Guests Comments...

(extracts from emails and the Visitors' Books)

"Lovely to be back again and what we lacked in temperature was more than made up by the warmth of your welcome. Thank you both so much for looking after us in your usual generous and attentive way. A bientot." (The Clarke Family, Devon, September 2017)

"Endroit magnifique et ideal pour le vacance en famille..." (La Famille Clovet, Paris, July 2017)

"Another fabulous stay in this little "Oasis of Peace". Each time we come we sense the quiet tranquility of Razay - and really do regenerate. A week is too short... Jill and Simon - you have created a beautiful centre here - thank you for what you have done over the years - may it long be just RAZAY." (The Ritson Family, Jarrow, June 2017)

"We had a wonderful time at Razay. Jasper really enjoyed the freedom and loved Charlie." (The Neleman Family, The Netherlands, June 2017)

"Wonderful as always(6th time). Weather fantastic. Thank you Jilly and Simon for everything. See you next year!" (The Taylor Family, Huntingdon, May 2017)

"Thank you Jilly & Simon for a brilliant holiday. You took amazing care of us and we really appreciate it. The whole place is so well thought out and it's been such a pleasure to relax here. We all slept really well - no mean feat with toddlers! Andrew really loved his fishing and we all loved the pool. A big "thank you"!" (The Goodwin Hall Family, Zurich, July 2016)

"From the moment we drove up the drive we knew we had hit the jackpot! Jilly welcomed us with open arms and the kids fell upon Charlie! The house was perfect for us and we swam (well the kids did!) every day. Thank you Jilly & Simon for setting up the TV so our football mad Kiwi(!) son could watch Euro 2016. We will be recommending you down under!" (The Goodger Family, New Zealand, June 2016)

"We came for a global family reunion and what a super place we chose. EWverything we could wish for to entertain 3 generations from 72 to 6 months old." (The Straker Families, UK & Australia, May 2016)

"What a fabulous week and just what we needed; peace, tranquility and the odd glass of vin rouge! We loved the whole setting and the cottage had everything we needed. Jilly and Simon were perfect hosts." (The Crook Family, Melksham, September 2015)

"I'm losing count over how many times we've been here now but we just keep on coming back and always have an amazing time. Thanks to Jilly & Simon as always for being perfect hosts - we love it here!" (The Wrightson Cross Family, London, August 2015)

"Another wonderfully relaxing week, our 11th visit and yes, we will be back again next year! Cottage spotless as usual." (The Nelson Family, Norwich, July 2015)

"Third time at Razay and once again it didn't disappoint. Fantastic hosts who defo looked after us well with my bonus of the early birthday nosh! Thank you Jilly and Simon (and Charlie)." (The Jupp Family, Rugby, August 2014)

"Our 4th time at Razay and as always wonderful. Jilly is great - it's like visiting friends. No Simon this year (he does exist) and it will be great for them next year when they can both be here full time." (The Taylor Family, Huntingdon, June 2014)

"We've had a lovely time at Razay. Lots of things to do: my 2 year old son Joshua loved the play area and the freedom! Enjoyed fishing on the lake. Would love to come again - thanks Jilly and Simon." (The Bailey/Groves Families, Rotherham, September 2013)

"We've had a fabulous time here at Razay - so much to do and so little time. Bonus - the weather has been perfect, much hotter than we expected for the 'end of season'. Thank you Simon and Jilly for providing the ideal holiday retreat - we'd love to see you again." (The Turners, Sheffield, August/September 2013)

"Magical days, incredible swimming pool! Another lovely holiday in this special place. Thank you Simon and Jilly for all your help and the small touches that make a holiday great. We look forward to being back soon!" (The Pietersen Family, Wimbledon, August 2013)

"Another wonderful holiday at Razay (9th)! As usual, cottage spotless and facilities brilliant. Had a really relaxing and 'chilled out' time, can really recharge the batteries here. Thank you Jilly & Simon for another wonderful holiday - see you again next year!" (The Nelsons, Norfolk, August 2013)

