Just had a fantastic week at Chez Briant, we loved the house, garden and our two young boys especially enjoyed the swimming pool
Great to escape our busy lives for a while and soak up the surroundings and bits of sunshine.
The quiet roads and rolling countryside went down well as we used our bikes to get around for the compulsory daily baguette plus kept the children busy at la Vallée des Singes and the Maize Maize.
We give this house 10/10. We hardly left the house and garden
All the perfect factors for a holiday:-
- Close to a bakery
- Comfortable beds
- Lovely pool
- Plenty of sunloungers and chairs in the garden
- Outside shade to eat
- Comfy sofas
- DVD player and TV to watch the cricket
- Fantastic kitchen facilities
Today the weather is grey and wet so we feel a bit better to leave
My family and I have returned on 3 occasions to this very special rural property which offers us the opportunity to totally relax in a very private and high quality cottage.
Children revel in the swimming pool and extensive grounds while adults plan the evening barbecue in the cool shade of the characterful ‘hanger’ which overlooks the pool. During summer evenings with it’s atmospheric lighting this is the perfect place to sample local wines and food .
There are many local towns, restaurants and markets together with other attractions to visit in the immediate area but Chez Briant has a character which makes it hard to venture too far when you can relax in this wonderfully tranquil venue.
Our British – South African families, each with 3 young children spent 10 memorable days here at Chez Briant. The warm sunshine and farm surroundings reminded us more of our African roots than our current home in London. Days were spent exploring the surroundings, enjoying good food (Leffe Ruby beers and the neighbours home-made aperitif, which she kindly brought, over deserve a special mention!) And splashing around in the swimming pool… a firm favourite among the kids!
It’s back to London in the morning with refreshed bodies and souls, and the hope of a return some day soon.
Just had a fantastic week at Chez Briant, we loved the house, garden and our two young boys especially enjoyed the swimming pool.
Good to escape our busy lives in East Sussex for a short while and soak up the surroundings and lots of sunshine. Also good to get offline ad enjoy family time together. The quiet roads and rolling countryside went down well as we used our bikes to get around for the compulsory daily baguette, plus kept the children busy at “Les Vallee des Singes” and the go karts were good fun. Highlight was celebrating our youngest boys’ 3rd birthday during our stay and looking forward to returning next year hopefully for a bit longer. Once again we just want to thank Neal and Veryan for leeting us use their holiday house, which can see has been carefully restored.
We’re back! Can’t believe it’s been six years. This time we’re seven and we’ve had the most fantastic time. The house looks fantastic and has been a real home from home except without the main road and with a pool! An idyllic setting, extra delicious food, masses of cheap wine, in fact much better than home. We have in fact contemplated barricading ourselves in”.
Thanks so much for a really wonderful hols
We have enjoyed a truly relaxing 2 weeks at Chez Briant. And as mentioned by other visitors we have experienced many forms of wildlife”. “The property offers every facility you could need for a really enjoyable holiday.
What a beautiful house! – and immaculate when we arrived. We have had a fantastic holiday with great weather.
Apart from the pool, the house, the garden, the food, the wine, the table football, the stars at night (we saw Venus!) and the pink chair in the top right twin bedroom here are some other highlights: The horse Poitou donkey and mule show, Pizza man at Romagne Angouleme, Valee des Singes, also the cycling is great as a break from relaxing.
Second time we’ve been here………..the spare field behind the pool is really fun for playing games, such as croquet and running about. The 2 weeks have gone very quick indeed; it feels as though we have only been here for three days.
Had lots of fun, thanks.
Delightful and beautifully equipped place. Super swimming pool and lots of relaxation and fun for us. Mostly stayed local – but La Rochelle and Isle de Re were a delight”
“We didn’t do a lot of sightseeing on this visit to the region: just enjoyed the house and lovely garden, and the markets and bars of Civray and Gencay