The Chateau and annexe were 100% perfect for our group - adults in the main house and teens in the annexe - The facilities were amazing, all you could wish for and more and the handover was very thorough.
In fact we liked it so much that we've booked again for next Summer already....... …
Relaxing, soothing, lovely view, building oozes character..
We stayed at Les Terraces for a week in August this year (2011). The apartment surpassed what the pictures on the website show you. The building is 800 years old, beautifully restored and oozes character and charm. There's lots of space - we were 2 adults and 2 lively boys and we all really enjoyed the experience.
The riverside terrace is special - we ate breakfast there, had coffee there and a nightly glass of wine. The river flows right past the door and we had our own steps with direct access to the quay through a private locked gate. The area around is quiet so we slept really well.
There are some nice laid back restaurants nearby, Alex suggested some lovely ones, and the kitchen is really well equipped for cooking. We were delighted with the hi tech spec - who would have thought it of such an old building? Wifi access, large plasma tv with two cable boxes attached, dvd player; surround sound, even an iPod cable for mp3 playing!
We were concerned that the kids might be bored, being inland. No chance! There's a beach (yes!) on the opposite bank of the river which is super for a swim or tiddler fishing and Alex helped organize canoeing for us on the Dordogne one morning which was really something special. We had never done it before but it was easy and safe and great family fun.
On other days we drove to see castles (with catapults, swords and armor), vineyards and historic towns in the surrounding countryside.
The whole apartment is open plan, including both bedrooms, which are curtained off (downstairs) and up an open stairs for the other, rather than walled off. While this initially seems odd, it is nicely done in sympathy with the structure and layout of the lovely old building that it is.
All in all, a lovely rental - well deserving of an excellent rating. We do hope to be back in the future. …