Feedback from guests at the house

Here are some comments from previous guests:

"Wow, what a holiday!! All we can say is thank you, we have completely fallen in love with the house and the area. We have spent two weeks swimming in the Mediterranean, climbing waterfalls and swimming in the lake, going on the adventure lake and walking around all the beautiful towns, lazing by the pool or watching shooting stars while playing cards.
We are all so very sorry to leave. Thank you for letting us share your beautiful home. We will be back if you will have us. Again, thank you."

"We feel so privileged to have stayed in your lovely home. We enjoyed your books ... The pool is great as are the wonderful freshwater pools up the river ... We have had a wonderful week in your home. Thanks for sharing. We'd all love to come back."

"...our wonderful holiday in your house. We loved the house and pool set in the foothills of Canigou. We ended up as a party of 8 and the house and region provided something for everyone to enjoy. We had a beach day on the coast down at Collioure. Visited lots of villages, the market in Prades, went canyoning and had a lovely tapas meal in Eus in a small family run restaurant with spectacular views across the valley and Canigou. We did fish the lake at Vinca and whilst there are some big fish in it, sadly we didn’t catch any. The house is beautiful and very well equipped."

"A very belated thank you for a wonderful holiday in the Pyrenees in May - the gite was absolutely fantastic, and so stress-free as so baby-friendly!
Will recommend to our friends, and would definitely go there again if we were in the area.
Thanks again"

"Thank you for the use of your house for two weeks. We all had a great time. The area is very nice. We did an awful lot in the time we were there from going up into the Pyrenees themselves, out to the beach a few times, across the hills to see some castles and gorges. Of course the markets are great too. It was nice at the end of the day to let the boys unwind either by the river … or the lake in Vinca.
… Anyway thank you very much for a good break, back to work now, Grrrrrrr!"

"Had a lovely holiday due in no small part to the position and amenities of the house. My daughter found the most wonderful recipe in one of your cook books and cooked it. We then ate it on the roof terrace (as we did a lot of our meals). The stars coming out during the meal adding the final touch. …Everything seemed to work beautifully.
Hope you and your family continue to enjoy your house. We really love the Pyrenees too." 

"Only on the last night did we eat up on the terrace...but we spent beautiful tropical evenings up there watching the housemartin nests and the adults feeding the young...We all enjoyed staying cool in the river, but especially at Vinca lake which has been a real hit and an almost daily outing. Walking has been lovely - we enjoyed walking along the irrigation channels...up to higher up the gorge, for a swim and a paint and a read, and we've done any number of late evening walks around the nectarine farms and above the village. Watching the range of butterflies, birds and insects has been fab...I've enjoyed painting and sketching (badly!) around the village - and would very much like a return journey. Thank you for an authentic French holiday!"

"The hottest the temperature was was a massive 37. The house was a great chance to relax. We all very enjoyed it. A beautiful lake five minutes away was perfect for jumping and swimming as far as you can see."
Harry aged 12

"Second time in Finestret: a wonderful place to relax. First evening spontaneous aperitif at the fontaine with our friends and their neighbours. On Sunday some climbing in the river/ gorge (very refreshing) and dinner on the wonderful terrace. What a view!...Tomorrow's our last day and we will just relax! Already longing to come back! We will miss our morning trips up to Pic Marbet. Thanks a lot for being able to rent this wonderful house!"

"Our first family holiday with our baby, 9 months. We couldn't have asked for a lovelier house to stay in. So family friendly, comfortable, clean and welcoming...Beach you recommended (Le Racou) was superb. We've done lots of walking and chatting and we have had a simply wonderful + memorable time. Thank you so much. We hope we can come back sometime soon."

 "For me the great joy was gazing up at my beloved “Canigou”. I had not realised that you could see the ridge from your upper terrace where I spent many hours our first week, just reading and sewing... Funnily enough it was a kind of heaven."

 "We just wanted to get in touch to say how much we enjoyed your house in Finestret. We had a great time as a family and especially enjoyed spending time at the pool and eating dinner on the roof terrace with amazing views. We loved the peaceful village and hearing the church bells. We hope to return another year."

"Just a note to let you know we had a wonderful holiday at Finestret - we found the house very well equipped, thank you. The weather was glorious the whole time and whilst our friends simply enjoyed local walks and relaxing by the pool, we visited many of the local places of interest and walks further afield... Once again, many thanks for the use of the house."

"We really enjoyed the stay. Lovely location, great looking up the valley to snow covered peaks, with snow getting less each day. The terrace was excellent particularly in the early evening with a glass of wine. I enjoyed some great bird watching from it in a morning with black redstarts, wrynecks, green woodpeckers and some of the first swallows and martins I had seen this year. House was great plenty of space, well equipped with everything we needed. My boys had quite a few games of table tennis, I imagine in summer the pool would be a real asset. Weather was great, temperatures around 25 C. Bought some wood for fire on first day but did not use it. ... I would recommend the trip and your place to anyone who likes breath taking scenery and a place for some rest and relaxation." [April holiday]

"We really like the house, the pool area and upper outdoor dining area are good assets.  It works well for 2 families. The proximity to the river and the surrounding area are good value... All things being equal we would like to return again next year."

"We had a wonderful week, we spent most of our time in the pool, on the terrace or out and about exploring. We didn’t want for anything as the house was well equipped with everything we needed. We loved getting our fresh bread every morning from right outside the window... it worked well for us and we wished we’d booked 2 weeks.

"We all finished our last day exploring the river and waterfalls, which the kids thought a real adventure. Such a beautiful location." 

"We all had an amazing holiday and your house was perfect. All very clean and lots of games/activities to keep us occupied which was great. Also your neighbours were very helpful as we had a bit of trouble trying to get the car down to the car park space and they saved us. And also one day gave us some homemade jam as a gift. Your detailed instructions were so helpful for finding the nearby villages, towns and supermarkets etc and all details to do with the house. The only one we struggled with slightly was finding the piece of land you had. We played cricket and rounders on a large piece of land but not sure whether that was yours or not! Anyway, all in all a really great holiday and although we will not be coming back this year, we’d love to come and stay sometimes in the future." 

"Just returned back in the real world after a really super holiday in your lovely holiday (second) home... I did not appreciate before we left that Conflent and its surrounding areas was such a beautiful part of France or indeed that the Catalan culture was so pronounced in this area. Many thanks for providing us with the opportunity to experience the area in a real home from home."

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