< Le Grand Logis

Le Grand Logis

Feefo Rating 1 Elegant Charente maison de maitre near Cognac
Ref: 260 St Même les Carrières
  • 7 bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • 7 Bath/Shower Rooms
  • Heated private pool
  • Comfort Rating Good quality
  • Overlooking vineyards

We Say

A rare holiday rental new for 2018. Stunning maison de maitre, a brilliant choice for lovers of all things French. Particularly good for young families..

Pricing & availability

Le Grand Logis
7 bedrooms, sleeps 16

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Notes on prices

  • Price includes: Welcome pack; bed linen, bathroom and pool towels; weekly change of linen, bath and pool towels for bookings of one week or more; final cleaning; mid-stay cleaning for bookings of two weeks.
  • Compulsory extras: None
  • Optional extras: None
  • Security deposit: GBP 700 + 150 for groups with dog
  • Changeover day: Saturday
  • Arrival and departure: Arrival from 17:00, departure by 10:00 please.
  • Fortnight booking restriction: No


  • Elegant and charming Charentaise maison de maitre
  • Magical venue for family gatherings & events
  • Outstanding countryside and vineyard views
  • 7 bedrooms, all en-suite
  • Superb heated private swimming pool
  • Sample the region's most famous product - cognac brandy
  • Explore historic river towns Angouleme and Cognac
  • Wakeboard & water-ski centre 10 minutes' walk!


Take a virtual tour of Le Grand Logis

N.B. The video shows the interior as of March 2018. Please note that the new English owners have since undertaken these modernisations:

  • Total redecoration (painting) throughout the house
  • New internal wood shutters throughout
  • New furniture
  • Railings across all the windows on the first floor
  • Security fencing for the swimming pool

Also, here are some guest reviews from Summer 2018:

"We stayed at Le Grand Logis in July and absolutely loved it. There was plenty of space for three families (and five under fives!) and so much to see and do in the local area. The owners have managed to balance luxury with homely comfort perfectly and whether we were lounging by the pool, eating on the terrace, playing table tennis or building a fort, everybody was happy there all week long. We’ll definitely be back!" 


All Francophiles!

In our opinion Le Grand Logis works best for families with younger kids. In fact the new owners have a young family and the property improvements planned are being done with the safety of little ones in mind (e.g. pool fencing and window railings).

Equally the property and area is perfect for a group of couples and extended families. This is an ideal venue for a big birthday celebration or family event.

NB Le Grand Logis can sleep up to 16 however the number of dining places, comfortable seating in the lounge and sleeping arrangements mean it is best-suited to 14 people including up to 6 children.


  • Toddlers - 2 x cots & 2 x high chairs available; pool is heated & protected by fence; dedictaed play room; first floor bedroom windows feature security railings for the protection of younger ones
  • Teenagers - this is a relatively quiet countryside area of south west France but if your teenagers are happy to 'chill' by the pool with a few excursions out-and-about then it's a fabulous place to spend a holiday 
  • Reduced mobility - not suitable as there are steps down to the pool from the raised patio terrace. There is one ensuite ground floor bedroom though.


Car essential.


Francophiles will love the river towns, historic sights, unspoiled countryside and superb markets, cuisine and wine (and cognac). This is a place to enjoy the slower pace of French life and unwind for a week or two. Cognac-tasting is of course a 'must' in these parts and there are plenty of distilleries open to the public. Options for days out are plentiful and varied with visits to Cognac and Angouleme recommended. Have a day at the beach at one of the Charente Maritime's resorts or spend a day in the city at Bordeaux. Activities for the family include treetop walks, prehistoric caves, canoeing, boat trips and water-skiing.


Le Grand Logis is also available to book via the Simpson Travel website.

Read more about our partnership with Simpson Travel.


Beautiful Charentaise maison de maitre with 7 bedroom suites, spectacular views, large garden and heated swimming pool

Le Grand Logis is pure France. Elegant, charming and situated in peaceful Charente countryside on the edge of a quiet village adjacent to vineyards and open fields.

A former village school the property is now in the hands of an English family and it is available for holiday rentals for the first time.

The property is not only charming but spacious too, offering 420m2 of accommodation in a plot of 1900m2. Plenty of space for 2 or 3 famiiles, a large group of friends or an extended family.

Take a virtual tour of Le Grand Logis

NB Just a reminder of the modernisation work carried out since the above video was done:

  • Total redecoration (painting) throughout the house
  • New internal wood shutters throughout
  • New furniture
  • Railings across all the windows on the first floor

Inside - Ground Floor:

  • Entrance hall of 34m2 with period tiled floor
  • Kitchen 34m2 including pantry and laundry room with terracotta floor tiles, high quality units and French doors to the terrace. Kitchen equipment includes raclette and fondue set.
  • Dining room 34m2 with large French doors to the patio terrace
  • Grand Salon 66m2 with feature fireplace, large double-aspect windows and French doors to the terrace. Large-screen TV with Netflix.
  • Playroom 
  • Guest cloakroom / WC
  • Bedroom 1 with 140cm double ded, ensuite shower & WC
  • Wooden staircase to the upper floor

Inside - First Floor:

Wooden floorboards throughout the upper level.

