Dear Trevor and Kay. What a gorgeous place you have created! We have fallen in love with France, your gites, yourselves and your dogs this last week. Thank you so much for your kindness and advice, we hope to remain your friends for many years to come. All our love.
Nigel, Sarah, Fly, Missy & Crumble. UK, Dec 2017 - La Maison.
I love the dogs and the swimming pool! Clementine aged 4. We will definitely come back another time soon. Our favourite Chateau was Clos Lucé and we enjoyed every single moment of our holiday. It has been so much fun and we cannot wait to come back again some other time soon. Evangeline.
Everything the girls said and more! Our second visit and hopefully not our last. A comfortable and relaxing stay once more, lovely hosts Kay and Trevor, on hand for advice and directions if needed! Some fabulous garden produce from Kay - Thank you! Best places in two years? Villandry, Chenonceau, Clos de Lucé, oh, and the lake at Marcon, Chartres-sur-Loir, the scenery, the markets ....... The girls loved the dogs - we aren't dog owners so it was fabulous to get close to some. They are SO well behaved! We go home reluctantly - but relaxed and refreshed. A bientôt.
Sara, Bryan, Evangeline & Clementine Shelton, UK. September 2017 - La Maison
The Kenny's from outside Horsham. We have had a lovely stay. Trevor and Kay have made us very welcome and we have really appreciated the eggs and lovely home grown vegetables from the garden. We have been several times to Marcon to the little beach for swimming and the kayak trip down the Loir. A beautiful area with lots to see and do - Amboise, Le Lude, the equestrian school at Saumur (although do check the times of the show - there is not a lot there apart from the lovely horses and their stables). The show is fantastic but it would be a dull visit without, that said, Saumur itself is very interesting. Thank you for our lovely, restful stay. On t the Normandy beaches fr us now! Good luck and good health for the future. A bientôt
I loved the swimming pool; John and I swam at least everyday ........ even when it was raining! I loved the dogs so much, they are really friendly and always ready for hugs. Thank you Trevor and Kay for our 5 days here, we will miss you all. Katie, aged 9.
Mel, Gavin, John (12) and Katie Kenny. Horsham, UK. August 2017 - La Maison.
Our two weeks here have been everything we'd hoped for (and not found in one establishment before) - a very comfortable place to relax, enjoy the local walks, and indulge in our love of French life. We've stayed in France many times ( at least 5 times recently) and visited many areas. We've loved the countryside around here - more pretty than the Loire Valley, less touristy than the Dordogne and more intimate than Burgundy. The Gite is very peaceful and our needs have been well catered for. Wifi is excellent and it is a bonus to have both English and French TV. Both of us catered for! It's easy to travel to highlights nearby:- Amboise is always worth visiting, but especially on Sunday for the amazing market along the river. But, go early if you want to park nearby, or maybe park on the north side of the river (great views of the Chateau from there). Visiting a winery at Vouvray on the way home - very hospitable! On another day - go to Lavardin (Eure et Loir NOT Sarthe) & see the best views from across the Loir, then go to Le Jardin du Plessis in Sasnières (RHS members go free). A beautiful Ehnglish style garden with an exquisite setting for lunch. Thank you Trevor & Kay, for being extremely helpful in making our stay so enjoyable. Despite the distance, we could be back!
Lesley & John, Oreelogo, Australia. August 2017 - La Maison
Lovely couple of days at the end of our French cheese (Goats) making holiday down at the Dordogne. Comfy accommodation, peaceful countryside. Love the 3 very well behaved dogs. Good luck with the rest of your project.
David, Norma, Richard and Trish Hasler, UK, September 2016 - La Maison
"Happy we have met, Happy may we part, Happy may we meet again" ........ Thank you Trevor & Kay for an idyllic week in this most tranquil of settings. That we could so readily relax despite Evangeline being poorly on and off, owes much to this fabulous place and your faultless, charming (and phenomenal!) warmth and hospitality. We have made some wonderful memories, had some great experiences and really hope to be back to add to them in the future. Wishing you every success and happiness.
Sara, Bryan, Evangeline and Clementine Shelton, New Forest, UK, August 2016 - La Maison
Another great stay, visits to Marcon, La Chartre, Le Lude, Angers .... so much to see and do in the area. Love the gite, we were very comfortable here. See you in a few months.
