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  • Quiet, rural area with some agricultural activity

Located in a peaceful, beautiful, sheltered valley the Gite has excellent views over the woods and countryside.
So much to visit in our area - a great base for days out - and so much to do on site - Pool, Games Field, Wildflower Maze and lovely walks.
Thoughtfully and generously equipped , we aim to make your Happy Holiday memories.
*Quality,well-equipped character properties + free Wi-Fi.....home from home
*Plenty of activities onsite and nearby.
*Large secure Pool and decking area in a warm, sheltered position.
*Superbly positioned for 'Days Out'. Lots of Tourist info and Maps in each Gite. Such a choice from Puy du Fou, Futuroscope,the Marais Poitevin,La Rochelle,the Vendee coast,Niort and Parthenay.
*Large and well-equipped Games Field, plus Boules , Croquet and more....
*Enjoy the tranquillity of the setting in our beautiful woodland valley full of Wildlife.
*Deux-Sevres is one of the top regions for glorious sunshine
*Nearby town with all amenities
*Good access from TGV and motorway network
*Travel Cots (x2),mattresses,changing mat, highchairs(x2)Baby bath and potty, and Baby cutlery and tableware are all available for free.
*Discounts available for 14+ nights,booking 2+ Gites and for previous Guests

Named after the gorgeous Wisteria which drapes along the front of this very spacious 4 bedroom House. Comfortably sleeps 8 plus Cot as required. This House is a great choice for the larger family and is perfect for 2 families holidaying together
At the front, across the lane is a large private dining/relaxation area for alfresco meals with table, chairs and a BBQ. Adjacent to this is a sunny grassed private seating area with chairs, table and parasol. Behind the Pool terrace, there are washing lines for each Gite.


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

Availability of 'Les Glycines'


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Set in a glorious sheltered sun trap, the large shared Pool (9m x 4.6 m and 1.2m deep - open between May and October) is surrounded by an ample sun deck and is securely gated. Loungers, chairs and parasols are supplied for relaxing and sunbathing after a refreshing dip.We can also provide a paddling pool for young children.
The tranquil setting is surrounded by woodland views. There are many lovely walks here, and the really quiet lanes are excellent for bike riding.We have 3 Adult bikes available ,you can also bring your own , or hire locally.
In our large well-equipped Games field you can enjoy - Football,Table Tennis, and Badminton. A Boules court is adjacent to the Pool area, there are a selection of outdoor games and there is a Croquet lawn next to the Potager garden..There is an abundance of local Wildlife including,Buzzards,Woodpeckers,Red Squirrels, Lizards and masses of Butterflies and Ladybirds attracted by our Wildflower area (with its maze paths).
Our French Hens are also fun to watch and produce lovely yellow-yolked eggs - children love to help at feeding time.Organic vegetables are available (for a small charge) from our attractive 3-tiered Potager.
Plenty of safe space for guests to be active AND relax.

  • Rural
  • Meadows and woodland
  • In or near a village
  • In or near a town


Les Glycines has received 1 reviews in the last 4 years with a:

10 stars
  • 10 stars

    In Frankrijk zijn vind ik altijd fijn, maar dit keer was het super fijn. Het is daar zo stil dat er echt alleen het stroompje van de rivier hoort. We gingen naar buiten kijken als er een auto langs kwam, want er kwam gewoon nooit iemand in de buurt. We zijn weer helemaal opgeladen om 2023 aan te pakken. We hebben fijn kunnen koken en heelrijk met het gezin en later met met opa en oma zitten eten en praten. Het is zo fijn om de tijd met elkaar te hebben. Ann en Ray hartelijk dank voor een heerlijke kerst en oud & nieuw. Wie weet zien we elkaar nog eens.

  • Leny from Xxxxxx,

    8 stars

    Wij waren met 8 personen en werden hartelijk verwelkomd door Ann en Ray.
    Heel gastvrij, hebben het heel erg naar ons zin gehad.
    Zeker een aanrader, zwembad, tafeltennis, en de rust was echt heel fijn.
    van Vliet familie.

  • Ruud van Hove from Heiloo,

    9 stars

    Een heerlijke week gehad bij Anne en Ray. We verbleven in Les Glycines La Roche, alles goed verzorgd en alles aanwezig. Mooie rustige omgeving, lekker zwembad en een mooie uitvalsbasis voor een of meerdere dagen naar Puy du Fou. La Rochelle en Ile de Re zijn ook aanraders. Op 5 min rijden zijn de supermarkten beschikbaar. Al met al een heerlijke week gehad.

