Our Guest Reviews & Comments
We enjoyed every minute of our stay. Ruth & Allan are wonderful hosts. They are 200% available but never intrusive. They are interesting, open minded, respectful and caring. We felt very welcome. Not only thanks to the filled welcome basket and personalized notes, the fresh herbs in the garden, Ruth also makes sure you enjoy fresh flowers upon arrival. We are a family with grown up kids and all of us loved the place: the nice big pool, the different cosy “apero” spots/terraces, the gym, petanque, badminton, we used/did it all and had a lot of fun. The area around the gîte is also beautiful with very charming villages. You definitely need a car to visit. Nothing is within walking distance. We absolutely recommend the place. Thank you Ruth and Allan. We wish you all the best.
Lisa, Belgium - July 2020
Très bel endroit tenu par Ruth et Allan qui vous réserveront un accueil très agréable. Le logement et la propriété permettent de passer un très bon moment, y compris pour des enfants en bas âge qui trouveront des jeux et des occupations mis à disposition par les propriétaires. Nous recommandons
Louis, France - July 2020
Nous avons passé un magnifique week end chez Allan et Ruth. Nous étions 3 adultes et 2 enfants. C'est un endroit exceptionnel : une vue magnifique sur la campagne, une maison propre, confortable et décorée avec beaucoup de goût, une superbe piscine, un sauna, une salle de sport, trampoline, toboggan et divers jeux pour petits et grands. C'est un endroit idéal pour des retrouvailles familiales. Allan et Ruth ont été d'une immense gentillesse avant et pendant notre séjour. Je conseille plus que vivement cette merveilleuse adresse.
Barbara, France - June 2020
Super lieu de vacances en famille ou entre amis. Cadre magnifique, installations très complètes et hôtes à la fois disponibles et discrets. Merci Allan et Ruth !
Emmanuel, France - June 2020
Accueil très chaleureux, super agréable et très bien équipé, hôtes très sympa et disponible 😀
Que du bonheur nous avons passé un super moment en famille !
Thomas, France - May 2020
We stayed here a family of 4 plus a toddler and we had a really lovely time. The barn is even nicer than the photos, and the upside down living really worked and took full advantage of that gorgeous view. Ruth and Allan's communication was great and answered any of our queries both before and during our booking. Travelling with a 16 month old is never(ever!) easy but having a gite that accommodates so much makes things so much easier (wooden cot, stair gates, monitor,high chair etc etc available). Thank you both we hope to be back in the summer to take advantage of the gorgeous pool & outside spaces.
Jarred, UK - February 2020
Allan & Ruth are great hosts: excellent communication, availability, many attentions. The “gites” is a true quiet place with no neighborhood. The main living area is very beautiful and confortable. Overall it is a perfect place for a family break. We really appreciated the outdoor playground, trampoline, tennis table etc, and also a lot of games inside. We recommend!
Veronique, France - January 2020
Fantastic week. Allan and Ruth were amazing hosts going above and beyond to help and provide everything we could want for our 16month old and ourselves. Attention to detail was superb. The toddler toys and equipment were great. We did not need to have brought anything. The pool was big and accommodated the older children plus inflatables! Additional touches such as welcome pack, ice creams by the pool, beers, flowers were very much appreciated.
Katie & James, UK - August 2019
The best gite we have ever stayed in, such great facilities and wonderful hosts. Wish we could stay longer!
Pauline & Brian, UK - August 2019
We booked both Le Cerisier and Le Pommier and had a fantastic week. A very peaceful rural location with beautiful countryside views. So much to do for children - brilliant pool, boules, croquet, table tennis to name but a few and a huge lawn for football, cricket etc! The accommodation is first class with great attention to detail and Allan and Ruth are amazing hosts - so generous and nothing was too much trouble. Highly recommend to families and others who want to enjoy a relaxing or active week in rural France - we definitely want to return to explore the area more. Great trails for walking and biking and lovely lakes nearby for kayaking etc.
Vicki, UK - August 2019
Family friendly, very well equipped, flexible accommodation set in a fantastically quiet rural location. Allan and Ruth are great hosts, with true attention to detail and nothing is too much trouble.
Ben, UK - August 2019
Fantastic place, heavenly garden with far reaching views. Wonderful for families and kids, with all the garden games, indoor toys and of course in summer the swimming pool. Ruth and Allan were completely hospitable and so helpful with every question. Having taken over this established property in 2018 they are clearly fully engaged with this new adventure, creating improvements and adding their own touches to the house. There is so much to do here, and so many ways to chill out. For us the stay meant long days outdoors, relaxing sunsets, family meals on the terrace in April (lucky weather). Visiting the local lakes and villages, easy access to a huge supermarket 15 mins away. The kitchen is fully equipped. And we loved all the thoughtful touches of fresh flowers, a welcome note and a basket of goodies on arrival. It was a wonderful relaxing stay and we will be back without doubt.
Clare, UK - April 2019
We had an absolutely wonderful week. The gite is so well equipped and the little touches added were great! The grounds were ace and the kids had hours of fun, and they especially enjoyed the pool. Allan & Ruth were so welcoming and hospitable and really helped us settle for the week. We had great trips out to Brantôme, Angouleme and the beach at the Grand Etang, St Esteph. We loved the area, so pretty! We hope to return and the kids would love to see the chickens again!
