We had the most wonderful time in the Gite of Trevor and Paula. They went absolutely out of their way to make our stay as pleasant as possible. Really nice touch was the nice cake we had when we arrived after a long trip getting to France.
From the first moment on we were feeling at home here. Whenever we had a question both of them were directly helping with answers. It was also possible to have a dinner prepared by Trevor and Paula, and eat in the lovely gazebo. We did this, and boy were we in for a treat. Lovely food, and very well prepared. It was a magical night, and a magical 2 weeks in total. Loved it.
Thanks for the hospitality!
Hugo & Anne-Frank
Paula & Trevor were wonderful hosts, really helpful. We had a fantastic break, so peaceful. The pool was lovely as was the garden. The gite had everything we needed & more. Would recommend for anyone looking for a real taste of rural France.
My two-day stay at this studio was exquisite. The hosts go above and beyond to make you feel at home in this gorgeous part of France. As other reviewers said, Paula and Trevor are excellent cooks, and many of their ingredients come from their own backyard. They also are quick to provide recommendations for things to do in the area. The studio itself is clean, comfortable, and quiet.
All in all, Paula, Trevor, and Phoebe's home is the perfect spot for a relaxing vacation.
Our stay at Les Hiboux was absolutely fantastic. Indeed, it is difficult to find the words to describe the exceptional hospitality we received from the moment we arrived until our reluctant departure 10 days later.
Trevor, Paula and Pheobe are the perfect hosts. Upon arrival, we were delighted to discover a welcome pack, which included a much appreciated bottle of wine, fresh eggs from the hens, homemade jam among other things.
Travelling with our 5 month old daughter for the first time was a little daunting, yet our fears were soon allayed, as Paula had everything we required to hand. No request was too much trouble for our hosts and we were pleasantly surprised to learn that Paula had high chairs, baby seats, a travel cot and everything else that one would require when travelling with a little one. Isla was in her element and loved the luxury afforded to her by our generous hosts. Our only regret was not asking Paula to babysit for us!
All 3 of our hosts have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the local area and we took full advantage of the advice offered. It is difficult to think of anything else you could expect from a holiday. The local area is fantastic and we were delighted with our own little piece of rural France. Dining on our terrace as the sun set was a particular highlight for us. Isla's favourite moments were splashing in the pool and chatting with the ducks. The ducks and the dogs were equally as welcoming!
If you decide to stay at Les Hiboux (and you should), you MUST avail yourself of the opportunity to dine in the gazebo. Trevor and Paula have impressive culinary skills and we were thoroughly enjoyed their menu. We enjoyed a terrific night, which easily surpassed anything one could expect in a top hotel.
In summary, we had a wonderful time staying at Les Hiboux and the only disappointment was having to return home. Amazing, genuine and friendly hosts, who go above and beyond the call of duty to enhance your stay in outstanding accommodation and all in an idyllic setting.
What more could one ask for?
Joe, Claire & Isla x
Our two week stay was a fabulous experience.. The studio is exactly as described, spotlessly clean and all furnishings and equipment of the highest quality. Trevor and Paula are magnificent hosts and truly offer their guests a personal service. They spent endless time enhancing our stay with useful information about the area, serving us a magnificent dinner in their outside gazebo and providing us with fresh eggs, preserves and a welcome afternoon tea. We felt very much at home in their beautiful garden watching the delightful hens, ducks and the many interesting birds that visit.
The Creuse is a lovely, tranquil part of France with many interesting towns and villages to visit and great walks in the vast countryside around. I cannot recommend this accommodation highly enough and it is well deserving of the great reviews it receives.
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