We loved the look of the place online and it was pretty in reality too. Sadly no views over the surrounding countryside from The Pigeonnier which would have been nice but the price wasn't high so we maybe shouldn't have expected that. It was cold when we were there but the wood burner kept everything nice and warm and there were plentiful logs next door. Sadly the wifi didn't work for 2 of the three nights that we were there and this was a bit stressful as we had work that needed doing. But the owners got it working in the end. The electricity kept shutting off too and we never did find the reason for that. It is in a good spot in terms of access but La Rochelle is at least 30 minutes away so you can't just pop in for dinner. La Rochelle is lovely and we certainly recommend visiting and seeing the Aquarium which was amazing. Lots of work going on in La Rochelle to make it even nicer.
Fabulous stay at a wonderful, isolated location! If you want a quiet, uninterrupted place to relax - this is certainly it! Accommodation is exactly what you should expect and what you get. If you want bars and a bustling nightlife then don’t go!! But if you want peace and time to breathe, and a base from which to travel then go, go, go!! The hosts are welcoming and approachable, unfortunately we went early in the season so the pool wasn’t up and running but it looked great! With Surgeres, La Rochelle and Rochefort only a short distance away it’s ideally located! Excellent stay......thank you!
We loved our stay at The Pigeonnier, the setting was very warm and calm. It's situated ideally in between two very nice towns, each 30 minutes apart. Suzanne and Nigel ensured we had a comfortable stay, also provided us with a Cot and high chair for our 9 month old. Highly recommend and we will definitely be back during the summer!! Ish
Super gite full of character. Wonderful location to explore the area and great to come back to and relax by the pool - the weather in late September was still in the mid 20's. Nigel and Suzie were very helpful with great suggestions for the best places to visit.
We are intending to return next year.
We've recently returned from an idyllic two week stay at The Pigeonnier. The gite was in such a peaceful location and with a stunning pool that we were reluctant to leave it, but as there were so many places to visit within a short driving distance we did tear away ourselves some days to explore the surrounding area. Surgeres was the nearest little town which had lovely places to eat and to stock up on groceries etc. There are great beaches within a short driving distance but our favourite was Fouras from where you could catch a ferry to the stunning island of Ile De Aix. A visit to La Rochelle and Ile De Re is also a must as well as Venise Vert.
However, the highlight of the holiday for us was spending time in and around the The Pigeonnier either by chilling around the pool, cycling around the country lanes surrounded by gorgeous sunflowers and barbecuing local produce in the evening washed down with a bottle of local wine!! (Bikes and BBQ's are provided at no extra cost which was brilliant). A huge thank you Nigel and Suzanne for making us feel so welcome and for all your friendly advice on places to visit and things to do during our stay. We will definitely be back!!