3 ensuite slaapkamers, grote woonkamer en keuken, airconditioning en gratis wifi
David and Jeannette Orange
- Engels, Frans
Zwembad / Spa
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100% terugbetaling bij annulering ten minste 30 dagen voor de aankomstdatum. 50% terugbetaling bij annulering ten minste 14 dagen voor de aankomstdatum.
What a great Property and owners
I have read the other reviews and what else can i stay. David and Jeannette are perfect hosts, Welcome pack was well thought out. The property was suitable for all our needs. The rural location gave us both tranquility and a central location.
Nothing was an issue for them both. If you want to visit this area of France their is no other Property to choose
Big thanks to David and Jeannette.
Thank you very much for the review.
We were preparing for our next guests and we have found a pair of glasses and a hair brush under the bed in the bedroom next to the lounge. If you let us know who they belong to and an address we will post them on.
Thank you also for the plant and card and thanks again for your time with us
David and Jeannette
A wonderful gite with superb hosts
We loved our 3 weeks in St Gaudent. The gite had all we could want, and was very comfortable. The generous welcome pack helped us feel immediately at home. David and Jeanette were extremely helpful and very good company without being intrusive. We appreciated the air-conditioning and the lovely pool as the weather was very hot. The village is very quiet with the lovely church bells only chiming between 8am and 10pm. Although there is a road right outside the main bedroom, there is very little traffic. We were very appreciative of the many country roads, mainly quite flat, as we were able to vary our walks and bike rides. It was also possible to ride to a boulangerie in 10 minutes for a morning croissant. We found a lot of interesting places to visit and good restaurants in the local area. It was so good that we are sure to revisit.
Relaxed surroundings that met or surpassed all our needs
Firstly, this gite is far more spacious and light than you would guess from the photos. It is wheelchair friendly with access ramp, wide internal doors and three spacious ensuite wet rooms all with showers and one with a bath. Plentiful hot water. The double room is particularly spacious with a walk-in dressing room. Our three year old grandson loved running up and down the long corridor, at one time chasing a mouse (the setting although in a village is very rural!). The gite has comfy old-style furniture, and good wifi coverage. There are two small fridges, one with a small ice box. For six guests fridge space might be a bit tight at times. Washing machine and dishwasher both worked well and plentiful supplies of detergent etc. There is a small tv with British channels via satellite. The open plan living area works fine for families (we had one week of our fortnight with 6 persons and the other week just two adults.)
The garden was superb. Long and private with a long lawn and patio with table and chairs and seating area with bbq at the far end which, along with the hedge/shrubbery gives a real sense of privacy from the owners' garden. That said, David and Jeannette were super hosts; warm and welcome on our arrival, helpful and on-hand without being at all intrusive. The excellent and super clean pool is beyond the garden and again shrubs (and the distance from the house and gite) provide a nice sense of quiet and privacy. The pool is shared with the owners (and their family when present) but this was never a problem.
Civray is an attractive small town just a five minute drive away with SuperU and Lidl supermarkets together on the Saint Gaudent side of town.
The village of Lizant is 4km from Saint Gaudent and has a very pleasant bar/restaurant. You can even walk there (55 mins) along pleasant tracks through pretty farmland and woods.
There are kayaks/canoes & tree canopy adventures to be had a short drive away at Taize-Saize, leaflets of walks obtainable from Tourist Office in Civray. Plenty of pretty villages and small towns to explore; a half day of VeloRail fun enjoyed by the whole family an hour or so away at Confolens.
Saint Gaudent is a small and sleepy village with no shop or bar but a small playground with seesaw etc for little ones and a tennis court.
If you want modern luxurious style & large flatscreen TV then this gite isn't for you; but for a super relaxed and spacious holiday base this would be hard to beat. Very recommended.
The property was incredible with every comfort taken care of
We had a fantastic week. We are a family of five; with three boys aged 5, 8 and 11 so the property suited us just fine. The cottage was just perfect. The bedrooms were spacious and comfortable, each with huge en suite wet rooms. The air conditioning units in each room were a Godsend, as we had a very hot week. We loved the open plan living space; ideal for family meals and evening games. The WiFi was really handy (yes I know we should manage a week without technology, but there you go) and I'm ashamed to say we found having UK TV handy too (CBBC kept our early risers quiet in the mornings).
There's a large private garden which gave some great outdoor space. The patio and BBQ area was lovely. The pool is shared with the owners and sits within their garden, but we used it a LOT and this never seemed to be a problem. The owners stipulate that children always have to be supervised when at the pool, but to be honest we wouldn't dream of sending them to the pool on their own anyway.
St Gaudent was a lovely village and the larger town of Civray is only 5 minutes down the road by car and has decent sized supermarkets and a great, French town centre.
All in all we had a brilliant week and would recommend this cottage for any family that want to experience a slice of French life.