We stayed at la Ferme du Gravier for one night recently with two friends from England. We liked the look of the place online and the email conversation I had with Francoise (in French) helped me feel welcomed even before we arrived. We managed to get lost (thanks to TomTom) and Francoise was helpful on the phone in redirecting us. She actually called us to find out if we were on our way. Thus we arrived and were made to feel welcome by her and the dogs.
Because our friends wanted single beds, we had to stay in the two un-renovated rooms. When we had a look at the rooms that had been renovated the next morning we were impressed by the standard.
The table d'hôte was good fun. There was another couple staying there and we had a lively conversation throughout the typically French evening meal. Starting with apero of choice! the wine during the meal was from Cahors and excellent. Both Francoise and Michel speak reasonable English and are keen to learn. One of us had requested a vegetarian meal and whilst not desperately exciting it turned out to be well presented and filling. All the food is sourced locally.
The rooms were comfortable although due for renovation.
In the evening, Francoise got out the telescope and we all peered at the moon through the clouds and spotted a few stars as well.
Breakfast was plentiful. There was no shortage of anything you needed and the coffee kept coming. Francoise was very helpful in giving us local knowledge of places to visit and a scenic route home at the end of our second day. We will be back because la Ferme is so well placed for exploring the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful quiet place but at 5 minutes only from GRAMAT downtown and its animal park 40ha. Rocamadour and the chasm of PADIRAC are at 10 minutes. La Ferme du Gravier offers you 5 guest rooms with breakfast inclusive on a total capacity of 15 people, and the lodging "Ortalecia" for 4 people in this old and nice farm dating of 1829. It's the ideal starting point to discover the wonders of the Lot and DORDOGNE! Don't forget to reserve your table ! 1 hectare of land, a large terrace, swimming pool 12x6 secure, various table tennis and games allow you to relax after your visits of the day! ... more less