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Review submitted by Allan from Chelmsford (Submitted: 5 Sep 2012)
Overall a good place to stay.
Main Bed was comfortable and the room was spacious. En suite fantastic, being very large and well equipped. Good value to get a house this large for the money. We rented as a couple so had large amounts of room to spread out.
Wide ranging collection of books, CDs and DVDs to occupy you when staying in.
Shade is always available on some part of the terrace so parasol not essential. As terrace is west facing there is no sun at breakfast time.
Village is interesting but can be covered in a short stroll. It is very clean and well kept.
Points which could be improved – only minor and does not detract from this being a good place to stay.
View from dining room not as good as advert as a large tiled canopy has been built obscuring most of the view shown in the advert. Photo submitted. Can the advert be updat ed?
Shower room toilet pan is loose and not fixed to floor (same as another renter commented on in Sept 2007).
Review submitted by Andy from Pewsey (Submitted: 4 Sep 2012)
Lovely property in a fantastic location
Review submitted by Ed from London (Submitted: 31 Oct 2011)
We had a fantastic time at maison baudinard, wonderful views from the terrace and bedroom, and a great bar across the road that does good food. Well equiped kitchen. nice lounge, lovely bathroom and bedroom.It exceeded our expectations and was very good value for money. A very relaxing place to stay.
Review submitted by Carole from Buc (Submitted: 23 Aug 2011)
Une maison de ville avec beaucoup de caractère. Terrasse magnifique avec superbe vue sur le Mont Ventoux. Maison très bien équipée. Seul petit bémol : café en face assez bruyant certains soirs du mois daoût (une des seules adresses où les gens du coin se réunissent jusque parfois très tard dans la nuit).
Mais en bref, nous avons passé une très belle semaine.
Review not verified by RentalSystems* (Submitted: 10 Aug 2011)
The terrace has an excellent hilltop view across the Parc naturel du Verdon. The down side of this is that it is exposed to strong gusts of wind that will blow away a parasol, with the strong potential of it landing on the cars parked below the terrace. For this reason it is not possible to leave a parasol on the terrace.
Review submitted by Karen from Herning (Submitted: 5 Aug 2011)
The property was fine, and it meat my expectations okay. I would have liked some kind of parasol on the terrace. I would reccomned it to a friend if their needs were the same as mine.
Review submitted by HANNAH from LONDON (Submitted: 18 Jul 2011)
We really enjoyed our time in Maison Baudinard. The house is in a great location and the terrace is fantastic (although definitely does need a parasol - I know its been mentioned before, but we couldnt find one...).
The system with the keys does not seem very secure, we could see various other keys poked under the garage too, which im sure someone could get out if they really wanted to. a code box for the keys would probably be a better option.
The only other criticism is that the house could do with a good spring clean. bathrooms / kitchen etc were all clean and tidy, but cobwebs etc throughout the house made it feel a bit dirty.
Review submitted by Sue from Cowplain (Submitted: 16 Sep 2010)
A lovely typical French village house with everything we expected, as described. The view from the terrace was wonderful. The beds were very comfortable and we loved exploring the area. Lac de Ste Croix was a very beautiful and relaxing place. Great to have a choice of two restaurants within a couple of minutes walk. We would certainly go again.
Review submitted by Catherine from Tyne & Wear (Submitted: 8 Aug 2010)
A beautiful house with panoramic views. The property is both charming and comfortable and offers an ideal base from which to explore this lovely area of France.
Review submitted by andy from birkenhead (Submitted: 4 Aug 2010)
excellent location. views are fantastic. quirky house with authentic features
Review submitted by erik from Sollentuna (Submitted: 18 Jul 2010)
Nice place to spend a week in amazing surroundings. Swimming in the Lac de Ste Croix was very pleasant and the staff at Le Cardon restaurant were very amiable and helpful.
Review submitted by shirley from axbridge (Submitted: 22 Jun 2010)
A wonderful place to explore this stunning part of France. Very peaceful and fabulous views from this typical provencal home, in an area where one can totally switch off, but so many activities are available if you want to be energetic! The village is so pretty with two lovely restaurants, the owner of one was so helpful and both were most welcoming. The house is excellently equipped with a huge selec tion of music books and dvds for when you want to stay and relax.An evening spent on the terrace with candles a bottle of wine listening to music and watching the sunset is utter joy. We left with batteries charged to explore another region but should have stayed at Baudinard longer.We will definitely return
Review submitted by Alex from Sydney, Australia (Submitted: 9 Jun 2010)
Had a fabulous time here - book this place for a relaxing holiday of lunches on the terrace and sunsets with a glass of wine. Superbly appointed and couldnt ask for more. The bathtub facing the amazing westerly view is the icing on the cake!
