We found this property while searching for a B&B in Confolens. Vingt Grand Rue is not in fact in the town of Confolens, but rather in a village about half an hour away. There's probably not a lot to recommend the village itself, but with this B&B it could be a good base for exploring the surrounding area. There are several different (and large) rooms with various bed arrangements (including a family room). The building itself is the old Gendarmerie (local police station) and it has been nicely restored and renovated.
The hosts are Anne and Sian, who made us feel very welcome and who certainly succeed in keeping the place looking spotless. We were welcomed with a cup of tea and a chat. We had chosen to have dinner at the B&B, which was a good decision both because there are no other options in the village itself, but more because we had a charming meal together with the hosts and another couple staying there. For 18 euros each we had a four-course meal with wine and great conversation - it was more like having a meal with friends than in a hotel or B&B.
The room was spotlessly clean (something we really appreciated, and much better than some places we've stayed at), but there were a few little things here and there which could have improved the overall experience, and I suspect there are still some teething problems with the organisation. Our bathroom had no soap (or any other toiletries) whatsoever for example. The super-friendly dog might be a bit too friendly for some guests. There was a kettle and cups in the room (a nice touch), but no milk and just a couple of teabags. These aren't complaints, but rather suggestions to further improve the experience.
Breakfast was a generous continental style, with a hot breakfast offered as an option.
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