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“Heaven on a shoestring”
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Maison des quatre niches
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11 reviews
Maison des quatre niches
Relaxation at the pool side
Owners house, Chateau de Coindrias
Kitchen
Living room and sofa bed
Master bedroom
Bedroom
Dining area
Family bathroom
Pool area with sun chairs
From the parc
Garden
Grapes next to the gite
Pool area seen from the balcony in the main house
Night swimming
Pool area
BBQ
From the parc
Bicycles to use for guests
'Orangerie' under the roof for dining and relaxing in the shadow
From the orangerie
From the garden
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Blaye, Gironde, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Rowan M
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Heaven on a shoestring”
Reviewed 18 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

As I write this, I am 5 days into my second stay with Lars and Susanne in MQN. We were looking for peace and tranquility in a beautiful remote setting and we've found it all right here.

3 minutes down the small country road, we have a bustling country town with an excellent supermarket and 5 minutes in the other direction and we are onto the A10, taking us on one of our many excursions.

Bordeaux is 40 minutes away and a real jewel of a city - great galleries, historical sites and shopping - and the Aquitaine is a delight from one end to the other.

The gite itself is a home away from home. Well-equipped and roomy kitchen. A great charcoal BBQ, and even in the stifling heat the breeze blows through the vineyards that surround the gite and keeps the house very comfortable.

Great value. Great hosts, who are incredibly welcoming and helpful with local knowledge. Perfect facilities - we share the pool with just one other family, so we often have it just to ourselves!

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Liked best: Peace and quiet, great local produce, proximity to everything we wanted to visit.
Liked least: I literally cannot find one fault with MQN
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
24 Aug 2016
This is the second time Marie, Rowan and family has booked a holiday with us. What can I say, great guests, interesting people, nice to talk to and with, they are very welcome any other time.
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Roy M
2 reviews
“Wonderful property and hosts”
Reviewed 1 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Our stay at maison des quatre niches was excellent, the house was first class, we had a lovely week, both from a relaxation and weather wise point of view, and our hosts Susanne and Lars were truly excellent people, nothing was too much trouble.
We will definitely return.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Jonathan...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Wonderful, Tranquil and Charming.”
Reviewed 17 November 2014 for a stay in June 2014

My partner and I couldn't have had a nicer week. The gite has very recently been rebuilt and is appointed to a very high spec, but manages not to loose its period charm. Everything we could have needed (including a basket of fresh local food & wine) was provided. Linen, furniture and cooking utensils etc were all provided, and were of an excellent standard. Lars and Susanne were wonderful hosts; friendly and hospitable whilst also giving us plenty of space to relax and spend time together. The property is stunning, with their gorgeous parkland garden and the adjoining vineyards both literally running up to the front porch of the gite. A perfect romantic retreat.

We found it a very easy journey from Bordeaux airport, and the local area is sleepy, idyllic, and not mobbed with tourists, so a lovely spot for some laid back exploring, in between evenings on the fabulous local wine.

Highly, highly recommended.

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Liked best: The feel of the gite & surrounding garden - magical.
Liked least: Leaving.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Sian H
Brussels, Belgium
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Rustic charm with Danish functionality!”
Reviewed 24 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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We had a wonderful week in Maison des quatres niches.

The house was absolutely perfect for a family four. Susanne and Lars have successfully married French rustic style with Danish functionality. It has everything including the basics you'd need for a week such as sugar, salt and cleaning products. Susanne also very generously left a welcome pack complete with wine, breads, fruit, vegetables from the garden, pâté and cheese!

The grounds sit on the edge of a vineyard and are lovingily maintained. The swings were a hit with our kids, as was the pool which is crystal clear and not too deep so good for first swimmers as well as adults.

We used the house as a base for trips. The Altlantic coast is only a short drive away and particularly worth a visit.

We'll definitely be going back!!

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RaelDavis
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“A wonderful escape”
Reviewed 18 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

This was our first driving holiday to France and although we were nervous it turned out to wonderful and we will definately be doing it again. A large part of the success was the accomodation.

The site is well located close to the local villages and easily accessible from the highway (although we did get a bit lost on the way in).

The unit itself is clean and well set up. Since there are only two units on the site it we found it very peaceful and relaxing. Our kids (7,7 and 10) spent most of their time in the pool and exploring the gardens but we also took them on walks around the area and even managed a few bike rides (the bikes were kindly provided by our hosts). Access to wifi on site also was very useful.

A few highlights:
* On arrival we found a most delightful welcome pack of local wine, bread and spreads provided by our hosts.
* Popping off early in the morning to get fresh baguettes, and eating them on the patio with fresh coffee.
* Visiting the local market in Blane, getting fresh sardines and trying to cook them.
* Visting Bordeaux which is magnificent.

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Liked best: Location, price, pool
Liked least: Bedding and mattresses
Travelling group: Extended Family
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GILLIAN C
Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
“A beautiful place with fabulous hosts”
Reviewed 30 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

The gite was comfortable and spotlessly clean, with lovely linen on the beds and a delicious welcome pack of cheeses, fruit, veg and wine to greet us on our arrival. Suzanne and Laars were wonderful hosts. Nothing was too much trouble, they were kind and friendly and did all they could to make our stay a happy one. They even found a child's bike for my daughter to ride.
The pool was crystal clear and delightfully warm to swim in, with sun loungers and lovely shady trees along one side for when the sun got too hot. The swing set (shaded by trees) and sandpit were visible from the gite, making supervision easy and the terrace was great to eat out on and relax. We made full use of the barbeque too.
We had planned to do a lot of sightseeing, but in the end it was so relaxing to sit by the pool and stroll around the beautiful garden that we spent more time that we had expected at the gite.
We had a great time. Thank you.

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Liked best: The swimming pool, beautiful gardens and tranquil setting.
Travelling group: Young Children
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Nav50
Tourlaville, France
1 review
Reviewed 13 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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Travelling group: En famille avec adolescent(s)
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