Submitted: 20 Feb 2008
Re: Booking ref 9083-59250, Les Laurelles
In a very quiet area, with complete privacy from neighbours, but close enough to local towns to pop in for a coffee or a meal (a car being an absolute necessity). The caretaker, a lovely lady who lives next door, gives you total space and privacy, but is at hand should you need her, and is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that your stay is as comfortable as possible.
The rooms are all very well appointed as are the internal and outside/summer kitchens, the latter of which is a boon - many a day and evening were spent outdoors, relaxing around the magnificent pool, recovering from overindulging in meals prepared from fresh and delicious local ingredients. We love taking in the sights and sounds of the local area when we visit a foreign country, but found it difficult to tear ourselves away from our haven of peace and serenity - a real home from home!
There were a few teething problems when we arrived, but these were understandable as the owner had just installed the brand-new pool and done other work on the property. Our few complaints were handled sympathetically and fairly.
This review wasn't easy for me to do, bringing back as it does far too many wonderful memories - a little tough to handle when one is writing while caught in the frozen embrace of a Canadian winter!