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Honeysuckle cottage

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4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
7 nights minimum
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We specialise in giving parents and children the best and relaxing family holiday possible at our quiet and intimate complex of 3 cottages with the facilities of a much larger complex. For families with babies - home-from-home cottages to let you keep your routines, travel light as our 3 cottages have all you need for your baby, peace of mind as we put safety first. For families with toddlers - Many toys and games in the play barn, large gardens and playground to let off steam, safety proofed cottages and a fenced and alarmed swimming pool. For families with school age children - all of the above plus your children with be able to make friends with the children from the other 2 cottages and wile away the days playing safely while you relax. For parents we provide many services such as ho...We specialise in giving parents and children the best and relaxing family holiday possible at our quiet and intimate complex of 3 cottages with the facilities of a much larger complex. For families with babies - home-from-home cottages to let you keep your routines, travel light as our 3 cottages have all you need for your baby, peace of mind as we put safety first. For families with toddlers - Many toys and games in the play barn, large gardens and playground to let off steam, safety proofed cottages and a fenced and alarmed swimming pool. For families with school age children - all of the above plus your children with be able to make friends with the children from the other 2 cottages and wile away the days playing safely while you relax. For parents we provide many services such as home cooked meals, BBQ night, visiting beautician, bikes, with child seat, buggies and trailers for family walks or bike rides, local information and help. Run by Anna and Simon Davey, 2 award winning critically acclaimed ex- restaurateurs, Honeysuckle cottage is set on a complex of gites set in a 4 acre oasis of tranquillity within the French countryside yet only a couple of miles from 2 well equipped villages. The cottage is newly renovated, well equipped and furnished to a high standard. Your hosts are on site to ensure that you have a great holiday and offer such services as pamper days, home-cooked meals, host BBQ, baby sitting and baby equipment. Within the grounds there is a nicely decked heated pool, children's play area, childrens play-barn, bikes of all shapes and sizes, various sports equipment and plenty of quiet shady spots to chill out, read a book or have a glass of wine. The surrounding area has something for everyone, excellent cycling and walks, golf, historical buildings, animal parks, theme parks, fishing, go-kart, quad bikes, shopping in Poitiers, thalassotherapy in La Rochelle, lake beaches locally and main beaches just over 1 ½ hours drive. Honeysuckle has electric heating and a wood burner. Anti-allergy pillows and duvets provided. All twin beds can be made up as a double on request. The gite can be child proofed on request, including safety locks, bed guards, stair gates. Baby equipment can be provided on request, we have cots, stroller, bumbo, potty, high chair, steriliser, cutlery, baby monitor, changing mat, baby bath, baby den – please let us know what you require when you book. We can also provided baby sitting services. Complimentary welcome pack included in the price (butter, milk, tea, sugar, bread, cheese and wine).More
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About the Owner
Anna D
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:March 2011
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Date of stay: July 2018
Reviewed 25 July 2015

Five years ago I stumbled upon this place on the Internet. With 3 young children at the time (3, 5 and 6 years old), and a husband with a busy job, I was looking for a place where we could ALL relax and enjoy ourselves....More

Date of stay: July 2015
Thank Emma S
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Reviewed 11 September 2014

We returned to Lac de Maison in late August for the second year running and had another fantastic week. Anna and Simon have got just the right blend of child friendly but great for adults too. Our boys are 3 and 5 and they love...More

Date of stay: August 2014
1  Thank Batterseafamily
Reviewed 1 September 2014

This was our first holiday abroad since my Daughter was born. She is nearly 2 now and we came to Lac de Maison with our friends and their 18 month old Daughter. I have to say that it exceeded our expectations massively. It began on...More

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank Steven P
Reviewed 7 August 2014

We stayed in Honeysuckle for a fortnight in June and had a fabulous time. The gite is very comfortable and has everything you could wish for for a family. Toys, games, baby equipment and a well stocked kitchen are all provided and Anna and Simon...More

Date of stay: July 2014
Thank WorldWanderus
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Washer
Highchair
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Playground
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Trampoline
Toaster
Swingset
Staffed Property
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Game Room
Pool Table
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Ping Pong Table
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Fireplace
Additional amenities & feature info
Honeysuckle - 4 bedrooms (sleeps 8 + cots)Spacious modernised two storey farmhouse. Large hall way. Bathroom - bath with shower over, WC, basin, cupboards. Bedroom 4 - twin bed room with bedside table and lighting, wardrobe, mirror, chest of drawers. Large well equipped kitchen/diner with seating for 8, sofa area, kitchen with washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, kettle, toaster, crockery, glasses, cooking pans, cooking utensils. Large cooker/range. Large lounge with 2 x sofas for 3, comfy chair, wooden chair and beanbag, TV with English satellite, DVD player, music system, books games. Coffee table, Wood-burner. Upstairs: Bedroom 1 - large room with kingsize bed, built in wardrobe, 2 chest of drawers, mirror, bedside tables with side lights. Bedroom 2 - double room with wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside tables with lighting and mirror. Bedroom 3 - large twin bed room with bedside table and lighting, wardrobe, mirror, chest of drawers. Shower room- large shower, WC and basin.
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About the neighbourhood
The nearby villages of Benassay and Vasles have great facilities with restaurant, café bar, cinema, chemist, hairdressers, general store, butchers, weekly market and an excellent boulangerie for your fresh croissant and bread for breakfast.
How to get there
Lac de Maison is situated a short distance from the village of Benassay on the edge of the Vienne region and within a mile of Deux Sevres. The information below is provided for your information. Full travel details will be provided at the time of booking. Our GPS coordinates are: 46:33:43N (46.56187) 0:00:52E (0.01442) Ferry Ports: Caen & St Malo 350 miles (less than 4 hours) Airports: Poitiers (Ryan Air)- 25 minutes drive. La Rochelle (Easy jet & Flybe) - 1 hour 25 minutes drive. Limoges (Eayjet & Flybe) - 2 hours
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