Our Gîtes

Self catering holidays in France with private fishing

La Germondière, is a peaceful complex of 2 traditional gîtes, with 2 private fishing lakes, set within 10 acres of beautiful countryside in the Poitou-Charentes region of France.


Self-catering accommodation in the Gâtine countryside, yet only 1.5 miles from town.  Despite its peaceful, rural ambience, Secondigny (pronounced suh-kon-dee-nee) has all the amenities you may require without having to stray too far.  A supermarket, butcher, baker, fishmonger, newsagent, chemist, banks and hairdresser can all be found in Secondigny, and of course 2 or 3 bars and restaurants.  As well as an outdoor swimming pool, mini golf, tennis and pedalo hire at our town campsite, which also has a great snack bar (takeaway food available also).  

Yoga, tranquility, walking, painting, wildlife, photography, mindfulness, fishing or simply relaxing in the "sunniest region in Western France", our two gîtes in La Germondière are your ideal getaway.  Why not book both gîtes for a family holiday get together?


We are pet friendly (see our Terms and Conditions) and we have an excellent English speaking Vet in Secondigny who can deal with the necessary pre-travel treatment(s).  We've had dogs, cats, rabbits and a tortoise stay with us!  We are primarily a child free zone, bookings with children are by exception only.

Both gîtes are traditional and rustic, with exposed beams, tiled floors throughout, wood burners for those cooler periods, yet fully equipped for all your self-catering needs.  UK TV, plus Free wifi access too.

No swimming pool, but you are welcome to swim in the larger lake (we do!).

Gîte de la Prairie

offers 1 bedroomed accommodation with a mezzanine lounge, accommodating 2 people.  The south facing enclosed patio garden overlooks the nearby apple orchard for which the town of Secondigny is famous.

Read more about our cosy gîte with mezzanine .....

Gîte de l'Etang

offers two bedroomed accommodation and accommodates 4 people.  It is located overlooking the  lakes, with large enclosed garden/patio area.

Read more about our property which overlooks the lakes ....

Motor-homers and caravanners

We offer camping pitches (no facilities), subject to availability.

We have a facility for emptying your chemical toilet and for you to fill up with water (fosse friendly chemicals only please).

An ideal stopover for your route through France.  Near to a town with shops and a supermarket (easy/spacious parking), vets, banks, chemist - all you need to prepare for your journey South or North.

What's the hurry?  Why not relax for a couple of days and enjoy the fishing and peaceful environment?