This is definitely not a de luxe gite. We have stayed in many, in France, since the early 90s and this was among the worst. It is in a perfect situation within walking distance of the town, but the good things end there. The photos on the website are deceptive and don't give a true representation of the property. For example the shot of the gite shows an upper balcony but this is not part of the gite but is in fact the owners accommodation. The outlook from the gite does not have mountain views but simply an overgrown hedge which is part of an unkempt garden. There is no indoor seating apart from the kitchen table. I spoke to the owner about a number of things that didn't work; only one was solved. There were no instructions for anything except the Jacuzzi including the TV,which was not obvious and only had one English and one American news channel for English speakers, or the cooker (induction). The grill didn't work. We received no instructions as to how to access the property and had to ask locally to find the road. Fortunately I speak French so this wasn't a problem. Access to the front door from the drive is very dangerous: it's crazy paved and some slabs were loose and uneven. Definitely not wheelie-suitcase or flip flop friendly. Perhaps most important of all, the whole property is tiled in the same tiles which look like floorboards. There is a step down from the main corridor into the kitchen and the second bedroom which is impossible to see from the dark of the corridor. I fell down this step on the first night and incurred a fractured ankle. There was no linen change at the end of the first (of two) weeks. To sum up: the property is a bit tired, the owner doesn't seem to do anything and the grounds bear no resemblance to the photos. I have photos to show all this.
This is a fantastic place to stay - the hosts are incredible and think of everything to make your stay comfortable. We spent the most relaxing week there and could easily have spent many more. The pool and jacuzzi are great and the house is of a very high standard. We will be returning as it is so great. Really recommend it.
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