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4 star Luxury Cottages near Cognac and Angouleme with heated pool. Sleeps 5

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,130 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Gorgeous 2 bedroom 2 bedroom cottage in hamlet close to Cognac and Angouleme

Chez Coco at The Courtyard at Ste Catherine in the Charente. Is awarded 4 stars by the Chambre de Tourisme and is inspected, registered and insured. Stylish and quirky.

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home from home. Quietly sophisticated yet family friendly. In heart of the Charente Golden Triangle.

Jarnac 10 mins, Cognac 20 mins, Angouleme 25 mins, Coast 90 mins.

Beautifully renovated cottages in former Monastery kitchens and Logis.

Full kitchen with WM/DW/Range oven/Tassimo. Private garden, terrace, Bbq, Parking and South views. Free WIFI. Uk and French freest. Ipod docking

Shared heated 10 x 5m in ground pool in it's own area of grounds - Security Fenced open May-September. shared with 2 other cottages

Separate childrens play area. Surrounded by sunflowers and vineyards yet 3 mins all amenities.

Sleeps 5 - 1 King / 1 Double / 1 single / plus cot

Perfect for: Relaxing, riding, canoeing, fishing, cycling, sailing, water skiing. Great to relax and discover the region. Beautiful Courtyard and grounds. Tables D'hotes and B and B available.

only two other cottages on site

More Details

Stephanie May
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Accueil chaleureux, nombreux équipements électroménagers, propreté des lieux, des meubles, du linge, on est au calme, c est très reposant, idéal pour se reposer, ideal pour occuper des enfants en bas age avec l air de jeux.
May 2016
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Saint-Cybardeaux Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1130 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please treat our property as you would like your own to be. No additional guests and no smoking.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Guest toiletries, toilet paper, cleaning products and hairdryers supplied
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , en suite bathroom, juliet balcony and south views
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , en suite bathroom
  • This bedroom has a double, bunks and a cot for flexible sleeping arrangements
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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4 star Luxury Cottages near Cognac and Angouleme with heated pool. Sleeps 5
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

More than your usual Gite holiday where hosts

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic family holiday at The Courtyard which started from the moment we arrived. Stephanie, Charlie and Finn are wonderful hosts and nothing is too much trouble. From the help with directions, to restaurant suggestions and bookings down to the amazing food. We had the best of both worlds with a beautifully appointed Gite and garden area (we stayed in Maison Cachee) with full kitchen facilities but also got to enjoy a number of evenings of Stephanie's food - a night "out" without leaving the premises. We all hope to return again to explore the area further and experience more of the superb ambience of this little gem.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect for young families!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a totally relaxing break with your young family, you don't need to look any further......The Courtyard at Saint Catherine is perfect for you!

I stayed recently for 2 weeks in Chez Aristade with my husband, my 6 year old daughter and 4 year old boy/girl twins.

We had an amazing 2 weeks and I cannot speak highly enough of the wonderful hosts, Steph and her husband Charlie. They have thought of everything so your gite truly is a home from home! You really only need to bring your passports, credit card and clothes!

For the parents; they are basic provisions to get your holiday off to a good start without having to rush out to the supermarket the minute you arrive! A few dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, dish cloths, bin bags, foil, cling film, kitchen roll, fly spray, kitchen cleaners, hand soap, charcoal and firelighters for your first BBQ.......and pantry items such as olive oil, salt, pepper, sugar, tea, coffee, milk. The gites have a Tassimo coffee machine with a few capsules to get you can buy these in the local Supermarket or just bring your favourites from home! To make travelling with young children they have everything covered; high chair, cots, sterilisers, stair gates, step stools, night lights, kids cutlery, plates and cups, plug socket covers and even a bath mat and bath toys!

For the kids; a great selection of toys, books, dolls, dressing up clothes, colouring pens, dvds, games waiting in your gite. There was even a massive blackboard in our give for the kids to get creative!

I had ordered the welcome dinner knowing that we would arrive around 6pm after a long drive and not feel like heading to the shops. So if you have a long drive on your day of arrival definitely book the welcome meal and get your holiday off to a great start!

The gite was extremely well equipped with more than enough crockery, cutlery, pans, utensils and glassware. The pool is heated, so perfect for little children, it is gated and safe. There are plenty of sun loungers and giant beanbags and umbrellas for all to use. It never felt over crowded.

