We, a large family group with ages ranging from 3 to 80, had a wonderful week staying in Baloubet, Cor de la Brière and Double Espoir. There was something for everyone. The younger ones loved visiting the horses and made good use of the games room and the swimming pool. Older members played tennis, cycled or walked along quiet lanes with verges full of wildflowers, played boules or sat in the sun on Balobet’s balcony watching the swans on the lake. The kitchens are very well-equipped so cooking and eating were a pleasure. The living room of Double Espoir was easily large enough for our group of 22 to sit and eat together, and to entertain ourselves in the evening. Favourite excursions were to the castle in Falaise, to Bayeux and to the Chateau de Vendeurve, as well as to markets and the inevitable hypermarket. Our hosts, Ann and Tim, were most welcoming and helpful. All three gîtes are spacious, comfortable and maintained to a very high standard. I think we will return to Haras du Gazon. In particular, a week in the peace and comfort of Baloubet would be a wonderful restorative at any season of the year.