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The double room, on the ground floor has a washbasin, French and BritishTV, Tassimo drinks machine, lovely Spanish furniture, heating and air conditioning.  It looks out at the shrubs, fig tree and hedge at the side of the house.
The double room, on the ground floor has a washbasin, French and BritishTV, Tassimo drinks machine, lovely Spanish furniture, heating and air conditioning.  It looks out at the shrubs, fig tree and hedge at the side of the house.
  • "La Madriguera" is a forty year old house, sitting on two acres of parkland, outside the little village of Gardes le Pontaroux, close to the public pool and holiday village and on a regular bus route between Angouleme and Villebois-Lavalette.
  • The double room, on the ground floor has a washbasin, French and BritishTV, Tassimo drinks machine, lovely Spanish furniture, heating and air conditioning.  It looks out at the shrubs, fig tree and hedge at the side of the house.
  • The twin room, also on the ground floor, is furnished Spanish style.  There is a Tassimo drinks machine, along with hair dryer, heating and air conditioning.  Situated at the front of the house, it has a view of the garden and countryside.
  • A warm welcome, along with the scent of freshly brewed coffee await you in the kitchen/breakfast room.  Breakfast is, of course provided.  Evening meals upon request.  Please leave catering to Maria!
  • The bathroom is exotically furnished in  authentic Indonesian style and includes a luxurious bath/shower, complete with light and radio, whilst you bathe!  Towels, shampoo, soaps, toothpaste and gels are provided.
  • Here is the laundry room at La Madriguera, with all the equipment that you need on holiday.  If you don't fancy doing these chores, I can do them for you, at a small charge.
  • Take advantage of the pretty, sunny terrace, complete with barbecue, ornamental pond and garden.  All barbecue equipment is supplied, on request.
  • Springtime in the garden!
  • There is ample parking at the front of the house, at the side and at the back.  The entire property is surrounded by fencing and gates.
  • This beautiful pool with its cafe and amenities, including picnic areas, is just a five minute walk from the house.  Directly opposite the pool, set back off the road, you will find Biotyflo Institut, for ladies who wish to be pampered on holiday!
  • Just a ten minute drive from La Madriguera is the chateau at Villebois-Lavalette.  This little town has banks, post office, restaurants, bars, supermarket, shops, a little marketplace and the all-important Tourist Office.
  • La Madriguera is situated among the trees, to the left of this picture, in the peace and tranquility of the Charentais countryside, just 6 kilometres from the Dordogne border.
  • Christmas in South West France, lazing in front of a roaring fire.
  • Have you ever considered spending a traditional British Christmas in South West France?  Contact me for further details.
  • If you like cars, mid September is a good time to be here.  Angouleme is cordonned off for the whole weekend, as we offer the "Circuit des Remparts", three days of Vintage and Classic cars, including a whole afternoon of races around the walled city.
  • We have a surprising number of equestrian events in the region throughout the Summer.  If you need somewhere to stay, "La Madriguera" is your home from home!
  • "Village Sessions", organised by the Art Blakey Society.  For one week in July, we have live music in different villages.  These events are well attended and not to be missed!
  • Just a ten minute drive from the house is the beautiful chateau of La Mercerie.  This is a breathtaking location and the history of the building is fascinating.
  • Over the border into Dordogne and just a 35 minute drive is Brantome, "The Venice of The Perigord".  This has been listed as one of the most beautiful places to visit.  Friday mornings feature the weekly market.
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The double room, on the ground floor has a washbasin, French and BritishTV, Tassimo drinks machine, lovely Spanish furniture, heating and air conditioning. It looks out at the shrubs, fig tree and hedge at the side of the house.