Gorgeous 2 bedroom 2 bedroom cottage in hamlet close to Cognac and Angouleme
- english, french, spanish
Pool / Spa
Children allowed - Yes property is child and baby friendly -Yes property is child and baby friendly -
Pets allowed - ONly by prior agreement there is a fee of 25 EurosONly by prior agreement there is a fee of 25 Euros
Max guests: 5 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Gîte where accommodation and service is five star!!
The complex is made up of 3 Gîtes and ours was very clean and well equipped. We were four people all adults and the two bedroom, two en-suite accommodation was first class. The Gîtes are all individual but allow for common relaxation areas outside the Gîtes. Although we did not have kids we can imagine that it is a paradise for children and adults alike. Charlie and Steph have created a beautiful complex with everything needed to make your stay relaxing. The quality of workmanship to create this place is of a high standard and Charlie has great skill I can only dream about!
Steph was very attentive and nothing was too much trouble. She helped us with restaurants, finding a vet for our dog and even getting our fire lit one evening for when we got home. All four of us were blessed with a few days of relaxation and our only criticism............it wasn’t long enough.
We would have no hesitation in staying again and would love to hire the three Gîtes for ourselves and the extended family.
Charlie, Steph and Fin should be proud of what they have created which will bring so much joy to people like ourselves.
Dougal, our Cockapoo is already missing Susie.
Thank you for a wonderful break and we look forward to seeing you again.
Malcolm, Tanya,Bill,Vida and of course Dougal 🐕
More than your usual Gite holiday where hosts
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.
Perfect for young families!
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 started.......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.
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!
A dream holiday!
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!
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
Amazing Family Getaway
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.
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
In June, July and August there is a weekly itinerary of optional activities. Chocolate making, Pony Riding, canoeing, bush craft, Cognac Tasting, wine tasting.