"Back for a 5th year but earlier than before. Had a super time again - very relaxing - especially star-gazing at night. Thanks so much again Jill and Simon. See you next year." (The Morsons, Dudley, July/August 2013)

"Another fantastic stay at Razay - all over too quickly. It's been amazing weather - really hot with some very impressive storms. Thank you again, Jill, we'll be back next year, of course. xx" (The Wrightson-Cross Family, London, July/August 2013)

"Only managed a week here as we had to fit our booking around A level results etc. Stayed in The Stables and were blessed (scorchio) with very hot weather. Looking forward to coming again for longer next year and will bring copious amounts of wine so we don't run out again (Jill! - sorry x)" (The Budgens, Hyde, Cheshire, July 2013)

"A beautiful and relaxing place. Very welcoming and friendly atmosphere. We all enjoyed a great week and hope to return in the future." (The Bose Family, Swindon, July 2013)

"A wonderful week, great facilities that kept everyone occupied. The kids loved the trampoline and play area, as well as walking Charlie. Thank you for a great family holiday, the kids don't want to leave!" (The Scotts and Woodgates, Hertford, July 2013)

"We loved the area, did some sightseeing, enjoyed good french food and watched the Tour de France. A big thanks to Jill and Simon, we have enjoyed our 2 weeks a lot and are bringing home many good memories. Jusen takk for en herlig ferie." (The Sanderse and Engen Families, The Netherlands & Norway, June/July 2013)

"Razay is beautiful in many different ways. Jill and Simon are doing a marvellous job at keeping this place so beautiful. It has been a haven of relaxation. All the extras have been enjoyed and the weather has been on our side. When this year's photo album will be made, Razay will take up quite a lot of pages." (The Bourne Family, Oslo, Norway, June/July 2013)

"After a 7 year wait, Razay became that itch we had to scratch! - and we are so glad we did! Even more beautiful than we remember - this is a place that has it all and allows you to spend your holiday at a pace that suits you. Whether it's the bustle of the markets, a boat trip down the river to Chenonceau or a picnic by the river at Chisseaux, it really has got it all. On site amenities even better than we remember & the added luxury of the Stables topped off the holiday. Thank you Jilly - it has been fun and we have loved spending time with you and getting to know you better. You work so hard and Razay is a true credit to you. We have had the pleasure of meeting Simon - he does exist!! - and will never forget where we were when Andy Murray won Wimbledon!" (The Ginnaws, Chichester, June/July 2013)

"After a gap of 6 years we have returned to Razay. 'Children' now much bigger with girlfriends and boyfriends accompanying. Mixed weather but everyone enjoyed themselves. Look forward to returning." (The Johnsons & Guests, Various locations, June 2013)

"Another fantastic family holiday! Back next year for 2 weeks - can't wait!" (The Ritsons, Tyne & Wear, June 2013)

"Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful cottages with us! What a fantastic place - plenty to do and terrific facilities! A bientot." (The Wolff Family, Wimbledon, May 2013)

"Despite having unseasonably damp weather, we still had a fabulous time. Loads to do on site and in the local area. We caught double figures of fish. Thanks to all for hospitality and warm welcome. Would love to visit again in the future." (The Richardsons, Bradfords, Norris' and Lords, Leicestershire & Kent, May 2013)

"Once again outstanding. We all had a great time made very special by our hosts. Here's looking forward to next time!" (The Taylors, Huntingdon, June 2012)

"Thanks once again for another brilliant family holiday! We all loved it, the kids especially." (The Ritsons, Tyne & Wear, June 2012)

"Our 4th amazing holiday at Razay! We had a great time by the pool, in the woods and went on some brilliant day trips. Simon and Jilly were fab as usual - and so were Charlie and Claude." (The Gittins, Salisbury, August 2012)

"Our 4th year at razay and again we've had a really lovely time. It's home from home. Harry has been missed but Claude and Charlie have made up for it - not forgetting the ducks. Thank you so much Jill & Simon and we'll see you again next summer." (The Morsons, Dudley, August 2012)

