Our quest to find the perfect property for both our home and a gîte in France began in 2005.
We had a specific idea in mind for the location at the outset: we did wish to go south, but not on the coast. Our search took us around the Tarn, to the whole of the Midi-Pyrénées and also Languedoc-Roussillon.
On visiting the Aveyron we fell in love with the Region.
Soon after that, we started searching for the right property. After looking at many of the other
properties that were on offer that had ready-made gîtes, we decided to renovate an old barn in the hamlet of Recoules in the "commune" of Prévinquières, in Aveyron.
Thus, our property became "The Old Barn of Recoules" or "La Vieille Grange de Recoules"
When the work eventually started on the renovation, our first task was to turn a part of the old Barn into a brand new accommodation.
Claude works for an English Company, and will visit the place often to catch up with the builders working on site.
Since then we have been busy entertaining numerous guests, finding new walks, trying out new restaurants, making all manor of preserves (on account of all the fruit trees!) and generally trying to find time for the odd bit of relaxation. Things have been a bit easier for Claude since he is a native Belgian and speaks French, while Hayley is from England and is working hard to master the language.
Nonetheless, we have been exceedingly fortunate in that we have been warmly welcomed into the hamlet. Our adventure starts here, in the Aveyron Region.
We hope that you will be comfortable in our gîte, so you can share a piece of our new life in France!
Have a Wonderful Holiday
Claude & Hayley