Surrounded by sunflower fields you will find La Petite Ferme, a 3 bedroom farmhouse with private, enclosed garden. Perfect for families or couples, we welcome children and pets. Set in a further 3 acres of gardens, with direct access onto walking routes and rural chemins, making it ideal for those seeking a relaxing taste of rural France, in one of its sunniest regions.
The house has been completely renovated and is new to the market for July 2016, providing luxurious, spacious accomodation
Once a derelict farmhouse, now completely renovated to a high standard, La Petite Ferme offers luxurious 3 bedroom accomodation suitable for up to 7 guests, plus 1 baby or small child.
Downstairs, you will find a large double height hallway, with downstairs cloakroom, a spacious vaulted living room, with comfortable sofas, woodburning stove, a 42"flat screen television equipped with an english satelite decoder and dvd player, and plenty of dvds, cds, and books to suit all ages! You will also find a large selection of board games in the dresser, and doors out to the terrace.
The farmhouse kitchen diner is spacious and bright, equipped with modern fitted units, a large double width American-style fridge freezer, a range cooker with 5 ring gas top, twin electric ovens and seperate grill, integrated dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, and a designer Gaggia expresso machine.
The dining table seats up to 8 comfortably, and a high chair is available by request. You will find the kitchen fully equipped with enough crockery, cutlery and glassware for up to 12 people, and good quality pots, pans, serving dishes and utensils, as well as a large collection of cookery books for inspiration!
Downstairs you will find 2 of the large double bedrooms, one with additional single French style day bed, television with dvd player and Wii and playstation 2.
Upstairs, the large master bedroom with vaulted, oak-beamed ceiling is furnished with stylish solid oak furniture and a white wrought iron bed and features its own flat screen tv, with satelite decoder box.
All the beds are dressed with quality matching linens and all towels are also provided. Upon arrival you will find all your beds dressed and ready to go, and all of the rooms are large enough to fit a cot.
Upstairs, you will also find the newly fitted, modern family bathroom, complete with shower enclosure, toilet, basin and roll top bath.
The bathroom is reached across the mezzanine landing, which spans the kitchen and features a further day bed, the perfect spot for relaxing with a book and sheltering from the heat of the afternoon. The original oak beams span the mezzanine as a charming feature and reminder of the age of the house, although taller guests may need to mind their heads!
Outside, you will find an enclosed cottage style garden, fully fenced, level, and ideal for children and/or pets. The terrace receives the sun all afternoon, although shade is easily found too, and is fully equipped with stylish all-weather rattan furniture and the obligatory BBQ for those al-fresco meals! There is also a seperate seating area with comfy armchairs.
All guests have free access to the remainder of our 3 acres of gardens, including an above ground pool, large expanses of lawn, and paddocks where our donkeys and chickens roam freely!
Interaction with guests
We live across the courtyard, in our converted barn, and we are on hand for any queries guests might have.
- Please, no smoking inside the farmhouse, but you are welcome to smoke outside using the ashtray provided.
We are Alex and Pat, and we moved to the Vienne in South-west France in April 2012, together with our border-collie puppy Lilly and our tabby cat Eric. We have since amassed many other animals, including another border collie, a puppy, lots of chickens and 2 donkeys! We have spent the past few years renovating our house and others, in between exploring the area and sampling the local wine! In 2013 the farmhouse, barn and land that makes up La Petite Ferme came up for sale in our hamlet - we were currently living in and renovating another house in the hamlet - and so we bought it and embarked upon the renovation! It was a little more than we had bargained for in some ways - half the walls fell down when the old roof was taken down! - but we have steadily progressed through the renovations, and, in December 2015 sold our house and moved into the adjacent converted barn, separated from the farmhouse by a walled courtyard. La Petite Ferme is now our 4th renovation in France and we hope that you enjoy it as much as we do!
We live just a few kms from Couhe and love the lively atmosphere the town has, with its sunday morning market, its lively cafes and restaurants, and its quintessential french charm. It is really well served for amenities with 2 supermarkets and plenty of other shops and services, and regular events, such as its night markets through the summer and the air show at the local air field ensure that there is always plenty to do and see. Only 30 mins into the centre of Poitiers by car, our little hamlet makes a great base to explore from and many attractions can be found less than 30 mins drive, with the Vallee des Singes only 3 kms.
We hope you will love it as much as we do!