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“Perfect French countryside escape”

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7 reviews
The Lounge Room
The Kitchen
Trophy
The Landing
The Main Bedroom
The Purple Room
Through the round window
TV Room
The Veggie Garden
The Lake
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Farmhouse -
5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Poitiers, Vienne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Kim T
Sydney, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Perfect French countryside escape”
Reviewed 14 April 2013 for a stay in January 2013
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My wife and twelve year old daughter loved Le Grand Courtiou.
It combines history with a very modern and comfortable renovation, with the lake, gardens and orchard all picture postcard stuff.
Drove to local restaurants and an easy drive to Chinon for lunch and to visit the caves.
As a mad cook, I particularly enjoyed shopping for seasonal local produce at the several nearby markets and cooking at the chateau. Best beef casserole ever, scrambled eggs from the chateau's chooks and local goat's curd spread on everything.
Can't wait to get back in summer when the figs are in season.

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Liked best: Being away from tourists and at least pretending to live like a Frencman
Liked least: The flip side of the isolation is that it is a ten minute drive to get the morning baguettes
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Mark V
Sydney, Australia
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“Well appointed farmhouse nestled in the heart of wine and history.”
Reviewed 4 February 2013 for a stay in January 2013
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We tarvelled to Le Grand Courtiou with our two teenage sons in January of this year and had a marvellous time. Only an hour and a half to Poitiers on the TGV from Montparnasse we rented a car and drove the half hour to this rustic farmhouse.

Met on arrival by the live in housekeepers and a plate of cheeses and charcuterie we settled in for a relaxing three days. Within minutes the boys had clambered onto a rowing boat and where exploring the small lake at the back of the property!

The bedrooms are large,clean and very comfortable and the well appointed kitchen becomes tyhe central hub of the house. We found the local produce very good even in the heart of winter. There are even chickens, fresh eggs and a rooster affectionately known as DSK, although the affection is not always reciprocated!

The best thing about the house is the location. We took day trips to Angers and had dinner in Saumur ( as well as tasting the famous local wines). On a second day we visited Chenonceau and Amboise all within easy driving.

We loved the ambience of the place so much that we plan to come back here with friends next year.

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Liked best: The ambience.
Liked least: I couldn't swim in the pool as it was mid winter
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jacquieri...
Sydney, Australia
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“Fairytale house in amazing location”
Reviewed 22 October 2012 for a stay in October 2012
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Le Grand Courtiou is a gorgeous house in a fabulous part of the Loire Valley. The house is total luxury and extremely spacious. It is beautifully looked after by on-site caretakers who are a font of knowledge about the area, the local food and wine, chateaus and very friendly and attentive. Our children loved the pool, riding the bikes along the country lanes and feeding the chickens as well as collecting the lovely eggs each day for lots of great breakfasts. It is a great place for a group to stay and enjoy the local wine and cook up a feast from the kitchen garden in the very well appointed kitchen. We can't wait to go back soon.

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Liked best: The house is beautifully appointed with extremely comfortable beds.
Travelling group: Young Children
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Pomponett...
Tours, France
1 review
Reviewed 3 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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