We had the pleasure of staying with Jonathon and Claudette at the beautiful Berrychone for 5 days in November 2011. From the moment we arrived we were treated like long lost friends, they couldn't have been more hospitable and welcoming to us. The food we had during our stay was second to none, such a treat to sample authentic French food made from delicious home-grown and local produce.... including: endive, walnut and Dijon salad; garden tomatoes tossed in balsamic vinegar; carrot, potato, onion and tomato soup; mackerel pan fried in butter; a huge range of incredible cheeses; preserved plums; Claudettes glorious home made chutneys and jams (green tomato and orange, quince, blackcurrant... the list goes on!); fluffy cheese omelette; windfall pears; foraged mushroom soup... It was all phenomenal, rich and varied. Claudette is a goddess in the kitchen! There was also access to fresh milk, butter and creme fraiche from a local dairy (the best we've EVER had) - it must be tasted to be believed. Jonathon went out of his way to help us settle in, showing us the local towns and recommending beautiful woodland walks. We had some wonderful evenings drinking homemade cherry brandy and pastis, listening to great music and dancing around the living room. They also have a fabulous half-tailed cat called Tigger (who looks like a bear).
This couple will do all they can to make you welcome, the rooms are beautiful and they invite you to treat Berrychone like your own home. The house is really a credit to Jonathon, he virtually built the upstairs from scratch! We will definitely be back to see them again, it was a joy to spend time in this lovely place.
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Thank you so much for the review. It was a pleasure to have met you and hope we do meet again.. Hope the trip back from Spain was OK. The pear tree is recovering from its "haircut" and we have several new branches with blossom on already!
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Thank you again, see you soon.
Jonathon and Claudette
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