The following comments have been taken out of our visitors books from 2005 to 2017.
''Our second stay in this wonderful, comfortable house and lovely garden. We enjoyed a spell of hot sunny weather and were glad of the pool to cool off in. The house itself stays cool even on the hottest days. We enjoyed the market in Lezay, trips to the Marais Poitevin, the sea at Royan and La Rochelle and to Cognac. Thanks to Keith and Francine for a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing extended holiday.'' Ruth and Geoff, Shrewsbury.
''We’ ve had a lovely week in this beautiful house and are very grateful to Keith & Francine for their warm welcome and hospitality. Highlights of our stay, aside from enjoying the peaceful garden and the pool were the Vallée des singes (some very cute ones as well as the great apes), La Rochelle (picturesque, lively, lots of restaurants), and the market at Lezay.. We spent our last day lazing around the house, garden and pool, enjoying the fantastic weather and we really don’t want to leave! We really do hope to be back in the not distant future''. Jackie, Steve, Lucy (15), Oliver (12), and James(10), Chippenham, wiltshire.
''Really enjoyed coming to this beautiful house and garden. We all had a very relaxing week and spent most of our time enjoying the lovely weather in the garden and pool. We enjoyed the market in Lezay and bought local fish which we barbequed! The walks, wildlife and wild flowers are much to be enjoyed as well. Thank you Francine and Keith for your hospitality and for making such a lovely place for a peaceful holiday''. Alison, Steve, Emily, Jo, Dan Olivia, Wilts.
''Thank you for a wonderful stay at “le manoir”, we were very lucky with the weather and so were able to make the most of the swimming pool. We have all had a relaxing time at your country residence, its location is perfect for walking and cycling. The satellite television was ideal for watching the Olympic coverage. Thanks again, we will certainly be coming back some time in the future''. Derek, Helen, Evelyn and Harry Miller, Bath
''We all had a brilliant time here, the house is lovely and so full of character and the garden is beautiful. As teenagers, we found this house a relaxing environment after our stressful exams. This area has a lot to offer for everyone as we all enjoyed day trips to different places : Mollie, 14 and Jess, 15 both enjoyed trips to the beach at La Rochelle, the Monkey Valley, rowing in Venise Verte and shopping around Poitiers. James, 16, particularly enjoyed the pool and chilling around the house and our parents enjoyed all medieval villages and roman ruins. Thank you to Keith & Francine for letting stay in your lovely house''. Mollie, Jess, James, Nick and Claire Cullen, Bristol.
''It was our first time abroad for our children and rather than feel strange, they immediately settled into this beautiful and comfortable home. Francine & Keith were so kind and welcoming and their passion for this part of the country is really infectious…. Thanks for everything, once again Francine and Keith! A bientôt'' The Jackson family, Falkirk, Scotland.
''What a perfect place to come to re-charge our batteries!.. We have had a most enjoyable, relaxing two weeks in the most wonderful house…. We have eaten well, slept well and leave France four very relaxed people. Thanks Keith and Francine for a lovely holiday in your home''. Louise, John, Liam & Aidan Urqhart, Striling, Scotland.
''What an idyllic retreat, just what we needed, set in a lovely village but very private. There are some lovely walks….. but most of all, had a wonderful relaxing time in a convivial atmosphere, loved the Property''. Jean, Stew, Shaun & Russell.
''We have spent a wonderfully relaxing week in this quiet and magical property. Thank you Keith & Francine for your welcome, your tips and your hospitality. We really enjoyed our stay and loved meeting you Thank you for the opportunity to stay in this atmospheric house''. Laurie, Robin, James & Katherine Nash, Suffolk.
''We ’ve had a fantastic week here at Le Manoir, the weather has been very fortunate with 31 33°c every day and the occasional thunder storm in the evening. Our girls enjoyed the pool which provided an excellent way of keeping cool. If you are an early riser, take a cup of tea into the garden and sit and watch the wildlife : nightingales, swifts, swallows, humming bird hawk moth and an owl, all can be seen between 6 and 7 AM.. Thank you Keith & Francine, we have loved staying here. “ The Kemp family, North Yorkshire
''We've had a thouroughly enjoyable frotnight here in the lovely Manoir des Couts. It is a very relaxing and welcoming house and we have particularly loved the garden. Our boys have spent every day pottering about the garden where they are completely safe and happy''. -Gillian, William, Sebastian & Giles Oliver, Kent
-Mal and Jill Alston, Eurora, Australia ''Thank you for your friendship and opportunity to stay in your charming house. We leave with wonderful memoirs of French stone villages and green green fields!.. ''
Ian, Susan and Libby, Tadcaster, England "What a fantastic week we've had here. We've had a very lazy time - helped by the great weather and the pool! The house is amazing and had everything we needed - even for an 8 months old baby. Tuesdays market at Lezay was a favourite, lots of lovely tasty local produce. Wish we were staying longer!"
-Sharon and Henry, Hereford England. ''A really peaceful and characterful property, just the place to unwind. Also great hospitality by Keith and Francine. Spent a lot of the week trying to visualise how the village would have looked in the 17th and 18th century''. ..
-Michelle, Remi, Susie, Jamie and Liliane, London. ''Wow ! What a lovely house, what a lovely time. We especially enjoyed the lovely herb garden! To anyone else visiting, Cognac is especially worth a visit, go the scenic route''..
-Terence, Sally, Helena and Teddy, Buckinghamshire, England. ''Thank you for a lovely stay in your manoir, we have enjoyed ourselves hugely and there has been masses to do without going too far. Thank you particularly for our painting lessons which have inspired me to get started again and which the children enjoyed too. Two weeks goes too quickly! My mum missed the kayaking and canoeing at Lambon. Great fun! We also went go-karting at Poitiers, an amazing area with so much to do. Thanks a lot, Teddy, age 12''.
-Alun and Kate, Reigate, Surrey, England. ''We are delighted to be the first guests to write in your book! Our stay at the Manoir has been everything we wanted from our holiday and more. The beautiful house and garden is a testament to all your hard work and creativity. We hope that your future guests love it as much as we did, a week is too short a stay! We will certainly be recommending the Manoir to our friends and we hope to see you all again soon ourselves. Thanks again to you all, particularly Francine- for all your efforts in making us feel at home. ! All the best for the future''.