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"This is an unbelieveable vacation mansion, and we hope to…"
This is an unbelieveable vacation mansion, and we hope to return again in the future. This villa is especially wonderful if you have children -- our three year old loved the trampoline and the go-kart, in addition to the 2 pools and the free pony rides twice a week. The owners, Nicole & Guido, are very friendly, provide daily headline news & weather updates, and help you with just about everything before and during your stay. They even helped arrange for us to hire a private cook make us a 6 course gourmet meal and also there are more casual dining-in options. They were extremely accommodating and friendly and helped us with directions and reservations. The grounds are lovely and well-kept, and Hautefort is a gem of a town to be near, with excellent and affordable restaurants in addition to its famous and impressive castle.Read moreLess
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"A set of gites sleeping 4 - 8 situated round…"
A set of gites sleeping 4 - 8 situated round a chateau for 14, ideal for young children.
There is a playbarn, outdoor play area complete with trampoline, heated ( although not quite enough) outdoor swimming pool, a selection of tricycles and bicycles to use and free pony rides twice a week.
The accommodation is reasonably spacious and comfortable with lots of appliances such as kettle, toaster, juice maker and two different sorts of coffee maker. It isn't 5 star, but then the prices aren't either, even in the school holidays.
You can either order meals in 3 times a week at a reasonable cost or dine at a nearby gourmet restaurant that welcomes children. Failing that the gite owners teenage daughters will babysit for a very small charge. In fact Guido would arrange and sort out just about anything to make your holiday run smoothly.
Guido & Nicole the owners are Dutch and most of the other residents were also and whilst this meant I couldn't read the huge pile of magazines & books in the play barn it didn't deter our son from making lots of new friends.
There are a number of things to see and do in the area, including the amazing velorail, which involves bicycling on 4 wheeled contraption along old railway lines, our son loved it.
An amazingly relaxed place to come with toddlers, our son loved it and I hope we will be back some day.Read moreLess