Helen, Richie, Ernie (2) & Louis (5 months) - 2017
Fantastic place, fantastic people, fantastic experience. Every detail and need thought of. Every eventuality catered for. Our time here has been way more than a holiday. Thank you for your expertise and warmth. Look forward to seeing you again
Lucy, Lawrence, Emily (4 months), Henry (2) with Grandparents Doug & Moira - September 2017
Thank you Tim and Razia for a restful and special family holiday. Artagnan has a great reputation but our experience surpassed all of our expectations - everything had been planned and thought of down to the minor details and this eliminated the stress and strains that go with with usual holidays. The location is quiet and peaceful and Henry & Emily loved playing with all the toys, feeding the chickens and visiting you next door. Thank you for your hospitality and generosity.
Amy, Henry, Biba (5) and Bertie (3) - August 2017
Artagnan lives up to and exceeds its reputation; we were told we would love it and we do. Thank you so much for a magical 10 days; you have created a unique holiday for families. The idyllic and tranquil setting is wonderfully peaceful and you have thought of everything to make it a totally stress free break, from all of your incredible hospitality, to the endless tractor rides, the animal feeding, the baking, the craft activities it has been a very special holiday. The children would happily stay forever (without us!).
Henry, Noni, Beannie (9) Xandie (6) & Annabel (4) - August 2017
We absolutely love our holidays at Artagnan and have just completed our fourth consecutive year. If you are looking for a quieter holiday (which we always are!) then this area of rural France is perfect; it is rural, simple and quiet and gives to your children the ability to have fun, outdoor adventures in a safe environment. Tim & Razia are an integral part of the holiday. The success of their secret recipe is that they want you all to have a lovely holiday - and they go out of their way to help you achieve this - from doing the weekly shop before you arrive, to making sure the house is looking perfect for each persons stay, to taking the children off most mornings for fun-filled hours of cooking, art, bike rides, swings, egg collecting, pond dipping ....... and to being on hand to help give advice on local things to do or to organise somewhere for supper or to go riding. For us it is the Swallows and Amazons type of holiday that we want for them - where they are learning about themselves and having experiences in the best way possible! Activities are all based appropriately for the children's ages.
Mark, Rachel, Alfie (6) & Daisy (5) - August 2017
A huge thank you all - a magical week for which we are very grateful. So good for the soul to have some space from hectic London and to be looked after by you. Thank you for making Marciac happen and spoiling Alfie & Daisy with endless football, baking and drawing. They and we have loved it.
Clare, James, Oscar (10) and Ollie (6) - July 2017
We've been away for 3 years and wondered why we left it so long. This is a wonderful place, so tranquil and so full of joy. Our boys have had a fantastic week. We have all enjoyed Tim and Razia's legendary welcome, hospitality and knowledge. From lazy hours in the pool to late afternoon cricket, to lovely fresh food this is the perfect spot. It is always a wrench to leave after settling in so easily to the relaxed pace of life. Thank you for everything. A bientot.
Justin, Heidi, Connor (7), Annabel (6) & Toby (3) - July 2017
Thank you all for your tremendous effort you put in this week, we had heard so much about your magical place here and it surpassed our expectations.
Stuart, Mel, Eloise, Clemmie, Jemima & Nanny Mandy - July 2017
Another amazing week at Artagnan. Thank you all so much. We all have loved every minute here and have created some very special memories.
The Small family - June 2017
Our fourth and a wonderful week. Our 3 boys have adored their time in the barn and flourished with such wonderful care. Again attention to detail is exceptional and created a family holiday for all. Thank you team Coleman.
Another fantastic week seeing our grandsons delighting in all that is on offer here and flourish. Thank you team Coleman - a great team. Legends as far as we and our grandsons are concerned. Judi and Steve (grandparents to Rory, Harry & Fraser)
Tom, Gaby, Cosmo (3 1/2) and Wilfy (2) June 2017
Another wonderful holiday - it just gets better and better. Thank you so much to the whole Coleman family for another fabulous fortnight and we are very sad to be going home. The boys absolutely loved their time with you from the tractor rides, delicious baking, swings, painting, stories and so much more. Once again its been a funpacked holiday for the boys and a lovely break. We are already looking forward to next year
Victoria and Enzo Bonaddio (Grandparents) June 2017
Unique - we have had a most wonderful time. Thank you
Paul, Rachel, Carol (Grandma), George (3 1/2), Lilly & Freya (18 months) - September 2016
Our first visit here and to this part of France. Everything here met but also exceeded our expectations. The children loved their mornings with Tim and Razia and so did the parents! We hope to be back next year
Echo from Grandma! A most comfortable luxurious week with everything provided for us.
Henry, Nonie, Serena (8), Xandi (5 1/2), & Annabel (3 1/2) August 2016
We had a great time (3rd visit) thank you all so much. Definitely our best yet!
