Luxury 4* Cottage rental in Charente - PC005443

Echallat (15km from Jarnac), Charente, Poitou Charentes Reference: PC005443 Advertiser since: 2 March 2015
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
The Courtyard at Ste Catherine Maison Cachee Self Catering Flexible 1 4 1

About this property

4 Star Cottage Sleeping 2 Adults and 2 Children . This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

With one open plan bedroom sleeping up to 4 this property has 4 stars from the Tourist Board and is fully inspected, registered and insured. This beautifully renovated cottage dates to 1786 and was the kitchen and grain store of the Priory of Ste Catherine de la Champs. It is attached to the main house but has its own entrance and garden. Private parking, UK and French Freesat and wi-fi. Shared Heated Pool open 1st may - 31st Sep



Kitchen and dining

Full kitchen with oven, hob, microwave, Tassimo, filter coffee-machine, kettle, toaster, washing machine, dishwasher. Wood burning stove and dining table and seating for 4 plus highchair.

Living rooms

Open plan living room with the kitchen dining area and a comfy sofa and armchair, Flat screen tv, dvd and iPod docking.


One large family suite of 2 adjoining rooms, (no door) with king size bed, 2 singles and a cot. There is also a sitting area upstairs with sofa and dvd player..


Shower room with 900 corner shower, toilet and basin,


Upstair electric radiators, heated towel rail in bathroom and downstairs wood burning stove.


Flat screen tv, dvd, wi-fi, iPod docking, heated pool May-Sep, children's play area.

Garden and outside

Private garden with outdoor seating, loungers, table and chairs and Weber bbq. Shared heated pool open 1st may - 31st September

Parking and garages

Private off-road parking space

Visitor suitability

Child and pet friendly - Pets require prior discussion and we reserve the right to refuse


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool

* Vet details: Beau Lever Rouillac. Pets accepted with prior discussion but not in High Season.



Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: River
Name of nearest fishing location: Charente River
Distance: 10 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: St Brice
Distance: 10 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Des Bouchauds
Distance: 4 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: 1


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Remi Landier
Distance: 4 km

Wine tasting and cookery

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Stephanie May

We are Steph, Charlie and Finn May.

Year property purchased 2007
Why this location? In the heart of the Golden Triangle of the Fins Boius Cognac producers of the Charente we are nestled amongst vineyards and sunflowers. We have a glorious micro climate and there are so many activities you can do as much or as little as you like.
Unique benefits of property This historical building was formerly part of the priory of Ste Catherine de La Champs. Beautifully restored we have 4 stars from the Chambre de Tourisme. We are in a nature reserve so you can have rural tranquiility not more than 5 minutes by car from the nearest town.

The Owner Recommends


This fantastic city has a history steeped in print making and chocolate! Take a full day to drive around the remparts, eat in the old town, visit the cartoon museum and buy chocolate!