Naudoux - a rural retreat
Review Submitted: 01 November 2012
Date of Stay: September 2012
This is a delightful house to stay in, and a really interesting part of rural France, which is great for walks. We visited in September and had mixed weather, but little stopped us enjoying the all weather veranda and the biggest swimming pool we have ever experienced.
If you want a quiet retreat, this is for you. You are surrounded by fields and cows and little else, and the real treat is the beautiful light that streams into the house at sunrise. If you taking a large family and friends, (not that I would want to do that) there is plenty of room to spread out so you are not on top of one another. Having space like this is great.
You are a 45 minute walk away from the nearest large community which is the historic hill top town of Curemonte - if you are an artist you wont want to move from here. The only cafe there was unfortunately closed for holidays, but during the summer I cant think of anything nicer than walking there early evening, enjoying good food and wine, and walking back.
Meyssac is a delightful market town about 15 minutes away, and the boulangerie in the market square sells the best bread for miles. Do go there on market day and have a drink in the sports cafe, and watch the locals shuffle about their business. On the Friday market they have an excellent fish stall.
We did not visit any restaurants, mainly because they could not compete with the delight of sitting on the veranda in the evenings, and because we love to cook.
The house keeper, Fiona, who lives the other side of Curemonte, took good care of us, supplied us with some DVD's, and is a very interesting to talk to.
I would highly recommend this property. i would say that the initial description we read about this house understated its charms.
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