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Reviewed 15 April 2018

The host was very helpful and friendly. The rooms were well laid out and comfortable. The breakfast was one of the best we have had. Overall lots of attention to detail.
La Cimentelle is not far off the motorway and was a lovely spot to break our journey North to the coast.

Stayed: March 2018
Thank Family F
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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful stay at La Cimetelle. Our room was beautiful and clean. Thoughtful everywhere: soap and hand cream from l’occitane, coffee and good tea in the room; home-made jams and yogurt and good bread and croissant for breakfast. Beautiful countryside and house. Everything was exquisite and charming.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
Thank SeverinePa
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

If only we could have stayed longer! We were welcomed by a mother-daughter team preparing food in the kitchen. Mother continued her work while daughter escorted us to our charming room, Arthur, on the second floor (no lift). Thick, colour-coordinated towels, an ultra-modern bathroom with excellent lighting so that one could have spent the day reading the large collection of comic books provided, had one so wished. A kettle for tea and a Nespresso machine for coffee together with elegant mugs for either option. Everything had been provided and everything had clearly been carefully chosen to harmonize with the colour scheme. Interesting paintings by artistic friends covered some of the walls in our room and throughout the building.
Together with two otherr couples we enjoyed a sumptuous dinner in the company of daughter Violaine, our gracious hostess for the evening, after mother had retired at the end of what must have been a long day. After our foie gras starter we were served quails with the most scrumptious creamy and lemony sauce accompanied by potato gratin. An interesting selection of local cheeses to follow and, the crowning glory, chocolate puddings, mi-cuit, and verveine tea from the garden. Yum yum. Ell chosen wines accompanied our meal.
Breakfast, after a restful night's sleep, was lavish and was a good foundation for a busy day (perfect home-made natural yoghurt).
The gardens are beautiful with huge chestnut trees, many having tiny wild cyclamen flowering at their base. A small pond provides opportunities for photogenic shots of the house reflected in its waters. One could go on and on, but best come and see it all for yourselves, and stay rather longer than we did. And before you finally leave, wander around the rolling countryside dotted with Charollais.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Kathleen M
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Impressive approach to grand building and gardens. Although initial welcome was frosty, the pool and beautiful bedroom and lounge areas made up for the this. Decided to eat in Avallon, but came back and enjoyed the vast gardens and play areas our son could enjoy!
Breakfast was beautifully set out, in a boutique way, tasty local cheeses, fresh cepes, bread, juice served in an extremely friendly atmosphere.
Would definately recommend to families or couples a real gem of a find!!!!!

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
2  Thank sonia r
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natapache, Propriétaire at La Cimentelle, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you for your review
Here : need to be precise for travelers that we are not a Hotel; Our Guest House is welcoming travelers in a private campground inside the owners privacy; we would be very pleased to welcome you at normal check-in time.
Instead of that, we find you exploring our property during our resting time, behind wrought iron gates without taking care about our advises to come in.
Packed with that, you booked for 2, and you were 3….
But anyway we were very happy to find you a last minute solution, …and to open your bottle of wine.
Without thinking of shamelessly, the good way is that case is to take the courtesy to signal yourself by phone, and allow us to give you the best and the warmer welcoming time.
Happy to see that you appreciate the quality of the bedrooms, atmosphere and breakfasts.
Regards.

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Reviewed 21 May 2017

We were driving back from Provence and had an overnight stop before travelling back to the UK. What a wonderful experience from start to finish. The house itself was beautiful inside and outside. The gardens were lovely with a lake, small bridge and various seating areas. Although we didn't use the pool it was very cleverly placed in the old cement factory and if the weather had been warmer we definitely would have given it a try. We were welcomed by Stefane and showed to our room. The room was lovely with a mix of old and new furniture. The bathroom was great with a bath, huge shower, a glass sink and a separate toilet. There was tea and coffee making facilities and we were supplied with fresh milk when requested.

We had booked for the dinner and were the only ones eating that evening in the dining room/conservatory. We were served snails on a salad with cheese samosas. I hadn't experienced snails before but was pleasantly surprised and thoroughly enjoyed the dish. This was followed by duck with roasted potatoes, asparagus and mashed swede...absolutely delicious! We then had cheese - about 8 different types and dessert was rhubarb sorbet with strawberries and a pink biscuit. Finally came mini macarons and chocolates with coffee. We also had a bottle of Chablis with our meal. The food was of a very high quality and we were very impressed. Nathalie chatted with us throughout the evening and was very friendly.

Breakfast was good with fresh fruit, yogurt, bread, cheese, jams and croissants. Enough to fill us before our drive.

We will definitely be recommending La Cimentelle to our friends and family. It's a perfect place for a stopover if driving to or from the south of France and hope to visit again ourselves one day soon.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Padocael
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