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Gite has a private terrace, covered and perfect for outdoor dining
Gite has a private terrace, covered and perfect for outdoor dining
Gite has a private terrace, covered and perfect for outdoor dining
Enjoy the heated swimming pool May to September
Well equipped kitchen with dishwasher
Large lounge for pleasant evenings in
4 double bedrooms - with large comfortable beds
Argenton-les-Vallees
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

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kilanel
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fabulous time was had by all”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

This was our second holiday at la Baie, the first time with family and this year with friends. We originally chose the gite to accommodate my father who is disabled but enjoyed it so much that when we were arranging a holiday with some friend we didn't look anywhere else. All the kids had a ball, learning to swim and riding bikes, rescuing frogs, canoeing, exploring and playing. Similarly the adults had a great time because the kids were so well amused. The gite is very well equipped and the surrounds are idyllic, the pool is just a few steps away and Pauls and Charlotte have went to great efforts to make it feel like a home from home. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend la Baie to anyone, young or old, couples or families, those who like to get out and about or those who simply want to read a good book, drink a glass of wine and relax. Fabulous. We'll definitely be back.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Swimming and sunset
Liked least: Going home :(
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Kevin B
Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
“Peace and tranquility - perfect.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

We stayed for a week in July 2012 (2 adults plus 2 children). The setting is rural France at it's best, being wonderfully quiet and tranquil. The Gite, 'La Baie' is spacious and offered all the accommodation we needed, plus a bit. One can either sit and relax in sun loungers enjoying the view across fields, use the swimming pool, or participate in a number of sporting activities including archery, badminton, table tennis or pool. We took the option of also using 4 of about 20 cycles made available to guests. The area is relatively flat, so not too difficult. Paul and Charlotte generously provided fresh eggs and Paul took us for an evening of wine tasting. There is a nice reataurant in Argenton about 3 miles away. Most of the time we BBQ'd or used the cooking facilities in the Gite. A thoroughly enjoyable place to stay, with welcoming hosts. We intend to return!

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 4 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
4 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: All our expectations were surpassed.
Liked least: Can't think of anything
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Julie283
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“Peaceful and relaxing, while everything on hand to entertain the children”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012 for a stay in June 2012

My husband and I and our two children (aged 4 and 21 months), together with my sister and her family with children of similar ages had a fantastic holiday here back in June. Paul and Charlotte have made the property a great place to live and to go on holiday, through hard work and love for the place.

The gite itself was more than adequate, basically decorated but with all modern gadgets for an easy holiday, perfect for families with young children. Outside space again brilliant, heated swimming pool, pond full of wildlife, slide, swing and sandpit, together with the huge amount of outside space where the kids could run around, perfect. Great collection of bikes for all ages, with the activities in the bar, table tennis (or pong pong as my nephew calls it!).

We spent most of the week just chilling out at the gite as it was so nice, but we did spend a day at a nearby zoo which was great and also went to a local lake with a play park and sandpit, next to a great cafe, fab day out.

Paul and Charlotte's hospitality was very welcoming and nothing was ever too much trouble. Your home is lovely guys, would recommend it to anyone.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Great place for the kids, so peaceful
Liked least: Leaving!!!
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Frazer S
Perth, United Kingdom
1 review
“Relaxed, perfect for young children and very spacious accomodation.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012 for a stay in June 2012

La Baie is in a lovely rural location. The property itself is very spacious with an excellent kitchen and dining area. The pool is a good size and the kids were in it pretty much every day!
The roads around are very quiet with plenty of opportunity for family cycling using any of the multitude of bikes that are stored in the barn.
Paul and Charlotte make you feel very welcome and they seem to have lots of outdoor toys for small children (2 -4 yrs).
We spent most our time just relaxing by the pool or in the garden watching the kids play. The only day-trip we did was to bioparc doué la fontaine http://www.zoodoue.fr/ which is an eco-zoo about 25km away. This is probably one of the best zoos we've been to and the kids really enjoyed it.
If you want a relaxing family holiday this is the place for you.

4 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
4 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property 4 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses
4 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils 4 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness
4 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities 5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The relaxed atmosphere
Liked least: No wifi
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Beryl G
London, United Kingdom
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“High quality accommodation in peaceful surroundings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012 for a stay in June 2012

We stayed for one week in early June with our daughter, her husband and his parents. We all thoroughly enjoyed our week, striking the balance between going out and about and taking some much needed 'downtime'. We visited the troglodyte village, some local vineyards, the market at Thouars and just generally pottered around the area, read books, swam in the pool, barbequed and enjoyed the local wine. The accommodation is of a high standard, and well equipped for self-catering. Top tip: remember to take your own swimming towels! Make time to enjoy the sunset from the lounge window.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The peace
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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sarahadam...
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic place to stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011 for a stay in July 2011
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This place more than lives up to its photos and description. Everything is well-maintained and works! Everything is clean. There is plenty of space to spread out in and to manouvre wheelchairs around. The bathroom facilities are excellent. There were only pleasant surprises, no nasty ones. The view from the back is lovely. The pool water was warm enough for our disabled daughter, despite the unexpectedly bad weather when we were there. Paul and Charlotte couldn't have been more welcoming or more helpful. Even though the weather wasn't the hot sunny lazing by the pool sort of weather we had hoped for, there were plenty of other things to do. The more active of us enjoyed the badminton (which is under cover!) and table tennis and swing ball, as well as the lovely walks possible. We didn't have time in the end to try out the bikes but there were several, of all sizes. Inside there were DVDs, books, puzzles, board games. The kitchen facilities were great and there was a nice outside BBQ but it was also really nice to be able to get to local restaurants.

All in all, a great place for a holiday. We have not found better facilities for our disabled daughter anywhere and at the same time it managed to be perfect for children and also the adults who wanted a quiet, relaxing time!

5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 5 of 5 stars Service
Traveling group: Family with Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway A romantic getaway
People with disabilities Older travelers
Families with young children Families with teenagers
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Paul & Charlotte B
33 5 49 80 26 58
Speaks English, French
Listed since : Sep 2007
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