My stay with Cheryl and Kevin was superlative--excellent barely scratches the surface. They are a lovely and charming couple with an equally wonderful home. These two are dream hosts.
Due to a domino effect of train delays all day long, I had to update Cheryl and Kevin with estimated time of arrival thrice. Each time, they assured me it was no problem and that they would be at the train station in Najac to get me; they are easy to get a hold of and are so responsive and receptive (great communication throughout). I ended up getting in almost three hours past my initial anticipated arrival time, but they were nonetheless accommodating. Sure enough, I was collected at the station (a service offered throughout my stay) in Najac by Kevin and driven to their beautiful home just outside Najac in a small commune.
Cheryl showed me to my comfortable room, which is great size and has everything you need with an adjoining private bathroom. A cupboard in the bedroom has essentials (toiletries, soaps, shampoo, tea, coffee, glassware, everything), and the bathroom has plenty of towels and soaps. You have every comfort imaginable.
The bedroom looks out on to a stone garden patio with a table, chimney, and chairs (both upright and lounge) that you are welcome to use. Similarly, the common spaces of the home are open to you -- and to their two dogs Paddy and Suzy, both friendly.
The hospitality I was shown was incredible really. I was invited twice for a meal with Kevin and Cheryl (she loves cooking for others and is very good at it!). Breakfast is varied and complete, and Cheryl even packed me a lunch for my hiking day; probably wouldn't have made it so far without!
Whether you come with your days planned to the minute or have no clue what you're going to do, Cheryl and Kevin are great hosts. Though they have been here only since November, they have gotten to know their new town quite well and have many suggestions for outings. Kevin supplied me with maps and information cards for my hiking, and Cheryl gave me a lift into neighboring Villefranche to check out the market.
Every step of the way, staying at Cheryl and Kevin's place has been amazing. Beautiful setting, lovely home, and exceptional people. I would definitely recommend their AirBnB and would have easily paid double the price I did for such great hospitality. Thanks to both of you, Kevin and Cheryl!