We moved to La Cachette in La Chapelle Gaudin in May 2015 and have gradually been updating, and improving, the quality of the facilities and accommodation since then.
We were both born, and grew up, in West Yorkshire England we came to France for some wonderful caravan holidays and loved the slower, laid back lifestyle from that very first holiday we said that we would love to come and live here. It became clear that our work-life balance was not ‘balanced’ and it was time to take a step back and reassessed what we wanted from life.
It was a big decision but we decided to look around and see if we could find a property that we would like to buy. Many people ask us if we think we have done the right thing. Yes, definitely. We never expected to be able to realise our dream. The rest, as they say, is history, because here we are.
La Chapelle-Gaudin is situated in the Deux-Sevres (Poitou-Charentes region) in the western-centre of France at 68 km from Niort, the department capital, between the ancient towns of Bressuire and Thouars with the wine regions of Samur and Chinon in the Loire Valley close by. The area has quiet roads, good for walking, cycling and seeing the countryside, depending upon the season you can hear (and see) Hoopees, Cuckoos, Buzzards, Herons and Deer.
boating at the lac argenton
ten pin bowling in bressuire
"La Cachette" is an oasis of piece & quiet... A refuge for charging the batteries... Both of you are fantastic hosts who really care about the well being of their guests. A wonderful place like "La Cachette" should not be hidden from the world! Thanks for the fantastic holiday!! Sofie, Geert, Tibo & Mats
The house is located between Bressuir and Thouars in a very small village typical for the area. In the house you find everything you need. You can easily house a family with three small children and a dog. The heated pool is a great asset and especially the kids enjoyed it. Karen replies to every question within an hour and she and her husband were always available for questions. The house is very good located to explore the area. We used the time to explore a bit the Loire valley and the the cost. Karen and Graham are great hosts and a great with kids. We can recommend a stay for everyone who wants either to spend a relaxing time in the countryside or to explore the area. ”
hâvre de paix
Merci pour cet excellent séjour. Maison décorée avec beaucoup de goût, confortable, pratique et chaleureuse. Très grand jardin fleuri, paisible. Propriétaires discrets, disponibles et attentionnés grâce à plein de détails qui ont su rendre notre accueil personnalisé.
Petits et grands, tout comme notre animal de compagnie...toute la famille est ravie des vacances. Aurélie, Frédéric, Apolline, Victor et notre chienne Nova
Review Submitted: 30 May 2017 | Stayed: May 2017