La Poste des Gardes:

"The house is furnished beautifully. From the moment you walk through the door you know you are going to have a wonderful holiday."
Longère Louise:

“Lovely house, lovely stay! 
The location was perfect and the large garden was super for the children. The house is clearly well taken care of."

La Poste des Gardes:

“Beautiful house, perfectly presented, in a wonderful location. Much more than a holiday house - it is an entree into French village life."
Longère Louise:

"The cottage is stunningly beautiful and renovated to a very high standard. 
The gardens are private and totally relaxing."

La Poste des Gardes:

"A relaxing fun holiday in a home away from home. 
Our accommodation this year was the most comfortable and spacious we have experienced."


Longère Louise:

"If you are looking for an oasis of rustic French charm in the depth of the peaceful and rural countryside then this is the destination for you."
La Poste des Gardes:
 
"It was so comfortable that it was difficult to leave. The balcony is a real haven as the breeze from the river flows in and cools the hottest days."

Longère Louise:

"For us the real retreat was the haven just outside the front door, to sit there with all day sun or gain shade from the many plants."

La Poste des Gardes:

"A beautiful and well equipped house. It was superbly clean and had everything we needed at hand to keep a family of five very happy."


Longère Louise:

"Upstairs was a dream, two large romantic bedrooms, extremely comfortable beds/bedding along with the large downstairs bathroom."
La Poste des Gardes:

"From the beginning when you decide to concrete the quality of your holiday with staying at La Poste you will find the whole process seamless." 

Longère Louise:

"The garden is huge with lots to explore. We enjoyed lunch on the south-facing terrace and our evening meal on the west-facing terrace."

La Poste des Gardes:

"We adored the river terrace. It was a delightful start to the day and a relaxing end to the evening as well, after the children went to bed."

Longère Louise:

"An ideal retreat. It is beautifully presented with a super family size kitchen and a delightful garden for the children to play and explore in."

La Poste des Gardes:

"The house is absolutely gorgeous, well equipped and very clean; it catered easily for six adults and a baby.
We will definitely return."

Longère Louise:

"The house itself is in a quiet hamlet with only a few neighbours. You are surrounded by fields of corn and sunflowers. Idyllic!"

La Poste des Gardes:

"Perfect! Right from arriving it was relaxing. The house is comfortable, well equipped and the river terrace was definitely our favourite spot."

Longère Louise:

"Spectacular! A wonderful holiday meeting all my expectations and more. We achieved relaxtion - very rare for a mother of three!"

La Poste des Gardes:

"Availles is wonderful to walk around - all sorts of loops and little tracks present themselves. The village is much larger than it first appears."
Longère Louise:

"Tranquil hamlet, beautiful cottage, spacious garden, perfect stay! A wonderful holiday in a charming cottage. We'd love to do it again"
La Poste des Gardes:

"The house is beautifully located in the town and furnished to the very highest of standards, having everything you would need for a holiday."

Longère Louise:

"Super retreat in the Vienne! Home comforts abound, comfortable beds supplied, kitchen fully equipped. All you need is your food and drink."

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Poitou-Charentes Gîtes ... Your Way

We chose this property due to its proximity to La Brenne National Park. The service from the owner was exemplary: all our questions were answered and the directions to the property were detailed and accurate. On arrival we were delighted by the property.

TRIP ADVISOR AUGUST 2016:

"Wonderful Longere"

Longere Louise was a wonderful base for exploring the beautiful area. The place is so well equipped, absolutely everything has been thought of, and the welcome gifts of wine and biscuits was very much appreciated. The gardens were perfect for our 2 dogs, they loved looking for squirrels and rolling on the turf!!! It is a very quiet rural location, perfect for relaxing. The surrounding area is quite beautiful, we fell in love with Montmorillon - the dogs loved getting in all the rivers, the weather was baking hot! Well worth a visit, recommend it to anyone who wants peace and quiet but with lots on the doorstep.

