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"Absolutely wonderful holiday for both parents and children…"
We visited logis la cabane at the end of August 2014 after reading many reviews.............what a fantastic beautiful relaxing place to go, exceeded our expectations. The cottage was perfect, home from home, everything you could possibly need. Heather and Phillip were so very welcoming, kind and thoughtful. The grounds were stunning and our children blossomed in their independence and as parents we could relax knowing that they were safe. This really is the most wonderful peaceful place to take a holiday with your family, the smiles never left our children's faces, none of us wanted to leave. I asked them what they loved best about the holiday and they replied........doves especially the black and white one, bread van, pool, seeing the sunflower fields, meeting our friends, playing football, watching our friend the bat at night, hearing the tree frog that sounded like a duck, reading on the sofa swing, my bed! 5 stars logis la cabane, we can't wait to return.Read moreLess
"Fantastic place to stay..…"
Having found Logis La Cabane via Mumsnet, I thought I'd add to the other great reviews on the site. We have just come back from a two week stay and have enjoyed every minute. My children aged 7 and 4 loved running around the orchard and playing table tennis with their new friends. Their favourite activity was swimming in the pool - a fabulous pool which is a really relaxing haven for the adults and great fun for the kids. Our children were reluctant to leave La Cabane but we did go to the beach, the aquarium at La Rochelle and also into Cognac itself where there is a fantastic recreational area for children with paddling pool, inflatables, mini golf etc.
Heather and Philip are incredibly welcoming and helpful.
It's a great place for everyone in the family to enjoy their holiday.Read moreLess
"family friendly stay…"
We have had our third stay at La Cabane this summer and love it for the simplicity and relaxation. We have stayed in La Sorciere and La Libellule (more spacious) and find it well set up for small children saving on luggage space. The kids love running free in the orchard and garden and getting to know the other families who are staying, without feeling too overlooked. We have found several parks to visit, the Zoo at Chize (60 mins by car), beach at Royan and bike rides to the local Boulangerie all add variety to the days spent mostly by the pool, sandpit, ride-ons, trampoline etc It is really heaven for the under 5's. Highly recommend it.Read moreLess
Our second stay at Logis La Cabane and we can't recommend this place highly enough. Heather and Phillip have created something very special. Not so much a holiday but a fabulous way to live for a week or two. Comfortable,stylish, so welcoming. The pool is crystal clear clean ( and safely secured) and the kids can run free in the field and orchard. The layout is fantastic - you can mix with the folks from the other two gites or you can have your privacy. And there's all the extras - the bikes ( just pick one up and spend an hour riding through the sunflower fields), the table tennis, trampoline. Thank you Heather and PhillipRead moreLess
"Wonderful holiday destination!…"
Has to be one of the best kept secrets in France! A peaceful and relaxing haven for both young and old. A warm welcome awaits you at Logis La Cabane with lovely accommodation, fresh croissants every day and fan tailed doves in the court yard! We will be back!Read moreLess
"idyllic haven - even better than looks on website!…"
previous reviewers have said it all. Heather and Philip have created something magical.
only to add, fellow mum, helen and I, spend literally days trawling websites full of these places, and NOTHING looks anything like as beautiful as La Cabane. Took us days to drag ourselves and our 6 year olds away from the house/pool/gardens once there.
what i didn't quite pick up from the website is quite how stylish the interiors of the gites are. Heather has a real eye for colour (farrow and ball greys et al) and minimal but comfortable furniture.
Favourite details: table and chairs under the willow tree, shady picnic bench in the orchard, downing rose on the swing seat, dining out on the grass outside La Libuelle and the boulangerie lady beeping her horn every morning to announce arrival of croissants. Thank you, Heather and Philip. We will be back!Read moreLess
"Wonderful escape; everything we had hoped for ....…"
I have never written a review before but with this holiday at Logis La Cabane, I just had to! We went on holiday with our friends and had the most wonderful, relaxing holiday with the children that we have ever had. The gites are renovated in traditional simple style (with mod cons)and space has been allowed instead of cramming too many rooms which would have spoilt the effect. The place itself is beautiful, with a peaceful, calm atmosphere. There are no stark boundaries between gites and the trees and greenery in the courtyard provide a discreet privacy. Our children had such freedom because of the way Philip and Heather have created it...the pool is secured at all times and the garden is slightly untamed and flows into meadow which encourages hide and seek and exploratory adventures but also offers the more traditional play of swings, trampoline etc. In two weeks, we rarely strayed from the magic of Logis La Cabane because we had all that we wanted there and we will return for sure. I could go on but I hesitate to expand further in case everyone out there finds this haven!!Read moreLess
"Very Relaxing holiday at La Cabane…"
Just spent a fantastic 2 weeks at La Cabane - Lovely Gite in a rural location - just the ticket if you want to get away from it all.
Kids loved the pool, trampoline and play field - which could be used all day every day due to the scorching hot weather that the Charente always seems to provide.
Heather & Philip were great hosts and made us feel really welcome.
Great holiday destination for families.Read moreLess
"Perfect for all the family - it really is as lovely as it looks!…"
This is the most perfect place we have found to go on holiday in France.
