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Wendy, Steve and family

Thank you Gill and Ian for a lovely week at your gite and all your help, we had a very relaxing time. The boys enjoyed the fishing in your beautiful lake, with the youngest catching the largest carp at 29lb. Even though the weather was very mixed we were still able to use all the facilities. We loved the table tennis, relaxing in the outdoor seating area and sitting in the hot tub. We enjoyed kayaking in Confolens and visiting the local area. We all had a great holiday!

John Kirk & family

Many thanks for our week at your gite, it was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The facilities were superb and we were well looked after! The fishing was very good, we managed to eek out some lumps but as ever its the ones that got away that caused the biggest conversation. The fish were in pristine condition, a true refection on how well the lake and stock are managed. Thanks again!

Belinda & Alan

We spent a week here at the end of June with friends and had a very relaxing and enjoyable week, husbands fishing and girls relaxing at the the pool and hot tub. The gite is large, clean and very comfortable with everything you need for a self catering holiday. Lovely peaceful setting with good restaurants and local amenities just a short drive away. Gill and Ian could not be more helpful. Looking forward to returning in July 2018 for another week of total chill out.

Graeme M

Heaven on earth
Great place to stay. 4 spacious bedrooms, large living area, well equipped kitchen, TV, DV, wifi, heated pool & hot tub, chill out area with BBQ. Large fishing lake with carp over 40lb hire tackle or take your own, bait for sale on site. Gillian and Ian on hand to give advice and tips where to go and eat in the many excellent nearby restaurants, supermarkets handy. Lovely part of France We will go back soon please have a look at the website and get booked in!!

Yves Rouette

Lieu très calme, accueil parfait. Merci beaucoup à Gill et son mari pour leur accueil

Deb & Andy Blackmore

We have just arrived home after a wonderful, relaxing week at Lac de la Grange.
The gite was gorgeous, tastefully decorated and was really well equipped ... The owners (Gill and Ian) even provided a travel cot for our 6 month old grandson. It had everything we needed and more.
The grounds and the lake are stunning. My husband is a keen angler and spent many happy hours at the lake and caught a good number of doubles over the week, the fish were well looked after and were in a beautiful condition.
The rest of us were able to relax and explore the grounds and made good use of the pool, hot tub and games provided. It was also a great base to explore the local towns and attractions from.
Thank you Gill and Ian for a wonderful week, you have the most idyllic property and we cannot wait to come back.

Mark & family

What a lovely place to spend time - so safe for the children, we could all relax and enjoy the tranquility.


I can’t recommend this property highly enough, for any family looking for a break to get away from it all and spend quality time together in picturesque and peaceful surroundings. The property itself is immaculate and catered for the needs of the group and in particular my toddler. Gill and Ian are very welcoming and attentive to any ask that we had. It was like home from home, the beds are amazing and waking up to a view over the beautiful lake was such a delight. The grounds are superb, some huge open spaces giving the kids plenty of freedom, as well as some more secluded areas. The lake is footsteps from the barn and had a great time walking around it with a very inquisitive two year old taking in all the wonderful things that nature provides. The local town is very traditional with some beautiful architecture, an idyllic place to stop and enjoy the delicious treats that the patisseries have to offer. All round the facilities and property are superb, a wonderful and relaxing break was had by all.

Thanks again for a great stay.

Lawna Grant

I have just spent the weekend at Lac de la Grange, what a beautiful setting, the owners were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. I have to say how comfortable and clean the Gite was.
During the day we were fortunate to have lovely weather for a couple of walks and then we just relaxed in the sun.

I will be returning to this beautiful and relaxing place

thank you Gill & Ian

Sam and family

We are just back from a week's stay in 'les batiments' and must say a big thank you for the wonderful genuine people, the owners of the property, they have made us and our little ones very welcome.
The property was amazing, very clean and spacious and our little ones have a wonderful time in the pool, we all had great time fishing and walking around the land that comes with the property.
For ramblers and nature lovers, we recommend 'les sentiers de la feutriere' walk which is near 'site Corot' in St Junien, simply amazing!
Once again thanks and see you soon for sure!

martyn edney

just got back from a fantastic weeks stay here some big fish to be had out of the lake you wont be disappointed and the accomadation was first class we will be going back soon

Pam & Mick Barley

WOW !!!

I can't think of a word better to describe this place !!!

After trawling the internet looking for a place that would suit three generations i stumbled on this beautiful place.....
Having a grown son and his dad who wanted to fish, a disabled 86 year old mum who wanted a taste of France, and myself who wanted to relax and read my books with a glass of wine, we was lucky to have found this place.

Nothing to much trouble for the hosts!
We loved the gite, its so large and airy and beautiful inside. the log fire is a dream.

The men had a great time fishing, we toured round the area and was able to leave the fishing gear out and set up ready to just walk up to on return

Mum had a fab time and the disabled room was fantastic with every thing she needed,
you can eat alfresco under cover right outside the door, or laze in the Jacuzzi and have a family party at the outside eating area, even a BBQ!!!!

will be booking again. Big thank you and see you soon.. Pam Barley

Sarah Higson

My husband and I recently stayed at the gite for a romantic Valentine's getaway. The gite is beautiful and the facilities are brilliant. The surrounding area is wonderful and the perfect place for couples, be it just a relaxing stroll around the lake or a long walk in the local countryside. There are some amazing restaurants close by offering fabulous food and wine, at very reasonable prices. We would have no hesitation in recommending 'Les Batiments' as the perfect romantic retreat.

Ros and Neil

We found Les Batiments excellent . There was plenty of space and the accommodation was clean, fresh and comfortable. The kitchen was fully fitted with all new appliances. We loved sitting by the log fire in the evenings and on the covered terrace for our cups of tea. It was great to have a pool and hot tub for relaxing. Although we are not fishermen we loved walking around the lake and seeing the wildlife. The gite is only a five minute drive to Rochchehouart so although it is situated in lovely countryside it is not remote. Our hosts were lovely and nothing was too much trouble.

Kate and Alan

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with you and we were impressed with the gite, the facilities and the welcome we received from you.
The house is so spacious, well equipped and very comfortable. Thank you for getting the supplies in for when we arrived. Thank you also for ordering the fabulous weather!

You are very lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world.