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March 2016 Tres agreable soiree et nuit. Votre maison est vraiment tres bien renovee. C'est un plaisir d'y sejourner. Julien et Iryna et Bebe Daniel

January 2016 - Guys, yet again we have had an awesome stay. Great B&B great food and great company. Back in a couple of months, so see you soon. Jules and Steve ( AKA Monsieur Garnet!) UK

Dear Jules and Robert, We have had the MOST amazing stay with you in your beautiful B&B and the Cognac evenings were such a laugh!!! We will be back - maybe tonight!! The stay with you has been very special and helped us to confirm that a life in France is what we want. A bientot Jules and Steve UK

October 2015 dank u voor alles - Prachtige Gite genieten. Tania and Luc Holland

September 2015 Just to say thank you for the warm and friendly welcome. We have had a lovely stay in your beautiful Gite/B&B and we have very much enjoyed exploring the area. Lily, Tony, Michael and Linda UK

September 2015 Merci Julia pour toutes vos gentilles attentions pour de metre sejour. ALice et Pierre France

September 2015 Only stayed for one night but could have stayed all week ( except it was booked!) very warm welcome from Julia and excellent dinner - highly recommend. Many thanks Nicola and Ian UK

Septemeber 2015 Merci pour ce sejour tres agreable et toutes les delicates attentions de Julia. Je reviendrai Marylene France Sud

June 2013 We had a fantastically relaxing stay at your B&B. Your hospitality is unsurpassed, especially that Daisy came and brought in wild strawberries. Thank you for the great recommendations of things to do in the area, what you've shown us clearly warrants a second visit ( or more ) in the future. Damian and Eileen Rotterdam

June 2013 Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful B&B, but more importantly for treating us like family. We have very much enjoyed our weeks together. Daisy, thank for your beautiful singing and for lending us your guitar. Good luck with the circus! Olly and Janet London UK

June 2013 Thank you so much for a lovely stay, intelligent conversation and good wine. We would love to come back one day. If you ever come to Australia look us up! Cheers Brett & Joanne Thomas Noosa Australia

June 2013 What a wonderful way to start a vacation. Thank you for takingsuch good care of us.I'll always remember our stay here with you. I took the mustard and will think think of you all whenever I use it. Hope to see you again. Francis and Derek Vancouver BC Canada

May 2013 Thank you for having us in your gorgopus home. For 2 college kids travelling through Europe, our one day here was an oasis in a desert of dingy hostels. Cognac was beautiful and your hospitality made us feel right at home. The kittens were an even better bonus! Thank you so much and hopefully next time we are in the COgnac region we can stay here again. Alex and Eileen Rosenberg Norfolk VA USA

May 2013 Nous avons passe un tres bon sejour dans votre Gite/ Chambres d'Hotes. Un endroit tres chouette se reposer au coeur de la nature. Merci beaucoup pour votre accueil, vos couseils et vos petits dejeuners.Bonne continuation a vous. Gaby et Damien France

May 2013 Mercia de votre accueil Chaleureux. Nous avons passe un agreable sejour. Le cadre est splendide, les enfants ont adore. Le trampoline et les petit chatons .... Merci beaucoup pour les cartes de visites. Bon continuation a vous. Milan, Annaud, Chloe Jean-Paul Melyana Corinne et Aurelie France

May 2013 Wonderful Stay, thank you Danny and Marylene Oakland California

May 2013 We had a wonderful night at your charming Gite/B&B. We would definately come again and recommend to firends. Laurie and Steve New York City

April 2013 Thank you Julia Robert & Daisy Although our stay was too short ( 1 night ) We really appreciated your welcome, friendlyness and this lovely Gite/B&B. So relaxing after all the big cities we have stayed. Hope all goes well for you in the future. Chris and Jenny Ross Australia

March 2013 Thank you for your hospitality and the wonderful home cooking. Good luck with all your projects.Happy Birthday Daisy! Vicky, Cyril, Francis and Liam Australia

November 2012 Thank you so much for the lovely dinner when we arrived. It was unexpected and appreciated since we were very hungry after 9 hours of driving from Nice. As with last year, I appreciated the Birthday cake and celebration with your daughter and her friends singing Happy Birthday in French.We really enjoyed our stay here and had a great time with all of the Cognac marathon festivities. We hope to be back soon, perhaps for the Cognac marathon 2013. Love to all of you. David and Valerie Dougherty USA

October 2012 Dear All, thank you for your excellent hospitality and lovely Gite/B&B, it was perfect. We had a lovely time inspite of the rain and loved the area. Katie was so pleased to meet Daisy, she made her holiday. Thanks again and we'll see you when we are house hunting.Love Elaine, Mark and Katie Milton Keynes UK.

