La clé des champs - holliday lettings with a private fishing pond
A charming authentic all-wood chalet bungalow, recently constructed to high ecological standards on the banks of a lake in the heart of enclosed private parkland of one hectare. A paradise for the fisherman and his family ]in all seasons.
The charm and authenticity of an all-wooden chalet (inside and out) on the banks of a private lake in the heart of an enclosed park of one hectare. A corner of aradise for the fisherman and women (here)... and his family, in all seasons.
The accommodation offers a large, well-appointed lounge/dining room opening on to a partially covered terrace, a well-equipped kitchen, three double bedrooms and a bathroom. There is also wheelchair access.
A large decked terrace overlooks the lake with tables, relaxing chairs and sun-beds, a BBQ and grill and table tennis. There is also a boat, 4 adult all-terrain bikes, two children’s all-terrain bikes and 2 electric bikes. Fishing tackle rental s available locally.
Exceptionally well situated, the location lends itself to well-being, relaxing and recharging of batteries, in the company of wildlife and many birds. Simple pleasures and relaxation immersed in nature.
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To entertain the children, two mini Shetlands ponies graze in the park; you can take them with you on your walks to explore the local countryside.
Fishing is available in the 6000m2 private lake at the door of the chalet; there are several species of fish (carp, sturgeon, tench, roach, rudd, bream, perch, black bass, pike) and you can spend a pleasant afternoon fishing in the company of wildlife and numerous birds. Fishing tackle can be hired locally.
Many walking and cycling paths leave from the cottage, maps and routes are provided.
The chalet's setting is preserved with respect for the environment. We have been awarded the European Ecolabel and our philosophy includes:
- The preservation of natural resources
- The use of energy from renewable sources
- Local recyclable material used in the construction, without being harmful to the health
- Sorting and recycling of waste
- Gîtes de France – 4 épis, écogîte, gîte de pêche
- Meublé de Tourisme – 4 stars
- Tourisme et handicap – classified for physical, audio, visual and mental handicaps
- European Ecolabel
6 people plus a baby
Flat screen TV (satellite reception of European channels, including English), Home Cinema, wifi (no charge), 4-burner gas hob, oven, microwave, refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, coffee machine, toaster, electric kettle, raclette set, waffle iron, various kitchen mixers, vacuum cleaner, iron, hairdryer, baby equipment (high chair, bath, etc)
Beds : 2 beds 160 x 200, 2 beds 90 x 200, 1 cot
Outside : Garden table and chairs, garden lounge set, children’s table and chairs, sunbeds, garden relaxing chairs, covered games area, table tennis table, 4 adult all-terrain bikes, 2 children’s all-terrain bikes, 2 electric bikes, boat equipped with life-jackets, various outdoor games.
Booking 2019 are open!
VERY HIGH SEASON
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1 000 €
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- linen provided: sheets, beds made on arrival, bathroom and kitchen towels
- Cleaning included
- Heating included
- Wifi at no charge
- Regular maintenance of premises
- Deposit : 500 €
Accepted forms of payment:
French cheque, bank transfer, cash, travellers cheques, credit card payment
Check our availability on the calendar to the left of the page and
2020 bookings are open !
La clé des champs, la Bource, 79240 Scillé -
- 30 minutes from Niort Train Station
- 1 hour from La Rochelle airport
- 1 hour from Nontes airport
- Ferry: 4 hours drive from St Malo, 5 hours from Caen, 6 Hours from Cherbourg, 7 hours from Calais.
- Guest comments
Date of stay: July 13, 2015
Expectations completely exceeded
We stayed in the Gite for a week sharing with friends and family for a birthday celebration. The building looks like a cabin from the outside but the interior is a well finished modern three bedroom house with very large living area and excellent kitchen. Everything we might have wanted was provided and in great style. An example - everyday crockery and cutlery in the kitchen supplemented by a full set of fine dining quality in the living room. The property stands next to its own large, well stocked and pretty fishing lake and the owners have provided lots of fishing tackle, a rowing boat (with life jackets etc.), sheltered fishing bays with tables, chairs and even a fridge for bait and beer. In a purpose built shelter lots of bikes are provided to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside. Outside the property there is extensive decking with a dining area, gas barbecue, stylish loungers and children's play equipment. In an adjoining field there are two tiny ponies and equipment is provided for them as well. So much is provided that I'm sure I have missed some facilities and everything is thoughtfully sourced to a high standard. The whole site has been designed to run with minimal environmental impact and the owners have succeeded in creating a holiday experience which should exceed a guest's expectations.
