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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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Holiday Rental House -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Pas-De-Jeu, Deux-Sevres, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 August 2015 for a stay in August 2014

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Liked best: The hosts, house and grounds, wine and area
Liked least: Going home!
Travelling group: Young Children
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COCKLEFAM...
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13 reviews
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“Relaxed, authentic, rustic. Brilliant for families with children”
Reviewed 25 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

This is our second year here because it just works if you are a family with young kids. It isn't swanky but the lovely relaxed nature of the hosts Ben & Billie mean that both the kids and the parents can relax and enjoy. The price is incredibly reasonable and reflects the rustic feel of the whole place.The three bed apartment is huge and the small kitchette is very handy. The new summer kitchen is fab (again nothing fancy but works perfectly). Their catered evenings are great fun and Billie's cooking is beyond excellent, wish she did it every night! Ben is a mine of local knowledge and happy to help in every way with ideas for what to do regardless of the weather. On one rainy day we visited the new Centre Parcs at Loudon as a day visitor - brilliant and makes La Grande Maison even more perfect for families.

We will be back again for sure - so perfectly placed to go wine tasting/swimming/cycling etc etc and such lovely hosts who have created a special place with a great atmosphere.

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Liked best: Atmosphere - very special
Liked least: Mattresses, perfectly clean but old. need toppers for a good nights sleep
Travelling group: Young Children
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njc1978
Belfast, Northern Ireland
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27 hotel reviews
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“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
1 review
“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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