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4 star Luxury Cottage for 2 adults 2 children. Super Child and Baby Friendly

Bedrooms 1
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Luxury Accommodation home from home. 4 stars from Chambre de Tourisme

Maison Cachee at the award winning Courtyard at Ste Catherine in the Charente is a beautifully restored cottage dating back to 1786. The smallest of 3 cottages on site we are super child and baby friendly.

This cottage is in the former kitchen and grain store of the Priory of Ste Catherine de la Champs on the pilgrims route of Santo de Campostella this cootage has bags of character.

* De Tourisme 4 stars

*Fully Registered

*Insured and compliant with safety regs.

*Upstairs is a family suite of 2 adjoining bedrooms (no door) this cottage is attached to the main house.

*The two other cottages on the south side of the Courtyard.

*2 adjoining bedrooms (no door between)

*King bed, 2 singles and proper cot with linens

*1 shower room

*Downstairs open plan kitchen living space

*Sofa, armchair, flat screen tv, dvd,uk and french freest, wifi.

*CBeebies - toys, dvd library and books

*Dining table and chairs for 4


*Stair Gates top and bottom

*Changing mat

*shower slip mat

*Step up



*Hand Blender

*Toys DVDs and books

*Fridge freezer, oven, gas hob, microwave, filter coffee and tassimo, washing machine, dishwasher

*Own garden, outdoor dining set, loungers, BBQ

*On site, childrens play area, heated shared pool May-Sep,

*Tables D'hotes and alcohol licence

*For school age children a range of activities bookable each week from May - Sep

*French Red Cross first aider lives on site, Dr and Pharmacy 5 Mins away Paediatric A and E 15 mins away.

*Supermarket - shops - etc 5 mins away by car

*Bed linens, towels, cleaning products and end of stay cleaning included in pricing

More Details
Registration Number : 52898241600026

Stephanie May
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Stephanie May

We are Steph Charlie and Finn May. hello!

Stephanie May purchased this cottage in 2007

What makes this cottage unique

Award winning Family and Baby Friendly Cottages

Guestbook comments from the owner

Super séjour!! Steph a été incroyable, toujours prête à rendre service. Une personne chaleureuse et d'une extrême gentillesse. Un régal!! Thank you for everything.. Take care of you and you're family.. See you next year
Jan 2017
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Saint-Cybardeaux Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is a low beam 162cm outside the bathroom


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4 star Luxury Cottage for 2 adults 2 children. Super Child and Baby Friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

The Courtyard

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at The Courtyard in the Gîte called: "La Maison Cachée". We were very welcome, our little dogs too.

Breakfast and dinner were very good.

We look forward to visit them again !!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your were such lovely guests! It really makes my work so easy. A pleasure to host you and I hope to you all again soon!!!
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Beautiful converted barns and great hosts

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in Chez Aristide with our two teenage children. The barn has been beautifully converted, the bedrooms have lovely views and it was very well equipped for self catering, Steph and Charlie were fantastic hosts, with loads of advice on places to go and on hand to offer help if needed but not at all intrusive. When we had a power cut throughout the area they even threw a barbecue for all the guests. There is lots to do in the area in towns such as Cognac and Angouleme and we all loved canoeing down the Charente river near Jarnac. But it was difficult to tear ourselves away from the lovely pool, new this year, with plenty of loungers to relax in. Would definitely recommend for a great holiday.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review! We hope to see you again soon.
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  • 5 of 5

I would strongly recommend staying here. The Maison cachee was perfect for our family of four. The facilities were amazing, including the new swimming pool. Beautiful accommodation with everything we needed. There is also masses to do in the local area including canoeing, horse riding, biking, swimming, climbing - you name it! The May family were wonderful hosts and we would definitely like to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to see you again soon!
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Wonderful Holiday Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

This is our second visit to the wonderful Maison Cache and yet again we were not disappointed. First the wonderful welcome from Steph supplying us with all the information and supplies we requested, then the first of our sublime home cooked meals - heaven! The accommodation is wonderfully decorated and very comfortable and has everything a family of four with a toddler and baby could need. The addition of the swimming pool was welcome on the warmer days! The surrounding area is visually stunning and relaxed from the moment we arrived. We will be returning soon for another visit and would recommend the property highly.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review! We hope to see you again soon.
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Highly Recommended!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a glorious week at The Courtyard at Ste Catherine where we were given a really warm welcome by Steph, Charlie, Finn, Lilah, Susie, Jet and the cheeky Luka. Our gite was stylish, spotlessly clean, well equipped and the beds were supremely comfy. We were lucky to be able to dine 'in-house' three times and each time, Steph's superb cooking surpassed itself (if that's possible). The pool was an added bonus and the location was perfect to use as a base to tour the Cognac region. Steph very kindly helped us out with our hire car issue and bent over backwards to ensure our stay was everything we hoped it would be. After our wonderful week there, we were refreshed and recharged - having travelled from Australia, it was a brilliant start to our holidays in France. We highly recommend The Courtyard and hope/plan to stay there again in the very near future!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
124 Kilometres
Limoges (Bordeaux, Poitiers, La Rochelle)
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
St Brice - Cognac
Nearest Train
24 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
95 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30.86
Damage Deposit $123.43

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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