We have recently returned home from a simply superb two week stay at Artagnan in late August.
The house is spacious and extremely well equipped – there appears to be (often two of) everything parents will need while away with the kids and there are plenty of toys, games, books and ride-ons for the little ones as well as the private pool and play park.
The owners Tim and Razia were incredibly helpful and thoughtful during our stay and really went above and beyond to ensure our holiday was as enjoyable, comfortable and stress-free as possible. Our children (9 and 5) looked forward to spending time with them most days, when they would look after the animals, play games, spot insects and other wildlife, or cook up something tasty in the kitchen. We also made the most of the two local chefs (one targeted at vegetarians and the other providing more traditional French cuisine) who delivered to the house. The food was delicious and this took the hassle out of meal times.
My wife said it was the most relaxing holiday she has ever had and we are already talking about returning. I could not recommend Artagnan enough to anyone with a young family, who is looking for a relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings.
Top tip – look out for the incredible sunrises which can best be viewed by the pool early in the morning (hot chocolate and croissants optional), or enjoy some stargazing with the naked eye at night. You and your children will never forget it!
Thank you so much Tim & Razia for an amazing two weeks at Artagnan. The children have loved their time with you and Jason and I haven’t felt this relaxed in years! We are so grateful for your kindness, generosity and thoughtfulness. We will always remember this special holiday at Artagnan, thank you so much.
We had an absolutely lovely week and can’t wait until next time! Thank you so much. Everything was there to make an incredibly relaxing time and the kids loved their playdates!
What a relaxing holiday. We have loved our week here, Ella & Theo have loved feeding the animals, playing thieves, painting, finding fish & lizards – thank you for all your kindness and you are both such attentive hosts. We will be back. Thank you for everything xxxx
So grateful for this lovely special time again, a most magnificent and restful fortnight filled with such kindness and care from you all. Enormous thanks for everything you do to help us relax and enjoy family time and make such special memories x
Another perfect week of child and adult heaven. And you managed it all despite covid-19 challenges. We all had a wonderful time thanks to your care and this stunning place.
What a blessed relief to be able to come here to Artagnan after all! And forget the crazy covid world worries for a while. Thank you so much for another wonderful week here and for all your help. The children have absolutely loved it and so have we. See you next year! x
Thank you to both you and Razia for such a wonderful, relaxing holiday. You have created something very special with Artagnan. A unique, luxurious rural French stay with all a family’s needs taken care of:
The house was simply stunning – we both loved lots of pieces of furniture and the towels were so soft.
The gardens and pool just perfect for the boys to explore and play whilst being safe under our watchful eyes.
The sheep and chickens – what can i say?? The boys adored feeding them and learning all about them and we’ve had several requests for them as pets now we are home!!
Thank you for the childcare you offered – I know little George was challenging initially but thank you for persevering with him. His farewells to you both are testament to how much he loved his time with you.
The service you both provided with the food and drink was a lifesaver and made my life of feeding my brood so much simpler.
Above all, thank you both for being so kind and welcoming. You bent over backwards to ensure we felt looked after and had the best holiday. Well – it worked – I don’t think, since having children we’ve ever had such an amazing, family holiday where Neil and I enjoyed it as much as the boys.
We have loved our holidays at Artagnan so much that this was our 6th! year …. and it was every bit as great as previous years. Tim & Razia are super hosts and go out of their way to create a lovely relaxed environment for everyone to be able to have a holiday. We can’t recommend highly enough!
What a wonderful week! You have provided a wonderful weeks holiday and the boys have ABSOLUTELY loved every minute they’ve spent here. The care and attention you provide in everything here at Artagnan is so unique and makes it such an enjoyable holiday. Thank you for a fantastic week.
Thank you for the most amazing holiday. We could not have asked for more to get us into the holiday spirit – you have quite literally thought of everything; from the amazing childcare, to the wonderfully equipped kitchen, to the toys, to the restaurant recommendations. A little piece of heaven – we shall definitely be back! xx
You have created perfection and what I thought did not exist for families with small children – a relaxing holiday where everyone is happy! Your kindness and care make Artagnan the beautiful haven it is – thank you for everything and see you next year! XXX
Well what can we say, what a brilliant place! Not a detail has been left out, the kids absolutely loved all the toys! Most importantly, Tim & Razia are the perfect hosts who really go out of their way to make your holiday special. The childcare they provided in particular was amazing Max (2) & Callum (1) loved feeding the sheep and chickens and they’ve taken so much away from this holiday. THANK YOU XXX
A brilliant holiday at Artagnan and even better than last year. Your hospitality, kindness and warm welcome combined with your endless energy mean we have had a proper rest and return home feeling more normal! The children simply adore you Tim and Razia – thank you for all that you have done to make their holiday memorable.
Thanks you all for another wonderful stay. This is a magical place.
Over the years, we’ve come to realise that when you walk through the gates of Artagnan, there’s no option but to relax and have a wonderful time. The boys have loved their days cooking, eating, playing games and swimming. We’ve unwound bathed in the peace and quiet and forgotten about the real world. Perfect. Thank you, as always for your kindness, friendship and help. We love it here.
Thank you for another fantastic week at Artagnan. We have loved our time here, as always. To experience the excitement of the Tour de France (stage 18 started in Trie!) was an added bonus. Henry & Steffi have had a fabulous time at the barn – cooking, collecting eggs and the many games of Croque – Carotte! Thanks again from us all xxxx
It has been so lovely to return to Artagnan. We can’t really describe how wonderful it has been – Thank you all so, so much. Our sadness at leaving is tempered by knowing we will be back! Thank you for your kindness, eggs, hospitality and for being so brilliant with the girls who have loved every minute. Thank you from all of us
Razia, Tim, Louis, Eva, George & Abbie. Thank you all for your great welcome and huge kindness – SO very much appreciated xxxxx
We had another wonderful time making memories that we will treasure. You couldn’t be kinder more helpful hosts – our girls absolutely LOVED their time in the barn with all of the “young dudes” HUGE thanks for another incredible holiday