27 October 2012

Dates for the Diary - Winter Jazz Concerts

As if you need an excuse to come and stay with us......for those of you that love jazz, you will not have far to walk as the concerts take place, a few minutes walk from maison no.20

The first concert kicks off tonight and the last takes place on Saturday 20th April 2013.

You will find more details here.
.....à tres bientot, Leeann 

2 May 2012

Les Nuits de Chateau Bridoire...


Friday and Saturday nights from 13 July to 18 August 2012

Chateau Bridoire is a local Chateau, 15 minutes drive from Maison No. 20 and in our opinion one of the most beautiful and interesting Chateaux in the area.

A unique opportunity to discover the castle of Sleeping Beauty. Open at night, led by costumed characters, crossed by animals from another century, you will discover Bridoire during its thousand years of history.

 The candlelit rooms, fireplaces burning, cooking with his scullions ready to help you discover the sweetness of "Wonderland", a classic cuisine of the Perigord.
Illuminated by the moon and the torches, the Games are available to families and friends. Time for a game of chess, you can take in the winter garden a nighttime snack.

The cellars are particularly welcoming to taste the richness of the soil, the vineyards of Bergerac and Monbazillac. During these nights all your senses will be awakened. The grand piano égrènera his notes in the cozy atmosphere of the salons, while in the castle courtyard, the atmosphere of medieval festival in full swing.

29 April 2012

Maison No. 20 New Website

New website for Maison No. 20 has gone live today. Click here to view.....

A tres bientot, Leeann et Guy x

13 April 2012

Annie Sloan Paint Courses

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Fancy a girly break in SW France then look no further.....

Maison No. 20 has teamed up with local "Annie Sloan" paint expert and local artist, Jan Shayler to come and learn how to transform old or tired furniture with Annie Sloan easy to use chalk based paints,
no preparation required.   Antiquing, distressing, crackle techniques and more.  Over 20 colours in stock. 

Individual tuition is available.  
Dates are flexible – maximum 4 places per course.
A.M. course – 35 € from 10am to 2pm inc lunch
All day course – 50 € 10am – 5pm inc lunch
May - Mon 21st - 4 places available

May – Thursday 31st – 2 places available

June - Tues 12th - 4 places available 

Wed 27th - 4 places available

Please email for further details stay@maison20.com

19 March 2012

Dates for the diary March-April 2012

MARCH 2012

Wed 21st March is Curry night at Le Pub Gambetta
in Eymet, 18:30Chicken and vegetable curry served with rice, bhaji,
naan bread and chutney for 8,50 euros Eat in or take away.
Sat 24th March
Carte blanche to Eric Séva Le OFF Hall de la salle des
fêtes at Eymet, saxophonist, Eric Séva at 7.30 pm at the Salle des
fêtes hall in Eymet. Price €12.Further information http://www.maquizart.com/

Sat 31st MarchBOSS: Band of Sexy Swingers concert
Salle des fêtes hall in EymetThe greatests soul names, funk
bands and hits of rythm'n'blues will be performed by the Flower of Bordeaux's
artists: William Catwright (singing), Roger Biwandu (drums), Lionel
Fortin(fingerboards), Marc Vullo (bass), Christophe Maroye (guitar), Thomas
Lachaize (saxophone). Price €12, €5/child, Family pass €24., 8.30 pm.
APRIL 2012
Sun 1st April Vide grenier & sale of children's clothing
Sat 7th April Robin Notte Quartet Le OFF Hall de la salle des
fêtes at Eymet, 7.30 pm at the Salle des fêtes hall in Eymet. Price
€12.Further information http://www.maquizart.com/

Sat 7th & Sun 8th
April Book Fair

Mon 9th April Vide grenier St Sernin de

Thur 12th April La Soupe aux Livres Pub Gambetta in
Eymet. From 7:30 pm, the actress Claude Fosse
will read extracts of readings. 8:00 pm: soup and dessert. 9:00 pm: repeat of
the readings. €10.
Sun 15th
April Vide grenier

Sun 15th April Flower market and Vide grenier Duras

Sat 21st April Grande Brocante

Sun 22nd April Rando en fête Departure at 9.00am in front of the Tourist Office of Eymet.
Free and open for everyone. Futher information

Sun 29th April Vide grenier

6 February 2012

Photos of a snowy Eymet....

I thought that I would share some photos of a very snowy Eymet with you. The village looks so pretty covered in snow......

It is as if time has stood still, the village resembles the old post cards of over 100 years ago...

Love the light, everything seems almost pure, the colours pop out at you....

This is one of my favourite shots, it is the garden of a local chateau situated in the heart of the village...

It is for sale and I think that it would would make a fabulous hotel/spa.....

This is the bridge which leads from the Chateau (situated on the left of thisphoto) into the village....the river is currently frozen with most of the ducks and swans taking refuge under the bridge as this is the only part of the river that is not frozen solid!

Looking across the river to the backside of the church....

A very snowy and peaceful village square.....

Entrance to the old chateau where events take place in the summer.....

Exterior of the old chateau..........looking rather solid.

And last but by no means least, a photo of the exterior of Maison No. 20 with lots of lovely pure snow in front of the house....

Amicalement from a very cold and still snowy Eymet, Leeann x

17 January 2012

We even have a baby bed...

Should you need one, when you come to stay at Maison No. 20, we have a bed for baby along with high chair, baby bath  and potty.

In both apartments you will find beds suitable for older children.

Note if you require additional items, we can source these but 24 hours notice is required.

15 January 2012

Why visit the Dordogne?

Here is a link to a video showing many of the villages that you can visit during your stay at Maison No. 20.....click here to view.

A tres bientot, Leeann