The Courtyard at Ste Catherine

Bignac

Award-winning gites and rooms in the heart of the Charente

  • roomUnits 5
  • person Sleeps 2 - 6
  • bed Bedrooms 1 - 3
  • petPets
  • mobilityMobility
  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Older Kids
  • Teens
Embrace the French sunshine at these gorgeous gites and bedrooms. Perfect for individual families or larger groups, the accommodation is set around pretty gardens, with a heated pool and play area. The three gites have been beautifully restored from buildings serving the former priory at the site. Chambre d'hote rooms are equally gorgeous, light and sunny. Spend lazy days on site, or head out into the stunning Charente exploring pretty villages, rivers and historic towns.

About this place

Best bits
  • The rural location offers stunning views and wonderful local wildlife, yet is only 2 minutes away from civilisation.
  • Lots of outdoor space and play equipment will keep children of all ages happy whilst you relax.
  • Your own outdoor spaces, as well as beautiful communal grounds means you can be as private or sociable as you want to be.
Top tips
  • Pack the kids' bikes if you can - lots of children have perfected the art of cycling during their stays.
  • Take a night off and enjoy pizza night on site once a week.
  • Stacks of baby and toddler equipment is available - great for those travelling with little ones.

Plan your stay

What are the facilities like? Where can you eat? What can you do?

Swimming pool
Wifi
Outdoor play equipment
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Rooms
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Activities
Accessibility

Bedrooms in the gîtes and the chambre d'hôte are on the 1st floor.

Location & local area

About the owners

Charlie & Stephanie

We moved here in 2010 to live a different life and create a beautiful place for people to come and relax in the Charente – our favourite region of France.

Owner recommendations

  • The River Charente is a wonderful natural playground with places to picnic, canoe, fish and swim.

  • Learn the secrets of sailing on a gabare boat trip along the river Cognac.

  • Just 12 minutes away is Planet Ski with water skiing and wake boarding on offer in a pleasant, safe environment.

  • If you need a bit of culture, nightlife or shopping then head to Angouleme, the region’s capital, or Cognac.

  • Rochefort is a pretty French town with an ancient ship building dock and unique outdoor climbing.

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