We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
“Fabulous”
other travellers have booked this property
The Courtyard from the air
Bookings for this home are first-come, first served. Lock in your dates before they are gone
The Courtyard from the air
Maison Cachee Garden
Check Availability
Request to Book
Make Enquiry
Excellent
23 reviews
The Courtyard from the air
Maison Cachee Garden
Doorway between Master bedroom and second bedroom
pool Area
heated pool in the evening
View from kitchen window
Play Area
View from pool
view from play area
Table D'hote available
Breakfast available
spring at ste catherine
Rouillac 3 mins away by car
easy bike hire available
Sign to say you are here
Amphitheatre 5 mins away
Courtyard from a distance
This property is not available for these dates.
Don't give up! Enquire about other rentals just like this one that are available -
Show all rentals available
Overview
Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Rouillac, Charente, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Reviews from our community

Excellent - based on 23 reviews
Write a Review

Reviews from our community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
English first
French first
Any
English first
Limgal
Limerick
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
Reviewed 9 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

I always know a place is going to be good when after the first day im looking forward to writing a review when I get home. Then I often think will these places be booked out the next time I want to go if my review is too good, but you have to give credit where credit is due.
I cannot say enough about the May family and The Courtyard. It truly is a wonderful little place. They made our week long stay one of the most amazing trips we have been on. The Gite itself was like a home away from home, so cosy and comfortable. The pool area is just so nice looking out on the corn fields. Steph and Charlie both have a great knowledge of the area and its surroundings, always so helpful recommending different things.
Steph cooked an amazing meal for us on our last night. My advice to you is don’t leave it till you’re going, really wish we had sampled a few more dishes. I look forward to returning to The Courtyard in the not so distance future.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: Too many to choose from
Liked least: Going home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
2 Sep 2014
Thank you. I can't wait to meet your Dad!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
KatrinOl
Reykjavik, Iceland
1 review
“Simply perfect”
Reviewed 29 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We stayed at The Courtyard for a week and had a marvelous time. From the very moment we arrived until we left we felt welcomed and relaxed. Steph is an incredible host and she and her family have created an amazing, luxurious and relaxing environment for everybody to enjoy. We loved it and so did our 2-year-old who spent most of his time in the pool.

The apartment we stayed in was really beautiful, clean and well furnished. We had a small yard with an amazing view. The kitchen was well equipped which was a huge plus for us as we love to do our own cooking. But if you don‘t like to do your own cooking you can always get dinner from Steph which is excellent.

The property is also in a great location and if you have your own car there are loads of interesting trips you can take.

We simply can‘t wait to come and visit again.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
2 Sep 2014
Thank you for being such wonderful guests, it was a real pleasure to host you!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
TMayhew20...
France
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Stylish and Welcoming, a Gourmet-Lovers Paradise in a Stunning Setting”
Reviewed 26 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We spent a glorious week at The Courtyard at Ste Catherine where we were given a really warm welcome by Steph, Charlie Finn, Aliyah, Susie, Jet and the cheeky Luka. Our gite was stylish and spotlessly clean, had everything you could need possible need and the beds were supremely comfy. We were lucky to be able to dine 'in-house' three times and each time, Steph's superb cooking surpassed itself (if that's possible). The pool was an added bonus and the location was perfect to use as a base to tour the Cognac region. Steph very kindly helped us out with our hire car issue and bent over backwards to ensure our stay was everything we hoped it would be...it's lucky she's very flexible! We highly recommend The Courtyard and hope/plan to stay there again in the very near future!

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: Mine hosts, the food, the gite, the surrounds and the 4-legged family
Liked least: Having to say goodbye
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Loudoo76
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Return visit - still perfect!”
Reviewed 24 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We returned to stay with the wonderful Steph, Charlie, Finn and animals again for a second time and it was like coming home!

Maison Cachee was perfect for our family which included our nearly 3 year old Daughter and 8 month old Son. I had warned Steph before we visited that our Daughter had become a little frightened of dogs so she made every effort to keep them from her at all times. That said, by the time we left she patted each one and spent most of her days asking for them to be let out!

The May family are the perfect hosts and always have ideas of what is happening locally if the weather is not so good, as unfortunately it was in our case and nothing ever seems too much trouble. Our accommodation was as comfortable as it had been previously and incredibly clean and was even full of toys for our children.

It goes without staying that we will definitely return as we find the location perfect for exploring the region and close by to shops if need be. We travelled overnight from St Malo and even with a stop or two it only took 5 hours.

Thank you for your amazing hospitality!

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Angela W
South Shields, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fabulous holiday, Fabulous facilities and fabulous hosts”
Reviewed 2 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed at The Courtyard in July 2013 and it was the first holiday abroad with our 4 year old daughter. Steph, Charlie & Finn made us very welcome from the second we arrived. The Gite was fabulous, with all mod cons: dishwasher, washing machine, coffee maker etc. The beds were lovely and comfortable. Our daughter loved the bunk beds!
The location of the Courtyard is really quiet and provides a very relaxed atmosphere. The heated swimming pool was great and the sun loungers around it were very comfortable; it was lovely relaxing by the pool with a glass of wine in the sunshine! Having English TV (Sky) was great as was the free wifi. The supermarket (Super U - fab name!lol) is only 5 mins away and is reasonably priced. There are local restaurants and takeaways too. Overall it was a brilliant family holiday. We are definitely booking to return next year.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: The beds were so comfortable
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Lauren T
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Tranquil, beautiful, perfect for foodies”
Reviewed 31 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013

We had a wonderful stay at The Courtyard with our one year old son. Our gite was spacious, airy and very tastefully decorated - with an exceptional view from the master bedroom and our garden area. The pool was great but there's also lots that we enjoyed doing locally (we went on a different outing every day of our stay). Steph and Charlie are very welcoming and warm, and gave great recommdations about day trips. Arguably, the best thing about the holiday though was the amazing 3 course meals prepared by Steph. Amongst other things we ate home made goats cheese, pork slow cooked in pinot, nectarines poached in rose water with creme fresh and a layer of brulee. She's a gifted cook and our only regret was that we only indulged twice...

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: the views, the tranquility and food
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Catsusie
Alton, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A perfect place to relax.....”
Reviewed 18 November 2012 for a stay in October 2012

We had a wonderful week with Steph and family in October. Whilst the weather wasn't warm the welcome surely was. A dream and comfy bed with duvet and pillows soft as down.. So good we didn't want to get up in the morning. Cosy evenings due to the log burner and with excellent home cooked food from Steph.

This is a truly idyllic retreat......

Value Location
Service
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Enter dates for more accurate prices
2 guests
Adults2
Children0
Apply
from
US$88
/
Night
Week
Month
Book Now
Or, send the owner a message
This property has Payment Protection
Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer.
Learn more about paying safely.
Do you own a holiday rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, TripAdvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing