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“Rural France at its best”
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Fig Cottage
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Garden area beside pool
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Pool area 2
Pool area secured fence
Baby pool
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Bikes for our guests to ride
Mini golf at the lake in Sauze Vaussais
Playpark at lake in Sauze Vaussais
Lake at Sauze Vaussais great for fishing
Nearby forest good for walks
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View across the fields from our property
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Sauze-Vaussais, Deux-Sevres, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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kerrydoub...
Sothwest UK
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Rural France at its best”
Reviewed 14 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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We stayed in Fig Cottage, with our two young daughters, age 5 and 3. Our sister and brother in law stayed in the larger gite (petite maison) with their family, two 6 yrs olds and two teenagers, so we had the whole age spectrum to keep happy, and that we did!
Agnes, Cyril and Tamala made us very welcome upon our arrival, and made sure we had everything we needed. Agnes provided a generous welcome pack, and was always on hand if we needed any info on local markets, bakeries, places to visit etc. Tamala was also very helpful in giving us a guided tour on the bicycles, she also showed us where the play park was, although there was plenty for the children to do around the gites. The were lots of different routes you could take on the bikes that wouldn't be too far, or too hilly, taking in the lovely French countryside and enjoying the fields of sunflowers. Fig Cottage was equipped with everything we needed on our holiday. The beds were very comfortable, and in the heat of the summer, the bedrooms cool. There was a TV with satellite TV and a DVD player for wet days (luckily we had none!!). The kitchen was well equipped with utensils and bowls, serving dishes etc and the fridge had a small freezer compartment to keep a bit of ice cream & ice cubes!! outside the cottage is a lawn with a beautiful tree which provided welcome shade over lunchtime. Because the two families had taken both cottages, every meal was on the garden tables put together under the tree. Something like that is quite a treat, when life is so busy, to have the time to sit as a whole family and enjoy a meal together. The pool area was around the back of the property, but was safely fenced off. There were plenty of sunloungers and parasols, and Agnes filled the toddler pool for our youngest daughter. There was a paddock at the back of the pool, where the children could run, play, race. Very idyllic. Although the fence is not completely secure, and would not stop 'escapees' it was never a problem, as there was always someone around in that area with the children as it is out of view of the cottages.
We did have plans to visit 'green Venice' (Coulons) approx an hour away, but as the weather, cottage and surroundings were so lovely, we couldn't tear ourselves away, so spent the whole week enjoying doing absolutely nothing. The grown-up 'boys' loved spending time in the games barn, table tennis was THE game to play the whole week!!
I would have no hesitations in recommending fig cottage for your holiday, if you want complete peace, quiet, tranquility, yet space and freedom for the children to play and not worry about disturbing neighbours. (Sorry Agnes - hope we weren't too noisy!!!)

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Liked best: The pool area for the children, the lawn 'dining' area for the adults
Liked least: Having to leave at the end of the holiday
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Bea5
Essex, England
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The ultimate location for a peaceful holiday in France”
Reviewed 26 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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A warm welcome from Agnes, Cyril and Tamela upon arrival.

Fig Cottage is spotlessly clean, well equipped and very comfortable 2 bedroom (doubles) property. This cottage is connected to another cottage that sleeps 6 (perfect for sharing with your friends or family as we did).

Bicycles are available for cycling for the morning bread or exploring the local area.

Plenty of garden furniture from chairs & tables, to sunloungers and parasolls in the garden area and around the swimming pool. The pool is entered by a narrow wooden step ladder so could be difficult for disabled or infirm.

The games barn (table tennis, pool and darts) also provided great entertainment when shading from the sun or for evening tournaments with our friends!

There is a "Super U" supermarket just 10 minutes from the cottage. Visits to Melle (especially the Silver caves) and Niort are a must. We also took a trip to La Rochelle and Ile de Rae about an hour-and-a-half drive away, again well worth a visit. Our favourite location was Coulon for punting on the canals (like a little green venice) with some lovely restaurants too). Lots of local markets too for your fresh supplies (Agnes will provide you with a list of days).

Agnes is the perfect host, always available for any questions, provided some fantastic home grown tomatoes and cucumbers and surprised us with homemade pavlova and jam & cream scones - delicious!

Tamela (age 9) was also very helpful and a great friend to our son Joshua and our friends children Noah (9) and Delilah (5) over our 2 week holiday - they are missing her lots.

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Liked best: The location of property creates the ultimate peaceful retreat for a relaxing holiday
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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GaryBurnl...
Burnley
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“very clean modern comfortable relaxing cottage”
Reviewed 15 November 2011 for a stay in October 2011
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We were greeted with a warm welcome ,Agnes explained how to work the equipment TV,Sat,Cooker, Shower ect there are two lovley bedrooms at either end of the cottage so we unpacked and made ourselves at home.
It didnt take us long to sit down outside with a nice glass of red wine which was in the welcome pack.
The next day we had a good look around the area their is a good supermarket five mins drive away (SuperU) so we stocked up with food & drink.
We had a lovley stay we went site seeing most days as the coast is only 1hr 10 mins away there also many more sites to see more local.

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Liked best: clean modern with good amenities
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children
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Aline M
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 for a stay in August 2018
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Jordi P
Barcelona, Spain
1 review
Reviewed 20 August 2018 for a stay in August 2018
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