Here are just a few of the comments that guests visiting our houses have said about their holiday at La Charpenterie.

We have had a lovely week, thank to MandR, who have a wealth of knowledge. Enjoyed visits to Abbey, chateaux and markets, but best bits were visiting the chai in St Nicholas and the fete in Bourgueil on 15th. We hope to return
D&J August 2019

MandR are perfect hosts, thanks for sharing your beautiful location. The Pool House is exceptional, with all the facillities and information you could possible want. Food never disappoints in France and the restaurants recommended by our hosts were superb. Many thanks for a wonderful relaxing holiday
K&J August 2019

Thank you MandR This was our 2nd holiday wth you; we have had a great time. We hope to return again in the future
E&R July 2019

Another great holiday. The weather was exceptiona; lthank goodness for the pool. We look forward to next year already;
M&S Hull June 2019

Another lovely 2-weeks. Our highlights are always cycling through villages and vineyards. We only have vaugue memory, but heavy car after winetasting in St Nicholas. Great meals at L'Adoise in Chinon and L'Alchimiste (our favourite)
J&N Plymouth - June 2019

One word sums up our stay at La Charpenterie - Fantastique!!
Our 3rd time here, and we have thoroughly enjoyed every moment spent here. This time cycling was our means of transport and it was wonderful without the heavy traffic.

M&I Norton - August 2014

What a delightful well-equipped cottage in a peaceful rural environment.
We will recommend these holiday homes to all other Morgan owners - a really delightful part of France
S&M Woking - August 2014

Our 6th visit to La Charpenterie and still enjoying every minute in this excellent abode. See you again.
S&D Surrey - September 2014

Wow, what a fantastic week. We've enjoyed every single minute and gutted to be heading home. It's our first time here - but hopefully not our last.
A&M Saddleworth - July 2014

Great scenery, great weather, great accommodation - for a 1st visit, who could ask for anything more.
This is without a doubt, the best self-catering accommodation we have experienced.
M&R Pontypridd - September 2014

What a wonderful place, both the house and the area.
We will be back.
There is a great option of lazing about, or visiting the many sights here. Too many for one visit.
F&S Sunderland - June 2014

And we're back. This was such a great place to stay last year, we re-booked without hesitation.
All-in-all, just delightful and, as before, R&M are well informed and gracious hosts.
B&D Wales - March 2013

What I say, another enjoyable stay in The Pool House.
This week we have mostly eaten out at lunchtime, taking advantage of various excellent value formulas..
S&D Surrey - June 2013

This was our third visit to the Loire, but our first at La Charpenterie, but hopefully not our last as we hope to come back, there is so much to see and do here.
Zoo at Doue is a must.
B&K Scotland - July 2013

The Bungalow is beautiful, so light and airy in such a peaceful area with everything top-quality.
It was a wonderful week with many happy memories and we are sad to leave.
C&A Northants - August 2013

This is our first but hopefully not our last vist to La Charpneterie. We have had a relaxing week where we have managed to enjoy the peace and quiet of The Loft.
We highly recommend the walk through the vineyards to the village.
K&I Manchester & Singapore - August 2013

Third visit and running out of superlatives.
Enjoyed our stay just as much as on the previous occasions which effectively says it all.
R&M Essex - September 2013

This is our first trip to the gorgeous Loire Valley and the superb La Charpenterie Pool House.
What an amazing abode really living up to all the expectations shown on the website along with every creature comfort you could wish for.
A&P Southampton - October 2013

We have just spent a wonderful week at La Charpenterie. The Bungalow is a wonderful place to stay and it is so peaceful here. You can do as much, or as little as you like.
W&D Wrexham - September 2013

Return visits often do not work out as enjoyable as planned. However, we can truthfully say that one again our visit has lived up to our expectations and needs.
Your magic formulae of modern, high quality accommodation in peaceful idyllic surroundings suits us perfectly.
R&M  Essex - October 2012

We were very pleasantly surprised and opulence of The Pool House. We had never imagined the size of the place and rattled around like two peas in a pod. However we very soon got used to such grandeur and have booked for next year.
D&D Hants - Sept 2012

Thank you R&M for another great holiday in The Bungalow, great hospitality and attention to detail. Cycled about 500miles, evenings we ate out 14 times, recommend L'Alchimiste (3 times) and Le Grand Bleu, already looking forward to next year.
R&B Kingston on Thames - July 2012

