Alma & Bruce, Aberdeenshire

22 - 29 September 2018 - Le Petit Bijou

What can we say - there aren't so many words to thank you both.

Thanks for an absolutely super evening for Claudine and Bruce's birthdays.  It goes without saying that the food and company could not have been better.  God willing, we will be back for the Big One next year!!  Much love Alma & Bruce xx

La Famille Messaoudi, Dublin

3 - 12 September 2018 - Le Trou Normand

Un grand merci pour votre accueil qui nous ont fait passer un agréable séjour.  Portez vous bien!  English translation - A big thank you for your welcome which made for a lovely stay - look after yourselves and see you next time - Redouane.

Our second stay here and hopefully not the last!  Thanks for an amazing break from the rat race!  Sara.

Jackson family, Liverpool

18th - 25th August 2018 - Le Trou Normand

Thank you so much - we've had an amazing week.  It's not often you get to truly switch off - it's so quiet!  We enjoyed it thoroughly and loved swimming in the pool.  Hope it's not too long before we see you again.  Lots of love xxxx

Steve and Tina, West Sussex

18th - 31st August - Le Petit Bijou

Lynne and Simon - what an amazing piece of paradise you have found and made.  This has probably been the most relaxing two weeks we have experienced and you have had such an input into that - wonderful hosts!  From the warm welcome, the daily chats and the amazing barbecue evening.  The facilities are wonderful - thank you.  So looking forward to next year with our family...

Thank you so much - love from Lily (the amazing Citroën 2CV)

Jill, Paul & Matthew, Wales

4th - 18th August 2018 - Le Trou Normand

Thanks for everything (as always).  We have all had a great time and Matthew has loved it.  Until next time...

Lesley & John, Wolverhampton

4th - 18th August 2018 - Le Petit Bijou

After 5 years, can't think of anything new to say except a very big and sincere "thank you Lynne and Simon and see you next year".  All our love to our very special friends xx

Nathan, Louise, Thomas and Jacob, Tunbridge Wells, UK

28th July - 4th August 2018 - Le Trou Normand

Thank you so much, Lynne and Simon, for such a fantastic week.  Your kindness and hospitality have made our holiday extra special. Our boys loved the games room, bikes, swimming pool and table tennis and we loved the peace and quiet!

We had a great day out on the beach at the lake at Ferté Macé and a lovely lunch and the crêperie in Fontaine Daniel.  The home cooked evening meal served in our gîte was a real highlight - thank you x

Shena, Ian and Thomas, Norfolk

28th July - 4th August 2018 - Le Petit Bijou

Thank you, once again, for a wonderful, relaxing holiday.  Again your hospitality is excellent and nothing is too much trouble.  See you next year for our 6th visit!!!  Batteries are fully recharged for another year.  Love Shena, Ian and Thomas xx

A message from Thomas

We have enjoyed ourselves at the gîte.  We liked the barbecue that we had and we enjoyed the games room and pool.

Douglas & Karen Boath

21st July 2018 - Le Petit Bijou

Your hospitality made our trip even more amazing.  We hope to come again soon!

Monica & Alan Reid, UK

12 - 17 July 2018 - Le Petit Bijou

Fabulous gîte, friendly service, great base to explore the surrounding area.  Hope to be back soon!

Christine & Pete and Shelagh and Pete - UK

14 - 21 July 2018 - Le Trou Normand

Wonderful place, hope to return next year.  Great situation, lovely gîte and superb hosptiality.

Finch family, Fife, UK

7 - 14 July 2018 - Le Trou Normand

Thank you for the great hospitality - we had a great stay!

Yvonne et Philippe, Alsace

7th - 12th July 2018 - Le Petit Bijou

Super bon séjour, comme d'habitude

Great stay, as always

Billy & Liz Rankine, Polmont, Scotland

30th June - 7th July 2018 - Le Petit Bijou

Thank you Lynne and Simon!  We have had a wonderful, peaceful week here in Les Coudreaux.  We have thoroughly enjoyed visiting so many interesting places and will definitely return to finish the list.  The gite is so comfortable and well equipped and your exceptional hospitality has been greatly appreciated.

Thank you for everything!

Jo, Sean and Hobbes, Manchester

23 - 30 June 2018 - Le Trou Normand

Thank you so much for everything.  Sean loved the local cidre in the welcome pack - better than anything we have found elsewhere - and, in fact, everything about the welcome as perfect after a long journey.  Hobbes loved the slide and I loved the thought that had gone into making everything suitable for a holiday with a baby!  The tips in the Guest Information Folder were great too.

Chris & Brian Winton, Crawley

25th May - 4th June 2018 - Le Petit Bijou

Thank you, dear friends, for another great holiday.  It was wonderful.  The gîte is, of course marvellous as is you cooking, Lynne.  We look forward to more holidays with you.  Keep up the good work Simon!  Much love and thanks.

Mal & Aud Brough - Lake District

26th May - 2nd June 2018 - Le Trou Normand 

Fabulous place.  Peaceful and very welcoming hosts.  We have truly enjoyed our stay here.  Lynne & Simon's "Table d'Hôte" menu is highly recommended.

Clark family, Nottingham

10th - 14th April 2018 - Le Petit Bijou and Le Trou Normand

It was 'wow' from the minute we walked into the gîtes - quality, quality, quality!  Such a warm welcome from Lynne and Simon.  The facilities you have provided are the best we've ever seen.  You've put a lot of thought into providing everything for everyone - especially the pool - we loved it.

Thank you soooo much for an amzing stay and for making our last night even more special by experiencing your cooking

Claire, Marc, Jem and Martha

31st March - 6th April - Le Trou Normand

Our third stay and another great week.  The pool here is the main reason our children can swim!  Really started to notice the wildlife here this time - red squirrels, deer and tawny owls.  The Vélo-Rail in Bagnoles was great fun.  As ever wonderful hospitality from Lynne and Simon.  Many thanks xx

Chris & Dave Oddy and Anne & Barry Coe

18 - 19 January 2018 - Le Trou Normand

A short but very enjoyable stay.  Wonderful hospitality, had a lovely night's sleep in very comfy beds.  Thank you so much for coming to our rescue at such short notice.  A beautiful gîte!

Thierry, Natacha, Axel et Benjamin - Alsace

28th October - 4th November 2017 - Le Trou Normand

Notre première expérience en gîte.  Merci Lynne pour tout, l'accueil avec un apéritif, panier garni... Disponible et discrète, nous avons eu de bons conseils pour visiter la région.  Une semaine sous le soleil, un gîte agréable et fonctionnel avec deux ados occupés entre piscine et salle de jeux.  Ils garderont de bons souvenirs de leur citrouille Halloween.  Au plaisir de revenir et faire la connaissance de Simon.  Ne changez rien, c'est parfait.

English translation - our first experience in a gite.  Thank you Lynne for everything - your warm welcome, the welcome drink & bakset...available when required and tactfully discreet when not, Lynne gave us good advice on places to visit.  A sunny week in a lovely, well-equipped gite with two teenagers well occupied with the pool and games room.  They take away very happy memories of making a Halloween lantern with the pumpkin you gave us.  We look forward to returning and meeting Simon.  Don't change a thing - it's perfect.

The Petcheys - Wiltshire

21st - 27th October 2017 - Le Trou Normand

Lovely and comfortable gîte.  Particularly liked the fire and the pool of course!  Recommend Lynne's evening meals whole-heartedly!!!  We walked, cycled and loved the vélo-rail at Bagnoles.  Also enjoyed the local cidre!  Many thanks for everything xxx

Alma & Bruce, Scotland

23rd - 30th September 2017 - Le Petit Bijou

Thank you both for the warmest of warm welcomes.  It has been such a great pleasure to come again and enjoy your wonderful hospitality.  Thank you again for the lovely evening we all shared for Claudine & Bruce's birthdays - it was great.  God willing, we will be back next year for another injection of R&R.  Our love.  Alma & Bruce

Sara Redouane & Nancy, Dublin by way of Algiers!

4th - 11th September 2017 - Le Petit Bijou

Lynne & Simon - thank you so much for your wonderful welcome and hospitality.  We really enjoyed our time here, it was just what we needed!  This place is great and won't be forgotten soon!  Hopefully, we'll see you again another time.  Redouance, Sara et Nancy vous remercient de votre accueil chaleureux.  Portez vous bien.  Bisous!

The McKinleys

26th August - 2nd September 2017 - Le Trou Normand

What a wonderful place, beautifully presented, comfortable home from home!  Thank you to our excellent hosts - Lynne & Simon - for their attention to detail and generosity.  It's been a superb week in this lovely gite and we are all very sorry to say goodbye - au revoir & merci for everything!

Sarah, Richard, Thomas & Charlie - Somerset

19th - 26th August 2017 - Le Trou Normand

We have had a lovely week here in France.  The gite has been perfect, with the two boys particularly, the swimming pool and games room and outdoor play area.  The peace and tranquility of this place are also very welcome particularly after a day out at a rather busy Mont Saint Michel!  Thank you to Lynne and Simon for your amazing hospitality and all the additional little touches that we have never experienced in any other cottage/gite either at home or abroad (including the BBQ).  Lovely weather has topped off a great week with the boys already planning their return visit!  

Jill, Paul & Matthew, South Wales

5th - 19th August 2017 - Le Trou Normand

We have had yet another great holiday at Les Coudreaux - can't believe it's our 6th visit!!  The only complaint this year is the Normandy weather!!  Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality, as always.  Matthew has had a ball and has already decided that he wants to come back again next year!  Merci beaucoup!  A bientôt!

Lesley & John

5th - 19th August 2017 - Le Petit Bijou

Can't think of any more superlatives to use after those of the last three years.  Can only completely agree with the comments in the guest book, particular respect to Simon's sausage!  Can't wait for next year.  All our thanks and love.  Lesley & John

Wassall Family

29th July - 5th August 2017 - Le Trou Normand

Our week at Les Coudreaux was beautifully peaceful and enjoyable.  Lynne and Simon couldn't have been better hosts - everything has been thought of.  Our gîte was immaculate.  The atmosphere of peace and quiet is perfect for a restful holiday but also in a great location to drive to the 'must-sees' of Normandy and neaerby towns and villages.

Ian, Shena & Thomas, Norfolk

 29th July - 5th August 2017 - Le Petit Bijou

So, our 3rd summer visit and our 4th visit in total and once again, it was above the standards of a lot of gîtes we have visited.  The peace and quiet is invaluable and provides a relaxing family visit.  Their kindness to caring for their visitors is over and beyond (even taking us and our 9 year old to hospital in the middle of the night when he was ill).  Lynne and Simon are not just gîte owners, they are now friends!  Thank you so much for everything.  Love Shena & Ian.  PS  The Simon sausage is going to be a world beater.  Thanks again for taking me to hospital.  Love Thomas.

Gérard, Marie-Claude et Luka, Paris

15th - 22nd July 2017 - Le Petit Bijou

Le bonheur est aux Coudreaux.  Tout est magique dans ce gîte.  Les prestations sont exceptionnelles.  Lynne et Simon sont des personnes rares que l'on a pas envie de quitter.  On desire, tellement, profiter de cet endroit que l'on peine à sortir de ce gite.

Helen, Roger, James and Oliver

15th - 29th July 2017 - Le Trou Normand

Dear Lynne & Simon, thank you so much for your excellent hospitality over the last two weeks.  We have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.  The boys especially loved the pool, a superb asset to the gite.  You are doing an amazing job here.  Very best wishes for the future

Nigel, Karina, Ben & Ollie

24th - 30th June 2017 - Le Trou Normand

A perfect break!  Thank you, Lynne & Simon, for being lovely hosts 😊

James Lucy and Edwin

10th - 21st June 2017 - Le Trou Normand

Thank you for a lovely holiday!  The gite is perfect and we've had great fun in the pool and playroom.  Everything is provided to such a lovely detail that we wanted for nothing!  Beautiful.


Marc, Lisa, Matthew & Abigail

26th May - 3rd June 2017 - Le Trou Normand

Thank you for another lovely week at Les Coudreaux.  The weather and your hospitality have been fantastic and the children have enjoyed the pool and games room.  We hope we can return soon xxx

Yvonne, Philippe et Cid, Alsace, France

16 - 29th June 2017 - Le Petit Bijou

Que de joie, que de bonheur!  Merci de tout coeur

Jan & Brian, Scotland

6th - 13th May 2017 - Le Petit Bijou

This whole package, from beginning to end, has been fantastic.  The cottage is lovely and has everything anyone could want.  A big thank you to our host and hostess who are absolutely lovely.

Chris, Sharon, Hannah & Will Morgan

1st - 8th April 2017 - Le Trou Normand

We enjoyed an absolutely wonderful week at Les Coudreaux with our two kids.  Impossible to fault, the decor is just spot-on.  We had (literally) everything we needed for a relaxing, refreshing break.  There are thoughtful touches throughout the property which made us smile.  The kids enjoyed the (warm) indoor swimming pool.  We can't wait to return.  Thanks Lynne and Simon for a great week.

Father Neil & Father Joe, Glasgow, UK

19 - 24 February 2017 - Le Trou Normand

Dear Lynne & Simon, thank you for your hospitality and generosity! From the welcome pack to the beautifully cooked meal, you really have thought of everything. As for the swimming pool and BBQ, I can only imagine how wonderful the summer months would be but our winter visit was just as rewarding.

Visiting many of the beautiful towns and villages, places of historical significance and some beautiful religious sites, we thoroughly enjoyed our time. Accommodation is excellent as are the facilities. The log burning fire was a treat and the spectacular views very nourishing and edifying. I'm sure we'll be back - everything was perfect! Warmest regards, Father Neil & Father Joe

Ian, Shena & Thomas - Norfolk, UK

20 - 30 December 2016 - Le Trou Normand

This is our 3rd visit to Les Coudreaux but our first Christmas visit. We were looking forward to a quiet family Christmas, away from all the stress of normal life. We got this and more. A wonderful place to switch off and chill! Lynne & Simon have been wonderful hosts ensuring a warm and cosy cottage prior to arrival. Great information about villages to see their Christmas lights and crêperie. See you again soon!

Fiona Brown, Glasgow, UK

14 - 19 October 2016 - Le Trou Normand

Fandabbydozy!! Lovely, relaxing, friendly, fab and will return.

Dave & Jane Clarke, UK

4 - 16th September - Le Petit Bijou

Five star accomodation and service, Lynne & Simon put themselves out to make sure we had everything we needed. We would recommend Les Coudreaux as a place to stay for both family & friends. We will definitely come again.

Luke, Emma & Solomon, Witney, Oxon, UK

3 - 10th September - Le Trou Normand

We enjoyed every minute of our stay. The gîte is lovely and has everything we needed and more - for a great family stay or as a couple. Lynne & Simon are lovely, welcoming and very helpful. Solomon loved the animals and spending lots of time in the pool and play area. We will be back!

Laurence et Laurent, France

27th August - 3rd September 2016 - Le Petit Bijou

Super séjour, superbe accueil chalereux!! Merci!

Super stay and a superb, warm welcome - thank you!

David, Jane & Emma, Hertford, UK

20th August - 3rd September 2016 - Le Trou Normand

What a fantastic place to holiday. Truly relaxing. Lynne & Simon are amazing hosts - friendly, approachable and full of local knowledge. Everything here has contributed to an amazing rest for us all. Just perfect. Thank you.

Jill, Paul & Matthew, South Wales, UK

6 - 20th August 2016 - Le Trou Normand

We've had yet another fantastic holiday (our fifth visit!) at Les Coudreaux. The addition of the 'woggles' and killer whale in the pool were greatly appreciated by Matthew! Thank you so much for all the wonderful hospitality, as always. We've had a great time and hope to be back again next year! Diolch yn fawr iawn!

Simon, Juliette, Ralph & Adeline, Cambridgeshire, UK

23 July - 6 August 2016 - Le Trou Normand

Another wonderful holiday with Lynne and Simon - we've never been back anywhere twice and Les Coudreaux definitely hasn't disappointed! Thank you so much for your amazing hospitality, for making us feel so welcome and at home - not to mention the lovely food.

A message from the children - we loved the bikes and swimming pool. The swings were great! We enjoyed the games room.

Thank you!

Susan, Jonathan & Fred, London, UK

16 - 23 July 2016 - Le Trou Normand

Yet another lovely stay. A place to switch off as soon as you arrive. It's worth visiting the National Stud on Thursdays for an English tour and show. The games room and pool are much appreciated.

Maria & Dave, Hampshire, UK

9 - 16 July 2016 - Le Trou Normand

Our time at Les Coudreaux has been perfect, wonderful hosts, excellent accomodation, beautiful surroundings that has left us relaxed and refreshed and keen to return. Thank you Lynne & Simon

Harrington Family, West Midlands

2 - 9 July 2016 - Le Trou Normand

We had a lovely, relaxing stay in a beautiful gîte. Lynne & Simon are great hosts.

Karen & Gary Lawrence, Kent, UK

June 2016 - Le Trou Normand

A lovely gîte, everything here is of a very high standard - the facilities are excellent. Beautiful, peaceful surroundings. Lynne and Simon are very friendly and welcoming and we have spent a wonderful and relaxing week here - thank you.

Chris & Brian - Crawley, Sussex

June 2016 - Le Petit Bijou

Fantastic as always! Just the place to recharge our batteries. We so enjoyed our pizza evening with you and the other guests. Your welcome and hospitality are second to none! Love & thanks to you both.

Norris Family, Godalming, UK

May 2016 - Le Trou Normand

A lovely week where Lynne & Simon made us feel so welcome. They gave us great tips on where to go and how to get there. We had a great time and will be telling our friends.

Famille Dutoit

mai 2016 - Le Petit Bijou

Un grand merci à Lynne et Simon pour votre accueil chalereux. Le Petit Bijou est un nid douillet dans lequel notre petite famille a profité pleinement. La piscine était très agréable de même que la terrasse et l'ensemble de l'environnment. Bonne continuation!

Thank you so much Lynne & Simon for your warm welcome. Le Petit Bijou is a cosy nest which we enjoyed staying in very much. The swimming pool was lovely as was the deck and surroundings. All the best for your continued success!

The Griffiths family - Tunbridge Wells UK

2 - 9 April 2016 - Le Trou Normand

We have enjoyed a wonderful and relaxing week here at Les Coudreaux. The gîte is beautiful, we were lucky to get a couple of sunny evenings sitting out on the deck while the boys explored the games room, table tennis and slide. It is a gorgeous location and felt a world away from home! The boys loved the pool and wish that we had one 'next door' at home! It was great to have the bikes to use and we had a couple of rides around the lanes. We did the Vélo-Rail at Bagnoles, the castle at Fougères and a very good treasure hunt for children in Domfront. Lynne was so friendly and helpful and it was such a treat to have a delicious meal cooked for us. Thank you for a lovely holiday!

Sofie, Nick, Harry & Isla

March 2016 - Le Trou Normand

This was our second trip to Les Coudreaux and we have had another fantastic holiday! It is so quiet and peaceful here - we adore it. Harry and Isla loved exploring on their own and the play area was a big hit! The tranquility makes for such a relaxing stay. Lynne & Simon are wonderful hosts - the Easter Egg Hunt was so thoughtful and the children are still talking about it. Thanks again, we love it here!

Marc, Claire, Jem & Martha, Nottingham UK

24 - 31st October 2015 - Le Trou Normand

Another wonderful week at Les Coudreaux. We didn't stray very far as we had everything we needed for a restful half term break. Martha began to swim with confidence because she had fun in the pool rather than repetitive lessons. We can't praise Lynne & Simon highly enough for their hospitality & attention to detail. A bientôt. Thank you for everything!

Adrian & Gwyneth Sorsky, Wales

30 August - 5 September 2015 - Le Trou Normand

What an amazing week, the gite was comfy and welcoming. We cycled, swam, visited beautiful places and enjoyed fantastic food lovingly prepared by Lynne. Simon's an excellent host too. It's a gem of a place, now close to our hearts. Looking forward to returning.

Ann & Jon Holliday

24 - 31 October 2015 - Le Petit Bijou

Many thanks, Lynne & Simon, for another wonderful stay. We've been made to feel most welcome and have really appreciated all the little extra touches which make Les Coudreaux so special. We've enjoyed walks and even a cycle ride (my first in 20 years!) in the beautiful Normandy countryside and have relaxed in the late October sun to see us through the winter ahead. We very much hope to return and enjoy your warm hospitality again.

Alma & Bruce Teuten, Warwickshire, UK

19 - 26 September 2015 - Le Petit Bijou

It was so nice to return to your lovely gite and the warmest of welcomes. We were so interested and impressed with all your progress in the buildings. Thank you for the most enjoyable evening - it made our last day such a pleasure. God willing, we will be back next year for another injection of R&R.

Heather & Emily, Stockton Heath, UK

6 - 11 September 2015 - Le Petit Bijou

Just lovely. Lynne & Simon made us feel so at home. Told us about loads of places to go, made restaurant reservations etc. We loved all the facilities and we'll be making a return visit with friends. Se you again soon Lynne & Simon

John & Valerie, Formby, UK

29 August - 5 September 2015 - Le Petit Bijou

We have been here before and it was wonderful but it just gets better. Thank you, Lynne & Simon for your hospitality. It has been the most enjoyable week.

Carme, Josep, Júlia & Josep Del Vado

22 - 29 August 2015 - Le Trou Normand

Thank you, Lynne & Simon, for your hospitality. We've had a lovely week although we weren't lucky with the weather but this was out of your hands! We know, if you could, it would have been a sunny week! We'll return home to Barcelona with happy memories and the children won't forget the pool and games room and also the delicous brownies and sweet cherry tomatoes.

John & Margaret Beeden

22 - 28 August 2015 - Le Petit Bijou

A beautiful gîte - just as it looks on the website. It is very well equipped and Lynne & Simon gave us some very useful tips about places to visit in the area. Vitré & Bagnoles de l'Orne were particularly nice as were the chocolate brownies! Thank you, Lynne & Simon

Lisa, Marc, Matthew & Abigail Hodgson

15 - 22 August 2015 - Le Trou Normand

Lynne & Simon are wonderful hosts and have a beautiful gîte in a lovely location. Le Trou Normand is lovely and has everything to make for a relaxing and comfortable stay including a spacious and well equipped games room which our children enjoyed and a lovely, heated pool which they loved. We hope that we will be able to return in the future as Les Coudreaux is a credit to the owners. Thank you, Lynne & Simon for a lovely, relaxing and peaceful week. The gîte is amazing and we could not have asked for better accommodation.