TRIP ADVISOR AUGUST 2016:

“Merveilleux séjour à la Longère Louise”

Nous avons passé un merveilleux séjour à la Longère Louise.
La maison est très belle, très bien arrangée et très bien entretenue. Elle est fonctionnelle aussi.
Le jardin est très agréable, clôturé et sûr pour les chiens.
La région est splendide. Il y a beaucoup de chemins pour se promener, des visites à faire, des activités, des festivités. Et les autochtones sont très sympathiques !
Le silence est d'une qualité incroyable, les nuits étoilées sont magiques !
Bref, un grand bol de vert de la campagne pour notre plus grand bien !
Merci pour ce merveilleux moment :-)
xxx


TRIP ADVISOR JUNE 2016:

“Beautiful Country House in Quiet Location”

Longere Louise exactly as depicted in the advertising and is as charming and atmospheric as described. It has a real homely atmosphere and is well maintained and kitted out!

It is in a very quiet part of the countryside and the local villages are sleepy places - so it's a perfect place to get away from it all.

If you (like us) love to relax with a good book in the garden and to enjoy a barbecue as the sun goes down then this is the place for you.


TRIP ADVISOR AUGUST 2015:

"Tranquil Hamlet, Beatiful Cottage, Spacious Garden - Perfect Stay!"

We chose this property due to its proximity to La Brenne National Park. The service from the owner was exemplary: all our questions were answered and the directions to the property were detailed and accurate. On arrival we were delighted by the property. There is ample parking for several vehicles and the approach to the cottage is welcoming. We loved the spacious kitchen and comfy sitting room, although it was too hot to use either of the two wood burning stoves.

The upstairs of the cottage is charming. One large bedroom oozing traditional French country charm, one smaller double with west-facing aspect and a delightful day room in the middle. The garden is huge with lots to explore. We enjoyed lunch on the south-facing terrace and our evening meal on the west-facing terrace. The nearest village with amenities (Liglet) was only a short distance away.

We spent much time exploring La Brenne, as we are keen nature lovers. But we also made time to visit the wonderful Abbey of St. Savin, also very nearby. Trips to Montmorillon and Chauvigny gave us a real flavour of the area and were well worth the short journey. All in all, a wonderful holiday in a charming cottage and we would love to do it all over again.


TRIP ADVISOR AUGUST 2015:

We had a very relaxing stay for the nearly two weeks we were there. The location was perfect and the large garden was super for the children.

The house is clearly well taken care of, and arranging with Louise (the owner), was easy and enjoyable.

There are lots of extremely pretty villages close by, and even driving over to the coast is a very doable day trip. Our parents live close by in the Charante, and this too was an easy trip.


 

TRIP ADVISOR AUGUST 2014:

"ABSOLUTELY SUPERB!"

We stayed at Longere Louise for one week and the only sad part was that it wasn't longer.

The cottage is stunningly beautiful and renovated to a very high standard. Everything that you could possibly need is here.

The gardens are private and totally relaxing.

The owner is extremely helpful and went out of her way to make sure our stay was a good one.

We can't recommend the cottage high enough and will definitely be returning next year.

Debbie and Martin


TRIP ADVISOR AUGUST 2013:

We have stayed at Longere Louise for our last two annual family summer holidays. It is beautifully presented with a super family size kitchen and a delightful garden for the children to play and explore in.

Great location for visiting interesting towns and villages, our favourite being Angles-sur-l'Anglin which is stunning with a fantastic river park area.


 TRIP ADVISOR MAY 2013:

 
We first visited Longere Louise for a week in October 2012 to visit our daughter who lives in the small nearby town of St Savin. At the time the cottage was covered in lovely rambling grape vines covered with luscious bunches of grapes. We have now returned in early May 2013 for two weeks.
The cottage was surrounded by beautiful smelling wisteria and purple and white lilac. As before, the cottage was very comfortable and comprehensively equipped. Louise has thought of everything, even supplying a large library of books and magazines. If you love the countryside there are countless rural walks signposted around the surrounding area for your enjoyment.
We thoroughly recommend a visit and will definitely be returning next year.

 TRIP ADVISOR OCTOBER 2012:

"Super Retreat in the Beautiful Vienne Area"

If you are looking for an oasis of rustic french charm in the depth of the peaceful, quiet and very rural french countryside then this is the destination for you.