"We've had another terrific holiday here at Razay - heatwave 1st week made a welcome change from the English summer! Thanks J & S for your hospitality as ever - the Olympic Opening Ceremony will always be a night to remember!" (The Newton-Savages, Hampton, August 2012)

"Wow! Another fantastic holiday. 2 weeks this time and it flew by. This is our 8th visit and we just love the place and its brilliant owners!!! Thank you Jilly & Simon for making our holiday perfect, as usual. (Special thanks for the ride on the Harley.)" (The Nelsons, Norwich, August 2012)

"Another fantastic holiday at Razay - thank you Jill. Over a decade of coming to Razay and we still love it so much. See you next year!" (The Wrightson-Cross Family, London, August 2012)

"The cottages are so lovely and Jill has been a great host. Thank you very much for letting us go on walks with Charlie :). We will certainly be back and spread the word in Germany to come and visit Razay." (The Bruns Family, Stuttgart, Sep 2012)

"Another wonderful Razay year. Thanks again J & S - glad to hear that Harry is well and enjoying his retirement in England." (The Whites, Oakham, Aug 2012)

"The best visit ever (Dylan, 8). Once again a lovely relaxing holiday in a beautiful part of the world. Thank you Jilly for your friendliness and hospitality. Charlie stole the kids hearts. We will be back again." (The Saaymans, London, August 2012)

"Another wonderful holiday at our home away from home! Thank you Jilly (and so nice to spend time with Simon this year). Looking forward to next year with friends, food and sun." (The Whites & Wrights, Rutland, Aug 2011)

"We have had another delightful stay at Razay - thank you Jilly and Simon for your warm hospitality and those extra touches that make your cottages and grounds so perfect for a holiday. The really comfortable furniture and the over-abundance of equipment and facilities make this spot extra special - it was very good to see you again and we hope that we will see you again some time in the future." (The Leonards, Portsmouth, Aug/Sep 2011)

"Thank you for a wonderful holiday. The cottages are so well equipped - there was nothing we could ask for that hadn't already been thought of. Jill was so welcoming and friendly, it has been one of the best holidays ever! Look forward to meeting Simon next time." (The Hornes, London, Jul 2011)

"Had a wonderful week. The facilities and activities you have here are amazing. The cottage is so well equipped it is wonderful." (The Davisons, Guildford, Jul 2011)

"Thanks again for another brilliant week here at Paradise! Nice to see the addition of Charlie to the wonderful Razay family. As usual wine flowed, sun shone and laughter in abundance." (The Phillips, Scotland, Jun 2011)

"Another perfect week (7th visit). Each time we come it seems to be more perfect! So much to do here we didn't venture too far and now on our last day we already have the plans set out for next year!" (The Nelsons, Norwich, May/Jun 2011)

"Dear Simon and Jill. Just a quick note from the Taylor clan to thank you very much for our holiday last week. To say that we throughly enjoyed ourselves would be an understatement, in Ian's words it was one of the best holidays he has ever had in his 54 years! This was because you both cared about your visitors and went to every length to make sure we were looked after in the best possible way. There isn't one thing in particular that stood out because everything was perfect. You even managed the weather!" (The Taylors, Huntingdon, May/Jun 2011)

"Thank you so much for the pleasure of staying at your wonderful Razay. We had a wonderful holiday. Thank you again for making Ben's birthday such a wonderful day." (The Shearlaws, Devon, Jun 2010)

"3rd year - gets better every year. Great weather, great wine, great company. All being well, will see you next year. Thanks again." (The Phillips, Scotland, Jun 2010)

"We have had a smashing 2 weeks here and are looking forward to next year. Thank you soooooo much, we have really enjoyed the last 2 weeks. We will miss Harry until we come back next year." (Eleanor & Hannah Gittins, Salisbury, Aug 2010)

