Guest Comments

2015

“Highly recommended, enormously impressed!”

We have just returned from our fabulous holiday to Chateau Colombier where we were able to to relax, explore and indulge.

My wife and I with three children aged 2,4 and 5 had an amazing experience in what can only be described as unique surroundings. A two hundred year old property full of charm and character, large enough for children to explore with decor designed for a comforting ambiance without losing the tradition or historical value. The gardens are picturesque and the swimming pool is a must with children. It is immaculately clean and has the mod cons needed with family life.

We shopped at the local boulangerie for our breakfast of warm croissants and pan au chocolat which also sold fresh fruit and veg as well as local wines of course, essential for the relaxing evenings under the multitude of stars, when the children have gone down. For the extras we needed we drove ten minutes into Nyon, a pleasant town which has modernised enough to accommodate our luxuries in the supermarkets but retains the ability to impress with it’s unspoiled architecture.

The journey from England was no hassle and surprisingly straight forward. We flew from Luton to Nimes with budget airline Ryanair ( 1hr 35m) We hired a car from the airport and drove to the Chateau following directions from Clare and the sat-nav ( 1hr 30m ). It was a little surreal to leave Luton and within 3-4 hrs be indulging in Provence!

A big thank you to Clare for letting us holiday in your lovely home, answer all of our questions and enable us to experience the bliss we felt as a family.
  2012

Notre séjour dans votre si belle maison s’est déroulé comme un rêve. Les chambres sont toutes personnalisées, charmantes et fonctionnelles.

Votre accueil est parfait et la piscine délicieuse.

Nous recommandons vivement cette précieuse adresse dans une région merveilleuse à découvrir et redécouvrir. (CVM juillet 2012)

 

Ce petit mot pour vous dire que nous avons passé, encore une fois, un excellent séjour au Colombier.
je pense que nous renouvellerons l’an prochain! cela a été dur de reprendre le travail.  (BR juin 2012)

“Merci à toute l’équipe du Colombier !! Nous avons passé un trés agréable séjour. 

Les prestations et l’équipement trés riche du gite nous ont offert un séjour sans souci et consacré uniquement à la détente et à la convivialité !!

Un vrai bonheur ! Nous étions 17 personnes (10 adultes et 7 enfants) et tout le monde avait l’espace nécessaire à son intimité.
Nous reviendrons l’année prochaine !!
A bientot !” (LD mai 2012)

As soon as we arrived and had the grand tour the words that came to mind were ‘Wow. The house, garden, pool and views are amazing. The next weeks are going to be fab’. And they were. Sun, pool, food, wine and wonderful company (our family). V and D, Leicestershire

Brilliant place in a lovely location. Very many kms pedalled with plenty of pool time and a canoe trip Die to Saillans. All three routes up Mont Ventoux pedalled by several trip members…. Thanks for a great week and a perfect location – especially perfect for cycling. Three ascents of Ventoux and that was only the start of it! And many very relaxed hours spent in your garden by your pool… Thanks so much for a lovely time and a wonderful meal last night. Very relaxing, wonderful weather. See you again…. Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely house – and providing warm accommodation for our bikes in between bouts up the mountain…..Thank you Clare for a fantastic week and for all your hospitality, topped off by a fabulous table d’hote meal last night! The cycling and pool group from London and Paris

Merci pour nous avoir permis de passer ce tres sympathique moment familial dans votre demeure. Nous avons apprecie son ambiance cosy et rustique, son jardin et sa piscine avec son espace exterieur pour prendre nos repas. Nous avons aussi beaucoup apprecie d’avoir pour tous des salles de bains et de vastes chambres. Tous nos invites ont ete ravis! Jean-Yves septembre 2011

Juste qq mots pour vous dire que nous avons vraiment passe un tres bon WE dans votre maison qui est tres agreable, tres accueillante, et dans laquelle nous nous sommes sentis “comme chez nous”. Nous esperons avoir l’occasion de revenir prochainement. Carole septembre 2011

Magnifique sejour pour 18 personnes, sans se bousculer…bref il y avait de la place! Merci Clare!  Score 5/5  Michel juillet 2011

Nous aurons le plaisir de revenir. Nous avons passé le week-end de la pentecôte dans ce lieu délicieux. Nous étions 17 personnes à avoir le plaisir de se retrouver entre amis. Nous avons trouvé une maison très propre qu’on nous a laissé comme si cela était chez nous. La cuisine très professionnelle nous a permis de nous régaler. La piscine couverte/découverte avec son jacuzzi a permis à chacun de trouver un moment de détente sans avoir peur d’avoir froid. Les jeunes se sont amusés comme des fous. L’espace était suffisamment grand pour que nous ne soyons pas les uns sur les autres. Les chambres authentiques sont très spacieuses et décorées avec goût. Les alentours sont magnifiques et propices à la ballade. Oui! nous aurons le plaisir de revenir. Le vote a été unanime. Un grand merci pour le soin que vous prenez de vos hôtes. Nos amitiés. Brigitte, 2011

Une très bonne adresse. On se sent comme chez des amis (qui savent recevoir!). Il n’y a rien à redire sur la propreté. La literie est de qualité et le linge est doux. Une maison de vacances extrêmement bien équipée, pas fragile. Nous avons été très sensibles à l’accueil attentionné et soigné. Nous reviendrons! Stephanie, Lyon, mai 2011

La grandmere B de B et ses 4 enfants et 9 petits enfants avons passe de MERVEILLEUSES vacances et avons jouii et apprecie votre grande maison, si si bien equipe et confortable. Merci et BRAVO. B de B. Noel 2010