Nigel and Sarah, UK, January 2018 - Le Grenier
Had a wonderful week here with Trevor and Kay. We were made to feel most welcome. Also made 3 new best friends in Max, Senna and Reena who we will sorely miss. Accommodation was immaculate, tasteful and had everything you could need. Slept well in the lovely big bed. Such a lot of effort put into the Gite in a short time. We wish you well for the future and look forward to coming back.
Iain & Anita, Scotland, August 2017 - Le Grenier
Trevor & Kay, you are great hosts and lovely people. We've had the most comfortable time here and spent 5 days re-acquainting ourselves with the pleasures of the Loire Valley - great food, great Chateaux and a real opportunity to unwind and celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Nothing has been too much trouble for you. Trevor, don't forget to finish the lawn, but remember to keep living your dream.
Adrian & Jange, Scotland, Sept 2017
What an awesome place, fantastic hosts, amazing wine and great local food. Jess and I really enjoyed our 2 weeks stay, especially our 2 year old cocker spaniel, "Crazy Maisie", You made us feel so welcome and the gite looks beautiful. There is so much to do in the surrounding area, we enjoyed horse riding, fishing, Kayaking and all the antiques markets. I loved fishing the stream and lake, caught trout and scale fin perfect Carp. We look forward to returning. All the best for the future, you guys have been brilliant!
Adam, Jess & Maisie, Jersey, August 2017 - Le Grenier
Dear Trevor & Kay. We had a pleasure staying in this lovely apartment. We are looking forward to coming back! The Spatay Family. PS. Please give some big hugs to the doggies in my name (Anna).
Lotti, Adri & Anna Spatay, Slovakia, July 2017 - Le Grenier
Thank you so much Trevor & Kay for a wonderful stay. Lovely accommodation and area. Mike especially enjoyed the fishing at the new lake. Good luck for the future.
Mike & Maggie Deal, Kent, UK, June 2017 - Le Grenier
Merci à vous pour votre accueil, tout était parfait. Notre séjour aura été bref, mais nus garderons un bon souvenir du gite. Merci encre et peut être à bientôt.
Gaëlle & Cyril, France, Mai 2017 - Le Grenier
Had the most wonderful, relaxing few days. The gite is wonderful and a very high standard. Kay & Trevor are the most perfect hosts and a pleasure to have visited. We will be returning.
Simon & Mickey Francis - UK, May 2017 - Le Grenier
Notre séjour (14 jours) dans le "Grenier de Volarie" était tout simplement génial! Nous nous sommes bien reposés donc un cadre verdoyant, propre, fleuri, sans oublier la,gentillesse et la convivialité de Kay et Trevor. Avec notre fille nous avons bien profité de la grande piscine et du jardin. Il ne manquait rien dans la location . Tout était parfait et nous avons promis à Kay et Trevor que nous reviendrons avec grand plaisir. C'est la première fois que nous trouvons une location de vacances aussi agréable et reposant. Nous recommandons à toutes les personnes qui recherchent un endroit calme, reposant et agréable de se rendre au Moulin de Volarie.
Jean Luc & Tiana Jaosidy - Orleans, France, August 2016 - Le Grenier
Just back from an amazing weeks stay. Le Grenier, with its light and airy open plan layout (including a beautiful roll top bath) was a cool relaxing haven. The grounds are beautifully maintained and a cooling dip in the crystal clear pool having lazed in the sun sipping ice cold amazing local wines was glorious. Great restaurants and picturesque cycling on the doorstep. A very thoughtful welcome pack and spotlessly clean accommodation make this a wonderful holiday destination. It's the little things that count and Trevor and Kay go out of their way to make sure that nothing is left to chance. Go see the beauty of the hidden gem that is Le Moulin Volarie, you won't be disappointed.
Shirley T - Market Harborough, UK. July 2016 - Le Grenier
Please have a look at this property if you fancy a wonderful break in the Loire Valley, France. Trevor Thompson and Kay Thompson, the owners have renovated Le Moulin Volarie superbly, it's brilliantly clean and the aforementioned couple could teach most people about host/essing and customer service. You couldn't wish for more from a holiday destination (oooh, and Trevor is fluent in French too!)
Ali McKenzie - Dunstable, UK June 2016 - Le Grenier