We stayed at Le Manoir de Gurson in August 2017. From the minute we arrived, our party of two families (4 adults and 5 kids), all felt instantly at home, both from the stunning setting and of course the wonderful welcome Charmaine gave us. Throughout our stay, Charmaine was the perfect host and hits the perfect balance between giving guests their privacy whilst still being on hand to help when she can. We visited St Emilion whilst staying which was well worth it and only half an hour away. The monolithic church tour was incredible. On Charmaine's recommendation, we also visited Chateau La Plante for a wine tasting with the lovely Jacques Mornaud. Incredibly priced, fantastic wine!
For those that like to fish, we caught numerous black bass up to 2lb on small plugs and carp up to 6lb on boilies although they seemed to like floating croutons more!! The lake is also full of small roach which you can catch on maggot or sweetcorn. The wildlife is stunning: we saw Deer, Coypu, Terrapins, Kingfishers and the resident Heron.
The nearby Lac De Gurson is 10 minutes by bike and offers swimming and canoeing. All in all a wonderful stay with no negatives! Charmaine even let the kids push her in the pool!!!
The Manoire is spacious and comfortable, it is shabby chic, rather than ultra modern, but that is part of its charm and everywhere was spotlessly clean. Charmaine (the owner) was attentive, but never intrusive and made us and our dogs feel so welcome. We wanted for nothing during our stay and cannot recommend it enough. Superb!!
It was our third stay at the most lovely and peaceful place and again: We all had done hard work the weeks before our holiday and it took not more than a few hours to feel so relaxed. Again we enjoyed the kitchen and the cooking and of course the sightseeing with our bicycles. Thanks Charmaine for a wonderful stay!!!
Charmaine was the perfect host in the perfect location. There is nothing more we could have asked for. The photos don't do the Maison justice and our breath was taken away as we pulled up the long drive towards to the property. Each bedroom having an en suite was perfect and everything about the house was great. Charmaine was on hand to answer any questions and give us advice on all the local events and attractions. Thank you
Just perfect for all the family to be together. Everything you need us at hand and Charmaine was so helpful, even recharging our car battery for us. Perfect setting if you want total peace. Thank you.