The outside of the gite

The Gîte is in the middle of a small French village about an hour south of Poitiers and close to the town of Civray in the south of the Vienne department.

It was built in the early 1800's as a long barn but was converted in early 1950's into the village grocery shop. It has now been converted into a three bedroom single storey gîte.

The large living room has a fully equipped kitchen area to one side and looks out onto the gîte's own garden at the rear of the house. There are two medium sized twin bedrooms and a larger double bedroom, all with en-suite 'wetroom' bathrooms.

During the renovation process we have made sure that the gîte is fully wheelchair friendly.

Free wifi and UK tv have been installed together with full air conditioning and heating.

The owners old farm house together with the gîte are on a one hectare (about 2.5 acres) site. The gîte has its own garden and the swimming pool is in the main garden just past the end of the gîte garden.

Although this is an area of peace and tranquility, there is still a large variety of things to do. A selection is set out on the following pages and there is more detailed printed information in the gîte.

Throughout this web site, please use the links to find further information, such as Things to do, and then use your browsers' back button to return. For some of the local towns and attractions mentioned on these pages, you can see videos on youtube - just click the link on the page.

pic of sunflowers

This is a picture taken of a field behind the gîte one summer evening.