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This house is well situated for shade when very hot, yet has a cozy feel inside and, we suspect, would be great also in cool periods of the year. Susie and Roddy were the most relaxed and gentle of hosts. We luckily met all the children at different times and each is very interesting in their own way. Although not dog lovers, we loved little Bentley and now miss the kitchen waste disposal units - the Jack Russels - who visited us daily.
We were honoured to share a fascinating meal under the stars with the family and friends and learnt much from the insights we received.
The area is so varied. We decided we would try to visit somewhere new each day during our two weeks; this we did except on the one day when it was poor weather; this took us back to the wonderful Saintes. Rochefort and its museums is very close and Brouage was much more lovely then we'd expected. Traffic seemed heavier than ever from our last visit to the area but patience is rewarded once on the Île d'Oléron. Royan looked much smarter than before; we passed through on our way to the Côte Sauvage.
Cayenne, la Tremblade and Bourcefranc provided wonderful visits and the latter wonderful because we witnessed the frantic 90 minutes or so when the oyster boats come in to unload.
The house itself has a much larger lounge and dining area that the images show, and the kitchen is well designed which is necessary in such a compact space; preparing our own meals was easy with an excellent cooker and uncomplicated appliances. The bedroom requires some careful movement and the generously proportioned might find it and the small toilet a bit of a challenge.
We we're well aware of the proximity of a road and the fact that parking is on-street. Given the convenient little gate in, this never presented a challenge. The village has many lanes and quiet roads off the main one for strolling. The marshes, which we viewed, but did not explore, showed us fantastic bird life.
We earnestly hope that visiting France remains straightforward so that we might re-visited Susie and Roddy for we count this one of our best three out of more than 50 such holidays.
Thank you, thank you, thank you Roddy, Susie, the children, Bentley, Evie and assorted other wildlife for such a memorable stay.
David and Pearl: September 2018
A truly relaxing environment with amazing facilities, everything you could wish for , it was a special holiday for us as a family with our two sons grown up now and moving on to there own future so it was important we had a memorable time, which we did. Rudy and Celine were great hosts and could be relied on if there were any issues but there were no problems at all, great weather, great food, great area, great pool,great time.
Thank you Rudy and Celine
James ,Tania, David & Ross Algar