Chrissie, Steve, Freddie (6) & Alice (4) plus Grandparents - August 2016
You have all created for the second year running a truly wonderful and treasured time. Perfect hospitality. The ultimate family retreat. We loved catching up with you again and appreciated all of your efforts throughout our stay. Alice and Freddie will be talking about their time with you for months to come! Thank you again
Rachel, Mark, Alfie (5 ) and Daisy (4) August 2016
Our third trip and all still as wonderful. We have had a really fantastic week - you've thought of everything and its made for a really special week. Thank you so very much. We keep making happy memories here and its found a place in our hearts - Tim and Razia you've created something very special.
Jeremy, Tabatha, Freddie (4), Alex (2) and Olivia (8 months) July 2016
Many thanks for a wonderful week at Artagnan. We have all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the holiday has been relaxing as is possible with 3 young children in tow! Freddie and Alex will miss their mornings with you and all the tractors and dinosaurs here. They are already campaigning to come back next year...
Zoe, Laurence, Charlie (5) and Jacob (2) July 2016
Our second visit and just perfect! Thank you for a wonderful fortnight - the boys have loved their mornings with you playing, baking, feeding the animals and will miss you greatly. We've had a fab time exploring the area and restaurants - we are returning fully rested and relaxed. We are already looking forward to a return visit ..
Jan & Michael - July 2016 You just think of everything! You know what a family needs for a perfect holiday.
Stuart, Mel, Eloise (3 and a half), Clemmie & Jemima (17 month old twins) and Nanny Mandy - July 2016
Better than we had ever imagined. Thanks for the PERFECT holiday.
Thank you both so much for looking after us so well this week. We feel so relaxed and rejuvenated .... it truly is a very special place you have here and you've possibly spoilt all future holidays as the set up here is so exceptional. We would love to come back.
Chris, Heidi, Rory, Harry and Fraser - June 2016
Another fantastic week - as usual everything has been truly wonderful - the house perfectly equipped for three little boys who had the time of their lives and we have managed to have a real rest. Thank you so much to the whole Coleman family for your first class hospitality.
Tom, Gaby, Cosmo (2 1/2) & Wilf (8 months) June 2016
Thank you so much for another wonderful holiday - we have loved every minute and I'm not sure who is sadder to be going home - the children or us! From the baking which has been so kind & thoughtful to feeding the sheep, saying hello to the frogs and endless playing both on the swings and in your beautiful barn. We are so grateful to you all and and have had the most wonderful time. A huge thanks to the whole Coleman family and we hope to see you again next year x
Jules, Clare, Henry (6) and Steffi (4) May 2016
Thank you for another wonderful holiday. Henry and Steffi had an amazing week - baking cookies, making gratin dauphinoise, fishing for tadpoles and helping to clip the chickens' wings. They loved every moment and are disappointed to be going home. Once again your hospitality, kindness and thoughtfulness have been second to none.
Heidi, Chris, Harry (1) and Rory (2 1/2) plus grandparents Steve and Judi - September 2015
Another amazing stay with wonderful hosts. Everything has been perfect including the weather. We are all returning happy and refreshed. Thank you.
Viv, Jo, Lowri (7), Huw (5) & Owen (2) - August 2015
Thank you for a wonderful week. We arrived tired and jaded and return refreshed and relaxed (hope it lasts!). Your hospitality and care for us and the children has been fantastic. The kids so enjoyed their play sessions. The house is superb. I have never stayed in such a well equipped, comfortable and organised holiday house.
Chrissy, Steve, Alice (3) and Freddie (5) & grandparents Mary & Alan (second week) and Eileen & Derek (first week) - August 2015
To the whole Coleman family. You have created something truly special here. Clearly you have a winning formula, but it is the way that you five pull it off together that is so magically unique. We have simply had the best holiday of our lives here. We have all loved every minute. Thank you sincerely for everything.
Jan and Michael (Grandparents of Charlie and Jacob) July 2015
What a wonderful family and setting for a holiday! You totally understand what families need on holiday. Thank you so much for a truly memorable week.
Zoe, Laurence, Charlie (4) Jacob (16 months) - July 2015
Thank you SO much for two beautiful, perfectly relaxing weeks. Tim,Razia, Louis, Eva and George - you have all been so welcoming and our boys have enjoyed a fantastic time with you baking, playing and exploring. Charlie and Jacob will miss you very much! You have managed to take all of the stress out of getting ready for the holiday with such a well equipped and beautiful house - everything you could ever need is here. Thank you again - we are already looking forward to next years visit!
Rachel, Mark, Alfie & Daisy - July 2015
A truly perfect week - we have SO enjoyed our second visit. Thank you so much for taking such good care of us and most particularly for the perfect childcare! Alfie & Daisy have loved our time with them and their time with you. We have loved our time with them and without them. Thank you, thank you and SO hope to be back next year.
Virginia, Chris, Monty, Archie with Grandparents Tony and Susan - July 2015
Our second visit to Artagnan and it has been amazing! It is even more beautiful than we remembered.
Thank you all so much for making this such a special holiday. The children are going to find life very dull at home!
