What a fantastic place, Nicolas and Sara looked after us really well and were extremely informative about the history of the chateau. The room was a delight and the surrounding woods provided a lovely walk. The set dinner was really very good and with wine included it was very good value. The wildlife was interesting too, frogs in the large pool in the front courtyard and red squirrels in the coppiced hazel in the morning. It is one place that we would be happy to return to.
We arrived around 8 in the evening, we hadn't booked dinner intending to eat out but the room (we stayed in the room with the wind-up gramophone and vinyl records) and gardens were so beautiful that we decided to stay and enjoy the surroundings. We opted for a light dinner as we cannot eat heavy dinners and Manon accommodated us with our request. He prepared a wonderful meal in the blink of an eye and as previously mentioned by other reviewers, the food was fresh and absolutely delicious - he knows his food and enjoyed explaining it to us. We had dinner outside and breakfast also the next morning. After breakfast we strolled in the grounds. Our short stay, only one night, unfortunately, was pure magic and we really hope to pay a return visit the next time we visit the area. Sarah was also extremely efficient and both of them are professional and extremely hospitable. This is one of the most charming places we have ever stayed!
This place is just Devine. Nothing is too much trouble for Manon or Sarah - they are hospitable and friendly. The room, food and warmth was fabulous. Thank you for the most amazing stay. The areas around the chateau host beautiful gardens and forest walks - yet the whole home and grounds are unspoilt.
We were served the most scrumptious dinner with aperitifs beforehand using local foods and fruit grown in the gardens.
Hopefully we'll have the opportunity to return 😊
The Chateau is located at the end of a long drive and you must ring the bell, next to the gate to be let in. It is very old and one of its charms is that it has not been over-modernised. Instead it has retained much of its character and feels homely and lived-in.
Our room was huge with an iron bedstead but a superbly comfortable mattress. To my delight there was also a genuine old wind-up gramophone in the room, along with 78rpm records.The bathroom had 2 basins, set in a marble surround and a bath which was very much in keeping with the rest of the room.
Downstairs is a lovely lounge which also doubles as a dining-room for dinner and breakfast.
Outside there is a very nice, comfortable patio area and extensive grounds.
There was no choice for dinner but they had taken good note of my wife's food allergies and the 5-course meal was superb. Cold carrot soup with pumpkin seeds, an apple and mustard ball on a pastry biscuit and salami - and that was just the first course. It was followed by a Charentais melon rose, with melon balls and local parma ham, then a wonderfully tender and tasty marinated duck breast with roasted mixed peppers and twice-fried new potatoes. There was then two types of goats cheese with more of their lovely home-made bread and, finally, a fruit salad with popping candy and a superb financier (little cake).
The whole meal was superb and came with white sauvignon and red pinot noir wines, coffee and perrier water. Everything was local and organic, where possible and, of course, home-made. The service was impeccable, friendly and professional. Overall it was one of the nicest meals of our whole trip to France. Breakfast the following morning was equally good.
The young people running the Chateau are all former hospitality workers in Paris and this certainly shows in their professionalism. They deserve to have huge success and I would have no hesitation in recommending this to anyone.
Having stayed in hundreds if not thousands of hotels worldwide over many years, I would put this hotel in my top twenty
The building is historic in stone with an inbuilt old chapel and full of character.
The welcome from the young couple running the accommodation was very friendly and nothing seemed to be too much trouble.
Our room was large with a comfortable double bed and large bathroom with twin basins and bath with option of shower within it.
We pre-booked dinner (the chateau is well away from any restaurants) and the food was superb and catered for my wish of being without meat. Equally care was taken of my wife who wanted a diabetic suitable breakfast.
You can eat inside or outside depending on the weather.
Parking is within a locked set of gates and whilst 100 metres or so from front door, no doubt one could drive to the front door if necessary.
The grounds are pleasant but beware of mosquitos! A minor detail but an important plus point - we were offered the use of an mosquito spray before venturing outside.
The only minus point (no fault of the hotel) was that we arrived on an exceptionally hot evening (daily temperature of 39c) and the extreme heat made sleeping very difficult as there was no air conditioning though a provided fan did help a little.
If using a satnav, ignore any unpaved roads but drive on tarmacked roads to the village
I will happily stay here again.