This was the real gem of our stay in France and from now on will be the benchmark by which all other places we visit will be measured. Its owners spent two years preparing the house so that absolutely everything would be in perfect order for the first guests this summer, and it shows. Everything about this property is meticulously thought out and diligently executed. To start with the price was a very reasonable 115 Euros for a family of 4 and 1 baby. For this we had our own wing of the house and a breakfast so lovingly prepared it's hard to fathom. The wife bakes a fresh cake every morning and compliments it with fresh fruit from the garden, the kids had as much hot chocolate as they could handle and there were baskets of bread, homemade jam and delicious coffee. My wife asked for tea and was presented with a boxed selection of pretty much every tea you could think of. The owners could not do enough for us and even offered to babysit, although we didn't have the opportunity to take them up on the offer. They even put on films for the kids in the evenings. The pool is immaculately kept and together with the well stocked outside fridge(where everything from beers to ice cream costs a Euro) and the great decking overlooking the river, it was a joy to while away the hours there. This is nothing short of a boutique hotel in disguise, so book it if you get the chance. Outstanding.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in the heart of Périgord Vert and ideally situated on the bank of lovely river Dronne, this magical location offers a welcome break from the world where one can enjoy a time of relaxation and conviviality.Close to Brantôme, Périgueux or Bourdeilles, Claud de Gabari is an ideal place from which to set off and explore the surrouding countryside.Here, you'll love relaxing by the pool and enjoying the peacefull terrace overlooking the river or going for walks in the family's private woods alongside the river.Queen Elizabeth's suite: Price 98€ including breakfast this 30 sq yds suite is located on the tower's first floor and enjoy a pretty view over the garden and the surrounding countryside. Its romantic bedroom has a comfortable double bed (140x190), en suite shower room with wc. Lounge with TV, internet. Tea and coffee provided in the room. ... more less