Among the lasting impressions I have of this absolute gem of a place is the deep silence of the surrounding woods especially at night. When we booked it was he hosts' website photos of quaint originality blended with carefully designed modern amenities which triggered our enthusiasm and confidence. So too did the email correspondence with host Sandra. English may be her second language but you'd never guess. Sandra's people-loving joie de vivre together with the wry humour of partner Baudouin personalised our experience to an unforgettable extent.
When first we arrived it became apparent that the publicity photos of loggia with easy chairs adjoining our room and the fairytale setting of the hosts' house with detached accommodation were every bit the delight we had anticipated... and exceeded expectations.
In the evening when we would return from dinner in nearby Beynac et Cazenac we were greeted by the warm flicker of the woodburner. On other evenings we would enjoy a bottle of wine from the selection in our room and make up a smorgasbord to enjoy around the antique farm-kitchen table.
Balcon en Foret appealed to us, and I gather appeals to the very wealthy who want to experience something of authentic France, sans swimming pool and the usual anglicised/americanised trappings.
A wonderful experience.More
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