Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Air conditioning;
Luxury 4 bedroom family home, with swimming pool , poolhouse and hot tub. Large private gardens, large sun terrace part shaded. Plenty of parking. Central heating, log fires. Large mezzanine lounge with pool table and english tv. Shops 3kms. Car essential. With re …see more
27 Sep 2014
"Perfect spot for getting away from it all."
If you are looking for a rural retreat where the peace and quiet is spoilt only by the noise of your own happy children then this is the place to go.
The house itself is very spacious and will accomm… More
15 Aug 2014
"Awesome Place. Fabulous Holiday."
Great holiday home with loads of character, plenty of room for the eight of us and the views in all directions are fabulous. It has all the comforts you could want and is very well equipped, especiall… More
26 Jul 2014
"Brilliant! A home from home in France!"
We spent a week at this lovely property with our 2 teenagers and had a wonderful time. It had everything you could need and more. The pool was fabulous with a pool house next to it with a shower, and … More
... loin du gîte standard, ici c'est entre la maison d'artiste, la maison dans les bois, la maison en bois...
... c'est reposant, simple de se perdre dans le jardin, grand bien chauffé dedans, et m… More
A beautifully refurbished old building. Delightful sitting room/lounge with a wonderful wood burning stove, just right for warming up after a lovely riverside walk (very close by). A well equipped kit… More
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at our holiday home, I do hope that you will return for a further visit soon.
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 30 km; Great for children of all ages ;
House-3 beds, 2 bathrooms, 1 kitchen, lounge, garden
There is a cottage attached which sleeps 5 for hire
24 Aug 2014
"Beautiful French Cottage"
A stay at the beautiful Maison Des Roses is must ,for a family break set in the French Country Side ,with lakes for fishing on the doorstep.The pictures on web don't do the cottage justice.
9 of us … More
13 Aug 2014
"Fantastic, well-equipped house in a great part of France"
We stayed at Lynn's lovely property for two weeks in July/August - with our three grown-up children. The house was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed (including wifi). The garden is locat… More
6 Jul 2014
"Quiet and Friendly, slow life down"
Lovely break, well equipped comfy cottage with a French rustic feel to it. Log burner but didn't need it 30c every day (cottage stayed cool) Excellent garden with BBQ which was a sun trap. Lynn (the o… More
Nearest beach 80 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Detached stone apartment - offers a delightful private garden and in ground tiled pool with steps, the convenience to shops and restaurants and the private grounds leading to the Charente. Garden croquet and badminton are set out in the garden, or sit and watch red squi …see more
21 Aug 2014
"Relaxing and refreshing"
Welcomed cheerfully on arrival by the owner, and shown around the gite and grounds. The gite is a well appointed, spacious open plan room containing sleeping, lounge and dining furniture and kitchen. … More
2 Feb 2014
"A small slice of peace"
This property will not be everyone's taste,but if you want clean basic and peace and quite and large pool for yourself ,than read on.
This apartment is above a few store rooms situated beside the … More
21 Dec 2013
Hi, we stayed at the Maison and Apartment in August 2013. Both properties were fantastic and the outside pool, gardens and riverside were beautiful. The property is based in a lovely little town with … More
I am so pleased you enjoyed your holiday in the apartment and that you made good use of the pool, the garden and the bbq!
Charming family house with flexible accommodation for 14 people plus 3 infants. LARGE outdoor swimming pool and covered BBQ area, on the edge of one of the most beautiful villages in France (officially!). Wines of Bordeaux, Cognac & Perigord gastronomy on the doorstep. …see more
29 Aug 2015
"A wonderful house and a delightful holiday"
We had a wonderful three week holiday at Maison Fleurie in July and August 2015 with our extended family.
