A wonderful time
Posted by Stephanie G.
Dear Philip, my family and I had a wonderful time at your house last week. We took advantage of all of the amenities, including the pool, tennis court, games room, and bikes. We also cooked several meals in the kitchen and on the outdoor grill, taking advantage of the fresh herbs from the garden. All of the rooms were very comfortable and exactly as they looked in the pictures. I've already recommended your property to my supervisor for his family reunion next year and would be very happy to serve as a reference in the future.
A glorious time
Posted by Megan S.
We’re just back from another glorious time in Grazay. It made us all very happy to be there; it is such special place - the house itself, the grounds and the facilities, especially the magnificent pool, and the countryside around the house. We were very fortunate with the weather for the week when the family were with us, so were able to enjoy the pool every day. Chris, my husband, and I really enjoyed our quiet days on our own there too. We had time to cycle more and explore the towns and villages nearby. Thank you very much for getting a bigger bed for the gatehouse. It was much appreciated. I’m afraid we had three, smallish breakages - a tumbler, a wine glass and a Denby mug. We used Erik Maillard on a few nights, and he was a great success. Initially we’d thought he was very expensive - 50 euros per person for 5 courses, but after one night of this, we decided 3 courses per person for 35 euros actually suited us better, as we were very happy to do the cheese course ourselves, and prefer a cheese board, to the sort of single cheese dish Erik does. He’s a very sweet, kind man and served all the courses to us outside (he says he can do this for up to 8 people, but any more is too much for him on his own). He arrived to start his preparations about 4pm and seemed to enjoy the swill of everyone moving around him in the kitchen. He fed the two children (at no cost) at a time to suit them, and cleared up the kitchen immaculately, washing dishes as we ate, so there was nothing to do at the end of the evening except load the dishwasher with the dishes from our final course. And the food was excellent. Thank you giving us his details. So many thanks for letting us share your beautiful property. As everyone left, one by one, they all said - hope we can come back very soon. If we can make it work with all the complications of the various parts of our family, we very much hope that will be next year. Best wishes, Megan
I know we'll be back!
Posted by Megan
Back in rainy old UK now after another very happy week in Grazay, and this time with glorious weather.
Many thanks for letting us stay in your stunning chateau once again.
Many thanks for letting us enjoy your beautiful house once again.
Posted by Megan P.
we're all very happily settled into Grazay; thrilled to be back again. It all looks in beautiful order, and we'll try to keep it that way.
We're very grateful for the two bottles of wine you left. We haven't tried the rose yet, but the red was absolutely delicious. Thank you very much.
Look forward to returning soon
We enjoyed our stay very much and would enthusiastically recommend it to our friends. Jane Sheng (w/e 10/8/13) from Boston MA
Excellent family getaway
If you hadn’t written to me I would have in any event have written to you to tell you what a wonderful holiday we have all had at Grazay , & how much we all loved being in your Chateau.
I think we used all rooms in the house & all outside areas for sports games . The latter include tennis, swimming , rounders & volleyball.
The indoor facilities were just as good & each room was used on most days .
Your information pack is really well put together. Congratulations to the author .
Fabien & Karine were very helpful & quick to respond to our 2 cries for help.
All of our family have individually , & without prompting , said what a wonderful week we had, & can we do it again . So, many thanks to you .” Howard and Jean (w/e 3/8/13) from London
Wonderful French holiday
Created on 01/08/2013
We thoroughly enjoyed the house. It was a delight for our Family. The final night's storm was amazing (and a bit scary), but that was the only thing that detracted! Many thanks.
Can't wait to return!
Posted by Mrs. Stuart
We've recently returned from a wonderful holiday at Chateau de Grazay, where I know one of the owners of Oliver's Travels has also had a fantastic holiday. We may well have another holiday there in the future.
Wonderful time cant wait to return!
Created on 23/07/2013
Thank you Philip.