  • 3 double bedroom suites with shower & WC
  • 1 twin bedroom with shower & wc - beds can be joined to make a double if preferred
  • 1 master bedroom suite with super-king size bed, dressing area, bathtub, shower & WC
  • Kids' bedroom with two singles + bunk beds. Bathtub with shower, WC


The outdoor space to the rear of the property is magical. From the living area there is direct access to the raised patio terrace with steps leading down to the secluded pool area. The views are stunning.

  • Shaded patio terrace with large dining table (seats 12) and gas BBQ
  • Private heated swimming pool (NB A security fence has been added for the 2018 season)
  • Pool-side shower (solar heated)
  • Sun-loungers and umbrellas by the pool
  • Artificial grass pool surround - very practical for kids

Impressive, wide driveway with access to the property via electric gates and courtyard parking for several cars.

NB Outbuildings to the front of the property are out-of-bounds.


1 x super-king; 4 x doubles; 1 x kids' room with 2 singles + bunk beds; 1 x twins which can be joined to make a double


All bedrooms are ensuite: 5 x with shower & WC; 1 x with bath & WC; 1 x with bath, shower & WC


Heated swimming pool 8x4m with security fence



  • dishwasher
  • tumble dryer
  • washing machine
  • oven & hob
  • microwave
  • fridge freezer
  • kettle
  • toaster
  • iron & ironing board


  • tv with French channels
  • wi-fi


  • table tennis
  • bbq or plancha
  • parking space


  • cot
  • high chair

Additional House Info

Kitchen equipment includes raclette and fondue set. Access to Netflix.

House Rules

No smoking inside. Well-behaved pet dogs welcome (additional security deposit applies).


The location of Le Grand Logis is one of its principal attractions. Situated at the northern edge of the Charente village St Même les Carrières, the property overlooks peaceful countryside and vineyards. The village centre amenities (tabac, bar, pharmacy) are less than 10 minutes on foot. The bar sells bread each morning and can do snack lunches. This is a very peaceful and private spot to relax and enjoy French life. The nearby river towns of Jarnac (6 km), Cognac (19 km) and Angouleme (30 km) provide history, culture and sight-seeing whilst there are trips to the coast and Bordeaux to think about. There's a good choice of airports serving the Charente.

Local Amenities

Nearest village / town: St Même les Carrières
Nearest beach: Royan 1h15m drive
Boulangerie: Gondeville 2 km (but bread is sold in the PMU bar in the village - a short walk)
Restaurant: Village bar/restaurant which serves a set 3 course lunch; Jarnac (10 mins); Cognac (20 mins); Michelin-star restaurant 15 mins' drive
Market: Jarnac 6 km

Distance to nearest major transport connections

  • Angouleme Airport - 39 km (40m)
  • Bordeaux Airport - 117 km (1h25m)
  • La Rochelle Airport - 126 km (1h30m)
  • Limoges Airport - 130 km (1h40m)
  • Bergerac Airport - 130 km (2h)
  • Poitiers Airport - 143 km (1h40m)

Customer Reviews By Feefo

Review posted on 14 Sep 2018

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Service: Alternative Aquitaine's service was fantastic, helpful, friendly and efficient. They made booking our holiday a breeze

Product: The property was stunning and the hosts could not have done more for us during our stay. We really didn't want to come home from a wonderful week here. We feel extremely lucky to be the first guests to enjoy staying at this fabulous villa. It was beautifully and luxuriously decorated to a very high standard, equipped with everything we could possibly need and more! The pool area was comfortable and immaculate. A lovely area to relax and keep cool in the hot weather. We are outside on all but one of the evenings and the BBQ was more than big enough for our large group. We all enjoyed walks around the local area and vine yards, while travelling further afield to local towns. supermarkets are only a short drive away, as are local markets and activities such as canoeing and cognac tasting tours. We had an exceptionally warm welcome on arrival and shown where everything was and when we needed help because the BBQ had run out of gas it was replaced within less than 12 hours! Dan the owner made sure everything was perfect for our stay and it really was. This is a 5* properly with 5*hosts. I can find no faults.The beds were very comfortable and several of us have noted down the make of bed sheets and towels to get some for home because they were so soft and comfortable. Thank you for such a lovely week away and we can't wait to revisit.

On 25-Sep-2018 we responded:

Product Comment: Thank you for your lovely feedback. I visited Le Grand Logis a couple of weeks ago and was very taken with its charm and location.

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