Review submitted by Barbara from London (Submitted: 3 Nov 2009)
very very well organised and thought-through
all we were looking for and more
Review submitted by Janice from Boulder, Colorado (Submitted: 22 Apr 2009)
The rental was very well presented by the owner. It was a two bedroom property and one of the rooms was much nicer than the other so it wouldnt have worked well for two couples. However, for a family with one or two children it would be fine. It was definitely on the dirty side when we arrived so we were disappointed in that regard, but once we got it cleaned up and stocked a bit better we enjoyed it very much. (For example, there were no matches when we arrived and the stove was gas that needed to be lit with a match so it would have been nice to have those handy). Also, the second day, we ran out of fuel right in the middle of cooking a leg of lamb for Easter. Luckily, the property manager across the street had a spare tank and took care of it quickly for us. All in all, we were comfortable and liked the area very much.
Review submitted by Paul from Newcastle under Lyme (Submitted: 23 Sep 2008)
A charming, characterful old property in a beautiful location.
Review submitted by Caroline from Altrincham (Submitted: 28 Aug 2008)
Lovely little house. Good value for money. Steep stairs would make it unsuitable for small children or anyone with physical limitation but this is made clear to the renter. Well equipped kitchen, good shower, lovely bath. Washing machine much better than my own. Beautiful views from the Terrace.
The village has two restaurants but no shops which is an inconvenience.
Review submitted by jo from wales (Submitted: 20 Jun 2008)
We had the most wonderful time in this perfect little gem of a house, where everything has been thought of. Breakfast and supper on the terrace came as close to heaven as one could, the views are just spectacular. As for le charbon, the restaurant opposite, I give it 5 stars for the food (nearly all local and deliciously fresh)and for all the help Nicolas (owner) gave us while we were there.
We shall return!
Review submitted by Lesley from Findern (Submitted: 2 Oct 2007)
A perfect base to explore a wonderfully unspoiled region ,lovely villages with great markets and the Gorge du Verdon is a must .
Review submitted by John from Morden (Submitted: 7 Sep 2007)
We found the location excellent even though the bar owner and ourselves had a few disagreements.The cottage itself was in its character,although the second lavatory,was,shall we say,needed bolting down and it required, a little more warmth.On a personal note,one only had five saucepan lids and one saucepan,followed by no oven,to which we mentioned to Claire.Also only a couple was plastic wine glasses,which were not suited to our expensive wine and armagnac.
How-ever in saying that a few minor alterations and detail would make the property,excellent value.One also got the impression that due to the fact the barowners were leaving,they showed little enthusiam in your property.[too bsy i,m told].
Finally yes,one would reommend friends and have done so already,as they are great cyclists.
Hope this helps.Regards.
Thanks for your review, the oven is gas and needs lighting - I know this can be difficult at times - so sorry you found this difficult. The last time I was there there were 3 copper pans, one non stick blue pan and a wok on the wall, as well as a frying pan - so if these have been taken away I apologise, and we will replace them. There is an assortment of glasses in the lounge cupboard, wine as well as brandy glasses - as they don't fit in the kitchen cupboard - apologies if you did not manage to find them. We will get the lavatory seat 'bolted down'. Glad you would recommend it to a friend - it is a really lovely part of the country.
Review submitted by Ros from Stocksfield (Submitted: 28 Aug 2007)
We really enjoyed our holiday in this simple house in a quaint village (tho no village shop). The house is a great base for exploring this amazing area. This house is basic but well equipped with new 'white goods' and good quality beds and linen. The views from the dining area and upstairs terrace are beautiful, though we found the west facing terrace too hot to use in August with no umbrella or awning. The bathroom suite was new and lots of hot water, flatscreen tv (not satellite), plus cd player with good selection of owner's music- altogether comfortable and functional, good value for the price we paid. The restaurant opposite is run by the couple who look after the property- great to have them close at hand, and they could not have been more freindly and helpful- nice too to have option of eating in their bistro.
We have now added a shade for the terrace.
Review submitted by Jane from Surrey (Submitted: 18 Jun 2007)
An excellent base from which to explore the spectacular local scenery. However, as we were the first ever renters of this property, there are a few teething problems which need to be sorted out. The standard of cleanliness was poor on arrival but this was apparently as a result of confusion over our arrival date. (Not really an excuse, 'tho). More worrying is that the place leaks like a sieve when it rains but this problem should be easy to rectify - and it didn't rain until the day we left! The Bistro du Pays opposite provided one of the best meals we ate whilst in France and the owners are this property's managers. They are very friendly and helpful & will provide anything asked for, such as bread for breakfast, if ordered the night before. (They are closed on Tuesdays.) One last thing - the bells, the bells! There is a huge one directly above the house which we became aware of on our first evening out on the terrace - enjoying the fabulous sunset and far-reaching views with a G&T - but, intriguingly
We have now fixed the leak and changed the cleaner. The Bistro still manages the property.