You cannot fail to love your hosts Bob and Lorraine who make you welcome as soon as you walk in the door. Their home has been lovingly restored in the French tradition and the bedrooms are sooooo comfortable! Four poster beds, matresses you sink into, luxurious cotton sheets, tea and coffee making facilities, biscuits, sweets, fruit, hairdryer and lovely toiletries with gorgeous thick white towels. What more could you ask for?
Breakfast is a feast in itself with croissants collected by Bob that morning from the local boulangerie, lovely french bread for your toast and then a full english if you want it.
After spending the day exploring the area you get to sample Lorraine's wonderful evening meals with wine flowing as well. Forget the diet!
If you would rather just spend the morning out and about you have the choice of relaxing in their garden, complete with pool in the afternoon.
There are lots of lovely places to visit, St. Antonin being one (where the film Charlotte Grey was filmed) and on Sundays they have a market where you can sit in the market square outside the cafe and watch the world go by.
If you are more energetic you can even go canoeing on the river.
I cannot recommend this place enough, and we are already booked to go again in September.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Maison Lavande is set in the rural village of Arnac near Varen and10 minutes from the famous Saint Antonin Noble Val, perfect if you want to get away from it all. We offer 2 double guest rooms both with there own bathrooms, luxury Egyptian cotton towels and bedding, tea,coffee making facilities, fruit, soft drinks and biscuits to make your stay comfortable. The garden is equipped with a plunge pool for those sunbathing days. Breakfast is included in the room rate of 90 euros per night we also offer a dinner menu, the additional charge is 2 courses 15 euro, 4 courses 24 euro of home prepared locally sourced ingrediants and wine. ... more less