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Property Code : 513

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Wheelchair accessible barn conversion

Sleeps: 2 (Self-Catering)

(Average customer review 5 out of 5)
  • Level Access Shower
  • Pool Hoist
  • Disabled Parking
  • WiFi Available

Located in the heart of the Poitou Charentes our recently converted 19th century barn offers two spacious holiday homes. It has been designed by an architect to provide flexible accommodation suitable for families,friends and wheelchair users and has maintained many of its original features including exposed stone walls and oak beams. We are located in a small hamlet 2.5kms from the village of Lezay which has a weekly market, good restaurants, bars a supermarket, bakerys, & a fishing lake.

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Living Area

Gîte 1 'Les Ecureuils' has a spacious living area with flat screen tv,dvd, (freeview chanels),woodburner and two large sofas. There is an open doorway to the kitchen which has a dining table to seat upto 6 and a lowered work space. The kitchen has a Gas hob,electric oven,toaster,electric kettle,coffee maker, microwave, fridge freeze, washing machine and a dishwasher. The shower room in gite 1 is not ensuite but is spacious allowing for a hoist if necessary the grab rail in this gite is on the left if you were on the loo. The accessible double bedroom is spacious, and has room for a height adjustable bed if required. Gîte 2 'Les Grenouilles' has a spacious living area with a 3 seater and a 2 seater settee, flat screen tv, dvd (freeview chanels) and woodburner. There is a gentle ramp opening upto a large kitchen / dining room with seating for upto 6. The kitchen area has a lowered work surface, toaster, kettle, coffee maker, microwave, gas oven and hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. The shower room in this gite is ensuite although more compact and the grab rail is on the right if you were on the loo. The double bedroom is compact but large enough to use a hoist and navigate a wheelchair at either side.

Adaptions Available

Wheel In Shower

Pool Access


Parking directly outside entrance. Communal entrance to two gites, spacious, light and all on one level

Door Width 100cm

A lowered Kitchen is available.

Total no. of bedrooms with ensuite [1]
Total no. of bedrooms without ensuite [1]
Total no. of accessible bathrooms [2]

Room types available : [Twin] [Double]

Bedroom doorway width 100cm.
Height of lowest bed (floor to top of mattress) 50cm.
Distance between floor and bottom of bed base 30cm.
Lights can be turned off in bed.
Bathroom doorway width 100cm
Height of lowest toilet (from floor to seat) 40cm
Height of highest toilet (from floor to seat) 50cm
Grab rails are available in the shower.



Disabled Parking Available

Distance to Town : 2.5

Lezay has much to offer whether you want quiet strolls around the lake and park, relaxing by the riverbank fishing with a picnic whilst watching all the wild life. There is also a small historic agricultural museum For the more active there is a local riding stables situated near by. In the town there is an outdoor swimming complex with baby pool, childrens pool and large pool with diving boards. There are tennis courts, boules and petanque pitches. Close to Lezay is the town of Melle famous for the silver mines. Silver was mined here for hundreds of years and the first silver coin was produced for king Charlemagne. In Melle there are also walks (Les chemins de decouvert) 3 Romanesque churches, a weekly market and restaurants.

Eash gîte has its own self propelled shower chair. We can arrange to hire electric hoists and height adjustable electric beds from the local pharmacy at an extra cost please contact us for further information. Within 11/2 hours drive there are various wheelchair friendly attractions :- Futuroscope with its many attractions is approx 1hour 10 mins away. The valley des singes approx 35 mins a beautifully layed out monkey park where you can really get up close to the monkies. The Tumulus Museum in Mougon based in a modern building, near the relics which are over 6,000 years old, the Bougon Tumulus Museum takes you into the world of Prehistory and in particular the Neolithic period, a time when humans became sedentary and erected tumuli. Handiplage in Châtaillon plage approx 1hr 30mins an award winning wheelchair accessible beach.

Airport : Poitiers
Flight Time: 1 hour

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