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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Parthenay, Deux-Sevres, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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janiedela...
salisbury
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Absolutely Fabulous!”
Reviewed September 29, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We stayed here for a glorious two weeks in August this year. Peter and Donna are wonderful hosts.....always able to give helpful advice on things to do locally, where to shop etc and they are great fun as well. Many a glass of wine was sipped with them in the garden!
The gite was immaculately clean and very well equipped - a real home from home.
I would recommend the Hyper U supermarket in Parthenay. It stocks everything you could possibly want, the wine is cheap, the vegetables are so fresh and the seafood is superb.
I would also highly recommend eating at the Forge a Feu (Donna will give you directions)! We had a truly superb lunch there. Also we had a couple of lovely meals at the restaurant in the village La p'tite Marmite. Make sure you also meet neighbour Jean-Michel who is charming!

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Liked best: Donna, Peter and Jean-Michel!
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Paris, France
Reviewed August 13, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 18, 2015
Merci. It was our pleasure to have you stay with us once again! Our best wishes...
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Chinon, France
Reviewed April 23, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

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Traveling group: Young Children
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Management Response
Apr 27, 2015
It was a pleasure to have you stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Peter & Donna
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Karen E
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“A wonderful gite, with lots of facilities on site.”
Reviewed October 8, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

My husband and I only booked this holiday gite 2 days before we arrived,(a last minute holiday). Donna rang me up at home to make sure I had received all relevant information before our journey.On arrival,we were met by Donna,who showed us around the Gite,which was large,spacious,and clean.The Kitchen was well stocked with items you may wish to use,the chilled beer and wine were much appreciated. The bed was very comfy, the ensuite bathroom spacious with a lovely shower. Donna & Peter were perfect hosts, giving us lots of local information,about restaurants & places to visit. They only live next door, but were not intrusive.
It was great to have the bikes to use. We also used the dingy on the river at the bottom of the garden,Peter provided us with life jackets,and a lesson on how to launch it safely into the water. The garden was a wonderful place to relax, either under the shade of the tree on the sun lounger,sitting on the swing seat over looking the river,or having a meal at one of the three tables provided. Having the basketball net,table tennis table, and boule pitch was an added bonus, so if you didn't want to travel far, you had plenty to entertain you on site. There were some great villages to visit nearby,Parthenay,St Loup-Lamaire,Airvault to name but a few. We especially liked our evenings out on the patio area, under the canopy, lit by fairy lights, sipping the local wine and eating local food, with the added bonus of having a drink and chat with our hosts on some occasions.

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Liked best: The garden area, with all its facilites.
Liked least: Road noise at times.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Len S
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Our second visit”
Reviewed September 6, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

This was our second visit to Au Pont - we enjoyed it so much last year we booked again before we had left.

Peter and Donna were the perfect hosts in this lovely, lovely setting. The river quietly flowing under the two bridges - great fishing ( mostly small stuff but there are some big ones in there - honest!) and a dingy for exploring the river and excellent cycling country as well.

These is just too much to do in a week or fortnight within easy driving - La Rochelle, Niort,The Loire Valley, La Mans and chateaus by the bucket full. All the local towns have lively markets to explore. Or, you can just grab a glass of your favourite tipple and watch the sun go down behind the village.

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Liked best: The river views and quiet country setting
Liked least: Leaving!
Traveling group: Teenagers
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 6, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Traveling group: Teenagers
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 14, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

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Liked best: The Beds were Divine!
Liked least: Nothing!
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 25-34
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