Christine or Kevin Braine
- english, french
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
We absolutely loved the cottage. It had every bit of authentic French character charm that we hoped it would. Beautiful windows. The pool area was wonderful and safe for the kids. The pool itself was clean and heated with lovely garden views. Kevin and Christine were perfect hosts. We used the bikes to go for rides across surrounding lanes which were all flat and surrounded by fields full of poppies and grapevines.
If going with kids then definitely visit La Chateau des Enigmes. A great mystery trail throughout the house and gardens.
The towns of Pons, Saintes and Cognac were all good day trips.
For Cognac tasting and distillery tour we went to the house of Hine, next to the river in Jarnac, about 25 minutes away. We highly recommend it. Even the kids were interested and enjoyed it.
We loved the whole area. A bit more sleepy than England in the villages but we found it relaxing.
Our only complaint was the changeable weather but that couldn’t be helped.
We would really recommend this cottage to anyone considering it.
Very well kept, clean and tidy farmhouse set in extensive, beautiful gardens with a lovely heated swimming pool. Bicycles, badminton and board games provided along with UK freesat. Rural retreat - great place to unwind and relax. A car is a must as the towns of Cognac and Saintes perhaps a 20 min drive away. Christine & Kevin lovely people and are perfect hosts.
Lovely quiet getaway
The cottage is set on the outskirts of a very quiet village and is a lovely spot for a relaxed break and is ideal to explore the Cognac region - a car is a must. There is plenty of space both inside and outside the building. Unfortunately the weather wasn't great when we visited and so we didn't manage to get in the pool. The vicinity around the cottage is mainly made up of vineyards and fields of sunflowers. Behind the cottage is a wine maker and cognac distiller which is well worth a visit. La Rochelle and the Ile de Re were the highlights of our tours and the Chateau La Roche Courbon at St Porchaire was just stunning. Huge thanks go to the owners Christine and Kevin who were the perfect hosts and we would certainly recommend this property.
Thank you for your kind comments. We are pleased that you had a relaxing time and that you enjoyed the property and surrounding area so much.
Beautiful, relaxing house.
We had a lovely week here, a family of 4 with boys aged 11 and 14. The pool was very warm, and they played loads of badminton.
I just relaxed!
They loved the fact they could watch CBBC and laze around!
It is a very quiet area, but found a really good restaurant on Matha, and had a great trip out to Ile de Re and La Rochelle. Saintes is gorgeous and Cognac nice too. Although it feels remote, there is a massive supermarket in Matha.
We mainly had lunches out and then cooked or BBQed in the evening.
We used the bikes for cycle rides and could cycle 2 miles to a sweet little lake with pedaloes.
The weather was stunning every day and was very hot by the end of the week.
A great week, thank you!
Thanks very much for your kind comments. We are glad that you all enjoyed yourselves, we try to ensure that everyone who comes to stay here has an enjoyable time. As you have said there are plenty of things to do and places to visit or alternatively peace and quiet to relax. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back again one day if you decide to return.
Holiday July/August 2012
The holiday was excellent and the property and facilities were exactly what was advertised, if not better.
The environment was relaxed and tranquil.
Our hosts were always available if needed, attentive to our needs and informative about the local area and activities available.
A great holiday home that we would be happy to return to.
Thank you for your kind comments. We always strive to make your holiday as enjoyable as possible and are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We are here if you need us and leave you to enjoy the peace and quiet if we are not. It would be a pleasure to welcome you all again one day.
We stopped at the gite for 3 weeks in August 2009. It was absolutely fantastic. The gite was fully equipped home from home. Clean and comfortably. Christine and Kevin were very discreet but if you needed them were always on hand and willing to help.
We visited Cognac and Saintes well worth a look. We also went to La Rochelle The Aquarium well worth a visit. Thanks to Christine for the phone calls.
The garden was huge. There were the bikes and bbq. The pool was just perfect made the holiday. Didnt want to come home.
Thanks to Christine and Kevin we will see you again.