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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Chichester / Bracklesham Bay

Bungalow / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Very Good 4.5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £57 / night

£395 - £550 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
A superb location with the sea and Sussex downs all within very easy reach  …see more


4 Jul 2014

5/5

"fantastic location and site!"

Really helpful owner, friendly and easy to contact. Chalet was clean and comfortable with more than enough space for us. Site itself was lovely, quiet (although we were there just out of season) and w… More


3 Aug 2014

4/5

"Suited us perfectly"

The chalet and its setting and facilities suited my husband and I, and our two young boys (aged 7 & 5), perfectly. The booking process, and all the email contact with Ann was easy and prompt. The chal… More


1 Jul 2013

4/5

"Very homy and good location"

The accommodation was simple and cosy. Quiet location, at walking distance from the beach. When we went it was too cold to enjoy the lovely swimming pool.but the children enjoyed the play area, mini g… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Hautes-Alpes / Le Monetier-les-Bains

Apartment / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £46 / night

£317 - £986 / week

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Key info:

  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
Beautiful one bedroom chalet apartment in Serre Chevalier. Outdoor heated pool, sauna, hammam and relaxation area. Sleeps 2-4. 200m from the pistes with beautiful mountain views from the sunny terrace. Ideal for a romantic ski break Free wifi . Wine on arrival. Comfor  …see more


16 Feb 2015

5/5

"Perfect week of ski, sun & sauna"

Great little apartment. We have two kids (7 & 10) who slept on the sofa beds. We were so tired after the skiing that going to bed early (9h30) was not a problem. If anything the heating was a tad too … More

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed the skiing. We look forward to welcoming you back at some time in the future.


28 Jul 2014

5/5

"Great location for a family including serious cyclists"

Chalet Chamoissiere was a great location for us during the 2014 Tour de France period. Watched an exciting Alpine stage just down the road and then enjoyed tackling a number of the famous climbs after… More

Many thanks for your kind words. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we hope to welcome you back in the future.


25 Feb 2014

5/5

"great skiing week _ february half term"

The apartment was excellent...very comfortable and fully equipped even including dishwashing tablets!!..ideally located for the slopes and ski lifts. The pool, sauna and hamman we're really good too. … More

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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Deux-Sevres / Ardilleux

Cottage / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Very Good 4.5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £86 / night

£600 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Charentaise cottage within the very private grounds of Chateau Ardilleux. Enjoy the parkland surrounding the cottage ...or take a bike for a ride in the rolling countryside.Lots of nearby places to visit ...Cognac,Futurescope ,Marais Poitovin (green venice)etc Perfect f  …see more


15 Sep 2014

5/5

"Lovely place, great food and very important: dog friendly!"

I stayed in the gite because I was house hunting in the Deux-Sevres. My two little dogs and I had a warm welcome and a lovely stay with Corinne and her husband David. The gite is nice and big, and you… More


9 May 2012

5/5

"Lovely setting, great food & made to feel welcome."

A fabulous setting in the French countryside we had a great week. The food & warm welcome served up by hosts Corinne & Donald was superb and we would recommend this as a great place to stay and a goo… More


28 Jul 2014

4/5

"Gite in the leafy grounds of a small Chateau"

The Gite has a very large lounge/kitchen/dining room, which was wonderfully cool in the high 30 degree weather we experienced there. There are two good sized bedrooms and plenty of storage space. Th… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Haines City / Southern Dunes

Villa / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £56 / night

£390 - £500 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 113 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
built on a secure gated community our Luxury villa with Private Heated Pool and extensive screened patio, has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms +cot and is fully air conditioned free calls within the U.S and Canada, the villa also has free wifi.  …see more


26 Dec 2013

5/5

"Great Villa, Highly Recommended!"

Set in the picturesque gated community on the Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club. Well maintained Villa which is extremely spacious, clean and had everything we needed for the whole family. Not to m… More


26 Dec 2013

5/5

"amazing place to stay great for all locations"

wonderful villa great place to stay there were 8 of us and found the villa had all the home from home amenities. fantastic golf course will certainly stay again.… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Vendee / La Caillere-Saint-Hilaire

Farmhouse / 5 Bedrooms / sleeps 10

Excellent 5/5 

4 Nights min stay

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from £91 / night

£634 - £1581 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
In unspoiled French countryside a secluded, spacious farmhouse, private 12 m pool, all mod. cons., open fire. Vendee has an excellent climate and is a direct 3hour, due South, drive from St. Malo.  …see more


1 Sep 2014

5/5

"A comfortable house with excellent facilities for a great family holiday"

We loved La Tavellerie; it has large airy rooms, comfortable beds, plenty of space for everyone, good bathrooms, indoor and a choice of outdoor eating spaces, a garden with sun, shade, and many facili… More


31 Aug 2014

5/5

"Fabulous house, oozing with character yet totally practical - would highly recommend"

We had a wonderful week at La Tavellerie. While the house is full of a character and feels very homely, it also worked really well for us both in terms of the layout and the facilities. We settled in… More


27 Apr 2014

5/5

"A beautiful, tranquil place, set in stunning countryside - the perfect French escape"

The lovely photographs of La Tavellerie raised our expectations and we weren’t disappointed when we arrived – it really is as beautiful as it looks in the pictures. The setting is stunning, it… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Charente-Maritime / Mortagne-sur-Gironde

Chateau / 10 Bedrooms / sleeps 22

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £286 / night

£2000 - £5250 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Beautiful 19th century village chateau in sunny Charente Maritime. Wonderful original features, period furnishings, high ceilings, lovely south facing garden, heated swimming pool, hot tub, panoramic views of rolling hills and vineyards. Close to sandy beaches. Chateau  …see more


25 Jun 2015

5/5

"Fantastic place to stay for large group or family"

We were a 5 couples with 9 children aged 1 -4 years. We had a brilliant time. The chateau is great and well kitted out for so many people and with so much space. It is a huge place and all the rooms … More


6 Jun 2015

5/5

"Spacious house and garden in a beautiful, interesting area"

We visited Chateau de la Place as a large family group ranging from 3 to 70 years old. We all thought the house and gardens/pool were fantastic. There was abundant space in the house for everyone to b… More


12 Aug 2014

5/5

"Wonderful relaxing Chateau with great facilities"

We have just returned from our second trip with a group of 22 to the Chateau. The Chateau easily accommodates 22, has great facilities pool, hot tub , games room etc. ideally located for a great relax… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Almunecar / Fuentes de Almunecar

Townhouse / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £50 / night

£350 - £620 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
A beautiful and spacious holiday home with stunning views above the typically Spanish beachfront town of Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Andalucia. The house has a large sun terrace and there are 2 lovely swimming pools with panoramic views. WiFi is available. A cot and high  …see more


30 Apr 2015

5/5

"Breathtaking views from the big terrace"

We spent a week at Casa Monticulo with two children, aged 10 and 12. The house was very well equipped - dishwasher, washing machine, big bbq and immaculately clean. The terrace was spacious, with the … More


18 Apr 2013

5/5

"Beautiful spacious house with panoramic views"

