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We’ve just returned from a lovely week stay at Palmerston Gite, in Genneton.
The Gite was much more spacious than the impression we got from the photos and it was very well equipped. The drive and back Garden are enclosed so our Cairn Terrier, Bess, could run around without the possibility of her getting out. The back garden a good size and its also a good sun trap, so it was good to relax with a beer and a bbq on an evening. The gite is very private and the hosts are next door if needed but they respect privacy so you can just get on with enjoying your holiday.
The pool was fantastic and had a child lock gate so no risk of our 6 year old William making a break for it. The pool was also big enough for his 6 inflatables we brought!
Genneton is very well situated for visits to Theme Parks, Historic Cities, Bio Parc and many other places. Parc de la Vallée is only 15 minutes away and it’s great for Kids of all ages.
The Bar in the centre of the Village is a good experience and we enjoyed the monthly Fish and Chip night with the English Expats and the locals. Also, in the village is a football pitch its next to a lake so it was good for the dog to have a run and then a swim (providing there were no fishermen around!)
Sally was a fantastic host who suggested places to visit and she even took care of the Dog when we went out on Days out. I think the dog was more happy to spend time with Sally than she was with us!
In the 7 years of staying at properties from HomeAway we have to say that this is by far our favorite.
We couldn’t fit everything in 7 days so we can’t wait to come back for another stay!
Denis and Vincent were very welcoming and on hand to help during our stay. Denis speaks good English and even accompanied us to a local vineyard to translate for us.
The properties were very well presented and the communal "cellar" was excellent for cooking and dining (all 22 of us), although it was also nice to eat outside in the evenings on the picnic benches.
The pool was very useful on hot afternoons, a good size and as clean as everything else on site.
The area has some lovely walks and bike rides. The property is surrounded by vineyards and being on top of the hill has some great views.
We had some trouble initially finding the property, which is between Chavagnes and Thouarce, just downhill from the D199/D114 junction.