Welcome to Le Logis de La Touche

LE LOGIS DE LA TOUCHE is a fully equipped large Gite with heated swimming pool sleeping up to 16 guests in THE MARAIS POITEVIN regional park area on the Charente-Maritime/Deux-Sevres border of the Poitou-Charentes (now part of the Nouvelle Aquitaine) in Western France near to La Rochelle.

It can be rented as a WHOLE GITE (7 bedrooms sleeping up to 16 guests) or it can be separated by an internal door and offered for rentals as GITE 1 (2 bedrooms sleeping up to 4 people) and also GITE 2 (5 bedrooms sleeping up to 12 people).

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Our large holiday Gite has 7 bedrooms + 4 bathrooms + 2 lounge/diners + 2 kitchens + uncapped Wi-Fi + Wood Burners + heated swimming pool + outdoor dining area + large level lawn area + west facing + direct walking access into The Marais Poitevin Park.

Our property is a newly renovated and restored property which also has a private heated swimming pool and beautiful rear garden which ensures a very peaceful & enjoyable stay for our guests.

Le Logis de La Touche is offered for rental fully equipped with all bed linen, duvets and towels (please bring your own swimming/beach towels though) and it also includes uncapped Wi-Fi, TVs, satellite TV (UK - Freeview), DVD players, heated swimming pool and a welcome pack of essentials on arrival.

The property offers a lot of accommodation and is well suited to large groups of families and friends.

The configuration of the accommodation is as follows:-

Bedroom 1 (sleeps 2): with a double bed with en-suite shower, toilet, basin & bidet.

Bedroom 2 (sleeps 2): with 2 single beds.

Family Bathroom with shower, toilet and basin is situated near to Bedroom 2.

NOTE: Bedrooms 1 & 2 have their own lounge/diner, fully equipped kitchen and own front door entrance - this section of the property can be offered for rental as a separate "GITE 1" sleeping 5 people.

Bedroom 3 (sleeps 2): with 1 bunk bed with single beds on the top and bottom bunks.

Bedroom 4 (sleeps 2): with a double bed.

Bedroom 5 (sleeps 2): with a double bed.

Bedroom 6 (sleeps 6): with 2 bunk beds each with single beds on the top bunks and double beds on the bottom bunks.

Bedroom 7 (sleeps 1): with a single bed. This room is situated within the roof and has restricted head room. It is well suited as a children's hang-out room or their own 'den'.

Bedrooms 3 to 7 are situated close to 2 bathrooms. One of these bathrooms has a shower, toilet and basin whilst the other bathroom has a combined bath with shower over, toilet and basin.

NOTE: Bedrooms 3 to 7 also have their own lounge/diner, fully equipped kitchen and own front door entrance - this section of the property can be offered for rental as a separate "GITE 2" sleeping 13 people.

We do also have a travel cot with mattress (we ask guests to please bring their own baby sheets + blankets) and high chair. Please let us know if you would like these left out.

The whole property offers very flexible accommodation for large or small groups who can also have their own independence & privacy during their stay together.

We are licensed to accommodate a maximum of 16 guests (excluding babies).

Property history:
Le Logis de La Touche is the former Master's home of the local area which has been sympathetically restored with huge oak beams, grand wooden staircase, etc. but now with the addition of modern comforts such as uncapped Wi-Fi, TVs (UK freeview + Wifi enabled for guests own Netflix, etc.).

The property has been owned by our family for 30 + years now and in that time we have worked hard to restore it to its position as the grand house (former Masters House) of the area.

Location:
Le Logis de La Touche is a large home situated in a beautiful & quiet rural area within THE MARAIS POITEVIN Regional Park.

You can also find us easily on Google Maps.

What we love about our holiday home:
WE LOVE BEING IN TOUCH WITH NATURE!! You can walk directly into The Marais Poitevin Regional Park from the property and the large rear garden faces directly west offering maximum long sunny days with the most amazing sunsets. It is such a peaceful location and well suited for rest, relaxation and lots of walking/playing for the children (and adults!) in your group.

