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Gite near Matha & Cognac, Private Half Sunken Heated Pool, Enclosed Garden..



Updated: 26-Oct-2016
Villa in Migron, Nr Matha, Charente Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France - Peaceful Location With Pituresque Surroundings-Close To Local & Fresh Bakers & Butchers

Newly renovated beautiful 18th Century Farm House Gite with private heated 8mtrs.x5mtrs. half sunken pool and enclosed garden, terrace, satellite TV, Free Wifi. Located in a quiet hamlet location, just minutes from the market towns of Matha and Burie. The historic town of St Jean D'Angely is just over 20 minutes away. Cognac 20 minutes and Saintes 30 minutes drive, 45 minute drive to the nearest Beach.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hello our names are Dave and Maxine we moved from the UK to France 12 years ago for a more relaxing lifestyle.

When we first brought our property it was a run down Farmhouse that was used to produce local Wines and Cognac, over the years we have now transformed it into a warm and welcoming holiday home.

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10 Reviews

based on 10 holidaymaker reviews


Fabulous! Can't fault it

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful stay at the gite - so much so we have booked to come back next year. Dave and Max are so lovely and helpful, and yet leave you to use the gite as your own place throughout the stay. The area is beautiful and rural with as much or as little to do as you like! Great place - a truly idyllic holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning Gite

  • 5 of 5

Amazing place to visit one of the best Gite I've been too within France .Extremely clean and spacious

Had all the right essentials required for a family environment indoor and outdoor

Maxine and Dave are very genuine people and fantastic hosts ,nothing was too much hassle which made our holiday relaxing

Newly fitted swimming pool was so clean with a great temperature so could get in anytime day or evening which was just great.

Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great house, lovely location

  • 5 of 5

Great property with a lovely garden and pool. Brilliant set up for kids with lots of garden toys if you want to use them (which we did!), and a fenced off pool gives extra reassurance with little ones. Lots to do in the area. Owners really helpful and friendly, and close at hand if you do need anything. Would definitely recommend this property and suspect we'll be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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De luxe!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed three weeks in this de luxe gite. It was prepared immaculately and hosted superbly by Dave and Max. They were there if needed,but never intruded. The pool is great to swim in, and the outdoor space relaxing. Indoor, the bedrooms are comfortable, and showers are really good. The area is rural and scenic. We strongly recommend a stay, it has been our best ever stay in a gite.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Superb accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a peaceful stay at this beautifully renovated house, the best we have experienced in 25 years of travelling around France. Dave is a master builder and one can only admire his vision and work achieved. Maxine is a caring and vivacious hostess who couldn't do more to make us comfortable. The master bedroom & bathroom are huge and decorated with great taste, the lounge is also large and very comfortably furnished. The pool was surprisingly large and appreciated as the weather was also superb, as was the outdoor furniture.

The whole experience was delightful and we would be more than happy to return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
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  • 5 of 5

What an excellent Gite. Dave and Maxine - thank you for a splendid stay and for ensuring we all had a relaxed and unstressed time - nothing was too much trouble. The pool was just perfect for everyone.

The Gite is clean and well equipped for 6, including dishwasher and washing machine.

Location is perfect if you want peace and quiet with the private patio area providing shade from the sun when needed. Located in a rural area with Migron about 5 minutes away with a few small shops - Intermarche in Matha is 15 mins. Make sure that if you do need to shop on a Sunday that you've got there in the morning as everything closes from 12 noon!

Lots of interesting places within 20 to 60 minutes drive - chateaux through beaches - the Eco-Musee you pass to get to the Gite is a must do - but walk there so you don't have to drive back.

Would strongly recommend to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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From the Owner

After many exciting and interesting holidays exploring most of France we decided to choose the Charante Maritime area to purchase our first holiday home due to it's renowned micro climate and beautiful country sides.

Activity and Interests


The closest beach is Royan which is a 40 minute drive other include Rochefort and La Rochelle which are 1 hour away. There are 2 islands to visit, Ille Rè and Ille D'Oleron.


