Luxury adult only 1 bed house with private hot tub
|Minimum Stay||1 night|
|Living space||60 square meters|
Suitable for childrenNo
Suitable for the elderlyYes
Description from the owner
One of two luxury holiday homes, situated on the edge of an award winning village in beautiful South West France.
The Ivy House is on the east wing of the owners main residence. It is a spacious house full of character, with exposed stone walls and oak beams in abundance. The house has been decorated and furnished to the very highest standard, and features oak stairs and floors.
There is daily room service, a laundry service is available on site, breakfast and even a classic open topped car can be provided.
Outside, a private terrace with its own hot tub, enjoys both the early morning and evening sun, so is ideal for "al f...Read more
Luxury adult only 1 bed house with private hot tub
Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France
Additional Location Information
We are on the boarders of the departments Charente (famous for its foie gras, cognac and pineau), Dordogne (famous for its beautiful forests and rivers), the Charente-Maritime (boasting unspoilt coast lines, fantastic beaches and the best oyster beds in the world) and the Gironde (which has some of the best wine producing chateaux in France, and the beautiful cosmopolitan city of Bordeaux). This area is one of the least densely populated in France so you can enjoy plenty of space on the roads, in the towns and in the countryside, making your stay with us peaceful and relaxed.
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in GBP) (change)
|Rate Summary||$120 - $150||$120 - $150||$722 - $842||$2,557 - $3,009||1 night|
|Oct. 1 2011 - Mar. 31 2012
|Jun. 4 2012 - Sep. 30 2012||$150||$150||$842||$3,009||1 night|
|All Other Dates||$150||$150||$842||$3,009||1 night|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
Additional notes from owner
For rates on the Classic Cars please ask
Breakfast available £10 per person per night
Bike hire £5 per bike per day
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: April 02, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Accommodation and hospitality offered by Derek and Jane was first class. We didnt want for anything...nothing was too much trouble! Location and surroundings was exactly as described and surpassed our expectations. A highly recommended holiday retreat for those looking for R&R;, peace and quality time.
Rob & Sal
Bury St Edmunds, England
Wonderful and relaxing stay in Ivy Cottage, Rioux-Martin
We had a great holiday staying at Ivy House. The accommodation was lovely and well equipped, although because we ate outside nearly all of the time we could have used a larger kitchen tray to carry out all that French food and wine! The bedroom had some beautiful wooden furniture and a fabulous view over the gardens to the church. Derek and Jane were very friendly, welcoming and helpful. They put a lot of effort into making sure we enjoyed our stay without being intrusive. The garden was really peaceful and we enjoyed having several different places to sit to catch the sun. We saw a kingfisher, woodpeckers, an owl (which seemed to hoot ant anytime of the day) and many other birds. It was a great treat to have the hot tub to relax in after taking out the bikes. We rented the Fiat Spider for two days and took it across to the coast at Royan. It was a real experience to drive a classic car and we felt like celebrities with all the people in Royan looking at us. The Spider was misfiring the second day we intended to use it, but Derek kindly lent us their own car for the day. Rioux-Martin is a great location. Driving and cycling is so relaxing as there is very little traffic. There are many lovely towns and villages in the area to visit. The people are all friendly and the scenery is wonderful. This was our first holiday in rural France, but now we can see why so many people are hooked on it. Definitely recommended. Thank you Jane and Derek
Nikki & Don
Perfect Place & Perfect Hosts
We stayed in this lovely house for a week in July. The setting was beautiful, tranquil and pretty. The house was perfect, well appointed and luxurious. I loved the slipper bath in the bedroom! Our hosts Derek and Jane could not have been more helpful, and their dog Pluto was very polite!!
We would love to go back and would not hesitate in recommending their lovely place.
Superb gite in an idyllic location
Fantastic holiday, superb gite with hot tub in peaceful location. Derek and Jane were fantastic hosts, nothing was too much trouble and helpful advice in abundance. Highly recommended, will return.
A perfect week in the Charente
We have had the most relaxing week in a superb gite. It was exactly what we were looking for... peaceful, idyllic and with attention to every detail we felt totally spoilt. Derek & Jane have managed to create a mini haven and offer total luxury with the added benefit of lovely places to visit on the door step. We will definitely be back and look forward to driving the Fiat Spider again and borrowing Pluto for a walk round the lake!
Lorraine & John
Superb facilities located in a stunning rural area of France. The experience made all the more relaxing by the attentive service provided by our hosts Derek and Jane.
A fantastic relaxing week
A very warm welcome at all times, service second to none. If you are looking to get away and relax - this is the place. Numerous interesting places to visit with great advice from Derek and Jane. A pre-printed sheet with things going on around the area during your stay was part of the info pack, very handy.Hire one of their special classic cars to open up your holiday and enjoy the almost traffic free roads. Derek and Jane will work hard to ensure your stay is enjoyable & trouble free.
Peter, Alison & Ellie
Classic Car Breaks in France
This was our first solo touring holiday in France and Derek & Jane helped greatly with the planning using their local knowledge.
The accommodation and service provided was first class and we shall be staying again when in that part of France.
Even the car was treated as a special guest!
Eric & Sheena Carlyle
Symington, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Best Gite holiday in France
A fantastic week in superb Gite with excellent hosts. The linked use of a 1971 Mercedes 380SL open tourer with host guidance of local tours, restaurants, vineyards made it all the more enjoyable.
So good going back this September!
The best Gites in France
From the moment we arrive we where greeted by Derek and Jane and felt like we had known them forever,throughout our stay we could not have had better hosts nothing was never to much trouble they even let us use there own computer to keep in touch with friends at home,we used both Gites and we where very impressed by the quality ,cleanliness and make up of the Gites,anyone staying will not be disappointed,I doubt if you could find better
You have the use of all the gardens with plenty areas to chill out or you can use the hot tubs ,one to each Gite,we had use of the Fiat Spider a classic sports car,which we enjoyed as we went to various towns and villages in France,If you do stay here its a must to use one of the classic cars,we also used the mountain bikes to ride round the beautiful countryside,We cannot say in a few words what a wonderful stay we had and certainly will go back in the future to stay and meet Derek and Jane again Stay here and you will defiantly not be disappointed
Geof & Sue
Charming hosts, beautiful accommodation, lovely area, enough sai
Jane & Derek, were great hosts, and have done wonders with the two cottages, everything has been thought of down to the last detail. A great area for touring around, with lots to see in this beautiful area of France.
Very well appointed house in lovely surrounding with friendly neighbouring pig! Excellent hosts with lots of good advice on local amenities. Lovely, quiet area of France.