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Beautiful Unique Cottage. Enclosed & Lovely Gardens.

Overview

Property

Updated: 17-Oct-2016
Excellent Base for Exploring the Poitou-Charentes Region, with Ready Access to All Amenities

La Maison d’Art is a uniquely beautiful cottage lies in the rural French countryside. This peaceful and newly 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, and canoeing in a tranquil setting is on the doorstep with a plethora of unspoilt, historic villages/towns to explore within easy reach.

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.

** Notes on Rates :

If you book over 7 days holiday, you are entitled to have 10% discount; if you book over 4 days holiday, you are entitled to have 5% discount based on the daily rate of the season.

More Details

Details for holiday cottage La Maison d'Art, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

La Maison d'Art is brand-new cottage in 2015, and 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.

The rental price includes all bed and kitchen linen, towels. Everything in your gite will be ready for your arrival – beds made up. The cottage is supplied with a 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.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

Your hosts are Jean and Isix, and both are Australian. Jean, a professional artist who is an internationally renowned oil painter and teacher who 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, we have now have setup La Maison d’Art to expand and develop Jean’s art practice.

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

Speaks English, Cantonese

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Location

Activity and Interests

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

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

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2017 Low Season
27 Mar 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£82
for 2 nights
From
£41
£258
 
 
2017 Shoulder Season
29 Apr 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£88
for 2 nights
From
£44
£277
 
 
2017 High Season
24 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£177
for 3 nights
From
£59
£372
 
 
2017 Very High Season
8 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£207
for 3 nights
From
£69
£435
 
 
2017 High Season
26 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£177
for 3 nights
From
£59
£372
 
 
2017 Shoulder Season
1 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£132
for 3 nights
From
£44
£277
 
 
2017 Low Season
30 Sep 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£82
for 2 nights
From
£41
£258
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£82
for 2 nights
From
£41
£258
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

** Notes on Prices :
If you book over 7 days holiday, you are entitled to have 10% discount; if you book over 4 days holiday, you are entitled to have 5% discount based on the daily rate of the season.

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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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Dining

  • Dining Area

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • city centre
  • rural
  • town
  • village

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

Floor Area

  • 60 m²

Bathrooms

  • 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.

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • The changeover day is flexible during non high season, but it will be fixed to Saturday during July & August period. Please confirm it with owner. 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.

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