Guest Comments: Tom and Antonia Ellemann + Guests
We had the most marvellous time at your wonderful property. Beautiful quiet location, fabulous pool, lots of areas to eat outside during different parts of the day – breakfast on the terrace looking out over the fields, lunch on the table under the vines, dinner immediately outside the main house looking over the pool and a sundowner on the porch of Le Petit Mas. Gareth, the English speaking caretaker, was lovely and had good local knowledge.
Monpazier was fabulous. Five minutes by car, this stunning fortified “bastide” small town had everything we wanted. Great baker next to the church; a nice cafe and a lovely wine bar in the main square. The market on Thursday morning was wonderful – try local tapinards and there was even a great Vietnamese stall selling fabulous food. We also tried the Soirée Gourmande in the town square – these are run regularly during the season. Bring your own plates and glasses and cutlery but enjoy communal eating. It was slow but lovely. Further afield we had half a day on the river kayaking (recommend taking your own picnic and drink and stopping on a bank en-route) and we visited Beynac-et-Cazenac and went round the fabulously restored Richard 1 era castle.
But most of all we ate lovely food at Le Mas, swam in the pool, read books in the garden and had one great day watching the Wimbledon Final on BBC1 courtesy of Le Petit Mas’ TV.