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Engels Family, Wassenaar (Netherlands) EASTER 2009
"It was truly an unbelievable weekend. What fantastic hosts and accommodations! The opening weekend will be a holiday I will never forget. The wine tasting, Easter Egg hunt, soccer games in the courtyard and most of all the wonderful friendships we made. We wish you the best with your endeavour and can't wait to come back."
Hughes Family, London (UK) EASTER 2009
"Thank you for all that you have done for us on your opening weekend. We felt the warmth of your hospitality immediately on arrival and the kids loved the chateau and your family so much that we had to drag them away to see the local sights. Chateau de Chargé relflects both of your warm, sociable, engaging personalities - always putting your visitor first. We've had a ball. Thank you so much and best wishes."
Milicic Family, London (UK) EASTER 2009
"What a fantastic job you have done with the château - your hard work has all paid off with a really fantastic result - the whole place is stunning. Thank you for a fantastic stay - we have had a brilliant Easter thanks to your warm welcome and made many new friends too. Thanks also for your excellent care of our daughter - there aren't many people we trust with the care of our one year old - but she has had a truly fabulous time. Well done and every success for the future - we plan to return again and again for the surroundings, the welcome, the food, the wine..."
Mr Hillman, Oxford (UK) 19 April 2009
"'Château de Chargé is much more than an up-market B&B, it is a gem greated with love and dedication to making ours, and I am sure every, visitor's stay, as perfect as possible. From the magnificently comfortable king sized bed to the wonderfully welcoming open fire in the lounge, you have established a haven of peace in an atmosphere of quiet luxury, in the heart of the Loire Valley. No wonder the kings of France hurried here in days gone by to escape their daily toils! Now thanks to your efforts, we too can escape, to enjoy your wonderful hospitality in your magnificent home. I am certain your initial success is only the beginning and your enterprise will prosper. We look forward to our return."
Ms Zhang, Oxford (UK) 19 April 2009
"What a wonderful home you have built, you make my dream come true, because I always imagined that if one day I could escape from the noisy city and go back and enjoy life in the middle ages in a château in France, it could be fabulous. Now I have experienced what a paradise life in the 15th and 16th century would be like. I really appreciate what you have created. I wish that everything goes well for you and maybe one day I will return back again."
Ricour Family, Paris (FRANCE) 26 April 2009
"Un très grand merci pour avoir rendu notre séjour (très court!) en tous points inégalable. Le très grand confort de votre demeure et l'indéniable qualité des prestations proposées nous rendent béas d'admiration pour le travail que vous avez déjà accompté et nous force au plus grands des respects. Nous vous souhaitons le tout meilleur pour la suite de ce fantastique projet et n'avons qu'une idée en tête désormais : REVENIR! Revenir et profiter de ce cadre majestueux et de ce vrai silence qui nous rappelle que nous vivons dans le bruit. A très bientôt."
Vigan Family, Paris (FRANCE) 10 May 2009
"Je serai heureuse de recommander le Château de Chargé à nos amis ou nos familles. Les deux jours de détente nous ont faits grand bien et je pense que les filles seront heureuse de revenir prochainement! Nous reviendrons donc à 5 la prochaine fois - encore merci pour votre acceuil, bonne continuation!"
"Notre séjour a été des plus agréables et reposants en ces lieux chargés d'histoire. Nous vous félicitons pour le travail accompli en vu de redonner le lustre à ce château : les chambres sont très chaleureuses et certains services qui pourraient être qualifiés de détails me seront désormais indispensables, tels l'espresso au lit (!) Bref, on se sent chez soi, un mieux! Tout cela n'est qu'anecdotique au regarde de l'acceuil de Jérôme et Charlotte qui a été parfait. Nous avons été en particulier sensibles à l'attention portée par les propriétaires à nos enfants qui auront été les rois et les reines de ce château. We will be back soon!"
Mr & Mrs Inamder-Nominé, Paris (FRANCE) 10 May 2009
"Thank you for a wonderful stay and 'dépaysement' in a region I have discovered for the first time (after 9 years in France!) Your hospitality was always at the top and we felt at home. We look forward to seeing you again at Chargé and would definitely recommend it as a great getaway. Well done on a beautiful château!
