What did Guests write about L'Angelot?

Here you can read some remarks guests wrote when they left L'Angelot.

(The French, Dutch and German remarks are visible when you click Le Livre d'Or, Het Gastenboek or Das Gästebuch.)

Thank you Ilse and Fons for your amazing hospitality and for your helpfulness in planning our days here in Antraigues and Ardèche. The breakfasts have been so tastefull with all the cheeses and freshley baked bread. The lunches as well! The first day we went hiking around the beautiful landscape, without your help we would have missed it. Second day we went kayaking in the sunshine and had a perfect day and after that went to the Pont d'Arc Cave. We finished our day in the restaurant in Lagorce that you recommended, it was great! We wish we had a longer stay here, hopefully we will be back. Thank you for everything!

Malena and Amanda, Sweden, May 2017

We loved being here and will hope to come again. Please come and see us in England!

Caroline & Rupert, Exeter, Devon, September 2016

We greatly enjoyed our all-to-brief stay - The spectacular setting and comfortable, charming accomodation, combined with attentive hosts and comparable fellow-guests made for a very memorable experience. Must try the pool next time!

John & Hélène, Greenwich, September 2016

Thank you for making our stay in Antraigues such a memorable one. You have a beautiful home in a truly magnificant location and made us feel very welcome. Your recommendations for daily activities and eateries were great, couldn't have asked for more. All the best for the future,

Sarah, Julian & Ruben, Leeds, August 2016

What a tranquil setting! We will always remember the swaying trees, the view of the village from te pool and the butterflies. Thank you for providing this, for your kindness and for our stay. Ilse + Fons, your advice about where to visit and where to eat made our stay so much more relaxing; advice too on where to buy the wine we wanted. Our only problem is that we never want to leave! To everyone thinking of staying here we implore you do it, you will regret it if you do not stay here.

Sam & Jane, London, August 2016

We are incredibly envious of Ilse + Fons making up to the amazing view each morning. Eating breakfast on the terrace each morning was the perfect way to start the day. Breakfast was beautiful, filled us all ready for a day of walking, tennis, river swimming and lazing in the beautiful garden. A fabulous extra was the two nights Ilse and Fons hosted our evening meal which was such wonderful local produce transformed into mouth watering dishes. Ilse & Fons facilitated our canoe trip on the river as well as our restaurant choices, even lending their jeu-de-boules set which enabled us to have a great time on the village square on our last night:-)... creating a wonderful setting for Finn's birthday. Thank you from all of us. Looking forward to returning soon!

Michael & Carol and Marc & Esther and the kids: Evan, Olly, Finn, Sam, Dotty and Poppy from Cambridge, UK, July 2016

Dear Guy, Ilse & Fons,

What can we say? Guy was the perfect host in your perfect house. A little oasis in the bustle of life. Will return!

Louise & William, July 2016

We feel lucky to have found this delightful place to break our journey with a wonderful day's walking. Thank you Ilse and Fons, for such a friendly welcome and hospitality.

Michael & Delia Ayers, Oxford, UK, April 2016

Merci beaucoup Ilse & Fons. We knew w'd made the right choice as soon as we arrived. Everything perfect, from the delicious breakfasts, to the recommendations for walks etc. and... the house is lovely. Très, très sympa! Merci encore,

Vivien and Peter, Trièves, (Isère), France, March 2016

We have had a very pleasant and comfortable stay. Beautiful environment with lovely walks. Thank you so much.

Rodney and Sarah from Kent, UK, September 2015

"We spent 10 glorious days in this tranquil idyllic spot tucked away in the Ardeche mountains. The hosts are delightful, it was just like staying with friends who had a place in France and on two occasions they cooked us a delicious meal. There is a beautiful pool to cool off in the hot sun, we had a lovely large bedroom with the best shower we’ve experienced, breakfast on the terrace looking across to the village. Great location for driving, walking, kayaking etc. or just relaxing. Very few tourists - this is a perfect place to be pampered and to explore a different part of France."

