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La Maison du Bonheur is in the heart of the beautiful Village of Bourg-Charente

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

La Maison du Bonheur (The House of Happiness) offers the perfect retreat for couples or families looking to make the most of the picturesque surroundings, ideal for walking or cycling, the fabulous restaurants and bars to enjoy a tranquil lunch or a relaxing evening meal, and the nearby towns and attractions steeped in history. Bourg-Charente is a picturesque village that lies on the banks of the River Charente.

There is a spacious lounge with a sofa bed and an additional large sofa, TV, coffee table and side tables.

There are two bedrooms (one double and one with bunk beds) both with a dressing table and wardrobe with plenty of hanging space and shelves. A TV is in the double room. There is a bath, and large shower, basin and 2 separate WC's.

The kitchen is very well equipped with an electric cooker, gas hob, dishwasher, fridge, with small freezer section, microwave, large sink, toaster, kettle and washing machine. The Dining Area will seat up to 6 people.

The Ground Floor Sitting Area has a sofa and Satellite TV with DVD and a wood burner. The Lounge is accessed from stairs from Sitting Area and has a TV/DVD, and music center, two sofas (one a sofa-bed).There is also a coffee table, small desk, side tables, and wood burner.

Secluded Garden with sun-loungers and BBQ and Picnic Table.

More Details

Pam Sills
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bourg-Charente in Charente

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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(4 traveller reviews)

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La Maison du Bonheur is in the heart of the beautiful Village of Bourg-Charente
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

Gorgeous cottage in a stunning location

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 5 have just returned from our stay in this idyllic cottage. It was such a pretty sight as we drove through the vineyards and past the chateau. The setting is stunning with the beautiful Charente providing us with much fun - days were spent swimming and canoeing in the river. Pam and Jeff were wonderful hosts and the lovely welcome pack of goodies started off our holiday in style. They were a fount of local knowledge and we particularly enjoyed our discovery of the local brocantes (antique fair cum car boot sale) where we got a few bargains which we managed to squeeze in the car to take home. This cottage is perfectly situated for visits to Jarnac, the Roman remains at Saintes, Cognac and Angouleme. It was a truly perfect and much needed holiday and we would highly recommend it and its owners to anyone looking for a great family holiday in a beautiful place. Thanks Pam and Jeff.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa, Alex and Family Thank you so much for such a lovely review. We are so pleased that you liked the cottage and the area, that we love. It was such a pleasure to have such delightful and friendly family staying with us and making the most of what the Charente region has to offer. We sometimes forget just how beautiful this part of France is (and how lucky we are with the weather) so it is it is nice to hear such lovely comments through 'new eyes'. We hope you will come and visit us again in the future. Warmest regards Pam & Jeff
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Beautiful cottage, very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

After a very tiring 5 hour drive from the ferry port we were welcomed by Pam and Jeff with a glass of wine before we were shown around the cottage which is next door. The cottage is very pretty from the outside and has been furnished and decorated beautifully on the inside. Bed and settees wonderfully comfortable, English TV and a few steps away from the River Charente with a view of the Grand Marnier Chateau in the distance.

A small café/post office/shop just a few steps away or if you wish there is the Michelin Star restaurant the other side of the cottage. There is small garden at the back of the cottage with barbecue, table and chairs which is very peaceful and relaxing.

We had a very enjoyable relaxing week and were fortunate in that the sun shone every day. We would love to return sometime and have no hesitation in recommending this as a place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barbara and Rob - thank you so much for your wonderful review, we are very pleased that you liked our cottage and enjoyed the area. We hope very much that you will return in the future and again enjoy more wine together. Pam & Jeff
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A relaxing week in the Charente area

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is well located on the Charente river. It has been lovingly restored and has everything you need for a short or long term stay. Comfortable bed in the main bedroom, and a well equipped kitchen. Great walks along the Charente river. Well located for visits to Jarnac, Cognac and further afield to Royan, Talmont, La Rochelle and Saints.

Our hosts Pam and Geoff were very welcoming. Overall a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brilliant, a real piece of France in a beutiful location.

  • 5 of 5

We (family of 5), booked this holiday at the very last minute - less than 36 hours before departure. The communication with Pam was first class, she could not of been more informative or helpful, the directions and instructions supplied were excellent.

After an easy / leisurely 8 hour drive from Calais (a car is essential at this property in our opinion) we arrived to met by Pam, who had very thoughtfully provided some essential provision. The cottage is very tastefully and sympathetically decorated with many beautiful French artisan pieces, in reality the description cannot adequately describe this cottage and its location - it is simply stunning and idyllic.

With a vast array of sightseeing and activities in the area & river swimming 50m from the door everything is on-hand.

Pam and Geoff are brilliant hosts, providing excellent local knowledge - if required.

In summary an idyllic cottage, expertly managed by a wonderful couple, to which we will return in the near future.

Stuart, Michaela, Kelsey, Joe, Delaunay.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: To Stuart, Michaela, Kelsey,Joe and Delaunay, Thank you for your wonderful review, we are very happy you loved Bourg Charente and the cottage. It has been a great pleasure for us in having such a lovely family to stay, you were so kind to our grandchildren they will miss the games you all played together and the fun with the wheel barrow in the river. We would love for you to return and stay again, we look forward to hopefully seeing you all very soon. Pam & Jeff
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Bourg-Charente, Poitou-Charentes

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £87.84

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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