What an amazing week. As hosts Gary & Philippa, charming and great fun. Gary, your patience and energy going well into the evening. Very entertaining.
Philippa, your food was unsurpassable – completely delicious, every meal.
Thank you both. Amanda & Charlie – thank you for looking after us so well – always ready with a smile. All fabulous, well done.
What an amazing week in your beautiful chateau! You’ve looked after us so well, the food. wine & company were simply amazing. Massages, tennis, swimming, everything we love. Can’t wait to come back.
Lisa & Laurence
We have had the most wonderful “Summer Holiday”. The tennis was great – the weather was perfect and what you 2 girls did for us was unbelievable. Not sure how you managed to create so many fantastic meals.
We are very grateful for you making this week so memorable!
If this is going to happen again please remember to ask me to be a part of it!
Gary you have been so long suffering and funny and very helpful – I will try to remember to keep my chin up!
Cheers! Here’s to the next time.
Sir Cliff Richard
What a dream team you are….
Between you all, you have every skill set necessary to create a perfect experience for lucky guests like us.
We’ve had a wonderful, wonderful week, our tennis has improved (even if my language deteriorated!), we’ve enjoyed the most delicious food, fun quizzes, fab weather and lots of laughs. And I was lucky enough to have my birthday here too and you made me feel so special – thank you! We have the best memories to take away with us and are already looking forward to next year – where-ever you decide to host it, we’ll be there!!
Tim & Mandy
We just don’t want to go home but are reluctantly packed and ready. We have had an amazing week, so well looked after from the moment we arrived. We have all developed some new aches and pains after a week of tennis (not helped by the wine!) and think before we come back again – for we surely will – we will “get out feet moving” in preparation.
Gary’s quizzes, Charlie’s guitar playing and Amanda’s daily menu boards and table settings have all added to the experience
Our home for the last week has been so comfortable, the meals you have provided have been faultless – the empty plates cannot have gone un-noticed!
Good luck with all you are doing and planning, may all your guests be blessed with sunshine and friends.
We shall shout about it to anyone & everyone!
Candy & Julian
We have had the most fantastic holiday. The tennis has been such fun and we have all learnt extra moves and quick feet!!
The food was sublime – every single meal was delicious and beautiful served outside. The table was so elegantly decorated and your attention to detail was incredible.
We loved this beautiful comfortable house and have been blessed by glorious sunshine all week.
We’ll be back!!
Jes & Sue
Fabulous Philippa, Gregarious Gary, Artful Amanda and Charming Clever Charlie,
We have to say the attention to detail that you have put into this venture has truly paid off. We all have nothing but superlatives to say.
We thought we would have a great holiday but we have had an ‘ACE” one in every way.
Thank you all so much and we will be back without a doubt.
Annie & Charlie
What a wonderful week! Every day was fun for everyone. Great tennis every day. Gary was a star and helped me to improve my play.
Always great to come back to wonderful food and the odd drink or two! Definitely coming back for more. Already looking at flights!
Thank you to Gary, Philippa and Amanda for spoiling me and making me very happy.
I have had the most fabulous time from meeting Gary and Amanda at the airport to the final dinner. We have not stopped laughing!
The food was amazing! Delicious, healthy meals 3 times a day. The tennis coaching was really entertaining and fun but great exercise and there is nothing Gary doesn’t know about tennis.
Gary, Philippa and Amanda thank you for a brilliant time, I can’t wait to come back!
Their attention to detail is fantastic like staying in a 5 star hotel. The delicious meals are amazing and varied as is the setting and service.
As for the tennis Gary is brilliant at teaching us but also making it such fun. I have not stopped laughing and learning. As for Philippa andAmanda they are so talented and made our stay so memorable and enjoyable. Such a lovely atmosphere to meet and enjoy an elite group of fun fab people. Can’t wait to come back!
Thanks Gary, Philippa and Amanda for such a memorable, fun, fantastic week.
Thank you all for the most fabulous week – we quickly ran out of superlatives! The thoughtfulness and attention to detail has been exceptional and made are entire stay an absolute pleasure.
Food – well the menus have been exceptional – perfectly cooked and innovative – beautifully presented, candlelit dinners, alfresco lunches and beautiful flowers too! Every meal has been a joy – clean flavours and unfussy – perfect.
Hosting has been wonderfully relaxed, fun and totally charming – well done especially Gary you’ve had a lot to put up with!
We can’t wait to return and wish you all every success – you certainly deserve it!
Mikey & Tracey B
Once in a lifetime, something totally wonderful happens – and until that time, we’ll have to make do with this week.
Well said, Cliff! But what a week – it SHOT by. Just like OH SO MANY devilish returns from David’s left handers; serves from Frankie; lobs from Suzy…
We’ve had the BEST week, best food, best organisation, best tennis, best weather. We’ve had, amazingly, the most perfect week with a wonderful group of kind, beautiful people. It’s been a joy.
Thank you Philippa, Amanda and Gary for giving us such a special moment. You’ve made us all realise we’re part of the winning team.
Andrew and Novello
What a Dream Team
Not sure I will ever make a good tennis player, but I have had so much fun in trying!
Food and company exceptional. Thank you for making it all happen.
What a great team! Thank you so much for a great week. Amazing house, food, drink and company.
Maybe even my tennis has improved, here’s hoping!
If you want to get fit, have fun, make new friends and learn to play tennis try Gary!
I took up tennis after giving up squash and hating the gym – far too disciplined for me.
I’ve been having lessons with Gary for over ten years now and never tire of the lessons that we have weekly whatever the weather. They’re always fun and I’ve really enjoyed keeping fit through tennis.
Not sure about his jokes though!
About to be one of his first guests on his new holiday venture, can’t wait.
Love our weekly group lesson with Gary!
The lessons are fun and relaxed combining fitness as well as stroke improvement exercises, tactics and match practice.
Gary varies the lessons every week to include lots of skills and if asked will tailor the lesson to include something that we need to work on specifically.
My tennis and confidence to play has massively improved. I really look forward to our lesson every week.
After a couple of decades of not picking up a tennis racket, Gary made me feel most welcome to join his group sessions.
Everyone is extremely friendly and approachable and even though a novice I enjoyed the experience from day 1.
At each session Gary is excellent at identifying and giving personal tips to improve my technique, my game and fitness levels. My confidence has increased, my skills have improved and I’m feeling able to now join others in a game. It’s lots of fun. I’d highly recommend Gary.
When I started group lessons with Gary I was a little fearful of getting back into tennis again.
I hadn’t played since my teens. I needn’t of worried. Gary guided me patiently through a modern refresher course making the lessons enjoyable, fun and achievable in a way that has boosted my confidence. I am now able to join in club evenings and a ladies league.
Many thanks for all your expert help.
I attend one of Gary’s ladies tennis groups and it has definitely instilled me with the love of the sport.
I was quite nervous when joining the group as I hadn’t played for many years, had only ever played for fun and wasn’t sure I had any ability at all really. I needn’t have worried and have never looked back. I always leave the session feeling like I’ve had a great work out, always improving, building confidence whilst also having a load of fun in a non-judgemental, relaxed environment.