Maison de Maurice is a cottage full of french charm.
In 2011 we were given the privilege of buying this charming old farm cottage, dating from 1599! Although in a very poor state of repair, we immediately saw the potential of the cottage and we truly wanted to restore it to its former charming self. We hope you agree when you see what all our hard work has achieved!
Maison de Maurice, paired with our other gites – Chez Aline and the Old Goat Shed really makes Bois Mort the perfect destination for family get-togethers, but all the gites are also sufficiently independent to ensure complete privacy.
There is also space for the children to burn off that bit of extra energy in the separate play area.
The cottage has two bedrooms, one a spacious and bright double, with bed canopy, hand painted furniture, beautiful
old beams and a view over the hamlet and surrounding countryside. The second bedroom is a twin, but easily configured to a double. Once again a bright and airy room, with beautiful old beams and a countryside view. Staying on the upper floor, you will find the large shower-room, with multi-jet shower, electric towel rail, illuminated sink cabinet with oodles of storage and WC.
On the ground floor you will find the kitchen and lounge
with dining area.
The cottage boasts a charming hand-painted kitchen, with as you would expect, all the modern conveniences to make your holiday as easy as possible. You will find a dishwasher and onsite laundry facilities, electric cooker and oven, fridge-freezer, microwave and all the pots, pans, utensils, crockery and glasses you could wish for to cook up a storm!
The light and spacious lounge has at its heart an old charentaise fireplace. Fitted with a log burning stove, with all firewood supplied (free of charge). There is seating a plenty on the two comfortable sofas. We supply, for your entertainment, satellite TV (free to air UK channels), a DVD player and Conrad Ipod dock. There is internet/wifi, so you can stream music from your own devices. As well as all this, you will find books, games and DVDs at your disposal. In the corner of the lounge is a large dining table where you can enjoy all the gastronomic feasts you’ve created from your local finds!
Moving outside you have the option of two of your own spaces to relax. The south facing garden has at its centre a large banana palm, a shady spot to sit under during the heat of summer. The establishing garden is ringed with grapevines, roses and geraniums – a true oasis to sit and take in the countryside.
At the rear of the cottage you have a decked area with pergola, BBQ, table and chairs. Surrounded by flowers, herbs and a tomato patch, with views into the orchard and surrounding countryside. An idyll to while away the evening with a glass of something local and chilled!
Just at the bottom of the orchard, up the old oak beam stairs you will find the above ground heated swimming pool, with open views over the countryside – a real relief on those hot days. We also supply sun chairs and a picnic bench for additional relaxation and alfresco dining. For the grown ups, a real treat a Swedish log burning hot tub which is perfect for spring and autumn weather when the evenings are less balmy, but also a great benefit after cycling and walking all the routes on our doorstep.
Rain and hand held shower, WC
Fully equipped kitchen
Electric cooker and oven
Fridge / freezer
Cooking utensils, saucepans, cutlery, glasses and crockery
Iron / ironing board
Two double sofas
Dining table and chairs
Flat screen TV (with UK and International stations)
CD player / Bluetooth connectivity
Internet / Wifi
Log burning stove
Heated swimming pool
Log burning hot tub
Why not dine in style, with your own private chef - either dining at Richard’s house - in the restored barn or alfresco on the terrace. Alternatively, have your meal delivered to your door!
Bread, croissants, pain au chocolat and pain au raisin are available to buy - baked fresh to order each morningHonesty shop, selling many of the basics
Charming little Bois Mort 'shop and tourist office’ where you’ll find lots of information on local attractions. Also in stock you’ll find all of Richard’s homemade jams, chutneys and pickles, fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables from the potager.
There’s also fresh eggs from the girls and everything you need for a tasty BBQ, all straight from the local farm! There’s also a great selection of homemade liquers all made from the fruits in the potager and from the surrounding countryside
All linen and towels provided
Travel cot and high chair available on request
House keeping by arrangement and small extra charge