At the end of news broadcasts there’s usually a lighter item preceded with the words “and finally..” and I suppose this is it for our holiday in France 2013 (although we still have the 8 hour drive to Roscoff tomorrow and the sailing).
We rented a gite in Bedénac in Charente owned by Sue and Paul Wright in 2011 and again in 2013 for three weeks each time. The village itself is very pretty and to a great extent typical of villages all across France. It’s a 30 minute drive north of Bordeaux and 55 minutes or so south of Cognac. The gite itself is lovely and big enough for the two of us. I really like the layout of the converted space – it was originally three tiny cottages.
Sue and Paul have plans to move up north soon and so the property is on the market, meaning it’s probably our last visit to this lovely little village. The bed was a nightmare – bad backs and dodgy hips – but we have great memories to take back with us and good times were had by all as they say.
Here are some more photographs of Rose Cottage and Bedenac Village-