A final word from the grandparents. ....We had a wonderful return visit and marvel at all the facilities here. A wonderful week with our family. Thank you
Steve & Tracy and friends Nic and Nigel with children Rosalie, Jess (both 4 and a half) Alice (2) and Grace (20 months) - June 2015
What a fabulous holiday. The house and facilities were incredible - the kitchen is better stocked than ours at home. The childcare was wonderful and meant all the children had a tremendous time and the adults all relaxed. Raz and George were incredible. Nothing was too much trouble - absolutely everything was perfect. The recommendations for days out and restaurants were perfect and Tim and Razia were super attentive. There aren't enough superlatives to describe the whole week. It was way beyond our expectations and there are 8 exhausted (in a good way!) and relaxed people going home. I can honestly say we adults have never relaxed so much on holiday with the kids. Thank you for everything - we loved it.
Heidi, Chris, Rory (2 years & 3 months) and Harry (10 months) - June 2015
Fantastic week that has gone too quickly! We are taking two tired little chaps home after all their baking, games, swimming and running around they are shattered but we are completely relaxed and refreshed - thank you Tim and Razia, we can't wait to come back!
Steve and Judi (Grandparents of Rory and Harry)
What a precious few days we have spent with some very special people, in an amazing place, so conducive to fun and relaxation for all members of the family. Thank you Razia and Tim for the warmth of your welcome and your hospitality. You have developed an amazing concept at Artagnan and we are leaving all too soon but with treasured memories.
Tom, Gaby and Cosmo (17 months) Richards - June 2015
Thank you for the most fabulous and relaxing week. We had a wonderful time especially Cosmo who adored his mornings and afternoons with The Colemans. Thank you for being so sweet with him and for such a brilliant family holiday. We cannot wait to come back x
Charlotte, Richard, May (4 and a half) and Herb (2) - June 2015
A joyous holiday had by all. To cap it off - singing frogs! What could be finer. Thanks again for all your help and kindness. We really did feel it was the "best holiday ever." You have a very special place.
Clare and Jules Colborne Baber – May 2015
Another fabulous holiday at Artagnan - the children were so happy and loved their mornings with Razia in "kids club" which meant that we had much-needed time to relax together. The wonderful Coleman family couldn't have done any more to make our holiday relaxing and memorable. Just wish we could have stayed longer! Thank you all.
Alex (8 months), Nick (2), Amanda and James Byers (London/San Francisco) - September 2014
A spectacular vacation! Thank you to Razia and Tim for creating a relaxing and restful experience, with a beautiful home, excellent advice, thoughtful touches and an amazing experience for our kids. Nick (2), especially was thrilled to race over to the barn each day to see what creative activities Razia had planned. He came home happily chattering about his day and exhausted from all the fun. YouÕve created a wonderful family getaway!
Alfie (3) Daisy (2) Rachel and Mark Hewland - September 2014
Thank you so much Tim & Razia for an incredible week, by far the best holiday we have had with the kids! You guys have created the perfect setup - we have loved our time here. Shall look forward to next year especially through the Winter months x
Ollie (3) Oscar (7) Claire and James Barclay - August 2014
Thank you for yet another unbelievably relaxing holiday here at Artagnan (4th visit). We always arrive with high expectations and every year those expectations are exceeded. We have relaxed, refreshed and de stressed completely.
Claire and Paul - August 2014
We've enjoyed a spectacularly wonderful time here at Artagnan a terrific respite from the chaos and noise of everyday life Ð very relaxing on every level to spend time with great friends in such a beautiful place.
Romilly (4), Bertie (2), Krista and Mat Morrison - August 2014
Hard to think how this could have been a better holiday, our hosts kinder or more attentive, or the toy chest more overflowing. Thank you so much from both adults and (more importantly) from Romilly and Bertie
Henry and Antonia Stewart with Serena (5), Xandie (3) and Annabel (1) - July 2014
Thank you so much for such a lovely week with you at Artagnan. We all loved it and the children had a blast! We have tried several options for family holidays over the past few years and we both felt that last week was the best yet; the combination of nice weather, a lovely place to stay, knowing that the children were having a lovely time in the mornings but in a homely way rather than in a more stereo-typical "kids club", being able to do a bit of work as necessary and yet still have time to relax and then all have time together. It was our IDEAL holiday! Thank you also for doing the (enormous!) weekly shop for us at the beginning - not having to go to the supermarket makes all the difference!!
James, Elise, Thomas (3 1/2) and Elektra (1 3/4) - July 2014
Perfect in every way.
Many thanks for a wonderful stay at Artagnan
You have created the most incredible experience for families with young children. Our two flourished over the course of the week in no small part due to their time spent with you both and with Louis, Eva and George.
Thank you also for the most incredible drinks on Sunday it was a feast and the most delicious nibbles.
How you manage to make it all work so magnificently and smoothly is extraordinary
James and Elise
Camilla and Andrew Symington with children Freddie (3) and George (1) - July 2014
Absolutely excellent from start to finish! We all had a fantastic week, especially our two little boys who adored Razia and Tim! Thank you so much.