Loved our stay here and enjoyed the walk each day down to the beach front. Walking back up the hill helped to keep me fit as well. Loved the old town with its boutiques, lots of tapas bars and too m… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Granada Province / Capileira

Farmhouse / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £108 / night

£750 - £1400 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Farmhouse (cortijo) with amazing views and large solar heated pool. Situated on the edge of the Sierra Nevada National Park at 1700metres. A rural location above the white village of Capileira in Las Alpujarras, Southern Spain. Perfect for walking, cycling, horse riding  …see more


30 Sep 2013

5/5

"Lovely house - beautiful remote location and comfortable"

We really enjoyed our stay at the Cortijo. We stayed there with another family. We ended up sharing the living room and kitchen in the main house which worked well as we all got on well. The pool … More


29 Sep 2013

5/5

"Fabulous mountain retreat"

This was an amazing property in an exceptionally beautiful part of Spain. We spent 5 wonderful days exploring the mountains around this beautiful house. The views are spectacular, the pool absolutely … More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Vendee / L'Hermenault

Watermill / 7 Bedrooms / sleeps 20

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £143 / night

£1000 - £2600 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
The Mill is 18th century converted water mill set in six acres of private garden and woodland in the Vendee region of France. Large heated pool, wi-fi internet, games room, log fire, BBQ, decking area. All mod cons.  …see more


4 Aug 2014

5/5

"Large spacious house in rural village, perfect for large group"

We had a fantastic week, loads of space indoors and out. Kids had a ball in the pool while grown ups fired the BBQ up. Loads of games to do outside etc. good spot also to explore wider area. Would rec… More


25 Sep 2012

5/5

"Oui Oui, Bon Bon"

We travelled to France as a group of 19 adults in June 2012. As a group we felt that both the house and the service provided by the owners was brilliant. There was more than enough room for us all an… More


15 Aug 2012

5/5

"Great family holiday"

Whole family with six grandchildren, (9 to 16) two of whom said it was their best holiday ever. The bikes were well used, as was the pool. As it was an Olympic week we also made good use of the te… More

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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Alpes-de-Haute-Provence / Saint Andre Les Alpes

Chateau / 6 Bedrooms / sleeps 18

Very Good 4.5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £403 / night

£2817 - £3874 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Imagine a Luxury medieval château on a 360 degree vantage point overlooking a turquoise coloured alpine lake. Officially rated 5 star lodging for up to 18. Imagine..  …see more


14 Jan 2013

5/5

"Excellent lieu et environnement pour se détendre"

Ce chateau présente un charme particulier avec son aménagement intérieur qui permet à tous les habitants de s'installer dans un cadre des plus reposant! L'environnement autour des lieux se rajout… More


10 Jan 2013

5/5

"Le plus beau château des "Alpes de haute Provence""

Un grand château, une vue inoubliable et des proches pour partager ce moment digne des plus grands de ce monde. Avec ses trois appartements et aucun vis à vis, nous avons passé des vacances sans… More


7 Jan 2013

5/5

"Séjour merveilleux dans un cadre idyllique"

L'endroit est tout simplement grandiose! Le château se trouve sur une colline, il y a une vue magnifique sur le Lac de Castillon, un terrain de 4 hectares sur lequel se trouve une petite chapelle, to… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Dordogne / Sarlat-la-Canéda

Cottage / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £63 / night

£440 - £960 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Near Sarlat, luxury cottage with large heated chlorine free pool and stunning valley views, set in 2 1/2 acres of park / gardens, quality self catering holiday accommodation gite / villa rental in Dordogne . A walkers paradise surrounded by miles of local footpaths.  …see more


9 Jul 2014

5/5

"A quiet rural retreat with wonderful views."

A perfect holiday location for families, couples and those traveling alone. In spite of the close proximity of the gites it is still possible to have your own private space. In spite of the glorious… More


18 Jun 2014

5/5

"Wonderful accommodation & location"

Very spacious, comfortable gite. Wonderful rural location yet only 7kms from Sarlat. Chris & Kate were very friendly hosts & supplied lots of useful information about the area & recommendations for me… More


25 Dec 2013

5/5

"The Farmhouse"

Stayed at the Farmhouse just before Xmas, Chris and Kate made us very welcome it was wonderful and cosy, the surrounding countryside and location was beautiful with lots of walks and places to visit.… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Grand Massif / Les Carroz-d'Araches

Apartment / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 5

Excellent 5/5 

4 Nights min stay

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from £58 / night

£400 - £1350 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 75 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Stunning two bedroom MGM ski chalet apartment in Les Carroz. Luxury coupled with panoramic views of the mountains, forests & slopes, perfect choice for winter & summer mountain holidays. 55 km from Geneva, easy access to 265km of Grand Massif skiing and snowboarding.  …see more


15 Jan 2015

5/5

"Great Christmas in Les Carroz"

We spent Christmas 2014 in the apartment and although we had to search for snow ( we skied in Flaine and Avoriaz) until the day of our departure the home comforts in the apartment made up for that. We… More

Hi Allison, thank you for taking a moment to leave a review of our apartment. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Our aim is to make guests as comfortable as possible - 'a home from home'. So we are very pleased you and the family enjoyed the facilities we provide. We look forward to welcoming you back for subsequent holidays with us.


7 May 2014

5/5

"Cosy apartment in charming village"

We enjoyed our stay here during a very quiet time in the village. The apartment is cosy and well equipped, and the addition of wifi allowed us to plan each day's trip online. It was good to have TV … More

thank you for taking time to provide feedback on your stay in our Les Carroz apartment. We are delighted you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to welcoming you back for future stays.


9 Mar 2014

5/5

"UCANSKI Apartment Les Carroz"

This was our second stay in the apartment and once again we were not disappointed. Just like a home from home with everything you need to get up and running as soon as you arrive. There are a numbe… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Aude / Castelnaudary

Gite / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 5

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £46 / night

£320 - £620 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
La Borde, a charming, traditional farming domaine, dating back to the 13th Century. Set in more than 11 acres amidst beautiful verdant, rolling countryside with views to the Pyrénéan Mountains.  …see more


18 Sep 2013

5/5

"The best holiday we've had, amazing place."

This is the second time we've been here. This time we were welcomed by Anais, Louis and family, new owners. They are fantastic hosts, very welcoming and friendly. If you have a young family as we do y… More


5 Sep 2013

5/5

"See you again next year"

During the past 5 years we have spent our family summer holidays in a variety of French gites. After visiting La Borde, I can safely say this is by far the best we have visited. The location, the peac… More


22 Jun 2012

5/5

"We found a place to return to for many a year to come"

We 'found' Bob & Lynn's secluded Gite's after a friend stayed in 2010, and we visited in June 2011. We loved the sprawling barn, all the dogs, and most of all the hospitality of our hosts, who were ex… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Aude / Castelnaudary

Gite / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 5

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £46 / night

£320 - £620 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
La Borde, a charming, traditional farming domaine, dating back to the 13th Century. Set in more than 11 acres amidst beautiful verdant, rolling countryside with views to the Pyrénéan Mountains.  …see more


11 Jul 2014

5/5

"Perfect setting for a very relaxing holiday"

We booked the gite as needed accommodation to attend a wedding in the area and had decided to make a holiday of it! We were made very welcome and had booked a meal that night which after a long drive… More


5 Sep 2013

5/5

"A little piece of heaven!"