August, 2015 (copy/pasted from the Sawdays site) 

What a fabulous place in a beautiful area. You looked after us so well. Many thanks,

Rupert and Liz from UK, our childern and our grand childern: Benji & Anabel, August 2015

"We stayed in this beautiful place for 4 nights. Ilse and Fons made us feel very welcome and their help in recommending activities for us to do during the day including a fabulous walk from the front door was really appreciated - as was being able to relax around the pool all afternoon. Their recommendations and bookings for excellent meals out locally was really helpful. During our stay our daughter celebrated her 21st birthday and Ilse and Fons not only made a huge fuss of her but also arranged for the restaurant to surprise her with cake and singing. She was delighted! Highly recommended!"
July 2015 (copy/pasted from the Sawdays site)

A message to our friend Guy who did 'house and B&B sitting' early June 2015

Dear Guy, We wanted to thank you for being such a wonderful host during our stay at L’Angelot.  We enjoyed your company and shall certainly return, possibly later next year to more fully explore the area. The journey north and our stay with friends in the Haute Loire was also memorable; the comparison of the Massif plateau with the Ardeche gorges was a revelation.  The book we suggested which you might find amusing is: “1,000 Years of Annoying the French” by Stephen Clarke.  A light hearted but well researched look at Britain’s relations with France. Many thanks again, and we do hope that we shall meet again at some time in the future.

Bruce & Jane Fox, June 2015

We had a wonderful few days relaxing in this lovely place and enjoyed the delicious breakfasts served by Guy. A pity that Ilse and Fons were not able to be there but Guy made us feel very welcome. Hartelijke groeten,

Brian en Ellen, June 2015

Dear Ilse & Fons, Thank you so much for a wonderful stay! You made us feel so welcome. Your views, your pool, your gorgeous breakfeast and your cats(!) will remain in our memory. The apricot jam was so very kind... we very much hope to see you again.

Dorothy & Steve, UK, August 2014

"A wonderful place to stay in this beautiful, quiet region. It's in a secluded spot yet within easy walking distance of Antraigues - of which you have a perfect view from L'Angelot. Our room was spotless, characterful and large with a rooflight that made it feel even more spacious. There are lovely outdoor spaces and a large and well-maintained pool. Breakfast on the terrace was fresh, tasty, generous and varied. On top of all this, it's hard to imagine better hosts than Ilse and Fons. They were welcoming, thoughtful and genuinely friendly and they made it extremely hard to leave. "
July 2014 (copy/pasted from the Sawdays site)

 Thanks so much for your warm and generous hospitality in idyllic surroundings. A stay we shall not forget! Un grand merci!

Sheila & David, June 2014

We had a beautiful room with a nice ensuite shower/wc. The pool has beautiful views over the historic village of Antraigues and we had a very peaceful and relaxed stay. Ilse and Fons are warm and very welcoming and had good suggestions of places to visit and eat. We have already made plans to return and would certainly recommend both the B&B and the area.

Annie & Paul, Kent, UK, June 2014

 What a lovely outlook and delightful hosts. Pity we only stayed for a few days - short and sweet.

Chris & Susan, James & Charlotte, Richmond, UK, August 2013

Dear Ilse & Fons, Mr. Black & Mr. Gray,

Even with four days of almost continuous rain, the Ardèche is spectacular and L'Angelot was the perfect place to explore this beautiful country. We hope to return one day -in the not too distant future- to experience the Ardèche in the sun! We will see you then, for sure. Thanks for the hospitality!

Andrew & Cath, Sydney, Australia, May 2013

 What a simply marvellous place to stay! Thank you so much for being so "sympa", for the warmth of you welcome and the ease of conversation - you have added so much to our love and understanding of Antraigues and l'Ardèche!

Vance & Jill, UK, September 2012

 Many thanks for a most relaxing and enjoyable stay in a most enchanting setting. Our batteries are now recharged.