Our children aged five, three and nearly one enjoyed every minute they could in the beautif… More
30 Dec 2014
"A stunning setting and all home comforts"
We stayed for ten days, and wished that we had booked in for longer so enchanted we were by the house and it's setting. The house is more spacious than it looks from the outside, is tastefully furnish… More
1 Aug 2015
"AN EXCELLENT HOLIDAY"
We had a wonderful holiday at Suzanne and Jon's Maison Fleurie from July 5th
to July 26th 2015 It was perfect for the whole family-grandparents,children and grandchildren as was the weather -an avera… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Evening dinner can be supplied by request, sample menus are on our website www.backwatersandbyways.com There is a beautiful large 12mtr pool overlooking the surrounding counrtyside. We are ideally located for day trips to the coast or nearby river beaches. We can supp …see more
7 Jul 2014
We thoroughly enjoyed out stay at Le Bourg B&B for many reasons; the picturesque rolling green hills of Charentes countryside, fantastic little villages nearby, large super-clean and rustic bedroom, m… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Ask owner if suitable for children;
The twin bedded room is comfortably furnished and adjacent to the house bathroom. there is a large sitting room on the ground floor which has English television. wifi is also available at the property. there are no shops in the village but just a few mins by car. …see more
Nearest beach 77 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Plaisance is a 6 bedroomed, luxury Maison de Maitre with a private pool, set in 2 acres of lawned gardens. Situated in the heart of Cognac country and close to the wine-growing regions of Medoc, st-Emilion and Sauternes. The house has 6 beautifully restored bedrooms. Pl …see more
24 Dec 2011
"The best of rentals in France."
Excellent facilities for both Adults and Children. Extra large kitchen meant that with the outside chairs and tables the main room seating up to 12 people was little used even though at times there we… More
Nearest beach 80 km; Suitable for children age 5+; Car essential;
Character property with modern facilities but retaining original features.Air-conditioned on Ground FloorGreat country location with easy access to local shops, bigger towns and the River Charente.Owners live next door.English and French spoken.Secure gated parking .UK …see more
17 Sep 2014
"Perfect venue if you wish to discover the region around Cognac"
The apartment was located ideally for us as we wished to explore the Poitou Charentes region of France and especially around the Cognac area.
Ideal for a couple or young family (it has one double bed… More
16 Jul 2014
The gite was centrally located in the cognac region. It was exceptionally clean and very well layed out.. The owners were on site, very friendly and informative on the area and things to do and see. A… More
8 Jul 2014
"Excellent quality gite in country surroundings"
We had a great week based in this high quality gite. The standard of the fittings and furnishings were superb and the gite is in a great location for visiting Cognac and the surrounding countryside. J… More
Fabulous base for exploring the Charentes area, with 2 lakes on the doorstep offering kayaking, swimming, sunbathing (white sand beach), sailing and fishing. Wonderful ancient villages full of history abound. Cycling, horse riding, walking, sightseeing are available. Pe …see more
21 Jan 2015
"The most beautiful and cozy country house with all the comfort of the modern day"
The gite is very spacious and comfortable but still has the spirit of the old days. Just a perfect mix.
I fell in love with the sofa in the living room, it was so soft - you just sink in and don't w… More
20 Nov 2014
"Beautiful and relaxing get away - can't wait to return!"
My husband and I stayed in Cogulet for our 15th wedding anniversary and it was simply stunning. The jite is kept wonderfully rustic with the log burner and exposed beams it has a warm cosy atmosphere … More
21 Jan 2015
"Définitivement un souvenir très sympa!"
J'ai été enchanté de mon séjour avec ma copine dans ce gîte. Les hôtes (Ugne et Trevor) nous ont accueillis très chaleureusement, on se sentirait presque en famille! Un retour aux sources bien … More
Nearest beach 30 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Within secure grounds there is a large brick constructed BBQ and large patio area with large dining table, parasol and chairs all accessed via the rear kitchen stable door. There is also an outside light. The patio area leads directly onto the large private garden with …see more
Les Deux Pins is a recently renovated farmhouse situated in tranquil countryside and centrally located to nearby towns with all essential amenities. It has been tastefully renovated keeping all it's rustic character with exposed beams and stone walls throughout. The ho …see more
23 Jul 2015
"Super place, plenty to do and fantastic weather"
We had a family holiday with our 3 children aged 10-14 at Les Deux Pins and had a fantastic time. There was lots to keep the children entertained from the swimming pool, to billiards table and ping po… More
It was an absolute pleasure having you here. Glad you enjoyed the scenic cycle routes down through the wooded tracks and lanes, albeit a bit challenging in places. Hope to see you again one day.
