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The Old Goat Shed

Entire cottage
hosted by Richard
  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
Great location
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100% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
Free cancellation for 48 hours.


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Stylish French Holiday Accommodation with Optional Dining from an award winning Scottish chef.

The Old Goat Shed is the ideal ‘get away’ gite, restored with taste, sympathy and style; this is truly a little piece of holiday heaven.

The space
The cute lounge / diner has a log burning stove, electric radiator, TV (UK and French / European channels), DVD, iPod / CD player, comfortable chairs, and extremely well appointed kitchenette with hob, combi-microwave oven and fridge, with freezer compartment, as well as everything else you would expect to find in a romantic rural gite.


Double bedroom
En-suite shower-room with rain shower, WC
Fully equipped kitchenette
Electric hob
Combi-microwave oven
Fridge with freezer compartment
Cooking utensils, saucepans, cutlery, glasses and crockery
Iron / ironing board
Lounge chairs
Dining table and chairs

Flat screen TV (with free to view UK and French / European channels)
CD player / iPod dock
Internet / Wifi

Log burning stove
Electric radiators
Stone BBQ
Above ground heated pool (May to September)
Log burning hot tub (Over 16s only)

Chef at your disposal at the La Petite Cuisine

Bread, baked fresh daily (gluten free available); Croissants, Pain au Chocolat at a very reasonable cost

Honesty shop, selling many of the basics

All linen and towels provided

House keeping by arrangement and small extra charge

What this place offers

Garden view
Courtyard view
Free parking on premises
Shared pool
Shared hot tub
HDTV with standard cable
Free washer – In unit
Air conditioning

Where you’ll be

Gourgé, Poitou-Charentes, France

The tiny farming hamlet of Bois Mort is located in the Deux-Sevres department, one of four that make up the Poitou Charente region – the other three being Vienne, Charente and Charente-Maritime.

Ideally situated we are perfectly located for touring and exploring this little known part of France, and all it has to offer! We are also ideally situated for exploring the wine routes of the Haute Poitou and the Loire Valley. Keen cyclists and walkers will be spoiled by the many routes on offer, including a Petit Chemin de Saint Jacque de Compostelle - right outside your door!

We are close to two beautiful villages, Gourgé with its Romanesque church, beautiful ancient roman bridge and old water mill, where you can fish and picnic – it’s also possible to hire horse drawn gypsy caravans at certain times during the summer! Within the village is a small store and bakers. In the opposite direction lies the medieval village of St Loup Sur Thouet, a ‘Petit Cite de Character’, with bars, restaurant, auberge, baker, newsagent / bar tabac and village store. Also in the village is a small chateau and church, with beautiful stained glass windows and interesting history – being linked to two local saints.

We are blessed in this region with a wonderful climate and diverse geography, making it a fabulous place to come and enjoy your holidays, whatever your interests – gastronomy to kayaking, walking, cycling, or simply sitting by the pool and relaxing - it can all be found here!

7 nights in Gourgé

Oct 18, 2022 - Oct 25, 2022

4.91 out of 5 stars from 33 reviews

Hosted by Richard

Joined in March 2012
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I spend my time living between Edinburgh, Scotland and Bois Mort, France.

During your stay

Upon your arrival you'll be welcomed with a glass of something local and a basket of provisions to help you along until you get to the market. Also, if you wish later, dine in the summer kitchen and eating space ‘La Petite Cuisine’ or barn, by contacting Richard. Menus and prices are displayed, and are based on what’s fresh and of the season. Another option is to take advantage of the ‘chef at your door’ service; to make your stay that little more special!

Our aim is to grow and cook as much of our own produce as we can and to utilise the fantastic store cupboard of wonderful organic ingredients from the countryside, and from our neighbours - keeping everything local and fresh.
Upon your arrival you'll be welcomed with a glass of something local and a basket of provisions to help you along until you get to the market. Also, if you wish later, dine in the…
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