We stayed at Chateau Le Retail in September 2016 during our motorbike trip through France.
The welcome we received was first class and we were surprised to find out that our hosts both ride motorbikes too. The house and gites were absolutely beautiful and finished to a very high standard. Doug and Pauline were very friendly and attentive hosts. They invited us for dinner in the main house where we had fantastic food with lots of wine and great company. We will definitely be back. A brilliant stay with a lovely couple in a beautiful place.
We stayed at Chateau Le Retail in July 2016. The welcome we received from Pauline and Doug was first class. Nothing was too much trouble and the setting is truly stunning. We cant wait to return again and enjoy another fabulous holiday
The accommodation is well set out for both individuals and families with space to feel at home. Within the local area there are lots to do and see, be it walking, biking or just enjoying the way of life in a rural area. The towns and cities locally offer great scenic trips for days out, with local tourist places within an hours drive. Puy du feu is a must to visit offering unique shows to all the family.
Just a thanks for Doug and Pauling for hosting over Christmas. Wonderful cosy place, warm fires and lovely company.
A visit to the local village cafe for a cheery beer before Christmas Dinner was great but led to my imminent demise . . .
We stayed here for 3 days. The gites are finished to a very high standard and offer everything and more that you would need for a self catering holiday. Pauline and Doug were extremely knowledgable about the area and offered us lots of ideas on places to visit or just to go off and have a quiet picnic. The area has lots to do for families and is a haven for cycling and walking (and horse riding if you're into that).
I would highly recommend a holiday in this area and especially these gites.
We'll definitely be back for a longer visit.
This is an amazing chateau in a beautifully quiet part of rural France. Armed with a road bike, there is hundreds of miles of quiet undulating roads where you are more likely to meet a cow in the field rather than a passing car. The gite's are finished to a very high standard and Pauline is an amazing host. Highly recommended.
This gite is fantastic, exceptionally high quality of furnishing. There is a lovely BBQ area out the back to sit and enjoy the evening sunshine. Pauline the host is very helpful with lots of information about what to do in the local area. Ideally located to visit the Vendee area.