Andrew, Juliet, Annabel and Edward - June 2014
Another wonderful week at Artagnan! Marvellous hospitality and the kids loved every minute of kids club.
Virginia, Chris, Monty (2) and Archie (1) with Grandparents Anthony and Susan - June 2014
We had a fantastic week here with our 2 boys, aged 1 and 2, and my parents. The house is gorgeous - spacious, very comfortable and all the equipment is first class. The owners are incredible - so welcoming and helpful, but not at all intrusive. Our boys spent every morning having enormous fun with Razia and her children. They learned huge amounts from them and loved every minute. We had a super time too, and enjoyed having time being a couple again, as well as having hours of fun with the boys in the pool and fabulous garden. I couldn't recommend it more highly.
Lance, Clare, Ella (2) and Harrison (9 months) /Johnny, Kirsty, Finn (2) and Callum (11 months) - June 2014
We have had a BRILLIANT week! Your thoughtfulness, attention to detail, warm welcome and consideration of all our needs combined with a beautiful home in a gorgeous location have meant we have felt happy and relaxed and return to the UK very refreshed.
Thank you for your kindness and energy with all our 4 children they've Loved it and we felt totally happy leaving them with you. THANK YOU
It was an idyllic week. Thanks again for your wonderful welcome and for the love and care you showed for all the kids - Oonagh Jobling Aitkin
John, Onnagh and Sirkka "sausage" - June 2014
Finally a holiday with children that's actually a rest. Seriously you have cracked the code far better than we ever imagined: From your amazing hospitality to Tim's unique ability to get "Sausage" to wear a hat - its been perfect thank you.
Paul, Wendy, Frank (4) and Oliver (2) Ð June 2014
This place is just as good as you might hope from reading the other reviews, in fact it took us a while to believe that it wasn't too good to be true.
Overall Experience Rating: 100%
Lynn, Lisa, John, Ashley, Ryan, Lucy (3) and Ella (18 months) - June 2014
Thank you for a wonderful stay.You have created a fabulous place here and a perfect holiday experience.
Andy, Catherine, Daisy (4) and Alice (2) - May 2014
Thank you so much for the lovely time we had at Artagnan.
We all had such an amazing holiday yet again - it really does have everything we need to unwind, switch off and have fun - even more so with your incredible child care.
Thank you again for a terrific time we had an absolutely wonderful holiday.
Thank you again for all of your help and hospitality, it was so relaxing and we just had a brilliant time - Andrew Lothian
This was our second time at Artagnan and we all absolutely loved it, as we knew we would. We were all made to feel so welcome and Razia, Tim and the children couldn't have been kinder or more thoughtful. The extra childcare that is now available (which our girls LOVED!) meant that my husband and I had a real break. Bliss. We will be back for a 3rd time as soon as we can!Ó - Catherine Carruthers (May 2014)
Andrew and Gemma De La Rue and 11 month old twins Edward and Amelia with grandparents Mike and Catherine Beneke (September 2013)
Thank you for a wonderful holiday. You have been amazing hosts so helpful and considerate. All your thoughtful little touches have made our holiday - eggs and fruit delivered to our door and sampling Tim's digestifs! The babysitting service has been brilliant we are going home feeling refreshed and relaxed (and a few pounds heavier!) Thank you.
Clare, James, Oscar (6) and Ollie (2) August 2013
This has been our 3rd visit and the experience gets better and better. The kids club is a brilliant idea, loved by parents and children alike. Thank you for all your time , your patience and your boundless enthusiasm. We love it here and are already looking forward to our next visit.
Nancy and Alan Rosenbach
A delightful holiday spent in this wonderful location. This place encourages relaxation. We have enjoyed every moment and head back to the UK refreshed and rested. August 2013
A relaxing and restful holiday spent with my family. This is a wonderful place for families. The Coleman family must be the most welcoming on the planet.
Kate, Mark, Jake (6) Stella (5) and Luca (2.5) Wesseldine (August 2013)
What a wonderful holiday in a very beautiful part of the world. Each of us had a fantastic time and we are very sad to be leaving Artagnan and our new found friends behind. Thanks for the many suggestions and the endless care.
Sean, Gemma, Aaran (5) and Euan (4) Lamont and Dave & Eileen Cain (July 2013)
Thank you all for yet another fantastic holiday. All of the extra touches make our holiday perfect. Once again the kids have had a great time. They have loved "secret club" and thanks for the time you all spent with them and for the rest and relaxation you gave to us.
Eamann & Genny, Andrew, Juliet, Annabel (3) and Edward (11 months) Mullins July 2013
Thank you for a wonderful week. The Children had a fantastic time playing and exploring both inside and out.
A real highlight was the time spent with Razia, Eva, Tim and George playing, dancing, baking Ð a toddlers dream! Marvellous hospitality, a beautiful setting, great food, sunshine, a perfect holiday.
