Welcome to La Montgrande

La Montgrande is a beautiful Maison de Mâitre in the Charente-Maritime region of France. 
The house and its outbuildings are built in approximately 2 acres of gardens. 
It is just a 2-3 minute walk into the village square, and yet still peaceful and quiet.

The gite has been lovingly restored for the perfect home from home, and it is perfect for couples or a young family with 2 bedrooms.

With a touch of luxury to your stay, including a king size memory foam mattress, soft bedding, Egyptian cotton towels and feather cushions, we hope you will feel at home.


About The Owners

Jan & Graham bought the property in 2020, and live there with their 13 year old Weimaraner, Luna and their 3 year old German Shorthaired Pointer, Lilly.

The property continues to be a huge project, and will continue to be their home, but also with some B&B rooms (from 2024) and eventually more gite rentals.

Follow our Facebook page to hear when our B&B rooms and more gite rentals are available. 

The Gite

The gite was opened for rental from May 2023, and has been very popular with its guests.

It is part of the main house, but with it's own separate entrance and therefore completely private.

It is on 2 floors, the ground floor is an open plan living / kitchen / dining area, and a bathroom with a shower.

Upstairs is a main bedroom with a king size bed, and a room with 2 cabin style single beds.

Everything has been completely refitted and modernised, so that it will be a comfortable and pleasant stay for you.

About The Property

Great Location

La Montgrande is in a perfect location being only a 2-3 minute walk from the Centre of Aulnay which has bars and restaurants along with twice weekly markets. There are also three bakeries in the centre of Aulnay along with a pharmacy, cash points and a post office. The nearest supermarket is 1 kilometre away at the edge of the village.

Private Gated Parking

Five foot stone walls surround 3 sides of the two acre property and fencing on the fourth side, with electronic gates at the front. There is plenty of space for parking, which is of course free of charge to guests.

Brand New Gite

Graham has given the Gite a complete renovation from top to bottom, everything is brand new. Graham is now working on the B&B Rooms.


For the most competitive prices, please contact us directly here. To see our up to date availability, you can visit Booking.com or AirBnB.

Some Of Our Reviews

Great Cottage, Really Spotless
Visited August 2023

“Great cottage, really spotless, qualitative and very well done. It feels like Jan and Graham thought of the smallest details so that everything is perfect, practical and classy. A 5/5 rating without hesitation for this cottage that has just opened, I recommend it for families with infants (an adorable children's room and an enclosed and totally secure outdoor grounds).

For having made several cottages with family in the last 5 years, the one is one of the most charming, with hosts who take care of us (booking a restaurant in the last minute for us, advice on the surroundings, equipment in the impeccable cottage with even children's games, everything you need to cook… a gas barbecue ready to use!). Congrats to Jan and Graham for making this charming cottage.” - Xavier via AirBnB. (Translated)

We Were So Lucky
Visited In July 2023

“We were so lucky to come across La Montgrande, it was outside our proposed North to South route but so worth the detour! The gite is gorgeous, beautifully designed/decorated, top hotel quality bedding and has everything you need for an enjoyable stay including shops/bars/restaurants in the lovely village which is a leisurely 5 minute walk away. We had planned to do lots of day trips but it was so relaxing at La Mongrande we just chilled in the garden. The best thing about our stay were our fabulous hosts Jan and Graham, they were the perfect combination of friendly and professional, we will definitely stay again sometime soon.” - Briony via Google Reviews.

Beautiful Gite 
Visited May 2024

“Gorgeous gite, set in beautiful gated grounds. Fully equipped kitchen, everything you could think of. Spotless and modern interior. Comfortable bedrooms, modern bathroom and great shower. Within easy walking distance to village with bars and shops. Location is also close to some lovely places to drive to. The information book is full of helpful ideas and the hosts Jan and Graham are lovely and so helpful. cannot wait to revisit.” - Liz via Facebook Reviews.