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Stunning property with Pool, Games Room and Summer House - Maison Poirier (Sleeps 8, 3 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,829 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking



Maison Poirier (Sleeps 8, 3 Bedrooms)

Maison Poirier comfortably sleeps 8 in it's 3 spacious bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin on the ground floor and 1 double and twin combined on the first floor).

There is a large well equipped kitchen/dining room (which opens to the courtyard with French doors) and a spacious lounge for relaxing. There is a shower room and wc on the ground floor (ideal for those who find stairs a problem) and a further en-suite shower room on the first floor.

Internal facilities - lounge - satellite TV, video, DVD player, CD player.

Kitchen - oven and hob, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster, ironing facilities.

The cottage also benefits from central heating and 2 wood burning stoves for out of season bookings.

There are also videos, books and games provided.

For families with babies we can offer high chairs, buggy, stair-gates, cots, fireguard, baby bath etc

All bed linen is supplied, pool towels are available on request.

Wifi access available.

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About the property


This beautiful property is set amongst the famous vineyards and sunflower fields of Cognac. It has been lovingly restored to provide comfortable accommodation whist still retaining many of the original charming features. The house has a private terrace and guests can enjoy the beautiful stone summer house, relax around the large swimming pool, play in the well equipped games barn and sunbathe amongst the palm trees in the sunny mature gardens.

The property has been awarded a * 4 star * category rating by the tourist board.

The Charente-Maritime with it's exhilarating micro-climate, offers much interest.

The Atlantic coast is only an hour away with it's amazing beaches at Royan, Ile d'Oleron, Fouras, Chatalaillon Plage and Ile de Ré. Alternatively, you can take advantage of the local countryside, walks in the vineyards and woods surrounding the hamlet, or cycle the myriad of peaceful lanes.

The park at Cognac is a must for the kids. Try canoeing or fishing on the Charente river, or visit the superb Aquarium at La Rochelle and Zoo at La Palmyre. For the golfing enthusiast there are courses at Cognac, Saintes and La Rochelle.

You can explore the Marais Poitevin (Green Venice), visit historic towns such as Angouleme (45 mins), Poitiers (75 mins), Saintes (20 mins), La Rochelle (75 mins), the Cognac distilleries (15 mins) or even Futuroscope (90 mins). There are numerous good (and reasonably priced) restaurants in the area and the superb local markets offer an amazing range of fresh seafood, farm produce and cheeses.

**** Special offers and discounts are available which are not listed on this site, please use the "enquire now" button under the green "request to book" button to find out more *****

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Amanda Dickinson
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2017

About Amanda Dickinson

We first came to France when my parents bought a property in Brittany, and soon fell in love with the easy lifestyle, endless summer sun, stunning countryside and of course the food. Now myself and my family have moved here permanently (five years ago) to enjoy the best of what this beautiful region has to offer.

Amanda Dickinson purchased this house in 2005

Why Amanda Dickinson chose Saintes area

After searching long and hard in the Charente, we finally settled on this area for many reasons: The beauty of the countryside with endless vineyards and fields of golden sunflowers. Knowing that we were only 50 mins from some of the best beaches in Europe. The strong attraction of historic towns such as Saintes and Cognac and the stunning port of La Rochelle. The variety of attractions for children such as zoos, aquariums, water parks and hopping over to the islands of Isle de Re and Isle D'Oleron. Being amongst such amazing gastronomy, markets and wonderful seafood!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We booked Maison Poirier for our stay due to its size and its proximity to our recently purchased property. The property was well equipped and suited our needs perfectly. The property was roomy, kitchen and bathrooms were well equipped. The summerhouse and games room proved useful for our teenagers. The pool was great. We loved the outside dining space. It was private and well designed.
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Booking Notes:

**** Special offers and discounts are available which are not listed on this site, please use the "enquire now" button under the green "request to book" button to find out more *****

If booking privately (using the enquire now button) booking forms can be forwarded by email or post. We ask for a 25% deposit at the time of booking (paid in sterling into our UK bank account,) and the balance to be paid no later than 8 weeks before the holiday start date.

If booking through Owners Direct (using the book now button), a 25% deposit is required by credit/debit card at the time of booking, and the balance is due 8 weeks before the holiday start date.

A 200 euro refundable security deposit is payable upon arrival.

Changeover Day:
Our changeover day is Saturday. We kindly ask guests to arrive after 4pm and to depart before 10pm.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Migron in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1829 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 8 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The cottage is very child friendly with numerous baby equipment available. Children can also enjoy the wooden play chalet, ride on toys, inflatable toys for the pool, outdoor games chest, box of toys in each cottage along with books and DVDs. Outside: External facilities (shared). An enclosed shared 10 x 5m swimming pool (with sunbeds, parasols and inflatable toys). Stone summer house overlooking the pool for shaded dining in the day and evening barbecues (with CD player, fridge, barbecue, dining tables, chairs and sofas). Variety of bikes, helmets and baby seats. Games room with pool table, table tennis, table football and darts. Games pitch for badminton, football, croquet and boules. Children's facilities include - wooden playhouse, ride on toys and garden games.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

Maison Poirier (Sleeps 8, 3 Bedrooms)
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 20 reviews

Great family friendly property

  • 5 of 5

We spent 10 days (30th May - 8th June) at the property and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our 2 yr old daughter loved the sand pit, wendy house and swimming pool. We also made use of the games room playing pool, table tennis and darts. The owners were very hospitable but not intrusive. The property was clean and very well equipped - especially witht the provision of a cot, high chair and toys for our children. Would thoroughly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Gite we have stayed in.

