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Christmas is coming to the Charente at the chambres d'hotes at Montaurand

Every Christmas,the chambres d'hotes at Montaurand is transformed into a christmas wonderland as Madeleine Lee works her Xmas magic on the beautiful interiors of our 1890 Maison de Maitre. The Grand Salon, Dining Room, Kitchen, Master Bedroom and so on.


Every room is now a unique art installation with a mixture of antique Swedish & French Brocante christmas decorations from 1800-1950.


This year we are using 'feather' xmas trees from IKEA which are based on the original antique feather trees from the early 1900s. They look great, have a nostalgic feel and don't shed any needles! No more chopping up xmas trees for the fire in january.


More environmentally friendly as it seems such a waste to kill all those trees for a few weeks of consumer spending. I prefer otherwise to use xmas trees that you can replant and reuse every year.


The feather trees were originally made from goose feathers that were split down the middle and then wrapped around the tree branches to make the 'needles'. The original ones are very rare and super expensive but IKEA have done a great job in recreating them with the right feel and at a good price too.


So we have 6 new feather xmas trees in the house and 5 old ones. All strung with low energy LED lights in various configurations.


We are also majoring on rocking horses this year too - we have a selection of stunning antique Swedish and French Rocking horses in a variety of sizes which create really cool decorative set ups in the various rooms at Montaurand.


Our most recent 'Nunspeet' is a huge horse that came from a castle brocante we attended in holland in the autumn with Margreet Frens, the editor of Loving Brocante Magazine. Really regal and with a lovely distressed finish and red wheels!


In terms of christmas decorations, we have one xmas tree that is covered in just antique styled bells we found in france - it looks brilliant and is really original. On other trees we have lovely handwoven wool santas and mrs clauses from the early 1900s in Russia (again very rare), be-jewelled songsbirds, old paper angels and antique mirrored balls. Gorgeous


But a lot less than normal as Mrs Lee is going for a more restrained vibe this year.


Madeleine Lee is now writing a quarterly column Styling tips column for Loving Brocante magazine and you can catch up with her xmas tips in the new christmas edition that has recently been published.

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CONTACT US

+33 545649993

Montaurand Rougnac 16320 Charente France

GENERAL INFORMATION


English:

This is a no smoking house and we ask you to respect our pets who live here too.

We can arrange brocante tours for you with a guide by arrangement (chargeable on a per head basis)

We can provide extra beds if you want to sleep 3-4 by arrangement + 75e per bed

Please note all bookings are accepted only on a non refundable basis between march and november. Bookings made for stays between November and February may be cancelled with 14 days or more notice & may receive a 50% refund. Cancellation of less than 14 days prior to your stay will be non refundable.

COVID 19 + REFUNDS & TRAVEL INSURANCE-

UNDER CHANGES TO FRENCH LAW THIS YEAR, DURING 2020 WE WILL NOT REFUND ANY CANCELLATIONS BUT INSTEAD OFFER ALTERNATIVE DATES OR A CREDIT NOTE VALID FOR 12 MONTHS.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE RELEVANT TRAVEL INSURANCE TO COVER CANCELLATION DUE TO COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS OR OTHER SIMILAR EVENTS.

 

Francais:

Nous pouvons fournir des lits supplémentaire si vous voulez dormir 3-4 par arrangement + 75E par lit


C'est une maison non fumeur et nous vous demandons de respecter nos animaux de compagnie qui vivent ici aussi.

Nous pouvons organiser des visites de brocante pour vous avec un guide par arrangement (payant par tête)

Veuillez noter que toutes les réservations ne sont acceptées que sur une base non remboursable entre mars et novembre. Les réservations effectuées pour des séjours entre novembre et février peuvent être annulées avec un préavis de 14 jours ou plus et peuvent faire l'objet d'un remboursement de 50%. Une annulation de moins de 14 jours avant votre séjour ne sera pas remboursable.

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COVID 19 + REMBOURSEMENTS ET ASSURANCE VOYAGE-

EN VERTU DES MODIFICATIONS DU DROIT FRANÇAIS CETTE ANNÉE, AU COURS DE 2020, NOUS NE REMBOURSERONS AUCUNE ANNULATION MAIS AU LIEU DE PROPOSER DES DATES ALTERNATIVES OU UNE NOTE DE CRÉDIT VALABLE POUR 12 MOIS.

S'IL VOUS PLAÎT ASSUREZ-VOUS QUE VOUS AVEZ L'ASSURANCE DE VOYAGE PERTINENTE POUR COUVRIR L'ANNULATION EN RAISON DE 19 RESTRICTIONS OU D'AUTRES ÉVÉNEMENTS SIMILAIRES.

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DUTCH

COVID 19 + TERUGBETALINGEN & REISVERZEKERING-

 

ONDER WIJZIGINGEN IN DE FRANSE WET DIT JAAR, ZULLEN WIJ IN 2020 GEEN ANNULERINGEN TERUGBETALEN, MAAR IN PLAATS VAN AANBIEDING VAN ALTERNATIEVE DATA OF EEN KREDIETNOTUM GELDIG VOOR 12 MAANDEN.

 

ZORG ERVOOR DAT U DE RELEVANTE REISVERZEKERING HEEFT OM DE ANNULERING TE BEHANDELEN DOOR 19 BEPERKINGEN OF ANDERE SOORTGELIJKE GEBEURTENISSEN.

ITALIEN

COVID 19 + RIMBORSI E ASSICURAZIONI DI VIAGGIO-

 

A NORMA DI MODIFICA DEL DIRITTO FRANCESE QUESTO ANNO, NEL 2020 NON RIMBORSEREMO ALCUNA ANNULLAMENTO MA DOVREBBE DATE ALTERNATIVE OFFERTE O UNA NOTA DI CREDITO VALIDA PER 12 MESI.

 

SI PREGA DI ASSICURARSI DI AVERE L'ASSICURAZIONE DEL VIAGGIO RILEVANTE PER COPRIRE LA CANCELLAZIONE A CAUSA DI 19 RESTRIZIONI O ALTRI EVENTI SIMILI.

GERMAN

COVID 19 + RÜCKERSTATTUNGEN & REISEVERSICHERUNG-

Im Rahmen von Änderungen des französischen Rechts in diesem Jahr werden wir im Jahr 2020 keine Stornierungen zurückerstatten, sondern stattdessen alternative Daten oder eine für 12 Monate gültige Gutschrift anbieten.

Bitte stellen Sie sicher, dass Sie die relevante Reiseversicherung haben, um die Stornierung aufgrund von 19 Einschränkungen oder anderen ähnlichen Ereignissen abzudecken.

ESPAGNOL

COVID 19 + REEMBOLSOS Y SEGURO DE VIAJE

 

BAJO CAMBIOS A LA LEY FRANCESA ESTE AÑO, DURANTE 2020 NO REEMBOLSAREMOS NINGUNA CANCELACIÓN PERO EN OFERTA OFRECE FECHAS ALTERNATIVAS O UNA NOTA DE CRÉDITO VÁLIDA POR 12 MESES.

 

POR FAVOR, ASEGÚRESE DE QUE TIENE EL SEGURO DE VIAJE PERTINENTE PARA CUBRIR LA CANCELACIÓN DEBIDO A CUBRIR 19 RESTRICCIONES U OTROS EVENTOS SIMILARES.

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