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What our guests thought…… messages from our “Livre d’Or”

Tranquillité et verdure, accueil chaleureux, ambiance douce – tout est servi pour un moment délicieux et bien dans un petit paradis avec Caroline et Bob. Sincèrement bien merci. “On doit partir … mais on voudrait rester ici”
Nicole and Alain from Deux Sevres – Septembre 2017 – Chambre d’hotes

Wonderful place and the best host ever! Thank you so much Caroline for your thoughtfulness and generosity. I’ll definitely be back to make that climb up Canigou!!   :)
Adam from Seattle, USA – September 2017 – Tres Estelles Apartment

Apprécié la gentillesse et le bon accueil.
Jacqueline – August 2017 – Tres Estelles Appartement

We have really enjoyed our short stay here. This is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy. Thank you to Caroline and Bob for the warm welcome and great hospitality.
Anon

Have just spent 3 nights in an area new to us. Thank you for a warm welcome. A lovely comfortable house in a great setting with wonderful facilities. Thank you for your hospitality and excellent accommodation and breakfast.  We enjoyed our stay very much and had wonderful walks in a great hiking region. PS thank you for the “Vanish” stain remover….all needs catered for!!!
Colin and Sean from Dublin – September 2017 – Chambre d’hotes

Thank you for the pleasant stay! We have had a very good time!
Sophie and Matthias (son)  from Frankfurt, Germany – September 2017 – Chambres d’hotes

Lovely holiday, thank you very much. Lovely setting and accommodation, very relaxing.
Sally and Paul from Somerset  – Petit Gite – August 2017

A magnificant property in a very lovely setting. Stunning views, challenging walking, pleanty of lazing around the pool. The house(s) are extremely well-equipped and comfortable. The young enjoyed the super-size screen. Thanks Caroline and Bob for all the local advice – hope to be back one day.
Kirkpatrick and Thorpe Families from London – August 2017 – Exclusive Use

We have had such a great time here. Thank you so much Caroline and Bob – you made us feel very welcome and were so much help with any questions we asked – and we asked lots! This is a beautiful place, thank you for sharing it with us. All the best for the future.
Ginny from Tampa Bay, New Zealand- August 2017 – Exclusive Use

Wonderful part of the world for our family reunion. It had adventure, wonderful food, relaxation and stunning scenery.  Thanks Caroline and Bob for all your help – you are excellent hosts. :)
Richard from Auckland, New Zealand – August 2017 – Exclusive Use

I had a wonderful week at La Chataigneraie. I especially enjoyed hiking up Canigou and canyonning down La Castellane. This is a beautiful part of France and I hope to be back soon!

What a fantastic week we all had – 22 of us celebrating Jeremy’s 80th birthday. We did nearly all the things on Caroline’s top 20 list and had a great time. Thank you Caroline and Bob.
Zoë, Mia, Zoë (no. 2!) Sky, Chesca, Rudi, Bill, Lucy, Anna and Ysella from Hampshire and USA – August 2017 – Exclusive Use

I wish, as the 80th “Birthday Boy” to add my thanks for a wonderful week. We have laughed a great deal, reminisced a lot, drank too much and soaked up the beautiful surroundings.  For a 22-strong family reunion this is the perfect place. Lots to do for all ages. And, Caroline, you did everything you said you would to ensure we all had a wonderful time – and we did.  I hope we can return.
Jeremy and Ruth from Cornwall – August 2017 – Exclusive Use

Un grand merci à vous pour les belles vacances que nous avons passées dans votre établissement. Tout est fait pour que le voyageur se repose. L’accueil fait parfait. Nous nous souviendrons de votre adresse et n’hésiterons jamais à la recommander à nos amis. Merci à vous.
Thierry from Belgium – Chambre d’hotes – July 2017

Thank you so much for a relaxed few days in this stunning part of France – so much to do and so little time – I am sure we will be this way again, hopefully with all the family, big and small  :)
Helen and Roy from Sussex – Petit Gite – July 2017

Three generations of our family descended on La Chataigneraie for two weeks. Many thanks for the hospitality and the lovely surroundings which you provided.All twenty-eight of us will have great memories of our holiday here.  Our eighty-nine year old mother especially enjoyed the evening meals sitting outside while the children had great fun in the swimming pool.  We really appreciated your organisational skills and the efforts you made to ensure everything went smoothly.  Thanks again to Caroline & Bob.
Heffernan, Treacy and Larkin Families from Waterford and Dublin, Ireland – July 2017 – Exclusive Use

What a wonderful setting for one of our rare gatherings toute la famille! We have enjoyed the comfort, the views, the tranquillity, the region, the food and wine. Caroline & Bob, thank you for being so welcoming and accommodating. A beautiful week to remember!
Lars, Anne, kids and grandkids from Sweden – July 2017 – Exclusive Use

An interesting and pleasant stay in very familiar surroundings. You have made the Chataigneraie a very homely and welcoming place. Many thanks.
Caroll and Paul (friends of former owners) – June 2017 – Chambre d’hotes

We had a great time here – thank you for everything!
“Veterranen”, Leiden, The Netherlands – June 2017 – Exclusve Use

Je garderai de La Châtaigneraie un excellent souvenir. Vive les Pyrénées.
J. Deschamps – June 2017 – Chambre d’hotes

Nous avons été ravis de l’accueil à La Chataigneraie, de la delicateuse d’attention de Caroline et de la qualité de l’appartement, parfaitement équipé.
Annie and François – April 2017 – Tres Estelles Apartment

A huge thank you to both Caroline and Bob for a truly wonderful stay. You have made us feel so welcome and gone out of your way to make us comfortable and very happy. We have loved our time here with you in such a beautiful place with perfect features, we couldn’t have asked for more. We are already looking forward to returning with our little one next time.
Laura and Geo  from Weybridge, Surrey – October 2016 – Petit Gite

