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A self-contained gite with easy access to local shops and tourist sites.

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

The Ancienne Ecurie is one of two gites which together with the main house formed a busy hotel and bar until the mid 1900s.

Situated in the centre of the pretty village of La Trimouille on the banks of the River Benaize you have everything you need on your doorstep starting with your morning croissant or pain au chocolat from the local boulangerie to lunch or dinner at one of the restaurants. If you prefer to cater for yourself, the local shop has most things you need.

This former stable has been recently renovated to provide holiday accommodation comprising a kitchen/sitting room downstairs and a large double bedroom and bathroom upstairs. Two extra beds can be put in the bedroom to accommodate a family.

It is a great base to visit the many tourist attractions in the area or to explore the countryside and medieval towns by foot, car or bike. You will discover hidden chateaux, mills and glimpses into the past at every turn.......Or you could simply enjoy the slower pace of rural French life and relax with a book and a glass of wine around the pool or in the large garden.

More Details

Linda's Gites
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, german, Japanese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
July 12, 2017

About Linda's Gites

After working in Paris when I was younger and spending a lot of time in France in the intervening years for both work and holidays, I moved to La Trimouille permanently in 2009. Since then I have been running English and French lessons and working at the local Tourist Office as well as renting our my holiday properties.

Linda's Gites purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Linda's Gites chose Vienne

The house itself was once a hotel and the gite was the stables where the horses would have been housed overnight in the days before cars. The studio apartment next door was the former bar attached to the hotel. Since living here I have met people who celebrated their wedding and other occasions at the property when it was a hotel so the building has a lot of history. If only walls could talk!

What makes this cottage unique

The house is in the centre of the village and within easy reach of shops and services but when you are in the courtyard or the garden at the rear of the property you feel as though you are in middle of the countryside as it is very quiet.


La Trimouille Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom which is on the same floor as the bedroom has a shower, basin and WC.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • A large double bedroom with space for one or two extra beds to make it a family room. Shower room on this floor.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(5 traveler reviews)

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A self-contained gite with easy access to local shops and tourist sites.
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

Great location for a peaceful holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spent ten relaxing days in Linda's gite with our dog. Conveniently located near local shops, restaurants, and great country walks, the property also has plenty of outdoor areas to relax in. The garden is beautiful and big, and is fully equipped to make the most out of warm weather - just what you want from a summer holiday in France. Linda is a fantastic host: friendly, helpful and always supports with a warm smile. We look forward to going back!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely little gite

  • 3 of 5

We had a very nice stay at Linda's smallest gite. It is very well situated in Trimouille and the town itself has most of what you would need for a short stay. The gite is very pretty outside and nicely done inside, pity we couldn't make use of the pool as the weather had turned quite cool while we were there. Linda is very welcoming without being intrusive. Look forward to seeing the area again.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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tres tres bien

  • 5 of 5

superbe vacances!! Gite tres bien et la proprietaire super sympa

lieu reposant

piscine tres bien

la maison parfaite et tres bien equipée !!

je recommande se gite

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Gîte agréable, au calme, très bienfourni

  • 5 of 5

Un lieu de séjour très agréable : tout y est, des torchons aux serviettes de plage pour la piscine, du four au lave-linge. Linda pense à tout, fournit les jeux pour les enfants, tout en restant très discrète. Idéal pour une famille avec deux enfants.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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très bien

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passés un très bon séjour en famille.

La propriétaire est très disponible , gentille et nous avons bien échangé ensemble.

Le lieu est très reposant

La maison est fonctionnelle, la chambre est très bien, conforme à l'offre et

La piscine super.

Je conseil l îles aux serpents, la planète des crocodiles, le futuroscope et il y a encore beaucoup de visite a faire, balade en bateaux électrique etc...

Je conseil cette location aux couples, même avec 2 enfants.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

La Trimouille Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak summer
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 1 2017
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $115.27
Pet Fee $23.05
Stay tax $1.01 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Pets allowed to stay in the gite at a small additional charge subject to owner's agreement. Please enquire prior to booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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