La Maison Bleue - La Dominique – Home 34528 Gite
- 3 bedrooms
- 6 sleeps
- min stay varies
La Maison Bleue - La Dominique – Home 34528
- 3 bedrooms
- sleeps 6
- min stay varies
Gite / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 45 km
- Swimming pool
- Child friendly
- Car advised
- No pets allowed
- Private garden
Description from owner
Close to the market towns of Mirambeau, Montendre and Jonzac, the pretty fishing ports of the Gironde estuary, and the superb beaches up the coast to Royan and beyond, the gites are excellently placed for a great holiday in the Charente – Maritime. Bordeaux, St Emilion, Cognac, Saintes, Pons, Rochefort and La Rochelle are all easily within 1 hours drive. La Dominique has 3 bedrooms (1 with en suite), open plan kitchen/living room, spacious shower room and is fully self contained with a private covered patio with BBQ. As well as the heated pool other facilities in the large garden include a 14ft trampoline with nets, swings, and in the open barn a new ping pong table.
The Charente-Maritime area of France has an abundance of things to do and see. Whether you want an action packed holiday or just to take in the beautiful sites (smells and tastes!) we have it all. And if travelling with small children please note that we have all the equipment you need from potties to sterilisers.
The gite can be rented independently or both together (ideal for a large group or two families holidaying together) - see our other property, La Fleur.
During peak season rentals are a minimum of 1 week. However, we are flexible with changeover days and are able to offer short breaks (minimum 3 nights) during the out of peak season.
Further details indoors
La Dominique has 3 bedrooms. Downstairs there is a double bedroom with en suite shower room and upstairs there are two twin bedrooms. All bedlinen and bathroom towels are provided during your stay (pool/beach towels are not provided).
There is another spacious shower room situated downstairs, this contains a large shower cubicle, wash basin and toilet. We provide a large baby bath that fits into the cubicle for little ones that don't like like to shower.
The open plan living room/kitchen contains everything you would need to make your stay comfortable. We have included a dvd player with a huge selection of dvds available for you to use. There is also a selection of books and children's games/puzzles.
The kitchen is fully equipped with cooker, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher, coffee maker, kettle, toaster, grill, iron and ironing board and all the normal crockery and cutlery you are likely to need. Outside there is a private covered patio area with table and chairs for 6 and a large stone bbq. The table extends to seat 10 if you happen to rent both gites and want to dine together.
A washing machine is available in the laundry room in the courtyard which is shared by both gites.
We have young children ourselves so know what is needed for your stay, therefore we provide everything you may need, so you can pack less and relax more.
Further details outdoors
The gite has direct access to the heated pool and garden. The pool measures approximately 11m x 5.5m.
The pool is heated from the beginning of April to the end of October each year. We try to keep it at a very comfortable temperature which means you are able to swim everyday. The pool has a shallow and deep end and has a gently shelving slope all the way round. It is fitted with a safety alarm which complies with French safety standards and a fence has been added to provide extra safety for smaller children. There are rattan sunloungers with very comfortable cushions, for those who like their afternoon snooze.
In the large garden you will find a 14ft trampoline with net (the kids love it), along with swings, a play house with slide and other play toys. There are also various bat and ball games and a boule set - there is certainly plenty of room to run around. For parents, there is a hammock under a large shaded tree to hide in with a book....
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
- Cot available
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- 1 Double Bed, 4 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
- 1 En suite, 1 Shower room
- Wi-Fi available
- Shared outdoor pool (heated)
- Shared garden
- Private garden
- Swing set
- Balcony or terrace
- Bicycles available
- Internet access
- Table tennis
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- High chair available
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
Interaction with guest
- Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: £150.00
- No smoking at this property
Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
24 hours after booking
50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.
8 weeks before
25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.
4 weeks before
No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.
* 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
- Average reply time:
- 53 minutes
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated:
- 21 Sep 2019
- Years listed:
- Based in:
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Languages spoken: English, French
This Gite has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 10 Sep 2007. Located in Charente-Maritime, it has 17 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £516 to £1369.
The Owner has a response rate of 86% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 21 Sep 2019.
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– based on 17 reviews
- Very Good
“Great Place Great Hosts, Great Holiday”
La Dominique was a beautiful, well equipped holiday apartment in a lovely area of France. The outside seating area was perfect for relaxing in the evening and watching the kids play in the pool. Also plenty of activities for the kids to do, such as Badminton, trampoline and table tennis which we all used to the fullest. Rae and JC were great host and made us feel really welcome, it was a pleasure to meet their lovely family and we were sad to leave at the end of our stay. Would recommend this gite highly and would love to return one day.
