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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Coulonges sur l'Autize, Deux-Sevres, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Carly R
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Tranquil paradise!”
Reviewed June 11, 2019 for a stay in May 2019
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We cannot recommend Petit Paradis enough!
I don't know where to start, the house has lovely large rooms, yet remains cosy and nicely presented, the beds were SO comfortable and the shutters kept the house cool and dark in the mornings, even our toddler slept until 9am most days. The pool is huge, the hot tub a very welcome treat and the views of the countryside made sitting having lunch outside feel so relaxing. The kids loved the chickens and donkeys!
We very much enjoyed making friends with the goats down the road and indulging in lots of goats cheese. We had some lovely days out in Marais Portevin visiting the abbey and going on a guided boat trip.
All in all, we left very relaxed and feeling like we'd had an amazing week.
Thanks also to Philippe and Christian who were great hosts.

Date of stay: May 2019
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 17, 2019
Thank you for your comments about the cottage, its equipment and its environment. Other sites in "Green Venice" and others are to discover, can be next time?
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kimbartru...
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fabulous!”
Reviewed June 11, 2018 for a stay in May 2018

We enjoyed a wonderful week in Petit Paradis courtesy of Philippe and Christiane, who were kind, welcoming and knowledgeable hosts. Accommodation was spotlessly clean, beautifully appointed and perfect for our needs. Despite a couple of days of heavy rain, we enjoyed the pool and hot tub on sunnier days, and had fantastic weather over on Île-de-Ré where we explored the beaches. We were sad to leave, and can’t wait to return to this beautiful part of France!

Date of stay: May 2018
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 14, 2018
Despite some rainy days, not usual in June, you said us enjoy too the farmers market in our near village and the electric bicycles. Some other activities wait for your next coming back.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Keith B
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
“The peacful gite”
Reviewed May 2, 2018 for a stay in April 2018

Probably the best gite we have stayed at, excellently appointed, with a lovely pool, spa and a wonderful outlook. Included are two gorgeous donkeys. A thoroughly peaceful stay is guaranteed, our 5th stay, and hopefully not our last.

Date of stay: April 2018
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 9, 2018
It's always the same pleasure for us to welcome your friendly family, each two years.
More than La Rochelle you visited last time, we'll propose other attractive parks as PUY DU FOU or FUTUROSCOPE, during your next coming.
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Extraordi...
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“A real Find”
Reviewed August 9, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Petit Paradis lived up to our expectations as we thought it would having found it via the Alistair Sawdays site. Philippe and Christiane were perfect hosts. They made us very welcome and provided all sorts of useful information on places to visit etc but were not at all intrusive. Thank you both very much indeed. The level of comfort and decor within the house was good and the salt water pool and spa were great and both very clean. The location is perfect for a relaxing stay with quiet roads and trails for walking and cycling and we expect to return again in the future.

Date of stay: July 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 14, 2017
Very kind of you to let such comments. You enjoyed the cottage and the surrounding area, but many other places are to see further: atlantic coast with wonderful beaches, famous theme parks as FUTUROSCOPE and PUY DU FOU. Of course, we will be very pleased to see you again.
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Adventure...
1 review
“Paradis en Deux Sevres”
Reviewed July 23, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Beautiful house and charming hosts. Lovely warm pool and garden with pleasant views over countryside. Interesting area with pretty riverside villages. Very relaxing.

Spacious, comfortable, light and airy accommodation . Everything you need including electric bikes to make the holiday complete. We look forward to returning.

Date of stay: June 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 25, 2017
Pool, hot tub and stone thick walls of the cottage are appreciable when the weather is hot as your first week.
Many other places are to discover: the atlantic coast, the famous theme parcs as "Puy du Fou" and "Futuroscope".
We particularly appeciated your presence and your return would be for us too, a real pleasure.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
crabb224
Looe, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing property in a fabulous location”
Reviewed June 7, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Petit Paradis couldn't have been better for our holiday with friends and family. The Gite has been beautifully restored and the facilities provided are second to none.

The places we visited from here that I would definitely recommend are:

* Ile de Re which seems to be the west coasts version of St Tropez. Beautiful beaches, stunning marinas, great restaurants, etc (about 1 hour 15 to get there including the 3km long bridge from La Rochelle to the island)
* The Marie Poitevin region. We visited Coulon were we hired a boat to paddle around the canals and waterways. The Marie Poitevin is known as Green Venice with all the little villages nestled amongst the trees and waterways. (15 minute drive to get there)

There's heaps of other attractions and sites to visit but we wanted to enjoy Petit Paradis playing with the donkeys, fun in the pool, relaxing in the hot tub, walks through the countryside, etc so will definitely be returning to explore further.

Christiane and Philippe are the most wonderful hosts who we are looking forward to seeing again soon.

Thank you so much again.

Ben Crabb

Date of stay: May 2017
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 10, 2017
We are very satisfied you enjoyed this nice week in our cottage and the area around. More than "ile de ré" and "Marais Poitevin", there are, one hour around, famous theme parks, as "PUY DU FOU" and FUTUROSCOPE" and many more. It will be for your next returning and we are already glad to welcome you again. Thank you very much.
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Sahra L
Jersey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Mrs”
Reviewed September 22, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

This 'home away from home' has the wow factor for me.
It is beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable with fantastic views.
They have thought of everything to allow you to just relax and enjoy your holiday.
Philippe and Christiane are very welcoming and their knowledge of the area and things to do is amazing.
Thank you for having us.

Date of stay: September 2016
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 26, 2016
Yes, we try even to do that you feel better than at home, offering amenities of comfort and relaxation, more the nice weather, near the Atlantic coast. Many other things to do and see if you wish to be back; we will detail them with pleasure.
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