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“A fabulous French holiday”
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Very good
12 reviews
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Elegant dining room with Indian teak furniture
Chic Master bedroom with king sized bed and ensuite with large windows looking over the front garden
Kitchen Fireplace
Woodburner and butchers block
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Surgeres, Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Ian R
London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“A fabulous French holiday”
Reviewed 8 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

This was the first time we went to France as a family. We decided on the Atlantic coast around La Rochelle as it's wonderfully sunny and warm, but not the baking temperatures of the Med during August, which my delightful wife finds a tad challenging!!

The house was a delight; a wonderfully characterful place that was seriously roomy and very comfortable, English telly and wifi. Which meant my better half could keep up with Corrie (I've tried to wean her off soaps with more uplifting fare such as Mad Max, The Bourne Identity etc, but she just won't have it!), while I could read The Times and keep up with current affairs etc (yeah, right!).

The kids loved the swimming pool, and the garden was great for chilling out in with a bottle of red and some cheese and pate. There's a beautiful little French town, St Jean d'Angely, just up the road with some good shops and restaurants where we ate out a lot. La Rochelle was lovely, especially around the old harbourside at night with the craft market in full swing. Great for a wander after dinner! And just across the water, Ile de Re was so pretty!

A real advantage of this lovely old house is that although it's set in a sleepy little rural village, (the cockrel next door was in good voice each morning) it's only ten minutes from the motorway to Bordeaux, a truly majestic and historic city, and St Emilion, which was a stunning place to visit, both the town and the surrounding vineyards. If that wasn't enough, a mere 30 minutes away is this amazing marshland area that is crisscrossed with little waterways. It's called Green Venice, and you can see why. We hired a boat and paddled through this idyllic marshland countryside for a couple of hours enjoying a rather unique experience.

In the end, we really can't fault the place! A very pleasant and satisfying holiday with so much to do.

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Liked best: The ambience of the whole property
Liked least: No sound insulation between floors which made watching telly difficult when the kids were in bed.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Sep 2013
Hi Ian

Thankyou so much for your kind comments we are thrilled you had such a fantastic time there and are pleased also to hear it was your first visit to the region. You are welcome back anytime.

Kind Regards

Tim
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Nigel B
Corby, United Kingdom
1 review
“Typical Gite in peaceful setting”
Reviewed 6 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We stayed recently Maison Du Puits for a family holiday and found it located in a small village with good amenities and easy access to La Rochelle and surrounding areas. the location was peaceful with little noise or other disturbances allowing us to relax and unwind.

The pool is surrounded by a wall and gates giving us peace of mind that children could not accidentally gain access poolside, the garden areas are spacious and generally tidy.

The house itself was clean and maintained, the rooms were large and comfortable. The pool could be considered small by some but we found it perfect for our children to mess around, swim and generally have a good time.

The service from the caretakers was good and we would happily stay again and would recommend this to other families.

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 Sep 2013
Thanks Nigel

Really pleased you had good time. We would like to point out to all future guests the size of the pool is 8.1 m by 4.6m and 1.2 m deep

Hope to be welcoming you back one day!!

Tim
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Bradford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 December 2011 for a stay in April 2011

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Liked best: Lots of space, good weather and peace and quiet
Liked least: local restaurant was a bit quiet
Travelling group: With Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
1 Jan 2012
Thanks for your kind comments

Kind Regards

Tim
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Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 December 2011 for a stay in July 2011

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Liked best: The location and the lovely house and garden
Liked least: Nothing really
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
1 Jan 2012
Hi

We are glad we have "converted you"!!! You are welcome anytime. Kind Regards

Tim
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Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 November 2011 for a stay in May 2011

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Liked best: Relaxing with the family - felt very homely
Liked least: Overall travelling time with the extended family
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
2 Dec 2011
Hi Matt

Thanks for your kind review, we are really pleased you had a nice time with your family and that the kids enjoyed that storm!! You are all welcome back any time.

Have a good Christmas

Tim
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