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La Germondiere

Reference no. 7940

La Germondiere self catering holidays in France with private fishing. Two traditional gîtes and camping.

La Germondiere self catering holidays in France with private fishing.

La Germondière, is a peaceful complex of 2 traditional gîtes, with 2 private fishing lakes, set within 2.5 hectares of beautiful countryside in the Poitou-Charentes region of France.

Set in the Gâtine countryside 1.5 miles from the town of Secondigny.

 

Gite de la Prairie

Gite de l’Etang

Camping

Bedrooms

1

2

Pitches for motor homes and caravans

Sleeps

2

4

Map


Gite de la Prairie

A 1 bedroom gîte with a mezzanine lounge, south facing enclosed patio and garden, overlooking the nearby apple orchards. Graded 2 'epis' by Gîtes de France (good comfort).

Well equipped kitchen with a gas cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine, microwave, kettle, toaster and coffee machine.

The dining area has table and seating for four.

Mezzanine level lounge area with a sofa-bed, a wood-burner for those cooler evenings and free Wifi.

Spacious double bedroom, walk in shower room and separate WC.

The steps to the mezzanine level are steep and not easily accessible for people with walking difficulties.

Private garden with patio furniture and barbecue.

Gite de la Prairie kitchen
Gite de la Prairie dining
Gite de la Prairie lounge
Gite de la Prairie bedroom
Gite de la Prairie bathroom
Gite de la Prairie garden


Gite de l’Etang

A 2 bedroom gîte overlooking the fishing lakes, graded 3 'epis' by Gîtes de France (high comfort).

Fully equipped kitchen with gas cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, kettle, toaster and coffee machine.

Large lounge area with leather sofa, plus sofa-bed and dining table and chairs. Wood-burner for those cooler evenings and free wifi.

Double bedroom.

Twin bedroom.

Walk in shower room and separate WC.

Electric radiators in most rooms.

Gîte de l'Etang has no steps or stairs, everything is on one level, with wide doorways and grab bars in the toilet and shower. We also provide an adjustable height shower chair with arms.

Fenced large garden and patio area overlooking the smaller lake.

Gite de l' Etang
Gite de l' Etang kitchen
79Gite de l' Etang dining
Gite de l' Etang lounge
Gite de l' Etang bedroom
Gite de l' Etang bedroom 2
Gite de l' Etang patio
Gite de l' Etang lake view

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Motor-homers and caravanners

We can now offer camping pitches (no facilities), subject to availability.

We have a facility for emptying your chemical toilet and for you to fill up with water (fosse friendly chemicals only please).

An ideal stopover for your route through France.

Near to a town with shops and a supermarket (easy/spacious parking), vets, banks, chemist - all you need to prepare for your journey South or North.

La Germondiere camping

What's the hurry? Why not relax for a couple of days and enjoy the fishing and peaceful environment?

La Germondiere lake

Two spring fed lakes set in mature gardens

We have two spring fed fishing lakes at La Germondière (1.5 acres and 3 acres) set in mature gardens of 2.5 hectares.

Water in a spring fed lake is healthy for the fish, the water constantly changing fools the fish into thinking they are in a bigger lake, thereby encouraging growth. The natural spring sources are also better for the angler, as our water levels never run low in extremely dry conditions. A waterfall takes excess water from the top, smaller lake into the larger bottom lake, keeping a constant gentle flow-through all year round, and helping with the oxygen levels in all weather conditions.

Our lakes are stocked with carp, tench, roach, bream, pike and zander. Fishing our lakes is free when you spend your holidays at La Germondière.

From float fishing to carp fishing - either lake will give you a good day's catch.

The smaller lake is stocked with a good variety of fish, including carp up to 6 lbs - an ideal lake for children, or the less-experienced angler. There are also areas suitable for disabled fishing.

The larger lake is for the more experienced angler. There are some ideal spots to fish this lake, including a newly constructed jetty set amongst the aquatic grasses.

The largest catch to date is a stunning 35lb.

Our lakes and gardens provide you with a truly relaxing environment even if you do not want to fish. There are an abundance of tranquil places to just sit and relax, in sun or shade. We supply a picnic blanket in the gîte, we hope you will use it.

La Germondiere private lake fishing in France
La Germondiere private lake fishing in France
La Germondiere private lake fishing in France
La Germondiere private lake fishing in France
La Germondiere private lake fishing in France
La Germondiere private lake fishing in France

Local area and activities

Secondigny has all the amenities you may require without having to stray too far. A supermarket, butcher, 2 bakers, newsagent, chemist, banks and hairdresser, bars and restaurants. As well as an outdoor swimming pool, mini golf, tennis and pedalo hire at our municipal town campsite.

Futuroscope - the top attraction in the Poitou-Charentes is a 60-hectare park, with landscaped gardens and fountains and futuristic-looking pavilions which house thrilling rides and jaw-dropping 3D films.

Le Puy de Fou - a famous historical theme park offers a whirlwind of extraordinary shows and a great experience for ages 8 to 80.

Marais Poitevin - a marsh area referred to as the ‘Venise Verte’ (Green Venice). You can explore the canals and waterways by traditional flat-bottomed boats with or without a guide.

La Rochelle is one of the most important French harbour towns, particularly for tourism. It has a unique atmosphere, with its historic port and a seafront packed with cafés, bars and restaurants.

