- Gîte90 m²
- Salle(s) de bain1
- Toilettes séparées0
- Séjour minimum2 - 7 Nuitées
John and Dorothy Lamb
- Taux de réponse :
- Délai de réponse :
- de quelques heures
- anglais, français
- Dernière mise à jour du calendrier :
- 26 juil. 2018
Salle(s) de bain
Type de destination
Salle à manger
Equipements de loisirs
Piscine / Spa
Sports & Loisirs à proximité
Les réservations annulées au moins 60 jours avant le début du séjour pourront être remboursées à hauteur de 100%. Les réservations annulées au moins 30 jours avant le début du séjour pourront être remboursées à hauteur de 50%. Vous devez contacter le propriétaire directement pour demander une annulation.
Perfect wind down from a busy life!
We are a family ranging in ages from 3 years to 73 years and everything in between! This was a perfect wind down holiday, fabulous accommodation, tranquil location, great outdoors area and most importantly perfect owners who made us very, very welcome. We hope to return one day!
Thank-you Tamsin for such a great review. As you know you would be very welcome to return at any time. Arrived as guests...left as friends- perfect!
An excellent holiday experience
What you see on the website is what you get. A restored stone-built dormer bungalow with old-world character and all mod-cons. The owners could not be more helpful, with tips on the weather, short-cuts, events etc. On-site pool and playground keep kids and teenagers amused. Local roads are safe for walking and cycling. Happy to strongly recommend
Thank-you! We are delighted that your fortnight was enjoyed by all. We do try to be honest and accurate in what we offer, for example I would describe our gite as a barn conversion with velux windows instead of a dormer bungalow.. All families are different but we try to flexible- good weather always helps!
Relaxed beautiful get away
This was our families second visit to stay with John & Dorothy and we will be returning again next summer.
Accomodation comfortable and full of character and charm. Stunning location surrounded by fields of sunflowers and quiet country lanes. The perfect get away for everyone that wants to spend quality time away from the rat race. Although, within an easy drive there are plenty of places to visit.
With the luxury of your own pool, table tennis, small play area and bikes for the whole family to use.
Typical day was a relaxed french breakfast fresh from the local bakery follwed by a day round the pool, possibly a bike ride and ending with a bbq on your own terrace with a glass or two of wine in complete peace!
John and Dorothy are the perfect hosts and there if you need them, Dorothy provides a lovely meal for you arrival if you require. John works very hard to ensure everybody has a great time nothing is too much trouble.
Can't wait to be back there again.
Thanks for this lovely review - I think it's the time of year when people begin to think about next year's holiday! It's good to have it confirmed that we can provide for the needs children of different sexes and ages, while keeping the parents happy with a choice of peace and quiet or sight-seeing.
J and D
Really lovely gite with a large swimming pool. Owners, John and Dorothy, were very accommodating and nothing was ever too much bother for them. Kids had lots of fun with the inflatable pool toys, table tennis and bikes provided for our use. Weather was really good during our stay. Good access to supermarkets (either Intermarche or E L'Eclerc in St Jean D'Angely) and a local boulangerie that delivered fresh bread every morning to the gite.
Overall, really impressed with the location, the gite and John and Dorothy. Definitely would consider staying here again.
Thanks Phil and family!
We are especially pleased because the family was here for a fortnight... and for a lot of that time there were five teenagers/ young adults in the party. The swimming pool, bikes, table tennis and the locality seem to have worked! The wi-fi (which did have its moments!) of course, allowed contact with the wider world.
3 wonderful weeks
We have just returned from a very restful 3 weeks at Les Ribaudieres.
And yes, we would have stayed longer had we been able to.
Our family of 5 (3 daughters of 9,11,13) fitted comfortably in Jasmine, and the gîte was able to accommodate the addition of the 2 grandfathers for a spell in the middle of our stay.
John and Dorothy have equipped their gîtes very well internally, and also provide a fabulous array of equipment and toys outside for their guests - bikes, pingpong, inflatables in the pool - to name but a few. And of course the pool....simply wonderful, in particular as we were blessed with unusually hot weather.
With just one small nearby restaurant/bar, the excellent barbecue got a lot of use.
John and Dorothy were also always on hand to provide advice and help if needed, on places to visit, local markets, etc.
My husband also took advantage of the relatively flat landscape and explored much of the region on his bike.
We would recommend this place to anyone who is getting away from a busy life, who wants to rest, who likes to eat simple food at home and who wants to choose whether or not to take phone calls or read emails....it is a peaceful place, deep in the countryside, truly away from it all whilst within day trip access of Île de Ré, La Rochelle, Cognac and so on.
Thank you John and Dorothy for a very memorable time.
The Carton family, Dublin
Thanks for your kind words and great review score. As you know, we enjoyed your visit immensely, too!
For those wishing to eat out- I would advise that there are many quality restaurants in Charente Maritime! You might choose St Jean d'Angely or Surgeres- within 10 miles or 16 kms. Slightly further afield.... La Rochelle, Ile de Re, Royan, Ile d'Oleron etc are renowned for their seafood in particular. Again, inland Gognac, Saintes, Niort and so on offer gourmet dining.....and, given the strength of sterling against the euro....Brits might be surprised by the low cost.
We are rural tranquillity at Les Ribaudieres- a car is a must!...But restaurantation is an important part of the Charente Maritime experience. The choice is enormous.
The holiday was everything we wanted!
John and Dorothy were really great in catering to our needs with a 4 year old and 1 year old in tow. Even before we had fully paid up John was providing helpful information ahead of our long drive to Les Ribaudieres which was above and beyond.
When there we had the use of the pools and the playground was just perfect for our two. The bikes have two kids seats so we could go out as a family and the provisions for our youngest (cot/highchair/stairgates/safety to pool) were there.
The description on the website was accurate on all points, but John and Dorothy made it even better than described by taking the time to help identify best drive routes to activities, restaurants etc.
Great and quiet location within 1-2 hours of key family activities. We would recommend!
Thanks for your kind words, Jenny and Roddy; We're glad you enjoyed your holiday here with us and were able to take advantage of the long June days. Just a reminder that there are places for family activities less than 1 hour away eg, La Rochelle 45 mins, Saintes 40 mins and our nearest beach, Chatelaillon Plage, 40mins.
We do offer a meal on arrival if requested. There is wi-fi internet on site. The signal at present is not strong. The house walls are 2 ft thick and the signal is not guaranteed. We have an internet radio- it works! PLEASE be aware that the PEAK SEASON price (English school holiday period) is £1150 per week. Also, be aware that Saturday is our preferred changeover day: we have to be rigid about it in Peak Season: at other times we may be able to be more flexible.! We changed provider to France Telecom and Livebox. This has improved reception.