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At Maison Ruisseau -3 Gites for 12, 10, 6, 4, or 2

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Overview
6 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
12 guests
Minimum stay varies 
The minimum stay for this property changes depending on the dates selected
Gites
'A hidden gem in the midst of the Charente' We are confident you will not be disappointed with all we have here at Maison du Ruisseau. Quality, style and a welcome to make you feel special. A romantic place for couples, safe for families and truly stress free. Set in the heart of the Cognac Region, the Maison du Ruisseau is a stone built Charentaise Farmhouse. Surrounded by the peaceful hamlet of Chadeuil it's a place where you feel time has stood still for the last 2 centuries. Sheltered within a pretty walled garden, it's 'a real get away from it all' location. The owners have lovingly restored the house and its dependancies, maintaining many of the character features and adding an elegance all of their own. From these buildings they have created 3 individual, private and beautifully ...'A hidden gem in the midst of the Charente' We are confident you will not be disappointed with all we have here at Maison du Ruisseau. Quality, style and a welcome to make you feel special. A romantic place for couples, safe for families and truly stress free. Set in the heart of the Cognac Region, the Maison du Ruisseau is a stone built Charentaise Farmhouse. Surrounded by the peaceful hamlet of Chadeuil it's a place where you feel time has stood still for the last 2 centuries. Sheltered within a pretty walled garden, it's 'a real get away from it all' location. The owners have lovingly restored the house and its dependancies, maintaining many of the character features and adding an elegance all of their own. From these buildings they have created 3 individual, private and beautifully appointed gites, each fully equipped to the highest modern standards. They are available to rent as one complete property or separately. Each gite has its own individual style and secluded terrace, but all share the garden, courtyard swimming pool and orchard. Come and discover Maison du Ruisseau, where you will experience the warmest of welcomes, excellent hospitality, the elegance of the past and the highest quality accommodation in the heart of this beautiful area of France. We await your arrival it will be our pleasure.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
We do not allow any events or parties and the minimum age to make a booking is 25 years old. Only guests stipulated on the contract are allowed to stay. We do not accept trades people. Please also be aware we require payment on arrival of a Tourist Tax of 1.60 euro per person per night over the age of 16.
Bedrooms
1 Cot
Bathrooms
2 Full baths1 Attached (ensuite)1 Shower

Meet the host
Ian and Valerie S
Hosting since December 2008
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Claire J
Claire J
Flint, United Kingdom22 contributions
Amazing
This was our third visit to Maison du Ruisseau and once again it was an amazing relaxing holiday. We stayed in the apartment for 3 weeks in July, as soon as we arrived we were welcomed by Ian and Val and made to feeling like family once again. If you are looking for a holiday where you can just sit at the side of the pool and unwind then this is the place for you.
Visited July 2018
Written 19 August 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Meander626311
Meander626311
Hi Claire, It is always a pleasure to have you all over to stay, and thank you for staying 3 weeks! I am so glad you all had a great time again for the third time now and enjoyed relaxing by our pool and visiting areas you like. Thank you again for leaving the gite superbly as you always do. We all look forward to seeing you again in 2019, Ian and Val. xx
Written 21 August 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Adolf P
Adolf P
Antwerp, Belgium163 contributions
Lovely place in a vastly underrated area of France
We must have spent holkdays in nearly every French département, but somehow we had always missed the Charente. It is definitely a place for those who love peace and quiet: the gîte as well as the area.. The rooms are spotlessly clean, very well equipped for those who prefer to do their cooking at home, and there is a pool and pool terrace of almost hotel style quality. Ian and Val (and the children) are exxcellent hosts, and will gladly offer advice about the area and the (many and excellent) restaurants in the area. An address to note and remember!
Visited September 2017
Written 14 September 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Helen Y
Helen Y
Pickering, United Kingdom4 contributions
Wonderful venue for a family holiday
Our family occupied all three gites and had a wonderful week exploring the local area and lazing around the pool. The grassy area opposite the gites was perfect for the granddaughters to let off steam while the adults could keep an eye on them and relax on the covered seating. The gites were very well equipped and appointed. Ian and Valerie were charming hosts and provided an excellent welcome pack which was very welcome after a long hot journey. I would certainly recommend Maison du Ruisseau if you were looking for a venue for a big family get together.
Visited August 2017
Written 13 September 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Claire J
Claire J
Flint, United Kingdom22 contributions
Little treasure
Myself and my parents stayed at maison ruisseau for two weeks in July and after a hectic couple of months in work was the right place to recharge my batteries. We were lucky enough to have two weeks of excellent weather and spent a lot of our time by the excellent pool. The apartment has everything you could wish for and our hosts Ian and Val couldn't do enough for you. Thank you Ian and Val for a lovely two weeks,hopefully see you next year.
Visited July 2017
Written 10 August 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Michael M
Michael M
Enfield, United Kingdom9 contributions
Wonderful venue
We spent a week here with our 4 adult children, their partners and friends. 12 of us in total. It was a fantastic venue to relax, swim, BBQ, play petanque and go for very pleasant strolls. The quality of the gites is of a high stasndard. The venue and surrounding area is beautiful. Ian and Val were gracious and friendly hosts. We had a wonderful time here and wished we had booked for longer. Hope to return next Summer.
Visited July 2017
Written 10 August 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Meander626311
Meander626311
Thank you Mike, that was a lovely review and very kind of you. We look forward to seeing all next year. Kind regards Ian, Val, Leanne and Ella
Written 10 August 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

