Thank you for a fabulous holiday. A memorable 60th birthday for nanny and grandad. Wonderful gite. Friendly helpful owners. Good trips to Futurescope and monkey world. Superb restaurant at Aire de Rejallant good value and service. All amenities at the gite meet the needs for three generations of Owens'. Nothing to complain about – would certainly return.

Owen / Baker family.

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A beautiful house in a beautiful place. Our children here had a great time playing at the house, lots to see in the area too. The velo rails at confolens was their favorite. Hard work, but maybe a good thing after all that lovely French food!

Taylor family.

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A return visit to confirm it really was that good! Another excellent two weeks. Big thank you to hosts Kirsty & Martin – always happy to help – great pizzas too!

Currie family.

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We are not ready to go home!! Kirsty & Martin, you have the most wonderful & special home & we have had an amazing time here. The gite is perfect for us and our 4 little boys & they loved the pool & play area. Nothing was ever a problem with you & we instantly settled in like we would in our home. Fab pizzas too which was great on our last night. We really hope to see you all again some day soon!! Thank you for everything your home is the best!!!

Bond family.

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Thank you to Martin & Kirsty for a wonderful week here in this lovely gite. The welcome pack was fantastic and very much appreciated by us all :) Your gite is gorgeous and so well appointed especially for our young family – Phoebe and Rory loved the play area and all the animals! We loved going to the Aire dètente in Ruffec in the scorching hot weather as the river is so shallow that it was perfect paddling with P& R (3 & 1.5) and under lots of huge shady trees so ideal for very hot days. Huge thanks again to Martin & Kirsty for being great hosts.

Garrard family.

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What a beautiful place. The gite is extremely well appointed – we wanted for nothing. Our family included an elderly parent, stressed middle aged workaholics and two teenagers: A challenging package to entertain and please. Yet everyone of us was charmed not just by the accommodation and the helpful, lovely hosts, but also by the array of things to do in the area! There is so much to do if relaxing by the pool loses its appeal. Recommend – Vallée des Singes, walking the ramparts at Angouleme, kayaking the Charente and cycling the countryside. A week just wasn’t enough and we will be back! You have everything here that we need. - Thank you for everything.

Cross family.

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Thank you so much, we've had a wonderful stay in your very well equipped and superbly renovated barn. The welcome pack was most appreciated! Our boys loved the play area & animals and we all loved the pool area – just brilliant! Peaceful, quiet and relaxing surroundings. Recommend – Vallée des Singes, Nautilis, Les Antilles de Jonzac. - Thank you and we hope to be back soon!!

Lundy family.

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We have had a lovely week in the Gite, we feel that we've been here for longer. We had a very relaxing time in the wonderful surroundings. Even though our trip was very eventful with going to the doctors twice with the twins it has made our trip even more memorable – at least we used our school french! - thank you.

Harries family.

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We have had a thoroughly enjoyable visit here. Our kids 3.5 & 1.5 loved the playground and looking at the horses and goats! Martin & Kirsty are very hospitable hosts & made us feel very welcome at all times. There are lots of things to see & experience in this region, as mentioned by a number of other guests – the Vallée des Singes is well worth a look for a family day out. Many thanks again for a lovely holiday,

Kane family.

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Have enjoyed a great two weeks here. Weather has been superb. The Gîte is excellent. Our 16 month old daughter has really enjoyed the play area and the animals. Many thanks to our excellent hosts.

Currie family.

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We all loved the animals, the play park was great. The Gîte is really comfortable – loved the way Martin came to stoke the fire during the day while we were out. The perfect size holiday home for our family - Stephanie 11. Awsome gîte, loved the beds, great fireplace it keeps us really warm – Jonathan 7. I love the animals and the swings – Abigayle 4. Would love to come back in the summer and use the pool.

Rolfe family.

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Had a wonderful stay. We all loved the pool and the Gîte is perfect.

All sad to be leaving to return to the real world.

Davis family

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Well we're here again third year in a row!! but for two weeks this time.

Martin & family made us feel as welcome as ever & nothing is ever too much trouble.

The Gîte really is “home from home”.

We love it here so much we just had to book again for next year!!

Thank you so much.

Davis family.

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Thank you so much for a lovely holiday!

We had 2 great weeks at Escape to Charente – We really enjoyed the fab pool & gardens, the kids loved the playground & the goats & horses.

There is great space for all the kids to run around & explore.

Thanks to Martin & Kirsty, nothing was ever a problem from supplying bikes for us all to explore the beautiful countryside & for all the ideas for our holiday & for the food supplied. We really enjoyed our stay, thanks again.

Deely family.

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We braved our first holiday abroad as a family of 4 & survived unscathed! The Gîte was extremely comfortable with all the extra touches that make it homely – especially the comfy beds & good towels.

With a 1 & a 5 year old we needed to find things to do & managed to enjoy a number of different experiences.

Pizzas from the hosts were a lifesaver & delicious.

Seymour – Ratcliffe family.

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We had a lovely, sunny week in very comfortable surroundings – so peaceful & quiet.

Erin & Grace & Conor loved the pool & play area. Great covered area by the pool for BBQs.

Hewitt family.


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We have had a great week here, thanks very much! Kids loved the play area, ponies, donkeys, goats & pool ( as did we ), not to mention the tractor.

Strout family.

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Thanks for a lovely stay & your hospitality. We had a lovely stay in an area with plenty to do for the children and for us too!

Shaw family.

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A wonderful family holiday, everything we needed was to be found in the Gite, Kirsty and Martin made sure we were very comfortable! Thank you.

