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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed September 23, 2016

Lavender House was very clean, tidy and comfortable, plus it had great character. We were made to feel very welcome. Cathy and Terry were excellent hosts. The food was really tasty and well-presented. They were prepared to do anything for us to make our stay enjoyable. We thoroughly recommend Lavender House, with Cathy and Terry, and will stay there if... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed September 15, 2016

This is a beautiful B & B run by a lovely couple who made sure everything was perfect for our stay. Our room was spotlessly clean with a large bed, pristine white bedding and modern bathroom. Tea and coffee making facilities in the room which we could replenish when we needed were such a welcome bonus. Great breakfast, good wifi... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 12, 2016

We wanted to stay at the Lavender House again on our way back up to the Channel Ports. We were not disappointed and Kathy cooked us a lovely evening meal (Pre Order). The breakfast was great as was our room. (Tea and coffee making facilities in the room) Sitting in either the back or front garden was very relaxing on... More 

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Beaune, France
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4 reviews
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Reviewed August 29, 2016

We had 6+ hours of driving to reach the Lavender House, bienvenue to French vacation traffic! We were exhausted, irritable and tired when we arrived. Terry and Kathy were kind and welcoming. We had originally booked a specific room with twin beds because it was the only room available, much to our chagrin. But on our arrival, Kathy said we... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here with my husband for 3 nights... Everything about this B&B was simply beautiful... Our room was extremely clean, spacious, cool and decorated to a high standard, the shower was modern and and the bed was very comfortable. Terry and Kathy the owners couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. We had the most amazing 3 course meal... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Me and my family stopped at this fantastic guesthouse on the 9 of July on our way back to England being honest we could not of found any were better the food was of the highest order rooms great and what you could say about the owners is they are fantastic we will be back Robert and Evelyn Hudson

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights and very much appreciated the comfortable and clasy accomodation and the warmth and helpfulness of our hosts. Nothing was too much for them with all requests acted on immediately. Breakasts drinking coffee from bone china and warm croissants and fresh bread - wonderful. The location, just north of Dordogne was perfect for touring in our car.... More 

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Reviewed December 10, 2015

Lavender House has been on the list of "must do" visits because of Cathy and Terry's reputation for providing a wonderful experience. We were not disappointed. We went with friends and we couldn't have been more welcome. From the fireside chats through the excellent dinners to the comfortable rooms and the excellent breakfasts, what more could you want from a... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 23, 2015

Lovely stay at the lavander house. We stayed in the rose suite with our young son. Made to feel very welcome by Katy and terry who made a special effort to accommodate our fussy eater (5 year old son). Do have the evening meal - could not fault it at all it was all delicious and a friendly way to... More 

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Clermont-Ferrand, France
2 reviews
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Reviewed July 28, 2015

A lovely few days at a beautiful house with a delightful garden back and front and a guest lounge if it got chilly in the evening. Many thanks to Kathy and Terry for their very friendly welcome. We'll definitely be back if we're in the area!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Lavender House is an English guest house/B&B ideally placed to explore the French departments of the Charente, Haute Vienne and the Dordogne. Situated just 15 minutes along the D13 from the pretty chateau town of La Rochefoucauld (Route Claude Bonnier - N141). Montemboeuf is also within easy reach of Limoges, Bordeaux, Cognac, the French coast at La Rochelle or Royan and the through routes to the Spanish border. Built in 1857, the house has been sympathetically restored by Terry & Kathy Bowen to provide four bedrooms, two double's, a twin and a family room that sleeps 4/5. All with en-suite facilities. The design influence of Laura Ashley is much in evidence throughout! Directly off the large reception hallway is a comfortable, well appointed guest lounge, and a separate traditional dinning room where both breakfast and evening meals are served. Outside the gardens are open for exploration, quiet relaxation, or perhaps afternoon tea served with home made cake! Free WiFi, don't forget to bring your laptop/netbook. Stay for a day, a week or maybe just the weekend, but however long your stay, you will be certain of a warm and friendly welcome in a house that might just be your ideal home from home. If you're wondering where to stay in France, The Lavender House is the answer. Close to the towns of Angouleme, Chabanais, Chalus, Chasseneuil sur Bonnieure, Chassenon, Cherves Chatelars, La Rochefoucauld, L'Arbre, Mansle, Massignac, Mazeroles, Montbron, Mouzon, Rochechouart. Roussines, Rouzede, St Claud, St Junien, Vitrac St Vincent, ideal if you are visiting family or friends. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Lavender House

Address: 41 Grande rue | Montemboeuf, 16310, France
Location: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Charente
Price Range: $61 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Pre Book an evening meal”
 of 5 bubbles Rick_Goold, Sep 12, 2016 | Read review
“Tell Kathy or Terry what your needs are when you book.”
 of 5 bubbles LaBeauneVie3, Aug 29, 2016 | Read review
“The bed in the rose suite is lovely and big but has a very soft mattress - too soft for my liking but not thats just personal preference.”
  • Rose suite
  • Rose suite
 of 5 bubbles njh123321, Aug 23, 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms are very quiet but the back of the house is the quietest place if you're used to sleeping in total silence!”
 of 5 bubbles 770judithl, Jul 28, 2015 | Read review
“Any room. All beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles BobnDi2015, Jul 13, 2015 | Read review
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