EvaSheppard
EvaSheppard
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
A fantastic getaway
We sought a modern, well managed gite with a pool and a location close to vineyards as well as provincial towns for our 2 week holiday. Le Petit Maison offered just that. A good sized gite in pristine condition, fully equipped and perfect for a couple wanting a beautiful and tranquil setting. The property is located in the rural village of Chaudeil and the owners (Ian & Valerie) are both charming, incredibly helpful and happy to share ideas for sightseeing, shopping as well as suitable local restaurants. Cognac and Angouleme are both worth visiting and only 30 minutes drive away with the beautiful sandy beaches at Royan 75 minutes away.
Visited September 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written 19 September 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Eleanor G
Eleanor G
Preston, United Kingdom1 contribution
A perfect, peaceful house
My husband and I stayed at Maison du Ruisseau for 2 nights as we were going to a wedding nearby, I wish we could have stayed much longer. We stayed in la petit maison and from the first email sent enquiring about the apartment, to checking out we had fantastic service. Christine and Les the owners were very helpful & even made sure we had directions from Limoges airport to the maison. On arrival Christine & Les greeted us & even though we were 2hours earlier in arriving than initially thought we were told that they had just finished cleaning all the rooms & that we could go straight in- brilliant! Christine then said that she had bought a few bits for the fridge along with a baguette & a bottle of locally sourced red wine- this was an amazing touch. Our apartment was stunning, so well equipped & decorated impeccably. Our room had French doors that looked out on the gorgeous pool. We managed to squeeze a few hours of sunbathing in around the wedding activities & the weather was fantastic & the sun loungers very comfortable. Christine was very helpful with recommending local restaurants and nearby sights to see & day activities, unfortunately as we were there for a wedding we had very little free time, we will just have to return! All in all my husband and I really enjoyed staying at Maison du Ruisseau, it is idyllic & the perfect place to get away, with helpful owners. We would definitely love to return.
Visited September 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written 15 September 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Margaret M
Margaret M
9 contributions
An oasis of tranquility
This was our second year at La Maison du Ruisseau and why I didn't write a review last year I have no idea, so here goes. This gite complex is without a doubt, the best place anyone could wish to spend a holiday. My husband and I have been in two of the gites and they are beautiful, very tastefully decorated and of the highest quality. They scream out attention to detail, this is Christine's department, although Les is only a step behind. As hosts they will endeavour to make your stay as comfortable as humanly possible, nothing is too much trouble. They go way above and beyond to make your stay wonderful. The gites are in a quiet commune surrounded by fields of corn and vines. You can walk for miles and appreciate the lovely scenery or make use of the two cycles that are available. There are plenty of places to visit and many beautiful chateaux to see, it's a beautiful department indeed. If you are reading this and want a holiday in the Charente, then you need not trawl the internet any longer for somewhere to stay. It just doesn't get any better than La Maison du Ruisseau.
Visited September 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written 15 September 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Becky E
Becky E
Liverpool, United Kingdom4 contributions
A perfect holiday!
I travelled here with my husband, sister in law and her partner and we stayed here for 10 nights. From the moment we arrived, we knew we made the right choice. We were greeted by Christine and Les and we're told that they had upgraded us to the 6 person gite, which has its own little private garden. They took us to the property and we were bowled over by how lovely the whole place is - the accommodation itself along with the surroundings are beautiful. Christine had told us that she had put a few bits in the fridge for us - after a very long drive it was great to find a bottle of wine in there!! Christine and Les were so lovely, and they gave us some really great advice on where to go and the best places to see. They even booked a restaurant for us on my husband's request for my birthday - a fantastic choice as the food was amazing! The weather was great too and we liked nothing better than relaxing by the pool in the evening after a day of sight seeing! There is also 2 push bikes and a table tennis table for the guests to use. There is a lovely pergola just opposite the property and we spent many hours in the evening there with a glass of Pineau (if you go here - get some!). I can't say enough about how great this property is - you must visit and enjoy us just as much as we did. We will definitely return! :-)
Visited June 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written 19 June 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Opinions52
Opinions52
Birmingham, United Kingdom1 contribution
An idyllic and most beautiful place to spend a holiday in the heart of rural France.
We stayed at Maison Du Russeau for just a few days in mid September, as part of a tour to a variety of places in the region and on the west coast of France. We were warmly greeted on arrival at these breathtakingly beautiful residences, by the owners Christine and Les, both of whom ensured our peace and comfort throughout our stay. The standard of layout, accommodation, furnishings and comfort of all the properties offered by Christine and Les would be difficult to improve upon - in this tiny tranquil village of Chadeuil. . Our accommodation was the lovely Petite Maison - a very spacious and comfortable property, tucked in a quiet corner overlooking the swimming pool. We were lucky enough to enjoy beautiful sunshine around the pool during the day - relaxing with a bottle of locally sourced wine around the floodlit pool at night. There are many interesting places that we didn't have time to visit around the surrounding areas of this lovely Cognac Region. Our only regret is that our time spent at Maison Du Ruisseau was far too brief - but we shall go back there as soon as the opportunity takes us. Until then, we shall enjoy the lovely memory it gave to us both. Diana & James
Visited September 2013 Travelled as a couple
Written 16 November 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Private yard
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Shared tennis court
  • Terrace
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Ping Pong table
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas
Parking
  • Parking available
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer

