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“Totally as described, in fact better!”

Review of In the vrai sud

Your very own balcony overlooking the village
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20 reviews
Your very own balcony overlooking the village
The church from the balcony
The lounge
Your own private pool in secluded garden
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Twin/bunk room
Dining room
Cheffy kitchen
Bathroom
Ceiling rose detail in dining room
The original staircase
Discover lots of lovely walks
Enjoy the river beaches for picnics...
Golf in the area
Waterski on the lake at Cahuzac
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Riscle, Gers, Occitanie

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Michele M
Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Totally as described, in fact better!”
Reviewed 13 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Have returned to this property three times, never disappointed with the house, facilities, area or owner.
Look forward to going back in the not too distant future

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Liked best: The spacious well equipped property
Liked least: Nothing not to,like!
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Andrew W
Alford, Lincs UK
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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A bit of Paradise!”
Reviewed 20 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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I booked our 6 week stay in the house over a year before our trip - it was my big retirement holiday. I was attracted to the reviews that described the area as real, unspoilt France.

The house itself is great, with big, airy rooms and a decent-sized garden with sitting area, table and small pool. The kitchen is very well equipped and there's plenty of room to sleep up to 8 people. We had family members to stay and the house was perfect for entertaining. The house has three floors with the living room on the first floor - very good for fitness levels! The balconied living room has wonderful news down the main street and is great for watching the world go by!

Riscle is a little commune of only 1,700 inhabitants, and although it suffers the same challenges as many small towns everywhere, with a number of empty shops, it has vibrancy and charm. Its 7 restaurants mean that you're never short of somewhere for an excellent meal, though most close in the evenings, the main meal being lunch. We loved the fact that locals were so friendly and we immediately felt at home.

It's not a touristy area, though there are plenty of things to see and do. It's a wine-taster's paradise, though, and many local farms produce foie gras which can be tasted and bought from the producer. The wine shop next door has a fabulous range of local wines and armagnacs and the owners are really helpful and friendly.

We loved walking the many great footpaths in the area - many of the views of hills and vineyards take your breath away, especially when you can see the Pyrenees on the horizon.

I'd always wanted to have an extended stay in France when I retired, and Riscle and this house exceeded all my expectations. Most of all, we were really impressed with the owner, Suzie Larcombe, whom we quickly came to see as a friend. Always positive, enthusiastic and supportive, we knew that she was there if we needed her and she always responded immediately to any questions. She's also a fabulous cook, so if you go do, get her to cook you a meal - it's mega value at 20 euros per person including wine!

We have so many wonderful memories of this great place and can't recommend it enough. We shall return!

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Liked best: The house, its central village location and the area generally
Liked least: Leaving it!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Large groups
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JustinIOW
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Perfect location for a relaxing holiday full of traditional french charm”
Reviewed 3 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

The house was exactly as described, very well equipped and perfectly prepared for us. The welcome pack was a real treat too, so that we could start enjoying our holiday as soon as we arrived!
The area around Riscle is fairly quiet, with long winding country roads which make getting around very stress free. The main attractions really are the food and wine, which are excellent. Our tip would be to adopt the local custom of having a meal out at lunch time, so you can enjoy some traditional cooking with some real atmosphere (and very reasonably priced!).

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Ben C
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 11 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Le Vrai Sud is exactly what it says it is - a wonderful property in the town of Riscle with all the services you need. Suzie is an excellent host, getting the balance right between providing help and respecting your privacy. If you do visit youve got to sample the Confit de Canard as recommended by Suzie - and visit the local wine co-op!

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Liked best: the character of the house in the centre of the town
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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KLshep
Lewes, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Riscle feels like home after 2 days!”
Reviewed 21 May 2014 for a stay in March 2014

We stayed in Madam Suzie's charming village house as a base for house hunting. All I can say is that we hope to return soon and she will be our neighbour! We feel as though we have found a great mine of information and a potential friend, who has a great sense of humour. The house is delightful and watching the world go by from the balcony is quite an entertaining way to observe French village life. The Friday market is wonderful and not to be missed. The book about the house is the most comprehensive I have ever come across, and the welcome bread, wine and cheese were most appreciated.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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