The times they are a changin’

When we left the UK to come here we always planned to stay here running gites for 10 years to take us up to retirement. We weren’t sure what we would do after that but thought perhaps we would move to another region of France or another country. But when we finally started to think about moving on we realised that there was nowhere we wanted to go to as we love this little village and have made so many friends here. So we sadly put Peyrenègre up for sale and looked for another property in the village.

null The house when we arrived null and now with the terrace added

It’s hard to imagine now what the house looked like when we bought it. There were still cows where the gites are now! We are proud of all we have achieved at Peyrenègre and have so enjoyed sharing this lovely spot with our gite guests. We know that it has been a special place for many of you too and certainly to those who have returned year after year.

null The gite side as a barnnull and now as holiday cottages

We are delighted that the new owners of Peyrenègre are continuing to run the gîtes. Lucy and Andrew have lots of plans and we look forward to seeing them take Peyrenègre into the new chapter of its life.


So time for something new – well something very old in fact as we have bought an old ruin in the village and plan to restore it to its former glory to be our retirement home.


Of course this is the artist impression of what it will look – it’s not even habitable at the moment!

Au revoir – keep in touch and if you come back to holiday at Peyrenègre or are passing through the region we hope you’ll drop in for some of that Wilson hospitality. I’m getting a bit emotional now so time to wind things up. I started with a song title so I’ll finish with one- thanks for the memories!

2 thoughts on “The times they are a changin’

  1. Enid

    We are the ones who should say thank you for having such a lovely family come into our lives – and we hope they’ll stay there!

  2. Yvonne

    Enid and Kevin – thank you for everything. For showing us the french way of living in the countryside, sharing wonderful evening meals with “silly” (your words) games, relaxation with wonderful views – good holidays.
    Lucy, we wish you a good start.
    Marko, David, Leah, Yvonne

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