"What a wonderful holiday! For the first week we didn't even venture to the end of the drive - who needs to when Razay provides all that you could ever need? The pool, Harry, trampoline, Harry, badminton, Harry, oh, and not forgetting the wonderful Harry! Week 2 managed to lift urselves off the sun loungers for long enough to visit Fantasy Forest... Zoo at Beauval... the Chinese Pagoda... then back to Razay for relaxation, wine, friends and anything you could ever want on a holiday. Thank you Jill and Harry (hopefully we'll see you next time Simon - and looking forward to meeting Charlie!)" (The Whites and Wrights, Rutland, Aug 2010)

"Our second year here at Razay. Waited a whole year to descend and it didn't disappoint. Many thanks for making our stay a good one. We will be back and look forward to the Facebook updates of the Cottages, Harry and Charlie." (The Jupps, Rugby, Aug/Sep 2010)

"Thanks a mill! What an ideal place for a family holiday. Will certainly recommend to all in Ireland." (Brian, Kirsty, Barrie, Maggie, Hami and Hily, Ireland & Australia, Sep 2010)

"Very impressed with all the amenities in and around Razay, c'est fantastique. Home from home with the added bonus of a dishwasher. We've had an excellent 2 week stay and Jilly made our stay all the more warmer, for which we are very grateful. We are certain to see you again, we're going to come back, definitely!!" (The Jupps, Rugby, Aug 2009)

"We've all loved our 2 weeks at Razay and have been so well looked after by Jill. Highlights included making friends with Harry, Jill and all those in Cottage 1, visiting the cows/calves at milking time, and all our days out to the zoo, markets, chateaus etc..." (The Dockings, Norfolk, Jul 2009)

"Razay is awesome! Harry is the best dog ever! He’s so cute and very well trained. Thanks Jill, Simon & Charlotte!" (McPherson Family, West Sussex, Jul 2008)

"Smashing great time at Razay celebrating 50th birthdays. Perfect weather, great wine, wonderful people, gorgeous countryside, fascinating sites. A bike ride in the morning to Céré-la-Ronde for croissants was a fun chore, indeed! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!" (Jo, Chris, Sam, Lynn, Robin, Karen, Maureen, Roslyn & D, Washington DC, Boston Ma, London England, Jul 2008)

"We have returned after 6 years away to find all the good things have been kept as they should be and even improved, and the changes that have been made were to things that needed improving like the kitchen, furnishings and the new shower upstairs, so well done to Jill & Simon for that. We will return again & hopefully bring some of the family & friends who shared our holidays here before, to show them it’s still a great place to come!" (Tony, Coleen & Sally Sheppard, Spalding, Lincs, Jun 2008)

"Clare and I have been all over france over the past fifteen years, but we have never been anywhere as good as Razay for children/families. We all had a wonderful time, secure in the knowledge that the children were safe at all times. You have a wonderful balance of activities play areas, and yes, lawns for the children to play on, run around or just laze. Thank you for such a lovely place, and thank you especially Jill for being such a kind, welcoming and caring host. We felt as though we were part of a Razay family and look forward to returning, but for a longer period, in the future." (David & Clare Ritson, Tyne & Wear, Jun 2008)

"What a wonderful holiday we all had. Enjoyed some great times round the pool in the hot weather. Thanks Jill & Simon for being such great hosts & Charlotte & Harry too!" (Nick & Mandy Maughan , Hull, Aug 2007)

"What a fantastic time we all had! Jill & Simon were great hosts and they can enjoy a glass of wine or two!! Like the rest of us!! Many thanks for a lovely holiday." (Sue & Graham Fisher, Hull, Aug 2007)

"Nice location, good facilities, great company, brilliant week!" (The Colls and Heskeths, Ipswich, Sep 2006)

"We have all been so happy here - what a truly lovely place. Many thanks for a great holiday." (The Emery Family, Plymouth, Sep 2006)

"Thanks again Jill for a great holiday (our 5th year!) and well done with the weather! We love it here and will be back next year." (Hilary, Michael and Family, London, Aug 2006)

