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Two Fully Renovated Beautiful Holiday Cottages Exclusively For Adults



Updated: 04-Aug-2016
Cottages in Mandegault, Nr. Melleran, Poitou-Charentes, France - Solar Heated Pool And Separate Jacuzzi Spa

Serendipity - The faculty of making happy and unexpected discoveries by accident. Welcome to our romantic cottages exclusively for adults, situated in a traditional south facing courtyard. These wonderfully renovated holiday cottages which have lovingly been restored retain many original features, some of the buildings dating back to the early 16th century. Fixtures and fittings are of a high quality standard. The cottages share use of 12 x 6 m solar heated pool. A wonderful place for peace & tranquility, relax on the hammock by the pool- or maybe you feel energetic and would like to have a game of Table tennis or badminton or use one of the bicycles available to you. The heated jacuzzi spa is simply heaven to enjoy after a hard days work relaxing by the side of the solar heated pool, with a glass of something bubbly, whilst gazing at the stars at night in the jacuzzi...magical!

Come and share our 5 star accommodation as rated by previous clients and see what all the fuss is about!


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Details for holiday cottage Lavender Cottage, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

Beautiful light & bright cottage sleeping 2 people, with a separate double bedroom.

It has a private south facing garden with shaded seating area, sun loungers and large stone BBQ.

French doors in the cottage dining area, lead to the poolside area, where there is another table and chairs for dining over looking the poolside.

The cottage has exposed beams and has been lovingly restored,retaining many original features.

Two triple settees, hair-dryer and safe. Free Wifi available.

The well equipped kitchen has electric oven, gas hob, washing machine, fridge and microwave. All necessary kitchen utensils including T-towels, towels and pool towels, gowns and bath mat- weekly change of bed linen included in price - Home from home!

Mini Hi-Fi system and I-Pod docking system and Sky T.V available in your cottage.

For your convenience a substantial welcome basket awaits your arrival.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Guestbook comments from the owner

What an idyllic place! Everything was perfect. Accommodation surpassed expectations, well planned, spacious and full of thoughtful touches! Richard and Barbara Mason, Surrey.

Our holiday has been simply magical! We have enjoyed every moment here. The setting, the landscape the experience has been unforgettable and your kind hospitality second to none. John and Louise Bristol.

Serendipity is a perfect name!! We were bowled over by the peace and tranquility of the setting. The cottage was perfect and immaculate with beautiful touches. You have a wonderful 'set of homes'. Debbie and Jim, Essex.

You have created a little 'piece of heaven here' it's lovely and so much thought has gone into every detail. Thank you for your hospitality and for a wonderful fortnight. William and Lesley, Scotland.

Our third visit and we still find Serendipity a wonderful piece of heaven, Teresa & Allan are the warmest of host's, what more can anyone ask for!

John & Marilyn, Birkdale.
Nov 2007
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


A Corner of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderfully relaxing break, sadly only for a week due to work commitments; a little corner of paradise. The weather was perfect and the tranquillity of the location second to none. We stayed in Lavender Cottage which was beautifully and thoughtfully laid out, with everything that you could want for a relaxing holiday. Thank you for our arrival basket too Theresa, that was very much appreciated.

The gardens are really pretty, dare I say, like an English Cottage garden but with good weather. Everything is beautifully maintained. The pool and Jacuzzi were excellent. We appreciated the BBQ area at the back of the cottage too and the private cottage courtyard again very peaceful.

Thank you and please give Bailey (the dog) a tickle from us both, she is a poppet.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both so much for your glowing 5 star review of serendipityfrance. It was lovely to meet you both and we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again in the near future. Regards the team at serendipityfrance
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A little piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from two totally relaxing weeks in this perfect holiday location, it was everything it says on the tin & more besides. The property was lovely & clean with lots of little extra personal touches. We couldn't have asked for anything more from the owners, we feel as though we arrived as strangers & left as friends, we have found our little piece of paradise. Thank you for a wonderful holiday & we look forward to staying with you again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Diane & Duncan for your 5 star review following your stay at Serendipityfrance. We try our best to ensure that our guests relax and enjoy their stay at our property, and all our hard work is worth it when we see our customers happy and relaxed. We look forward to seeing you both again and we have just completed your booking for next year! Many thanks from the team at Serendipityfrance
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Perfect Honeymoon Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week following our Wedding. It proved to be absolutely perfect in every way! The accommodation itself is in a beautiful rural setting and furnished and equipped to an extremely high standard with absolutely everything one needed for a comfortable stay.