Amélie, Dominique & Basil Rousseau

15 - 22 août 2015 - Le Petit Bijou

Une très belle surprise que de découvrir Le Petit Bijou et son écrin nichés au fond de la Normandie. Et juste l'envie de revenir pour savourer encore le calme et la douceur des lieux. Merci Lynne et Simon

What a lovely surpirse to discover Le Petit Bijou nestled in Lower Normandy. We would love to return to savour the peace and tranquillity of this place. Thank you Lynne & Simon

Shena, Ian & Thomas Scholes

25 July to 1 August 2015 - Le Petit Bijou

Having read all the reviews on the website, our expectations were high and we weren't disappointed! Lynne & Simon are excellent hosts and no request is too much. We look forward to visiting again - see you next year!

A special note from Thomas - Lynne & Simon are very kind and I liked feeding the chickens and geese. The evening meal was excellent - they made me a special prawn and garlic starter and I gave them a score of 100 out of 5 !!

Wendy, Chris, James & Ben Wood

25 July - 1 August 2015 - Le Trou Normand

Amongst the best accommodation we've stayed in, in either the UK or France. The quality of everything you have done is impeccable. The boys loved the pool and games room - the perfect end to a series of great days out. We had a great week in a great location and gîte. Many thanks.

Deborah, Tom, Olivia & Harry Soulsby

11 - 18 July 2015 - Le Trou Normand

Our stay at Le Trou Normand was amazing and so relaxing. Lynne & Simon were so helpful and kind and have thought of everything that families and children could require on a holiday. The property was stunning and Les Coudreaux has everything we needed for the children to have fun whilst the adults could relax. We definitely hope to come abck as we enjoyed ourselves so much.

Cherry & Peter Edwards

11-18 July 2015 - Le Petit Bijou

Our stay has been like visiting friends and the gîtes have more than met our expectations. They are exceptionally well furnished and the activity areas outside have kept both children and adults extremely happy. Very well done!

Yvonne and Philippe Hoffmann, Alsace

16 - 26 June 2015 - Le Petit Bijou

Merci, Lynne et Simon pour cet adorable petit coin de Normandie que votre gentilesse et votre prévenance transforment en petit paradis. Notre deuxième séjour nous a fait passé d'excellents moments entre amis et nous n'avons qu'un souhait revenir bientôt.

Yvonne and Philippe Hoffmann, Alsace

16 - 26 June 2015 - Le Petit Bijou

Thank you, Lynne & Simon for this adorable little corner of Normandy that you have transformed, by your kindness & thoughtfulness, into a little paradise.

Our second stay at Le Petit Bijou has enabled us to spend some wonderful moments with hosts who are now our friends and we hope to return soon.

Mike & Catherine Waddelove

26 June - 3 July 2015 - Le Petit Bijou

Thank you for a wonderful, peaceful break. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It has been exactly the kind of holiday we needed. The accommodation is 5 star. We look forward to coming back again someday.

Susan, Jonathan & Fred Turner

23 - 30 May 2015 - Le Trou Normand

Lovely, lovely stay. Lots to do within driving distance and a great gîte with wonderful hosts. This is our second stay and it won't be our last!

Eunan, Sharinalee, Orlando & Kyan De Run

5 - 12 April 2015 - Le Trou Normand

All of us loved the gîte, pool and garden. We had such an awesome holiday. We are two very busy, full time working parents and we had such a nice time with the kids. Lynne & Simon were very helpful especially when we had a problem with our car. Thank you very much for the warm welcome, basket of goodies and the lovely cup cakes - yummy! So sad to leave, back to reality.

Sofie, Nick, Harry & Isla

29 March - 5 April 2015 - Le Trou Normand

This is a beautiful gîte that was spotlessly clean and tidy and the perfect size for the four of us. The pool is excellent and we had so much fun there. Lynne & Simon are both incredibly welcoming. We've had an absolutely fabulous holiday in a brilliant location - thank you, Lynne & Simon, for a great stay xxxx

Paul & Carol, Reigate, Surrey, UK

20 - 26 March - Le Petit Bijou

Le Petit Bijou is the nicest gîte we have stayed in - comfortable and clean with everything you could need. We've had a lovely, relaxing stay - so peaceful but a wonderful dawn chorus. Excellent hosts and the meal cooked by Lynne was a wonderful end of our holiday. Thank you.

Aurelie, Mathieu et Tom, Brittany

4 - 10 January 2015 - Le Trou Normand

We will treasure a very pleasant memory of our relaxing stay in your wonderful gite. We enjoyed swimming in the pool with our baby and the log fire was very much appreciated at the beginning of the New Year! Many thanks for your warm welcome and also for letting us enjoy our time with you in peace and quiet. Our best wishes for your continued success - don't change a thing!

David Smith & Helen Watkins

27 December 2014 - 3 January 2015 - Le Petit Bijou

We looked forward to a quiet week here again at Les Coudreaux and this week after Christmas did not disappoint. The days were crisp and bright and the evenings cosy in front of the log burning stove - we were as warm as toast. Thank you, Lynne & Simon, for another lovely week and an amazing feast & celebration on New Year's Eve. See you again soon in 2015.

Ann & Jon Holliday

25 October - 1 November 2014 - Le Petit Bijou

Dear Lynne & Simon, thank you both for all your warmth and hospitality. We have had a truly wonderful week and the weather was more than we dared hope for. We loved the pool and made good use of it and the gîte has every comfort imaginable. Thank you so much for all the little touches which made it extra special.

We enjoyed exploring this lovely area immensely. The craft fair at Mayenne was a bonus we hadn't expected and we even started our Christmas shopping there! We had a lovely day in St Briac-sur-Mer - a lovely lunch in a tiny, quirky restaurant called Les Deux Sardines - highly recommended! Another highlight was our visit to Granville and a fantastic walk along the coast. We very much hope to return.

Jodie, Alistair, Charlie & Mark Dunn

18 - 25 October 2014 - Le Trou Normand

Very high class gîte. The attention to detail was superb from the moment of our booking onwards. This is a beautiful property and clearly the fruit of years of care and investment. The pool was a godsend as our children loved it. Lynne & Simon deserve all credit for the quality of their hosting. Le Tour de Bonvouloir is worth a look for a nice autumn walk. Overall, we were delighted - by far, the best gîte we have ever stayed in and the best hosts.

Derrick Roberts

30 August - 6 September 2014 - Le Petit Bijou

Quite simply - first class!

Lynne & Paul Fitton

31 August - 7 September 2014 - Le Trou Normand

Fantastic holiday. The welcome and hospitality from Lynne & Simon was first class. It's an excellent base from which to tour the area by motorcycle! The refurbishment of the gîte is a credit to them both. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone - see you both again soon!!

Julie Kilgour-Watson

23 - 30 August 2014 - Le Petit Bijou

Beautiful setting and all the equipment that you need in a home away from home. - fantastic. We were here for the World Equestrian Games - formidable! Domfront, Bayeux, Le Pin Haras and the American War Cemetery are all a must. Amazing - merci :-) !!

Jane, Gary, Katie & Matthew Boyes, Leeds, Yorks.

23 - 30 August 2014 - Le Trou Normand

Awesome! Thank you so much, we have had a fantastic holiday! The gîte is gorgeous - the best we've ever stayed in. Fougères is great, Ducey is a very pretty, little town, Bagnoles lovely! and, the pool has been great. Thank you, Lynne & Simon, perfect hosts!

Hayley & Roland Jones

16 - 23 August 2014 - Le Petit Bijou

What a great place - our honeymoon was given to us by the groom's parents as a wedding present and I, the bride, can go back confidently telling them we have had a magnificent time. We have chilled out lots, eaten lots and seen lots - from the Le Mans 24 hour circuit to Mont St Michel. Both a must if you are willing to drive. Equally, there is lots to see locally - picturesque views and warm, welcome and hospitality from the locals.

