Le Petit Bijou is in the village of Saint Fraigne in the Charente region of France. The gite is a traditional Charentaise house estimated to be over 250 years old with many original features, decorated by blending traditional style with modern conveniences. The house is situated on an acre plot of which is 1/2 acre mainly laid to lawn, edged by a small river. The heated 10x5m pool has loungers and umbrellas. We have a 6 person hot tub and a games room with pool, table tennis, darts and other facilities.
- House1184 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 - 7 nights
Can sleep 7
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 7, 2018
We moved from UK to the beautiful village of St Fraigne in October 2015. We gave up our busy jobs of Mortgage Advisor and Early Years Practitioner to enjoy the 'French life'. This was the start of our new adventure.
Owner purchased this House in 2015
Why Owner chose Saint-Fraigne
A beautiful working farming village location with an award winning boulangarie and a bar only 2 minutes walk away. We fell in love with the village at first sight and decided we wanted to live in St Fraigne, and within 3 months had bought our dream property. The property has the character of a typical French stone built house with up to date amenities.
What makes this House unique
A beautiful pool in a large garden ideal for relaxing moments. Lots of long walks and bike rides to keep you occupied.Many local lakes with fishing swimming and sand. Ideal base for visiting Poitiers, Angouleme (both with numerous attractions), La Rochelle, chateaux and the coast. The towns of Ruffec and Rouillac are within easy reach for cash machines, fuel, shopping and local markets. We are within a five our drive of Roscoff, Caen, St Malo and Dieppe, Calais and Cherberg are slightly longer drives. A fantastic base for exploring the wonderful Charente countryside!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Lovely, Well equipped house with fantastic outdoor space and facilities
We had a lovely 10 days here with our two children (6 & 1). They loved the pool, trampoline and games room and were never bored. Jason and Alison were great, listening to our daughter natter on and show off her new swimming skills! Nothing was too much trouble and they gave great advice about places to go. Although the village appears to be away from it all, we found plenty to do - lots of chateaus, cognac, pretty villages, and the two lakes nearby were great for swimming and beach fun. It was super hot whilst we were there (38degrees) which made it a little difficult to sleep at night - perhaps a couple of fans in the bedrooms. I’d also like a few more pillows, but that is a personal choice. Overall it was the best family holiday we have been on simply for the fact that there was so much for the kids to do there was never the pressure of hearing ‘i’m Bored!’ Thank you Jason and alison
Thank you, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Good luck in Switzerland. We have bought a large fan as it’s been so hot.
Lovely holiday with great pool.
Jason and Alison couldn't have been kinder or more attentive hosts. They really tried hard to look after us. The house was well equipped and very clean and our children (2 girls aged 6 & 7) loved the large safe garden with trampoline. The pool was also lovely and perfect for our youngest who is just getting the grips with swimming as it has a good shallow end. It is shared with the B&B guests and also in the evening, the owners. Whilst you can walk to the baker in the village which is great (and it is very good), everything else is a bit of a drive so be prepared to travel if you want to explore. Overall we had a lovely holiday.
Petit Bijou in Saint Fraigne
Our family of seven had a most enjoyable stay at Petit Bijou. Our stay was 2 weeks long. We got a very warm welcome from Jason and Alison and throughout our stay they were very helpful in lots of different ways whether it was in answering any questions about the locality and what was to be seen or where we could have lunch. They even organised for us to share in the local communitys Bastille Day feast.
At the property itself we had the use of bikes, a really well equipped games room, a large field (for throwing a rugby ball) and of course the pool - which was the big attraction for our 5 teenage boys. Only a 2 minute walk away is a tennis court which we used every evening once the temperatures had dropped and a stones throw away is a boulangerie which we visited every morning. While the property itself provided lots to entertain us we did venture to gokarting and a tree climbing park, both of which are just under an hour away. Decathlon and of course Intersport were located and visited more than once.
Overall the holiday was exactly what we wanted and the property and its location was ideal.
Perfect guests we are so pleased you chose us and your welcome back anytime
Hôtes disponibles discrets attentionnés maison simple et agréable avec un magnifique espace vert cadeau de bienvenue fort apprécié bref je recommande merci famille Cook pour cette semaine ensoleillée
Merci beaucoup surperb guests. Really glad you enjoyed your stay
Un paradis pour les enfants!
Merci à Jason pour son accueil et pour le petit cadeau de bienvenue même si barrière de la langue oblige les échanges ont été limités
Les enfants ont adoré la location ... grand jardin, trampoline, Ping Pong, et Jason à eu la gentillesse de les laisser profiter du jacuzzi
Le gîte est tout équipé, nous n’avons manqué de rien et avons pu profiter du calme de la campagne charentaise
Petit bémol ...il manquait un peu de chauffage à notre goût . Les températures étant encore un peu fraîches et un peu étonnés par le choix du « tout anglais » ( chaînes de télé, notices, documentations sur les visites à faire) mais nous n’étions là que pour un court séjour donc pas vraiment gênant.
Les enfants sont déjà prêts à revenir... :-)
Merci a bientot
Accueil sympathique de Jason. Maison spacieuse mais pas adaptée aux personnes non anglophones : Chaines TV en anglais, toutes les instructions en anglais. Aucune cafetière dans la cuisine. bien pour un court séjour
We are very disappointed with the score. In the welcome pack all guests get tea, coffee, bread cheese, fresh eggs wine and water and teapot. We do have French books and DVD but we don't advertise having French telly. We are in hand to answer any questions in English or French as we live next door. They seemed to enytheir stay making ample use of pool and table tennis in games room and we soevificote opened the hot tub for them in November as they requested .
Additional information about rental rates
Please leave the property lean and tidy and in the same condition you find it. Cleaning can be arranged for a fee of £45 if you prefer