The 2 local airports are La Rochelle around an hour away and Bordeaux which is about 1hr 45 minutes away. The nearest channel port is St Malo, which is about 4 hours 30 minutes away. As la Tache is located in a small rural Hamlet, a car is essential


The market town of Matha is 10 minutes drive away and has a good selection of shops, supermarkets, bars and restaurants. The historic town of St Jean D'Angely with its weekly markets is just over 20 minutes away. Cognac and Saintes are both about 30 minutes drive away.

Further Details:

The village of Migron, with its pretty, 11th-century stone church, is perfect for those who don't want to be too remote, with a mini-market, boulangerie/pattiserie, a boucherie, post office, and a weekly grocer's van selling fresh local vegetables. Oysters and mussels are sold in front of the epicerie every Saturday morning. Migron and the surrounding area is excellent for cycling - miles and miles of level countryside with virtually traffic-free routes through vineyards, fields, woodland and villages. Other activities include river trips, antiques markets (large brocantes held in surrounding villages regularly throughout the Summer), visits to chateaux, churches and museums, walking, cycling and birdwatching (74 hectares of lagoon nature reserves in the area). Sport and leisure in the area include golf (18-hole courses in both Cognac and Saintes which are 20 minutes away), horse riding, all types of fishing, tennis (including a court in the village), canoe-kayaking (boats to hire at various places along the Charente in Cognac and Saintes), and plenty of space in and around the village to kick a football. There is a market to go to practically every day of the week, in Saintes, Cognac, Matha, St Jean d'Angely among others, and there are many excellent local restaurants and auberges to suit every budget.

Cognac and Pineau des Charentes - a local aperitif - are available to taste and buy direct from local producers. A nearby village has its own micro brewery with mini-kegs and bottles to take away. Other local specialities include goats cheeses, oysters from the Marennes, mussels, and other wonderful seafood from the Atlantic coast. The best 'local' wine is Bordeaux - most grapes grown here are for Cognac or Pineau - and there are caves (wine co-operatives) in several local towns.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 6
8 Oct 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings ideally would be made by email, a deposit of 20% is required at the time of booking and a confirmation email will be sent out to confirm. The balance is due 6 weeks before arrival. (Deposits will be non-refundable within 8 weeks of your date of arrival)
Please note a Damage Deposit of £150.00. will be required at time of balance payment.

Changeover Day:
Change over days are flexible-Arrivals are welcome from 16:00 (4pm) unless pre-arranged during booking.
Departures-Guests are asked to vacate the property by 10:00am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 26-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

We enjoy morning bicycle rides up to the local Boulangerie and evening walks down to the stream through the Vineyards and Sunflower fields behind the property. The property is central to Cognac and Saintes which we find convenient for shopping and evening meals out.

Property Type

  • cottage


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


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Large En-suite to bedroom 1 this includes full size bath, separate shower, WC, wash hand basin and bathroom cabinet. With double frosted window. Shower room with wc, wash hand basin and bathroom cabinet.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1- extra large room with king size bed, 2 built in double wardrobes, and stone feature wall and large en-suite. bedroom 2- double bed with wardrobe, large original oak beam with window overlooking garden. bedroom 3- two singles with wardrobe


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: High chairs and travel cot provided at no extra cost. As an experienced child minder i also offer a babysitting service at an additional cost. Please enquire when you book or ask when you arrive, if your interested in taking a night out for a romantic meal or a stroll around this beautiful country location, with peace of mind that the children are in experienced hands. Outside: Gravel drive way to the front of property with room for two cars, side gate access to terrace and garden area which includes gas BBQ, 6 seater table chairs, Sun loungers and free standing parasol. The garden and terrace are private and not overlooked. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and beding are included, clean beding and towels will be supplied weekly. Other: Cupboard which includes, Ironing board, iron, mop and bucket and hoover.

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