Lynne & Simon's hospitality has been second to none. To accommodate a late arrival with a welcome basket and little extras like flowers and a bottle of bubbly to celebrate our marriage was a lovely bonus. The gîte has been a great place to create memories and an everlasting impact to entice us back again - maybe with the children or maybe next year on our own for an anniversary as there is a still lots to see. Many thanks!

Jill, Paul & Matthew Cook, South Wales

2 - 16 August 2014 - Le Trou Normand

Dear Lynne & Simon, thank you so much once again for making our third visit to Les Coudreaux so special. Nothing is too much trouble for you and your hospitality is fantastic. Matthew has loved the pool and games room and your meals are amazing! Hopefully see you again next year for our fourth visit!

Lesley & John Brabbins

2 - 16 August 2014 - Le Petit Bijou

Wow! Wonderful location. A picturesque, green and tranquil landscape with numerous, pretty, historic towns and villages away from the usual tourist spots but still within travelling distance. Wonderful accommodation! The facilities are second to no other we have visited. The gîte is so fully equipped - nothing seems to have been missed; as also are the barbecue area, games room and pool.

Wonderful hosts! Lynne and Simon have gone way beyond the 'norm' from start to finish to make us feel welcome and at home and to cater for all our needs with some lovely surprises on the way.

All in all, as we would say in the West Midlands, "A bostin' 'oliday our kid!" Thank you Lynne & Simon - see you next year!

Krissy, Dominic & Alex

19 - 26 July 2014 - Le Trou Normand

Very tranquil location, perfect for relaxing! Nothing seemed too much trouble for Lynne & Simon. The standard of the gite was exceptional and we could not have enjoyed our holiday more. We will be thinking of coming back - thanks Lynne & Simon!!

Sam, Alan, James & Georgina Clark, New Forest, UK

26 July - 2 August 2014 - Le Trou Normand

Lynne & Simon, thank you so much for your kindness and friendship. It's been a wonderful break and a delight to come back to your first class gîte! As usual, everything is so clean and professional. It's been a delight to receive such pleasant hospitality - thank you!

Alison and Jim Gilmour

19 July - 2 August 2014 - Le Petit Bijou

When we decided to go for a relaxing, "get away from it all" holiday, we could not have chosen better! Le Petit Bijou is just beautifully laid out and decorated - as are the surroundings. The 'eat in your gîte' experience is highly recommended, just don't plan on doing anything except snooze afterwards! Lynne's cooking is superb!

The produce you so kindly gave us was also delicious. There is so much to see, both locally and further afield but it is just as nice to relax here! We both really hope to come back soon!

Doreen and Bob Girardot, Kent

19-26 June 2014 - Le Petit Bijou

We echo all that has been written. Les Coudreaux has given us an ideal, relaxing holiday in the best gîte we have experienced. It is such a beautiful, tranquil setting and an admirable project being so thoughfully, expertly and lovingly restored. We hope to return. Many thanks for everything, Lynne & Simon.

Helen Watkins and David Smith, Fife & Cheshire

6 - 12 July 2014 - Le Petit Bijou

What a welcome break and the opportunity to recharge our batteries! We immediately felt at home here and have been charmed by the location. We have not been disappointed by any aspect of our stay. The gîte has been so cleverly and tastefully created. It is so peaceful and tranquil and we have both slept so well.

We are also very glad we took the opportunity to sample Lynne's culinary delights - really, really, really good food!!

We aim to be back just as soon as we can.


Hannah, Alex & Isabella Johnson

5 - 12 July 2014 - Le Trou Normand

We were looking forward to our holiday anyway but on arrival, Les Coudreaux exceeded all our expectations. The accommodation is of such a high standard, Lynne and Simon are so welcoming and the provision of a lovely cot and high chair made our life easy at meal and bed times!

We are very sorry to be leaving, we have loved every bit of it! Don't change a thing, please!

Hilary & Jason, Leicester, UK

29 June - 4 July 2014 - Le Petit Bijou

We have both absolutely loved our holiday at Les Coudreaux. Everything was perfect from the welcome, to the hamper to the food - wow, Lynne is an amazing chef!

This is a beautiful area with so many lovely places to see - Mont St Michel is an absolute must.

You know somewhere is good when as soon as you arrive, you want to stay again! Thank you so much, Lynne, for all your hard work that you make look effortless! We will be back!

Yvonne and Philippe Hoffmann, Alsace

2 - 10 June 2014 - Le Petit Bijou

Lynne and Simon welcomed so warmly - it was almost like staying with friends. We were completely enchanted by all the little extra touches and the superb gîte. The location is magnificent - a little corner of paradise in the Normandy countryside and the neighbours are amazing :-)

Meeting you and staying here was such a pleasure and we are sad to be leaving! We hope to return soon - thank you Lynne and Simon - everything you do is super!

Chris and Brian Winton, Crawley, UK

24 - 31 May 2014 - Le Petit Bijou

Thank you, Lynne and Simon, for a wonderful week! We loved staying in Le Petit Bijou from the warm welcome and oh so comfortable bed and accommodation to the pool and garden. Everything has been so enjoyable. We shall return!

Rachel, Jonathan & Benjamin Saini, London, UK

28 June - 5 July 2014 - Le Trou Normand

We have had a wonderful week at Les Coudreaux, very relaxing! We agree with previous comments that you have to sample Lynne's food - the perfect way to enjoy an evening in!

We would recommend a trip to Bagnoles de l'Orne and, if you have children, to the Parc de Loisirs in Gorron. We hope to return one day and we will definitely recommend Les Coudreaux to friends - thanks Lynne & Simon !!

Gillian, Alan, Bethany & Michael Royle

12-19th April 2014 - Le Trou Normand

After spending a busy week close to Omaha beach we travelled down to spend a final week at Le Trou Normand. Our first reaction was wow....

Despite arriving early due to short travelling distance we still got the most welcoming of welcomes from Lynne & Simon. The accommodation is one of the nicest, most relaxing and beautiful we've stayed in throughout our many years travelling around France. Our two children, aged 8 and 9, absolutely loved the well equipped games room and swimming pool, again one of the nicest we've seen. These hosts put themselves out and go that extra mile adding that special touch adding things like flowers in your cottage, tissues, ground coffee, jams & local cider etc awaiting you. We would highly recommend this high class accommodation to anyone.

Susan, Jonathan & Fred Turner

5-12 April 2014 - Le Trou Normand

Les Coudreaux is a little gem, set in beautiful countryside. The well equipped and tastefully decorated gîte makes for a very relaxing stay. Lynne and Simon are fantastic hosts - welcoming and informative. If in doubt, do have Lynne cook for you - you won't regret it!

Marc, Claire, Jem & Martha, Nottingham UK

15-22 February 2014 - Le Trou Normand

Our week here has been wonderful, we all love the gîte and pool. In terms of the gîte itself, it is the best we have ever stayed in not least because of all the thoughtful extras provided. Thank you, Lynne and Simon, for your excellent hosting and for making us all so welcome. We hope to see you again sooner rather than later!

Eileen & Alex, Norfolk, UK

21 December 2013 - 1st January 2014 - Le Petit Bijou

Many thanks, Lynne & Simon, for your amazing hospitality, brilliant accommodation and your food, Lynne, cannot be surpassed. We will not hesitate to recommend you to anyone that would love to visit Normandy. Your fresh eggs are amazing too!!! Hope to see you again soon.

