La Maison en Pierre Customer Comments 2010

Stella, Anne, Jill & Veronica, Hampshire & Wales

There were four sisters who needed a break
A nice short holiday for their health’s sake
So they left behind all those they held dear
Got on a boat and ended up here!

A puzzle was done and a quilt nearly made,
And that’s how we spent our four peaceful days.
So that’s all we did, sat on our derrieres
But what a fantastic place – La Maison en Pierre!!

So thanks Jan & Mick for our time here. All being well – we’ll see you next year!

Beatrice & Friends - France
Just to say thank you for last weekend. We had a good weekend, the wedding went well and we felt quite spoilt by the fairly luxurious facilities of the Gite. Bravo for all the hard work done to make it so pleasant.

Jo, Padraic, Toolhy, Fiona & Dylan - Ireland
Dear Jan and Mick. Thanks for your wonderful hospitality. We all had a fabulous time in your beautiful house and superb grounds. You catered for all of our needs and more importantly the kids. They were in their element! The strawberries were delicious and the kids loved picking them and watching the grass cutter. One of their highlights. We will miss the evenings bbqing and catching up after a fun filled day and no better place. Thanks. All the best for all your future projects.

Hettie and Gerald - Ireland

What a beautiful house and garden! We have loved our time here with our son, daughter in law and Australian grandchildren, so much space for everyone and we lacked nothing except perhaps some sunshine! The potatoes straight from the ground were delicious and the digging enjoyed also by the children. Thank you for your hospitality and we wish you success with your barn extension and gite business.

Kate Lewis - UK
Thanks for an amazing trip... This house is absolutely stunning and have had a great time here. I would come back in a heartbeat,

Mike and Rosie Lewis - UK
We have so enjoyed our stay here in St.Juire. What a beautiful, peaceful place far from the rat race. Such a wonderful environment to meet with our family from Australia. We've enjoyed every minute and an added bonus, an extra day because of the traffic controllers strike! Hope to be back one day.

Simon, Pauline, Cal & Lila - Australia
What a wonderful time we've had here the last three weeks. The house and gardens are beautiful and very well equipped. I absolutely recommend La Maison en Pierre to anyone looking for a fantastic break in France. All the best with the Barn.

Andy, Jo & Samual Davis - Edinburgh
We’ve had a great week in this lovely part of France. Have really enjoyed staying at La Vieille Maison – a very comfortable house and extremely well equipped. Great for children too with all the essentials provided, lots of toys and plenty of outside space. Weather has been very hot, so we’ve made good use of the pool and enjoyed relaxing on the loungers in the shade of the walnut trees. Thanks to Mick & Jan for their great welcome and hospitality! Homegrown veg and cherries from the tree were a lovely bonus. We would also recommend the restaurant in the village for lunch – four courses and coffee for 11.50, and only 2 mins. walk from the house. Lots to do in the surrounding area too. We hope to be back!

The Liddiards & Matthews - Weston Super Mare

Dear Jan & Mick. We are very sad to be leaving after two wonderful weeks at La Maison en Pierre. The house is beautiful with so much space for all 10 of us. All 6 boys have had a great time in the pool, use of the garden and the games room, with the eldest 2 making good use of your bikes. We have all eaten healthily, thanks to your generosity in allowing your guests to help themselves to your home-grown produce. Places we would recommend would be ‘Green Venice’, Indian Forest tree climb, La Rochelle and the Labyrinthe des Fonenelles. Your help and kindness with our car breakdown was beyond our expectations, without your kindness, we would have been really stuck! We would not hesitate to recommend you to our friends and family.

Julia, Tom & Charlie Conley Sprotts
Thank you Mick and Jan for a wonderful holiday. Your home is simply the haven of peace and relaxation. You could not have been more hospitable and generous and the grounds and garden and house are simply lovely. Charlie has loved splashing around in the pool, seeing frogs in the pond and generally exploring. Many thanks again. Julia, Tom & Charlie xx

Rachel, James, Ben & Max - Purton Wiltshire

We have had a lovely week here. The house is very comfortable and really well equipped. Thanks Jan & Mick for making us feel so welcome – nothing was too much trouble. The children have loved the playroom, the garden and of course, the pool. We’ve enjoyed strolls into the village to feed the donkeys. Further afield, we’ve had good days out at La Rochelle and Lucon (beautiful gardens) and the beach just north of La Tranche, but we’d all have been quite happy staying around here all week!Thank you for a great week.

