La Maison en Pierre Customer Comments 2014

Tourist attractions of the Vendee
La Famille Beau. Dec 2013/Jan 2014. Vielle Adour

Je vous souhaite une bonne année 2014!! La maison est très bien! Au début, on se perdaient un peut, mais au fur et à mesure on s'adaptaient! J'ai beaucoup aimé le semaine en Vendée!

Les enfants: - Romain, Lisa, Albane et Axel.

Une grande semaine de repos dans une superbe maison. Lieu idéal pour une grande famille. Super accueil de Jan et Mick.

Les grandes: - Mathieu, Martine, Eric, Laure, Michel et Claudette.
The Connors, Jersey. March 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed our brief stay at La Vieille Maison and pleased with everything provided - you have thought of everything - and so we shall be back and have no hesitation recommending to friends.
Rosa, Ainhoa, Leyre, Florentino, Spain. April 2014

Dear Jan & Mick, it's been an intense and wonderful week. The house is very nice and excellent environment, and you have succeeded with a kindness and warm welcome. This holiday season has had a special charm.

Given the great qualities of the house, and not least the excellent and unforgettable qualities of hosts, it will be difficult to resist the temptation to come back some other time. Thanks for everything.
David, Rachel and Skye (The Newman family) May 2014
We were here 5 years ago, then it was just me any girlfriend joining the Toms clan. A lot has changed for us since then, the girlfriend is now my wife and we have a 19 month old daughter. One thing has not changed and that is our appreciation of the fantastic La Maison en Pierre and the work you have both put in to making our stay here so fantastic.
Thank you for making our first family holiday, with our daughter, so memorable.

Windmill at Jard sur Mer, Vendee France
Phil, Rachel, Bella & Mollie, Dorset. May 2014
Looking back at our comments from 5 years ago, I can only echo everything we mentioned, reference the house, surroundings and your wonderful hospitality… really is a fantastic place to kick back & relax…well unless you have Isabella (now aged 5) and her little sis Mollie (aged 2) who have loved to see La Maison en Pierre through a different lens. The chickens, strawberry picking, the swings and the wonderfully stocked playroom. What an amazing place for our two precious little girlies to roam free! We will be back sooner than 5 years!!!
Judy & Gerry, Dorset. May 2014
Five years on and we have returned to celebrate Gerry’s 75th birthday with our now extended family. Thank you so much for helping to make our holiday so special once again. A fantastic location for us all. The eggs, strawberries and aperitifs have been much appreciated! Jan & Mick, to see your new ‘barn home’ is amazing, after watching the demolition 5 years ago. We will definitely be back before Gerry’s 80th.
Frances & Eddie, plus Martin, Luna, Stephen, Mike, Anne, Janet, Norman, Peter, Elizabeth, John, June & Lesley. Peterborough. June 2014
Thank you so much for making our 40th wedding anniversary so special. It has been a fantastic experience for us and also our family and friends who joined us to celebrate. Nothing was any trouble to you both, even providing ‘taxi’ trips for our son. I have even grown very fond of your chickens. Please God, we will be back soon. Your hospitality is outstanding.

