Mick or Carole

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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LA MAISON

La Rochelle - Surgeres area Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom gite, sleeps 4

Our gites are situated in the small village of St.Pierre d'Amilly, in the Charente Maritime region - right on the border of the beautiful Marais region, and just 40 km inland from La Rochelle (25 mins) and The Ile de Re (35 mins). The building is a traditional converted stone barn, which is over 300 years old, and was once used for the wine pressing for the village. Stone walls and oak beams, our accommodation provides comfort and character with modern convenience.

Activities: Discover the Marais by boat from numerous embarcation points (Arcais, Coulon, La Garette, Damvix), or hire a bicycle (Arcais, St Hilaire la Palud) and follow the specially designated routes. Fantastic area for bird watching with a bird sanctuary at St Hilaire la Palud. Numerous golf courses within easy reach, and fishing for inland and off shore enthusiasts. Seaside sports and activies within very easy reach including sailing, kite surfing and surfing (Ile d'Oleron and Ile de Re). Plenty of nearby indoor / outdoor swimming pools with slides and chutes to keep the kids amused. Chatelaillon is a very family focused resort, and is our nearest beach - only 25 mins away. Here you will find a lovely beach with a kids' club - a great place to leave them in safe hands while you look around the markets and enjoy the cafes.

Restaurants and shopping: La Rochelle is full of great places to eat, and seafood is obviously a speciality. The shopping here is also fantastic, from small independent boutiques to larger department stores, all catering to a very style conscious crowd. The small beach at La Rochelle is a lovely spot to relax and unwind. The park is a beautiful area with great play areas for the kids, and a little menagerie with deer, goats, peacocks and donkeys.

The Ile de Re is a beautiful, unspoilt and fiercely protected island, connected to the mainland and La Rochelle by a magnificent 3 km bridge. 'A flat, fragrant, family friendly holiday spot. Just 30km long and 5km wide, it's criss-crossed by an extensive network (100km) of cycle paths which wind through fields full of poppies, pine forests, pretty French villages, past fishing harbours, salt pans and oyster farms. It's also celebrated for its endless sandy beaches backed by powdery dunes. The island feels like the France, or rather the 'seaside' of yesteryear. Strict building regulations have meant that even new properties have to stick to the low-slung whitewashed-with-green-shutters look. However, the chic shops and waterfront restaurants of the fishing villages give it a very French maritime sophistication.

Places of interest: History is ever present in Poitou Charentes. From prehistoric times to the present day, each period has left its mark. Experience Romanesque architecture at its best (eglise Saint-Pierre at Aulnay-de-Saintonge, eglise Saint-Hilaire at Melle). Enjoy sightseeing in towns of art and architecture, and towns of historical interest (Parthenay, Saintes, Poitiers, Talmont, Cognac, Brouage).

There is an excellent restaurant / creperie / bar right on the edge of our village, just a 15 minute walk away. Run by very friendly Belgians, La Ferme Flamande is open every lunchtime and Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. Great plat du jours, galettes and perfect open-fire grilled steaks. Go for just a drink - they serve a wide selection of lovely beers too! Other good local restaurants including at Surgeres (Le Diwan, a very good Moroccan with stunning decor), and St Jean d'Angely (Popsy's, an authentic and delicious Indian run by an English family).

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Details for La Maison 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

La Maison is a charming house with exposed stone walls and beamed ceilings. It has a lovely big ancient fire place which is fantastic in Winter (wood supplied at a small extra charge), and there is also central heating for the colder months. La Maison has two bedrooms, one with a double bed, and the other with two singles. There is a washing machine and linen and towels are provided for our guests. There is a TV with all the basic Sky channels, and a DVD / CD player, with a growing library of films. The bathroom has been extended and renovated in 2012, with a new bath, shower, sink unit and flooring. Guests have use of their own small garden area, with table and chairs, sunloungers, and shared BBQ.
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Mick or Carole

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2005
Speaks french, english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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4.9
based on 13 traveler reviews

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La Maison
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
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La Maison
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p54847?uni_id=35730
+33 0981181989
La Rochelle - Surgeres area Charente-Maritime
Yateley
5

OUR SUMMER HOLIDAY AUGUST 2009

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 2 adults and 2 children stayed at La Maison for 2 weeks in August 2009. The property is just perfect, a beautiful gite which far exceeded our expectations. It has everything needed for a comfortable and relaxing stay, is spacious and well equiped and makes a wonderful base for exploring the local area as well as somewhere to sit back and relax.
The instructions and information provided prior to our visit was both clear and very useful and enabled us to stock up at the local supermarket on route. The children took great delight in listening out for the Bread Van every morning, the driver of which was very friendly and helpful.
Mick and Carole couldn't have made us feel more welcome and went out of their way to ensure that we all had a great holiday. They were always happy to answer any questions we had and made some brilliant recommendations of places for us to visit.
There is a great variety of things on offer within easy reach and we spent an enjoyable 2 weeks exploring local towns, visiting the nearby islands, eating in some of the wonderful resturants in La Rochelle, swimming at the local pools and canoeing along the peaceful rivers and canels.
We would highly recommend La Maison to anyone wanting a taste of France and all that the area has to offer and sincerely hope that we are able to return for a second visit soon.
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
La Maison
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p54847?uni_id=35730
+33 0981181989
La Rochelle - Surgeres area Charente-Maritime
5

WONDERFUL HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5
The first week of a truly memorable three and a half weeks in France. A delightful, well laid out and clean cottage - a home from home. Our hosts Carol and Mick were friendly, welcoming and helpful. The surrounding area is rich in places to visit and we highly recommend this cottage as base for a stay in this part of France.
  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Claire - always great to hear our guests have enjoyed their stay! Hope we'll see you again one day.
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La Maison
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p54847?uni_id=35730
+33 0981181989
La Rochelle - Surgeres area Charente-Maritime
East Yorkshire
5

END OF MAY 2011-FANTASTIC HOLIDAY!

