Converted House for Holidays in the Charente - PM004960

Villiers-Couture (37km from Cognac), Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes Reference: PM004960 Advertiser since: 5 September 2016
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Maison Muguet Self Catering Flexible 5 12 2

About this property

Stunning Country House in Tranquil Surroundings. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Welcome to Maison Muguet a typical charentais style oak-beamed longère house, sleeping up to 12 guests with a private 10m x 5m seasonal pool in the beautiful quiet and tranquil French countryside.

The owners have sympathetically renovated this stunning property for you to enjoy. There are 5 bedrooms, 4 doubles and 1 family room with 2 large singles and a bunk bed (sleeps max 12), 1 bathroom on the ground floor and a large shower room on the first floor, a very well equipped kitchen diner with dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave, Tassimo coffee-machine and a separate light and airy lounge area, with leather sofas. One of the double bedrooms and the bathroom with over the bath shower is on the ground floor for anyone who has trouble with stairs.

The outside area includes a private 10 x 5 m alarmed swimming pool in a large garden, outside dining area, bbq and plenty of space to play and relax. Table tennis, swings and badminton net are in the grounds for you to use. New for 2019 pétanque court, trampoline and swing and slide play centre.

Shops, cafes and restaurants are a short drive away on roads that you barely see a passing car.

The owners live on-site and are available should you need any help or advice. They have family pets. Three small dogs which are not allowed in the guests areas and a cat who loves meeting people.




Kitchen and dining

A well equipped kitchen with table and seating for up to 12 people.
Tassimo Coffee-machine

Living rooms

Large and spacious living area with English or French tv/dvd and internet.


Five bedrooms in total which includes 4 doubles and 1 family room with 2 large singles and a bunk bed. One double bedroom is on the ground floor.
One travelcot is available on request (bedding not provided)


One bathroom with an over-shower in bath (ground floor)
One Italian style walk-in shower with 2 separate toilets upstairs.


Electric heating.

Woodburner for use in winter season only (October to April). Logs available to purchase at 10€ a basket.



Garden and outside

Private 10 x 5m pool
Patio with table and chairs for 10 plus 2 extra
Swings for older children
Table tennis
Swing and slide play centre for up to 8 years
Pétanque court

Parking and garages

Parking area on grounds (loading and unloading in front of house only)

Visitor suitability

Downstairs double bedroom and bathroom for guests that do not wish to use stairs.

Suitable for children. We have a child gate at the top of the stairs and the windows upstairs have child locks for your use if required.

The pool is alarmed but all children must be supervised by an adult in this area at all times.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Most Sundays Local Towns and Villages
Distance: 1 km


Family activities


Name and address of nearest golf course: Cognac
Distance: 40 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Local Woods

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Vignoble Roland Vilneau Le Treuil 4 rue Saint Vincent 16140 Verdille website
Distance: 15 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Zoe Thurston-Hodge

My name is Zoe and my husband Peter and I moved from Surrey to France in 2015 with our daughter to start our new adventure. We renovated this longere for a year and a half and now enjoy renting part of the property for guests to relax and unwind in the peaceful countryside of the Charente Maritime in rural France.

Year property purchased 2015
Why this location? If you enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside and want to really relax with your family and friends then this is the property for you. Our home is in a small hamlet next to fields and woodland. We have a local shop 2 minutes by car where you can get bread and supplies and we are only a short 8 minute drive to a village called Nere for the bakers, butchers, cashpoint, pharmacy and a local bar/bistrot. For larger supermarkets 20 minutes in Aulnay or Chef Boutonne. We are half an hour from beautiful Cognac on the river where numerous shops, cafes and restaurants can be found.
Unique benefits of property Light and airy property for up to 12 people.
Peaceful location
10 x 5 m private pool alarmed
Washing Machine
Charcoal BBQ
Table Tennis

The Owner Recommends

La Rochelle and Aquarium

Another good family day plus shopping for the adults! Beautiful Harbour area.

Monkey Park

Amazing day out for the family...take a picnic.


Lake with fishing, picnic area and swimming 10 minutes from us.


Cognac houses
Canoes kayaking

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 9
  • Local Amenities: 6
  • Setting: 9
  • Value for Money: 9
9.5 / 10 SusanB 19 June, 2018

Maison Muguet is an absolutely fabulous place to stay. The house itself is finished to an excellent standard, spotless and has everything you need for an enjoyable stay. From a well equipped kitchen, games, dvds and books for entertainment indoors and the fabulous swimming pool, child climbing frame, swings and trampoline outdoors, to the big airy bedrooms and comfortable beds, we really couldn't have found a better holiday home to rent.

The owners, Zoe and Peter were fabulous hosts and kept us right about the area, places to go and even helped my poor sister see a doctor when she got tonsillitis. They are very warm and welcoming people and they couldn't do enough for us.

My only slight criticism would be the location in relation to bigger supermarkets and attractions. We had to drive a while each day to get to large supermarkets or for things to do, but to be fair, this is advertised when reading about the property. There is a shop a short drive from the house, which is stocked quite well.

If you are after a relaxing break, lots of lovely weather, ease of booking with lovely people and use of a large holiday house in the Charente Maritime region, Maison Muguet is the place for you!