What a delightful week we have had here, while Angleterre shivered, we arrive in glorious sunshine.
Having travelled through France many times, we know this is a real find. Don't miss-out on exploring fabulous vineyard scenery, and take the M&R up on any offer to visit their favourite vignerons.
B&D N Wales - April 2012

After 4 stays in The Loft, we switched our allegiance this year to The Pool House, this year; we love them both.
N&J Plymouth - May 2012

Only one word can sum-up The Loft, The Loire and M&R "Fantastique". If you get the chance experience wine-tasting with M&R.
M&I Norton on Tees - August 2012

From my 1st sighting of The Loft on website, I was impressed and we have not been disappointed. We are so sad to leave and have had a great week in this beautiful part of France and this well-equipped accommodation.
Z&J Australia - May 2012

We have had a wonderful week at La Charpenterie. The Loft has been excellent; it is the perfect size and well-equipped with everything we needed. We will recommend it to our friends.
J&J Surrey - June 2012

Our 1st, but not last visit to La Charpenterie and this wonderful area of France.
We strongly recommend taking advantage of M&R's itinerary for the week, including the markets, food & wines. Fabulous fortnight, restful and peaceful thanks to the care and unobtrusive attention of our hosts - we will see you next year.
H&L - Hereford - July 2012

We don't know where the week has gone; it has been wonderful. We really appreciated the pool and the hot-tub and enjoyed our visits to the zoo and Cadre Noir. The accommodation is superb, with everything we wanted.
H&G Cardiff - August 2012

After a difficult year for us, we looked for a deluxe self-catering holiday, in France, by the Loire where we hoped to have better weather plus many interesting places to visit.
We browsed the Internet and happened upon La Charpenterie, where the web information was excellent to read - very professional and informative. It ticked every box in our minds so we booked a vacant slot and set-off hoping it would live up to expectations.
As is well known by everyone who has stayed here, we were not to be disappointed, in fact our expectations were exceeded by not only the kindness of M&R, but also the high standards they have set and maintain for the wellbeing of their enterprise. Others have given their thoughts on the local attractions etc., and we would not disagree.
Suffice to say this gem of an oasis is a true find and we are sure will continue to give pleasure to all who come here in the future. Thank you for the relaxing week and we look forward to the fortnight that we have already booked in 2012.
R&M  Essex - October 2011

This place is just a dream! Lovely area, quiet, peaceful and scenic also. We have really enjoyed our week and made the best of time between sunbathing & visiting local attractions. The Bungalow is everything you need, very modern and comfortable and the pool and hot tub just add to it.
P&A Lincolnshire - July 2011

Perfect Welcome!
Perfect Atmosphere!
Perfect Holiday!
Hope to see you next year.
M&M Lincolnshire - June 2011

A fantastically relaxing 2 weeks- just what we needed. Really enjoyed the great setup of The Loft, the pool, the walk to get breakfast, the cycling..... all very chilled, we did little else!
Z&L London July 2011

Another wonderful holiday at La Charpenterie - our 4th. Our only problem is that this week seems to have been shorter then most - that's odd!
M&R Surrey May 2011

Have had a lovely week relaxing and exploring the area. Beautiful accommodation and we made the most of the Hot-tub - a great way to relax at any time of day, or night!
S&M Lancashire - September 2012

Fantastic week here for relaxing and enjoying the scenery, cycling, walks and pace of life. Weather stayed dry which is always a big plus in an open top car (Morgan +8).
E&M Preston - July 2011

At last we have found a place where we can just "chill-out", relax and forget about work etc. The Bungalow is brilliant and plenty to see and do in the local area.
M&L Bognor Regis - June 2011

Another outstanding holiday at La Charpenterie - This is our third visit. We love everything about this place. Its great to be able to mix cultural sight-seeing with the simple pleasures of cycling and walking.
M&I Scotland - April 2011 - Royal Wedding Week

Every evening we have really enjoyed the vineyard views as the sun sets, enjoying local wine and generally winding down. M&R you have designed and built a perfect home here and we feel lucky to have stayed here.
Thank you for making us feel so welcome.
J&G Exeter - May 2011

The Loft was everything, and more, than we expected.
The French countryside is very beautiful with green fields, vineyards, farm houses and the odd château. You never tire of this wonderful view from the bedroom. Merci beaucoup R&M for the lovely memories.
D&I Australia - April 2011

Our 4th trip since July 2006, and just as enjoyable as the previous 3! Its been great to see La Charpenterie and its gardens developing over the last 4 years, and we continue to love The Loft - its style comfort and views.
J&N Devon - June 2010