28 Aug 2014
"Perfectly situated property , comprehensive amenities for the whole family . Friendly and Helpful owners"
Garry and Deana have a wonderful traditional granite and stone property , copious land to enjoy and wonderfully proportioned rooms with all mod cons . Property has been renovated to a very high stand… More
So glad that you were able to utilise all the outdoor facilities at Les Deux Pins also taking time out to explore the surrounding area. Hope to see you all again one day.
28 Jul 2014
"A truly beautiful location & fantastic hosts"
6 of us in total stayed at Les Deux Pins - my wife & I, 2 children (10 yrs & 4 yrs), and in-laws/grandparents. We all had a fantastic time. The location is very rural and relatively remote, but with … More
Thank you for your comments and suggestions. We are always open to receiving feedback and will definately look into the comments you have raised. There are stairgates available on request for the younger visitors and I agree wooden floors can be a bit slippery with just socks on so extra care should be taken when walking around especially when using the stairs. Maybe there is a product which can be utilised in this case otherthan carpets which don't normally exist here in France (only on rare ocassions). We will look to placing a rug adhesive in the lounge or even discard the rug altogether. Flies can be a problem sometimes in France and so maybe by purchasing a 'electronic wall mounted zapper' may help the situation but is not a problem all summer round. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay here and look forward to seeing you all next year.
We had such a fabulous holiday in this beautiful part of France. The gite is gorgeous - full of character and very comfortable. Famille Over De Linden were so welcoming, generous and kind. The surr… More
Hi Rachel and Roland, It was great having you here, your concert we will never forget. Please come back!
20 Jun 2015
Nous avons passé un super séjour chez la famille Over de Linden.
Le gite est trop beau avec une belle histoire a découvrir...
Nous avons voyagé avec 2 enfants en bas âge et le gite a été par… More
Merci beaucoup d’être venue!
17 May 2015
De passage pour le WE de l'Ascension du 14 au 17 mai en amoureux, nous avons passé 4 jours et 3 nuits excellentes dans ce charmant gîte.
C'est cosy, joliment décoré, bien fini, bonnes prestations… More
Nearest beach 9 km; Swimming pool; Not suitable for children;
The Old Stone "Hobogîte", sympathetically converted to a very high standard. Sleeps 2, with Free WiFi, EXCLUSIVE use of lovely Pool and an acre of gardens - A Quiet Rural Getaway within easy reach of the N10 motorway and the market town of Ruffec. …see more
16 Aug 2015
"Fabulous Gite !"
Perfect relaxing holiday ! beautiful grounds lovely pool ! gite well equipped with modern appliances , local restaurants very good, perfect set up for two was our first holiday in twenty seven years w… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review of The Hobogîte - it was very nice for us to hear how much you enjoyed your get-away-from-it-all escape! We are so pleased that we are able to share the idyllic surroundings with our guests, and we certainly hope that you will be able to return one day.
7 Aug 2015
"Wonderful little gite, perfect for two, beautiful situation"
Great little gite exactly as described and with exclusive access to beautiful grounds and pool this was the perfect spot for relaxing and catching the sun. With an English 'caretaker' on hand to ensu… More
It's great to hear that you enjoyed a really relaxing couple of weeks at The Hobogîte, and also that you put all the lovely cooking utensils to good use during your stay.
We were however sorry to hear that the relatively slow Broadband in our part of rural France caused you some difficulties. It's important to bear in mind the “fair usage” download limit of 2GB per week, which is OK for emails and some normal web browsing, but it's unfortunately not up to downloading numerous files, or watching videos, etc. Fortunately though, all the local cafés, supermarkets, etc. provide free Wi-Fi when you need to download stuff.
Thanks again for leaving such a nice review, and we hope to welcome you back again in the future.
