The listing description was completely accurate and it was great to be in such an historic setting. The view of the 160 year old chateau was a tremendous sight as we came to the end of the drive.
The property we actually stayed in, the newly beautifully and tastefully converted stables, were light filled and clean.and were well appointed, as were the kitchen and untility room.The beds were very comfortable and there was a lot of room to find your own space. The magnificent indoor heated swimming pool, was a welcome warming experience, especially on the colder days we were there.
The owner was friendlly though not intrusive. We took up his kind offer to have a look in the chateau (not always available we understand) and it was quite an insight into the way people used to live.
There was a lot more to do in the area than I expected and the owner provided a good list of activities and good restaurants. The eateries with buffets were surpisingly good value. Why can't we have the same in the UK? The countryside around is amazingly varied and we were suprised by the historicity of the surrounding towns. Quite fascinating.
The grounds of the chateau provided quite a few good walks and it was good to hear from the owner that one of the reason he had bought this chateau was that most of the grounds (50 acres apparently) were still intact.
Altogether it was a very good stay and we enjoyed the location, the hoilday home and found the surrounding area far more interesting than we first expected. We would definitely reccommend it and are thinking of bringing back an international group for Easter next year. There is still a lot more to see in the area.