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10 reviews
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View from the pool to the barn
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 3
Dining and Kitchen
Dining and Kitchen
Lounge
Lounge
Landing area to bedrooms
Finishing Touches
Lounging around
Great view whilst dinning
Outside intimate dining
Plenty of shade
Local Cows at the bottom of the garden
10 foot Trampoline
Local sunflower fields
One of the many local activities
Map of local area
Local Chateau
Local countryside views
50 minute drive away at Brantome.
Royan Promenade seaside day out.
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Montbron, Charente, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Very good - based on 10 reviews
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John W
Wetherby, United Kingdom
1 review
“A fantastic relaxing holiday in a French rural setting”
Reviewed October 17, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Spent a fabulous week at 'Elsa of Kora' with the added bonus of gloriously warm and sunny weather. The accommodation and facilities were first class with a stunning outlook to the East. Watched the sun rising above the hills most days sitting on the swing chair on the terrace drinking coffee. Pre-hired a car to travel to and from Limoges Airport and to visit attractions in the surrounding area. We particularly enjoyed the cruise along the river in the scenic town of Brantôme and also the Wednesday market at Piégut. Shopping facilities are only a short distance away in Montbron (c 4km). Would recommend the Intermarché Supermarket for food etc and the Aldi Store for good quality cheap wine. Would definitely recommend 'Elsa of Kora'
for a relaxing holiday.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 19, 2016
Hello,
Glad you enjoyed your stay at Elsa of Kora our home from home.
Thank you for your kind comments and hope that you will stay again.
Regards
Marcus & Jo
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92nickiw
Cirencester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Unwind in the French countryside”
Reviewed August 25, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Just back from a wonderful 2 weeks in a beautiful part of France. Elsa of Kora was a real retreat in a small village outside Montbron. The accom was so comfortable and so much care and attention with the shabby chic design we loved it. We hired bikes, went for walks/runs , kayaking and loved walking round the morning markets in Piegut and Brantome. Great intermarche to stock up and a small Aldi but you do need a car. Lots of useful info in the barn and the owner was great at communicating and offered ideas for days out etc. Would be great to have a bigger pool and a few sun loungers BUT we appreciated the fact there was a pool there. Thank you for a truly relaxing holiday we didn't want to leave and miss the cow bell!! Recommend!

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Management Response
Aug 26, 2016
Hello,
Thank you for your kind comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and you found it relaxing and comfortable. Yes it is a beautiful area with lovely places to see. Thank you for taking the time to complete this review and we hope you will stay again.
Elsa of Kora
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catherine...
Costa Blanca, Spain
1 review
“Very peacful”
Reviewed July 25, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

this is a beautiful place with great views . The barn is five star we have stayed here twice now , with my sister and husband . A lot of interesting places to visit but you do need a car to get around . If you want to come away from your holiday totally relaxed..... This is the place

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 26, 2016
Thank you very much for your kind comments.
Glad to hear you were happy with your stay in our home from home.
Marcus & Jo
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Rachael W
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“If only we could of booked the weather.....”
Reviewed October 24, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We had a fortnight at the barn and despite the awful weather we managed to enjoy ourselves. The barn was definitely decorated to a show home standard and the rooms and furnishes reflected this. We were a party of 7 and felt that having the extra bed set up downstairs slightly spoilt the dynamics of the room and hence would of probably stuck to advertising it for 6 people.
The outdoor space and views were lovely, and we loved listening to the cows in the bottom field with their bells around their necks. The only down side was the grass, which I imagine may still be work in progress. I guess because of the amount of rain we had the stinging nettles grew very quickly. This made getting to the trampoline and playing on the grass somewhat difficult.
Our daughter who is 5 loved the animals in the smallholding next door and the farmer and his daughter were both very pleasant.
All in all though a very enjoyable holiday.

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Liked best: The views.....
Liked least: The weather......
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Sue599
Walsall, United Kingdom
1 review
“What a wonderful place to spend a relaxing holiday!”
Reviewed August 26, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

If you want a relaxing holiday in rural France, this property is well worth considering. Elsa of Kora is a beautiful house, excellently furnished and equipped for six people, with fabulous views over the surrounding countryside. Although the property offers total peace and tranquility, the nearest village with a large supermarket is only a five minute drive away. The service provided by the owner was excellent and the property was immaculately presented. The outside space offered ample seating for enjoying a meal together or finding a quiet spot to relax in solitude. Something for everyone!

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Liked best: The newly restored property is an absolute delight
Liked least: The pool - more than adequate, but not up to the very high standard of the other facilities offered
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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thompson...
Pontefract, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Wow, what a view from the patio, the barns standards are amazing!”
Reviewed August 25, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

My wife and I stayed at Elsa of Kora with friends and found the barn to be outstanding accommodation with first class facilities. The cleanliness of the place was excellent in terms of bedding, bathroom, kitchen. It has been the best self catering accommodation we have stayed in. The decor is beautiful and it is very well equipped. Location wise it is 5 minutes into Montbron with a supermarket and local bars and restaurants.

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Liked best: The peaceful surroundings and the warm atmosphere of the barn.
Liked least: Coming back to England
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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Management Response
Aug 30, 2013
We at EoK would like to extend a big thank you for your generous comments after your stay at EoK. It is vitally important to us that we receive these comments in order to continually improve our service.
I hope you are able enjoy EoK once again on your next holiday.
Many thanks
EoK
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charlotte...
Wakefield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“The perfect relaxing holiday home, with everything you could ask for.”
Reviewed July 15, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

An absolutely fantastic holiday! I could not fault anything, the house was decorated to perfection, the view was amazing, the places to visit nearby were so picturesque and each day allowed me to relax and enjoy every moment. The weather for the week also made it even more special which was where the pool came in handy to cool off and refresh myself! Brantome was a particularly good day out, we hired boats and sailed around the river admiring the views and having lots of fun! As well as this, St Esteph was amazing with free canoes available on the lake! I loved spending time at the house as it allowed me to forget about all the stresses in England and 100% enjoy myself in France. Each morning my partner and I went for some lovely walks around the local area which really was beautiful, so peaceful and lots of butterflies!
Overall, I couldn't fault 'Elsa of Kora' every day spent was one to remember and I have made lots of amazing memories there that will stay with me forever. I would honestly recommend this place to anyone, I would say that if you haven't been you really are missing out.. what a fantastic holiday!

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Liked best: The chance to relax in a beautiful house
Liked least: Going home :(
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 30, 2013
We at EoK would like to extend a big thank you for your amazing review of our property. It leaves a lump in the throat to know that we are able to provide our guests with the perfect stay. This feedback is so important to us so that we may continually improve our service.
Once again thank you, and hope that you are able to enjoy EoK once again.
EoK
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