We did have a glorious time for the whole week, and were talking about
returning even before we left. It was so warm that we didn't play
tennis, and so wasted your fantastic court, and we also felt we hadn't explored the countryside or the towns at all. But the house and grounds were so fantastic that we were completely happy.
So we'll definitely hope to visit your home again.
We would recommend Grazay to our friends
Created on 10/07/2013
We had a very good time at Grazay. Thank you for your considerate and rapid response to our concerns. The refund is very much appreciated since it did dampen the experience a little. Having said that, we felt very confident that you had taken all measures possible to find a solution to the problem, and from a personal perspective I though you managed the situation incredibly tactfully. We would recommend Grazay to our friends in Australia, and thank you again for all your efforts to find a speedy resolution.
What an amazing place!
Created on 09/07/2013
Just wanted to let you know we're having a wonderful holiday in your house. It's absolutely beautiful here; completely special, and then the sun is shining all the time too.
We all enjoyed the tennis court and swimming pool
Posted by Anon .
I just wanted to let you know what a beautiful house you have in Grazay and what a lovely couple of weeks we have just spent there, even though the weather was not always brilliant.
We all enjoyed the tennis court and swimming pool and I found your brilliantly equipped kitchen a great treat in which to cook with the added bonus of your wonderful herb garden. Your next door neighbour even sold us some of her home grown haricot verts, cucumbers and courgettes!
We had dinner at the Auberge in the vineyard, though sadly were not able to eat outside, and would certainly never have found such a hidden gem without your recommendation.
With thanks for letting out your house and for all your useful tips.
Lucinda Essex, 2012
We really enjoyed our stay at Grazay
Posted by Anon .
We really enjoyed our stay at Grazay, it was delightful.
Perhaps we will be able to visit again in the future.
Martyn S Jenkins, 2012
Perfect family holiday!
Posted by Anon .
We had a lovely time at Grazay, a beautiful house in such a perfect setting, giving us a chance to enjoy, rest and discover the area. Perfect family holiday!
Karina Cassini, 2012
The perfect location for our family reunion.
Posted by Anon .
I just wanted to write to you and let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at your Chateau! You have it so well equipped and very nicely furnished.
It is in such a wonderful location and we really appreciated the notes in the handbook about all the nearby restaurants and things to do. It was a perfect location for our family reunion.
Avril Hibberd, 2011
The house was magnificent!
Posted by Anon .
Everything went very smoothly. The house was magnificent, everything in perfect working order.
Our youngest son, Sebastian, has declared that he never wants any other holiday destination in his life! This will lead to some discussion about next year's plans, as we usually visit a different country or area every year.
Thank you very much for letting us enjoy your wonderful property!
Bernadette Veeze- Kuijpers, 2011
A truly lovely place to stay
Posted by Anon .
I wanted to take the time to say how lovely we found your chateau. Despite a slightly wetter week than we had hoped for, we managed to dodge the showers and make use of the swimming pool and tennis court, not to mention the games room! It was a truly lovely place to stay, it had everything you needed and could have hoped for, we will be definitely recommending it to our friends and hope if we stay again we may be blessed with sunnier weather!
Marvellous place to stay – thank you.
Sarah Licence, 2011
We were absolutely delighted with our stay at your lovely chateau.
Posted by Anon .
It is an impressive property with sympathetic and tasteful renovation, great facilities and a beautiful garden. All of the family were enchanted by it and, helpfully, the weather improved each day we were there. The pool was well used by us.
The property was also beautifully clean when we arrived.
Many thanks and kind regards,
Very good value for money
Posted by Ravi Sabharwal, Director Simply Chateau Ltd
Hello Philip, The chateau was extremely comfortable. Everything down to the kitchenware was high spec. The particular highlights for me were the tennis court, and the pool being heated at a constant 28 degrees meant swimming was possible at all hours. The caretakers are a real asset for you, charming as anything and so helpful. It's an extremely stylish property and the on-site facilities are such a bonus. This is a superb property, which represented very good value for money, in a beautiful part of the Loire. Hope to return.
