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Front of the Gite
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La Grande Maison
Swimming In Our River
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Thouars Market
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Games Room
Evening meals twice a week at La Grande Maison in the Cave, Dinning room or on the terrace
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Pas-De-Jeu, Deux-Sevres, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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njc1978
Belfast, Northern Ireland
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103 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Exceeded all expectations”
Reviewed 14 September 2014 for a stay in July 2014

I stayed at this property with my wife and 2 boys (3 and 4 years) for one week out of a 3 week holiday in France. This week was the most enjoyable of our holiday. The property itself is stunning, and the gite is situated within the main building which is orientated around a lovely large central courtyard which is very nicely lit at night. The highlight of the stay however was the hosts, Ben and Billie, who could not have been more helpful, friendly, or welcoming. Their whole approach creates an environment which is relaxed and enjoyable. They were a wealth of knowledge in relation to the activities and attractions in the area (of which there are many) and they also run some excursions of their own, and do a super pizza night at the property that shouldn't be missed!!. If you're are considering staying in this area, I absolutely recommend that you look no further than Le Grande Maison!

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Liked best: The property, the hosts and the area
Liked least: leaving
Travelling group: Young Children
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Bronislav...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fabulous”
Reviewed 26 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

It felt like we were staying with long lost friends! Ben & Billie were so warm & welcoming, always on hand to answer questions or make suggestions. We had two beautifully prepared, delicious meals in their sumptuous dining room in a totally relaxed atmosphere. The house & grounds are stunning, and we spent several lazy afternoons just reading and relaxing on the sun loungers, swinging on the tree swing and wandering along the river - just enjoying the scenery! The gite was very comfortable, spacious and light. We're already planning our next visit-can't wait to go back!

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Liked best: Beautiful property, wonderful hosts, comfortable gite
Liked least: sound of early morning traffic
Travelling group: Teenagers
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CBG2013
Oxford, United Kingdom
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“Gorgeous house, incredibly kind owners”
Reviewed 21 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We had a wonderful week at La Grande Maison. Ben and Billie are wonderful hosts: we felt totally free to do our own thing but enjoyed having a drink with them most evenings and were very grateful for all their recommendations of things to do in this lovely corner of the world. We'll definitely be back!

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Liked best: Cosy, homey atmosphere, lovely big garden with river, crazy cheap champagne from nearby vineyards
Liked least: Nothing the fault with the house, but it took much longer to get there from Calais than expected - Google maps told us just over 4.5 hours and in fact it was 6.5.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Katie L
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful place, excellent hosts a real slice of rural France.”
Reviewed 4 October 2012 for a stay in August 2012

Our friends had booked ahead of us and we weren't sure of getting a place ourselves but the hosts managed to find space for us.
The grounds, buildings, breakfast, people were all exceptional and we truly had a great time.
It is a great opportunity to be really familiar with a true piece of French rustic history, the main house is wonderful as it draws you back in time, they have a lot of work to do in parts, but the areas we used were in perfect working order.
The courtyard is a haven of calm, really safe and fun for kids, but the swimming river at the end of the garden is a real gem. Can't wait to get back there!

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Liked best: The convivial atmosphere.
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Friends
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Reviewed 24 September 2012 for a stay in September 2012

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