Three Cottages for rental in Matha

9.7/10
Matha, Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes Reference: PM002768_C Advertiser since: 17 August 2010

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Bambou Garden Self Catering Saturday 2 4 2

About this property

Bambou Garden Cottage shared Heated Pool and Jacuzzi. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

EASTER PROMOTION - 10% discount between 20 Mach to 2 April 2016

We have 3 beautifully appointed cottages which are extremely comfortable and have been renovated to a high standard with electric central heating. Each cottage is for 4 persons comprising 2 double en suite bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin).
All linen, towels (beach available on request) and cleaning materials, including toilet rolls, black sacks, dishwasher, washing machine products, and toilet cleaner are provided. 
 
Each cottage has its own private terrace, garden with garden furniture, barbecue facilities and secure parking. Two cottages can be joined together for bigger groups. The other cottage has a bedroom situated on the ground floor for ease of access.

There is a large enclosed tranquil garden which is ideal for small children. The walled heated pool has large terrace, housing Jacuzzi, shaded bar and barbecue area. Bicycles are available for hire. 
 
We are open all year and also do B&B and short breaks out of season, including Christmas and New Year. If you do not fancy cooking we can provide dinner (by arrangement) for all guests using fruit and vegetables from our garden and local produce. Please note we take credit cards. 
 
Set amongst vineyards and fields of sunflowers, we are ideally situated for visits to Cognac, Saintes, Angouleme, Royan and the airports of La Rochelle, Poitiers and Angouleme, as well as many charming French market towns, churches, gardens and historic sites.
 
We also offer Cognac Discovery Tours of local distilleries and wineries. This provides the opportunity to taste local cognacs, after dinner with us and appreciate the different flavours of individual cognacs, which go into making the blended cognacs from the major international houses. You can then decide which distilleries you would like to visit.  It also provides the opportunity to take home a few bottles of your favourites at very reasonable prices to help in these tough economic times!

30% deposit (non-refundable) at time of booking with balance 6 weeks before arrival date.
150€ breakages (or £100 cheque) deposit paid on arrival, returned after one week.
Property to be left in same state and level of cleanliness as found on arrival
 
5% DISCOUNT on all self catering holidays if booked before 21 FEBRUARY 2015.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The well equipped kitchen has oven, hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, kettle, toaster, coffee-maker plus a very extensive range of crockery and utensils.
All cleaning products, black sacs, toilet rolls, dishwasher and washing machine tablets and liquids, plus wide range of general cleaning products are provided.

Living rooms

The spacious open plan living area is furnished to a superior standard consisting of sofas, chairs, dining area and kitchen

Bedrooms

Each cottage has 2 double en suite bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin), excellent mattresses, bedside lamps, clock-radio and hair dryer. Fans and anti-mosquito plug-ins are provided in the summer

Bathrooms

Each bedroom has an en suite shower room wih shower basin and wc.

Heating

Electric central heating in the cooler and winter months is included in the price. The seemingly higher winter prices reflect the heating provided

Entertainment

There is satellite tv (French and English) with dvd player, radio cassette/dvd player, selection of dvds for all ages, books and board games.

Garden and outside

There is a large fully enclosed and secured terrace which houses the heated pool, jacuzzi, shaded bar and bbq area.
The fully enclosed, large garden provides badminton and space for youngsters to run around or kick a football about.
Bikes are available for cycling on the hundreds of kilometres of country and wide roads through the vineyards.

Parking and garages

There is secure, off-road parking provided for each cottage and B&B guest.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for all ages.

Information about any additional facilities

We are open all year, including Christmas and New Year, and are ideal for short breaks. We can house groups of up to 16, fully catered if preferred, B&B, table d'hote dinners using fruit and vegetables from the garden and local produce.

We have wi-fi connection and take credit cards.

Facilities

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Shared pool

Activities

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Freshwater
Name of nearest fishing location: Lales and rivers
Distance: 7 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Cognac
Distance: 15 km

Gym/spa

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Lucheville
Distance: 9 km

Organic produce/dining

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Etape du Cognac

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Louzignac

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: La Maison des Grands Bambous

The Owner Recommends

Angouleme and Saintes

Two ancient cities full of history found on the River Charente.

Bordeaux

Only 90 minutes away this World Heritage Site is a must if you have the time. International shops, wonderful buildings, culture, restaurants, wine and pavement cafes.

Cognac and Jarnac

The homes of the international cognac houses - Hennessy, Remy Martin, Martell Otard and Courvoisier, plus many other less well known brands.

Cognac and Pineau Tasting

Hundreds (literally) of cognac and pineau producers to choose from in the area. Tasting is free and you can choose your favourite to take home. Pineau is grape juice with eau de vie added and then matured in barrels for no less than 18 months.

Days out at the Coast

Beaches are 50-70 minutes drive away and provide a wonderful day out.

La Rochelle

A visit is not to be missed for history, the aquarium, excellent restaurants, boat trips to Fort Boyard and Ile d'Aix

Local restaurant to Michelin starred

A choice of local family run restaurants within 2km to Michelin starred restaurants 20 mins drive away. Also see our website for independent reviews of our table d'hote dining.

Nearest market

Matha/Cognac 7km

Nearest restaurant

Coucoussac 2km

Oysters and Seafood

Marennes and Ile d'Oleron - the centre of the oyster and mussel culture. Best seafood found at Fouras - go to the fish market, armed with a tray from the bar opposite the market and order your oysters to be opened from one of the stalls, buy your shrimps, prawns, whelks, winkles, crab and langoustines ready to eat and the bar will provide the lemon, butter bread and your drinks - all at a fraction of the cost at a restaurant.

Saintes, Rouillac, Matha

The first Monday in the month is the enormous street market in Saintes. The 27th of each month is the very large market in Rouillac, including livestock The first Friday in the months sees the market/fair in Matha.

1 Review
9.7/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 8
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
9.7 / 10 Lindsay16cats 12 July, 2015

Run by Sally and Peter who couldn't do enough for you. This is not a holiday for a family that want an adventure holiday, but if you want quality time with your family relaxing, enjoying a beautiful setting it's amazing. You will return home very chilled out, which I think tells myself and my family we have had a great holiday.

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