Jacqui & Mike Roberts, Malmesbury

18-23 November 2013 - Le Petit Bijou

How wonderful to return to Le Petit Bijou after our stay here in May! This gîte is truly cosy and we have loved really putting the woodburner to the test! As a result, we have had many warm and homely evenings in front of it and it has left the whole gîte lovely and toasty. Truly home from home and possibly even a bit better! Many thanks! Jacqui & Mike

Norma, Geoff & Claire Haffenden, Maidstone, Kent

26 October - 2 November 2013 - Le Trou Normand

We arrived to a glass of wine and a warm welcome from Lynne and all week, whenever we've needed anything, it has arrived super quickly with extra surprises along the way. The apple crumble on the first night was delicious and the pumpkin from the garden for Halloween was the most beautiful pumpkin ever! Thank you, Lynne & Simon, for helping us to have a relaxing and fun week.

Dawn and Alan Littmoden, Hatfield Peverel, Essex

26-30 September 2013 - Le Trou Normand

We received a warm welcome from Lynne & Simon to their beautiful gîte. Spotlessly clean and immaculately finished to a very high standard. We could not fault it. Nothing was too much trouble for Lynne & Simon who go out of their way to ensure that you have everything you need. The facilities at the gîte are excellent - a real home from home. Thank you both very much for a wonderful relaxing stay. We will be back!

Anne Clay, Lewes, E Sussex

14-21 September 2013 - Le Petit Bijou

I have really enjoyed my stay - thank you Lynne & Simon for your warm welcome and excellent hospitality. Everything in the gîte is spot on for a comfortable relaxing holiday. I have never been to this area of France before and would like to come back as I feel there is lots to explore! Best wishes to you both xxx

Ellie, Kerry, Bea & Lyra Simpkin, Lewes, E Sussex

14-21 September 2013 - Le Trou Normand

We've had a lovely stay - your hospitality has been really appreciated and all the little extras such as the welcome basket, fresh veg and crumble (which was yummy!) have really made our holiday memorable. The children loved the pool and the gîtes have been done to an excellent standard for a really comfortable stay. We feel that you have managed to find the right balance in being welcoming, hospitable and helpful whilst allowing us to enjoy our holiday and the facilities you have to offer. An excellent holiday - thank you very much!! We won't hesitate to recommend Les Coudreaux to others.

Ruth, Peter, Miri and Albert Wedge, Devon

27 August - 3 September 2013 - Le Trou Normand

We've had a lovely relaxing time after moving house 2 weeks ago! A very friendly welcome and a very comfortable gîte - lovely towels & duvet! Albert & Miri loved the pool & the games room!!!

Liza and Mark Nicholson, Huntingdon, Cambs

24 - 31 August 2013 - Le Petit Bijou

Staying at Les Coudreaux is like being in your very own 5 star hotel with no hassle! Across the courtyard are the most welcoming owners. We can recommend the "eat in your gîte" experience - Lynne is a skilled chef, the food was delicious and great value. We made the most of our stay, visiting somewhere different each day. We often set out thinking we couldn't better the previous day but we often did. Best stay in France - ever! So far!

Joy & Doug Padfield, South Wales

10 - 24 August 2013 - Le Petit Bijou

Jill and Paul told us the gîtes were fantastic and they really have exceeded all our expectations. Thank you so much for your kind hospitality. The meal was delicious, the home-made scones and fresh veg were very much appreciated. Matthew has so enjoyed the pool and secret garden. Thank you so much, Lynne & Simon, for a fantastic holiday.

Jill, Paul & Matthew Cook, South Wales

10 - 24 August 2013 - Le Trou Normand

It's always a gamble returning to a holiday location - will it live up to our memories? Les Coudreaux has been as wonderful second time around as it was when we first stayed here last year. Matthew has absolutely loved the garden - the little wooden house in the secret garden, the games room and, of course, the pool.
He has really grown in confidence in the water. We have loved having the run of the place. The meal you cooked for us was first class - thanks for that and for drinks and nibbles on Thursday. Your hospitality is fantastic and nothing is too much trouble. The quality of fixtures and fittings combined with your flair and attention to detail makes this easily the best gîte we have stayed in. Will we be coming back for a third holiday here? Of course we will! Thanks Lynne & Simon.

Glory, Phil & Ashlyn Morrod, Hull, UK

27 July - 3rd August 2013 - Le Petit Bijou

We have had a perfect holiday in this delightful gîte, it is the ideal location for relaxing and re-charging oneself! Lynne & Simon, you offered us a warm welcome and have been very kind throughout our week.

We visited the games room and excellent swimming pool and the garden, patio/BBQ area were great for unwinding and forgetting about the outside world. Thank you both for a wonderful holiday!

Kara, Mark, Ailbe and Ned Lonergan, London, UK

27 July - 3 August 2013 - Le Trou Normand

What a lovely venue for a holiday! A true home from home, Lynne & Simon have really thought of every detail and are lovely, relaxed hosts. The accommodation and setting are of such a high standard, we would have no hesitation in recommending Les Coudreaux to others.

Fougères is great, as is the medieval town of Domfront (try the tartines at Bistrot St Julien). The children liked the pedaloes and mini golf at Bagnoles de l'Orne. One regret? Not getting Lynne & Simon to cook for us!


Lynne & Simon are very nice and we had lots of fun in the pool and spent lots of time in the games room - it's great! Ailbe & Ned

Helen, Mark, George and Tom Buckley, Holmfirth, UK

20-27 July 2013 - Le Trou Normand

Simply stunning place! We have had a wonderful time - from relaxing in the tranquil surroundings to exploring some of what Normandy has to offer. Fougères, Bagnoles and Domfront are all worth a visit and lunch at l"Auberge du Grand Gousier (Domfront) is a must. Thanks Lynne and Simon, for making our stay so great.

Liz and Ed Fay, Cambridge, UK

13-20 July 2013 - Le Petit Bijou

Lynne and Simon, you have created a lovely gîte in a great location! Your hospitality is excellent, thank you for all the recommendations and lovely welcome pack. The bed is soooo comfortable - a rare treat in a French gîte! Lovely towels, these things really do make a difference to a holiday.

The bread delivery lady was very useful! We had a lovely typically French meal at Le Coquelicot in Saint Fraimbault. Great visits to Bagnoles de l'Orne and St Hilaire. So pleased to have found you - we are going home (sadly) a more chilled couple which was just want we wanted!

Juliette, Simon, Ralph and Adeline Bicknell, Warboys, UK

29 June - 13 July 2013 - Le Trou Normand

Thank you so much, Lynne and Simon, for a wonderful holiday. Everything at Le Trou Normand is fantastic. Your hospitality, welcoming and friendly nature have made our holiday one of the best yet! Thank you so much, we are sure we will be back again some time!

Judy and Chris Brummitt, Newcastle, UK

7 - 13 July 2013 - Le Petit Bijou

We could not have had a better week! Thank you for all your kindness and thoughtful extras. We will have to come back - so much to see and do in the area, we have loved it all.

Le Petit Bijou is indeed a jewel - everything is first class. We wish we could have stayed for longer - it has been exactly the holiday we hoped for with the perfect hosts. Many thanks again.

Andrea, Mike and Freya Ware, Bristol, UK

2-10 June 2013 - Le Petit Bijou

We have very much enjoyed our first family holiday (Freya 4 months) in this beautiful gîte in a stunning part of the world.

It's a real shame the time has slipped by so quickly! The pool has been great, particularly as we have been lucky with a warm spell during our stay and all the other little thoughtful bits and warm welcome from Lynne and Simon mean we will be going home with some very happy memories.

Linda, George, Amy & Dom Griffin

25 May - 1 June 2013 - Le Trou Normand

We couldn't have wished for a better gîte for our holiday. Lynne and Simon have thought about everything and were very welcoming and helpful.

