We enjoyed a super relaxing and enjoyable family week at Cepe. Annette was so helpful and responsive throughout the booking process and was on site to give excellent recommendations of local places of interest to visit, keeping a daily blackboard up to date with weather forecast and things of interest for that day.
Cepe was the first of the gites to be renovated and was really comfortable and well equipped with everything we needed and Annette had been increadibly thoughtful with touches for our little boy - a step for the bathroom and a potty for example.
The pool area is brilliant, with comfortable sun loungers and lots of inflatables, balls etc.
The welcome pack was delicious and generous, including a home baked cake which was a perfect tea time treat each day!
We can't fault anything about our week, super relaxing and lots of lovely towns/markets/gardens to visit, as well as a beautiful nearby lake for beach/swimming.
From start to finish, this is one of the most lovely places that we have ever stayed. An attention to small detail both in the apartment and in the grounds which was so very appreciated. We are family with 3 children and Annette's gîte catered wonderfully for all of us. The place's calm atmosphere is heightened by an undertone of unpretentious luxury that we delighted in. We would love to return, can't recommend it more warmly.
We had the most wonderful time staying at Rural Gites and were blown away by the most fantastic modern Gite (Cèpe Gite) in a beautiful setting with all the amenities you should need. The welcome which included home-baked goodies and complimentary goodies in the fridge to keep us going for the first few days, as well as treats and toys for our dogs was just a wonderfully thoughtful touch. All we needed to do was relax! The Gite is superbly furnished with a beautifully refreshing salt water pool in a tranquil location with easy access to local amenities and sightseeing. The enclosed garden also offers peace of mind for those with kids and exploring dogs!
The kindness and thoughtfulness of our host Annette was in abundance. Needless to say we will be back next year bringing the whole family!
We would highly recommend Rural Gites for anyone looking for a relaxing holiday. Absolutely 5 star! The Gites are fantastic and the pool and garden is great for kids young and old (er!)
See you next year Annette and Pete!
Chadenne is located in the perfect setting to relax, if you want to. The buildings have been renovated sympathetically, and decorated to suit. The pool is perfect for cooling off in after a hot day exploring local markets and quintessentially French villages/towns.
The hosts Annette and Peter are always willing to help and offer advice on what to see, and where to eat!
We were welcomed by the resident owners Annette and Peter to this extremely well modernised gite whilst it still retains much of its original character. They know the area well and were able to advise us, depending on our interests, where to visit although never encroaching on our privacy. The local markets were amazing with local produce and left you with a sense of French culture and tastes.A visit to local vineyard's enabled us to enjoy our purchases around the pool in the evenings. Away from it all was the feeling you were left with, a complete change. Can't wait to return.
This was second time of staying here. It is located in a beautiful, peaceful area. The accommodation is superb. Most days we were able to eat outdoors under a canopy and swam in the well maintained swimming pool. It is an excellent location for exploring this beautiful part of France, and there are many large and small places to visit and explore. The nearest shops/town are not too far and you have a good choice of shops, for those who like it there is even a McDonalds, however, there are superb restaurants to eat and drink in.
The owners are very friendly and accommodating.
As gathered I heartily recommendation this place.
The accommodation at Rural Gites is stylish & comfortable with a very well equipped kitchen, high-spec bathroom (with separate shower and bath) and very comfortable beds. The swimming pool and terrace is in a great vantage point looking across the meadow and is salt water making it a pleasant swim. It is heated and was kept very clean and tidy whilst we were there.
Rural Gites are in a tranquil setting with the opportunity to see lots of wildlife such as tree frogs, lizards, birds of prey and deer as well as just simply experience the big skies and shooting stars.
Bicycles are recommended is you want to limit car use but still explore the immediate local area and the cycling is easy due to the terrain.
There are many local towns to explore within an hour's drive. We particularly liked Issigeac (Sunday am market), Aubeterre-sur-Dronne (underground church and stunning views). If you get the opportunity both Bergerac and Bordeaux are worth a day trip.