James & Emma, Kensington  London, August 2012

"Paradise found"

A big thank you to you both for ensuring we had such a fantastic stay at L'Angelot. The view of Antraigues from the terrace, the quiet eden of relaxation by the pool and the beautiful surrounding countryside and culture. The concert in Labeaume was magical, a real highlight. You have been fantastic hosts, full of warmth and smiles. We wish you all the very best for the future in the Ardèche and hope to see you when we return! Warmest best wishes, the Leach family:

Becky, Heather, Phil, Dan and Julie from the UK, July 2012

Just a short note to thank you both for making our recent stay with you memorable. We loved your charming and beautifully decorated house and do miss the view from the breakfast terrace. There is much more for us to explore in the Ardèche and we hope it will not be too long before we can return. We also miss the glorious sunshine - it has rained heavily every day since we returned to the UK last week - we need to grow webbed feet!

Roger & Ann, UK, June 2012

We have had a wonderful time, great place, company & scenery. Hope to see you again.

Chris & Chris, Ipswich, Suffolk, UK, May 2012

Perfect location, perfect accomodation, perfect hospitality, perfect hosts. Already looking forward to our next visit.

Peter & Hedwig, London, October 2011

We appreciated the warm welcome, beautiful house and setting. The room and breakfast was super. Thank you!

David & Alice, UK, October 2011

Thank you so much, very much nature and views. Quite enjoyed our stay. Everywhere is different in France, easy to travel. Hope you finally get the rain...!!

Ron & Yvonne, New Jersey - USA, October 2011

Ilse's and Fons' place - a special place to stay...! We loved the hospitality and the peace and will recommend you whereever we talk about our (only) 2 days in l'Angelot. Hoping to be back some time in the near future!

Axel from Germany and Carmel from Ireland, September 2011

We are both feeling thoroughly relaxed... Just sitting in the village square all day and then the next day having a 12 km walk was just wonderful. So the car has had two days rest! Thank you very much for your welcome.

Philip & Janet, Broughton - Hampshire,   Sept 2011

What a beautiful place - we feel very lucky to have been here. It is very rare to find such a peaceful place - it felt like the "real" France! Thank you for such a friendly and welcoming stay in your home.

Lisa & David, August 2011

We only stayed for a night which was not long enough as this is an enchanting place. Thank you for a wonderful time, we shall return - without children! Kind regards,

The Clements family, Hampshire, UK, August 2011

Thank you for a lovely stay, we have loved your house and have throughly enjoyed an introduction to the Ardèche!

Niki, Hugo, Ruben & Josh, London, August 2011

Super view, quite ideallic. So peaceful away from humdrum of normal day to day. Accomodation most excellent. Hospitality very welcoming.  We really could not have asked more. Sincere thanks to Ilse & Fons. Kindest regards,

Richard, Michelle and Luke from Leicestershire England, July 24th 2011

(P.S. Thank you for allowing us an early morning swim!! This was our wedding anniversary - and what a way to spend it...)

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here at your home in the Ardèche. We loved sitting on our little bit of terrace gazing across to the village - a glorious view! Thank you so much for your recommendations of "La Montagne" for food, the excellent walk and for inviting us to eat with you. The meal and our breakfasts were delicious, showcasing the local produce. We have been very comfortable in our accomodation, made use of the sheltered pool and appreciated the "facilities" of the cave. Many, many thanks for making our stay special.

Cherrill & Ian, Poole, Dorset, July 1st 2011

Thank you very much! We had a wonderful stay at your B&B. Beautiful location in the Ardèche with stunning views of Antraigues. Breakfast was lovely and a special "thank you" to Ilse for a delicious vegetarian meal - it was very kind of you. Your warm and friendly welcome has made this an enjoyable stay and we hope to visit again!

Sarah & Tony, Kent, May 2011

Thank you very much for a wonderful stay at your lovely B&B. You live in a such a beautiful area of the world and have one of the most stunning views to enjoy. We loved sitting at the Moroccon table on the terrace of our room "La Comballe" with a pre-dinner drink taking in this view. Thank you for all your recommendations, we had some lovely meals at "La Montagne". Breakfasts were also very enjoyable and we liked hearing Fons' stories about trekking in the Himalayas. 