“Amazing place for a brilliant family holiday. 5*”
I ended up at Maison Bleue by [fortunate] accident, as I was looking for somewhere to take three small children for the Easter holidays and needed somewhere child-friendly. Maison Bleue proved to be perfect and I recommend it for anyone looking for a relaxing holiday in the Bordeaux/Charente Maritime area. The accommodation has everything you need and is finished to a high standard with all sorts of thoughtful/stylish touches. Our gite (La Dominique) was spotlessly clean. There is an amazing garden full of exciting toys which is where my children spent most of their time. The garden has lots of different areas, so you can be sociable or enjoy some peace and quiet, sunbathe or sit in the shade. My toddler loved going to visit the local geese, chickens & sheep at the end of the garden. The pool is pristine and always inviting – comfortable loungers, a solar powered shower and all sorts of toys to enjoy. It was hard to drag the children inside at the end of the day! My children are all very young and their safety was of key importance; they were well-catered for and it was really helpful to have all the necessary kit provided on site cots/stairgates/toys & DVDs/washing machine. Having all the baby stuff provided this left much more space in the car to take home souvenirs and wine! Rae was so helpful before I arrived letting me know what was available locally (baby food, English favourites, where to buy nappies etc) and this was useful with such young children The local area had something for everyone – I stayed for five weeks and only just scratched the surface. Despite being April the weather was excellent, even into the high twenties at times, so we enjoyed the sunshine which the area is renowned for. Rae recommended some great places & restaurants, best markets and places to visit and this local insight was really helpful. We spent some time walking/scootering from the house: the surrounding area is so beautiful with woods and meadows to explore. The local town is also charming and has a supermarket en route from the autoroute so you can enjoy being in the middle of nowhere but having everything you need nearby. We went to a great beach, various tourist attractions (chateaux, zoo), charming French towns – lots to explore to keep everyone happy. Rae and JC (and their children) really make this place. They are fantastic hosts; the sort of people who will go the extra mile to ensure you have a great holiday. They are real ‘attention to detail’ people and happy to help should you need it. They even deliver your boulangerie orders straight to your gite in the morning - what a treat. They understand what children AND parents both need and want on holiday, and ensure that both parties are provided for. Maison Bleue really does tick all the boxes; we would all love to go back.
“A wonderful holiday for the whole family”
Rae and JC provide such a warm welcome to their little piece of the French countryside. They have lovingly renovated two gites for guests to enjoy that overlook an inviting pool and landscaped yard with plenty of attractions for the younger set. Their DVD collection and expertise about regional wines were added bonuses. This would be a particularly great rental for two families traveling together. And the 35-minute drive to Bordeaux is really worth it. A jewel of a town! Enjoy!
“Fantastic hosts, tasteful gite and stunning pool and gardens.”
The gite is located in a lovely area surrounded by gently rolling fields and patches of woodland. Really appreciated the welcome pack which included bread , pate, camembert and wine making a delicious instant light supper The gite has been tastefully modernised and had everything we needed. The children particularly loved their bedrooms with sloping ceilings, bunting and even a selection of toys. The fenced swimming pool is absolutely beautiful and located just beyond our terrace enabling us to keep an eye on our 4 year old which we really appreciated. The large gardens have everything any child could hope for - trampoline , playhouse , hammock, football net , table tennis so loads to keep them amused. Major bonus for our children too was being able to play with the children in the gite next door . Being able to order a morning delivery of bread and pastries was a real treat.One of our favourite evenings was spent at the local night food market where one can eat informally at the many trestle tables laid out round the square. One day we went to the beach at lovely Meschers a 40 minute drive away , however our children said they preferred the local swimming lakes 15 and 25 minutes away respectively so these make an excellent alternative to the seaside. JC and Rae proved themselves to be amazing hosts due to our regrettably and unintentionally being very demanding guests! Our camper van broke down which was made considerably worse by very poor European breakdown support. Rae and JC unwavering help meant a stressful situation did not become one that ruined our childrens' holiday. Rae and JC made repeated phone calls helping us locate a hire car and tow truck and they even drove us to and from the hire car garage. They found us a lovely gite to stay in for 2 nights when we could not get towed to the ferry til the Monday and negotiated a very reasonable rate for us . I am sure you wont be in need of such help but the above is indicative of what lovely people JC and Rae are . Maison Bleue is a very special place and my family and i had a wonderful holiday there .
