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A gite in the historic
A gite in the historic
11 guests
4 bedrooms
8 beds
2 baths
11 guests
4 bedrooms
8 beds
2 baths
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A gîte in the historic, St Jacques medieval quarter of Parthenay. The classified and protected 14&15 century house is constructed in granite with half-timbered frontage and has many original features. The gîte is on 3 floors and has been renovated

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A gîte in the historic, St Jacques medieval quarter of Parthenay. The classified and protected 14&15 century house is constructed in granite with half-timbered frontage and has many original features. The gîte is on 3 floors and has been renovated sympathetically with traditional materials in keeping with its style and age. The quarter is situated on the pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostelle in Spain and is a few minutes walk to the river Thouet, the chateau ruins and the commercial centre of Parthenay.
Description: An interior staircase leads to the first floor which has a large lounge (45m2) with an annex bedroom (bed 140cm). There is an adjacent kitchen/day room with under floor gas fired central heating and a bathroom with shower and toilet. Facilities include a dishwasher, a microwave, an enclosed wood burning fire, satellite TV, a DVD player, music hifi and broadband with wifi.
The second floor comprises two intercommunicating bedrooms (Room 1 is 22m2 with a 140cm bed; Room 2 is 10m2 with a 90cm bed) and a bathroom with toilet.
The third floor comprises another bedroom with a sloping ceiling (15m2 with two 90cm beds, useable either together or separated).
The charges for the gîte include fully made up beds prior to arrival and full facilities for a baby (cot, high chair, toys etc).
At the back of the property is a paved courtyard (48m2) facing east which is accessible from the day room, and has garden furniture and a barbeque.There is also a small garden (53m2) with espalier trees and a pergola.

Location: Parthenay is a town noted for its art and history, its festivals and Norman architecture, The gîte is well placed at approximately 60 min by road from Poitiers (airport), Futuroscope, the Marais Poitevin (often referred to as the green Venice) and Le Loire (with its chateaux and vineyards). The gîte is about 80 min from Puy de Fou, La Rochelle and the Vendeen coast. There is a 18 hole golf course at 17km.


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 3
1 bunk bed, 1 floor mattress
Bedroom 4
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 single bed, 2 toddler beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs
Amenity limitations - Il est impossible de faire du feu dans la grande cheminée monumentale pour des raisons de sécurité, mais celle de la cuisine fonctionne.


8 Reviews

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Celine User Profile
August 2016
We stayed at Carole’s house for few days during a little getaway with friends (USA). Carole had sent us ahead of time tons of useful information about what to do in and around Parthenay, and had even contacted the tourism office to send us the program of activities in the town. Claudette, who welcomed us, was very flexible and helpful for both checking in and checking out. All of us (4 adults and 5 teenagers) had a great time there. The house is incredible, better than what pictures can describe. This 14th century house has so much character. Each nook and cranny has something unusual and fun. There was obviously years and years of careful renovation in this 3 story building. It is a true medieval house which provides all the comforts of 21st century house: clean and functional bathrooms with superb shower on main living floor (one of the best I have ever seen), microwave, dishwasher, cooking range with hood, well stocked kitchen with all you need to create lovely meals, plenty of hot water for everyone's showers, and comfortable beds. The house also stays incredibly cool even when it is hot outside, and we could create nice breeze with the removable mosquito screens. The owner had made sure that we had fans in each bedroom for the upper floors. We ate everyday outside on the private court, enjoying the old stones and blue sky. There is plenty of parking right next to the house and we did not use our car the whole time we were in Parthenay, walking everywhere. We were few minutes away from all the shops, few minutes away from the castle, the tourism office, the river. We even went to the grocery store by foot, only 9 minutes away. Many adorable little stairs and paths everywhere to explore. The lady at the tourism office was very knowledgeable and helpful. The only thing we missed was the jardin Férolle, which was supposed to be open until 10pm but had the gates closed when we went around 7pm. Overall, a fantastic stay in a beautiful medieval home, which for us a once-in-a-life-time experience.
Carole User ProfileCarole is a superhost.
Response from Carole:
Merci Céline pour votre gentil commentaire.
August 2016

Vicky User Profile
July 2016
A truly lovely stay. The gite was lovely and cool on some extra hot days. Beautiful old building but still very clean and comfortable. If we didn't live on the other side of the world we would be back to stay soon. Thank you for having us.

Jean-François User Profile
August 2017
Tout fut parfait! le site est exceptionnel

Maud User Profile
July 2017
La maison est très grande avec de grands espaces de vie bien aménagés, et en extérieur calme et agréable. Elle est bien située dans la ville, et tout le nécessaire y est pour passer un excellent séjour. Le contact avec Carole et sa voisine qui nous a remis les clefs a été très bon.

Virginie User Profile
July 2017
Maison idéale pour un séjour en famille ou entre amis. Très bien située, dans le quartier médiéval à parcourir à pied. Nous avons reçu un excellent accueil. La maison est propre, bien équipée et joliment décorée. Je recommande vivement ce magnifique gîte tout confort.
Carole User ProfileCarole is a superhost.
Response from Carole:
Merci, et merci également pour vos bonnes suggestions, je vais y réfléchir.
July 2017

Claudine User Profile
June 2017
Un très beau logement atypique. Reposant pour les jeunes, avec beaucoup de petits recoins. Les jeux à disposition ont été très appréciés. Belle situation du logement dans un joli cadre. Expérience à renouveler.
Carole User ProfileCarole is a superhost.
Response from Carole:
Merci, au plaisir de vous recevoir à nouveau.
June 2017

Sandrine User Profile
May 2017
Un gîte très bien équipé spacieux On se retrouve dans un univers médiévale parfait pour un séjour entre amis.
Carole User ProfileCarole is a superhost.
Response from Carole:
Merci, contente que le gîte vous ai plu.
May 2017

Nogent-le-Rotrou, FranceJoined in January 2014
Carole User ProfileCarole is a superhost.
Bonjour, bienvenue au gîte Saint-Nicolas, je loue mon ancienne maison depuis mai 2015. Achetée en ruine en 1997, je l'ai rénovée petit à petit. J'étais enseignante à Parthenay pendant 16 ans avant de retourner dans ma région d'origine, le Perche, à Nogent-le-Rotrou. Désormais d…
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Business name: Forcieri Carole

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