La Charpenterie - surely as near to perfection as is possible! We have enjoyed the sights of the area - some left over for a second visit!br> The weather has been an added bonus and we have enjoyed relaxing in the pool. Many thanks to M&R, excellent hosts who make La Charpenterie what it is.
J&M Yorkshire - August 2010

We never usually return to places we have stayed before, but this is our 3rd stay and I am sure there will be more (so long as there are vacancies, in future!) Fantastic weather, so pool was very welcome after sight-seeing and long lunches.
S&D Surrey - July 2010

In the words of Carly Simon, "Nobody does it better", Our 3rd visit has been as enjoyable as the first; lots of good food, wine and much to see and do. We shall return.
P&A Cheshire - July 2010

When we first walked into The Pool House, we thought it was fantastic, but as the two weeks progressed, we were continually astounded at the attention to detail that kept evolving. R&M certainly know what their guests like and have provided everything to make the stay truly comfortable and luxurious.
E&J Cheshire - July 2010

Have been coming to France for more years that we care to remember - we have never self-catered! Saw La Charpenterie and thought it looked just perfect and we were not disappointed. The Bungalow was just what we wanted, and more.
M&R are perfect hosts making us feel so welcome in their little haven of peace.
P&B Scotland - June 2010

Quiet, peaceful and relaxing; so much to see and do within easy distance from La Charpenterie, yet so welcoming and relaxing to come home to. M&R have made us most welcome and have been very helpful in every way, which made a good week; a great week.. Would love to return annually, if you were not so far away.
E&R Mareeba, Australia - October 09

Our second visit to La Charpenterie and we have had a wonderful week. The Loft is very comfortable and the dishwasher most appreciated. All-in-all a good break and we will certainly be retuning next year.
Merci et A bientot.
A&J Felingwm Uchaf - August 09

Another week in paradise. We did not think that it could get any better than last year, but we have been proved wrong. Again, we have done so much but still had time to relax.
Thank you M&R for the evening wine tasting; Cant wait for next year
L&J Burton on Trent - September 09

A lovely week!
Comfortable accommodation providing everything necessary for a relaxing break, great location for doing whatever you want. Played two great golf courses.
Thank you M&R; you have got it just right.
A bientot.
K&K Aldershot - August 09

Bliss; great location, great accommodation; great weather in fact GREAT!
J&R Cardiff - August 09

We did not expect to be sunbathing during the last week of October. We will just have to return to take in all the sites as well next time, but a perfect location just to relax.
V&D Milton Abbas - October 09

Thank-you for the wonderful time. We really did have the most wonderful break and are very appreciative for your kindness and hospitality.
We very much hope to return at some point, although if all the people we have already told about La Charpenterie also descend on you, we'll probably struggle to find a vacancy.
J&R Cardiff - August 09

It has been lovely to come back so soon after our first visit at the end of May.
Market at Thouars and the Abbey at Fontevraud where highlights this time.
We hope to return and introduce more of our family to this little gem of a place to stay in the Loire. There is still so much to see and do and, above all, the atmosphere created by Margaret & Rodger means we have relaxed so easily on each visit.
C&J St Helens - August 09

Back for our second year; is it the wine? the food? or the fantastic relaxing holiday? Obviously all of the above, we have already booked for next year.
B&L Preston - July 09

Excellent accommodation in The Loft with lots of extras and the weather was fabulous. Well worth the long journey, already planning a return trip. A most enjoyable and relaxing holiday.
S&M Hull - July 09

Perfect location, perfect weather, perfect hosts and perfectly relaxing. We have had a lovely week - only wished it was longer. Make the most of the facilities here - the pool, the hot tub and even the bikes featured on an almost daily basis.
We have had a truly lovely week and hope to be back in the future.
M&M Canterbury - July 09

The Bungalow is fab! not French at all - that sounds awful but we have stayed in a number of gites; I will say no more. We are returning in September for a week and hopefully look forward to many more holidays to come at La Charpenterie.
A&J Carmarthen - June 09

Reluctant to leave! Last year The Loft; this year The Pool House. Too many good experiences to note.
We hope to see you both again next year.
M&I Scotland - April 09

How quickly a week passes when one is ensconced in the beautiful in a fantastic Pool House. We truly relaxed between trips, particularly loved the spectacular Oriental gardens. We will always carry the memory of this place and the people who make it wonderful - Margaret & Rodger.
C&J Oregon USA - May 09

