This holiday exceeded all our expectations. The Lodge is a spacious and comfortable old building, full of character, with four ensuite double bedrooms and two doubles sharing a shower room. Several rooms are large enough for families to share, with extra beds and cots available. There are two enormous social areas, one with a kitchen along one wall (and a woodturner on another), the other having a general, downstairs bathroom and toy storage 'Squirrel Room' off it, plus an adjoining, rough-floored, barn-type games room, with table tennis. Outside, the courtyard is sunny and peaceful, perfect for evening drinks and chats, and the back garden must be about an acre of rough lawn, with a line of oak trees offering shade and long, outdoor refractory tables and chairs, enough for the 19 adults and 7 children we had on our peak days. The swimming pool is covered, with side-opening panels, kept in tip-top condition behind a lockable garden gate. The tennis court is also immaculate. The owners are extremely helpful, friendly and accommodating, allowing us to rent beautiful ensuite rooms in the Chateau itself for our extra guests and arranging superb entertainment for us, from a superb banquet in the Chateau dining room and French cookery lessons to local runs and Shetland pony-rides. Apart from a rather slow internet connection (which may well be improved by now), we wanted for nothing!