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About the neighbourhood
Chateauneuf sur Charente is our closest town built in the plains and hills bordering the Charente with 3500 inhabitants. On market days Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays it is a place where people gather to sit and catch up in the local bars and cafes whilst leisurely shopping. There are two large supermarkets, three banks, chemists, bars, restaurants, doctors and a hospital. In the opposite direction is the town of Barbezieux St Hilaire which is larger than Chateauneuf with more restaurants a larger market and a hospital with an emergency department. Jonzac is just 15 minutes drive away where there is a large leisure complex with indoor and outdoor swimming, gym, solarium and spa. This pretty village has a market on Fridays and there are plenty of bars and restaurants to explore.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Bordeaux Airport 50 min. Limoges Airport 1hour 30 mins. Poitiers Airport 1 hour 20 mins. Bergerac Airport 2 hours. La Rochelle Airport 2 hours. From the coast Calais 7 hours (an overnight stay is worthwhile) Portsmouth St Malo 4 hours. Caen 5 hours. As members of Brittany Ferries we can offer a discount on Cross Channel Routes. Contact the owners when booking. A car is essential. The area is well served by low cost airlines: Ryan Air Limoges and Poitiers, La Rochelle and Bergerac ; Flybe serve Limoges, La Rochelle and Bergerac; Easyjet serves Bordeaux and La Rochelle and Aer Lingus serves Bordeaux. Maison du Ruisseau is well situated for many of the local airports and if travelling by car from St Malo or Ouistreham the excellent standard of roads makes your drive a pleasure. The channel ports are also very accessible. Car hire is available from Bordeaux, Limoges and Poitiers Airports and also from Angouleme rail station. Hertz, Europcar and Avis are all recommended companies.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis court

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
A security deposit is required but refunded 7-14 days after your departure. There is a 120 euro cleaning fee collected from the owner on your departure for all 3 gites and a tourist tax of 1.60 euro per person per night over the age of 16, paid to the local town hall. Changeover day is Saturday to Saturday in high/peak season, but not for 3 night stays, and we do try to be flexible.

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A la Maison Ruisseau -3 Gites for 12, 10, 6, 4, or 2 is able to accommodate up to 12 guests. See all property details.

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A la Maison Ruisseau -3 Gites for 12, 10, 6, 4, or 2 - UPDATED 2024 - Holiday Rental in Chateauneuf-sur-Charente - Tripadvisor