This is a remote gite situated in a very peaceful part of the Vendee. The gite is of the highest quality and is very well equipped. The views across the lake are superb and the swimming pool is next to the gite. We were made to feel very welcome straight away and Glenn, Svitlana and the family helped us to unload the car and settle in. There was a very good welcome pack of essentials to help us through the first evening. The gite is also quite close to the coast for days out. We did spend a lot of our time chilling out at the gite, it was so restful. We felt that we went as guests and departed with new friends. Thank you very much!
This was our second visit to the gites and I am sure it will not be our last. The standard of the accommodation is very high, everything really clean. Svitlana, Glenn and Vinnie are a warm welcoming family. We had a wonderful relaxing break, the view is spectacular and you can sit outside your gite whatever the weather as seating is under shelter. We spent most of our time, just relaxing, swimming and reading. No need to go off sight seeing, although we did visit Pou Du Fou for the night ciniescenie - well worth a visit.
Booked this very last minute and was so lucky to get the dates we wanted as the rest of the year is understandably pretty booked out! What a find this was!! A peaceful paradise right in the heart of the French countryside. Such a well appointed gite, with everything you could possibly want for self catering and more! Glen, Svitlana and their son Vince are wonderful hosts and seem to have thought to include everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The living/dining kitchen area was very spacious with lovely leather sofas, TV with UK sky package which we appreciated. DVD player, DVDs, books and games are all available in the gite. The bed was huge and comfortable, plenty of wardrobe and storage space, the bathroom was spacious too. Little touches like having a supply of tea, coffee and sugar there for you (enough for your whole stay!) a handy little container with salt, pepper and a few essential spices for cooking, cling film and foil, handwash and washing up liquid along with dishwasher tablets and tea towels. Bedding, towels (including pool towels) are all there for you too. There was also a "welcome" pack of a few essential groceries to get us started which was indeed very welcome!! The lake is huge and very pretty. Although we are do not fish, I bet it would be great if you did! Lovely to walk round the lake and sit in the gazebo in the middle relaxing with a drink and a book watching the fish jump out of the water for flies! Lots of other wildlife to keep you entertained too. Then last but by far not least, such a lovely swimming pool. So private and so peaceful to have it to ourselves for the duration of our stay. It is shared with the other gite and the family but while we were there we managed to bags it just to ourselves! So lucky. We loved the little town of Vouvant which is only about 20 minutes drive away, and has a lovely circular walk round the town, along the river and through the ramparts. There are at least 3 delightful café/restaurants here of which we tried two, Auberge Maitre Pannetier and Cafe Cour du Miracle and would recommend them both.
This was our third time visiting Lake Noble but our first in the winter. We always look forward to returning - not only to enjoy the gites and the surroundings but to see Glenn and Sveta. Their hospitality is endless and they always have lots of suggestions for things to do- or just to share a wine and have a chat. The gite with its log fire was warm and welcoming and in true French style the sun shone and walks around the lake and a walk to the local village and a visit to La Rochelle were both amazing. The one thing I can say is no matter how much you do or how little, Lakeside gites are a wonderful way to feel like you are in a home away from home! We will definitely return (again and again!).
I'd rather not review this property as I'd rather like to keep it a secret...but the owners, Glen and Sviltana, we think of as friends even after only 1 week. The gites are beautifully located by a small fishing lake and with only 2 this really is a quiet getaway. The accommodation is of a very high standard and there is everything you could wish for to self cater. We were cycling every day and the tiny roads bore little traffic so it was wonderfully safe. As a quiet place to relax and recharge your batteries it is excellent.
The pictures have not been photoshopped and it really is as beautiful as they show. We were made extremely welcome and it is hard if not impossible to critise. So many little touchs whihc made things so much more relaxing - pool towels, personlaised welcome pack, no security or clenaing deposit. Very comfortable for two, very quiet countryisde location but only ten minutesbto the supermarket. Fishing was challenging but pleanty to aim for and agin very little restrictions. We will return.
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