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“BEST HOLIDAY GITE RENTED IN FRANCE IN 8 YEARS”

Review of La Retraite

La Retraite
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La Retraite
pool
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pool
pool
rear patio
main lounge
main lounge
main lounge
TV room
dining room
dining room
kitchen
bedroom
main bathroom
main bathroom
field at Simoussais
La Ferme Flamande, local restaurant
Surgeres
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Surgeres, Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Nicola W
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“BEST HOLIDAY GITE RENTED IN FRANCE IN 8 YEARS”
Reviewed September 1, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

This was a fabulous holiday home.We cannot recommend it highly enough. Alan has gone to great lengths to ensure that your holiday is perfect. The gite is equipped with absolutely everything you could ever need on a family holiday. To say this was a home from home would be an understatement. It was far better than home. Alan provides extensive advice and recommendations and is at the end of a phone should you need anything. Absolute luxury. The perfect place to spend a holiday with all the family of all ages.We will be back next year we hope.
Thank you

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Leeds
Reviewed September 25, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 29, 2014
Thank you for your kind review. We had a few comments about the wifi over the summer so we have now replaced the router and also have a range extender into the lounge. We have not experienced any interruptions in service since.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Portishead, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 23, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

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Liked best: Long evening meals on the patio!
Liked least: Erratic wi-fi
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 21, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

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Liked best: Big dining room off kitchen with access to garden
Liked least: Nothing dis-appointed
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Sophie L
1 review
“My only regret is that I didn't book again this year”
Reviewed June 30, 2014 for a stay in July 2013

Wonderful family owned home, with everything you could possibly wish for. My sister and my fur babies (dogs) had the most relaxing cosy holiday every. I would highly recommend. Alan and his family are marvellous hosts who cannot do enough for you. We had a couple of issues that were fixed within hours. I can't say how perfect this is for families. My only regret is that I didn't book for this year in time! I won't make that mistake next year.

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Liked best: everything!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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Rustington, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 23, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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person found this review helpful

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Liked best: Everything had been well thought of by Alan
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Marleycom...
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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“Good winter break, despite the weather.”
Reviewed March 25, 2014 for a stay in January 2014

We stayed at La Retraite for 4 weeks in January, and found the house to be comfortable and warm. It felt like a real home nicely decorated with quirky bits and pieces everywhere. Most importantly it was very clean - bathrooms, kitchen etc. Even the cupboard under the sink in the kitchen - no old sponges from previous guests! Great welcome pack.
Alan replies to emails instantly and efficiently, answering silly questions quite happily and sorting out any small problems straight away. Heaps of books and dvds, and wonderful television when the weather was bad - which it was. (A few more chick flicks/books would have been good Alan!) Loads of information and maps on local places to visit. Can't fault it really, and it must be lovely in the summer. Thank you. Jean.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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