We all really enjoyed it
Posted by Penny D
All went well with our stay at Grazay thank you. We all really enjoyed the house and grounds.
Everything went very smoothly
Posted by Bernadette Veeze-Kuijpers
verything went very smoothly. The house was magnificent, everything in perfect working order. Our youngest son, Sebastiaan, has declared that he never wants any other holiday destination in his life! This will lead to some discussion about next year's plans, as we usually visit a different country or area every year. Thank you very much for letting us enjoy your wonderful property! Kind regards,
It is our dream come true holiday
Posted by Ann Marie
We found your chateau without any problem and are ecstatic with how beautiful it is. It is our dream come true holiday and we thank you very much. It is beautifully decorated and cared for and perfect for our holiday! We have noticed one small thing that you may already be aware of. The flushing button on the ground floor toilet keeps getting stuck and continues to fill. We have been able to stop it manually but it may need seeing to. Apart from this minor thing, everything else is perfect! Thank you again and warm regards.
We had an absolutely wonderful week
Posted by Jane Vickery
We had an absolutely wonderful week - you have a lovely house! It met all our expectations and more! You have thought of everything!!
We very much enjoyed our stay
Posted by Mike Rowe
We very much enjoyed our stay thank you. You have a beautiful house.
We had a fabulous time for two weeks.
Posted by Tom I
We absolutely loved our stay at Grazay. It couldn't have been better - everything in the house was just so well thought through - we all really felt it was a proper home and not just a holiday rental. We may have worn your petanque out - given the use it got - thankfully I managed to remain top dog although my wife would disagree! There was a new intermarche in Richelieu which we found which is quite good and quite near - I also visited both your wine recommendations and certainly the couly we have already tasted is excellent I have only managed one bottle of the Baudry thus far so too early to tell but Cravant looks like a wine mecca! I hope we can visit Grazay again next year - but we are nearing completion on our place in Switzerland so may have to go there next summer! Thanks once again for loaning us your house - we had a fabulous time for two weeks.
Marvellous place to stay thank you
Posted by Sarah Licence
I wanted to take the time to say how lovely we found your chateau. Despite a slightly wetter week than we had hoped for, we managed to dodge the showers and make use of the swimming pool and tennis court, not to mention the games room! It was a truly lovely place to stay, it had everything you needed and could have hoped for, we will be definitely recommending it to our friends and hope if we stay again we may be blessed with sunnier weather! Marvellous place to stay thank you.
It is in such a wonderful location
Posted by Avril Hibberd
Dear Philip, I just wanted to write to you and let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at your Chateau! You have it so well equipped and very nicely furnished. It is in such a wonderful location and we really appreciated the notes in the handbook about all the near by restaurants and things to do. It was a perfect location for our family reunion. Thank you!
We had a marvellous time
Posted by Deepak & Francoise
I together with my wife Francoise returned to the UK yesterday after a memorable stay at your lovely home which was followed by a few days in Senonches and then Senlis.
We had a marvellous time. It was enjoyed by all. You have a very special place at Grazay. It has all that we could have hoped for. A beautiful house with a very well appointed interior. We made good use of the pool, the tennis court ( My legs are still sore as it was the first time I played for 20 years) and indeed the table tennis table with sessions late into the night. The location was ideal for us. Francoise has a love of the Loire having holidayed by it since her youth. She insists on a visit once a year. We managed to drag members of the party to Azay le Rideau and Richelieu but it was not easy to get them away from the attractions of Grazay. Our 40th anniversary was celebrated at a lunch at the Auberge de Jable. They had set up a table for us under the vines. The food was delicious. Thankyou for the recommendation, indeed the owners were very happy that you had sent us to them. Your hospitality is much appreciated. Fabian and his wife too were most helpful. All the best