Brilliant stay, charming people Lesley and Mike are lovely and very good host.LOvely appartment, very clean ,quiet, just excellent. My friend was well pleased too, no regrets what so either. Quarante is a lovely little village.
Weldone and keep doing a great job!!! bravoooooooooo
We have just had a second visit to this delightful gite in a small village in rural France. Again it has fulfilled all our expectations. The Layout is perfect for two people, with plenty of living space (indoor and outdoor) excellent kitchen area and a huge bathroom with walk in wet room as well as bath!
The owners of the gite, Lesley and Mike are perfect hosts - on hand to help, give advice on where to go etc. They provide a welcome pack on things of interest, as well as little hospitality pack to get one started in the gite. They certainly made our stays especially enjoyable, through their attention to detail and interest in us as guests.
The area is BEAUTIFUL! So many wonderful places within easy driving and walking distance - Carcassonne, the Camargue, the Canal de Midi, especially La Somail, Collioure to name a few.
The village has a good mix of amenities - a pharmacy, a tiny supermarket, a. butcher, a baker and a gift shop! There is also an excellent pizza takeaway and a very friendly pub!
There are some really good quality restaurants and auberge nearby, as well as Caves for the delightful wines of the region!
I would highly recommend it as a holiday retreat!
Delightful and spacious Bed & Breakfast ( Gite ) in SE France.
Run by very friendly and welcoming couple.
Everything top notch and immaculate.
The garden and surroundings are beautiful.
The breakfast was in a class of its own.
This gite is very up-to-date, with a modern kitchen, spacious rooms, and a lovely courtyard which is better seen in person than in the pictures.
Lesley and Mike are fabulous hosts. They provided many little extras to add to the enjoyment of our stay. They live in the main house, and the gite/cottage is a separate but attached house, with the courtyard accessible to both houses. There is an upper area for our hosts, and the lower area is separated and was ours to use. You cannot see it in the pictures, but it is well shaded, but there is plenty of sunlight to be had. A nice table and chairs was perfect for eating meals and socializing.
The town of Quarante is small and beautiful - its on top of a nice size hill, set in the countryside. Parking for our rental vehicle was available right across the street and felt very secure. There are many sites to explore nearby, medieval towns and artifacts - and the views along the way can be spectacular in the nearby hills and mountains. Getting to the Mediterranean was easy, and we enjoyed some kayaking in one of the nearby rivers.
A great place to unwind and enjoy yourself.
We just enjoyed a magnificent week at the Old Donkey Market. Lesley and Mike were wonderful hosts at once helpful and informative but also discreet and respectful of space. This is a fabulous base to explore the area easy striking distance to
-St Chinian for wine and the local market,
-the Mediterranean for beaches and waterways
-numerous historic hill towns.
-the little villages dotting the canal du midi
special call out to Lesley for booking a birthday lunch in advance of our arrival at a fabulous local restaurant.
All in all a great stay in a fascinating part of France.
I can't say enough about our wonderful week at The Old Donkey Market. It was totally relaxing and we easily could have spent the entire week simply enjoying our private patio and spacious apartment. Lesley and Mike were warm and welcoming hosts. Lesley recommended wonderful outings in the area. We enjoyed every one of her recommendations. She also shared her knowledge of the area's interesting history. She went out of her way to insure our visit was enjoyable.
The area itself is lovely and having the option of discovering it at a relaxed pace was unbeatable. If you're looking for a comfortable place to renew and enjoy the surrounding area, you can stop your search right here. You will not be disappointed.
Joanie and Tom Boyd
Your own little oasis. Big rooms .fitted kitchen .Leslie and Mike always on hand for local places to visit info. Just chill and be a local and have some wine.
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