There’s plenty of space in both properties: sitting rooms (the larger gite has two, so children can escape) have wood-burning stoves for chilly nights and are a good size. Bedrooms are cosy, some with low sloping ceilings, most with good views; bathrooms are modern and functional. Each space has its own private outdoor seating area and barbecue, but the pool, pergola, play area, bikes and games are shared so you can be as sociable as you want.
Both kitchens have plenty of fridge and larder space but Kaylee (whose house is also by the properties) offers to deliver continental breakfast baskets and also evening meals if you prefer – just set the table and sit down. Mostly you’ll be spilling out into the gardens, currently being given a makeover by Kaylee’s dad, a talented landscape gardener. Splash in the pool or walk up to the pergola for cool views.
When you leave Kaylee gives you a little basket of memories to take home.