What is(are) your name(s)?
Mrs Carmen Linford
For how long have you been running a B&B?
Please share something about the history of your present bed and breakfast.
In 2003 we bought a property in Correze, Limousin which used to be run as a farm but which had been empty since the end of the war. We renovated a 17th century stone cottage to create a guesthouse and started running our B&B in 2004.
What are the unique characteristics of your B&B?
The Domaine de la Clauzade is a haven of peace and calm in beautiful, natural surroundings where guests can take advantage of the comfort, facilities and activities, away from the crowds and noise. On 5 acres of grounds, with garden and lake, nature lovers can enjoy the wildlife which is part of our daily life. It is ideally situated as in the countryside but not far from the highways for easy access and half way between the main two towns: Brive La Gaillarde and Tulle. Also, it allows guests to discover 3 areas: the Correze, the Dordogne and the Lot.
Based on your guests' opinions, what feature of your B&B has made their stay special?
The peace and quiet and the discovery of the Correze: land of nature, land of traditions and art, land of gorges, green valleys, rivers and lakes, land of great sites, beautiful historic villages and architecture and of course land of good living.
Please describe in short your bed and breakfast and its general services and amenities.
Facilities: garden and terrace, sport and cultural activities recommended by ourselves, fishing lake, car park, bicycles available, games - swings, table tennis, sports ground, evening meals (local and traditional cuisine) - please book dinner prior to arrival, for cyclists and fishermen - a barn to put away your bikes and your fishing equipment, internet access, fireplace in the dining room.
How many rooms are offered at your B&B and what is its maximum capacity?
1 double room with a king size double bed, two double room with a double bed (possibility to add an additional bed or cot) and a family room for 4 guests (possibility to add an additional bed and cot). All rooms are en-suite.
What kinds of rooms do you offer?
The rooms are decorated simply and tastefully. On the first floor, in the renovated attic, the family room Butterfly (plum/violet colour theme) and the double room Woodpecker (green colour theme), each with a stone wall and wood beam ceilings. On the ground floor, the room Dragonfly (grey/blue colour theme) and the room Barn Owl (cream/pink), each with wood beam ceilings and an old oak parquet floor. The room Dragongly has an independent entrance.
Please describe the in-room facilities for each type of room in your B&B.
All rooms have a bathroom with shower, sinks and toilets and central heating. Tea and coffee making facilities, ironing facilities.
Which room is your personal favorite?
My favorite room is Woodpecker : great colour scheme, beautiful view, cosy.
What do the room rates include?
The price includes: the room, breakfast, a welcome drink, VAT, internet and all the facilities except dinner. In addition there is a tourism tax of 1 euro per person per night
Do you offer any special packages?
We have promotions all year round: (1) for a 3-night stay - 10 euros reduction per night; (2) for a 4-night stay - the 4th night is free. We can organise theme stays: (1) Walking/hiking holiday - short walks of 1h30 to 3 hours every day; (2) Discovery of the local historical and cultural heritage (we provide an MP3 with audio-guide); (3) Cycling holiday - package including the bicycles, programme of cycling routes (on or off road or a mix of the two); (4) Sport week - programme prepared according to your wishes which can include cycling routes, hiking, canoeing, kayak, horse-riding, tennis, hand-glider, climbing, rafting, fishing, caving, abseiling, go-kart, golf, helicopter ride, hot air balloon ride, etc.; (5) A mix of those above - e.g. local history/cultural heritage, walks, sport activities.
What may guests expect from a typical breakfast at your property?
Breakfast includes hot drink (coffee, tea, hot chocolate), bread, croissants, home-made jams, butter, yogurts, cereals and fruit.
When and where is breakfast served?
Breakfast is served in the dining room between 8.30 and 10.30 a.m
Are dietary needs accommodated?
We can cater for vegetarians and people with other dietary requirements at no extra cost with prior request.
Do you serve other meals?
We serve dinner on certain days (with prior reservation - at least a couple of days before). The cost is 22 euros per person. It includes : aperitif, starter, main course, salad, cheese, dessert and wine.
Are there cooking facilities, which guests may use?
Guest can use the common kitchen / dining room (fridge, cooker, oven, toaster, microwave oven) at no extra cost.
Is your bed and breakfast suitable for children?
Our B&B is suitable for children with no age limit.
Do you accept pets?
We do not accept pets.
What is your smoking policy?
The B&B is non-smoking. Smoking is allowed outside the property.
Is there a parking facility on premises or nearby?
There is an car parking area on the property.
Is your B&B suitable for disabled guests?
It is not suitable for disabled guests.
What safety precautions are provided at your B&B?
Smoke and fire alarms.
What is your check-in/check-out policy?
Check-in is between 4 and 7 pm (unless we are advised of a different time beforehand). Check-out is before 11 am.
Are there a minimum number of nights for staying at your B&B?
No minimum number of nights
How can guests check availability and make a reservation?
Guests can check availability and book online on http://www.domainedelaclauzade.com/New/index.php?page=book
What is you cancellation policy?
A deposit of the price of one night is required and is lost if cancellation is within 10 days of the date of the reservation.
What types of payment do you accept?
We accept wire transfers, cash and travel checks.
Is there a special etiquette that guests should know about and comply with?
Please tell us what things guests might enjoy visiting, seeing, doing, etc. in your area.
Where is your B&B located and how it may be reached?
What would you say to people who have never stayed in a bed and breakfast?
It is like being at home and you have some private and shared facilities. You can enjoy meeting different people with different backgrounds. You can have breakfast with other guests but you're not obliged to.