The quality of finish in the gîte is excellent and its location provides a perfect base for activities, towns and country drives. Dom and Amy had hours of fun in the pool :-)

Famille Oudin, Charenton Le Pont, France

4-11 May 2013 - Le Trou Normand

The welcome, the gîte, the pool...we have found it all very pleasant. We have stayed in many gîtes and yours is definitely amongst the best. Thanks to your welcome, we have rediscovered the tradition behind gîtes - a warm welcome, lots of thoughtful extras, the comfort...don't change a thing!

Jacqui & Mike Roberts, Malmesbury, Wilts, UK

4-11 May 2013 - Le Petit Bijou

Le Peit Bijou is just the right name for this homely, peaceful and soulful little gîte! You have thought of everything to enjoy a comfortable and utterly enjoyable stay here - we've enjoyed every moment of our time here - although it did seem to slip by very rapidly!

Thanks also for all your thoughtful extras - your gorgeous home baking, confitures & cidre and especially your time, thoughts and advice - we will return to the UK with many happy memories of our time at Les Coudreaux.

Monsieur et Madame Lefebvre, Angerville l"Orcher, France

30 April - 4 May 2013 - Le Petit Bijou

Le Petit Bijou suits it name very well! We have had a very pleasant stay - the owners are charming and very welcoming. St Siméon is a tranquil spot - perfect for rest and relaxation!

Jane, Tim, Andrew & William Mercer, Guildford, UK

6-9 April 2013 - Le Trou Normand

Les Coudreaux has lots of character and we have enjoyed our stay. We had a great time and visiting Paris was definitely a must. Thanks very much.

Val, Luke, Eve & Libby Williams, Dundee, Scotland

11-14 April 2013 - Le Trou Normand

We stayed for 3 days at Les Coudreaux and we were totally blow away at the high standard of our gîte. I wish we could stay for longer.

Our two girls (5&7) loved the pool and rural setting. Lynne & Simon were so welcoming and they truly have thought of everything. So many personal touches - like the welcome basket to name one. They really could not have been any more helpful! We'll definitely be back. 5 star all round - thank you so much.

Isil, Tim & Thomas Haywood - Ruthin, N Wales

30 March - 6 April 2013 - Le Trou Normand

We found Les Coudreaux very child friendly. Our son Thomas told us he will really miss staying in this gîte.

Lynne & Simon made us feel at home from the momnet we arrived. We look forward to coming back soon. Thanks a million for everything :-)

Rachel & Chris Davies, Ruthin, N Wales

30 March - 6 April 2013 - Le Petit Bijou

Thank you ever so much for a fabulous holiday, although the weather outside was a little inclement, your warm and generous welcome shone through.

We are torn between trying to keep here "our" little secret or telling everyone how fantastic it is here. We will be back! Diolch yn fawr iawn :-)

Jeanne, Fabrice & Armance - Geneva, Switzerland

26 December 2012 - 9 January 2013 - Le Petit Bijou

Thank you for our stay in this beautiful place - a haven of tranquillity. Also, for your welcome, your availability, your taste and all the little details that make this place sublime. We hope to see you again soon and wish you continued success.

George, Fiona, Oliver & Harvey Rose, Littlehampton, W Sussex, UK

5-10 November 2012 - Le Trou Normand

Great gîte with loads of space. The pool is a real bonus especially for the kids. The kitchen area is immaculate with excellent equipment. Hosts are friendly, extremely helpful and do a good job - A*

Jenny Littmoden, Hindhead, Surrey, UK

20-25 October 2012 - Le Petit Bijou

Thank you for your kindness whilst staying here. I have really enjoyed your luxurious gîte - a bed I did not want to get out of and I have never seen such thick and fluffy towels! You are the best - with your warm welcome and lighting the fire every night for me. Thank you - I will definitely recommend you and your lovely gîte.

Howard & Julie Johnson, Ribble Valley, Lancs, UK

12 - 17 September 2012 - Le Petit Bijou

Thanks for your warm welcome and the extra "goodies". The gîte is a wonderful home from home and we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay - 10 out of 10 for everything.

Eileen & Len Herd, Devon, UK

8 - 15 September 2012 - Le Trou Normand

What a wonderful gîte - "best ever". Everything has been thought of, and more. The welcome pack was lovely - especially Lynne's homemade jam and fresh vegetables. We have been made to feel very welcome indeed and would love to return soon. We will be telling all our friends and family about our lovely holiday in such a wonderful gîte. Thanks very much, Lynne & Simon - we wish we were staying 2 weeks instead of one!!!

Dona & Alan Gibson, Marshborough, Kent, UK

1- 8 September 2012 - Le Petit Bijou

Thank you, Lynne & Simon, for your wonderful hospitality and for being so attentive. We have had a fantastic week in 5 star accommodation! This is, without doubt, the most comfortable and luxurious gîte that we have ever stayed in and we will certainly recommend it to friends and family.

Val & Richard Sutton, Easton-in-Gordano, UK

1 - 8 September 2012 - Le Trou Normand

In every respect a thoroughly enjoyable holiday. From the start, we were made to feel welcome as friends rather than guests - an impressively high standard gîte plus friendly and very welcoming hosts.

Catherine, Dan & Isobel Willits, UK

26 August - 1 Sept 2012 - Le Petit Bijou

Thank you, Lynne & Simon for what has been a lovely holiday and the first in France for our daughter Isobel. The holiday has been made special in part by the wonderful hospitality you have shown (kind nature, fresh fruit and veg, local info etc) and also due to the quality and comfort that Le Petit Bijou provides.

As a couple who have had many gîte holidays in France, we can honestly say that your hospitality & gîte quality are the best we have encountered. We will be sure to recommend Les Coudreaux to our friends and family & we would love to visit again in the future. You seem to be well settled in this idyllic life and we wish you every success in the future.

Vicky, Simon, Megan & Thomas Roscoe, Conwy, N Wales

25 August - 1 September 2012 - Le Trou Normand

An amazing holiday made by fantastic hosts and perfect facilities - we only wished we had come for 2 weeks. The gîte is so good we don't want anyone else to know about it!!! (Well, actually, we will probably tell everyone!) Many thanks, Lynne & Simon for making our French getaway a memorable experience.

Sarah, Paul, Hannah, Rachael Underwood, Barton le Clay, Bedford, UK

18 - 25 August 2012 - Le Trou Normand

We have all truly had a fantastic time. All our wants & needs have been more than fulfilled. The girls have loved the pool and Paul & I have loved the tranquil setting. The gîte is beautiful. Fresh, home grown vegetables - what more could you ask for? We are going home very relaxed and sun-kissed.

Paul, Kate, Oliver & Ruben - Guisborough, UK

11- 18 August 2012 - Le Trou Normand

A delightful gîte. Superb hosts! Very professional and well run but with a personal touch. The facilities are excellent and were a real bonus with 2 young boys. A real home from home with Lynne's delcious home grown produce and cooking! Overall, a relaxing and enjoyable experience.

Jill, Paul & Matthew Cook, Croespenmaen, S Wales

11 - 25 August 2012 - Le Petit Bijou

Dear Lynne & Simon, we have had a fantastic holiday here at Les Coudreaux. Le Petit Bijou lives up to its name in every way! The gîte is so comfortable and well equipped (we needn't have brought half the things we did!) and is easily the best we've stayed in; it is much more spacious than it appears on the internet.

The pool is a real bonus and Matthew loved his first adventures in the water! Thank you so much for your great hospitality - the welcome basket, the boulangerie run, local knowledge and the wonderful vegetables to name but a few things. One of the highlights for us was the home-cooked meal prepared by Lynne - it was like dining at a top class restaurant! We will recommend Les Coudreaux to all our friends and family and will hopefully be back soon. Thank you so much for ensuring that we had a truly wonderful holiday.