Thanks to Caroline and Bob for being excellent and thoughtful hosts. I loved the place despite the stay being ruined when we had to spend a day in the local hospital rather than travelling on the Petit Train Jaune. Caroline has suggested we come back and try again – and hopefully we will.
Mark and Kate – September 2016 – Chambre d’hotes

We have really enjoyed our stay here in this beautiful part of France. Caroline and Bob have been so welcoming and helpful. Nothing has been too much trouble and we have felt so relaxed in their lovely surroundings. The pool was so refreshing!
Bruce and Heather from Glasgow, Scotland – September 2016 – Chambre d’hotes

Thank you Caroline & Bob for a truly lovely stay. Very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble for you. Fantastic bistrots nearby you recommended did not disappoint. Would love to return and highly recommend. Tres peaceful!
Laura from Bexley, Kent – September 2016 – Petit Gite

Dear Caroline and Bob, thanks a lot for the wonderful stay here! What a lovely place you have chosen here for living and welcoming your guests! We enjoyed our time here – the french breakfast with mountain view, the relaxing moments on the pool, the walk to the bistro and back watching the millions of stars (unfortunately we can’t see that much at home), the recommendations for dinings and “things to do”! Thank you so much for your hospitality!! Now we are heading on to our last days of our holidays to Collioure.
Stefanie and Raimund from Austria – September 2016 – Chambre d’hotes

Everything was just wonderful! Thank you so much. We will be back as soon as we can.
Sue, Gren, Dave and Rita from the Isle of Wight – September 2016 – Chambres d’hotes

This is our 2nd year here – 1st time in La Capsole, this time in Marron Gite. Both times fabulous! The view is the best and the accommodations just right. And the morning order from the boulangerie can’t be beat. Thank you Caroline and Bob for creating such a wonderful place for un sejour!
Herve, Jackie et famille from Oxford, USA – August 2016 – Marron Gite

We arrived in the clothes we stood up in – with no luggage, money or passports having had our hire car broken into and everything stolen.  Caroline not only made us welcome with an improvised meal, but lent me her laptop so that I could begin the process of obtaining emergency travel documents. What little time we had to enjoy the view and surroundings gave us more than enough reasons to return. I cannot repeat enough how wonderful Caroline was in an emergency – she turned a crisis into a bit of a nuisance!
Patricia and David from Wellingborough, Northamptonshire – August 2016- Chambre d’hotes

We’ve had a lovely week in the Marron Gite. Enjoyed the superb views of the mountains from the patio, kids loved the pool and the grounds. Beautiful part of the world! Loved the morning boulangerie order brilliantly arranged by Caroline and the games room and “herb kitchen” helped make our cooking bearable. Locally, kids loved lake Vinca (great for swimming, kayaking and inflatables) and the high ropes at the Tet Adventure. A wonderful holiday experience and the weather has been superb!
The Hobby Family from Abergavenny, Wales – July 2016 – Marron Gite

Dear Caroline and Bob, thank you for a wonderful stay at your Chataigneraie. You always made us feel welcome and greeted us with a smile. We have seen wonderful things and hope to come back some day.
Mark and Stephanie from Haarlem, The Netherlands – July 2016 – Le Petit Gite

This is a wonderful place to spend some days in your holiday. We enjoyed the beautiful surroundings and the lovely atmosphere in the Chataigneraie. Caroline is the perfect host :) Hope to come back sometime!
Britta and Henrik from Silkeborg, Denmark – July 2016 – Chambre d’hotes

Very enjoyable stay, amazing hosts and beautiful views. Would highly recommend for a peaceful holiday. Our little gite was perfect and the atmosphere here was lovely. Would love to come back. We wish you the best for the next couple of years or so. Goodbye and Good luck! :)
Jacob, Isobel, Tony and Linda from Dublin, Ireland – July 2016 – Marron Gite

A little oasis for weary travellers. Caroline and Bob were delightful and knowledgeable hosts. Thank you.
John and Carol from London – July 2016 – Chambre d’hotes

Merci pour votre chalereux acceuil dans un si joli site. Tres agreeable ou il fait bon se reposer, dommage que nous n’avons pas plus de temps.
Famille Calvados – July 2016 – Chambres d’hotes

Nous vous felicitons pour votre belle maison, tres confortable et de qualite. Nous vous remercions de votre aimiable accueil.
M & Mme Millan – June 2016 – Chambre d’hotes

Thank you for the short time here. Wonderful place. Brilliant host. Wish we could have stayed longer. We’ll be back! xx
Chris & Viv from Essex – June 2016 – Chambre d’hotes

The most welcoming hosts, even though the weather was not always there for us, you made our stay very enjoyable. Thank you for all the cherries :)
Davy & Ramona from Reading, Berkshire – June 2016 – Chambre d’hotes

Merci pour votre acceuil et votre gentillesse, un magique, tres beau et bien entretien, une belle escape pour un rendezvous avec amies.
Laurence, de Die Drôme – April 2016 – Chambre d’hotes

Petit Gite a 2 jours…Accueil chalereux dans un environment calme et sympathique.  Merci Caroline!
Annik & Francois, Pays ou Mont Blanc, Chamonix – March 2016 – Petit Gite

Many Thanks…We had a great week….We will spread the word about La Chataigneraie. We will be back again!
Brian, Comeragh Mountaineering Club, Ireland (second visit) – January 2016 – La Capsole

Els colors de tardor son un marc perfecte per un service excellent. moltes gracies per tot.
Elena & Pep from Catalonia – October 2015 – Chambre d’hotes

Merci pour votre accueil tres chaleureux et votre gentilesse – le site magnifique, La Chataigneraie aussi, plein de lieux touristiques a visiter, mais sejour trop court, nous reviendrons certainement – merci a Caroline pour ses conseils et son sourire.
Martial & Josette de Grenoble – Septembre 2015 – Chambre d’hotes

