Ian and Amanda
- english, french, russian, dutch, arabic
About Ian and Amanda
Ian and Amanda's international careers have meant a life time living in various locations, mostly in the Middle East and North Africa. A few years ago they decided to buy a forever home in a peaceful and beautiful location. Having a love of France they decided on the rural, authentic and unspoilt region of Deux Sevres.
Ian and Amanda purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2016
Why Ian and Amanda chose Vouhé
Ian and Amanda looked at over 30 properties before falling in love with La Batonniere. Many houses they saw had been spoilt with unsympathetic renovations but La Batonniere still had all the charming original features of a classic French manor house. Large rooms, exquisite original stone floors, a winding drive and wonderful outbuildings all result in a very special place. La Batonniere is not just a holiday rental, it is a proper home from home.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
Since purchasing the property Ian and Amanda have made a number of improvements. They have painted throughout, installed a new ensuite, a new family bathroom and redecorated every bedroom. There is also a new log burner in the day room. As avid chefs, the kitchen at La Batonniere is a cut above anything else you would find elsewhere. From proper chef's knives (sharpened professionally each year) to a whole section of pots and pans, glassware - everything you need to prepare great food in an unparalleled setting.
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Family Holiday Break
Has a definite Wow factor as you approach and does not disappoint once in and around the property. Nice outside area for meals etc. and a lovely area around the pool which was more than big enough for all of us. Plenty of room around and in the chateau which is nicely equipped with just about everything you might need.
Ian and Amanda were very accommodating of our needs from the outset.
We were met by Lee and Jane who were wonderful and welcoming.
The house was a quirky delight and the pool a haven on hit sticky days. Beautiful decor and comfortable , it was lovely and cool. We spent some lovely evenings star gazing outside too.
We enjoyed the local market and nearby places to visit and eat, although we cooked at home lots as everything you need is on hand to prepare proper meals with ease.
We had a fantastic time here and would happily recommend.
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Lovely house, well equiped, very comfortable and in a good location. Strongly recommend it!
We had a great holiday, this house is really lovely, it has a very well equiped kitchen, the house is beautifully decorated and it has a lovely garden with lots of outdoor seating and a great pool. Booking was very efficient, the owners communicated promptly online always. Location is good, you do need a car. Plenty to do in the area and lots of good restaurants - Niort, Poitiers and La Rochelle are all worth visiting. I would definitely recommend staying in this property!
We stayed here for two weeks in August. The house and grounds are truly amazing, the owners seem to have thought of everything. We were two families and there is plenty of space both inside and out for us to do our own thing. The pool is huge, with great views over the surrounding area. Lee and Jayne (who manage the property) were really helpful without being intrusive. We would highly recommend this property. We will be back!
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We’re glad you had a nice time at La Batonniere and we’d be delighted to welcome you back again soon. Thanks again, Ian and Amanda
The perfect & most relaxing getaway in the French countryside
La Batonniere is a delightful property set in the beautiful French countryside. The house is extremely comfortable and outfitted with all necessary amenities for a stay in complete luxurious and relaxing surroundings. The pool, hammock, trees, flowers, herb garden at your finger tips all add to the comfort and charm of La Batonniere. Highly recommended villa. We would be so lucky to visit again!
Thank you for the lovely review! We’re so glad you had a nice stay at La Batonnière and would be delighted to welcome you back anytime.
Très belle maison, accueil de haute qualité, prestations haut de gamme
Nous avons passé deux semaines à 5 à la Batonnière. Le manoir est très agréable, très bien conçu, décoré avec goût, entretenu avec soin. Nous avons beaucoup profité de la piscine, des terrasses, du barbecue, des vélos, de la table de ping-pong, des jeux, de la cuisine super bien équipée. Les lits sont excellents. Tout fonctionne très bien. Les salles de bain sont relaxantes. Nous sommes ravis
Merci de vos gentils mots! Nous sommes ravis que vous avez aimé votre séjour à La Batonnière. C'était un plaisir de vous accueillir.