Delfosse Family, Paris (FRANCE) 10 May 2009
"Ce château est une petite merveille!!! Vous avez créé un lieu authentique, chaleureux et raffiné. Et ce souci de détail est tout simplement un plaisir pour les yeux et les sens. Merci pour votre acceuil, sans parler de la cuisine de Charlotte qui est un pur délice! Nos enfants ont passé également un excellent moment et se souviendront longtemps de notre weekend au Château de Chargé. Couettes moelleuses, coffre à jouets, parties de jeux avec Louis... Encore merci. A très bientôt."
Poulain Family, Versailles (FRANCE) 23 May 2009
"Thank you all for a wonderful stay in your magnificent château. You have done an amazing job, I can only imagine how hard you have worked to achieve this wonderful result. As ever your hospitality is outstanding, the wine and food as good as ever! You have set standards we aren't going to be able to keep up with. Amy used to just want a swing, now she would like a château! We look forward to seeing you all again in the near future."
Basu Family, Antwerp (BELGIUM) 1 June 2009
"What a wonderful weekend! First of all, hats off to you for getting this place up. A royal comfort in modern times. Your warmth and hospitality was amazing. Sad to leave today, but what to do! Work beckons. You created the atmosphere of family, the delicious food on both nights, the drinks in the garden, the conversations at the dinner table, the pets - we will miss them all. We will surely come back. Even if we don't, do keep in touch and let's be friends forever!"
Payne Family, London (UK) 20 June 2009
"Thank you very much indeed for a wonderful, albeit far too short, stay! The room is perfect, the food excellent, and the company charming, not to mention the wine. We were particularly impressed at how you managed to provide such a child-friendly experience while at the same time making it so un-intrusive an 'civilised' if you know what I mean! Thanks again, and we look forward to seeing you again soon."
Sherwood/Donohoe Family, Dublin (IRELAND) 10 July 2009
"Congratulations on Château de Chargé, we had a great time with some great memories to leave with. You are such consumate hosts and anyone would think you had been doing it for years. Thank you for everything especially all the great local advice. We wish you every success with Château de Chargé - a class A retreat with everything a guest would ever need."
Lane/Lucas family, Wicklow (IRELAND) 12 July 2009
"We have had a lovely time here in this relaxing, family friendly and enchanting retreat. Thank you for your hospitality and assistance which has even extended to helping us getting here. Highlights have been the wine-tasting, the swimming pool, having a guests' kitchen (a welcome surprise for families) and seeing all the children making the most of their imagination with Châtea de Chargé as the backdrop. A special thank you to Louis for giving so much of his time to our daughter Isabel - definitely two kindred spirits - may they continue to remain so. Outside the château there was plenty to see and do for all ages. We hope that we will be back."
Mr and Mrs Marks , London (UK) 14 July 2009
"We have had a very relaxing and luxurious stay. You have done up the château to very high standards and we have really appreciated it. We had not been to Chinon before and found it charming while being in easy reach of many other tourist areas. Your recommendations for restaurants have been first class and we have eaten well. I can see that in a few years' tim when you have finished all that you wish to do here you will have a spectacular home with continuing excellent rooms for guests. I shall be telling my children about the château as it is very child friendly. Good luck over the next few months and onwards."
Powell Family, London (UK) 22 July 2009
"We've had a fabulous time at Chargé. It is a genuinely beautiful and historic building - and all of the rooms are fantastically comfortable and welcoming. Amy loved the pool and wandering about 'her' castle. Look forward to seeing the finished article with more of the same delightful accommodation. Best of luck with the future. Look forward to a return visit soon;"
Hughes Family, Discovery Bay (Hong Kong) 23 July 2009
"After two weeks at Chargé I am feeling dangerously relaxed, to the point of chucking in the towel and becoming your gardener! I've drunk lots of lovely wine, played in the pool, walked around the glorious countryside... what a great place. Back to Hong Kong and my 'real life' now, but I'm sure we'll be back at some point. All the best to you, and good luck with the ongoing 'Chargé project'."
Group of 8 adults from Finland, Slovakia, Mexico, England, Singapore and France, 26 July 2009
"Merci pour votre acceuil chaleureux et félicitations pour le travail accompli. vous nous avez permis des retrouvailles heureuses entre la Finlande, la Slovaquie, la Mexique, l'Angleterre, Singapour et la France. Nous vous souhaitons chance et succès pour la suite de l'aventure et viendrons très bientôt écrire d'autres pages..."
Heikkila/Zenone Family, Mexico City, 26 July 2009
"Excellent place for families with children with good amenities, great food, spacious and beautifully decorated rooms. I hope to be back soon - thank you!"
