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My family and I absolutely loved this place. What a find, what a welcome and what a lovely vista outside the window. The river gently rolls by, with ducks (lots of ducks) quacking away like they’ve just heard the best joke ever. There are wagtails (yellow and pied), herons, moorhens and, in the evening, bats catching insects over the water. It’s idyllic. Apart from the ducks having a party on the river, it’s almost silent as the road outside is not exactly busy. There are no neighbours apart from the owners and a farm a few hundred yards away.
There’s a car parking right outside the door (very handy for loading/unloading) with a private fenced off lawn area, BBQ and patio with furniture (but watch young children as the river is not far away) and it’s level access into the gite, which is also all on one level. If you’re eating outside, the (wild) ducks will occasionally waddle up to see if you fancy sharing any of your meal. We’ve stayed in countless self-catering places over the years, both with extended family and on our own , all over the UK and Europe, from short breaks to two week stays and I can honestly say that Neil and Heidi provided THE BEST EVER ‘welcome pack’! It was way, way above anything we’ve experienced before. They are a delightful couple who will meet you and get you settled in, then leave you to your own devices unless you need something. Excellent hosts and a real mine of information for the local area.
Would I stay here again? No - but only because we’re moving into a house about 15 minutes away in Montreuil sur Mer. Would I recommend it to others. Absolutely! It's gorgeous.
The cottage was really nicely decorated and maintained and equipped with everything we could have wanted. Tortefontaine is a charming little village, very peaceful and relaxing. Our hosts, Irene and Norman, couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. We would thoroughly recommend Primrose Cottage and look forward to staying there again.