We cannot say enough about the Le Clos de la Garenne. If you want a wonderful base from which to explore the Atlantic coast around La Rochelle, this is the place. We felt the hassles of touring fall away in the gracious and relaxing environment that Bridget and Patrick provide. Fantastic dinners were served in the “enclosed” patio behind the main house. It was dinner to be enjoyed – not merely food to be eaten. No matter how many languages were at the dinner table, communication did not seem to be problem. Perhaps it was Bridget’s cooking bridged the language barriers. We were three adults traveling together. We had booked the Tilleul & Belle Epoque rooms, which turned out to be the perfect accommodation for the three of us. The rooms are beautiful, with huge windows that look out onto the pastoral setting of the estate. What a truly memorable vacation! Thank you Bridget and Patrick for the wonderful memories.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Between La Rochelle, Rochefort and the Green Venice, in a peaceful village, Le Clos de la Garenne is a 10 acres property. Formely hunting lodge for the village Lord, then wine estate, this outstanding manor house has opened its doors to guests since 1998. The numerous and spacious rooms tell the story of a family home, so old but so lively. Each window opens on nature, each door opens on the terraces. The enclosed parkland is huge : gardens, a field for sheep and donkeys, a wood, a place for a future pond… Birds are singing everywhere. Old oak trees are offering generous shade.4 times a week, guests' dinners propose a healthy family cooking using local fresh products.Couples & families are positively welcome (2 rooms, 2 family accommodations, 1 studio). Many games & entertainments. Baby equipment & little kitchen corner. Quality advice and documents to discover the region. Disabled access. ... more less