Hall Family, Buckinghamshire (UK) 28 July 2009
"Thank you for the most amazing stay. We wanted a bit of luxury before moving on to the coast and a Eurocamp site, but this really was better than we could ever have hoped. Spotlessly clean, attention to detail, gorgeous pool; delicious food and very warm, welcoming hosts. We hope to be back one day and will definitely recommend you to our friends."
M et Mme Valette, Ohain (Belgium) 30 July 2009
"Sous le soleil de juillet, Château de Chargé nous a éblouis dès le premier regard! Jean-François nous avait dit que nous aurions une très belle surprise! Tout est soigné, votre acceuil nous a beaucoup touchés. Merci pour ces deux belles journées. Bonne chance et bravo pour cette magnifique demeure."
Chantry/Harvey Family, Shipton-u-Wychwood (UK) 1 August 2009
"We have been racking our brains to think of a place where we have had more hospitable hosts, a more comfortable or luxurious room or a more beautiful place in which to stay - tha answer is nowhere! Your hard work, vision and taste has provided the perfect place to stay. You could not have been more accommodating, and rest assured, we will be back. You are living our dream and we can't wait to see the next stage. Thank you so much."
Allen/Winter Family, Forest Row (UK) 1 August 2009
"Château de Chargé is the most wonderful place we have ever stayed in France!! You have created a little piece of heaven on earth here, so welcoming, hospitable, comfortable, relaxing, peaceful, easy-going and your attention to our needs has been kind and thoughtful, the breakfast beyond delicious, the rooms beyond comfortable (ah, those beds!!) it's so 'like home' I for one am finding it hard to get in the car and actually leave!! Looking at the before and after photos all I can say is that your vision and hard work and eye for style and detail are amazing. We will definitely be back and very much look forward to seeing what you will have done this time next year. Bonne chance, and thank you so much!"
Hallez Family, Paris (France) 2 August 2009
"One word - 'epoustouflant'! You really have surpassed yourselves with this magnificant château. The rooms are just beautiful (not to mention the bathroom - fit for a king!) The peace and tranquility of the surrounding rolling countryside, but most of all your warm welcome and attention to every detail. Our two little ones have had a ball too - James will be talking about the 'âteau' for a while yet. A heartfelt thank you for a wonderful start to our holiday and we hope it's not too long before we meet up again."
Achermann Family, Zug (Switzerland) 5 August 2009
"It was a great pleasure to meet you here at the castle (Chargé) and to be your guests. We really enjoyed our stay in the Touraine! Lots of compliments to the château, it really is magnifique and luxurious. We wish continuous success, and who knows, when we meet here again."
Egitto Family, Bristol (UK) 6 August 2009
"Thank you for your wonderful hospitality, relaxation, wine, food, in the most relaxing place. We have all enjoyed our stay a lot. Luca and Emilia enjoyed the pool and playing with Louis. We hope to return next year."
Cummins Family, Hillsborough (Northern Ireland) and Bruxelles (Belgium) 11 August 2009
"We have had a really wonderful holiday at Loire Valley Retreat. Thanks to all three of you for your hospitality and entertainment; food wine and education excellent, and your accommodation is the best I have ever experienced. Love and best wishes for the new arrival and many thanks for a truly relaxing holiday."
"Un magnifique séjour ou le temps semble d'être arreté. Les journées ensoleillées ponctuées de visites des châteaux, de randonnées vélo, et de tours du vignoble et se terminant le plus souvent à l'ouest autour du barbecue à cause bien sûr du vin de la région, resteront un excellent souvenir. Un grand merci à Charlotte, Jérôme et Louis qui grâce a leur hospitalité et générosité ont pu faire de ce séjour une expérience inoubliable."
"Thank you for such a lovely holiday. We have enjoyed ourselves so much, we love the château and everything about it... the rooms, the food, the swimming pool... Thank you for being so welcoming and for showing us around and organising the wine tasting!"
Harper-Smith Family, North Lincolnshire (UK) 15 August 2009
"Thank you for a lovely stopover! Wish we were staying longer. The room was fantastic, bliss after a night travelling. Will recommend this château to all our friends."
Hale Family, London (UK) 17 August 2009
"It has been an absolute pleasure staying with you here at Chargé - thank you for a wonderfully relaxing two days, for a superb introduction to Loire wines and for your company - overall for looking after us so well! All three of us have just had a wonderful stay and we hope to return very soon!"
