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  • Quiet, rural area with some traffic

Gites dans les Champs is a complex of 3 gites offering spacious and versatile accommodation. The gites can be rented individually or as a whole. The perfect place for either making new friends or for a family gathering.
La Chouette is the largest offering 4 bedrooms (2 doubles and 2 twins).
Accommodating 8 people, the spacious open plan living area comprises kitchen, dining area and comfortable lounge and recently installed wood-burner. The kitchen is generously equipped with dishwasher, fridge freezer, washing machine, microwave and gas cooker. The lounge and dining areas are well furnished with carefully selected local items to give an authentic flavour.
Approached via its own wide garden path, this impressive gite is entered through large glazed French doors opening into a magnificent atrium which rises to full height from a patterned tiled floor to magnificent oak roof timbers and a galleried landing. In addition to the glazed entrance doors, there are two further French doors leading onto the courtyard. Also on the ground floor is a pretty twin-bedded room and a bathroom of “wet-room” design, comprising shower, washbasin and WC and non-slip floor tiles, heated towel rail and fully tiled walls.
Upstairs by way of an attractive hardwood staircase are three further bedrooms with attractive chestnut flooring and a second bathroom. There are two double bedrooms and a twin-bedded room, each furnished in local dark oak furniture, providing ample storage, and with views across fields to the ancient village of Vaussais and its 11th century church. The bathroom comprises a marble-topped vanity basin with lighted mirror, walk-in shower and WC, and heated towel rail.
A galleried landing overlooks the atrium and the courtyard garden.  All rooms are fitted with electric heaters, and a cot, high chair may be available with this gite.  Outside the garden area has its own barbecue, table and chairs for those al fresco meals, and a patio alongside the courtyard.
There is a fully fenced swimming pool with sun terrace, and sun loungers and tables provided. There are also 3 acres of private parkland for the children to enjoy.

Registration code


  • No smoking
  • Local contact
  • Suitable for large groups
  • Safe for small children
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Playground
  • TV
  • Internet
  • Bicycles at the house
  • Fireplace
  • Hair dryer
  • With swimming pool

Availability of 'La Chouette'


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Ideally located for walking, cycling, kayaking and horse riding.  With a fenced swimming pool and sun terrace, set in three acres of private parkland.  A relaxing environment to spend time with family and friends. We are about a 5 minute drive to the local supermarket (SuperU) and boulangeries (or a 12 minute bike ride).
We are close to main routes for easy access to all local attractions but not far from the N10 for those en-route to Spain

  • Rural
  • In or near a town


La Chouette has received 2 reviews over the past 4 years with an average of:
9.5 stars
  • 10 stars

    Très bon séjour en famille. Domaine magnifique avec beaucoup d'espace, des jeux pour petits et grands.
    Piscine super !
    Hôte disponible et disponible

  • 9 stars

    nous avons passer de très bon séjours, le gite avait toutes les prestations voulues.(jeux pour enfants, piscine, velos,..)
    propriétaires charmants.
    nous recommandons pour un séjours en famille.

  • Hannah from Utrecht,

    10 stars

    Colette was very helpfull and kind. She was always available for questions. The place is great and there was a lot of space to chill, play soccer and to swim. The apartment was perfect and the kitchen was fully equipped.
    We would recommend the place to everyone!

Restaurants, food & wine

There are some lovely restaurants within a 20 minute drive of the property. Auberge du Noyer, Le Rejallant, Puy d'Anche and several bistros in Ruffec.


Situated a little over an hour from the Atlantic coast with it's lovely beaches and islands and less than an hour from Futuroscope and Poitiers, guests are offered a diverse range of holiday activities which can include Roman amphitheatres and ancient burial grounds! Cognac is only 45 minutes drive, with good cognac and wine tours.  Niort, 50 kms, has a chateau, shops, restaurants and kayaking.  Aire de Rejallent (25 minutes away) on the Charente is particularly scenic with its little bridges and grassy islands. Here you can swim, bbq and picnic, ramble on riverside trails and of course the kids will love the play area. During July and August canoes and kayaks are available to hire. The popular restaurant offers al fresco dining with views over the river. Don't forget to take bread for the resident ducks. Ideally located for walking, cycling, kayaking and horse riding

  • Bicycle
  • Near riding
  • Near theme park
  • Fishing

Further remarks

Your hosts Colette and Gary live at Gites dans les Champs. Guests have their privacy but we are available should you have any problems during your stay.

Additional price info and offers

General cleaning is included in the pricing. However, if the gite is not left in a clean and tidy manner a charge may be deducted from the security deposit if necessary.

Price includes

Towels, Bed linen

Price exclusive

  • Safety deposit € 300.00
  • Cleaning fee (optional) € 60.00

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