Luxury French cottage accommodation in France in a rural setting with beautifully restored gites with a private swimming pool, set in acres of peaceful French countryside, so book a gites de France, available to rent, with excellent self catering facilities, swimming pool, tennis court and acres of countryside, plus cycling, golf, fishing, walking, sunflowers, bird watching, cornfields, horse riding, pony trekking, cognac, angling, wine tasting, markets, beaches, historical buildings, painting holidays, gastronomy and much more locally to enjoy
   
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Whether travelling by land, sea or air, we are quick and easy to reach. Click here for interactive map

Ryanair fly from:

  • London Stansted to Poitiers, La Rochelle or Limoges,
  • Bournemouth to Nantes
  • Liverpool to Limoges
  • East Midlands to Nantes and Limoges
  • Dublin to La Rochelle and Nantes
  • Shannon to Nantes
  • Birmingham to Poitiers
  • Edinburgh to Poitiers and Limoges

British Airways fly from:

  • London Gatwick to Bordeaux

Flybe fly from:

  • La Rochelle to Birmingham, Manchester and Southampton and Glasgow.
  • Limoges to Manchester, Newcastle and Southampton.
  • Bordeaux to Southampton
  • Leeds Bradford to La Rochelle

Easyjet fly from:

  • Bordeaux to London Luton and Bristol
  • La Rochelle to Bristol and London Gatwick

BMIBaby fly from:

  • Bordeaux to Manchester and Birmingham

Jet2 fly from:

  • Edinburgh to La Rochelle.
  • Leeds to La Rochelle

Aer Arann

  • Cork to La Rochelle

Cityline Swiss

  • Gatwick to Angouleme

Eurostar goes from London Waterloo to Paris Gare du Nord. The TGV leaves from Paris Montparnasse for Poitiers and the journey takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Channel crossings via Eurotunnel go from Folkestone to Calais. Ferry crossings go from Dover or Folkestone to Calais, and from Portsmouth to Cherbourg, Le Havre, Caen or St Malo (ferry offers). From Ireland Irish Ferries sail between Rosslare - Cherbourg and Roscoff and Brittany Ferries sail between Cork - Roscoff

We are a 6.5 hour drive from Calais, 5.5 - 6 hours from Cherbourg, 4.5 hours from Caen, 4 hours from St Malo 5.5 hours Roscoff and 4.5 hours from Le Havre.

However we recommend looking at Ferrygreen who help offset Carbon Footprints.

Click on the port name for the Viamichellin.com map

Road Direction

Before you drive to France please read our top tips here

Our GPS co-ordinates are: Latitude - N 46 06.647 Longitude - E 0 01.452

From Poitiers printable version
From Poitiers, take the N10 heading south towards Angoulême. Keep on this road for about 55 kilometres until you see an exit signposted for Sauzé-Vaussais. Take this exit and head towards Sauzé-Vaussais. Before you come to the centre of town, you will see a sign turning left onto the D1 towards Chef Boutonne. Take this road and follow it for approximately 6 kilometres until you see a signpost turning left into Le Breuil Coiffaud. Next to it you will also see a sign for Les Ecuries du Breuil, pony trekking and horseriding centre. Turn left towards Le Breuil Coiffaud and drive for a couple of kilometres until you come to a crossroads at the centre of the village. At the crossroads, take a right and follow this road out of the village. We are the last house on the corner on the left as you exit the village. Journey time is approximately 45 minutes.
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From La Rochelle printable version
From the Airport go over the bridge and turn left onto the Rocade N237. After approximately 5 kilometers turn right onto the N11 towards Niort. When you reach the outskirts of Niort there is a roundabout at the bottom of a hill take the 2nd exit towards Melle and Limoges. At about 3km further on take the D948 towards Melle. At the outskirts of Melle take the 3rd exit at the roundabout and continue to the end of the road. Take a left until you reach a roundabout next to a large factory take the 1st exit towards Sauze Vaussais. After aorund 16km take a right on the D173 towards La Chapelle. Through La Chapelle over the crossroads towards Le Breuil Coiffaud and Hanc. Cross over the crossroads and drive for a couple of kilometres until you come to a crossroads at the centre of the village. At the crossroads, take a right and follow this road out of the village. We are the last house on the corner on the left as you exit the village. Journey time is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.
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From Bordeaux printable version
Take the A10 towards St Jean D'Angely. Come off at junction 34 and pick up the D939 to St Julien-de-l'Escap then take the D950 towards Aulnay and Brioux-sur-Boutonne. When you have passed Brioux-sur-Boutonne, turn right onto the D740 to Chef Boutonne. Drive through the town of Chef Boutonne until you see a sign for the D1 to Sauzé-Vaussais. Take this road and, after approximately 5 kilometres you will see a signpost turning right for Le Breuil Coiffaud. Take this turn-off and continue for approximately 1.3 kilometres. We are the first house on the right hand side just as you enter the village. Journey time is approximately 2 hours.
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From Limoges printable version
Take the N141/E603 to Etagnac where you take the D948 to Confolens. At Confolens, go across the river and continue on the D948 towards Pressac. At Pressac, take the D148 to Charroux, then Civray and finally Sauzé-Vaussais. Before you come to the centre of Sauzé-Vaussais, you will see a sign turning left onto the D1 towards Chef Boutonne. Take this road and follow it for approximately 6 kilometres until you see a signpost turning left into Le Breuil Coiffaud. Next to it you will also see a sign for Les Ecuries du Breuil, pony trekking and horseriding centre. Turn left towards Le Breuil Coiffaud and drive for a couple of kilometres until you come to a crossroads at the centre of the village. At the crossroads, take a right and follow this road out of the village. We are the last house on the corner on the left as you exit the village. Journey time is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.
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