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Manzac d'en Bas

Certificate of Excellence
Castex, 09350 Castex, France
Manzac d'en Bas
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Giles and Louise have created a little bit of heaven at Manzac d'en Bas, The Gites are clean, well equipped, roomy and very comfortable. Due to Manzacs's elevated position, I was able to enjoy uninterrupted views over this lovely rural landscape and watch the ever changing light on the Pyrenees, perfect for the photography workshop I was on. Giles ferried... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a fantastic week here on a photography retreat. The gites are beautiful and comfortable with stunning views and a beautiful garden. Nothing was too much for Giles and Louise and the home cooking was delicious. We went to so many beautiful locations, villages and markets. Giles took us off the beaten track and found the non-tourist beauty spots.... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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30 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Louise and Gilles could not be more welcoming and helpful. We have just spent a week staying in one of their carefully renovated gites. The gite is very well equipped and comfortable with all modern appliances and a cosy wood burning fire, not that we needed the fire with daytime temperatures exceeding 30 deg. The rooms are all large, comfortable... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Our family had the opportunity to stay at Manzac d'en Bas in August 2014, and we had a really wonderful experience. We had not previously had any experience of staying in France outside of Paris, and the setting and activities were absolutely wonderful. Giles & Louise have created a very special setting where you can either completely relax & unwind,... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We stayed at Manzac in July 2014 and can honestly say it is the best family holiday we have had to date. Giles and Louise were the perfect hosts and the accommodation and pool were superb. The location was idyllic and the views of the mountains were breathtaking, it really felt like we were escaping the rat race entirely for... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I attended a course on Botanical Art in Coloured Pencils with Ann Swan at the end of September 2014 and should like to echo all the superlatives used by previous contributors to this page in respect of the setting, views, comfort, food and weather at Manzac d'en Bas. The studio in which we worked is glorious with huge windows and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We stayed with a large family party for the last two weeks of the English summer holidays. Our party consisted of ages from 4 to 70 and I can honestly say that there was something for everyone. We had the most fabulous time at Manzac d'en Bas. The children loved the pool, begged for a fire in the fire pit... More 

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Hurstpierpoint, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Amazing views towards the Pyrenees and a beautiful landscape to relax in. Accommodation is very spacious and comfortable. Louise and Giles are helpful, friendly and really made our stay enjoyable. We were on a painting holiday so full board was included. Louise's cooking was a very high standard, really tasty. Lunches, which were brought out to our daily locations were... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This was a wonderful find in a delightful part of France. Brilliant venue for art courses. Spacious studio with good natural light and wonderful panoramic views. Set in a charming, unpretentious area of France with lots of interesting and distinctive villages nearby. Accommodation was very comfortable with plenty of space for sleeping and relaxation in each gite. Delicious food for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Spent the last week of September here. Louise and Giles our Hosts were charming. Wonderful views over beautiful unspoilt countryside. Total peace and quiet. Delicious food and wine a plenty. A very special place to which I look forward to returning to. Thanks to Giles and Louise !

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