The company used to clean and prepare Cap del Bosc for guests is following the recommended cleaning regime Good Practices Guide for Seasonal Rentals, as recommended by ADN Tourism, which complements the documents drawn up and made available by the French Government.  All Cap del Bosc laundry is professionally cleaned between lets and the laundry company has advised that additional protocols are being followed at this time (Toute la blanchisserie sont lavées avec l’adjonction d’un produit antibactérien, fongicide, sporocide et virucide notamment EN 14476).

If you would like to read the Good Practices Guide, or find out about the additional measures being put in place for this year’s guests staying at Cap del Bosc, please do not hesitate to contact us.

33 degrees outside …

It might have been 33 degrees outside, but I couldn’t bear to see all the plums at Cap del Bosc going to waste!  So, for a little bit of effort, a few jars of Mirabelle jam …  now to tackle the damsons and quince …

Relax and unwind ….

Favourite place on a hot day to relax and unwind, to read a book, or simply to snooze ….

Sleepy fawn

Awoke early, to find a fawn curled up under a tree, not 20 yards from the terrace –

It saw me, but didn’t seem too bothered as I tried (unsuccessfully) to get a photo from inside the house.  It slowly got up, stretched, and wondered off into the woods …… so cute!


Picking, washing and drying is quite time consuming –

when I’m washing them I wish I hadn’t picked so many – but when they’re dried and ready to eat, I wish I’d picked more!

Late September

The end of another summer, Cap del Bosc clothed in the turning colours of Virginia Creeper – the weather has been sunny with bright blue skies, making a late September visit very enjoyable ………..

Flaming June

This is more like it – welcome June! (Nice green grass though!)

Paella anyone?

2018 – The inclement weather in May (lots of rain) caused the branches of the climbing rose to hang down, heavy with wet blooms – so no guilt felt in cutting great bunches and bringing them inside ….

The pots of geraniums seemed to have relished the additional rainfall and are positively blooming ….

and a late supper of paella under cover of the terrace was preferred to a BBQ ….


Seasons in the sun ….

Blue Sky Thinking






Easter 2017 – not a cloud in the sky

November 2017 – first frost

Can it really be March?

Sitting on the terrace, lunch time – glass of chilled wine, delicious bread and cheeses, blue skies and sun – can it really be March?