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Comments from our Guestbook

21/10/17 to 28/10/17

So much to do in such little time! Only one week here at 'Les Balcons' (which exceeded our expectations) We managed to visit Chenonceau, Chambord, Loches, Tours and of course Chateau du Grand-Pressigny. Big thank you to Jim & Pauline for being the perfect hosts.


Emma, Steve, Malcolm, Jean & Tash

Cheltenham  UK


20/09/17 to 06/10/17

Enjoyed driving all the small back roads into villages. Especially liked Angle-sur-l'Anglin and Loches. Very comfortable home with outstanding CD collection and furnishings. We appreciated Jim's daily tips on recommended sites.


Thank you.

Mark Fleming, Beth Andrus, Dean Fleming

Seattle USA


24th to 29/09/17

Fab area to explore. Really lovely house and outside space with everything you need for a great holiday. Loved the balcony on an evening. Such friendly helpful hosts Jim & Pauline.

Thank you for everything - very much hope to return.

Catherine & Ian



16th to 23/09/17

We have had a great holiday here. The house has everything  and we particularly loved spending evenings on the balcony. We enjoyed cycling locally and can recommend the 12 euro lunch at Maire (simple French food). Troglodytes were interesting. Local shops were great plus fresh bread and delicious gateau from the bakery.

Thank you!

Jane & Alan

Clare & James



12th to 26/08/17

Brilliant time - Thank you Jim & Pauline. 'Les Balcons' was a joy and we had a great time seeing chateaux, canoeing and getting reacquainted with the Loire after many years away.

Thank you!

Lochlan, Ossion,Mary,Jo & Neil Thomson

North Yorkshire,




Very sad to be leaving this fabulous house and area. 100 miles of cycling through stunning countryside, We will be return! Thank you!

James, Heidi & Ian

Essex & Buckinghamshire




The house is absolutely fab and immaculate, a credit to Jim & Pauline. The area is beautiful with plenty to do for all the family. Stayed here for one week, wish we were here for longer but now on to the Dordogne for second week. Hopefully will be back in the future and would definitely recommend. Thanks for a great stay.

Kevin, Elizabeth, Victoria & Richard Houghton





We had a lovely peaceful week at 'Les Balcons'. The village and local countryside is perfect. We enjoyed some beautiful local walks and the village bars. Sunday lunch at 'Chez Grand Ma' a must plus the La Promenade restaurant in Le Petit-Pressigny is amazing! 

Mike & Liz, Stephen & Felicity


Kent, UK



We loved living in your wonderful house this week, home from home,everything you needed and more. Thank you for the daily updates on where to go and what to do, very much appreciated. What an amazing place to live, everyone so friendly.We enjoyed the 14th July celebrations. Thank you Jim & Pauline.

Keith, Lindsay, Ross & Emma Lambert





Thanks Pauline & Jim for another (stayed at 'Le Bourg' last year) wonderful stay in this part of France. We loved 'Les Balcons' and Le Grand-Pressigny

Roger & Pat

West Yorkshire




The first week was very hot- 97 F ! so plenty of liquid intake...purely medicinal ye ken! This is an excellent, well equipped gite from which to explore the Loire Valley...good fun

Many thanks.

Andrew & Pauline Lyle,

Bathealton Somerset




Wonderful house. Attention to detail great. This was my third stay here, that should say it all. Town is so relaxed and people so friendly. Thanks Jim & Pauline.






Jim & Pauline,

What a wonderful house, had such a great time here. Would definitely recommend.

Ron & Angie Stockford,





Jim & Pauline, your house is so lovely and the people of the town we have met have been very welcoming. Thank you so much for your wonderful suggestions for things to see - we have had a wonderful time! 

The  Meador/Tenn-Lyns,





Jim & Pauline,Le Balcons is a charming tastefully decorated home. The gardens are lovely...thank you for the flowers and provisions, greatly appreciated. You have done a commendable job of restoring this property. Thanks for the market tips and advice. We visited several chateaux : Chambord & Villandry plus small gardens an dejeuner at Chateau du Rivau. We love la France!  Au revoir...      

The  Priestas family,





As everyone has said it is a great place to stay - very comfortable - good CD & DVD collections. Thank you Jim & Pauline for everything we have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Au revoir

The Knolls & The Smiths,

Sunshine Coast,





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