Customer Comments 2007



Chris, Amelia & Toby Clark – Jersey
Lavender in the Garden at Maison Lairoux

Many thanks for an excellent short break! The accommodation was perfect as was the location. Ideal for those wishing to head up to the Châteaux of the Loire, the beach or simply wishing to relax. I never knew you could pack so much in to four days!

Ian, Jane Natasha & Thomas – Jersey
Thank you Annette & Jason for your wonderful hospitality and a very relaxing break in the most well equipped gite we have ever stayed in. Your facilities are a hit with teenagers and young children alike. Looking forward to returning.

Jason, Triona & baby Ronan – Jersey
Thanks a million Annette & Jason for your lovely welcome.
The welcome dinner after our 4-hour journey was wonderful & the wine! Your gite has been perfect for our visit & has had everything we’ve needed for baby Ronan (4½ Months). Thanks for the advice & helpful tips to make the most of our day trips.

Helen, Will, Oliver, Max & Emily – Oxford
Seashells at La Tranche sur Mer

Thank you for a great holiday! You are extremely hospitable and very friendly. We have all had a very relaxing holiday. The facilities and pool have been fantastic considering the weather! The children have had a lovely time and because of that, so have we! We are all very sorry to leave. Jason & Annette are the perfect hosts. Thank you very much for everything.

Clark, Innes & Finlay – Connecticut, USA
Jason & Annette – Thank you for being enthusiastic and attentive hosts. L’Ecurie is a wonderful gite, the furnishings are complete in all respects and the linen & towels were fabulous. The welcome dinner was a great start, especially to meet the other guests; the BBQ later with you was excellent. The swimming pool was excellent for all and the children enjoyed the games room and the Xbox 360!
Beauty of the flora & fauna in the gardens was an unexpected surprise (esp. the baby owls!) Wireless internet access was over the top – we were able to check local weather, plan trips and check emails. TV & DVD also 1st rate. Proximity to many sites – especially local beaches made for a very memorable visit – this will be one holiday hard to beat (and this is our 7th summer holiday in France!) Expect you will be busy hosts all season!

Tara, Steve, Tom & Sophie – Surrey
Fields of Golden Sunflowers in the Vendee

Thank you for a wonderful holiday. The gite is a real home from home and is perfect in all respects. We have stayed in France several times over the past few years and this is definitely the cleanest and best appointed. You have been fantastic hosts and the children also have loved playing with you – thank you for the childcare! Sophie even learnt to swim in your pool. The playroom and Xbox has also been a great hit with the kids – a real unique and added bonus.

Craig, Iona & Indigo – Ipswich
A thoroughly enjoyable holiday. The gite and facilities were excellent as were the hosts! We will certainly be back for more.

Cathryn, Stephen & Lucy – Leicester
A very relaxing week! The accommodation & facilities were excellent with everything we could possibly need on hand. Your hospitality was faultless too – thank you!

Rachel, Paul & Charlie – St Albans
The Estuary at L'Aiguillon sur Mer

Thank you for a lovely week! The gite was a perfect venue for us and our 19-month-old son, with everything we needed and more. We especially enjoyed our trips to the local beach, thanks for the recommendations.

Sarah, Justin, Megan, Jessica & Gracie – Cambridge
Many thanks – accommodation & hospitality both excellent. Favourites were the pool, table tennis & dressing up clothes. The waves at La Terriere were excellent, if a little dangerous! Aquarium at La Rochelle – great, but don’t go on a wet day!

Jenny, Sam & Nigel – Gomersal
A very enjoyable stay. Accommodation & hospitality excellent. Very relaxing & everything you could wish to make your holiday enjoyable.

Ian, Tracey, Will, Matt & Ellie – Wokingham
Many thanks for providing a very comfortable, clean & well equipped holiday home. You have, and are continuing, to put a lot of effort into ensuring that people have a wonderful holiday – and are proving to be very good at it! We found that this holiday property caters for all ages, so ideal for the spread of ages in our children. So congratulations! We are sure you will do very well.