This was our first trip to this part of France. We were taking my elderly Mother who has mobility problems (86 years old) and our teenage son (aged 14) so it felt a risky business! However, we need no… More


27 Aug 2013

5/5

"So good that we have booked it again for next year!"

Le Grenier a Foin offers excellent accommodation either for just a couple or a family. It is fully equipped with everything you need and is very comfortable and spacious with 2 bathrooms for 2 bedroom… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Gers / Saint Leonard

Gite / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 5

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £79 / night

£550 - £840 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Le Pigeonnier is a converted Pigeon Loft which sleeps 2-5 people, located within walking distance of the bastide village of St Clar. This beautiful stone structure is situated in the peaceful rolling Gascony countryside, halfway between Agen(47) and Auch in the Gers.  …see more


30 Sep 2014

5/5

"Serenity Now"

Had a fantastic week here. Met the owners who were fun and friendly for an hour on arrival and then let us get on with it. They have an iPad so you can message them from at the house to avoid charge… More


2 Jul 2014

5/5

"Fabulous location & views"

We loved the location within easy walking distance to the village and amenities' , great pool , very helpful advice from the Aussie owners on all matters. Gite as described with some modern hi tech… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Tarn-et-Garonne / Lauzerte

Gite / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 3

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £58 / night

£400 - £775 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Luxury gite that is a perfect romantic hideaway for couples looking for a relaxing holiday. The gite is beautifully furnished and set in an acre of beautiful gardens with a stunning private swimming pool at its heart. The pool is open from May until October. We are hap  …see more


19 Jul 2015

5/5

"Peaceful, relaxing, scenic and friendly"

This is our second visit to the Gite as we loved it so much the first time. We don't usually go back to the same location twice as we like to explore new destinations but this place just hits the spo… More

Dear Richard, Karen and Dianne - It was lovely to have you stay with us again and we are now planning for your 3rd visit next year (and for that important birthday!) Thanks for the great comments and we are so glad you enjoyed your holiday. Tan and John


30 May 2015

5/5

"Excellent!"

We stayed here for 8 nights in May and I can't recommend it highly enough. John and Tan are fantastic hosts and the gite is gorgeous. Before we arrived, John and Tan had been in touch to see what we… More


22 May 2015

5/5

"Best Gite ever"

This is a fabulous property, the pictures do not do it justice. Tan and John were wonderful hosts and went out of their way to assist us, we even got to know some of the neighbors who were also great … More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Alicante province / Finestrat

Villa / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 5

Excellent 5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £47 / night

£325 - £450 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Self catering villa set in land of large countryside house with stunning mountain views. Perfect location for those who want peace and tranquillity, yet within easy reach of all amenities. Guests have shared use of the solar heated swimming pool in the villa next door  …see more


20 Jun 2014

5/5

"Tranquil but not isolated. perfect"

We booked the Casita for two weeks as a base to relax and explore the area. The villa was nicely furnished and a good size affording a high degree of privacy.The owners Len and Sheila were available … More


17 Apr 2014

5/5

"Fantastic place to stay"

We have just returned from a wonderful week at Casita de la Luna. The villa is exactly as depicted in the pictures and is clean, very comfortable and has everything you need for a self-catering stay. … More


29 Mar 2014

5/5

"Spectacular views, walks from the door step, lovely cottage, friendly and helpful owners."

The view is spectacular, the mountain, Puig Campana, is there in front of you, and the track leads you off towards it and into the surrounding hills, full of wildlife and geology. The house lives up … More

Thank you Ralph and June for your helpful suggestions re the kitchen utensils which we address and your kind comments regarding the rest of the house and garden. Best wishes Len and Sheila

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Excellent 5/5 

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Granada Province / Capileira

Farmhouse / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 9

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £186 / night

£1300 - £1450 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Large farmhouse (cortijo) with amazing views and large solar heated pool. Situated on the edge of the Sierra Nevada National Park at 1700 metres. A fabulous rural location above the white village of Capileira in Las Alpujarras, Southern Spain. Perfect for walking, cycli  …see more


1 Oct 2014

5/5

"Beautiful, peaceful and stunning place"

We loved our stay at the Cortijo - thank you so much. It was a great location for doing walks and seeing wildlife. The house was spacious and peaceful, even though there was a large group of us, it fe… More


2 Sep 2014

5/5

"The loveliest villa we've stayed in."

I have stayed in literally dozens and dozens of villas over the years, as well as worked for a villa company and this is simply the loveliest. There are a number of things that makes this mountain re… More

Thank you so much for your lovely review! Come back again soon ! Lucy and Mike


22 May 2014

5/5

"lovely property in outstanding location"

I stayed in this property with my wife two sons and three of their pals, we were in the area for the excellent mountain biking and walking. We rented both parts and it was ideal. It is a very spacious… More

Glad you had a great time! See you next year, we hope!

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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Dordogne / Sarlat-la-Canéda

Cottage / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

Very Good 4.5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £54 / night

£375 - £695 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Near Sarlat, luxury conversion of an old bakehouse, full of character, large heated chlorine free pool and stunning valley views. Set in 2 1/2 acres of park like gardens, quality self catering holiday accommodation gite / villa rental in Dordogne . A walkers paradise..  …see more


30 Jul 2011

5/5

"A Terrific Base in the Dordogne"

We stayed here a week (and also a second week at the Cottage). Both were terrific. Immaculate, beautifully designed and furnished and well equipped, charming and less than 15 minutes from Sarlat. Chri… More


10 Oct 2010

5/5

"Dordogne Delight."

Sensational accommodation near delightful area of Dordogne/Lot. Views from terrace stunning, peaceful and hard to leave behind. Owners friendly and helpful and clearly have put tremendous effort into … More


27 Apr 2015

5/5

"Wonderful, lovingly restored gite"

The gite was perfect for our stay. The views were amazing, and would love to return one day. The hosts were welcoming, the gite clean, tidy and well equipped. Chris provided us with lots of informatio… More

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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Hautes-Pyrenees / Lannemezan

Farmhouse / 10 Bedrooms / sleeps 20

Very Good 4.5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £236 / night

£1650 - £2450 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 200 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Christmas and New Year Early Booking Discount - 10% off. Beautiful 8 Bedroom 200 year old Farmhouse, 1 Bed Cottage, 2 Bed House. Amazing Location - Great Facilities - Heated Pool, Luxury 6-Seater Hot-Tub, Table-Tennis, Cycles. Courtyard & Gardens - Fantastic Views. "Be  …see more


3 Feb 2014

5/5

"A hidden gem"

Stayed here on the back of a friends recommendation and so glad we did. Travelled with spouse and our three adult kids. The farmhouse is hidden away down a single track roads and as you go up the d… More


8 Jan 2014

5/5

"The best Christmas Ever!"

