Maison du Jardin
Gite | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
A hidden gem in the midst of Maison du Ruisseau. Maison du Jardin is the largest of the three gites set in the front courtyard of the complex overlooking the orchard. The look of surprise from clients is a joy when shown this property. It has three double bedrooms, two bathrooms and separate w/c. The attractive coloured beams and open plan living area incorporates the sitting room, dining and kitchen area with the staircase to the upstairs mezzanine twin bedroom. The gite has under-floor central heating throughout. Sky freeview CD & DVD. The kitchen is fully equipped to include electric cooker, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine/tumble dryer. The main double bedroom is decorated to ensure that comfort and style are priority. With a leather bed and drapes, plenty of storage to include walk-in wardrobe and large en-suite facilities. The second double bedroom comprises of twin beds, light oak furniture with a large built in wardrobe This, and the second bathroom with bath/shower and wc, is a recent addition to Maison du Jardin and completely enhances the existing property. It benifits from a safe private terrace ideal for families or those wanting privacy.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Royan 70 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||7 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bordeaux 98 km, Nearest railway: Angouleme 18 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|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, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Maison du Jardin is the largest of the three gites set in the front courtyard of the complex. It has three double bedrooms, two bathrooms and separate w/c. The open plan living area incorporates the sitting room, dining and kitchen area (34sq.m ) with the staircase to the upstairs mezzanine twin bedroom (convertible to double). The gite has under-floor central heating. Sky freeview CD & DVD. The kitchen is fully equipped to include electric cooker, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine/tumble dryer. The main double bedroom (18sq.m) is decorated to ensure that comfort and style are priority. The second double bedroom (12sq.m) comprises twin beds (convertible to double), light oak furniture with a large built in wardrobe. This, and the second bathroom with bath/shower and wc, is a recent addition to Maison du Jardin.
|Further details outdoors|
Maison du Ruisseau and Maison du Jardin are 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 is accessed through large gates and up five steps.The property is not suitable for those with wheelchairs. Sorry no dogs as the owners have two cats.
The gites have their own parking area.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, so its 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 alfresco dining.
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 by site-wide WiFi. Should you wish to have a mid-stay clean please let us know and we can provide further details. Bikes are available and table tennis, 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/Vendee 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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16 May 2014
"A gem in the country"
We spent 10 days at Maison du Ruisseu prior to our Son's wedding and what a gem it is. Homely, comfortable and with real character (and a swimming pool and terrace), our stay was superb. Les and … More
8 Oct 2012
"Absolutely Fabulous, very well appointed in a beautiful, peaceful location."
We received a great welcome from Christine who introduced us to Les and the cats. She then showed us around the property.This was extremely well equpped for every type of stay. In fact you could have … More
6 Feb 2012
"Fabulous hospitality - a real home from home"
You never know what you are going to find, but this was perfect. We've had just the holiday we needed this year - relaxing and hassle-free! You've been the perfect host Christine – helpfu… More
30 Jan 2012
"Absolutely delightful - wonderful hosts, location, buildings and setting."
Marilyn and John LawsonWhat a treat! Thank you Christine and Les for making us feel at home in your beautiful Maison du Jardin – and also for your help and recommendations. We've had a fantast… More
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