Friday, 18 November 2011

Guest reviews

Posted by Rosie

Until just over a week ago our Facebook page had a reviews section where guests could leave comments after staying here. Then, without warning, Facebook removed this page and all the reviews that were on it (which I had stupidly not saved). An email to Facebook went unanswered but then a clever person on the forum Downsizer managed to find a cached copy of them. So I have put them here and will add a Reviews Section in our sidebar and on our website. If any visitors would like to add a review after staying then please do so in an email to us at and we will add it to the others.

Our Reviews:

The Koch family - April 2011 - Highly recommend the Eco-Gite in Lenault for a young family visit. It is a quick trip on the ferry to France and then all the right stuff for kids (exploring with Tom and Ben, streams, cow poo, lots of toys, play area, animals) while we relaxed. Simon, Rosie, Tom and Ben could not have been more welcoming and made for an excellent and relaxing holiday.
Eddie Watkins - Jan 2011 - The Watkins family and Father in law decided we needed to do something different for new year 2010. We love France and as we were driving this Gite is perfectly located as it's less than an hour from Caen port. The location is lovely and rural, the Gite itself is fantastically spacious, spotless and full of charm and character. Rosie and Simon and their two children couldn't have been more welcoming. We took the bikes and there is some lovely cycling in this area. Loved the whole trip will definitely return!!! 
Paul Willis - October 2010 - We had been waiting a long time for the opening of the gite having followed the building progress on the blog for some time. The wait was worth it - we were hugely impressed with how Rosie and Simon had renovated and kitted out what was such a derelict space when we last saw it. The gite is now a welcoming and cosy 'home from home'. The kids had a fabulous time making friends with the animals and Tom and Ben. The play area outside kept them amused for hours and we visited some great places locally too! The velorail was a particular highlight - should not be missed. When can we come again? 
Jayne Bennett - September 2010 - Just returned from a last minute 3 night break - came across the gite on owners direct website and what a wonderful find. Pictures do not do it justice, lovely, spacious, homely with great neighbours (owners!). Great little touches from Rosie and Simon which make any stay more enjoyable and personal - nothing is too much trouble for these lovely, friendly people. Kids fell in love with all the animals and even in the rain and relative cold spent little time indoors. Exactly the tonic our family needed - will definately return and spread the word. 10 out of 10.
Sian Taylor - September 2010 - If you want somewhere to relax while the kids amuse themselves in the play area, on the trampoline or with the animals, then this is the place for you. The Gite is comfortable, clean and homely with everything you need. Rosie, Simon and the boys Tom and Ben are very friendly and are great hosts. My only complaint....time passes very quickly there and it’s time to come home all too soon!
Thank you everyone and we look forward to seeing 
some of you again this year and next :-)


  1. I've just come across this post and felt compelled to comment! I too had loads of lovely reviews on my FB page (for my gîte in the south of France) and I was furious when they just disappeared without warning. I felt what right did FB have to do that and of course I emailed them to no avail too. I wish I'd been as clever as you to find them hidden away. Months later I'm seething again at the memory!

  2. So sorry you lost your reviews. I too was furious and it was only because I went to check something very son after they had been removed that some-one much more techy than me was able to track them down in a cached copy. It's one of the reasons I don't like FB (but I also realise it's a great marketing tool).


I love receiving comments and I do read every one but if you are simply here to spam me with a link, guess what ... I won't publish it.