An amazing week!
Posted by Mason Family & Friends
We have all come back with a tan after an amazing week at the chateau. Fab old property with everything we need, and we particularly liked the private pool and big secluded grounds.
We have already booked again for next year
Posted by Chloe K.
A beautiful chateau not far from the beach. It lived up to all our expectations with huge rooms, interesting items on display, wonderfully arranged. We were able to use the pool and the barbecue almost every day and there was bags of room for everybody. If you enjoy interesting old things and old architecture, as we do, this place is a must. We have already booked again for next year.
Posted by Christine
We have had the pleasure in staying in a couple of the cottages now as always find them totally charming. We have taken the children and they always enjoy it too. But best please to relax and explore on the holidays without the kids! Riding a bike in the area is such a fun way to explore. and then enjoy a lovely glass of wine in your own garden area at the end of the day! We will be back...
A Terrific Week
Created on 01/03/2017
We had a terrific stay at the Chateau in Feb 2017. It's a perfect setting for a relaxing holiday, slowing down the tempo of modern life, enjoying a few glasses of Pineau des Charentes and settling in to a rustic lifestyle. There's also plenty to see and do in the area. We had great fun visiting Saintes and Rochefort, to name but two locations. The house itself is quite unique (in a good way), combining an eclectic style of homeliness with a real and well-presented feeling of history. We all took to the house, it grew on us as the week went on and by the end of it we had all developed a real sense of belonging there. It became quite a comforting and reassuring sightseeing the outline of the house appear on the horizon as we drove back along the D728.
The children (aged between 1 and 3) all loved their time there, playing with the sand and on the swings and the slide - coats and wellies on, properly enjoying the outdoors.
In a nutshell, we would all highly recommend a stay in the Chateau and a big thank-you to our hosts for a terrific week.
Fabulous French Estate
Posted by Barbara and Colin
The moment we arrived and were shown our little 2 bed gite we were delighted with our choice. 'The cute rustic cottage for our 2 week stay was a joy. The French ladies who deal with the cleaning etc were lovely, happy and friendly. Even though the weather was changeable for the first 10 days we had a great holiday in this beautiful area of France. There is so much to see and do. The grounds and the little gardens for each gite and the pool are lovely and excellent for children being very secure with gates and a high wall. I cannot recommend it highly enough and we were quite sad to leave. The family who own the chateau and gites are a lovely family and we were lucky enough to meet them.
Posted by Brian
Just returned from our first holiday in France. We have fallen in love with the country and especially the people who where always helpful and accommodating wherever we went, from the Charante to Paris and Normandy. We packed a lot into our 16 days and on reflexion the most tranquil and relaxing time was in our accommodation at Chateau Cypres. We arrived very late after underestimating the drive from Paris but were met with a smile. The chalet (no.7) was just perfect for us and we really liked the decor and the overall setting of the gardens, the pool was perfect and we made great use of it for two very hot days when we took a break from our touring around the Charante, we took in La Rochelle, Cognac, Saintes and the Royan areas. We also met a very pleasant and helpful English girl, possibly Catherine's daughter, who gave us some tips on the local area and Marennes. The weather was fine and dry in the mid twenty degrees Celsius for most of our stay and was hot and 30 to 35 degrees Celsius for two days so overall no complaints, really enjoyed our experience and were sad to leave for our onward trip to Paris. Hopefully we will return to France and will definetely put Chateau Cypres top of our list. Thanks for everything, bon chance.
Great escape holiday
Posted by Lizzie M.
We have visit here several times, the accommodation is charming and comfortable with so much to do in the area. We have taken friends and family and all have loved it. There is something for children to do on site which is always an advantage and in low session we have even been able to take the dog (he loves it too!)
Lovely week in a beautiful Chateau!
Posted by Catherine W
What a beautiful historical chateau! We had a lovely relaxing week, although the time flew by too fast and we all wished we could of stayed for two weeks, but unfortunately work commitments just did not allow.Thank you.
Amazing cycling holiday destination
Posted by S Platt
Our aim when we stayed at Les Cypres was to cycle, and we found this most satisfactory. Bikes were delivered to the door (organized by the owner) and the area is criss-crossed with flat cycle paths. The property made a lovely place to get back to after a day of cycling. I recommend hiring a mid-week cleaner, because it is a big place, and old, and we found that things got disorderly and dusty quite quickly.
Wonderful winter getaway
Posted by Peter S
We saw an item on the internet about this property and it peaked our curiosity because we would not normally have gone away in the winter. It was wonderful sitting by the huge log fire in the kitchen while the Atlantic wind howled outside. Gave us a real feeling of old-fashioned France, not least because we hired a cook and she was hilarious with her baguettes and cheeses and her conviction that we don't know how to eat in Scotland! Full CH and everything we needed for a change of scenery during the bleak winter months.
Lovely stay at Chateau Cypres
Posted by John. M
We did so love being in this property, recommended to us by friends who stayed there a couple of years ago. Child-friendly and quirky, full of interesting nooks and crannies and amazing old objects. Every day we discovered something new. The kitchen is properly equipped, though a tad tired-looking, and everything was spotlessly clean. We particularly loved the "museum" area and the library. The pool was clean and the grounds ideal for children to run around in. Sheltered parking would have been a plus, but we were grateful for off-raod secure parking anyway. Village shops pretty minimal and seemed to be constantly shut - but that is France !
Another wonderful holiday at Chateau Cypres!
Posted by Neil O
We returned to Chateau Cypres in the middle of July having had a wonderful holiday last year. We weren't disappointed as, once again, the property proved to be a super venue for the family to get together. The chateau is well appointed with a very homely feel. Whilst the surrounding countryside is a beautiful area of France and we again enjoyed the history, the oysters and the beaches; the facilities at the chateau, particularly the pool, mean that you can, if you wish, also enjoy a relaxing day without having to travel. The owner is very helpful and professional. We look forward to returning next year.
The perfect summer getaway
Posted by Fosters
Beautiful house and fantastic gardens. The children spent hours digging and creating things in the sand pit. Sea & landscapes very beautiful. Holiday enjoyed by all.
Thank you for a lovely stay
Posted by Dobbs family
Such a fine old place, rustic charm at its best, loaded with character with something new to discover every day. A great place to stay and the area was also excellent. The owners helped out daughter a great deal with various troubles, for which we will always be grateful. We certainly recommend this property.
Ideal venue for a family holiday
Posted by Simon & Trish Trule
Child friendly with stair gates and play areas. Lots of ornaments which I had to move out of the way of little fingers, but that was a small price to pay for such a lovely holiday house. The beach is nearby and we went there almost every day - be warned, the beaches are extremely crowded on a Sunday!
Posted by Susan Taylor
We rented this house for our 40th wedding anniversary and were not disappointed. The rooms are all spacious and lend themselves to large gatherings. The owner arranged a marquee in the garden and extra chairs (at a supplement) and also located local caterers for us. Unhappily the weather was mediocre (April) but that did not distract from a lovely holiday because the area has plenty to do and see and the house is wonderful.
A fun and fantastic chateau
A quaint and quirky property, perfectly delightful. Most comfortable with everything we needed, helpful and pleasant staff, plenty of privacy and the pool was to die for. We particularly appreciated the safety aspect, with everything either fenced or walled in, secure parking and so on.
Posted by Ella Davis
Had a wonderful stay in this gorgeous property. Booked via some friends, I will certainly return. Loaded with charm, very helpful staff, lovely owner (quite a well-known author - wrote The Man With Green Fingers and others). Lovely pool. Handy for all shops and beaches. Excellent.