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- Calendar last updated:
- 21 Feb 2019
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Lovely family holiday
The property and grounds were huge, easily accommodating our party of 17. The pool was fantastic and well maintained. The reason for 4 stars rather than 5 is the house was not very clean. The bathrooms and pool house in particular needed to be scrubbed. Also the equipment in the garage was very dirty. All in all though, a fantastic property and I would highly recommend it. Great communication from the owner as well. Thank you!!
Many thanks for your comment, and sorry to read that the cleaning ladies havent' done (for once!) properly their jobs.
We always learn from our mistakes !
Otherwise, it was a pleasure tom communicate with you and you and your family are always welcome back !
Amazing holiday location!
The photographs of this property on the website do NOT do it justice - the house, the grounds, the facilities (especially the pool), its proximity to the Charente and excellent shops in Ruffec make it a perfect location for a family holiday. Although Mr Guyard was not present, he answered all of my queries promptly via email.
John et sa famille ont été particulièrement sympathiques et ce fut un vrai plaisir de les recevoir aux Ballons !
Nous sommes heureux que leur séjour se soit bien passé , et qu’ils aient pu découvrir la Charente et ses activités, apprécier la propriété, la piscine ou le jardin potager -
Nous prenons bonne note de leur conseil en ce qui concerne les photos ( je reconnais mes piètres talents de ce côté-là...) !
John et sa famille seront toujours les bienvenus s’ils désirent revenir !
A beautiful, quirky building and fantastic grounds
The property is as beautiful as it looks on the picture and the grounds are simply stunning. We visited as three generations of one family and there was lots for all of us to do. The pool was fantastic and loved by all. We played badminton on the courts, fished in the river, barbecued and played table tennis. There was lots to see and do int he local area and Oradure sur Glane a couple of hours away was well worth a visit.
The owner was really helpful in the booking process and we loved our holiday.
We are so happy to read that you and your family had a good time during your summer holidays, and that you liked the house and its grounds ! It was also easy to exchange with you through the website and directly.
You are definitely more than welcome back, whenever you want !
Fantastic accommodation and facilities at Les Ballons, all our family loved it! Definitely go back!
We had a fantastic holiday experience at Les Ballons, we were a party of 8 adults (including one disabled) and 7 children, and the house easily accommodated us all, as well as a very impressive house we where all also blown away by the facilities on offer, we made regular use of the excellent pool, bar area, mountain bikes, tennis and badminton courts, table tennis, bbq, 5 a-side football area, and we even tried a bit of fishing down at the river, and the walled and gated gardens meant it was also great and safe for the kids to play and explore as they wished, . We would highly recommend Les Ballons to anyone wanting a great family or group holiday, and the owner was also very helpful and flexible throughout the whole experience, thanks again Nicolas!
Steve and his family are more than welcome , and we arevery happy that they enjoyed all the facilities of the place, and the area !
Looking forward to hosting you again soon !
Unbelievable home, setting and hospitality
From the moment we booked "Les Ballons" Nicolas ensured he helped us make this an amazing trip. The chateau itself is stunning, well equipped and makes for the perfect stay. The grounds are well kept and offer fun for all ages (ping pong, swimming, football, tennis, fishing, long walks, bike rides, etc). The proximity to Ruffec is very convenient (a short bike ride, or even shorter car ride).
I cannot recommend this property enough and we will definitely be back.
Dear/ cher Tim,
Many, many, many thanks for your extremely nice review about Les Ballons.
We are very happy to read that your family and friends had a good time at our place.
We are definitely looking forward to hosting you again ( the irony is that I have a soft spot for your beautiful country, Canada !!!!)
Les Ballons was a wonderful experience! All the amenities that were advertised were made available for our group's use. It is an ideal location for a large group of travellers & we would definitely visit there again.
Dave and his group were particularly friendly , and easy to communicate with.
Thanks for the pictures, and we were very happy that you enjoyed the tomatoes and the other vegetables available mid September !!!
Looking forward to hosting you again !!!
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