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Honeysuckle cottage – Home 159616 Gite

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 122 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly

Description from owner

Description

We specialise in giving parents and children the best and relaxing family holiday possible at our quiet and intimate complex of 3 cottages with the facilities of a much larger complex.

For families with babies - home-from-home cottages to let you keep your routines, travel light as our 3 cottages have all you need for your baby, peace of mind as we put safety first.

For families with toddlers - Many toys and games in the play barn, large gardens and playground to let off steam, safety proofed cottages and a fenced and alarmed swimming pool.

For families with school age children - all of the above plus your children with be able to make friends with the children from the other 2 cottages and wile away the days playing safely while you relax.

For parents we provide many services such as home cooked meals, BBQ night, visiting beautician, bikes, with child seat, buggies and trailers for family walks or bike rides, local information and help.

Run by Anna and Simon Davey, 2 award winning critically acclaimed ex- restaurateurs, Honeysuckle cottage is set on a complex of gites set in a 4 acre oasis of tranquillity within the French countryside yet only a couple of miles from 2 well equipped villages.

The cottage is newly renovated, well equipped and furnished to a high standard. Your hosts are on site to ensure that you have a great holiday and offer such services as home-cooked meals, host pizza night, baby sitting and baby equipment, interaction with our animals, egg collecting and pony brushing. Within the grounds there is a nicely decked heated pool, children's play area, childrens play-barn, bikes of all shapes and sizes, various sports equipment and plenty of quiet shady spots to chill out, read a book or have a glass of wine. The surrounding area has something for everyone, excellent cycling and walks, golf, historical buildings, animal parks, theme parks, fishing, go-kart, quad bikes, shopping in Poitiers, thalassotherapy in La Rochelle, lake beaches locally and main beaches just over 1 ½ hours drive.

Honeysuckle has electric heating and a wood burner. Anti-allergy pillows and duvets provided. All twin beds can be made up as a double on request. The gite can be child proofed on request, including safety locks, bed guards, stair gates. Baby equipment can be provided on request, we have cots, stroller, bumbo, potty, high chair, steriliser, cutlery, baby monitor, changing mat, baby bath, baby den – please let us know what you require when you book. We can also provided baby sitting services. Complimentary welcome pack included in the price (butter, milk, tea, sugar, bread, cheese and wine).

Further details indoors

Honeysuckle - 4 bedrooms (sleeps 8 + cots)Spacious modernised two storey farmhouse. Large hall way. Bathroom - bath with shower over, WC, basin, cupboards. Bedroom 4 - twin bed room with bedside table and lighting, wardrobe, mirror, chest of drawers. Large well equipped kitchen/diner with seating for 8, sofa area, kitchen with washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, kettle, toaster, crockery, glasses, cooking pans, cooking utensils. Large cooker/range. Large lounge with 2 x sofas for 3, comfy chair, wooden chair and beanbag, TV with English satellite, DVD player, music system, books games. Coffee table, Wood-burner. Upstairs: Bedroom 1 - large room with kingsize bed, built in wardrobe, 2 chest of drawers, mirror, bedside tables with side lights. Bedroom 2 - double room with wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside tables with lighting and mirror. Bedroom 3 - large twin bed room with bedside table and lighting, wardrobe, mirror, chest of drawers. Shower room- large shower, WC and basin.

Further details outdoors

Large communal gardens, the gite has it's own semi - private area with garden furniture and BBQ. We have 4 adult bikes and 6 children's bikes on site, a football goal, badminton, swingball, boules, giant Jenga, Twister, trampoline, Swing/slide set, table tennis, table football and hammocks. Shared heated pool (5 metres by 10 metres). Covered paddling pool. Various outdoor toysSandpit.Coast/Beach

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 4: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared outdoor pool (heated)
  • Shared garden
  • Swing set
  • Trampoline
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Staffed property
  • Table tennis
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

We are on-site to help you with all aspects of your holiday should you need us.

Policies

Check in time: 04:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Anna D.
Calendar updated:
15 Jul 2020
Years listed:
10
Based in:
France
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French

This Gite has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 06 Apr 2011. Located in Vienne, it has 36 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1432 to £1918.

The property’s calendar was last updated on 15 Jul 2020.

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Guest reviews

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“Fantastically child friendly, lovely homecooked meals!”

