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We have just returned from a wonderful holiday with our two children,13 and 10 years old.
The property is finished to a very high standard, immaculately clean and superbly equipped. The pool is heated and spotlessly clean with plenty of comfortable sun beds and inflatables to use.
We loved the second kitchen by the pool and enjoyed cooking on the bbq.
Nathalie was the perfect host and very kind, thoughtful and helpful when we needed any suggestions or advice.
Her two children are delightful as is Curly the dog.
We took a number of days out including Cognac, Brantôme and Aubeterre and we canoed, paddle boarded and tried high ropes all within close distance of the property.
The restaurant le lavellete was well worth a visit for dinner, a suggestion by Nathalie. We would recommend this property without hesitation.
We were 10 people (2 families) and the house was absolutely perfect for us. The courtyard and grounds are much bigger than we imagined and we enjoyed the space. The bedrooms and bathrooms were excellent (although the face height beam in the family room is a hazard, it is a beautifully developed characterful space). The 2 older teenagers loved the studio room with it's own sofa, TV and kitchen. The kitchen was very well-equipped and the 2 lounges plus the galleried landing gave loads of room for relaxing. Fresh bed linen/hand towels/tea towels were provided for changing after the first week which was welcome. The setting of Chez Furet is absolutely stunning. We loved the countryside views, watching the tractor ploughing and collecting the haybales and the starry skies at night, including shooting stars! We walked through the woods behind the house to a little chapel. It didn't feel totally isolated as there is a B&B next door but it was lovely to have so little traffic past the house. And it was only a short drive to the supermarket/boulangerie in Barbezieux. The pool was clean and we used it every day. It is not heated. When it was cloudy it was hard for the less tough of us to get straight in but when the sun was out it was very welcome refreshment. We enjoyed several day trips (nowhere more than 1 hour's drive), our favourite being the beautiful historic town of Aubeterre. The children loved the river swimming/inflatable obstacle course near Anguleme. Chez Furet has been our best holiday in years. We are definitely considering re-booking for next year. Our only suggestions would be more outdoor lights /pool lights so we could make the most of eating outside in the evening and having a swim at the end of a hot day. Also that the pool be given a clean half-way through a 2-week stay and that the light-bulbs in the floor on the galleried landing be changed to LED so they don't burn your feet. But those are only very minor gripes as overall we give it 11 out of 10. A wonderful holiday house! Thank you.