Zoo de la Palmyre – one of the best zoos in Europe set in 14 hectares in a pine forest. Over 1600 types of animal from all 5 continents.

Beaches - an hours drive will take you to the beautiful beaches of the Vendée Coast.

Golf - there are three golf clubs within an hour drive of Secondigny; Mazières-en-Gatine, Niort and Les Forges.

Fishing - if you want more fishing than is on offer at La Germondière, you are spoilt for choice in this region. With so many rivers to choose from, most can be fished all year round. For lake fishing, Pescalis at Moncoutant has 100 hectares of lakes.

Markets - local produce markets and vide-greniers (car boot sales) give you the opportunity to mingle with the locals in nearby villages. If you come in December there are sure to be some Christmas markets to attract you.



Pricing structure

Gite de la Prairie

per week

2 nights

3 nights

4 nights

5 nights

January 1, 2019 - April 6  *

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

April 6 - May 4

€ 380

€ 190

€ 245

€ 300

€ 350

May 4 - June 29

€ 410

€ 205

€ 260

€ 320

€ 380

June 29 - August 31

€ 475

-

-

-

-

August 31 - September 28

€ 410

€ 205

€ 260

€ 320

€ 380

September 28 - April 4, 2020  *

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

April 4 - May 30

€ 450

€ 225

€ 290

€ 350

€ 415

May 30 - September 26

€ 525

-

-

-

-

September 26 - October 10

€ 450

€ 225

€ 290

€ 350

€ 415

October 10 - January 9, 2021  *

n/a

n/a

n/a

 n/a

n/a

 

*  During January to April and October onwards Gite de l’Etang is available

Gite de l’Etang

per week

2 nights

3 nights

4 nights

5 nights

January 5, 2019 - April 6

€ 340

€ 170

€ 245

€ 265

€ 315

April 6 - May 4

€ 420

€ 220

€ 280

€ 335

€ 385

May 4 - June 29

€ 520

€ 275

€ 345

€ 420

€ 485

June 29 - August 31

€ 550

-

-

-

-

August 31 - September 28

€ 520

€ 275

€ 345

€ 420

€ 485

September 28 - October 19

€ 340

€ 170

€ 245

€ 265

€ 315

October 19 - November 2

€ 420

€ 220

€ 280

€ 335

€ 385

November 2 - December 21

€ 340

€ 170

€ 245

€ 265

€ 315

December 21 - January 4, 2020

€ 440

-

-

€ 355

€ 410

January 4 - April 4

€ 340

€ 170

€ 245

€ 265

€ 315

April 4 - May 30

€ 540

€ 270

€ 345

€ 425

€ 500

May 30 - September 26

€ 600

-

-

-

-

September 26 - October 31

€ 540

€ 270

€ 345

€ 425

€ 500

October 30 - December 18

€ 340

€ 170

€ 245

 € 265

€ 315

December 18 - January 9, 2021

€ 600

-

-

€ 470

€ 555

currency conversion

Gite de la Prairie prices are for 2 people, Gite l’Etang - prices are for up to 4 people.

10% discount on 2nd week’s price for  2+ week holidays.

Your holiday price includes gas and water. Bedlinen and towels are included in the prices shown.
Electricity is also included up to 8 kilo watts per day.
Electricity consumed above 8kw per day during the period of your stay will be charged at the rate of 0.20 centi
mes per kilo watt.

Bookings between 1st April and 30th October will incur tourist tax, payable in cash in euros at the end of your stay

      Gîte de la Prairie @ 0.60€ per person per night (>18 years)  / Gîte de l'Etang @ 0.75€ per person per night (>18 years) (tbc for 2019).

A cleaning service can be requested at the time of booking for €50.

In cold spells, an initial supply of logs for burning on the log burner will be provided free of charge.
Additional logs can be purchased at the proportional price of 55 euros per ‘stere’ (cubic metre).

Logs can also be purchased at the nearby supermarket.

We are primarily an adult only venue - our environment is not child friendly, therefore children are only by exception.
In which case children must remain the responsibility of their guardian and must not disturb the peaceful ambience for other anglers at the lakes.

Fishing our lakes is free when you spend your holidays at La Germondière.

Pets - Most domestic animals are welcome at La Germondière,
but must be requested at the time of the booking.

Smoking is not permitted inside the gîtes.

Caravan and Motorhome pitches €10 per night (without electric).
Discounted day/week ticket fishing prices,

Day fishing

We often accommodate 'day-ticket' anglers or overnight fishing in your own bivvy, if our gîtes are not occupied, or if our gîte customers do not fish. Just give us a call beforehand to see if we can accommodate you.

Day ticket fishing is charged at €10 per rod per day (reservation only).
Non-ang
lers, visitors, picknickers; we charge €3.50 per person.

       2020       10% discount on published prices for gite bookings with no fishing.

For exclusivity of lake, you effectively rent both gites (even if only using one).
Mid Season 970€ per week.  High Season 1125€ per week.

If you are happy that the second gite can be rented to non anglers, and we are able to take such a booking, you will be discounted or refunded 150€ per week against the lake exclusivity price.


For availability and booking enq
uiries please contact:
Julie and Simon Tee
Tel: (Fr) 00 33 5 49 63 57 44
Mobile: (Fr) 00 33 7 80 02 99 16
[contact owners]

Please quote reference  7940 hhf  when making enquiries.

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