Our three weeks at Janie's Place was fabulous ! It's close to Ruffec, a super little market town. Janie has created the a beautiful large garden, heavenly in summer with it's fruit trees and beds of wild flowers and lavender.This 18th century, former Merchants House was a magical place to chill out and enjoy the many regional attractions such as Angouleme where we loved the ancient cathedral, and the medieval architecture and also did some serious shopping.
We also fell in love with the picturesque town of Confolens with its13th century bridge over the wide sweep of the Goire river. Our hosts, Angus and Janie were warm and friendly and conjure up delicious chutneys and conserves. Favourite dishes of ours ranged from a Thai curry, to French fish dishes served in buttery sauces, a traditional French onion soup - to orange and Calvados crepes. The vegetarian dishes were yummy. No surprise then that we found ourselves eating our meals 'in situ' for most of the time. Janie's Place has lovely old furniture and paintings with super comfy bedrooms We certainly plan to return.More
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