1 Sep 2014
We thoroughly enjoyed our weeks holiday at the Hobogite. It was exactly what we were looking for - a place to relax and recharge batteries. The Hobogite itself has everything you could need and is fin… More
Thank you so much for all your lovely comments - It is great to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at The Hobogîte, and we were also pleased to hear that the Table Tennis table has been given a good airing! Many thanks for your recommendations to friends and family, and we hope to welcome you, or them, to The Hobogîte before too long.
Nearest beach 75 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Check out our reviews. Contact me for last minute offers and couples prices. …see more
5 Jan 2016
"The Best of the Best"
We Just enjoyed 9 nights staying with wonderful hosts Stephanie and the May family in Chez Coco and Chez Aristide.
We were well taken care of from the first point of contact to our leaving day, Steph… More
Absolute pleasure to host you and I hope to do so again!
8 Jul 2015
"Wow wow wow - just a perfect 2 weeks.... "
Not often do I feel so inclined to write such a positive review but the Courtyard and it's wonderful owners deserve nothing less...
We have just returned from our 3rd stay with the May family - a wo… More
Thank you for such kind words. I always say great guests make it all so easy ! It was an absolute pleasure to host you and your lovely children. My highlights were the huge improvement in Freddies swimming and his delight in his little prize and fearless Ottie demolishing her shepherds pie with gusto! Such a pleasure and hugely looking forward to welcoming you back again. Thank you
28 Jun 2015
"Beautiful Gites in stunning French countryside with the warmest of welcomes......."
We stayed at Chez Aristide in June 2015 and had the most wonderful holiday. The Gites have been beautifully restored so that the accommodation is spacious, immaculate yet homely and full of character… More
Thank you for being such great guests, we throughly enjoyed your stay with us and really look forward to welcoming you back!!!
Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
A pretty little hidden away spot but convenient for Jarnac, Cognac, Angouleme and only 1 hour from the coast. This converted watermill is situated in a small village with the boulangerie 200mtrs away. …see more
Swimming pool; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car essential;
Our property sits on owners land at top of drive very private
near to village near to lake charent,
9 Aug 2014
"Fantastic Holiday Cottage"
We had a lovely week here at the cottage, quiet and peaceful, very comfortable, everything you could ask for. Vivienne and Graham were great hosts, they gave us a lovely warm welcome. Lovely welcome p… More
27 Aug 2013
"Our search for a warm, calm getaway for couples in gorgeous cottage surrounded by nature was found there."
After a long drive, we arrived at the cottage, we were welcomed warmly by the owners.
The cottage is gorgeous with character surrounded by beautiful nature and quiet country side.
We didn't plan to… More
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; No pets allowed;
Beautifully arranged and furnished I bedroom apartment, private courtyard, use of shared pool, exceptionally well equipped kitchen all set in amazing gardens and grounds. Only 45 mins Limoges airport so ideal for a long weekend break. …see more
Great for children of all ages ; Pets welcome; Private garden;
It is hard for me to explain the property, as you can see from the photos theres a tree that runs the whole way through the bedrooms and bathroom upstairs, so if your over 5ft 10. DUCK! All my family and guests over the 10 years called it the chill out zone. Chill out z …see more
Nearest beach 15 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Fish, swim, cycle, walk, explore, eat, canoe, kayak, boat trip, taste wine and cognac, visit roman churches, beaches, parks, villages, cities, shop in markets, picnic, bbq or just relax in the garden. So much to choose from and so little time! Stay longer and do more! …see more
31 Aug 2015
We stayed with June & Anthony in August 2015, with our two young children. In short, we had a fabulous time. The gite is located extremely close to a large town (Angouleme) with all the associated ame… More
Thank you for your kind review. We were delighted to meet you and so pleased that you had an enjoyable time in our gite and the area.
June & Anthony
8 Jul 2015
"Great Gite in the perfect location"
We had a wonderful holiday in L'Abeille Gite and the hosts June and Anthony were a lovely couple who helped make our holiday extra special. We were on a birthday trip for my husband and June made a bi… More
Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure to meet you and great fun helping with your surprise too. If you come back to the area we'd be delighted to welcome you again.
