ALL of our guests have been VERY satisfied and these comments are taken from our visitors book since the apartment was first let in June 2010. We ask our guests to score certain aspects out of 10, the results are below. If you would like to contact any of these guests, please let us know and with their permission we will pass on the contact details :)

George and Rosalind Topp, Scotland

1)         Your very first impression on entering the apartment 10
2)         Cleanliness throughout the property 10
3)         Comfort levels throughout 10
4)         General layout, colour schemes and facilities 10
5)         Kitchen facilities 10
6)         The view 10
7)         Facilities and things to do in the general area 10
8)         Accuracy of the description of our advertising 10


Roger Caswell, West Sussex

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay  - peaceful and restful, and an ideal and extremely comfortable way to catch up on sleep, recharge the batteries and do a lot of reading.

10 out of 10 for everything - particularly welcome to arrive tired and not have to make up a bed!


John and Carol Parker, Christchurch, Dorset

1) Your very first impression on entering the apartment – 10
2) Cleanliness throughout the property  - 10
3) Comfort levels throughout  10
4) General layout, colour schemes and facilities  10
5) Kitchen facilities –  10
6) The view -  11
7) Facilities and things to do in the general area – could do with a few more restaurants that were open! 7
8) Accuracy of the description of our advertising- good but would draw people’s attention to the staircase as this could be a major problem to somebody with a bad back etc. 7

OWNER RESPONSE: The staircase is mentioned twice in all of our advertising, and it is clearly stated that it may be difficult for less able-bodied people


Colin & Sue Smith, Devon

The view – even better than expected, and what a great sight first thing in the morning, stunning and probably one of the best we have experienced in 24 years of foreign travel!


David & Jo Jutson, Le Lot, France

Your very first impression on entering the apartment - 8
Cleanliness throughout the property - 10
Comfort levels throughout - 9
General layout, colour schemes and facilities - 8
The view - 10
Facilities and things to do in the general area - 10
Accuracy of the description of our advertising - 10

We were greeted by friendly residents who made our stay very pleasant.

We visited the beaches just north of Royan which were beautiful, un-crowded and importantly, clean of river mud. The beach at Meschers was a bit muddy - not the sort of place I'd like to take my children to if I wanted a clean car on the return journey!!!

For hardcore birding fans, the nature reserve at Moëze-Oléron, just north of Royan was excellent. It's a bit of a drive but well worth the effort.

There were several unmarked walks that could be taken around Mortagne, mainly down to the mouth of the channel that leads up to the port and just to the north of that path.

It appears as though initial steps to create a nature reserve in the area north of the channel and stretch up towards Meschers is underway if the visitor area at the reserve at Moëze-Oléron is to be believed. This would mean that almost all the marsh area seen in the view out to the back would be reserve area.



David and Hazel Bernasconi, Beverley, Yorkshire.
1) Your very first impression on entering the apartment 10
2) Cleanliness throughout the property 10
3) Comfort levels throughout 9 (see below)
4) General layout, colour schemes and facilities 10
5) Kitchen facilities 10
6) The view 10
7) Facilities and things to do in the general area 10
8) Accuracy of the description of our advertising 10

You can see that we have scored 10 for all items except number 3. We only wanted to say that we were a bit hot in bed at night during our stay and wondered about a lighter duvet. It is only a thought and we were not so uncomfortable that we could not sleep or anything drastic like that.

We had intended to go walking every day but in the end the heat made us lazy and after a couple of days we visited local beaches instead. We tried all the sign posted beaches up to and including Saint Georges de Didonne. Loved them all. Being there in September seemed perfect as all the beaches seemed fairly quiet each day. We really had a relaxing time.

We really loved your apartment. You have equipped it so well and we appreciated the food/drink waiting for us. We are glad we booked with you as we had such a fabulous time. It was nice being able to have the extra day too.

This was our first visit to the area and we want to go back. I hope we will be able to stay at your apartment again.
 

Alan Greaves and Janet Bridgman- Warwickshire,
1) Your very first impression on entering the apartment -10
2) Cleanliness throughout the property -10
3) Comfort levels throughout -10
4) General layout, colour schemes and facilities -10
5) Kitchen facilities -10
6) The view -10
7) Facilities and things to do in the general area -10
8) Accuracy of the description of our advertising -10

Thank you very much for letting us stay-it was ideal for us and we envy you the plan! I am sure we would want to stay again.
 