Clare, effectivement nous ne vous avons pas rencontree mais nous avons le sentiment d’avoir ete accueillis, grace aux mille choses dans votre maison qui contribuent a en faire un lieu accueillant, ou l’on se sent bien. Bravo pour cette reussite. G. D. Noel 2010

We loved the library and thought it was a wonderful resource. We also enjoyed playing boules on your gravel drive, and giant jenga in the garden. it was excellent to be able to borrow bikes to get the bread in the morning and the restaurant next door was high class quality dining. Emma Ramsay, Lackford Lakes Barns (a great Suffolk get away), August 2010

Great week. Thank you. You created a great balance between feeling we had the place to ourselves but making sure we were being looked after. We are leaving behind too many restaurants, too many walks, and FAR too many rides. Hope to come again. Steve, August 2010

Chez Clare, a star in the night, a glass of wine and words spoken for hours. Thanks for everything. Stefan. July 2010

Thank you so much for making this stay so wonderful. We’ve had a great time, with lots of relaxation, good food and interesting chats. Your house is really beautiful, and you have impressed us with your cooking skills. Our first visit to Provence and we will certainly return. E and L, Norway, September 2009

Dear Clare – thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality, welcoming manner, excellent cooking lessons, glasses of wine, useful knowledge of the area, road trips, use of your lovely kitchen, your French, your music, your great chats, your wisdom, your bookcase, your patience, your generosity AND most of all for making this an unforgettable, outstanding memorable stay!! Will miss you. Rachel (the Kiwi) August 2009

Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely home and for providing a safe haven for ‘our’ most treasured possession. Hopefully, next time we visit, we will make it to the top of the mountain. Thanks once again. S and S, London August 2009 (editor’s note: the treasured possession was a professional racing bike!)

We have had a wonderful holiday – and hardly a crossword. Clue: ‘The french cat in front of the water had the honour to be squeezed between the hill and an endless brew! (7,9). R and J, Lancashire, August 2009

Thank you once again for making our stay here so pleasurable. We are real Colombier fans and look forward to coming again. Die Junge Kantorei, Germany, August 2009

Tres belle maison et superbe piscine. La region est superbe. Un vrai petit paradis pour les enfants. Switzerland, July 2009

As soon as we arrived and had the grand tour the words that came to mind were ‘Wow. The house, garden, pool and views are amazing. The next weeks are going to be fab’. And they were. Sun, pool, food, wine and wonderful company – with family. V and D, Leicestershire, July 2009

Brilliant place in a lovely location. Very many kms pedalled with plenty of pool time and a canoe trip Die to Saillans. All three routes up Mont Ventoux pedalled by several trip members…. Thanks for a great week and a perfect location – especially perfect for cycling. Three ascents of Ventoux and that was only the start of it! And many very relaxed hours spent in your garden by your pool… Thanks so much for a lovely time and a wonderful meal last night. Very relaxing, wonderful weather. See you again…. Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely house – and providing warm accommodation for our bikes in between bouts up the mountain…..Thank you Clare for a fantastic week and for all your hospitality, topped off by a fabulous table d’hote meal last night! The cycling and pool group, London and Paris, June 2009

The Gehrmann family from Germany wants to say a big THANK YOU for your hospitality during our two-week stay around Easter. As we almost in the middle of the night knocked on your door as we had no accommodation you instantly gave us a warm welcome in your chateau and for the next two weeks you made us feel at home. Often we thought that your extraordinary house is somehow ‘magnetic’ without the need of seeing all the places around. We liked spending the days at the house and in your gardens – altogether a special place. The plan of the day was to have no plan. Even though still springtime K, J and L enjoyed the pool. We, B and J, were fascinated by the beautiful landscape around, the calmness, peace and the light you only find in Provence. So stressed as we were when we arrived we really recovered, refreshed and renewed – our energy came back. The chateau itself is a treasure for its preserving the past but at the same time offering all the accommodities of today. For example, the kitchen is a wonderful location of coming together and everything you need to preapre healthy, mediterranian food is right at your hand. But – what is even more important – it is a ‘living house’ as you, Clare, fill it with heart. We also had interesting and fruitful discussions about life that deveoloped spontaneously in between at various occasions. We are happy that chance brought us together and we will always remember you and our stay here. Hopefully we are able to see you again in future for which we wish you all the best and good luck. We appreciate your achievement highly. A bientot avec nos meilleurs salutations. G family, Germany, April 2009

 

To add your comments to the Chateau Colombier guest book please email me Clare@chateaucolombier.com.

 

A review of Chateau Colombier on the I’ve Been There Guardian website

 

The Gehrmann family from Germany wants to say a big THANK YOU for your hospitality during our two-week stay around Easter. As we almost in the middle of the night knocked on your door as we had no accommodation you instantly gave us a warm welcome in your chateau and for the next two weeks you made […]

Merci pour nous avoir permis de passer ce tres sympathique moment familial dans votre demeure. Nous avons apprecie son ambiance cosy et rustique, son jardin et sa piscine avec son espace exterieur pour prendre nos repas. Nous avons aussi beaucoup apprecie d’avoir pour tous des salles de bains et de vastes chambres. Tous nos invites ont ete […]

Brilliant place in a lovely location. Very many kms pedalled with plenty of pool time and a canoe trip Die to Saillans. All three routes up Mont Ventoux pedalled by several trip members…. Thanks for a great week and a perfect location – especially perfect for cycling. Three ascents of Ventoux and that was only the […]