As the nights start to draw in and the temperature drops, thoughts here at Emerald Coast turn to all the behind the scene work required to make your holidays the best they can be. We’re continually thinking of what will improve the gites whilst remaining true to our beginnings and making sure we retain the essence of what makes our corner of France so special. After all, it’s why we see so many of our guests return year after year!

Earlier this year we cleared a patch of land by the soft play, creating an outside chill out area which proved extremely popular with parents of little ones and teenagers alike. We’re hoping to expand this in the early part of 2017. Sam and Evie’s Epicerie was also a smash hit, and will definitely be back next summer. There are other plans afoot to create a chillout zone for the bigger kids to enjoy Wii battles and hang out on site without being on top of their parents – enabling everyone to have a bit of space and independence.

We hope you enjoy our foray into the blogging world. We’ve had so many questions from guests about what we do when you’ve gone home that we thought it was time to share what goes into making Emerald Coast so special. As ever, we’re all about meeting our guests needs – if there’s something you’d like to know about, please leave a comment or tweet us and we’ll get back to you.

But for now, it’s time to head to market to pick up some reblochon and bacon. Tartiflette is on the menu and autumn is the perfect time to enjoy it!

Lesley and Simon