Blazye Family, London (UK) 19 August 2009
"What a fantastic time we have had - 5* all the way - with beautiful surroundings, food, and not forgetting the wine! The château is delightful and one of the most pleasant places we have every stayed. Congratulations on a wonderful adventure and lots and lots of success in the future.
Mr & Mrs Yates, Kingsbridge (UK) 20 August 2009
"Many thanks for making our holiday in this beautiful part of France so memorable. Your kindness and hospitality was very much appreciated plus your advice on Chateaux to see and restaurants to use was invaluable. We will be reporting back not only to the "Claygate Mob" but also to all our friends. We are sure your enterprise will flourish and we look forward to returning again."
The Smith Family, Sevenoaks (UK) 22 August 2009
"We have had the most wonderful stay. We wish we could stay longer! The château is so beautiful, you have done an outstanding job of the renovations - stylish yet homely and comfortable. The setting and tranquility of th eplace has made our stay so relaxing - within minutes of arriving after 7 hours in the car we felt relaxed. You have a wonderful formula - stunning château, great food, excellent wines, toys galore for the children, sparkling pool, stylish family friendly spacious suites and most of all generous thoughtful hospitality where nothing is too much trouble. We wish you every success with the château and look forward to coming back soon and seeing what else you have done to the place."
The Ness Family, Bromley (UK) 22 August 2009
"Beautiful setting, delicious food, stylish and comfortable rooms, wonderful pool, brilliant childrens' facilities, and above all... perfect hosts! We wish we were staying longer bu we know we'll be back!"
Leyland / De Richelieu, Cheshire (UK) 25 August 2009
"Lovely accommodation, lovely setting, everything lovely. Thoroughly enjoyed the wine tastings. Look forward to seeing you again."
By email "You made what was a very unhappy start to our holidays the best seven days we have spent in many years. Your attention to our needs and the stunning surroundings and rooms of your beautiful château, apart from making us very welcome also added to the relaxation and tranquility which was much needed by Jayne and I. We both extend our sincere thanks to you, we hope that your dream continues and that success is a matter of record."
Wrenn family, Isle of Wight (UK) 26 August 2009
"Two days of supreme comfort and enjoyment. You must be the ultimate hosts. And then the wine...!"
Mr & Mrs Singer, Wiltshire (UK) 28 August 2009
"As we approached the chateau the only words to be discussed were 'wow''. Your home is truly beautiful and you have put so much into making it a dream place. You have been wonderful hosts. One night is certainly not long enough but we will most definitely be back and you will be recommended to all friends and family. Jerome - thank you for the tour, you have taken so much time out, the cellars are spectacular. Owen and I wish you all the very best for the future and for all your plans. One final word, our bed was so comfortable, the best night's sleep I have truly ever had. Thank you. A wonderful start to our holiday."
The Carn Family, Orpington (UK) 31 August 2009
"What a fantastic location! We've really enjoyed our short stays and it's a shame we have to leave. You have been lovely hosts and I struggle to think of anything that could have made our visit more enjoyable. I would recommend this to anyone especially those with young children, and look forward to returning in the near future."
Mr & Mrs McDonald, Wandsworth (UK) 31 August 2009
"Thank you for a lovely stay. The boulangerie is very 'chouette' and the meal and wine excellent. Charlie clearly enjoyed playing with Milou! I am sure we will be back on our way to Lectourne (Gers)."
The Skipwith Family, London (UK) 5 September 2009
"Congratulations on ditching your 'proper jobs' and finding your true vocation! Thanks for hosting us so well and for your kind generosity (with the wine!) We all absolutely loved our stay here at Chargé. It's been great fun and relaxing - a good mix. Also we were amazed at how much you have managed to do with your new home and we're excited about your second phase. It's been a real pleasure getting to know you - two lovely people enjoying your new home and rezlaxed enough to have fun with your guests. What could be better!"
The Bryant Family, Surrey (UK) 6 September 2009
"Thank you so much for a wonderful week at your beautiful château. The rooms are amazing - such attention to detail and the beds huge and very comfortable. Your hospitality has been second to none; the food and wine particular highlights. Looking forward to enjoying the Quincy and Château Yvonne in deepest Surrey and remembering our time at Chargé. Your knowledge of the area helped us make the most of our days and keep Owen happy and entertained. We will definitely recommend Chargé to our friends as we know they'd get such a warm welcome on arrival and throughout their stay. Thanks for a great week."
