Le Repos des Hiboux

Owl's Rest, Family Friendly Gites in the Charente-Maritime info@gitesfrance17.co.uk

Guestbook Les Tournesols

Guest Comments & feedback from the last 2 yrs.

Comments from previous yrs can be found in the guest comment book in the gite. 

15th November 2012 - 1st March 2013
Long term rental
Roger & Gloria Sargent, Kent

8th - 15th September 2012
Very pleasant and peaceful stay here as guests of Nicola & Paul who deserve every credit for
the hard work that they have put in creating these gites from the old farm buildings.
Our particular gite 'Les Tournesols' is very niceand has all facilities. The swimming pool is also lovely.
Don't forget that Nicola can supply you with eggs from their own hens!!
Nothing to much trouble at all - just ask!
Would definately return to stay again here and will recommend to our family.
Terry & Sally Wright (Poulton le Fylde)
ps. We liked La Rochelle very much.

4th - 18th August 2012
Nicky & Paul and Danny & Jo
Another great 2 weeks in France and our second fab visit here.
Thank you to Danny & Jo for being hosts in Nicky & Pauls absence - you were perfect.
We'd recommend everything again from last year (July 2012) plus:
- Dampierre sur Boutonne - Chateau minutes down the road - take a picnic
- Surgeres market on Saturday
- St Savinien boating lake
- Vallee des Singes - Super full days trip
- Dune de Pyla - a very full day out however don't do if very hot - Amazing visit
Evenings in the courtyard again were relaxing including the last night BBQ.
Harriet, Jif & Abigail Lemon, Bucks

21st July - 4th August 2012
To Paul, Nicki, Georgie & Claudia
Thank you for all you have done for us thru the years. Love you loads, Lulu xx
Thank you for another great year. See you in Spain !! Love Izzie xx
Another great year, 5th in a row for us and it just gets better!!
We love you all - see you next year if not before!!
Richard, Lisa, Izzie, Lulu & Caleb Carr (Sheffield)

5th November 2011 to 4th April 2012
Long term rental
Phil & Rose Collings

24th September - 1st October 2011
Thank you all for a very lovely holiday. Fantastic weather for chilling out in the garden and pool.
Hope to be back next year.
Donna, Davy, Ryan & Glen Cullimore (Southampton)

1st - 5th September 2011
Thank you all once again for another great holiday! A short time but still enjoyable. The highlights of this holiday were:

  • La Roche Courbon Chateau, great despite the hot weather.
  • The beach at Meschers. Daddys favourite place - men came in a LAND ROVER to rescue a womans husband who she thought had gone swimming and got lost but had just gone into the café!!
  • Lots of fun had in the pool with Georgina & Claudia.

    • We would really like to keep in touch.
      Matt, Nicola, Thomas, Olivia & Ralph Plowman (York)

      13th - 19th August 2011
      The 2nd of two great weeks in France, thank you Nicky & Paul.
      We'd recommend the following:

      • Coulon in Marais Poitevin -for a boat trip and pancakes - don't bother with the train!
      • La Rochelle - day & night. The Aquarium in the heat of the day, the towers general buzz!
      • Zoodysée at Chizé - only 10 mins away, make sure you get horse and carriage ride before 4pm.
      • Les Jacobins in St Jean D'Angely - great italian and pizza restaurant, best value meal we had!

        • Always speak to Nicky & Paul for top tips on routes, ideas etc
          Evenings in the courtyard were great fun for all adults & children. The dogs were great for Abigail. Nicky and Paul couldn't have been more helpful.
          Thank you
          Jiff, Harriet & Abigail Lemon (Amersham, Bucks)

          2nd - 9th July 2011
          Thank you for a very pleasant and relaxing week. Some of our visit highlights were (in no particular order):

          • Jarnac - nice place for a leisurely lunch in Place du Chateau followed by a fab boat trip along the Charente (boat departs beside bridge of Courvoisier - boatman let kids 'drive' the boat).
          • Ile de Ré - fab beaches
          • La Rochelle - excellent aquarium
          • Marais Poitevin - Small town of Coulon, lovely place for a stroll & lunch. Trip on a boat through the canals well worth the money!

            • Highlights also included evenings in the courtyard with good company, kids playing tennis, rounders, cycle cross, show jumping. Nicky & Paul certainly went the extra mile to ensure everyone was comfortable.
              Thanks for an excellent week.
              Liz, Andy, Janey & Greig Dighton (Edinburgh)

              2nd May - 2nd July 2011
              (via thank you card)
              Dear Nicola & Paul
              A small token for the huge amount of help you have given David and I and the girls. Our move to France has been possible due to your care for us and all the ways you have given us support. Until September!
              Love David, Nancy & the girls (The Forster family, now living in France!)
              31st July - 14th August 2010
              A great couple of weeks, very relaxing. Nicky & Paul very helpful and pointed us in the right direction in terms of days out etc.
              The best supermarket we found was E.Leclerc in St Jean D'Angely. We had a great trip to the zoo at Royan, a good trip to Ile D'Oleron and the beach at La Cotiniere. Great day out at Ile de Ré, Ars-en-Ré is a real treat, but park on the outskirts and walk in. Spent a lovely afternoon at the beach at Fouras and then enjoyed the early evening there, trampolines and good restaurants. For any birdwatchers out there, interesting birds seen from the garden, Hen Harrier, Little Owls, Hoopie, and Stone Curleurs (in the field most early mornings). Canoeing at Le Vert a great success and a lovely mealon the last day at the fishing place near Migre (ask Nicky & Paul).
              A lovely introduction to holidaying 'en france'.
              The Russell family (Harts)
              21st - 31st July 2010
              Dear Nicky, Paul, Georgina & Claudia
              Thank you for a great holiday. We have all had a lovely time! We've had a great stay, both chilling out at the pool and exploring the local towns and villages!
              We loved La Rochelle and Saintes, also Ile de Ré
              Thank you for your great hospitality! We enjoyed the welcome BBQ - a great way to meet everyone.
              Best wishes. We will pass the word in Holland!
              Michel, Mayoleine, Mattyn, Mees, Kasper & Suze
              Emden family, Holland

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