"A truly beautiful place to spend a very leisurely 2 weeks! Weather has been glorious, facilities excellent (and I'm assurred the fishing has been great!) Loads to do for the boys. Although we don't usually go back to the same place twice, I think in this instance we might be tempted - we will definitely be telling friends and family what a fantastic time awaits you at Razay! A big thank you for a lovely holiday." (The Ginnaw Family, W. Sussex, Jul 2006)

"We have all had a superb holiday, everything is so well organised, the pool, gym, bikes, etc, something for all ages." (The Stone family, London, Jul 2006)

"We have had a brilliant time on our holiday to Razay. We loved the super-king size bed, we want one for home! This holiday gave us the relaxation and fun which we most greatly needed." (Sam and CJ, Derbyshire, Jun 2006)

"The first thing Billy (age 6) said upon arrival was "where's the TV?", have to say that none of us even thought about it for the rest of the week as we were so busy eating, drinking, swimming, riding the quads and bikes, fishing, archery, playing games and chatting!! The cottage was very comfortable, best nights sleep x7 in ages! We will definitely be back with new arrival as this is the perfect place to bring a baby. Thanks Jill, Simon and Charlotte." (The Nelson Family, Norwich, May 2006)

"We've had a lovely relaxing week. Have enjoyed having some fairly competitive matches in the badminton hall. We loved going for bike rides in the woods and rowing in circles on the lake. Thank you for a thoroughly enjoyable week." (The Oakleys and Hills, Herts & Cornwall, Sep 2005)

"Our second visit to Razay - we were concerned that it could not match up to last year but it has surpassed it. We love Razay!" (Julie, Martin and Family, Coventry, Aug 2005)

"Had a fab 2 weeks at Razay. Did a bit of everything. Huge thanks to Jill and Charlotte for making the children so welcome. We will all miss the friendly hedgehogs that appear every night and Harry the Dog." (The Biltons, Nottingham, Aug 2005)

"Great weather for our second visit to Razay. Excellent holiday. Hopefully be back next year." (Russell, Liz and Family, Cheshire, Aug 2005)

"Have had a superb stay here - the boys loved the quad bikes, the badminton hall, the gym and the bikes. I have really enjoyed relaxing here...knowing the boys are happy and of course safe and secure in Razay." (Gill, Colin and Family, Hampshire, Oct 2004)

"A fantastic sunny and hot week with plenty of fish caught. Only our eighth visit so we are just getting used to it here! The week was excellent." (Roger & Alex, Norwich, Sep 2004)

"As soon as we turned down the drive we felt that we had stepped in to a wonderful holiday - and we did. The pictures on the website did not do the high ceilinged bedrooms justice. This complex has the perfect mix of being sociable and peace and quiet. Thanks for a wonderful holiday - we will be back." (Julie, Martin and Family, Coventry, Aug 2004)

"Our third visit and we've again had a wonderful holiday at Razay...Thanks Jill, Simon, Michael and Charlotte - we'll be back!" (Hilary, Michael and Family, London, Aug 2004)

"Razay is the perfect place for exploring a beautiful part of France. The accommodation is excellent and the facilities perfect for adults and kids. Combine the above with the hardest ingredient to find: the perfect hosts who create such a relaxed atmosphere, and Razay is the perfect place for a stress free perfect holiday! Thanks to Jill and Simon and their lovely family - we'll be back!!" (Lizzie and Graham and Family, Jul 2004)

"The most comfortable large bed we have ever had in France." (The Eccles Family, W Yorks, Jul 2004)

"We've really enjoyed our stay here, which has managed to be enjoyable and relaxing in beautiful surroundings with wonderful wildlife. Thank you for your hospitality and we hope to come again." (Martin, Sarah and Family, Cambridge, Jul 2004)

"The fishing was excellent. The Gite was very cosy and so clean and comfortable. The area is glorious, so peaceful and tranquil. Jill and Simon were excellent hosts and we wish them lots of luck in the future. I've not stayed in a cleaner gite." (Jenny & Sid, Kent, Jun 2004)