Heated Swimming pool:
The HEATED SWIMMING POOL is available during the warmer months of May through to September.

The pool is located in a very sunny position in the rear garden benefitting from direct sunshine throughout the whole day.

The pool water is heated by an electric water heater and bubble/solar cover.

For pool security/safety, the pool (which is 120cm above ground level) has a detachable ladder and battery operated alarm. Guests are kindly requested to ensure adult supervision is present during pool use and to please make use of these security measures. Please note the outdoor dining seated area (which is naturally shaded by the trees) is located within close proximity of the pool and is a great spot to supervise pool users.

Further background and useful information:
The property is our fully equipped holiday home and we offer it to our guests in the exact same fully equipped manner as when we stay there because we like our guests to experience the same joy of holidaying/staying here as we do!

During your stay, please do treat our home as if it was your own home.

Whilst cleaning is included in the booking price, we do ask guests to please leave the property clean and tidy when departing.

Free blackberries & other fruits (in season):
Due to its rural setting you are literally able to walk directly out into The Marais Poitevin where you can pick your own blackberries and other fruits during season.

A great place to be active:
The surrounding area is great for cycling (all fairly flat), peaceful walks & jogging and yet it is also centrally located for most of this area's desirable places to visit including La Rochelle, Île de Ré, Coulon, Marais Poitevin National Park, Niort, etc.

Off the beaten track yet near to civilisation:
The property is very conveniently located a few miles from the small market town of "Mauze Sur Le Mignon" which offers two supermarkets ("Intermarche" and "Lidl") along with a pharmacy, 24/7 petrol station, Doctors, bars, restaurants, weekly markets, boutique stores, hairdressers, Church, sports centre with indoor pool .....All you could possibly need during your stay.

Weather:
This area of France has its own unique micro-climate and is the 2nd sunniest area behind the very busy/expensive South of France region.

Shopping:
For those that like to shop there are the large/mega shopping parks such a Centre Commercial Beaulieu (near La Rochelle - 30minutes by car) and Espace Mendes (near Niort - 20minutes by car).

Beautiful location near to major tourist destinations:
Le Logis de La Touche is situated on the southern edge of the Marais Poitevin regional park also known as Green Venice/Venice Verte which is one of France's most beautiful national parks set on 95,000 hectares spread over 3 departments – the Vendée, Deux-Sevres and Charente-Maritime. This area is listed as the second largest wetland in France, after the Camargue and there are plenty of places to hire a boat (self-paddle and also paddled by a guide) as well as many wonderful local markets, shops, bicycle hire and restaurants.

The stunning coastal town of La Rochelle is a 30 minute car drive away heading west which leads to the magical Île de Ré. In the opposite direction is the picturesque town of Niort which is only a 20 minute car drive away heading east. Both towns offer shopping malls, fine dining, historical and interesting places to visit.

The pristine waterways of Coulon in the Marais Poitevin are only a 20 minute drive away in a northerly direction.

La Rochelle airport (with car hire) is the closest & most convenient airport (30 mins away) which is also where there is a TGV station. However Limoges and Poitiers are both within an hour’s drive away whilst Nantes and Bordeaux are 2 hours’ drive away.

There are train stations in Mauze-sur-le-Mignon (5 minutes by car), Surgeres which is also a TGV stop (15 minutes by car), Niort (25 minutes by car) and La Rochelle which is also a TGV stop (30 minutes by car).

Wi-Fi:
The uncapped Wi-Fi is the best available in the area and is provided by Orange. It is distributed throughout the house and garden by Wi-Fi extenders - it usually reaches the outdoor dining area under the trees and sometimes as much as 200 metres behind the house (which always surprises us!). However, whilst the Wi-Fi provided is offered with uncapped usage we do ask guests to try to avoid excessive or illegal use. Please note the Wi-Fi is generally very reliable/stable but the internet speed is generally slower than we would like however this is the best available within this area of France due to its rural location. We are located near to an LTE mast with 4G coverage so, for those guests needing faster connectivity, please make arrangements to access this nearby LTE mast via your own devices.

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