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We spent a very enjoyable fortnight here. The house (especially the kitchen) is very well equipped and had everything we wanted. A nice swimming pool, great views of the countryside looking out from the back of the house and the garden. Villautou is a tiny hamlet, very quiet. The nearest shop is some way away - not a problem as far as we were concerned, but a point to be aware of. Penny and Jean Noel are the personification of kindness and helpfulness. We are so grateful to them for all the help they gave us when our car broke down and was unavailable for part of our holiday. If you like sightseeing, there is a good deal in the area to go and see, but you have to travel a bit to get to it.
This is a fabulous place to stay for many reasons; firstly, the location is wonderful - close enough to the Cathar castles and Canal du Midi etc. for days out and yet self-contained and perfect if you choose to do very little! secondly, the immediate location is lovely - we swam in the pool and the lake (which is wonderful - there are canoes and pedal boats to potter about with), ate food from the local village (Belpech) and generally chilled out. Pascale is a wonderful host who was there if we needed her and yet discrete and left us to our own devices for the rest of the time. She greeted us one day with home-grown veg from the poly tunnel!
I unreservedly recommend this place to stay. I would only mention that the villa we stayed in for 6-8 people only had one WC, which we thought might be a problem but was fine! There is a loo at the boathouse (80m) away so in fact we used that one as well. This did not detract from the holiday at all but is something to be aware of.
All in all a perfect holiday and thank you very much Pascale for making us so welcome - we hope to return again soon!
Sue & Martin