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The Gite is beautiful, very nicely finished and furnished and, unusually, there was very little required for our two week stay that wasn't already there. From kitchen foil to food storage and bin bags to a variety of teas and coffee pods for the Dolce Gusto machine or filters for the drip feed coffee machine. Our welcome pack on arrival included fresh eggs from the free range chickens that Tracy and Leigh keep as well as basic staples. Tracy offered us extra eggs whenever we needed them and they make the most wonderful omelettes with their golden yolks.
The Melon harvest was being done during our stay and Tracey and Leigh brought us fresh melons as well which were so sweet and juicy, I am still trying to work out how I can ferment and distil the juice! (adding the local Armagnac to Melon juice is really quite pleasant until I can get the metalwork built for the 'stil!)
The view from the front of the Gite is staggeringly beautiful. 180 degrees of sweeping vales and massive distant vistas. For those that rise early, the sun breaking across the valley is the best start to the day!
As mentioned Leigh and Tracey are very friendly and always available to offer advice on the local area and we enjoyed our chats around the pool, which is in itself a wonderful place to spend some time. Nia the Black Lab rescue dog often oversaw us swimming but I'm not sure she would have moved from the sunny lie-down to rescue anyone. Leigh recommended the village a La Romieu for a lunch and we had a great meal in the village centre followed by a fantastic visit in the Collegiate where we learned about all the cat statues in the village.
Moncrabeau is a gentle walk away and we noticed when walking back one day that when the birds quietened there was absolute silence. It is a fantastically rural setting but also a great point from which to explore the surrounding medieval and Roman buildings and settlements. You can also spend time in any of a number or Armagnac distilleries and we would recommend the Chateau de Cugnac in Condom for a lovely visit and tasting or their excellent Ryst-Dupeyron brand Armagnacs and Flocs.
Thank you Leigh and Tracy, Lucien and Nia for sharing your Gite and allowing us to have a wonderful holiday in the South of France.
We have just spent a lovely week at Pehillo with our 5 year old daughter. The gite is not only well furnished and equipped with everything you might need but it has real character : stone walls, a lovely patio area with a table and fully equipped BBQ and is fully private from next door. The location is super - within own woods with hares, deers and squirrels and surrounded by farmland of fields of sunflowers and yet the 'royal" town of Nerac is but 4km away for daily croissants and pains au chocolat. This was a pleasant surprise as we had booked on the strength of the gite itself but Nerac is a lovely French town with a rich history having played an important role in the life of Henry of Navarre who became Henri IV of France. Other villages around were a delight - easy , stress free sightseeing or attending the markets or local restaurants. Our daughter delighted in the excellent swimming pool and the chance to meet another family next door as well as the nature walks and the night walk when we heard a Long eared owl at close quarters. Sonia and Michel have obviously put a lot of work into making this a memorable and easy place to stay - welcome drinks on the first night set the holiday off perfectly and always on hand for local advice if needed. Highly recommended.