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“Peaceful & Comfortable - great place !”
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Gite La Belena, with private parking, dining area and BBQ
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Gite La Belena, with private parking, dining area and BBQ
10x5m pool, 1.2m shallow end, 2 m deep end with child friendly ledge Master bedroom, en-suite and private balcony with table & chairs
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Gite La Belena, with private parking, dining area and BBQ
10x5m pool, 1.2m shallow end, 2 m deep end with child friendly ledge
Master bedroom, en-suite and private balcony with table & chairs
Twin room with bunk beds
Fully equiped kitchen
Lounge with 2 sofas, flat screen TV
Open plan lounge
Relax on the sundeck overlooking the pool, with 8 seat table & chairs
Evening meals served on the sundeck, twice weekly
Honesty bar, with pub games. darts, cards & table skittles
Pool overlooking the grounds
Dining area from lounge
The view from your private balcony
Explore the 55 acres of paddocks, field and woodlands
La Voute surrounded by sunflowers
Local weekly market a must for all our guests
Beautiful village of Varaignes with weekly open BBQ's cooked by local French residents
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Angouleme, Charente, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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JackieEdm...
Newbury, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
97 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Peaceful & Comfortable - great place !”
Reviewed 9 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We stayed here for a week and enjoyed every single moment. The gite is immaculate and very well equipped with everything you could need. Paula & John are so friendly and willing that we hated having to leave. The dogs made it for us - what a happy bunch they are !

Although in the countryside the area is so pretty and you are never far away from all amenities. The roads are quiet and well signposted.

Cannot wait to go back again

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Liked best: The whole holiday
Liked least: Leaving !
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Oct 2013
Thank you so much for your fantastic review !! We are so happy you had such a lovely time with us and all our four legged friends....Hope you had a very 'special day' when you arrived home .
We look forward to seeing you both again.
Kindest regards
Paula & John
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victoriaw...
wirral
1 review
“A stunningly beautiful gite - in stunningly beautiful grounds.”
Reviewed 8 October 2013 for a stay in July 2013

We spent a week at La Belena in July 2013 - wished we had booked two! The gite was just as described and had everything that we needed to make our stay comfortable and relaxing. The grounds are steeped in history which John was very happy to chat about. The shared pool was just perfect to while away the sunny days. Paula and John were the most perfect hosts. They helped us endlessly. We would definitely recommend a stay at the property and we will be returning one day!!!

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Liked best: The pool and surrounding grounds
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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AliBethW
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautiful gite in stunning, relaxing rural Frnace”
Reviewed 24 September 2013 for a stay in July 2013

We spent an idyllic week at La Belena with our 2 children aged 6 and 8. The gite is a lovingly restored farm with a fantastic swimming pool nestled in the trees. It is such a relaxing place that we stayed there for days - swimming, playing table tennis under a tree... There's also lots to do nearby including canoeing and caves to visit. Paula and John are such friendly hosts and their lovely pets were a constant source of amusement for the children (as were the local lizards!). A highlight was a lovely meal prepared by our hosts and served on the veranda overlooking the pool. Bliss! Cannot recommend La Belena highly enough!

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Liked best: the pool and friendly hosts
Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
25 Sep 2013
Dear Ali & Scott,

Thank you so much for your fantastic review of La Belena, glad you had such a lovely time.
John and I would love to see you all again next year .
All the best.
Paula & John x
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BjornH201...
Manchester
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Idyllic family holiday”
Reviewed 16 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

The is our second year at la Belena. Paula and John are wonderful hosts and are so welcoming and helpful. The location is superb - it is far enough from shops (10minutes for the morning baguette) to allow you to relax (one car goes past the end of the lane every hour) ..... but close enough to lots of great towns and markets and things to do for the whole family. The accommodation is so comfortable and the lovely little touches make you really feel at home. The pool is superb - you can relax in the pool and gaze out over the countryside completely chillaxed. The most perfect place for a busy young family to relax after a long UK winter and spring. If I won the lottery, this is what I would do with the cash!

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Liked best: Tranquility
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
16 Aug 2013
Hi Bjorn,

Thank you so much for a great review, it was really good to see you all again.
Perhaps next year as well!!
Take care and love to all.
Paula & John
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Michael W
St Albans, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 18 March 2013 for a stay in May 2011
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We spent a most enjoyable week at La Voute in 2011. The Gite was very well equipped and comfortable. Ours was a spring holiday in May so we did not make use of the lovely swimming pool. A ride on one of the carriages was a first for us. Paula and John are first class hosts who will go out of their way to make your holiday a special one.

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Liked best: Paula John and their animals
Travelling group: Friends
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