We had the most amazing family christmas in this wonderful farmhouse. The age group ranged from 80 to 8 and there was something for everyone. I personally loved the living area with the wonderful big … More


18 Mar 2013

5/5

"Good for larger groups and families - in a great area"

We stayed here in February with friends and our respective teenage children. The trip was for skiing in St Lary, which is quite close, and we have stayed before, in the summer, for cycling, walking an… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Lodeve / Grezac

Apartment / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 5

Excellent 5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £128 / night

£895 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Spacious rooms with magnificent views over town centre and surrounding hills, secluded sun terrace for lazy meals outside, the ideal position for sight-seeing trips in the most beautiful area of France. Large solar heated private pool facing south.  …see more


25 Jun 2015

5/5

"Great Holiday Rental"

Stayed with friends, very good sized rooms with modern decor. Lovely terrace to eat out on in the evenings. Could not fault the accommodation. Our bedroom had great views over Lodeve. An ideal spot to… More

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26 Aug 2014

5/5

"Lovely place, great for family holiday."

We spent a week in one of these spacious appartments in Lodeve. Very comfortable, with lovely views and terrace. Pool was great and so much to see and do in the area!… More


1 Jun 2013

5/5

"Everything you could want for a relaxing break."

Hello Clive, Thank you for your hospitality & prompt return of our deposit, we had a most enjoyable break. Both the apartment & the locality exceeded our expectations even if the weather didn't.… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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from £146 / night

£1022 - £1585 / week

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Pomos holiday villa rental

Paphos District / Pomos

Villa / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £146 / night

£1022 - £1585 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Villa Paradiso - Pomos - Luxury 3 storey beach villa with a jacuzzi and swimming pool directly at the sea  …see more


27 Sep 2014

5/5

"Stunning Villa in peaceful location with amazing views"

Spent a lovely 11 days at the villa with my partner. It is ideal for a quiet, relaxing holiday. There are lots of watersports, and other activities available in nearby Polis, and Latchi, as well as B… More


26 Jul 2014

5/5

"wow! what an experience!"

The property is very aptly named "Villa Paradiso". On our arrival we walked into the living room and we all looked at each other and did a chorus "Wow". The view is stunning and the design of the ho… More


28 Oct 2013

5/5

"A great villa in wonderful location"

Lovely villa well designed to make the most of the breathtaking views. The villa was fully equipped, very comfortable and clean. The area was quiet but with good local restaurants and we had paradise … More

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Excellent 5/5 

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from £55 / night

£381 - £1831 / week

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Holiday barn in Massugas

Gironde / Massugas

Barn / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £55 / night

£381 - £1831 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Well equipped house with private solar heated pool set amongst Bordeaux vines. Ideal for families, couples, groups of friends. Catered parties available for Christmas, New Year, Spring, Autumn and Winter 3-4 day breaks, please request details. Friendly dogs welcome. Nea  …see more


21 May 2015

5/5

"impeccable"

Hotes parfaits Disponibles mais discrets a notre arrivée tout etait prevu pour un possible diner et meme des roses les chambres le linge tout etait très bien… More

Merci beaucoup pour votre examen et je tiens à dire qui est était un plaisir de vous avoir, votre famille et les amis de rester. Merci aussi pour les belles fleurs et de quitter la maison si bien rangé. Espoir, peut-être de vous voir tous encore quelque temps.


29 Jun 2015

5/5

"Utterly perfect"

I almost don't want to write this review because I want to keep the place a secret! The perfect family holiday, truly. We went as a couple with a toddler, and Jan & Jim had thought of everything! From… More

Thanks Tom for your very kind comments, it was a pleasure to have you, Isabel and of course Spike staying here on our hill. We look forward to seeing you again next year and you can tell Spike he'll be big enough to get his first driving lessons on the little tractor. Jim


21 Jun 2015

5/5

"Perfect relaxing home from home"

Jan and Jim offer a perfect retreat for anyone looking for an away from it all holiday. The accommodation lacks nothing and is more than comfortable. The area is interesting for those days out and if … More

Thank you for your review and very pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. It was a pleasure to have you here. Much laughter, jokes and tales to tell and one more about your adventures getting home! Jim the chef was will be chuffed that you enjoyed your dinner cooked by him. I will go and give the dogs a pat on the head, they are relaxing on the terrace, such a hard life! Look after yourselves and thanks again.

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Excellent 5/5 

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Charente / Le Lindois

Gite / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

5 Nights min stay

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from £100 / night

£700 - £1570 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Le Pommier is a beautifully converted hay barn with large (13m x 6m) heated pool, gym and sauna. Set in the picturesque Charente countryside with fabulous views, its shady poolside Summer Terrace is ideal for outdoor relaxation. Golf, fishing and lakes nearby. Wi-Fi. N  …see more


5 Jul 2015

5/5

"Ticked all our boxes and more ..."

Le Pommier is a fantastic gite in a superb location. It's well appointed with good quality appliances and furnishing - literally everything you could wish for. A welcome pack with local produce, inclu… More

Thank you for writing such a positive and complimentary review of your stay in Le Pommier - it is much appreiated! It will be a pleasure to welcome you back to Le Tilleul for your next visit!


30 May 2015

5/5

"Fantastic property - brill facilities"

We stayed at Le Pommier during the half term break. There were four adults and two children aged 8 &10. There is a lovely pool at the property which was enjoyed by all of us for swimming and playing. … More

Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive Review of your say in Le Pommier! We're thrilled that you had such a great time and enjoyed the facilities we have on offer here. We look forward to seeing you all again before too long!


1 Feb 2015

5/5

"Great in many respects. Would definitely recommend."

The house is well equipped with absolutely everything that you need. We loved eating out on the balcony. We sat out for hours watching the sky change. The balcony furniture for long durations was a l… More

Thank you for taking the time to write such a complimentary Review of your stay in Le Pommier and it was great that you were able to enjoy such tremendous September weather. We look forward to welcoming you back to Le Tilleul before too long!

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Excellent 5/5 

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King's Lynn / Stoke Ferry

Windmill / 7 Bedrooms / sleeps 15

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £356 / night

£2490 - £4490 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
This Grade II listed Windmill has been completely renovated to provide a stunning holiday home with private outdoor heated pool and snooker barn. Offering 360 degree views from the 7th floor, The Old Mill is a breathtaking mix of modern design and old world charm.  …see more


10 Jun 2013

5/5

"Great weekend break"

Stayed with group of friends had a great time. Highlight was private dining, the food was outstanding. Owners went out of their way to meet our needs. Even though there were 15 of us there was plen… More


27 May 2013

5/5

"The Old Mill is incredible!"

Had a wonderful stay at The Old Mill with my husband and a group of friends to celebrate a special occasion. The renovation has been done to a very high standard, which makes The Old Mill feel very sp… More


24 May 2013

5/5

"A Stunning luxourious venue for a peaceful retreat with family or friends."

