“Idyllic Family Farmhouse - The Best We Have Stayed In” We spent two weeks at Limort in July 2016 having flown into Bordeaux. The house is located in a small sleepy rural village with two mid-sized towns (with Super-U stores) within 10 minutes in either direction. The house sits within a large site made up of a number of charming farm buildings, beautifully restored. The setting is idyllic. The house is very family friendly, with a well equipped kitchen and it was exceptionally clean and well presented throughout. The walls throughout are stone and the bedroom ceilings have the most amazing rustic timber beams that you will ever see.
A small patio well equipped with outdoor furniture and bbq sits between the house and the fenced pool. An open sided barn serves the pool with table tennis, pool table and pool slide. Other barns on the property house pool toys, outdoor games and a full array of bikes for all sizes / ages. Kids will find plenty to do here.
Outside of the house there are numerous country roads and dirt tracks which we found perfect for evening walks and for running in laps of various lengths. Further afield there is plenty to do on the region. We enjoyed trips to Cognac, Angouleme and made several visits to Niort which we particularly enjoyed.
We have stayed in 4 French holiday homes in the last 5 years and this was by far the best in terms of setting and facilities. We are already planning a return visit this summer - the only place we have ever returned to.
Finally, the advance information given by the host, Anne-Marie, couldn't have been more detailed and accurate. We found it immensely helpful as was the on site agent Eric who made us feel at home and very welcome from the day we arrived until the day we left.
All in all we could not recommend this property highly enough.
Excellent family home with (almost) everything on site you could wish for!
This was our second visit to Anne-Marie's Farmhouse at Limort, having spent a great time here last year we wanted to spend more time exploring this wonderful part of France and revisiting those places we had enjoyed last time. There was everything on site that the grandchildren, aged one to fourteen years, could wish for - with the exception of a trampoline for them to tire themselves out even more!
Eric, again proved to be an excellent on site agent for Anne-Marie & William, dealing with any problems efficiently and with no fuss. He was helpful when we had any questions and made us feel very welcome especially with a most welcome "welcome pack" - thank you!! …
La petite maison
The ideal get away, peaceful, restful but plenty for the kids
Spent two lovely weeks at these cottages. Very clean and beautifully restored and decorated. Swimming pool, grounds and games room were great for kids (age 9,7 and 5) and for the adults. Cyril and Agnes and their grand-daughter Tamela were very welcoming and made us feel extremely comfortable. They were not intrusive but were on hand when we needed them. The kids enjoyed the freedom the location offers. Bicycles were made available and the men enjoyed a cycle to a local boulangerie for bread in the morning. Plenty to do within short drive and because it's not a big tourist area most places of interest we visited were quiet. Coast and beaches about 1 hours 20 mins drive. We did go off and explore but to be honest much of the time was spent relaxing at the cottages and everyone was happy. I cannot recommend this place highly enough. Thank you to Cyril and Agnes for their hospitality (and for tomatoes, pavlova and scones) we hope to be back very soon. …
Les Patidoux House in Deux Sevres
Great family holiday - relaxed and laid back
We took our 4 children aged 4-12, and our mother, for 7 days here, and had a superb time. The house is large and well laid out, so there was plenty of room for playing, reading, relaxing, napping and so forth. The big garden with the pool let the children cool down in the heat, and then run around getting hot again playing frisbee and tag. Everything we needed for big family meals was there, and it was great to have a washing machine for the children's clothes. Finally, the location is lovely - close to village pools, markets and boulangeries, the fab River Charente, and the beach at La Rochelle. We couldn't recommend it more highly, especially at such a great price, and have already told a lot of our friends about it. …