A friend booked Maison Mandara for a group holiday based around a three-day visit to the Puy du Fou park. We were four adults, three teenagers and two eight year-old boys. The house never felt full and we had plenty of space to relax, either by the pool or in the garden area - taking advantage of the splendid barbecue.
Kevin could not have been more welcoming, and provided an excellent welcome meal, and a bottle of wine, for tired and hungry travelers.
The bedrooms were well provided for, and the house had all the facilities you need to make the holiday go smoothly (dishwasher, washing machine, stove, microwave etc.). The provision of TV/DVD/UK Sat TV helped in the quiet moments too.
The big plus was the pool table, a real pub table, which kept us entertained until the small hours...
The location is nice, with plenty to do within a distance of a short drive. As mentioned, we used the house as a base to visit the magnificent Puy du Fou historical theme park, and as such it was excellent.
Five stars all round, and a big thank you to Kevin!
We stayed here for a week in early August. 2 families of 4. Kevin welcomed us on arrival and there were a couple of welcome gifts in the fridge. The gite is very spacious and with 8 people did not feel cramped at any time. The kitchen is really well equipped and there is a bbq outside. The beds were really comfy and there were plenty of electric fans for when the weather was really, really hot. There are uk sockets in most rooms. Wi-fi was excellent with 8 people on various devices. The outside space was lovely. A great pool for the children to play on and loungers to relax on. The “pub room” was a great hit with our children- pool table and dart board. Supermarket was about 10 minutes drive and there was a small shop and boulangerie in the village. We had a wonderful week and would definitely recommend this gite to anyone planning to stay in the area.
Maison Mandara was perfect for our family holiday. Kevin was extremely helpful with all our questions about the gite and the local area and went out of his way to make sure we all (especially the kids) had the best holiday we could.
The gite has everything you could need and great wi-fi.
We would definitely come back again.
The gite is in a lovely setting, on the edge of a village with a boulangerie, bar, restaurant etc (although we didn't try the restaurant) all within easy walking distance. We visited Fontenay Le Comte which is a pleasant town and Vouvant which is a beautiful little medieval village nearby. Also there is a very good lakeside beach at Chassenon, which kept the children amused for a long time! But most of the time we stayed around the excellent pool and enjoyed the sunny weather.
We were a family of 6 adults, 3 children under 7 and a baby. The downstairs accommodation is excellent, with a large open plan lounge/kitchen/diner, a bathroom and a super games room, the pool table was used most evenings! Upstairs there are two good sized double bedrooms (one with bunk beds), a bedroom with two single beds and a double bed on the mezzanine, which can be partially screened off for privacy. The only slight problem here is that the access to the upstairs bathroom is from the mezzanine but with the screen this wasn't an issue for us. The mezzanine room and the twin room have opening sky lights and all the rooms upstairs have insect nets so that windows can be left open at night. The outside area is good, with plenty of seating and a good BBQ. There is a grassy area at the front and plenty of parking. Our host Kevin was very helpful too!
Stayed in July 2018 and we absolutely loved it. This must be our 10th holiday in France and this is the best place we've stayed. The gite is excellent and well equipped. There's loads of fans to keep cool, French and English sockets and excellent wifi for the kids.
Kevin the owner is on site and a great help with everything you need and a good source of info for all the local attractions.
Would come back again and recommend to anyone. A great holiday had by all.
Had a lovely holiday at Maison Mandara. Claire the owner gave us a lovely welcome to the property and met us at the door, we were given a tour of the property and advised if we needed any help to just ask. We visited as a party of 7. The pool was a major attraction for all of us especially my sisters boys that was the first thing they did on arrival jump in and chill out.
Its a lovely place to relax and thats exactly what we did the first few days. We were given a welcome pack from Claire & Kevin of basic foods which was much appreciated. Super U and Lidl are a 15 min drive away and have any food you will need for holidays.
We bbqd most nights at the gite as their is a bbq on premises. Two places to sit outside in the evenings i liked sitting at the smaller table as a bit more cosy.
The property has everything you need while away and plenty of space the boys had plenty to do with the pool table and ping pong table outside.
I would recommend visiting the village of Vouvant and Mervent two of the nicest places to visit the first Vouvant i wish i had found out about last wk.. i would of gone more often if i had known about this little french village we loved it there.
A good base for visiting the area inland and coast.
If you want a lovely holiday i would suggest you cant do better for relaxing and chilling out.
Enjoy if you book.
Val, George & The Jone's
The Gite was lovely a very good size and could easily accommodate 10 people, it had everything you could possibly need, the pool was lovely and very private - the village is very small and quiet perfect for a relaxing holiday and only 30minutes drive to Puy Du Fou. Claire and Kevin could not have been more helpful. Would definitely go back again.
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