If you like to go back in time, go there. Time stood still in this beautiful region of France, and the same is to say of this B&B. It is a lovely restored house, but.... The church bells toll all night (next door !), and if you leave the windows open, the morning traffic will surely wake you up, if you are resistant to bells. The "swimming pool" is more of a bath tub, really small, and only open for a very limited time during the day. The owners are very friendly, but refuse to give you a key, so they want you to be home and in bed by midnight latest. Sorry, this is France, not England, people dine out late and if you enjoy a nice dinner by the coast (one hour drive) you don't want to be rushing home to avoid sleeping in your car ! Breakfast was a croissant and a piece of baguette with jam, no eggs, no ham... We left after one night. We are sure a lot of people will enjoy this place, it just wasn't the right thing for us. The owners were very understanding and we wish them all the best, it is a nice place after all.
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25 August 2010
Unfortunately, as they have said, these guests were in the wrong place and we did indeed part after one night on good terms to allow them to move on to somewhere which we hope suited them better. The level of service we offer our guests might be seen as 'going back in time' as it is very inclusive (they are guests in our home after all) and we are always here to look after our guests, hence the lack of need for front door keys. It is a mix that works for most of our guests and a significant proportion come back time and again as they love what we offer but it doesn't suit everyone.
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This part of France does not have a late night culture unless you go to the major towns or the beach resorts (it's very difficult, if not impossible, to get a restaurant booking later than 9.15 pm anywhere within a 25km radius) so asking our guests to be back by midnight is not usually a problem and they are very welcome to sit in the garden and have a night cap if they wish. We are in a village and, like most French villages, we can hear the church bells and the agricultural sounds are louder during the vendange (grape picking season), however most of our guests feel that adds to the charm of the location. As regards our swimming pool, we are a chambres d'hotes and the pool is large enough for a refreshing dip after a day out sightseeing.
We are often complimented on our food and out breakfast consists of freshly baked croissants, baguette, often homemade bread, homemade fruit compote or fresh fruit platter, yogurt, jams, fruit juice and tea or coffee. We also cook dinner up to 5 nights each week and most of our guests eat in with us several times during their stay and enjoy sharing their experiences.
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