Having just endured a rather lengthy but enjoyable drive through France to the gite, we were greeted by the owners Ellis who is English, Ericka who is French but speaks perfect English and their bilingual 5 year old daughter Georgina who was adorable.
We were then provided with a welcome cup of tea and warmly shown round the pool and Gite. Ellis and Ericka have produced a brochure with an array of advice and information on the local area from sightseeing to restaurants. The gite was perfect.It was clean and, well equipped. We were joined by friends for our second week and still it was comfortable with four adults. There is a small village about a ten minute drive where there is a boulangerie for fresh bread. There is also a convenience store but we did not use it so unable to comment. To buy more of a weekly food shop there is a carrefour compact about a twenty minute drive away with all the provisions you need including fuel.
Should you drive twenty odd minutes in the other direction you will arrive in beautiful Perigeaux. Here there is an abundance of all kinds of shops including the market. Sarlat and La Roque Gageau( spelt incorrectly i think) are about an hour away. Yes of course you need a car to explore this beautiful region, one would expect to given its rural location, however the gite is ideally positioned as a base or do as we did and spend most of your time relaxing by the pool which was a perfect size, clean and refreshing. Evening meals were taken at the lovely alfresco area at the rear of the gite. Although the owners live close by they were very receptive to our presence and did not interfere in any way with us but were on hand to willingly provide advice or assistance if required. We had the pleasure of meeting Ellis` parents who were staying with them at the time who were also very warm , friendly and helpful. We had a wonderful time here and thankyou Ellis Ericka and family for providing it. It is no wonder you proudly show the certificate of excellence in the gite, it is well deserved. We hope to return some day should you accept, you were great hosts.