The vineyard views looking out from our gite were amazing!
The stylish gite was perfect. It was scrupulously clean, very very comfortable and exceptionally well equipped. We enjoyed cooking there especially with the local fresh ingredients. There was a lovely welcome basket of food and wine on our arrival.
Thank you to Mike and Penny for your hospitality, enthusiasm and excellent knowledge of the local area and beyond.
We visited Bordeaux, Saint-Émilion and some wonderful vineyards and markets nearby.
The area is great for running. There are some wonderful scenic running routes along the quiet roads, rural areas and vineyards in this beautiful region of France.
Le Cousserat is the ideal venue for total relaxation and rejuvenation.
We hope to come back soon!
First of all the hosts, Mike and Penny are very welcoming and the gites are very well appointed, situated in the heart of French wine country.
This is also superb road cycling country with good surfaced undulating roads and vineyards either side. It's easy to do different routes in any direction from Cousserat - each way is fantastic scenery. Recommend cycling to the wine 'capital' St Emilion which is only about an hour away - a 60k round trip. The roads are very quiet, even the main roads - and of course French drivers respect cyclists.
There are cafes, bars and chateaus for refreshments and when you get back to the gite there's always time for a swim. Mike was kind enough to allow me to keep my bike under lock and key in the barn.
Thoroughly recommend Cousserat, even in October we had superb weather.
Accommodation was great with everything you needed, and a very well equipped kitchen. Mike and Penny, the hosts, were very informative, helpful and friendly. The gite was immaculate with outside seating looking over the expansive garden and neighbouring vines. Good pool and sun loungers. All furniture, inside and out were of a good quality. This was a lovely location, peaceful with great roads to walk along and very little traffic. We would be happy to return.
I cant think of anything not to like about this lovely place. Set in a rural setting idyllically peaceful yet close enough to many small picturesque towns a visit here is a must. The gites themselves are spacious & beautifully decorated with modern appliances. My wife & I stayed in one part of the gite which had 2 bedrooms whilst my daughter & her husband stayed in the 1 bedroom accomodation. The grounds were substantal with numerous tables chairs & areas shaded by trees which made our alfresco dining fun as we were able to adjust where we sat according to how warm it was.The swimming pool was well used (we were here in the heatwave) with plenty of loungers & umbrellas. There was also a table tennis table & bats which we made use of.The whole enjoyable experience was made complete by the hosts Penny & Mike who couldnt have been more welcoming & helpful nothing was too much trouble for them the love & hard work that they have obviously put into to this venture makes a visit a no brainer.
A wonderful calm gite, beautifully decorated, surrounded by vineyards growing wine. Penny and Mike have a pretty as a picture of a holiday home set in the French countryside, which is the perfect way to escape the pressures of a modern hectic life. There is plenty to do in the surrounding areas, Penny and Mike arranged for us to visit the local wine maker, there is a local micro brewery for craft beer and plenty of French markets taking place almost every day in the nearby local towns and villages. We spent our time being tourists, shopping and then cooking our purchases and sunbathing by the pool. There is no light pollution so the sight of Venus and Mars lit up by the full moon was just perfect. The gite is a home from home, very comfortable with one of the most comfy beds ever and I took away some décor ideas too! The peace and quiet (and the sunshine) was a perfect end to a busy year and we came home refreshed and relaxed ready for the oncoming winter. Thank you so much Penny and Mike and may your gite always be full - Sally & John xx
We had a very relaxing stay at Le Peuplier. Everything was just right. The gite the pool, the location and the hosts.
We can thoroughly recommend staying here.
Nestled in amongst the vines the location is peaceful. Owners very welcoming and helpful. Gite comfortable, swimming pool unheated at present so rely on warm weather to warm it up. Plenty to daily markets to visit and lots of lovely buildings to explore.