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Quaint Rural Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

This quaint 2 bedroom cottage nestles on a hillside near the town of Civray. With attractive enclosed large garden , BBQ and covered terrace, it is ideal for al-fresco dining. 5 minutes walk is the river Charente, ideal for fishing and within 1Km there is a large swimming lake with beach and water slide. Cycling can be enjoyed in the surrounding area and bikes are supplied. For days out the town of Poitiers and Futurascope is about 1 hour's drive away and for the beach, La Rochelle is about 1.5 hours. .

Cycling can be enjoyed in the surrounding area and 4 bikes are supplied at the cottage. Also golf can be enjoyed in Poitiers. Or a short trip, about 1.5hrs to Jarnac and Cognac to visit Courvoisier or Remy Martin brandy distillery. There is a large swimming complex, inside and out with Wave machine, slides plus water sports on the adjoining lake at Angouleme which is about 45mins away. There is a new swimming pool complex just completed in Civray town centre.

More Details

Mr Chris Dicker
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

I have been to this Gite 5 times over the last 8 years - often for a month at a time - what more can I say.

The location is idilic, very quite so you have your own space. Your are close enough to the local town - a short drive so that you are not stranded or too remote. The local lake is fantastic and a well kept secret so even of the 'busiest' of days there is room for the family.

The Gite has all the basics that you can require and the beds are comfortable, if its cold there is a log fire - we have never had to use it. Highly recommended .
Aug 2013
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Nearest Airport
130 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
350 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
St Saviol
Nearest Beach
120 Kilometres
La Rochell
Car: recommended

Fishing from the local river Charante is within walking distance from the cottage, there is a large swimming lake with beach and water slide within 1km which also boasts a restaurant and bar. The town of Civray is about 6Km away which has many shops, restaurants, hotel, New swimming pool complex and supermarkets. Signed walking routes


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint-Macoux in Vienne

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:30 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Rustic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Shower, Basin and WC
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Cot available if required suitable for child 1 - 3 years. There is also a Futon bed in the main bedroom which can be used. Bunk beds are now split down into 2 single beds. A hairdryer is supplied.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 4 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(3 traveller reviews)

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Quaint Rural Cottage
average rating of 2.6666667 based on 4 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely holiday and house hunting trip the cottage was very well equipped and had everything we needed for our stay we will defiantly stay there again

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Thank you for your kind review we are pleased you enjoyed your stay and you will always be welcome back. Kind regards Chris and Lyn
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Maison mouche

  • 1 of 5

Absolutely infested with flies, had to get a farmer to move the sheep as they were 15 yards from the front door, this took him over a week to do! I had to threaten to report him to the mayor. Owner not interested said it had never happened before and said the sheep were always there. Rubbish, where there are sheep there are flies, we were all ill even though we were really careful not leaving food out. I took photos of all of it as proof, we could not eat outside and could not open the windows.THE FLY PAPERS WE PUT UP WERE BLACK WITH THEM, AVOID!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry that you were both ill and ran into a natural problem but I am glad that you had very good hot weather, however this is rural France as stated on the holiday web site, set in a village with farms around. This is the first complaint of this nature we have had in the 10 years we have had the cottage and there have always been sheep in the field opposite and the field next to the cottage. We were at the cottage just 3 days before and yes there were some flies as there always is in the country but not to any great degree. Some years flies are more of a problem than others in the summer as reported here in August on BBC 's Country File, Adam on the farm was having a similar problem with flies which he stated was due to the mild winter, an act of God. Our caretaker / cleaner was available but was not contacted and I am not sure what made you ill, however what I was expected to do about the flies whilst living in the UK I am not sure. I am not sure either what the Farmer had done wrong though to be reported to the local Mayor.
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Idéal pour se reposer

  • 2 of 5

Très calme, idéal si besoin de repos à la campagne, vélos à dispositions pour balades sympas, par contre tout est en anglais, que ce soit livres, jeux et même la télévision......

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. Most of our guests are from England and we have had only a few French and Dutch guests and we are English as well so unfortunately we have catered more for the English. Kind regards Chris Dicker
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint-Macoux, Poitou-Charentes

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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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