The Lotus Lake at the Jardin de Court d
Catherine, Bernard, Delphine, Laurence, Martin, Alexandra, Didier. Ghent, Belgium. July 2014
Nous avons passé de superbes vacances en famille dans votre belle ‘Maison en Pierre’. Nous sommes sentis tout de suite comme ‘chez nous’. Merci de votre accueil chaleureux. Merci d’avoir pu profiter de votre beau jardin, de l’agréable piscine, des oeufs, frais, du potager…….
La maison est super-équipée!!! Un vrai plaisir pour nos enfants et petits enfants! Surtout la salle à jouer avec des jeux pour petits et grands a fait le bonheur des petits…
Une bonne adresse à conseiller pour des vacances en famille!
Rachael, Stephen, Gracie & Nancy. Bath. July 2014
Thank you very much for letting us stay in this beautiful countryside. We enjoyed feeding the chickens and it was very generous of you to give us you home-grown vegetables. We went to beaches which had waves to surf on, and Puy du Fou which had wonderful shows and re-enactments of medieval times. The swimming pool was fabulous on a hot day and cooled you down. Thank you again.
We loved going in the swimming pool. It was nice & hot and good for swimming. And good toys to play with. Thank you for giving us some plums & peaches, also strawberries. Love from Nancy (6).
The Shorts. West Sussex. July/August 2014
With three generations plus other family & friends here to celebrate my 60th birthday, we couldn’t have asked for a more charming venue. We have all enjoyed the beautiful surroundings, lovely pool (where 2 of our grandchildren learnt to swim), the playroom and the availability of our own ‘market garden’ which was a real bonus. The toddlers enjoyed the daily visit to the chickens and collecting the eggs. The facilities provided were amazing, you have thought of everything. The village bar/restaurant is a must and Le Minage at Ste. Hermine where we also enjoyed a great meal.
The Donjon at Bazoges en Pareds
Sally, James & Jay. Pudsey. August 2014
I liked everything. Love from Jay (6).
P.S. So did Jay’s Mum & Dad – as outlined in our 3 previous entries from previous years. New highlights this year were: Les Sables d’Olonne and it’s perfect beach, as well as the Donjon at Bazoges-en-Pareds with it’s medieval garden. Thank you for your hospitality – as ever! It’s a pity next summer’s foreign holiday budget is to be spent on our bathroom….however, we’ll see you again. I’ll miss the hibiscus and James likes the rustling poplars.
Rob, Corrine, Louis & Iris Evans, Sheffield. August 2014
Thanks for providing such a wonderful, well equipped gite in such a beautiful setting and for being such generous and friendly hosts. It has been a brilliant week and the children have especially loved the space of your garden and, of course, the pool.
We have had some great day trips for the kids; Parc Pierre Brune, Chateau des Aventuriers and a great day at the beach at Les Conches, body boarding in the sea. It has been great to be able to enjoy the fruits of your labour from the garden and the kids loved getting the eggs and feeding the chickens. It has been a lovely week, especially after a manic few days in Paris & Eurodisney, we all just felt it had gone far too quickly. Thanks again, you have created a beautiful environment and make it more special by being such fantastic hosts!
Gullidges, Platts, Stotts (6 adults, 5 kids, 3 generation family) Leighton Buzzard. August 2014
brilliant house, fabulously equipped and the children loved the playroom. Thank you Mick & Jan for allowing us to raid your veggie patch – the courgettes fritters will be remembered for a long time!! Also, very much enjoyed sampling the apero’s (and sloe gin & limoncello…)!!
Lots of lovely days out within an hours’ drive – Les Conches beach was our favourite, Puy de Fou was amazing and for a good value, old fashioned family day out, you can’t beat the Parc Pierre Brune (but give it a miss if you prefer your fun parks spangly new with white knuckle rides). Great bike rides near the house and at Coulon. For the children, the mechanical animals at the Place Napoléon in La Roche sur Yon were fab. Did an over-nighter at Ile de Ré – gorgeous…you can do a day trip, but get there early.
Ian & Maureen, St Neots. Aug/September 2014
Thank you Jan & Mick for a lovely relaxing holiday. Where else could you find such genial and thoughtful hosts? Nothing was too much trouble. To be able to arrive at a holiday home that is so well equipped is a recipe for a perfect holiday. We have really been able to chill & relax in these perfect surroundings. Thank you for providing us with the all the blackberries, raspberries, squashes, peppers etc. We will be back!!
The Beach at La Tranche sur Mer, Vendee
Helen, Mark, Owen, Georgina, Vicky, Kev & Finnley, Bristol. Aug/September 2014
An amazing week in this beautiful house – so child friendly! From toddler toilet seats to child gates, this house has it all. The playroom was a massive hit with all the kids and the buckets, spades, parasols and bat & ball sets were perfect for our beach trip. The kitchen was equipped with everything we could have wished for.
10/10 perfect family accommodation. Thank you
The Welsh/English/German gang (Kaz, Ted, Nick, Marl, Georg, Toff & Sabine) October 2014
We want to say a big thank-you for providing us with an amazing property to holiday in. We are seasoned group travellers, having been returning to France for 17 years, and this is by far the best property we have rented! We appreciated how well equipped it was, down to every last detail. And a massive bonus of bedlinen & towel provision meant more room in the car for wine to take home!
Jan & Mick are the perfect hosts, being friendly, whilst not intruding. We shall never forget the ‘aperitif evening’ of walnut liquor etc. and their Welsh friends. We will definitely return here.
Thanks again
John, Helen & David Hamilton, North Coast, Northern Ireland. October 2014
Thank-you Jan & Mick for such a wonderful welcome and a beautiful place where we’ve been able to relax and unwind these last few days. Thank you for the wine and your hospitality, including the fresh walnuts and delicious eggs fresh from the hens each morning. La Vieille Maison is a delightful house to stay in, with all the facilities we could have wanted – a home from home. We hope to see you again soon.

Aquarium at Talmont St Hilaire
The Evringhams, Austins, & Greens (written by Daisy 15 ½). October 2014
We came back!! Thank you for letting us stay in this fabulous house again!! As always, the grounds are wonderful and we enjoyed many games of badminton, with the chickens as a good audience. The games room was also extensively used by me & Rowan, despite us being slightly older than the target audience. (Lego Star Wars on the Playstation was a great bit of nostalgia for us.) So, yeah, we all had a wonderful time. Thank you for being great hosts.