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We arrived at the gite and were welcomed so warmly by the owners Karen and Rich, who live in the neighbouring house. One of the most impressive things about this gite is the fabulous outside space, and we were delighted to have a week of hot sunshine so that we could enjoy it as much as possible. The highlight of this property is the pool, which is an excellent size for the whole family to play in and do a bit of swimming too. We spent hours playing in it and Karen and Rich are meticulous in keeping in clean and in really good condition. There are plenty of toys provided to make the most of the outside space, which has a huge garden which is also really well maintained and a great barbeque, which we used everyday.
The house is well equipped for a family of four or five. The living room is comfortable and has a TV and range of DVDs and games. The kitchen has everything you'd need including a dishwasher. The bathroom was clean and plenty of towels were provided for our use too. There is access to a washing machine in an outbuilding of Karen and Rich's house.
The bedrooms are both upstairs and are accessed by separate staircases. In the main bedroom there is plenty of storage and a lovely balcony which has amazing views of the mountains in the distance and is great for star gazing on a clear night. The bed is a double, so a little small for us. A cot is provided as well as a fan for warm nights. The bedroom with single beds is very similar, with three provided plus plenty of storage and a fan. We did find the room was very, very hot for the children due to the very high temperatures and only a small window to allow in air.
Karen and Rich have three lovely, friendly and playful dogs and our children had great fun with them, although there is a very secure fence to keep them separate from the gite. Karen and Rich are very knowledgeable about the area and are friendly, attentive hosts.
Locally, the small town of Lubersac has several supermarkets and some nice looking restaurants. There is a recommended restaurant in the village, though we didn't go there. There are also local lakes to explore, though we found the pool was enough for us.
We would happily visit again as we found it a very relaxing week of our holiday and in future may wish to return with our dog as they are so dog friendly. Karen and Rich are great hosts - thank you!
When we drove away, with Galina waving behind us, our daughter said "Oh ... I miss her already!" That says it all!! We were only there for 48 hours but Peter and Galina were so kind and welcoming, their home attractive and characterful, the gardens beautiful, the meals spectacular ... I could go on about breakfast all day. There was nothing they hadn't thought of ... home made croissants and pan-au-chocolate, delicious mini pancakes and eggy bread, home made jams and marmalades, cheese ... five star breakfast without a doubt! Something for everybody and more! We really loved our stay. Our room was very comfortable and homely and we felt very welcome and at home.
Big thank you to Galina and Peter from the Grimshaw family. We'll be back!