- Country House
- House / Villa
- Swimming Pool
- Baby equipment
- Internet Access
- Log Fire
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
- Child Friendly
- Other rental properties on site
Oozing historic charm and character yet thoughtfully equipped with all the contemporary comforts you could ask for, including a wonderful summer kitchen complete with a stone pizza oven, Maison du Puits is an authentic village home where families and friends can relax, play and generally get away from it all. For groups who need a bit more space, or who are perhaps bringing grandparents or friends, there's a self contained guest cottage for two at the rear of the main house.
Deep within the beautiful Charente Maritime countryside yet just 45 minutes from bustling La Rochelle, Maison du Puits is a large country house which has been tastefully renovated to provide stylish comfortable accommodation for up to 8 people. Plenty of care has been taken to ensure that adult creature comforts are in abundance, but the house is also extremely child-friendly which makes it the ideal setting for groups of all ages. Within the grounds you can lie in the sunshine, dip into the pool and create feasts in the fantastic outdoor kitchen, and venturing out you can visit local villages, vineyards, chateaux, golf courses and beaches. What more could you want?
The house is situated in the sleepy village of Villenuve La Comtesse where amenities like a bakery, a post office and a mini market are on offer. There are plenty more shops, bars, restaurants and banks in the nearby towns of Surgeres, St Jean d’Angely and Loulay, or the colourful town of La Rochelle, with its many attractions, is just 40 minutes away. The Cognac region is known for both its vineyards and its golf courses, a boat trip on the Charente river is a must, there are sandy beaches and a zoo at Royan or the magnificent chateau at Dampiere sur Boutonne is both fascinating and picturesque. There really is something for everyone.
The nearest ferry port is St Malo, around 4 hours away, or you could fly into La Rochelle (45 minutes), Poitiers (2 hours), Bordeaux (2 hours) or Limoges (3 hours). There is a train station in Surgeres, 15 minutes from the house.
Nearest Train Station:
Beauvoir Sur Niort
In the village
The house has three large bedrooms – two double and one quadruple – as well as an en-suite shower room and a separate family bathroom. There is a large dining kitchen with a wood burning stove and all the mod cons, and then at the front of the house you will find a formal dining room (which can also double up as a playroom) and a well-appointed lounge with a feature fireplace, a wood burning stove and a Satellite TV with DVD player. All manner of toys, books, DVDs and children’s equipment is provided.
To the rear of the house is a walled garden with a gorgeous swimming pool and teak sun loungers, and within the ancient courtyard you will find a summer kitchen complete with stone pizza oven, concrete worktops, a Belfast sink, a fire pit/BBQ and a fridge. This courtyard is also home to a lounge area and a corner with pool table and table football, so you’d be hard pressed to find a better spot for enjoying the al fresco lifestyle.
In addition to the main house there is also a small gite on site which is ideal for couples and young families. The properties can be rented together or separately with shared use of the pool.
Conditions of Rental
A 25% deposit is required to secure the booking with the balance payable 8 weeks prior to your holiday. A refundable damages deposit of