I rented this beautiful renovated mill for 3 nights in aid of my best friends hen celebrations. The evening we arrived we had a wonderful 3 course meal cooked and served by the owner which was out of … More

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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Bansko / Bansko Royal Towers

Studio / sleeps 4

Very Good 4.5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £13 / night

£90 - £240 / week

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Key info:

  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
***2 Minute walk to main Bansko ski lift (100m)+direct views across to the main gondola station! fantastically located 1st floor studio apartment in 4* bansko royal towers - including swimming pools, spa club with relaxation zone. 2 MINUTE WALK TO THE GONDOLA LIFT STATI  …see more


1 Feb 2014

5/5

"Excellent location"

Stayed at this apartment for 5 nights and the room was lovely and well equipped, had a very slight worry at first that the management were not aware of our booking but by time we arrived it was sorted… More


25 Sep 2013

5/5

"Very comfortable apartment"

Had such a lovely stay in this apartment, I holidayed with friends and partners, so stayed in this lovely apartment on my own. This apartment is in a fantastic location for Skiing. It is situated righ… More

Many thanks for the lovely review, let me know if you are wanting to stay again this season, best regards Mark & Becky


20 Mar 2014

4/5

"Great location"

Really good location, gondola 5 mins away, next to supermarkets and cafés. Only negative is that the photo makes it look like there is a double bed but it's two twin beds pushed together. Real sham… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Kissimmee / Oak Island Cove

House / 5 Bedrooms / sleeps 10

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £83 / night

£575 - £700 / week

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Key info:

  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
This villa cater'd for everything we needed a large pool ,hot tub and very close to all the theme parks (only 2.8 miles from blizzard beach) and very close to many different restaurants and shops yet in a nice quiet area to relax in away from all the hustle and bustle.  …see more


7 Jan 2015

5/5

"Best Villa ever!"

For the second time we stayed in this beautiful Villa. The Villa is close to Disney and shops like Publix and Super Target. There is enough space for a big family and everything is well taken care for… More


26 Dec 2014

5/5

"Excellent villa ideal location."

This is our third trip to Florida and this villa was very easy to find, in an excellent location and is beautifully decorated and well looked after. The owner was very helpful and nice to deal with a… More


13 Dec 2014

5/5

"It does'nt get any better than this"

Once again we stayed at this 5 star villa, the owners are always upgrading and doing those little jobs that most renter's do not care about. This villa is as close to Disney as it gets, with all the a… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Carvoeiro / Central Carvoeiro

Villa / 5 Bedrooms / sleeps 10

Excellent 5/5 

5 Nights min stay

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from £65 / night

£451 - £1691 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
As Moirinhas is ideal for big families seeking relaxation or groups of friends. The villa has 5 bedrooms, air conditioned/heat, 2 huge terraces, BBQ, private heated pool, snooker and table-tennis; close to beaches, golf courses and great restaurants.  …see more


6 May 2015

5/5

"Perfect place for a large family"

My family and I stayed in this villa last year and it was absolutely brilliant. We stayed in the spotlessly clean and roomy upstairs villa and my brothers sharing the larger downstairs villa with thei… More


2 Aug 2015

5/5

"GREAT PLACE TO STAY"

We loved it ! Superb villa, split into 2, which was useful. All facilities were great. It was a massive bonus to have a/c in bedrooms, as it was 35-40 degrees every day. Plenty of bathrooms, well equi… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Province of Fermo / Francavilla d'Ete

Apartment / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £75 / night

£525 - £750 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Casal dei Fichi is located in a quiet valley with stunning views and a short walk to the medieval village of Francavilla d'Ete. The luxury apartments are set in two acres of landscaped grounds. The 15m heated pool is bordered by a large split level deck. Find out why in  …see more


29 Aug 2014

5/5

"The perfect holiday base"

If the essence of true hospitality is the feeling that someone genuinely cares for you, wants you to enjoy visiting, and will do what they can to make sure you have a good time, then Casal dei Fichi e… More


19 Jul 2009

5/5

"'A room with the Views!!'"

An amazing place. The views are fabulous from every direction and every time you look you see something new and fascinating. The apartments are really spacious, spotlessly clean and really well equi… More


2 Oct 2010

5/5

"Most relaxing 2 weeks in Italy"

We spend 2 weeks at Casal dei Fichi in July and we had a fantastic time from the pizza nights to the quietness of the place and the wonderful hosts Bob and Ian including all their pets- just bliss .Th… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Gard / Brouzet-les-Ales

Gite / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 5

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £61 / night

£425 - £1132 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 98 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Welcome to Le Nid du Moineau (The Sparrow's Nest), a recently renovated comfortable luxury gíte with a private heated pool (May - September), available for rent in a village location. Brouzet les Alès is near Uzès, Pont du Gard, Lussan and an hour from the beach.  …see more


17 Jun 2014

5/5

"Perfect for Relaxing"

This was our second visit to Le Nid and as soon as we arrived we could feel the stress just melting away. Staying in june we still had excellent weather, but when visiting local attractions we found t… More


4 Sep 2013

5/5

"Soooooo nice!"

This was a LOVELY holiday. My wife and I, with our toddler, enjoyed a week at the Gite. It was friendly, relaxed and very comfortable. The area is exactly what you want from the south of France. The o… More


19 Aug 2013

5/5

"Perfect for relaxing"

We had a very relaxing two weeks whether travelling to local sights or just lazing about the pool. John and Suzanne were nearby and provided excellent local knowledge without being intrusive. The Gite… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Saint-Cyprien / Meyrals

Villa / 5 Bedrooms / sleeps 12

Excellent 5/5 

4 Nights min stay

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from £151 / night

£1053 - £2462 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Beautiful villa conveniently located in the Golden Triangle, near Sarlat, Beynac, & Les Eyzies with countryside views, just minutes from historical sites and medieval villages. Large patio for outdoor dining. Ideal for those seeking relaxation and outdoor activities. H  …see more


24 Jul 2013

5/5

"Fantastic Villa, wonderful hosts"

I can highly recommend the Mulberry Tree Villa Sarlat. Linda and George were wonderful hosts who have cultivated a beautiful property in a serene and peaceful part of Southwest France. The villa w… More


8 Nov 2012

5/5

"Relaxing Retreat"

This lovely home was our home base during our two-week stay in the Dordogne region. Our group included 4 adults and two children under 10. The house itself is very comfortable and the kitchen and ba… More


16 Sep 2012

5/5

"Beautiful cottage at Carmensac"

We stayed for our third consecutive year at Mulberry Cottage and have enjoyed some of our best holidays at this lovely place. The cottage and gardens are beautifully presented and have excellent facil… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Saint-Cyprien / Meyrals

Cottage / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 3

Excellent 5/5 

4 Nights min stay

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from £70 / night

£490 - £912 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Romantic Dordogne French style, 1 Bedroom cottage, near Sarlat, Les Eyzies, and Beynac with countryside views, just minutes from historical sites and medieval villages. Heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi hot tub. Ideal for those seeking relaxation and outdoor activities.  …see more


10 Nov 2014

5/5

"Peaceful retreat with outstanding Perigord Noir location"

