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Two fantastic weeks spent at Mark & Lydia's immaculate gite. Very tastefully decorated and furnished to an extremely high standard throughout - from the superb comfortable bed, walk-in shower, his/hers sinks, to the kitchen with everything for the keen cook, including sharp knives!
The pool area was an important part of our rental decision and it didn't disappoint! On hot days it was blissful. It is very private with ample sun lounger space at one end and at the other end, sofa seating, large dining table and a plancha for cooking al fresco.
The surrounding area is perfect for exploring by bike - they very kindly provided storage for our bikes - the roads are almost empty and the Charente river track is a short distance away. Cognac, Jarnac and beyond are all within easy reach and the river track is absolutely stunning.
Kayaking on the river was especially rewarding, with plenty of kingfishers and other wildlife to be seen. The area is not teeming with tourists and everything felt very laid-back and nowhere was crowded.
In conclusion, the holiday exceeded our expectations in respect of the gite, the surrounding area and our helpful, discrete, entertaining neighbours Mark & Lydia!