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Peaceful & Charming Holiday Cottage. Enclosed & Lovely Gardens.

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Excellent Base for Exploring the wine region of France, with ready access to all amenities

La Maison d’Art is a uniquely beautiful cottage lies in the rural French countryside. This peaceful and renovated cottage is the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of life and is ideally situated to explore this beautiful and historic region, which has a wealth of sites, activities and attractions to suit the whole family, close by.

Delight yourself with medieval treasures, Romanesque churches, chateaux and vineyards, sample the local delicacies, or just relax in the seclusion of the tranquil garden.

The market town of Chef Boutonne with a 12th century Romanesque church and the Chateau Javazary, situated on the Boutonne river is just a 10 minutes drive from the house, holding markets every Saturday.

Walking, cycling, horse ridding, fishing, swimming, and canoeing in a tranquil setting is on the doorstep with a plethora of unspoilt, historic villages/towns to explore within easy reach.

La Maison d'Art is a completely detached and self-contained house with a private courtyard and access to larger gardens. The cottage is fully equipped to accommodate and sleep 4 peoples.

** Note on rental rate **

If you book over 7 days, you are entitled to have 10% discount.

The rental price includes all bed linen and towels. Everything in your gite will be ready for your arrival – beds made up.

Free wifi connection. The BBQ is also free for the guest of La Maison d'Art.

The cottage is non-smoking, but you are welcome to smoke outside using the ashtrays provided.

Outside: Enclosed private garden, barbecue, outdoor table and chairs for outdoor dining, and parasol.

We also offer painting holidays in beautiful surroundings for lovers of all things French. Get creative and rouse your inner artist on a painting holiday. Go, sit, stare and take in the view. Combine France’s superb scenery, and expert tuition from the inspirational Jean David, and experience your picture-perfect art holiday.

More Details

Owner
Jean & Isix
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Cantonese
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2017

About Jean & Isix

Your hosts are Jean and Isix, and both are Australian. Jean is a professional artist who is an internationally renowned oil painter and teacher. He is passionate about art and painting. Isix previously worked in IT industry for 22 years, and is now forging ahead establishing the Maison and the business. After travelling around Europe for the last few years, they have now setup La Maison d’Art to expand and develop Jean’s art practice, and also provided fantastic holiday ideas to our guest.

Jean & Isix purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Jean & Isix chose Deux-Sevres

La Maison d’Art has been completely renovated to an exceptionally high standard to provide a quality environment within a rural setting. Please note that you do not have to be an artist or be interested in art to book a stay at the maison – all are welcome!

What makes this cottage unique

For the artistically minded, there is a fully equipped studio available to share with Jean if you come on a ‘Painting Holiday‘.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Paizay-le-Chapt in Deux-Sevres

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • rural
  • town
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom situated on the first floor with shower, washbasin, WC, & hair dryer. You need to bring your own shower gel or soap, and shampoo.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • 2 Bedrooms situated on the first floor. Master Bedroom has a double bed. 2nd Bedroom has 2 single beds. This property is fully equipped to accommodate 4 peoples.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Interaction with Guests: We have been traveling around the world and stayed at many different places, so we know the score and are happy to interact and share our local knowledge or leave you in peace. House Rules: The cottage is non-smoking, but you are welcome to smoke outside using the ashtrays provided. Please enjoy yourself and treat the house as you would your own. Respect the neighbours, and keep noise levels to a minimum after 11pm inside or outside the cottage. Our normal checkin time is 3pm, and check-out time is 10am. If you have a special need either checkin early or check-out later. It is recommended to organise it with the owner prior to arrival or as soon as possible.

Reviews

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Peaceful & Charming Holiday Cottage. Enclosed & Lovely Gardens.
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Great hospitality

  • 5 of 5

Jean and Isix were very hospitable and friendly. They were always there when we had questions or needed help. La maison d’art is located in a large garden in a tiny and quiet neighbourhood of a small village. We had a terrace of our own where we could enjoy the evening sun when having dinner. The house was very clean and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay: WiFi, TV, large livingroom, nice shower, well equiped kitchen and lots of brochures about sightseeing in the wider environment. We wholeheartedly recommend staying with Jean and Isix.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a great pleasure to meet you two and have you stay in our gite. Jean and I are also really pleased that you enjoyed your holiday here and the beautiful surrounding areas. We work hard to ensure that our guests have everything they need, and have a great time, and this effort is well worth it!  Thank you for your 5 star review & comments. We will be delighted to welcome you back next time!
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Location

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Poitiers or La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Chef Boutonne or Brioux sur Boutonne
Nearest Ferry
390 Kilometres
St Malo or Cean or La Harve
Nearest Golf
38 Kilometres
Golf Club de Niort
Nearest Train
48 Kilometres
Niort or Poitiers
Nearest Motorway
38 Kilometres
A10
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Chef Boutonne or Brioux sur Boutonne
Nearest Beach
83 Kilometres
Châtelaillon Beach
Car: necessary

La Maison d’Art offers painting holidays in beautiful surroundings for lovers of all things French. Get creative and rouse your inner artist on a painting holiday. Go, sit, stare and take in the view. Combine France’s superb scenery, and expert tuition from the inspirational Jean David, and experience your picture-perfect art holiday.

