3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms sleeps 7. Tranquil setting close to large village
David & Paula Sykes
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Dream holiday home!
Absolutely wonderful house and grounds! The owners are extremely friendly, responsive while being discreet. The house has everything you require and more! So many little touches that we appreciated.
The swimming pool is excellent and there are plenty outdoor and indoor games for children and families.
All local amenities under 10 minutes' drive away in Mareuil, good restaurants and plenty to visit within 30 minutes.
The place to come for a great family holiday, to enjoy a relaxing time at the property and to visit the local area. Peace and quiet guaranteed.
Would recommend this property 100% and would love to return some time.
A little slice of heaven
This is the second year in a row we have come back to the Maison Bleu (and the only place we have ever visited twice) - by far and away the nicest holiday rental we have ever had!
The garden, grounds & pool are just amazing - everything you could possibly want for the kids to run around and play, safe in the knowledge that the gated pool means they can have their freedom & also be secure. Picking fruit from the orchard was one of our favourite pastimes - apples, pears, plums, blackberries & figs in abundance! As was watching the sunset over your very own sunflower field.
The house itself has everything you could possibly want - a very well stocked kitchen, lovely welcome pack and even an honesty bar stacked full of wine. This year we had some extra family come and stay with us for a few days whilst we were visiting, and Dave & Paula accommodated them so easily - with 'proper' extra beds for the children, kitted out with fun bedding to make them feel at home.
Dave & Paula are wonderful hosts - Friendly, welcoming & on hand if you need them, staying in the property next door, but otherwise you wouldn't know they were there. The pool is cleaned each day and covered each night, so you really can sit back and relax.
The area is a real gem - all the peace & quiet you could possibly ask for, yet easy distance to find some amazing entertainment when you want to. Kayaking in Brantome and the Velorail at Thiviers are an absolute family must!
We couldn't recoomend this property more!
Thank you Fiona. It is so gratifying for us to see, how much you enjoyed every aspect of your holiday and your appreciation of the "little things" we try to do to make the experience special.
A truly amazing and wonderful place to stay! We enjoyed every moment. The house was clean, spacious, full of things to do such as play games, endless selection of books, TV and Internet!
The pool and grounds are great! Our children loved it all. So many outdoor games for all ages! The pool was clean, warm and secure! David and Paul opened and closed the pool each day and made sure it was clean each day!
They provided bikes for our children to ride within the very large grounds!
The area has a lot to offer- plenty within driving distance. Small town nearby for your daily bread and wine along with a small supermarket!
David and Paula were very helpful providing information when needed!
Overall rating... 10/10..! Simply amazing and we will be back next year!
Thanks Nick. We are so pleased that you all enjoyed your holiday at Maison Bleu and it was a pleasure to have you stay with us.
We had a fantastic holiday at Maison Bleu. Our hosts, David and Paula, provided everything we needed and more, including bikes, sports facilities (badminton net, table tennis, boules, games etc), and plenty of useful local information. The house was very clean and had everything we needed - it was certainly the best equipped house we've stayed in. The pool is a great size, loads of room for the 5 of us to swim in, play and relax. It's 40x20 ft, and over 2m in the deep end. Amazing views of the countryside, plenty of varied seating areas and options, and if the weather's good, you can't fail to have a good time here. We loved it.
Thank you very much Pete. It was a pleasure to have you all at Maison Bleu and to see/hear you enjoying the house and grounds. You certainly packed a lot in during your stay, which is just what we love to see. A first "shooting star" experience for your youngest daughter was a bonus all round.
Fabulous pool and house to spend a peaceful holiday surrounded by places to visit
We had an amazing holiday here. We have 3 kids aged 7-9 and the house caters for them brilliantly with garden swing and games, and a great pool. They were swimming all day in the constant sunshine. Dave and Paula are welcoming and helpful, yet leave you to enjoy the house. The welcome pack of wine and food is very generous. We were somewhat lazy but there are plenty of places to visit by car. Aubeterre for a spot of river swimming. Brantome for a boat trip and canoeing. Lunch in little villages. We need to return to try out the markets and some lake swimming. Surrounded by fields of sunflowers, it's a wonderful place to sip cold rosé and watch the sunsets.
A lovely house in an idyllic setting
This house is absolutely lovely. We have just returned from a week's stay with our 21 and 17 year old children, and we have all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house is like a home from home, beautifully furnished and well appointed. The grounds are vast and fabulous - we have played table tennis, badminton, golf and frisbee all week long and have picked and eaten fruit from the orchard - and the pool is immaculate. The setting is gorgeous as the views from the house are marvellous - you can see for miles - and it is really peaceful.
Nearby Mareuil is charming, about 5 minutes drive or 15-20 minutes bike ride away (we cycled there each morning to buy the croissants!).
We had a really enjoyable, relaxing break and have returned with our batteries fully recharged.
The owners, David and Paula, live clo by and could not have been more helpful.
We thoroughly recommend staying here.
Beauclaveau is a small hamlet 3.5km from the pretty town of Mareuil which has all the amenities you are likely to need, inc. bank, supermarket, bars/restaurants, butcher, bakers, doctor, dentist, post office, garage, various other shops & a small market on Tues. Riberac (20km), has larger supermarkets, greater variety of shops and restaurants & a large famous market on Friday. A further 10km south is Lac Jemaye, a beautiful lake with white sandy beaches, picnic areas, cafe/restaurants and various water sports. 20km south east of Mareuil is the picturesque town of Brantome, surrounded by the river Dronne, with prehistoric caves and abbey. To the south is Perigueux (45km) with its medieaval old quarter & magnificent domed cathedral. Also in easy reach are the vineyards of Bergerac & Bordeaux and Cognac, with its famous distilleries worth a visit at 70km. Angouleme with its ramparts & many shops is 35km to the north. Countryside Culture and Cuisine a perfect combination.