Un plaer estar tres dies envoltats d’arbres, sileui i tranquilitat. Ens hem trobat com a casa. Molt agraits per un servei tant eficient. Fins la propera!
Xabier & Nuria from Barcelona, Espana – September 2015 – Chambre d’hotes

Such a great place, thank Caroline & Bob for making us feel so welcome. Would love to come back again. See you soon :)
Pat and Gavin from Solihull, West Midlands – September 2015 – Chambre d’hotes

What a fabulous time we have had. A very big thank you to Caroline & Bob for such a lovely welcome. Everything has been spot-on, sorry to leave such a beautiful place.Many thanks again, we have appreciated all your hard work.
John and Sue from the Isle of Man – August 2015 – La Chataigneraie, Exclusive Use

My wife (Josie, below) said it all. My mission now is to spread the word online – you put so much into making this a fabulous place to stay, you thoroughly deserve huge success. You’re both brave, but life is short – make the most!
Dave from Guildford in Surrey- August 2015 – La Chataigneraie, Exclusive Use

Thanks Caroline & Bob for providing us all (24!) with such a wonderful place to stay. If we all carry out our pledge to return, you’re going to be busy! We’ve been here a week – but could have filled a month seeing everything and doing all the things we wanted to do!
Steve & Cal from the Isle of Man – August 2015 – La Chataigneraie, Exclusive Use

It has been a truly wonderful experience. Caroline & Bob have been so lovely and welcoming and we couldn’t have asked for better hosts. We have thoroughly enjoyed the stunning surroundings and would love to come back and spend more time here. It has been such a super place for all the family to get together and the facilities have been absolutely ideal. A big thank you again to Caroline & Bob – see you again soon!
Josie from Guildford in Surrey – August 2015 – La Chataigneraie, Exclusive Use

What a fantastic place!! We’ve had such a great time and it’s so nice that everyone’s been able to stay together – not many places could accommodate all 24 of us with such apparent ease! Caroline & Bob are the best hosts – thank you for a brilliant holiday!!
Joe from the Isle of Man – August 2015 – La Chataigneraie, Exclusive Use

Great holiday, great hosts, great weather, great company and sad to leave. Thanks Caroline & Bob for making us feel so welcome.
Matthew from the Isle of Man – August 2015 – La Chataigneraie, Exclusive Use

Thank you very much for an amazing stay and a great breakfast. This is a beautiful place and some really nice views. Thank you very much.
Finn from the Isle of Man – August 2015 – La Chataigneraie Exclusive Use

Thanks to Caroline & Bob, we have had a lovely time here, couldn’t have been any better. It’s a lovely spot and a lovely house. Thank you both very much. I’d also give it a 10/10. Thanks again! :)
Tom from the Isle of Man — August 2015 – La Chataigneraie, Exclusive Use

We have had a fabulous holiday in the most amazing scenery. Many thanks to Caroline & Bob for being so welcoming. Everything was spot on! 10/10+
Sue & Pete from the Isle of Man – August 2015 – La Chataigneraie, Exclusive Use

Insupersble!!! Gracias Caroline!
Francese – Tarragona, Espana – August 2015 – Chambre d’hotes

Lieu magique! Super accueil et conseils de part de Caroline! Merci encore pour ce (trop court) sejour :)
M & Mme Francillon de Paris – Aout 2015 – Chambre d’hotes

No. 1 supporter!
Lia from Paris – August 2015 – Chambre d’hotes

We have had the most amazing 2 weeks here at La Chataigneraie. The property is absolutely stunning, photographs don’t do this place justice. Thank you so much Caroline & Bob for making our stay amazing. The children love it here, especially the pool. The views are simply breathtaking and ones which we will never forget! Thank you so much for having us. I’m sure we will return one year soon!
Marilyn, Jim, Zac, Charlotte & Ronnie from Brighton – August 2015 – Marron Gite

Thank you so much for an amazing time! The view is incredible, so is La Chataigneraie. We have had an amazing time and we hope to come back soon. Also thank you for being so kind and making us feel at home! Love Charlotte.
Charlotte (age 11 yrs) from Brighton – August 2015 – Marron Gite

As Ernest Hemmingway wrote: “If you have had the good fortune of living in Paris, then wherever you go for the rest of your life will be incredible, because you will take it with you and all will become a moveable feast!” La Chataigneraie is just that!  Dan and Alyssa – thank you for bringing 36 people – yes, your family and friends, to this wonderful place in the spectacular Pyrenees.
  Tom and Jackie from Toronto – July 2016 – La Chataigneraie, Exclusive Use

Ha sido un placer hospedaranos en su hotel por su entor so tranquilidad, servicios y su avvia bilidad, sin duda lo varuna a recomendos.
Antonio and Dalya from Zaragoza, Espana – July 2015 – Chambre d’hotes

We have had the most wonderful stay in the small gite. Everything that you would need is available. Many thanks to the lovely hosts, Caroline & Bob, for making the stay an extra bit more special. Hope to come back next year, thank you again.
Nick and Sue from Caerphilly – June 2015 – Petit Gite

Had a terrific holiday with Martin and Carol (below!) The area is perfect for hiking, strolling, swimming and sight-seeing (and eating!) Thanks to Caroline & Bob for being so available and welcoming. La Chataigneraie has everything for the perfect stay.
Tricia and Mark from Dorset – June 2015 – Marron Gite

We’ve had a really lovely holiday in Sahorre and the “Marron Gite” has been a real home from home. The view (and activities) in the valley have been so good to see. Thank you Caroline & Bob for making us so welcome and for all the local info. from you and your friends. We will spread the word about ‘La Chataigneraie’ and you may even see us again!
Carol and Martin from Cumbria – June 2015 – Marron Gite

