Stylish family friendly holiday accommodation in South West France



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This has been a wonderful week and one we will remember with great fondness. Sue and Simon have been unflinching in their hospitality and at the same time engaging and charming in our conversations with them. Thank you!

Mat, Annabel and Thea, Berkshire - May 2016


Sue and Simon have been so welcoming and made us feel very much at home. The boys have loved the pool and roaming the garden and I am particularly excited take some of your antiques home with me!

Fiona, Dave, Harris and Logan, London  - August 2015


We all loved our week here in such a friendly and peaceful place. Thank you for a great holiday.

Alex, Ali, Jamie, Heidi and Louie - August 2015


A superb week in your delightful gite.It really was a home from home with the added benefit of a gorgeous pool.

The Giddens , Guildford - August 2015


A fantastic holiday. The house is lovely and the swimming pool was a real highlight.

Anna, Andrew and Eliza - July 2015


Thank you so much for an extremely relaxing week.

Rachel, Steve, Ellen, Sam and Jo, Milton Keynes - July 2015


Beautiful gite, garden and swimming pool. We have had a glorious and carefree week with our grandchildren who were able to roam around in perfect safety.

Sue and Alex -  July 2015


What a fantastic week! We thoroughly enjoyed having such a safe place to relax and unwind in - it’s a real sanctuary.

Claire, Ian, Gabriel and Annabelle, Winchester - June 2015


An absolutely wonderful stay in a beautiful, chic, yet homely gite. The heated pool was a fabulous treat and kept the boys occupied for days!

Jennifer, Cian, Atticus and Beau, London - June 2015


We arrived tired and stressed but left relaxed, recharged and with a baby who now sleeps for 12 hours at night!! Not only was this a wonderful holiday, it was ‘therapy’. Thank you Sue and Simon for letting us share your fabulous home.

Chris, Liz and Abigail, Edinburgh - June 2015


Immaculate gites, would like to take one home! A lovely holiday and excellent base for our 1 yr old to develop his walking. Freddie loved the sandpit and his chats with Simon and the tractor is his new friend.

Chris, Elizabeth and Freddie, Manchester - June 2015


We really enjoyed our stay at your immaculate and lovingly styled gite! Our boys loved the pool and space of the garden.

Daniel, Faine, Elan and Albie, Surrey - May 2015


Lovely fortnight with great weather. Children loved the pool and gathering nuts, apples and blackberries. Thanks for a lovely stay.

Richard, Clare, Charlotte and Alexander, Cheltenham - Sept 2014


Votre gîte est un véritable havre de sérenité. Pour cette période nous avons un temps magnifique. C’est sûre nous souhaitons revenir…

Julie, Jean-Claude, Adéle et Constance, Normandy - Sept/Oct 2014


Another super stay. As ‘founder members’ of the Paine enterprise, we are happy to see that everything remains perfect :) Looking forward to next year…

Browns and Jones families, Exeter - August 2014


Our fourth time! Another lovely week that passed too quickly. Thanks again for another great holiday.

Sarah, Rob, Izzy and Benedict, Hampshire - August 2014


Our second visit and just as lovely as we remembered. Thanks to Sue and Simon for the warm welcome and the bottle of champagne. Fingers crossed we can return for a third time.

James, Alison, Luke and Lily, Hampshire - August 2014


A lovely fortnight! We will always remember the pool water polo, loom bands, boys morning cycle rides to the boulangerie and Grace and Kirsten’s show. Many wonderful memories.

Heidi, Chris, Billy and Grace, Kent - August 2014


A great week of relaxation! Kids perfectly happy to swim all day long but we did manage to enjoy days out to Ile de Ré and the fab miniature boats. Thank you so much for everything!

Robin, Christine, Henry, Magnus and Beth, London - August 2014


Thank you for a fantastic stay in your lovely gite. We had to do literally nothing to keep the kids entertained as you have it all here!

Nicola, Bill, Isabella and Joshua, Surrey - July 2014


An absolutely amazing week. Thanks Sue and Simon for your hospitality. You’ve built a wonderful home!

Kartik, Mairead, Conall, London - June 2014


This has been our first gite experience but it definitely won’t be our last here. You have been so welcoming and we have really enjoyed our stay in the spacious and comfortable home from home.

Morna, Andy, Mia and Anne, Edinburgh -  June 2014


Enjoyed ourselves so much last September thought we’d return and guess what - enjoyed it again! Thank you so much, hope to see you all again.

Linda, Rob, Joy, Devon - May 2014


Thank you for a wonderful week, the weather was superb!

Dean, Victoria, Rosie and Jake, London - April 2014


Thank you Sue and Simon for a lovely week in your gorgeous gite. We weren’t expecting good weather but managed a few afternoons by the pool. Not bad for October!

