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This gite is the best equipped one we have ever stayed at. You could want for nothing. 😁 Our hosts were wonderful - really helpful & they made our stay like being with friends. They also had lots of Information on the local area which is fantastic. The pool & gardens at the gite were lovely too. As you gather we can't speak highly enough about this gite.
We spent a wonderful week here this summer - two families with 3 teenagers and two children aged 7 and 11.
As mentioned in other reviews, the pictures online really don't capture just how impressive this place is. Upstairs, the open plan living/dining/lounge is a beautifully designed double height room that takes full advantage of the amazing views. Downstairs, all the bedrooms have their own large bathrooms and are linked by a large hallway lined with bookcases and antique chairs. There is also a huge utility room where you can wash and dry clothes, and has useful things like a hairdryer and iron.
The pool is set into the hillside. With ample loungers set around the patio and looking out over the valley, it is difficult to drag yourself away. The pool is slightly smaller than the standard size and it doesn't have a shallow end - a consideration if you have small children. There is a clever pool alarm in place for peace of mind. There is also a small play area with swings and slides for the little ones. Our youngest loved ambling around the field, finding bugs and lizards.
The Gites layout is perfect for a large group - big airy spaces with long tables and comfy sofas when you want to spend time together, but also enough rooms and terraces to spend quieter time apart.
For me, a number of things set this place apart. Firstly, the thoughtful and stylish finishing touches. From the vases of wild flowers and local antiques dotted around - to the musical instruments (complete with songbooks) and the rack of tried and tested wines from local vineyards, this Gite has the feel of a much loved home rather than a holiday rental.
Then there are the views. Whether you are sitting by the pool, in the garden, or on the lovely rooftop terrace - all you can see (and hear) are the hills rolling down into the valley, wildflowers, forests and swooping swallows. By night, sitting on the candlelit terrace, the stars seem to curve around you. It really is impossible not to relax here, you can literally feel yourself unwind.
And lastly there is Richard and Anna, who were the perfect hosts. Always responsive and helpful prior to the holiday, once we arrived they shared their local knowledge over a bottle of wine, recommended cycle routes, lent their bikes, and booked restaurants - while managing to maintain an impressive level of invisibility when not needed! They are wholly deserving of their rave reviews, and we wish them every success in the future.