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Grande Maison des Tournesols, heated private pool, sleeps 11

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Overview
5 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
12 guests
5 nights minimum
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Grande Maison des Tournesols is a 300 year old barn conversion in the beautiful Deux-Sevres countryside and takes its name from the many fields of sunflowers surrounding it. Set in its own secluded grounds with magnificent views, the 5 bedroom house (which can sleep 11 people plus a baby) has been sympathetically renovated to an exceptionally high modern standard. Retaining many original features, such as roof beams and exposed stone walls, where appropriate - it benefits from free wifi, heated pool (May to September), air conditioning in the master bedroom, central heating and English and French satellite TV. Traditional dry stone walls surround the entire property, ensuring safety and security for guests, whilst still allowing unobstructed views of the countryside and grounds of the ad...Grande Maison des Tournesols is a 300 year old barn conversion in the beautiful Deux-Sevres countryside and takes its name from the many fields of sunflowers surrounding it. Set in its own secluded grounds with magnificent views, the 5 bedroom house (which can sleep 11 people plus a baby) has been sympathetically renovated to an exceptionally high modern standard. Retaining many original features, such as roof beams and exposed stone walls, where appropriate - it benefits from free wifi, heated pool (May to September), air conditioning in the master bedroom, central heating and English and French satellite TV. Traditional dry stone walls surround the entire property, ensuring safety and security for guests, whilst still allowing unobstructed views of the countryside and grounds of the adjacent 11th century Abbey of St Jouin de Marnes.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Smoking permitted outside only.
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Caroline H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2018
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Reviewed 14 August 2021

If you are in any doubt about booking this wonderful Gite in a rural part of France then do not hesitate to do so! We booked this holiday back in January 2020 just prior to the coronavirus pandemic changing the world. Throughout the whole booking...More

Date of stay: August 2021
Thank MrsLreviews
X8862WKcarolineh, VR Owner at Grande Maison des Tournesols, heated private pool, sleeps 11, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to write such a comprehensive review. We loved having you here and are thrilled that you all enjoyed your stay so much that you have booked to return again next year! All your children were...More

Reviewed 22 July 2020

Mon mari et moi sommes ravis d'avoir découvert ce lieu et de nos 3 jours passés dans la maison. Le lieu est charmant, propre, accueillant, apaisant aussi ! Nous avons bien profité de la piscine chauffée, un bonheur :) Darren et Caroline sont très accueillants,...More

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank Katia Louisa C
Reviewed 23 September 2019 via mobile

What a fantastic place, the owns Caroline & Darren have really thought of everything. The place was immaculate, gite, garden & the pool. The gite was so well equipped, loads of crockery, cooking utensils, quality bedding, towels etc. The pool even had a great selection...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Kim E
Reviewed 8 July 2019

Caroline and Darren deserve to succeed in their venture the grande Maison Des Tournesols. Their attention to detail leaves you wanting nothing. The whole place is impeccable ... with a private pool too. The location is perfect for touring the area, cycling, walking, or driving....More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank wesleycat
Caroline H, VR Owner at Grande Maison des Tournesols, heated private pool, sleeps 11, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2019

Thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time here and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future.

Reviewed 3 July 2019

My family stayed at La Grande Maison during the recent heatwave in France and couldn't have wished for anywhere better to spend lazy days by the pool. The accommodation is perfect with a fantastic kitchen and plenty of space. All the rooms are well equipped...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank TerryCAllen
Caroline H, VR Owner at Grande Maison des Tournesols, heated private pool, sleeps 11, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2019

Thank you for such a wonderful review. We are delighted you found everything at Grande Maison de Tournesols to your satisfaction and enjoyed your stay here so much you plan to return. You certainly couldn't have wished for better weather! It was an absolute pleasure...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2019

This place is amazing. Darren and Caroline are incredible hosts who have thought of everything to make your stay as relaxing as possible. We were a group of 8 adults and 4 babies and the accommodation worked perfectly for us. We will be back!

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank LJCleland
Caroline H, VR Owner at Grande Maison des Tournesols, heated private pool, sleeps 11, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2019

Thank you so much. We enjoyed having you here. You were perfect guests and we look forward to welcoming you back when you return in the near future. Best wishes to you all. Caroline and Darren

Reviewed 21 September 2018

What a beautiful setting for an outstanding holiday. The accommodation was excellent with all our needs catered for. You are both wonderful hosts and made us feel very welcome. Great recommendations for days out and Darren’s cooking was faultless. Simply the best property we have...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank David R
Caroline H, VR Owner at Grande Maison des Tournesols, heated private pool, sleeps 11, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2018

Fantastic review! Thank you so much for what you have said. Really do appreciate it. It was a pleasure to meet you, Carol and the boys. Hopefully see you again next year. Wishing you all the best.

Reviewed 20 September 2018

From our arrival Caroline & Darren couldn't do enough for us. The holiday home is fully equipped and has everything you could possibly want. Their dogs are very friendly and you mustn't forget the chickens. If you need directions to anywhere just ask Darren. I...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank 89jor
Caroline H, VR Owner at Grande Maison des Tournesols, heated private pool, sleeps 11, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2018

It was an absolute pleasure having you stay here at Grande Maison des Tournesols. Delighted you enjoyed your holiday here so much that you will be returning. Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write a review. Very much appreciated.

Reviewed 14 September 2018

This Gite is set in a beautiful village with stunning views to the country side from the garden and swimming pool.the Gite is extremly comfortable with everything you need for a great holiday.Caroline n Darren are exceptional hosts and are always happy to chat to...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank June C
Caroline H, VR Owner at Grande Maison des Tournesols, heated private pool, sleeps 11, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

So pleased you enjoyed your 5 day stay here at Grande Maison des Tournesols and look forward to catching up with you in March when you return. Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write a review. Much appreciated.

Reviewed 10 September 2018

The Gite we stayed in was very clean and beautifully furnished a real home from home, the location is amazing and the views around are spectacular. We were greeted by the owners Caroline and Darren and was made very welcome. There are plenty of places...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Caroline H, VR Owner at Grande Maison des Tournesols, heated private pool, sleeps 11, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review Lorna. We are so pleased that everything was to your liking and look forward to welcoming you back here when you return in March.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Grill
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Garage
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Patio
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Cycling Trips
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About the neighbourhood
Grande Maison des Tournesols is located in the south of the Loire valley - a perfect midway stop off destination for anyone travelling the length of France. 5 minutes walk of an artisan bakers and only a short drive to several chateaux, vineyards, abbeys, churches, museums and the Troglodyte cave dwellings. Futuroscope - an award winning theme park - is just over 30 minutes drive away and the amazing spectacular of Puy du Fou is just over an hour away. Plenty around to see and do.
Getting around
The area is served by TGV rail network and a good motorway network. The nearest airports are Poitiers, La Rochelle, Tours, Limoges, Angers and Nantes.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grande Maison des Tournesols, heated private pool, sleeps 11

Grande Maison des Tournesols, heated private pool, sleeps 11 is able to accommodate up to 12 guests. See all property details.

Grande Maison des Tournesols, heated private pool, sleeps 11 has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Grande Maison des Tournesols, heated private pool, sleeps 11 has 5 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Grande Maison des Tournesols, heated private pool, sleeps 11 must last at least 5 nights. See all property details.