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Screenshot of Channel 4 TV show Help! I Bought a Village where Lac de Maison is featured

Welcome to Lac de Maison

as seen on Channel 4s Help! We Bought a Village

Lac de Maison - Family vfiendly village in the heart of rural france

About Us

Hi, we're Liz and Dave and we've lived here at Lac de Maison with our children Tom and Charlotte, since December 2020.

It's been a very eventful journey that you can follow on

Help! We bought a Village 

we're on Series 1 episodes 16 to 20 & Series 2 episodes 25 to 30.

You can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram - just click on the links below

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About Lac de Maison

Open all-year round, Lac de Maison is the perfect place for your relaxing family holiday in France.

Tucked away in the picturesque countryside in the Poitou-Charentes region, we have three charming French holiday homes all with access to our 10m x 5m heated swimming pool.


Surrounded by nature and excellent amenities, you can leave your busy world behind in this secluded, three-acre French family holiday complex.

You'll find that there's plenty to keep your children busy so that you are free to relax and unwind.

Because, here at Lac de Maison, we know that happy children equal happy parents!

Outdoors we have a football field, badmington net, climbing frames, table tennis, a boules court, free-to-use bikes for exploring the area together and the gated and pin-code protected pool... there are also three goats (Megan, Rosie and Peggy) who all love a bit of fuss... oh, and let's not forget the chickens that lay eggs for breakfast... so if your little chickens want to grab a basket and help with the egg collections, the only question is, 'fried, boiled or scrambled?'

All this means you can focus on the more exciting details of your French family holiday, like which cheese and wine to try first!

And if you need any inspiration, then our see & do page has plenty of ideas to help you plan the best family holiday in France


Lac de Maison offers guests three pretty, practical French holiday homes to rent that cater to families and groups of all sizes.

You can also book the small and large gites together for bigger groups or even all three together for even larger get-togethers of up to 20 people!


Clovis House: 4 bedrooms, sleeps up to 8 guests

Rose Cottage: 3 bedrooms, sleeps up to 6 guests

Hollyhock Cottage: 2 bedrooms, sleeps up to 5 guests

Book now- our gites book out very quickly!

If you have any questions along the way or you’d prefer to book your stay with us in person, we’re always happy to help. You can send us an email at: or give us a call at (+33) 607719551.

Peaceful, calm countryside, a little corner of paradise.

Many walks and rides, surrounded by nature and yet just five minutes to a thriving village.


Contact us

Liz & Dave Murphy Lac de Maison 86470 Benassay

Tel: 0607719551

from the UK 0033 607719551

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