Brian Keers, Northamptonshire,

I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Mortagne and wouldn't hesitate to recommend the apartment and area to friends and colleagues


Chris and Avril Hicks- Brockenhurst, New Forest

1) Your very first impression on entering the apartment  8
2) Cleanliness throughout the property  9
3) Comfort levels throughout  7 -  Stairs difficult, Wi-Fi only possible outside,
4) General layout, colour schemes and facilities  8
5) Kitchen facilities  8 - all that we needed
6) The view  8 - a window in the rear door would make the evening sun more accessible.
7) Facilities and things to do in the general area  7- limited unless you want to use the car all the time
8) Accuracy of the description of our advertising  9

We have noted that you generally receive rave reviews from people who stay in you apartment. Please take our ratings in context that we are fortunate to live in a rural setting and enjoy lovely views and sunsets in our daily life so on holiday we tend to look for less tranquil settings with more going on.


Judith and Adrian Burtoft, Sheffield

We found everything in the apartment to be excellent, and couldn't think of any way in which you could improve upon what is already there.   It was very comfortable and unlike some places where we have stayed it was conducive to staying in for some evening meals.  We have both said that we would like to go back but next time would do more walking and less driving.    We  had got well stocked up with food but if we hadn't been able to do that, your food basket bottle of wine and beer in the fridge would have been a welcome sight  on arrival.
 

William and Tricia Britain, Highgate, London

1) Your very first impression on entering the apartment  9/10  The stairway and the downstairs main door seemed a little forbidding.**
2) Cleanliness throughout the property 10/10
3) Comfort levels throughout  9/10  The stairs within the flat took a little getting used to!
4) General layout, colour schemes and facilities 10/10  We liked the nautical blue and white colour scheme
5) Kitchen facilities 10/10  Excellent
6) The view 10/10  We loved the port area and view
7) Facilities and things to do in the general area 10/10  Even in early April there was plenty to do and lots more we could have done with more time.
8) Accuracy of the description of our advertising 10/10

** When you enter the main gate, turn left and along the side of the apartments there are light switches beside each door. Just hit any switch and all of the building hallway lights will stay on for approximately 4 minutes. This applies to all floors.
 

Jo and Blue Walshe, Somerset,
Thank you! What a wonderful place-had a great week


Phil & Renee Robson, Oxford,
1) Your very first impression on entering the apartment- 10
2) Cleanliness throughout the property- 10
3) Comfort levels throughout- 9
4) General layout, colour schemes and facilities- 10
5) Kitchen facilities- 10
6) The view- 9
7) Facilities and things to do in the general area- 9
8) Accuracy of the description of our advertising- 10

We really enjoyed staying at your flat. The only improvement for us would be a sheet or lighter duvet, as if windows were open, we feared the mozzies! Also a fan could be useful. All other facilities are great...maybe emphasize that there is a hairdryer etc. Can’t remember if you mention the staircase in your advert, but feel some may struggle! The area was great for us for 5 days but if it’s not beach weather we may struggle to find things to do as we knew most of the surrounding big towns. That said, it was great to be somewhere so quiet so we could totally relax. Thought the restaurants & food at kiosks quite expensive but guess that’s the sign of the times.
Many thanks Linda.
 


Bev and Jenny Dewar, Taunton, Somerset.

 1)Your very first impression on entering the apartment-10-Impressed!
2)Cleanliness throughout the property-8-There were a couple of places that needed a bit of extra attention
3)Comfort levels throughout-10-Very good-lovely bed!
4)General layout, colour schemes and facilities-10-the apartment was larger than we expected-a pleasant surprise
5)Kitchen facilities-10
6)The view-10
7)Facilities and things to do in the general area-10-We knew Mortagne but had never stayed there. It's a charming place-very relaxing
8)Accuracy of the description of our advertising-10-Very well described

We really enjoyed our stay and thought your apartment was charming and comfortable.
 

Lesley and Paul Brown, Limousin, France.
1) Your very first impression on entering the apartment 10
2) Cleanliness throughout the property 10
3) Comfort levels throughout 10
4) General layout, colour schemes and facilities 10
5) Kitchen facilities 10
6) The view 10
7) Facilities and things to do in the general area 10
8) Accuracy of the description of our advertising 10

Thank you we had a lovely weekend at Le Port just sorry it was not long enough, you must find it very difficult to leave when you visit. We found the apartment clean, very comfortable and well equipped and loved the surrounding area. Was so nice to have the restaurants and the food kiosks just around the corner. Will definitely recommend to family and friends and hopefully we will return.


