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“A wonderful discovery in rural France”
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Les Petits Pres
Hunter Valley, NSW
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“A wonderful discovery in rural France”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2012

I'm very late in writing this review - but we had such a lovely stay - hopefully better late than never!!

Found through the Alastair Sawday's French bed and breakfast guide - (it's called Little Meadows in English) the price seemed reasonable and the additional information and pictures on the website were inviting. Rang and spoke to Alison to make the booking - she was so friendly and helpful. Booked for 4 nights in the "yellow" room and had a fabulous stay.

The room is huge - light and airy with a 4 poster canopied bed (+ 2 single beds if you are travelling as a family) well furnished and very comfortable. Bathroom (with a shower and a bath + 2 hand basins) was really clean - and well provided with little extras - shower gel, shampoo + conditioner, tissues, cotton wool pads etc plus a separate en suite toilet.

Tea/coffee making facilities, a small fridge, TV (French + English) a settee and lots of local tourist information were available in the communal landing area.

Managed to have a peep in to the "red" room - smaller and with perhaps a more romantic feel to it. Was also able to see the new barn conversion/gite across the courtyard - and it looks like an ideal spot for a family holiday - 3 bedrooms/2 bathrooms and a well equipped kitchen/dining room/lounge combined.

There was a pool, delightful courtyard gardens with places to sit in sun or shade - and the company of Dizzy, a young Gordon Setter. Alison also accepts well behaved dogs (and their owners) as guests and a couple stayed for a night with a dog while we were there - and it seemed to work very well for them - the grounds are completely secure and there is a large area of grass and trees.

Finally - the food!!!!! - the included breakfast each morning was leisurely and really filling - cereal/croissants/fresh bread/fruit/yoghurt/juice/jams with tea/coffee/hot chocolate

Alison also offers a "simple evening meal" - if you call 3 courses, with wine, bread and coffee simple!. We ate in 2 nights and the presentation as well as the food itself was wonderful - varied and full of flavour and it was great to have Alison explain the menu and some of the local dishes and products to us.

This is a great place to stay in a rural farming area (there's a working farm across the road) with safe walking and cycling roads all around - but close enough to visit the coast and many interesting towns around the region.

Hope to get back there some day

Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Les Petits Pres

Property: Les Petits Pres
Address: 1 rue des Petits Pres, 17330 La Croix Comtesse, France
Location: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Charente-Maritime > La Croix Comtesse
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in La Croix Comtesse

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