22nd August 2015
We have had a wonderful week in the Gite.A beautiful peaceful situation which we have all really enjoyed-the pool was lovely and the house comfortable and relaxing.
Places we enjoyed;
Coulon with a rowing trip,Parthenay-old quarter great medieval restaurant,authentic pots of boulin and rillets and beure d escargot-all for 9e.
Ile de Re-lovely beach. Castle at Coudray Salbert-Medieval enactment. Bon Accuiel at Auge-meal + accordian player for 12e!
Thank you Clive and Gloria -What more could you want !!!
​Clare,Paul,Max,Arcjie and Ralph.Kingston Surrey.

15 August 2015
Lovely space and great pool-ideal for relaxing.
Jenny,Tony,Joe,Jen,Ben Dan and Alex

8 August 2015
Thank you Clive and Gloria for 2 wonderful weeks in your fantastic gite.The welcome hamper was lovely.We loved the pool and the local area.Would recommend the Magdalana restaurant in St Maixent,lots of places to visit and recommend evening tickets for Futuroscope,cheaper,still get to do a lot and less queues.A great two weeks.
Thank you for your local knowledge and wildlife suggestions.Good luck with your writing Gloria and the offer of a gardener still stands Clive.
I don't think that I have ever been so relaxed in a gite,many many thanks. (Jeremy)
Jeremy,Jo,James and Seb.Haywards Heath Sussex

25th July 2015
Thank you so much for a wonderful setting for our holiday.We don't want to leave! We've enjoyed the pool,the grounds and gite.Thank you also for the welcome hamper.
We recommend a trip to La Rochelle and the patissiere at the roundabout in St Maixent.
Gareth,Debbie,Lowri,Kezia and Aren Williams.Swansea,Wales

July 2015
Thank you for a lovely relaxing holiday.We've really enjoyed staying here.The gite is clean and comfortable,the pool was great and thank you for the welcome hamper.Even the weather has been perfect.
Michelle ,Martin and Johnny Hughes. Leicestershire.

30 August 2014
Thank you for your great hospitality.We can see today how the sun should shine.
Hope you enjoy this little something different!
( clients left me some fine Austrailian wine,much appreciated.)
Sarah,Mark Chris and Liz. Windsor and Cirencester

22 Aug 2014
Many many thanks Gloria and Clive went out of their way to be helpful and made our stay extra special.
Giles and Jenn

16 August 2014
A lovely week although the weather wasn't as hot as we would have liked.Loved the boat at Coulon and the markets.
Bob,Molly,Lucy,Harry,Ruth and John

9 August 2014
Had a lovely two weeks here,thank you for your hospitality.Gite is very spacious and we love the original features.Girls loved the pool even though they couldn't get up for an early morning swim.
Joan,Paul,Emma,Rebecca and Alice Grantham. Aston Clinton, Aylesbury,Bucks.

26 July 2014
Had a super week,wish it were longer.Thank you for your hospitality.Lovely are,lovely gite,we all loved it.
Lynne,Phil,Rachael,Lizzie,Tim and Joella Maddin.Isle of wight.

5 July 2014
We've had a great holiday in this lovely location.The Kestrels,bats lizards and butterflies have kept us entertained-not so keen on the spiders!
Our recommendations are,Marais Poitivin,Coulon,Secret garden at La Mothe Heray,Chize Zoo,Celle sur Belle,Markets at Lezay and Parthenay including the cattle markets and the local goats cheese!
Thank you Clive and Gloria,the pool and gardens are beautiful,the storm on the last night was spectacular! off home to read one of Gloria's novels.
Janet, Jed, Jessica and Philippa Kearney.Portsmouth Hants

20 June 2014
Thank you,we've all had a lovely time and enjoyed the beach and la Rochelle.
Chris,Sarah,Wilfie and Etta. Ipswich Suffolk.

3 June 2014
Beautiful place and lovely people,thank you Gloria and Clive
Lindy and Barry,Granada Spain

7 Sept 2013
Very enjoyable  relaxing and sunny holiday watching the butterflies, birds,clouds and stars. Great trips to Savaxay,Verte Venise, Poitier, La Rochelle & Ile de Re-great food at Bon Accueil,La Marmite and Rest Andree.
Cleanest pool ever-thanks Clive and Gloria
The Goodes,Guildford

24 August 2013
A great two weeks.Lazy days by the pool and busy days touring the area.Found some great restaurants and plan d'eau at Verruyes.
​Headleys and Bromleys .Bicester

3 August 2013
Had a wonderful week here,thank you.Loved the sunflowers,pool,house and cycling around the lanes.Beautiful day in Coulon rowing on the river.Beach at Fouras on a blistering hot day was fantastic.
The Backs,London

26 July 2013
We've had a gorgeous two weeks in this lovely house with great weather.We have all had great fun in the pool but managed a few days out,Coulon (rowing down the river),La Rochelle (lovely and woth a visit) Niort( seems nice but monday not best time to go)La Palyyre Zoo(fantastic,well worth the drive)
Sad to be leaving.
Adele Jeremy and family.

