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Grande Maison des Tournesols, heated private pool, sleeps 11

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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 9 September 2018

Caroline and Darren are the perfect holiday hosts - they care so much about the experience they give their guests from the fully-stocked accommodation they provide through to the local information they’ll happily chat to you about. The local French villagers have embraced them both...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Susan A
Caroline H, VR Owner at Grande Maison des Tournesols, heated private pool, sleeps 11, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to write such an amazing review. It was an absolute pleasure having you and Terry here in July. We are pleased you both enjoyed your stay and look forward to catching up with you again...More

Reviewed 9 September 2018

Set on the outskirts of the village surrounded by fields with fantastic views from the garden sits this spacious well equipped and comfortable gite. Within easy reach of countryside walks and not far from nearby towns offering shops,supermarkets etc. We had a relaxing break discovering...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Caroline H, VR Owner at Grande Maison des Tournesols, heated private pool, sleeps 11, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

So pleased you enjoyed your recent stay at Grande Maison des Tournesols and had a relaxing 5 day break. It was a pleasure having you here. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Very much appreciated.

Reviewed 9 September 2018

Pretty location with a lovely view of the abbey in the village 10 minute drive to the lake which offers sporting activities or a picturesque walk. The owners were very friendly and accommodating and were happy to help give a advice on the surrounding areas...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Caroline H, VR Owner at Grande Maison des Tournesols, heated private pool, sleeps 11, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time here so much you plan to return again in the future. It was lovely having you here and look forward to catching up with you again soon.

Reviewed 8 September 2018

We visited France many times before for our annual holiday and this year was by far the best. The accommodation was first class. The master bedroom was a dream, beautifully decorated with an ensuite shower and toilet, a walk in wardrobe and airconditioning. The house...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank June L
Caroline H, VR Owner at Grande Maison des Tournesols, heated private pool, sleeps 11, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. Darren and I loved getting to know you and your family during the 2 weeks you stayed here this summer. So pleased you all enjoyed your holiday. Welcome back anytime!

Reviewed 26 August 2019
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Date of stay: August 2019
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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