We had a really lovely holiday at this Gite. The house was as described on the website with comfortable beds and a nice cool (as in temperature) interior. We had good weather, mid twenties most of the time with two days over 30...a bit hot for us. The pool in particular was lovely. A good size and salt water so much kinder on our skin. We mostly went for walks in the morning and lazed around by the pool in the afternoons. It's a shame there wasn't a bakery in Les Essards so there was a bit of driving or long walks involved in getting fresh bread every day but all very manageable. Aubeterre sur Dronne is definitely worth a visit with a lovely market on Sundays. We were there with teenage daughters and the Wi-Fi was up to the job.
David's daughter and son-in-law were in touch to make sure everything was okay and the pool was well looked after. There are two very nice neighbours near the house who gave us tips for where to eat out and bowls of fresh figs. They were friendly but we only saw them when we wanted to so plenty of peace and quiet.
All in all a very nice holiday gite and I would recommend it.