Accommodates up to 6 people, with private heated pool. Close to La Rochelle.
Mick and Carole Williams
- english, french
About Mick and Carole Williams
We bought our house and gites initially as our holiday getaway, but after coming over so often and loving our holidays here, we decided to move permanently and bring our two girls up in the French education system. We haven't looked back (mostly!), and we're sure you'll agree, it's a wonderful place with an abundance of charm. We live in La Rochelle now, just 30 minutes away, and are always on hand during your stay. We look forward to welcoming you to Atelier JC.
Mick and Carole Williams purchased this Cottage in 2002
Why Mick and Carole Williams chose Saint-Pierre-d'Amilly
We fell in love with the house and its gites, and we're sure you will too. Traditional Charente Maritime cottage, with exposed stone walls and huge oak beams; with our renovation project complete, we've kept the authenticity and charm of the building, and added modern comforts. In November 2015 we have installed a private heated swimming pool. We're perfectly situated for exploring this rich and diverse region, and we're surrounded by tranquil countryside. Ideal for walks and bike rides.
What makes this Cottage unique
The previous owner was a stained glass artist, and he has left his mark throughout the property. La Ferme Flamande is a very good Belgian owned restaurant, just 15 minutes walk from the house. Great plat de jours and crêpes, or just go for a beer - being Belgian, they've got plenty of good ones! We are very fortunate to have our lovely neighbour Christel, just a couple of doors away, who is a professional masseuse (my father swears by her!)
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A charming gite in a peaceful, friendly village
We enjoyed a wonderful family holiday here. The gite is spacious and well equipped, situated in a peaceful, friendly village which is an ideal base to explore the local area. Mick and Carole are very hospitable and provided lots of information to help us enjoy the area. Our favourite days were those exploring the small towns of the Venice Verte, or green Venice, by boat and Poy Du Fou voted the World’s Best Theme Park. There are plenty of things to do and see here and we hope to return one day.
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.
Thanks so much Claire - always great to hear our guests have enjoyed their stay! Hope we'll see you again one day.
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!
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!
We have just returned from a great 2 week stay at La Maison
Lovely old building full of character that was immaculately clean when we arrived, lovely comfy beds and sofas
Quiet location but close enough to all tourist areas
We spent many a sunny evening in the garden and the owners Mick and Carol could not have been more welcoming
We hope to return very soon as this really was a lovely holiday in a beautiful area
Our Summer Holiday August 2009
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.
We rented both properties...fantastic
We were a party of five and rented both the Petit Flat and La Maison. Both properties meet our needs and then some. After flying into Paris and immedietly driving to our villa(s) we were very pleased and delighted with our accomodations. Clean, cozy and loved the garden area. We actually spent most of our time outside in garden area when we were not out sightseeing. The property was well maintained and Mick and Carole were most helpful in suggesting places to see and things to do. Marc even googled an address for us in La Rochelle so that we could find our family house. The restuarant just down the road was the best, we ate there twice. The rural setting was perfect for us to start our trip in France and get a flavor of the countryside, small villages along with larger cities like La Rochelle. The bread being delivered every morning was a treat. We visited La Rochelle three times that week and Isle de Rue. Both were easy 20 minute commutes from our villa. We would highly recommend this property to our friends and family members. A memorable stay for us all.
Just 30 minutes from the coast, La Rochelle and Ile de Re. Wide variety of water sports and great cycling on the Ile de Re (100km of cyclable paths).
We're right on the doorstep of the beautiful Marais region - hire a boat or bike, and explore the multitude of canals and pretty villages. Not to be missed.
We're perfectly placed for visiting historic towns such as Cognac, Saintes and Poitiers, and the Ile d'Oleron is world famous for its oysters (beaches are also lovely!)