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 2 adults and 2 boys all really enjoyed a week here late in May-early June 2011. The listing was very accurate and the information sent to us and available in the property was very helpful. Mick and Carole were very welcoming and friendly throughout our stay and gave us lots of useful advice. The gite is so full of character, has everything we needed for our stay and far exceeded our expectations. It is a charming mixture of old and new and was clean ,well presented and well maintained. It is a good base from which to explore the area which is a beautiful part of France. Fantastic beaches, lovely countryside and historical buildings were all in easy reach so there is something for everyone. Our 1 week stay wasn't long enough for us so we'd love to come back again.
A lovely surprise for our football mad boys was the full sized, well maintained football pitch open to all in the village. They loved to have a kick about everyday.
We almost want to keep this place as our secret so we'd stand a better chance of booking in the future but this really is one not to be missed!
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
La Maison
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p54847?uni_id=35730
+33 0981181989
La Rochelle - Surgeres area Charente-Maritime
Bewdley, Worcestershire
5

LA MAISON

  • 5 of 5
We've just returned from a great holiday in La Maison - a wonderful typically French rustic property. The house was spacious and comfy. A great area to explore - always enjoy our visits to La Rochelle. Mick & Carol were so welcoming and helpful. The local Creperie was fantastic - wish we had something as good on our doorstep! Would love to come back again one day!
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely comments Ann and Tony. You'll be pleased to hear the new road will bring you directly to the restaurant from the village - no need to take the car!
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La Maison
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p54847?uni_id=35730
+33 0981181989
La Rochelle - Surgeres area Charente-Maritime
Bristol, UK
5

GOING BACK SOON AND CAN'T WAIT

Going back soon and can't wait
  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time here last year with our little boy and are going back in two weeks with our 6 month old girl and our bigger boy :-) - can't wait. It is a lovely property, the location is fab with loads to do and Mick and Carole are great too.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
La Maison
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p54847?uni_id=35730
+33 0981181989
La Rochelle - Surgeres area Charente-Maritime
Manchester
5

SIMPLY STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5
Got back Saturday from one of the best holidays we have ever had, and to say we have the holiday blue's is an understatement! The gite is clean and well equipped, perfectly located to explore the area, and a real home away from home. Mick and Carole are friendly and welcoming and more than happy to help, giving valuable advice about the best places to visit, directions, they even went to the trouble of booking horse riding for our daughter. Overall the perfect holiday, and no doubt we'll be going back.
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Ferry
300 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Surgeres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
A83 Junction 9 at Niort
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Chatelaillon
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
St Pierre d'Amilly
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Niort
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
La Ferme Flamande, St Pierre d'Amilly
Car: necessary

Our gites are ideally situated for touring. Le Marais, an area of outstanding beauty, is only a ten minute drive away. Here you will find lush green waterways, over-hung with wetland trees and nature at its most unspoilt - hire a bike or boat and explore the multitude of canals, and visit one of the Marais restaurants to sample the home-grown mussels and marsh fed produce.

La Rochelle is a 25 minute drive away - a beautiful port with many shops and restaurants. From here you can drive over the bridge to the Ile de Re which has fantastic beaches and lovely ports at St. Martin and La Flotte. The historic towns of Sainte, Cognac, Melle, Parthenay, Angouleme, Poitiers and Niort are also within very easy reach.

The village itself is conveniently situated between two nearby market towns, Surgeres and Mauze, and in the hot Summers we are surrounded by fields of sunflowers. The micro-climate of this area makes it pleasant throughout most of the year.

St Pierre d'Amilly is a tranquil village, ideal for walking and cycling as the landscape in this area is very flat - two adult bikes are provided at no extra cost. Our local restaurant, La Ferme Flamande, is on the edge of the village, and just a 15 minute walk from the gite. Great plat de jours, galettes and perfect open-fire grilled steaks. Go for just a drink - being Belgian owned, they serve a wide selection of lovely beers too!

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La Rochelle - Surgeres area Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 24 2014
7 night minimum stay
£470
 
 
Late summer
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
£370
 
 
Autumn
Sep 27 2014 - Nov 1 2014
7 night minimum stay
£340
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £100
We ask for 50% to secure the booking (non refundable), and the balance is due 8 weeks before your stay.
Notes Tourist tax (taxe de sejour): 40 centimes per person per night, payable on departure by all guests aged 13 and above.
£100 refundable deposit required for breakages.
Heating surcharge from October to April (optional)
5 euros per basket of wood should you wish to use the fireplace.
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Amenities

La Rochelle - Surgeres area Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Hair Dryer
  • Basic Soaps
  • Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 double
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • 1 double, 1 twin - both good sized rooms with a comfortable and cosy feeling. Fitted luxurious wool carpet throughout the bedrooms. Both bedrooms with wardrobes and chests of drawers.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • surfing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
Notes:
Bottle of wine and a baguette on arrival for stays of one week or more. We're happy to offer discounts on stays of 3 weeks or more. Guests have their own private garden area with table, chairs and parasol. There is an optional heating charge of £25 per week from October to April inclusive, and firewood is available by the basket at €5 a basket if you would like to use the open fire.
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