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On arrival we were met by Sandrine and her son who spoke English very well and were both very helpful and friendly, making us immediately welcome.
The house has everything needed for a very comfortable stay and we had the bonus of fresh figs from the tree in the garden, it was lovely sitting in the garden enjoying the early October sun.
The nearest village is Cavignac which has shops and restaurants and is only a 5 minute drive. Its a great location to explore the region.
We where made to feel incredibly welcome by both Eric and Christine from the very start, when they met us at Les Jasmin on our arrival to make sure we understood all of the features of the Gite and Pool.
The standard of the fixtures and fittings in the Gite are very high, and the split level was perfect for letting the teenagers have their own space when they wanted to get away from the adults. It has all the facilities you need to either cook in doors or outside on the Webber BBQ.
The Gite itself is in a quiet hamlet off up a hill nestled near to vineyards with an abundance of wild berries and figs for the picking. We found the neighbors friendly, and enjoyed exploring the local area, with 2 interesting small towns Creon and Langorian to the North and South respectively. There is an excellent cycling track from Creon where you can hire bikes, and some nice walks around Langoiran on the River Garonne. There are too many vineyards to mention, so if you like your wine tasting you don't have to go far.
Its also a great base for getting to Bordeaux, which at the right time of day is less than 40 minutes away, and within an hour you can be at the Arcachon Bay and the dramatic Dunes of Pyla to see the Atlantic crashing in on the golden beaches.
We really enjoyed the stay and appreciated the subtle stylish touches in the Gite. Thanks again to Eric and Christine for making it a relaxing and memorable holiday.