Highly recommended as a perfect retreat in which to relax and enjoy the simple pleasures in life and explore the beautiful French countryside! Les Hirondelles is approached via a spectacular driveway and beautifully landscaped gardens. It provided us with top quality accommodation, with large, comfortable beds, and every convenience thoughtfully provided. The setting is amazing, totally private and within rolling countryside and fields filled with sun flowers, but, conveniently, local amenities are only a short distance away (Saint Maurin has a small supermarket which stocks practically everything, plus an historic Abbey, café etc). We received a warm welcome from the new owners who have taken the time to consider exactly what makes the perfect holiday - including bicycles, outdoor and indoor games, books, dvds, etc, not to mention a stunning pool with ample sunbeds and an outdoor terrace with bbq - where we sat to watch the sun set. We enjoyed visiting the local markets (including Puymirol and Lauzerte) and evening entertainment in the village centres where local bands perform (and we joined in the dancing). Roquercor is a delightful hilltop village, about 15 mins away, with a Sunday morning market and charismatic central café and an outstanding restaurant. The area is convenient for visiting lots of historic Bastide Towns and experiencing spectacular hilltop views. We can recommend eating out at local restaurants in Montjoi, Beauville, Bourg de Visa. It was useful to get hints and tips from the friendly (English) owners, who are nearby to assist, but keep a discreet distance. Thank you for everything - from the whole family - we can't wait to return!