La Maison des Grands Bambous
About the home
Beautiful 200 year old Charentaise farmhouse, offers 3 cottages or B&B accommodation for 2-16, near Cognac and 60 mins from the coast and airports. With heated pool and jacuzzi set in interesting and tranquil gardens, this is the ideal place for a relaxing holiday or short break.
International table d'hote dining is also available, using fruit and vegetables from the garden and local produce.
One of three,cottages which are 3 Star French Tourist Board Approved are extremely comfortable and have been renovated to a high standard with electric central heating. Each cottage is for 4 persons comprising two double en-suite bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin), excellent mattresses, bedside lamps, clock-radio and hair dryer.
The spacious open-plan living room is furnished to a superior standard consisting of sofas, chairs, dining area and kitchen. The well equipped kitchen has oven, hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, plus a very extensive range of crockery and utensils.
All linen, towels (not beach) and cleaning materials, including loo rolls, black sacks, dishwasher and washing machine products, toilet cleaner, etc are provided.
Each cottage has its own private terrace, garden with garden furniture, barbecue facilities and private parking. Two cottages can be joined together for a bigger group. The other cottage has a bedroom situated on the ground floor for ease of access.
There is a large (1.5 acres) enclosed tranquil garden which is ideal for small children. The walled heated pool has large terrace, housing jacuzzi, shaded bar and barbecue area. Bicycles are available for hire.
Please note that Bambou Grove can take an additional bed or cot for a third child. Oleander Cottage can only take an additional cot for a third child (Baby). Bambou Garden is only for four people. Book early to avoid disappointment if the calendar still shows availability.
We are open all year and also do B&B, short breaks out of season, including Christmas and New Year. Table d'hote dinner (by arrangement) is available for all guests using fruit and vegetables from our garden and local produce. Please note we take credit cards and we have not increased out prices since 2008..
Set amongst vineyards and fields of sunflowers, we are ideally situated for visits to Cognac, Saintes, Angouleme, Royan and the airports of La Rochelle, Poitiers and Angouleme, as well as many charming French market towns, churches, gardens and historic sites.
We also offer guided tours of local distilleries and wineries. This provides the opportunity to taste and appreciate the different flavours of individual cognacs, which go into making the blended cognacs from the major international houses and you can take home a few bottles of your favourites at very reasonable prices to help in these tough economic times.
This is an ideal venue for small groups up to 16 people with a minimum of 4 who would share one cottage. There are, in total, 6 ensuite rooms as well as two rooms in the house with shared facilities. Your stay can be catered or self-catered. The catered option is Dinner, Bed and Breakfast from €55pppn. Self-catering lets you do your own thing but you can still book dinner with us if you do not want to cook or eat out at €25 per head including aperitif and wine.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Fouras, 60km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 7km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Jacuzzi / Hot tub, DVD player, Staffed Property|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||Central heating, CD player, Telephone, Fax, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 en suites|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
Further details indoors:
All bedrooms are ensuite and come with hair dryer as well as fans in the summer. Please ask for cot, high chair or futon for a
third child when booking
The spacious open-plan living room is furnished to a superior standard consisting of sofas, chairs, dining area and kitchen. The well equipped kitchen has oven, hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, plus a very extensive range of crockery and utensils. There is both french and english satellite television plus an extensive range of DVDs plus games and books.
All linen, towels (beach available on request) and cleaning materials, including loo rolls, black sacks, dishwasher and washing machine products, toilet cleaner, etc are provided.
Further details outdoors:
The pool area is fully enclosed and meets the French legal requirements and is heated to 28 degrees from April to October. The 1.5 acre garden is fully enclosed and is ideal and safe for small children to run and play.
Each cottage has its own BBQ, garden furniture and terrace area as well as the large communal garden.
·Prices are per week – Saturday 1600 hrs to Saturday to 1000 hrs
·30% deposit (non-refundable) at time of booking
·Balance to be paid 6 weeks before arrival
Breakages deposit ·- €150 or GBP100 cheque required on arrival which will be returned within one week of departure
·Flexibility on arrival day and timings may be possible out of high season. Please ask.
·Short breaks and long lets are also available. Please ask.
Self-catring option - 3 nights minimum
The Poitou-Charentes / Vendee / Charente region
Second sunniest region in France after the Cote d'Azur.
Louzignac is in the area of Le Pay de Vals de Saintonge. The is one of the major grape growing area for cognac. There are many distilleries in the area which supply the main international cognac houses, for tasting and buying.
The coast and beaches are an hour away and make for a wonderful day out. There is the Aquarium at La rochelle, Monkey Valley towards Poitiers and many more attractions for children and adults alike.
Cognac, Saintes, Angouleme and St Jean d'Angely provide good shopping and historic sites. The Wolrd Heritage site is 90 minutes away and a tour of this beautiful city is a must as well as excellent shops and restaurants.
The Cognac / Louzignac area
Town/doctor/bank/supermarket - Matha 7kms
Bar/restaurant/baker - Siecq/Sonnac 2kms
Beach - Fouras, Royan, La Rochellle 50 mins
Golf - Cognac 17kms, Angouleme 35kms, Saintes 35kms
Fishing - Lake-Matha 7kms River-Cognac area 12kms
Our website provides more information on places of local interest and ask for a list of the local market days.
How to get there
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When using SatNav - enter postcode 17160 then choose Louzignac then enter D224
Activities near Cognac
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
09 Sep 2012
This was our third visit and we knew exactly what to expect: a warm welcome,a first class well equipped gite, a welcome pack with enough food and drink for us not to have to go shopping straight... more
09 Sep 2012
We have had our third visit and knew exactly what to expect: a wonderful welcome, a brilliant welcome pack providing us with enough food and drink to save us from having to go shopping straight away,... more
20 Aug 2012
Its so hard to sum up how much we all enjoyed staying at the "Grand Bambous"
We only stayed the one nights B&B in the middle of a two centre holiday between the Vendee and the Dordogne.... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|22 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||€ 395||-||-||1 Week|
|5 Jan 13||29 Mar 13||€ 350||€ 65||€ 65||3 Nights|
|1 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||€ 495||€ 75||€ 75||3 Nights|
|1 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||€ 595||€ 85||€ 85||3 Nights|
|29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||€ 850||-||-||1 Week|
|31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||€ 595||€ 85||€ 85||3 Nights|
|28 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||€ 495||€ 75||€ 75||3 Nights|
|26 Oct 13||21 Dec 13||€ 350||€ 65||€ 65||3 Nights|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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