Amanda & Rob (Australia & New Zealand), May 2011

We have all enjoyed our stay here - the girls loved Mr. Grey & Black and have played in your beautiful garden. The scenery is amazing and we have all felt most welcome here with your very well selected destination points. We hope to see you both very soon! 

The Shaw family, Vaujany, France -  1st May 2011

Drodzy Gospodoze,

Pobyt u was zostawi w uaszeg pamigci same wspauicue wrazenia. Pizecudowny dom prawodzony pizer uroczych Gospodarzy zaguliony w prze pigknej okdicy. Widoki z tarasu jest vrayikowy, a didica zaskakuje berlikiew atraligï. Dzigkujewy. Vapracidy polecomy. Yvona, Pawel & Tymeh from Poznan - Poland, april 2011

Dear Ilse & Fons,

We are so proud to have been your first Brooklyn guests! Brooklyn, NY, that is! This was a delightful place to spend 3 nights. Ilse's directions for hiking and sight-seeing were perfect. Breakfasts were sumptuous and our hosts were warm, caring and worked hard to make our stay the best possible. A très bientôt, esperons... 

Erica & Dan, New York

 "Thank you so much Ilse and Alphonse! We have made a wonderful discovery in the Ardèche as a region and in your lovely B&B. Thank you for your advice and friendly conversation".

Liliane & Alex

"Dear Ilske and Fonske,
When we came here, you told us to feel like home. And that’s just what we did!
So yeah, you can expect us back real soon, with love",
Silvio & Lisa, Antwerp

"Thank you for a wonderful stay, we had such a fabulous time".
Helen & Bryan, Utah, USA

"Queridos Ilse y Alfonso,
Muchas gracias por su hospitalidad. Realmente fue un placer esta estadés. El lugar, paisage y su compania quedaran siempre en mis recuerdos. Con mucho carino",
P.S. Espero veeos en Bolivia!

 "A wonderful stay in such a beautiful place and with warm and welcoming hosts ! We will do our best to send you some more visitors from Australia"!
Sue & Gavin, Melbourne

 "Dear Ilse, Fons, Mr Black and Mr. Grey,
We had a wonderful stay – beautiful house in a stunning location, excellent hosts and guests. We had lots of laughs and stimulating conversation. Fons & Ilse: you are very welcome to stay with us in London, I give you a tour of the Design Museum. We will be back!"
Donna & Simon

 "Fantastic 3 days, should have spent 5 days cycling the Ardèche mountains around L’Angelot. A cycling paradise with great roads, scenery, food and of course marvellous hospitality shown to us by Ilse & Alphonse. Thanks and see you next year! "
Ian & Denise, Melbourne

 "Thank you so much for the wonderful hospitality you gave us during our stay in you lovely place. It is hard to leave but we will carry both of you and our delightful new memories in our hearts always. "
Love, Adria, Oregon, USA

"You have shared much with us and others. As a parting thought I want to share with you a gift that a Buddhist head priest in Tokyo gave to me. It translates as: “flowing water has no ego” – a Buddhist thought on live. Hope to visit again,"
Richard, Oregon, USA.

"Fabulous place/people. I’m sure w’ll be back. Many thanks."
Clare & Alistair, England

 "Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. Everything was perfect – we all feel lucky to have found the l’Angelot! I would like to mention especially the breakfast as I was blown away by how delicious it was. The views are stunning and the river swimming was so much fun. My parents felt like teenagers again:-)"
The Moffets, London

"Thank you so much Ilse & Alphonse. Your welcome was really all that one could ask for, warmth, discretion, kindness, attention, openess. It looks like we will become members of the “Friends of L’Angelot” so we undoubtedly will be back soon!"
With great memories, Allan, Paris

"By good luck and local advice we found this lovely place, with a warm welcome and very friendly. A unique experience."
Robert & Jenny, England

"Thank you for the warm welcome we had staying at your home. We wish you all the very best in the future and look forward to coming back soon. Take care".

"Thanks for the warm welcome Ilse and Alphonse – what a delight to stay in this lovely peaceful part of the Ardèche. Your house and its setting are simply breathtaking!"
Michael & Margot"

French and Dutch

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