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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Benassay, Vienne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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jib
Cambridge, UK
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fantastic holiday!”
Reviewed 5 August 2015 for a stay in June 2015

This has been our second holiday at Lac de Maison, and we loved it just as much as the first time. The cottages are all fitted to an excellent standard and contain everything you could possibly need when holidaying with small children.
The grounds are wonderful - endless possibilities to entertain children (and adults!) with lots of activities, swings, sandpit, the fabulous pool, bike rides, pony rides, collecting eggs, running around in the garden, feeding the goats, or just relaxing in the hammocks or deckchairs. The new pirate ship was a particular hit with the children this year!
Anna and Simon are excellent hosts - always there to provide information or help with any questions, and they will go out of their way to accommodate any requests! And their BBQs are super-tasty.
I cannot recommend Lac de Maison highly enough to anyone wanting a relaxing and enjoyable holiday with their family.

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Liked best: The pool and the hammocks
Liked least: That it's so far away!
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Clare B
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great for kids!”
Reviewed 1 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Anna and Simon have a great place here, fantastically well equipped for kids. The Gite was comfortable and the play facilities great. The kids particularly enjoyed the pony rides and egg collecting from the chickens! Anna and Simon are great hosts and the ability to order their home-cooked meals delivered to your door was a real bonus!

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Liked best: The Gite and the play facilities for the kids
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
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sarahanne...
Paris
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“My favourite holiday destination for my family”
Reviewed 30 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

A great way to unwind for parents and kids. Everything you need is here. We would breakfast in the garden while the kids ran around on the very large play area. Meals are available on request. Egg collecting, barbecues, poney rides, swimming pool. A bit of a second home now for us and our 2 year old daughter. Thanks for your hospitality. We'll be back!

Travelling group: Young Children
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Kathryn S
Colchester, United Kingdom
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“A truly relaxing family holiday.”
Reviewed 27 July 2015 for a stay in August 2013

From the moment we step out of the car at Lac de Maison the tranquility and peacefulness of the place hits you. We were met my Anna and Simon who had our delicious welcome meal of homemade lasagne at the ready. Our girls aged 4 and 7 and teenage son immediately take off into the garden leaving us to settle in. Staying in Hollyhock is like home from home. The kitchen is fully equipped, the beds are comfortable and the cottage is spotlessly clean. Anna and Simon are wonderful hosts happy to help, taking the girls to collect the eggs in the morning, providing pony rides, not forgetting the delicious bbq. We loved taking the bikes out to enjoy lunch at the local golf course, trips to medieval Parthenay, the city of Poitiers for a spot of shopping and Green Venice. Although nothing can beat lying in a hammock at Lac de Maison with a good book listening to the children making friends and playing in the garden. For teenagers there is the play barn with table football, air hockey, wiii, and English satellite TV. The garden is well equipped with table tennis, volleyball, climbing frame, sand pit and slide. We can't wait to come back next year!

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Liked best: The freedom for the children allowing us to relax and de stress.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Stone20
Bucks, England
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5 reviews
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“Wonderful Holiday Cottage”
Reviewed 27 July 2015 for a stay in May 2014

We have spent our holidays at Lac de Maison for 3 years running, with friends of ours staying in the neighbouring cottages. It is a wonderful place to holiday with young children. The play facilities are just what is needed. The cottage is rustic but very comfortable and the Simon and Anna are wonderful hosts. They offer a warm welcome, relaxed environment, and great food delivered to your table if you want it (for a reasonable extra cost). We took our bikes with us, although there are bikes available there free of charge, and the local roads are flat and quiet so very easy to cycle to the local village for bread & croissants. It is lovely and rural and quiet (apart from the frogs!). We would highly recommend it.

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Liked best: Small cluster of properties to share with friends with good entertainment for children
Liked least: Not loads to do in the vicinity, but quiet, peaceful & rural
Travelling group: Young Children
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Joanne M
Brentwood, United Kingdom
1 review
“Very highly recommended”
Reviewed 26 July 2015 for a stay in July 2014

We have spent our last four Summer holidays at Lac de Maison, three of them in Hollyhock. It is a really lovely cottage with plenty of space for a family of 5 (or even 6), including two bathrooms. The cottage is equipped with everything you need from an excellent welcome pack to get you started, beautifully made beds and fresh white towels, a superbly equipped kitchen with (as well as the usual hob, oven, dishwasher, fridge, microwave) a washing machine and freezer, TV and lots of DVDs, to toys and books for a wide age range PLUS everything you may need for little people - cot, changing mat, bed guards, high chair, pushchair. The grounds are beautiful, our children spent hours and hours enjoying the garden and play equipment and escaped to the pool or barn if they needed to cool down or get out of the sun. The egg collecting and pony rides were a big hit with our children too. Anna & Simon's cooking is superb and the weekly BBQ is a really good way to get to know your neighbours if you haven't met them already. If you feel like a day out, there is also lots to do in the surrounding area. Our children were very very happy playing with their friends at Lac de Maison and we were very happy to sit back, relax and enjoy the pace of rural France and read lots of books! You really will feel like you have been on holiday after a week or two at Lac de Maison. Very highly recommended.

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relaxedpa...
Luxembourg
1 review
“Toddler heaven and parental haven all in one place.”
Reviewed 26 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

A very lovely holiday. Anna and Simon were very kind hosts. Our toddler adored the outdoor play area, "Tornado" the horse, collecting the eggs from the chickens, the swimming pool, the frogs in the pond, the bicycle journeys in the country lanes and to the nearest village. We enjoyed having the opportunity to switch off and relax in the knowledge that our little one was having a great time. It was also really nice to have the opportunity to choose between Anna's home cooking and self-catering. Would definitely return with the extended family.

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Liked best: The helpfulness of the hosts. The quiet location with so many things to occupy a toddler on your doorstep.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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