Lac de Maison
About the home
Run by Anna and Simon Davey, 2 award winning critically acclaimed ex- restaurateurs, Honeysuckle cottage is set on a complex of gites set in a 4 acre oasis of tranquillity within the French countryside yet only a couple of miles from 2 well equipped villages.
The cottage is newly renovated, well equipped and furnished to a high standard. Your hosts are on site to ensure that you have a great holiday and offer such services as pamper days, home-cooked meals, host BBQ, high teas, baby sitting and baby equipment. Within the grounds there is a nicely decked solar heated pool, children’s play area, childrens play-barn, bikes of all shapes and sizes, various sports equipment and plenty of quiet shady spots to chill out, read a book or have a glass of wine. The surrounding area has something for everyone, excellent cycling and walks, golf, historical buildings, animal parks, theme parks, fishing, go-kart, quad bikes, shopping in Poitiers, thalassotherapy in La Rochelle, lake beaches locally and main beaches just over 1 ½ hours drive.
Honeysuckle has electric heating and a wood burner. Anti-allergy pillows and duvets provided. All twin beds can be made up as a double on request. The gite can be child proofed on request, including safety locks, bed guards, stair gates. Baby equipment can be provided on request, we have cots, stroller, bumbo, potty, high chair, steriliser, cutlery, baby monitor, changing mat, baby bath, baby den – please let us know what you require when you book. We can also provided baby sitting services. Complimentary welcome pack included in the price (butter, milk, tea, sugar, bread, cheese and wine).
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||La Rochelle, 122km|
Nearest amenities: 3km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed Property|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||CD player, Pool / Snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set, Trampoline|
Further details indoors:
Honeysuckle - 4 bedrooms (sleeps 8 + cots)
Spacious modernised two storey farmhouse. Large hall way. Bathroom - bath with shower over, WC, basin, cupboards. Bedroom 4 - twin bed room with bedside table and lighting, wardrobe, mirror, chest of drawers. Large well equipped kitchen/diner with seating for 8, sofa area, kitchen with washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, kettle, toaster, crockery, glasses, cooking pans, cooking utensils. Large cooker/range. Large lounge with 2 x sofas for 3, comfy chair, wooden chair and beanbag, TV with English satellite, DVD player, music system, books games. Coffee table, Wood-burner. Upstairs: Bedroom 1 - large room with kingsize bed, built in wardrobe, 2 chest of drawers, mirror, bedside tables with side lights. Bedroom 2 - double room with wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside tables with lighting and mirror. Bedroom 3 - large twin bed room with bedside table and lighting, wardrobe, mirror, chest of drawers. Shower room- large shower, WC and basin.
Further details outdoors:
Large communal gardens, the gite has it's own semi - private area with garden furniture and BBQ. We have 4 adult bikes and 6 children's bikes on site, a football goal, badminton, swingball, boules, giant Jenga, Twister, trampoline, Swing/slide set, table tennis, table football and hammocks. Shared solar heated pool (5 metres by 10 metres). Covered paddling pool. Various outdoor toys
The Poitou-Charentes / Vendee / Vienne region
The city of Poitiers is less than half an hour away with its stunning architecture, cosmopolitan cafés and restaurants, and great shopping. Slightly further afield the chic seaside resort of La Rochelle is only an hour and a half’s drive, with its interesting Medieval and Renaissance architecture in the fortified old town.
To entertain the children, a trip to Futuroscope at Poitiers is a must. It is an amazing cinema park dedicated to the moving image. Futuroscope has over twenty theme-based attraction areas spread across 60 hectares. Another great theme park - Puy du Fou - offers a voyage through history, featuring gladiators, Vikings, medieval city, market town, & biggest stage in the world with extravagant technical effects and 1,000 actors.
Animal parks are also a great hit with children and adults alike. There are several in the area, including Monkey Valley, Le Planete des Crocodiles, Ile de Serpents and La Vallée des Cerfs.
For the more active visitors, there is no shortage of activities including walking and cycling, fishing and go karting.
Golfers are also very well catered for as there are many great golf courses in the area, most notably Chateau des Forges just a couple of miles down the road!!
A wide variety of activities can be found at the Golf Club Château des Forges, leading to a warm, friendly and relaxing atmosphere for all the family.
The Benassay area
The nearby villages of Benassay and Vasles have great facilities with restaurant, café bar, cinema, chemist, hairdressers, general store, butchers, weekly market and an excellent boulangerie for your fresh croissant and bread for breakfast.
How to get there
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Lac de Maison is situated a short distance from the village of Benassay on the edge of the Vienne region and within a mile of Deux Sevres.
The information below is provided for your information. Full travel details will be provided at the time of booking.
Our GPS coordinates are:
Caen & St Malo
(less than 4 hours)
Poitiers (Ryan Air)- 25 minutes drive.
La Rochelle (Easy jet & Flybe) - 1 hour 25 minutes drive.
Limoges (Eayjet & Flybe) - 2 hours
Activities near Benassay
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
03 Sep 2012
For our third year running we made our way through the Eurotunnel to visit Anna and Simon at Lac-de-Maison. "It's a long journey but definitely worth it" said our 13 year old son as the familar green barn came into sight. We stayed in the 2 bed Buttercup cottage this year which as always was sparkling clean and fully equipped with everything you could need. The weather was fabulously hot for the whole 2 weeks so of course the swimming pool was put to good use. The new play barn with the air-hockey, pool table and table football was a hit with our 13 year old as were the dressing up clothes and Wii Sing with our 2 girls age 6 and 4. The girls also love collecting the eggs in the morning, riding and grooming the ponies and of course playing with Honey the dog. A bike ride to lunch at the local golf club is a great way to sepnd a few hours. And yes, I did get to spend a couple of hours on my own reading a book in the hammock whilst husband played golf and the girls played with their new friends - now how many family holidays can you do that on? We tried a couple of new day trips out this year. Puy du Fou is a theme park but with live shows including a Bird of Prey ballet with 150 birds and a full size Roman Coloseum with charioteers and 8 lions- quiet a spectacle! Green Venice was our second trip which was absolutely beautiful. Spend the day discovering the waterways with an English speaking gondalier and then relax in one of the many restaurants. Then of course you come home to one of Anna and Simon's delicious restaurant quality meals and relax at your gite under the most amazing stars you will ever see! The bbq's on a Monday evening are a great way to meet your fellow guests and of course to enjoy Anna and Simon's food. If you're lucky Simon might even add in a little after-dinner amusment - not sure who enjoyed the space hopper race the most - the children or the adults! We absolutely love our holidays at Lac de Maison so much so that we are going again next year for 3 weeks! I guarantee that you will leave feeling fully relaxed and batteries recharged.
15 Jun 2012
Fantastic accommodation! Great facilities! We have an 8 month baby and two teenagers who were all keep fully occupied during our stay! From pool in the games room and boules, table tennis outside to... more
16 May 2012
We arrived, exhausted at beautiful Lac De Maison after an epic trip - the overnight ferry and minor roads down through La Belle France - and were met with relaxed kindly smiles and warm greetings... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low||6 Apr 12||2 Jun 12||£ 525||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid||2 Jun 12||30 Jun 12||£ 975||-||-||1 Week|
|High||30 Jun 12||1 Sep 12||£ 1325||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid||1 Sep 12||29 Sep 12||£ 975||-||-||1 Week|
|Low||29 Sep 12||3 Nov 12||£ 525||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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