Les Rabauds

Saint-Pierre-de-Maillé, Vienne
Self-catering
+33 (0)5 49 48 62 94/ +33 (0)9 87 88 23 90


Delightful hamlet of beautifully restored cottages with a pool, surrounded by fields, forest and deer. The perfect spot for a digital detox

Place

2 places

Sleeps

Sleeping from 2 – 5

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Marina and Daniel have restored their pretty hamlet of three houses with immense sympathy and beauty. Two are for guests, with oodles of original features, lovely antiques and packed with charm. Sitting rooms are cosy and prettily decorated with antique floor tiles. Bedrooms are bright, (ground floor in La Tourderie), softly coloured and comfortable.

Surrounded by fields, ancient woodland and with La Brenne Natural Park close by, this is a lovely spot for families, rambling and bird watching. Spend sunny days kayaking down the river Anglin; in Autumn go foraging for wild mushrooms in the woodland.

Enjoy the glorious isolation and peace – cosy down with a book in your private garden with a backdrop of only birdsong or breeze rustling the quince and fig trees. Take a swim in the heated shared pool; fire up the barbeque and sip while the sun sets. You may catch a glimpse of a grazing deer – this is a nature lover’s idyll.

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We think you'll love

  • Staying in a perfectly restored 17th-century hamlet – it's astoundingly beautiful
  • Turning your tech off and reconnecting with your loved ones
  • The unspoilt pastoral setting
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You should know

  • Shops and restaurants are a drive away
  • Bedrooms are upstairs in La Gaillarde (the cottage for five)
  • Mobile signal is poor and there’s only WiFi in one of the cottages

Essentials

  • 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
  • Cot available

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
3pm-7pm
Check out
8am-10am
Booking restrictions
Please see owner's website for availability. Minimum stay: 7 nights on weekdays. Children over 2 welcome. Wifi available in La Tourderie only. Pool heated 1 June to 30 Sept. Extra bed available.
Closed
31st October - 28th March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Restaurant 4km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €85
Weekly price
from €490
Damage deposit
€200
1 House for 5
From €905 beds2 bedrooms
1 House for 2
From €851 bed1 bedroom

Accommodation

Reviews

Yearning to escape the bustle of modern existence I bought my teenagers here; to a picture-postcard perfect spot, far from crowds, with no mobile reception, just a cute cosy cottage surrounded by forest and farmland to cook, draw, talk, read and go on lovely walks together. It was everything that I had hoped for and more, because the owners are adorable and the forests were full of mushrooms!

Nicky, Sawday's Inspector

La Tourderie, the smallest cottage, is completely charming. Very old with beams, lovely thick walls which keep it cool in the heat, and furnished with wonderful antiques. It is comfortable and cosy, but not dark - we loved it! The hamlet is completely peaceful, being surrounded by gentle woodland and small fields. We can't wait to come again in the spring for the wild flowers. Our hosts, Marina and Danial, were charming, generous, interesting and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. A perfect stay! We'll be back soon! Thank you so much, Anna

Anna, Greatham

We had the most wonderful time staying at Les Rabauds. The cottages are ancient, peaceful, cool and wonderful set amongst the trees. We loved our week staying here and cycled every day visiting markets , lovely rivers and ancient towns. Daniel and Marina could not have been more welcoming, helpful, informative and kind and we will always remember their interest and generosity. If you have the opportunity to stay at this lovely tranquil place then do so!

Helen and Michael, Newcastle under Lyme

Absolutely loved it. The sympathy of the restoration was particularly impressive. You could almost be on a film set such is the quality of the work and attention to detail. The cottage was so cool and welcoming a refuge from the heat of the sun that it was almost a pity to step outside. There is a photo opportunity around every corner in this unique hamlet of medieval buildings with their simple, natural gardens. Sorry should have mentioned that the dogs loved it as well, and that the pool was perfect. There are lovely towns locally and lots to do, Daniel and Marina are the best hosts ever.

Simon, Shrewsbury

Lots of peace and tranquility, lovely area, lots of beautiful places to visit. Marina and Daniel are very welcoming and gave lots of valuable information about the area and places of interest to visit. GIte was lovely and well equipped, would recommend a stay.

Karen, Barton upon humber

This was our second visit. The whole place is charming. Very well equipped. Daniel and Marina are superb hosts. They have renovated this hamlet sensitively to reflect the history.

Sheila

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Location

The neighbourhood

Drive to bakeries and cafés within 10 minutes, or spa town La Roche Posay (14km) for its excellent traiteur. For restaurants, pretty Angles-sur-l’Anglin is a good option: dine on hearty steak-frites at the simple auberge. Afterwards, stroll the medieval streets and along the river, marvel at the hilltop château ruins. Reach the famous Loire châteaux Chenonceau and Amboise in 1.2 hours.

Local points of interest from Marina Ponjaert

  • After a rest at Les Rabauds, visit Angles sur l'Anglin, one of "the most beautifull villages of France" with its old castle, kayaking on the Gartempe river, discover the prehistoric caves and sculptures, and the lovely restaurants and tea-rooms.
  • The three valleys of the rivers Gartempe, Anglin and Creuse are ideal for cycling and wandering.
  • The thermal spa town La Roche Posay is only a ten minute drive away, with its 18 hole golf club,a relaxing spa, a market with local food and wine and regional delicacies, a cinema, a casino, and horse racetrack.
  • 19km away is Chauvigny, a medieval city complete with five castles, has a large local market on a Saturday morning and a spectacular eagle show.
  • Take your family to the Futuroscope theme park (just half an hour away), Saint Cyr beach and the historic city of Poitiers.
  • You can be at the castles of Loire within an hour and discover wine cellars and vineyards! After all these visits come enjoy the warm pool at Les Rabauds! (heated from 1 June to the end of September).

Introducing

Marina Ponjaert

Ex-Parisians Daniel and Marina began restoring their once ruinous farm buildings bit by bit many years ago, and they now live here with their son, a few cats and an adorable dog. Charming hosts, they’ll be pleased to share their vast knowledge of history, architecture and the wildlife of the area with you.