The Smidt- Olsen family with Taizo (4) and Kaito (2) July 2013
Thank you again for an excellent holiday. The new Kids Club was the cherry on the cake - perfect for letting the parents have a few hours "off". A perfect place.
Rhonda, Fiona, Stephen, James, Isabella (4) and Sophie (2) (June 2013)
We are grateful to you all for your care and attention for a restful week for us at Artagnan.
We all enjoyed the week a lot, we were able to relax and drift through the week; not having to do the big shop is a big bonus and the cooked meals were great.
You are all very kind and your helpful advice and guidance was appreciated. The girls enjoyed their time with Razia and Issy has been collecting flowers from our lavender plants to make some more shortbread!
Thank you again for all that you both did to make our week a lovely time in a lovely place.
Hi Tim - Artagnan seems a distant slice of paradise now we've been back at work!
Many thanks to Razia, yourself and the children for such a perfect break.
Fiona and Jim
Sally, Tom and Georgie (3) Jeffery and Mike & Anna with Maisey (6) and Josie (4) (June 2013)
The Coleman family are extremely generous hosts, who are all too happy to help with every last detail of your stay. The property is beautiful, with a tranquil garden, pool, and large play area framed - when the weather is right - by the Pyrenees in the distance. The kids club is a real highlight, both for the children and their parents! The pace of life in the area is slow and it would be difficult not to relax.
Jules, Clare, Henry (3) and Steffi (18 months) Colborne Baber (June 2013)
Thank you for another fantastic holiday. Tim Razia and the children could not have been more welcoming, thoughtful and helpful. Henry and Steffi have loved their time playing, baking and drawing plus saying ÒhelloÓ to the lambs and chickens each day!
We couldn't have asked for more. Thank you
Caitriona, Sarah (7) and Mary (May 2013)
Another wonderful week at Artagnan exchanging laughing by the pool for reading in front of the log fire, due to unseasonable weather. Great fun still had by all. Particularly loved seeing the children run off happily every morning to "Holiday Club". Thanks to all.
Valentine, Vahan, Amelie (4) and Thomas (6) (May 2013)
Thomas (6) thinks this is the best holiday ever and he wants to stay for 10 years! Amelie (4) loved "Razia's Holiday Club" and all the activities, the hens the lambs and the frogs. We had a lovely relaxing time in a beautiful environment.
Ben, Alice, Annabel and Anna De Chassiron (April 2012)
We are so grateful to you for looking after us so incredibly well while we stayed at Artagnan. Your house and its grounds are really beautiful, the baby/child equipment and toys were fantastic, and the food was delicious! You were wonderful hosts, and we're so grateful for all the shopping, lifts, suggestions etc.
Simon, Rachel, Nicholas and Christopher Love, Jo and Andrew Hunt (May 2012)
Everything you could possibly need to entertain those from 1 to 70 !
It is very clear that the owners have put a lot of thought into what a family with children will need when they are on holiday. Everything we wanted was there. Artagnan is a fantastic place for a holiday with children. It has to be experienced to be believed!
Corinne, Len, Iestyn, Nia and Megan (May 2012)
Loved it from the moment we arrived. Perfect house, great weather, lovely hosts.
Peter and Audrey (May 2012)
We had a marvellous time at Artagnan. You have a first class family holiday home.
Tim, Alex, Josh and twins Zack and Phoebe Worden (June 2012)
Great to be back at Artagnan! Thank you for a very relaxing week away from it all you've looked after us superbly as always.
Gary, Camilla, Isabel and twins Hugh and Xavi (June 2012)
We have all benefited from all the touches that make this such a superb family destination. Isabel riding her bike, the boys so confident to go off and play, thanks for the babysitting and you are all remarkable hosts.
I hope you have a really great season and you deserve all your success.
Rhonda, Stephen, Fiona, James, Isabella and Sophie Day (June 2012)
Thank you all for your care and consideration in making our week bump free. We all enjoyed the time there and appreciated all that you had provided to make our week as comfortable as possible. You have worked hard to cover everyone's needs and we appreciated the result.
Tomoko, Taizo, Kaito, Jarl Smidt-Olsen (July 2012)
This holiday was absolute bliss for all of us. With aged grandparents and tiny toddlers I was worried about how it all would 'fit' given the diverse range of needs and expectations. I needn't have worried. The layout, facilities, food delivery options and very warm hospitality from the Colemans at Artagnan made it a perfect holiday.
Steven, Samantha, Jake and William Poulter (July 2012)
I can't recommend this place enough. The family that own this property couldn't do enough for us. They recommended day trips, recommended and booked restaurants for us, also booked activities such as a drawing lesson in the garden and a massage. The property was perfect for our family holiday.
It was great to go somewhere and not have to worry about it not being child friendly - there were child stair gates, good quality cots, safety catches on the kitchen cupboards, extra locks/gates that go through to the swimming pool area and pond. There were plenty of indoor toys (even for my Husband and I) and outdoor toys such as a sandpit, balls and bikes for all ages.
