Three days of bliss
Posted Jun 26, 2016
Travelling as a group of four with two cars we followed the sat nav to the address given by Expedia..... wrong. A few local enquiries and we found this house nestled atop a hill with views over the valley. It is then that you meet this hotel's greatest asset, Alice (I apologise if I have it wrong). A tour of the house and then our room, given in perfect English and the scene was set. A huge room with a small window overlooking the lake, limed beams and very nice bathroom. No TV, thank goodness and then the silence hits you.
A splendid pool and a formal dining room serving very well prepared food, beautifully presented, the lobster starter deserves mention. Breakfast cakes are not recommended for slimmers!
Ideal for exploring local villages and markets, the local countryside is beautiful. We had booked for three nights and I was very reluctant to leave.
The house is quiet, peaceful and unhurried. The owner wanders around doing what owners do and greets you in French and English. We in response did similar, we speak schoolboy French. A black cat that follows and greets and a big old dog. Gardeners tending the beautiful grounds and plum trees surrounding the far end of the estate. Alice appears just at the correct time and asks if there is anything that you require, she has the most endearing nature.
I have travelled extensively and encountered very few more relaxing venues.