By Andrew Steward, Jan 16 2017 03:46PM
A million ‘thank yous’ to you both for sharing your beautiful home with us. This truly was an enjoyable week – so much beauty and peace made this the perfect ‘getaway’… It pains us to leave but know it won’t be forever as there is no way way we won’t be returning to this wonderful home! Thank you again,
James and Julie A, Felixstowe
We had a great week: your GIte du Marronnier is an enchanting place for recovering, reading, tasting sweet plums, gathering sun-glowed blackberries in the nearby hedges, watching little lizards climbing walls and house-martins playing in the air of lazy afternoons or peaceful sunset glows; or letting thoughts flow freely through our space and time..... and also serves as a starting point for discovering a landscape abundantly loaded with the beauty of nature and culture; of course Vézelay and Guédelon, les chateaux de Ratilly and St Fargeau... Sleepy picturesque towns and villages such as Toucy, Treigny, Perreuse... lovely Clamecy ... Our spirits and souls are soaked with all this. Thank you!!!
Maria and Ulrich S, Opfingen, Germany
Thank you so much for one of our best holidays ever! We all had such a lovely time, seeing places we probably would never have seen without your help – beautiful places. Thank you.
Joanne and Finbar O, Amersham
We have enjoyed our week’s stay in ‘Gite du Marronnier’. It is such a peaceful location with beautiful birdsong!
John and Beccy B, Brighton
What a wonderful, peaceful rural idyll. We have enjoyed a relaxing and sunny week, a beautiful location with so much to see and do, or as we have done latterly, relax.
Doreen and Nick P, Northants
Thank you Andrew and Marielle for providing your home for us to enjoy for the past week. And enabling us to enjoy the peace of Yonne. What a wonderful area you have chosen for your home.
Kelvin and Mollie B, Warwick
What a thoroughly relaxing time we have had at your lovely home. We cycled around the villages enjoying croissants from Lain, lunch in Toucy and simply enjoying the beautiful views…Our evenings playing cards in the petit salon were snug and most relaxing. Many thanks.
Jane and David S
We’ve had a very good week. St Fargeau is very pretty. We spent a day in Auxerre. We followed the trail around the town, had lunch sitting by the river and went on a short boat trip down the river and into the canal. We enjoyed this visit very much. We visited Guédelon – very interesting. Le spectacle at St Fargeau castle – a brilliant show. Thank you very much!
Bev and Steve B, Gloucestershire
Thanks Andrew and Marielle for letting us stay in your peaceful home – and what a week it was! We did not see a drop of rain all week and by Friday it felt as though summer had returned – it was so hot. We found Auxerre to be very beautiful (very sunny again!) The French people that we met were all really friendly. Very best wishes…
Patrick and Liz O, West Yorkshire
What was the highlight? Well maybe today when we walked to Fontenoy for lunch with the locals at 'le Fontenoy'. Simple, local food served by charming people and an easy walk. But then, maybe the visit to the vineyard of Jean-Luc Brocard in Chablis - he makes the Wine Society's Chablis. We also toured the showroom of William Favre and had an excellent lunch at the bistro next door. Not satisfied with that, we slipped along to Sancerre and sampled the produce of Florian Mollet - their Sancerre and Puilly fume are worth the drive. It's so good and the peace of le Sablon extends to the hedgehogs, who have become our friends...
Charles and Julia
We have enjoyed exploring a part of Burgundy we had not stayed in before and also had plenty of time in our two weeks to relax. The weather has been good and, like your other visitors, we have been to Chablis, Sancerre, Briare, Vézelay and Guédelon... The arboretum north of Briare was well worth visiting...
Paul and Marie W, Herefordshire
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. A beautiful area, people very friendly - did not hamper us having only limited French (schoolgirl some 56 years ago!) Extremely hot, so mainly stayed around the property (plenty of books read, wine drunk, and cheese and bread eaten).Trip to Auxerre one day when it was a little cooler. All in all a wonderful holiday.
Julie and Geoff S
Sue and Peter C