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6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Chateauneuf-sur-Charente, Charente, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Lowton
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“An oasis of tranquility”
Reviewed September 15, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

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.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Leaving to come home!
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Becky E
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“A perfect holiday!”
Reviewed June 19, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

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! :-)

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
“An idyllic and most beautiful place to spend a holiday in the heart of rural France.”
Reviewed November 16, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

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.
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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

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Liked best: The location and first class accommodation.
Liked least: Too little time there.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Cha49
Barcelona, Spain
1 review
“A very special place.”
Reviewed May 8, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

What a wonderful place to holiday and relax in. Set in beautiful countryside, lovingly restored by owners, Les and Christine, who are the perfect hosts, Maison du Ruisseau has everything for the perfect holiday experience. We were made feel at home from the minute we arrived, with a thoughtful welcome pack set out for us. We loved our accommodation: comfortable, spacious and fully equipped. A very special place.

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Liked best: Beautifully restored property with excellent hosts.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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Mulhern
Foxford, Ireland
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20 reviews
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“Amazing venue for peaceful holiday”
Reviewed May 8, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

Maison du Ruisseau was just the most wonderful, tranquil venue for our family get together while attending a wedding. Very well presented. immaculately clean, wonderful garden and swimming pool. Home from Home. Les & Christine were extremely welcoming and most helpful. The village itself was unforgettable, tranquil and just the place for a very relaxed holiday yet within easy access of all motorways and rail terminals. Would highly recommend this property and will definitely return.

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Liked best: The peace and tranquillity in a wonderful rural setting
Liked least: We couldn't fault anything
Traveling group: Extended Family
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kjwhite28
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic accommodation”
Reviewed October 17, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

My husband and I stayed at Maison du Ruisseau with our 2 year son, 4 week old baby and the in laws. We were made to feel very welcome on our arrival and lent lots of useful things for the baby. The accommodation was spacious and of a very high standard and worked well for the children and adults. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend Maison du Ruisseau to friends.

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Valerie H
Teignmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Excellent”
Reviewed September 10, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

We stayed here with several friends who were all part of a large wedding party staying close by to La Maison du Ruisseau. The accommodation was amazing. Everything you could possibly wish for your holiday. Every little detail was catered for. Christine and Les were so hospitable and nothing was too much trouble. The property is spotless and very spacious. We would have no hesitation in recommending this to our friends. We couldn't fault it in any way - wonderful.

Nick and Val Hill, Devon

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Liked best: The beautiful property, everything was catered for, very spacious and clean
Liked least: Couldn't find fault with anything
Traveling group: Friends
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