“Wonderful week in relaxing rural France” Le Pommier is a beautifully presented gite equipped with all you need for relaxed stay. It compares extremely well with with the best holiday cottages available in Britain. Sara and Les are accommodating and personable on-site hosts. They have an attentive but relaxed style that lets you enjoy their wonderful gites without being intrusive in any way. The summer terrace and pool were especially appreciated by the whole family as the temperature was in the 30's on most days. There is also entertainment provided by the chickens and rabbits, as well as eggs if the chickens are feeling obliging.
The area is underrated in its rural beauty and the attractions of both the local towns (restaurants at La Rochefoucault and canoeing and poterie at Montbron)are worth experiencing. Slightly further afield, we would also heartily recommend a trip to Le Maine Giraud cognac house (recommended by Sara and Les) as a great "non-commercial" introduction to cognac and Angouleme for its character and charm.
We would definitely stay at Le Pommier (or it's neighbour, Le Cerisier) again. 1 week is not long enough and we plan to stay for 2 next time.
“Quality Gite, quality facilities, quality support” Le Cerisier set in peaceful, relaxing surroundings. We slept better than at home. The Gite was beautiful inside and out, with quality rooms and furniture to make dining in or out a pleasure. There was even an electrical operated awning so we could dine out when it rained. The weather was temperamental for the week, but there was always something to do.
The pool was fantastic, only problem being the weather made it a bit cool and there was no pool heating. The undercover pool terrace was a very pleasant place to relax, drink and enjoy the view. The owners Les & Sara, who live on site were very welcoming, supportive and available as necessary for assitance.
Overall a wonderful holiday.