Lovely to see Bob & Caroline again in their lovely “gite”. Fantastic place, very peaceful and everything was at hand. Superb barbeque with friends. xxxxx love K&M
Ken & Margeurite from Saffron Walden – June 2015 – Chambre d’hotes

Adoramos a hospedagem. Muito agradavel, lindo lugar a tranquilo. Felicioso cafe da mantra com vista para a natureza. Amamos :)
Marina & Brasileira from Portugal – June 2015 – Chambre d’hotes

What a great place! Splendid views, nice pool and garden and last but certainly not least, very friendly and helpful owners! Absolutely worth to visit and recommend!
Max and Marina from Holland – June 2015 – Chambre d’hotes

Thank you for making our stay here so lovely. Perfect hosts, perfect location – what more can we say?!
Sandra and Steve from Bedfordshire – May 2015 – Chambre d’hotes

Merci pour le charmant accueil de Caroline. Le gite et son environement sont delicieux. Une adresse que nous recommanderons.
Francoise et Roger de St Pierre du Regard – Mai 2015 – Petit Gite

Only here for 1 night so we could take the Yellow Train the day after, but what a beautiful and peaceful location. Thank you for being so welcoming and making our short stay so delightful.
Roger and Margaret from Catalunya – May 2015 – Chambre d’hotes

You guys are the best hosts ever! Thank you so much for welcoming us with open arms to this peaceful respite! :) Everything was delightful – loved your attention to every detail, they made the stay perfect. Love V&P
Victoria and Peter from Austin, Texas – May 2015 – Petit Gite

This is a wonderful place to relax. Thank you for this special sitting room, so nicely decorated, marvellous music, everything is nice. We will recommend it and we will do our best to come back. Thank you Caroline and Bob.
Glòria and friends from Barcelona – May 2015 – Chambres d’hotes

Second visit – had a brilliant week. Already looking forward to the next one. Thank you.
Mick & Kate from Surrey – Petit Gite – April 2015

Charmant accueil, beau site. Perfect. “God save the pretty house”….. et Caroline!
M & Mme S. France – October 2014 – Chambre d’hotes

This was our 2nd week of our French holiday. The journey from St Antonin was long and as we got more into the mountains we were getting a little worried.  However on being greeted by Caroline and seeing the “Petit Gite” we felt at home. The views are amazing, the people in the village very friendly. Met with Suzie who has the wine cave and bought wine to take home.  The butcher and his wife made jokes about us taking food to England and the restaurant people were very friendly.  The little yellow train is a must. Thanks to Bob & Caroline for making the stay fantastic – we will be back!
Judy & Mark from Coventry – September 2014 – Petit Gite

Caroline & Bob have been very helpful during our stay – including booking restaurants for evening meals – thank you! Enjoyable and comfortable stay – would love to come back and stay longer!
Martin & Sheila from Salisbury – September 2014 – Chambre d’hotes

We had a fabulous two-night stay on our tour through France.  Caroline & Bob made us feel very welcome and at home – what a wonderful spot – would love to re-visit!
Jane & Den from Dorset – September 2014 – Chambre d’hotes

Such an amazing place to stay, with fabulous views from all angles! We celebrated in style. A huge thank you to Caroline & Bob for making it a perfect holiday! Many, many thanks.
Sue and family from Suffolk – August 2014 – La Chataigneraie Exclusive Use

Had a fab time here! Everything was lovely – the views are amazing! Thank you.
Ben & Brogan from Suffolk – August 2014 – La Capsole (La Chataigneraie Exclusive Use)

We have had a very relaxing holiday with our complete family. Everything was great. Thank you.
Sylvia & Don from Suffolk – August 2014 – La Capsole (La Chataigneraie Exclusive Use)

Everything we could have wanted in a holiday. A small slice of culture, a little bit of fun and a huge amount of relaxation.  Caroline & Bob are great hosts and have thought of everything. I hope we will return. xxx
Justine, Paul & Alex from Southampton- August 2014  – Marron Gite

Thank you for my stay it was very nice.
Josh from Kent – August 2014 – La Capsole

A fantastic 14 day stay in the top floor apartment.  Caroline & Bob were great hosts and made us feel most welcome and at home here. Thank you so much and hope to see you again some day.
The Rowlinson Family from Kent – August 2014 – La Capsole

Thank you so much, Caroline & Bob, for making us feel so welcome the past 5 days. The places you told us to have a look at were amazing.  We loved the pool and the views.  I hope to come here again and am looking forward to it already. Thanks!
Liz, Uday and Milly from Hertfordshire – August 2014 – Chambre d’hotes

Thank you Caroline & Bob for a great welcome and being so helpful with suggestions of places to visit. Our gite was perfect for us and we have enjoyed the beautiful scenery. The girls loved the pool and we have been spoilt with delicious lunches and so many places to see! We will certainly tell our friends about this amazing place which is hard to leave! Looking forward to our next visit already!
John, Michelle, Ellen & Milly from Hampshire – August 2014 – Marron Gite

It’s a lovely place – great mix of feeling at home and being spoiled at the same time! We will recommend it to all our friends!!!
Anon – July 2014

Since we arrived, 5 days ago, we’ve all felt very at home and incredibly welcome. Tonight we were at a village party celebrating sardines. Thank you so much Caroline and Bob for a wonderful stay.
Hannibal, Lise, Ida & Jonas from Denmark – July 2014 – Chambre d’hotes

Lovely stay, spectacular views and felt very welcome. We had everything we needed. Thank you to Caroline & Bob.
Jackie & Steve from Eastbourne – July 2014 – Chambre d’hotes

We have had the most wonderful, relaxing holiday. Beautiful location, stunning views and lovely welcoming hosts. Caroline and Bob were so helpful and knowledgeable answering our questions and pointing us in the right direction. We cannot wait for our next visit and will certainly recommend “La Chataigneraie” to all our friends and family. xx
Chris & Kate from Wiltshire – July 2014 – Chambre d’hotes

