Les Grands Coudrais


Welcome to Les Grands Coudrais – a group of old farm cottages in the rolling countryside of the unspoilt Vienne in South West France.  Set in a quiet hamlet, Les Grands Coudrais is the perfect base for you to discover this beautiful region of sunflowers and traditional village markets, explore the nearby attractions of Futuroscope and the Vallée des Singes or try your hand at water sports, pony trekking or  tree wire walking.  Alternatively, simply relax by the swimming pool and in our 3 acres of grounds or enjoy a barbecue in your private garden – Les Grands Coudrais offers a holiday with something for everyone. Within the grounds you’ll find table tennis, badminton, boules and a children’s play area.   Bicycles and golf clubs are also available and outdoor activities such as horse riding, canoeing and fishing are all nearby.

Dating from the 18th century and once working farm buildings, our three cottages are full of character.  Many of their original stone walls and exposed beams have been retained to preserve their character, but they have been carefully renovated and equipped to ensure your holiday is perfect.

The cottages are set around a large courtyard and are completely independent from each other with enclosed gardens. This makes them perfect for couples, families or larger groups.














We’ve stayed in many gites, villas and holiday homes – as a couple, with our daughter when she arrived, and with friends and family.  So we know what makes for a happy and relaxing holiday. Things like well equipped kitchens, comfortable beds, good quality linens and safe, clean equipment for little ones.  Beds made up so that you’re not struggling with duvet covers after a long drive.  A sensible welcome pack for your first evening, and basic provisions in the kitchen to save you buying a kilo of salt when you just need a pinch.  No rules about pool opening hours – it’s your holiday, so it’s your pool.  A huge range of DVDs and books that you’ll actually want to watch or read.  Toys for children of all ages, and WiFi to keep you connected to the outside world if you need it.  We try to provide everything you and your family need to enjoy a great holiday, and to furnish and equip the gites so that they’re a home from home. 

We live in the main farmhouse on the property with our 15 year old daughter Amélie and our 2 golden retrievers, Sophie and Fleur.  We’re on hand if you need any help or advice, but we’re also discreetly in the background if you don’t!

Use the drop down menu on THE GITES tab to find out more about L’Ecurie, La Bergerie and La Buanderie and to check availability – or simply call or e-mail us directly if you need any other information.

We look forward to welcoming you at Les Grands Coudrais for a very special holiday.