For more information on Painting Holidays, please visit www.jeandavidfineart.com/lamaisondart/

Neighbourhood:

La Maison d’Art situated in the Deux-Sèvres department in south-western France, and it also belong to the Poitou-Charentes region. Deux-Sèvres means ‘Two Rivers”, i.e. Nantaise and Niortaise. We also have the Boutonne river, which its source is in our nearby village called Chef-Boutonne (means the head of the Boutonne river).

Although rurally situated, we are close to a variety of attractions:

5 minutes - Forest of Aulnay where you can enjoy birdwatching and nature

10 minutes - Chef Boutonne where is the sources of the river Boutonne;

25 minutes - historic town of Melle with its Romanesque (UNESCO) church, & historical silver mines;

26 minutes - natural lake for swimming, sunbathing, fishing, and snacking;

30 minutes - enjoy the zoo, Zoodyssée in Violet;

40 minutes - visit the "Green Venice" of Marais Poitevin;

45 minutes - Cognac tasting and visit famous distilleries in the world renowned town of Cognac;

50 minutes - visit the monkeys park, Vallée des Singes;

1hr 25 minutes - enjoy a magical experience in the Aquarium of La Rochelle;

1hr 30 minutes - the new amazing theme park, Futuroscope;

We have also prepared a variety of day trips, which are highly recommended to our guests. There is plenty to go, see, and experience during your stay with us.

Coast/Beach:

The Poitiou-Charentes has many easily accessible beaches and Islands. As well as the stunning islands, Ile de Re, Ile d'Oleron and Ile d'Aix all under 1hr 50mins drive. There are also many beaches to be found, such as Chatelaillon Plage which is about 1hr 20mins away.

Getting Round:

High Speed Trains (TGV):

Paris to Poitiers - 1hr39mins

Airport:

Charles de Gaulle, Paris - 477 km – 4hrs30mins

La Rochelle Airport - 93 km – 1hr25mins

Poitiers Airport - 82 km – 1hr15mins

Ferry ports:

St Malo - 4hrs

Caen - 5hrs

Roscoff - 5hrs

Le Harve - 5hrs

Calais - 6hrs40mins

Channel Tunnel - 7hrs15

Additional directional for getting to La Maison d'Art

By Road - From Poitiers via Chef Boutonne:

Take D910 to N10 in the direction of Angoulême. Follow N10 to D948 in Limalonges. Take the D948 exit from N10. Continue on D948. Take D1 and then take D109 to Crézières. Follow the Semoussais sign, then take Rue de l'Ancienne Gare Semouss to Impasse des Jardins. La Maison d'Art is on the first gate of your right.

By Road - From Niort via Brioux-sur-Boutonne:

Head southwest on Rue du Commerce/D950 toward Place du Champ de Foire. Continue to follow D950 for 190 m. Turn left onto Route de Paizay le Chapt (D104). Continue to follow D104 for 7.4 km. Turn right onto Rue de la Mairie (D109) for 83 m. Turn left onto Route d'Aubigné (D104). Continue to follow D104 for 2.1 km. Turn left onto Rue de l'Ancienne Gare and continue about 750 m, turn right onto Impasse des Jardins. La Maison d'Art will be on the right.

By High Speed Train (TGV)

The nearest railway station is Niort, 39 km from La Maison d'Art. High speed trains run from all major cities to Poitiers, then change to a intercity train to Niort.

From Niort, there are a number of car hire company that you can hire a car from. I highly recommend you book your car prior to your travel.

GPS:

Decimal Degrees: 46.071755° -0.154834

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Paizay-le-Chapt, Poitou-Charentes

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2017 Very High Season
8 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£132
for 3 nights
From
£44
£277
 
 
2017 High Season
26 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£88
for 2 nights
From
£44
£277
 
 
2017 Shoulder Season
1 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£78
for 2 nights
From
£39
£246
 
 
2017 Low Season
30 Sep 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£70
for 2 nights
From
£35
£221
 
 
2018 Low Season
31 Mar 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
£78
for 2 nights
From
£39
£246
 
 
2018 Shoulder Season
28 Apr 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£86
for 2 nights
From
£43
£271
 
 
2018 High Season
23 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
£94
for 2 nights
From
£47
£296
 
 
2018 Very High Season
7 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£168
for 3 nights
From
£56
£353
 
 
2018 High Season
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
£94
for 2 nights
From
£47
£296
 
 
2018 Shoulder Season
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£86
for 2 nights
From
£43
£271
 
 
2018 Low Season
29 Sep 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
£78
for 2 nights
From
£39
£246
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£70
for 2 nights
From
£35
£221
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

If you book over 7 days, you are entitled to have 10% discount.

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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