Une trés belle demeure avec un accueil trés chaleureux. Merite d’etre connu et recommandé. Longue vie….
Anon – July 2014

Thank you for a very pleasant stay.
Tuulia & Osmo from Finland – July 2014 – Chambre d’hotes

Fünf schöne und erholsame Tage in diesem wunderschönen Haus.
Erst B&B und anschließend in der Pension: beides war sehr angenehm. Dank der guten und geschmackvollen Einrichtung, haben wir uns auch bei den gelegentlichen Regenschauern wohl gefühlt. Und auch der Garten – wirklich ein Ort zum sein und auch verweilen. Danke für die herzliche und aufmerksame Bewirtung. Es hat uns an nichts gefehlt – wir fühlten uns rundum wohl / glücklich.
Hans & Yolanda from Switzerland – June 2014 – Chambre d’hotes / Marron Gite

Trés agréable séjour nous ne regrettons pas notre choix et reviendrons sûrement. Acceuil chaleureux, tout est parfait.
Alain & Monique from Haute Garonne, France – June 2014 – Chambre d’hotes

Excellent séjour malgré un temps capricieux. S’accueil est trés chaleureux et la maison et son environement délicieux. “Le Paradis….”
Alain & Janine from Tarn, France – June 2014 – Chambre d’hotes

A piece of paradise in the hills. We have had a wonderful stay – Thanks!
Lynne & James from Oxford – June 2014 – Petit Gite

Wonderful location only surpassed by helpful hosts and perfect weather for walking, cycling and swimming.
Comeragh Mountaineering Club from Ireland – June 2014 – La Chataigneraie (Excl. Use)

Merci pour votre accueil si chaleureux et vos sourires. Votre gite est superbe! We had a delightful stay! See you soon!
Damien & Eva, Ortaffa, France – May 2014 – Petit Gite

Dos dias de “mal tiempo” se hau convertido eu dos dias de descanso y paseos por la juna. En La Chataigneraie hevios entado Muy a Gusto. Gracias por nuestra amable acogida!
Paco & Carmina from Barcelona – April 2014 – Chambre d’hotes

Preciosa y muy acogedora esta casa en mitad de las montaines de los Pirineos. Muchas gracias por la marvillosa acegida y par habernos hechio disfrutar de nuestro ultimo dia de viaje. Volveremos! We’ll return! Thank you so much!
David & Carmen from Madrid – Chambre d’hotes – March 2014

Lovely weather and accommodation, swimming pool good for the character in October! Superb area for day-trips and scenery.
Brenda & Nigel from Gloucester – October 2013 – Petit Gite

Lovely hosts and surroundings. Accommodation was like a “home from home”.  All our queries were answered and we appreciated hosts being around so much to compare notes and find the best local spots…
Erik & Lara – October 2013 – Marron Gite 

Accueil très chaleureux – nos hôtes sont très sympathiques. Le Petit Gite ets formidable, agréable. Site à recomander.
Frédéric et Bernadette from Roux, France – Septembre 2013 – Le Petit Gite

Excellent accommodation and great location for exploring. Petit Gite was home for us two!
Stephen and Lorna from kilmarnock – Le Petit Gite – September 2013

A great location for a family and friends get together. We enjoyed your hospitality, helpfulness and “couldn’t do more” approach – swimming pool a great plus! Thanks for everything!
Maureen and Brian from Surrey – September 2013 – La Capsole / Marron Gites / Chambres d’hotes

We have enjoyed a very relaxing 5 days in beautiful surroundings. The welcome was warm and friendly and the accommodation was thoughtfully prepared. We were impressed with the balance that you have achieved between making it your family’s home and rental accommodation. We never felt that we were intruding on yours, or any other visitors’ space, but were happy to be in the presence of other families enjoying their holidays…you have created a fabulous place for relaxation. Thanks.
Laura and Rob – August 2013 – Le Petit Gite

We had a wonderful stay and will return!! Very relaxing beautiful spot and you looked after us very well! Only wish we could stay longer, thank you very much!
Jody and Steve – August 2013 – Chambre d’hotes

What a lovely gite. Hosts that couldn’t do enough for you. So looking forward to coming back next year. Merci.
Mark and Maria from Warrington – August 2013 – Le Petit Gite 

Un accueil chaleuseux, un environment superbe, tout etait reuni pour fue nous passions, un excellent sejour. We’ll come back!!
Jacques et Marie from Paris – August 2013 – Chambre d’hotes 

Lovely hosts, house and location. This will not be our last visit! Thank you Caroline & Bob for being so friendly and helpful. The whole place is immaculate, very well kept.
Doug and Nikki from Somerset – August 2013 – Chambre d’hotes

Fantastic holiday – really were able to relax and do all we wanted. Caroline & Bob were fantastic hosts, always helpful and thoughtful. Thanks to you both, we will certainly be recommending La Chataigneraie to our friends.
The Nichols Family from Macclesfield, Cheshire – August 2013 – Marron Gite 

What a beautiful setting!! Bob & Caroline have been amazing hosts, your every need has been thought of. Congratulations to you both for all your hard work and effort. We both had a superb holiday and will certainly be recommending your lovely home to family, friends and clients. Thank you.
Steve and Debs from Somerset – August 2013 – Le Petit Gite 

This was such a wonderful place to find. Caroline & Bob are so hospitable, we couldn’t have asked for more. The scenery is absolutely beautiful, we would have liked to stay longer. The quality exceeded our expectations, it is so relaxing to be here. The children have had so much fun in the pool. We hope to be back again.
Tracy, Robert, Leon and Freya from Cambridge – July 2013 – Chambres d’hotes

