Comments from our previous guests
David & Maureen of West Sussex "We arrived to a warm welcome, fire lit, flowers on the table, wine in the fridge, perfect! Lovely countryside, town & villages + the gite made a good base. Best bits: fire, hot showers, comfy bed, market at La Guerche, mooching around Vitre and La Gacilly, dinner at Victor Hugo, the car laden with cheap wine and smelly cheese to enjoy at home. Thank you D&D we hope to return!"
David, Katie, Holly, River and Emilia of
Mansfield "Stayed last year in the Stable for 2 weeks - 3
weeks this year and still not long enough. The whole area is
beautiful, the local French are lovely!
Doreen and Dave work very hard, nothing is too much trouble, two of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet. (P.S. We don't get out much!) xxx"
Sue, Steve, Matthew, Karyn, Pauline, Ron
& Muriel of Essex "Your photos on the internet don't do
Hirondelle Farm justice. The photos show a lovely cottage, but we
arrived to find a beautiful home, lovingly restored by Doreen &
We have had a very comfortable stay, and the children had a wonderful time in the garden and pool. Thank you for all the little touches: nice wine in the fridge, flowers on the table, plus all the books CDs and DVDs.
This area of France is very beautiful and full of things to do and places to explore .... we will definitely come back. Merci bien pour votre hospitalité!"
Graham & Pam Rees and Elizabeth Powell of South Wales "Beautiful place, lovely people. Came over for a much earned rest and got so much more! At Aubin - otters in the river - marvellous! Owls and birds of prey - fascinating! If you enjoy wildlife and peace this is the place to be. So nice we have purchased a property."
Geoff, Ruth, Andrew, Lottie, Alastair (6), Caroline (3) & Katie(1) of Co Wicklow, Ireland "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hirondelle Farm and all the amenities of your fine gite. Thanks for the use of the childrens' toys. Thanks also for the use of your shed for our "small" stock of wine. We look forward to toasting you when we transport it back to Ireland. Hope to see you both again!"
Martin and Jane Gosney of West Yorkshire "Another restful and relaxing visit to Le Perray. We walked, cycled as well as enjoyed the local scenery, food and wine. The week has passed by so quickly! Thanks to Doreen & Dave for another lovely holiday - hope to see you next year!!"
Alex and Rosie of Christchurch, Dorset
"Back again! This time on our honeymoon. Had a brilliant 2 weeks,
lovely weather and fantastic hosts. If the horses happen to be
racing while you are here it's well worth a visit, an enjoyable
afternoon with, hopefully, a few winners!! The market is fab, visit
the Chi Chi man!
The chateau is extremely interesting & with lots to do around town & such caring hosts it is a holiday to recommend to everyone - & will be doing so. many thanks to D & D and hope all your guests enjoy their holidays as much as us!"
Paul Andreé, Matthew, Tabitha & Nathan of Surrey "Thank you for an absolutely fantastic week. The Stable was lovely with surprises hanging at every corner! There was so much to see and do we have had to save some for next time. Thank you again for all your hard work."
Val, Robert & Nick Farrant of Oxon
"We came in search of peace and relaxation and we certainly found it
here in your beautiful gite. It truly is a home from home where we
received a lovely warm welcome from Doreen and Dave.
This is certainly the best gite we have ever stayed in, in France. A clever and beautiful restoration. Congratulations Doreen & Dave on your achievement. We wish you every success with the work you are doing on your own house. Thank you also for providing perfect weather. We also wish future holiday makers here as good a time as we have had."
Liz and Keith Robertson of Edinburgh and John McBay of Arbroath "So impressed with the way a virtual ruin has been turned into a wonderful gite. We have had a great week exploring the delights of the Pays de Chateaubriant."
Belinda & Barry McCabe of Ireland "An excellent central location for visiting the Loire region. In the evenings we all looked forward to returning to the Stable to relax and enjoy all it's amenities. We has 3 kids with us, Doreen & Dave had thought of everything to keep them amused whilst we relaxed in a beautiful private garden enjoying great barbeques and wine. You won't get bored here!"
Paul, Claire, Isabel & Joanne Heafey, Tom Peacock and Fay Peters of Thame "We have enjoyed two weeks of relaxing and glorious sunshine and it has been wonderful to experience this gite and garden at it's best. The old stable has been beautifully and sympathetically renovated and what a location! Our thanks to Dave and Doreen who have been discrete and attentive hosts."
Bryan Wiltshire and Heidi Crelley of Sutton,
Surrey "The gite has offered the perfect relaxing retreat -
with the option of loads to do in the surrounding area. The
renovation work is fantastic and tastefully done.
All credit to Doreen and Dave for what they've achieved and for being the sort of hosts who let you get on with the holiday in privacy but are there, if required, to impart valuable and often amusing local knowledge. We look forward to visiting again."
Louise, Tom, Alexander, Taylor & Callum of Lincolnshire "Arrived safely to our "FANTASTIC" holiday home after a 5 hour journey from Calais. Everything was perfect .... immaculate! Thank you Dave and Doreen for making us feel nothing was too much trouble, enjoyed your company."
Caroline and David of Putney, London "A TRULY 5 STAR HOLIDAY: * Beautiful, relaxing and comfortable gite * Great hosts in Doreen and Dave * Great area for some fantastic cycling * Great location - an hour from the beach and some interesting cities to visit - Le Mans especially * Best steak in the world - Chateaubriant at the L'Amazone Thanks to Doreen and Dave for following their dreams and making such a lovely holiday location for us all!"