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Le Tilleul Gites


A very warm welcome awaits you at Le Tilleul Gites

We offer two delightfully different detached holiday accommodation properties in the beautiful Deux Sevres department in the Poitou Charentes region, near the romanesque town of Melle
Les Hirondelles.

Les Hirondelles is a sympathetically restored barn conversion.

An 18th century detached barn, sympathetically converted to offer you fully modernised accommodation whilst retaining charm and character. It has oak beams and exposed stone throughout.  There are two large bedrooms, both with en-suite facilities, to suit 4 persons and from the bedroom windows you have views of the orchard and potager.
The kitchen area is fully equipped with fridge, gas cooker, microwave and dishwasher, as well as toaster, coffee maker, kettle and plenty of crockery, cutlery and kitchen utensils.  

The dining area retains its original manger and has a large old pine table and chairs as well as a two seater sofa. The comfortable living area has a sofa and two armchairs and a flatscreen TV with British freeview channels, as well as a DVD player and CD player. A selection of DVDs and books is also available for guests' use.

The beautiflul ash staircase leads to a landing with two bedrooms.  The double bedroom has a wrought iron double bed, wardrobe and drawer unit and the en-suite facilities include hand basin, toilet. and shower system with massage jets.

The twin room has two wrought iron single beds, a large pine chest of drawers and a recessed area for hanging clothes.  The en-suite bathroom has a hand basin, toilet and bath with an over shower attachment.

An iron, ironing board and hairdrier are also provided within the property.

There is a secluded garden area where you will find garden furniture to eat  ‘al fresco’, plus sun loungers and parasol and a barbecue for your own use.

A washing machine is available for guests' use if required and this is housed in a separate utility area.

 La Boheme

La Boheme is a renovated, traditional French cottage.

Our traditional French cottage - is all ground floor accommodation and with exposed beams, tiles and wooden flooring throughout.
An open plan kitchen and living area comprises a fully equipped kitchen with gas oven, microwave and fridge, as well as a kettle, filter coffee maker and toaster and plenty of crockery, cutlery and kitchen utensils.  There is a table and four chairs if you choose to eat indoors.
The comfortable living area has two sofas and a flatscreen TV with British freeview channels, as well as a DVD player and CD player. A selection of DVDs and books is also available for guests' use.

Off the hallway we have two bedrooms. The double bedroom has a wrought iron double bed and pine wardrobe.   French doors from this room lead to the secluded "al fresco" dining area containing outside table and chairs and your own private barbecue. The twin bedroom has two pine single beds, a wardrobe and pine chest of drawers.
The shower room has a shower cubicle, wash hand basin and toilet.

A hairdryer and iron and ironing board are also provided in the cottage.
A washing machine is available for guests' use if required and this is housed in a separate utility area.

Le Tilleul Gites

Our gites are situated in the pretty village of Paizay le Tort, in the Deux Sevres department in the heart of the Poitou Charentes region on the west coast of France. We are within easy travelling distance of Poitiers, La Rochelle and Limoges airports, and within a day's drive of Calais and a few hours from the ferry ports of St Malo and Caen.

This beautiful region averages 2,250 hours of sunshine per year, making it the second sunniest region in France and, therefore, an ideal region to visit from early spring to late autumn. In winter months, both gites have a woodburning stove, providing a cosy atmosphere after a day's sightseeing or a walk or cycle ride around the village.The gites are situated in nearly an acre of mature gardens where you can, depending on the season, take your pick of figs, damsons, nectarines, grapes, apples, pears, walnuts and more.

The 7.5 x 3.5 metre above ground pool is shared by all and is situated within a paved and walled area. Sun loungers are available for our guests.We also live on site and are always pleased to assist with advice if needed. 

We have plenty of trees giving welcome dappled shade from the midday sun, as well as bougainvillea, oleander, lavender, lilac and mock orange amongst the many shrubs that border the gardens. And we must mention the huge lime tree at the entrance which, in French,  is Le Tilleul.

In a large converted barn we have a games room, which offers you, a pool table, darts, table tennis, table top football and a small snooker table. Boules, croquet and badminton racquets are also provided for outdoor use.

We also have a selection of bicycles for all ages, free to use to explore the countryside and the surrounding villages.
We live in an area where the roads are quiet so cycling and walking are a delight. You should be able to spot Hoopoes, Golden Orioles, Woodpeckers, Buzzards, Red Squirrels, Cattle Egrets and Herons. In the summer evenings look out for the Gloworms and Owls.

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"Have just had a fabulous week in La Boheme (Le Tilleul Gites). The weather was fantastic and it was brilliant to just relax by the pool. Vicky & Bill are lovely people and made me feel very welcome. This is my third time here and I will definitely be back again next year - it is a home from home! "

"We had a wonderful time at Le Tilleul and would like to thank Vicky and Bill for being kind and thoughtful hosts. We had everything we needed and have no doubt that we will be booking again. Until the next time :)"
Del and family

"We have had a lovely time and pure peace and quiet. Bliss ... the gite is a credit to you both and may it long carry on. Plenty of areas to explore. Thanks"
Carol & Les

"We have had a lovely time and wish we could stay for another week! Lucas loved the pool and games room. The gite is very well equipped and the welcome pack was appreciated. We have enjoyed the BBQ and the garden very much. Thanks and maybe see you again"
Matthieu, Louise & Lucas

"Wow! What a wonderful find. We've all loved staying here in Les Hirondelles. Bill and Vicky you've made us feel v. welcome. Love all the extra touches - the children had great fun all week - us too. The park and obstacle course up the end of road has been used daily - whole experience highly recommended - thank you"
Williams family

"We've had a wonderful time staying in Les Hirondelles. Many thanks for your suggestions and making us feel so welcome. We had the most fantastic time and your gite and games facilities suited us perfectly. We had such fun cycling to Melle - we went there on Friday to the market and the boys ordered delicious cakes in French! We also went to the Monkey Park which was brilliant too. We will certainly be recommending Les Hirondelles to everyone!"
Martin family

"Weather was superb, could not have wished for better. We had a very warm welcome from Vicky and Bill and we will be sure to recommend Les Hirondelles to friends and family"
Kath, John, Brian & Elaine

"We've had a great holiday. Vicky and Bill have made us very welcome. The gite is very well equipped and in a fantastic location for us to enjoy cycling in France's wonderful countryside"
Chris & Andrea

"We had a great stay at Les Hirondelles. Vicky & Bill have thought of everything to make our stay as enjoyable as possible, from the provision of a varied welcome pack to nappy sacks! Bakery in Brioux sur Boutonne is excellent - queues out of the door on Sunday. Beach at Royan child friendly with good waves for boogey boarding - worth the 90 minute drive. Market at Melle on Friday worthwhile"
Craig, Elaine, Gregory, Ailsa & Eleanor


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