The house is located in the south of the île de Ré, in the small village Sainte Marie-La Noue. The beach is 300 metres away, and you can enjoy the ocean smell. The Bakery, open air-market, fish-monger, restaurants, cafés and ice cream maker are 1km away (accessible b …see more
“Wonderful house for three generations, including small children”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2013
We (11 Norwegians, aged 2-69, 3 generations) had a wonderful stay in the house for two weeks. The house suited us perfect, with much space indoors and outdoors, a great pool that could easily be close… More
“Beautiful house, amazing swimming pool, very private”
Reviewed 22 Feb 2013
I have spent a week with a bunch of Friends at Les Pingettes. We had a great time enjoying the swimming pool and the beach nearby. It takes about 10 minutes to walk to the beach which is amazing. Faci… More
“Amazing villa. Beautifully kept. Lovely pool and facilities”
Reviewed 5 Sep 2012
Angelina and her family were very friendly and helpful. Their villa was beautiful with lots of space and decorated to a very high standard. Very private. Wonderful swimming pool.
We really enjo… More
Moulin etourneau is a beautiful watermill with two superb holiday properties each having the benefit of own private pool for exclusive use.Le Moulin - six bedroomed manor house with solar heated swimming pool (exclusive use) - sleeps 14Petit - Moulin - three bedroomed c …see more
Les Chauvins consists of a beautiful 17th Century Charentaise Farmhouse and cottage,The Maison d'Amis. Both houses are full of character, retaining their French rustic charm and many original features whilst providing guests with all the modern conveniences they ma …see more
“Fabulous house, gardens and pool ,really is a home from home with everything you could ask for.”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2014
I have just returned from two very relaxing weeks spent with family and friend ranging from 14-83. The hosts Madeleine and Marcus were really accomodating and have really made the properties a home fr… More
Lovely renovated barn , light and spacious situated 10 minutes from the pretty Roman town of Saintes and 15 minutes from Cognac.Atlantic beaches and islands only half an hours drive away . The barn is in a quiet hamlet surrounded by vineyards , a true taste of France , …see more
Lovely white cottage with split level garden based in a small hamlet. The house is rustic yet modern, large enough for hide and seek, but cosy enough for wine, games and a snuggle. A large lounge with numerous sofas, and a dining table that will comfortably seat 10. Two …see more
“Rustic French villa with great pool in stunning location”
Reviewed 23 Jan 2013
We really enjoyed our stay. The accommodation was rustic but had everything you need. The pool was great and very well maintained. We had 2 young children with us and they loved the attic bedroom! Sur… More
“Much more for your money elsewhere, shop around...”
Reviewed 1 Jan 2013
This was the eighth property my wife and I have rented in France, and it was by far the most ill equipped and maintained we've seen. Some of the features promised in the advert weren't available (e.g … More
The above review was disappointing to receive for a number of reasons. The property represents excellent value, given it's size, the modern facilities, and a heated pool. While I agree the swing set wasn’t available, all other facilities as advertised were in the property, and were in perfect working order.
The suggestion that our “attitude” was that the property was fine for family and friends and so should be Ok for paying guests was not however accurate. Below is a direct extract sent to the reviewer in response to an email.
“While it was our first year of booking [with Holiday Lettings]*, I am very surprised by your comments, as you are our fifth paying booking, all of the previous paying bookings also included two families, with children of various ages without a single complaint about the property...none of our other paying guests have found anything to be wrong. On the contrary they have stated what a good time they had."
* - not in original email.
The comments regarding the property managers were unwarranted, as they in fact bent over backwards to help the reviewer throughout their stay, including, going out to purchase a parasol at their specific request. The comments are completely opposite to the comments from everyone else who stayed at the property that summer.
I am not sure if they were looking for a refund?
A beautifully restored, tranquil water mill situated in the rolling countryside of the Charentes/Limousin border, Moulin de Marousse is on a river and surrounded by fields and woods. This delightful stone property boasts period features, open fireplaces, a private walle …see more
Lovely relaxing time . Very rural and quiet. Lovely house . Great fete in Saint Christophe with an amazing firework display . Great walks with the children all set in beautiful surroundings. … More
“A peaceful and authentically French experience”
Reviewed 26 Oct 2012
We were first attracted to the Moulin by the photos, and we were not disappointed. What you see is what you get. It is a magic property, in a beautiful, if unspectacular, part of rural France.
