A lovely luxury holiday villa.
This villa has received great reviews and justifiably so - it's stylish, spotless and very comfortable with everything (kitchen equipment, games, books, jigsaw, music, maps, pool toys) I mean everything you could possibly need, it's very well equipped and the beds are so comfortable.
The owners, Averil and Edmund, where wonderful hosts - a very warm welcome on arrival, waiting with a glass of bubbly in hand!
The pool was great - just look at the pictures and we spent many a happy evening eating supper on the veranda and just relaxing with our 2 grown up daughters.
The surrounding countryside was lush and green and the village of Cazals has a quaint Sunday market with lovely produce.
We would recommend this villa to friends and family, whether you have small children or grown up ones - go and stay there you won't be disappointed.
I should also mention the woods with hammocks, a tipee and the 'round table' which if you have little ones, I am sure they would love.
Sarlat, Domme, Rocamadour, Monpazier are all interesting places to visit.
We had very good weather considering the time of the year and only had one rainy day just at the end of our stay, otherwise it was warm and mostly sunny with one day at 27 degrees!
A lovely villa - thank you for a memorable holiday.
Owner's Response: We have designed and built, furnished and equipped Nyumbani to provide, as best we can, the perfect setting for our guests to have a totally relaxing stay in this beautiful part of France. It is important to us that they find everything to their liking. If there are children we ask to be advised as to age and whether boys or girls so that we can prepare appropriately. If there are particular aspirations (walking, cycling, etc.) we ask to be informed so we can make arrangements in advance if necessary. The rest, of course, is up to our guests but we are thrilled to receive confirmation such as this that we are getting it about right and that they find the cottage easy and comfortable to use.
Late September is the beginning of autumn when there starts to be a nip in the air and colours are changing. The light, particularly at the end of the day, subtly changes. It is no longer too hot for those long walks across wooded hills opening up to spectacular views of precisely cultivated fields or cycle trips through the valleys along deserted country roads. This year the weather has been warm enough for swimming into October (the heated pool helps) and chilling out on the verandah into the late evening.
The logs are now cut and stacked for winter and the cottage is ready for cosy evenings in the glow from our log burner. Averil and I are now in our third year of residence and love it here through all of the seasons. We wish to encourage guests to experience the special atmosphere that exists through winter and into spring and accordingly are offering weekly rentals as low as £400 for one couple up to the end of April 2014. The low season is a perfect time too for a longer let for those perhaps thinking of settling in France – we certainly recommend it and would be happy to share our own experiences.
Averil and Edmund
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