  • 5 of 5

The Gite was very clean and spacious, lovely clean pool was 28c within a lovely garden.

Great area, very quiet with lovely villages and walks but shops within easy reach, just what we were looking for.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect accommodation for our family holiday. It is in a wonderful calm location but not too far away from towns (we visited Cognac and Saintes) and the coast (we loved the beaches at St Palais and Vaux sur Mer). The facilities on site were great, the children loved the playhouse and the pool, especially as the weather was really hot at the time. Everything was well maintained, inside/outside of the property and the gardens are lovely. The owners who live on the same grounds were extremely helpful and accommodating. They made us all feel at home and gave us lots of tips for places to go with the children. We are already looking at booking again for next year as there were lots of places we didn't get chance to visit, even though we had an action-packed couple of weeks!! Thank you for your hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Maison Poirier in Migron, amongst vineyards

  • 5 of 5

We (myself, my 2 boys aged 10 & 14 and their Grandparents) have just returned from our stay at Maison Poirier. We all had a lovely week's stay and all wished that it could have been for longer. The gite has been thoughtfully and beautifully laid out, a spotlessly clean, very comfortable home-away-from-home and I wouldn't hesitate to stay there at any time of the year. The thoughtfully supplied 'Welcome Basket' was indeed very welcome after a day's journey and so too the option to enjoy the supply (for a small charge) of very good red and white wine and pineau; time saved in the supermarket! We very much enjoyed our pretty, secluded private courtyard garden, along with the tasty grapes from the vine! Full use was made of the lovely swimming pool and fantastic games room (table tennis, games of pool, table football and darts). The lovely summer house, with comfortable sofas, overlooking the large garden and swimming pool was a great spot for 'chilling out'; in fact there was more than enough outside space for the occupants of the two available gites to enjoy, without treading on each others toes. Our very kind hosts, Amanda and Ian, seemed to have thought of everything that could allow guests to enjoy themselves to the maximum. They were on hand if needed, yet respectful of their guests' privacy. In fact we were very grateful for their help in arranging an emergency doctor's appointment along with excellent road directions and directions to the pharmacy. Maison Poirier is in a very rural location, yet well-located for visits to Cognac, Saintes, Angouleme and the coast. There was much we didn't manage to do, but a return trip should do it!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing holiday in well presented gite

  • 5 of 5

Great place to relax. Wonderfully clean and beautifully maintained accommodation, with your every need thought of by the welcoming owners. This is our third time and we will going again! Beautiful region of France with warm climate and plenty to do for both children and adults locally and onsite.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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a superb holiday cottage, actually much more.

  • 5 of 5

From the minute that we arrived Amanda and Ian could not do enough for us, they showed us round the cottage, gardens and the pool, which were immaculately clean and well presented, could not have wished for anything better. The summer house is just great for dinning alfresco or just chilling out in the comfy chairs. The area is great for exploring the countryside and the city of Cognac is just 15 minutes away with great restaurants and of course the brandy. A trip to the coast is only an hour away with a great choice of destinations. Overall a superb place for a holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
140 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres


There are numerous excellent golden sandy beaches - Royan, Chataillion, St Gerges de Didon, La Rochelle, La Palmyre. The nearest of which is only 50 mins by car.


By car - ferries to Cherbourg, St Malo, Caen, Le Havre

Euro Tunnel to Calais. By air - airports at La Rochelle, Bordeaux, Poitiers, Limoges and Angouleme. A car is recommended for this area.


The village of Migron is 3km away and the nearest town of Matha (supermarket, bakers, butchers etc) is 10 mins by car.

We are also 14km away from the historic town of Cognac.

Further Details:

You can explore historic market towns such as Saintes, Poitiers and Angouleme with their beautiful sandstone facades, visit the revered brandy houses of Remy Martin, Martell and Courvoisier in Cognac or head for the coastline with it's many sun-drenched sandy beaches and islands. For those a little more energetic, guests can choose from a selection of bikes and explore the pretty local villages and pineau vineyards (not forgetting to try a few tipples along the way). Locally, there are numerous good restaurants to try and superb local markets offering a wide range of fresh seafood, cheeses and farm produce. The village of Migron has a village store, butchers and bakery where you can buy your fresh morning croissants. There is also canoeing and fishing, along the Charente River, local golf courses, and water sports along the coastline. For the children there are zoos, aquariums, mini train rides, boat trips to the Islands of Ré, Aix and Oleron and the Futuroscope adventure park near Poitiers.