La Soliniere is an 18th century domain, hidden away in the small village of Bouin. We are situated 4km from the historic market town of Chef Boutonne, in the heart of Poitou Charentes. The area is surrounded by beautiful sunflower fields and open countryside.

All set in 1.25 hectares - 10250.00 sq mtrs (2.532 acres) with fully secure fencing, walls and gates to perimeter boundary.

Main House: 

Main front entrance timber arch ornate door leading to the main entrance hall: 2988 x 2379                        7.108m2

Terracotta tiled floor with inset choi entrance matting.

Entrance glazed doors to Lounge, Dining room, large double doors to breakfast room and a shoe and coat cupboard.

Central heating Radiator

Controls for outside lighting, fountain and camera security

Breakfast room:  4892 x 5042               24.665m2

Ceramic tiled floor

Large feature stone bread oven with ornate cast iron door.

Dual Central heating wood fired rayburn

(Heating can be switched from wood fired rayburn to oil fired central heating boiler.)


Skylights in timber panelled ceiling

Entrance to kitchen and stairs to 1st floor and hallway

Kitchen:   10840 x 2083               22.580m2

Terracotta tiled floor

Galley style kitchen. Large extractor hood over double electric oven. Full run of base and wall cupboards. 2 large freezers and 1 x large fridge.

1.5 bowl resin sink with own hot water supply under cupboard unit

Under cupboard lighting

Recessed utensil hanging and picture spaces

Large walk in larder store 2183 x 1573   3.434m2 with shelf racking and consumer unit for the kitchen and La maison de Jardin Gite 

Central heating Radiator


Entrance to breakfast room, rear hallway and larder store

Rear Hallway:  2518 x 1445        3.639m2

Marble tiled floor

Built in book shelving and cupboard storage

Entrance doors to toilet, laundry room, kitchen and office

Toilet:  1112 x 1177          1.309m2

Marble tiled floor

Toilet and handbasin

Laundry room:  2234 x 2747      6.137m2

Worktop to one wall with storage shelving below

Shelving around top half to 3 walls.

Central heating radiator

Office:  4114 x 3502          14.407m2

Marble tiled floor

Shelving and storage cupboards to two walls

Large fire resistant security safe

Fibre optic Internet point with fast internet speed


Central heating Radiator

Medical cupboard

Entrance to small adjoining hallway to lounge, glazed double exit doors to courtyard. Door to rear hallway


Adjoining hallway: 1187 x 1257            1.492m2

Marble tiled floor

Small adjoining hallway with storage shelving

Entrance door to office and lounge

Lounge:  5144 x 6625       34.079m2

Marble tiled floor

Hot air central heating inset wood fire which provides warm air heating for lounge and part of 1st floor. Or lift glass fire door to provide and open log fire

2 x radiators

Panelled ceiling with chandelier lights.

Wood Panelled around base of walls

Wall of panelled hidden doors for large storage cupboards.

Entrance doors to small adjoining hallway and entrance hall.

2 x double entrance glazed doors to courtyard.

Dining room:  4704 x 6514         30.642m2

Terracotta tiled floor

Large dining room with beams, panelled ceiling and skylights and minstrel gallery mezzanine over

Wood Panelled around base of walls

Electric wall heater and Central heating Radiators

Bay style window to courtyard

Glazed double exit doors to courtyard.

Internal entrance door to La Maison de la Rosarie

Entrance door to entrance hall


Dogleg stairs leading to first floor landing 

Landing :   3202 x 2436    7.800m2

Wooden flooring ,

Wall cupboard with Consumer unit to main house

Entrance to South wing, Entrance to West wing, window over courtyard

South wing :

Large Mezzanine timber floor area  5760 x 3262     18.789m2

Entrance doors to bedroom 1, bedroom 2, Family bathroom. 2 x windows looking over courtyard and grounds. Central heating Radiator, warm air vent heating. 2 x velux skylight windows

Bedroom 1 :  3322 x 3411           11.331m2

Timber flooring. Radiator, velux skylight window, TV point

Bedroom 2:  6625 x 4216            27.931m2

Timber floor

Small walk in cupboard for storage and 1 x consumer unit

Large double sliding mirror doors to clothes hanging and storage. Also contains large water storage heater.