Linda and George are friendly, informative, and extremely helpful proprietors. Having their unobtrusive presence on the premise is a wonderful plus that will make your stay one very difficult to surp… More


1 Nov 2014

5/5

"It is Heaven with Linda and George at Les Hirondelles"

We stayed in a cottage at Les Hirondelles in September, 2014 on our Grand Road Trip through Southern France from Biarritz to Nice. We thought it would be a quiet time break in the French back country … More


10 Sep 2014

5/5

"Paradise"

How lucky for us that we just happened to find The Buttery Cottage while searching for a special place to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary! We found paradise and more! Linda and George made ev… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Vienne / Poitiers

Gite / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £50 / night

£350 - £550 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 125 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
One of two delightful cottages each sleeping up to 6 people created from the stables of an old mule-breeding farm. Ideal for both couples, families and groups. Swimming-pool, barbecue, ping-pong, pool table, boules. *NEW FOR 2015 6 HOLE CRAZY GOLF COURSE. We can arran  …see more


17 Nov 2013

5/5

"Lovely setting for a relaxing holiday"

As a family of 4 was very happy with the spacious and clean accommodation. The owners were very helpful and friendly. The setting of the gite was in the countryside with lots of land where the childre… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Vendee / L'Hermenault

Watermill / 11 Bedrooms / sleeps 32

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £229 / night

£1600 - £4495 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Thue is 18th century converted Water Mill set in six acres in Vendee region of France. Recently converted into The Mill and Wheelhouse which can be interconnected to give large 11 bedroom property with 2 heated pools. Wi-fi, games room, log fires, BBQs, decking areas.  …see more


24 Sep 2014

5/5

"Perfect well-maintained large house"

Thue was the perfect location for our party of 16 adults and we could easily have housed many more! Two great heated pools, table tennis, well equipped kitchen, a football pitch, 10 bikes, 2 villages,… More


3 Aug 2014

5/5

"Idéal property for à large group in beautiful rural france"

We had a lovely week. There was loads of space both indoors and out for our 4 families. Nice location, cycleable into thé village. Some réal gems in area too. Île de Ré definitively worth à visit… More


10 Jan 2014

5/5

"A great place for a large family."

Many thanks to Pete and Steve for renting us their property. There were 19 of us all together (12 adults and 7 kids) spread across the Wheelhouse and Mill and quite frankly you could have fit in anoth… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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from £78 / night

£543 - £1085 / week

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Gite rental in Carlux

Dordogne / Carlux

Gite / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £78 / night

£543 - £1085 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Paradise Made in Périgord: • Houses Nested in verdant & peaceful area • Close to the Medieval town of SARLAT • Several independent Cottages suitable for 2>16 pers. • From Sept. to June discount 2 Weeks= -20% 3 Weeks= -40% & 4= -50% + an Heated Pool from May to  …see more


8 Oct 2014

5/5

"Wonderful Cottage in Simeyrols"

My husband and I rented the small cottage on this property for one week in September and had a fabulous time. September and October offer warm, sunny weather (75-82F), and the towns are not crowded s… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Figeac / Beduer

Guest house / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 5

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £73 / night

£511 - £652 / week

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Key info:

  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
The Lot in the South-West of France permits very divers holiday activities : fariente at the swimming pool, visits of medieval cities and castles, sports (hiking, horse riding, tree walking, kayak, ballooning and is ideally fit for families or special events. We organiz  …see more


6 Jan 2015

5/5

"A great relaxed holiday in pleasdant surroundings"

We were running very late thanks to the M25, Easyjet & the car-hire company. It was dark and our Satnav had stopped working. I was not in a good mood. My wife phoned ahead to let the property owner… More


16 Feb 2014

5/5

"Un vrai bonheur"

Cela fait déjà des années que nous fréquentons des maisons de charme. Mais nous ne nous lasserons jamais de revenir dans ce magnifique domaine et cette belle demeure pleine de charme. Les vues imp… More


12 Feb 2014

5/5

"FABULEUX"

Nous recherchions quelque chose de magique, de caractère, avec un magnifique spectacle de beauté, avec un vue splendide. Nous en sommes tombé amoureux, nous y revenons au moins une fois par an ou m… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Cirencester / Lower Mill

Cottage / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £75 / night

£525 - £735 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 96 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Tranquil 1 bed Cotswold cottage set on Lower Mill Estate, a private nature reserve with beautiful lakeside walks. Completely renovated March 2012. Modern kitchen/diner/lounge with wood burning stove, shower room, king size bedroom & en-suite. Access to private orchard.  …see more


23 Sep 2014

5/5

"Idyllic Retreat in the Cotswolds Countryside"

A quiet bolt-hole in the country, Hobby's Rest was the perfect, peaceful weekend break we were looking for. Located on a charming holiday estate among the Cotswold lakes, there's plenty of beautiful w… More


12 Sep 2014

5/5

"Comfort indoors, nature on the doorstep"

Our fortnight in Hobby’s Rest gave us just what we were looking for : the cottage is very comfortable, well equipped and – notwithstanding being in a holiday estate – quiet and peaceful. We wer… More


30 Dec 2013

5/5

"A mighty mighty fine place to stay"

We spent Xmas here and we loved every minute of it. Hobby's Rest is a lovely place to stay, set in Lower Mill which is a huge private estate with beautiful walks. There is a pub in the nearest village… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Charente-Maritime / Jonzac

Gite / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £157 / night

£1095 - £1295 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Pets welcome
3 Bedroomed all en suite. gite lounge area with air conditioning and stunning views over the countryside, Ground floor bedroom and en suite facilities with extra wide doors for wheel chair users. Private terrace with bbq. "  …see more


18 May 2011

5/5

"I love La Pommeraie and will be going back again and again"

My husband and I stayed in Pineau, one of four gites at La Pommeraie. It was perfect for us. The gite slept 6 but we used only the downstairs suite as I have some mobility problems. The rooms were s… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Charente-Maritime / Champagnac

Gite / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 3

Excellent 5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £57 / night

£395 - £465 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Merlot, a single bedroomed gite with air conditioning and over 70 Sq Metres of space, the 12 x 6 metre pool is near by along with 5 person hot tub. Enjoy stunning views out over the countryside with vine and sunflowers. Soak up the sunshine in the South West of France,  …see more


2 Jun 2013

5/5

"Merlot is the best"

We really enjoyed our stay at Merlot. The setting s is fantastic and the peace and quiet was bliss. The gite is simply furnished but beautifully done. The kitchen is very well equipped and the bbq out… More


22 Jun 2014

5/5

"Calme et tranquilite"

Le gite est situe a 4 km du centre de Jonzac, il est tres bien equipe et fonctionnel. Je suis entierement satisfait de la prestation. L'acces a Internet est un plus pour cette location. Je le recomma… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Charente-Maritime / Jonzac

Gite / 9 Bedrooms / sleeps 23

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £265 / night

£1850 - £3800 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Pets welcome
4 gites with en-suite facilities and air conditioning. Private terrace with BBQ, 5 person spa/hot tub and 12m pool. All with stunning views of the countryside with plenty of space set in 12 acres with a few trees for that all important shade.  …see more


21 Jul 2015

5/5

"Ideal Venue for Celebratory Party"

We were part of a party that travelled to Jonzac to celebrate a number of birthdays. We were lucky to have accommodation in one of the excellent gites and Hugh - the owner - made us very welcome duri… More


23 Aug 2014

5/5

"Perfect relaxation and warm welcome"

Arrived in early August and after a long drive and immediately relaxed on this lovely site. The gite was well equipped and Hugh showed us around. The children loved the freedom of the site which inclu… More


28 Feb 2014

5/5

"Fantastic Family Fun!"

