|La Maisonette||Self Catering||Flexible||2||6||1||There are two single beds in the living room.|
A well equipped 2 bedroomed gite in the countryside, surrounded by fields, perfect for local walk, bike rides or a quick trip to the local town for markets, bars and restaurants.
The seasonal swimming pool is 10m x 5m with plenty of sunloungers, access to the pool is through child proof gates. There is plenty of seating and a bbq in front of the gite.
The kitchen has a gas hob, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher (dishwasher tablets supplied), fridge-freezer, kettle and toaster. Plenty of crockery and cutlery, glassware and pots and pans. There is a small log burner in the large fireplace with an island and table and chairs. Cleaning materials are supplied.
A welcome hamper of local wine, cheese, milk, bread and butter is supplied at no extra cost.
The living room has 2large sofas, rocking chair, large dining table with 6 chairs, bookcase with plenty of books to choose from. Tv, dvd and selection of boardgames also free wi-fi. Log burner incase it gets a bit chilly.
There are 2 double bedrooms, both have double beds, wardrobes, drawers, mirrors and fresh bed linen.
Both rooms have fans for the hot evenings and there are also electric radiators incase it's chilly. You can find a hairdryer in the cupboard on the landing.
For those mature guests, the top of the stairs is quite low and it is necessary to duck slightly before reaching the landing.
The shower room is on the first floor with toilet, radiator etc, all newly renovated. Towels are provided but pools towels are supplied at an extra cost.
There is a small amount of shampoo, conditioner and shower gel so you start your holiday without immediately going to the shop.
There is a logburner in both the living room and kitchen with a radiator in both bedrooms and the shower room.
There is a tv where you can watch English and French, dvd player, books, boardgames, free wi-fi.
There is a private stone covered area enclosed for privacy, a bbq, shared garden with pool, small wooded area. There are large fields close by perfect for walking and cycling.
Please note the swimming pool is seasonal (not heated).
There is plenty of parking for 2 cars, no garage available.
Everyone is welcome.
Additional single beds
Cot beds available
Glenn and I (Sue) bought this back in 2015, initially we wanted a holiday home and really love this part of France, we started with doing up the first cottage and now it's finished we can't wait to start the next project. We travel back and forth to France, hopefully intend moving out in a couple more years. The kids love the swimming pool and the dogs love the woodland.
|Year property purchased||2015|
|Why this location?||We loved the scenery, the peace and quiet, never get tired of seeing all the fields with their different crops, my favourite is the sunflowers. We are close to the villages of Aulnay and Matha with Saint Jean d'Angely only 10 minutes drive. The seaside is less than an hour away, lots of lovely beaches all along the coast.|
|Unique benefits of property||The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen, a newly renovated shower room, it's peaceful and quiet, there is a large garden to play games of badminton, the swimming pool lies just behind the cottage with plenty of outdoor seating.|
Ideal place to visit, lovely view, architecture, restaurants and ports with plenty of shops.
Is only 30 minutes drive, famous for it's distilleries which you can take a tour round, lovely views of the river and plenty of nice restaurants.
All along the coast from Ile de Re, Ile D'Oleron, Fouras, Fort Boyard, Royan are lovely beaches to visit and all less than an hours drive.
This is only 30 minutes drive away and has plenty to see, there are Roman ruins, shops restaurants, and a market on Saturdays.
The local town is only 10 minutes drive away, it has a market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. There are plenty of restaurants and cafes to explore. There are large supermarkets on the outskirts.
Very good, staircase not suitable for people with mobility problems, bathroom upstairs.
Thank for your review and comments regards the staircase, it is quite low, I will add that onto our website to make guests aware.
Sue and Glenn
La Maisonette was a lovely base for a relaxing break. Sue and Glen were warmly welcoming and great hosts. The gite itself was very comfortable and had everything we needed. The pool area is lovely and a great place for the children to enjoy. Shops only 10 minutes away and easy to access plenty of the things that the Charante Maritime has to offer. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend or return.
Thank for your review and so pleased you enjoyed your stay.
Kind regards Sue and Glenn
Driving through the vast countryside into the hamlet was breathtaking only to receive a lovely welcome from Glenn and Sue. La Maisonette is nestled in the grounds where once stood an 18th century farm and is bustling with character, history seeping from every room.
Lovingly and sympathetically restored, Glenn and Sue have worked hard to provide everything a visitor needs or wants making their stay a pleasurable and memorable one. From the private courtyard or access to over an acre of grounds and a beautiful walled pool area you could explore the local are or just sit, relax and take in the suns rays in comfort.
Fancy a walk? there are miles of paths and quiet country roads to wander sharing your time with the wildlife that roams through the fields and skies. I was lucky enough to see wild deer wandering through the trees.
So much to see if you fancy taking a drive, explore Cognac, stroll down the rivers edge and taste the famous brandy from Hennessy, Martell, Otard, Camus and Remy Martin or visit La Rochelle marvelling at the medieval houses in this coastal city.
Our stay in La Maisonette was made all the more memorable when we could come home to a sun kissed pool and hear the birdsong all around us. Thank you Glenn and Sue for letting us stay in your lovely house.
My husband and I stayed at La Maisonette with our toddler from August 5th to 12th 2018. We thoroughly enjoyed the week at this beautiful cottage. It was exactly as described on the website and from photographs. The cottage was well equipped: full kitchen, gas hob, oven, lots of cutlery, cooking pans, utensils, plates etc. Very clean and comfortable. The bathroom has plenty of hot water and a comfortable shower. Lovely pool to enjoy in the hot weather. Sue and Glen are wonderful hosts. They're extremely friendly, very happy to help if there is any problem. Open to any questions and have lots of detail and information about the area. La Maisonette is an ideal spot to base yourself for day trips and exploring Charente. Rochefort, Fouras and La Rochelle are all within easy reach. We would happily come back to La Maisonette again.
Thank you for the review, so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again.
Glenn and Sue