Excellent Holiday Home
Review Submitted: 15 July 2012
Date of Stay: July 2012
Beautifuly appointed, extremely peaceful, ideal for our 7 day stay. Close enough to attractions (sightseeing in Carcassonne, Limoux & surrounding areas), cycling along the Canal, and rafting near Axat, but also superb for just relaxing around the pool.
Our two sons especially liked their own ensuite bedrooms, instead of having to share, and also appreciated the bikes, as the sorrounding countyside is magnificent.
Debbie handled the booking & general admin very well indeed, responding immediately to any queries. She has arranged excellent local services; the cleaners were still busy when we arrived in the afternoon, and prepared the place beautifully; gardener attended twice to clean pool, mow lawns etc.
The only quibble we had was we'd have liked somewhere closer to buy our baguettes in the morning, but that's the price for true rural peace & quiet!! Small children or the elderly might struggle with a steep spiral staircase, but overall we recommend L'Obit very highly indeed, and will definitely think of returning.
Owner's Response: When we were looking for a house in France, our criteria to the Estate Agents was that we wanted an old property somewhere on the edge of a village, walkable for bread, the odd cafe and bar and such like but with views as well. The response was, "you and everyone else! " Old properties tend to be in the centre of villages with the new buildings being on the outer edges, so we could have gone for something newer but after seeing L'Obit, we couldn't find anything else to compare. As with all things in life, house buying is a compromise and we decided that we could put up with the 5 minute drive into Fanjeaux in exchange for the lovely rural position that we are in. I actually now order a loaf called a Miche, which is massive. I cut it into 3 and freeze it, it freezes beautifully, so we always have fresh bread to hand, as long as I remember to take it out of the freezer the night before!
Thanks for all your lovely comments David, and we hope to welcome you and your family back sometime in the future.
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