Bev, Aiden, Sarah & Rachel – Church Strettan
Busy Market at La Rochelle

We enjoyed the pool a great deal. We also enjoyed visiting some of the villages and towns on or near the coast. The beach at St Vincent sur Jard was particularly nice. The peace & tranquillity of Lairoux were complemented by the hospitality of Annette & Jason. Thank you for helping make our visit to France enjoyable & relaxing. À bientôt.

Phil, Becky, Alice & Lucy – Guildford
A lovely place to spend our holiday, especially the pool and the games room. We enjoyed our welcome meal, and the girls will miss Iris when we go home! Some of our favourite places: Coulon – we did a boat trip with a guide (it didn’t matter that our French isn’t great!) The garden at La Court D’Aron was great and the lotus flowers were very pretty. We loved the adventure trail at Château de la Guignardière. Our favourite beach is Les Conches because it’s big & sandy! Also children’s activities at Talmont Castle, especially crossbow shooting! Took wine home from Marie du Fou (Mareuil)

Kevin, Claire & Iris – Ware
The best holiday home we’ve stayed in. Plus we loved the pool, the games room & proximity to the sea. Iris will miss following Alice around & being bossy to Lucy! Many thanks for the lovely opening night meal. We would recommend the beaches at Les Sables D’Olonnes and St Vincent sur Jard. Plus we loved Fontenay-le-Comte (and it’s château), Talmont castle and beautiful Vouvant. Thanks to Jason & Annette for being so friendly & helpful. Final word to Iris (6) – it was very good. We had a wonderful time.

Gareth, Suzanne, Geriant, Carys & Elis – Kenilworth
Sunflower

Thank you for an enjoyable and relaxing stay. The accommodation and hospitality were excellent. Plenty to do in the surrounding area – we enjoyed the boat ride at La Rochelle, the Indian Park and beach. The children loved the pool and play room most of all and didn’t want to leave!

Richard, Claire, Olivia, William & Isabel – Wareham
We’ve all enjoyed our stay here and are very sorry to leave. Our favourite beach is Les Conches although the children kept nagging to return to the pool. The gite is equipped with everything we required and more – the children particularly enjoying the Xbox. Jason & Annette, you’ve been great hosts. Thank you for everything.

Claire, Will & Charlotte – Oxford
We’ve had a fabulous week. Thanks to Jason & Annette for making us feel so welcome and for all your useful information about things to do in the area. We felt more like friends than guests and think you’ve got the balance just right. The gite is well equipped and the facilities very well thought out. Charlotte particularly enjoyed the aquarium at a Rochelle and the beach at La Faute was excellent – as were the moules frites! The pool is fantastic & Annette you’re a great chef – we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We’re impressed and definitely hope to return.

Catherine, Katy, Sam & Will – London
We’ve had a wonderful relaxing stay. The house had much more than we ever expected. The surrounding area is beautiful & with such a lovely base from which to explore. It is hard to imagine us coming anywhere else but back next year!

Janet, James & Eleanor – Sheffield
The Beach at La Tranche sur Mer

We have had a very relaxing and enjoyable week. The gite is so well equipped – a real home from home. You really have thought of everything! It was a real relief not to have to bring all of the baby kit & the Sky TV was excellent for relatively new parents who don’t go out in the evenings! We have really enjoyed exploring, particularly Fontenay-le-Comte and La Rochelle, where Eleanor squealed at the fish in the aquarium! Hopefully we’ll return in the summer sometime, to test out the pool. Thanks very much for being friendly & attentive hosts.

Denis & Marion Caruana, Guernsey
What an amazing, beautiful place! The Gite is literally from home to home, with all the detail you can imagine. We spent a wonderful week even though it was the first week in December (In our opinion this Gite can be visited all year round). There is so much to do and so many beautiful places to visit. The location is superb for all type of excursions. We recommend visiting Futuroscope which was unforgettable and original, La Rochelle is very beautiful and the Aquarium is also very good.
Annette was of great help at informing us of any points of interest. We can keep on going but it's simply a wonderful location, gorgeous accommodation and fantastic hosts!!