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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.