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Entire cottage hosted by Richard
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
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Stylish French Holiday Accommodation with Optional Dining from an award winning Scottish chef.

The Old Goat Shed is the ideal ‘get away’ gite, restored with taste, sympathy and style; this is truly a little piece of holiday heaven.

The space
The cute lounge / diner has a log burning stove, electric radiator, TV (UK and French / European channels), DVD, iPod / CD player, comfortable chairs, and extremely well appointed kitchenette with hob, combi-microwave oven and fridge, with freezer compartment, as well as everything else you would expect to find in a romantic rural gite.

Overview

Double bedroom
En-suite shower-room with rain shower, WC
Fully equipped kitchenette
Electric hob
Combi-microwave oven
Fridge with freezer compartment
Kettle
Cafetiere
Toaster
Cooking utensils, saucepans, cutlery, glasses and crockery
Iron / ironing board
Hairdryer
Lounge chairs
Dining table and chairs

Flat screen TV (with free to view UK and French / European channels)
DVD
CD player / iPod dock
Internet / Wifi

Log burning stove
Electric radiators
Stone BBQ
Above ground heated pool (May to September)
Log burning hot tub (Over 16s only)


Chef at your disposal at the La Petite Cuisine

Bread, baked fresh daily (gluten free available); Croissants, Pain au Chocolat at a very reasonable cost

Honesty shop, selling many of the basics

All linen and towels provided

House keeping by arrangement and small extra charge

Guest access
Moving outside the Old Goat Shed, you have your own private terrace with table, chairs, parasol and a stone BBQ for alfresco dining. We have surrounded your terrace with old vines and flowers to ensure you as much privacy as possible.

Just at the bottom of the orchard, up the old oak beam stairs you will find the above ground heated pool, with open views over the countryside – a real relief on those hot days. We also supply sun chairs and a variety of little corners for additional relaxation and alfresco dining. For the grown ups, a real treat, a Swedish log burning hot tub at which is perfect for spring and autumn weather when the evenings are less balmy, but also a great benefit after cycling and walking all the routes on our doorstep.

Other things to note
The Old Goat Shed, paired with our other gites – Chez Aline and Maison de Maurice really makes Bois Mort the perfect destination for family get-togethers, but all the gites are also sufficiently independent to ensure complete privacy.

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Stylish French Holiday Accommodation with Optional Dining from an award winning Scottish chef.

The Old Goat Shed is the ideal ‘get away’ gite, restored with taste, sympathy and style; this is truly a little piece of holiday heaven.

The space
The cute lounge / diner has a log burning stove, electric radiator, TV (UK and French / European channels), DVD, iPod / CD player, comfortable c…
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Amenities

Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Air conditioning
Kitchen
Wifi
Cable TV
Pool
Indoor fireplace
TV
Iron

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Gourgé, Poitou-Charentes, France

The tiny farming hamlet of Bois Mort is located in the Deux-Sevres department, one of four that make up the Poitou Charente region – the other three being Vienne, Charente and Charente-Maritime.

Ideally situated we are perfectly located for touring and exploring this little known part of France, and all it has to offer! We are also ideally situated for exploring the wine routes of the Haute Poitou and the Loire Valley. Keen cyclists and walkers will be spoiled by the many routes on offer, including a Petit Chemin de Saint Jacque de Compostelle - right outside your door!

We are close to two beautiful villages, Gourgé with its Romanesque church, beautiful ancient roman bridge and old water mill, where you can fish and picnic – it’s also possible to hire horse drawn gypsy caravans at certain times during the summer! Within the village is a small store and bakers. In the opposite direction lies the medieval village of St Loup Sur Thouet, a ‘Petit Cite de Character’, with bars, restaurant, auberge, baker, newsagent / bar tabac and village store. Also in the village is a small chateau and church, with beautiful stained glass windows and interesting history – being linked to two local saints.

We are blessed in this region with a wonderful climate and diverse geography, making it a fabulous place to come and enjoy your holidays, whatever your interests – gastronomy to kayaking, walking, cycling, or simply sitting by the pool and relaxing - it can all be found here!
The tiny farming hamlet of Bois Mort is located in the Deux-Sevres department, one of four that make up the Poitou Charente region – the other three being Vienne, Charente and Charente-Maritime.

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Hosted by Richard

Joined in March 2012
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I spend my time living between Edinburgh, Scotland and Bois Mort, France.
During your stay
Upon your arrival you'll be welcomed with a glass of something local and a basket of provisions to help you along until you get to the market. Also, if you wish later, dine in the summer kitchen and eating space ‘La Petite Cuisine’ or barn, by contacting Richard. Menus and prices are displayed, and are based on what’s fresh and of the season. Another option is to take advantage of the ‘chef at your door’ service; to make your stay that little more special!

Our aim is to grow and cook as much of our own produce as we can and to utilise the fantastic store cupboard of wonderful organic ingredients from the countryside, and from our neighbours - keeping everything local and fresh.
Upon your arrival you'll be welcomed with a glass of something local and a basket of provisions to help you along until you get to the market. Also, if you wish later, dine in the…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $178
Cancellation policy