Our two boys (aged 20 months and 4 years old) loved their stay. They especially enjoyed playing on the slides and swings, swimming in their own pool (including the paddling pool and all the inflatables they had access to), they loved playing with the playdough and the many toys inside the living area (all which were very clean and in good condition), they also watched a few DVDs from the large DVD collection and enjoyed collecting fresh eggs from the chickens which we then cooked and enjoyed for breakfast. Thank you again for making our holiday very special.
Chris, Laura, Henny and Lexi Peach (July 2012)
A truly fabulous week at Artagnan. Tim, Razia and the whole family really went above and beyond the call of duty to make our holiday perfect. From the attentiveness before we came, shopping champagne and croissants ready when we arrived and looking after us so well whilst we were there.
Sian and Simon Mirchandani-Whiteside (July 2012)
Thanks to all for making our holiday the oasis of calm and fun for children that it always is. It is the guaranteed holiday of my working year!
This is our third year at Artagnan. Tim and Razia and the rest of the family are the perfect hosts. The accommodation is fantastic and the facilities superb.
Ruari and Molly, Fiona and Mark Barbour-Smith (August 2012)
Our third visit and our expectations were high and entirely fulfilled. Yet again we had a wonderful time, perfect setting, great weather and the super slick support of the Coleman family all making this a truly excellent holiday.
There are no superlatives left for us to use to describe the perfect, relaxing holiday set up that can be found there. Team Coleman delivered their fabulous all round service once again ensuring both parents and children had the best time!
James and Clare Barclay, Oscar and Oliver (August 2012)
Our second visit to the haven of peace and relaxation that is called "Artagnan". It has been even better than first time around.
It was absolutely outstanding. Artagnan is a superb property and it, and the facilities far exceeded expectations. The level of service from the Coleman family is second to none - they cannot do enough for you and are lovely people, making our stay even better than we could have imagined.
Artagnan is the best family holiday destination I have ever stayed at. Fantastic in every regard. Anywhere else we stay in the future will have BIG shoes to fill! That's if we ever stay anywhere else for the foreseeable future...
Mike, Judith and Richard Haslam/Fons Nathalie and Jack Kuijpers (September 2012)
The accommodation was first class and the attention to detail of the owners absolutely first class, well beyond the "call of duty."
Jules, Clare, Henry and Steffi Colborne-Baber (September 2012)
We have had a wonderful fortnight. Thanks for a relaxing holiday (no mean feat with a 26 and 8 month old children!).
Fabulous property with all the toys and equipment for children and adults that you could wish for. The attention to detail is excellent and the hospitality of Tim, Razia and their lovely children is outstanding.
Don, Lin and Sam Howell (October 2012)
Our second visit didn't think it was possible to be more fabulous than the first one. The house as usual spotless and ready stocked with shopping by Razia, delicious home cooked meals from the cook & Croissants from Tim Sunday morning! Tim & Razia as kind & thoughtful as ever & Louis Eva & George the most lovely children!
Gemma and Sean Lamont with boys Aaran and Euan (May 2011)
Another fantastic holiday at Artagnan. The kids have adored the garden and the pool and we will all be very sad to leave.
Tim and Razia you know just how to make a holiday feel like a holiday with two small children. You really do think of every detail and it is appreciated.
Catriona and daughter Sarah (June 2011)
My 5th Stay and 3rd for Sarah. Keeps getting better. Sarah asked this morning what the birds were saying. I told her they were a little sad she was leaving and that they hope she comes back again next year. She said of course she will again and again even when she is an adult! Thanks for all the TLC and kindness.
Siobhan, Gavin, Milo and Zac (June 2011)
Another very special stay at Artagnan. There is nowhere else like this! Stunning Gers countryside, amazing choice of local activities, great local produce, a beautiful house but what makes it unique is the Coleman family and their wonderful children.
Don, Linda and Sam Howell (June 2011)
Thank you so much for all your kindness. We had a lovely time and Sam loved all the toys, tractors and pool. You have created a special place and worked hard to keep it so lovely. It wouldnÕt be such a wonderful place though if it werenÕt for the wonderful family who are lucky enough to call Artagnan home.
Samantha, David and 11 month old triplets Millie, Simon and Jonathan (June 2011)
Thank you Tim, Razia, Louis, Eva and George for giving us a relaxing, enjoyable holiday. You could not have done any more for us both before our arrival and while we were here Ð Artagnan felt like home from home for us.
Sian, Simon, Charlotte and Libby (July 2011)
Thanks again for a superlative time. Libby and Charlotte long to stay forever. A wonderful welcoming place and we look forward to next year.
The Prasher family (August 2011)
Our favourite holiday place in the world. So glad we came back and already planning our next visit. The house, setting and facilities are only bettered by the unbeatable Coleman hospitality.
The MacEachan family (Summer 2011)
Another fantastic stay but a week just doesn't seem long enough. Thank you so much for your hospitality and thanks to the kids for spending so much time entertaining our children. We really wouldn't change anything. Wonderful.
