“Superb - Highly recommended”

Reviewed 11 Oct 2011

Lac de Maison is a fantastic place for a holiday with a young family. Anna and Simon have thought of everything that you might need, including toys, story books, bath toys, pushchairs etc etc. The gites are all lovely and very well equipped and the grounds are just great for the children to run around in. We didn't stray far as we were so happy relaxing by the pool or in the garden, or going for a walk to catch butterflies, or a family cycle ride. There is lots to do in the surrounding area if you want to explore. The play barn just opened while we were there and it is a great place for the children to get out of the heat or odd bit of drizzle if needed. Anna and Simon's cooking is excellent, the meals are restaurant standard with the vegetables picked from the garden that day. The group BBQ was also superb. Needless to say, we booked for 2012 when we departed.

“What a gem of a place!”

Reviewed 18 Aug 2011

We have just returned from a wonderful weeks stay in Rose cottage. We have stayed at a number of gites in France in the last few years and this was by far the best. Every detail has been thought of to make a stay at Lac de Maison a very enjoyable one, an unending list of toys and equipment in the huge garden and new "play barn" to keep the children busy (ours are 9&6), The highlights for us were the great bikes that were available to borrow (free of charge) and we spent a lovely morning cycling to the local golf club along the deserted roads, and the children loved meeting the animals (they especially enjoyed collecting the eggs and their ride on the ponies around the garden). The gite was very pretty from the outside and tastefully/comfortably furnished on the inside. The option of a 3 course gourmet meal once the kids are in bed is a huge plus (Anna & Simon used to run a great restaurant in Bristol that we have eaten at, so we were expecting good food & we weren't disappointed!) Anna and Simon are great hosts and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Hope to return next year.

“Better than home away from home - you'll never want to leave!”

Reviewed 17 Aug 2011

What a fabulous place, everything you could ever want and more. The children are well catered for with lots to keep them busy, so much so that you have to go and find them and tear them away from whatever activity they have found to do. Great place to relax and unwind, so very peaceful. Honeysuckle gite was very clean and well appointed and spacious. Lovely pool and sunbathing area. Childrens playroom is a delight and we look forward to returning in the future to see the completed renovation of the teenage games room. Very sad to leave and can' wait to go back.

“perfect relaxing holiday even with three boys age 5 and under!”

Reviewed 15 Aug 2011

This really is the most fantastic holiday accommodation. The gites are incredibly well equipped enabling you to pack much more lightly. Great range of books and toys in the gites as well as outdoor e… More

“Fantastic family holiday!”

Reviewed 13 Aug 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lac de Maison. 10 of us stayed in Honeysuckle Cottage (4 adults, 4 children and 2 babies) with plenty of space. It was very clean and extremely comfortable and well equipped. The children had a fantastic time making use of the excellent facilities - the swimming pool, sandpit, trampoline, play area, giant Jenga and the indoor playroom and loved the dressing up outfits! The hosts are great too - there if you need them but otherwise leave you to enjoy your stay. The meals they offer are a must! An excellent holiday location.

“A fantastic welcome, beautiful gites and, in particular, great food on offer.”

Reviewed 15 Jul 2011

We stayed in Rose Cottage during 2010. The gite had hardly been used so was in excellent condition and the owners had gone to great lengths to ensure that it was kitted out with everything that a fami… More

“Fantastic - Very highly recommended for travelling with small children.”

Reviewed 18 Jun 2011

We have just returned from 2 weeks at Lac de Maison and had a fantastic time, the owners Anna & Simon have thought of everything to make holidaying with 2 very young children as relaxing as possible. We knew from the web that the accommodation was very child friendly and could provide lots of the items you need for travelling with a baby, but they had gone the extra mile and provided so much more. Check with them in advance and ask what they provide, it will help cut down on your luggage! The location is very quiet and you do have to drive for most things, however we just loved being away from it all. The 3 gites are lovely, very well equipped and are set in pretty gardens with a swimming pool and plenty of outdoor childrens toys. The family animals - horses, chickens, rabbit, quinea pig, cats and especially Honey, their dog were a really hit with our toddler. Anna & Simon are fantastic hosts and really helped to make our holiday. The delicious restaurant quality food they provide was a real treat. It is not easy going out for meals with a young family and being able to have a freshly prepared and truly scrumptious dinner with wine brought to our table after the children had gone to bed was brilliant.

“Perfect family holiday for three generations.”

Reviewed 14 Jun 2011

We had a wonderful week in May 2010 with our daughter and grandson. The setting was wonderful and the house beautiful and well prepared in advance for our grandson (who was 9 months) with a full range on baby equipment. Anna could not have been more helpful in advance in answering questions and both Simon and Anna were friendly and welcoming. Our stay could not have been better and the food we had ordered for our arrival and the meal we had prepared while there were wonderful. I am sure we will go back

“First class accomodation and service”

Reviewed 13 Jun 2011

We spent a week at the beginning of May at these properties. We were a mixed party of 9, including 2 teenagers and 3 OAPs. We were immediately impressed by the attractive setting of this tranquil location. I was a little unsure as to how we would occupy our teens, but the heated swimming pool, badminton, boulles and bikes gave them plenty to do while we were not out and about. The gites were beautifully clean and very well equipped. Lots of inside space and lovely bathrooms. We did opt for eating on site on most evenings and had no problem with the high quality cooking equipment and provision of bbqs. On 2 occasions we asked our hosts to cook for us and thoroughly enjoyed the delicious food and wine provided. We found plenty to do and see in the surrounding area - lots we didn't have time for. A hire car is a must to get the best out of this holiday and the roads were delightfully quiet. Although we did not have any small children in our party, these gites are very well set up for young families with safety being obviously a matter of paramount importance. There was play equipment, ponies, trampoline and lots of inflatables for the pool. Indoors an impressive selection of dvds, games and books to keep everyone entertained in case of inclement weather. One of the nicest things about the site was the size of the grounds. Plenty of room for finding a quiet spot for reading in the shade or lazing about on a hammock (perfect for a teenage boy and ipod) We finished our holiday feeling relaxed, chilled and yearning for just a bit more time before returning to the bustle of everyday life.

“Wonderful hospitality in a lovely location.”

Reviewed 12 Jun 2011

This was our first family holiday in France and my wife,daughter and I feel very lucky to have chosen Anna and Simon`s home from home. The Gite was spacious,well appointed and very comfortable (watch out for the low oak beams) and the personal touches like the welcome pack etc made settling in a pleasure. A car is essential if you intend to explore the Towns and Villages in this lovely area and from historic Poitiers to La Rochelle on the coast there is something for everyone. On the other hand if you simply want to relax by the pool, enjoy a bike ride or walk through the amazingly peaceful countryside surrounding this oasis of calm then that has all been arranged and Anna and Simon are on hand to provide advice and tips on lots of other things to do and see . One of the other things they can provide is a wonderful dinner, ours was delicious, do'nt miss it. We enjoyed a great week and we'll do it again.

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