This is the second time we have stayed at Jonzac Gites, this time joined by 2 sets of friends and their young families. We had just the best holiday, and rather than exploring, which was our intentio… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Leiria District / Leiria

Apartment / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £72 / night

£500 - £700 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
This luxury apartment is set in the heart of the Silver Coast just minutes away from the beautiful Beach Front and offers open plan living, large sunny windows and a fully fitted kitchen. Remote air conditioning/heating with surround sound ensures you're comfort .  …see more


17 Aug 2014

5/5

"Excellent accomodation in a perfect location"

Previous reviews of this apartment were very complimentary and we can add our review to those!! We arrived at the apartment after a long, tiring journey late in the evening. Ana met us and guided us t… More

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback on your holiday, we are very fortunate to have a wonderful manager and I am so glad she was able to help you settle in. All feedback is welcome as it helps others gain a true understanding of the apartment and area so they make their decision based on honest expectations. Best wishes, Veronica


28 Aug 2013

5/5

"Highly recommended"

I can't really add any more that is detailed in the other reviews really. Suffice to say that the apartment is beautifully presented and has everything you could need from a holiday base. It's clear t… More

Thank you for your review Mark, we are so glad that you and your family had a nice holiday and enjoyed our apartment. Best Wishes Veronica


19 Aug 2013

5/5

"Luxury Accommodation in the middle of a true Portuguese Village"

We could not fault this apartment on any level, its was absolutely fabulous. The apartment is total luxury and is equipped with everything you will need from every kind of pot or pan to beach towels … More

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review, we do rely on feedback and so this is very much appreciated. I am so glad you enjoyed your holiday and you liked our apartment. Best Wishes Veronica

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Excellent 5/5 

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Leiria District / Sao Martinho do Porto

Apartment / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £36 / night

£250 - £525 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
Stunning new high spec apartment with heated pool, rated as the highest quality finish Sao Martinho has to offer, and conveniently located minutes away from the beautiful Sao Martinho beach, supermarket and traditional fresh produce market.  …see more


26 Aug 2013

5/5

"Great Stay! Great Location!"

Very nice and comfortable apartment. Loved the location! About an 8 minute walk to the beach, a 5 minute walk to the grocery store and a 3 minute walk to the fresh fruit and veggie market. Kevin the … More


15 May 2013

5/5

"Lovely apartment, convenient location, pretty unspoilt resort"

First trip to the SIlver Coast, slightly out of season which meant it was peaceful and tranquil with miles of empty beaches. Plenty to see and do in the area, from walks along unspoilt coastline, mona… More


9 Apr 2013

5/5

"Lovely spacious modern apartment"

We spent a week at this apartment in March 2013. The apartment was very clean, spacious and modern. The location was excellent with plenty of cafes and restaurants within walking distance as well as… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Riberac / Chanterac

House / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £58 / night

£400 - £650 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Tastefully and comfortable Self catering house within the Domaine complex, ideal for young families, or for couples wishing to relax. Heated Pool, and ideal painting holiday.  …see more


27 Sep 2014

5/5

"A really spacious ,well equipped gite in a peaceful and tranquil setting with great hosts"

We had a really enjoyable stay at the gite and Colin, Jenny, Michelle and Snowy really welcomed us. If you enjoy peace and quiet in a tranquil setting and enjoy animals this is a great place to stay.… More


23 Aug 2014

5/5

"Blissful holiday location"

We rented Keeper's Cottage for a week with our grown-up children and had a really memorable holiday. There is something for everyone and the owners, Colin and Jenny, are very welcoming and knowledgeab… More


2 Sep 2013

5/5

"Excellent, spacious accommodation in lovely location"

Had a superb holiday with 4 children aged 14,12,11,and 4. Accommodation was lovely. Very spacious and lovely feeling. Keepers Cottage is situated in a beautiful area with lots to do within a few miles… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Saumur / Les Verchers Sur Layon

Cottage / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £49 / night

£337 - £530 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 197 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Romantic cottage with beautiful private patio and rose garden surrounded by vineyards & sunflowers. Ideally placed for wine tasting & châteaux visits. Heated pool. 4 mins from Doue la Fontaine and 15 mins from historic Saumur. Beautifully renovated cottage in the hear  …see more


21 Dec 2013

5/5

"The perfect loire valley holiday"

Les fleurs is the perfect French rental property for those who wish to immerse themselves in the rural French way of life From initial communication with the hosts to the day of arrival our experien… More


21 Dec 2013

5/5

"Everything about this holiday stay is fantastic."

We have now stayed in Lys twice and it is beautiful. Ideally situated with fantastic facilities, particularly the wine cellar for tastings. The hosts are very welcoming and on hand if you need them.Ye… More


25 Aug 2012

5/5

"Lovely cottage in a great location"

We stayed at Lys and found it to be a wonderful place to spend a week. The actual cottage was clean and tidy and it was great to have BBC channels during the Olympics! The town of Doue La Fontaine do… More

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Les Fleurs and thank you for your comments regarding our meals and wines. Not sure that we understand your thoughts on Doue la Fontaine etc when you walk out of our gates there are lots of vintners offering wine tastings. Two are within 200 yards. Perhaps you didn’t investigate Doue la Fontaine and the sites close by enough as guests who return year on year come back because we are at the centre of so much. Apart from the world famous Zoo, Doue la Fontaine is the rose garden of France and has Les chemins de la Rose is a 4 hectares landscaped floral park planted with 1300 varieties of botanical, old and modern roses; there are numerous cafes and restaurants also the troglodytique town of Rochemenier, just a few minutes from Doue La Fontaine, The Museum of Commerce in Doue la Fontaine, takes you back to the 19th century shopping experience, Mushroom museums where you can taste the different varieties; Caves Lumiere a troglodytiques setting with sculptures are all within 15 minutes of our property. Travelling a little further afield. But staying within 30 minutes to 1 hour’s drive we have: Puy du Fou, Monteuil Bellay, Saumur, Breze, Montsereau and Brissac Chateaux not forgetting the chateaux of Valendry, Asay du Riddeau and others. Plus the Beautiful villages with beautiful churches of Canault, Chenutte and Treves are just 20 minutes. Doue la Fontaine has many bars, restaurants, 5 supermarkets, sports Shops, fishing shops, an excellent market on Monday’s plus tennis courts An indoor swimming pool, skate Boarding Park to name but a few. There is a file in the gite giving a comprehensive overview of everything in the area, in future we will point this file out to guests incase they miss it. We do hope to welcome you all back one day and we can talk over all the nearby sites you missed.

