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Town centre, self catering 2 bed house with courtyard

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 5,381 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

Two bed, town centre, every convenience, very comfortable, great value

La Maison Hortensias is a traditional French gite in the centre of the old town area in Chabanais. It is fully refurbished throughout to a high standard and sleeps 5 in two bedrooms. Inside the house is clean and bright with every modern convenience. There is free, fast WiFi, a kitchen dining room and lounge with seating for 5, a flat screen TV and DVD player, also a downstairs toilet with grab rails and a raised seat. Upstairs there is a family bathroom and two bedrooms sleeping up to 5 adults with an extra cot. The family bathroom has a power shower over the bath. Outside the house has a very secure, high walled sunny patio courtyard which is partially covered, perfect for bicycles and very private. There is also a utility room which contains the fridge freezer, washing machine and patio furniture. There is space for a disposable BBQ to be utilised. There are lots of activities nearby and beautiful French countryside. The house is situated next to the River Vienne and there are a good selection of restaurants, shops and bakeries nearby.

Further to recent very helpful feedback, the house has now (May 2018) had a full deep clean and has been redecorated throughout. All the necessary fittings have been updated and restored and the house is once again beautiful and fresh!

This gite is excellent value for money and simple to book for a long holiday or a short break.

More Details
Registration Number : 43386242200014

Property Manager
Amanda Sparkles
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2018

About Amanda Sparkles

I am a mother of two boys and two step children. Myself and my husband run a beef farm in the local area and we are keen country enthusiasts.

Amanda Sparkles purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Amanda Sparkles chose Chabanais

This property is in the perfect location for everything you need. You can explore the local town, enjoy the lovely river and buy what you need, fresh from the markets and small shops. The house is quiet and fully equipped. It is great for families and working individuals alike.

What makes this cottage unique

The house is almost in a world of it's own. It is in the quiet part of town and you can hear the bells ringing and walk to the local farmers markets and really soak up the lovely rural French ambience. The sunny courtyard is totally private and the house has a calm feel to it. We love this house and we are sure you will too.


Chabanais Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5381 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Family Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Downstairs toilet - toilet , With Grab rails and a raised toilet seat
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
There is a lot to do in this region of France. The house offers peace and quiet and all things practical whilst being between the two major cities of Angouleme and Limoges. There are regular markets and events in Chabanais throughout the Summer. There is a train station which offers access to both cities, just 5 minutes walk from the house.


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Town centre, self catering 2 bed house with courtyard
average rating of 4.0 based on 4 reviews

Location was quiet and central to all town amenities.

  • 3 of 5

After several years of staying in various accommodation in France, we felt that the house needed some general improvements. It would have been better to have the fridge/freezer in the kitchen. Bed and bedroom furniture could do with being updated and lounge settees needed cleaning. Amanda was helpful but needs to spend more time sorting out the house

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your honest review. It is justified and I took on board all of your comments. In fact after you left, we replaced the faulty light, repainted the bathroom and did a very deep clean of the property to remove the dust from the radiators. I am very sorry that the property was in need of some repair and maintenance when you arrived and if you should ever choose to stay with us again I offer you a 25% discount on our listing price as a gesture of apology and goodwill. Thank you for your review and best wishes. Àmanda
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A gorgeous little French cottage with all you need

  • 4 of 5

This cute little cottage is tucked away in a quiet lane only a few minutes walk from the town centre of Chabanais clise to Limoges airport. It is surprisingly spacious inside, well decorated and fully equipped with all you will need for a lovely break...even wi-fi, dvd player, books, dvds, digital tv, fridge freezer, cooker toaster and microwave.The owners are exceptionally helpful and friendly and I would definitely recommend this and would return again without hesitation!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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very clean , spacious house in a calm area

  • 5 of 5

Amanda was very helpful and kind, an excellent host;The area is very nice with walks and swimming in a lake nearby.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Très bonne étape à Chabanais

  • 4 of 5

Très bonne literie

Propriétaires très gentils

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
La Barriere
Nearest Ferry
400 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Golf de la Preze
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Chabanais Gare
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
La Barriere
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Plage de la Guerlie
Car: recommended

The gite is situated in the old part of Chabanais. Within easy walking distance of several great bakeries, shops, butchers and weekly farmers markets which have superb local produce. There are many things to do nearby. The Lacs de Haute Charente are a wonderful local resource with lots of activities and places to explore. There are many lovely old villages and towns including Confolens and St Junien. There are the ruins at St Germain and the cities of Angouleme and Limoges have good shopping and many activities. Chabanais is a lovely old town with the River Vienne through the middle, it is a peaceful place to stay and a good central place to explore the area from.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $11.56
Cleaning $28.9
Stay tax $0.58 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Please inform me of the time you will arrive so that I can meet you to hand over the keys and take payment.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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