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Autumn Colours at Montaurand in the Charente Dordogne

This is one of my favorite times of year.


We have a fabulous old tree garden at Montaurand and the leaves are creating a wonderful carpet of reds, brown, yellows, ochres and russets.


The row of Sweet Maple trees have the most beautiful coloured and shaped leaves that fall across the drive and they are followed by the mature Chestnut trees and the 2 majestic limes that are the central attraction of the front of our maison de maitre here in the Charente.


Sitting as we do on the Charente Dordogne Border, we get to see amazing swathes of forest turning autumnal as we walk our king charles lily through the leaves. Gorgeous.


Thank God for my makita leaf blower which helps me keep some kind of order. Otherwise we would disappear under a mountain of leaves not to be seen again until next spring. Even so, landrover and trailer are in regular use on leaf dumping duties. I love my old Discovery 1 from 1997. Its everything a chunky old Landy should be in a great agricultural way. It is surprising how big it is inside too so it is great for moving sheep, bales of straw or my wife's shopping!


The sheep love this time of year too. The grass is growing great for them after a long hot summer where it got rather scrubby. Also they love to eat the fallen chestnuts which are a real treat for them. It is great to watch them socialising and chewing the cud - they always look like they have an inside track on the the answer to life's great question. They really are very shaggy buddhas.


The frogs are lazing around the pond and the chickens are loving their freedom as I let them out to wander around in the wintertime. Not in the summer though as their poo production is prodigious - so watch where you step! The eggs have stopped now for winter but we were getting 5 eggs a day which kept our chambres d'hotes guests happy for breakfast.


Boiled, scrambled or poached eggs on organic toast with great coffee - you gotta try it sometime.


Get in touch to book a stay with us at Montaurand in 2020 and enjoy this piece of heaven we have created in the middle of France.

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Montaurand Rougnac 16320 Charente France

GENERAL INFORMATION


English:

This is a no smoking house and we ask you to respect our pets who live here too.

We can arrange brocante tours for you with a guide by arrangement (chargeable on a per head basis)

We can provide extra beds if you want to sleep 3-4 by arrangement + 75e per bed

Please note all bookings are accepted only on a non refundable basis between march and november. Bookings made for stays between November and February may be cancelled with 14 days or more notice & may receive a 50% refund. Cancellation of less than 14 days prior to your stay will be non refundable.

COVID 19 + REFUNDS & TRAVEL INSURANCE-

UNDER CHANGES TO FRENCH LAW THIS YEAR, DURING 2020 WE WILL NOT REFUND ANY CANCELLATIONS BUT INSTEAD OFFER ALTERNATIVE DATES OR A CREDIT NOTE VALID FOR 12 MONTHS.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE RELEVANT TRAVEL INSURANCE TO COVER CANCELLATION DUE TO COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS OR OTHER SIMILAR EVENTS.

 

Francais:

Nous pouvons fournir des lits supplémentaire si vous voulez dormir 3-4 par arrangement + 75E par lit


C'est une maison non fumeur et nous vous demandons de respecter nos animaux de compagnie qui vivent ici aussi.

Nous pouvons organiser des visites de brocante pour vous avec un guide par arrangement (payant par tête)

Veuillez noter que toutes les réservations ne sont acceptées que sur une base non remboursable entre mars et novembre. Les réservations effectuées pour des séjours entre novembre et février peuvent être annulées avec un préavis de 14 jours ou plus et peuvent faire l'objet d'un remboursement de 50%. Une annulation de moins de 14 jours avant votre séjour ne sera pas remboursable.

taxe de sejour 0.40e par personne par jour

COVID 19 + REMBOURSEMENTS ET ASSURANCE VOYAGE-

EN VERTU DES MODIFICATIONS DU DROIT FRANÇAIS CETTE ANNÉE, AU COURS DE 2020, NOUS NE REMBOURSERONS AUCUNE ANNULATION MAIS AU LIEU DE PROPOSER DES DATES ALTERNATIVES OU UNE NOTE DE CRÉDIT VALABLE POUR 12 MOIS.

S'IL VOUS PLAÎT ASSUREZ-VOUS QUE VOUS AVEZ L'ASSURANCE DE VOYAGE PERTINENTE POUR COUVRIR L'ANNULATION EN RAISON DE 19 RESTRICTIONS OU D'AUTRES ÉVÉNEMENTS SIMILAIRES.

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DUTCH

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ONDER WIJZIGINGEN IN DE FRANSE WET DIT JAAR, ZULLEN WIJ IN 2020 GEEN ANNULERINGEN TERUGBETALEN, MAAR IN PLAATS VAN AANBIEDING VAN ALTERNATIEVE DATA OF EEN KREDIETNOTUM GELDIG VOOR 12 MAANDEN.

 

ZORG ERVOOR DAT U DE RELEVANTE REISVERZEKERING HEEFT OM DE ANNULERING TE BEHANDELEN DOOR 19 BEPERKINGEN OF ANDERE SOORTGELIJKE GEBEURTENISSEN.

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COVID 19 + RIMBORSI E ASSICURAZIONI DI VIAGGIO-

 

A NORMA DI MODIFICA DEL DIRITTO FRANCESE QUESTO ANNO, NEL 2020 NON RIMBORSEREMO ALCUNA ANNULLAMENTO MA DOVREBBE DATE ALTERNATIVE OFFERTE O UNA NOTA DI CREDITO VALIDA PER 12 MESI.

 

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GERMAN

COVID 19 + RÜCKERSTATTUNGEN & REISEVERSICHERUNG-

Im Rahmen von Änderungen des französischen Rechts in diesem Jahr werden wir im Jahr 2020 keine Stornierungen zurückerstatten, sondern stattdessen alternative Daten oder eine für 12 Monate gültige Gutschrift anbieten.

Bitte stellen Sie sicher, dass Sie die relevante Reiseversicherung haben, um die Stornierung aufgrund von 19 Einschränkungen oder anderen ähnlichen Ereignissen abzudecken.

ESPAGNOL

COVID 19 + REEMBOLSOS Y SEGURO DE VIAJE

 

BAJO CAMBIOS A LA LEY FRANCESA ESTE AÑO, DURANTE 2020 NO REEMBOLSAREMOS NINGUNA CANCELACIÓN PERO EN OFERTA OFRECE FECHAS ALTERNATIVAS O UNA NOTA DE CRÉDITO VÁLIDA POR 12 MESES.

 

POR FAVOR, ASEGÚRESE DE QUE TIENE EL SEGURO DE VIAJE PERTINENTE PARA CUBRIR LA CANCELACIÓN DEBIDO A CUBRIR 19 RESTRICCIONES U OTROS EVENTOS SIMILARES.

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