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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Brives-sur-Charente, Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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fredblogs...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Perfect for a relaxing holiday”
Reviewed September 26, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Spacious, quiet, fully equipped, king size bed, separate living room this gite is perfect. It is also slightly apart from the other gites so fairly private. The pool is very close but separated by hedges. loungers and outside table are provided. In this area you are surrounded by vineyards and sunflower fields, all of this changes with the seasons but is always wonderful. A few minutes from the facilities of Cognac town with it's cognac tours and cafes. Plenty of small local restaurants serving cheap lunches and good food. The local architecture is lovely stone and dating back to the 1800's. A great area for a holiday. Our hosts Phil and Glyn are excellent, charming and friendly and helpful. This was our second visit.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Aled56
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent accommodation for a relaxing stay in France”
Reviewed August 6, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Stayed with the family at the end of July 2017. Without a doubt the best accommodation we've had when holidaying in France. The gite was spacious and clean.

The kids (9 &12) really enjoyed all of the amenities available including the pool, table tennis and badminton.

The owners have put a lot of thought into making life easy for when we arrived. The kitchen has all of the items that you could even need and including things such as dishwasher tablets means that you have much less to think about when you get there.

The fresh bread and croissant delivered most mornings was a real treat.

Lots to do in the area. I'd definitely recommend the zoo as a day out.

Fabulous holiday enjoyed by all of the family.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 29, 2017
It was our pleasure to meet your family! Thank you.
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fungus201...
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent, family-friendly gite in great location”
Reviewed August 22, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We have just spent a fantastic 2 weeks at Gites de Brives. Glyn and Phil were great hosts. We (2 adults & 2 kids aged 8 and 10) stayed in Le Marronnier, a 2 bedroom gite with its own patio area and BBQ. The gite was a perfect size for us (despite appearing to be a little cramped in the TV area on the Youtube video). We found it plenty big enough for our needs. The gite layout was perfect for the very hot weather - the old stone walls helped as did the ability to leave open some windows to draw the air through when we were out. The kitchen was well equipped and it was great to be provided with some basics on arrival (food and wine as well as cleaning gear, hand soap, dishwasher tabs etc). The boys appreciated the UK TV access, especially with the Olympics on!
We all enjoyed the pool and the garden games (boules and table tennis especially popular). The area was good for a family holiday- we canoed in Cognac, cycled the quiet country roads (especially the morning cycles to the bakery in Donpierre), and visited the gorgeous beach in St Georges de Didonne and the zoo in Palmyre. We would still have plenty to do on another visit.
We really enjoyed our stay and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others.

Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Devon, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 9, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 3, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

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Liked best: The atmosphere around the Gite
Liked least: Having to come home!!
Traveling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Bordon
Reviewed July 21, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Liked best: The tranquility
Liked least: The mosquitoes but you get that everywhere, must use the spray more often!
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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ccggLeice...
Leicester
2 reviews
“Lovely Gite in a peaceful rural location”
Reviewed September 21, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

The owners, Phil and Glyn, were extremely welcoming and friendly without being intrusive. This is an ideal location for a relaxing 'get away from it all' holiday. Miles and miles of quiet roads in the country side for cycling, and peaceful walks along the River Charente. Cognac, Saintes and Pons are all a short drive from Brives and worth a visit, plus of course, the Cognac distilleries and Chateaux.
The Gite is well equipped, clean and has an excellent BBQ (we used it every night).

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Liked best: The peace and quiet.
Liked least: Nothing, it was exactly as we expected.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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