Joch is a perfect example of a rural French village. Pretty cobbled streets, water channels, friendly people ( brush up on your basic French- they all like to say hello) and breath taking views. There are no shops or bars but a bread van comes every day and the nearest town is only a 5 minute drive.
The house is utterly charming- an original village house as quaint as you would hope but wonderfully comfortable and extremely well equipped. Eat either on the pretty garden patio or the amazing rooftop terrace with stunning views over the valley and across the Pyrenees and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of old France.
We travelled to some lovely places in the day, visited abbeys and monasteries, walked the walls at Villefranche and swam in the oh so refreshing freshwater lake every evening but always looked forward to returning to our "home".
We absolutely loved it. A real find.