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We can’t thank Paul and Pam enough for making our stay in their fabulous gîte an extremely relaxing and enjoyable experience - so much so that we are already planning to return later this summer. The accommodation has an immaculate contemporary interior, is spotlessly clean and well equipped with everything you could possibly need for a stress-free and relaxing holiday. The welcome pack including water, milk, eggs, ham, cheese, bread (I may have forgotten something there was so much), Pam’s truly delicious home-made jams and chutneys and bottles of local wines was a very generous, kind and thoughtful touch that was very much appreciated. After a long drive it tasted all the more delicious – thank you! The pool area and accompanying views over the rolling landscape, neighbouring vineyards and fields of sunflowers makes the heart sing and provides a lasting memory of our time spent in a fabulous location. Our hosts were attentive, friendly and helpful but never intrusive, offering advice on the local area and cuisine. We were very sad to leave but we are definitely going to return. On the day we left Pam and Paul very generously included us on their day out, taking us to see the Tour de France as it passed through the local area. This was a truly special end to our holiday.
Thank you Paul and Pam for everything you have done to make our holiday special – see you soon.
Following a week of camping in the Pyrenees, we arrived at Panjas ready for some relaxation and were immediately awed by the beautiful setting. The garden is large and varied and very well maintained, with a backdrop of the local farmers' maize and sunflower fields. The pool is cleaned every morning by Malcolm and was perfect for cooling off and keeping our 8 year old entertained. The gite is very well equipped - I can't think of anything which was lacking, and Yannick was the perfect host giving a thorough tour round and ensuring everything was to our satisfaction. A bottle of the local aperitif 'floc' was left for us, together with some water and soft drinks in the fridge (though the tap water is fine for drinking).
The balcony was decorated with lovely hanging baskets and perfect for spotting wonderful insects (hummingbird moths, big black bees, butterflies, etc) and it was great to see so many bees around the abundance of lavender at the foot of the entrance staircase. Lizards were also aplenty and intriguing to watch.
We ventured out to a couple of local villages/ towns for markets and food shopping which were 10- 20 minutes away by car and had everything we required. I had a few early morning jogs down the lane and back along the road to Averon-Bergelle, seeing perhaps 2 cars each time. It really is such a haven of peace and tranquility, I can't stress enough how relaxing we found it.
Yannick and Malcolm were great, usually on hand to offer advice if we needed it, but leaving us to ourselves for the most part, as we weren't really bothered about going anywhere much! I would definitely recommend this gite to those who crave slipping away from it all and whiling away the hours, though I'm sure there is plenty to go and see locally should the urge take you! We will definitely be back sometime...