September 2012 Couldn't agree more with all the other comments, Gite du Calme B&B lives up to its name. Thank you Julia for all your thoughtfullness and kindness. Pat, and Charlie Sexton Havant Hants

September 2012 Dear Julia, Robert and Daisy It was a short but very sweet stay in your Bed & Breakfast house with our 19 month son.We had the warmest of welcome and your Bed & Breakfast is so kind and friendly. Would love to come back and stay with you longer next time. Love and thanks Shiv, Rathika & Eshar Bisbane

June 2012 We really enjoyed our stay, everything we needed in the Gite and more, although prefer stronger bottle opener on desert island! Cannot think of any other complaint. This, after 30 years regular visiter to France. Full of admiration for your bold adventure to up sticks from the UK and sincerely wish you well for the future. Daisys especially. Please take not of Julias restaurant recommendations including, Floating pontoon at Rouffiac, the Cafe de te in Saintes - inexpensive friendly lovely setting. Thought the Moulin food not brilliant although worth a visit once, if only for the ambience. Definately, one of our best holidays, no wish to return ( home I mean! ) John and Sue Garside

May 2012 My best 40th Birthday party EVER! Merci a vous Daisy Robert and Julia. La Magic de Gite du Calme est exceptionalle.Mes amis et ma famille ont adore ce weekend. Et moi je vous aime tres fort. Catherine Brive France

April 2012 We ( Ian, Lucy, and Molly ) we only stayed one night on the way South, but it was well worth coming. We felt the lovely welcoming atmosphere the moment we walked in. We leave, to continue our journey, well rested and looked after. Our thanks Ian and Lucy and Molly (our dog)

March 2012 Absolutely awesome stay, what a great place and fantastic hosts.So many things to do around here, fishing, cycling, karting, gourmet dining and of course Cognac tasting. Highly recommend a tour of the Cognac tasting. Highly recommend a tour of the Cognac houseson Grand champagne and spending lots of time with Robert, Jules and Daisy who are the best.Thanks Ben, Ali, Alina Juan Maricruz and Ivan Spain. P.S Watch out we'll be back!!!

January 2012 Merci beaucoup pour cet agreable sejour. Je pense que ce que nous retiendrons le mieux, ce n'est pas le festival d'Angouleme mais bien votre accueil. Clement, Thierry et Thomas a Paris December 2011 Thank you all for the wonderful hospitality, Julia’s delicious food and Daisy’s great entertainment. Hope to see you in May and Daisy, don’t forget ‘Keep on Dancing’. Love John & Penny Pyke – Pyrenees, Wales & the World.

November 2011 Dearest Daisy Julia & Rob We always look forward to our stay here, it is really Gite du Calme. This year was even better, celebrating Daves birthday and the ‘Marathon du Cognac’. What a great time. Much love to you all, I have a feeling we’ll be back for another year & marathon. Valerie & David - USA

October 2011 Our charming hosts made us very welcome to their beautifully appointed Bed & Breakfast. Only a brief stay , but we could have settled in for much longer! Pat & Graham Huff - France & UK

September 2011 Really enjoyable, relaxing two days spent in peaceful surroundings. Very welcoming and friendly family. Would recommend to family and friends and we would be happy to return ourselves. Jill & Peter – West Sussex UK

September 2011 Once we found you, it was brilliant! David & Rosie Price - Ross on Wye UK

September 2011 Julia Robert & Daisy, Thank you for your hospitality in your secluded nook! Mick & Monica Price – Alberta Canada

September 2011 A lovely B&B/Gite and lovely people that run it. Great hospitality and a friendly welcome were glad we found you. All the best. Sue & Steve – East Sussex UK

May 2011 What a fab time we have had great hosts in Julia Robert & Daisy. A truly tranquil time-out and will certainly recommend this wonderful place to all. Thank you for the great company talks and Pineau! Every best wish. Dave & Jo - UK

April 2011 It has been a real pleasure to stay here for 3 nights. You have been great hosts and Julia has great patience with 3 year old chatty girls! We had a great time exploring the local Cognac houses and wine. We also went to the La Palmyre Zoo, you get to feed the elephants and giraffes popcorn. Thanks for a wonderful stay. Julie & Gavin – Northumberland UK

January 2011 A wonderful conclusion to a trying day, thank you Julia. Our brief stay has revived us as we forge our way toward Italy. The night was restful and today the sun is shining. As long as the GPS regains its sanity all should go well. The Magraths – Indiana USA

December 2010 What a lovely stopover we had a lovely welcoming Bed & Breakfast shame we weren’t staying longer. Thank you for your hospitality. Katie & George Portugal/Scarborough

October 2010 We had a fantastic time here. Julia & Robert were excellent hosts and our room was great. We would like to return soon and enjoy more of Cognac & Saintes. David & Valerie Doughty - USA

October 2010 Beautiful place to stay we only wish we could spend more time here, maybe next time. Thanks for everything. Jakub & Juliana Prague

October 2010 Its really a pleasure for us to come here. Its our first trip in France and the experience is quite good and out of our expectation. All we want to say is merely "thank you" we really have great time here. Tsai Yu-Huai Taiwan

