Le Clos de Vignes

Star Travel Rating

4/5

Review type

Accommodation

Location

Le Clos de Vignes

Travelled with

Family including children under 16

Product name

Product country

Product City

Reasons for trip

Relaxation

Date of travel

April, 2016

I won an accommodation voucher for 8 nights at this resort in Bergerac and went with my son, his partner and two of my grandsons over Easter. Not having paid for it myself I wasn’t sure how much it cost but later investigation showed that it was fairly reasonably priced and would be an ideal place for a family looking to spend a few days in that part of France. Our accommodation was supposedly for 6 people but there were only 5 of us and I think we would have struggled to have a sixth person in the unit. There were two bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin) and a toilet upstairs and the fifth person had to sleep on the sofa but this involved moving the heavy coffee table each night. Unfortunately the bathroom was downstairs and there was no sink in the upstairs toilet so it meant that anyone who got up during the night to visit the loo (mainly me I must admit) had to then head downstairs to wash their hands! This seemed quite ridiculous as we could easily have woken the person on the sofa (although the person on the sofa in this instance was my eldest grandson who actually could sleep through a nuclear holocaust!) The kitchen was well stocked but there was little work surface but this wasn’t really a problem. There was an outside area with a table and chairs and this was really nice when the sun came out. On the site is a swimming pool which was half under cover and half outside. When it rained they lowered a glass window which stopped the rain coming in and if you wanted to swim outside in the rain you just swam under this window. The pool was nicely heated and there was a jacuzzi (also a sauna but you had to pay for this and book it in advance). (Regarding the pool, a word of warning, the men weren’t allowed to swim in swimming shorts, it seems the French prefer the “budgie smuggler” type of swimming trunks and supposedly this is normal for most of France!) There was a covered table tennis table which amused the boys. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and arranged tours if you wanted and also arranged a very good wine tasting evening. However their in-house information book read a little like a strict rule book but we later realised that this was more to do with bad translation into English than any thing else (although we did have to check an itinerary of items on arrival and this was checked again before we were allowed to leave!) The site is ideally situated with an easy walk into Bergerac town and it has a lovely woodland park and lake behind it with woodland walks. A good place to stay if you are on a budget.

Rowsie

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