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Excellent 5/5 Score from 11 reviews

Maison du Ruisseau -3 Gites for 12, 10, 6, 4, or 2

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 11 reviews

from £152 /night

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Maison du Ruisseau - a secret garden!

Gite | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

"A hidden gem in the midst of the Charente" We are confident you will not be disappointed with all we have here at Maison du Ruisseau. Quality, style and a welcome to make you feel special. A romantic place for couples, safe for families and truly stress free. Set in the heart of the Cognac Region, the Maison du Ruisseau is a stone built Charentaise Farmhouse. Surrounded by the peaceful hamlet of Chadeuil it's a place where you feel time has stood still for the last 2 centuries. Sheltered within a pretty walled garden, it's "a real get away from it all" location. The owners have lovingly restored the house and its dependancies, maintaining many of the character features and adding an elegance all of their own. From these buildings they have created 3 individual, private and beautifully appointed gites, each fully equipped to the highest modern standards. They are available to rent as one complete property or separately. Each gite has its own individual style and secluded terrace, but all share the garden, courtyard swimming pool and orchard. Come and discover Maison du Ruisseau, where you will experience the warmest of welcomes, excellent hospitality, the elegance of the past and the highest quality accommodation in the heart of this beautiful area of France. We await your arrival it will be our pleasure.

Size Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms
Nearest beach Royan 70 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
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
Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Cots (1), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 14
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking
Further details outdoors

Maison du Ruisseau is surrounded by a stone wall for your privacy, enclosing a very pretty cottage garden which, is also completely private, and benefits from an orchard and field overlooking the countryside. The swimming pool to the rear of the property is accessed through large gates with steps.

The swimming pool is 9 x 5 mts complete with security alarm. The property provides 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 are equipped with a barbecue and tools for 'al fresco' dining


Further details

Our gites are 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, towels and pool towels are provided. Access to Internet and emails is provided via site-wide WiFi. Bikes, badmington and table tennis are available, 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.

About this location

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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15 Sep 2014


"A perfect, peaceful house"

My husband and I stayed at Maison du Ruisseau for 2 nights as we were going to a wedding nearby, I wish we could have stayed much longer. We stayed in la petit maison and from the first email sent enq… More

15 Sep 2014


"An oasis of tranquility"

This was our second year at La Maison du Ruisseau and why I didn't write a review last year I have no idea, so here goes. This gite complex is without a doubt, the best place anyone could wish to… More

19 Jun 2014


"A perfect holiday!"

I travelled here with my husband, sister in law and her partner and we stayed here for 10 nights. From the moment we arrived, we knew we made the right choice. We were greeted by Christine and Les a… More

17 Nov 2013


"An idyllic and most beautiful place to spend a holiday in the heart of rural France."

We stayed at Maison Du Russeau for just a few days in mid September, as part of a tour to a variety of places in the region and on the west coast of France.We were warmly greeted on arrival at these b… More

8 May 2013


"A very special place."

What a wonderful place to holiday and relax in. Set in beautiful countryside, lovingly restored by owners, Les and Christine, who are the perfect hosts, Maison du Ruisseau has everything for the perfe… More

8 May 2013


"Amazing venue for peaceful holiday"

Maison du Ruisseau was just the most wonderful, tranquil venue for our family get together while attending a wedding. Very well presented. immaculately clean, wonderful garden and swimming pool. Ho… More

17 Oct 2012


"Fantastic accommodation"

My husband and I stayed at Maison du Ruisseau with our 2 year son, 4 week old baby and the in laws. We were made to feel very welcome on our arrival and lent lots of useful things for the baby. The ac… More

10 Sep 2012



We stayed here with several friends who were all part of a large wedding party staying close by to La Maison du Ruisseau. The accommodation was amazing. Everything you could possibly wish for your hol… More

23 Aug 2012


"magical beautiful restful house"

La Maison du Ruisseau is a truly enchanting place and is everything the owners Christine and Les said it would be and more. We were greeted very warmly on arrival and felt an instant friendship with… More

3 Apr 2012


"A Hidden Gem with First Class Service"

My Fiance and I stayed at Maison du Ruisseau with my parents at the end of March. We had only booked the one night as we were in the area coordinating details for our wedding, but I wish we had booked… More

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Les and Christine S.

  • 6 Years listed

40% Response rate

Calendar last updated:19 Mar 2015

Based in France

Languages spoken
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  • French
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