 12 July 2013
Lovely location and plenty of space for all the family to relax in very well equiped accomodation.Very friendly host who we know were there if we needed them but at the same time felt we were left alone to relax in our own space.Thanks
The Rosewells Gloucestershire

Sept 22nd 2012
Lovely people,nice house,nice pool,nice weather,plenty of hot weather.
Medieval night at Cherveux Chateau was very enjoyable,thank you Clive and Gloria for making our holiday such a good one.
Tracy and Steve,Ayr Scotland

August 12 2012
Very enjoyable,great countryside,thanks.
Sedgley and Mathews family.

July 2012
Thank you for a relaxing two weeks,really enjoyed it,Best wishes
Colpitt family,West Lancs.

22nd July 2012
A very relaxing week.Fouras beach definately worth a trip.Many thanks Gloria and Clive
Wilmhurst family,Bath,Somerset.

14 July 2012
Lovely and sunny week,especially after the rain at home.Great fun was had by all in the pool.
Cain family.

30 June 2012
A very relaxing holiday.Enjoyed the peace and quiet in a lovely setting.
Rick and Shiela,Kent.

17 June 2012,
Gite fantastic,shame about some of the weather,but well reted fed and drunk,thank you.

8 June 2012
Wonderful stay,very relaxing perfect gite.Thank you,perfect hosts and the kids loved it!
David and Hannah,Ipswich Suffolk.

13 Sept 2011
Thank you so much for a wonderful time,it was so relaxing and the kids loved the pool.
The Greens,Bristol

28 Aug 2011
Thanks so much for your help and kindness.What a fantastic gite!
We all loved the pool & the lizard and owl spotting.
Bradford on Avon

13 Aug 2011
Thank you for a brilliant holiday.The house is beautiful and we have really enjoyed ourselves.Thanks again
Chris,Jo ,Chelsea and Robbie

23rd July 2011
Thank you for a wonderful two weeks,we really don't want to go home!
The gite has been great-it's huge, the website doesn't do it justice. It's been so wonderful
sitting out at night overlooking the sunflower fields.
Clive has kept the grounds and the pool in wonderful condition, I've felt very spoilt.
Thanks again
Graeme,Jane,Jonty & Evelyn Findlay

16 July 2011
Wonderful place to stay,very well equipped, pool was great,
area fantastic,thanks for having us
Leeds family

2nd July 2011
We don't want to go home, please   can we stay!!
Donald,Alma & Louise Sivewright.

24th June 2011
Lovely place to stay for a group
Heather and Des

24th June 2011
It all worked for me!
Graham ,Maidstone.

11th June 2011
Thanks a  lot,it was quiet and very nice.
Katrin and Marvin,Germany

What a great gite,we all had a really relaxing time

We really loved the gite and the area,sorry we had to leave early and thanks so much for all your help
Ian and Family

Brilliant gite,kids loved the pool and we loved the peace and quiet.

Just wanted to say what a lovely week we had,the kids have said it's their best holiday ever!
The photos on the website do not do it justice,we were in awe of the place,it was just what we needed and better than we expected.We had a lovely relaxing week,thankyou.

Sarah,Anthony,Jacob,Alice,Samantha,Richard,Jessica and Sophie

Plenty to do,plenty to see and a lovely place to be
Helen Stover and family

A  great week,a great gite,a perfect place to stay!
The Baker family

Peaceful setting,pool great for the boys-enjoyed a relaxing week.Thank you.
The Robertshaw Clan

Just a quick note to thank you and Clive for such a lovely time. We all really loved our fortnight at La Grande Fougere and dont want to get back to normal! The holiday suited us all down to the ground. You are both perfect hosts!
All good wishes and thanks
Vicki, Ross, Rachel, Gareth, Kirsty and Neil  Hopcroft.St Albans.

Excellent,first class-thank you for a lovely warm reception.
D Montieth,The Wirral.

Thank you for an idyllic and relaxing stay in a lovely setting
and good company.
Adrian Vincent Jones,Hornchurch.

I love it here!
Many thanks for a lovely stay
Florence and family,Midhurst

Thank you for another lovely week,loved the countryside and pool as always.
Clive and Liz Hoare and the boys.

Thanks for letting us stay here.Beautiful house-great pool,too much
cheese wine and bread,Happy holidays
All of us from Bristol.

Really enjoyed our visit to your great gite.
Had a great time in a beautiful part of France.
Grandparents agree with above,thak you.
Thanks for a wonderful stay,fantastic!
The English family,Dublin.

