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Les Chauvins; 17th Century Farmhouse & Maison D'Amis
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Les Chauvins; 17th Century Farmhouse & Maison D'Amis
20ft x 30ft swimming pool, sheltered in the walls of an old barn The pool has a powerful jetstream to swim against (Sallow end 1m, deep end 2m)
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Les Chauvins; 17th Century Farmhouse & Maison D'Amis
20ft x 30ft swimming pool, sheltered in the walls of an old barn
The pool has a powerful jetstream to swim against (Sallow end 1m, deep end 2m)
The sunbathing area from the Games Room to the pool
A view of the pool from a bedroom in The Farmhouse
Relax in our banana chairs and take in the breathtaking view
Have fun in the games room, with the pool table, baby football, darts, Wii bar and gym
The games room has everything for a party; Music, bar with fridge, space......
The dining room in The Farmhouse, with original fireplace is cool in the summer
The kitchen in the Farmhouse leads onto the bar-b-que and terrace area for al fresco dining
One of the two bedrooms in the north wing of the farmhouse, overlook the swimming pool
The Juliette room in the south wing of The Farmhouse
A queen size bed is one of the beds in the twin room of The Farmhouse
The Maison D'Amis, a beautiful 17th Century Cottage
The sitting room in The Maison D'Amis, with log burner, flat screen TV and wonderful views
The spacious kitchen/breakfastroom in the Maison D'Amis
The original antique French bed in the ensuite double bedroom, Maison D'Amis
A double bedroom in The Maison D'Amis
Enjoy one of the many terraces here at Les Chauvins
Fields of sunflowers welcome you to Les Chauvins
Les Chauvins can host your party. Perfect!
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Farmhouse -
8 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 18
Salles-Lavalette, Charente, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Chesterfield
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66 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Two Great Holidays in One”
Reviewed 29 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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We took our extended family for the first week and my wife and I stayed on our own for the second week.

The first week was fabulous everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves particularly the children. There were plenty of activities to keep them occupied from playing in the swimming pool to table games in the barn and games room to exploring the extensive gardens, they simply had the time of there lives. So much so my 5 year old Grandson was reduced to tears when it was time to go home as he loved it so much.

The second week was just the wife and I and it was a totally different place, quiet, relaxing, and very restful. Madeleine and Marcus are the perfect hosts, always had a smile and always willing to offer advice on where to go and what to do, we love then both. We have now returned back home to our hectic lives with our batteries well and truly charged. This was our second visit and before we left, we booked our third. Says it all really....

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Liked best: The character and location
Liked least: Absolutely nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
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TSandford
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful. Perfect for a large family who want to chill out!”
Reviewed 14 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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person found this review helpful

We spent a fantastic week at Les Chauvins. The whole extended family fitted in with room to spare. So much to do for all ages in the games rooms - we were never bored! Madeline & Marcus were excellent hosts and could not have been more helpful or friendly.
We'll be back!

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Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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gabriella...
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A beautiful holiday home in a beautiful location”
Reviewed 17 January 2014 for a stay in August 2013
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person found this review helpful

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at les chauvins, with 11 in our party we found we had plenty of room to accommodate all of us (it is often difficult to find a good holiday home for this many), with some people choosing to relax in the beautiful pool area and some preferring to play pool in the games room. The house was immaculate and the attention to detail was fantastic. Particular highlights were all the animals ... the chickens and their chicks following us to dinner and hoovering up the crumbs from our croissants in the morning, as well as the goats and guinea pigs providing lots of entertainment. We loved the markets at Chalais and Riberac, as well as the river beach at Aubeterre, Madeleine and Marcus were really helpful in recommending places to visit! Thank you for an absolutely wonderful holiday all round, we had a brilliant time! :)

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Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Emily R
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful place to stay”
Reviewed 6 November 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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person found this review helpful

We celebrated my mum and dads 40th wedding anniversary here. I can not recommend it more highly, beautiful location, property is stunning and a really good size for larger parties. The owners Madeline and Marcus - could not have been more helpful, they went beyond the call of duty in helping us to organise the party we had one night at the property, hugely helpful and so kind and nothing ever seemed to be too much trouble for them. They both made our stay really really special and we have very happy memories. Can't wait to go back!

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Dawn O
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
“What an amazing holiday”
Reviewed 17 October 2013 for a stay in June 2013

We spent a week at Les Chauvins in June 2013 and we had an absolutely fabulous time. Marcus and Madelaine, were the perfect hosts, very friendly and helpful who couldn't do enough for you. The accommodation was first class, very clean and spacious and well equipped. We are returning again next year with more of our extended family and hope we will be returning for more years to come. Very enjoyable holiday. See you next year :-)

Peter & Dawn Outram

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Liked best: The laid back feel
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Lucy S
Cotswolds, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A real gem of a place.”
Reviewed 7 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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I stayed here with 10 members of my family and we had the most relaxing time at Les Chauvins. Madeline and Marcus were wonderful hosts and made us all feel welcome.

Our accommodation was immaculate, the pool gorgeous and surrounding countryside stunning. We were in the middle of fields of sunflowers and hay bales. We were ideally situated as local amenities were just a short drive away. Every morning a few of us borrowed the bikes to ride to the village bakery to get croissants and baguettes. What a treat!

My daughters loved feeding the guinea pigs and goats in the garden.

There was so much to do in the area but it was really hard leaving the lovely pool and garden!

Madeline and Marcus were on hand at all times and gave great advice of where to visit and dine.

I would have no hesitation recommending this holiday let and would love to go back.

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Liked best: The pool
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Large groups
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VixFin
Southampton
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Everything we wanted & more!”
Reviewed 6 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

13 members (3 generations) of our family enjoyed the most relaxing 2 weeks at Les Chauvins. We all stayed in the farmhouse & cottage & there was plenty of space for us to spread out & do our own thing in the day & then come together for dinner in the evening.

We stayed in the farmhouse in a beautiful, light & airy room and spent most of our time lounging in the sun in the court yard or down by the pool as we were lucky with 2 full weeks of sun.

The owners made us feel welcome from day 1 & their local knowledge is brilliant, those little restaurants tucked away you wouldn't know were there along with local events, we went to the local Bric a Brac & the Friday market in the town nearby.

The location was idyllic and I would recommend a bike ride to the local bakery in the mornings for fresh baguette & croissants as the views are stunning especially first thing in the morning. There's also a lovely little walk down into the neighbouring fields, along the stream & into the woods.

We got to the last day of holiday not wanting to go home & I would recommend Les Chauvins to both small & larger groups of friends & families as there's so much space for everyone to have some time apart & just relax as well as having the space to come together in the evenings.

Lovely properties, welcoming owners, beautiful setting & so many wonderful memories to take away.

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Liked best: The property as it suited everyones different needs
Liked least: Going home
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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