We spent a week at Le Chataignier, the smallest and more rustic of the four gites on site. We enjoyed the peace and tranquillity of the place, the garden and the pool. Tim was a great host. He provided us with some fresh bread, butter, jam and a bottle of rather lovely wine on our arrival. Tea, sugar and coffee were provided and we also found a few bits, like cling film and seasonings, left over by previous guests. The house has wi-fi and satellite TV, should you ever be missing UK programmes (handy for us to watch the Tour de France highlights!). Towels for the bathroom and for the pool are provided. The kitchen is big and airy and has all of the basic equipment and utensils you'd need on holiday, including a dishwasher (which we did not use) and a washing machine (hope the handle is repairable, sorry!). There is a large dining table in the kitchen and also table and chairs outside on the patio, next to the bbq and the sun loungers. The property comfortably sleeps 4 although it can accommodate six people. But with only one bathroom, six people sharing might be pushing it. Tim offered some suggestions of places to visit and was always, discretely, on hand should a problem or query would arise. Rowan and Looping, the resident dogs, were good playmates for our dog. The property is in the middle of nowhere, so do not expect a quick walk to a boulangerie for breakfast pastries or to quickly pop out for dinner. There are only fields, walnut groves and endless sunflowers fields all around. There are a few VTT (mountain bikes) circuits departing from nearby. The pool and the garden are shared with the other properties and we enjoyed meeting the other guests but there is enough seclusion should you wish to keep to yourself. We had a lovely time but as ever it all went too quickly!