- from our Gîte Guests staying at Rustic France...

"We've had a wonderful stay in Tobacco Barn, equipped with everything we could want and an amazing hostess who went above & beyond to make us feel comfortable and welcome. Thankyou, Sam  ❤"

Charlie & Ella McKee Buckinghamshire UK

20th September 2019 and stayed in Tobacco Barn

"We felt very "at home" the moment we entered Tobacco Barn. Sam had made it fell very warm, cosy and comfortable. we've had amazing food and a very relaxing holiday. Thank you, Sam X "

Jenny & Brian, Berkshire UK

6th September 2019 and stayed in Tobacco Barn

"Just perfect, Sam - thank you so much for accommodating us and looking after us so well. We'll definitely be back. A very special holiday X ❤"

The Ellis Family, Yorkshire UK

25th August 2019 and stayed in Tobacco Barn

"Having stayed in many self-catered accommodations all over the world, we can say unequivocally that your attention to detail is amazing. We appreciated your wonderful hospitality and look forward to meeting you again.  À bientôt!"

Dan & Sam, "The Other Canadians"  Calgary, Canada -  NowhereFastEverywhereCool.com 

15th August 2019 and stayed in Tobacco Barn

"Thanks for an amazing stay, Sam. Our stay here far exceeded expectations!" 

Heidi, Jonathan & Arwen, Calgary Canada

15th August 2019 and stayed in Tobacco Barn

"Thank you ever so much for the lovely and glorious week away in France. The food was absolutely incredible. You were a fantastic host and I loved chatting with you. Hopefully will get back to see you another time! All the best, and love from Alex.."

Alex Reid & family,  Basingstoke UK

15th August 2019 and stayed in Stonemasons Barn

"Just a few sincere words on behalf of us all. Thank you so much for such a lovely holiday experience with you and at Tobacco Barn throughout July.  From your first reply at the point of booking, to your care and advice, through to cooking for us on a couple of occasions, we all say THANK YOU VERY MUCH!! :) This is France! Thank you, Sam xxxx"

Aidan, Charlotte, Connie & Reuben, Nottinghamshire UK

July 2019 and stayed in Tobacco Barn

"What a fabulous place...thank you for your very generous hospitality. We've had a blast....and will be back x"

Jan & Gaynor, London UK

5th June 2019 and stayed in Stonemasons Barn

"The most delightful holiday home we have experienced (and we've been in a fair number)  We were short of nothing. Congratulations to Sam, our   lovely hostess."

Michael, Pauline & Andrew, Sheffield UK

22nd September 2018 and stayed in Tobacco Barn


"We've had a most relaxing break here in the very comfortable Tobacco Barn, and have enjoyed seeing you again, Sam xx"   

Tony and Jane, Chaillé-sous-les-Ormeaux - Vendée, France

20th September 2018 and stayed in Tobacco Barn



"Loved the Tobacco Barn, it's as lovely as the photos. Sam was an amazing host and made us feel so welcome. The little touches like slippers,    toiletries, candles and lavender made it even more special. The girls loved their holiday, hope to return. xxxx"

Sandra, Sandy & Girls,  Peterborough, UK

21st August 2018 and stayed in Tobacco Barn


"Cottage was exactly as on website, rooms were comfortable and airy. Pool area is outstanding. All the personal items were there, pool towels, bath  towels, toiletries and even bath robes and slippers. Sam had a great welcome for us and a lovely welcome basket on arrival. Sam is a great host and  very helpful and knows the places in the area. Can't recommend it highly enough if you are looking for a beautiful part of rustic France and ideal for  couples. Again Sam thanks for a wonderful stay.  Cathy is already talking about coming back next year."

Tim & Cathy, Dublin, Ireland

16th August 2018 and stayed in Stonemasons Barn


A great place to relax and get away! Charming location in the French countryside with all the amenities you could need. We were there during a heat  wave and the house stayed nice and cool, and the pool was amazing! 

Such a lovely place, and a wonderfully warm welcome. Thank you so much!"

Nicole & Thomas, Somerville, Massachusetts USA

4th August 2018 and stayed in Stonemason's Barn


"Morning Sam, Just to say thanks again for your wonderful hospitality. We had a very relaxing week (even with the kids bickering!)... ..  You’ve made  Rustic France your own and clearly have more ideas ahead. Wishing you all the success in your new venture.  Will be in touch when we need a place  to  stay again in the future   We’re home to pouring rain and weather warnings lol!" 

Jo & Paul ,  Chippenham, UK  

28th July 2018 and stayed in Stonemason's Barn


“Sam is the most incredible host. We stayed at her place for 4 nights whilst house hunting in the local area, needless to say we were constantly              picking her brains for info which she was great at sharing. The place is everything you want from a French break and the immaculately clean (and      warm) pool is the icing on the cake. Nothing was too much bother for Sam and she will willingly go out of her way to help and she will leave you to it if    you prefer in your own private area, or come and have a natter with a glass of wine (or 2) round the pool! Can’t recommend this place enough, if you  are considering booking - do it! ”

Lyndsey & James, Oxford, UK

16th July 2018 and stayed in Stonemasons Barn

"Fell in love with Tobacco Barn as soon as we walked in. Sam made us feel extremely welcome.

The Tobacco Barn is fabulous and such a relaxing place. Inside is lovely and cool. Even has an outdoor room with plenty of comfy seats, table and BBQ.  Pool wonderful. Photos do not do it justice. Sam is an exceptional host. 

Thank you so much - don't want to leave! xxx" 

Hazel & Don, South Shields, UK

13th July 2018 and stayed in Tobacco Barn