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“Perfect Family Gite”

Review of Le Cerisier

Heated, fenced swimming pool
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Heated, fenced swimming pool
Main house, gite and gardens
Le Cerisier kitchen
Le Cerisier kitchen
Dresser
Le Cerisier sitting room
Le Cerisier sitting room
Le Cerisier sitting room
Le Cerisier sitting room
Le Cerisier king room
Le Cerisier master bedroom
Le Cerisier double room
Le Cerisier twin room
Le Cerisier bathroom with full sized bath
Private garden Le Cerisier
Enjoying the heated pool
Large walled garden
Having fun by the swings
Twiglet our cat
Main gardens
Heated pool
Main gardens
Main house
La Rochelle
St Palais
Ile de Ré
St Jean d'Angèly colourful market town 10 mins away
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Villeneuve la Comtesse, Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Bruisedpi...
Exeter
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37 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Perfect Family Gite”
Reviewed December 9, 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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Our three-generation stays at this exceptional gite are the high spots of the holiday year for us.
It's a great place for children - our little ones have become quite big ones since our first visit in 2005? and love it more and more as the years go by. The large, secure garden, the play area and the pool are just the ticket.
The gites are bright and beautiful. Everything is immaculately clean and the furnishings are delightful.
Sue and Simon are amazingly hospitable and really go the extra mile for their guests. Their children Lucy and Harry are great pals with ours and, being completely bi-lingual, are very useful companions on excursions (as well as being good company, of course).
Tout Y Faut has a bar/restaurant and shop; pretty Loulay is five minutes drive and has more places to shop and eat. St Jean d'Angely, "a neuf kms", has all amenities, including a park with boating lake, big play area, mini golf and swimming pool. It's well under an hour to La Rochelle and our favourite beach resort, Chatelaillon-Plage.
Highly recommended.

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Liked best: The sound of children laughing
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 1, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

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Liked best: Overall atmosphere of calm
Traveling group: Young Children
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Thames Ditton, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 30, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

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Liked best: The quality of the gite and the equipment provided - particularly for children
Liked least: The slightly remote location
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 25-34
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sarah m
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Our third stay here!”
Reviewed September 24, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

We spent another lovely week here in August. Once again the hospitality was unbeatable and we instantly felt at home. Spent some great times just hanging out by the pool but also close enough to Il De Re and La Rochelle for some days out. I noticed from the guest book in the Gite that there are lots of return bookings - I am not surprised!

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HilaryRic...
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A great place to relax and have a family holiday”
Reviewed September 11, 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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We joined my son,his wife & two children {5 & 2] for a week at Le Cognaissier.As we only had a weeks holiday we hoped that we would all be able to relax and have a break together and we certainly weren't disappointed.
If the children are happy and safe,then the adults can relax too,and we were delighted with a very well furnished gite,situated in a large & secure garden.
At 9am ,we felt we could open the doors and safely let the children into the garden where they rushed to the swings,slide,sandpit and the huge lawn.
The poo lopened at 10.am and was impossible to enter without an adult present,and so each morning ,we found them peering through the gate ,anxious for their first swim.
We also had our own bbq area with sunchairs and table.
Sue,Simon and their two children made us feel very welcome & at home,and were on hand for queries, baby sitting and a friendly chat...but never invaded our space.
.....and so all six of us had our hoped for,relaxed, happy and carefree week in the sun!

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Liked best: The sense of space and freedom it offered
Liked least: The surrounding countryside
Traveling group: Extended Family
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bigjlevy
Hertford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic relaxed, child & parent friendly, luxury French gîtes”
Reviewed August 26, 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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We travelled by car from Calais to the gîte in Tout Y Faut and after the 7 hour drive, we were warmly greeted by the owners/family, and settled in nicely with a welcome bottle of Champagne.

We stayed in the Le Cerisier gîte and the restoration from old side building to spacious luxury holiday home is remarkable, with everything you could ask for in situ or provided.

The finish is high spec and attention has been given not just to function but also the look and feel. The bedrooms offered individuality and continued the theme of being fitted out with character furnishing and finishes.

The location was semi isolated with a 10/15 min walk/jog to the Boulangerie - Patisserie in the morning and local Intermarche 10min drive.

We were 15/20mins drive from Surgères and 40/45 mins from La Rochelle and very much in farming country. However even though we visited La Rochelle, Châtelaillon-Plage and Saint Savinien the joy was not having to leave the grounds as the best aspects for our holiday were feeling that we didn't have to any other than relax and have fun with the children in the garden and pool of the gîte. Football on the lawn, chasing around the gardens and trees and jumping in the swimming pool. These were the highlights and the attraction of a fantastic family holiday.

As parent we could relax completely knowing all bases were covered in regards to a secure and safe environment for the children, from the walled and gated grounds to the fenced and security gated swimming pool.

In all great thought had been given to the small details that are so important which made our stay, one we'd like to replicate.

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Liked best: The relaxed feel the gite offered and the walled garden and pool.
Liked least: The distance to local Boulangerie
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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JvanK
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect Gites, Perfect Holiday”
Reviewed August 24, 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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person found this review helpful

We have now had 5 holidays in Sue and Simon's lovely gites. All have been fantastic largely down to the gites themselves, the wonderful pool and garden and of course the owners - Sue and Simon.
The gites are beautifully decorated, well equipped and spotlessly clean. The spacious garden and pool are a big hit with all members of our family - the garden has plenty of space for running around whilst parents can relax in the gite's own garden area. Sue and Simon are great hosts - nothing is to much trouble and their local knowledge is invaluable. We've had some great day trips and meals out based on their recommendations, not to mention the odd convivial evening sharing a bottle of wine.
Despite having spent 5 holidays here, we have yet to see and do all that the local area has to offer. It has the perfect mix of beaches, towns, cities, villages and countryside all within a 45 minute drive. It may sound cliché, but there really is something for everyone in this location.
We've yet to find a holiday home that compares to the gites in Tout Y Faut - so have stopped trying to and will be back for our sixth return visit next year!

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Liked best: The gites and the warm and friendly welcome we received.
Liked least: Having to come home at the end off our stay!
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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