Our first season here at Peyrenegre is drawing to a close, for 2012.

The season is starting to draw to a close and I now have time to sit down and  write my first ever blog!  A little scary I must confess!!

Andrew and I moved in to Peyrenegre on the 15th may along with my retired parents,  from then on it has been a bit of a roller coaster ride for us!  We certainly hit the ground running as there were already people here on holiday and lots more guests booked in for the coming months.

We needed to fence the garden for our dogs, and also an area for the chickens and somebody came and put up the fencing for the horses and also a field shelter for them so they could live out for the summer.   This was all done when we had a quite week or two in June!

Our two gypsy cobs. Here they are happily munching away, and very happy in their new home!

Our free range hens. Our chicken run. Whilst you are here you can enjoy lots of free range eggs.

It was very much a case of learning on the job as this is a whole new world for Andrew and I as we have always worked on stud farms in England breeding racehorses.  So you could say a massive life changing move for us from working with horses to people!  We have really enjoyed the season and meeting returning clients here to peyrenegre and also new people from bookings that I have taken since we have been here.  We have loved having you all here and sharing such a beautiful place, that we were lucky enough to find and buy.

It has been fun taking the children down with us to help feed the chickens and look for eggs and also hunt for tomatoes.  We hope next year to have lots of vegetables to that we can also give them to our guests.  Andrew has been busy in the last few weeks planting lots of winter vegetables for us for the winter.

Feeding the hens. Picking tomatoes

Enjoying feeding the hens.                            Collecting tomatoes with us.


We have had some very hot weather here in July and August and one day in August it reached 40 degrees, So everyone enjoyed the swimming pool.  There is always lots of fun to be had up at the pool, by everyone!

Jumping inn. The pool is so inviting.

Relaxing in the sun. Relaxing whilst mum enjoys the pool.

We have had some excellent feed back and lovely comments in the guest book, which makes us proud that we have done an excellent job here this season and most importantly we have survived and enjoyed every minute of it.  Especially when I read the feed back that has been put on the trip advisor site.  The feed back said:

5 of 5 starsReviewed 31 August 2012

We have just spent two weeks here in this lovely unspoilt part of France. The gites are beautiful inside, well kited out and felt like home. Very very peaceful with great views across the countryside. Our children ( 3 and 5. ) have had a wonderful time playing in the pool, bouncing on the trampoline, feeding the chickens and horses and hanging out in the hot tub. Lots to do in the surrounding areas including markets to wander around and we had a very memorable evening at the night market in Laparade. Lucy and Andrew couldn’t do enough for us all. Thanks for coming to fetch the girls every day to feed the chickens and patiently coax them to actually feed them out of their hands. Fresh eggs every day and a constant supply of freshly picked fruit and veg brought to our gite. What more could you ask for?

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family

Id like to say thank you to everyone we have met this year and for all your comments and feedback.

We are open all year round so if any body fancies a  few weeks holiday or even a long weekend over the winter then we are here, and you can enjoy the peace and quite and relax by a wood burning stove.

We shall look forward to welcoming you all back to Peyrenegre next summer.



One thought on “Our first season here at Peyrenegre is drawing to a close, for 2012.

  1. Enid Wilson

    Well done Lucy and Andrew. We are so pleased to see you building on the work we started at Péyrenègre and continuing to improve the holiday experience for your guests. We are sure that you will go from strength to strength. Here’s to a great season 2013!

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