What could be more delightful than a weekend, a longer stay or a holiday in restful, comfortable surroundings, somewhere that’s reassuring yet offers fresh perspectives, somewhere that offers the very best in refined, charming bed and breakfast or small charming hotel accomodation. These charming bed and breakfasts and small charming hotels are to be found in chateaux, in historical residences, manor houses, but also in more ‘simple’ accommodation that has nevertheless been fitted and decorated with style and finesse and frequently situated in surroundings that are outstanding as regards their views, landscapes or the quality of their general environment.

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 Les Chambres de La Houeyte

Les Chambres de La Houeyte This farmhouse is currently being restored and is set in 8 hectares of rich agricultural land in Aquitaine, in the Val de Garonne ( between the Garonne river and the Garonne Canal). This is where each Summer we thoroughly enjoy ourselves ensuring that you have a great holiday. We have chosen to convert an old scullery that dates back to 1846 into a bedroom (40m2). This room is separate from our house and has its own 100m2 garden and a clear field of view. Sympathetic restoration has preserved its rustic character: wood ceilings, whitewashed walls. It offers both the charm of the old and the comfort of the new: reversible air conditioning (heats or cools), satellite television, DVD/video player, Wi-Fi access – designer shower room – separate toilets – mini-bar – separate dining area (meals to be booked in advance). On site facilities/activities: 6x12 metre swimming pool, games, bicycles, ponies and goats.

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 Hotel-restaurant near Brantôme (24): Auberge de l’Etang Bleu

Hotel-restaurant near Brantôme (24): Auberge de l’Etang Bleu

Welcome to the Auberge de l’Etang Bleu internet site. This hotel-restaurant is located in the département of the Dordogne (24), in Vieux-Mareuil, near Brantôme. The Auberge de l'Etang Bleu is a charming little hotel in Vieux-Mareuil, 19 kilometres (12 miles) from Brantôme, in the heart of the woods. Set in 9 hectares of shady, flower-planted grounds, it overlooks the Blue Pool (l’Etang Bleu), which belongs to the hotel. The establishment was originally created in 1966 by André COLAS, who passed the torch on to his daughter-in-law, Anne and his son Pierre over 30 years ago. If you would like something to eat, your meal will be served in the restaurant, with its exposed stone walls, solid wooden beams and imposing open fireplace. If the weather is mild, you will be able to enjoy the delicious regional cuisine prepared for you by Pierre in the shade on the patio, overlooking the Blue Pool.

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 Le Prieuré du Château de Biron in Biron (Dordogne)

Le Prieuré du Château de Biron in Biron (Dordogne) The charm of yesteryear is much in evidence in this early 16th century dwelling place. Located on the old castle walls at the foot of the magnificent Château de Biron, it was home to the priests of Biron for centuries.

Now a luxury guesthouse, Le Prieuré (the Priory) has been completely renovated to offer the highest standards of comfort. Curl up with a book or enjoy a glass of the local Bergeracois wine in the cozy ambiance of the reception areas. We have 5 spacious, tastefully-decorated bedrooms boasting plenty of character (140 to 160 euros) and a 2 room apartment (from 180 euros per night).
The bedrooms of this veritable haven of peace and quiet also offer marvellous vistas over the surrounding countryside and the gardens.

For your stay...

Day 1

Morning: A morning stroll around the Château de Biron before visiting the Château itself

Lunch: Auberge du Château de Biron

Afternoon: Outing to the village of St Avit, the pottery museum and the Bastide de Monpazier (fortified town)

Evening meal: At Monpazier

Day 2

Morning: Bastides tour (85 km)

Lunch: On the tour route

Afternoon: Bastides tour

Evening meal: At Montpazier or Biron

www.leprieurebiron.com | Details

 Hotel de la Plage Contis: A charming hotel sited in Contis in the Landes

Hotel de la Plage Contis: A charming hotel sited in Contis in the Landes

Located on the Atlantic coast between Bordeaux and Hossegor, the Hôtel de la Plage is sited right next to the dunes. This gorgeous little hotel is built out of wood and simply exudes charm, with an inner patio area that's planted with species from sunny climes. There are 8 bedrooms and 2 suites, looking out onto the sea or onto the open-air patio. A 'Cinq Mondes' spa is to be found in the hotel and massages are also available. This is the perfect place to relax by the ocean, to go swimming, surfing or just to go for long strolls on beaches that seem to stretch out for ever. There is a restaurant in the hotel.


Day 1

Morning: Stroll along the beach and bathing

Lunch: Served in the Restaurant la Terrasse

Afternoon: Visit the lighthouse and go for a bicycle ride

Evening meal: Watch the sun go down while you enjoy a drink and some grilled sardines in the only restaurant located on the beach.  


Day 2

Morning: Go down the Courlis river in canoe or kayak

Lunch: Meal in a restaurant in Contis

Afternoon: Relaxation and bathing

Evening meal: Meal in a restaurant in Contis and a film showing in the 'Le Select' arthouse cinema.           


Cultural sights and activities:

SABRES: Ecomusée de la Grande Lande, Marquèze. (Museum of local life and traditions.)

MONT DE MARSANS: The Musée Despiau Wlérick museum and the Centre for Contemporary Art (Centre d’Art Contemporain).

LABASTIDE D’ARMAGNAC: Chapelle des cyclistes (the cyclists' chapel), Ecomusée de l’Armagnac. (Museum of local life and traditions.)

MOUSTEY and LUXEY: Churches and other religious sites of interest, atelier de résineux (museum of the resin extraction industry).

DAX: Cultural sights and activities, Gallo-Roman heritage, France's number one thermal baths destination.

www.hotelplagecontis.com | Details

 Le Moulin de l'Abbaye

Le Moulin de l'Abbaye This delightful mill, situated in Brantôme, the Venice of the Périgord, has been a feature of one of the most beautiful areas in the Dordogne. The River Dronne runs by its terrace, and the Jardin des Moines, the pont coudé (right-angled bridge) and the abbey founded by Charlemagne in 769 take you to the very heart of a timeless Périgord. This exceptional place was an ideal setting for a charming hotel, the Moulin de l’Abbaye. Created in 1978, this hotel became one of the finest properties in the region.

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 Hotel du Parc ** - Hostellerie à Cambo les Bains au Pays Basque

Hotel du Parc ** - Hostellerie à Cambo les Bains au Pays Basque Patricia, Paul and Johan welcome you at Hostellerie du Parc at Cambo les Bains in the Basque Country, all year long.. A charming hotel with its cosy and intimate character. Cosy rooms with up-to-date furniture, private garden, possibility to park you car directly opposite site the hotel without fee, shuttle to the spa (50 m) Ideally situated opposite the tourist office, in the center of Cambo les Bains, only a few steps away of the shops and only 20 minutes from the towns Bayonne, Anglet and Biarritz

www.hotel-parc-cambo.com | Details