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Reviews of La Vieille Grange

When we started in 2002, we thought Visitors' Books were a bit NAFF, but guests demanded one and the customer is always right, so now we've got one ! (And actually, it's been quite nice to read what people have had to say ... and we've even had some nice drawings too !)

We've been delighted to welcome guests from : France, Belgium, Netherlands, USA, Ireland, Germany, Malaysia, Singapore, England, Scotland, Australia, Jamaica and New Zealand !

Of course, the best feedback one can get are people coming back again - and again : up to 80% of our bookings for the gite are from returning guests, some of whom have been back 5 times !

2 of our early guests have even written an article for their women's network about their holiday, read it here :

Mary and Debbie's hols

And 2 others composed a poem about their stay :

Cathrien & Martin's Poem

Other feedback we've received from gite guests includes :

"A beautiful gite in such tranquil & peaceful surroundings. We've had an excellent 2 weeks here, enhanced by the weather ... & by Chris and Martin who manage that delicate task (so easily !) of being unobtrusive & so friendly. We shall return ..."

"We love the garden room !!"

"Een zeer ontspannende vakantie en u maakte ons zeer welkom. Wij bezochten heel wat plaatsen, steden, dorpen… Dank u voor een prachtige vakantie"

(apologies for any transcription mistakes !)

"From booking to being here - the whole experience has been exceptional"

"Our 3rd wonderful holiday in this superb setting, that even the mixed weather couldn't spoil, especially with the addition of the enclosed terrace ... our home from home !"

"alles verzorgd hier. graag tot ziens !"

(apologies for any transcription mistakes !)

"We particularly loved : the accommodation and absolutely pristine facilities ... the view, the garden, the sunset, the birdsong ... and our wonderful hosts"

(thanks to Patricia for this drawing of the view to Semoussac !)

"It was our first holiday away together and we wanted it to be special - it couldn't have been more so !"

"Lots to see and do in the surrounding area, surprisingly close."

"Refreshingly professional approach to booking and confirmations"

(That's Chris' sad attention to detail !!)

"A wonderful haven that exceeded all our expectations !!"

"So much to do in Charente-Maritime - and we saw so little ! The attractions of the gite were rather too much ... the gorgeous weather poolside, the swallows dipping over the water, the buzzard wheeling over the valley, the amazing illuminating church (!) and the peace and quiet ..."

"... it's the kindness and consideration of Chris and Martin which make the gite unique !"

"What a wonderful place - peaceful, beautiful & idyllic. Even better then we imagined."

(Accompanied by a lovely drawing of a sunflower - thanks !)

"What a wonderful, wonderful place !! It makes you relax - just what we needed ! See you again !"

(Accompanied by a nice drawing of us two - we think - but which is the scruffy one ???)

"The gite and gardens are wonderful - you have thought of everything."

"Wonderful  atmosphere ... Can't wait to come back !"

"... totally relaxed (have perfected the art of staring at the view over the past week) ... Loads to do around here if you're so inclined ..."

"Back Again !! We've had a fantastic time again ... the gite is better than ever. I'm sure we'll see you again soon !!"

If you prefer independently verified reviews (all 5    !!) :


Owners Direct


Drawing of Semoussac, Charente Maritime

"Just brilliant ! There are no words to do justice to this fantastic holiday !"

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