Alain, Patricia, Tyffany et Maylène, Tourmignies, Nord

6 - 11 August 2012 - Le Trou Normand

A big thank you to Lynne & Simon for their warm welcome. We had had a lovely stay at Le Trou Normand and we leave with our heads filled with happy memories. Once again, many thanks to you both. If we holiday again in Normandy, we will definitely come and stay with you again - it would be a pleasure!

Monsieur et Madame Remy, Tourmignies, Nord

6 - 11 August 2012 - Le Petit Bijou

A very big thank you to Lynne & Simon for their warm welcome. We have had a lovely week at Le Petit Bijou - it suits its name very well. We will take home very happy memories of our holidays with you - good luck for your continued success!

Fionula, Kevin, Chliodna & Patrick Flaherty, New Mills, UK

21 July - 5 Aug 2012 - LeTrou Normand

Les Coudreaux is a very restful and peaceful place to spend time. There is plenty to do to keep the children occupied - the games room and pool. The pictures and description do not fully show how fantastic a gîte this really is, and the hospitality shown by Lynne and Simon is second to none!

Lucy & Chris Moreton, Prestatyn, N Wales

28 July - 4 Aug 2012 - Le Petit Bijou

Dear Lynne & Simon -with so many thanks for a wonderful stay at Le Petit Bijou. Everything here is very luxurious & comfortable. It's so relaxing and peaceful - an oasis of tranquillity and we find ourselves rejuvenated, Wonderful grounds too.

Catherine, Andy & Emma Hewlett - Wokingham, UK

7 - 21 July 2012 - Le Trou Normand

Thank you, Lynne & Simon, for a wonderful holiday at Les Coudreaux! What a lovely little corner of France with traditional touches but everything we could need, and more, in terms of facilities. Emma loved the Secret Garden & playing with the little tea set as well as chasing Dora & Gingembre! Lynne's cooking & hospitality are amazing - we can't wait to come back one day!

Lynda & Graham Risley, Buckhurst Hill, UK

7 - 21 July 2012 - Le Petit Bijou

Dear Lynne & Simon - thank you both for a wonderful holiday! We much appreciated all the extra things you've done for us - the birthday dinner, the extra information you've provided on places of interest and the fresh veg, soup & biscuits. We've stayed in many places in our 65 years but this beats them all hands down! Good luck with Les Coudreaux - we hope to return one day!

Mary & Steve Curtis - Felixstowe, UK

30 June 2012 - Le Petit Bijou

Dear Lynne & Simon, many thanks for your wonderful hospitality and great cooking! Your gîte is beautiful and we have had a lovely week here (despite the weather!).

Brenda & Brian Green - Derby, UK

2 June 2012 - Le Petit Bijou

Lynne & Simon are surely amongst the nicest and most helpful people you would wish to meet. Their gîte - Le Petit Bijou - is beautifully equipped and is overall high quality. The availability of the, albeit small, indoor swimming pool is a wonderful extra. It is a superb place for a quiet, relaxing few days away from everything.

Famille Ferrand - Paris

20 May 2012 - Le Trou Normand

We can recommend Le Trou Normand where we have have just had a lovely time as a family. The gîte is perfectly equipped and has been restored with care - the building itself is charming. The swimming pool and log fires gave great pleasure to our daughters - Astrid who is 7 years old and Iris who is 4. Not forgetting the Games Room! The changeable weather didn't allow us to enjoy the garden, deck and barbeque so, we'll be back! Chrystelle, Jean-Michel, Astrid & Iris.

Laurent et Isobelle, Paris, France

17 May 2012 - Le Trou Normand

We have had an excellent stay - your gîte is superb! We will definitely be back! Thank you for your warm welcome and your kindness.

Caroline, Aurélien et Mathilde - Boulogne Billancourt, France

10 May 2012 - Le Petit Bijou

Many thanks for our stay in your gorgeous gîte where you really can live the good life. Our little Mathilde was able to play in the pool (even though she is only 10 months old) and gambol about on the fresh grass - a simple but important pleasure!

Famille Pavie

April 2012 - Le Trou Normand

We stayed because of a birthday party and our friend told us about this beautiful gîte. We were only here for one night and the children were disappointed not to be able to enjoy the pool! Definitely one to revisit because of the setting, the peace and quiet and the countryside.

Pete, Abi & Sophie Burchill - Sheffield, UK

28 April 2012 - Le Petit Bijou

Our second time at Les Coudreaux! Thanks again for your wonderful hospitality. Brilliant trip to St Malo this time. Sure we will be back again soon.

Zuzana, Ludvik, Tereska & Tim - Overijse, Belgium

5 April 2012 - Le Trou Normand

When you come to Lynne & Simon's place, you'll find the best of both worlds - the charming French countryside combined with the renowned English hospitality and humour.

Les Coudreaux is an ideal place to relax for a few days in both a beautiful environment and great company. Les Coudreaux keeps in touch with the French tradition whilst at the same time, offering you modern amenities such as the pool. Last but not least, Lynne is the most versatile chef so don't hesitate to come and stay here - we didn't!

Julia, Peter & Thomas - Garstang UK

7 April 2012 - Le Petit Bijou

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this amazing corner of France. The gite is superbly appointed and offers all the comfort and charm you could hope for.

The log fire is a real bonus! The quality of the decor and equipment really stands out. We were made to feel at home from the moment we arrived and Thomas settled in immediately to enjoy his first visit to France. We appreciated the advice and recommendations about things to see and places to eat. We feel relaxed and rested from the peace and quiet afforded here. Thomas has loved the pool and thrived on his holiday at Les Coudreaux. Thank you!

Naomi, Archie & Andy - Southport UK

16th September 2011 - Le Petit Bijou

Lynne and Simon - it was a great pleasure to stay with you. We had a lovely, relaxing week and the gîte is perfect in every way - very "high end". You made us very welcome and were always there to help - even a trip to the local garage! We'll be coming back and will be happily sharing the secret of Les Coudreaux with family and friends.

Valerie & John - Formby UK

31 August 2011 - Le Petit Bijou

Lynne & Simon - thank you for the stay in your beautiful gîte. We have enjoyed every minute. Your hospitality has been superb. We enjoyed our trips to Bagnoles, Ducey & Domfront and had great fun on our cycle ride to St Fraimbault and our trip on the Vélo-Rail. We look forward to visiting again.

Toni, Garry & Kai - Solihull UK

12th August 2011 - Le Petit Bijou

Fabulous 5 days. Le Petit Bijou is like a "tardis" - much bigger on the inside!! Saw and did so many things. Great area and wonderful hospitality from Lynne & Simon. Best gîte we've ever been to and, without doubt we will return, hopefully with others in Le Trou Normand! A bientôt! PS The pool was a great size and depth - it is really fun! By Kai

Famille Olivier

17 July 2011 - Le Petit Bijou

Thank you very much for your hospitality. This week-end was very great in this beautiful county. The gîte is very lovely and very comfortable.

Edith & Hermann - Munich, Germany

10th June 2011 - Le Petit Bijou

We enjoyed our visit to your lovely home in Normandy! It was a great pleasure to be your guests. You really made the place a home with a heart and we very much look forward to come back to you.

Eric & Irene - Wrexham, North Wales

10th May 2011 - Le Petit Bijou

Had a lovely holiday in picturesque countryside. The gîte is one of the finest we have stayed in. It is superbly equipped and ideally situated to explore the delights of Normandy. Local markets are a must - especially St Hilaire du Harcouët. Highly recommended and we will definitely return.