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Get away from it all

Bedrooms 1
Space 55 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Gite de la Philenie is a one bedroom gite for two people

Gite de la Philenie has been redecorated and updated during this winter and is now ready for the summer season. The gite is situated in amongst various farm buildings across the yard from the owners house, the farm is no longer in use and is the owners private dwelling, Outside there is ample parking and to the front of the gite there is a shady terrace with table, chairs, sun loungers and a BBQ. There is also a plunge pool ( May -- Sept ) which is for guest use only.

Inside, the ground floor has a lounge diner and separate kitchen, upstairs has one double bedroom with king size bed and an en-suite shower room.

More Details

Mick Goodall
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 5, 2018


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Saint-Coutant, France

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 55 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children not allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(8 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

"The perfect getaway"

  • 5 of 5

A really enjoyable stay, the Gite was perfect. It was clean and had everything you would expect and need. If you are looking to cook your own meals and just relax it has everything you need or if you wanting a base and to explore there are a number of wonderful villages close to the Gite where you can have a lovely meal. This is a great rental for a couple looking to relax and unwind and it was exactly as advertised. Lovely location and the hosts were perfect. We will be booking here again.

  • Submitted: 3-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks guys, you were the perfect guests and are very welcome here anytime, it was a pleasure to meet you both. Good luck with returning to work tomorrow !! Hopefully see you again soon.
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Walking & wildlife in the Charente countryside

  • 5 of 5

Excellent gite tucked away in the peaceful Charente countryside, ideally placed to tour eastern Charente, plus southern Vienne & northern Dordogne, be that to visit the local tourist sites or to enjoy the endless beautiful villages or to simply walk (or cycle) so as to observe the local wildlife.

Indeed during the week spotted many birds of prey – buzzards, harriers, red kites, sparrowhawks, kestrals – as well as redstarts and hoopoes, plus some copyu in a nearby pond, since the opportunities to walk (or cycle) out from the gite along footpaths, tracks and quiet lanes are endless.

The gite itself is very comfortable and well furnished, with the owners being always helpful yet unobtrusive.

I would thoroughly recommend this gite to anyone wanting “to get away from it all”.

  • Submitted: 28-May-2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The building was exactly as described and the photos don't do it justice! It was clean, spacious and comfortable. Mick was extremely helpful with anything we needed him for but other than that we could have gone a whole week without seeing anyone! We could not find one fault. If you're tall, like me, you might bang your head a couple of times but that would not put me off going back.

The countryside around the gite is fantastic, the towns and villages are beautiful. There are lakes nearby with artificial beaches, which are very nice. There are also a few cities within driving distance.

I cannot recommend highly enough!

  • Submitted: 30-Aug-2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice cottage in a very quiet part of France

  • 5 of 5

My wife found the cottage and the administration we had to do before arrival was handled very well by the owner. Quick replies and clear communication.

When we arrived we were welcomed and received a quick tour of the house: covered terrace in front of the living room where a stair leads to the first floor, a well-equipped and clean kitchen behind the living room.

Upstairs under the roof the bedroom and bathroom. Both nice and clean.

Outside we also had the swimming pool (circular, +- 6 meters diameter), ideal to cool off from the summer heat.

The friendly owners were very welcoming and eager to help. They live next to the cottage, but we rarely saw them: no bumping in all the time, we had our privacy! Nevertheless it was nice that they were close, to give us tips for visits in the area.

We very much enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: 13-Aug-2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gite La Philinie

  • 5 of 5

You will not regret booking this lovely gite. Everything was so tasteful and clean. The countryside is quiet but lots of things to do, angouleme classic car rally, cognac distilleries.

Everything that you need is in the gite- even a welcome pack from Mick - a terrific host.

Ideal for a relaxing break or househunting.

Thoroughly recommended

  • Submitted: 27-Sep-2011
  • Stayed: September 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice, cosy and charming

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in La Filnie for one week. Our stay was just wonderful. Everything is just like in the pictures. Mick is great person and you can go and knock on his door if you need anything!

La Filnie is fully equipped, we really never stayed in a gite with so many kitchen appliances. The bedroom is romantic and big, the terrace is an excellent place to drink a nice glace of wine and watch the sunset in the countryside.

La Filnie - It's the ideal destination for a quiet getaway!

Mick, thanks for everthing!

Sofie & Karel

  • Submitted: 11-Aug-2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
78 Kilometres
Limoges Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Champagne Mouton
Nearest Ferry
435 Kilometres
St Malo Ferry Port
Nearest Golf
48 Kilometres
Saint Junien
Nearest Train
23 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
78 Kilometres
A20 Limoges
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Champagne Mouton
Nearest Beach
36 Kilometres
Charente Lakes
Car: necessary

Gite de la Philenie is in a truly rural setting, surrounded by farmland with lots of marked trails for walking or mountain biking. The villages of Champagne Mouton and Alloue are both about 6 km away, both have bakers, bars and restaurants and Champagne Mouton has a Carrafour super market.Confolens is 15 minutes drive away, it has the river Vienne running though it and is of historical interest.

The area is dotted with hamlets and villages, often with a typical little French bar.

In september the famous 'Circuit des Ramparts' is a day of vintage car racing around the streets of beautiful Angouleme, capital of thr charente. This is a must for all car enthusiasts.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Saint-Coutant, France

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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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