Les Rabauds

Saint-Pierre-de-Maillé, Vienne
Self-catering


Delightful hamlet of three ancient farmhouses surrounded by fields, forest, deer and birdsong. Romantic hideaway: pretty rooms, heated pool

Place

2 places

Sleeps

Sleeping from 2 – 5

The
Experience

Monsieur Chauche, who works with national heritage, knows what he’s doing. He has restored his pretty hamlet of three houses with immense sympathy and beauty. Two of the houses are for guests, with oodles of original features, lovely antiques and packed with charm. Sitting rooms are cosy and prettily decorated with antique floor tiles. Bedrooms are delightful (ground floor in one), softly coloured and comfortable. Bathrooms have showers. Cosy down with a book in your private, ‘natural’ garden, the only sound bird song or breeze in the trees, or take a swim in the warm pool with its open country views. Daniel and Marina are charming, live on site and will be pleased to share their vast knowledge of history, architecture and the wildlife of the area. Surrounded by fields, ancient woodland and with Le Brenne Natural Park close by, this is the perfect spot for families, rambling and bird watching. There are shops and restaurants nearby (4kms), an excellent ‘traiteur’ (10kms), or fire up the barbeque and take a sip while the sun sets. You may catch a glimpse of a grazing deer – this is a nature lover’s idyll.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3pm-7pm
Check out
8am-10am
Booking restrictions
Please see owner's website for availability. Minimum stay: 7 nights on weekdays. Children over 2 welcome. Wifi available in La Tourderie only. Pool heated 1 June to 30 Sept. Extra bed available.
Closed
31st October - 28th March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Restaurant 4km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €85
Weekly price
from €480
Damage deposit
€200
1 House for 5
From €905 beds2 bedrooms
1 House for 2
From €851 bed1 bedroom

Reviews

Absolutely loved it. The sympathy of the restoration was particularly impressive. You could almost be on a film set such is the quality of the work and attention to detail. The cottage was so cool and welcoming a refuge from the heat of the sun that it was almost a pity to step outside. There is a photo opportunity around every corner in this unique hamlet of medieval buildings with their simple, natural gardens. Sorry should have mentioned that the dogs loved it as well, and that the pool was perfect. There are lovely towns locally and lots to do, Daniel and Marina are the best hosts ever.

Simon, Shrewsbury

Lots of peace and tranquility, lovely area, lots of beautiful places to visit. Marina and Daniel are very welcoming and gave lots of valuable information about the area and places of interest to visit. GIte was lovely and well equipped, would recommend a stay.

Karen, Barton upon humber

This was our second visit. The whole place is charming. Very well equipped. Daniel and Marina are superb hosts. They have renovated this hamlet sensitively to reflect the history.

Sheila

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Marina Ponjaert

  • After a rest at Les Rabauds, visit Angles sur l'Anglin, one of "the most beautifull villages of France" with its old castle, kayaking on the Gartempe river, discover the prehistoric caves and sculptures, and the lovely restaurants and tea-rooms.
  • The three valleys of the rivers Gartempe, Anglin and Creuse are ideal for cycling and wandering.
  • The thermal spa town La Roche Posay is only a ten minute drive away, with its 18 hole golf club,a relaxing spa, a market with local food and wine and regional delicacies, a cinema, a casino, and horse racetrack.
  • 19km away is Chauvigny, a medieval city complete with five castles, has a large local market on a Saturday morning and a spectacular eagle show.
  • Take your family to the Futuroscope theme park (just half an hour away), Saint Cyr beach and the historic city of Poitiers.
  • You can be at the castles of Loire within an hour and discover wine cellars and vineyards! After all these visits come enjoy the warm pool at Les Rabauds! (heated from 1 June to the end of September).