4 Double Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Private Swimming Pool & Garden, Large House
- english, french
About Jon Gorf
My wife (Sharon) & I live near Brighton in the UK. We spend a lot of time in France and ultimately we plan live out there full time. In the meantime we both run a joinery company which explains why we love the house so much....there's a lot of beautiful features and woodwork. We have fantastic neighbours in France and they help to look after the house and our guests
Jon Gorf purchased this House in 2014
Why Jon Gorf chose Saint-Maigrin
We bought the house as we visit the Charente very frequently as we love the local area and also have family not far from here (my wife is French). Why here? The weather is good....so much better than UK! The area is fantastic, so much to see and do and places to visit. The village is very peaceful and we always leave relaxed and wanting to stay longe
What makes this House unique
The house is 400 years old and there are so many lovely original features. Saint Maigrin is a peaceful village surrounded by vinyards but also near enough to so many great places to visit. We think it's a great central point for exploring the Charente region The house also has a private heated swimming pool. We're dog friendly
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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Beautiful, peaceful and relaxing
We had a wonderful week. The house is just as we imagined and more! Everything we needed for a really relaxing holiday. The house is well equipped and beautifully restored and cared for.Jon was really helpful with the booking and info etc. The pool is great we spent most of our time in it or relaxing around it. Beautiful views of the country side and a large garden too. We loved it so much We are returning next year. Thanks Jon for an amazing stay.
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are really pleased you enjoyed your holiday at Maison de Lafenestre. We love staying there too and it's so nice when our guests feel the same. We look forward to welcoming you back next year!
Fantastic two week stay in StMaigrin
On Arrival at the house we were all in awe of the lovely square it was set in, close too the church and a square filled with trees that kept the area outside the house wonderfully cool. The house itself was beautiful especially for a large family where rooms were large and spacious. The house had everything we needed for a long stay. The showers and bathroom were very clean and modern. Plenty of storage for clothes in bedrooms and plenty of seating for all the family. Kitchen was very well stocked and cooking for several people was easy. Outside the garden was extensive and the pool and surrounding area is where we spent most hot days where temps were hitting 35c and beyond. We loved our lazy days by the pool.
On arrival we met the housekeeper who resides next door and she was friendly and accessible which made us feel at ease if we did not know something. The owner was also very informative and contactable if any problems arose.
This was a wonderful base to explore Cognac, Bordeaux, Royan and Aubeterre where we had a wonderful time canoeing along the River Dronne. Bordeaux also came out tops with the family where we all agreed it is the best city we have visited. We all love France but this has been by far the best accomodation and area we have stayed in so far.
I would highly recommend this property to anyone as it really was an idyllic holiday.
We are really pleased you enjoyed your holiday at Maison de Lafenestre. Thank you for your kind review. We work hard to make sure everything is in place for our guests and it's great to hear that you had a fantastic stay. We hope to welcome you back again in the future.
2nd visit - Just as wonderful as last year
From the very moment we walked into the house last summer we just fell in love with it. Our return trip this year was no different, except we felt even more relaxed.
I just can‘t fault this home or the location. If you want a peaceful setting this is the place. It’s perfectly placed to allow lots of exploring of this region of France, which has truly stunning country side and beautiful little old towns to explore. During our visit last year we went to the Hennessy distillery, this year we went to a local Cognac distillery, both very different experiences but equally worth the trip.
At the end of the day we look forward to returning to St Maigrin, relaxing in the pool surrounded by the tranquil countryside and followed by an alfresco dinner.
The house has everything you can ever need and more, an incredibly well stocked kitchen, crisp clean white bed linen, stunning dining room, Wi-Fi, TV. Even a cupboard with books and games for all ages.
This is a real find, a treasure of a holiday home.
My only concern is that it gets too popular and we struggle to book. Next year is in the diary already !
Thank you so much for your kind words. It's so nice to hear from our guests and hear how much they enjoyed their stay. It's even more rewarding to hear when they come back to visit us. We look welcoming you back again!
So good the teenagers refused to go sightseeing
Great house. Perfect for us (2 families with 1 child and 5 teenagers). The house is beautifully kept - big rooms and well supplied throughout. Christine and her son live next door and are very helpful in getting you settled in. Jon (owner) was really helpful and sent plenty of information to make the most of our stay - thanks.
Then there's the swimming pool! Couldn't keep the kids out - refused to go sightseeing.
Big garden to play in and for the dog to run around. Everyone was happy.
The village is small so there's little noise at night and amazing for star gazing too.
Overall it's a brilliant house. We had a fantastic fun and relaxing week. Shame we couldn't stay longer. We'd recommend it for any group/family/friends.
Thank you for your fantastic review. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back again soon.
A lovely stay in St Maigrin
We had a fabulous week in St Maigrin. The house is very spacious and private with a good size pool, perfect for the 4 of us but could easily accommodate others. St Maigrin is rural France but towns and cites aren't too far away, we drove up from Bordeaux which is a fabulous city, and well worth a visit.
Thank you Jon for a wonderful holiday.
Really pleased you and your family enjoyed your holiday. Thank you for your great review.
Lovely weeks stay
10 family members in all , grandparents and kids and their partners. We found this a perfect place for a great weeks holiday. Jon was excellent in all pre holiday info etc. And despite a delay it was easy to get in touch with the local contact and he was there to hand over the keys even at 9pm (4 hours late). The house had everything we needed. The rooms and en suits are new and spacious. 2 big lounges and a great kitchen with all you need for 10 and plenty of condiments. The big table on the veranda was great and we used this most evenings chatting, eating and watching the sun go down. We used the BBQ twice and it was easily big enough. The pool was great especially after being out and about all day.
Locally the supermarket at Baignes is easily big enough for the 'big shop' . Jonzac and Barbezieux are nice local towns with good places to eat (but get the timing right). The night market at Jonzac was good, live music and good food and very popular. Bordeaux is a great City to visit, places to visit and good restaurants, but we did find the traffic within 10K very busy so try the train. All in all we had an excellent time and if it wasnt for an every expanding group of family that want to come on holiday to this area with us we would come again.
I'm really pleased you enjoyed your holiday. Thank you so much for your kind review.
We plan to have a few more bedrooms added within the next few years and so hope to welcome you all again.