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We adored this huge house and had a great time. Holiday in May 2019.
Short and sweet ! Thanks for the review - appreciated.
What an amazing week we had. All 8 of us were truly amazed on arrival with the Chateau and its decor. Then discovering the decor and antiquities throughout the Chateau made every day A different experience
Even early May, and the freak weather we had there was loads to do and plenary of places to visit, Ile de re and Bordeaux and an Hour and 2 Hours away respectively.
The staff were all so helpful and responsive to any questions.
Thank you for a fantastic week.
Thank you for this lovely review. We are so glad you had a good time.
We had an 8 hour drive from Calais and stayed in a town called Saint - which is beautiful. The next day all refreshed we drove the 30 mins to the Chateau which was easy to find. We pulled up the drive and were in awe of the stunning view in front of us. We had a tour of the chateau which blew us away. The rooms are amazing and there are so many wonderful artefacts to look at. The whole place is so relaxing and quiet and calming . The local villages are so tranquil and friendly and we could not have wished for a nicer stay anywhere. Thank you to everyone who made our stay so enjoyable and to Sarah who made the organising so easy and painless. We will be looking to come back!! We already miss our local bar/Tabac and the pastisserie. Big thank you to you all 🙂 xx
We are delighted you enjoyed your holiday. Thank you for this lovely review.
An absolutely beautifull place but the outdated booking system caused by their human error meant our last night was double booked. They agreed it was there error and mutually agreed we would stay elsewhere for an agreed compensation amount witch they subsequently failed to honour. The owner was incredibly rude and threatened legal action against us despite us having written evidence of their error. Very disappointing customer service. Spoiled end of our holiday ....
I don't know why you thought you could stay an extra night for free, nor why you thought you could stay till the Sunday when it is clearly stated Saturday.
We all absolutely loved the place! Great location, great price and the property is very unique. So much space to play outside, and inside. We had an amazing time!
Taking our family, 9 adults on holiday, will always be a challenge - but the memories of our stay at the Chateau de Rochebonne will remain with us for many years to come.
A wonderful week, where we were forced to relax & unwind, whether willing away the hours all sitting down around the bbq, or lounging by the pool, or getting lost in the house in its many rooms with its collection of memorabilia referencing the history of the Chateau.
A unique holiday in so many ways
We are back now and I just wanted to say a big thank you to you. We really enjoyed being at the Chateau.
I really got the measure too of how hard you work to keep Rochebonne running! When I even just think about the furnishing all those bedrooms, bathrooms and sitting rooms, the trouble that you have gone to to make it interesting for people with your carefully notated antiques and ephemera in the chateau, the rules you have to think about re rubbish, swimming pools, health and safety etc, the pleasant way in which you have explained everything to your visitors in the hand book etc, and the huge quantities of washing, ironing and upkeep and organisation of the assorted French staff you have to pay to keep that and the gites going, it makes me feel quite weak!!!
Thanks for this lovely feedback ! Indeed, we do work very hard !
The best holiday ever! We took the chateau and it was wonderful to lord it for a couple of weeks in lovely surroundings! We had never been in such an interesting house before, the pool was great, the weather was great, Christine was great - altogether a brilliant holiday and we have already booked 2 cottages for next year
Thanks - you were great guests too !
We did have a nice holiday, but people need to be aware that if they are expecting smart stream-lined kitchens and bathrooms, they will be disappointed. These are ancient buildings and if you don't like heavy beams and stonework you will not like these cottages. We hired 3 of them on an extended family vacation, and there was everything we needed and the pool was brilliant. Just all too old-worldy for us.
Well honestly! All you have to do is look at the photos to see these are beamy places ! And read the description ! I'm glad you had a good holiday however.
We spent 1 week in one of the historical gîtes. The gîte was ok, the weather was good and allthough all gîtes were occupided we were most of the time on our own. We appreciated that. Even our two little dogs enjoyed their vacation at Rochebonne. We visited nice villages and spent a few times at the sea. L'Ile d'Oléron is beautifull for walking or to make a trip by bicycle. Thanks for the hospitaly. We will certainly recomment Rochebonne to our friends.
Gerard and Colette from Belgium
Thank you for these nice comments