Reviewed 1 Oct 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our week here with friends. The accomodation itself was spacious, and the kitchen well equipped. Our kids (2 X

“superbe cottage en pleine campagne”

Reviewed 17 Apr 2017

une ferme rénovait avec beaucoup de gout, calme et reposant. les enfants ont appréciés le parc de loisirs et la salle de jeux . je recommande largement ce petit endroit de paradis… More

Owner's reply: Je vous remercie pour la critique - c'était un plaisir, j'espère vous revoir :)

“A little gem of beauty in rural France.”

Reviewed 25 Jul 2015

Five years ago I stumbled upon this place on the Internet. With 3 young children at the time (3, 5 and 6 years old), and a husband with a busy job, I was looking for a place where we could ALL relax a… More

“A wonderfully relaxing place, ideal for families”

Reviewed 11 Sep 2014

We returned to Lac de Maison in late August for the second year running and had another fantastic week. Anna and Simon have got just the right blend of child friendly but great for adults too. Our … More

“Nothing short of perfect!!!”

Reviewed 1 Sep 2014

This was our first holiday abroad since my Daughter was born. She is nearly 2 now and we came to Lac de Maison with our friends and their 18 month old Daughter. I have to say that it exceeded our expe… More

“A lovely, relaxing holiday for a young family!”

Reviewed 7 Aug 2014

We stayed in Honeysuckle for a fortnight in June and had a fabulous time. The gite is very comfortable and has everything you could wish for for a family. Toys, games, baby equipment and a well stocke… More

“Could not have asked for more. See you again next year!”

Reviewed 12 Jul 2014

Myself, my husband and two children (1 year and 3 years) stayed in Rose Cottage for 11 nights in June. We travelled with friends who stayed in the other two cottages, and I have to say it was our bes… More

“Fantastic hosts, relaxing stay, perfect for children”

Reviewed 26 May 2014

Anna and Simon could not have been more welcoming or helpful right from our very first email enquiry. Our gite was equipped with everything you could need for our little ones (11 months and nearly 3… More

“An amazing, beautiful, relaxing and enjoyable holiday location”

Reviewed 14 Jan 2014

We had a wonderful two week family holiday at Lac De Maison. From the moment we arrived, saw our beautiful picturesque gite (Honeysuckle), the gardens and met our hosts / owners Simon and Anna we knew it was going to be a special family holiday. Lac de Maison is just perfect for families with children. Our children were 5, 3 and 4 months at the time of travel. All the equipment you could possibly need/want for babies/toddlers is available so no need to worry about sterilisers, bed rails etc. The gite itself inside is very attractive and comfortable with plenty of inside space.Each gite comes with a big box of toysand dvds for kids which was great. It is also very clean and fresh. The kitchen has everything you need for making meals but with the quite simply amazing meal service offered by Anna you just wont want to cook yourself ever! We availed of the family meal on our arrival and again during our stay and we all loved it. Myself and my husband also availed of the gorgeous 3 course meals on more than a few occasions. Delivered course by course to you door (with the added bonus of dirty plates taken away course by course) these 3 course meals are excellent restaurant quality, made with fresh local and home grown ingredients.Quite simply fantastic food! There is also the option of the weekly BBQ in the gardens and this is a lovely, relaxed and a nice opportunity to meet people in the other two gites and for the kids to have a play around in the gardens. Again the BBQ food is quite a spread! The grounds at Lac de Maison are perfect for families. You can open the back door of your gite and let the children go and play safe in the knowledge that it is all totally enclosed and safe. There is so much to entertain the children in the garden - trampolines, wig wams, tree houses, sand pits, archery, football nets etc. Our children had fantastic fun with some other families doing numerous treasure hunt around the gardens. The pool area is kid friendly. It has both a gate and a pool alarm which needs to be activated by an adult. There are also lots of bikes (and helmets) available to borrow. These cater for all ages and abilities and the lanes around lac de maison are safe for children to cycle with parents. There are two wonderful ponies and the children can have supervised pony rides up and down the lanes which is a real treat. Despite Lac De Maison being quite remote there are still plenty of things to do in the area / places to eat. We did a few days trips to differing locations (adventrure park with zip wires, acqaurium in la rochelle etc) but actually all we really wanted to do was get back to the house and chill out! Finally Anna and Simon are great hosts. They are there for you and to help answer any questions you may have but equally they do not live in your pockets! I would totally recommend Lac De Maison to anyone thinking of visiting. We have already planned our return and cannot wait

“First time at Lac de Maison - certainly not the last!”

Reviewed 30 Sep 2013

We travelled down to Lac de Maison in August and after a loooong and gruelling car journey with a 2 year old whose vocabulary (unfortunately!) now stretches to "are we nearly there yet?" we … More

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