Guest comments

Mirchandani-Whiteside family

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.

Lamont family

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.