We stayed here for a night en route driving south on holiday with our 2 young children. I had come across the chateau through a recommendation for a family friendly b&b in the region and fell in love with the photos and details on their website. In reality it was even nicer than I had hoped, Patrick & Colette have got it right on every level.
The chateau is beautiful and feels grand, but also like you are being welcomed into their family home. They are such friendly and charming hosts and we very much enjoyed the time we had to chat to them in the evening.
Our room (hydrangea) was lovingly restored, with a luxurious twist and plenty of space for the 4 of us. A proper cot, with nice bedding was provided, which alongside the toys, the guest kitchen where we could make up bottles & the dedicated kids tea time made everything so easy.
My favourite part of the stay was the evening dinner which we enjoyed with the other guests. The food was delicious, home cooked, locally sourced and accompanied by wine to complement. We felt totally spoiled from the aperitif to the digestif by the roaring fire, and the many courses in between. (The giant creme caramel was definitely the stand out dish for me!) It all felt very relaxing, and like we were spending the evening with friends.
This truly is a gem of a place to stay and I sincerely hope we can return in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chateau de Ribagnac is a country retreat in a beautiful part of France. The Chateau has been restored to provide modern comforts while retaining the charm of history. All our rooms are different, there are family suites and romantic rooms (one with a balcony) so choose the rooms that suits you. We have only five rooms so everything is friendly and you'll feel at home. We have been called the "fairy tale castle" in the press and have 36 hectares of land for you to explore. We welcome families and couples alike and serve tables d'hotes dinners, with children eating earlier and aperitifs served before dinner once the little ones are tucked in. We can cater for food allergies & most dietary requirements (please let us know in advance). ... more less