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What an idyllic time we had at this beautiful house in the countryside.
We were met by Nicky in the nearby village, and she guided us along the long and bumpy track to the house.
You can see the years of love and work that have been poured in to the house and garden to make it what it is today - a little piece of heaven.
Nicky's generous nature shines through. We greatly appreciated the beautiful welcome gifts of fruits, snacks, local honey and wine.
Staying here is about changing the pace of your life. Slowing down. Noticing every sound, scent and scene from nature. I was so enthralled I didn't even manage to get to the end of a single book.
The weather was perfect. Shady spots under the arbour and the pool bring instant relief during the hottest hours of the day.
On a practical note, there is plenty of hot water from the gas boiler, and a gas fridge with a small freezer box, keeps food fresh. There are LED lamps in each of the rooms, but the system trips out if too many are used at once. There were lots of candles, to give an atmospheric boost, once it got dark.
We walked along the footpath (the walk of the chestnuts) about a mile and half, to the bakery and supermarkets of Laroles, when we didn't fancy bringing the hire car along the track again. Harder work on the way back up, but so worth it for the incredible views.
Our son, aged 22 and daughter 19 stayed with us, and loved it as much as we did. We are all hoping to come back again, and can't recommend it enough.
Thank you for everything Nicky xx
The property has accommodation for 4, a double room and a twin room. The outside pool is maintained daily and is clean and big enough to swim in. It is a spacious house with plenty of room to cook and relax. We thought the location was fantastic. The property is situated in a remote location but within 10 minutes drive of the main road to Castaras and other villages. The track leading down to the house is steep and bendy but manageable with ease if taken steadily.
Nigel and Louise were perfect hosts and were always available to offer advice but never intrusive.
All in all we had a great time at this location and would recommend it to others looking for a relaxing break away from the hustle and bustle.