unit and a large table and chairs.

La Poste des Gardes: The west facing bedroom is bathed in light in the evenings with views over the village up to the church. There are bunk beds in this room, a chest of drawers, a storage unit and a large table and chairs.

La Poste des Gardes: A television is also available and a games console is provided with a large selection of games.La Poste des Gardes: An assortment of books and toys are also available in this room and it would be perfect for any children in the party.

A television is also available and a games console is provided with a large selection of games. An assortment of books and toys are also available in this room and it would be perfect for any children in the party.

 


 SHOWER ROOM AND WET ROOM

The downstairs shower room is accessed from the utility room. It has fully tiled white walls and a quarry tiled floor. There is a large shower cubicle with double doors, a WC and a wash basin over a vanity unit offering ample storage. A large mirror and hanging space is provided. 

La Poste des Gardes: The downstairs shower room is accessed from the utility room. It has fully tiled white walls and a quarry tiled floor. There is a large shower cubicle with double doors, a  WC and a wash basin over a vanity unit offering ample storage. A large mirror and hanging space is provided. La Poste des Gardes: There is a further

There is a further "wet room" on the top floor to service the two bedrooms. It provides a WC, a wash hand basin, hanging space and further storage units.

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