La Ponne is a lovely gite, well-equipped, very comfortable and beautifully presented. Annick and Guy are very welcoming hosts who make every effort to ensure your stay is pleasant and memorable. As well as discovering the local area, we also cycled in the Marais poitevin, which is nearby. We have not finished exploring the region and will make sure that we return to La Ponne. Highly recommended.
Spent three weeks at Gite La Ponne June/July 2016 and look forward to returnng in 2017 - We found it a perfect place for a relaxing holiday. The gite is quiet, comfortable, spacious, well equipped and perfect for two - as Annick’s photographs show
Most days we ate outside, did lots of cooking, and enjoyed the (very) local vegetables : cucumbers peppers and aubergines from “Les Jardins de La Belle” and products from “Condiments de la Doie” and “Les Mijotées de la Belle” all made in the village
Celles sur Belle and Melle, towns with centuries of history and about a ten minute drive, have food shops, supermarkets, and pleasant places to eat (“Hostellerie de l’Abbaye” and “Les Glycines” are both excellent with good value lunchtime menus)
Gite La Ponne has everything you need for a relaxing holiday in the beautiful farming countryside of the Deux Sevres. When staying at Gite La Ponne you feel you are holidaying in a real working French community which has not as yet totally succumbed to mass tourism.
Whilst staying in Mortefond you can experience the benefits of birdsong, wildlife, flora and fauna. However you are never far away from the lovely towns of Melle and Celles sur Belle which provide good restaurants, supermarkets and some sophisticated entertainment if needed.