Home comforts abound, comfortable beds supplied, kitchen fully equipped. All you need is your food and drink.

Merveilleux !!!


 TRIP ADVISOR SEPTEMBER 2012:

"Fantastic french retreat"

Fantastic virtual support when we needed it from our booking experience & throughout our stay at Longere Louise. My husband and I are very keen cyclists and the detailed additional support Louise provided in local awareness, contacts & tourist information was unbelievable. The English caretakers who are on hand to help if you require during your stay, provided a lovely welcome treat for us..

The cottage is in a very quiet hamlet with only a few neighbours however not over looked, we were surrounded by fields, farming activity with it being harvesting time - A fantastic very large, well equipped farmhouse kitchen with a cosy lounge for relaxed evenings (with english TV channels).

Upstairs was just a dream, 2 large romantic bedrooms extremely comfortable beds and bedding along with the large downstairs bathroom (with bath) were a must after our days in the saddle. Outside there is a huge flat garden with furniture to relax and take in the late afternoon sun however for us the real retreat was the haven just outside the front door, to sit with all day sun or gain shade from the many plants - breakfast, reading or planning next days cycling just made our holiday, always with IGOR support.

The property is also by an old railway line (Now grass) to Trimouille, great for a return walk with lunch or my husbands morning run, the whole area is beautiful and we visited many historic roman sites, markets and gained some fantastic photos to aid our memories.


 TRIP ADVISOR AUGUST 2012:

"A Spacious and Romantic Hideaway but Close to Wonderful French Attractions"

First of all the owner Louise is extremely helpful and organised and will help you with all aspects of your stay at Longere Louise. There are English caretakers on hand to help if you have any problems during your stay. 

The house itself is in a quiet hamlet with only a few neighbours. You are surrounded by fields of corn and sunflowers. Idyllic! There is a very large , light-filled, well equipped dining kitchen and a large family bathroom. The cosy lounge has leather sofas and English TV channels. There is also an Xbox with millions of games (ALL tried out by our excited boys!) Upstairs the owner has excelled herself with 2 large and beautifully romantic bedrooms adorned with wonderful furniture and bedding. Outside there is a huge flat garden ideal for ball games and equipped with wooden garden furniture and loungers.

The area around the property is beautiful and we visited many sites including the stunning Abbey at Saint Savin, Les Geants des Ciel at Chauvigny and within a hour , the thrills of Futuroscope.

We loved our stay here and would recommend it highly - an authentic and luxurious taste of French life!"


COMMENTS IN LONGÈRE LOUISE GUEST BOOK AT THE COTTAGE:

"We had a great time exploring the local region with our three kids, can recommend Futuroscope! House is superb and was nice and clean. We will be returning soon."

"Spectacular!! A wonderful holiday meeting all my expectations and more. We achieved relaxation - very rare for a mother of three...we will be coming back in the very near future...thank you."

"So we did return in early August. Once again we explored the local region and discovered so many new places, the region is fantastic and the more you venture off the beaten track the more you'll be rewarded."

Enjoyed a relaxing stay at Longère Louise. The boys made the most of the large garden and the Xbox and games. We visited Chauvigny and Les Géants du Ciel - wonderful in a breathtaking area. The bautiful Abbaye de Saint-Savin is serene and the boys loved seeing all the reptiles at L'Ile aux Serpents at La Trimouille. Will definitely visit again - have enjoyed every minute."

"From booking to leaving our experience with Louise (owner) has been great. The cottage is fantastic being also fantastic value (size) for the cost - its homely feel is great for us and helped us relax and enjoy our holiday.The area is full of charm & history with the cottage being a great central point."

"This is a great location with so much to see and do. We'd love to come back in the future as we did not get to do everything in one week."

"Superb cottage and location. Absolutely ideal - we'll be back."

"Beautiful cottage. Restful & relaxing. Very well prepared (thank you!) Superb area to explore."

"As we said last year - we'll be back!"

"We are so impressed by this beautiful area. We loved the garden here for the dogs. The peace has been wonderful. So many pretty villages and hamlets."


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