Simon, France, Sept 2020
Great place to stay! We felt very welcome. The swimmingpool and the pergola are perfect to relax, read a book and just enjoy your holiday with a glass of wine.
The house is cosy and very clean. The bed linen is wonderfully fresh and Drew and Candy are wonderful hosts.
Wendela Holland, August 2020
We had a great stay at the petitie Mimosa, Candy and Drew are very open and lovely hosts! They thought of everything! The Kids loved the Pool and the Ping Pong ( we did too)
I Cannot think of something to Improve!
We defintely come back!
Miranda, Germany. August 2020
Just returned after a wonderful week in Marval with my family. ( 2 children age 5 and 8, husband age 43) . Where do I start?....
A wonderful warm welcome from Candy and Drew after our long journey. We arrived at about 8pm and after a quick tour, we felt immediately at home and the girls jumped in the pool, followed by a game of badminton.
The gite was larger than expected and everything was lovely and clean. The complimentary bread, cheese and wine were a welcome surprise and didn’t remain in the kitchen for long!
The bed linen was lovely on our bed. (This may seem a random comment but I’m fussy on bed linen).
The kitchen is well stocked with crockery etc. which makes it easy if you wish to spend evenings at the gite cooking or having a BBQ.
The pool and outside area exceeded our expectations, with plenty of seating/sun beds and lots of room for our family frisby games.
Whilst the gite feels tucked away from the rest of the world, there are easily accessible amenities within a short drive.
We had some great days out and absolutely loved St Estephe and Brantôme.
The highlight for our girls was when Drew took them for a ride in the back of his tractor, we will always remember the look on their little faces.
This holiday was fantastic value for money, in a beautiful, special place
We can’t thank you enough Candy and Drew, we WILL return!
Kate UK August 2019
La Petite Mimosa is such a comfortable and relaxing place to stay. Candy and Drew are great hosts: really friendly and welcoming and always ready to help, without being at all intrusive. Small touches, such as a few essentials in the fridge when we arrived, made a real difference. The hOuse has been furnished with great care and attention. The garden is a haven, with a spotless pool complete with sun loungers and table tennis table, and a lovely shaded area with a hammock and picnic table, surrounded by scented roses and wisteria. Drew even set up a badminton court for us.
The village has a small shop for basics and fresh bread, a restaurant, and a pizza van once a week, all within 5 minutes walk. On the days when we managed to drag ourselves away from Marval we went kayaking in Brantome, and to the local swimming lake, which has really good facilities.
We would definitely recommend it!
Sophie Uk August 2017
If you are looking for somewhere to stay with oodles of true French charm, a fabulous pool, gorgeous gardens, and wonderful hosts, you have found it here. Drew and Candy are absolutely charming, helpful and unobtrusive. You can see how hard they work keeping the pool correctly balanced, the water is crystal clear. The gite is charming and there is lots to see locally as well as lovely walks.
Their little dog Welly (Wellington) is also totally handsome and debonair, sort of the Peter O'Toole of the doggie world, you will fall in love with him, dog lover or not.
We will definitely be coming back again, as it's so different from the average gite complex of converted barn and boring lawns that all look the same. We loved it here.