La Maison des Grands Bambous
Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
OFFERS - 31May - 27June €495 instead of €595, 28June - 11July €595 instead of €750, 12-19 July €600 instead of €875 (due to cancellation)
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. Free WIFI in all cottages and garden.
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 and Gites de France 3 epis 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 Bordeaux, as well as many charming French market towns, churches, gardens and historic sites.
We 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 the blended cognacs from the major international houses. Your favourites are available at very reasonable prices.
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 €58pppn. 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 €28 per head including aperitif and wine.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Fouras 60 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||7 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: La Rochells (also Poitiers and Bordeaux) 100 km, Nearest railway: Angouleme TGV 35 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||Jacuzzi or hot tub, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, 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 seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
All bedrooms are ensuite and come with heated towel rails, 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 on new flat screen televisions 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. Cleaning service on departure - available at €70.
|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.
SMOKING permitted only in the 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 ·- €160 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.
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee 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.
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.
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24 Aug 2013
"Excellent accommodation , great pool and set in a beautiful rural location"
We really loved this property . Accommodation was spotlessly clean with excellent facilities to enjoy the great weather we experienced. The pool was great for our two boys and in the evening we enjoyed having barbeques around the pool area while the boys swam. We visited some great beaches only an hour away and the surrounding countryside was beautiful. Mr and Mrs Yik were very good hosts and am pleased to say the barbecue we enjoyed on the final evening cooked by Mr. Yik was superb! We would definitely return to this lovely accommodation.
9 Sep 2012
"A fabulous well equipped gite in beautiful surroundings, a perfe"
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 away,… More
9 Sep 2012
"A beautiful well equipped gite in gorgeous surroundings"
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
"a little paradise in France"
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. Havi… More
19 Jul 2012
"Review of La Maison des Grand Bambous"
I have been 3 times now with my wife and once with my aging parents, its a very quiet area, great if you want peace and quiet, Sally and Peter are great hosts nothing is to muchfor them , they did us… More
30 Sep 2011
Came to stay here after major surgery earlier in the year, and it put me right back on my feet again.Calm and peaceful surroundings, the option of excellent food, everything clean and tidy, good for w… More
1 Sep 2011
"Beautifully relaxing and very enjoyable"
We were a party of 3 families with teenagers. We had some really sunny days lazing around the pool and playing scrabble and some slightly cloudy days which were still warm and ideal for site seeing in… More
16 Oct 2010
"Peace and quiet in the country"
I stayed here in august with my parents and my daughter (9). There are three different gites - each with two bedrooms. Two of them can be linked together to form a four bed/two bathroom unit. We staye… More
The two gites that can be linked have four bedrooms and FOUR bathrooms!!
4 Oct 2010
"A beautiful small Gite complex where everything is just always r"
Arriving at La Maison Des Grands Bambous at Louzignac in the Charente Maritime area of South West France was like stepping into heaven, especially as we had been bitterly disappointed with our previou… More
21 Jun 2010
"Superb food both French anf Oriental"
We recently stayed at La Maison Des Grands Bambous at Louzignac in the Charente Maritime in South West France, while our new house was being built. At this point we should stress that there are two L… More
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