Les Hortensias

Archingeay, Charente-Maritime
Bed & Breakfast


Madame's warm, gracious welcome, her delightful home and magnificent garden are a reat treat - good value too!

Bedroom

3 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 3

The
Experience

Behind its modest, wisteria-covered mask, this 17th-century former wine-grower’s house hides a charming interior – and a magnificent garden that flows through orchard to topiary, a delight in every season. Soft duck-egg colours and rich trimmings make this a warm and safe haven, light airy bedrooms are immaculate and unpretentious (one with its original stone sink, another with a pretty French pink décor), the bathrooms are luxurious, the walls burst with art and the welcome is gracious, warm and friendly. Superb value with goods restaurants a few miles away. It’s a treat to stay here.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm-8pm
Check out
By 11am
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Summer kitchen. Evening meal available on request.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €65
Damage deposit
-
Surcharges
Extra bed €20.
2 Doubles
From €65
1 Triple
From €72

Reviews

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Marie-Therese. A delightful room, a wonderfully spacious bathroom and delicious breakfasts. Our host was keen to help in any way possible from drying our wet clothes to chilling wine in the fridge. There was so much to see and do in the area that three days simply weren't enough!

Christopher

A delightful place to stay. MarieTherese gave us a warm welcome and a delicious dinner in her traditional home with a very peaceful garden. The accommodation is spotlessly clean and most importantly the bed is extremely comfortable. I wish we could have stayed longer, we stayed one night to break our journey to the SW and were so impressed, we stayed again our our way back!

Liz

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Marie-Thérèse Jacques

  • Characterful house renovated in the style of a Charente, stone cottage. The landscaped garden is of great interest to the English, they like to stay, relax, drink in the shade of trees, paint, take photos.
  • On the way to Santiago de Compostela, the pilgrims are welcomed here, in memory of a room of the house. On his door you can read "Pax huic domui" (peace in this house).
  • In the garden, a carved stone is the evidence of the presence of the vineyard on the property: stone cooling water distillation.
  • The interior is faithful to the tradition of a Charentais interior (furniture, fabrics, amenities) having added modern comfort.
  • The vegetable garden is used for summer meals, and the orchard produces fruits of morning jams and sorbets.
  • There is a covered barn where you can spend time or even dine when the weather is bad.