The 'gite cluster' concept works brilliantly enabling parents to socialise and children to play together. The courtyard is gated so the children can play outside without the worry of them getting out onto a road. Steph's dinner evenings are an absolute delight and I would highly recommend opting in for dinner.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely words and thank you for being such great guestsIt was a real pleasure to host you and your delightful family. I hope to do so again! I appreciate you taking the time to review. Thank you!
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Amazing Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Courtyard is an amazing place to stay. Steph and her family made us feel so welcome. This was the first time we had taken our 18-month-old abroad so it was a welcome relief to stay somewhere with all the equipment you could possibly need on a daily basis (cot, highchair, toys, books, stairgate.... I could go on). It made travelling a lot more enjoyable and meant room for our stuff too!!

The accommodation was spacious, clean and tastefully decorated to complement the old building. We had our own private garden with a BBQ and plenty of seating. The swimming pool was clean and a great place to spend hot sunny days. There is also a small play area with a sandpit, trampoline, swing ball, swings & slides.

The on-site dining which Steph personally cooks and serves to you outside in the courtyard is fantastic. The food is so flavoursome and Steph goes above and beyond to make sure everyone is catered for (even the fussy ones). We ended up taking full advantage of this service when we stayed as it was handy with our little one and tasted great too.

The Courtyard is in a peaceful location and is very convenient for visiting the surrounding areas; it seems you are not too far away from everywhere. The Supermarket in Roulliac is very accessible and has a great mix of products.

We are planning on going back again next year and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend staying at the Courtyard to anyone. Steph and her family have done an amazing job restoring the old Priory and giving it a new lease of life.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a great pleasure to meet you all, and the grandparents too! Thank you for your kind words and I look forward to hosting you next year xxx
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A dream holiday!

  • 5 of 5

This place is a dream! Starting with the setting; it truly is idyllic, the image of beautiful France you conjure up when you dream of rolling hills, vineyards and poppies everywhere. The gites and grounds are like something out of an interior magazine; authentic, charming and luxuriously shabby chic. The pool is warm and the playground a huge hit with our 18 month old. Steph and her family are so lovely. They strike the right balance of leaving you to it, but being incredibly hospitable and helpful. Everything from pre arrival shopping, baby necessities and baby meals (3 x per week) are taken care of. And the cooking.. Wow Steph can cook! We ate top end restaurant standard meals with a sleeping toddler and the peace of mind of the monitor working to the courtyard.. Very relaxing. We don't normally go back to places twice, but we could be persuaded back here!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a real pleasure to host you. Thank you for you very kind words and I hope you do make it back again! Steph x
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Just sublime

  • 5 of 5

This was the first holiday I can recall that I was able to relax the moment my foot entered the courtyard. Steph the owner had everything under control and had the most divine arrival dinner ready for us. When you have been travelling so long it's just heaven to sit down to a hot meal and a nice glass or two of wine. We have stayed in many gites but this was on a different level. Nothing was too much trouble. The owners took the hard work out of holidays with kids by booking various trips and the cooking that is optional was very much what we wanted. Our kids were one of the older there - I'm just sorry we didn't find it when they were younger as it's perfect for small kids. Completely loved it.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such a pleasure to host you all and very much looking forward to doing so in the future. Thank you for you kind words.
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Simply Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Well where do we start. The Courtyard is simply perfect.

We stayed recently (2 adults with 2 young children) and were blessed with lovely weather. From the moment you arrive the relaxed vibe is contagious. The Gite (we stayed in Aristide) is very well appointed and provides everything you need as a family. We mentioned we were had a young mobile toddler with us and a new stairgate appeared without bother or hassle.

The Courtyard is perfect to explore the wider Charente region with plenty to do in the area.

Steph and Charlie, the lovely owners make sure nothing is too much trouble and are able to provide superb evening meals if required. They can also organise local activities - plate painting, horse riding, chocolate making amongst other things.

The kids (as are we) are sad to be home - they loved playing in the sandpit / on the swings and swimming in the lovely heated pool everyday.

The website for the courtyard gives you more information and is worth a check.

If you are considering staying here - don't give it any further thought and book it as long as you don't book our Gite when we want to go back !!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely words. Cannot wait to welcome you all back again next year. Special times!
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Nearest Airport
125 Kilometres
Limoges (Bordeaux and La Rochelle)
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
St Brice
Nearest Train
24 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Auberge du Fin Bois
Nearest Beach
95 Kilometres
Car: necessary

In June, July and August there is a weekly itinerary of optional activities. Chocolate making, Pony Riding, canoeing, bush craft, Cognac Tasting, wine tasting.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $245.76

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.