In one of the sunniest areas of France , 2000 - 2600 hours of sunshine each year, average rainfall 66% of the UK, our location in this beautiful, rural environment is an ideal base for exploring the area, whether holidaying or house hunting.
Within an hour's radius you can access the Atlantic Coast, Puy du Fou, Poitiers and Futuroscope.
Within 30/40 minutes you can reach the cities of Niort, Parthenay, the beautiful Green Venice of the Marias Poitevin, Vouvant and the Mervent Forest.
The historic and picturesque port of La Rochelle - a great day out- is 1.5 hours away.
In Spring we enjoy the freshness of the countryside, masses of wildflowers in the hedgerows, bluebells in the woods opposite , and the beautiful chorus of Birdsong.
Summer can be hot - but we have plenty of shade for eating al fresco, and our lovely Pool to cool down in.
The autumn is warm, bright and dry. Our wooded valley becomes vibrant with Wildlife as they prepare for Winter - with small Butterflies feeding in the Wildflower Meadow, Red Squirrels feasting on hedgerow nuts, and the nearby Apple harvest in full swing.
All year round, you will enjoy the truly peaceful surroundings and our rich wildlife.
Les Glycines Gites, is in the small hamlet of Les Jincheres in Deux-Sevres.
We are within easy reach of a number of Airports and Channel ports, also the TGV network ( connecting with Eurostar).
Low-cost and major airlines fly to our nearby airports ( Flybe, EasyJet, Jet 2, Ryanair and Air France ). Other Airports near the region - Rennes, Angouleme, Tours.
Car hire: Avis, Eurocar ,Hertz and Alamo etc have offices at the airports and within walking distances from the train stations.
We can give you individual directions from any starting point.
St Malo (291km) - Brittany Ferries,Condor Ferries.
Caen(365km) - Brittany Ferries.
Roscoff (430km) - Brittany Ferries,Irish Ferries.
Le Havre (448km) - Brittany Ferries.
Cherbourg(452km) - Brittany Ferries,Irish Ferries, Stena Line.
Calais (630km) - P&O, DFDS
Dieppe (490km) - DFDS,
Dunkirk (694km) - DFDS,
La Rochelle (89km) - London Stanstead,London Gatwick,Leeds Bradford, Southampton, Bristol, Manchester
Poitiers (77km) - Edingburgh, London Stanstead.
Nantes (120km) - London Heathrow,London Gatwick,London Stanstead,London Luton, Birmingham, Bristol, Edingburgh, Manchester ,Liverpool, Southampton.
Limoges (193km) - Bristol, Leeds/Bradford, London Stanstead, London Gatwick, Manchester, Nottingham, Southampton.
Eurotunnel is a very popular choice for many guests.
Eurostar from London to Paris is a truly relaxing way to start your Holiday - with excellent , speedy connections, a mere 2 hour TGV journey, from Paris through to Niort ( 35 minutes south from Les Glycines Gites)
We recommend using the motorways - there are tolls - but they are generally quieter, have regular service stations and fewer hold-ups. You will find that our roads in this area are very easy and quiet.