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“Beautiful, tranquil hideaway”
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Le Cerisier, taken from the owners' property
Comfortable seating and the entrance doors
Exposed beams
General view of upstairs living area
The kitchen
Dining area and kitchen
Super king size bed
The shower room
Shower
Shady spot by the pool
Perfect for a late evening dip
Relax!
The private garden
Private garden from another angle
Leading up to the gite
The scented white lilac tree in May, just next to the gite.
The Cherry Tree - just reach over and pick!
Full of fruit!
Spring time
Coffee on the balcony
From the pool
Corner of the garden
The height of summer
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Holiday Rental House -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Cognac, Charente, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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holiday18...
Geneva, Switzerland
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Beautiful, tranquil hideaway”
Reviewed 22 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Le Cerisier is one of the best self-catering properties we have stayed in. The building itself has been sympathetically converted to form a beautiful, well-appointed tranquil place to enjoy a week away from life and the pool is a fabulous bonus. John and Yvonne were the perfect hosts; incredibly welcoming and helpful but not at all intrusive. The area is very picturesque with plenty to visit. We hope to be able to return next year!

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Management Response
22 Sep 2015
Thank you so much for this lovely review. We are so pleased you had a relaxing stay. We too hope to see you again next year. Don't work too hard in the meantime!
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Gill M
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A fantastic gite!”
Reviewed 18 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

This is a perfect gite to stay in. Yvonne and John are excellent hosts, they are around to recommend places to visits and restaurants to eat in but allow guests to have a quiet relaxing break on their own as well. The gite is spotless and extremely well equipped. The pool is also clean and has a pleasant shaded area. With a vineyard down the road, this is the ideal spot for a holiday in the Charente. Highly recommended.

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Liked best: The excellent gite and facilities
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
4 Sep 2015
We are so sorry not to be able to respond more personally but we are not being asked to verify reviewers so have no idea who was kind enough to post the above review. We hope to resolve this situation soon with Holiday Lettings/TripAdvisor.
However, thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to review Le Cerisier: we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Chris R
Stamford Bridge, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect place for a relaxing holiday with wonderful hosts.”
Reviewed 30 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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John and Yvonne have the right balance. Very friendly and welcoming but unobtrusive. The place has been appointed to a high standard and is very comfortable. The private patio and shared swimming pool are great.
On the face of it there isn't much to do in the locality but once you make enquiries there are some great places. We recommend Jarnac ( lunch at L'Alambic - great salads), Jonzac, Bourg Charente and Mouthieres sur Boeme where we found a wonderful garden visit at Logis de Forge - telephone 05 45 65 84 -22. You need to book a visit but well worth doing so. Within walking distance is G&C Raby who produce cognac, wine, Pineau de Charentes. Cecile Raby (excellent English) will show visitors around. Tasting the products is a must and there are opportunities to purchase too.

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Liked best: Comfortable accommodation in a wonderful location.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
3 Aug 2015
Thank you so much for your review. We are pleased you found some of the attractions which abound in the nearby area. We would love to see you back here again and to share this beautiful part of the Charente with you both.
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Vanessa C
Greater London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Stunningly perfect place for two”
Reviewed 21 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We had the most relaxing and enjoyable week. The owners are on hand should you have any questions. The gite is perfectly placed on the property and is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. The pool is an added bonus for those hotter than average June days and the bedroom remained cool throughout our stay. The surroundings will take your breath away, well, they did mine. You are surrounded by vines beyond the walled garden that were a true delight. I sincerely hope to return in the near future.

John and Yvonne, you have a true gem , in Le Cerisier.

Best wishes to you both and cuddles to Clyde

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Liked best: Was ideal getaway for two
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
3 Aug 2015
Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write a review of Le Cerisier - we are really grateful. It's good to know that everything went to plan and that you were able to relax in the calm that is Le Cerisier. We too think we have found a gem and are more than happy when our guests tell us that they have enjoyed their time with us. We do hope to see you both back here again in the not too distant future. Clyde says thank you for the cuddles!
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1webwiz
San Jose, California
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Spectacular Accommodations & Ideal Loaction to Explore the Charente!”
Reviewed 1 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

One just can't say enough about Le Cerisier. All the previous reviewers were completely accurate in their descriptions. John and Yvonne are wonderful hosts. They were totally prepared for our arrival and even invited us to join them for apéro our first evening there. As we are traveling through the the Charente and Aquitaine regions considering where we would like to live when we are both retired in two years, we really appreciated the opportunity to talk with them about their own experience living as expats in France.

In addition, our hosts provided great recommendations and advice about the area. One in particular that shouldn't be missed is a visit to the G & C Raby cognac producers located within walking distance of the gîte. Skip the tours of the big name cognac houses and go there instead. You will not regret it. We enjoyed a long and very detailed private tour conducted in English by our charming guide, Miriam, which included a tasting of two Pineaus and three cognacs. We purchased the Pineaus and a bottle of the best cognac to enjoy on the rest of our journey.

There are many beautiful and interesting locations to visit within easy driving distance of the gîte. We enjoyed discovering Pons, Saintes, and Cognac on one day trip and the coastal cities of La Rochelle, Rochefort, and Royan on another.

There were several days we were happy to just stay at "home" and relax enjoying the pool and various dining options of the gîte depending on the time of day -- back patio for breakfast, poolside for apéro, and front patio for dinner. My husband is a fantastic chef and was able to cook many delectable meals in the well-equipped kitchen.

The oversized (by French standards) bed was very comfortable and remained cool all day due to its downstairs location. My husband slept solidly every night which is a challenge for him even at home. It was quiet and peaceful the entire week. I couldn't be happier that we chose Le Cerisier for our week in the Charente.

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Liked best: Attentiveness of our hosts, John & Yvonne, to every detail
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
15 Jul 2015
Thank you so much for this review. We are so glad you had a great time at Le Cerisier.
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