Can't say enough about how wonderful our stay at L'ombriere was.It was truly the highlight of our trip to France.
Andrea and Barbara are amazing.They made us feel so welcome and at home.We felt like we were visiting family.Andrea's knowledge of the region is remarkable.He took time to make an itinerary for us everyday,depending on the day's weather.He drew maps and patiently explained to us everything.And his wife Barbara is such a friendly and sweet person .She is an amazing baker.Haven't met hosts so hardworking and passionate about what they do.They created such a friendly atmosphere that we felt at ease getting to know other fellow travelers and connecting with them.On our last day,we needed to leave very early to catch our train from Brive.Once we came down from our room,we were overwhelmed to see a wonderful breakfast ready as early as 6.45 am and Andrea and Barbara awake and smiling to say goodbye.Can't thank them enough for this kind gesture.
About the house ,it is a typical french,countryside home nestled among a walnut grove with tastefully done interiors.Our room was on the top floor and we had an amazing view of the walnut grove in front.The room had a rustic feel with wooden beams running across and was spotless with crisp,white sheets and clean blankets and a bath with modern fittings and clean towels.We stayed there for 6 nights and every single day the room was cleaned and the beds made.We had access to the living room with plenty of books to read.The dining room was spacious and airy and every morning the table was set with a delicious breakfast which had fresh bread with locally sourced preserves, yogurt, fruit , muesli, juice and a freshly baked cake which was so good!!We also had access to a little outhouse with a refrigerator if we wanted to have a picnic or dine in.The garden was lovely and maintained and had a table where breakfasts were served in warmer weather.
We loved every moment spent at L'ombriere and would recommend it to anybody looking for a quiet,peaceful vacation in the Dordogne.The only downside is that you will have a sad time saying your goodbyes to people so warm and wonderful.We had a fairytale vacation and will come back some day!!