Will, UK - August 2019
Wonderful hospitality, fantastic location and brilliant activities, we wouldn't change a thing! Thank you so much Allan & Ruth, we had the best holiday and we are very sad to be leaving.
Richard & Faye, UK - August 2019
Really relaxing holiday at a beautiful gite. We all loved the pool, darts, table football, hammock area. And such a peaceful place and sad to be leaving but hope to come back!
James & Lucy, UK - July 2019
What a lovely place. Everything we needed. Our son enjoyed the pool and table tennis. Lovely area to visit - the Adventure Parc and Inflatables on the lake are great for kids. Allan & Ruth are the perfect hosts and we wish them every success for the future.
Andrew, UK - July 2019
The gite we stayed in was Le Cerisier it had everything and more. Well equipped, good location, excellent facilities and brilliant owners that couldn't do enough to help with anything. The pool and outside dining area were lovely and although we had no children there was every activity you could possibly think of for them to enjoy: football, volleyball,croquet, boules, trampoline and much more. We had a brilliant relaxing holiday and hope to return.
Wayne, Allison & Denise, UK - June 2019
Marvellous gites with a remarkable garden. We stayed at the Gites at Le Tilleul for almost two weeks and what a marvellous place this is. The gites are spacious and lovely, with great rooms and living areas. There is a huge garden, with football field, badminton and a cosy toddler playground. There is a very lovely pool, with pool loungers and inflatable toys. Overlooking the pool is also a shaded summer terrace with a dining area, a hammock and a fridge. The gites are located in a very quiet rural farming area, only a short drive from the closest baker or supermarket. The château at La Rochefoucauld is one of the best in the area, situated only 10 minutes away. In the area there are a lot of activities to explore and lakes to swim in. There are lovely villages and towns all over the area, and the excellent hosts Allan and Ruth can help you select the best parts of the Charente.
Eirik & Gry, Norway - June 2019
Brilliant little gem - the gite had everything we wanted and more. Home from Home. The whole site was great with exceptional amenities for our use. Everything was spot on. Allan & Ruth were perfect hosts helping if need be, but kept themselves to themselves. All the little touches made a difference - welcome basket, flowers, & knowledge & helpfulness was at no extra cost. Thank you. We wish you every success for the future. We hope to come back.
UK - June 2019
Allan & Ruth were perfect hosts! We had such an amazing stay at the Pommier. Would recommend to anyone! Many thanks!
Nicolas, France - June 2019
We have just returned from a fantastic holiday with our 3 children at Le Cerisier. The modern accommodation was clean, tidy and fully equipped - it had everything you could need on holiday. The pool and outside space/facilities were a particular attraction to us as a family and it did not disappoint. The English hosts could not have been more welcoming and ensured that we had one of our most relaxing holidays to date. We hope to be back very soon.
Tim, UK, May 2019
Plenty of things to do at the villa; pool, table tennis, darts etc... Lovely scenic location with even lovelier hosts. Gites are incredibly well kept with log fires and a full kitchen. If you're looking for an escape in the area, this is the perfect choice.
Thank you to Ruth and Allan for hosting us on our holiday.
Aiden, UK - May 2019
Nous avons passé trois nuits dans cette maison de vacances. Le cadre, en pleine campagne, pas trop loin de La Rochefoucauld et d'Angoulème, est propice au calme et au repos. Ancienne bâtisse rénovée avec beaucoup de charme, très bien équipée et d'une très grande propreté. A recommander, bravo.
Jean-Pierre, France - May 2019
"Très chouette gîte"
Ruben, Belgium - April 2019
Cottage very comfortable, really well equipped, beautiful decoration (stone, exposed woodwork ...). A very large garden with slide, swing, trampoline, football cage, petanque, and all the ball games or racket possible! Ideal place for family with children. We especially liked the kind attentions of our guests: welcome basket (fresh bread, bottle of wine, cheese, fresh eggs), small bouquets of wildflowers, coloring prepared for our children, games for children arranged in the house (dinette, playmobils, kapplas, ...), many cosmetic products available ... We felt like home. No time to test the gym or the sauna. But we still borrowed books from the big library ☺️ Recycling, compost possible, chickens at the bottom of the garden.
Ludovic, France - April 2019
October half term with 3 ‘well-behaved’ boys. Beautiful setting and facilities in the gites. Alan & Ruth are such friendly and helpful hosts you can just walk to their door and have a chat or to ask for help. It’s already autumn when we visited, some activities (kayaking & swimming) were not available but there were lots of beautiful surroundings & other activities to explore. Highly recommended!
Meggy, UK - Nov 2018
An enchanted parenthesis - We had an excellent stay. The cottage is very nicely decorated, with a magnificent view over the countryside and exceptional tranquility. The playground, chickens and trampoline were particularly appreciated by the children. We look forward to returning in the sunshine and enjoying the beautiful heated swimming pool.
Ophelie, France - February 2019
Beautiful location, great amenities, quiet off the beaten track, amazing night skies. The location is peacefully rural France, with great family friendly amenities. Some thing for all ages, children’s play area to gym and boule pitch. Gite warm and well appointed during our Winter visit.
Rob, UK - December 2018
Couldn't have asked for more! Going home totally relaxed. Beautiful gite and fantastic countryside. We will be back!
Alex & Lucy, UK - October 2018