The chamber is spacious and spotless clean. Free Tea & Coffee provided. There are also private sittings outside for guests. Converted from a farm barn, the room is very cool during summer. Julie supplied a number ofmaps (with translation to English!) to help us get around. Highly appreciated!
Gorgeous breakfast is included and you can share the kitchen with the hosts. I guess it applies to the 2D-chamber only as the other room is equipped with own kitchen. Julie and Andy are bilingual (Eg+Fr),friendly and knowledgeable, recommending great restaurants and local markets to us.
The whole area is surrounded by vineyards and chateaus. Road is ideal for cycling and your hosts have bikes. Or there is a renting place nearby if you are professional. You can also swim in lakes, walk in wild woodlands to meet dears/hares or if you are city type, Duras and Bergerac are nearly. The place itself locates in a rural area but everything is within a short drive including a hypermarket. Recommend hiring a car from the airport.
We arrived with little knowledge of French and the locals. We've had great help from the hosts to make it such a relaxing & memorable summer holiday. Certainly one couldn't ask for more.
I haven't stayed here as a guest but as a neighbour in this rural wine-making hamlet I have watched the progress of the conversion from a redundant cherry farm into tastefully contemporary accommodation. The once near derelict barn now has well proportioned good size rooms with the comforts and benefits of 21st century living - wi/fi: HD TV: hotel quality bathrooms - whilst retaining the rustic charm and character of the 19th century vernacular building - oak beams: exposed stone walls: tiled floors, . Andy and Julie have been meticulous at every stage of the work which is matched by their attention to detail in the furnishing, fittings and finish. A project they should be truly proud of.
We stayed in a large single self contained room next to the main accommodation, they say first impressions last well our room had the "Wow" factor. As you entered you noticed the cool tiled floor and the large King size bed with brilliant white bedding then on looking round there is an original fireplace with clever lighting( you have to find the light switch as it is not where you expect) but when you do find it you will be pleasantly surprised, also a large corner suite and the usual tea coffee making facilities complete the living space. The bathroom also has that luxury look that is found in the better hotels with large walk in shower that when you turn on the tap hot water at just the right temperature comes out. There were plenty of good quality towels so no need to bring your own. Outside there is a medium size pool although we never used this as we forgot our swimwear. Breakfast on our first day was a mixture of hot and cold food but we found that we preferred the selection of croissants brioche and danish pastries for the rest of our stay. Andy and Julie could not have been more helpful even volunteering to be a late night taxi driver as we were there for our daughters wedding in a nearby village, we declined their generous offer. All in all a brilliant place to stay.