Stay in an all timber house in the beautiful department of Charente.

La Maison Bois is a holiday home in Montemboeuf, Charente.  It sleeps sleeps up to 8 people + cot in 4 bedrooms (3 double and 1 twin).  All the rooms are newly furnished and have quality fixtures and fittings. Taking inspiration from the Penguin Classics, each bedroom is themed to a genre of book; Crime, Drama, Biographies and Fiction. The rooms also have luxury bed linen and towels, which are provided at no extra cost.

Here at La Maison Bois we want to make your travel as easy and as stress free as possible and this is why we try to provide everything the hand luggage only traveller needs!  We will also provide a ‘welcome pack’ full of the essentials needed to ensure you don’t need to worry about French supermarket opening times on arrival. There are a number of items to help those of you with children travel more easily, including a pram and highchair.


On the ground floor you will find two ensuite double bedrooms, the living area, with plenty of places to sit, a tv and DVD player (DVDs available) and lots of books.  In the living area there is a wood pellet boiler which, along with a heat recovery system heats the whole of the house. There is a well equipped kitchen (including dishwasher, microwave and induction hob.).  The open plan living area and kitchen open on to the expansive terrace with its far reaching views to the south and west. There is also a laundry room with a washer/drier, (cleaning products provided) sink and ‘guest’ lavatory.

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Upstairs there are a further two en suite bedrooms. A large master bedroom with king size bed with wonderful views over the garden and a twin room also with views over the garden with a large family bathroom.

The large wrap around terrace has a wonderful shaded area to the west, where you will find outdoor seating for 8 and loungers. Here you will also find a BBQ.

Important Information

Please note that the house is no smoking.
There is also free wi-fi throughout.
We do accept well behaved pets with a supplement


There is a large open plan living space in La Maison Bois, with extensive views on to a large terrace and garden. The kitchen and living areas have been designed to be the heart of the home.   Whether you are cooking, reading or relaxing you can still feel that you are together. If at any…

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  There is a large family friendly garden at La Maison Bois.  Explore the cliff at the back, roll down the grassy hill or just take in the view with a glass of pineau on the pergola.  You can take in the view from the large terrace, across the rolling fields whist enjoying crusty bread…

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Chambre 1 – Biography

The master bedroom has a king size bed overlooking the extensive garden.  Decorated in neutral colours to bring comfort and relaxation to you bedtime.  This is the ‘Biography’ room, so you will also find a number of old Penguin Classics to read at your leisure. The sun fills this room so it is always bright…

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Chambre 2 – Fiction

The second bedroom has two single beds and a cot (which can be moved if required).  The room has lovely views across the garden and being south facing is very bright and warm. This being the ‘Fiction’ room means that you will find plenty of ‘orange’ Penguin Classics to read at your leisure. There is…

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Chambre 3

There are 2 double bedrooms downstairs, the first we have called the ‘Drama’ or red room.  It has lovely views over the terrace and garden.  Built in wardrobes give you plenty of space to store luggage and clothes.  Being south facing the wonderful Charentaise sunshine will stream through your windows. There is an en suite…

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Pour les enfants

We really want everyone to feel welcome at La Maison Bois and we understand how important it is to keep everyone entertained. The house has plenty of toys including Lego, puzzles, cars and a paddling pool. Accessed through a small door from the twin bedroom, there is also a little get away for children to play.…

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