La Villa at Le Courty

Pons, Charente-Maritime
+33 (0)5 46 96 23 93
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Designed with style and comfort, peaceful, sophisticated and serene with countryside views. And you have your own lovely pool


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

The Experience

On the top of a small hill near the village of Pérignac is a tiny hamlet and this, an old cognac farm. Its creamy cluster of beautiful buildings includes the owners’ home, a few barns and, on the other side of a courtyard, your one-storey retreat. Named ‘La Villa’ by Annette and Mark – it’s gorgeous! All is on one floor, open plan and spacious. The views are far-reaching over vineyards and fields. The light, airy living room is tasteful and unfussy with an Asian/French fusion decor: stone walls, terracotta floors, a seagrass sofa and armchair, and a wonderful antique Javanese carved interior wall. The air-conditioned bedroom has a teak four-poster, wrapped in crisp linen and draped with cream muslin, cool and serene. Bowl basins have been hand-carved from stone, the corner bath is a bubbling jacuzzi, and there are two showers – one being of the private, walled outdoor variety! Canoe on the Charente, visit the coast and the islands of Ré and Oléron, let the town of Cognac charm you. Then it’s back to a glass of wine in the hammock, a romantic supper in the teak pavilion, and a midnight splash in your own solar heated pool.


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • 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

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Booking restrictions
Bed linen and bath & pool towels provided. Parking on-site.
18 December - 7 January.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from €107
Weekly price
from €750
Damage deposit
1 House for 2
From €1071 bed1 bedroom


A beautiful villa with the one of the best private pools we've ever had. It was a shame the weather was poor that so we only made limited use of it! Annette and Mark were perfect hosts - so friendly and helpful. The only improvement would be to have air conditioning in the bedroom as it was quite warm even during cool weather.

Alli, Saxmundham

Idyllic setting, totally luxurious in every way. The attention to detail such as the incredible lighting everywhere and top notch pool is second to none. Wonderful hosts who will do ANYTHING for you but are not obtrusive. Superb base for visiting both the coast and local area. We really could not fault the place which had everything you could possibly think of in the villa. Annette does a lovely welcome pack which is so personal and touching and she even gave me the recipe for her tapenade! Totally peaceful and relaxing without feeling isolated- it is only a short walk into the village.

frances, Suffolk

Idyllic. We wanted peace and quiet in a villa with quality facilities and this is exactly what we got. Surrounded by vine fields this is a quiet hamlet. A former pig sty (hard to believe) Mark & Annette have transformed the building and environs into a wonderful place to stay. Private garden and a wonderful salt water pool complete the facilities. The hosts are caring and guide you thoughtfully and with knowledge of the local area. We had a wonderful two week stay.


We stayed at Le Courty for our honeymoon and it was perfect. Mark and Annette were amazing hosts, recommending excellent restaurants, places to visit and helping us to book things as we speak very little French. Le Courty has everything you could ever need and has been beautifully decorated. We could relax by our own private pool and enjoy views of the surrounding countryside in this peaceful hamlet, and it's good location meant it was a short drive to nearby villages and places of interest. Despite a few days of bad weather we had a great time and would love to visit again!


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Mark & Annette Gray

  • Our guests love dining in their private pavilion next to the pool - beautifully lit at night, it's the perfect spot for a romantic dinner for two! There is a café/restaurant in the village, and we're happy to recommend our own many favourites in the area.
  • Visit the beautiful Atlantic coast: La Rochelle, Fouras, or Royan and neighbouring beaches; or spend an unforgettable day eating oysters on the beach at Ile d'Oléron or joining the jet set on the beautiful beaches and in the quaint villages of Ile de Ré.
  • You’ll find history, restaurants and shops in nearby Pons and Cognac. Try a tour of Hennessy, Martell or other famous cognac houses. Cognac also has a golf course. Enjoy dinner/drinks on the riverbank at the two charming pop-up restaurants within 10km.
  • Charming Talmont-sur-Gironde - 45 mins away. One of France’s official ‘most beautiful villages’, explore its car-free streets lined with hollyhocks, pastel-coloured homes, shops and cafés; and admire its C12 church perched on rocks overlooking the estuary.
  • Just over an hour’s drive away, enjoy exploring the pretty villages and canals of the Marais Poitevin or Venise Verte as it’s also known; or go wine tasting in the Medoc, or the beautiful citadel towns of Blaye and Bourg.
  • One of our favourite aspects of summer is the appearance of the pop-up cafés on the banks of the Charente river. Spend lunchtimes or balmy evenings savouring simple meals, chilled wine, and the special vibes that abound at these simple summer eateries.