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“Lovely accomodation with a great pool”
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Chalais, Charente, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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292neilg
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Lovely accomodation with a great pool”
Reviewed September 12, 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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This was one of the very best gites we have ever stayed in. The facilities were excellent - wifi, English TV, dishwasher, two dining terraces, garden, table tennis - and in particular the pool with its luxurious warm water, lovely ambience and the hot tub. The owners were friendly and helpful, but not intrusive. The local town - Chalais - was only 5 minutes in the car.

Date of stay: August 2013
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Liked best: the pool
Liked least: one bedroom was a bit musty (fine for a teenage boy!)
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 19, 2013
Glad you all had a good time - we try and provide the best holiday experience we can. Hope to see you another year.
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Branches1
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting amongst fields, vines and sunflowers”
Reviewed August 23, 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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people found this review helpful

Lovely, spacious 3 bedrooms gite set amongst sunflower fields and vines.
Pool area good with plenty of sun loungers and parasols and a fridge to keep your drinks cool.
Friendly owners on site who can help with booking the local chateau for dinner and offer general info on the area.
Local town of Chalais about 20-30 mins walk or a quick drive by car. Be sure to go to the market there held on a Monday morning.
Well located for visiting other towns such as Bordeaux, St. Emillion, Aubeterre and Brantome.
A few restaurants in Chalais if you don't want to cook one evening.
All in all a great holiday.

Date of stay: August 2013
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 13, 2013
Thanks for your kind review, glad you had a good holiday. Hope to see you again.
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rachel b
Jersey, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Utterly relaxing”
Reviewed August 16, 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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people found this review helpful

Many thanks to Helene and Bill for their friendly and helpful hosting and for the use of their lovely gite.
We had such a relaxing week making the most of all the facilities. The pool was a real high light. It is beautifully maintained, a gorgeous temperature and with the addition of the hot tub too it gave us a real sense of luxury; our daughter was more in than out and even Granny had a dip. We also made daily use of table tennis, bar-b-q and both eating areas depending on the direction of the sun!
We were largely lazy, especially on the days the temperatures went 30+, but enjoyed exploring the local town and its marvelous market. Lots of beautiful countryside and friendly, helpful people wherever we went.
Had a fun night out at the tapas bar in town too - lovely to sit by the river and the food was fresh and tasty.

Date of stay: August 2013
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Liked best: The pool was wonderful.
Liked least: Indoor living area was a little smaller than we expected from photos.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
Aug 26, 2013
Thanks for your review, glad you had a good time. See you all again we hope.
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kreczak
Middlesbrough
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Relaxing Holiday”
Reviewed August 4, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
3
people found this review helpful

We have just spent 2 relaxing weeks at Le Petit Chene. The gite is fully equipped for a holiday home, with spacious bedrooms and living space. The gite has a lovely sunny terrace with private garden. The pool was large and lovely to come back to after a day of sightseeing. The area is fenced off with plenty of sun loungers and umbrellas. The owners have fitted a small fridge where you can take food/drinks while you sunbath.

The gite is only 1/2 miles out of Chalais which has a very good market on Monday mornings. The village has a number of good restaurants and a large supermarket which is open on Sunday mornings.

There is a lovely restaurant in Chalais, at the chateau which does a 3 course meal for 26 euros each. It is advisable to book as gets very busy.

There are many large towns / villages to visit within an hours drive and two river beaches with excellent facilities ie toilets and restaurants.

Date of stay: July 2013
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Liked best: The pool area
Liked least: coming home
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers People with pets
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Management Response
Aug 9, 2013
Thank you for your kind words. Hope to see you all another year.
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tiphainem...
Rennes, France
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed August 24, 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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Date of stay: August 2017
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Non.
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Management Response
Aug 26, 2017
We cannot change the position of the pool nor the hardness of the water in the region. No other client this year has mentioned any odour from the fosse and this could not be confirmed by ourselves.
As regards the broken chair the damage was inside the cover of the chair and could not be seen but one of the arms of the chair moved significantly after the week of these persons stay and was in fine condition before. We assume it was done accidentally during an evening "bien arrose" as the French say shown by the number of empty spirit bottles removed from the property. The replacement chair from Ikea is advertised at €99 but as we are considerate owners and the chair was 4 yrs old we allowed 50% for "wear and tear".
I would not have these 6 young people as guests again as their attitude to peoples property is not acceptable - such as one male seen peeing through the fence of the swimming pool rather than returning to the house WC !
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