Just amazed how good the weather has been for March, so surprised we were able to make use of the pool and hot-tub. Really enjoyed sampling the local restaurants and just wish we could get this quality of wine at anything like this price in the UK.
We will be back to re-stock and enjoy the facilities of this superb Gite. It is the first time we have stayed in a new-build house and really appreciated the bathroom en-suite and the lack of musty smells, low beams and. dark rooms.
A&G Shropshire - March 2007

La Charpenterie from the air

We have had a great fortnight here at The Loft. We have really enjoyed cycling around the vineyards and further afield. We also went canoeing on the Thouet - great fun and very peaceful paddling up the river. We indulged ourselves with a flight from Saumur - sightseeing from the air - a fantastic experience. (Click/tap on picture to see La Charpenterie from the air).
We are going home thoroughly relaxed but are certain that we will be back - this is a fantastic place.
J&G Berkshire - August 2008

What a great place to come for our honeymoon! We have had a lovely relaxing week in fantastic accommodation; we have mainly relaxed around The Loft, enjoying the swimming pool and hot tub. the BBQ and the bikes.
Thanks to M & R for being the perfect hosts: very helpful, but never intrusive - we really enjoyed the Karting.
E&D Essex - August 2008

A wonderful week, relaxing good wine, good food and excellent hosts. 5 star facilities. Thanks to M&R for organising the wine tasting and their wealth of local knowledge. We reluctantly leave but feel totally refreshed and will return.
P&A Essex - July 2008

Just another fantastic week. We came last year and the magic has not gone. More good wine and food. Great hosts, again. We hope to return again next year.
S&K South Wales - October 2007

We are totally relaxed after our stay in this mini-paradise. Thank you for sharing this experience with us.
B&D  Northumberland - June 2007

A wonderfully relaxing holiday in lovely surrounding our thanks to Margaret & Rodger for making us feel truly welcome. A highlight was visiting the Japanese garden, we really recommend it. Enjoyed the wine tasting.
The walk through the vines in the morning for bread was accompanied by the song of the Skylark, we hope to return some time in the future.
M&K Bolton - May 09

Weather has been brilliant with the sun shining every day. This has meant that we have been much lazier than planned, enjoying the pool and hot-tub.
We can hardly wait to return to this paradise.
M&S Scotland - September 2007

Easily the best ever self-catering accommodation and facilities in France!
Thank you Margaret & Rodger for providing such a unique place and enabling us to have such a wonderful holiday.
M&G Dumfries - May 2007

L'Escargot was probably the best restaurant we visited (twice), but for a real experience, excellent value and traditional French atmosphere, lunch at Belle Caves in Breze is not to be missed. We can hardly wait to return to this paradise.
M&S Edinburgh - September 2007

We just loved the Gite - the best one yet and we have been coming to France at least once a year for the last 10 years, we shall be back.
A&D Northumberland - August 2007

In summary,  great holiday, good weather, great location and facilities, great hosts, great food and great wine.
E&R West-London - September 2007

We wanted something special for our Ruby wedding anniversary and the Pool House fitted to a "T". Can't wait to come back!
A&M - October 2007

We have had a lovely 2-weeks staying the The Loft in a beautiful location, we loved relaxing at the house, using the pool and Jacuzzi.
A big thank you to Margaret & Rodger for the wine tasting, go-karting plus all you help and advice.
K&M Swindon - July 2007

Thanks for our lovely week in our excellent accommodation, in a lovely setting, very peaceful yet within a walk of the bread shop. The pool was enjoyed by us both and D enjoyed the Hot tub especially after his round of golf at Loudun.
E&D Norfolk - August 2007

Most enjoyable and relaxing stay -Bungalow and position ideal to chill-out. We especially enjoyed the pool and hot-tub. Nice to be able to walk into Breze for the basic needs of wine and food.
B&D - Guernsey (2006)

The Bungalow - with double aspect - ingenious!! 5-star comfort in excellent location. Saumur delightful. Great choice of restaurants. Our hosts have set a very high standard.
G&C - Kingsbridge (2006)

We would both like to comment on our time we spent at The Loft, our first impressions were favourable, the standard of the accommodation was very high.
The location of the whole complex was second to none and we had a very relaxing time there. As for the weather, we certainly could not complain about that, and T still has a good tan!
We have travelled to France many times and this was one of the best weeks we have ever had. We will certainly be returning next year and we have already recommended you to our friends and colleagues.
S&T - Somerset (2006) - sent by e-mail