Lynn and Olivier are exceptionally warm hosts and their South African and French styles marry beautifully together in the house's decor.
Renovations of further outbuildings are planned I gather and if the stylish pool and self-contained restored pigeonnier are anything to go by, will be exceptional.
Our room 'Blanche' was large and comfortable (apart from lumpy pillows) with a slipper bath in its en suite. Unusual these days not to have some sort of smellies in your bathroom such as shower gel/bubble bath/shampoo/shower cap...even in B&B's not this 'up-market'. It would also have been nice to have glasses and perhaps a carafe of water.
Breakfast was jolly as it is taken with other guests so lots of happy chatting over warm croissants and great jams! We were sorry not to sample Lynn's cooking, which everyone was raving about, but she recommended an excellent restaurant in Vichy, which is just minutes away.
Their is a resident cat...just a word of warning if you are allergic as it does like to visit the bedrooms. And keep your windows closed if you don't want to be inundated with moths!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The renovation of this 17th and 19th century homestead allowed for the installation of five bedrooms each with on-suite bathrooms. All rooms are tastefully decorated with a mixture of old and new. The walls are doted with numerous South African and French artists and in summer we exhibit artist in our house and around the pool. One of the outbuildings that housed horse-drawn carriages in the 19th century, today is home to a beautiful pool. This all, surrounded by 9 ha of woods and fields conducted organically, will allow you to spent a quiet relaxed moment not even 10 minutes from the spa town of Vichy.Your total wellbeing is our aim. ... more less
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