Reviews of our family friendly gites in our first 3 years
La Grange du Moulin
near Saint Jean d'Angely
instead we gave a questionnaire to see where we could improve and where we were doing well. It was very useful,
particularly in our first season - especially when we realised we had forgotten things like bbq tongues ! We had no pirate
ship, no heating for the pool, no wall around the garden, no childrens pool, no kids toys, no trampoline, no dishwashers,
the most common question was is there a teapot and kettle ! Everything was in Francs, communication by telephone and
post, we had no web site but sent a small coloured brochure out and these wonderful families chose to stay with us.

We have a few comments from those early days so here they are:

Kitchen family 1996 '' wonderful shower'' from Dad and ''I want to come again next year'' from Jonathon
Searle family 1996 " friendliness of the hosts was a real plus"
Duncan family 1996 "Danielle says she really liked playing in the pool and the sandpit and she enjoyed her
stay here very much"
Daniels family 1996 "Excellent for kids!" "Thank you for your welcoming and helpful approach; it made a
significant contribution to the enjoyment of the holiday"
Wells family 1996 "We have all really enjoyed the holiday and don't want to go home because it's been so
relaxing, you have an idyllic spot here. We would love to come back, the only thing that is putting us off is
the exchange rate"

Warner family 1997 "lots of info, very helpful phone calls and the place is nicer than it looks in the brochure"
Bower family 1997 " We've all had an excellent week. We particularly liked the pool, the gites and the rear
areas overlooking the sunflowers, also the buddleia"
Whyte family 1997 "immediate locality beautiful. Very enjoyable, lucky with weather and friendliness of you
two !"
Illingworth family 1997 "Very enjoyable and certainly consider coming again in the future and would
recommend to others"

Wilson family 1998 " very good stay, not long enough"
Stribley family 1998 "very enjoyable. Terraces front and rear were very much appreciated"
Johnson family 1998 " Wonderful"
Helliwell family 1998 "Excellent"
O'Byrne family 1998 "We had an excellent holiday; it surpassed all our expectations"