Le Gite du Portail

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Le Gite du Portail  Sleeps four people

This is a delightful and spacious two bedroomed stone gîte in an enclosed courtyard. Le Gîte du Portail is approached through grand entrance gates and has its own large, partially shaded garden with extensive views over wonderful open countryside. 


This gîte has been carefully renovated and recently modernised to a high standard, offering spacious accommodation for up to four people. Le Gîte du Portail is surprisingly large inside with thick stone walls, making it beautifully cool during the hot summer months. 


On the ground floor there is a comfortable open plan sitting and dining room which leads through to the attractive kitchen which is fitted with a dishwasher, cooker, fridge/freezer and microwave and offers plenty of storage space. A spiral staircase leads to a large upper hallway with access to the bedrooms and the bathrooms. 

The main bedroom is approximately 6m x 5m, with a beamed, vaulted ceiling and a super king-size bed. A feature of this bedroom is a small stained glass window, which was hand-crafted locally by an artist who has renovated windows of Salisbury Cathedral in England. There is an en-suite shower room with a toilet.


The second bedroom has twin beds. Both rooms have ample wardrobe and draw space and benefit from fitted carpets and rugs. There are fans in both rooms and a hair dryer is provided.

There is a well-appointed modern bathroom with a full size bath, toilet and separate shower.  

Across the small lane in front of the gîte is a private garden, with lovely trees offering plenty of shade and extensive views over the adjoining fields. A perfect spot to do a bit of bird watching or catch the spectacular sunsets we get in this region.

A patio table, chairs, umbrella and a gas barbeque are provided.


Fantastic accommodation, very well equipped. Nick & Chania have thought of everything! Great facilities that the whole family enjoyed.
Thanks for a lovely holiday.

The Lovells;  August 2017

On our final day here and we have loved every minute of the time here. The children really enjoyed the countryside, swimming pool, sunflowers, bees, company, the house and your plums. Sam and I were thrilled with the calm and peace at La Foye. Thank you for the great BBQ. We hope to return soon!

Clionadh, Sa,, Rhona & Ezra;  August 2016
Dear Chania & Nick, It's our final evening and looking back, we have all had a wonderful two weeks. The gite was everything we could have hoped for and we made great use of the pool and all the games! I loved my bike rides too! We struck a good balance between relaxing times here and fun days out. Really enjoyed the BBQ the first Monday, great hospitality! I am sure we will return soon.
The Lowis Family August 2015
We have had a fantastic few weeks! It has been so relaxing and you have both been such good hosts! Our son, Harry has lots of energy and he has enjoyed the pool, football and all the space to run around in. Thanks for all the advice for day trips and we have enjoyed exploring France for the first time. The accommodation is lovely and really well presented. The BBQ nights were great and great to meet new people and discuss life.... Thanks for making our holiday so good!!
Andy Nicks & Harry August 2014
Many thanks for making our first holiday abroad with our 10 month old William such a relaxing one. The gite was great and the facilities here are excellent, so much space to wander and the pool a very pleasant 31c
Amy David & William July 2013
We have enjoyed a lovely week here. The accommodation was perfect. The children loved the Sale de Jour and the pool of course. Nick & Chania, your attention to detail was second to none!!
Kati Dave Imogen & Heston August 2012
We have had a fantastic time here with you on our first visit to France. Apart from enjoying he facilities - which are perfect we have done so much.Overall a great time, we will be back.
The Valentines July 2012 Edinburgh
We have had a wonderful stay in a spacious comfortable gite. Great standard and wonderful hosts.
Harry, Usha, Hansha & Bhagga June 2012 London
We have had a lovely family holiday here at La Foye. This is a really special place: beautiful setting, lovely cosy gite and excellent pool & grounds for us all to potter around in! We would love to return one day. Thanks for all your advice & help Nick & Chania.
Shea Laura & Elliott June 2011 Ireland
Arrived for our 2 week stay to beautiful sunshine and our lovely gite! We have been so happy with the whole complex - the pool, the Sale de Jour and of course our very comfortable and well equipped gite. And finally - Nicks Paella - the best ever! Thank you Nick & Chania - you are splendid hosts.
Helen Ken & Matthew July 2011 

What a lovely gite, a very relaxing place, perfect to end our holiday in. Sunflowers!!! Will not forget them. BBQ a lovely idea to meet the other folks in their gites and yummy chicken, salads and of course wine! Nick always on hand to mend all manner of things. Our two boys, 11 and 13, loved the aquarium in La Rochelle as well as Zoodysee and all the birds of prey flying around this area. A beautiful place will definitely recommend.
Terry and Irene. Northern Ireland. Summer 2010

Second time round for us and another great holiday. Lots of days by the pool and evenings in the summer kitchen. Thanks Nick and Chania its home from home, we relax from the minute we arrive and thoroughly enjoyed the two weeks.
Paul and Cathy. Norwich. Summer 2010

The four of us have had a wonderful relaxing holiday. The gite has been perfect for us, great location, mods and cons and comfortable beds! Very happy to recommend La Foye to family and friends and we hope to return one day. Thanks for the hospitality. 

Stuart Eileen Gerry and Helen. Somerset. Summer 2010

We have had a great time! The Gîtes are the biggest and cleanest we have stayed in. They are appointed beautifully. The equipment in the kitchen makes life so much easier. All in all Nick and Chania have thought of everything possible to make our stay as good as it could possibly be. It is an ideal location whether you just want to relax and chill out or venture out to different places each day. There is plenty to do nearby and on site to occupy two young daughters for ages. Looking forward to returning!!

Bruce, Tracey, Natasha and Lauren - Glocs. July 2009
We have had a lovely time. This is only the second Gîte we have stayed in but we suspect it may have spoiled us for any others. The location is so peaceful and everything so clean and of such a high standard. Nick and Chania both work very hard to make sure everyone enjoys their stay. We hope to be back.

Mel Kevin and Natalie - Surrey. August 2009
I have had a lovely stay this week, it is a lovely comfortable and friendly Gîte. I have been in the pool every day and I loved it!! I also liked the table tennis and table football they were fun!! Thank you for making us welcome!

Isla (age 13) -Jersey. August 2009
Beautiful Gîte - well appointed with everything you need. Had a lovely couple of weeks in great company. Many a late night at the summer kitchen drinking the local brew, "Pineau". The weather has been great!!! La Rochelle is a good day out, Saintes is another nice town to enjoy, Royan is a good seaside resort, big sandy beach for the kids. A big thank you and as a famous Hollywood actor once said "I'll be back!"

Paul, Cathy, Bronwyn and Ollie - Norfolk. August 2009

The perfect place for a completely relaxing break, do as much or as little as you please in beautiful surroundings. The gîte is perfect, well appointed comfortable and spacious. The facilities just right, good pool, the games room became a focal point for our boys to meet up with their new found friends.

Jon, Miranda, Jack and Sam. Gîte Du Portail. Summer 2008
Nick and Chania are brilliant hosts and nothing is too much trouble for them. The weekly get together BBQ is a great way to meet the other holiday makers. The gîte is clean and just like home from home. We would like to return for a 3rd visit, hopefully to join in the fun on Bastille Day. Thank you for a great time.

Carole and Colin. Gîte du Portail. Summer 2008
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