Reviewed 17 Oct 2012
Aug 12 was our fifth visit to Moulin de Marousse and as expected we had a really great time. Peaceful surroundings and a large house means we do not get in each others space. Moulin has
everything f… More
The gite (85 m2) consists at the ground floor of a room, fully equipped kitchen and dining room, lounge with LCD screen, DVD reader and hi-fi equipment, restroom and bathroom equipped with washing machine and iron. At the1st floor a double bedroom and a room with 3 sing …see more
Lovely cottage set in very peaceful setting . Lovely local gifts from owners on our arrival . Swimming pool great for younger children but we all got in and had a splash around ! Cottage very clean wi… More
La Grange Souris has a pretty front garden and large established garden to the rear with nectarine and peach trees and a wonderful oak and ash garden border. The French doors lead to large patio with BBQ facilities and private pool, and has lovely views over the surroun …see more
Everything we wanted. Comfortable, clean, and everything working. Good area with plenty of walking, cycling, sightseeing, local markets and restaurants. Supplies available in local village, with a … More
“Sun & wine far from the madding crowd”
Reviewed 16 Sep 2013
Lovely relaxing, rural location with great on site ammenties and nearby villages and towns that are not on the usual tourist trail (though Bradd Pitt is rumoured to have stayed nearby). Great walks an… More
Decorated and furnished to a very high standard to ensure your stay in France goes perfectly. With a generously packed Welcome Box your holiday is guaranteed to get off to a great start. Montbron is a short distance away with its supermarkets, restaurants, French and Ir …see more
A group of 6 six friends arrived at Elsa of Kora and we all went WOW, it was a wonderful place to have a holiday.
The decor was very well done, and it was the finishing touches that made the whole ho… More
Many thanks for your amazing review of our property in France. Being our first year it is so important to receive feedback in order to continually improve the service we offer.
We look forward to receiving you again soon.
“Fantastic, tranquil getaway!”
Reviewed 5 Mar 2013
Stayed at Elsa of Kora for a week with friends, the house to start with is incredible, very high standard of finish complete with idyllic views over the French countryside. Nearby shops, bars and rest… More
We at EoK are pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your amazing feedback on our property. Being our first year it is very important to receive positive feedback in order to continually improve our service.
In your response you stated that you would not recommend to your best friend is this something we are able to assist with in improving our service.
Nous avons passé un très bon moment au sein de ce gite spacieux pour huit personnes. Les équipements mis à disposition sont nombreux et de bonnes qualités. Nous remercions la sympathie des propri… More
“Maison de rêve !”
Reviewed 3 Jan 2016
Séjour très sympa, la maison est au calme, est très grande et tous les équipements sont à disposition.
Propriétaires très gentils et disponibles.
Je recommande !!!… More
Les Mirabelles is a 6 bedroomed farmhouse set in the quiet rural hamlet of La Faye, in the department of La Vienne. It is surrounded by fields and woods, which provide fantastic walking and cycling country, and is truly a peaceful and tranquil setting, that will provide …see more
La Maison Seronera is a large and beautifully renovated French farmhouse set in the heart of rural Charente. The beautiful rolling countryside of the High Charente together with the nearby leisure lakes provide a perfect setting for walking, cycling, swimming, sailing, …see more
“Best holiday I've had in years, a lovely house in a great location”
Reviewed 5 Sep 2013
a fantastic property located in a beautiful part of France. The house is great and the kids loved the attic rooms, the pool was great for our use (5 adults and 5 children) and we had to drag the kids … More
“You Just Gotta Go to This Place!”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2013
We travelled to this gite with close friends with whom we have rented a number of gites over the years. This was, by far, the best we have rented. Fantastic pool, big room for dinner and socialising… More
“Perfect place for a family holiday”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2013
We have stayed in this house twice and loved it both times. The house and gardens are great and the pool is fantastic.
