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28 reviews
The Courtyard from the air
Pool Area
Master bedroom
Juliet Balcony and View
King size bed
Dining Living area
Kitchen
Kitchen area, range oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, coffee maker,
Childrens Bunk Room (also has single and cot)
Cot (can be moved into Master bedroom)
family bathroom
Terrace with seating, shade sail and BBQ
play area
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Rouillac, Charente, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Jane K
Swansea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fabulous - definitely going back!”
Reviewed August 8, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Just got back from a fabulous holiday at The Courtyard (Chez Aristide). The gite was lovely - contemporary, stylish and very comfortable with wonderful views over the fields. It had everything we needed with comfy beds and roomy living area.

Steph and family were fantastic hosts - never intrusive and always there on hand if needed, with help booking trips, with local information and anything we needed. The pool was brilliant and our 4 year old girls loved the play area and trampoline where they met new friends. They also absolutely loved the very friendly placid dogs, Lilah and Susie, and were able to help feed them and take them for walks which was great. We were fortunate to have Steph cook for us on 3 evenings - the food was fantastic and it was a great opportunity to get to know the other guests. It was lovely to have the restaurant brought to us without having to go anywhere! On two nights our girls ate with us and Steph provided art stuff to keep all the children amused in between courses as well as a story before bed!

All in all it was a fantastic family holiday - a really special place. So good that we have already booked to go back next year!

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Liked best: The views and relaxed atmosphere
Liked least: Leaving!!
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Sep 2, 2014
Thank you for being such wonderful guests, it was a real pleasure to meet you and your lovely family.
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Jackie_M5...
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous welcome, excellent hosts”
Reviewed August 22, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We stayed in Aristede for a week with 2 teenagers and our older daughter. We had a fabulous time. Swimming pool was the VERY best thing about the holiday, the house was exceedingly clean, the welcome (home-made houmous, Pineau des Charentes and more!) was amazing. Steph and Charlie are excellent hosts, with great knowledge of the local area to share with guests. Out and about we especially enjoyed swimming in the lake (about 20 mins away), canoeing at Jarnac, the amazing sunsets and the beautiful weather.

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Liked best: Swimming pool
Liked least: bunk beds!
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Caroline...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“A beautiful converted barn in idyllic surroundings”
Reviewed August 13, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

We stayed for a week in Chez Aristide with our two teenage children. The barn has been beautifully converted, the bedrooms have lovely views and it was very well equipped for self catering, Steph and Charlie were fantastic hosts, with loads of advice on places to go and on hand to offer help if needed but not at all intrusive. When we had a power cut throughout the area they even threw a barbecue for all the guests. There is lots to do in the area in towns such as Cognac and Angouleme and we all loved canoeing down the Charente river near Jarnac. But it was difficult to tear ourselves away from the lovely pool, new this year, with plenty of loungers to relax in. Would definitely recommend for a great holiday.

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Liked best: Friendly hosts, lovely pool and comfy beds.
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Teenagers
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Nick M
Londres
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5 reviews
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“Rural idyll....”
Reviewed August 12, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Just back a lovely week in Chez Aristede with the family (2 girls aged 8 & 13). Lovely mix of guests staying there which seems to be the norm in this chilled out yet quietly sophisticated retreat. Gite was well appointed and done with a simple and cool taste. Steph, our hostess, cooked superb and good value food when we couldn't be bothered to do so and we ended up chatting on the terrace to the other guests until the early hours. Can't recommend this highly enough, but keep it under your hat............

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Liked best: The great mix of people
Liked least: Going home
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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BibouB14
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
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Reviewed May 14, 2018 for a stay in May 2018
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Management Response
May 16, 2018
Il est facile d'être un bon hôte avec la chance de rencontre de si bons clients. Merci pour vos gentils mots et bonne compagnie! Jusqu'à la prochaine fois nous espérons!
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