Bedrooms 2, Sleeps 4, Ratings 3 10/10
This location has multiple holiday properties
|Room name||Type||Sleeps||Bathroom||Prices from (per room per night)||Additional info|
|Room 1||Double Room||2||Private||€75||Single Occupancy 70 Euros|
|Room 2||Twin Room||2||Private||€75||Single Occupancy 70 Euros|
|Room 3||Double Room||2||€65||Single Occupancy 60 Euros|
|Room 4||Twin Room||2||€65||Single Occupancy 60 Euros|
La Maison des Grands Bambous looks forward to welcoming you to our extremely comfortable and well-apointed bedrooms with excellent mattresses, bedside lamps, clock radio, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. We can offer 2 en suite rooms (a double and a twin) and 2 with shared facilities also a double and a twin. Out of high season we can offer extra rooms located in 2 of our gites.
Breakfast is included and consists of the following:
Freshly squeezed orange and grapefruit juice, home made jams and marmalade and boiled eggs. Yogurts and warm bread and croissants from the local bakery. Coffee (regular or decaffinated) or tea (regular or fruit).
If you would like to dine with us, please let us know by 10 o'clock that morning. Meals are served either in the elegant dining room or on the terrace, or by the pool depending on time of year and weather conditions.
Any allergies, dietary requirements or dislikes should be highlighted on our Booking Form.
We are ideally located for touring or house hunting in the Cognac region and golfing breaks.
Should you need help or advice on purchasing or renovating property, you only have to ask. We can also help with local artisans.
Breakfast is included in the room rate. Table d'hôte dining is available and may be booked in advance or before 10am on the day of dining.
Please note that the kitchen and appliances are not available to B&B guests.
En suite rooms benefit from comfortable seating area with flat screen tv, French or English satellite tv channels, dvds etc.
Two with shared facilities in the main house - a double and twin.
Two en suite. One double and one twin - Available September to June in Oleander Cottage.
Shared bathroom in the house, exclusively for the B&B rooms - facilities consist of bath, shower, washbasin and wc. Plus additional separate wc.
From September to June, 2 en suite rooms are available in the self-catering accommodation.
Central heating in winter and fans in bedrooms in summer included in the price.
Dvds, books, board games, badminton and bicycles available.
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.
There is secure, off-road parking provided for each cottage and B&B guests
Suitable for all ages. Ground floor bedroom available for those with limited mobility.
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 FREE WIFI connection and take credit cards.
Peter and Sally have lived in the Far East, UK and Europe before settling in France in 2004. With a background in the Armed Services, finance and client services they moved to France to create a small business welcoming guests, visitors and friends from all over the world.<br/>We are well established in the area and can also help others seeking an escape from the pressured environment of UK.
|Year property purchased||2004|
|Why this location?||Wanted a country location amidst vines and small villages but with good access to autoroutes (A10 J34), TGV rail links (Angouleme) and airports La Rochelle, Bordeaux, Poitiers and Limoges.
Whilst in the countryside nearest town (Matha) 5 mins and Cognac 20 mins, Angouleme 35 mins, Saintes 35 mins, La Rochelle 70 mins and Bordeaux 90 mins.
Beaches, golf courses, children attractions, historic sites, wine and cognac tasting - all an easy drive for visits and days out.
|Unique benefits of property||We offer peace and tranquility, in beautiful gardens for all ages with excellent accredited accommodation, heated pool (April-October) and jacuzzi (all year). There is also the possibility of catered holidays or dinners/bbq by arrangement using local produce and fruit and vegetables from the garden. You just have to ask.
The property is ideal for couples, families or groups (up to 16 people) and we try to provide a home from home holiday.
Two ancient cities full of history found on the River Charente.
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.
The homes of the international cognac houses - Hennessy, Remy Martin, Martell Otard and Courvoisier, plus many other less well known brands.
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.
Beaches are 50-70 minutes drive away and provide a wonderful day out.
A visit is not to be missed for history, the aquarium, excellent restaurants, boat trips to Fort Boyard and Ile d'Aix
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.
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.
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.
La Rochelle Saturday Market is an experience not to be missed.