Lovely big private Gite,kids loved the pool,grown ups loved
the sunflowers and the peace.
Ashby de la Zouch family

I loved the pool and pingpong!
Hate to leave-beautiful.
Thank you for sharing your home with us
A little bit of heaven on earth.
The Grimes and Greene families,Ireland.

We've had a lovely relaxing holiday and have enjoyed
the French countryside and people very much.Thank you.
Dalbeattie family.Scotland.

Fab place,well worth it.
Denise,Isla & Mike. Edinburgh.

Simply the best,thanks!
Chris,Jan,Lesley and Jo. Bristol

Everything needed to make a perfectly relaxing holiday.Thankyou for looking
after us so well.
Linda ,Tom Katie and Thomas.

Wonderful setting, fantastic house.
Thanks for your help
We shall be back!
The Howell and Duggan families,Wolverhampton.

Gorgeous setting,laid back-no horizontal! Lovely pool
The Gore family,East Yorkshire

This is the perfect place for a family holiday-Thankyou
The mundy family.Sussex

Very peaceful and relaxing setting,even the rain didn't dampen our holiday spirit.
Thankyou Clive and Gloria for your hospitality
The Crosby family,Liverpool.

Beautiful place,only thing that spoiled the peace was us!
The Spice Family

Lovely house in a peaceful setting-just what we needed
Caroline  and Paul Griffin
Sittingbourne Kent

Love the house ,great pool.
(children) I saw the lizards and have had a great time.
David and Cheryl Thompson

Love the house ,great pool.
(children) I saw the lizards and have had a great time.
David and Cheryl Thompson

Fabulous setting,wonderful house,excellent company.Enjoyed it as much for the third year as the first.
Clive and Liz Hoare

Great house,wonderful location and an ideal holiday.
Jon and Ali,Simon and Clare
and loads of kids from Milton Keynes.

A beautiful haven away from it all ! Fantastic scenery and a warm welcome.Thank you Clive and Gloria for sharing it with us.
Sharon &Bill Morris

What a fantastic house,very relaxing!
(George age 10) This house is great ! I almost caught a lizard and I love the open plan ground floor,I wish I could stay here longer.
(Alice age 8) Our holiday house is great,the swimming pool is cool and I have never been so close to so many lizards,it was great.
(Tilly age 6) I loved the holiday Los  and Los,love tilly.
PS Thank you
Giles Verdon and Family
New Forest,Hampshire.

Lovely spacious accommodation,thank you for your generous welcome,much appreciated.
Sarah,Chris,Hannah,Charlie and George Tilbrook
St Albans Herts.

  Lyn and John Lucas
Kent. England 
WOW! What a beautiful place was our first and last reaction!We had a lovely time and were very grateful for your hospitality.Thank you it has been wonderful to stay in your lovely home. 
  Lynn and Alan
London England 

09/06/05 :
Lovely gite,lovely weather.What a wonderful holiday ! 
  Dave and Jeni
High Wycombe England 
Just the relaxing break we needed.The twins loved the pool and we loved the welcome and the space. 
  Greg and Catherine
Wiltshire England 

06/08/05 :
Spacious and well equipped gite.We had great weather and the boys loved the pool and tv` 
  Steve and Margeret
Lancs England 
First rate accomodation and pool.Had a great time and enyoyed the company. 
  Clive and Liz Hoare
Surrey England 

01/09/05 :
Anna(age 9)Ilove it here the swimming pool is great and the bedrooms are to.THANKYOU
Emma(age 10)I really enjoyed staying here.This house is fantastic.
Sue and Mark Stevens.
This was a really good holiday.The pool was really good.Gorgeous home!A wonderful time,Thank you so much
Lisa and Chris Grindrod.
We had a fantastic time,loved the gite,the pool,the hospitality,the weather,the peace and quiet.......... 
  Stevens and Grindrod
Plymouth England 
We came for relaxation and quiet,and that is exactly what we enjoyed-safe in the knowledge that Clive+Gloria were around if needed. 
  Keith and Lesley
Yeovil,Somerset England 

A good peaceful break.Thank you Clive and Gloria for a great gite 
  Jon and Angela
Kent. England 
07/17/04 :
Lovely Gite,excellent hosts.Thank you very much Clive and Gloria for a relaxing holiday. 
  Jamie and Charlotte
Portsmouth England 

A warm welcome and relaxing holiday in comfort with loads of space.Thank you. 
  John and Nathelie
Chippenham England 
First class hospitality,unique gite with tremendous character in lovely countryside.Thanks Clive and Gloria for a great week 
  Clive and Liz Hoare
  Surrey England 

Lovely gite,excellent hosts.Thank you very much Clive and Gloria for a relaxing holiday.
Jamie,Charlotte,Danieele and Connie.

Inspiring views from the bbq,a visit to Venise Vert a must! Thank you for your welcome.




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