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The Courtyard Maison Cachee***

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 12 reviews

House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

This lovely shabby chic cottage has an official Tourist Board rating of 3 stars. It is perfect for a couple or a family with two children.


Upstairs there is a family suite of two adjoining bedrooms (no door between) with master bedroom with king size bed and adjoining room with a comfy sofa and two small single beds. There is an en suite shower room off the second bedroom.

We are well equipped for children but this is not your "cheap and cheerful" venue, everyone has privacy and comfort and with only 3 gites there is plenty of room for everyone to relax but make friend if they wish.

This is a chilled out yet quietly sophisticated retreat. Perfect to relax and rejuvenate by the pool or to discover all this region has to offer.

The location is at the pinacle of the "golden triangle of the Charente" equidistant between Angouleme and Cognac and 3 minutes from the market town of Rouillac with all amenities.

Review from this year:

Rural idyll....”Lovely mix of guests staying there which seems to be the norm in this chilled out yet quietly sophisticated retreat. Gite was well appointed and done with a simple and cool taste. Steph, our hostess, cooked superb and good value food when we couldn't be bothered to do so and we ended up chatting on the terrace to the other guests until the early hours. Can't recommend this highly enough, but keep it under your hat.......

Downstairs open plan living with fully equipped kitchen living space; Fridge Freezer, Oven, Microwave, Washing Machine, Dishwasher, high chair, etc

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Royan 85 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bordeaux 118 km, Nearest railway: Angouleme TGV 20 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Boat available
Pool Shared outdoor pool (heated)
General TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (heated), Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The Courtyard has electric gates and there is free guest parking at the entrance.

Maison Cachee has free WIFI and UK Freesat TV. It has it's own garden with loungers, outdoor dining and BBQ.

The pool is open from May to the end of September and is heated to 27 degrees.

The local town of Rouillac is only 3 minutes away by car and has all the amenities you would require including restaurants bars and supermarket.

Cognac - the town and the drink, golf, shopping, restaurants, bars, cognac tours.

Golf - 18 hole golf course at St Brice - 20 minutes.

Jarnac - 15 minutes - outdoor swimming pool by the river, children's play area, river swimming, Kayaking - two Olympic medallists trained here! great fun take a kayak up the river, restaurants, cafes, shopping, small but perfectly formed.

Plan d'Eau de la Grande Prairie Angouleme - 25 minutes - kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, cycling, play areas, beach, cafe. Cycling - everywhere but there is a great cylce route around plan d'eau and from there you can cycle into Angouleme.

Nautilus centre, indoor and outdoor pools, aquabikes, sauna and ice rink 20 minutes away. Agouleme - 25 minutes shopping, restaurants, paper museum.

Horse / Pony Riding at la Bouchauds - 10 minutes away.

FAB Beauty treatments, including wonderful french manicures, facials, massage and weight loss wraps available 3 minutes away in Rouillac

Le Vingt Sept - on the 27th of each market one of the biggest regional farmers markets takes over our entire local town of Rouillac from 7.30am, 5 minutes away, you can buy everything from a donkey to a piece of cheese, a tractor to a grandfather clock. A real experience, street food, wine, cognac, clothes everything you would expect in the countryside.

Paris - this may seem odd but Paris is only 2.5 hours away by direct TGV and Disneyland Paris 3 hours door to door from Angouleme.

FUTUROSCOPE; 1.5 hours by car

Further details

Price includes:

All bed linens

Bath towels

Pool peshtemels

Welcome drinks

Concierge service

End of stay Cleaning

Prices are the same whether you pay in sterling or euros.

Damage deposit is taken in the form of a cheque held for the duration of your visit and then returned at the end

The Poitou-Charentes region

The Charente is the sunniest part of France after Provence, official! It has loads to recommend it, there truly is something for everyone.

Take a look at the Activities section of our website for all the details and latest attractions.


Rouillac is an old Gallic/Roman town. It has played host to the regions largest market since before time! A lovely relaxed atmosphere with a good bar and several great restaurants.

It has everything you will need to support a great holiday.

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3 Aug 2014


"A Fabulous Holiday Experience"

We were warmly welcomed into The Courtyard by owners, Steph and Charlie May and immediately felt relaxed. Steph offered welcome drinks and homemade canapes on our first evening so that we could meet o… More

Thank you for your kinds words, it was a pleasure to host you and your lovely family. I really hope to have you here to stay again! Best wishes


9 Jul 2014



I always know a place is going to be good when after the first day im looking forward to writing a review when I get home. Then I often think will these places be booked out the next time I want to go… More

Thank you. I can't wait to meet your Dad!

29 Jun 2014


"Simply perfect"

We stayed at The Courtyard for a week and had a marvelous time. From the very moment we arrived until we left we felt welcomed and relaxed. Steph is an incredible host and she and her family have crea… More

Thank you for being such wonderful guests, it was a real pleasure to host you!

26 Sep 2013


"Stylish and Welcoming, a Gourmet-Lovers Paradise in a Stunning Setting"

We spent a glorious week at The Courtyard at Ste Catherine where we were given a really warm welcome by Steph, Charlie Finn, Aliyah, Susie, Jet and the cheeky Luka. Our gite was stylish and spotlessly… More

24 Sep 2013


"Return visit - still perfect!"

We returned to stay with the wonderful Steph, Charlie, Finn and animals again for a second time and it was like coming home! Maison Cachee was perfect for our family which included our nearly 3 year … More

2 Aug 2013


"Fabulous holiday, Fabulous facilities and fabulous hosts"

We stayed at The Courtyard in July 2013 and it was the first holiday abroad with our 4 year old daughter. Steph, Charlie & Finn made us very welcome from the second we arrived. The Gite was fabulous… More

31 Jul 2013


"Tranquil, beautiful, perfect for foodies"

We had a wonderful stay at The Courtyard with our one year old son. Our gite was spacious, airy and very tastefully decorated - with an exceptional view from the master bedroom and our garden area. … More

18 Nov 2012


"A perfect place to relax....."

We had a wonderful week with Steph and family in October. Whilst the weather wasn't warm the welcome surely was. A dream and comfy bed with duvet and pillows soft as down.. So good we didn&#… More

23 Sep 2012


"Superb family relaxation!"

We stayed here in august 2012 and gas the most relaxing holiday we have had in years. The welcome we got was wonderful and the area has some loverly scenery. The Food that we were cooked on the fi… More

11 Sep 2012


"A superb place to relax and revitalise yourself"

We have just returned from a wonderful two weeks at The Courtyard at Ste Catherine. The accommodation is airy, spacious and light, finished to a really high quality and extremely well equipped. The be… More

Review 1-10 of 12

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