Dawn, Steve and Molly, Dorking - October 2013


We loved it here! Thanks so much to Sue and Simon for making it so beautiful. Riley loved so many things from the swimming pool to the huge combine harvester that ‘swallowed’ the sunflowers! Brilliant!

Jude, Eileen, Mike and Riley Joe, London - September 2013


This has been our 6th year here!! And once again, we have had a truly wonderful holiday. The gite is very child friendly and Sue, Simon, Lucy and Harry have all contributed to making sure we had a very relaxing family holiday which has included lots of pool time, BBQs and the odd glass of wine. Already booked in for next year..

Jo, Kees, Luc, Oliver, The Hague - August 2013


Yet another fantastic stay. Thanks to all Paines. See you next year!

Browns and Jones families, Exeter - August 2013


What a wonderful place to stay! Beautiful gite and lovely hosts - the girls especially loved the pool. We’ve had a superb family holiday and hope to come back.

Sharon, Paul, Robyn and Freya, Oxford - August 2013


Back again to Le Cerisier! Again, a wonderful 2 weeks here. The evenings have been lovely and relaxed under the stars with great company and a glass or 2. Till next time…

The Taylors, Weybridge - August 2013

Our stay here has been wonderful. Just what we needed. The gite has been a perfect home from home and the fantastic pool has been a hit with everyone, young ones and grandparents!! Many thanks to Sue and Simon for being great hosts and for sharing their knowledge of places to go and see.

Ian, Jeanette,Mark and Hannah, Cirencester - July 2013


A great holiday and many thanks to Sue, Simon, Lucy and Harry for their great hospitality. Consider hiring bikes even with the little ones as cycling is safe and so picturesque. Finally, thanks to Harry for all the plays with Mathew - made his holiday!

Susan, Andy, Mathew,Jenny, Ben, Stirling - July 2013


Thanks for a fantastic week. We’ve really enjoyed the gite which was spotless and superbly equipped for all the needs of a 9 month old  and a 2 year old. The welcoming champagne and drinks with Sue and Simon on our last evening were great, personal touches. Thanks for a lovely week!

Mark, Alison, Luke and Grace, Edinburgh - May 2013


A fantastic, relaxing week,beautiful gite, lovely gardens and child friendly pool.

Jason, Charlotte, Isaac and Rufus, Hartford - June 2012


Quite possibly the best, well equipped and beautifully furnished gite we have ever stayed in - and the pool and gardens were fantastic. Sue and Simon were great hosts - even helping us with a trip to the Doctor with our poorly 2 year old; as well as excellent beach and restaurant recommendations.

Katy, Neil, Finn and Conor, Birmingham - June 2012


Another ( this is our 5th year here!) wonderful holiday. The weather, pool, food and trips have all been great - but spending time with Sue, Simon, Lucy and Harry has made it that little bit more special.

Jo, Kees, Luc and Oliver, The Hague - July 2012


A very comfortable, beautifully furnished and well equipped gite - perfect for our family holiday with 2 toddlers! Thank you for the very welcome bottle of fizz and your warm welcome too. We have really enjoyed this part of France as well as making the most of the gite, garden and pool. We’ll miss waking up to the peaceful, beautiful surroundings and our daily croissants and baguettes!

Hannah, Tom, George and Laura, James, Evie, Christchurch/Ringwood - July 2012


Thank you Sue, Simon, Lucy and Harry for helping make this a very happy family holiday. The gite was perfect for Annabel ( 5) and Jake (2) to have a truly happy and safe time playing in the garden and pool. We enjoyed some lovely trips out by the sea and at La Rochelle knowing that when we returned to the gite everyone would still be happy to relax and have fun in the lovely surroundings.

Steven, Kate, Annabel and Jake,Ralph and Hilary(Granny + Grandad), -  August 2012  


Such a beautiful holiday in a wonderful place- I can see why people come back again and again! Thank you for a very relaxing stay - away from it all. I can’t believe how quickly 7 days can go - thank you!

Kate, Mark, Issie and Sophie, Nanny and Grandad, Bristol - August 2012


We’ve had a thoroughly relaxing week in this beautiful child friendly gite. Sue and Simon gave us a lovely welcome and Lucy and Harry made the little ones feel part of the gang straight away.

Karen, Matt, Sophie and Oliver, Christchurch - August 2012


Holiday Heaven is our best description for the last 2 weeks here. This has been our most relaxed family holiday ever. Thank you for making our trip so memorable.

Vanessa, Ben, Henry and Hugo, Surrey - August 2012


Thank you for making this such a great holiday. We have really enjoyed the bbq’s, evenings drinking wine and watching the kids run wild with Lucy and Harry late into the evening. The quality of the gite is extremely high and we hope to come back.

Richard, Sam, Calum, Kiera and Corinn, Edinburgh - July 2011





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