Quite simply we think this is the best of many gites we have stayed in. The Drome region is beautiful and for some reason undiscovered by many which makes it so peaceful. Les Beaux Chenes is tucked away on the edge of a wood providing a tranquil setting for the characterful gites which are of a very high standard. The decor, furnishings and equipment are all presented with an attention to detail. During our stay it was in the mid 30s so the swimming pool and shaded surrounds were welcome. Mark and Tracey could not be more hospitable or helpful guiding us to places to visit and any one of the local restaurants that provide for a variety of tastes.
This was just a lovely stay, such peace and tranquility but less than 4km from the local village and all its amenities, including lovely bar, bakery and restaurants. There is a beautiful swimming pool on site and the hosts were bilingual (English \ French) which was a a huge plus as my french is very poor, they were very welcoming and made the stay as relaxing as possible. I will be back !
We had a fantastic week staying with Tracey, Mark,their lovely daughter and family dog! Correspondence before we set off was great and any questions we had were answered promptly. On arrival they were quick to draw us a map of how to get to the local supermarket and spent the first evening giving us lots of useful information about the local area and further a field over a few drinks. The apartment is beautiful and clean. It has been renovated to a high standard keeping its fantastic original features and is well equipped to cook and live in. The bed was comfy, we had plenty of storage and the shower was great!The pool is a super size and has lots of seating and loungers to use. It even has lights if you fancy a swim after dark. You do need a car here as the local village is a few kms out but there are also plenty of places to walk and cycle from the apartment itself. We were lucky enough to attend a local wine tasting session arranged by Tracey and Mark followed by a fantastic pizza evening back at the apartment which was a lovely opportunity to get to know another family staying in an adjoining gite. Avignon and Mont Ventoux were driveable as were many other local delights such as the market in Dieuleft and the village of Le Poet Leval. It really was a delight staying here and the family were very good at being around if needed or leaving you to your own devices. We felt very at home and look forward to another opportunity to go back and visit again. Thanks again for your super hospitality, we thoroughly enjoyed every minute!