Description from owner
Description from owner
1 Full bath
Wonderful moments await you as you go through the 16 century porch leading to the beautifully restored cottage "Gîte de La Villate". During the summer the swimming pool will delight you as will the welcoming sitting room with its 18 century panelling, its fireplace burning brightly in the winter or the games room and its billiards table, piano...
Come and forget the humdrum of everyday life.
The Cottage of La Villate ("Gîte de France" de La Villate) form part of a 15/16 century estate restored by the owners, who live on this exceptional property. As they are very aware of ecological impacts on the environment, they have installed Geothermal heating in the house.
The swimming pool, which they will share with their guests, will undoubtedly charm you from the very moment you enter the estate thanks to the discrete Provencal influence the owners have brought in.
Should you wish to leave the swimming-pool, just rest on the terrace for some quiet time; go and play pool table in the Games room, Pinball machines from the 60s, table Football, Piano...
Complementary information: The official organisation Gîtes de France graded the «Gîte de la Villate» 5 stars/ears of corn (n°15681) in July 2005 & every year since. Bookings are operated by the Gîtes de France.
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Book this 2 bedroom cottage in Chaumussay today! A total of 5 people can sleep here comfortably.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 22 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $691, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 55% of inquiries, which is lower than average, and last updated the property’s calendar Nov 21, 2018, so this rental may not be available for your requested dates, but please inquire to confirm.
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About the owner
About the owner
Colette & Guy H.
Colette & Guy H.
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- Calendar last updated:
- 21 Nov 2018
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Languages spoken: English, French
- This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Chaumussay Attractions
- Central heating
- Clothes dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
Pool / Spa
- Private outdoor pool (heated)
- CD player
- DVD player
- Satellite TV
- Balcony or terrace
- Shared garden
- Smoking not allowed
- 1 Full bath
– based on 22 reviews
- Very Good
“This Gite would take some beating”
I, my wife, my daughter & my son-in-law had the most wonderful week's stay in the La Villate cottage which will sleep up to 5 people. It has been most beautifully restored to a very high standard by Guy Houdayer, the owner who is a superb craftsman having worked at Versailles; wonderfully comfortable beds, even lovely heavy white bath robes provided, his and her basins in the bathroom, a massive corner bath with seat and hand shower, a deluxe walk in shower and lovely thick white towels. The living room is beautifully paneled with 16th century wood panels and the kitchen is equipped with everything you could wish for. Both Guy & Collette Houdayer are very friendly without being intrusive and we found fresh bread hung on our door on the first morning, a bottle of sparkling wine in the fridge and later in the stay Collette came over with some eggs from their free range chickens and some home made plum jam! Obviously a car is essential for this holiday because it is in a rural situation but there are several very attractive villages and small towns within a range of between 3 and 7 miles which have shops and restaurants and two supermarkets. The small spar town of La-Roche-Posay was out favorite with Cotswold type stone houses built along the river Cruise. It takes a little while to get to the Chaumussay area from the ferry ports and a Satnav is useful, but it is well worth it with temperatures between 24 and 27 degrees centigrade making it an idyllick holiday .
“La Villate est l'endroit rêvé pour les amoureux comme nous des v”
Ce superbe gîte était tout ce que nous recherchions, au calme et au bon air avec une décoration intérieure de toute beauté et un équipement absolument parfait.
The first thing we thought when arriving at La Villate was "What a pity we're only staying for one week!". The "gite" is meticulously and beautifully renovated and decorated and has all the modern comfort one needs. In the gite, the game room and the garden there are plenty of things to entertain the young as well as the less young. The hosts are very friendly, caring and discrete. We will certainly stay here again.
“Absolutely top quality gite”
We stayed at La Villate in June 2012, with two small children. The children loved the trampoline, games room, swings and swimming pool. We loved the care which had been taken in restoring the gite to a very high standard. The gite is extremely well equipped, with everything done to a very high standard. It was spotlessly clean. Our hosts were welcoming yet discreet. We enjoyed the bread and croissants hanging on the door (on Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday) and the fruit from the garden from Colette Houdayer. Guy Houdayer's enthuasiasm for furniture restoration and the tour of his workshops was fantastic. We enjoyed exploring the area and hope to return another year. We have stayed in a number of gites and this is undoubtably the best equipped and most charming.
“Une semaine de bonheur !”
Quelle belle semaine nous avons vécu en ce début mai 2012, même si la météo restait capricieuse ! Les jeux du gite et les activités culturelles de la région étaient là pour nous faire oublier le temps. La journée de mercredi fut la plus belle et notre visite au Futuroscope fut une réussite : à ne pas manquer pour les amateurs de rêves, de technologie multimédia/sensorielle. Amoureux de authentique et de l'histoire, Nous n'avons eu nul besoin de quitter le gîte, l'atelier de Guy et sa visite commentée a su nous ravir et rassasier notre soif de connaissances. C'est avec un regard différent que nous avons visité les châteaux d'Azay le Ferron et de Loches. Et le Gîte ! Quelle merveille ! Nous nous y sommes sentis tout de suite à l'aise avec l'envie d'en prendre soin. Un vrai petit château... l'utilisation de matériaux d'époque oblige ! L'équipement moderne en plus...discrètement. La région, outre les trésors architecturaux regorge de petits marchés riches en produits locaux de qualité. Il ne restent plus qu'à remercier Guy et Colette pour leur gentillesse et le partage de toutes ces petites attentions qui leurs sont chères. Agnès, Vincent, Théo et Lucie
“A relaxing week in springtime”
La Villatte was an ideal place for our family with 3 boys. The welcome was warm. The house is comfortable. There is much to do in the property. In the neighbourhood you can walk and bike. We were charmed by the Brenne. Interesting visits from La Villatte: Le Grand Pressigny, Angles-sur-Anglin, St.-Savin-sur-Gartempe, Chauvigny (les géants du ciel), Chinon
We spent one week at the gite at the start of September. We found the accommodation clean and comfortable. The extra touches, fresh flowers, home-made biscuits and a welcome-in bottle made our long journey seem shorter. The facilities on the estate were to a high standard. The swimming pool caters for all ages, the bicycles were in good order and the games room had games for every age group. It may be worth mentioning that when we visited, many of the smaller shops in the villages were closed for their annual holiday. The schools had just reopened so the shopkeepers went on their break. This made day-to-day shopping a bit of a challenge. For a family with children of any age, we recommend the gite as a lovely holiday destination.
We enjoyed this location a sixth time : three times in the winter,thre others in the summer; it's an exceptionnaly place, whatever the season !
We are very happy Beautiful Cottage Welcoming friendly Third stay we to return another year
“Positive feed back”
It is a very charming house. Colette and Guy are very welcoming people. We spent a very nice vacation. The furniture was very nice and the wallpaper was interesting because the materiel is in "toile de jouy" which is specifically a french fabric.