The Parsons / Jackson Family, Surrey (UK) 25 September 2009
"Thank you for a wonderful few days. The house is beautiful and you have renovated it to perfection. We cannot believe how much you have done in a year. Not only is the house amazing to stay in, but as hosts you seem aware if even the smallest needs. We felt well looked after and greatly welcomed. We can't wait to see how your plans develop."
The Coulsen Family, Amsterdam (Netherlands) December 2009
"Thank you so much for inspiring the Canadians to get themselves out of the madness of city life into the French countryside bliss! We love your little castle! and we couldn't have imagined how cosy, warm and hospitable an escape this would have been as we were browsing internet site after internet site looking for the perfect retreat. We wish you a wonderful holiday season and a very merry Christmas. We're sure this will be the first of many visits and hope one day to offer our own French getaway to you and your family too."
The Carr Family, London (UK) 26 December 2009
"Thank you for a wonderful night. We really enjoyed ourselves. You were excellent hosts and we will definitely be recommending your place to others! You have thought of all the little things that make this a true 'retreat', fantastic taste, good company, loved the wine tasting. See you soon and all the very best wishes for a long and happy venture here."
The Santos Family, Brussels (Belgium) 2 January 2010
"What a great château you have here! Congratulations on such a project! We, the Polish/Portuguese family had a wonderful time. You are wonderful hosts and friends and we thank you for everything and such tasty food!"
"Wine is excellent and we have enjoyed every moment of our stay. You have to be prooud of yourselves what you have managed to achieve. Wishing you all the best and hope you will let us know when you discover the treasure of your beautiful château!"
Mr/s Lin, New York (USA) 21 January 2010
"Thank you for the wonderful hospitality, the excellent restaurant recommendations and most of all sharing the Loire Valley with us in your beautiful château home! We had the best time, relaxing, eating, drinking wine and exploring the countrysdie and will think so fondly of our time here forever!"
Mr/s de Richelieu, Macclesfield (UK) 1 March 2010
"Here we are back again - as good as ever. The cottage is perfect and the double duvet, I never wanted to leave it! Thank you again for your hospitality."
Mr Volquarts, Philadelphia (USA) 4 February 2010
"It was lovely to see you again and stay with you in this fantastic venture. I promise I will return soon with Suzana for her to enjoy this wonder!"
La Famille Cluzel, Toulon (France) 2 Mars 2010
Un seul mot pour décrire ce séjour au Château de Chargé, Genial! Dormire dans une chambre (très confortable) ou des personnes dans les années 1630 ont séjourné dans ce château fut un véritable émotion. Tour est si bien, les chambres si 'cosy', le château si acceuillant, les repas si bons! Quelle tristesse de devoir déjà vous quitter. Au plaisir de vous revoir!"
Mrs Jacobs, Dallas Texas (USA) 18 March 2010
"We could not ask for a more perfect stay, you were wonderful and the château gorgeous. Every detail was perfect including the tour back in history, old wine tasting, dog, children and chambre! This will be a place my son will always remember. We hope to return one day not too far int he distant future."
Mr/s Krysztofiak, France & Los Angeles (USA) 31 March 2010
"For our first château stay, we couldn't be more pleased. The only regret I have is that we couldn't stay longer! Dinner was excellent, and our hosts are lovely and inviting (thank you!) We will definitely return and recommend Château de Chargé to our travelling friends and family."
The Gordon Family, Richmond (UK) 31 March 2010
"What a wonderful place! We all loved our stay and everything was perfect. None of us wanted to leave... We wish you a great success and we'll certainly come back very soon."
The McDonald Family, London (UK) 12 April 2010
"We are so proud of what you have achieved here - and it's been brilliant to once again experience your hospitality (luxurious bathrooms, superb food, divine beds, sumptuous wines ... all carried off with your passion to please your guests and make them feel like welcomed friends) and meet your gorgoues new boy! 'Til next time..."
Ms Jacobson, New York (USA) 12 April 2010
"I cannot thank you enough for your hospitality. The last few days have been so lovely and so much fun. You opened your home to me and made me feel like part of your family. For someone who's been away from home for so long it's been truly appreciated! .... I wish you nothing but the best, and good luck with business this summer. Trust me, I'll be spreading the word about this lovely place!"
The Colombi Family, Australia via London, (UK) 13 April 2010
"Thank you for making our first stay in the Loire such a great experience. Your château is amazing, the food fantastic and wines great. We ill definitely return and will be recommending Château de Chargé to everyone."