Small set built in clothes and storage cupboard

1 x window overlooking courtyard and grounds

2 x velux skylight windows

Central heating radiator

Family bathroom : 3175 x 2267            7.198m2

Tiled floor

Marbrex marble wall panelling

Half round corner shower

Large double ended bath with centre mixer tap and shower attachment

Toilet and handbasin with inset mirror above

West wing :

Entrance door from landing leading to a minstrel gallery mezzanine timber floor  3326 x 4670              15.532m2

Central heating radiator

Window overlooking the courtyard

Bedroom 3 :  3993 x 3659           14.610m2

Entrance door from small hallway off of the mezzanine floor

Timber floor

Large built in clothes storage cupboards

Central heating radiator

Velux skylight window

En-suite bathroom with bath, handbasin, toilet and 1 x central heating radiator.  1928 x 2516             4.851m2

Storage room :  2579 x 1879      4.846m2

Entrance to a storage room leading off from small hallway  0.900 x 3287    2.893m2

Small window overlooking front of property

Large hot water storage tank.


La Maison de la Rosairie : (attached to main house)  **

2 x glazed entrance doors from courtyard

Terracotta tiled floors

Open plan bedroom :  4824 x 4716      22.750m2

Double bed

Stone fireplace, Central heating radiator. Built in consumer unit cupboard

Leading to kitchen 2487 x 2279  5.668m2  complete with dishwasher , sink and storage cupboards, central heating radiator and electric wall heater.

Window overlooking front of property

Entrance door to en-suite   2458 x 0.910    2.215m2

Shower, toilet and built in handbasin with inset mirror, central heating radiator, smalll oval window

Rent value 485 euros per week   (sleeps 2)

La Colombier : (The gate tower) ***

Double entrance glazed doors from courtyard patio

Marble tiled floor

Kitchen /lounge diner   4712 x 4728     22.278m2

Dishwasher, hob, oven and extractor over a full range of kitchen units

Window overlooking the grounds and petang

Electric wall heater

Spiral stairs leading to first floor

Bedroom with timber floor   4811 x 3426       16.482m2

Double bed

Windows overlooking the grounds, petang and courtyard

Electric wall heater

Door leading to en-suite  1209 x 3942             4.766m2

Tiled floor

Shower, toilet and handbasin

Electric wall heater

Window overlooking the grounds and petang

Rent value 650.00 euros per week     (Sleeps 2)


La Maison du Marroniere :    ****

Large arched wooden entrance door leading from courtyard patio to the :

Kitchen.  3958 x 3657       14.474m2

Dishwasher and full range of kitchen storage cupboards, oven and hob with extractor. Built in microwave

Large double entrance doors leading to hallway and lounge/diner

Lounge / diner  4555 x 6659      30.332m2

Large stone fireplace

Glazed double doors leading to patio and courtyard

Glazed window overlooking courtyard

Electric wall heater

Beamed ceiling


Hallway :  11857 x 0894              10.600m2

Carpeted floor

Storage cupboard area with built in washing machine

Doors leading to all bedrooms and toilet room

Toilet:  1716 x 1693          2.905m2

Window to front of property

Toilet and handbasin

Bedroom 1:  4331 x 3042            13.175m2

Tiled floor

2 x Single beds

Handbasin wash area

Electric wall heater

Glazed double doors leading to patio and courtyard

Bedroom 2 :  3593 x 3003           10.790m2

Tiled floor

Double bed

Electric wall heater

Glazed double doors leading to patio and courtyard

Entrance door leading to en-suite  2583 x 2072       5.352m2

Shower and built in handbasin over Storage cupboards


Bedroom 3 :  5192 x 3735           19.392m2

Carpeted floor

Double bed

Electric wall heater

Glazed double doors leading to patio and courtyard

Double window overlooking the grounds

Built in consumer cupboard

Stone fireplace

Entrance door leading to en-suite   2611 x 2088      5.452m2

Tiled floor and walls

Built in handbasin over Storage cupboards

Bath with shower attachments and shower screen


Double window overlooking the grounds

Rent value 1130.00 euros per week     (Sleeps 6)


