When the last guest leaves, the fountain falls asleep for the winter in the silent park, until the first signs of spring. The 2020 season ends as it began, in confinement. To each of you who trusted us to safely shelter your vacation in Dordogne, we send our heartfelt Thanks!
It has been our pleasure to spend these short few months with you in Le Petit Manoir. Relieved to make your vacation plans in the Périgord come true, you shared your historical, sporting or gastronomic discoveries with enthusiasm. More than usual, you took it slow in your gardens and the park, your refuge for a deep summer breath before an uncertain fall. The daily private hour by the pool offered great peace of mind, and will be extended to next season. Upon leaving, you wrote charming messages and reviews about taking a break in a beautiful natural setting, waking up to birdsongs or to the smell of fresh bread and warm croissants, exploring the region with our tips or relaxing by the pool… Your encouragements are much appreciated, thank you again!
We truly missed our guests and friends from near and far who were unable to reach Le Petit Manoir this year. In the spring, you were held up by widespread lock-downs. In the summer or fall, air travel restrictions or quarantines kept you away. Many of you have chosen to postpone your stay to 2021: it will be SO nice to welcome you next year!
A special attention was paid this year to the cleaning procedures of our cottages. We trusted Émilie and her team at Activ’Service with maintaining your vacation homes clean and Covid-free : we thank them for their efforts and vigilance. We look forward to working with Emilie again next year. In July-August 2021, when the cottages are turned over within a day, the final cleaning service becomes mandatory, to ensure that you find the rental spotless upon arrival.
Our schedule this winter includes completing Le Cantou’s kitchen and installing a heater in the bathroom at Le Rosier. The pool house will soon be plastered like Le Manoir, and equipped with a solar shower.
On 1 April, for the long Easter weekend, the 2021 season will be off to a great start!
We wish you a healthy and peaceful winter, and look forward to seeing you again in the Petit Manoir.
Anne & François