Joanna Cottrell
2 Rue Des Halles


The Voltaire is situated on the edge of the pretty medieval village of Airvault, in the heart of the Poitou Charentes countryside. Here Marc & Jo offer a warm welcome to their 19th century manor home, with its 5 individually designed double & twin en-suite bedrooms.
Breakfast is served in either the dining room or walled garden (weather permitting), & evening meals, using locally sourced ingredients, are available upon request.
Being in the north of the Poitou Charentes region, it is less than 60km south of Saumur in the Loire Valley, making the areas many chateaux & vineyards within easy reach. The Anjou vineyards and those of the lesser known but award winning Haut Poitou region are also close by.
There are many easily accessible attractions & days out to suit all tastes & requirements, including the theme parks of Futuroscope & Puy du Fou.
Ideally positioned for holidays, house hunters & stopovers.

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Situated in the heart of the Poitou Charentes countryside, 60 km south of the Loire, is the medieval village of Airvault. Here Marc and Jo Cottrell offer a warm relaxed welcome at ‘The Voltaire' Bed and Breakfast in their 19th Century mansion home.
The Voltaire has 5 large individually styled and furnished double and twin bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. The emphasis of ‘The Voltaire` is that you have an enjoyable and comfortable stay with us whether it is for 1 night, a couple of days, a week or more. The benefit from the ‘soft` air and comfort of The Voltaire has resulted in guests sleeping for longer than they expected!
There is plenty of communal space for you to relax in, including a sitting room and library with a selection of books and board games. Outside we have a pool (warmer months only), and of course many people feel that no trip to France is complete without a game of boules or petanque, so we have a set of boules available, either for use in the garden, or you can use one of the towns' pitches, located just up the road. Breakfast is served either in the dining room or, weather permitting, in the garden.
In this idyllic and unspoilt part of France we benefit from very high annual sunshine levels, second only to the Côte d’Azur, and the added beauty of being in the heart of the largest sunflower growing region in France.
Most amenities are available within a short walk, including bakeries, butchers' shops, restaurants and bars, banks (with cash machines), a chemist and much more. There is a market every Saturday morning selling local produce and even a beautician for those who may want a little extra pampering.
Stunning walks around the village provide an opportunity to appreciate the picturesque village and its architecture – some dating back to the 9th Century – while the nearby countryside, with the River Thouet running through it, allows a more tranquil opportunity to take in the wide variety of flora and fauna. There are several cycle routes taking in the local area & we have a couple of adult bikes that you can borrow. Beyond the village there are a plethora of day trips & activities to occupy visitors of all tastes & ages – why not visit the Loire Valley with its chateaux & vineyards, or the theme parks of Futuroscope & Puy du Fou, historic towns & villages or head to the coast or the Marais Poitivin………… the list is endless.
For those not wanting to go out in the evening, we can provide evening meals on request. We can also arrange to put a picnic together for you if you wish.


Loire Valley Chateaux Futuroscope Puy du Fou Vallée des Singes Zoo de Doué Marais Poitevin Historic villages, towns & cities


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We have given local directions below for when entering Airvault. For assistance from further out please let us know and we will be happy to e-mail more instructions.
From the Poitiers direction follow the D725 into the town. Follow the signs for Centre Ville - go past the Gendarmerie on the right, down the hill and past the Church and Market Hall, again on the right. At the end of the road is a roundabout, with Groupama on the right, we are opposite Groupama on the left, with the Hotel du Cygne opposite. There is parking in front of the house/garage, however if that’s full the public car park is diagonally opposite on the other side of the roundabout.
From the directions of Parthenay, Bressuire or Thouars join the D725 towards Airvault. Ignore the first turning signposted Airvault centre ville with 4 flagpoles and the town's name in flowers at the junction. Continue straight on, still on D725. Pass the town name, over the river, and just after crossing the river there is a sharp right hand corner with a left turn off it. Take this turning, D27 Rue de la Gare, go over the level crossing, at the fork keep left and this brings you up to a roundabout. At the roundabout The Hotel du Cygne will be on your right, a car park on your left, on the third corner is Groupama and we are the house on the other corner

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