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“Outstanding - a fantastic family friendly property”

Review of La Retraite

La Retraite
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Excellent
24 reviews
La Retraite
pool
pool
pool
pool
rear patio
main lounge
main lounge
main lounge
TV room
dining room
dining room
kitchen
bedroom
main bathroom
main bathroom
field at Simoussais
La Ferme Flamande, local restaurant
Surgeres
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Holiday Rental House -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Surgeres, Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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FishfaceM...
Manche
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10 reviews
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“Outstanding - a fantastic family friendly property”
Reviewed 27 June 2012 for a stay in June 2012

We holidayed with friends. 4 adults, 2 x 7 year olds and 2 x 6 year olds. Stayed in many gites in France before but nothing quite like this! Cannot sing the praises of La Retraite and Alan the owner enough. The property was perfect! Stylishly and thoughtfully appointed with every attention to detail - especially for your children, catered for. The house, grounds and pool were immaculate and the kitchen well equipped for those who love to cook. The fantastic assortment of cycles in the garage a huge bonus too!

Admittedly the weather could have been better or our stay, but the ever helpful Alan was not short of ideas for things to us to do texting with advice and guidance. On the third day having visited the Aquarium at La Rochelle and one of the amazing local indoor pools, the rain dried up and we took the bikes out around the local villages. Day 4 saw a punt trip along the local canals which in our opinion is a "must do". Day 5 Cognac and day 6 a spectacular lunch in Ile de Re.

The children loved the pool an the gardens. It was so wonderful knowing you could lock the pool gates and the kids could roam free around the of the property perfectly safely.

There was so much more we could have done as the property is ideally located for many many things to do for all ages.

We will definitely book again!

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Liked best: The well equipped kitchen
Liked least: problematic wifi access
Travelling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 June 2012 for a stay in May 2012

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Liked best: The pool and the house
Liked least: everything was lovely
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 June 2012 for a stay in April 2012

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Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 June 2012 for a stay in May 2012

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 May 2012 for a stay in September 2011

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Liked best: The fact that is was fitted out as a second home and not as a holiday let with the basics
Liked least: nothing really
Travelling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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