Dimitris and Dorothee, Leamington Spa,

1) Your very first impression on entering the apartment 10
2) Cleanliness throughout the property 10
3) Comfort levels throughout 7
4) General layout, colour schemes and facilities 10
5) Kitchen facilities 9
6) The view 10
7) Facilities and things to do in the general area 10
8) Accuracy of the description of our advertising 10

Bed was a little uncomfortable for me (Dimitris) but Dorothee thought it was comfortable so it may just be my back! We think during the summer months a lighter grade quilt would have been a great option as it was pretty hot for most of our stay. The small issues (e.g. the blind and clothes horse) we had were very quickly sorted out which was very much appreciated. We really enjoyed our stay and we would definitely recommend to others!

Mike & Jackie Hoare, Dordogne, France.

1) Your very first impression on entering the apartment 10
2) Cleanliness throughout the property 10
3) Comfort levels throughout 10
4) General layout, colour schemes and facilities 10
5) Kitchen facilities 10
6) The view 10
7) Facilities and things to do in the general area 10
8) Accuracy of the description of our advertising 10

Had a really good weekend especially the fete du port on Sunday great fun. Can not fault a thing, a real little gem.
Thank you, Mike & Jackie

Mr and Mrs. Worthington, Cheshire,
Our holiday in Gironde was perfect! Thank you for sharing this with us...., maybe one day we can return

We score 10 out of 10 for everything!


Lynn and Keith Moss, Suffolk.

1) Your very first impression on entering the apartment 10
2) Cleanliness throughout the property 10
3) Comfort levels throughout 10
4) General layout, colour schemes and facilities 10
5) Kitchen facilities 10
6) The view 10
7) Facilities and things to do in the general area 10
8) Accuracy of the description of our advertising 10

If you have scored less than 10 on any point, please tell us why. Finally, please let us know if you have any further comments to add, or any suggestions on how we could have made your stay better.

Was there any way we could have improved your stay?

No - we had a lovely time, despite awful weather. Rainy evenings with our feet up on the sofas - glass of wine in one hand and a book in the other - who can complain at that?


Grant Butterworth, Nottingham,
We had a great time and would hope to get back there!

1) Your very first impression on entering the apartment 9
''car park and communal staircase etc a bit bleak - but apartment a great contrast.''
2) Cleanliness throughout the property 10
3) Comfort levels throughout 9
''Bath would be nice, and limited headroom upstairs a bit of a pain as I'm over 6'2". However recognise not much you can do about either of these issues. Also we had a few bugs in the bedroom the first night with the window open. Maybe a bit of advice re bug repellent tactics might be useful? ''
4) General layout, colour schemes and facilities 10
''Great theme!''
5) Kitchen facilities 10
6) The view 10
7) Facilities and things to do in the general area 9
''No real gripes here at all- port a little bit quiet as one of the restaurants was closed but loads of choice and advice, thanks''
8) Accuracy of the description of our advertising 10


Michael Robinson and Jenny Griffiths, Derbyshire,

Thank you for a lovely stay. I think you had thought of everything!


Terry and Annette Young, Hampshire.

1) Your very first impression on entering the apartment-10
2) Cleanliness throughout the property-10
3) Comfort levels throughout-10
Particularly appreciated comfortable settees, 9 times out of 10 you find extremely uncomfortable bed settees!
4) General layout, colour schemes and facilities-10
Loved the bikes (we find it a pain to take our own) had two super mornings cycling (and pushing when going up hill) amongst the sunflowers, vines and sweet corn in the fields. Also liked being sent the key, a real plus to not have to worry about arranging arrival or departure times, meaning we did not worry on the way down and could leave as soon as we were ready on last morning.
5) Kitchen facilities-10
Everything we needed although to be fair I do not look to do much cooking!
6) The view-10
7) Facilities and things to do in the general area-10
Super area with plenty to do and see in the high season of July.
8) Accuracy of the description of our advertising-10


Maggie & Robin Sylvester, Somerset.

We give everything 10/10! Everything about the apartment is lovely. I thoroughly enjoyed using the kitchen; most holiday homes can be quite basic. We have never been to the area before and were pleasantly surprised by the diversity of the landscape; we imagined it would be much flatter. Thank you for letting us use your apartment, it was a great place to return to after exploring the area.

1) Your very first impression on entering the apartment 10
2) Cleanliness throughout the property 10
3) Comfort levels throughout 10
4) General layout, colour schemes and facilities 10
5) Kitchen facilities 10
6) The view 10
7) Facilities and things to do in the general area 10
8) Accuracy of the description of our advertising 10


Dave and Luned Walters, Wales.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in a most lovely apartment, beautifully kitted out in terms of facilities, but especially the decor and furniture. And yes, the bed is VERY comfortable! Thank you.

