Guest Reviews 2023
Our 5th visit to L'Ecurie! The weather has been mostly glorious, and the pool used every day.
We have found new walks and seen over 50 different bird species. My sister and brother-in-law who joined us for a few days were made as welcome as we always are!
Thank you once again Annette & Jason for your 'goodies' provided on our arrival, and for the tomatoes, figs and grapes from the garden.
Thank you for being superb hosts, even providing a tiny screwdriver to mend my glasses!
Yet again, a very relaxing stay at Le Vieux Café - over a decade of visits, and it never lets us down. Weather has been so hot (32°C+) so, the pool has been our best friend.
As always, Annette & Jason are wonderful hosts… always helpful with local with local advice and tips. The house is s well equipped, which is why we return.
Another wonderful visit - see you again next year!
Thank you Jason and Annette for a delightful stay at your well equipped property. We are much obliged that you were able to organise some very fine weather and therefore were able to swim every day,
We enjoyed our stay very much indeed.
We have been here four times already and we will be coming again here soon. Thank you Annette and Jason for making us feel welcome as always. 😻
We spent half of our time in the pool because it is so sunny and warm half of the time 😻 Me and my family enjoyed playing pool and ping pong in the games room.
Written by Elsie, aged 8.
We have had such a wonderful stay. Annette and Jason have been so helpful and welcoming.
Everything we have needed has been here and the children have loved the large pool and games room. The grounds are expensive and fun to explore.
Thank you so much for a fantastic holiday!
Thanks for a fantastic 4th visit to Le Vieux Café. As always, we’ve had such a lovely relaxing stay. We’ve enjoyed walking and swimming at La Tranche, visiting La Faute sur Mer – the boys especially enjoyed the skate park.
The almond croissants from the bakery in Grue have also been a big hit with the family.
Loved the warm pool and the games room, which have kept the boys happy and enabled us to relax!
Thanks very much – hope to be back soon.
Thank you, Annette, and Jason for a wonderful stay in your beautiful holiday cottage and such a warm welcome. The cottage is the most well equipped we have found, and the facilities are excellent. The weather was hot, so we enjoyed the local beaches and pool.
Sitting on our beautiful terrace in the evening was bliss. We enjoyed hearing the owls and seeing hedgehogs.
We have had a wonderful week here at L’Ecurie. Our highlights have been Plage de la Terrière (great for bodyboarding) and the kids really enjoyed Chateau des Aventuriers.
Most of all, we enjoyed being in the amazing pool and later on, watching the beautiful sunsets.
We have been made to feel very welcome and at ease by Annette and Jason – thank you.
Not forgetting the games room which the kids were able to disappear into!
We have had the most wonderful time here – thank you – comfortable cottage, amazing pool, inflatables and playroom, and some lovely places to visit.
Memories that will last a lifetime.
Such a lovely and relaxing stay. Despite the changeable weather, the pool was still a hit! Especially when the swallows and storks flew overhead.
Boys spent their time alternating between the pool and games room so we could relax knowing they were happy. It is incredibly well situated for exploring the local area and a wonderfully calm and peaceful place to return to after a day out.
Everything you could possibly need in a home.
Thank you so much, I’m sure we’ll be back.
Thank you, Jason and Annette, for a wonderful stay!
Thank you for your hospitality and the welcome gifts of wine and Madelaines which were gratefully received after a long journey!
The kids wanted to say how amazing the pool was and are very sad to leave. We’ve all had a lovely, relaxing week – just what was needed – and we hope to return one day. We’ll miss sitting outside admiring the view every evening
Comme chaque année depuis plus de 6 ans, nos vacances ont été PARFAITES !
Merci pour ce cadre de vie si reposant !
Merci pour votre bonne humeur et nos échanges !
Merci pour l’accueil que vous avez fait à Jun !
Merci pour tout !!!
A l’année prochaine !
Translated from the original Dutch written by Denisa, aged 7.
I like the swimming pool and the decorations like the rings (inflatables), and the plant donut, and the fish donut, and the unicorn, and the water pistol that I like and the plants in here are nice.
I like that there are children's parks and that we have two lovely dogs on the other side, one is light brown and black and flat hair and the other dog has curly hair and it is white and at first they barked loudly at us but when they calmed down and we put our hand on them, they were no longer afraid of us which I like
2 weeks for us, enjoying the pool, company etc.. Harley & Elle enjoyed their hire car – beep beep Elle!! They went to the Aquarium at La Rochelle, Futuroscope – they really enjoyed fab views of the sunset of an evening too.
Had a trip to Nantes to take Elle & Harley to airport – so went to the centre ville. Luckily for Jason the shops were shut as it was a Sunday. Would recommend eating brekkie at La Cigale and visiting the mechanical elephant and merry go round.
We had a quiet week just milling about by the pool. Port Bourgenay is worth a visit – we went twice and ate at the same creperie for lunch – very tasty galette there – La Chaumière du Blé Noir. Also, a good work from the port too.
Had a good meal at La Tranche – the Hotel d’Atlantique – good crab there and good burgers at the L’Oasis in La Faute sur Mer with Jason & Annette.
Also, a good pizzeria at Mareuil sur Lay after a busy day visiting La Rochelle.
Merci Jason & Annette – already booked for 2024 – Salut!
We have spent a wonderfully relaxing and enjoyable week here in Lairoux. The establishment is perfect for our three generations of family shared between the two houses. The pool and games room were a great hit with all ages, ranging from 18 months to 73.
We have enjoyed exploring the local area and sampling the local wines.
Annette and Jason are the perfect hosts – thank you. Special thanks to Jason for the guided cycling – brilliant!
We hope to return next year for a repeat performance. Hopefully the kids will be quieter then!
A last minute decision and well worth the visit. beautiful sunsets, terrific thunder and superb hosts. What more could we ask for!
Hosts very welcoming and couldn't do enough for us, thank you both for the welcome gifts.
Plenty of wildlife - loved watching the birds. Very quiet, just what we needed.
We hope to return and hopefully bring our friends.
We made full use of the facilities. Thanks again.
We have had a lovely week celebrating my 60th birthday with family. The facilities at the cottage are very good, home from home! We have enjoyed the cottage gardens, peace and quiet, sweet birdsong and especially the spacious and refreshing swimming pool.
The children have loved the playroom (filled to the brim with interesting & active things to do) and young adults appreciated using the gym!
All and all a wonderful stay. We hope to return next year to visit more of the beaches & castles in the region.
Au revoir & merci beaucoup!
Thank you for a wonderful stay.
We all had a brilliant time staying in your lovely cottage. we were very lucky with the weather and enjoyed a number of lazy days by the pool.
Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and had a lovely time visiting the beach at La Faute sur Mer, cycling round the Ile de Ré and eating mussels in La Rochelle (in-between relaxing on the terrace or by the pool!)
Annette & Jason have been wonderful hosts, thank you so much for your hospitality and for the welcome goodies.
Toute la famille vous remercie pour ce séjour incroyable qui nous laissera de beaux souvenirs pour les premières vacances de notre bébé.
La maison est super équipée et très agréable.
Tour était parfait! Chien, bébé, parents et grands parents reviendront avec plaisir.
We’ve had a lovely stay in both holiday cottages and have really enjoyed our week. What a fantastic set up for families especially (we are travelling with three children 5 and under). The swimming pool and the games room were a big hit.
Annette and Jason have been very helpful throughout and we hope to return again soon!
Another great stay!
Lovely to see the marais, beaches and towns at a different time of year.
Again we go home rested having enjoyed long beach walks and the odd spot of sunshine.
As always your hospitality and warm welcome is much appreciated. See you again.