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Here are a selection of our guests' comments

We love the fact that our gite appeals to couples and families alike!


What a lovely stay we had with Aideen and Bill. We felt like friends at the end of our stay. Very comfortable place with lovely pool and hot tub. Very well equipped Gite in a lovely little village in a lovely area of France. A lovely welcome pack was included including wine, cheese and bread, biscuits and coffee which was great. All our questions were answered very quickly which was appreciated and local knowledge of events was passed on to us which was great. Also a delivery of free range eggs was great. The best thing about this property is the owners and their lovely daughters who are a credit to them, we would highly recommend this property for a lovely relaxing holiday as adults or with children.

Karen P


Fantastic venue, accommodation but most importantly lovely people. You could not wish for better owners than Aideen & William. If you want to live the dream, visit Arques and surrounding area first. (+ we saw the first free range eggs on site) Hot tub & pool to die for.

Toni P


The gite is exactly as described and pictured, well equipped and spacious. Aideen and William are excellent hosts, friendly and helpful, although never intrusive. They know their area and their advice is well worth seeking. Their advice on routes and geography was better than our sat-nav on more than one occasion. We called this review "Your choice" because there are so many places to see and explore in this 'Land of the Cathars', in addition to the facilities at the gite. We were there for only a week but we (both 70) got to the Med twice, visited the Cite at Carcassone, explored several of the local villages and towns and had some interesting drives through what William calls the foothills, taking in some spectacular views, including some towards the Pyrenees 'proper'. We want to return to enjoy Aideen's and William's excellent gite and hospitality again . We have already recommended both to our daughter and son-in-law and their family.



A spacious Gite with well equipped kitchen, WiFi and satellite TV. Large bedrooms with en suites. On site there is lots to do with a family sized pool, hot tub and BBQ/patio area. Table tennis and darts can also be played on site and equipment is in great condition. The village tennis court and playground is also close by. Lots to see and do in the area with canoeing, fishing, walking, horse riding and historic sites to visit. The hosts were great, there if needs be but without being intrusive.

The Cooksons


Myself, my partner, my daughter and her partner have just spent a week at this fantastic place. William and Aideen were very welcoming, friendly and the perfect hosts, always there when you need them without being intrusive. The gite itself was lovely, very spacious and well equipped. There is a lovely little patio outside the gite with table and chairs, this is where I sat first thing every morning with a cuppa listening to the birds morning chorus. Most of our evenings were also spent here, to either have a BBQ or just sit and chat with a glass or 2 of wine! Horse riding, mountain biking, white water rafting, kayaking are all in the area. There is just so much to see and do, the list is endless, unfortunately we didn't get to see and do everything so we will just have to go back!! If you are looking for an holiday with stunning scenery in an idyllic location with perfect hosts then this is the place to be. Thank You William & Aideen, you were fab xx



My wife and I had a wonderful stay in tis well equipped and very comfortable gite. The owners were ever helpful and friendly but at the same time unobtrusive. The village is everything a French village should be with its wonderful boulangerie using a wood fired oven to bake exquisite bread. The countryside is simply stunning and from the gite you can be on well marked footpaths into the forests and hills rewarding you with fantastic views over the valley and the surrounding area. it is a part of France full of history as well and visit to the many Cathar castles are easily possible including the magnificently restored castle on the outskirts of the village. We also rated visits to Limoux, Carcassonne and Lagrasse, all easily accessible within an hour of the gite. The market at Esperaza on a Sunday was quite something. We enjoy hill walking and there are many fine walks in the area, with steep climbs and lofty views of the Pyrenees in the distance.
A great and relaxing holiday and the gite was everything we could have wanted.

Stephen G


Chris and I spent a wonderful 4 night stay at William and Aideen's gite. We were able to tie in our stay with very reasonable flights on the much maligned Ryanair service. Aideen and William are great hosts - flexible with costs and dates, very knowledgeable on their beautiful area of France. Future guests should pay particular attention to the magnificent iron gates to the front of the property - William has repaired and decorated them to perfection - they are a sight to behold as was William up his ladder during our stay!! More improvements are planned - no doubt Grandad Vince will be involved with Cara, Meelah and Jess supervising. We shall return soon.



My husband and I and 2 friends stayed at Les Reves in early September. What a delightful time we had. The new owners couldn't do enough to make us feel welcome and the gite itself had everything we could possibly need. I only wish I had found this gite when the family were younger as the pool and nearby riding stables would have proved a magnet for our boys. In addition the Mediterranean coast with all its seaside attractions is only an hours drive away, so you can have the best of both worlds. We flew from Liverpool to Carcasonne with Ryanair which was a short journey both in the air and when we landed in France.- Keep up the good work Bill and Aideen an excellent holiday.Any availability for Christmas!!!


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