The Courtyard Maison Cachee***
Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This gite is fab for a family, lovely shabby chic cottage. Tourist Board Official Rating 3 Stars
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
Upstairs family suite two adjoining bedrooms (no door between) with shower room off the first bedroom.
Master bedroom with king size bed and cot, second bedroom with double bed and bunk beds.
|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)|
|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||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Boat available|
|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, Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Further details indoors|
There is gated parking in the courtyard. Bicycles and a canoe can be made available by prior arrangement. There are also quiet places in the main garden to sit and chambre d'hote guests benefit from the fruit and veg from our organic potager. Local outdoor swimming pool with 4 pools, diving board, lap pool, childrens pool, baby pool, picnic area, swings 2 minutes away by car. Right next to outdoor play area and petanque. Open 2pm till 10pm July and August.
Cognac - the town and the drink, golf, shopping, restaurants, bars, cognac tours.
Cognac 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.
Race du Remparts -Angouleme 25 minutes - September 2012, classic car rally around the town ramparts. oman Amphitheatre - 10 minutes away.
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
End of stay cleaning, all bed linens and bath towels included. Prices are the same whether you pay in sterling or euros.
The Poitou-Charentes/Vendee 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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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
24 Apr 2012
"The most perfect spot to rest and relax"
We stayed with Charlie and Steph for our honeymoon in May 2011 for 9 nights with our then 7month old Daugher and from the moment we arrived, we were made to feel at home. The accommodation was immacu… More
21 Apr 2012
"Rural, Rustic, Relaxing and Romantic - France at it's best !"
My husband and I visited The Courtyard at Ste Catherine in October 2011 and had the most fabulous time – Romantic, Rural & Relaxing!! We stayed in the “maison de cache” gite which was not only … More
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