Gîte / Cottage

la maison benaise


La Maison Benaise , our two-hundred-year-old farmhouse, has recently been completely renovated while retaining many authentic elements. The farm is located on the border of the Charente and the Dordogne. On the ground floor there is a cozy living area with a wood burning stove and a modern open kitchen. The kitchen is equipped with a gas hob, microwave, fridge with freezer, Senseo, kettle and all utensils for cooking. Basic products (coffee, tea, sugar) as well as household products (dishwashing liquid, garbage bags) are provided. Linen is also included in the price (sheets, towels, tea towels). The bathroom has a large shower, a sink and a toilet.
On the first floor there is a bedroom with a double bed (King size) and two single beds. There is also a travel cot available for the smallest.

Sun terrace with barbecue, games for children and books are all provided. The garden (1000 m²) is completely fenced, just as handy with small children or the dog.
A little anecdote: 'benaise' is a typical expression of the Charente, which means 'a sense of well-being'!

We welcome guests who are mainly looking for peace and nature (Natura 2000 site). Here you can take beautiful walks in the hilly landscape. A real paradise for nature lovers. Most walks start from the site itself. Hiking and topographic maps are available.

Sports enthusiasts can go mountain biking, kayaking, swimming in the river or in one of the local lakes (St Estèphe with beach). Or why not just relax with a good book and a nice drink on the sun terrace ... or enjoy a beautiful starry sky in the evening. For the children, our four Shetland ponies are ready for a cuddle and/or care.

There are also many historical sites and picturesque towns. We are 15 minutes' drive from Nontron (famous knife festival, where thousands of visitors from all over the world come to witness the famous tradition of knife-making), 30 minutes' drive from the medieval town of Brantôme, little Venice of the south, classified as one of 'les plus beaux détours de France' with its beautiful architecture, gourmet restaurants and the Benedictine abbey. One of our favorites! The picturesque town of La Rochefaucould with its beautiful medieval castle is a 15-minute drive away. When visiting the castle, the children can dress up as a knight or princess.

This region of France is known for its delicious beef from Limousin cows, tasty local goat cheese, cognac, honey, duck (foie gras) and walnuts. The local apéritif drink 'Pineau' is made from cognac and grape lees. All these delicacies can be found on the local markets such as in Piegut (10 minutes), one of the oldest and largest markets since 1642!
There is no shortage of nice restaurants in the area, where you can have lunch (three-course menu) for a small price. During the summer months, several towns in the area host a weekly night market, where you can buy local produce and eat it while enjoying live music.

The host, Chris en Petra Van Staeyen

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We are Chris and Petra and we would like to welcome you in our gîte 'La maison benaise', which we rent out since 2019. We come from Antwerp and have lived in our little paradise since 2009!
Visiting friends, family and tenants are always surprised by the lovely landscape, the peace and quiet and the space in and around the farm.
We handle our house and garden with care and ask our tenants to do the same.

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We like clear prices because everything is included: use of gas, water, electricity and Wifi. Bed linen and linen (two towels per person/per week and enough tea towels) are also included, as is the final cleaning.

If you bring your dog, a supplement of € 20 per dog will be charged upon arrival.


Prices are per stay

Sat 27-Aug-2022
Sun 01-Jan-2023
Minimum stay 3 nights
Week € 490.00
Midweek -
Night € 70.00
Weekend -
Sun 01-Jan-2023
Fri 30-Jun-2023
Minimum stay 3 nights
Week € 490.00
Midweek -
Night € 70.00
Weekend -
Fri 30-Jun-2023
Fri 01-Sep-2023
Minimum stay 7 nights
Week € 525.00
Midweek -
Night € 75.00
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Fri 01-Sep-2023
Sun 31-Dec-2023
Minimum stay 3 nights
Week € 490.00
Midweek -
Night € 70.00
Weekend -


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Location & tips


Living room
Ground floor
60 m2


Dining corner / Dining Table

Dining Chairs

Bedroom 1
1st floor
35 m2

Bed: King-size 200 x 180 cm


Duvets (2)

Bedroom 2
1st floor
8 m2

Bed: Single bed 200 x 90 cm


Duvets (1)

Bedroom 3
1st floor
8 m2

Bed: Single bed 200 x 90 cm


Duvets (1)

Ground floor
8 m2


Shower (1)

Washbasin (1)


Type: Open

Stove: Gas (4 Cooking zones/burners)

Cutlery & Tableware


Accommodation type

  • Gîte / Cottage

Total floor space

  • 85 m2


  • Child's bed (1)
  • Child's toys
  • Child's chair (1)
  • Stair gates
  • Child's bath

Sports & Recreation

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Mountain biking
  • Walking
  • Swimming

Travel Ideas

  • Budget
  • Citytrip
  • Culture & History
  • Child friendly
  • Maximum privacy
  • Peace & quiet


  • Electric heating
  • Stove
  • Boiler

Outdoor Facilities

  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Deckchair (4)
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Parking place (2)
  • Private driveway
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Garden chair(s) (6)
  • Garden table(s0) (1)
  • Garden fully fenced
  • Ashtray(s)


  • Manager on site
  • Visible from outside
  • Detached house


  • Washing machine
  • Pets allowed
  • Scullery / laundry room
  • Smoking not allowed


  • Bed linen available
  • Towels present (2)
  • Kitchen linen available
  • Bed linen for children

Internet, Wifi, Audio

  • Wifi
  • Internet connection

Games & entertainment

  • (Board) games
  • (Comic)books

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