Le Frene is a 19th century French farmhouse in the Gatine style. It is some 5Km (3miles) north of the medieval walled city of Parthenay in Deux Sevres, western France. By car the coastal beaches, Nantes with its airport and La Rochelle are about 2 hours away. Futurescope, Poitiers with its airport and the Marais Poitivin about 1 hour. Closer by are numerous other attractions and activities including watersports, golf and fishing.
At the rear there is a 10x5 metre pool enclosed in a walled area with an outside terrace with veranda and cooking area. Being set in 40 acres (16 hectares) of mostly pasture it offers safe enclosed private walks including a delightful private shady lane, orchard and ample space for childrens games.
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To reach Le Frene get to Parthenay then take the ring road around it to the roundabout with the signs for Saumur/Thouars. Follow this road (D938) to Saumur/Thouars, passing through Viennay after 3 Km. One Km afterwards there is a small crossing with Le Frene marked on the left. It is about 100 metres down a lane. If you reach the blue iron bridge over the river Cebron you have missed the turning by one field. Conversely if coming from Saumur/Thouars it is the first turning on your right about 100 metres from the blue iron bridge over the river Cebron. map for those with sat nav Way points are N 46.70925 W 00.24154