Guest Comments

What our guests have to say

We have so many memories of our stay in Caunes-Minervois, and a large part of them revolve around your most magical house. We enjoyed the welcoming environment and exceptional decoration along with our charming hosts. Stephan H. – Toronto, Canada

We keep pinching ourselves expecting to wake up from this dream! We both agree that Caunes is the most beautiful village we have ever experienced. It is idyllic cycling through the sunshine to buy fresh bread to eat on the terrace. Unforgettable. Rachael T. – Dublin, Ireland

Many thanks for the opportunity to stay at L’Ecritoire. We have enjoyed our time at home as much as we enjoyed our hectic and amazing time sightseeing. We will tell all our friends and family about L’Ecritoire and hope to see you very soon. Merci beaucoup. Emma R. – UK

Again, a pleasure to share in the experience of Caunes and the Languedoc. L’Ecritoire was charming and so right for us. Thank you for making it such a cosy place to stay. I look forward to our next visit. Sam V. – Canada

A week in Caunes and still so much to learn and think about before we return to the peace and calm of l’Ecritoire. A really good holiday. John and Anthea H. –  England

We had an absolutely unforgettable stay in L’Ecritoire and Caunes-Minervois! It was everything we wanted and needed. We hope to see you again one day soon.  Lorraine D. – South Africa

Thank you for allowing us the privilege of staying in L’Ecritoire and Caunes-Minervois. We had a wonderfully relaxed and quiet time. The Aude was unforgettable and the majesty of the surrounding areas was truly inspiring. We had a marvellous stay. Paul L. – Sydney, Australia

We absolutely agree with everything in your guest book, it’s a beautiful house, lovely village, fantastic area. We had a wonderful time. Vanessa L. – Watford, England

We’ve stayed at this property before and have a wonderful time on both visits. I’d recommend to any of your guests to return in another season. It is bliss to see the colours change and to spend more time with people one met before in the village. Joanna R. – London, England.

This place touches the depth of my heart. Not only is it beautiful but it transports you into another magical time in history far from the stress of the world we live in. To be able to share this special place with my beloved children and grandson is a memory that will be forever engraved as one of the most treasured times in my life. Bev A. – Cape Town, South Africa.

This is a perfect house in a wonderful location, probably the loveliest interior design I’ve encountered. The swallows, the poppy strewn lanes and wildflowers   in the fields of corn are all things to remember. The kind locals and welcoming atmosphere were wonderful. Johana R. – London, England

We have had one of the best weeks ever in France. I already have plans in place for our next visit. I loved the peace and the tranquility and the unfailing friendliness of the locals. And the home itself; charming, tasteful and stylish. Butch R. – Cape Town, South Africa

A perfect week! We only wish it was a few weeks longer. Our favourite thing, besides this house and the village, was driving through the mountains. We are grateful to have had the chance to enjoy this part of the world in a house so rich in history and beauty. Paula B. – Evanston, Illinois, USA

It was everything we wished for in the French countryside and more. Thanks to Marlene and all the locals who made this such a memorable holiday. Sonia T. – Cape, South Africa

We are having a last glass of wine on your beautiful terrace in the sun. We both feel that it is the warm friendships we have formed with the citizens  of Caunes that have made it such a wonderful experience. Thank you Ingrid and Christopher for all your advice and being there when we needed anything. Marilyn and Terry M. – Ontario, Canada

It is a rare surprise when a destination is even better than expected, and this is certainly how we felt on entering your beautiful home. It is obvious that   much talent, time, thought and love went into the design of this wonderful house. You have created a welcoming, warm and very personal retreat. Thanks for everything and best wishes. Vicki and Ed S. – Charlotte, NC, USA

We have so many memories of our stay in Caunes-Minervois, and a large part of them revolve around what turned out to be a most magical house. The welcoming environment and exceptional decoration – along with, of course, their charming owners.
Stephen H. – Toronto, Canada

We had a lovely time in your charming house – too short. We must come back. Helen M. – Canada

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful house with us. I loved it and could have stayed for ever. Lesley H. – Knavesborough, UK

We appreciate the effort and passion that you have put into this lovely cottage with such unique character, surrounded by a countryside which offers ancient castles to explore, mountains to climb and quaint villages to visit. Charles W. – Sydney, Australia

It was wonderful staying in a house with so many lamps and light to read by and enough shelves and other space for one’s things. Much better than my house back home.   I will miss the quietness and sitting under the huge trees drinking wine and watching the people. Helen M. – Pretoria, Johannesburg

The visit to your lovely house and the area surpassed our expectations for charm, beauty and serenity. The staggering beauty of Carcassonne together with the friendliness and history of the village made for a memorable visit. Marilyn B. – Perth, Australia

A true delight. A fabulous corner of the world. We had a ball. Mark and Linda B. – Australia.

Thank you both for a wonderful stay in your beautifully finished village house. It gave us a wonderful base to explore this exceptional part of France. We have been well fed and well received and will recommend to our friends a stay here in Caunes. Mary and David M. – Ireland

We have enjoyed the Minervois very much. The wines are fantastic and we had good fun tasting them as we travelled around. Thank you for your hospitality, helpfulness and kindness, it has made our stay very special. Lyall and Gerrie T. – Hervey, Australia 

Thank you so much for your friendliness, assistance and wonderful gite. The village is great and very friendly and the surrounds are beautiful. We totally enjoyed our stay and will recommend your houses and your village to all. Janet W. – Canberra, Australia