From the town, Visby on the island of Gotland in SWEDEN….. Thank you very much!! This was a lot more than we could ask for, it is a privilege to get to see and stay in a place like this, we will never forget it and hopefully we can come back once again. A great stop on our way to the 2CV meeting in Spain. Thanks again.
Nirias, Marie, Svanter and Maya from Sweden – July 2013 – Chambres d’hotes 

The apartment was beautiful and so was the view. We really liked staying here. We could totally relax and do whatever we wanted to do. We also really liked watching movies at the big screen when the weather was a bit worse. The boys also really liked the gym, they used it every day and the girls really enjoyed the pool.  Thanks for the great hospitality, we absolutely loved it here!
Helmut, Lily, Casper, Myrthe, Charlotte and Roberto from the Netherlands – La Capsole – July 2013

A very nice bed and breakfast!! We really enjoyed our stay here and found ourselves luxury for a few days. Breakfast is excellent! Thank you very much.
Henri and Ge-Anna from the Netherlands – July 2013 – Chambre d’hotes

Couldn’t have been better. Lovely area and lovely people. Lots to do. Thank you so much.
Ita and Peter from Wolverhampton – July 2013 – La Capsole 

As a family of 19, including grandparents, parents, teenagers and children “La Chataigneraie” has met every need for a fantastic holiday.  The accommodation and facilities were excellent, especially the swimming pool!  Caroline and Bob were great hosts and went above and beyond to ensure our holiday was a success.  We all look forward to a return visit in the future.
The Hodge Family from Glasgow – June/July 2013 – La Chataigneraie, exclusive use 

Caroline and Bob were wonderful hosts and extremely attentive and helpful – above and beyond what would be expected.  Their baby-kit was an absolute life-saver and enabled us to enjoy our first holiday with our baby boy.  Thanks so much.
Sophia and Adam from Egham, Surrey – June 2013 – Le Petit Gite 

Lovely accommodation and owners.  Beautiful setting.  We hope to return.
David and Annette from Shropshire – June 2013 – Le Petit Gite 

Site magnifique.  Très bon accueil  ………  nous avons passé un super séjour. Merci à Caroline et Bob.
Les Marseillais – Mai 2013 – La Capsole 

Dear Caroline and Bob – thank you so much for your amazingly warm hospitality.  We had so much fun and we will definitely be coming back and telling our friends.  This place is wonderful, a true haven and just perfect for our honeymoon, a great start to married life!  All happy! Thank you also for the Champagne!  You will see us again one day!
Sally and Sam from London – May 2013 – Le Petit Gite 

Thank you Caroline & Bob for creating a slice of paradise in the middle of the Pyrenees – a perfect escape from Toulouse.  Beautiful walks, bike rides and opportunities to experience the Languedoc culture, food and wine.  There are even some secret hot-springs. PS we had a 4 month old baby so you have no excuses for not doing all the above!
Scott &  Shira from Toulouse – May 2013 – Chambre d’hotes 

Sorry for bringing the English weather in spades! Three days before we got to see a mountain.  By which time we were joyously flinging open the shutters and belting out “The hills are alive…!” Snow-capped Canigou took the breath away.  La Chataigneraie is a wonderful base for exploring an awe-inspiring land. Thank you, Bob & Caroline, for a warm welcome amid the snow….rain….hail….fog! [May 2013 had some of the worst weather locals can ever remember!]
Michael and Julie from Ducklington – May 2013 – Chambre d’hotes 

A great week.  It was lovely to spend a day in the mountains on the ski slopes and 48 hours later, a day on the coast, all in brilliant sunshine during the middle of March!
Mick and Kate from Chertsey, Surrey – March 2013 – Le Petit Gite 

A truly wonderful stay: we would love to return and would recommend our hosts and the accommodation without hesitation.
Grant and Anne from Cape Town, South Africa – November 2012 – Le Petit Gite 

A great week’s holiday relaxing in a beautiful place.  So well equipped and organised.  The Petit Gite is just right for a couple.  Comfortable and everything you need.
Liz and Steve from London – October 2012 – Le Petit Gite

It has been an absolute joy for us to have found our way to you along our journey.  You are the kind of people we would enjoy to meet anywhere, let alone in a place so beautiful as this.  Thank you sooo much for your great hospitality and going out of your way to help provide for us.  We very much appreciate it and will always remember meeting you all as on of the hi-lites of our travels….
Stacy and Gary from Canada – October 2012 – Marron Gite

We want to say thank you for giving us a wonderful time here with you.  It was a very comforting, calming experience.  The rooms are really pretty and we felt completely welcome by you. Breakfast was yummy and diversified…You’ve invested a lot of effort and care in this oasis of recreation in this nature parc, so that one really doesn’t want to return home.  You’ll see us again!
Denis and Daniela from Germany – October 2012 – Chambre d’hotes 

We have enjoyed our best ever visit to France and hope to return here to your wonderful home again and again!
Frank and Chris from Dublin – October 2012 – Marron Gite

Thank you for an absolutely lovely time.  We stayed in Le Petit Gite and it was perfect.  The area is beautiful and this stay has been a little bit of heaven!
Helen and Nick from Cardiff – October 2012 – Le Petit Gite

Thank you for a wonderful holiday and for making us feel so welcome! We hope to see you again xx
Caroline, Stewart and Cameron from Hereford – September 2012 – Le Petit Gite

A little haven in the South of France…absolutely beautiful! A lovely room, fantastic views and ambience to match…..Good luck Caroline and Bob – wishing you well!!!
Kristina and Brendan from Australia – September 2012 – Chambre d’hotes

Had absolutely great time in such a lovely home – thank you.
Sarunas – September 2012 – Le Petit Gite

Marron Gite had everything we needed for a perfect family break, especially the view. The weather was a little mixed but there is so much to do in the area we had plenty to occupy ourselves.

