Tillac Guest Feedback and Online Reviews

This page contains reviews that have been received from our guests. They have been extracted from holiday websites and from our hard copy guest books in each of the gites.

The reviews on this page are for Fauvette, Souris and Alouette and we have indicated which gite the review refers to in the title of each review.

Alouette - June 2019 

IDYLLIC - What an absolutely perfect location. Have been coming to France for the last 30 years and have never had a more perfect holiday. Catherine and Steve are fabulous, unobtrusive, but, yet there if you need them, a perfect couple. Everything has been thought of and provided, golf umbrella, fly swats, even shopping bags !.

Have already booked return visit, cannot recommend highly enough.

Heidi and Pip, Northern Ireland

Souris - June 2019

Thankyou so much Steve and Catherine you couldn’t have done more to make our stay so comfortable! You were so welcoming. You have particularly catered fo Ruth children making sure there was no room for boredom !

The gite itself was very comfy and well stocked, you really have thought of everything.

The Bolton Family, Wiltshire, England

Fauvette - June 2019 ★ ★ ★ ★  ★ 

Wonderful hosts Stephen and Catherine have been very welcoming, useful advice and local knowledge.Happy to help in any way. Beautiful setting and facilities couldn't task for more things to do when you wanted to but equally a place to unwind and relax by the pool which we certainly made use of in the heatwave. Really enjoyed our time here and will be returning. 

Debbie and family, Hertfordshire, England

Souris - 20/01/2019 to 25/01/2019 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Lovely and awesome. Great service and hospitality. The atmosphere was pleasant and the reception was great. The house is very cozy and the hosts perfect. We hope to return next year. Thank you for all your kindness and effort!

Published 28 Jan 2019

Manuel Ramosl and friends - Barcelona

Alouette - 20/01/2019 to 26/01/2019 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Amazing experience and beautiful place!! I would repeat for sure!!! The place is so beautiful near of the city. Stephen and Catherine are charming and very attentive. If someone wants a place where to disconnect and enjoy a peaceful place is there.

El lugar es muy bonito cerca de la ciudad. Stephen y Catherine son encantadores y muy atentos a lo que se pueda necesitar. Si alguien quiere desconectar y disfrutar de un lugar con calma sin duda ese es el lugar correcto.

Published 29 Jan 2019

Raul G.Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, España

Souris - October 2018 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Thanks to Steve and Catherine for a fabulous week staying in Souris, one of your 3 gites. Souris was absolutely charming, spacious and positioned perfectly, backing onto the garden and swimming pool, which overlooked the beautiful rambling fields. The whole area was quiet and peaceful, making our stay so relaxing. The gites are only a few miles from all the main roads and so very convenient for excursions. Angouleme being approx. 5 miles away. Steve and Catherine were charming hosts, bending over backwards to ensure a great holiday. We can highly recommend these gites and will definitely be returning.

Hugh and Lesley - Hertfordshire, England

Alouette & Souris - August 2018

Well, week 2 of our stay here was as fabulous as expected, Souris has everything we needed and we loved waking up in the morning, with the view over the pool and fields beyond.Once again, this was the ultimate in relaxing holidays. I should have written this a few days ago, as now I feel all emotional about leaving this place and returning to the UK. You’re both doing a great job - long may it continue.We’ll see you again in 2019, fingers crossed.

Sergio and Family, Northamptonshire, England

Souris - August 2018  ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Beautiful gîtes in a little piece of paradise. Steve and Catherine are excellent hosts and if you are looking for a relaxing holiday this is the place for you. Gîtes are presented to an excellent standard and facilities include the pool which is well maintained as well as plenty of outside games like table tennis, basketball and archery. If you prefer to read or chill out you can laze in one of the hammocks under the trees Plenty of places to visit in the area should you wish to explore. Steve & Catherine have excellent knowledge of the area to assist with planning days out. Staying at a Tillac was one of the best family holidays we have ever had and we will definitely be going back!

Phil, Simone and Family, Essex, England

Alouette - July 2018 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Great!!!  We stayed at Aloutte for a week from July 22nd till July 29th 2018. Stephen and Catherine are excellent hosts, very friendly and always helpful. The cottage itself looks great, it was very clean and well-maintained. The beds are good, the kitchen has everything you need, and it's great to have a barbecue in the courtyard. Best of all is the location: in amongst the sunflower fields and really out in the country. Great place to watch the stars. Stephen got us a number of Cycling routes and we went cycling from Alouette 2 times. There are no epic climbs (after all it's not the Alpes) but it is a gorgeous part of France and there's hardly any traffic. Perfect for cycling. We had a great time at Alouette and would certainly recommend it! Published

Jeroen J, Amsterdam, Holland

Souris - May 2018  ★ ★ ★ ★

Had a wonderful relaxing week at Tillac 

Tracy and Family, Alicante, Spain

Fauvette and Souris - May 2018  ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

9th year at Tillac and this year we were welcomed by new hosts Stephen & Catherine. It was Perfect !!!, we look forward to our rendezvous for the 10th year next year.

Group of French families from Bordeaux and Le Man

Souris (April 2018) ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

We found the new owners very welcoming and friendly. It is our 3rd visit to the Gites and is still beautifully presented Gites and gardens. Gite was very clean and Welcome Pack was much appreciated.

Angouleme, Talmont, La Rochelle, Oradour Sur Glane are highly recommended to visit.

We wish them all the very best for the future. I'm sure we will be back

Tracey, Richard and Friends, Darlington, England.

Souris - 3 Feb 2018. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Excellent getaway

Lovely place to stay. Clean and spacious accommodation. Well equipped, everything you need is there. Nice views and a peaceful location. Owners are very welcoming and friendly and also have a good knowledge of things to do and see. Would happily stay there again.

Phil R, Cambridge, England

Alouette - Date of Arrival 13th August 2017.★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The most relaxing family holiday we've had in years.

We stayed in Alouette, which is quite dated internally, although the beds were comfortable and the bedding modern and clean. The cottage was well equipped and the TV had English TV channels. We really enjoyed the use of the "outdoor kitchen", with a large table, BBQ and oven. We ate all of our meals in there. It was also a great place to be outdoors but dry, on the one wet morning we had. The grounds, shared with the owners and the two other holiday gites (Tillac), were beautiful and had stunning views. There was plenty of space for everyone, again the outdoor eating area with Alouette was a great, private space.The pool was well-kept and warm. We were quite happy to stock up the fridge/freezer and stay at Alouette most of the time, knowing we had a hectic few days in Disneyland Paris to follow (would do it the other way around next time!!) We did have a trip to nearby Angouleme, to see the famous comic strip murals on the buildings, walk around the city walls and visit the museum. I loved Brantome! Walking along the river, boat trip, lovely places to eat, stunning architecture, beautiful gardens, interesting Abbey, play areas and "crazy golf" for the kids. We could have stayed there forever..... We would like to wish Rosemary and Steve all the best for their return to family life in the UK and the new owners the best of luck with their new venture!

Sergio D

Fauvette and Souris - Date of arrival 29 July 2017. ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Review #19162430 "2 Luxury Gîtes sleeping a total 14 with pool and views of beautiful countryside" Excellent family holiday.We rented the two largest gites that can be if you wish inter-connected for a large group of family and friends age ranging from 70yrs to 16 months. We had a marvellous time and the swimming pool was a big bonus. This is a lovely spacious gite with beautiful grounds and wide ranging views. It is a very quiet area and no evening eateries nearby but we were quite happy sitting outside in the evenings, drinking wine and watching the glorious sunsets. 


Mrs Bishop and Family, London, England