We arrived from a week in the Charente to a lovely warm welcome from host, Farah, who made us immediately at home in her stylish, contemporary, yet traditional house in this secluded part of the Dordogne.
With first class suites (5 doubles/twins) and facilities (air con, heated pool, games room, bikes and a lovely kitchen to cater in-house), yet less than a mile from the superb Hotel Laborderie with its extremely reasonable restaurant (€29 for a three course menu du terroir which we succumbed to twice in a week)!
Farah kindly booked other events/dining and gave us the best tips for the area. We loved the lake (Étang de Tamniés) at the bottom of the village where, even in late September, there were complimentary changing rooms and showers and a chance for tame water swimming!
There were seven of us, two couples and 3 singles and we had the most fabulous time, mainly thanks to the stylish design and location of the property and Farah's light touch in steering us to the best places to visit.
We enjoyed Lascaux (20,000 year old cave paintings), the pretty riverside village St. Leon sur Vezere (a 20 minute car journey / one hours bike ride), Marquay across the valley for the daily morning croissants (don't be late), Sarlat on market day (Wednesday), La Roque-Gageac on the Dordogne (with a gabarre trip down the river) and even Rocamadour (1 hour 20 minutes but well worth it).
Highly recommended, have a chat with Farah before you go to see if it meets your requirements, it did ours, perfectly!
The property was exactly as we remembered it after a visit a little under 6 years ago, when there were only 8 of us, the number has increased to 12 but still ample room for everyone. In a beautiful quite setting with stunning distant views.Beautiful decor and soft furnishings throughout. There is nothing in the kitchen that you will not be able to find. Farah is a wonderful host so friendly and warm, she answered every question promptly. This time we also met Rosemary the housekeeper as when we arrived the fridge door was not closing and she was waiting for it to be sorted. All sorted in a matter of minutes. A clean mid stay by the housekeeping team we had forgotten about but what a lovely surprise. Every amenity in the bathroom taken care of. Toilet rolls, toilet cleaner, bath cleaner, no need to bring anything with you except your toiletries. The same in the kitchen. Beautiful soft smelling towels and pristine tea towels. Would definitely recommend to all