Had a wonderful 3 nights here. Hosts lovely - can't do enough for you. Food lovely, atmosphere  lovely - very homely.

Great value for money.

I would recommend to a friend

5 stars

Andy & Jane Smale

Aldershot, UK


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Excellent reception. Proprietaires discrets mais présents. Chambre spacieuse et confortable. Petits dejeuner et repas copieuse. Excellent rapport qualité prix.

Je recommande vivement cette adresse .

Merci à Vikki et Pete, Tuft et Jazz pour leus trés chalareuse accueil

{Excellent reception. Discrete but always available owners. Spacious, comfortable room. Copious breakfast and meals. Excellent value for money.

I strongly recommend this address .

Thanks to Vikki & Pete, Tuft & Jazz for the very warm welcome}

I would recommend to a friend

5 stars

Xavier Coisy & Anita Boisnard

Laval, France

John & Cherie Lamont

Wales, UK

Lovely welcome & relaxed atmosphere.

Great food cooked by Vikki.

Had a great sleep, very good facilities.

Good Luck with all the renovations.

I would recommend to a friend

5 stars

Steve & Gail Parker

Worcestershire, UK

This is a fabulous stop over, very welcoming, good food, good company & a lovely room. Would recommend a visit, not to be missed. Will come again.

I would recommend to a friend

5 stars

Maurice Rayner

Tipperary, Ireland

I telephoned only the day before arrival as my tour had no itinerary by design, fortunately there was a room available for 1 night, so I booked it. I had heard about Pete and Vicky through the Moto Guzzi Club, not to any extent just that they existed.

So, I programmed la foret ser sevre into my new garmin sat nav and set off. On arrival I decided that the clever thing to do would be to enter the zip code, this presented me with an address 9kms away, oh I thought, not so clever.

I called and spoke to Vicky, the sat nav turned out to be correct and I was greeted at the gate by the smiling Vicky and 2 delightful bouncing dogs. Pete directed me where to park with a regal wave of his arm announcing anywhere you want really.

Their farmhouse is an ongoing project and is fabulous, the barn where eating,drinking, chilling out and yarn-spinning is done (no wool involved) is something to behold, it has a big couldron fire in the middle for cooler evenings or destroying evidence ;) and, well there's too much to list here.

The food which is optional, and I chose to opt in, was tasty and interesting choices were offered.

The room I slept in was grand, it seemed to be recently renovated and can only be described as 5 star, I slept like a log.

It's a lovely place owned and run by the nicest people you could hope to meet, so bikers or not, full holiday or just a stopover I thoroughly recommend this place, crazy chickens and all.

I would recommend to a friend

5 stars

Stayed overnight in our motorhome on the way back to the UK. Very warm welcome by the hosts and much appreciated home cooked food which we had in the farmhouse kitchen.- delicious meal and very cosy setting;just right for a cold winter's evening.

The hosts have created a beautiful home and a lovely setting for guests who wish to have a stopover or to stay longer to explore the local area.

I would recommend to a friend

5 stars

Jean & Neil Douglas


I approached Pete & Vikki at the Fortified Farm for my birthday celebration as i wanted a medieval theme, this property, which dates from that time and has a banquet room, is the ideal location. It really is like stepping back in time. I invited 26 guests for a sit down, 4 course meal and opted for a pig cooked in the Hog Roast. Mulled wine was served on arrival, from a cauldron over the massive open fire, medieval music, decor and finishing touches were all in place. A magical evening! Thank you to Fortified French Retreat and all involved.

I would recommend to a friend

5 stars

Kay Randell

St Pierre du Chemin, France

Lovely people, very helpful, great food.

I would recommend to a friend

Wendy and Jason Brendish

Bath, UK

Un acceuil chalareux qui nous à le donné le sourire apres une dur journée! Un diner digne des grand restaurants. Un lieu à couper le souffle. Tous les ingredients pour un super sejour!

[A warm welcome which made us smile again after a hard day! A dinner akin to the great restaurants. A location that is breathtaking. All the ingredients for a great break!]

I would recommend to a friend

5 stars

Alixe Moujeard et Alewandre Barraud


Merci pour votre accueil, et déetre prés de vos hotes, c'est trés sympa. Repas "bons" tres copieux. Ne changez pas. Merci

[Thanks you for your welcome and for being attentive to your guests, it is very nice. Food good and plentiful. Do not change. Thank you]

I would recommend to a friend

5 stars

Rollin Dominique

Bessay Les Citeaux, France

Superb location, interesting historic building, warm welcome, great food - an all round excellent experience. We will be back!

I would recommend to a friend

5 stars

Guy & Helen Lewis

Huddersfield, UK

Excellent accueil L'endroit est très calme, très beau et bien entretenu. Nos hôtes sont très à l'écoute et le mieux possible au service de nos attentes. La cuisine est copieuse et sincèrement délicieuse. J'ai passé un excellent séjour. Je recommande vivement et sans hésitation, moi j'y retournerai.

[Wonderful welcome. Calm and beautiful area which is well maintained. You hosts are very attentive and give the best possible service to their guests. The food is generous and totally delicious. I had a lovely stay and heartily recommend without hesitation. I will be back]

I would recommend to a friend

5 stars

Franck Gaudron

Paris, France

On the way to Brittany from the Cher we stayed over night at a great little site, quiet, and with some of the friendliest most helpful owners I have ever met. Ideal as a stopover or a longer visit, we are definitely going back!

I would recommend to a friend

5 stars

Sarah & Steve Dunk

Châteaumeillant, France

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