La Ponne, arrivéeLa Ponne, parking et terrasse
La Ponne, pretty cottage in Deux-Sèvres!
Hosted by Annick
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5 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
5 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Farm bakery of the 18th century, restored with local and natural materials (stones, wood, hemp) and decorated with care, our cottage La Ponne provides a soft comfortable and relaxing atmosphere for your well being.
Ideally located in Poitou-Charentes and open all year round, its environment and its quality services are suitable for holidays and also for business trips.

The space

Near the Marais Poitevin and equidistant from Futuroscope and La Rochelle (1h15), we are in a small village typical of the south of Deux-Sèvres, region exceptionally rich in heritage.

Label Gîtes de France, 3 épis, 3 stars.
Label Tourisme et Handicap for visual, mental and auditory handicaps, (the ground floor is accessible to people with reduced mobility by using the sofa bed in the living room).

Complete equipment for your baby: bed, high chair, bathtub, changing mat, small pot, security fence.

We are vegetable producers. Depending on the season, you can visit the crops (sustainable farming and organic agriculture) and harvest your cucumbers, eggplants or peppers. Our farm is called Les Jardins de la Belle in Verrines-sous-Celles.

In July and August, weekly rentals will be preferred.

Guest access

The accommodation is completely private, as well as parking, garden and terrace. In a word, "you are at home!"

Interaction with guests

I live in the house next door: during your stay I can help you in case of difficulties or, if you wish, to make you suggestions to discover the region.

Other things to note

NEW "A time for you in La Ponne"!
My friend Aurelie joins me to perfect your welcome in La Ponne.
In an environment already naturally soothing, your desire for relaxation and well being will be filled.
Aurelie practices plantar reflexology and massage-well-being.
It is aimed at all adults, children and babies (specialization pregnant women).
The sessions are individual, by appointment and on site, in La Ponne.

Wireless Internet
Family/kid friendly
Wheelchair accessible

Extra people $17 NZD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $51 NZD
Security Deposit $339 NZD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with keypad


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay.
From Jun 30 - Aug 31, 2018 the minimum stay is 7 nights.

63 Reviews

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María José User Profile
December 2016
The most beautiful house we have stayed on. Is located in a beautiful place, clean and full of details. Annick was so kind, we were in communication all the time. We hope to return soon.

Magdalena User Profile
September 2016
We had a wonderful time at gite La Ponne. Annick and Guy were amazing hosts. The gite is so beautiful and has everything that you might need. It's location close to Celles-sur-Belle and Melle make it easy to find nearby good boulangerie and restaurants. We travel around to Marais Poitevin area and Cognac and we have enjoy very much the biking routes in these beautiful areas. Annick is the most wonderful host, friendly, kind and generous, we have felt privileged and spoiled and spend wonderful days at her gite. We will come back! Merci beaucoup, Annick!
Annick User ProfileAnnick is a superhost.
Response from Annick:
Oh, I also hope that you will return. We had a good time with you!
September 2016

Jane User Profile
August 2016
Annick welcomed us to her stunning gite & it totally lived up to expectations. An absolutely stunning place. Annick was warm & friendly, offering home grown produce, & lots of tips on where to visit. We felt truly at home, a fabulous host! The gite la ponne is outstanding with everything you required to make a stay amazing. Wonderful place & wonderful host! I will be recommending to others.
Annick User ProfileAnnick is a superhost.
Response from Annick:
Thank you so much, you have been so nice and warm guests that it was a pleasure to have you here.
August 2016

Sara User Profile
June 2016
We had a truly wonderful stay at La Ponne, a very warm welcome and the gite has been completed and fitted to a very high standard and with interesting architectural design. The gite was extremely clean and well cared for and we had everything we needed. Very happy to recommend to anyone looking to stay in this area. We hope to be back!
Annick User ProfileAnnick is a superhost.
Response from Annick:
Thank you so much for this nice comment. Make people happy is a beautiful project!
June 2016

Michelle User Profile
April 2016
La Ponne is a beautiful place to stay and my partner and I wish it could have been for longer. It had everything we needed (even a bit of sunshine!) and was conveniently located for us. Annick was a great host and even let us enter the gite so my partner could get on with some work, even though we were a little early and she wasn't around to accommodate us. Our fault not Annick's. Would definitely stay again if the opportunity arose and would recommend to anyone wanting a quiet, well-equipped gite to relax in.
Annick User ProfileAnnick is a superhost.
Response from Annick:
As you have suggested me "just keep doing what you are doing". I enjoy a lot your kind comment.
April 2016

Isla User Profile
October 2015
Annick made us feel incredibly welcome and instantly we felt at home. She very kindly left us some fresh seasonal produce and some home made apple juice, and delicious biscuits. Annick has compiled a very helpful welcome book, and a lovely vintage suitcase houses lots of information about local activities, so you won't be short on things to do or see near by. La Ponne, was an absolute delight to stay in. It has everything you need to enjoy your stay. It's been very well designed beautiful little touches like lanterns in the bedroom and fairy lights draped across coloured glass vases in the kitchen make this place very inviting. On a more practical note, a dishwasher and a washing machine are very handy additions. La Ponne is a really beautiful, warm, comfortable gite. It has a large bathroom with a fabulous shower and a lovely private garden. It was a great location, very peaceful and quiet, close to lovely villages and local shops as well as the coast which is under an hour away. It's an absolute joy to stay here and we will definitely return. This place is faultless!!
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Response from Annick:
Isla , it can not be hoped so pleasant comment. I am very touched and I am pleased to have contributed to the success of your vacation. Really hope we will meet again!
October 2015

Bonnie User Profile
September 2015
Annick gave us a lovely welcome at La Ponne leaving some local poducts for our breakfast, juice, biscuits. The gite is beautiful, tastefully decorated and has everything you need. We had a very peaceful stay, visiting Marais poitevin area and il de re and the relaxing atmosphere at la Ponne was perfect. Thank you for the home grown vegetables Annick, a last taste of La Ponne over dinner this evening now we are back home. Look forward to seeing you again. Bonnie
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Response from Annick:
The taste of La Ponne crossed the Channel, that's unusual and makes me very happy! Bonnie thank you and come back as soon as you can.
September 2015

Celles-sur-Belle, FranceJoined in October 2013
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En attendant d'avoir le grand plaisir de vous recevoir, sachez que j' aime beaucoup faire découvrir les charmes souvent insoupçonnés de notre région.
Sur une petite ferme familiale, je cultive des légumes avec mon époux et mon frère et, si vous êtes intéressés, je me ferai une joie de vous faire visiter nos cultures.
En dehors de ces aspects professionnels, je pratique la danse contemporaine et je suis chaque semaine un cours d'anglais!
A l'occasion des périodes de vacances nous aimons voyager.
Le voyage le plus récent: la découverte de Chicago et le trajet en train Chicago-San Francisco (3 jours, 2 nuits) où vit un de nos 3 fils.

Languages: English, Français
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