Gîte / Cottage

Les Petites Pierres

Les Petites Pierres, (small stones), is a charming renovated 18th century cottage that is furnished to a high standard. It has a 'typical French' feeling with original oak beams and an electric
stove with effect wood stove. The well-equipped kitchen has a gas stove, fridge-freezer, microwave and washing machine, kettle, toaster, lots of pots and cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery.

The shower room + toilet is located downstairs, with a shaver and a heated towel rail.

The comfortable living-dining room has a solid oak fireplace and an electric heater with wood-burning effect for stays in the early / late season.

There is a TV (Freesat), video / DVD player, CD player and a selection of DVDs, books and games. An information pack contains many suggestions for day trips and detailed maps of the environment.

ABOVE: the 2 bedrooms have original oak beams and views of the woods at the front.
There is a double bed (190x140) and a bedroom with two single beds, and the latter is suitable for an extra young child with an extra bed.

A private terrace with table and chairs for sitting / dining is at the front of the Gite with another private dining with BBQ garden across the street from the chemin.

The large communal pool (9m x 4.6 mx 4.6 m and 1.2 m deep) is located in a wonderfully sheltered sun trap and is surrounded by a spacious sun terrace and is well closed. Sun beds, chairs and umbrellas are available to relax and sunbathe after a refreshing dive, as well as a children's pool for young children.

The quiet area is surrounded by wooded views. There are many beautiful walks here, and the really quiet lanes are excellent for cycling, we have 3 adult bikes available, you can also bring your own bikes or rent locally, in our large well equipped playing field you can enjoy - Football , table tennis and badminton. A Boules course is adjacent to the pool area, there are a selection of outdoor games and there is a croquet lawn next to the Potager garden. There is an abundance of local wildlife including, buzzards, woodpeckers, red squirrels, lizards and masses of butterflies and Ladybirds attracted by our Wildflower area (with its
maze paths). Our French chickens are also fun to look at and produce beautiful yellow-yellowed eggs - children like to help with feeding. Organic vegetables are available (for a small one
compensation) of our attractive 3-tiered Potager. lots of safe space for guests to be active and relax.There is free on site WiFi for all Gites, and each Gite has a good selection of
Books and Games. All Kitchens are fully equipped and we have cots, mattresses for children's beds, children's plates and cutlery, high chairs, a baby bath, a rug for families with young children. There is an extensive range of information in each Gite of tourist
attractions, local restaurants, shops and walks. We have created two comprehensive map guides with details of more than 40 things to do / see in a 25-minute radius around Les Glycines and more than 100 things to do for days from a little further away. detailed
hiking maps and Michelin guides are also available.

a Welcome Pack is included in every Gite on arrival - it includes a number of milk, cheese, bread, wine, wine, Barbecue Coals and some of our own delicious eggs. We supply bed linen, but ask guests to bring their own large bath towels. In the months of July and August
there is a daily delivery of delicious artisan freshly baked Baguettes, Croissants, Pain au Chocolat and the Gites are preceded by a small chemin (land strip) that is rarely used except the daily La Poste.

There are a number of local restaurants that offer a range of styles of cuisine and prices for all. We are happy to advise and book you, but also the local supermarkets and Produce Markets -
of which there are many! This area is known for its Goats Cheese, Apple Juice, Mussels, Chalons Poultry, Parthenais Beef, Eels and of course Charentais Melons.

The host, Anne & Ray

Listing online since February 2018

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We moved here in July 2010 and have renovated our house and the third holiday home Gite. We then expanded the swimming pool, created a wildflower meadow, a secured area for our chickens, a Croquet lawn, a tiered Potager (organic vegetable garden) and a Boules court, so now there are more activities for our guests. We live on site so can advise you about the places to visit and eat. we are here to make your holiday as pleasant as possible.

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Explanation of prices

5% discount for a booking of 2 weeks (14 days)
For guests who were with us earlier (from 2010) we offer a discount of 10%.
For guests booking 2 Gites 5% discount and all 3 10% discount.

Large towels can be rented from us: 15 euros for 4 bath towels per week.


Prices are per stay

Sat 15-Apr-2023
Sat 10-Jun-2023
Minimum stay 3 nights
Week € 485.00
Midweek € 75.00
Night € 69.00
Weekend € 75.00
Sat 10-Jun-2023
Sat 08-Jul-2023
Minimum stay 7 nights
Week € 695.00
Midweek € 100.00
Night € 99.00
Weekend € 100.00
Sat 08-Jul-2023
Sun 03-Sep-2023
Minimum stay 7 nights
Week € 825.00
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Weekend -
Sun 03-Sep-2023
Fri 20-Oct-2023
Minimum stay 3 nights
Week € 485.00
Midweek € 75.00
Night € 69.00
Weekend € 75.00
Fri 20-Oct-2023
Fri 01-Dec-2023
Minimum stay 3 nights
Week € 400.00
Midweek € 60.00
Night € 57.00
Weekend € 60.00
Fri 01-Dec-2023
Mon 08-Jan-2024
Minimum stay 7 nights
Week € 840.00
Midweek € 120.00
Night € 120.00
Weekend € 120.00

