We stayed at Pressoir de Pierre for a week in July. We loved the accommodation and will definitely come back to this house. It was wonderful to be able to open the doors and let the breeze go through the whole house, upstairs and down. The furnishings are lovely, very calm and serene. The views are stunning and we felt very relaxed during our stay here. The kitchen is well equipped with everything we needed and all very new in great condition. We enjoyed the short walk up and down to the tennis courts, pool and bar. We've always stayed in the houses down in the heart of longeveau but will definitely stay 'up the hill' again. Thank you Longeveau for another lovely holiday!
After a series of rather stressful transport delays, it was really a joy to finally arrive at Longeveau, a rustic oasis in the middle of the rolling French countryside. The cottage is simply but tastefully furnished, unpretentious in its country charm. Impressively clean. The kitchen was well-equipped and I imagine perfect for rustling up lovely dishes to be enjoyed outside in the pretty private garden/BBQ area. As for us, nothing beat the simple wonderfulness that was a glass of chilled Bordeaux and some local cheeses out on the balcony at sunset - serenaded by crickets and frogs! Bliss.
Whilst this is a 'holiday complex', to us it really didn't feel like one - really peaceful and private. A nice quiet bar with some excellent wines, unobtrusive and in keeping with the relaxed vibe of the place. A few golfers enjoying a post-game pint on the balcony. The staff are friendly, welcoming gems.
There is a golf course, but this didn't affect our 'authentic French getaway' experience. Tennis courts - so good for sporty types. Also two swimming pools - a treat to have an early evening swim.
Own transport definitely recommended. As we were on foot, we walked to stunning Aubeterre (a very doable two-hour round walk) and to St Severin for a bit o' cheese and charcuterie - unexpectedly good little deli-section in the Spar!
For me this was a much-needed and relished peaceful getaway. We would have loved to have stayed longer...