Date of stay: May 16, 2015
Tranquility, Nature, Comfort and good fishing too
Gite: Extrememly comfortable, immaculate, well equipped, exactly as described. Owners: Good communication, there on arrival, explained everything clearly. Location: Rural but within easy driving of supermarkets and hypermarkets and the many attractions in the region. Lake: Very attractive, lots of birds, and good fishing. Luxury covered fishing platform; Sturgeon need strong fishing tackle. Dog friendly; a number of lanes and tracks for walking. Vet in L'Absie helpful. Restaurants: Recommend La Bonne Vie in Le Beugnon and Restaurant du Lac, Secondigny. Overall: Excellent 2 week stay, highly recommended and definitely on our return list.
- Activity & Leasure
Activity & Leasure
Here you'll find details of the many leisure activities available on-site or nearby. Numerous other ideas to help prepare your holiday are also available in our Activity Book section. (Find out more)
Fishing at La Clé des Champs
A little piece of paradise for those who fish...and for all the family, in all seasons.
A fishing pond in the heart of an enclosed park of 1.5 acres, reserved for your exclusive use for No Kill fishing.
Leave early, follow the paths...and pedal!!!
Whether with friends or family, cycling is an excellent way to discover our beautiful region. Thanks to gentle slopes and well-conceived circuits, getting around is child's play. The itineraries, carefully chosen for their extraordinary natural landscapes, are peppered with surprising games, gourmet stops and nature visits. In Gâtine, bike lovers will be bowled-over! Whether you take the Grand Pignon, the Vallée de L'Autize, the vélo Francette or the South Vendée circuits...you'll be sure to discover a pleasant, bucolic setting.
We provide cycling circuit maps of the Marais Poitevin, Niort, Deux-Sèvres and south Vendée. And so that you can travel light, adults and childrens bikes, including two electrically-assisted bikes, will be waiting for you at the Gite. So, make the cycle paths your own, they are almost always traffic-free!
Walking and Hiking trails for all
With family or friends, set-out to discover the signposted paths - adapted for young and old alike - which await you. From the gite, follow the “Chemins creux et fermes fortifiées" (“Sunken paths and fortified farms”) trail or that of the "deux sources" (“twin sources”) and take the time to observe the region's surprising fauna and flora in this Natura 2000 zone. In the Gâtine Poitevin, as in the Marais Poitevin or the Vendée groves, the walking and hiking trails are numerous...detailed maps and information sheets are available to you. The only indispensable piece of equipment for these mainly circular trails: a stout pair of walking shoes!!!
The Maris Poitevin Naturel Régional Park
A kingdom for walking, cycling or taking barge rides along the canals (locally called “conches” ) the Parc Naturel Régional du Marais Poitevin is a secret and poetic place, ideal for nature-lovers looking for peace and tranquility. Cradled between land and sea, it's a mysterious and timeless spot. It's one of Europe's biggest marshlands and its exceptional environmental riches, wildlife, plants, cultural heritage and landscapes merit the time you'll spend discovering them! (Discover more here) only 30 mins. from your gite.
Make the most of your stay by visiting our regional vineyards. Meet wine producers who will share their passion with you, visit their cellars and taste their range of wines.
Our carefully selected partners have been chosen for the quality and authenticity of their services. :
• The MERCIER family, dedicated to traditional wine production since 1890 in the heart of the Pictons gulf, www.mercier-vins.com
• The COIRIER family, in the foothills of the bocage www.pissotte.com
• And to discover the secrets of Pineau des Charentes and Cognac, the NORMANDIN MERCIER family, at the gates of La Rochelle since 1872 www.cognacnm.com