Foncaudiere was just as beautiful in reality as it looked on the internet.
It is approached by a long and slightly rough road through some woodland. On several mornings on my way to the boulangerie in Maurens I saw some red deer in the woods.
We stayed in L'Ange Garden which was spacious and tastefully furnished. It did have very steep stairs. Not a problem for my four year old but it did make carrying up luggage a bit tricky.
Vlado, the on site chef, prepared a dinner for us on the night of arrival. We also joined Vlado's Monday night dinner for guests. I found his food to be excellent on every occasion that he cooked for us. Vlado was full of culinary enthusiasm and a real star. My only criticism is that the food was expensive compared to the price of a nice meal in a restaurant in Bergerac.
The setting is divine and when the sun was shining I had no interest in going anywhere else. It was immensely peaceful. There was a swing which my daughter loved and a good sized pool.
However it is a good hour and a half drive to get to many of the region's highlights, such as Sarlat. It is for this reason I have given it four stars not five.
Woud I stay again? Probably. I would also consider staying in the Chateau which was beatifully decorated.
With regard to the other review on trip advisor, I didn't find the access road a problem in my hire car. I have lived at two houses in the past that were on unadopted roads and they were far worse than the road here. I can imagine that the grass could be boggy in December when the weather is poor. However a paved /tarmac car parking area would look totally inappropriate.
With regard to bugs and beatles, there did sem to be quite a lot after it rained. This is typical of the Dordogne region. The Dordogne has humid weather which many bugs, including termites, find ideal. They bugs and beatles were certainly not a problem for us (in June).
- Also Known As:
- Le Domaine De Foncaudiere Maurens, France - Dordogne