I feel very strong to have to mention that 2 of our 3 children have health problems and severe special needs, they settled perfectly and loved every minute of their holiday, at no point did Kirsty and her family make us feel uncomfortable with their noise.

A wonderful location, a wonderful Gite, perfect weather, very friendly family.

Perfect holiday, see you next year!!

Bell family.

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It's a truly beautiful area with lots to do and see. We decided to take as much in as we could. As we didn't get the full two weeks because of family commitments we still feel there are lots more we didn't see!

Had a lovely stay, Gite lovely – thank you!

Tucker family.

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A beautiful place to relax and unwind.

We have thoroughly enjoyed staying here, a home from home but with much better weather!! The countryside, villages & towns around here are also beautiful, all in all a great experience.

Gail, Wendy, Lulu & Millie.

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We have had a great time here. Martin and Kirsty were great with nothing being too much trouble. The Gite was stocked with everything we could ever need, no mean feat when we have a one year old!!!

Freddie will miss all the animals but especially Thelma and Louise.

Thanks for everything.

Adam, Clare and Freddie.

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A wonderful Gite in a gorgeous / relaxing location - we thoroughly enjoyed our week's stay. Martin and his family are fantastic hosts - very friendly and extremely helpful. Fabulous, fantastic, friendly, fun holiday had by the entire family. The children will miss feeding the animals.

Sarah, Richard, Olivia, Isabelle and William

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Splendida vacanza in una localita bellissima.
Abbiamo patto colazione all'aperto tutti i giorni, siamo stati benissimo!
L'appartamento è arredato con molto buon gusto è il letto è comodissimo
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Tiziana, Marco & Nab

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We have had an amazing break here, totally looked after, very welcoming and pizza's to die for!!
Within minutes of being here I felt the stress of London life slipping away.
Thank You.
Densie & Henry Bell xxx

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We have had a wonderful relaxing two weeks here in Charente. The gite is beautifully furnished and much thought has gone into it. Great attention to detail such as UK & French sockets, a well equipped kitchen etc. The boys have loved the pool and animals, in particular the regular visits from George and Matilda!!- Afraid we couldn't bring ourselves to squirt them!!

This is a fantastic location - peaceful surroundings but with plenty to do and visit nearby.

Sophie, Sam, Oscar & Benjamin.

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Beautiful gite in a wonderful setting, so quite and peaceful unlike Aaron (6) and Charlie (2) – sorry!! The gite is very comfortable and very well equipped and the family are the perfect hosts. Nothing is ever too much trouble. We've had a great week so much so we've already booked for next year. Would recommend visits to 'la vallee des signes' (monkey world) & 'Les geants du ciel' (birds of prey in a medieval town).

Thank you so much, John, Kay, Aaron and Charlie.

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A truly idyllic place - a perfect place for all the family. Was so relaxing to know that everything was so safe for our 21 month old daughter, but was lots to interest her & she never tired of visiting the animals, going to the swings followed by a swim in the beautiful pool!The pizzas and food was an added bonus. Thank you for providing such a relaxing and beautifully finished Gite in such a tranquil setting.

Jennie, Chris, Charlotte, Mick & Fiona.

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We have had a fantastic 2 weeks in your beautiful Gite which has been tastefully renovated. Beautiful surroundings & superb weather, the pool certainly helped to keep us cool, when it was so hot outside. We cannot thank you enough for your friendly hospitality & making us feel so welcome. We will certainly return again next year & recommend it to our friends & family who wish to have a relaxing, peaceful holiday. Good luck to you all & carry on the good work!!

Maureen & Roger.

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Wonderful holiday! Fantastic accommodation in what is truly beautiful countryside. From the pool to the bikes, from the animals to the river walks to the home-made pizzas! Thanks for ordering in the weather to boot! We have enjoyed this holiday immensely and thank you for your warm hospitality and friendly welcome. Can't wait to share this place with our friends & family back home - providing we get preferential booking for next year !! Wishing you all the very best for the future Simon, Karen, Samuel, Daniel, Eli & Zoe.

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We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your gite. In particular the pool is superb, the location is very quiet & relaxing & we very much appreciate your hospitality. We would certainly recommend as a holiday to get away from the stress of everyday life. Thanks - Anne & Martin

Comfy beds, love the 'White Company' linen, home from home comfort. We have trained George the ginger peril to be a good & well behaved 'chat' with the help of the water squirter - next guests, keep up the good work! Will certainly recommend to friends and family.

Bon Vacances - Alex & Paul

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We really enjoyed our 3 weeks in your lovely gite. It is so peaceful here very relaxing and equipped with everything needed for a great family holiday. Beautiful pool and surroundings, very hospitable family, well worth a visit.

Sharon, Vernon & Conor.

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It was a great pleasure to spend a week in your gite. Thanks again for everything.

Regards - Anne-Sophie.

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Stunning, tranquil surroundings lead onto the gite, which is beautifully renovated, stylishly furnished and with a very welcoming family of hosts. Very child and parent friendly. Much thought has gone into preparing the accommodation to cater for all requirements. Charente has much to offer, from walks through fields of sunflowers, to paddling in rivers and eating out at the many restaurants. We strongly recommend a visit.

All the best - Francesca, Adam, Imogen & Daniel.

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Warm and friendly hospitality, with every convenience provided for; excellent converted barn accommodation that strikes just the right balance between modern and homely; and most importantly, beautiful peaceful surroundings- the views of huge skies and open countryside from the pool are something else! We wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anyone seeking a relaxing break. Thank you for a lovely stay, and good luck with your venture.

Rakhee & David.