When you book a summer holiday for your family or with friends, it’s a big deal! Let’s face it, life for most people these days is very fast paced; people work harder and for longer hours so, when they take time out for, what is usually, their main holiday, it is so important that they make the right decision as it may be sometime before they have another break.
We are all too aware that a holiday home has to tick quite a few boxes in order to meet the needs of everyone on the holiday, combined with the fact that everyone has a different idea of what the ideal destination should be.
We were absolutely thrilled when we received the following review from a family who recently stayed with us.
A Fabulous Retreat!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
On our arrival we were really warmly greeted by Jane and Graham with a cold beer and soft drinks (for the children) at their peaceful barn in the hamlet of Caux. Jane and Graham gave us a tour of the property to make sure we felt at home. A really nice start to two idyllic weeks.
The barn is absolutely beautiful. We were surprised by the size of the barn and bedrooms – huge! The barn is really light and airy and tastefully decorated. Think luxury! The bedrooms are also luxurious…lots of beams and natural stone all brought together with contemporary fixtures and fittings.
If you somehow fail to miss the wow factor inside the property just take a look at over the countryside from the terraces. Beautiful…peaceful…and relaxing. We regularly spotted deer and birds of prey.
The pool is perfect and manages to capture the sun from early morning until late evening. The pool was cleaned twice during our stay by Ruud who provided us with lots of local knowledge about what to see and do. Ruud’s knowledge complimented the welcome pack that Jane had provided. A really nice guy.
There are some fantastic hilltop villages within a few km’s of the barn. The Lot river is also on your doorstep. Travelling is a delight as traffic is virtually non-existent.
The barn was spotless on our arrival. Jane and Graham had also provided us with some essentials to see us through until the next day. A really nice surprise.
It was with a heavy heart that we left the barn after two weeks. We have spent 17 years holidaying in France and would love to visit the barn again as it really is very special.
We know there are things that we can do differently with Bijou Barn, items we can provide for our guests and ideas which we are already working on for next year. I think when you embark on providing a holiday rental, you and your home must constantly evolve and adapt to the needs of those staying with you, in order to give them the best chance of having “the perfect holiday” that they will remember for years to come.