• Gîte rental and classic car hire at La Ferme de l’Eglise in Vanzay, France

    As featured in Living France magazine we are delighted to offer two comfortable self-catering gites for holiday rental. The extensive gardens include a large salt water in-ground swimming pool and guests have the option of hiring our classic cars

  • La Grange Gite Interior

    Two lovely self-catering Gîtes

    With recent renovation and improvements our two Gîtes provide comfortable accommodation for up to four guests each. They can be rented separately or together for larger parties.

  • Back Garden View Vanzay

    A beautiful setting in the French countryside

    La Ferme de L’Eglise is is located next to the pretty St. Jacques Church surrounded by open countryside complete with fields of sunflowers on the edge of the small village of Vanzay. If you’re lucky you’ll see the barn owls which nest in the belfry.

  • Salt Water Heated Swimming Pool

    The heated salt-water pool for a superior swim

    If you have never tried a salt water pool you are missing a treat. Fresh, clean, clear warm water you can open your eyes under the water and leave your goggles in your bag!

  • Gite swimming pool France, French cottage holiday

    Find out what our guests say about their stay

    “We have loved staying here, the pool is fantastic and in a beautiful setting. We have had a great week & wished it had been longer!”

  • A choice of classic cars are available for our guests

    A day out can be further enhanced by hiring one of our classic cars which are available exclusively for our guests. The French love to see the Citroens which are remembered with fondness and they’ll more than likely give you a smile and a friendly wave!

  • Fruit and Vegetables in France

    Delicious food from the markets

    Visit one of the many food markets and try the delicious charcuterie, fresh fish and seafood, seasonal fruit and vegetables…and of course the wine!

  • Midweek Classic Car Breaks

    We are delighted to offer spring and autumn short breaks for classic car fans, fully inclusive of accommodation, use of our classic cars and collection and return to the airport, from only £495

  • Citroen DS Wedding Car Vanzay

    Our Citroën DS Wedding Car Hire Service

    A number of guests have taken advantage of our wedding car service. We have a Citroen DS saloon and a Jaguar MK2 to choose from but it’s no surprise that the black DS is the favourite.

Holidays in France, gites, classic cars

Self Catering Gîtes

We have two beautifully restored gîtes available, each providing comfort and space for 4 people. La Grange is a single storey conversion of the original detached stone barn dating from the original dwelling construction circa 1660. La Petite Maison is…

Back Garden View Vanzay

Where we are

The village of Vanzay is situated halfway down through France on the western side. To the north is the city of Poitiers and to the south Angoulême. To the west is the coastal town of La Rochelle. Within two hours…

Guest services

We are delighted to offer a range of guest services that will help to make your stay as easy and relaxing as possible. We also offer services to make your day special and unforgettable. Airport and station collection We can…

Out and about

What is a Café Gourmand?

A Classic Café Gourmand to end lunch at a restaurant in Couhe, France

Two Generations of Citroën DS Fans

Mum, dad, son and daughter-in-law hire the DS23ie Rich and his wife had booked to stay over the Circuit des Remparts weekend along with his parents. All of them are classic car and bike enthusiasts and so we spent a…

CitroenDS rally car at Angouleme Circuit des Remparts

Angoulême Circuit des Remparts 2021

A weekend of classic cars, classic bikes and a return to the calendar of historic car events after the hiatus of Covid. Once again Angoulême was bustling with people and buzzing with anticipation and enthusiasm. Under sunny blue skies there…

Classic Car Touring in Poitou-Charentes

We’ve had a fine spring and summer of classic car enthusiasts staying with us and making the most of the open and empty roads in our classic cars and theirs.

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Spills and thrills at the Circuit des Remparts 2016

This annual festival of historic street racing in Angoulême is a date for everybody with even a passing interest in old cars. The city is just rammed with cars from early vintage to modern classics and the smell of Castrol R…

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Fresh fish from Lezay Market

It’s the beginning of September and still 32 degrees with blue skies. Time for a BBQ with some good friends who have traveled from England to be with us this week. Tuesday is market day at Lezay, just a few minutes…

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