A beautiful and sympathetically restored charentaise farmhouse, ideally situated in a tranquil and rural setting in South West France, yet only a few minutes from Pons (a medieval city) and J36 A10 autoroute. Charming, individually decorated bedrooms (all with private bath/shower, wc) have very comfortable beds and quality bed linens. You will feel welcome the moment you arrive and every care is taken to make your stay an enjoyable one - read our reviews! Plenty to do or see - visit Cognac for a tasting, or historic Saintes or Bordeaux. Stroll from our front door past vines and sunflowers or rest and relax in the delightful garden of birds, trees and flowers, or tour the coastline just a 30 minute drive away. Price includes breakast, with home made confitures. Advance book a delicious home cooked meal - fantastic value at 26 euro:4 courses, wine and aperitif. Maison Maurice awaits your enquiry and hopes to welcome you soon. Awarded B&B BEST OF FRANCE 2010 and Top Ten International B&B 2012! Free Wi-fi and parking too! Distance from Pons Medieval City - 5 kilometres Royan (Atlantic Coast) 34 kilometres Saintes - 24 kilometres Bordeaux - 98 kilometres (or Park and Ride to city centre) Cognac - 20 kilometres La Rochelle - 90 kilometres Rochefort - 65 kilometres
5 on September 30, 2013
There should be an ‘Extra Special’ Category, because this is just that. Penny and Adrian provide exceptional accommodation and food, but they then enhance that with themselves, as they provide an exceptional level of hospitality and warmth. Vey highly recommended, if you want a high standard of accommodation, food and hospitality.
5 on August 25, 2013
We were flying into to Jonzac to meet friends. No accommodation available there and Penny's and Adrian's B&B was the result, found by chance. What a find. Absolutely outstanding quality in their home but very relaxed.Hardly fair to refer to this as a "B&B". So much more than that. Food was prepared specifically and to a quality using local produce. We joined a happy gathering in the garden .Nothing was too much trouble. All so much of what makes a good short break. Pons Airfield nearby so no excuse not to be back
5 on July 22, 2013
Maison Maurice was the second leg of our holiday in the South West of France. Penny and Adrian made us most welcome from the minute we arrived. The location is perfect whether one wants to spend a day at the beach or a quiet walk in the vineyards or indeed a “degustation” at the nearby Cognac Distillery. Penny and Adrian were the perfect hosts, pampered us and armed us with lots of information for things to do in the region. The house was delightful, the food exquisite and the company most charming. When we next visit the region Maison Maurice will be on top of our list, we only hope that they will put up with our demanding ways.
5 on July 22, 2013
This is my first review on bedandbreakfast.com - I felt compelled to write after having had such a good stay with Penny and Adrian. The rooms were immaculate, the food excellent and, despite the great reviews, our expectations were still exceeded. Our visit was extremely relaxing and nothing was too much trouble for Penny and Adrian. They told us that their aim was to create a house/dinner party kind of atmosphere where guests felt more like friends than paying visitors and I certainly think they have achieved that. From the welcome with a cold drink in the garden to pre dinner drinks, a delicious four course meal and coffee, lots of help with how to best spend our one day in the region, a lift back from the local cognac distillery, hand written directions for the best route for the next leg of our journey south and refreshed water bottles for the drive, they were great hosts and deserve every success.
4.8 on June 27, 2013
A sign inside the door welcoming us by Cristian name was the first indication that we had arrived at somewhere special and so our stay proved. Maison Maurice is the definitive luxury B & B in France. Penny and Adrian are superb hosts with extremely high standards. We arrive as welcome guests and leave as committed friends
Countryside, Wine country
Bordeaux, France (BOD-Merignac) 50 miles
Follow signs for Paris (A10) and come off at Junction 36 (PONS). Follow signs as detailed above. (You can also fly to La Rochelle and Angouleme.)
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Cognac and Pineau tastings, Romanesque churches, Thermes and spa/ swimming park, Pony Club/ Equestrian centre, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo, Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports
Bed and Breakfast
Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Telephone , FREE WI FI, Tea and coffee making facilities in guests salon.
Alarm clock, CD player, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Radio, Wi-Fi
Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports
Penny and Adrian Girardot
1 Cat , 1 Dog
Adrian is a fly fisherman but loves kite flying and wine tasting too. Penny's passion is her garden (roses, homegrown fruits and herbs) and loves to cook and pamper her friends and guests.
Restrictive , Vegetarian
Pavlova Maison Maurice
A light, crisp home baked meringue,served with whipped coffee cream and dark coffee syrup with toasted nuts. Utter bliss!