- Swimming Pool
- Baby equipment
- Internet Access
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
La Belle Échappée translates as
The Deux-Sevres region is one of France'’s best-kept secrets – peaceful, laidback and sunny. Filled with lazy winding rivers and blessed with a mild micro-climate, it is the perfect place for a truly calming and restorative getaway. And where better to stay than La Belle Échappée, with its luxuriously appointed rooms, heated swimming pool, and beautiful views. The house sits within one hectare of walled and gated grounds, with plenty of space for activities on site, but also within easy reach of the coast and a number of popular tourist attractions. Come and explore the delightful Poitou-Charentes for yourself.
The house is situated 5 minutes’ walk from the traditional French village of Faye L’Abbesse, which has a bar/restaurant, a small supermarket, a post office, a pharmacy and a boulangerie. The bigger town of Bressuire, with its shops and supermarkets, is a 10 minute drive. The medieval town of Parthenay, with its beautiful ramparts and stunning hill-top views, is a 20 minute drive away. The 11th century church of Notre Dame in Bressuire towers over the town, and from the house you are also within easy reach of the Loire Valley, the Marais Poitevin, Futuroscope, Le Puy du Fou and the renowned fishing centre of Pescalis. In the area you can play tennis or squash, go horse riding, play golf and petanque, try archery and karting, or go bowling. Or you could explore the abundance of country walks and cycling routes, or go canoeing on the Loire. From chateaux and vineyards to colourful markets, there is no end to the activities on offer.
The nearest airport is Poitiers, a 50 minute (75km) drive away. You could also fly into Nantes (75 minutes or La Rochelle (90 minutes). The nearest Channel port is St Malo, a 3 hour drive away, Caen is 4 hours’ drive, or Calais and Boulogne are 6 hours’ drive. The TGV runs from the Channel Tunnel into Poitiers.
Poitiers 50 minutes
Nearest Train Station:
St Malo 3 hours
2 hour drive to the Atlantic coast
The house has five bedrooms of varying shapes and sizes, all of which are beautifully appointed and equipped with hair dryers and towels. There is a large comfortable lounge and dining room which is 51sqm and features a traditional stone fireplace. English Satellite TV is provided, or you can just read, play games and chill out. There is also a fully equipped kitchen, two bathrooms, one en-suite shower room and two separate WCs. Free WiFi is available.
The kitchen leads on to a first floor balcony from where there are wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. There is a heated 10m x 5m swimming pool with a saltwater system, a covered barbecue area with both gas and charcoal barbecues, and a children’s play area with croquet, boules, swings, table tennis,badminton and football nets and darts are also available.
La Belle Échappée is available to let as a B&B on a per room basis or in its entirety as private, exclusive-use self-catering accommodation. It can sleep a maximum of 15 guests. Bedrooms 1 and 2 can form an excellent family suite and children’s cots and highchairs are available on request. The English owners live in an apartment on site and are on hand to offer advice about where to go, what to see, restaurants to try and wines to sample.
Conditions of Rental
Price includes hire of bed linen and towels, and you will need to bring your own pool/beach towels. A refundable security deposit of