Written on: 24/05/2006 by Blackjacket (4 reviews written)
The house I rented in Saint Front la Riviere was a dream. Ancient beams, bread oven, huge lounge with open fireplace etc., created an atmosphere of ancient rusticity, but there was a dishwasher, satellite TV, all possible kitchen gadgets, gigantic larder fridge, 2 bathrooms, everything you expect in the 21st century. Excellent grounds, swimming pool, and very thoughtful and helpful hosts. The area around Brantome is absolutely superb. Dozens of excellent restaurants and at incredibly reasonable prices. No traffic to speak of, miles and miles of woods and forests, and far to much to choose to do. An early break was an inspired choice, as Spring was really getting under way, with greenery visibly becoming more lush every day. Very warm and sunny weather.
I can't think of a thing I would change. Even the rental was a great deal. The landlady told me the price was £550 and it hasn't changed since 2000.
The food was not so hot as I'm still only learning to cook.
I highly recommend the Dordogne in France, especially for an early break. It is probably even better later on when the temperature gets up, so as to enable more use of the pool. We found this place on a search under Saint Front la Riviere, and we will definitely return. This time we drove, but with Limoges airport only 45 minutes away, and cheap flights available from the UK, it makes sense to fly.
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