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An Upmarket Gite and Holiday Holiday Home

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Available for weekly Holiday lets - from Saturday to the following Saturday

Beinvenue and welcome to Maison du Couvent - the place to relax and restore.

Situated in the picturesque, Michelin-starred village of Villebois-Lavalette on the Charente/Dordogne border in SW France, Maison du Couvent is an up-market gîte and holiday home. We offer 3 ensuite bedrooms (2 x twin-bedded and 1 x double bedded); a large kitchen with a twin-oven and dishwasher; a spacious sitting and dining room; swimming pool; covered terrace; onsite parking; and free wi-fi throughout.

Maison du Couvent is available for weekly Holiday lets Saturday to the following Saturday

More Details

Property Manager
Don McCrae
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
1 February, 2017

About Don McCrae

We're Don & Trisha McCrae. In 2000 we bought and restored Maison du Couvent, (convent house), a 17th century four-storey house, that's described by local historians as being the oldest home in Villebois-Lavalette.

We then acquired an adjoining piece of land, complete with an old barn, which we have renovated into an elegant, modern gîte and holiday home, with an authentic, rural French charm.

Whether you stay for one week or three, you'll always get a warm welcome, a great location and up-market accommodation - mais oui, se détendre et se restaurer...relax and restore!

Don McCrae purchased this house in 2000

Why Don McCrae chose Charente

In 2012/13 we completely renovated the old barn in the grounds of Maison du Couvent into a modern gîte/holiday home, at the same time retaining many of the authentic traditional architectural features. With a large terrace, lush floral garden and 11m x 5m swimming pool, we opened in June 2013 and have been busy ever since.

Each of the three en-suite bedrooms have been stylishly restored and have views over the garden, across the pool or the valleys beyond. The kitchen has all you need, including a dishwasher, and is designed to make your holiday a breeze.

In all, la Maison du Couvent is a place where you can truly relax and restore!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Villebois-Lavalette in Poitou-Charentes

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Red Bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Green Bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Blue Bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Green Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Red Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Blue Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • All bedrooms have an ensuite bathroom, with shower, toilet and hand basin. Each bedroom has hanging and storage space for clothes and suitcases. There also are dressing tables and hairdryers in every room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis




Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £109.48

With the two exceptions, (Low Season Week 4 and Mid Season Week 6 when the changeover day is a Friday), we let the property in blocks of 7 contiguous days that start and end on a Saturday. People arriving can have access to the house from 16:00 onwards, and people departing need to be on their way by 10:00 - this gives us the opportunity to get the house ready for the arriving visitors.

We live on site, in another building, so if you have questions, do feel free to ask.

We can't allow pets on site, but there's a dog/cat minding service nearby.

There are stairs to the bedrooms, so we're not very wheelchair friendly.

Smoking is only allowed outside and on the terrace.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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