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“My only regret is that I didn't book again this...”

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La Retraite
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19 reviews
La Retraite
pool
pool
pool
pool
rear patio
main lounge
main lounge
main lounge
TV room
dining room
dining room
kitchen
bedroom
main bathroom
main bathroom
field at Simoussais
La Ferme Flamande, local restaurant
Surgeres
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Overview
Holiday Rental House -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Surgeres, Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Sophie L
1 review
“My only regret is that I didn't book again this year”
Reviewed 30 June 2014 for a stay in July 2013

Wonderful family owned home, with everything you could possibly wish for. My sister and my fur babies (dogs) had the most relaxing cosy holiday every. I would highly recommend. Alan and his family are marvellous hosts who cannot do enough for you. We had a couple of issues that were fixed within hours. I can't say how perfect this is for families. My only regret is that I didn't book for this year in time! I won't make that mistake next year.

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Liked best: everything!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Rustington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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Liked best: Everything had been well thought of by Alan
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
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Marleycom...
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Good winter break, despite the weather.”
Reviewed 25 March 2014 for a stay in January 2014

We stayed at La Retraite for 4 weeks in January, and found the house to be comfortable and warm. It felt like a real home nicely decorated with quirky bits and pieces everywhere. Most importantly it was very clean - bathrooms, kitchen etc. Even the cupboard under the sink in the kitchen - no old sponges from previous guests! Great welcome pack.
Alan replies to emails instantly and efficiently, answering silly questions quite happily and sorting out any small problems straight away. Heaps of books and dvds, and wonderful television when the weather was bad - which it was. (A few more chick flicks/books would have been good Alan!) Loads of information and maps on local places to visit. Can't fault it really, and it must be lovely in the summer. Thank you. Jean.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

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Liked least: There is nothing to dislike
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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LF-104
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great place - can't wait to re-book”
Reviewed 6 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Lovely holiday home with all amenities. Good for families or couples. Great pool and privacy. 12h sun on pool.
The location is good and close to enough supermarkets and small towns (Surgeres, Mauze, Niort) to keep stocked up with food and the all important wine.
Not too rural. The house is very well equipped and well thought out. The best we've been to. The owners are well organised and send you lots of details once you have booked and very attentive throughout the booking process. There's plenty to see within 30 min drive. would definitely recommend and am already re-booking for next year.

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Liked best: privacy and pool and internet access
Liked least: nothing - all superb
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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