The Morrissey Family, Canberra (Australia) 19 April 2010
"Thank you for such a wonderful time at your beautiful château. You have truly surpassed all our expectations, and then some! We loved the comfort and spaciousness of your rooms and felt like kings and queens staying here. The food was delicious, especially the Normandy Pork, the wine was superb and the kids loved your sausages. Thanks for all your advice on where and what to do in the Loire Valley, we've had a great time discovering your special place. Only wish we could have stayed a bit longer - though we know where to come when we return one day!"
The Wilson Family, Sussex (UK) 24 April 2010
"Thank you for a wonderful stay at Chargé. We have loved the rooms, Charlotte's fantastic food, the super wines, the sunshine, but most of all your excellent hospitality. We have enjoyed your company so much. We will also always appreciate your help when Cara was sick. It says something about your château that not even a visit to two hospitals could spoil our holiday. We look forward to coming back again very soon."
Famille Delpech, Paris (France) 28 April 2010
"Merci pour ce merveilleuse séjour, les delicieuses quicjes et salades, les tres bon vin et votre hospitalité. Nous esperons être à nouveau parmi vous au plus tôt. Bonne continuation pour tous vos projets et bravo pour l'exceptionel aménagement de ce lieu."
Mr/s Shine, Taiwan via London (UK) 2 May 2010
"We had a fantastic stay here. We think your château is a gem and we'd definitely recommend our friends. The beef bourguignon was lovely! Thank you for your hospitality. The restaurant recommendation was also spot-on. We now look forward to drinking the wines that Jérôme recommended, and also look forward to coming back for more!"
Mr/s Levi, Sydney (Australia) 3 May 2010
"We want to thank you for making our stay comfortable and memorable. We loved staying at your château and your hospitality made it a wonderful and enjoyable experience. The rooms are really a joy to stay in and we felt part of the family which just enhanced the stay. We look forward to coming again in the future."
Mr/s Cousens, Sydney (Australia) 3 May 2010
"Thank you so much for making our stay in your beautiful property so memorable and enjoyable. Your hospitality was outstanding - nothing was too hard for you and we really appreciate it. We also loved your company, conversations, and especially the wine! Your rooms and house are really comfortable and welcoming, down to the smallest detail, gorgeous! Thanks again, we will definitely be recommending stayng here to our friends. Hopefully we'll be back someday soon!"
Mr Tinsley & Mrs Moir, Beaconsfield (UK) 7 May 2010
"Thank you so much for a wonderful, chilled couple of days. Our welcome supper with home made savoury and sweet tarts was an absolute delight, and it was a great pleasure to enjoy our meals in the lounge, it felt like a home from home. I am very impressed with what you have achieved with the restoration and refurbishment of the château in what I think is a very fast time (what are all those people in the programmes doing??) It's a great location and we will most definitely be back and I am inspired at long last to pick up some French again, so à bientôt and merci beaucoup."
"Echo all the above and am amready looking forward to coming back to stay in the foreseeable future! Thank you for all your wonderful hospitality."
Redemann / Frangakis Family, Philadelphia, Germany & Greece 12 May 2010
"We have had such a lovely time, you really made us feel at home. And thanks for the Chaussons aux Pommes!"
Mr Amdur & Mrs Wai, Toronto (Canada) 14 May 2010
"We had a fantastic time at your château and in the Loire. Thanks for your advice on both sites to visit and wines to try. If only you had better control of the weather it would have been perfect! You have a beautiful place and both Amy and I are jealous. We both wish you the best in your grand plans to make the château even better!"
M/Mme Beholo, Paris (France) 15 mai 2010
"Un lieu enchanteur, des hôtes extremement accueillants, des chambres décorés avec goût, un petit déjeuner royal... la recette du bonheur est assez simple. Ajoutez a cela quelques bouteilles de vin ... nous ne sommes pas prêts d'oublier notre séjour au Château de Chargé! Merci!"
Mr/s Wagnert, Wimbledon (UK) 16 May 2010
"Thank you for an unforgettable long weekend at Château de Chargé. You have been such lovely welcoming hosts and you made our wedding anniversary very special! The environment you have created is fabulous - the decor and attention to details - everything is just perfect. Thank you for all the advice on where to go and what to do, the great wine tasting, and the lifts! Next time we'll bring the children along - Oscar and William will no doubt love playing in the courtyard with Louis and Samuel! All the best of luck with your expansion projects and until next time, Au Revoir!"