The area is ideal for touring and sightseeing and there were some lovely local markets.

I'd recommend this accommodation and location to anyone! And have done!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review and five stars for your stay at Serendipityfrance. We aim to make your holiday with us a happy & comfortable one and hopefully a memorable stay for all the right reasons! Around 65% of our clients each year are repeat bookings and we look forward to seeing you both again in the near future Thank you again from the team at serendipityfrance!
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  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful cottage, total peace and quiet and great hosts. Lavender Cottage has to be the best self-catering cottage we have stayed in - very comfortable with all and everything that one could possibly want and need for a holiday. Beautiful pool and gardens. To be highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Serendipityfrance . Our wish is for clients to relax and forget the stresses and strains of normal life and return home somewhat rejuvenated- we are very happy if that happens, our aim has been achieved. It was lovely to meet you both and hope to see you again in the future.
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Chef Boutonne at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Chef Boutonne at 3 Kilometres Car: recommended


La Rochelle is approximately 90 minutes drive away, through scenic countryside and villages. Not far from La Rochelle is a toll bridge that takes you to the island of Il de Re. A beautiful picturesque island surrounded by several beaches and the ancient walled capital, St Martin. The fishing port and marina of St Martin are surrounded by pretty bijou cafe's, bars and restaurants...well worth a visit. There is also swimming at Rejalliant lake near Ruffec.


We are within easy drive of several Airports. Angoulême’ Airport (65kms)- Ryanair with flights from Stansted

Poitiers Airport (60.5 kms)- flights from Stansted and Birmingham. La Rochelle Airport (87.4 kms) A very accessible airport with flights from many UK airports. Limoges Airport (100.2 kms)-served by Ryanair (from several locations in the UK, including Liverpool ,East Midlands and Stansted. Ports-

St Malo 4 hours, Calais 8 hours, Caen 6 hours, Le Havre 5 hours, All distances approximate.


Sauze Vaussais and the market town of Chef Boutonne are approx 10 mins by car. Historic Melle with Romanesque churches is approx 20 minutes drive away. Poitier and Futuroscope approx 50km away, Cognac approx 80km.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Sep 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
mid season
6 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak season
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
25% non-refundable deposit is required with your booking form please. The cleared balance is due 8 weeks prior to your arrival, together with a £150 returnable breakages deposit in the form of a separate cheque. Paypal is now available through owners website.

Changeover Day:
Our normal changeover day is a Saturday. Your cottage will be ready for your occupation at 4pm - we request that you vacate your cottage on the day you leave by 10am. Consideration will be given to alternate changeover days in low season.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the properties per week in UK Pounds. Prices include Electricity, gas and water. Prices include all bed linen, towels & pool towels, T-towels, gowns and bath mat- all changed weekly. Substantial welcome basket also included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 04-Aug-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool


  • non smoking only

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1


  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Each cottage has its own shaded patio area, with patio table set and sun loungers and BBQ. Each cottage has Sky T.V. with DVD player. Shaded undercover parking available for guests. Folding table, chairs and picnic baskets, and thermos bags are available for hire to all cottages - to explore the French countryside, sunflower fields abound! The local Boulangerie is approx 5 minutes by bike, or a leisurely stroll away. The market towns of Melle and Chef Boutonne are within easy reach and each has a choice of restaurants and shops. Outside: 12m x 6m solar heated pool available for the two cottages to share. Please feel free to explore the large garden, or make use of the bicycles - at your own risk! Each cottage has available the use of sun loungers around the pool. Enjoy a glass of wine...or even champagne by the poolside...relax and rejuvenate to face the busy world again! Heated Jacuzzi Spa - relax and watch the stars at night with a glass of bubbly!

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