We enjoyed the yellow train – stand outside and hold onto the bars as you descend, just like a roller coaster. The creperie at Mont Louis was very good. The ramparts at Villefranche were very interesting, our son turned out to be a Vauban expert so the tour was even more enjoyable. We also went to the Orgues, spent about an hour there, had lunch in Ille sur Tet, then “enjoyed” the Go-Ape style experience at Marquixanes – a little too windy – the trees moved!! The walk from Casteil to Abbaye d’est Martin is quite hard work if you are unfit but the view is worthwhile. We didn’t do the tour as we heard it was entirely in French.
We loved being able to walk to Sahorre each day for croissants and bread, the butcher was good too. Otherwise Intermarche at Vernet met all our needs.
All in all there was lots to do, most with spectacular views and all very enjoyable. The hosts were generous and hospitable, letting us watch Doctor Who on the big screen and inviting us to watch a late night movie as well. We have really enjoyed our stay at La Chataigneraie and would love to come back one day – thank you.
Sarah, Graham, Peter and Beth from Buckinghamshire – September 2012 – Marron Gite

I’d just like to say how much we enjoyed our stay with you. You made us feel very welcome and we found La Chataigneraie a great place to relax and unwind. You also got the balance of service and allowing us our own space just right. We will have no hesitation in recommending La Chataigneraie to friends and family.
David – September 2012 – Marron Gite

Had a very enjoyable few days here. Caroline, Bob and Ross have been the perfect hosts, very attentive and friendly. Breakfasts outside have been a great start to each day. Accommodation has been very nice, rooms great and the pool very welcoming after a hot day out.
Tried the bistro in Sahorre one evening – great pizzas and overall quite reasonably priced. Can walk there down the lane in about 15 minutes – just remember to take a torch!
Went to the rock-pools about 5 minutes drive (35 minutes walk). Great way to pass a couple of hours. A ropeswing there for the brave.
Les angles (c. 1 1/2 hours drive) – nice wildlife park. 50 euros for a family of four. Got some great photos of animals indigenous (historically) to the local area. Wolves and marmots were family favourites. Quite a windy road up there – mainly uphill going, but mainly downhill coming down!
Weather has been great this past week – late 80-s – mid 90s.
Overall a great holiday.
Karl & Family from Northwich – August 2012 – Chambres d’hotes

A memorable place! We loved the pool, the gardens, the rockpools, the hosts, all just adorable! We will be back – one night just not enough, next year at least a week! The stars will remain forever!
Jo, Matt, Sam & Lottie from bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire – August 2012 – Chambre d’hotes

Lovely place, would happily stay here for longer than a week! Accommodation was perfect – no suggestions for improvement! Very welcoming too – thank you :)
Ella from London – August 2012 – Chambre d’hotes

Thanks for a lovely stay – peaceful and well-equipped – a beautiful place. Many thanks for a fabulous holiday and very warm welcome.
Fiona and Archie from London – August 2012 – Le Petit Gite

Chez Mann made our family holiday truly memorable, especially with the special needs that we had. Nothing was too much trouble and the accommodation was excellent, particularly for a first season. Well done to you.  Colin and all the family.
Colin and Sandy from Perignac, France – August 2012 – La Capsole

Thank you for a lovely stay it has been very fun and I would like to say thank you Ross for putting the big screen on for us. Our apartment was lovely and very home-coming. Just been a lovely stay, thank you very much.
Alex (age 11) – August 2012 – La Capsole

I liked it – it was fun and joyful and I liked the big screen. Thank you for a lovely time and thank you Ross for putting the big screen on for us.
Jade (age 8) – August 2012 – La Capsole

It was great, I loved my holiday here, thanks Caroline!
Daniel (age 11) – August 2012 – La Capsole

Thank you for a fabulous time in a magnificent setting. The accommodation was above and beyond our expectations and your hospitality will be with us all for a long time. I and my family look forward to coming back.
Karen – August 2012 – La Capsole

Thanks again for a wonderful holiday. You were delightful hosts and the place is lovely. With 12 of us ranging from age 5 to 68 it’s a tough challenge to keep everyone happy but La Chataigneraie did just that. I wish you every success for the future, you certainly deserve it.
Nicky – August 2012 – La Capsole

We have had a fabulous 2 weeks here in beautiful surroundings and fabulous accommodation, surpassed only by the friendliness and helpfulness of the hosts – thank you.
The Middletons and Mews from Sussex, Leicester, Kent and Hong Kong – August 2012 – La Chataigneraie: all 3 gites!

Had the lovliest week here at Chataigneraie! Don’t want to leave and fly home early. Caroline, Bob & Ross all so welcoming – lovely people! Thanks for making us all feel so at home. Best holiday in years!
Laura – August 2012 – La Capsole

My two weeks here have been incredible. I have been kindly hosted by Bob, Caroline and Ross. My stay has been extremely comfortable and I would definitely stay here again (although it’s not up to me!) Thank you so much.
Charlie (age 13) from Leicester – August 2012 – La Capsole

Staying here was really nice and I had an awesome time. Caroline, Bob & Ross were extremely friendly, helpful and welcoming. Thank you for a cracking holiday.
Harry (age 14) from Maidstone, Kent – August 2012 – La Capsole

Thanks for a fantastic fortnight – it has been really fantastic, the place is so beautiful and you have all helped make it brilliant for us – thanks to Ross for putting up with us around the pool!
Susannah from Leicestershire – August 2012 – Marron Gite

This is a lovely place, the sunbeds and the houses are super duper nice. Thank you love Emily.
Emily (age 6) from Hong-Kong – August 2012 – La Capsole

Just a quick note to say, again, thank you so very much for a fabulous holiday. The accommodation is fantastic, the scenery stunning and your hospitality exceptional!  We are sure that you will never be short of bookings for such a beautiful place.  With very our very best wishes
Paul, Jane, Emma, Tom and Harry – August 2012 – La Capsole

