Luxury with a homely ambience

Campbell Fraser and family

I booked the chateau for a special family celebration based on the website presentation, but I had one reservation (no pun intended!). The property looked so luxurious I was concerned that the family (3 generations with an age range of 64 to 16 months) might not be able to relax for fear of damaging some of the pristine furnishings.

That concern was immediately dispelled on arrival when we were given a very warm welcome from Wendy who stressed that the property was there to be enjoyed. On exploring the property we found it had that rare combination – an air of luxury and a homely ambience. The furnishings and contents were in excellent condition but looked to have been chosen for their practicality, almost as if to ensure that guests would not be afraid to use them.

Talking of the contents, it was almost as if the property was regularly used by the owners who had simply vacated the place to let us stay for a while. The generously stocked kitchen, the overflowing larder, the utility area with reserves for months, the games, the DVD’s, the CD’s, the library – all at our disposal. If we had known what provisions there would be on arrival we would not have worried about stopping off at a supermarket en route, and there seemed to be no expectation or obligation (apart from one’s own conscience) to replace what was used. (And no delay in refunding the deposit, despite one or two breakages having been reported.)

The facilities are first-class, with the pool being a great hit. The house was easily large enough to cater for 6 adults and 5 children and the general consensus of the whole family was that we could not have found a better venue for our purpose. I have no hesitation in recommending it, nor in commending Wendy for her handling of all of the arrangements.


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