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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Saumur / Les Verchers Sur Layon

Cottage / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

Very Good 4.5/5 

4 Nights min stay

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from £65 / night

£450 - £825 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 197 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Beautiful luxury former wine making barn. Heated pool, sleeps 6 adults plus 2 children under 12 years + baby. Set amongst vineyards and sunflowers Only 4 minutes from Doue la Fontaine 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms FREE WiFi Child friendly/ 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms.plus 4 wc  …see more


3 Mar 2014

5/5

"Wonderful cottage; Marvellous area"

We stayed in the area to visit Chateaux and taste the Loire wines. And we were not disappointed. Everything we could have needed in the cottage was there, the chateaux were tremendous and the wines of… More


8 Feb 2014

5/5

"What a fantastic gite, we've booked again already"

We have travelled all over France staying in gites and we must say that SOLEIL is the best we have ever stayed in. The gite has been furnished to a very high standard. Situated about 8 minutes from th… More


1 Sep 2011

4/5

"Lovely place, lovely hosts"

Picked as the first week for our honeymoon. We stayed in the largest of the gites. I have learned through experience that pictures very often do not show the reality, this was true here, fortunately f… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Vienne / Poitiers

House / 5 Bedrooms / sleeps 17

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £143 / night

£1000 - £1650 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 125 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
All three gites together will accommodate 17 people. Come with your friends and/or extended family and share the complex, large heated swimming pool, games area, NEW FOR 2015 CRAZY GOLF COURSE, BBQ and enjoy a relaxing holiday in the beautiful rural Poitou-Charentes.  …see more


26 Jul 2015

5/5

"Perfect Holiday"

I can't say enough about this fantastic rental property. For the second year in a row we have had a superb holiday. Normally we like to rent a different property every year but as last year was so suc… More


31 Oct 2013

5/5

"Relaxing Holiday"

Nice relaxing holiday spent in this countryside setting. The owners were very helpful. The cottage was great and had everything we needed. A good base for visiting nearby attractions. Will book for ne… More


1 Sep 2013

5/5

"fantastic place for a relaxed stay"

We stayed for a week with our young children and had a really wonderful relaxed holiday here. The cottage is surprisingly spacious and equipped with everything you might conceivably need. Lovely, pret… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Montmoreau-Saint-Cybard / Courgeac

Gite / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £63 / night

£440 - £640 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Very pretty, peaceful and private, exclusive adult accomodation. 3 x 1 bed luxury gites. Newly fitted and furnished to the highest standards. Set in secluded grounds, large solar heated pool, beautiful views over the surrounding valley. Shops etc a 5 minute drive away.  …see more


24 Apr 2012

5/5

"Charming and relaxing holiday gite in a beautiful part of France."

Petit gite at Chez Goret was very relaxing and set within beautiful countryside. We were surrounded by fields and enjoyed the peaceful sight of cows happily grazing in one of the nearby fields. The gi… More

Many thanks to both of you and we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you both again in the future. Perhaps next time you could try the pool if you come during the warmer weather? Its 30 degrees today.


22 Sep 2011

5/5

"Tranquiility of solitude in a haven of aged wine and France of old"

My wife and I had the most relaxing holiday ever. A perfect place Chez goret to visit some fine old towns. Easy access to Cognac, St Emilion, Bordeaux, Royan and Aubeterre is well worth a visit. We st… More

Thank you so much for your comments and we're glad you enjoyed all the beautiful places you visited.


21 Sep 2011

5/5

"Perfect in so many ways"

We came across Chez Goret purely by chance. We were looking for somewhere very close to Angouleme as we wanted to be near the 'Circuit des Remparts' classic car event. We couldn't have chosen better,… More

Thank you both for your kind words and we're so pleased you enjoyed the special event you came for as well as having a lovely holiday in Bon Nuit

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Excellent 5/5 

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Suffolk / Corton

Villa / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 5

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £36 / night

£249 - £595 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
The self-catering Villa has 3 bedrooms, and sleeps up to 5 people. Each holiday comes with a complimentary bottle of wine/ box of chocolates. Children and pets are welcome and can play safely on the enclosed decking. Available for long term lets at discounted rates Cl  …see more


8 Jul 2015

5/5

"Long weekend break"

Big thank you to Graham and Marlane - had a lovely long weekend with my grand-daughter and my 2 dogs - the villa was wonderful, real home from home. Everything you could possibly want or need was alre… More

Thanks so much for your very kind review, it was a pleasure hosting Willow your doggies and yourself Look forward to the next time LOL


11 Jun 2015

5/5

"Lovely Villa"

We thoroughly enjoyed a lovely 2 day break at this villa. I was travelling with my wife and 7 month old daughter. The villa is well presented, modern and decorated very nicely. We were welcomed with a… More

Thanks so much for this lovely review, we are so glad you had a good time and found everything satisfactory Hope to see you again soon


3 Jun 2015

5/5

"Excellent Cosy Villa"

The villa itself was excellent. Really cosy, everything you could possibly need. Beds were lovely.All of us felt at home, they should be very proud. Would recommend both the villa and the park, it was… More

What a nice review, you have covered everything, the Villa, the Park and the surrounding area Look forward to seeing you again soon

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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Manche / Lithaire

Gite / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 7

Very Good 4.5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £41 / night

£282 - £610 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Established Detached Holiday Gite , 10 min drive from La Haye du Puits in Normandy France. Sleeps up to 7 . The 2016 Tour de France begins with a 188km road race stage that follows the Normandy coast and finishes on Utah Beach . Swimming Pool, BBQ ,Pool Table & Darts.  …see more


26 Jul 2014

5/5

"beautifull place to be!"

A very lovely place to be. A beautifull garden with a trampoline and swimming pool. The children, 3 and 7 years old, loved it. Very much to see in Normandy. Great beaches. Joanne and Sharon are v… More


18 Jun 2014

5/5

"Home from Home"

This was our second visit and Joanne, Sharon and Hannah greeted us like long lost friends. We immediately feel at home here. The Gite is always spotless and if there are any problems Joanne is there t… More


23 Oct 2013

5/5

"Fantastic Gite!!!"

We have always wanted to visit Normandy so when we decided to go in July 2013 we could not have found a better gite than Viefacile. Joanne and Sharon are very friendly and always willing to help, sad… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Maine et Loire / Meigne-le-Vicomte

Gite / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 12

Excellent 5/5 

Min stay varies

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from £120 / night

£839 - £1261 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
Two Character properties sleeping 10 people renovated to an extremely high standard and offering stunning unbroken views of the Loire Valley countryside, log fires, solar heated swimming pool, private sun terrace,free high speed internet, free worldwide phone calls.  …see more


11 Aug 2014

5/5

"Our 4th visit - fabulous"

We had yet another fantastic stay at Le Bois and Le Bucheron in June of this year. Le Bois really does feel like our second home (we wish it was) and it is much enjoyed by us and our children and in … More

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