See what our previous guests have to say

Jane Waterson – September 2022

I stayed at La Tannerie with friends for five nights at the beginning of September. The gite was clean and very well equipped including a washing machine which is always very useful when on holiday.
The accommodation is in the middle of the town with easy, quick access to the nearby supermarket, bakeries and restaurants, however it is so quiet at La Tannerie that it feels like you are in the country. Jenny and Ken went out of their way to make us feel welcome and were easily accessible to make suggestions about where to visit locally and help with anything during the visit.
The outside dining and the large pool were the highlights for me. The fantastic weather added to the enjoyment. I think this is a fantastic place to holiday with friends, family or as a couple. I hope to return in future.

Libby Mckerrow – September 2022 

Jenny and Ken were the most kind and considerate hosts. From the ease of booking through to the end of the stay, communication was excellent. We took our 19- and 22-year-old off-spring and are always mindful of the need to have good Wi-Fi plus room to escape and relax. Our Gite offered us a clean, spacious and well-equipped base from which to explore the region. The pool was clean, well maintained and a good size. We were welcomed by a fridge stocked with essentials and bath and pool towels were supplied too. Jenny and Ken went above and beyond to ensure our stay was as hassle-free and comfortable as they could make it and were certainly the most convivial of hosts. Nothing was too much trouble, and we are most grateful for them going above and beyond in our time of need. La Tannerie offers the rustic charm of rural France whilst allowing easy access to the town and amenities. Thoroughly recommend. 

Mathew Bates – August 2022

As a family of 4 we had an excellent holiday in La Tannerie. The gites were clean, comfortable and very well equipped. The pool, large garden, boules area and games are terrific for all ages. With the kids occupied, adults were able to relax and sample locally sourced produce.
Jenny and Ken are exceptional hosts and ensured we had everything we needed and recommended plenty of local activities which we enjoyed. A great holiday. Will be back!

Karen Kerr – August 2022 

We had a lovely two week break at La Tannerie during the last two weeks of August. The gites were very well presented and equipped with everything you could possibly need for your stay. Jenny and Ken were very attentive hosts and lovely people, we would happily return here one day. The gites here are really the best we’ve ever stayed in.
Despite being situated within the small town of Chalais, it’s really peaceful, no traffic noise at all, but with the bonus of a large supermarket, various restaurants and bars all within a couple of minutes’ walk.
The pool is lovely, and the area well maintained with sufficient sunbeds for everyone staying there, in fact we sat by the pool happily every day.
Highly recommend La Tannerie to anyone looking to holiday in France, for a family or a couple. Thank you,Jenny and Ken hope to stay with you again! Karen, Simon and Toby.

Corrine Arzel – August 2022 

We had a great stay with Ken and Jenny. Everything was perfect.
They are absolutely charming hosts, attentive and very respectful.
A real favorite for this rental, we highly recommend. 

Vicky Moore – July 2022 

This is a wonderful and relaxing place to stay. The owners are super helpful and can’t do enough for their guests. They have put a lot of thought into making sure the Gites are well equipped and there are lots of thoughtful little extras included too- they also provided welcome food and bottle of wine to get us started on arrival which was very welcome as we arrived late at night.
The Gites are very clean & comfortable. There is sky tv and games and books. There is also a lovely outside eating/sitting area and a BBQ. The pool is fabulous and the outside games box is full of fun games for kids. This is our 3rd stay in la Tannerie and we will return. It feels very private and spacious but it’s a 2 minute walk into town where everything is available- chemist, shops, large supermarket, couple of restaurants and more.