Tuesday, 3 August 2010

First Guests & Thank You

Posted by Simon

Well I'm sure you want to know how things went with our first guests and now we have recovered from the rush to get everything ready and have done a few other jobs that needed doing I have a bit more time to write a post.

The guests, a Dutch family of 4, arrived minutes after we had finished and were pleasantly surprised to see the garden area was completed - their last look on the blog was on the Thursday when I was about half way through building it (and before the digger broke down). They were over the moon with the gite and settled in quickly.

Their two boys were soon playing with our boys and in the end the family only went out for two of the days they were here. The boys were having such a great time here playing, with plenty of space, that they actually had trouble getting them to go out on those days. Mum and Dad had time to relax and pursue hobbies throughout the week.

From the feedback they gave us they had an excellent week, loved the quiet and the beautiful countryside and watching their boys having a good time. They made a couple of small suggestions of items they would have liked to have had (a tea cosy, a toaster and a door mat for the living room door), otherwise were very pleased with the gite. And are planning to come back next year.

For us - they made all the hard work worth while and it was great to see the gite used and the whole family having a lovely holiday and we were rewarded by receiving two lovely paintings - one of the gite and the other of the play area and view - as a present. We are over the moon with these and trying to decide the best place for them.

And finally a special thanks to our first gite guests, especially for trusting us that it would be finished and making our first week open very rewarding. Also a huge thank you for all those who helped us - a list too long to mention everyone - but we could not have done it without you.

Now for the next project - well soon.


  1. Rosie the paintings are wonderful, what a very special present :-)

  2. The pictures are gorgeous - what a wonderful start to your lives as gite hosts :-)

  3. The paintings are gorgeous and what a lovely thank you present. You must be really relieved that your first guests had such a lovely time. Though looking at the photos they would be hard pressed NOT to!

  4. How fantastic, I' so pleased it worked out for you all :)

  5. Well done all of you, I am really not surprised they had such a good time!

  6. Thank you everyone - we have more guests this week (friends from England) and another booking for the end of August plus a few other enquiries :-)


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