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The Croft.  Enjoy your own private patio, BBQ and garden  Perfect for relaxing.
Garden at The Croft
Master bedroom
Master bedroom
Twin bedroom
Lounge
Kitchen
Lounge and dining room
Fireplace
En suite shower room
The front of The Croft with delight window boxes
The Neighbour
Le Dorat, one of our closest towns and home to a fabulous Collegiale
Le Dorat Artisan's Market
Poitiers
Lac de Saint-Pardoux
Montmorillon
The Croft, a restored 200 year old barn, beautifully decorated to retain many original features.
Views from The Croft
Lac de Saint-Pardoux
Montmorillon
Chauvigny, a medieval town an hour away
Beautiful Brantome, the Venice of the Periogord
The Viaduct at L'Isle Jourdain
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2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Bussiere-Poitevine, Haute-Vienne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Very good - based on 14 reviews
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Jez H
St. Neots, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“A very relaxing experience”
Reviewed August 26, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

A superb, well equipped Gite full of character and charm located in a very interesting region. The owners were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. It is obvious that the owners have put a great deal of thought into providing everything a guest would need, including a little Fairy House for children! The Hot Tub was a real bonus and it was a joy to sit out under the stars with a glass of wine in hand! We would recommend this Gite to anyone wishing to have a relaxing 'away from it all' holiday.

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Liked best: The warmth and thoughtfulness of the owners
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
Aug 27, 2015
Thank you very much for your lovely review. We enjoyed meeting you and are glad you had a relaxing time at The Croft
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Deputt
1 review
“A little piece of paradise!!!”
Reviewed June 22, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Wow!!!!!! What a superb find The Croft is. As you pull up the gite is EXACTLY as it looks on the pictures...simply idyllic. Clean, quaint, divine......a true gem and a secret find. In fact...I'm scared to share this review for fear we will never get booked again! The owners are just gorgeous too.....polite, friendly and helpful. Nothing was ever too much trouble and they met our every need. For a holiday in an idyllic setting with superb facilities and a beautiful garden this is the place to come. Thank you for making our holiday just perfect.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 26, 2015
Thank you, Juliette for your lovely review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay at The Croft. We love and our proud of our piece of paradise and delighted you feel the same way. We look forward to welcoming you back!
Christina and Tom
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Andrew C
2 reviews
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“Not Impressed”
Reviewed June 14, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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On arrival we were informed the Hot Tub was out of order and was not able to be used during the duration of the stay.

The cottage was dark and gloomy. There were very small windows in the bedroom that let in very little light. The ceiling was low and sloping and i grazed my head several times on the artex type ceiling cutting my head open and the bathroom door stuck as it scraped the floor.

The shower in the main bedroom was very difficult to get into as there was not enough room to open it and we had to squeeze in.

The floor to the lounge from the front door is dangerous as there is a big step in front and my wife hurt her leg on it several times.

There is NO smoke detector in the property and it is now law in France that one must be installed.

Although the garden is beautiful with excellent views the french doors have obscure glass in them which means you cannot see out as well as the front door which also has obscure glass.
The TV is a very small unit around the size of a large laptop screen.

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Liked best: The Views
Liked least: Nearly Everything
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Jun 17, 2015
Wow, in 5 years we have never had a response like that!
As detailed in the property description, The Croft is a 200 year old, restored workers cottage. Yes, the windows are small. Yes, the roof is pitched. Yes, there are stairs. It is a shame you had not read the description or viewed the many photos on our web site.
I hope anyone taking the time to read this will also look at all of our other reviews to make an informed and balanced assessment.
Good luck with your next holiday!
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DavWilk
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
“A relaxing rural retreat”
Reviewed September 21, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Tucked away at the end of a lane, this little barn is an absolute treat. Fields in front and a large garden at the back, perfect for al fresco breakfasts. Inside quirky attractive decor, cosy rooms and en suites in both bedrooms makes it perfect to chill out. The double doors to the garden from the lounge/diner extends the living area. Freesat TV allows all English programmes and the WiFi was reliable and made researching the area a breeze.
Great location for nipping into Bussiere village to get fresh bread and morning croissants, only a couple of miles. Bikes were provided and the quiet lanes around the barn are fantastic for exploring local hamlets. It's a perfect location for exploring and seeing the medieval towns in the area.
Didn't meet owners Christina and Tom as they were away which was a pity, but all arrangements made by email and their English neighbours handed over keys and a welcome pack was provided.
Would definitely visit again!

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Management Response
Sep 23, 2014
Thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed our little patch of paradise.
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Coychurch, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 18, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Watford, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 1, 2012 for a stay in August 2011

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Liked best: The rural surroundings
Liked least: Lack of internet connection
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
Jan 10, 2012
Hello Elizabeth and thank you for your review. In regard to the internet, we DO have internet but unfortunately the day before you arrived the area had an electical storm which downed all internet connection in our village, including ours. Being a rural area, repairs take longer than a large city and we were unable to hurry the process despite having an IT person come and check to make sure it was not a problem with just our internet. Not being able to provide internet to our guests is very disappointing for us as well but beyond our control when the whole area is disconnected.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 21, 2011 for a stay in August 2011
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Liked best: The view from the garden
Liked least: Having to go home
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • 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
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
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