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.
The house when we arrived 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.
The gite side as a barn 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!