La Maison de Jardin :  (suitable for disabled) ****

Glazed double doors leading from patio into :

Kitchen :  4051 x 3442      12.944m2

Full range of kitchen units, oven,hob and extractor


Central heating radiator

Storage cupboard with washing machine and hot water storage tank

Lounge diner:   5616 x 7073       39.722m2

Terracotta tiled flooring

2 x glazed double doors leading to patio and courtyard

Central heating radiator

Entrance doors leading to ground floor bedroom and ground floor hallway

Ground floor bedroom:   5570 x 3.495           20.096m2

Terracotta tiled flooring

2 x glazed double doors leading to patio and courtyard

Central heating radiator

Double bed

Hallway:   5501 x 1862     10.243m2

Terracotta tiled flooring

Leading to ground floor shower room and stairs.

Shower room:  3182 x 3404       10.832m2

Anti slip tiled flooring

Large disabled friendly shower room

Toilet and hand basin and shower


Stairs leading to first floor hallway

Hallway:       4063 x 2658

                        8830 x 0.954

                        1637 x 2374

Total M2       23.109m2

Timber flooring

Entrance doors from hallway leading to bedrooms, family bathroom and store room. Built in clothes storage cupboard. Entrance door to the barn. Central heating radiator.


Family bathroom:  2550 x 2597            6.622m2

Tiled floor and walls

Toilet, built-In double basins over storage cupboards with inset mirror above

Bath with mixer tap and shower head

Central heating radiator

Velux skylight

Bedroom 2:             4754 x 2600             12.360m2

Timber floor

2 x single beds

Single window overlooking the courtyard

Bedroom 3:             3109 x 2691             8.366m2

Timber floor

2 x single beds

Single window overlooking the courtyard

Bedroom 4:             4776 x 2594             12.389m2

Timber floor

2 x single beds

Single window overlooking the courtyard

Bedroom 5:             4534 x 2783             12.618m2

Timber floor

1 x set of bunk beds

Electric wall heater

Storage room:        6360 x 9483             60.312m2   

Timber floor

2 x single windows overlooking the courtyard

Rent value1441.00 euros per week     (Sleeps 10)


Barn, Kitchen and plant room

Barn; ground floor (Wedding venue conversion possible)

NOTE: La Soliniere holds a grade 4 alcohol licence to sell beer, wines and spirits.  For sale by owner if wanted

Proposed reception area with seating and bar         15841 x 7609   120.530m2

2 x glazed entrance double sliding doors

Large area of concreted floor space

2 x 2000 ltr heating oil tanks

Stairs leading to first floor 

Entrance to cellar, store rooms, boiler house, proposed kitchen area and plant room

Cellar:   4003 x 3045         12.189m2

Steps leading down to cellar

Bottle storage racking

Ventilation shaft

Store room 1 (proposed staff room and oil storage tank room)

2995 x 5864

1964 x 3143

Total m2       23.726m2

Store area with concreted floor

Racking throughout

Entrance doors to store room 2 and boiler room

Proposed entrance doorway to swimming pool patio

Store room 2:  1915 x 1845        3.533m2

Store area with concrete floor

Storage racking throughout

Boiler room:   3379 x 1842         6.224m2

Large oil fired boiler

Wash down sink


Kitchen and food prep:

Hallway from ground floor barn leading to kitchen and pot wash and plant room    1451 x 3861 5.602m2

Plant room.   1839 x 3098           5.679m2

Large diesel generator wired to provide electricity to La Soliniere due to any possible power outage.

Consumer units 3 in number and proposed 3 phase to new barn and kitchen project.

Swimming pool filters and pumping system.