Well equipped with all the normal house things, incl tv DVD and wifi if you nee… More
Traditional Charentaise Maison de Maitre equipped to the highest standards.Sleeps 8/9. 4 bedroom house (2 bathrooms). Set in a small hamlet within an acre of private gardens and orchards with private pool (heating included in price June to September). Easy access to lo …see more
OFFER June - july FOR 3 BED HOUSE .
The property is in an excellent location on the beautiful island of Ile De Re close to La Rochelle. There is a beach and promenade across the road. This is where the islands kite surfing centre is located.
The house is in the c …see more
“Absolutely loved this place...everthing about it.”
Reviewed 4 Oct 2011
I stayed here with my husband and young child. We arrived in La Rochelle and the airport was a breeze to go through, no hassle! The accommodation was about a 10 minute car ride. The main house where w… More
“This was the best holiday either of us, separately or together, have ever had.”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2011
We wanted a holiday with (softie!) cycling, a pool, comfortable accomodation,a warm climate, coffee and croissants. We certainly got what we were after... and much, much more besides!
The accomodati… More
“Super location - next to beach, market, harbour - with pool outside the door”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2011
Our family of 4 just had a super holiday in Rivedoux plage - we loved everything. Il De Re is a wonderful island - villages with amazing character, wonderful variety of different beaches and really a… More
Based in the delightful Poitou-Charente region this is a complex of 3 gites set in its own private grounds with secure private off road parking. The gites are fully equipped to a high standard and have their own outside private sitting areas. There is a heated outdoor …see more
Maison d'Hortense is a beautiful Rétais townhouse in the village of Bois Plage en Ré. Available to rent throughout the year, it's calming tones and location make it the perfect venue for a relaxing break come rain or shine. In a quiet street, it is perfectly located f …see more
A beautiful Maison Maitre , a traditional Charantaise house standing in its own private grounds. The house and grounds are so lovely you won't want to leave! Huge master bedroom with ensuite bathroom.
Bedroom 2 has a double bed.
Bedroom 3 has a double bed and a junior …see more
Welcome to Les Vergers du Faure, a 100-acre paradise. A stunning Manoir set in the southern Charente countryside of rolling hills, vineyards, lakes and woods. Accessible from five airports, with easy access to a myriad of historic towns, markets and cities, we are near …see more
Situated in the sunny south Charente department of France, La Grange benefits from one of the sunniest climates in all of Southern France, next in sunshine hours to the Côte d'Azure. With a private solar heated pool and wonderful views over the vines and fields it …see more
The property is a renovated French Longiere. It has a 3 large bedrooms, one of which is on the ground floor, a spacious lounge, fully fitted kitchen and a bathroom with shower, toilet, bidet and wash basin and a second with toilet, bidet and washbasin. The property has …see more
This beautiful 19th century chateau dominates the small village square of Saint-Fort-sur-Gironde in the sunny Charente Maritime. Enjoy the wonderful original features, period furnishings, high ceilings, lovely south facing garden, heated swimming pool, hot tub and panor …see more
I went on holiday with 19 family and friends raning in age from 6 mths to 59 yrs old. We all had a great time with lots of things to do from going to the zoo, beach or sightseeing. The pool and hot tu… More
“Chateau de la Place - it's the place to be!”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2014
Chateau de la Place is a terrific place to stay with friends. House, garden and pool are all great as is the village with good bakery, little supermarket, tennis courts and football pitch. Not far to … More
Located in the heart of the Poitou Charentes our recently converted 19th century barn offers 2 spacious gîtes. It has been designed by an architect to provide flexible accommodation suitable for families, friends and wheelchair users, we have kept many of its original …see more
Our lovely light and airy, spacious apartment has been especially designed with couples in mind (we also welcome a small child up to the age of 18 months). Inside you will find high quality furnishings with all modern amenities, lots of space and a real sense of home c …see more
This property was excellent. The accommodation was clean and spacious. The grounds around it were pleasant and the swimming pool area was quiet and the pool heated and clean. The owners were very help… More
We are very pleased to receive our first review which is very positive. This has been our first season advertising with Holiday Lettings. We always aim to please and look forward to welcoming many more friends/guests.