Jane and Mark Maier with children Jake & Sasha (August 2011)
A thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable break. You couldn't have been better hosts and with number 3 on the way we hope to come back with our 3 kids very soon. Thank you for making this a perfect holiday.
The Barbour-Smith family (August 2011)
Thank you all once again for a lovely holiday. It was great to come back and for all to be just as perfect as we remembered. Tim and Razia you looked after us so well. Can't wait to come back in 2012.
Thank you all for another fabulous stay at Artagnan - all of us loved it. You really get it right !
The level of information from the house owner was astonishingly good and very, very helpful, and this level of service was superlative and input carried on throughout the holiday. It was like having a gifted concierge service - bookings at restaurants were made for us, massages arranged, horse riding arranged, lots of information about events in local towns was provided, odd grocery items were bought for us and we had produce from their garden. This was a truly exceptional holiday experience. The Coleman family was so welcoming and the whole family was such delightful and charming company that we have immediately booked to go again.
It was utterly fantastic. The house itself was beautiful, roomy and had everything in it you could possibly want. The outside areas, play ground and pool were perfect for us and our sons. And we cannot speak highly enough about the Colemans. Just wonderful people, so friendly, accommodating and fun. Their children were terrific and attentive to our sons above and beyond the call of duty. We have never felt so welcome in a place nor had such a fantastic stay before. We will most definitely be returning as our holiday was the best we have ever had and the level of customer service was amazing!
Clare, James and Oscar Barclay
This is a piece of heaven and we have loved every minute. Oscar has had the time of his life and does not want to leave. Your kindness and generosity are among the amazing memories we take away with us.
David, Rachael, Ruby, Oliver and Jem Prasher
We have just returned from Artagnan having had what can only be described as the perfect family holiday.
The setting is idyllic. The standard of the property is superb and enhanced by Tim & Razia's eye for quality and detail, which is applied to everything in the house, including the toys (we suspect their children have a hand with these!)
We have 3 children and finding the right setting can be a challenge. Artagnan exceeds that challenge by far. The house is full of everything you would ever need to cater for young children - from sterilisers, high chairs, toys and bikes. Everything.
However, what set this trip apart was the hospitality of the Coleman family. Prior to our arrival, they were a source of great advice and whilst we were there they went to great lengths to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. Arrival shopping, babysitting, culinary advice all included! And their 3 wonderful children were equally as welcoming and helpful.
A fantastic holiday.
Jacqueline, Ross, Amelia and Fergus MacEacharn
Just wanted to say what a fantastic time we had staying in this wonderful house. It exceeded all our expectations and everything has been catered for down to the finest details. If Carlsberg did holiday homes, this would be it!
The making of the week was the welcome of the entire Coleman family allowing the grown ups to have more relaxing than we could ever have imagined.
Isabelle, Jan, Ronan and Charlotte de Laat-Leuenberger
What a fantastic holiday! The best and by far the most relaxing one since the birth of our son. The house and surroundings are very well equipped and very safe. It is also extremely clean, convenient and of very good quality (I already miss the White Company towels). Our son was thrilled by all the toys around and loved playing with George, Eva and Louis. The heated swimming pool is also fantastic and very much appreciated having a 10 month old daughter. Razia, Tim, Louis, Eva and George made us feel like friends of the family. They spared no efforts to make our stay enjoyable.
Razia kindly babysat our children twice while we were there and we felt extremely confident about it as she definitely has a special sense with children. We cannot recommend the place highly enough. Thank you again to the Coleman's family for its kindness and generosity.
Giles, Amelia, Matthew and Josh Heeger:
Just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for a great holiday. Your level of commitment to ensuring we had a great holiday, attention to small details and effort you put into making our holiday a success was exceptional and was greatly appreciated by us. The service and attention to detail by the owners was exceptional and probably the best I have every seen.
Liz, David, Adam, Victoria, Isobel, Toby, Joanne and Olivia Smith
Tim and Razia have realised everybody's dream of being "Lost in France", Artagnan has a unique ambience of comfort and relaxation - this was a wonderful experience thank you again to your delightful family. We had a super time in your beautiful house - you provided absolutely everything we needed which made our family holiday very special indeed.
Thank you for your generous hospitality.
Olivia, Michael, Sebastian and Christian Veal & Jim, Clare and Conor O'Leary
Firstly an enormous thank you again for your kind hospitality and for all your help and advice before and during our stay.
It was a very memorable stay which we all enjoyed tremendously and we really really appreciated all of your assistance that definitely went that extra mile and far surpassed our expectations.
It was lovely to meet your family and your very well mannered children! So our little gift was only a small token of our sincere appreciation of all your help so thank you again.
Adrian, Tessa, Ralph and baby Hugh Suggett
At last - a place that's perfect for our toddler and baby, and great for the grownups too! There's nothing that you haven't thought of!
Thank you for a marvellous holiday home, and for all your thoughtfulness and attention to detail which was much appreciated.
