A little gem not to be missed if you have the opportunity. I was greeted by Lorraine on arrival, quite relieved to be able to speak English as Id been reciting French in my head for the past month!
The "chateau" is not what we might classically expect to be called a chateau, but more a large manor house in its appearance, elegant and understated on the outside, but Lorraine and Ben have created a stylish, quirky and relaxing interior, totally up my street.
I had the "blue" room, with lovely big bedroom, attached seating area and nice shower room with waterfall tap, cool.
I had two big windows, one in each room, overlooking the front terrace and the meadows beyond. The birdsong here is lovely and amazing both at sunrise and sunset. I was treated to the song of a Nightingale as I went to bed, which I managed to record on my phone, above the sound of the crickets!
Everything in the room was immaculate.
I had dinner there too, the dining room with candle light is understated and perfect. Dinner was a "deconstructed" prawn cocktail with lovely big prawns and avocado. Main was Boeuf Bourgignon, with dauphinois potato, and veg. The beef was melt in your mouth. Ben is the desserts specialist and a lovely strawberry bavarois topped off the experience, along with a carafe of red wine just for me! I managed only two glasses.
The only other guests were a pleasant Belgian couple, who spoke no English and although we had brief conversation, I did struggle at times to know where to look as I was seated facing them.
I was seated at a different table for breakfast so that I could actually just focus outside the window which was much more comfortable for me.
Breakfast was excellent too.
There is a lovely lounge area for guests where there is a large television. This room is bright and light and designed/decorated like little rooms within the one big area, a big of Art Deco, a bit of classic French and a bit of almost Vintage Bric a brac, it all works really well.
Lorraine and Ben make a great team, Ben has a wicked sense of humour and I found my stay was made all the more perfect by their friendly contribution.
I would absolutely recommend Chateau de Corrige to anyone and would love to return myself one day.
The grounds are in the process of Ben and Lorraine planning to get some of the area back to their original appearance, like the walled garden to the side, and the tennis court.
If you had the time to stay longer, there are lovely footpaths leading directly from the property.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chateau de Corrige is a 15th century hillside castle, set in the beautiful Limousin countryside.The accomodation boasts well appointed spacious and comfortable ensuite rooms.Rooms are decorated with fine French furniture, and your bed is fitted with luxury sateen bedlinens.Your room comes with a seating area where magazines and books are provided for your enjoyment. We provide complimentary toiletries, bathrobes and supersoft towels to complete your bathing experience. You are invited to sample our lunches and evening meals, prepared from seasonal and locally sourced produce. The guest lounge provides a TV area and seating for relaxing. ... more less
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