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La Petite Maison Beautiful, Enchanting and loved

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 9 reviews

Gite | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

La Petite Maison with its calming decor and light oak furniture is the perfect place to relax and chill by the pool or just to sit and watch the world go by in this haven of tranquility. It is equipped to a very high standard and the pictures speak for themselves, although we are told the size and beauty of this accommodation is not seen to the full advantage in the photographs. Come and see for yourself and visit us a Maison du Ruisseau.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Royan 70 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 7 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bordeaux 98 km, Nearest railway: Angouleme 18 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Staffed property
Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The property has been furnished to the highest standard, maintaining many of the characteristics of the region including wooden beams and exposed Charentais stonework. Light oak furnishings and colour schemes reflect the peaceful and tranquil atmosphere of the grounds combined with soft luxurious furnishings making this a perfect holiday haven. The kitchen is fitted with oven, hob, fridge freezer, microwave, and dishwasher . Underfloor central heating is also provided in the property which includes sky freeview CD and DVD player. All linen and towels, tea towels including pool towels are provided free of charge. Use of the washing machine in the main house is also available.

Further details outdoors

Maison du Ruisseau, of which La Petite Maison is part, is surrounded by a beautiful stone wall for your privacy. It contains a very pretty cottage garden which is also completely private, but benefits from an orchard and field overlooking the countryside. The swimming pool to the rear of the property, which is 9 x 5 mts complete with security alarm, is accessed through large gates and up five steps.The property is not suitable for those with wheelchairs. And sorry no dogs as the owners have two cats.

The property is provided with patio tables and chairs for all the gites, they are located on the terrace and in the garden to ensure sun all day and early evening; it's ideal for eating breakfast, lunch and dinner outside. Sun loungers and umbrellas are also provided for the garden and the pool area. Each of the gites is equipped with a barbecue and tools for 'al fresco' dining. You have the use of two bikes and table tennis with a tennis court nearby.

The gites have their own parking area.

Further details

Our gite is family friendly with open plan living and gated access from the house to the garden. A welcome pack is included on arrival to include basic produce for your first night and breakfast the following morning. All towels, bed linen, tea towels and pool towels are provided free of charge . Access to Internet is provided via site-wide WiFi. The property is cleaned before you arrival and we ask that you leave the property as you found it, ready for the next guests. Bikes are available table tennis and badmington, with an area for ball games. Our gites are fully central heated and are strictly non-smoking. The pool is open from May to October. The pool is not heated and is shared between the three properties. It is fitted with a safety alarm in accordance with French law.

The Poitou-Charentes region

The Charente is a beautiful unspoilt area of France. Set in the heart of the Cognac vineyard region it is an excellent location to access many of the local towns and surrounding areas. The landscape is rich and varied with acres of sunflowers and vines. The climate is temperate and comfortable with an average temperature of around 25° but often reaching over 30°. We are ideally situated for visiting many of the regional activities of the area. Cognac is a 30 minute drive where you can visit many world famous distilleries. Or if you prefer, the picturesque vineyards of St Emillion are a pleasant hours drive away. Our nearest city is Angouleme inhabited from the year 600 and is the capital of the Charente. It is known as the "City of Festivals" set high above the old city walls with views for miles around. The festivals begin in January with the cartoon/comic strip event, the “Musique Metisses” in May, the classic car race and rallye, “Circuit des Remparts” in September and the piano festival, “Piano en Valois” in October just to mention a few. It is a lively and still very much "French" town with an abundance of excellent bars and restaurants for your pleasure.


Chateauneuf sur Charente is our closest town built in the plains and hills bordering the Charente with 3500 inhabitants. On market days Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays it is a place where people gather to sit and catch up in the local bars and cafes whilst leisurely shopping. There are two large supermarkets, three banks, chemists, bars, restaurants, doctors and a hospital. In the opposite direction is the town of Barbezieux St Hilaire which is larger than Chateauneuf with more restaurants a larger market and a hospital with an emergency department. Jonzac is just 15 minutes drive away where there is a large leisure complex with indoor and outdoor swimming, gym, solarium and spa. This pretty village has a market on Fridays and there are plenty of bars and restaurants to explore.

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Review 1-9 of 9

5 Jun 2013


"Comfortable accommodation and welcoming hosts"

We stayed in La Petite Maison for 3 nights on a short break from our home in Brittany where we also have a gite,.. so I guess we had an extra perspective on the visit as owners of a holiday property ourselves. The cottage fulfilled expectations and was of a high standard of comfort in terms of furnishings, facilities and equipment, with several thoughtful touches included. The gardens and surroundings were beautifully cared for, and the location peaceful, in a small hamlet just a few kilometres from Chateauneuf sur Charente. Les and Christine have the management of their holiday homes down to a fine art, with an office and presence on site whenever you might need them. I found them to be very helpful, professional and friendly at the same time.

11 Nov 2012


"Peaceful & relaxing with all the home comforts"

We were made to feel very welcome by Les and Christine from the moment we arrived. Their help and advice on where to go and visit was invaluable, highlights for us were Cognac, St Emillion, La Rochel… More

18 Sep 2012


"Peaceful and Elegant"

We have holidayed in France over the past 20 years but had never visited the Charente. Arriving at Le Petite Maison we soon realised that we had discovered a real gem. It is beautifully decorated, rea… More

15 Sep 2012


"5 * Accomodation & 5* Hosts"

We have just returned from a 4 night stay at La Petite Maison.It had everything we could possibly require - as described in the property information .. & all was fully functioning. We had a beautiful,… More

22 Aug 2012


"Perfect rural retreat"

We have just returned from a wonderful 2 week stay at La Petite Maison.The gite exceeded all our expectations, it is beautifully situated in the small hamlet of Chadeuil a few KM off the motorway runn… More

20 Aug 2012


"Amazing, relaxing week"

We stayed at the La Petite Maison after getting married in the Charente and we had the most amazing, relaxing week.We had planned to visit lots of places around France and use the Maison as a base, b… More

29 May 2012



We had a wonderful holiday. The accommodation was superb and the welcome was warm. Les and Christine did everything they could to ensure we enjoyed our stay without ever getting in the way. Les even rescued my barbecue when I bought lava briquettes instead of charcoal.

It's a great region to explore and the accommodation is set in a beautiful little village. The apartment furnishings are frankly a cut above what one expects from rented accommodation and things like WIFI access and SkyTV in the property are superb touches. It was great to be able to access the internet so we could plan trips etc.

I honestly don't think I could have spent my money any better!

31 Jan 2012


"Tranquility, comfort and thoughtful and welcoming hosts"

What a great holiday and what lovely accommodation!We were made so welcome and every need provided for. The home grown figs walnuts were very special. The gîte was lovely, the surroundings really pe… More

27 Jan 2012


"Accommodation is faultless, truly, we discussed it, and there's nothing we would change."

One week in the Petite Maison, Charente, what could be more perfect? Well, certainly, two weeks! Accommodation is faultless, truly, we discussed it, and there's nothing we would change. Christin… More

Review 1-9 of 9

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Les and Christine S.

  • 6 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:21 Jan 2015

Based in France

Languages spoken
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  • French
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