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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
  • Private 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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

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 Migron

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.
Jun 2014
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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: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • 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
  • Private 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.


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Maison Poirier (Sleeps 8, 3 Bedrooms)
average rating of 4.869565 based on 26 reviews

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: 28-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Winter in Maison Poirier

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a rental over the winter so we could house hunt in France. We could not have found a better place to stay. Maison Poirier was amazing and so were the Dickinson family.

If you are looking for some peace & tranquility mixed with some wonderful, friendly owners, then this is the place to stay.

The gite has everything you could want for a short or long stay. Peaceful and close enough for some great walks through the vineyards.

Ian & Amanda and their 2 boys Chris & Cayden are all a mine of information about the area and are more than happy to help.

An amazing 7 months!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely property with great facilities

  • 5 of 5

The property is much larger than we imagined from looking at the photos. Everything needed for a stress free holiday was provided and a really nice welcome hamper was there on our arrival.

The split of rooms and bathrooms upstairs and downstairs is great for 2 couples to allow a bit of space if required! Dining area and lounge are nice spaces and the kitchen well laid out.

There is a private drive and gate for the gite and private courtyard to eat or relax in.

Shared pool and games room were great and we made good use of these.

Amanda was very helpful with answering questions before arrival and she and her husband were on hand during our stay for help and suggestions when needed. Nice to know they were around but were in no way intrusive.

All in all recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

Excellent accommodation for the 7 of us meeting all our needs. The house itself was well equipped and very well kept, Amanda and Ian were on hand to help if needed but never intrusive any problems we had were immediately sorted; our teenage girls unwittingly removed the modem for the internet on arrival. The pool was well used by all of us and the summer house. We have been here before and were so impressed with the facilities when looking for a place that could accommodate 2 large families we thought of Maison Poirier. We used both houses across the two families and had enough space for us all to have a excellent holiday no mean feat with 8 children in tow ranging from 4 - 13 years old! We would recommend Maison Poirier to any of our friends and have.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful family villa

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this wonderful villa at the end of July, straight away we were thrilled with the house, it was huge so spacious and 3 bathrooms was very handy, the house was so clean and very well styled, it was very cosy even though it's big, we felt very at home, Ian and amanda were brilliant they put together a welcome hamper and were always at hand if we had any queries which we didn't as the villa had everything, the pool and summer house were just fab, we had a birthday meal in the summer house one evening the kids loved it. Ian and Amanda have designed the space so well for families, there are bikes, table tennis, pool, and a kids little house with a little kitchen which our 3 year old loved!

We enjoyed our selves so much that we have booked again for next year!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great set up with fantastic outdoor space, but a bit basic

  • 3 of 5

We booked Maison Poirier and Maison Cerisier for 2 weeks at the end of June. The set up is great - the garden is beautiful, the summer house is great for eating outside, and the pool is fab too. We had 3 young children with us and they so enjoyed exploring the wendy house and the many inside and outside toys and books. Ian and Amanda are both very pleasant and helpful.

One thing to be aware of is that the houses are quite basically kitted out - no hairdryers, some bedrooms without fans (which in the heat we had was a struggle), no cushions for sun loungers or outdoor chairs etc. Guests are asked to replace everything they use (eg dishwasher tabs, washing powder, washing up liquid), all of which adds up. Especially if you fly over and so can't take the excess home! Guests are also asked to clean the properties for the next guests, which involves either spending your last day cleaning or paying a steep fee for cleaners. So quite a few hidden costs. We also hadn't appreciated that the pool is shared with the family and their friends. This wasn't a big problem, but did influence our use of it (and the owner's children should perhaps be careful about assuming that they are the only people who speak French...).

The surrounding area is incredibly quiet. If the weather is good this doesn't matter as the setting the houses are in is so lovely. Unfortunately we had a week of rain and really struggled to find things to do, particularly with toddlers in tow.

Overall we had a great holiday, with no major gripes, but worth being aware of the limitations of the area and additional costs associated with a stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your constructive feedback, and also for taking the time to post a review. It was a pleasure to welcome your family to our cottages. We do strive to improve our services, so thank you for making the above comments. There is a hair dryer in each property, but we clearly need to display them in a more prominent position. Each of the upstairs bedrooms has a fan, and if extra fans had been requested they would have been provided as soon as was feasible. There is a 'Welcome' brochure in each property with a note on the front which reads, "We hope that you won't have any cause for complaint, if however there is a problem, please inform us as soon as possible and we will do our best to rectify the situation as far as possible", so we do encourage early communication to address and any issues. We do out of courtesy provide many products for guests to use such as dishwasher tabs, washing liquids etc., otherwise guests who arrive by plane would then have to buy full boxes of all these products. We then ask guests to simply replace any products they have used up completely e.g. they may have to replace only the washing up liquid, which works out cheaper for the guests than initially buying everything and not being able to return home with them. We also provide a complimentary welcome basket on arrival, which I hope was enjoyed by the reviewer's family. When guests book the property, they are asked to read and accept the booking conditions before they can proceed with the booking, this states that the guest has the choice to leave the property as they find it, or we can provide a cleaning service for 10 euros per hour (just above the legal minimum wage in France). We also ask the guest to return to us an original signed copy of the booking conditions at the time of booking to verify that they have read and accepted these conditions, which the reviewer kindly did, so I don't feel that this could be classed as a hidden cost. There are 2 properties, so the pool is shared as mentioned in the advert. We are pleased to hear that "the set up is great - the garden is beautiful, the summer house is great for eating outside, and the pool is fab too", and "that overall we had a great holiday". Many thanks.
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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.