Welcome to our beautiful holiday home in Charente Maritime, France. La Retraite is a traditional Charentaise farmhouse renovated to an exceptionally high standard. It has its own private heated pool and is located in the hamlet of Simoussais which is surrounded by field …see more
We spent a lovely week at La Retraite. The house was spotlessly clean and very well equipped to a high standard. There wasn't anything we needed that wasn't there. The broadband was slightly dodgy but… More
Thank you for your kind review. We had a few comments about the wifi over the summer so we have now replaced the router and also have a range extender into the lounge. We have not experienced any interruptions in service since.
Reviewed 23 Jul 2014
Our group of 6 adults and three toddlers was amply accommodated in La Retraite. The bedrooms are a good size as are all the living rooms, and with three bathrooms there was never a “queue for the lo… More
“A very comfortable and stylish property”
Reviewed 21 Jul 2014
A beautiful restored property with a tasteful interior ,excellent grounds with heated pool a great place to chill… More
Sympathetically renovated, this large period home provides a luxurious base with plenty of comforts including English satalite TV, DVD, VCR. Luxury furnishings and many amenities available on foot like a bar/restaurant, mini market, bakers and hairdressers.
Relaxing, …see more
We had a superb time in Maison Du Puits, our first visit to France as a family. We are (or were) package holiday people but decided to give the “quick hop over the channel” in our brand new car (c… More
We are glad we have "converted you"!!! You are welcome anytime. Kind Regards
“A wonderful house”
Reviewed 26 Nov 2011
This is our second visit to Maison Du Puits and it didn’t disappoint again! This time we took the upgrade and rented Le Petit Logis at the same time so we could bring Jane’s Mum and Dad. Well it w… More
Thanks for your kind review, we are really pleased you had a nice time with your family and that the kids enjoyed that storm!! You are all welcome back any time.
Have a good Christmas
“Great for a break from it all”
Reviewed 28 Dec 2011
We visited Maison du Puits with friends for a break from it all, and got just what we needed.
We found there to be plenty of room for all of us to enjoy our holiday without getting in each others w… More
Stunning traditional gite with seriously French feel ideal romantic getaway for busy hard working couples. To get a private pool you usually have to rent a big house far too big for just a couple or small family, not with this little gem!!
Rustic Stone walls and beams …see more
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this charming and rustic little gite. The accommodation was clean and tidy and there was everything we needed for our short stay. The pool was a bit of luxury when th… More
Thank you for your kind review Iain. Its always nice to hear that our guests have enjoyed their holiday. Wishing you well for the furure.
“Beautiful Country Charm”
Reviewed 26 Sep 2012
We stayed here for 6 days in September 2012, and had an absolutely magnificent time.
The Gite is beautiful - this sounds like an cliche but it had genuine rustic charm -with the stoney walls and shu… More
“Peace and quiet in rural France”
Reviewed 8 Sep 2012
We loved the gite and the facilities. It was quiet and very small, which suited our needs perfectly. The location in the village was lovely although you do need a car to get around. We were also ve… More
The flat is a self contained unit of a house with its own front door. It has a shower/ toilet room with sliding door; a kitchen with gas hob, small electric oven and fridge; a breakfast bar, dvd player and two comfortable chairs, a double bed. Outside there is a private …see more