I fell in love with this beautiful house just looking at the photos and videos and when we arrived at the property I wasn't disappointed, it was even better in the flesh 😄😍 Hubby and I were here with our daughter, her hubby and our 2 granddaughters, 3 year old and 6 month old. Everything we needed was provided and a special thank you to Lynn who actually went out and bought a travel cot for our use which saved us having to take ours over on the plane! It is a beautiful house and you can see the love and hard work that has been put into restoring it to the 17th century look and feel that it has. There are photographs of the place when they first bought it and you just can't believe how they knew where to start but believe me, you will fall in love.
Lynn also provides a 'pink folder' and in this she has put information about the area and informs visitors of places to visit, restaurants, lakes....the list goes on. Customer service.....can't beat it, Lynn was the perfect host without even having to be at the property she has everything covered.
We had some lovely meals out and around the area, just a shame the restaurant in Brigueil has now closed down, think our favourite was Le beouf Rouge (please forgive me if I've spelt that wrong lol) in St Junien, we know very little French but managed to muddle through with help from the waiter who spoke a little English. If like us you're not fluent in French take a dictionary.
We also visited the village of Oradour Sur Glan, a museum and village ruins which shows the atrocities that happened in World War 2, very poignant and we happened to visit on day it happened 72 years ago. There are videos playing and some are quite graphic so be aware of them if taking young children, our 3 year old was too young to understand what they were showing and she didn't stay around long to watch!
So, to sum up our stay.....Wonderful, beautiful house that we all loved and so much to do in the area (obviously need to hire a car). A mini supermarket, butchers, bakery (get there early for your fresh croissants, opens about 7.30am and they're gone by 8.30) and a tabac (friendly local people, a lot being English, usually having a beer and will gladly help with any questions you have) We will definitely be back