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“5 Star Family Holiday Experience”
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28 reviews
The Courtyard from the air
Pool Area
Master bedroom
Juliet Balcony and View
King size bed
Dining Living area
Kitchen
Kitchen area, range oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, coffee maker,
Childrens Bunk Room (also has single and cot)
Cot (can be moved into Master bedroom)
family bathroom
Terrace with seating, shade sail and BBQ
play area
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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Rouillac, Charente, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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M J
Chinon, France
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“5 Star Family Holiday Experience”
Reviewed 10 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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We were warmly greeted by Steph and her son Finn. High quality renovated buildings with breathtaking views. We have 2 small children who were safe to run around and make friends with Finn and their 2 lovely dogs. Steph was exceptional - her attention to detail to made our stay as homely as possible. Even toys, bedding and high chair were perfectly & thoughtfully provided. Great family location - grocery store 3kms and short drive to Jarnac & Cognac. Thanks again Steph, Charlie and Finn. :)

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
21 Apr 2015
It was great to meet you both and your lovely children on your travels and I hope your onward journey was great fun. I hope to share a moment with you again!
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Hannah P
Northwood, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Fantastic Experience - Amazing Hosts!”
Reviewed 18 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We have just spent a week at The Courtyard, staying in Chez Aristide. It was simply fantastic from start to finish and I cannot praise it highly enough. What set it apart from our previous holiday rental experiences were our amazing hosts, the May family. We were made to feel so welcome and nothing was too much trouble. When I became concerned that my husband and younger daughter had got lost jogging around the nearby villages, the incredible Steph and her lovely son, Finn, jumped on their bikes to try and find them (it turns out my husband can't judge distances on a map). This level of concern for our enjoyment continued throughout the week. The "Welcome Drinks" evening meant we got to meet our fellow holiday makers. All three families then went pony riding together, with Finn keeping us company and offering words of encouragement to our children. The May family (not forgetting husband Charlie) have made huge efforts to fully integrate into the local community and what they don't know about the area isn't probably worth knowing. Add to this Steph's willingness to cook for us on certain evenings, and I hope you begin to see why this stay was such a unique experience. We were all very sad when our week at The Courtyard came to an all too quick end - partly because we were leaving hosts who had become our friends, but also because of the knowledge that given the level of hospitality we had just experienced, we would struggle to find somewhere as good again in the future!!

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Liked best: The hospitality of our hosts.
Liked least: Having to leave!
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
2 Sep 2014
Thank you for being such wonderful guests, it was a real pleasure to meet you and you fantastic children.
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Jane K
Swansea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Fabulous - definitely going back!”
Reviewed 8 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Just got back from a fabulous holiday at The Courtyard (Chez Aristide). The gite was lovely - contemporary, stylish and very comfortable with wonderful views over the fields. It had everything we needed with comfy beds and roomy living area.

Steph and family were fantastic hosts - never intrusive and always there on hand if needed, with help booking trips, with local information and anything we needed. The pool was brilliant and our 4 year old girls loved the play area and trampoline where they met new friends. They also absolutely loved the very friendly placid dogs, Lilah and Susie, and were able to help feed them and take them for walks which was great. We were fortunate to have Steph cook for us on 3 evenings - the food was fantastic and it was a great opportunity to get to know the other guests. It was lovely to have the restaurant brought to us without having to go anywhere! On two nights our girls ate with us and Steph provided art stuff to keep all the children amused in between courses as well as a story before bed!

All in all it was a fantastic family holiday - a really special place. So good that we have already booked to go back next year!

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Liked best: The views and relaxed atmosphere
Liked least: Leaving!!
Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
2 Sep 2014
Thank you for being such wonderful guests, it was a real pleasure to meet you and your lovely family.
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Jackie_M5...
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous welcome, excellent hosts”
Reviewed 22 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We stayed in Aristede for a week with 2 teenagers and our older daughter. We had a fabulous time. Swimming pool was the VERY best thing about the holiday, the house was exceedingly clean, the welcome (home-made houmous, Pineau des Charentes and more!) was amazing. Steph and Charlie are excellent hosts, with great knowledge of the local area to share with guests. Out and about we especially enjoyed swimming in the lake (about 20 mins away), canoeing at Jarnac, the amazing sunsets and the beautiful weather.

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Liked best: Swimming pool
Liked least: bunk beds!
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Caroline...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“A beautiful converted barn in idyllic surroundings”
Reviewed 13 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

We stayed for a week in Chez Aristide with our two teenage children. The barn has been beautifully converted, the bedrooms have lovely views and it was very well equipped for self catering, Steph and Charlie were fantastic hosts, with loads of advice on places to go and on hand to offer help if needed but not at all intrusive. When we had a power cut throughout the area they even threw a barbecue for all the guests. There is lots to do in the area in towns such as Cognac and Angouleme and we all loved canoeing down the Charente river near Jarnac. But it was difficult to tear ourselves away from the lovely pool, new this year, with plenty of loungers to relax in. Would definitely recommend for a great holiday.

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Liked best: Friendly hosts, lovely pool and comfy beds.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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