We are still raving about our wonderful week with you and are busily recommending you to all our friends. We can't thank you enough for making us so welcome and for such a glorious week in your beautiful Artagnan. I'd be back like a shot. The house is just marvellous. We have treasured memories of our time with you, and can't thank you enough!
Katy, Jason, Tilly, Tallulah and Oscar Wheatley:
Thank you for the most relaxing family family holiday ever in the history of ever. Your hospitality has been second to none and it has been a dream holiday.
The house you will be pleased to know, was as fabulous as I had dared to dream. The children didn't want to leave. We agreed that it was the first family holiday that we have ever had where we all enjoyed it equally as a family.
Our host and hostess, Tim and Razia, were grace personified and couldn't do too much for us.
We were spoiled and pampered, pampered and spoiled and I cannot recommend it highly enough if you have children or if you don't.
The house was beautiful and fantastically furnished. It was blissful.
James, Petra, Jessica and Toby Venton:
Just to say again how much we enjoyed our holiday with you at Artagnan. Everything about the lead up to our holiday, from your ordering in our shopping, the advice pre-arrival and all the little extras was just wonderful. The house was exactly as we'd hoped it would be, beautifully presented and very well (and thoughtfully) kitted out. The old rule of thumb 'if the kids are happy, we're happy' rang true, they settled in instantly allowing us to get on with the serious business of exploring the beautiful surroundings and enjoying some serious R&R. Thanks again for all your efforts, you have a great formula for a lovely family holiday and we feel very lucky to have found you!
Elaine, Dave, Alex and Cameron Law:
We had a wonderful holiday at Artagnan. The house, pool and views are beautiful. Razia and Tim and their lovely family are great hosts. The house was equipped with everything you can possibly think of to entertain our children. The heated pool was especially well used. We look forward to visiting Artagnan again! I would highly recommend it!
Kathy, Simon, Jake and Ellen Cornwell:
We had a lovely week staying at Artagnan. Tim, Razia and their children were very welcoming and made sure that we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. The house and gardens are gorgeous and provided everthing to keep our 2 amused, busy and happy for the stay. We particularly loved the pool with its range of floats and toys, badminton, swingball, the chickens, the range of toys, the big collection of books, the markets in nearby towns, great food in the restaurants to top it all, we had a week of glorious sunshine...and after a summer of rain at home it made a welcome change. This is a great place for a family holiday!
Lindy, Bevis, Pia and Cade Comer:
We have just returned from two fantastic weeks at Artagnan. Our holiday was the best we have had as a family thanks to the generosity, professionalism and thoughtfulness of Tim, Razia and their children. We can not think of any way in which our holiday could have been improved and believe that the Colemans give many five-star hotels a run for their money in terms of providing a personal, professional, friendly yet discreet service. We were all very sad to leave and will definitely be returning.
Roxane, Tim, and Jake Caplan:
We have just returned from Artagnan. Believe the hype... the house, grounds and owners are all absolutely wonderful. Every little thing we thought of was already organised for our enjoyment. The kids loved the pool and all the toys, we loved the ice cream maker and cooking in the brilliantly equipped kitchen. We can genuinely not recommend this place enough. Massive thanks to Tim and Razia and their lovely children for their hospitality and friendliness.
Josie, Damien and Connor Jory:
We had a wonderful week here. The Coleman's have created a fantastic villa with all the right touches to make for a luxury adult holiday - from huge fluffy towels, to candles, a coffee machine, and a brilliant DVD collection. They've also thought of absolutely everything you could want for a baby or kids - from a baby monitor, to pool toys and a booster seat to take out to restaurants. Everything is in fantastic condition so you really don't need to lug all the usual stuff with you. Our one year old got sick while we were there - and Razia and Tim looked after us - even coming to the doctor to do the translating. The house is great in summer (with the pool) and would be equally lovely in winter (with the open fire). You won't want to leave the place - but if you fancy a day out the area is great for exploring. I can't recommend it highly enough.
Aaran, Sarah, Jake, Oscar, Zac and Cosmo Henry:
Where do we start, what a fantastic holiday, thank you so much for the hospitality and organisation you showed.
The house and set-up was fantastic, we and the kids had so much fun and came home recharged and relaxed.
The chef was fab, we really felt like we had a break from the norm. It is the best family holiday we have ever had. Inoubliable.
Catriona, Albert and Sarah Fleming
Our fourth family holiday at Artagnan and it just keeps getting better ! We have enjoyed a perfect holiday of relaxation (goodness knows how with all the activities we tried Ð swimming, visiting/feeding chickens, swings, observing lizards, table tennis, golf, market visits, riding, cycling, BBQsÕ wine tasting) should be exhausting but it is not due to all the facilities, your generous and warm welcome, sounds of birds and frogs, fragrant flowers by the pool, star gazing etc. Surprise ... we will be back !
Jules and Julian Bowden:
The memory of our stay in Gascony still burns brightly. It was an exceptional house to stay in and you were tremendous throughout our stay. A wonderful time.