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“Amazing property”

Review of Vacheroy Gite

Our Gite in the heart of the French countryside, sleeps  6 people. Relax in French sunshine
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Our Gite in the heart of the French countryside, sleeps  6 people. Relax in French sunshine
Light & airy lounge diner with old Elm beams & mezzanine area above
The countryside & rear garden view from the kitchen window
Moroccan influence lanterns above the outside dining terrace & BBQ area
Bunk beds (Downstairs opposite family bathroom) Curtain for privacy
Outdoor Table Tennis and pool table
Shaded outdoor lounge area with views over the pool & garden
Private, fenced, child & pet friendly, secure garden area with swing set & Tiny Tots slide.
The iconic sunflower fields of rural France
The village church across the fields in front of Vacheroy Gite
Sunset over the securely covered swimming pool
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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Sousmoulins, Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Vicky W
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Amazing property”
Reviewed 30 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

We arrived for a two week holiday at 8pm on the Saturday night with two young children (aged 4 and 6) and a crazy dog and were given a warm welcome by Sandra and Mark who had the pool open and warm for us to jump straight in which was a lovely start to the holiday (along with the welcome pack of bread, cheese, local wine, butter etc).

The house is immaculate and has everything you could need. Mark and Sandra have obviously visited Ikea wth children in mind and have ensured there are plastic plates bowls etc and essential bathroom steps, high chairs, travel cot etc etc. Mark also very kindly put the stairgates on for us which gave peace of mind. The house and garden are very child friendly.

The bedrooms were great - very comfortable beds and the linen was white, crisp and clean - and the girls loved The Den where they slept especially the glow up stars on the ceiling above their beds which is such a nice touch. If you have children and want to sit outside in the evening to enjoy the sunset whilst they are asleep then it is possible to hear them if they wake up.

The bathrooms were both spotless and modern and good quality towels were provided which saved room in the car. The living room was huge with very comfortable sofas and lots of information on the table about places to go. There was wifi throughout the whole property and it even reached the pool and we didn't have any problems with it at all which was great.

The garden is 2 acres and stunning. There were hammocks in various places and beautiful places just to sit and rest. The garden immediately outside our kitchen was fenced off with a small fence which was perfect for us as it meant we could leave the back door open at all times knowing the girls and dog could not get out into the rest of the garden where the pool was without us.

The pool was one of the best we have had, it never felt cold and was positioned perfectly for all day sun.

There is plenty to do in the area - we went to Cognac, an airshow, Royan beach, Blaye, a couple of night markets and indoor swimming at Jonzac which are all easily accessible but the thing we all loved doing the most was staying at the house and enjoying the pool and garden and the two weeks flew by.

One of our concerns before we arrived was how it would be having the owners living on site and whether we would felt overlooked. We didn't need to worry as Sandra and Mark were warm and welcoming but then faded away into the background only appearing when we needed them and their generosity in keeping an eye on the dog when we went out was amazing.

Sandra and Mark have done such a good job with the house and because it is their home, and not just a holiday home, everything is to a high standard and small things like making sure the pool is kept at a constant (high) temperature are kept an eye on.

I would definitely recommend this house to anyone with children of any age or adults only. For very young children the enclosed garden was plenty with its swings and slide and amazing wildlife (not least the large family of swifts which lived in the tress and were stunning to watch fly about) to keep them amused for hours and the house is very child friendly. For the slightly older children the pool table, table tennis etc should keep them amused if they ever get fed up of the pool (which is highly unlikely).

For those holidaying without children this house offers a complete escape with true peace and quiet. There are so many areas to sit and read a book or just close your eyes and not hear a thing for hours. The house is big enough to accommodate a larger group and that includes a decent size outside table which is comfortable to sit at and chat with a few bottles of wine until the early hours.

I can easily give Vacheroy 5stars and cannot wait to return. It is the best holiday house we have been to anywhere and Sandra and Mark are truly lovely people who genuinely want to ensure you have a good holiday. Many thanks to them.

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Management Response
31 Aug 2017
Hi Vicky,

Thank you for this wonderful review. We loved having you & your family here and it was an absolute pleasure to be a part of your holiday memories. Thank you for leaving the Gite immaculate when you left & we would sincerely hope we get to see you all back here soon.

Mark & Sandra
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djeah27
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautiful accomodation in relaxing surroundings”
Reviewed 17 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017

This lovely house was an ideal base for a week in Charente. The décor was a good blend of both French and English styles and the grounds provided many activities to keep us all entertained, the swimming pool being a big highlight. The property is set in beautiful French countryside and the nearby town offered amenities and a vibrant night market. Mark and Sandra were always on hand to give local knowledge and answer any questions we had. We thoroughly enjoyed our week!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
23 Aug 2017
Thank you so much for your review. It was a pleasure having your family stay with us. We are are happy you loved our little part of France & hope you find time to come back & visit again.
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Judeandwo...
Ascot, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“The perfect place to relax”
Reviewed 16 October 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We stayed for ten days at the end of August. The sun shone everyday so we made full use of the amazing pool and terrace. The kitchen is very well equipped and our hosts even got some shopping in for us before we arrived, which meant we could just get straight on with enjoying ourselves. Mark and Sandra are a fun, friendly couple who work hard to make this a home from home in this most beautiful part of France. Thank you.

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Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
17 Oct 2016
Hi Jude, Thanks for a lovely review, glad you all enjoyed your stay with us. It was a pleasure to have you stay & hopefully you'll come back to this beautiful part of France & stay with us again. Take care
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SteveJH_M...
Stockport, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
“Excellent stay at Vacheroy”
Reviewed 31 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We stayed at Vacheroy for a week and had an excellent stay. Mark and Sandra were perfect hosts, lovely gite with a pool to match.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
3 Sep 2016
Thanks for your review & glad you enjoyed your stay Steve. All the best.
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Andrea M
Uckfield, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
“Just perfect!”
Reviewed 18 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Great location in the countryside, surrounded by many sunflower fields, it was picturesque! The Gite had everything we needed and was very comfortable and homely. The girls particularly loved the Den!
The garden had plenty of space to run around. Swings and hammocks for us to enjoy, and of course the beautiful pool. It was all one depth which meant the grown ups could swim comfortably, and the kids could play safely on the floats etc. There were also other games/puzzles/books provided inside the house, as well as outside games like table tennis etc.
There was also an Ostrich farm nearby. The owner was very proud to show off her Ostriches and to tell you everything you needed to know about them.
Also, another restaurant called GIGI'S was close by, we went on a Saturday evening and enjoyed a lovely meal, and it had a great atmosphere.
Mark and Sandra couldn't have made us feel any more welcome, they really made our holiday. Our girls were really taken with their dogs, Ruby and Daisy, who were so gently and friendly.
All in all, it was a great Gite, and not too far away from the beaches and places of interest. Mark and Sandra were great hosts, and we all had a very relaxing holiday!
Thank you from the Meekums family.

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Liked best: The overall comfort and welcoming!
Liked least: Nothing to dislike!
Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
18 Aug 2016
Thanks Andrea, we loved having you & your family stay here & look forward to welcoming you back sometime.
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