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L'Ombriere
Ranked #2 of 7 Vitrac B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 October 2014

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!!

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  • Stayed: October 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 October 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at L'Ombriere so much. Barbara and Andrea are wonderful hosts. They were both very welcoming and helpful. Andrea gave us great directions and maps each day and shared many helpful tips for sightseeing that helped us make the most of each day. Barbara was so friendly and shared local information. Loved the little house across from the main house with its own refrigerator, were guests were welcome to bring a picnic lunch or dinner, as a break from dining out each night. In addition Barbara and Andrea fostered a very friendly atmosphere among the guests making it very easy to get to know your fellow travelers.

  • Stayed: September 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 September 2014

As written by previous reviewers, L'Ombriere is a wonderful B & B: Great hosts, beautiful house and rooms, delicious breakfasts, and a great location very close to Sarlat. Barbara and Andrea are exceptional and generous hosts who succeed in making your vacation special and enjoyable in every way. Everything at L'Ombriere is harmonious, personal, and handled with great care. We loved every moment there, were very sad to leave, and hope to return soon.

  • Stayed: September 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 September 2014

We were received by Andrea and Barbara in the most civilised way possible. The warmth and perfection in every detail was very touching. The house is very well restored and decorated with excellent taste. Breakfast was superb and our hosts local knowledge was very helpful. The bedroom was very comfortable, spotlessly clean and with a wonderful view. As we went in to the hall, the house was filled with cello music which was perfect after a long stressful drive.... We will certainly go back again and would highly recommend l'Ombrière to anyone.

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  • Stayed: September 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

L’Ombriere is one of those special places in the world that combines a lovely setting, comfortable room, wonderful meals, and hosts that you leave with regret. Barbara and Andrea are Italians who searched out the perfect location and remodeled the house with sensitivity and style.

We didn’t have difficulty finding the house, as it is just as it looks on the website. You can enter two ways from the east: when you see the chateau castle of Montfort, just after the Cingle bend in the Dordogne, you’ll see L’Ombriere facing you on the right side of the road, up on the hill. You can either go right on the tiny road opposite the chateau, past the other houses to the very end, or through the two stone gate posts before the chateau (you will see them just after the sign for "Route de Montfort”, if I recall correctly).

The location is perfect for touring in the Dordogne and Lot, set on the hill and right on the D703. We went one way to Beynac, La Roque Gageac, the gardens of Marqueyssac (my favorite), and Domme, and took the little road to the left to Sarlat. Rocamadour was about an hour and 15 minutes to the east. Because it was on a D road, it made it much easier to go to dinner and night and find your way home in the dark - see the chateau, make the turn.

When you climb up from the parking area below to the front door, you enter into the living room, with sofas and a library of books. To your right is the dining room, and to the left is the staircase up to the bedrooms. It was a little small, but we had no difficulty getting our luggage up (and Andrea was quickly on hand to help another guest with larger luggage).

Our room was the largest, on the top floor. It had a sort of vestibule, with closet hanging space and a shelf on the left, a shower bathroom on the right, and the beautiful room straight ahead. We had a comfy king sized bed below the exposed ceiling beams, a sofa, and a view out to the countryside. There was good lighting for reading in bed, on the sofa, and in the bathroom. I will point out that the ceiling is sloped here, so you need to be mindful at first.

We stayed six nights, and asked to have dinner any night they were cooking, which was a great idea! The first night we ate with Andrea and Barbara and a darling couple from Brazil. They served THE best simple pasta I have ever had, duck breast, panna cotta, and a selection of cheeses. Everything was carefully selected from small farms and vineyards (the proscuitto from a friend in Italy), with wonderful wines with each course! We ate another night with three other couples from Belgium and France, and shared stories over the meal in a mixture of French and English.

In warmer weather I’m sure we would have taken more advantage of the lawns and the little pigeonniere, a small house on the property set up with everything needed for eating al fresco (refrigerator, plates, cutlery, and a small table). We bought cheese, meat, fruit and bread for a picnic one warm afternoon.

It was just the most lovely place to spend time. Barbara and Andrea are gracious, gentle and thoughtful hosts, always looking for ways to make you more comfortable. Their home is a place for convivial conversations, quiet contemplation, and relaxation, in a beautiful setting. It’s one of our favorite places, ever.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about L'Ombriere

Address: Montfort, 24200 Vitrac, Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
Region: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Dordogne > Sarlat-la-Caneda > Vitrac
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #2 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Vitrac
Number of rooms: 4

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