Famille Morice, Paris (France) 16 mai 2010
"Très agréable séjour au Château de Chargé - il le lous reste plus qu'a revenir pour essayer la piscine, si le temps le permet..."
M/Mme Leroy, Paris (France) 16 mai 2010
"Un havre de paix qui nous a permis de nous ressourcer. Nous reviendrons avec plaisir pour profiter à nouveau de ce charmant endroit et de nos hôtes chaleureux."
Mr Shaw & Mrs Joachim, Newton, Mass. (USA) 17 May 2010
"What a delightful discovery for us (thanks to the internet!) Chargé was a perfect introduction to the Loire region. Charlotte & Jérôme, your hospitality and generosity were wonderful. Thank you for your advice and orientation especially. The château, and our room, were lovely and comfortable and a pleasure to return to after a day of exploration. Our dinner here on Friday evening, with wile tasting, was a special high point of our visit. Many thanks, and Au Revoir."
The Burns Family (Australia) 20 May 2010
"What a wonderful base to have in the Loire! You have been such lovely hosts and have given us a great deal of invaluable memories to share with our friends when we return to Australia. Thank you!"
Mr/s Meiner, Geneva (Switzerland) 24 May 2010
"Thanks so much for making this long weekend away from Geneva such an amazing and relaxing experience! You have turned Château de Chargé into a real jewel of hospitality, luxury and gourmet experiences. We will certainly share the experience back home and look forward to hopefully come back again. All the best to you, your fabulous kids, and the next projects..."
The WIlkinson Family (Lancashire UK) 29 May 2010
"Thank you for a wonderful holiday, we have had an amazing time and cannot wait to come back. Thank you also for giving Katie a memorable birthday!"
The Smith Family (Birmingham, UK) 30 May 2010
"From the warm welcome to the wine cellar, we have had a very enjoyable stay at this most beautiful house. Relaxing in this tranquil spot was easy. Our daughter was delighted to have such friendly playmates, and that attraction of the Loire was sealed with the bears and otters at Doué La Fontaine. We hope to return in the not too distant future."
The Dixon Family (London via New Zealand) 1 June 2010
"Thank you very much for a spectacular vacation - everything was perfect! The screaming kids in the back of our car are testament to how much they don't want to leave!"
The Plows Family (St Albans UK) 11 June 2010
"Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday - it has been the perfect place for our first holiday with our baby. From the first moment you made us feel very welcome, and it has felt like a home from home only with beautiful surroundings, relaxing atmosphere, and a collection of wines to give us something different every day! The rooms are amazing, the bathrooms big enough for parties, and everything has been completed with such style. You have been the most wonderful hosts and we sincerely hope the Chargé project is a roaring success for you. We have no doubts that it will be, and you can guarantee we will be back here in years to come."
The Hambrook Family (Sydney Australia) 12 June 2010
"Thank you for a wonderful stay in your beautiful chateau. It was the perfect place to explore Loire and its many treasures but also a lovely welcoming place to return to each night. Thank you for making us (and especially our son) feel so at home. The home cooked meals were delightful and the group dinner was definitely a highlight! We will tell all our friends and family about Chateau de Chargé!"
Mr/s Whitham (Gloucestershire UK) 14 June 2010
"Lovely buildings in a peaceful setting, great rooms, but above all wonderful hosts. Thank you for looking after us so well."
Mr/s Bolt (Devon UK) 16 June 2010
"Wonderful peaceful setting and relaxing environment. Lovely room, superb bed, and blinds will provide extra perfection! Thank you for the warm welcome, enjoyable wine tasting,dinner al fresco etc etc... we will be back!"
Mr Buffery (UK) 17 June 2010
"Many thanks for a wonderful stay, you have a great place here and you are both wonderful hosts."
The Kent Family (London UK) 17 June 2010
"What a delight to share your home and to be made so welcome from the first moment. Our son wants to stay at 'Charlotte's House' and play dinosaurs again. Delightful home cooking and guest dinners, don't change anything."
The Cotter Family (Berkshire UK) 28 June 2010
"Having forgotten to write in the book at New Year I had to remember this time! Although a shorter visit this time, it was, as ever, lovely to see you all and to be able to stay in your gorgeous chateau. You have created a haven which we intend to use pretty regularly from now!"
Mr/s Wallis (Bournemouth UK) 29 June 2010
"Thank you for making us feel so welcome in your beautiful chateau! What a lovely place! Thank you for introducing us to the great local wines and for your advice on where to go. We've had a relaxing break."
