Presentation of the Domain

House and Garden

The House of Maine Chevalier dates back to the 18th century and its history is written in the heritage archives of Poitou Charentes. The current owners bought it in 2012 and performed a complete renovation alongside specialised craftsmen, aiming to respect the environment and the place’s heritage: this involved using lime, natural filler, wood fibre insulation, solar panels, wood heating, a water tank, second-hand furniture...
You will find the history of the house and its renovation on the « History » page

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The garden of 3000 m2 is in flower nearly all year, but it is particularly lovely in spring, with roses and many types of flower. Thanks to the orchard we can offer you a wide variety of home-made jams at breakfast !
The vegetable garden also supplies food for dinner.
In accordance with the Ecolabel requirements, the garden is run without any pesticide or chemical weedkillers.

Tourism and Disability

The whole Domaine de l’Estuaire is certified to receive guests with physical, mental, visual and hearing disabilities.
The "Vanilla-Strawbery" room is specially fitted for those with physical disabilities.

Families

The family room allows parents and children to be all together in two large, adjoining bedrooms.
A cot and its bedding are available on demand.
Bikes for all ages are available as well as toys and games.
None of this costs extra.

Animals

Our four-legged friends are welcome.

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Subject to the agreement of the other guests, and if they are friendly towards people and other animals,dogs and cats can be left on their own (however, be careful of the nearby Route Verte road).
They are not allowed to sleep in or on the beds but comfortable baskets and cushions can be placed in the bedrooms on demand

Horse riders will find a paddock for their horse inside the grounds or close, and hay and granules are available. We can recommend riding paths.

Historic

Works

Domaine de l’Estuaire is the product of the investment of its owners, Philippe and Marie-Edith, supported by their children, Adrien and Mariana. Philippe himself, painter and craftsman specialising in organic products, carried out almost all of the work inside the house (insulation, wall, fillers, floors, painting...).
But the house’s rebirth would have not been possible without much help from various family members, friends, "workawayers" and craftsmen. Thank you to all of them.

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The house history

The regional council has created a survey of the remarkable heritage of Poitou Charentes. The Maine Chevalier property has been studied as part of this survey. Below are links to this history.