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  • The ponies
    The ponies
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    Lac de Maison- Hollyhock Gite Image 2
  • Kitchen area
    Kitchen area
  • Comfy kitchen/dining/lounge area
    Comfy kitchen/dining/lounge area
  • Very spacious master bedroom with ensuite
    Very spacious master bedroom with ensuite
  • Quality king size bed
    Quality king size bed
  • Triple room
    Triple room
  • The bikes for cycling 'en famille'
    The bikes for cycling 'en famille'
  • The play room - full of fun toys and games
    The play room - full of fun toys and games
  • The play room - perfect for getting out of the sun for a bit
    The play room - perfect for getting out of the sun for a bit
  • The games room with computer access, printer and a Wii
    The games room with computer access, printer and a Wii
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    Lac de Maison- Hollyhock Gite Image 12
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    Lac de Maison- Hollyhock Gite Image 13
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    Lac de Maison- Hollyhock Gite Image 14
  • The plan - it's bigger than it looks!
    The plan - it's bigger than it looks!
  • The small complex of 3 cottages with great facilities.
    The small complex of 3 cottages with great facilities.
  • Plenty of space to run and let off steam!
    Plenty of space to run and let off steam!
  • Tranquil and calm
    Tranquil and calm
  • The communal BBQ area - get to know everyone and have a drink
    The communal BBQ area - get to know everyone and have a drink
  • Private al fresco dining
    Private al fresco dining
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    Lac de Maison- Hollyhock Gite Image 21
  • The courtyard of the 3 cottages - quiet and private
    The courtyard of the 3 cottages - quiet and private
  • The place where great holidays are to be had
    The place where great holidays are to be had
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Lac de Maison- Hollyhock Gite

Poitou Charentes, France

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The Owner / Manager

Simon and Anna Davey

Member since Nov 2010
  • Bookings Accepted:83.33%
  • Avg. Response Time:7 minutes
  • Availability Updated:21 days 9 hours

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BFB's Overview

Hollyhock is one of three pretty stone gites at ‘Lac de Maison’, a four acre-estate, surrounded by miles of beautiful Vienne countryside and conveniently located just a few minutes from restaurants, café bars, a cinema, pharmacy, general store, butchers, weekly market and an excellent boulangerie - perfect for fresh croissant breakfast runs!

A lovely heated pool, play area, abundant toys and baby gear, and the added bonus of being a short 20-minute hop from the nearest airport (Poitiers), all but guarantees successful family holiday.

Parent-friendly touches including, pre-arrival shopping services, babysitting, mobile beauty therapist and, the piece de resistance, optional evening meal deliveries cooked up by the owners, who just happen to be two critically acclaimed ex-restaurateurs, makes family-wide rejuvenation pretty much a given too!

The four acres of grounds allows for tranquillity and relaxation. Little ones have plenty of safe space to run about, play on the ride ons or splash about in a paddling pool and there's always a quiet shady spot for enjoying a bit of peace with a drink or a book whilst junior has an afternoon nap. New for 2012 an indoor play barn with bouncey castle for younger children and air hockey and table football for older children. Some friendly animals for little ones, chickens, children can collect the eggs. 2 shetland ponies (Filou and Tamara) for brushing and pony rides for toddlers. Boris and Maisie the rabbit and guineau pig and not forgetting Honey the dog who is everyones friend.

Accommodation Overview:
Like all three gites, 2-bedroom Hollyhock Cottage has been recently refurbished and its romantic stone cottage exterior hides a stylish and well-equipped interior in country contemporary style. The former stables has a single-level design, which is great with crawlers or new walkers, and a well-planned layout with the bedrooms, both with ensuite, being either-side of the central living space. There's creamy tiled flooring, a mix of white-washed and honey-coloured exposed stone walls and pretty contemporary prints, throws and cushions throughout giving it a bright modern feel.

The kitchen is well equipped with dishwasher, electric hob, electric oven, fridge-freezer, ironing facilities, microwave and washing machine.

The lounge diner has a round table with seats for five, and a large corner sofa where the family can cosy up in front of the romantic log burner in cooler months or enjoy the music system, TV, DVD player and English satellite channels provided. There are also games, toys and, if required, a huge list of baby gear to baby proof the house (see Fast facts for breakdown).

The spacious master bedroom has a standard double bed, plenty of room for a cot and a handy armchair, plus an ensuite shower room with, basin and WC. The second bedroom is also large and houses three single beds and ensuite with corner bath (shower over), basin and WC.



PLEASE NOTE: Parents should note that there are ponds in the grounds but happily these have been netted for safety.

Location Information

Lac de Maison is located amid lovely rural scenery on the edge of France's Vienne region within a mile of the Deux-Sèvres, just 25kms from the city of Poitiers. The nearby villages of Benassay and Vasles are within a few minutes’ drive and have great facilities including restaurant, café bar, cinema, pharmacy, GP, hairdressers, general store, butchers, weekly market and an excellent boulangerie.

The beaches and sophisticated shopping and restaurants at La Rochelle are within 90minutes drive, and French favourite, Ile de Re just a little further. Closer to 'home' there are sand-fringed swimming lakes and opportunities for family friendly activities out a nearby animal parks including Monkey Valley. For big days out there are theme parks including the famous Futuroscope in Poitiers (25mins) and brilliant Puy du Fou (90mins), which is a must-see for any would-be Vikings or roman centurions in your brood!

Poitiers city-centre is also well worth a visit thanks to its stunning architecture, great shopping and cosmopolitan cafes and restaurants.

