Firstly, thank you to Chris and Wendy for being so welcoming and friendly to us
throughout the week. We have had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed our week in
Cygne. We particularly enjoyed the social and friendly atmosphere around the gite
properties engendered by the salle de fete and bbq evening. It really helped us to meet and
have good conversations with lots of other groups of people. The girls, 8 and 3 had a great
time and the environment is safe and considerate for younger children, in particular the
gates around the pool and pool alarm. We would recommend it to our friends and hope we
get the opportunity to return in the near future.
MAIR FAMILY July 2007 CYGNE
Guest Comments 2007
comments 2006
A lovely combination of secure ie English speaking hosts and neighbours (with plenty of
opportunity to make friends) with the chance to experience a French gite holiday and
explore one of the lesser known areas of France. A very good 'beginners in France' holiday
particularly for those with children. Also an excellent standard compared to other French
gites which we have stayed in which are 'authentically rustic' in the extreme ! The
swimming pool at Les Vallaies is wonderful for children of all ages (and if you stay in
Cygne you can watch them through the gate !) Chris and Wendy are wonderful hosts and
the vine walk and wine tastings are really interseting and excellent value.
WOOD FAMILY August 2007 CYGNE (children 12,11, 5yrs)
Cottage fantastically equipped to deal with families with young children. We have all been able to relax.
Property great for children, all mixed together, had great fun playing in the garden/pool.. Area, very good as
has the feeling of being very rural but it was easy to get to supermarkets/towns when necessary. We all really
enjoyed the vine walk. LEE FAMILY August 2007 VIERGE (children 5, 3 yrs)
We enjoyed our visit and stay at Cygne. Both Chris and Wendy were great hosts with plenty of advice and
suggestions on where to go, places to eat and sites to visit. They also arranged a number of activities which
you could join in if they took your fancy. The moules and oyster evening was great fun and the wine tasting a
must. The accomodation was reasonably good and certainly much better than most I've stayed in. The beds in
particular were very comfortable and the linen good quality. The general equipment level was also good and
enabled us to cater adequately for ourselves. The games room was a great hit with the kids with books and
games for all to use. LAUNDY FAMILY July 2007 CYGNE (children 9 and 6 yrs)
Wonderful ! Really child friendly - little touches like the toys and bathmat make a world
of difference. The kids made friends easily in the play area and pool and would have
happily stayed on, as we would. Thanks for everything. JUDGE FAMILY July 2007
BALEINE and CASSIOPEE (children 7 and 2 yrs)
We really enjoyed it - children loved the play area and it felt very secure. The neighbours were friendly and the
atmosphere relaxed - all instigated by the attitude of Chris and Wendy. Thank you very much. The drinks
evening was really good too. Hope for better weather next year !
DAVEY FAMILY August 2007 (children 6, 4 and 2 mths)
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