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Stayed 5 nights in this lovely property in a delightful part of France. The house has a modern kitchen and bathroom downstairs. Upstairs, the bedrooms have modern hand basins and bidets, otherwise everything else is authentically original which adds to the charm. Across the road is the owner's property complete with a very pleasant swimming pool. An added bonus for us was that the owner, Alain, was staying in his house. He is an absolute charmer and very helpful. The only possible downside is that there is only one toilet and it is downstairs. The nearby village is a couple of miles away and has butcher, baker and tabac , bar/cafe and a small convenience store for essentials.
13 of us, 8 adults and 5 under 8! Plus Wilson the Labradoodle (doggy). Tribe arrived and impressed by the size of the house and grounds, and eyes on stalks from children at the pool!
Arrival was initially worrying as the entrance is through a narrow gap in the trees, OK, but tight for the 4X4.
Downstairs in main house worked really well with large kitchen diner, which fed all 13 easily – the table was big enough! The air conditioned lounge was a haven in the 35+ degree heat (it was really hot!) and also for watching DVD’s for the kids (good selection provided).
Bedrooms a slightly mad layout, with stairs all over the place, but worked really well for the four families. However, in the exceptional heat this year, room on top floor was too hot to sleep in, so the children came lower down in the house to parent’s bedroom. Fans in the bedrooms (which are not air-conditioned) would have helped everyone. Bedrooms served their purpose otherwise.
Pool was used from 9am to 6pm non-stop by children. The noise from happy children was great the hear! Plenty of room, seating, loungers etc around the pool for parents and grandparents to sit and watch read sleep etc. Clever provision of a toilet and a little kitchen with fridge freezer allowed for cold beer and ice at all times. Lunch everyday by the pool (chairs and table under canopy allowed this). Idyllic.
It is secluded (good for the noise created by kids) but civilization is 10 mins away by car, 15min by bikes (supplied). Local area has all that you need.
June and Les where very accommodating, organising taxi’s to airport for one of the families. Always around to help if needed.
This is a nice quiet villa / gite – great for large family or group and the pool worked brilliantly. When we asked the grandkids ‘what was the best bit?’ – they said ‘everything’. Good feedback from them!
We hope to go back soon!