A Medieval Gem
Review Submitted: 08 May 2010
Date of Stay: April 2010
"We were introduced to this property through friends of ours who know the owners. Little did we know what a treat was in store for us when we unlocked the beautiful blue french doors which opened up into a delightful ages old house complete with the character that only a very old home would include. From the ground floor to the top master suite, the house charms it's guests with unique features. We were very comfortable there whether enjoying a meal prepared in the new kitchen, or listening to music while relaxing in the main living area. Even though the house is composed of stone, it has a warm, airy feel to it due to its lovely understated decorating.
One of the best parts about this village house however, is the knowledge and enthusiasm of it's owner, Janice. Her love for French culture and the history of the Dordogne and it's inhabitants becomes apparent immediately as she eases her guests into the small town life of the local residents. No travel problem is too small for her gifted attention, she made us feel like family!
Issigeac and it's little shops, bars, boulangeries, and restaurants (we especially enjoyed Chez Alain), is a treasure to explore. Farther afield, we discovered town after town of unspoiled beauty. If you have room in your luggage, bring a small pair of binoculars--there are many sweeping vistas to take advantage of which overlook the winding path of the Dordogne River. We will remember this beautiful undiscovered area and it's people for a very long time."
Families with Teenagers,
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