Guest Comments
'Excellent. Our second experience of the 'Blakeman' approach to holiday houses and even better
than the first. Standards much higher than some other properties we have rented through Chez
Nous. The house had everythIng we needed and nice touches like washing up liquid to tide you
over until you get to the shops. Lovely pool - good size and well kept. Thank you.'
CLARINGBOLD FAMILY, PAVILLION
'A wonderfully equipped pair of gites. Good room sizes and well laid out. Lots of local ameneties
and loads to do and visit. The pool was fantastic - particularly good for young children with
excellent security. Wine walk excellent. '
SASSE and WALKER FAMILIES, CASSIOPEE and CYGNE
Best family holiday we've had. Accomodation just as advertised. Very clean, very welcoming.
Chris and Wendy available but not intrusive. Nice clean pool. Thanks to you both and to Wendys
Mum and Dad for letting us have their house !
MORE FAMILY, PAVILLION
Very enjoyable holiday in very peaceful and beautiful setting. Plenty of places of interest less than
an hour away. Useful reading other visitors comments.
MOUNTFORD FAMILY, PAVILLION
Over the years we've stayed in 5 or 6 properties from the chez nous brochure at varying price
levels from around £800 to £1700 per week and I'm pleased to say this has been the best.
Kitchen and dining facilities have met all our needs. Beds great (this is often what lets places
down) - important to sleep well on holiday. The kids loved the swings and sand pit. We did find the
pool a bit crowded when other families left all their lilos, sharks and alligators lying in it once they
had left ! Wine tasting - I really enjoyed both. A good mix of information, humour and enjoyment.
Lovely to have met you. Thanks for having such a nice place. We wish you all well.
WILSON FAMILY, PAVILLION
Le Pavillion was ideal for us and we are definately missing our afternoon dip in the pool. We will try and educate our
neighbours who all seem to go to the far south, the dordogne or, if they are adventurous, the vendee. Meanwhile, my
mother in law has told virtually the whole of Essex what wonderful fish they can have at Chez Andre. I'm afraid we're
not organised enough to decide now what we want to do next year but we would all like to return sometime so we hope
to see you again then.
PERKINS FAMILY, PAVILLION
We found Vierge a very comfortable and well equipped base for our holiday. The kitchen comprised all we wanted for
holiday / barbecue eating and we particularly liked the fact that it was quite distinct from the dining / living area. As a
family of 5, we found the cottage spacious and airy. My husband appreciated the king sized 'endless' bed in the master
bedroom, an important consideration if you are over 6ft ! Being able to watch the children play on the swings and
explore the garden while we relaxed on the patio area was a definate bonus and lived up to our expectations in
choosing this cottage. We also liked the privacy that we enjoyed outside too. Our quests for the beach, La Rochelle
and dining out were punctuated with some very relaxing times by the pool.
DANDY FAMILY, VIERGE
We have had a good time, enhanced by the fact we had our first week facing the garden - very peaceful and our
second week facing the pool, almost like a different holiday !
ROGERSON FAMILY, VIERGE and CYGNE
We have enjoyed our stay here very much ! It was a shame the weather was a bit unsettled in the first week (no
barbecues for us !) but we have still seen plenty of sunshine and have done a lot of things. The house suited us fine -
especially good to have no stairs and the pool has been great for small children. We have felt a bit isolated from the
outside world - no tv, poor radio reception and it is hard to find a newspaper. It would of been helpful to hear a weather
forecast to plan the day better in the first week when it was unsettled - but thats just us. The countryside is beautiful
and it has been wonderful to come back after a busy day to hear just the bees and the grasshoppers. Thank you !!
PERKINS FAMILY, PAVILLION
NB Chris and Wendy say - newspapers are available from the supermarkets and english newspapers from the
newsagents in st jean. If you want a daily forecast - just ask Chris who comes to clean the pool every morning, he'll print one
off the internet and leave it outside your cottage Just Ask.
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