A magical place. Lovely hosts. Everything is available to make sure you are comfortable. Great breakfasts also! Thank you Caroline, Bob, Ross.
The Stephensons from Lancashire – August 2012 – Chambre d‘hotes

Beautiful surroundings, only surpassed by the warm welcome and lovely hosts. Very much hope to be back! Thank you for a wonderful stay.
Angela and Peter from Glasgow – August 2012 – Le Petit Gite

Thank you for being so hospitable. Fantastic accommodation and facilities and the most stunning breakfast location ever! A thoroughly relaxing few days.
Harriet and Paul from Cambridge – August 2012 – Chambre d’hotes

Viree Moto dans les Pyrenées (Goldwing, R1), Laurent, Evelyne, Gilles, Elisabeth vous remercient pour cette pause au pied du Mont Canigou. Endroit chaleureux, accueillant, agreeable dans un environment verdoyant. Quel bonheur de prendre un bain dans la piscine apré 7 heures de moto. Endroit a recommender.
Elisabeth, Evelyne, Gilles & Laurent de Sernhac, France – Aout 2012 – Chambres d’hotes

An amazing 8 days at La Chataigneraie. Beautiful surroundings meant I was able to indulge both my lazy and active sides during my stay and it was fun to be able to get back on a bike after 10 years! I can’t imagine having had more welcoming or hospitable hosts and have definitely never felt so well looked after! I am very reluctant to say goodbye and hope to be back with my family next summer. Thank you Bob, Caroline & Ross for the best holiday in years :)
Laura from Woodham, Surrey – July 2012 – Chambre d’hotes

Beautiful building with extremely friendly owners, the surrounding areas are amazing and never short for something to do. Would definitely visit again.
Gareth from Woking, Surrey – July 2012 – Chambre d’hotes

Lovely (but very brief) stay in Marron Gite. Could only stay for 2 nights but would very much like to return! Beautiful setting, very warm welcome and thoughtfully equipped gite – we will tell everyone we know! Paddy and Joe voted the bunk-beds and table football as two of the top aspects of their whole holiday this year – well done Bob & Caroline! Best of luck with your first summer – hope it’s a great success.
Mareth, Jason, Paddy, Joe & Sam from Glasgow – July 2012 – Marron Gite

Thank you Bob & Caroline for a wonderful stay in Le Petit Gite! We loved staying in the gite and have had a very relaxing stay and look forward to returning soon. A beautiful setting, fantastic views from the patio…what more could we ask for?
Phil and Tabitha from St Albans – July 2012 – Le Petit Gite

Tres bon accueil! Nous avons beaucoup apprecie le gentillesse et l’amiabilite et la gaiete de Caroline!
Janine et Lionel, France – Octobre 2012 – Chambre d’hotes

More like a boutique hotel than a B&B. We had a lovely stroll to the local restaurant and they made us feel really welcome.
Emma from Bishops Stortford – June 2012 – Chambre d’hotes 

Just got back from the most wonderful week – La Chataigneraie was a fantastic find – beautiful scenery all around and extremely comfortable accommodation with loads to do on site.
We’d planned to do lots of walking, mountain biking and watersports, as well as general exploring of the local area, but our “base” was so relaxing (and the weather so beautiful!) that we hardly ventured out.  The pool is perfect – big enough for a decent swim and the most beautiful and calming views from all around it.  Difficult to tear ourselves away!
To let off any energy we had left we used the gym – cross trainer, weights machine and treadmill, and any competitive urges were met by the table football and games of petanque (on the dedicated petanque pitch).  We did stir ourselves enough to venture out on the bikes into the nearest village – Sahorre – to buy bread from the boulangerie in the morning and just for a potter another time.
We visited Villefranche which is a lovely ancient fortified town, full of character, and Perpignan for one of their summer entertainment nights – lots of music, dancing, and acrobatics to enjoy for free!  But I’m almost ashamed to say – in a week’s stay, that was it!
Caroline and Bob have thought of everything.  The gite was well equipped with all the crockery and utensils we needed – in fact much better equipped (and definitely the most scenic) than any other gite we’ve stayed in (all 12 of them).  There’s a herb and spices kitchen from which you can borrow anything you need, to save having to buy whole packs for the tiny bit you need, as well as plenty of books to read.
Which leads me on to my final point.  If you’re travelling by budget airline (we flew ryanair), and the weather promises to be half decent – think hard about whether you need to put luggage in the hold.  We put one suitcase in the hold but discovered we really didn’t need to (and could have saved ourselves £98!).  You can borrow a hairdrier and hire beach towels when you get there, and buy any toiletries that aren’t allowed in hand luggage. We lived in swimming costumes, shorts and a T shirt, and only needed one jumper for the occasional chilly morning or evening.  We wore our heaviest pair of shoes (trainers for all that walking and cycling we were going to do!) on the plane then lived in flip flops. All in all I can’t recommend this place enough.  Many thanks to Caroline and Bob for creating such a lovely holiday for us!
Linda, Nick, Katie & William from Guildford, Surrey – July 2012 – Marron Gite

We had an excellent holiday at La Chataigneraie. The pictures of Petit Gite really didn’t do it justice!
Mike & Gemma – June 2012 – Le Petit Gite

Beautiful accommodation in a wonderful setting surrounded by stunning cycling and hiking trails.
Vicky from London – June 2012 – Chambre d’hotes 

We have had the most wonderful time at La Chataigneraie. Bob and Caroline have made us most welcome and even cut down a tree so the view from the patio was more spectacular!! There is lots to do in the surrounding area – we have enjoyed some lovely walks as well as visiting castles; les grottes; museums…. We would not hesitate to make a return visit.
Briony and Alan from Lightwater, Surrey – June 2012 – Le Petit Gite

Thanks for an idyllic week at La Chataigneraie! We’ll be back!
Sue & Mark from Surrey – June 2012 – Marron Gite

 

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