|Gites Du Marigné, La Petite Maison||Self Catering||Flexible||1||2||1||cot available|
La Petite Maison is set in a peaceful, rural hamlet yet is only a 5 minute drive from local shops and close to our local market town of Civray. The town has 2 weekly markets, a number of cafes, bars and restaurants and even has a quaint little cinema, showing the latest films in French and English. There are 2 excellent bakers and a charcuterie.
This charming Napoleonic cottage is set in 2 acres of gardens and meadow for you to explore and enjoy. Our large, heated pool, complete with comfortable sun loungers, cushions and parasols, provides the perfect way to relax in the sun. We enjoy a wonderful climate and are in one of the warmest and sunniest regions of France. There are plenty of fun days out locally, our guests have enjoyed the variety of cycling and walking paths, ( bicycles can be hired and delivered on site), canoeing on the mighty Charente river, visiting the famous Futuroscope or the nearby Valleé des Singes. We are within easy reach of Cognac with it's famous brandy tours and Chateaux, La Rochelle with it's lively seaside atmosphere, bustling and beautiful Bordeaux and the UNESCO world heritage site of St Emilion, for wine lovers. However, what many guests tell us is that they are quite happy to stay on site at Marigné, enjoying ball a game of petanque and relaxing by the pool in the peaceful and welcoming atmosphere. As we live on site, we are available to help with any queries or recommendations needed. We aim to provide a place where you can truly recharge your batteries in this little haven of tranquillity, allowing mind, body and soul to feel rested and rejuvenated. We pride ourselves on our commitment to help in any way we can to ensure our guests have a wonderful stay. La Petite Maison is one of 3 gites available at Gites du Marigné for hire all together or separately. This beautiful one bedroomed Napoleonic cottage has been renovated to a high standard but retains many original features and charm. Perfect for a romantic getaway or for those seeking quiet and peaceful solitude, it offers a rural idyll yet is still close to local amenities. Wifi is available and you will receive a welcome hamper on arrival. Well behaved pets are welcome.
Small but perfectly formed and traditional French kitchenette. Very well equipped, microwave and dishwasher, all crockery and glassware provided.
Living area with wood burner, tv, dvd player with a selection of films and books.
Beautiful, romantic double bedroom decorated in a vintage style.
En suite shower room.
The cottage has a heated towel rail in the bathroom and wood burner downstairs which keeps La Petite Maison warm and cosy during the colder months. Additional electric heaters are provided in cold weather.
La Petite Maison has it's own private garden and decked barbeque area with views across the meadow and of the pool area, the perfect place to watch the sun set on a warm evening. The cottage is set in over 2 acres of meadow and gardens with a play area, tennis net and petanque pitch for fun in the sun. The large, heated pool has plenty of sun loungers and parasols available. We keep organically fed chickens in an enclosed fruit orchard, fresh eggs are often available.
We have a car park for the use of our guests.
Suitable for couples and singletons. Cot available for one baby.
My partner Paul and I have dreamt of living in France for some years. We love France for it's wonderful climate, the space but especially the community feel, people looking out for each other. After looking at dozens of properties, we instantly fell in love with Marigné and have created a beautiful and charming rural idyll for our guests. We are very friendly and really enjoy meeting new people. We love the sense of freedom here, enjoying the garden and spending time with our dog and cats.
|Year property purchased||2017|
|Why this location?||Marigné offers all the peace of a rural location but is within a 5 minute drive of local amenities. The area is famous for it's sun-soaked climate and rolling fields of sunflowers, we are lucky enough to live right next to one. The nearby town of Civray has two weekly markets, a number of shops and beautiful old church set alongside the river Charente. Civray even has a music festival in the summer and a great bar with frequent live music. There are many marked hiking trails and the area is very popular for canoeing. For great days out with the kids, there are a number of lakes close by with a variety of activities, we are close to Vallee des Singes (Monkey Valley) and the famous Futuroscope. For a spot of culture, both Bordeaux and Paris are within 2 hours travel. For wine lovers the UNESCO world heritage site at St Emilion is also accessible and the beautiful coastline at La Rochelle is around 1.5 hours drive away. The area has something for everyone.|
|Unique benefits of property||La Petite Maison provides the perfect romantic getaway for couples or those seeking peaceful solitude. This charming Napoleonic cottage retains all the charisma of bygone times yet provides modern comfortable living for a relaxing, blissful holiday. The wood burner ensures cosy breaks are available all year round. Set in over 2 acres of meadow and gardens, there is a wonderful feeling of space but at the same time, a small, private garden and decked barbeque area provide a peaceful haven for guests.|
As the title suggests, the villages of Nanteuil en Valleé and Verteuil sur Charente are picturesque, beautiful places to visit around a 20 minute drive away. We love Verteuil for it's Chateau, the nearby delightful Demures des Roses with it's vintage shop, sweet tea room and fabulous ice cream. Nanteuil has a lovely garden walk and abbey, beautiful old buildings some of which date back to the 12th century.
The area is excellent for cycling along the many rural byways and riverside paths. Bike hire is available from www.bikehiredirect.com who will deliver and collect bikes directly from the gites for your convenience.
Our local town of Civray, a few minutes drive away, has two weekly market. Tuesday mornings the market has a large selection of locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables, local cheeses, fish, meat, clothing and gifts. Friday mornings the market sells mainly fresh produce.
Our local town of Civray is home to Lich bar, a real gem with very friendly service, a lovely open air courtyard and frequent live music.
City Ven does a great confit de canard and their café gourmand is a delight. O'Napoli is run by a lovely young French couple who serve the best pizza ever! Both are 5 minutes drive.
We really enjoyed our holiday at La Petite Maison. It is in a truly beautiful spot and Jeany and Paul were exceptional hosts, providing us with all we required. A lovely welcome basket was there for us and the fire had been lit. The cottage was cosy and clean with all you need for a holiday. It is ideally situated for trips to lots of different places. We enjoyed trips to Ile de Re, Cognac and Angouleme. There are also lots of very quiet lanes and greenways where you can walk your dog. A great holiday.
Dear Ian and Adam,
thank you so much for your lovely review, it means a lot to us to know our guests enjoy their stay. It was a pleasure to welcome you to Marigné and we hope to see you again in future.
With our very best wishes
Jeany and Paul
We had a lovely week at La Petite Maison.
It is a great little cottage and just the right size for a couple (and our dog).
The setting is peaceful and relaxing, just as we wanted it, and Jeany and Paul were on hand for any questions.
I would highly recommend Gites du Marigne if you want to put your feet up and breathe some fresh country air.
Clean, seamless less check in/out, no surprises as it is as described. The pool is lovely too and we made use of the private bbq in our garden.
Safe to say, we enjoyed it.
We stayed in La Petitie Maision during one of the hottest weeks of the year (38C!) and it remained cool and comfortable. A charming cottage equipped with everything needed to make the stay enjoyable and stress-free. Wonderful pool and large area for relaxing. The hosts, Paul and Jeany, could not have been more helpful and accommodating, providing easily the most comprehensive welcoming pack we have experienced to date! The Charente is a charming area of France, and the town of Civray has an interesting marked walking route for exploring the town.
Thank you so much for your lovely feedback Malcolm. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at La Petite Maison. We aim to provide a calm and peaceful environment for people to recharge their batteries in this idyllic setting. Thank you for commenting on the welcome pack, we put much thought into making a great impression and giving our guests the opportunity to fully relax straight into holiday mode!
We really hope you come and stay again in future.
With very best wishes
Paul and Jeany