We have enjoyed another super summer at ChĂ˘teau de LaumiĂ¨re. But now, as crisp autumn in our little corner of French paradise adds a beautiful blaze of burnished gold to the trees, weâ€™re busy settling down for the winter after a busy holiday season.
The chateauâ€™s friends and guests – for that is how we think of you all – have all now headed home, leaving lasting, fond memories.
It has been our immeasurable pleasure to welcome so many of you back to ChĂ˘teau de LaumiĂ¨re for another holiday – not to mention all the new friends who stayed with us for the first time. We hope you all had a wonderful time here, and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.
In fact, previous guests who book their 2016 holiday with us before the end of October can stay here at this yearâ€™s prices plus five percent discount.
We can pretty much promise that the weather will be kind next year. It is very easy to be lucky with the elements here, and summer 2015 was no exception.
The sun shone bright and warm for most of the time and the sky was that lovely cornflower blue that looks as if it has been touched-up in photographs. It was, on the whole, another perfect summer for exhilarating morning rides through the quiet Lot countryside, followed by lazy, restful afternoons by the pool. Itâ€™s safe to say that the weather did its bit in making so many holidays so special.
The scenery, too, continued to exceed expectations. It is genuinely beautiful here in the gentle, rolling hills of our corner of Lot, where enchanting villages give way unfussily to unspoilt tree-filled countryside. But, of course, youâ€™d know all about that if you have stayed here.
There is, of course still plenty to do at the chĂ˘teau, even though it is no longer holiday season.
Our riding school is open all year, even when the chĂ˘teau is closed, and the horses – who give our guests and friends so much pleasure throughout the summer – need plenty of care and attention.
Meanwhile, Tanya has been out exploring more of the stunning countryside surrounding the chĂ˘teau, in search of more routes for you to discover. She has uncovered a couple of routes for next year that she believes will be very special – although she has sworn us to secrecy for now. All we can say is that sheâ€™ll let us reveal a few details later. Hopefully, sooner, if we can persuade her.
If we canâ€™t talk her round, youâ€™ll have to discover them for yourselves next year. Just donâ€™t forget about that special offer if you book before the end of October!