Additional costs

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Baby chair
€ 0.00
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Bed linen
€ 4.00
Per person per week
Pay at location | optional
Child's bed
€ 0.00
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Children's pool
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€ 120.00
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Location & area recommendations

Additional information

An hour and a fifteen minute drive away are the beautiful beaches and the picturesque La Rochelle, where there are museums, shops and restaurants. The Ile de Re has a 90 km bike path, and you can even encounter donkeys. We are here on a short drive from the two top theme parks, the Futuroscope in Poitiers, with all sorts of interactive attractions and rides, and the Puy du Fou, with spectacular outdoor shows and replica villages. The Marais Poitevin is a fascinating area with meadows and marshes - rent a boat there and sail for a day on the meandering streams. There are also walking and cycling paths. Locally there are several water parks, with swimming lakes, beaches, water slides and other water activities. Pescalis, a fishing lake, is only 10 minutes drive away - you can fish for carp up to 25 kg. 10 minutes away is the 'Adventure Forest' and a go-kart track (very popular with our visitors). North of l'Absie is the Rocher Branlant - the rock that moves a little when pushed. Parthenay, Niort and Poitiers are bustling cities with a medieval past. The village of Vouvant is great for hiking and the nearby Mervent has a small zoo. There is a Chateau at Coulonges sur l'Autize, and the Chateau and Jardin Medieval de la Guyonniere is located at Parthenay. A nice day trip can be made to the Chateau in Saumur and the Loire valley. Very close by is a number of excellent hiking and biking tours, for which we have detailed maps. We also advise on local festivals, markets, 'vide greniers' and special events. The iconic Tour de France 2018 starts just over the border in Vendee on 7 July. For the first 3 days, many events are only 19 - 50 minutes away! A real French experience for the door! After 3 exciting days in the Tour de France, you can enjoy the rest of your holiday in our area, where there are many cycle routes, a visit to the many tourist attractions, or just relax by the pool. We offer 8 nights, from Friday 6 July to Saturday the 14th to 7% discount! Contact us for more information. Free Wi-Fi is available on site for all gîtes and each gîte has a good selection of books and games. All kitchens are well equipped and we have cots, cot mattresses, children's plates and cutlery, high chairs, a baby bath, a changing mat and a pot for families with young children. There is an extensive range of information in each Gite from tourist attractions, local restaurants, to shops and walks. We have created two comprehensive map guides with details of more than 40 things to do / see within a 25-minute radius of Les Glycines and more than 100 things to do for a day out a little further. Detailed hiking maps and Michelin guides are also available. A welcome pack is included in every cottage on arrival - it includes some milk, cheese, bread, wine, barbecue charcoal and some of our own delicious eggs. We supply bed linen, small towels and kitchen towels, but ask you to bring your own bath towels and bed linen. There are two private sitting / dining areas for each of the 3 gîtes, a sunny and a shady, equipped with tables, chairs, umbrellas and a barbecue. During the months of July and August there is a daily delivery service of delicious traditional freshly baked baguettes, Croissants, Pain au Chocolat. The gîtes are located on a quiet little road that is rarely used, except the daily La Poste. The owners live on the premises in the main house and are available to offer help, give tips, book meals and make your stay as pleasant and carefree as possible.



Living room
Ground floor
16 m2

Couch 2.5 seats (2)

Bedroom 1
1st floor
12 m2

Bed: Double bed 190 x 140 cm



Bedroom 2
1st floor
11 m2

Bed: Single bed 190 x 90 cm

Bed: Single bed 190 x 90 cm


Ground floor
4 m2


Shower (1)

Washbasin (1)


Type: Separate room

Stove: Gas (4 Cooking zones/burners)

Cutlery & Tableware

Swimming pool

Type: Open air swimming pool / Inground pool

Heating: Unheated swimming pool

Privacy: Shared swimming pool


Accommodation type

  • Gîte / Cottage

Total floor space

  • 47 m2


  • Child's bed (2)
  • Playpen
  • Child's toys
  • Child's chair (2)
  • Stair gates
  • Child's bath
  • Dresser

Sports & Recreation

  • Cycling
  • Jeu de boules
  • Horse riding
  • Walking
  • Swimming

Travel Ideas

  • Amusement Parks
  • Culture & History
  • Child friendly
  • Peace & quiet


  • Electric heating

Internet, Wifi, Audio

  • Flatscreen TV
  • Radio
  • CD player
  • Dvd player
  • Wifi

Outdoor Facilities

  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Deckchair (5)
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Parking place (2)
  • Play set(s)
  • Table Tennis
  • Terrace (2)
  • Garden
  • Garden chair(s)
  • Garden table(s0) (2)
  • Lounge set
  • Shed
  • Pétanque court
  • Ashtray(s)


  • Manager on site
  • Visible from outside
  • Complete privacy


  • Washing machine
  • Storeroom
  • Smoking not allowed
  • No pets allowed


  • Bed linen available
  • Towels present (2)
  • Kitchen linen available

Games & entertainment

  • (Board) games
  • (Comic)books
  • Table Tennis Table

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