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Holiday Rental House -
8 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Sleeps 20
Bagnizeau, Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Rachel M
Plymouth
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic place to stay”
Reviewed 2 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Have stayed her for the last four years in both Le Cognac and Le Pineau gîtes. Lovely place to stay, family friendly and great hosts. The pool is amazing and the diving lessons on a Thursday are a high point of the holiday. The gîtes are clean, beautiful and have everything you could need, including a dish washer and washing machine (so helpful with young children). If you need it the TV has English channels. Close to lots of local attractions and if you are unsure your hoasts have plenty of suggestions. There is a hanger with games in if the the weather isn't so great and there are swings and a trampoline in the large grounds.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jenni C
Carlisle, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Brilliant, lovely furnishings with all amenities”
Reviewed 27 September 2016 for a stay in June 2015

Travelled here for a month last year, the la charente gite we stayed in was lovely, it had all amenities including a washing machine, dishwasher and comfy beds. The kids loved the pool and they were safe enclosed in the walled gardens and the pool had a fence around for added safety. There is a covered hanger area with kids bikes and table tennis ect. The are is lovely and theres a lot to do within a reasonalby short drive. The owners Richard and Nikki were lovely and laid back, my children can be quite wild but they were never phazed and never bothered you aklthough they were there if you needed them. Would definately reccommend and return!

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
27 Sep 2016
Thank you Jenni, that's very kind. It was lovely to have met you all.
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Loz2y
Christchurch, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Very beautiful and relaxing Holiday”
Reviewed 4 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We stayed in The Charente gite for a weeks holiday with our 2 young children. What a beautiful complex. Our gite was ideal for the family and the gardens and pool were fabulous. The children loved to explore the gardens and enjoyed the swing ropes and seesaw especially. The gardens and pool are very well looked after by the owners and nothing was too much trouble. Could have done with a bit more hot water but this did not effect our holiday at all. Plenty of supermarkets nearby and the BBQ outside our gite was used on numerous occasions. We had a lovely holiday and will hopefully be returning another year.

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Liked best: Peace and quiet, pool and gardens
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
12 Jun 2014
Thank you for your lovely comments. We hope to see you all again. Kind regards.
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Helen E
Great Totham, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Fabulous holiday, welcoming and friendly owners.”
Reviewed 11 October 2013 for a stay in July 2013

We stayed in Le Cognac for two very hot weeks (see the owner's website for details) with our teenage daughter. The gite was comfortable, very clean, and supplied with everything we needed. Richard and Nikki were most helpful, and arranged a tour of a local cognac house for us, as well as including us in the village Bastille Day celebrations. The grounds were a bonus, with the beautiful pool and both sun and shade to cater for all tastes! Plenty to see and do locally, but we were also happy relaxing by the pool. It is an hour's drive to the sea, so not a beach holiday, not a problem for us.
A well needed rest for us!

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Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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JennyC736
Torquay, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
Reviewed 23 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013

The owners, Richard & Nikki, were incredibly kind,helpful & nothing was too much trouble even to moving in for us the exact bed & sofas that we wanted.
The gites are furnished to a very high standard & the cleaniless outstanding.
As we battle to find superking beds, decent sized bath, comfortable seating it was too blissful to not only have these boxes ticked but lots of others as well. The pool was kept immaculate & the gardens are quite beautiful even to a supply of herbs growing outside your kitchen door. Highly recommended.

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Liked best: The outstanding welcome & kindness of the owners
Liked least: Everything was top notch
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
26 Jun 2013
Thank you so very much for all your kind comments - it was lovely to meet you both and a pleasure to have you staying here. We hope to see you again one day. Kind regards Richard & Nikki
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Irishgour...
Dublin
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautifully Appointed Gites in superb Location , Peace for Parents and Fabulous fun for kids!”
Reviewed 23 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012

We rented the La Charante 2 bed gite for a week in August with our 6 and 9 year old children. The location is great and the fields of sunflowers were in bloom when we were there. It is conveniently located near Matha Cognac and Saintes and has excellent supermarkets nearby. There are 5 gites here with can be taken individually or would be fabulous for a group of families. The gite was spotless and cool and had everything you could need . The bedrooms are simple but with good linens and the bathroom was spotless with loads of hotwater and great pressure. The Kitchen was really fully equipped with from lovely wine glasses and sharp knives to dishwasher and lovely bowls and platters. There is satelite tv which was great for the olympics! There is an amazing saline pool which is cleaned diligently every day by Richard and where the kids spent many happy hours. it also has a convenient seperate shower and loo. Our kids adored the freedom of running to each other and playing in the hanger which was set up with babyfoot table tennis and swing ball. They have built their own boules court and there is a trampoline and swings and a lovely hidden area in the garden. Our hosts Richard and Nicky were so lovely and work very hard to keep their place top notch but are never too busy for a chat and a recommendation for wine or sightseeing. A great highlight was the dinner they cooked for everyone one evening which was both delicious and very sociable. I really enjoyed it and Richard is an excellent cook. This was one of our best holidays we have had as our children had the freedom to play safely , there was loads of shade with the trees and hanger so even when it was really hot it was comfortable. It was so quiet and we had a really really relaxing time. We were terribly jealous of the other guests who were staying 2 and 3 weeks. Would definitely go again.

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Liked best: The high standard of accommodation fab pool and the fun for the kids.
Liked least: that i was not staying longer!
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
30 Nov 2012
Thank you very much for your lovely comments. It was lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.
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