We are well and truly home and I am remiss for not having thanked you earlier for use of your home in Caussiniojouls. (And thank you for the check returning our security deposit.)
We were delighted with it from the moment we walked in. Such a blessing. We dined on the terrace most evenings and I always took my morning cup of tea up there. We loved the swifts flying overhead and the views across the fields; checking which sector the farmer was spraying each day.
We struck a season of hot weather, most days in the high 30's but the breezes in the morning and evening were lovely.
We did not see the bread lady but the meat van was in the village on the Wednesday.
We had a fine tasting at the cave and enjoyed the local wine from there as well as the co-operative along the main road.
We ventured to the coast and had a nice afternoon there but found exploring north along the Orb River valley, Lamalou & the National Park simply delightful. This was a favourite. We felt very privileged to have been able to stay there.
From Susan: Here is the review Elizabeth posted on VRBO:
We truly relished the peace of this home and this village amongst the vineyards. Particular care has been taken to make this a welcoming space from the Provençale furnishings and fresh soaps and towels to the supply of games and books. This is a lovely old stone house, well restored; we got used to the tilt of the bedroom floors and loved the authenticity of it. T
he views from all the rooms are a delight but from the roof-top terrace, not to be surpassed. We spent mornings and evenings up here catching the breezes after hot days; enjoying sunrise and sunset; watching the swifts on the nightly flights.
The house is well located between the mountains and the sea. There are good restaurants within a 15 or 30 minute drive and an excellent supermarket about 15 minutes down the road; and a cave selling local wines right on your doorstep