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Wonderful! The house, garden and pool are even lovelier than the photos and the pool is clean and warm. We had full privacy despite the pool being shared with the owners property next door. Marie Claire is a great hostess and always responded to my questions promptly. The place is fully stocked and we had everything we needed. I can highly recommend Mansion Lauzerte. Thank you!
Some useful info:
The gorgeous ground bedroom with the poster bed has an en-suite bathroom (the roll-top bath plus a separate shower) with washing machine / tumble dryer in a cupboard. This bathroom has a separate access to the hallway.
The ground floor includes the kitchen/dining and informal lounge area opening out onto a balcony overlooking garden and pool. Interior stairs lead down to the outside.
The first floor has one bedroom (with additional child's bed) and the formal lounge (with the wi-fi hot-spot). Separate bathroom with a shower.
On the second floor, there is a charming rustic bedroom with the black and white tiled shower room positioned like an open mezzanine to the bedroom with a half wall for privacy, so a couple sharing need to be comfortable with this arrangement.
Be prepared to look for a parking space as cars park in the narrow streets (right near the front doors) so we couldn't always park outside or at the owners garage. However, we always found a space, often just outside the property. Finding a parking space became a quirky feature of our holiday and is typical of medieval towns.
If arriving on a Sunday afternoon, it is not easy to do any shopping on Sunday and Monday. My advice is to ask if any essentials could be provided (which I hadn't considered) or do essential food shopping at the airport in the morning or any supermarket you see open. They all tended to shut by midday. We ate at the pizzeria at the lower square on the Sunday evening.
Generally, restaurants on the upper square shut early and we got turned away looking for a meal at 9pm because they were closing (despite other customers still eating). However a restaurant (almost opposite the Pizzeria) run by a Belgium and Scottish couple took us in -- they have a charming enclosed eating area at the rear of the property. In the end, we didn't eat in Lauzerte's upper square restaurants or visit the bars. Lunch times are also strict, mainly 11 - 1pm. Basically, plan for shopping and eating within the customary times. We ended up shopping at the supermarket just outside of Lauzerte.
I almost do not want to write this review as I really want to keep this wonderful gite a secret! However Serge deserves to be fully booked every year so justice dictates I should tell others what a perfect stay we had. A wonderful house in a beautiful location. Serge is a lovely balance of helpful and generous without being intrusive. In other words Serge is the perfect host and the cottage is everything we could have wished for. Just go! We will be going back too.