Control valves to swimming pool air source heat pump

Controls for swimming pool auto dosing of chlorine and PH minus

Consumer unit for pump house and ground water pumps

Pot wash room  (part completed)  3753 x 2141   8.035m2

Tiled floor

Dumb waiter access point

Large pot wash stainless steel sink

Heavy duty dishwasher

Stainless steel racking

Commercial kitchen: (part completed)  4719 x 7470          35.251m2

Tiled floor

Large extractor hood

Range of ovens, fryers and hot plates, grills

Double freezer, work benches and sinks etc

Glazed double doors leading to courtyard

Entrance to food prep room

Food prep room:  3836 x 2105              8.075m2

Tiled floor

Large double sink

Glazed double doors leading to courtyard

Food storage cupboard

Barn first floor and snooker room

Barn first floor (proposed restaurant eating area)  1967 x 7711  151.680m2

Timber floor

Large heavy beamed roof trusses

Entrance to snooker room and fire escape door

4 x Single widows overlooking courtyard

Dumb waiter station


Snooker room:  5101 x 7566      38.592m2

Carpeted floor

Built in seating

Full size snooker table

1 x treble size window overlooking grounds 1 x single window overlooking courtyard

Blackout blinds and central snooker light unit





A Charente style courtyard with central stone fountain around the group of gites and proposed restaurant / wedding venue.

Large heavy wooden gates leading out to the road at the front of the property (although rarely used)

Ornate metal gates under a stone arch leading to the main driveway into La Soliniere

Access to the grounds, pool and petang

Stone planting troughs and plants around perimeter of the courtyard all connected to a central watering system fed from the deep shaft well in the pump house.

Well with safety bars fitted to entrance. Large ornate hand water pump.

Lights around the perimeter of the buildings and spotlights around the fountain for night time effect


Swimming pool, Jacuzzi and sauna

Security fenced and gated swimming pool patio area

 22043 x 9696         213.730m2

Freshwater heated pool.  9 x 4    36.00m2

Fresh water supply hose reel

Pool equipment lockable storage room:       2549 x 2365             6.028m2

Racking to 1 x wall

All pool equipment

Chemical storage

Secondary pool heating system

Sauna and Jacuzzi room:  6673 x 4770             31.830m2

Entrance through glazed double doors

Large sliding glazed windows

Wooden slated flooring

Large inset heated Jacuzzi

Timber built sauna

Sitting area

Other outbuildings

Garden room:    2572 x 1444      3.714m2

Located in the grounds adjacent to the swimming pool area

Small tool shed for every day gardening

Racking and tool hanging



Workshop and side barns

Workshop:   8805 x 5246             46.191m2

Large blockwork-built workshop with secure gated and screened end tool store.

Large racking around inside perimeter walls

Work bench along one wall

Central workbench on castors

Plenty of power points and lighting from a dedicated consumer unit


Side barns

1 x open store for bricks, blocks and general machinery. Racking to perimeter

3267 x 2753                         8.994m2

2 x gated stores currently used to store garden mower and mini JCB along with pumps and tools etc   3267 x 1358 x 2    8.874m2

Racking to perimeter walls

Concrete hardstand outside

Pump house:  2182 x 1924         4.198m2

Consisting of:

1 x deep shaft well

Selection of fixed high pressure pumps

1 x garden watering pump for golf course watering unit fed from 2 points in the grounds

1 x grounds fountain pump which fills the lake with water

1 x recirculating pump from lake to grounds fountain

1 x small pump which feeds the statue in the centre of the lake

1 x shared pump which feeds the plant watering system

Control valves for each pump

Electrical control unit for each pump in conjunctions with controls in the plant room.


Green house 

Small greenhouse in the private garden complete with watering system

Other features

Full size tennis court with high fencing around perimeter

Long gravel driveway to property via electric gates

Boules court

Gated parking area with separate road entrance

Aipery – bee hives in secluded corner of grounds

Small orchard

Large number of feature trees in the grounds

Large grassed areas

Private gated and fenced raised bed vegetable garden

Large covered wood store

Large Petang fishing lake with an abundance of mirror and common carp.

Feature statue fountain in middle of lake

Fountain in grounds feeding lake via a stone stream.


Many extra items are available by negotiation

JCB mini digger



Pool robot

Please ask for details if of interest