1) Your very first impression on entering the apartment 10
2) Cleanliness throughout the property 10
3) Comfort levels throughout 10
4) General layout, colour schemes and facilities 10
5) Kitchen facilities 10
6) The view 10
7) Facilities and things to do in the general area 8
8) Accuracy of the description of our advertising 10



Mark & Margaret Nugent, NSW, Australia,

Thanks for all your correspondence and help over the past couple of weeks. Special thanks for letting us share your little piece of Paradise in Mortagne, we can understand why you love it. The window view is ever changing from Matisse in the morning, Manet in the mid morning, Renoir in the afternoon and of course Monet at dusk. I think I have been to too many art galleries!!

Liz & Billy Malcolm, East Lothian, Scotland,

Everything about the apartment was first class.  The location was good and there was easy access to visit lots of places round about. Most evenings we enjoyed a bottle of wine in the apartment while reading our books (and yours) or watching one of your DVDs. It was lovely and cosy with the lamps on. Quite romantic for us oldies.

First impression on entering the apartment -10
Cleanliness throughout the property - 9
Comfort levels throughout - 10
General layout and colour schemes - 10
Overall facilities - 10
Accuracy of the description of our advertising - 10

Sue and Peter Hillman, Horsham, West Sussex

The apartment was well prepared and ready for us. Fantastic views from the front window. Lovely holiday despite the weather and mosquitoes!

Julie Shaw, Sheffield, & Steve Cooke

We had a most relaxing few days in your unique apartment, and can understand why you fell in love with "Le Port". We have had a lovely time in a truly lovely part of the Charente.

Owen and Rebecca Davies (Rhondda, Wales)

Good things really do come to those who wait. We only booked our stay 1 day before we arrived, and were pleasantly surprised at how homely and modern the apartment was. All the appliances and provisions made this place a home from home. The views from this apartment are "postcardesque" - truly magical.
We have already recommended our stay to all our friends and relatives. The welcome pack is a great idea, we arrived tired from a long journey and a quick pasta meal was exactly what we needed. For a late booking, we couldn't have asked anything more from you or your apartment. The apartment was spotless and it was possibly the most comfy bed I have ever slept on. Lovely beaches and a lot of fairs, which were an unexpected bonus. All in all, a fantastic getaway, I'm sure we will return

First impression on entering the apartment -9
Cleanliness throughout the property - 9
Comfort levels throughout - 8
General layout and colour schemes - 7
Overall facilities - 10
Accuracy of the description of our advertising - 9
 

Keith, Shirley and Emma Izzard , Tuxford, Notts,

Mortagne doesn't exactly spring out of bed in the mornings, but it does eventually wake! We loved that, no stress. The apartment is great, fantastic views forward and aft. It has been an amazing week.

Nigel and Janet Fawthrop (Longthorpe, Peterborough)
Your helpfulness from start to finish could not have been better, you have a lovely apartment in a nice place. We have stayed at many self catering places, and your website description is one of the best.

First impression on entering the apartment -10
Cleanliness throughout the property - 10
Comfort levels throughout - 9
General layout and colour schemes - 9
Overall facilities - 9
Accuracy of the description of our advertising - 9
 

June and Tom  (County Kildare, Ireland)

What a wonderful apartment; it is the most comfortable in which we have stayed in France; the bed was exceptionally comfortable. One of the best views ever from the windows. The local landscapes are beautiful and varied, and the beaches at Meschers fabulous. A simply wonderful holiday. Would definitely return.

First impression on entering the apartment -10
Cleanliness throughout the property - 10
Comfort levels throughout - 9
General layout and colour schemes - 10
Overall facilities - 10
Accuracy of the description of our advertising - 10

Richard and Julia Webley (Pontllanfraith, Gwent)
Thank you for the shopping, and most of all for the hire of your beautiful apartment. I was in awe of your furniture, decor and just the general layout, it was spectacular. The view from the window was lovely. Sitting out on the green with a bottle of wine and just watching Mortagne go by - the restaurants - we tried 2, very nice. We took your advice and packed a picnic and that was lovely. We did cook - your kitchen facilities were excellent. All in all we had a lovely time.

First impression on entering the apartment -10
Cleanliness throughout the property - 10
Comfort levels throughout - 9
General layout and colour schemes - 10
Overall facilities - 10
Accuracy of the description of our advertising - 10

 

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