A Fantastic Break for 3 Families
Submitted: June 19, 2011
Stayed: May 2011
I was recommended 'Le Pignaud' by a neighbour who stayed at the Chateau in 2010. We were looking to go away with 2 other families, a total party size of 12 ... 6 Adults and 6 children (ages ranging from 2-10). The Chateau looked ideal, and it lived up to ALL expectations.
The 8/9 bedrooms easily accommodated everyone, and there were plenty of bathrooms, ideal for a party of our size. The kitchen was fantastic, they have thought of everything. There is plenty of freezer and fridge space, which was perfect, as we ate in for most meals. The kitchen is so well equipped, you do not need to bring anything from home.
I have stayed in villa's in both Spain and USA, and 'Le Pignaud' wins by a country mile. The Chateau is very grand, and you feel like the 'Lord of the Manor'. As soon as I entered the double gates, and I knew that I had made a good choice. The other 2 families arrived about half an hour later, and both agreed that it had the wow factor.
The swimming pool was large enough for all of us to enjoy at the same time. It is well protected from the wind, and is baked in sunshine throughout the day. The swimming pool area is fenced, which is perfect for families with young children.
The outside eating area and BBQ were well used. There was nothing more enjoyable than eating 'al fresco' for all meals. With the playing field directly behind the eating area, the children were happy to go off and play, while the adults could indulge in a drink & conversation after lunch/dinner.
'Le Pignaud' has a rural location, and is approx 40-50 mins drive from the sea. For us, this only added to the charm. We made a couple of excursions to the seaside, which the children enjoyed. Being in a rural location, we made the most of the bicycles that are available for use, and made numerous little trips around the vineyards ... the single country lanes are deserted of traffic, and were ideal cycling conditions for young children.
Overall, we had the most Fantastic time. When the children start to ask 'When are we coming here again?', then you know it's been a hit.
I was recommended 'Le Pignaud' by a neighbour, and I have no hesitation in recommending it to others. In fact we had such a good time, we have already enquired making a reservation for next year!
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
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