2015 – looking back at the season

At the end of 2015 we look back on a busy and fun season. La Camillette was fully booked from May to September. This year we were delighted to receive many new guests and also meet some old friends again.

The renovation continues

During the spring and autumn time we went ahead with the reconstruction work especially on the terrace where we created a new two-seater bench and table from leftover planks from the old grange. The terrace is now a very pleasant place to enjoy the morning sun, even until late in the season. The above picture was taken on 1 November 2015.

The ping pong room is further enhanced with new lighting and a portion of the interior walls is covered with a thick layer of “chaux” (mixture of lime, sand and water). This traditional method is not only decorative, but has the additional positive effect to provide great heat and sound insulation. Furthermore, the existing garden furniture is repainted and refurbished and there are also two new benches for the terrace in front of the house . Obviously made from old beams coming from the barn – :). Indoors we have renewed all radiators and a number of smaller improvements for the comfort of our guests, such as a large standing mirror.

La Camillette inspires

One of our goals when we started with our gîte was that we wanted to offer a relaxing and inspiring environment to all our guests. Relaxing by the many different sights inside and around the house to enjoy the silence and the beautifull views of the surroundings. Inspiring by the presence of the piano for our musical guests but also inviting to other artistic activities.

Last season, one of our Belgian guests made the nice drawing below. We find it very beautiful and therefore it deserves a mention on our site.

schilderijtje

Finally…

In September, as a nice surprise at the end of the season, we received an official 4-star classification from the French tourist office.  Of course we are very happy and even a little proud.

The first bookings for the season 2016 are already coming and we are making  plans to fully renovate the west side of the barn. Furthermore we have plenty of other ideas to not get bored during the school holidays.

We wish all our guests a prosperous and healthy 2016.

Jacques Isabelle and Camille Juliette.

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