Gite de la Prairie, 1 bedroom gite with private fishing
Gîte de la Prairie, 1 bedroom gîte with private fishing, equipped with all you need for a self-catering holiday in our dog friendly, child-free rural setting.
Part of an ancient barn, the gîte is rustic with exposed beams, tiled floors throughout and a wood burning stove. Restful outdoor areas around two private fishing lakes make La Germondière an ideal location for your fishing or relaxing holiday.
The south facing enclosed patio and garden overlooks the nearby apple orchards and our smaller lake. Graded 2* by the tourism board.
The kitchen/dining area is superbly equipped for all your self-catering needs and has a mezzanine level ‘snug’. With a spacious double bedroom, walk in shower room and separate WC, the gîte accommodates 2 people.
The gîte has a combined gas/electric cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine, microwave, kettle, toaster and coffee machine, electric grill/plancha, iron and ironing board and even a hairdryer is provided. Outside patio furniture, parasol, sunbeds and a charcoal BBQ are also provided. There are electric radiators in most rooms, a wood-burner for those cooler evenings and electric fans for the hot summers. UK TV and free Wifi are also provided.
We also supply a picnic blanket. What could be better than going for a picnic without having to get in the car?
Gîte de la Prairie is not suitable for people who have difficulty walking or with steps. There are two steps into the front door, plus 2 steps out onto the patio. Inside, the steps to the mezzanine level are steep and not easily accessible for those with walking difficulties.
We have two private fishing lakes and fishing is free when you reserve a holiday at La Germondiere.
They are spring fed fishing lakes 0.75 and 1.75 acres, stocked with carp (mirror, common, koi and grass), tench and roach, surrounded by mature shrubs and trees.
But fishing isn’t obligatory.
We are a rural country setting rich in wildlife, providing you with a perfect environment for practicing mindfulness, yoga, bird-watching, photography, painting, or simply relaxing and soaking up the wonders of nature.
Yet less than 2kms from the town of Secondigny with a supermarket, bakery, banks, fishmonger, butcher, tobacco and newspaper shops and of course a couple of bar/restaurants.
Within 20 minutes drive you can be in the larger towns of Parthenay or Bressuire with a wider choice of shops and restaurants and we are within one hour of several tourist attractions.
Our venue is an ideal location for you to have plenty of space, certainly no fear of overcrowding.
BE NURTURED BY NATURE
Often people assume our venue is only for fishing, and understandably so as most of our customers are anglers. Yet, it offers so much more than that.
It took some time to realise it, but there is a certain magic here. Come and discover it yourself.
Being away from day-to-day pressures of life, nestled in nature, completely nurtures your soul. It is grounding. It is calming. It soothes. It creates headspace to deal with whatever life presents.
With so little light pollution here, the night skies are truly an awesome sight. Treat yourself to some time out in the garden at night, spotting satellites and make a wish upon a shooting star in the breathtakingly beautiful sky.
We are dog friendly, so you don’t have to leave your faithful friend behind and we are mostly a child-free environment, to retain the peaceful ambience.
Gîte de la Prairie is open April to October.
Our second gîte (Gîte de l’Etang, 2 bedroom gîte with private fishing) is open all year and can accommodate 4 people.