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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Bussiere-Poitevine, Haute-Vienne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Rachel L
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“I wish we were still there!”
Reviewed August 27, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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Myself, Mother and three children stayed for 14 nights due to a business venture. I never thought when booking that I would have such a relaxing and wonderful experience. The region is beautiful I knew this much.
We arrived after a long journey to a warm welcome and we immediately felt at home. The Gite is high spec, well designed and has everything we needed. It is perfect for a family and the children had the freedom to run, roam and mingle with the animals.
Marcus and Diane are such wonderful people. They gave us our personal space and yet we felt we were welcomed into a family. We enjoyed pizza and paella nights, visited the river through a magical woodland, my children went canoeing, fed the animals, picked fresh tomatoes each day, collected eggs...it was more wonderful than I ever imagined.
We need to return to take my husband.

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Liked best: The relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Liked least: Chicken poo!
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jilly0140
Derbyshire
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Beautiful truly French”
Reviewed April 30, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We had a very warm welcome with fresh produce awaiting us. The bed sooo comfortable and the Gite beautifully furnished. Very peaceful, a great price and would highly recommed!

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Sacha E
Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Truly wonderful, peaceful country get-away coupled with amazing hosts”
Reviewed April 25, 2015 for a stay in August 2014
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person found this review helpful

We have stayed here twice now with this being our second visit (apologies Di and Marcus for the delay in writing this review!) and this stay was just as wonderful as the last.

Firstly the setting is just beautiful, open fields and woodland (some donkeys and sheep during our stay too) Di and Marcus also own some land with a river at the bottom, thoroughly recommend walking down to this and spending the day just chilling by the river - some ruins of an old mill house down there are very interesting.

Di and Marcus are such lovely hosts and are happy to help out, Marcus even gave us a lift into Montmorillon town in his vintage Citroen which turned a few heads! Montmorillon is definitely worth a visit. We travelled with our little boy and Di had especially bought some toys for him which was a very nice thing to do, they supplied a wonderful cot and high-chair too which meant our stay was trouble free, they loved him being there which made our stay a very comfortable one.

The accommodation was perfect, like having your own country cottage, everything was very well maintained and spotlessly clean - again faultless!

This was our second visit and a third is in planning :)

Thank you Di and Marcus and see you again very soon!

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Liked best: The hosts
Liked least: nothing!
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camberley
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Highly recommended!!”
Reviewed October 28, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Our stay at the end of October couldn't have been better! La Gimbretière is a truly fabulous place, a warm, welcoming oasis of peace surrounded by lush meadows and gentle hills...in one word, Paradise! Marcus and Diane are two wonderful, caring hosts who couldn't do enough to accommodate us in their unobtrusive way, generous with both their time and advice. The gite was spotlessly clean and cozy, extremely well specified and equipped - everything we had hoped for, and much more. Thank you! Will, Camilla and Kate

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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robert a
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
“Idyllic setting in a perfect location....”
Reviewed October 10, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Surrounded by wonderful views of the hilly countryside, the gite is furnished to a very high standard throughout. You'll want for nothing. It also includes TV, DVD, and internet connection. Outside there is plenty of space, including a BBQ area. Plus the donkeys, sheep, cockerels and hens, ducks, geese, an elusive guinea pig, the family cats, and of course Billy the dog. All great company! Loads of stuff to keep the kids entertained, and the adults-a pin pinball machine! There's a couple of canoes on the nearby riverside for your use as well. It's within a short drive to so many beautiful places too, like Bellac, St. Morillion, Poitiers and Limoges to name but a few. To cap it all the hosts were both exceptionally helpful. In summary 5 stars all round. Bob & Agata. Cambridge, England.

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Wayne C
1 review
“Home from Home”
Reviewed October 4, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

What a really excellent place to stay the owners Marcus and Diane were very informative and very helpful .Everything was clean and tidy and very comfortable all in all a very nice place to stay,we thought the animals were a delight the donkeys were very easy to pet ,a carrot or two went down a treat .The area was very beautiful lots to see and do hope to see Marcus and Diane soon Wayne and Sue Clegg

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Liked least: nothing
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Bob B
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful place, wonderful space,the photos don't do it justice!!”
Reviewed October 3, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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person found this review helpful

Five Star>Really fantastic place to stay. Living area far bigger and even better than the photos show. Everything has been done to a very high standard. Very peaceful setting, surrounded by wonderful views, and the families sheep, chickens, cats, donkeys, geese, and Billy the dog are all very entertaining. You might even catch a glimpse of the guinea pig! The hosts are also extremely helpful, you couldn't hope for more. Loads of maps, things to do, games , books and canoeing included. And close to so many great places to visit, (our favourites being Poitiers and Montmorillon). Bob + Agata , Cambridge.

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