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4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Olonzac, Herault, Occitanie

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kahoiles
Geelong, Australia
2 reviews
“This glorious, beautiful home was the most perfect place to stay for our dream family holiday to the South of France.”
Reviewed 6 June 2017 for a stay in November 2016

Our dreams of a wonderful French holiday came true when we were lucky to find Maison de la Botte in Olonzac! This beautiful home exceeded our expectations and as an Australian family on an adventurous holiday to the South of France, we felt completely at home as soon as we walked in the front door. Beautiful Claire greeted us on arrival and was so helpful and caring throughout our stay. It was lovely to meet Leo too and get some great advice on what to do in the area. The house is immaculately presented and has delightful french interiors and furnishings. It has everything you could ever want for in a holiday home. We loved every aspect of the house, from the large open family dining & kitchen (where my husband loved testing out his french recipes.... it had every pot, pan & utensil he could ever need), to the "parents retreat" reading room, the gorgeous four poster bed, King bedroom, other bedrooms and bathrooms, stunning garden, (even in late autumn) and huge kids rumpus room ( which gave us many moments of peace as the children "loved" it and spent many hours in there!) We loved the sound of the church bells chiming, walking to the boulangerie every morning for fresh baguettes, opening up the beautiful old shutters in the morning, walking down the local streets and to the wednesday market to buy fresh goodies and cheese. We did lots of adventuring and day trips from our home base but also loved just spending relaxing time at home. We were so lucky to stay for a month and experience the french way of life with our family. It was truly a spectacular holiday and home.....
Memories we will cherish forever and we hope to return again one day.
Kindest Regards Kristie, Andrew, Sascha, Amber & Griffon Hoiles.
(Melbourne, Australia.)

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Management Response
13 Jun 2017
Hello to the whole family, Thank you so much for your kind words, Claire, Leo and I are so happy you love our home, please do come back soon, it was a pleasure having the whole family, I was told the children were so well behaved, the house was so clean when you left that the maids spent only half the time cleaning, thanks for leaving the house in a good state, big hug from all of us . Leo, Jacqui and Claire xxx
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pippik201...
London, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“The House that dreams are made of”
Reviewed 7 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

This is the most magnificent house I have ever stayed in , the gardens are a delight , and very well laid out , I loved the twinkling lanterns and light's of an evening , the Kitchen is so Beautiful , as is the whole house , Swimming pool was an extra benefit ,

I loved lying on the Hammock just reading ,the house is so big you could get lost in it OH to live in a house like this , getting up in the morning and having coffee and wonderful croissants in the morning ,
Clare the housekeeper is such a wonderful lady , and full of idea's were to go etc ,

We will definitely be back at this wonderful peaceful house , it ticked all the boxes it is just , Superb

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Travelling group: Other
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
13 Jun 2016
Thank you so much for your fantastic review, we hope to see you real soon.
Leo and Jacqueline Maggi
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Philly723
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
“The best house I have ever stayed in”
Reviewed 9 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Me and my family have been to stay for a few years in a row now - it is an absolutely beautiful house in a really lovely town. The garden, aside from being georgeous, is really well laid out - you can swim, sit in the shade, sit on the veranda, play in the games room. My family likes to hang out together, but separately - so we all go and find a corner somewhere in the day and read a book or swim, and then all gather round the table and have a barbeque in the evening. Sometimes we head down to the bar/cafe, or sometimes walk to the restaurants further down the canal. It is so peaceful and isolated in the garden and house, but with lots of things to do close by. Every year we say we will do something adventurous and rent bikes or go down the canal on a boat, but have never got round to it because it is so nice just to be in the garden. I absolutely love this house, and highly recommend staying there!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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MarkSteph...
Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wonderful Stay”
Reviewed 7 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We had a wonderful week at Maison de la Botte. It is situated in a beautiful part of France with 300 days of sun a year. It was very easy to make friends with the locals who are very friendly. The house itself is stunning and maintained to an excellent standard. Claire looks after the administration of the property and lives two doors down. She is on hand for any requirements and I feel we have made a proper friend in her. I would wholeheartedly recommend this property for a wonderful and fun vacaction with friends and family!

Travelling group: En famille élargie
Your age range 35-49
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Debbie A
Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous house and garden in the centre of Olonzac, ideally located for exploring this beautiful region”
Reviewed 23 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

On arrival we were a little anxious on seeing the large metal gates which obscure the property from the road but our concerns were quickly allayed when we were greeted by the lovely Claire (the housekeeper) who opened the gates to reveal the beautiful Maison de la Botte. The house was all we had hoped for, very comfortable and well equipped, and beautifully furnished. The house is very old so, is naturally a little creaky (especially bedroom/bathroom doors) but that just adds to the character. The garden is wonderful and private and we dined al fresco for all our meals, making the most of the barbecue, comfortable loungers and hammock. We did not use the roof terrace or the George Foreman grill which is up there as it was too hot, whereas the garden has both sunny and shaded areas. We also made good use of the well equipped games room, which stays lovely and cool even on very hot days. We paid to have the indoor pool heated, which was expensive, but the weather was much better than we had expected so ended up having to ask for the heating to be turned off half way through our stay. If visiting in summer months I suspect the pool may be warm enough without heating. There is a small supermarket and two bakeries in Olonzac, 5 minute walk from the house, and a larger supermarket 15 minutes walk away or a 5 minute drive. We enjoyed the local weekly market too. We used the pizza restaurant and the Turkish restaurant in Olonzac, both of which were good. Our best meal was at En Bonne Compagnie in nearby Homps which is very pretty and worth a visit for drinks, a meal or a boat trip on the canal du Midi. Homps is a 5/10 minute drive away but can be reached on foot in 30 minutes but be aware that there are no pavements once you leave Olonzac, but the road is not very busy. We visited other towns and villages along the canal and also went to Minerve and Carcassonne, both of which are a must as they are stunning. Claire, the housekeeper, was a delight. She was on hand if we needed anything (e.g beach towels) and also gave advise on places to visit. Nothing was too much trouble. All in all we had a wonderful week in a really beautiful house and as we were blessed with glorious weather, we really enjoyed the outside space too.

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Liked best: Character of beautiful, comfortable, well equipped house and garden
Liked least: Creaky doors upstairs
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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