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We arrived at the barn after a long journey to be greeted with lots of lovely goodies left for us by the owner Mariusz. The barn is beautifully decorated and spotless. Our dog loved the garden and was quite smitten with the owners dog who is so cute and sweet. From the beams to the beautiful decor the barn was somewhere that I would stay again and again. The garden was full of fruit trees and the grape vine that grew across the front of the barn was full of the sweetest grapes I had ever tasted.
There is a boat trip in st sigismond that you really should try. We hired a rowing boat for a small fee and had the best time. We spotted water voles herons and beavers to name a few little critters that spoilt us with their cheeky curiosity. The area is beautiful with fields of sunflowers and corn and the weather was beautiful too. It was even lovely being woken up by Mariuszes Cockerell who came to say hello along with a mother chicken that loved showing off her chicks to us. The walks were amazing around the barn and if you turned left as you left the drive gate you was greeted with forest walks that went on forever so perfect if you had a dog like us who even though she is 14 loves nothing better than a good country walk.
Thankyou Mariusz for making us feel so welcome and so looking forward to coming back to see you again next year. We all loved our holiday and leaving was very hard for us but we know that we will definitely be back. Especially if we can have some more of your jumpy honey from your own bees. A truly wonderful experience.
We had good weather and were comfortable in this little cottage which was well equipped and close to all amenities. The village is really lovely - not many small villages boast a castle and an wonderful old church all in the meander of a river which has been dammed to form a reservoir lake. The walk around the village next to the river is very pretty and we did it several times in both directions.
We were not there long enough to do much other than go briefly into the Mervent forest and into Fontenay le Comte which has an outstanding Saturday market. The local auberge in vouvant is a good basic place for everyday meals complete with what seemed like a strong resident English population frequenting it!