Where we go on holiday really matters to us, and poor Heather must have thought we would be the most difficult guests ever before we arrived, I was so searching in my inquiries. We have in the past been to several very mis-described gites, and suffered from floods, a 'forgotten' main road and some very interesting plumbing!
La Cabane is so perfect for us that in spite of saying that we never go back, we have 4 times in 3 years.
It is exactly what you hope for - lots of lovely things for everyone, of all ages to do. This has included my elderly father and our largish teenagers. There is so much space that they can feel free, whilst being very safe. I feel better just by remembering being there.
There is lots to do in the area and Cognac is a beautiful place to explore.
Heather and Philip are incredibly helpful - and are there for as much or as little as you need them.
I am only worried that there will be so many bookings we won't every be able to come back!Read moreLess
"Perfect holiday for young families with children or anyone wanting to get away from it all!…"
Well, we are just back from our second trip to Logis La Cabane so that tells you how much we enjoyed it the first time!
It really is the perfect holiday for families with children or anyone just wanting to get away from it all! The surroundings are beautiful, you can't help but relax. The owners Heather and Philip are very welcoming too and a great source of knowledge when it comes to where to go and what to do in the area!
There is lots to do for the children and our two (aged 7 and 9) particularly loved the adventure and freedom of exploring the pretty grounds. The swimming pool was a highlight for us all too - surrounded by lavender, sunflowers, fig trees and the like - so relaxing!!
We have all come back refreshed and relaxed from both our holidays to this idyllic place. We really can't recommend it more highly.Read moreLess
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"Highly recommended - we'll be back!…"
Just back from a great week here with our 9 month and 22 month old kiddlies; the kind of location photographed in French travel guides - magnificent ancient building, painted shutters, lavender, Citroen van in the corner etc. Beautiful and safe pool, masses of outdoor playstuff too: swings, playhouse, trampoline, big sandpit (this last item really made our babies happy). Cots/gates/highchairs all provided in our gite; we stayed in the smallest - simple but had everything including washing machine. Very helpful and friendly (but discreet) hosts too.Read moreLess
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"Brilliant holiday with our 15 month old!…"
We have had a fabulous stay at Logis La Cabane with our 15 month old, with lots of extras for our little boy to make our stay relaxing (toddler toys, high chair, child gate all provided). There was also an excellent play area with sandpit and outdoor toys as well as the swings and slide in the meadow. The pool was ideal with shadey spots as well to stay out of the sun when needed.
Many thanks to our lovely hosts Heather and Philip, we will be coming back in the future!Read moreLess
"Family Friendly, excellent accommodation and relaxing!…"
The first time we have been to Logis La Cabane but what a superb experience. Would highly recommend this place, swings, trampoline and a large garden for children to play as well as a fantastic pool which is cleaned everyday. All of the gites have been renovated by English owners Heather and Philip who are fantastic hosts and make you feel very welcome. The accomodation is superb and very child friendly. Their are lots of things to explore and do in the area some of which we did not get to do but we loved La Cabane so much we have already booked for next year!Read moreLess
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"A safe and relaxing location for a great family holiday !…"
Our second visit to La Cabane and our first with our little one! A superb place to relax and enjoy the child friendly facilities. Heather and Philip are very welcoming and the gites have everything you could possibly need. When you turn into the courtyard and see La Cabane with all its rustic charm, beautiful pool and tranquil setting you know you've made the right holiday choice! Lots to do in the area but also great to just enjoy everything available at the gites. We will definitely go back again!Read moreLess
"Fantastic & relaxing holiday…"
Have just spent a week in a lovely, comfortable gite which was very well equipped. Lots to do for my teenage children including beautiful, clean swimming pool, bikes to borrow, table tennis & trampoline. Plus plenty for younger children. Super area to visit & not far from the coast.Read moreLess
"Blissfully relaxing for all the family…"
We have stayed here a couple of times in the Summer and are looking forward to returning soon. Quite simply, we can't think of a more successful place to go with our three children. The house and grounds are beautiful and the English owners really seem to care about how everything looks. There's fantastic planting, gorgeous paint colours and masses of space for kids to roam safely with lots of play things, table tennis, free bikes, trampoline etc, but it's all done incredibly tastefully and seems so uncontrived. Each gite (we've stayed in two different ones) has it's own little garden area giving a feeling of privacy but you get the chance to mingle if you want around the pool - it's stunning and a real sun trap with lots of Mediterranean plants and fig trees etc around it. Last time we went our kids were able to really enjoy it more and it was the most relaxing time we've had since pre-children! The nearby town of Cognac is very pretty and we've done some really good day trips to the coast, the aquarium at La Rochelle etc so there's lots to see and do locally. Can't wait to go back and experience the warm welcome again. I can feel myself destressing just thinking about it!Read moreLess
"Great place for both parents and kids.…"
Staying at the Logis La Cabane is as easy as being at home but in a beautiful restfull and fun environment. The owners have thought of everything so you don't have to, highchairs, stair gates, toilet seats, childrens plates and cutlery, sand pit, outside toys and even a toy box inside and if the weather turns bad there is freeview and Mr Tumble can be found. For the older kids there is plenty to do with a large trampoline, table tennis, bikes and of course a beautiful pool with plenty of inflatables. There is also stuff for the grown ups and not just the cheap wine, there are plenty of books to read in the comfort of your own private outside sapce.Read moreLess