The Tomlinson Family (Leicester UK) 30 June 2010
"Thanks for a wonderful week - relaxed - even with the kids! Fantastic chateau, food, and just a little too much wine. Brilliant!"
The Stambuk Family (USA) 2 July 2010
"What a wonderful place and Charlotte & Jerome are just great hosts! Thank you for everything."
The Dunne Family (Houston Texas USA) 3 July 2010
"Thank you for a magical stay here. We loved every minute, the kids loved the tour of the tunnels."
Mr/s Glick (Washington USA) 13 July 2010
"Thank you so very much for your wonderful hospitality! We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Appreciated the bike route you recommended tremendously as well as the tour of the tunnels. Also appreciate the recommendations for the Bordeaux region."
The Turner Family (Cambridge UK) 14 July 2010
"Many thanks for a wonderful holiday. You are fabulous hosts, the rooms are superb and we have appreciated the luxury but homely atmosphere you have created. We will not forget the late night wine tasting (Jerome, how you manage to conjure up so many different reds we'll never know!) We're going home now to rave about this place and spread the word! We hope to come back again soon but in the meantime we have some wonderful memories to conjure up when we open up the wine we are taking with us."
The Hutton Family (Cambridge UK) 14 July 2010
"Well what can I say, I feel like I have been truly pampered this week. Never before have we found such a perfect mix of being looked after and being able to cater for the childrens' every whim. Charlotte & Jerome are the perfect hosts, they have the answer to everything! I have learned more about wine in the past ten days, it has been quite something. The rooms are 'boutique hotel chic', the pool was excellent, Charlotte's cooking was a real treat. Tell all of your friends if you are a mum with young children who is looking for something special, Loire Valley Retreat is first choice!"
Mr/s Philips (UK) 14 July 2010
"Wonderful location, great hosts and excellent food. We have had a very relaxing time."
The Scafutto Family (Brazil and Norway) 15 July 2010
"What a fantastic place! We would really have loved to have stayed here some more days, hope we come back one day, maybe during winter... the room is wonderful, the food delicious, and you both very 'sympathique'. Thanks for the good time we spent here."
The Kircher Family (Brighton UK) 17 July 2010
"All fab, we will be back!"
Ms Cundale (London UK) 17 July 2010
"Thank you very much for a wonderful stay. You have a beautiful chateau and the food and hospitality was perfect. We only wish that we were staying longer! Merci Beaucoup."
The Dempsey Family (Wexford Ireland) 24 July 2010
"Thank you for the most wonderful stay at Chateau Chargé. We have enjoyed every moment of our stay, food, wine and company. We hope we will return some day!"
Mr Lambert (Germany and Paris) 26 July 2010
"Merci pour ce weekend romantique dans 'La Boulangerie'. Une ambiance tres chaleureuse et reposante pour ce court sejour dans les vignes de Chinon et St Nicolas de Bourgueil!"
Mr/s McQuillen (London UK) 29 July 2010
"Thank you for a wonderful and memorable stay in the Loire. You have been such great hosts and we have enjoyed your lovely cooking and sampling the local wines. It has been fascinating to see what you have achieved with the chateau. We have enjoyed discovering the delights of the Loire and will definitely be returning! Hopefully we will be able to stay longer next time."
The Stewart Family (Surrey UK) 29 July 2010
"Charmante Charlotte et Enjoué Jérôme, smiling Sam and Laughing Louis; you welcomed us to your wonderful home with friendship and true generosity! So enjoyable! Formidable!! Merci, merci tres bien."
The Gilbody / Doyle Family (London UK) 31 July 2010
"Thank you for making our first trip abroad with our baby girl so perfect! This was our first time in the Loire and we have enjoyed it all the more with your top tips of what to see and do. And of course we absolutely loved your beautiful chateau! Thank you for your wonderful hospitality."
Mr/s Allen (Dubai/UK/New Zealand) 1 August 2010
"Thank you for your hospitality - you have made us feel very welcome and at home. Charlotte - your cooking is delicious. Such a lovely set-up, we would love to come back one day. When we were searching for accommodation in the Loire we booked here because of the rave reviews on Trip Advisor - well I'm pleased to say that our stay certainly lived up to our expectations. Thanks for making our honeymoon so comfortable and memorable."
Mr/s Richardson (Aberdeen, Scotland) 3 August 2010
"Wonderful - hope to be back soon - The NON-Hairy bikers!"