This typical Charantaise house is divides into two Gites, the Maison de Maitre and the Maison de Maitresse. The Maitre exudes French charm and character with many stylish features which have been restored to a high standard. The stone walled fireplace, wood burning stove, oak beams and limestone-tiled floors evoke a previous era but with all the benefits of modern living incorporated within the bespoke kitchen. This beautiful, Charentais house is set within a garden of established trees, an orchard filled with apple, pear, plum and cherry trees with its own private swimming pool for the exclusive use of the two gites. The Pool is protected and heated by an Abri which maintains the temperature at 28 to 30 C. The Gite is situated in a peacefully rural setting, with a wealth of tourist sites, activities and attractions to suit the whole family, close by. The market town of Civray, with a 12th century Romanesque church, situated on the Charente river is within walking/cycling distance from the house, holding markets twice weekly. Walking, cycling, Zip wires, tree top walks and canoeing are all within a short distance plus a plethora of unspoilt, historic villages/towns to explore. The Gites can be booked as two self contained houses or as one to accomodate larger groups.
- House1399 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay1 - 7 nights
3 bedroom, two bathrooms, in large gardens with pool
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- 14 Jul 2018
What makes this House unique
Should you require a larger Gite the Maitre and the Maitresse ( code 6897341) can be rented as one subject to availability and price prorata. This allows for 5 doubles, three bathrooms and a small bunk room.
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Very welcoming hosts and a beautiful place to stay
From the moment we booked this property nothing could have been too much trouble for our host Miche and Adrian. Upon arrival we were certainly not disappointed. Masion de Maitre's large rooms are furnished with a mixture of antique and contemporary furniture in great style. The beautiful kitchen/living room is very well equipped and the icing on the cake was the lovely meal awaiting us upon arrival, plus a fridge stocked with goodies to ease us into the holiday mood! The gardens surrounding the property were beautiful and the pool and sundeck so inviting it was hard to drag ourselves away. However we managed it and found Civray to be sleepy little town with all the basic amenities one needs and one or two good restaurants. A visit to Poitiers is also recommended should you feel the need for 'bright lights'. All in all a wonderful location and fantastic hosts. Thank you for letting us share your lovely home. We hope we can visit again sometime.
We know from our own experience how precious holiday time is and it has always been our aim to create an environment enabling each holiday experience to be memorable and special.
This review makes it all worthwhile and we are delighted to have had the opportunity to host such appreciative guests. Thank you.
Harmonious, Gentle sway to Life
If you are looking for a little taste of Shangri-La with a simple yet classy touch look no further than this quaintly contained paradise. My family and I arrived at this beautiful Gite and received such a personal and warm welcome from Miche and Adrian the Hosts. Miche had prepared a tasty lasagne and a home grown salad accompanied by a delicious Pear Torte! the fridge was stocked with cheese and croissants and wine and yummy strawberry jam.....it was an exceptional first impression! The willingness to help in any given situation and the openness we received from these gorgeous hosts was unforgettable!!! We will certainly be steering many more people in your direction so that they can too experience their little taste of heaven!! Thank you so much once again for making our stay memorable!
Having such delightful guests makes our job all the easier! Thank you.
There are many attractions within a short drive including Monkey Valley, Futuroscope theme park, the world famous "Puy du Fou", Condac canoe centre, the Planet of the Crocodiles, the Val de Vienne motor racing circuit and Velo railing to name a few.
Places to visit such as the historic towns of Poitiers and Angouleme with all the city attactions are within an hours drive.
Cognac and Bordeaux are close with wine and cognac tours. available
There are many historic towns within the area with Roman archeological sites in Saintes and Sanxay.
La Rochelle and many coastal resorts are within easy reach.