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Dear Joanna,

We have just had the most lovely week at Lamostonie.  Thank you so much.  What a completely magical place.  It was absolutely perfect and we all loved it from the oldest to the youngest.  The pool is such a great size and we all loved the tennis court though I must say, we had some pretty hot games!  Having never been to the region before I completely fell in love with it and definitely hope to come back soon.  Your wonderful chateau really couldn't have been better and Mme Francoual kept us unbelievably well fed so thank you for suggesting her.  Really it was the perfect family holiday made by the wonderful Chateau Lamostonie.

Thank you thank you.

Very best wishes,

Katie Stallard


Added: July 13, 2019
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Dear Joanna

[At Chateau Lamostonie] We all had a fantastic week thank you and had plenty to keep us all busy as there are so many interesting places to visit. The tennis court proved extremely popular resulting in daily tournaments and we were even able to make the most of the sunny weather mid-week and spent some relaxing time by the amazing pool.

We have all left with some very special memories and would like to think that we’ll manage to re-visit one day.

Thanks & kindest regards on behalf of us all
Monica


Added: May 28, 2019
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A fantasy vacation in a medieval chateau.

We have rented properties 7 times in the last 20 years in the southwest of France. Chateau Trichot was far and away the best. Over the course of 8 weeks our whole family- 4 adult children, their spouses, 8 grandchildren with their significant others, 2 great grandchildren- and numerous close friends came. The vote was unanimous- the best ever. Everything was as promised but more so. Trichot is an owner lived in property furnished in impeccable taste, from the kitchen to the dining room to the Irving room to all the bedrooms to the outside amenities. Muryelle, the housekeeper, comes 3 times a week and is a godsend. Antoine takes care of the property beautifully. The wi-fi works very well. The Bechstein piano is a joy to play and listen to. The tennis court is well maintained. The sunflowers growing in the adjacent field at the end of July were magnificent. The vineyard on the property just adds to the fantasy of staying at Trichot. As an added bonus is the wonderful little village of Thezac, complete with an old church at which we heard a flute quintet, and watched the Bastille Day fireworks from the comfort of the outside dining table, and the neighboring basted of Tournon-d’Agenais, a gem with a weekly Marche gourmand beginning in July. Last but perhaps most important Joanna and Bill Stuart-Bruges are the perfect hosts. They made our stay even more memorable with suggestions about local concerts, events, restaurants, and marches (both markets and hikes).


Added: September 23, 2018
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Wow: what an amazing experience!
We booked this chateau [Lamostonie] for a very special family occasion and were excited but apprehensive as we needed it to be perfect. We needed have worried as it far exceeded our expectations!
Joanna supplied us with lots of information beforehand and also answered our many queries and this was really useful as we were able to quickly locate local shops, attractions etc.
The chateau itself has large, comfortable bedrooms, many of which are ensuite, something we prioritised when booking. The lift was particularly appreciated by some older guests! There is a lot of space so that, even with 20+, no one ever felt crowded or overwhelmed. Some of the younger members of the party used the ping-pong table and tennis courts but most of us stayed in and around the pool area which is beautifully maintained and spacious.
The catering facilities are of particular note as there is a large range of cooking pans and utensils, plus many different serving dishes, crockery and cutlery. The two dishwashers are essential and a real boon.
The outside table is a superb location as we sat 23 people around comfortably and were all able to stay in the shade, a necessity as the temperature even in the evening, was over 30C.
The whole chateau and grounds are extremely clean and well-maintained: the pool in particular is spotless although the 'octopus' that swims around hoovering up is a little daunting at times! Seriously: it keeps the water immaculate at all times.
We loved the chateau and everyone who came keep telling us we couldn't have chosen anywhere better, which is some feat when the party ranges in age from 5 to 80!
If you are looking for a very, very special and unique venue with top quality attention to comfort and detail, Chateau Lamostonie is the place for you and I have no hesitation in recommending it unreservedly.


Added: September 23, 2018
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Dear Joanna

We have just got home this afternoon from Lamostonie, and I can easily say that it was the most perfect week's family holiday.

You have created the most wonderful setting with the chateau, grounds and swimming pool looking immaculate yet comfortable, and as one of the online reviews said, absolutely nothing is missing from the chateau that you could possibly want. We used the swimming pool and court constantly, and in fact as the weather was so kind, we in the end only had a couple of short trips to Rocamadour and Cahors, as we were so enjoying all being together in such blissful and spoiling surroundings. All the garden planting was gorgeous at the front and back of the chateau, and we were lucky to have the roses repeat-flowering.

We did so appreciate that everything in the chateau is of high standard, clean and fresh, and well cared for. If we lacked for anything, it was that we hadn't brought a concert pianist with us!

With best wishes
Lucy


Added: August 25, 2017
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Dear Joanna,

Thanks very much for coming back so quickly.

We had a really wonderful two weeks at Lamostonie. What a beautiful house, super settings and great facilities. The weather was also kind and all have returned to the UK yearning for more!

Trust you have a good rest of summer and we may well be in touch in years to come!

All the best.

Chris


Added: August 11, 2017
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Dear Joanna,

We absolutely loved Chateau du Trichot. The Castle was perfect for our family holiday, sitting rooms comfortable, dining table able to accommodate us all as did the outside table where we ate almost all of our meals. Thank you for recommending Karla she was great. A smile on her face in the mornings when we came down for breakfast. She managed to cook delicious meals for two vegetarians, six children and eleven adults staying cheerful all the time!

We also enjoyed the well kept grounds, the pool, the tennis court, the beautiful countryside around and the views. We had many a gentle stroll up to the pretty village after dinner.

Hope your latest project is going well.

Love from us both,

Sheena


Added: July 18, 2017
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Joanna,

Thank-you for processing this refund so promptly.

We all had a wonderful time throughout the week, at your two chateaux [Trichot & Cardou]. All of those staying in the chateaux were very impressed and thoroughly enjoyed their stay and their accommodation. This is a very pretty corner of France indeed and just slightly further to the South West than I think I have been before. Having enjoyed Cardou and Trichot so much, I must find a reason to stay at Lamonostonie! Perhaps one day.

All the very best,

Martin


Added: July 19, 2016
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Joanna, William

Just a quick note to say what a wonderful stay my friends and I enjoyed at Lamostonie. The chateau is fabulous, exactly meeting our needs and exceeding our expectations. Frederique and Jean-Claude were extremely helpful and unobtrusive. The whole experience was first-class.
My only regret is that we forgot to write/draw in the visitors book. Nevertheless we have verbally agreed amongst the group to return in two years to put that right!
Thank you again.
Ned


Added: July 12, 2016
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Dear Joanna and Bill

Thank you so much for loaning us Chateau Cardou. We truly had a wonderful time and the house was perfectly appointed for all our needs. The house is really well equipped and Your attention to detail with the children's cots / plastic cups plates and spoons / and toy cupboard was a lovely addition. The house more than exceeded our expectations and we would highly recommend it to families / large parties who like to be both together but with space to be apart. The swimming pool and tennis court were enjoyed by all. The piano is also beautiful.

Best wishes

Suzannah


Added: August 14, 2015
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