Restaurants, food & wine

There are a number of Local Restaurants which offer a range of styles of cuisine and with prices to suit all. We are happy to advise and book.We also list the local supermarkets and Produce Markets - of which there are many! This area is renowned for its Goats Cheese, Apple Juice,Mussels,Chalons Poultry,Parthenais Beef,Eels and,of course,Charentais Melons.
Regional Wines include the crisp Whites from the Loire and Haut Poitou,and the local Vendee Pisotte.Sparkling Wines include Vouvray and Saumur,dry or medium.Reds range from lighter Loire Wines to the classic Bordeauxs.The local aperitif is the Pineau des Charentes, a fortified drink being a blend of grape juice and Cognac, best drunk chilled.


There are beautiful beaches just 75 minutes away at picturesque La Rochelle which also has museums,many shops and a variety of restaurants.Over the impresssive bridge to the Ile de Re there are 60 miles of dedicated cycle track. We are within an easy drive of two of the top theme park destinations in France,Futuroscope at Poitiers,which has a number of interactive attractions and rides,and Puy du Fou, a favourite of every Guest who has visited,with its spectacular outdoor shows,replica villages and falconry exhibitions.The Marais Poitevin,is a fascinating area of meadows and marshlands- hire a boat and spend the day meandering through the picturesque waterways.You can also enjoy the walks and cycle tracks.Locally,there are several ’plans d’eau’ which have a large lakes for swimming,man-made beaches,often waterslides and many water based activities.Pescalis,Europe’s premier fishing complex is just 12 minutes drive away,and has more than 250 acres of lakes with carp up to 25kgs.10 mins away is the ’Forest of Adventure’ and an excellent go-kart track both very popular with our visitors.Just north of L’Absie is the Rocher Branlant - the ’rocking rock’-a huge balanced boulder which moves very slightly when pushed! Parthenay,Niort and Poitiers are vibrant cities rich in medieval history.Vouvant a very pretty village has some very beautiful walks, and nearby Mervent has a small Zoo. There is a Chateau at Coulonges sur L’Autize,and the Chateau et Jardin Medieval de la Guyonniere is near Parthenay.The Chateau at Saumur and the Loire Valley make a great day out. On our own doorstep are a number of excellent walks and cycle rides, for which we have detailed maps.We also advise on local festivals ,markets , 'vide greniers' and special events.

  • Bicycle
  • Near hiking trails
  • Near riding
  • Near theme park
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Flying and gliding

Further remarks

There is free on site WiFi for all the Gites ,and each Gite has a good selection of Books and Games. All the Kitchens are well-equipped and we have Cots, Cot Mattresses, Children's plates and cutlery, high chairs ,a baby bath, a changing mat and potty available for families with young children. There is a comprehensive range of information in each Gite of tourist attractions , local restaurants,shops,and walks. We have produced two comprehensive map guides with details of over 40 things to do/see within a 25 minute radius of Les Glycines and over 100 things to do for days out slightly further afield.Detailed walk maps and Michelin guides are also available. We supply Bed Linen, small hand towels and t-towels, but guestsmust bring their own Pool towels and Cot Bed linen Please note that Standard Bath/Shower Towels are available to hire at 15€ per week for four towels.There are two Private sitting/dining areas for each of the 3 Gites,one sunny and one shady,equipped with tables,chairs,parasols and a barbecue.During July and August,there is a daily delivery service of delicious artisan freshly baked Baguettes,Croissants,Pain au Chocolat.The Gites are fronted by a small chemin(country lane) which is infrequently used except for the daily La Poste.The Owners live on site in the end House and are available to offer help, suggest visits, book meals and to make your stay as enjoyable and carefree as possible.

Additional price info and offers

A pet is welcome depending on Breed and ONLY with prior approval. There will be an extra charge of 50€ per week.
5% discount for 2 week bookings ( 14 nights)
5% discount for booking 2 Gites ( with La Roche or Les Petites Pierres)
See separate advert to book all 3 Gites - Les Glycines Gites

The security deposit is payable on arrival in cash and is a guarantee against any breakages ,damages,losses or transgressions of our Terms and Conditions. This is refundable at the end of your stay, after inspection, minus any deductions necessary.
Gites must be left in the same state of cleanliness and order as at the start of the holiday. Cleaning materials and equipment are provided in the property. Any items damaged or broken must either be replaced or will be deducted from your security deposit.
We are unable to accommodate any pets without prior arrangement as the site is not fully secured for animals.Smoking is only permitted outside.
The proprietors live on site and are available to help with any difficulties relating to the Gite. We endeavour to make your stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible, so if there are any problems please report them to us as soon as possible so that we can rectify them promptly.

Price includes

Cleaning fee, Bed linen

Price exclusive

  • Safety deposit € 300.00
  • Price towels per person (optional) € 4.00

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Last minute rate from € 1 225 for€ 950


Last minute rate from € 1 225 for€ 950


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