My husband and I arrived with 6 other couples of friends and family and big hopes for repeating similar experiences to those we had already had in this glorious region. All achieved. And moreover the simple gems like kayaking the pretty river Vezere from St Leon, cooking the BBQ for the 14 of us chez nous using local produce,visiting Marius the donkey at Le Moustier during a fun terrace meal at Napoleonienne will be remembered. Oh, and strolling scenic St Genies and St Amand de Coly, both recommended by Paul, enjoying very much the new PIP, gardens at Erinyac, and the clinging villages beside the Dordogne escarpments.
Another activity literally on the doorstep and within view of our amazing home from home was La Rocque St Christophe. We all agreed that this living museum was not to be missed.
To be able to call Le Manoir des Granges our home for a week was a perfect holiday in every way.
It is also very cost effective per couple.
The accommodation provided a bathroom of their own for every one of the seven couples that made up our party, over the main house and Tobacco barn.
We had ample outdoor and indoor living space to all socialise together, a pool which we unexpectedly did use in the third week of September because the weather was good, and the appreciated washing machine and clothesline, with the added help of running off on an excursion and having Philippa kindly put the clothes on the line!
That is well beyond the call of duy, as was phoning restaurants for us, running up to close all bedroom windows when an unexpected hailstorm came, and advice on hidden gems so thank-you again Philippa and Paul, it did not go unnoticed.
We very much hope to return.