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The Logis de Canteau is a rambling two-storey manor house set around a tower with a stone spiral staircase with five bedrooms (one of which is on the ground floor for easy access), four bathrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, a library, an art room, living room and study.

The house is situated in over a hectare of grounds at the edge of a small hamlet in Deux Sevres.

Down one flight of steps from the top of the tower you come to the first floor where there is a large, very light art-room with a shower and tower on one side of the tower, while on the other there is a games room with bean-bags, futon and Clavinova piano; a large bathroom with bath, twin hand basins, separate shower and toilet. There are also three bedrooms on this side of the house; two bedrooms have double beds and one bedroom has two single beds.

There is also a day bed with a barrier for small ones to sleep in. All the bedrooms are bright, white and light and overlook the broad courtyard and the pillared garden, offering magical vistas of woods and streams.

Idle away the afternoons after a splendid lunch outside in the cool courtyard

The ground floor main entrance is at the foot of the tower which leads into a spacious well-equipped open-plan kitchen with central bar and dining table with seating for ten, although in summer you are more likely to use the large outside table in the courtyard where 12 and more can be easily accommodated.

To the left of the kitchen you enter the library which has two sofas (one of which is a sofa bed), plenty of books and a TV with French and UK TV channels. The library leads to the barn where there is a portable barbecue, extra sun loungers and a fridge for beer and wine. Next to the library is the main ground floor bedroom with a double bed and arched alcove. Both the library and bedroom have French-windows that lead directly out to the courtyard. Next to the kitchen is a laundry area and next to that a bathroom with shower, fitted with safety features for the elderly, toilet and hand-basin.

Explore the Area

Borrow the bikes and go for a wander around the area

Games and Garden

Have fun in the outside areas. Play table tennis or relax on the lawn

Heated Pool

Cool down in the heated, saltwater swimming pool

Family Friendly

Suitable for everyone including those with limited mobility

The river flows directly past the Logis

On the other side of the kitchen is a spacious lounge with two sofas, a wood burner, the baby grand piano and French-windows leading on to the other side of the courtyard.

Next to the lounge is the office which has two desks, plenty of access points (Wi-Fi runs throughout the house) and a window that overlooks the river – the river flows directly past the Logis!

Outdoor area

When you drive through the double-gates of the main entrance you will see the cottage where Tess and Jon live on the left, in front of you the hangar / garage for your cars and on the right the Logis itself.  You turn right across a bridge into the open courtyard and can park here to unload your luggage.  The white gravel courtyard is ideal for games of petanque, enjoying al fresco dining and leads on to the pool area.  This is walled with seven masonic pillars and has a sun-bathing area – fenced off for safety. 

Heated Swimming Pool

The heated-pool (May-to-September) is run on a saltwater system which means the water is always fresh and velvety smooth – without the sting of chemicals.  On one side of the pool is a river, on the other a large garden, with orchard and walks around the bull-rush pond to more streams.  This area is cool and shady with numerous spots for lying around or snoozing on hammocks – and a fire-circle for toasting marshmallows at twilight.  The gardens have plenty of space to play games – there is table-tennis in the hangar, badminton sets, boules and bicycles

Family friendly

The downstairs bedroom and bathroom are suitable for those with limited mobility. There is a cot and a high chair available. The owners live in the gite nearby so are able to help with pool maintenance, tips for what to do in the area as well as offer babysitting services.