We stayed with Brigitte and her family for 5 nights as we had a wedding to attend in Muret, slightly closer to Toulouse. Our desire to stay somewhere authentically French, relaxing and out in the countryside was perfectly met by Les Pesques. I had seen photos on their website and on Trip Advisor, but with the lilacs and roses blooming, I hadn't been prepared for how lovely the property really was.
We stayed in the Elizabeth Room - part of a renovated barn to the left of the main house. The room was spacious, with chairs comfortable for sitting, a generous bathroom with walk-in shower and a large double bed. All the furnishings are beautiful and in the French country style, with vases of fresh flowers from the garden. Brigitte's eye for detail is everywhere, with everything lovingly put together and cared for.
Breakfasts were enough to keep us from eating lunch most days, with fresh local bread, croissants which seemed to vary type every day, fruit, Brigitte's homemade jams and compotes, and big bowls of fresh coffee (of course you may have tea if you wish!).
We also ate with Brigitte and her family (unfortunately Bruno was away for work and we didn't get to meet him) on two evenings. It was a real treat for us to eat with a French family, and they tolerated our terrible lack of French very well (Brigitte's English is excellent) and we had a great time talking with them. The food is fresh, local and uncomplicated French cuisine at its best.
Brigitte and Bruno keep 17 chickens, a horse (named, I believe 'Jolie'), a pony, sheep and several cats (we saw at least 3), so this is a wonderful place to stay if you enjoy the relaxing company of animals.
Not to forget Brigitte's petite brocante in the garden - a lovely way to spend time without having to leave the front gate.
The local area was beautiful, with vibrant markets in the closest town, Cazeres, and others such as Salies-du-Salat within half an hour's driving distance. Brigitte's advice on villages to visit was spot on, and we caught some magnificent views of the Pyrenees.
If you're looking for somewhere quiet and tranquil to completely relax and breathe in the fresh air and eat fresh food, this is the spot to stay. We can't wait to come back.