September 2010 Julia & Robert & Daisy are wonderful hosts.The Bed & Breakfast is very comfortable and has everything you need. The pool a pleasure to use and sun yourself - lots of garden games. The breakfast, very scrummy yummy, the jams best in France! A very relaxing area, and the hospitality A1. Julia made us feel very welcome, we will be back next year. Many thanks, Julie & Steven, ne Devon. p.s. Gite du Calme is a treasure chest full of wonders. Small gestures goes along way ... my pre b'day breakfast was lush. XXXX

July - 2010 What a beautiful place. And wonderful hosts. It is a fantastic place to stay - Great views, great weather and a fantastic cook. It's a shame we couldn't stay longer - we will definatelt be back. Thanks for the divine breakfasts and fab recommendations. We have never stayed in such a wonderful place. Shaun and Tess Auckland New Zealand

July - 2010 Three days of 'du Calme' in the midst of our first family OS holiday! Thank you for sharing your home, garden and fruit. Your knowledge of the area was invaluable and helped us plan our explorations. The B&B is fabulous - perfect for our girls! Love to see you one day in Australia. The Fox Family Australia PS. To walk downstairs to a beautiful breakfast each morning was divine.

June - 2010 Had a lovely time,really enjoyed the lovely meals and chats with a glass of wine. The Gite is lovely and I will definately recommend it to my friends. Sue & Jerry Sellick Gloucestershire UK. p.s. If we manage to get a house, you will be our first official guests.

May - 2010 Had a lovely two days here. The Gite and surroundings are beautiful and the hosts are very attentive.and provide a lovely atmosphere and super food. Highly recommended.Malcolm and Penny ,Aude France.

We are an English couple who live in France and like to take regular breaks in various parts of France in properties ranging from farms to châteaux, I have to say that Gite de Calme is the best place we have ever stayed. Julia and Robert make you feel so at home, the accommodation is stunning, the website and photos do not do it justice, if ever you have been disappointed then this is for you, if it was possible for you to feel the rooms atmosphere and the total ambiance on the website, you would have a warm feeling inside you now:) Truly a relaxed home from home experience in a great part of France. Thanks again Julia, Robert and Daisy, we look forward to seeing you again soon. Chris & Rachael. Château de Noirlieu, Deux-Seves.

Oct 09 - Rob and Angelica, USA - We had such a wonderful time and truly enjoyed Julia and Rob's hospitality! We felt welcome and enjoyed the wonderful breakfast treats! The room was excellent and we truly felt comfortable. We will definitely recommend the B&B to anyone! It seems to be in the middle of nowhere - allowing one to relax in the atmosphere, but it is so close to Cognac and Saintes providing a great location to explore both. Julia and Rob were absolutely fabulous, offering wonderful tips to truly enjoy the area. Thank you for allowing us to have a great weekend!

June 2009 The Beech family london We had a wonderful time at Gite Du Calme and would recommend it to anyone. Julia and Rob were fantastic hosts and really made us welcome. Our son loved having homemade jelly for breakfast in the morning! Gite du calme is beautifully and tastefully done and also has quite a cosmpolitan feel. Even the toilet paper was luxurious! We really hope to go again..

11/10/2008 The Cook Family - Fantastic Gite du Calme! Thank you so much for being the perfect hosts at Gite du Calme. We had a great time relaxing in what is a beautiful property. You really made us feel at home. Thanks also for the fresh kiwis and pomegranates from your garden!! They were delicious. Gite du Calme is in the perfect location for exploring Cognac, Saintes and the region. We will definitely recommend you to our friends and family! Thanks again.

09/30/2008 14:21:32 Ian & Christine Spencer & family - Overnight stay 17th September 08 Just want to say we enjoyed our very brief stay with you.Would recommend your gite to all! Suggest more info on finding you! Julia kindly collected us from the village! Danny still says he doesn't like girls BUT yes only Daisy!!Thanks also for the welcoming Pino on arrival.Good luck to you both Christine,Ian,Carolyn,Bob and Danny.

08/03/2008 12:56:16 Ed, Carla, Rhéa and Arno Vergeer Hopley (edwardhopley.com) - Thankyou for a perfect weekend! We had a great time staying at the gite, which really lives up to its name as an oasis of calm! The high level of comfort, relaxed atmosphere, and your wonderful hospitality all made for a perfect break, and it is without hesitation that we recommend a stay! Our three year old daughter loved it so much she did not want to leave! Thank you both for the advice on renovating in France and we look forward to seeing you again in September.

07/19/2008 02:37:44 Kiele and Andrew - New York - Gite du Calme B&B Thank you so much for all your lovely hospitality. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend your house anywhere to anybody! It was a very beautiful little sanctuary and I'm so glad we found it. You also asked for any suggestions. Andrew and I felt a few signs on the main roads would be very helpful. All the best, Kiele