Set in the rural countryside of the Charente region, the house is an ideal spot to rest and visit the region of North Charente, Limousin and Dordogne. We are within easy driving distance of historic Angoulême (32 km), Limoges (70 km), Perigueux Dordogne (1h40), with h …see more
La Forge is a stylish 19th century longere, previously the village blacksmiths forge, house and outbuildings. It sits in a valley in the small village of Tillou inbetween Chef Boutonne (7kms) and the larger town of Melle (10kms), both towns having, supermarkets, restaur …see more
This holiday meant a lot to us - it was the first family holiday we've had in several years, after some difficult times. And it turned out that when I picked La Forge, I made the right choice. The hou… More
“A wonderfully relaxing retreat with everything you would expect and more”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2011
Much more than a French holiday gite. Comfort and attention to detail was everywhere. The grounds were beautiful, the children had great fun in the pool and the house was a home where you could truly … More
Double Award winning holiday Chateau (15thc ) nestling in peacefull ,private walled grounds. On the edge of a hamlet, but only 5 mins from Chef Boutonne .Ideal for families/ friends to holiday together, with lots of local interesting places to visit .(Cognac, Limoges,M …see more
Resting in the quiet hamlet of Villemain, Les Hirondelles is a comfortable and beautifully restored family home. The large farmhouse kitchen featuring a six ring gas top Range, electric oven and grill, granite worktops, large central island and dining area becomes the h …see more
Set in a tranquil rural hamlet on the banks of the river Dronne, yet only a few minutes drive from one of the prettiest villages in France, you'll find La Retraite, a lovely old gite with exposed stone, huge wooden beams and bags of character.
La Retraite sleeps six, w …see more
If you are looking for peace and quiet then look no further. Our property is situated in the countryside but about 10 minutes from Loudun, where you can shop, eat out and experience the french way of life. It is open plan downstairs with a modern kitchen and dining area …see more
Recently renovated barn with central heating and log burner situated in a small hamlet of Mastizon between Chassenon and Chabanais which has all the amenities, in the heart of the charentais countryside.Its location is ideal for all the lakes of the haute Charente givin …see more
Les Noyers is a beautiful restored farmhouse with 1 double and 2 twin bedded rooms with 2 showers rooms. There is a lounge with the original oak beams and Charantese stone fireplace with the original tiled floor. A wooden staircase leads to the three bedrooms and showe …see more
Close to beaches. Sleeps 12 with supplement for an extra 3. Solar heated pool *with Roman-style steps (no ladders), fully fenced. Ideal property for family get-togethers in the farmhouse kitchen or in the spacious living areas, 8 big bedrooms, 4 bathrooms & 5 WCs. (Th …see more
I stayed with my extended family and our children in this gorgeous chateau. Fully equipped, plenty of room for the kids to run around and a large pool with decking and sunloungers. Ideal for us and no… More
It was nice to meet you while you were here, albeit so briefly. I'm so glad you liked the property and that the children had such a good time. Safety is always out main concern and I know from experience how an unsafe place can ruin a holiday - so good, glad all went well and we look forward to seeing you again.
“Huge property with nice pool in great location”
Reviewed 6 Oct 2012
Property was great for our extended family of four couples and two small children. Location is convenient to all sorts of attractions. There are five huge double bedrooms and lots of other beds in va… More
Many thanks for your nice comments. Glad it was right for you.
A delightful feature of this property is that it is a haven of peace and wildlife yet only a 5-minute amble to shops etc, while set in a beautiful large private garden with tiled pool with proper steps.Self-catering house (sleeps 8 + cot) with separate apartment (sleeps …see more
Hi, we stayed at the Maison and Apartment in August 2013. Both properties were fantastic and the outside pool, gardens and riverside were beautiful. The property is based in a lovely little town with … More
I am so pleased you enjoyed your holiday in the apartment and that you made good use of the pool, the garden and walks to the local town.
18th century farmhouse set in 1 acre of grounds with an orchard, with original stone fireplaces and stone staircase. Modern fully equipped kitchen. 2 large bedrooms, one sleeps 2, 2nd bedroom sleeps 4, 1 double and 2 singles. Bedroom 3 is attached to the owners house wi …see more