Nearest Medical Services:
GP – 3 miles and A&E - 20 miles

Getting There:
By Plane - Poitiers 25km (25 minutes ) La Rochelle 122km (1 1/2 hours), by Train - Eurostar to Paris and on to Poitiers, or by Ferry - both Caen and St Malo are 380km (4 hours drive)

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 20%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 20%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Special Offer - Details:

Arrival: , Departure:

Price: GBP

Discount Notes

Special Offer! Part-Catered Stay 6nts from May 20 - £325 (includes arrival & last night meals with wine + first day breakfast pack)

Rates

3 Jun - 14 Jul 2017 : £875 /week15 Jul - 1 Sep 2017 : £1275 /week2 Sep - 30 Sep 2017 : £875 /week3 Jun - 14 Jul 2017 : €1032.238 /week15 Jul - 1 Sep 2017 : €1504.118 /week2 Sep - 30 Sep 2017 : €1032.238 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 20%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Special Offer - Details:

Arrival: , Departure:

Price: GBP

Discount Notes

Special Offer! Part-Catered Stay 6nts from May 20 - £325 (includes arrival & last night meals with wine + first day breakfast pack)

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Fast Facts

Sleeps 5+ babies in 1 king-sized double & 1 triple bedroom (3 x singles), both with ensuite.

Airport under 2 hours drive

Poitiers 25km (25 minutes ) La Rochelle 122km (1 1/2 hours),

Any Pool

There is a shared, fenced, heated (not-solar) swimming pool.

Indoor Play Area

Indoor play barn with dressing up box, table football, bouncey castle and air hockey.

Babysitting

Babysitting is available on request.

Nursery Gear (additional)

Available baby gear; Cots (travel 3) highchairs x 3 , baby bath x2 , baby bouncer x 1, baby monitor x 2, steriliser x 2, potty x 3, stairgates, bed guards x4 , socket covers, plastic crockery,cutlery & sippy cups, sterilisers, changing mats and blackout blinds

Indoor Toys / Games Room

New for 2012, indoor play barn equipped with arts and crafts, bouncey castle for toddlers and a dressing up box. For older children there is a pool table, air hockey and football table. There are bath toys, kids books, general toys, U-rated kids DVDs, kids board games. Adults will appreciate the DVD player, tv, cd player and freeview.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

The owners are both qualified chefs who ran an award winning restaurant for 9 years. It is their pleasure to offer a range of services from afternoon tea for adults or high tea for children, an Arrival meal, picnic baskets, supper, 3 course dinners and weekly BBQs. ( at extra cost)

Outdoor Toys

For outdoor use there are buckets/spades, ride-ons, trikes, baby seat, baby trailer, swings, slide, sand pit, paddling pool, trampoline, seesaw, golf net and clubs, table tennis, football goal, badminton and swingball.

Stairgates / no stairs

Stairgates uneccessary due to single level design

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

Each gite has a garden area with dining furniture and BBQ

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

WiFi is available at the cottages.

Friendly Animals

There are chickens, children can collect the eggs. 2 shetland ponies (Filou and Tamara) for brushing and pony rides for toddlers. Boris and Maisie the rabbit and guineau pig and not forgetting Honey the dog who is everyones friend.

Golf

There are many great golf courses in the area, most notably Chateau des Forges just a couple of miles down the road.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

multiple travel cots or highchairs can be provided

Reviews

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  • Perfect set up. Wonderful relaxing holiday for all of us. Simon and Anna were the perfect hosts.Review dated 15/09/2013

  • Wonderful accommodation set up to make travelling with toddlers/babies as stress-free as possible. The pool and play barn were particular hits with our girls as was the opportunity for our two year old to ride a pony. We are looking forward to a return trip when our girls (2 years and 10 months) are a little older so can enjoy some of the local attractions.Review dated 08/08/2013

  • Excellent throughout, couldn't fault itReview dated 09/07/2012

  • This was the best holiday we have had with our son (now 2) to date, and this was largely due to the fantastic hospitality and effort of Simon & Anna.Review dated 21/04/2012

  • We had an unforgettable holiday thanks to Anna and Simon who are wonderful hosts and chefs. Our 2 year old fell in love with all the animals and still talks about them daily. The whole place is so well thought out, with plenty to do for all ages whatever the weather. We'll definitely go back!Review dated 06/10/2011

  • Owners very helpful and welcoming. The set up was ideal. Food was delicious.Review dated 23/06/2011

  • The accommodation turned out exactly as expected - so thumbs up for a very detailed and accurate description on the owners' website and the BFB website.Review dated 22/05/2011

  • Excellent throughout, couldn't fault it!Review dated 11/07/2012

Perfect set up. Wonderful relaxing holiday for all of us. Simon and Anna were the perfect hosts.

Wonderful accommodation set up to make travelling with toddlers/babies as stress-free as possible. The pool and play barn were particular hits with our girls as was the opportunity for our two year old to ride a pony. We are looking forward to a return trip when our girls (2 years and 10 months) are a little older so can enjoy some of the local attractions.

Excellent throughout, couldn't fault it

This was the best holiday we have had with our son (now 2) to date, and this was largely due to the fantastic hospitality and effort of Simon & Anna.

We had an unforgettable holiday thanks to Anna and Simon who are wonderful hosts and chefs. Our 2 year old fell in love with all the animals and still talks about them daily. The whole place is so well thought out, with plenty to do for all ages whatever the weather. We'll definitely go back!

Owners very helpful and welcoming. The set up was ideal. Food was delicious.

The accommodation turned out exactly as expected - so thumbs up for a very detailed and accurate description on the owners' website and the BFB website.

Excellent throughout, couldn't fault it!

Parent Rated*

5/5
  • Overall Experience
  • Child-Friendliness
  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 9 guests.



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