A Traditional Stone Barn has been renovated to provide perfect accommodation for a self catering holiday. Le Poujols is set in extensive private grounds, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The gites at Le Poujols are totally self contained, fully equipped & very comfortably furnished and each has its own small shaded terrace which is furnished for outside dining. A charcoal bbq is provided. The pool is shared and has attractive decking, sun loungers and parasols. It is fenced and alarmed
The gite is very comfortably furnished and is fully equipped. The beds are made on arrival, and we provide a welcome pack, including fruit juice, bottled water, preserves (home made) tea, coffee, milk and sugar. There is a small mini supermarket in the village but if you require anything (bread, pate, cheese etc) in advance of your trip, we are happy to arrange this.
We are set in over 14 acres of Private grounds, for families we have a large flat play area with Football, basketball, volleyball and badminton, and all play equipment it provided. We also have table tennis boules and a play frame for small children. We have direct access to miles of walking paths, and, if you are feeling energetic, trails for biking. Parking is available.
Interaction with guests
We live on site and can assist with tourist information, booking of excursions, fishing permits, tennis courts, horse riding and bike hire, all available locally. We can recommend several restaurants in the area and are happy to make the reservations on your behalf.
During the mid and low season, we can provide meals, including breakfast, packed lunches and dinner, please arrange this in advance of your trip. We also offer a meal on arrival, (two courses @ 20 euro per person) which might be just the job after a long day of travel.
Other things to note
We are happy to accept well behaved dogs. We have two very friendly dogs ourselves who are very good with children and welcome all our visitors with wagg-y tails!
Guests are free to come and go as they please and are welcome to use all the facilities available. If they would like to invite friends to visit, please advise us in advance as our insurance only covers paying clients and we reserve the right to refuse permission on some occasions.
Use of the pool is restricted to 9am - 9pm and glass and crockery in the poolside area is STRICTLY prohibited, plastic cups and plates are provided and all rubbish must be cleared away as we do not want to encourage insects or mice.
Play equipment is available, we request that it is returned to its place after use for the continued enjoyment of all our guests.
A security deposit of 200euros is required on arrival. If we find any damage to the gite when we clean after departure, the cost of repair/replacement may be deducted from the deposit. We do not include small items like glasses or crockery, accidents do happen!
We do not charge for cleaning but ask that you leave the gite in a clean and tidy condition. We don't expect a spring clean! but please empty the fridge, strip off the beds and take your rubbish to the bins provided on your way out. We provide bins for recyclables and glass. Should the gite require cleaning over and above what is 'normal' for our staff, we reserve the right to deduct 50 euro from the security deposit.
No smoking is allowed in the gite, smoking is allowed in outside areas, we ask that you please dispose of cigarettes responsibly, we are in a 'drought' area.
I am a 'retired' chef and event caterer and planner, and have lived here, in France, for 10 years with my husband, two sons, two dogs, two cats and a pony. My husband Steve and I run this ensemble of four gites, set in a tranquil, but not isolated part of beautiful rural France. My two sons have grown up here and are wonderfully 'French', Steve and I like to think we speak French but its more 'Franglais'. We both worked in the city of London, so moving here was TRULY a breath of fresh air.
I still love to cook and, except during peak season, can provide breakfast and evening meals, but I do get booked up, so please enquire when booking. When I am not cooking I like to walk my dogs, for relaxation I love to read.
My husband, Steve is a keen golfer and plays whenever he gets the chance, he will be delighted to help you with booking of excursions but please do not ask him during the Ryder Cup!
We are open from Easter through to October and our gite has a wood burner for cosy spring and autumn evenings. Le Poujols is suitable for families or for couples and is perfect for walking holidays, or just relaxing. We have guests who come back time and time again. We would love to welcome you here and are certain that you will have a lovely time.