Paul, Hannah & Amelia
We are terribly sad to be heading home after a wonderful relaxing fortnight. La Maison en Pierre is a truly exceptional place. The house is extremely well equipped – your attention to detail is amazing – guests will want for nothing when they come here. We have had such fun playing on the pool, walking around your beautiful garden and picking our own fruit & veg!! It has been such a pleasure to come here and to meet you both and we hope to return soon!

Jan, Barry, Kieran, Sarah, Ewan, Masja, Oisin, Evan, Joshua, Sadie & little Lewis.
What a wonderful time we’ve had here! Thank you for a fantastic week in a very spacious and well equipped house, we couldn’t have asked for more. Lovely weather, great pool and a big garden: a dream holiday for all the kids.
Hope to return soon, all the best to the two of you and your business. We’ll be sure to recommend you to our friends!

Richard, Amelia, Tilly & Martha – St Albans

Thank you for lending us your house for our holiday. I liked the swimming pool; it really cooled me down on the hot days. Martha, my baby sister, loved jumping in the pool. Me & Martha loved going on the swings. I liked going on the car game and Martha liked playing with the toy dog – she took him everywhere. I will miss everything. Love from Tilly, aged 7
We have had a wonderful 2 weeks. We have all loved playing in the pool, running around your lovely garden and picking & eating the fruit & veg. Everything we needed was in the house. You both made us feel so welcome and in doing so, added greatly to our stay.
The aquarium (La Rochelle) was good. The beaches were brilliant (thanks for the bodyboard!!) The girls loved the little zoo (Mervent) and Tilly has been thrilled that people understand her when she buys our bread!
We hope to be back to see the changes in the barn and to sample some of Mick’s (or Nit’s as Martha calls him!) beer!

The Jones Family - Lancashire
Talmont Oyster Beds

We have had a great week with an extended family sharing both houses, pool and useful playroom. Jan & Mick have been great - friendly, informative and we are so impressed that we are buying our own French haven for the future! Thank you

Sam, Sean, Jade & Niamh - Kent
Thank you Jan & Mick. We’ve had a very relaxing and enjoyable time. A really beautiful place to stay and we very much hope to be able to come again one day very soon.

Jack & Lesley, Spike, Nicola, Jacob & Issac
Thanks for everything. Fantastic holiday, all you need and more! Plenty of veg. from garden. Everyone had a lovely time. Hope to see you again.

Oscar, Julia, Cameron, Bonnie & Elliott
Flower tub

Would like to thank you for your great hospitality. The kids have had an amazing time in your vegetable garden and don't want to leave. The house is amazing and has been a pleasure to stay in. It shows how much effort you have both put into your project. We all wish you both. The best in the future and wish to return some time soon. Lots & lots of love

Erica, Grant & Ellie - Lockerbie
Thank you so much for our lovely holiday – it has been fantastic! The house is beautiful, spacious and comfortable with everything anyone could need. We enjoyed exploring the countryside and thank you for your help and recommendations – they were invaluable. Many thanks once again – we hope to see you again one day soon!
I loved my stay here at La Maison en Pierre, the house is beautiful, just like the weather. My bed is really comfy and soft, I love it. My favourite part of the holiday and the house was the pool and my favourite day out was going to Futuroscope. I a glad that we came here because I had a great time and made a new friend, Zoe, and also Noah. I had good fun doing the gardening with you, Sandy, Philip, Zoe & Noah. I hope we come back.

Lara, Ken & Beth

The kids say it all, but, ‘thank you’ again. The house is the best I have ever known – extremely well equipped, clean, tidy, HUGE and lovely! The walnuts, fresh garden produce, the pool and the playroom have all been wonderful too! I could go on……
Say Cherrio to David for us, our lunch out was great. Good luck and I will send photo’s of the tiles ‘in situ’. Hope to see you again soon.
I think this is the best house I’ve stayed in and I love the gardening, the pool and the house. I love it here and would love to come back again, it’s really fun here. I made two new friends. I want to stay but the time has come to go.
I had a great time here. The pool was great and so was the house. Thank you for making this the best holiday I have ever been on.