“A lovely relaxing holiday with plenty to do for the kids”
We had a fantastic stay at La Maison Bleue. Tucked away amid fields of sunflowers, corn and vines the property was beautifully peaceful and quiet. On arrival we were greeted with a basketful of local goodies - wine, cheese, pineau, milk etc and a few basics to get us going which was great. Although our first day was rainy, there was plenty for the kids to do - particularly popular were the table tennis table and the trampoline. After that first day, the weather was fantastic and we were then able to fully enjoy the huge garden and swimming pool. The kids loved the play tree-house and other things in the garden but we spent most of our time around the lovely pool. For those people who need a little bit of home we had Sky TV and there is also wi-fi access but frankly, apart from keeping up with the olympics, all we wanted to do was relax and forget about home and work etc which this place makes it very easy to do. We had a couple of nice days out - one to a local lake which was lovely for swimming in and one to a beach called Meschers which is about 40 minutes away where we enjoyed sunset pizzas on the beach. Our only other excursion was to a local night market in a nearby village which had live music and local foods and wines etc and was very enjoyable. The owners - JC and Rae will bring you fresh bread and croissants etc every morning if you ask for them and JC is very adept and recommending great local wines. There was nothing more enjoyable than having a BBQ on our terrace with a few glasses of Bordeaux. All in all a really great find and somewhere I would have no hesitation in recommending to anybody with children. We also went with friends who took the other gite and this was perfect as it allowed each family privacy when needed but we were able to socialise around the pool or over a BBQ. A lovely, lovely holiday. Sad to be back !
“Fantastic family holiday, beautiful location, gite and host- book now”
We stayed in the 3 bedroom gite La Dominuque which looked onto a fabulous fully enclosed pool, so no worries about the children entering on their own.The gite was extremely well equipped and there were touches which made it feel like home. Great range of puzzles and games, we had our first family game of monopoly- my 4 year old was a property tycoon! It was easy to explore the area, supermarche not too far, and the wine shop even closer, for days out we were given recommendations which didn't disappoint. Rae and JC have excelled in making these gites attractive, the bbq, outdoor furniture and loungers were all of high a standard, and when most of the time is spend outdoors, these are high on my list for quality. We had an amazing holiday, the gite next door is secluded , so do not let this put you off if you want privacy, alternatively it makes a great place to holiday with friends or family. The delivery of pastries in the morning is already being missed, this was an above and beyond experience, thank you so much for a great week.
“Fabtastic family break”
My family had a really lovely week holiday at La Dominique. The gite was perfect with everything we needed for self-catering. The owners had quite clearly put a lot of effort on the decor and personal touches to make it a beautiful place to relax. There were plenty of actitivities and games for my four year old son to entertain him, his favourites being the pool an trampoline. In fact we didn't get a chance to venture out in the area much because we enjoyed chilling in the gardens and pool so much. The owner's Rae and JC made us feel so wlecome and were always on hand to answer our questions or give advice on places to visit in the area, and we only scatched the surface as there is so much to see and do! Our only regret is that I didn't book it for two weeks. I would highly recommend this place, and hope to visit again next year.
“a fab place to stay - very welcoming hosts, great facilities, beautiful setting”
What a fabulous holiday we had here. Firstly our hosts Rae and J.C couldn't do enough to make us feel welcome - from a very generous welcome pack inc eggs and milk from local farm to buying cycle maps of the area, booking restaurants, delivering bread to our door... The property is beautiful and has everything you might need inc lots of toys and games for kids. Pool is spotless and kept at a very pleasant temp.and there are plenty of things to keep kids amused eg, trampoline, table tennis, swings. The location is lovely and quiet with rolling hills. Very picturesque but quite remote and you really need a car to get anywhere but within 1 hour are lots of places to visit eg. beaches, Cognac, Bordeaux, etc Great gite hoilday. Hope to be visiting again next year!
“Prettiest and best equipped Gite ever used with friendliest hosts”
An excellent Gite, with good quality (mostly new) english style furniture - very comfy beds, and spotlessly clean throughout. Although small /bijou - very well equipped in the kitchen, lots of games and books to borrow. The pool was fab - heated - and we spent almost every waking minute around the pool (new) patio beds and lots of pool toys for the kids (big and small). The downstairs bedroom was very useful for someone with disabilities or older - the bedrooms are accessed by a wooden stairway that we got use too very quickly. Although the area was quiet, it's in easy reach of Royan (1 hr) with miles of clean beaches and nice eateries. Mirranbeau and Montrondre have very good supermarkets and there was a local market almost every day. Palosite (10 euros per adult) was a fab day out (learnt to throw spears and make fire, with a good restaurant (14 euros for main and sweet) with a good attempt to accommodate english visitors - even our small dog was welcome to join all presentations. The lake at Montrondre was also a good (free) day out - with a dedicated swimming area for children - but also opportunities for our little dog to swim and splash about - they also had a cafe / restaurant - main courses (big enough for men) for 6 - 8 euros. The whole family had a brilliant time at La Dominique and would love to return.
“Perfect hosts and a perfect gite”
Rae and JC are delightful people who not only provide a lovely gite but combine it with a perfect attitude. They are not intrusive but help whenever they can, even down to booking local restaurants. They have big plans to upgrade the gites but they are already very well equipped and extremely comfortable. The pool and gardens are magnificent and well maintained and the location is perfect to either relax or explore
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