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La Joie de Vivre

Le Village, 65220 Bonnefont, France
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I would like to thank Rob and Liz for one of our most memorable Xmas breaks to date. The lovely quaint village of Bonnefont was the setting for a brilliant nativity in the village church on Christmas Eve with the cast made up of Local people, kids and live animals, all finished off with a drink with very accommodating locals.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We are biased regulars at La Joie de Vivre and a little hesitant about spreading the word in case we are squeezed out! Never mind, just book it and enjoy a tranquil time or use this as a base for exploration by bike, car, walking. Don't forget to relax around the pool, seek out Boule or Croquet or wander into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2011

This is an amazing place to stay - you only have to look at the photos on the website to see how beautiful the main house, gite and grounds are. We spent a very relaxing week in the summer, chilling by the pool, exploring the local area and being superbly looked after by the owners Liz and Rob. The combination... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2011

I have stayed at la Joie de Vivre on a number of occasions over the past 5 years at varying time of the year and they have made a number of improvements over that time - the barn, the boules court and the swimming pool to name a few. Of course the weather changes but the hospitality, comfort and tranquility... More 

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Hungerford, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

I have stayed here on two occasions and can not find one negative thing to say. On both occasions Rob & Liz have been amazing hosts and were on hand to advise of places to visit. The attention to detail in the barn is very impressive! Decorated and furnished to a very high standard. This makes the perfect base to... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

I was made so welcome the first time I went to Liz and Rob Norton that i went back for a second time. The accomodation is classically French and has an ambience that just forces you into a relaxed and open mindset. The grounds are tended to carefully and are exceptionally welcoming, the swimming pool is a great size and... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

Myself and my daughter have been to La Joie De Vivre on several wonderful occasions there is no other place to be and if your looking for peace and tranquillity then this is it. Rob and Liz are fantastic host's nothing is ever too much they are friendly, welcoming people who endeavour to make your holiday the best experience you... More 

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Horsham, West Sussex
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26 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2011

A perfect gem with attention to every detail. Rob and Liz are the ultimate hosts and they have created a truly unique experience. The food was delectable, with amazing 4 course dinners, and the accommodations were immaculate. The house has been updated to incoporporate modern ammenities (extra comfortable beds) all while respecting the period of the house. Moreover, the warm... More 

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