The photos "sold" this property to me when I was looking for somewhere to stay and the reality lives up to them. The gite is located in a beautifully quiet, rural area and our hosts, Andrea and Kevin could not have been more welcoming! Our stay of 10 days was blessed with scorching weather but the fact that this property has 2 terraces, front and back, means that we could always find shade when we needed it. The pool also is in an area that is slightly raised and therefore catches any nice breeze that's going. There were only the very smallest things to criticise with this property and our hosts were keen to hear of any observations we had to make - namely, they need a sign at the end of their drive as this property is not easy to find. We requested directions (which did not come automatically) but were very helpful, indeed essential. Once there however, the biggest issue we had was that there wasn't a decent sharp knife! So, we bought one and now there is!! All in all, a perfect retreat!
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We literally stumbled across this place by accident on a walking holiday of the Dordogne during last weeks Halloween break.
We called to the main house to inquire if the Gite was available for the weekend.At first they seemed a bit reluctant to offer us accommodation, which i have to confess we thought rather odd!.
It turned out the owners had just moved in and were still setting up the gites to rent. Having our own gites and chambre d'hote business in the Gironde. We fully understood the stress those first few weeks!!!
After seeing the views and realizing our next days 16km hike on the chemin started on the doorstep. We convinced them to rent the 2 bed gite for three nights stay. Next morning after a very comfortable nights sleep.We found 4 fresh laid eggs and hot bread, straight from the oven on our doorstep.With a lovely note welcoming us to Le Puy!
In all our years hiking throughout France and especially the Dordogne. We have never stayed in a nicer area or experienced such a warm welcome! The owners could simply not have been more helpful.
The morning mists and evening sunsets after a days walking were to die for. The surrounding countryside and nature walks are some of the best we have been on to date. It would have taken a good weeks hiking to get most of it in. An invite for complimentary canopies and drinks by the pool on our last night finished off a fab three days! We hope to come back next year for a weeks stay and complete the circuits we missed!
Andrea you are very passionate at what you do.which made our visit very special and off course those views!!!
Thanks again for the lift to the restaurant,your super hospitality & all the very best with your gites and chambre d hote plans for next year!
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