3 Jul 2015
"Peaceful, beautiful and wonderful hosts!"
This is where the Gods live. I love this place as it is so calm and beautiful. The cottage is extremely well appointed and very lovely. June is a most gracious host that does everything to make you… More
Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We enjoyed your company too and helping you get the most from your visit.
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Great for children of all ages ;
An idyllic converted coach-house sitting in private grounds just 5 minutes away from the popular/historic village of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne. It's a perfect retreat from the cares of everyday life or an ideal base for house hunting in this sunny part of South West France …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 100 km; Not suitable for children;
THE COTTAGE IS VERY OLD, FULL OF OLD WORLD CHARM AND HAS BEEN RENOVATED FROM A RUIN BY OURSELVES. WE HAVE TRIED TO KEEP ITS SPECIAL AMBIENCE THE BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL BEAMS AND WOODEN FLOORS UPSTAIRS. DOWNSTAIRS THE OLD BRICK FLOOR HAS BEEN CAREFULLY RESTORED. …see more
Located in a private village with facilities that caters for families & for the Golfers. Sits on a lake with a beach & good fishing. Nestling at the bottom of a valley in beautiful surrounding countryside with views over the lake. Brand new Kitchen with all mod cons. Tw …see more
Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; Car essential;
Looking for a laid-back holiday? Then come and relax by the pool with a good book and glass of wine or enjoy exploring the many sights in and around the Charente area. There are two airports, Limoges and Poitiers, approximately within an hour's drive for those wishing …see more
Fantastic facilities provided by Pete & Lynne, attention to detail is their secret! Clean, well prepared, extensive facilities and nothing too much trouble. Pool clean and maintained along with garden… More
Sleeps 2. pretty converted barn - very well-equipped say our guests - peaceful rural bliss with lovely views but with great road and air links. Shared outdoor pool & 15 minutes to a lakeside beach. Wifi & UK TV. Great for house hunters or just an away from it all relax! …see more
25 Oct 2014
"Lovely gite in idyllic location"
We have just returned home from a short stay here. Robin and Heather made us feel very welcome from the start. Nothing was too much trouble. The gite is extremely well equipped and we wanted for nothi… More
28 Apr 2014
"Home comforts in a cosy idyllic gite"
A warm and friendly welcome. A cooked meal and beautiful clean and cosy gite. What more can you ask for after a day sight seeing in this lovely region of France.
Robin and Heather were excellent host… More
6 Sep 2015
"Perfect for a chill out few days"
We wanted a place to chill out for a few days after driving to Southern Spain and back and this is exactly what we got. The area is peaceful and relaxing. Robin and Heather were very friendly and help… More
Nearest beach 74 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Unique B&B with own honesty fully stocked bar and leisure area with pool table and games room. 5* accommodation with air conditioning and kingsize beds. The rooms are big enough to add an extra single bed for a child at €10 extra cost. …see more
Nearest beach 90 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Delightful 5 bedroom home with private pool and enclosed garden set in the heart of the countryside. Covered dutch barn ideal for alfresco dining and evening barbecues. A great place for relaxation and enjoying a few glasses of wine on a hot balmy evening.
15 Oct 2015
"great holiday in excellent accommodation"
We stayed in La Maison Charentaise in July - x2 families, x4 adults and x4 children (ages 3 and 5). Excellent property that easily accommodated all 8 of us. The outside space was ideal with the pool, … More
Nearest beach 90 km; Swimming pool; Not suitable for children;
'La Petite Maison' is a charming well appointed holiday cottage with a pool and is situated in the heart of the South Charente region in a historic village called Poullignac. It's a perfect place for a couple to relax, just kick back or go out exploring. …see more
2 Oct 2013
"A haven of tranquility"
We were looking for a holiday where we could really relax and chill away from the hustle and bustle but with lots to do in the area. La Petite Maison more than fulfilled our needs. Firstly Katrina and… More