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Reviewed July 10, 2012

We stayed here previously (see September 2010) and returned for a week (s/c) in June 2012, now with a very active toddler aged 3. This time, we let the train take the strain. Leaving Leeds at 06:15hrs, we arrived in Poitiers via London St Pancras and Lille Europe to pick up our hire car and were starting our fabulous home-cooked meal with black redstarts and hoopoes on the lawn by 7pm that evening - an 11 hr journey door to door of stress free travel. Nothing has changed in the intervening period. The garden remains idyllic and Niamh could use the two swings in the trees (which was according to her, the best bit) and mum and dad could relax(ish) in the garden.
Away from La Confiance, easy access to La Brenne NP, various rural French villages and a reasonable playground in Martizay (follow signs for the campervan/ RV campsite).

We'll definitely be back for a 3rd...4th...visit; with another baby/ toddler so just as well there are two swings in La Confiance's garden. And Chris is great at turning a tarpaulin sheet in to a toddler tent where "no adults are allowed!".

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Minsmere
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

Our first visit to La Brenne and our 8 days at La Confiance will not be our last. In order to spend as much time as possible "in the field", we arranged to stay "full board", which consisted of a substantial breakfast, an excellent packed lunch, and a beautifully prepared and delicious evening meal. Special mention should be made of the evening meal, which is taken with Chris and Sue - two charming hosts who are very knowledgable of this magnificent wildlife area of France. You will find it very hard to see birds, flowers and butterflies at their best in such a compact area, and a stay at La Confiance will only add great pleasure to the experience. A big thank you to Chris and Sue for a very comfortable stay and for their great hospitality - we can't wait to return.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Xifa
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Reviewed May 5, 2012

We were delighted with the extremely well appointed gite which is in such a peaceful location. Sue and Chris were so welcoming and perfect hosts. Although we self catered for the rest of our stay we took up the offer of an evening meal when we arrived. Chris cooked us an excellent four course meal.
As keen birdwatchers we loved the close proximity to La Brenne nature reserve which didn't disappoint us at all. We saw a wealth of birds.
We hope to visit again in the near future.

Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
Thank 929Birder
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Reviewed September 29, 2011

You really should not miss staying here if you are in this region. Sue and Chris are gentle, knowledgeable hosts, perfect at noticing the moment when they are needed, what more can you ask ? nice fresh food, lovely beverages at breakfast and dinner, we've been before and we will go again.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 11, 2011

3 whole weeks and we can't wait to go back again. This is a fabulous place for a holiday with the most delightful of hosts. Sue and Chris made us so welcome and couldn't have been more helpful. Soon after we arrived they gave us a map and list of the many places to visit locally. We could easily have filled a further 3 weeks at least and never been bored.
Our party ranged in age from 26 -70 and everyone was kept happily amused. It was hard at times to drag ourselves away from the cottage gardens where it was so peaceful that relaxing became an art form!
One of our party has Parkinson's Disease and we needed accessibility. The downstairs rooms were ideal.The bathroom does not have any specific accessibility aids but we managed ok and there is space enough to have a support person in the room. The shower is fabulous but you do have to be able to step in and out. There is a door from the ground floor room straight into the garden which was lovely.
Enjoy the lovely walks from La Confiance and in particular down to Martizay the nearby village and its bar.
One of our favourite trips was to the lake at Belle Bouche for swimming, pedalos etc. this was something we would have loved to do more frequently and only reason we didn't was because there was so much else to do!!
The weather was absolutely glorious; the meals that Chris and Sue cooked delicious and all round it was a lovely lovely holiday. I really do hope we will return in the future.
Thank you Sue, Chris ( and Citronella!)

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank brittanytripper
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