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Holiday Rental House -
1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2
Semoussac, Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Worthy09
lytham
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“First class.....”
Reviewed 19 June 2018 for a stay in June 2018

From the moment we booked the holiday last year...to saying goodbye..it was faultless. It is true what all the reviews say Chris & Martin really are the best hosts. The attention to detail is what makes the difference.....they want you to have the best holiday experience and will do their utmost to ensure it happens.

The garden room is devine and I could sit for hours looking out at the view...Mick would have spent hours in the pool, but there are so many lovely places to go I had to drag him away! Chris and Martin do give great advice about the locality.

The place was spotless clean and very comfortable.....and no time wasted on our return to spend a day doing all the washing.

I would definitely recommend a stay here you will not be disappointed, Chris and Martin thank you for a very relaxing holiday.

Date of stay: June 2018
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
2 Jul 2018
That's a lovely review - many thanks ! We're pleased you managed to drag Mick out of the pool occasionally to sample the delights of local places to visit ! And you returned home without washing to do ! It was a real pleasure welcoming you - you were perfect guests ! Thanks again ! Chris and Martin
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Chris R
Swindon
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Absolutely Heavenly!”
Reviewed 24 April 2018 for a stay in April 2018
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Absolutely perfect! Chris and Martin are the most wonderful, attentive yet discreet hosts. The cottage is perfect with a most beautiful garden room providing ample clear views of the stunning swimming pool and gorgeous garden and the peaceful French countryside beyond. Chris and Martin made sure that we would want for nothing and they achieved this seemingly effortlessly, yet their thoughtfulness is clear wherever you look. The kitchen is very well equipped and being trusted with a sharp knife was much appreciated!! The stairs to the first floor added to the joy of going to bed and the mattress was so comfortable that we ordered the very same one for delivery whilst on the ferry crossing home!
The location is perfect and with extremely knowledgeable touristic guidance from both Martin and Chris, our days out were longer than originally planned as we enjoyed the estuary harbour villages and those restaurants that were open at this time of the year. Days in were spent in the beautifully manicured garden (well done Martin!) and by the stunning pool. Despite the artic temperatures of the water (well, it was April), the pool was so inviting and the weather so warm, one had to take goose bumps to a new level and swim a few lengths. I am pleased to say that I have now regained feeling in my frozen toes (and all are accounted for!).
My wife and I needed a break following our long British Winter (started around August 2017 I think) and were seeking privacy, peace and tranquillity to recharge our spent batteries. We achieved this in abundance and more. Chris and Martin are the most wonderful, warm, kind and generous hosts and we very much look forward to the opportunity to re-visit later this year.
A big Thank You Martin and Chris from Chris and June xx

Date of stay: April 2018
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
12 May 2018
Chris and June - Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind and generous review ! It was a real pleasure to hear how much you enjoyed your stay !

And we think it's a 1st that someone's bought a mattress as a result of liking the gite's so much ! We're glad we decided to renew it - we usually do every year and it's great to know it's appreciated !!

But usually it's the wine people buy to take back with them !

We look forward to welcoming you both back !

Best wishes. Chris and Martin
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Desiree C
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very Nice cottage house”
Reviewed 15 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Lovely place to stay in A great enviroment with very Nice owners
You feel really welcome
Lot of Nice details, great garden with wonderful view. Near Lovely places like Bordeaux, Saintes and La Rochelle.

Date of stay: September 2017
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Management Response
30 Sep 2017
Desiree

Many thanks for your lovely review. We are pleased you enjoyed your holiday at the gite - and that the weather was a lot better than you returned to in the Netherlands !

Hartelijk dank voor uw mooie recensie. We zijn verheugd dat u van uw vakantie in de gite genoten was - en dat het weer veel beter was dan u terugkeerde naar Nederland!

Chris and Martin
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Sarah B
1 review
“Wonderful”
Reviewed 31 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017

A perfect sanctuary for those in need of some peace and tranquility, which we certainly were!
When we weren't swimming in the pool, we lazed around in the lovely garden, amongst the pots of geraniums, gazing at the views and basking in the sunshine.
On more energetic days we enjoyed exploring local villages and markets, taking advantage of the excellent (and very cheap) mussels and oysters. (Great cooking facilities at the gite.)
Martin was always on hand with weather updates, directions and advice about where to go (and chats, which we enjoyed!)
As already stated in other reviews, the gite was fantastically well equipped and comfortable, beautifully clean and the bed was really comfy (very important and not always the case in our experience!)
The only downside was that the week flew by so quickly. We've already booked again for next year and are counting down the days!

Date of stay: July 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
31 Aug 2017
Sarah

Many thanks for your lovely review ! It was a great pleasure to welcome you and we're delighted to be able to look forward to welcoming you back next year !

Your favourite spot at the end of the pool, gazing out across the valley to Semoussac church on the hill, will be waiting for you !

Thanks again. Martin and Chris
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Date of stay: August 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
28 Aug 2017
Mike - many thanks for your very kind review. We are delighted to hear that you found your 2nd visit to La Vieille Grange to be as welcoming as the 1st ! For our part, it was a pleasure to see 2 guests who were so clearly enjoying everything - figs and apples included ! We look forward to welcoming you both back again in due course. Best wishes, Chris and Martin
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