LES PETITES CIGOGNES AWARDED 2015 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
Recognised as a Top Performing Holiday Accommodation as Reviewed by Travellers on the World’s Largest Travel Site
10 June 2015: Les Petites Cigognes today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great reviews on TripAdvisor. Certificate of Excellence winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience.
When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honourees that takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews and opinions submitted by travellers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period as well as business’s tenure and ranking on the Popularity Index on the site. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.
Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a true source of pride for us and we’d like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor. There is no greater seal of approval than being recognised by our customers. With the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on customer reviews, the accolade is a remarkable vote of confidence to our business and our continued commitment to excellence.
Changes for 2015
During 2014 we continued our regular updating of equipment both inside and outside the gites. The patio chairs, table and BBQ for La Colombe were replaced to be the same durable and high quality of Le Pluvier and Le Grebe. During the winter and spring of 2014/15 we planted a tree in the garden of each gite which is specifically to provide more shade within the garden as it grows and matures. Additionally we are planting cotoneaster hedging along the sides of all the gite gardens to further improve the ambiance and privacy of the gardens.
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Private Vineyard Tours Now Offered!
We are proud to announcement that, in partnership with the wine
shop Le Dit-Vin in St Georges, we can now offer guests private
vineyard tours along with the wine tastings that have been so
popular. No matter whether you prefer white wine, red wine,
or simply love both, we can design a tour of regional vineyards
to suit your taste. Tours are by appointment only. For more
information, please contact Sandra and Ian via e-mail or
by phoning +33 (0) 2 47 59 54 99.
Le Nouveau Bulletin
Many of our guests have asked to be kept up-to-date with
developments at Les Petites Cigognes, so we publish
Le Nouveau Bulletin annually.
Over the last couple of years we have been developing the gardens
and area behind the gites. All the gites now have new patios and
new flower beds; the area around the pool has been planted with
shrubs and hedging which are now firmly establishing themselves.
Altogether we have now planted 220 trees in 'The Triangle' field in
the last 3 years, with another 30 planted during the spring of 2015.
This has included hazel for coppicing, as well as blackthorn, acer and hornbeam. Despite the severe winters, droughts and torrential rain
of the last few years, most of these saplings have survived. The
woodland is at last beginning to look a bit more than a few sticks in