Domaine de la Prise

Doeuil sur le Mignon, Charente-Maritime

Find history and splendour in bucketfuls on this huge, friendly, wooded domaine. A winning combination of modern luxury and ancient peace


2 places


Sleeping from 4 – 6


Deep in the glorious countryside of the Charente Maritime lie seven woody acres steeped in history and beauty. The owners’ early 18th-century château takes central stage, joined by others scattered about the grounds: a tower gatehouse, pigeonnier and stone orangerie all add to the charm. Owners Seb and Lucy swapped city-life for this much-loved domaine and have masterminded an immaculate restoration; now Le Logis (the gardien’s lodge) and La Maison (the farmhouse) shine. Both houses have cool kitchens, chic bathrooms, fine stone fireplaces, and each features some special highlight. Le Logis is an uplifting fusion of old and new with chunky beams and elegant windows upstairs and down and two terraces with the share of the formal gardens – stroll among the topiary! Single-storey La Maison is big enough to sleep six in country-boutique style and enjoys a secluded, sunny walled garden and a 10m x 5m pool. Head off for the dreamy canals of the Marais Poitevin, or La Rochelle, or the thrice-weekly market of Surgères, a 15-minute drive.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
Maison de la Ferme: October to April. Le Logis: Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Restaurants 4km.


Nightly price
from £100
Weekly price
from £500
Damage deposit
1 Cottage for 6
From £1204 beds3 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 4
From £1002 beds2 bedrooms


We had a fabulous week at Domaine de la Prise. We booked the Logis de la Prise and friends booked la Maison de la Ferme with the pool. It made for a fabulous, two family get away as we shared the pool and the children enjoyed the independence of trotting between the two properties. All beautifully and safely situated in the grounds of Chateau de La Prise. The property was in excellent order, all clean and new feeling and had everything you needed as well as a wonderful welcome basket of goodies. I would not hesitate in reccomending the property to friends & family. Thank you Lucy & Seb!

Alice, Bournemouth

We stayed a week in Maison de la Ferme, which is beautifully decorated and has one of the best kitchens we have ever had in a holiday rental. British TV was very popular with the kids, allowing them to relax in the evening after energetic days in the fabulous pool. Enormously peaceful, yet a lovely base for exploring the Marais Poitevin and La Rochelle. Lucy and Seb left a welcome pack of local goodies and loads of information about the local area. Another flawless Sawdays stay.

Nicola, Cardiff

We had a wonderful week in the beautiful and peaceful La Maison de la Ferme. Many thanks to Lucy and Seb for creating such a special place and also for the welcome pack full of local treats. I hope we return one day.

Hester, Brighton

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Lucy Hepplewhite

  • We are rural, but only a short drive to our local boulangerie, market, bars and restaurants. We benefit from access to all the amenities but also have the absolute peace and tranquility provided by the french countryside.
  • We are very fortunate to offer our guests complete privacy as the properties are totally separate from the main house and designed to ensure you are truly able to 'get away from it all' without the worry of neighbours or other guests.
  • We are approximately 45 minutes from La Rochelle and a number or other coastal towns such as Fouras and the popular Chatelaillon Plage. A little further away are the islands of Ré and Oleron, both beautiful, as are our nearest towns of Niort and Surgères.
  • With our own additions of a full size croquet lawn, young orchard, rose garden and lots of other planting the Logis is a wonderful place to spend the summer.
  • Our neighbouring land and buildings is where you will find la Maison. The farmhouse sits on another 3 acres surrounded by lots of traditional old outbuildings, a courtyard, lawns, fruit trees, raised beds, large gateposts and huge open sided barn or préau.
  • Our aim has always been to provide charming, luxury and private self-catering accommodation for guests, providing them with a great place to stay whilst they explore everything this wonderful region has to offer.