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Fontenille-Saint-Martin-d'Entraigues 79110 France

Listing # 122572

Rates From EUR 1500 Weekly
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Last Updated: Tuesday, October 2, 2018

La Pipette Sixteenth Century House in Rural France

La Pipette is a large house standing in an acre of garden in the small village of Fontenille, part of the twin communes of Fontenille-Saint-Martin-d’Entraigues. In its heyday it was part of a much larger fortified farm. Its owners have included a counsellor to Louis XIV. Meals are not provided but there is a fully equipped kitchen. If I am at home then I would be happy to share cooking with guests. I am often away and guests will have full use of the house. Fontenille is about an hour by road from Poitiers, an hour and fifteen minutes from La Rochelle and two hours from Bordeaux. The village does not have any shops or cafés but there is a full range of shops, a hotel and restaurants five km away in Chef-Boutonne. The larger town of Melle, fifteen km away, has a good range of shops and several cafes and restaurants. There are markets in the vicinity most days of the week.
The house has four bedrooms. The guest bedrooms do not have en suite facilities but there is a bathroom and WC exclusively for the use of guests.
The nearest airports are at Bordeaux, Poitiers and La Rochelle. There are railway stations at Niort and Poitiers. I can collect visitors from these airports and stations. Use of a car is possible. I have two cats. Cats are welcome, but sorry no dogs please.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
260 Sq. Meters
Suited for
8 people
Property Type


Available from Tuesday, March 5, 2019 until Monday, September 30, 2019
Minimum Stay
7 day(s)
Flexible With Dates

*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Fontenille-Saint-Martin-d'Entraigues
Postal Code - State or Province 79110 Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Country France
Neighborhood Keywords
Closest University Poitiers
University nearby Bordeaux, La Rochelle

Rental Price:

EUR 1500 Weekly
Rental Fee Comments
Rate is for the exclusive use of the full house. The rate is open to negotiation depending on the length of stay. A higher rate of 2,500 Euros applies in July and August.
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Rural Environment
  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Near Restaurants

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Historical Home


  • Washer
  • Dishwasher
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Pool
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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I am a retired Royal Air Force Pilot. Since taking early retirement I have devoted much of my time to research into, and writing about, the history of the Hundred Years War. I have four published books and a fifth on the way.

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