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“Serenity for the Soul”

Review of The Barn at Vijon

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Rental Home -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Sainte-Severe-sur-Indre, Indre, Berry, Centre-Val de Loire

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sydspot
Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Serenity for the Soul”
Reviewed April 16, 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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The Barn at Vijon is situated in a small remote town. The unobstructed views look out onto the beautiful French countryside and you have the sensation you have found your own private sanctuary. The Barn has been restored to a very high standard and it is exceptionally clean and comfortable. So much attention has been paid to the small details. We stayed for four nights and were just as happy relaxing "at home" as we were to go out explore the area. The hosts, John and Anne, were the perfect balance of friendly but respectful of our privacy. We felt extremely comfortable at all times, not that sensation you can get at some properties where you feel someone is always watching you. We were there in early spring so it was still chilly outside. There is a beautiful wood burning fireplace and John ensured there was plenty of wood to keep us warm.
All in all, if you're looking for relaxation and to explore the area, I would 100% recommend this place. You won't be disappointed!

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Liked best: Extremely clean and comfortable. Must attention paid to the details.
Liked least: Lack of services in the immediate town.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Apr 17, 2016
Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to post such a wonderfully detailed review. We really value your opinion and are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much.
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Mark S
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic Barn Renovation and Very Friendly Helpful Hosts”
Reviewed November 2, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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person found this review helpful

We have travelled the EU several times and stayed at various places but the Barn at Vijon is without doubt the most impressive property we have stayed in, the hosts John and Ann are very welcoming friendly and helpful leaving us alone to enjoy our stay but always available if we did need any assistance.

We would not hesitate to stay at the barn again and would highly recommend it to anybody needing accommodation in this area of France.

John and Ann have done a fantastic job of converting the barn to a very high standard, thank you to both of you for a fantastic stay.

Mark Lisa and Kyle.

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Liked best: The whole experience was fantastic
Liked least: There was absolutely nothing to not like
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Nov 2, 2015
Thanks Mark for your wonderful review; we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. It's great to know that all our hard work on the barn renovation has been worthwhile.
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PaulnPam6...
Ulverston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful property in the heart of the peaceful French countryside”
Reviewed October 2, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We had an very relaxing and enjoyable stay in this delightful property. We were the first people to stay and a little apprehensive after booking, but our concerns were immediately allayed as the barn and setting were exactly to our liking. The hosts John and Anne were very welcoming and their recently converted barn very well finished and much better than the pictures suggested. The best feature for us was the balcony which looked out over the countryside. We spend many an hour peacefully reading, eating and enjoying the view. The setting is rural but towns and supermarkets are only a 15 minute drive away. Whilst there we cycled in the quiet countryside, visited lakes and medival towns. Highlights included the market at Boussac, having lunch by the river in La Celle Donoise and sunbathing at some of
the local lakes. In our experience this is one of the best holiday properties in France, we shall be returning.

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Liked best: The balcony and the peaceful countryside
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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tony b
Halifax, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Far better than described well worth every penny”
Reviewed September 27, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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Stayed at the Barn in early September for five nights. We were welcomed with open arms by the owners Anne and John who couldn't do enough for us. The property was clean to a very high standard. It had a warm cosy feeling about it which caused us to relax straight away. All though we were in a rural and quiet location we were only a ten minute drive to the nearest town with all the facilities we needed. The photographs do not do it justice. We had a very quiet and relaxing break there and would recommend it to anyone. Excellent place and great value for money.

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Liked best: Everything we wanted was there for our use
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Sandrine...
Merey-sous-Montrond, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 17, 2016 for a stay in October 2015
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Liked best: L'accueil et la gentillesse des hôtes
Liked least: néant
Traveling group: En famille avec adolescent(s)
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Feb 19, 2016
Nous vous remercions de votre avis - nous sommes très heureux que vous avez apprécié votre séjour et que vous étiez satisfaits de l'hébergement et des installations que nous fournissons. Nous nous réjouissons de vous accueillir à nouveau une autre fois.
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