South facing character house

South facing character house


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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 5
1 baths

About our home

Our house is a warm south-facing maison de caractere in the center of the village of La Creche (79). Newly renovated with lots of character with stone walls in every room and a wonderful garden, it's a great way to experience the French way of life in this lively village.

Ground Floor: Built-in Kitchen/Dining/Living area. Tiled and oak floors. Exposed beams and stone walls. Ornamental fireplace. "Oeil de boeuf". Shelvings. Kitchen/Living opening to a stone terrace outside. Laundry with spare toilet and chaudiere. Tiled floor. Wodden staircase to 1st storey.

1st Storey: Bathroom with large Italian-style shower (1m x 1m) with heating and pressure control. Large towel rail/heater. Toilet and basin. Oak Floors. Main bedroom (spacious double) with large built-in cupboards. 2nd bedroom (spacious double). Old pine floors and stone walls.

2nd Storey: 3rd bedroom (spacious large) and attic-like. Pine floor and stone wall. All bedrooms with shutters and thermostatic heaters.
Outside Amenities: 500m² enclosed gardens with jardin potager, stoned driveway, grass area, flower garden, old pear trees. Stone terrace in front of house. Stone garden shed. Undercover car garaging in barn. Large gate and stone walls surrounding property. Lots of birds and views of nearby maison bourgeoise's parc and the church tower of Notre Dame La Blanche.

Surrounding Area: Access through quiet private lane (Rue des Hivers). Great neigbourhood. A real French experience. Close to all amenities including schools (maternelle/primaire and college). River (Sevre-Niortaise) 5 minutes walk. Cycling and walking traks. Public pool and tennis within 10 minutes walk. Village marché 3 times/week. You can smell the croissants from the nearby bakery! Supermarket within 5-10 minutes drive. Golf du Petit Chene within 1/2 hour. Very convenient access with 2 main motorways (Nantes and Bordeaux-Paris) nearby. Train within 5 minutes drive. Close to Niort and Saint Maixent l'Ecole. 45 minutes to Poitiers airport. 1 hour to La Rochelle airport. 2 hours by TGV to CDG airport from Poitiers.


More about us

  1. We're a married couple with 2 daughters

  2. I'm a mum, a food technologist, a nature lover. My husband is an Emergency Specialist doctor, a keen mountain-biker and runner.

  3. We are relocating from our lovely home in France to Pietermaritzburg and looking to house swap for our "settling-in period".

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Where is it?


Bit of culture
The cultural experience starts 200meters away with the XV century Aumonerie.Ou can smell the culture with the smell of fresh bread or croissants from the nearby bakery.
Walks in the park
Fantastic walks along the river and great mountain biking area.
Day tripping
Close to Niort to visit the Donjon. 1/2 to the Marais Poitevin ("little venise" of France). 1 hour to the sea (LaRochelle, l'Ile de Re). 1 hour to Poitiers/futuroscope. 2 Hours to Bordeaux

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