House air-conditioned dome heated pool and jacuzzi for a dream vacation
Michael et Stéphanie DEVE
- english, french
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Its good for a gite but........
Before I comment further on the property itself I think its important to understand that it is a gite not a house or villa. This is not entirely clear on the website description. I say this because the psychology of staying on the site of someone's property where they continue to live is completely different to a house which is entirely yours for a week or two.
The accommodation is next to the owners own house with no barriers between the two. There is a very good and large garden that we used extensively for playing games and for BBq's. The pool and hot tub are an added bonus though on hot days the temperature inside can be too warm.
The accommodation itself is of a good size with three bedrooms. The main bedroom looks like it was decorated recently or was added on separately. Both the room and the Ensuite is large though the shower cubicle is small, which seemed strange given the size of the room. Living area was comfortable and kitchen useable, but dated. The other two bedrooms also appeared to be relatively old but again comfortable though one did smell of damp after rain.
Our hosts were great! A lovely family, cute dog and very helpful, but I would have personally preferred more privacy as they often were carrying out jobs on the garden, painting walls and using the pool when we were at the accommodation, you have to remember though, its a gite and you are a guest in their home.
The property is close to a small village with a shop, boulangerie and a couple of restaurants. The boulangerie sold the best croissants I've ever had. Its also close to Hautefort Chateau which is well worth a visit.
If you like peace and quiet its fantastic, but you have to travel for 30-45 minutes to see any of the larger towns such as Perigueux (Its great) Sarlat (Too Touristy but worth seeing) or Montignac (small but lovely).
Overall we were happy with our stay though one gripe was that we were not given the choice to pay for someone to do the cleaning at the end of our stay. This meant we spent a lot of Friday afternoon cleaning floors and dusting when we could have been doing something more interesting. I know this is normal for a gite and not unusual in France generally, but a pre determined cost to pay for cleaning after you leave, given the 6 hours between you leaving and a new arrivals, does not seem a lot to ask when you are meant to be on holiday.
Lovely place for a relaxing stay
Michael & Stephanie were really helpful throughout. The gite was all that we expected, and their children were a delight. Lots of great places within easy travelling distance and we would certainly stay again. Thanks to both.
Lovely house in a beautiful area
Michel and Stephanie made us very welcome and explained everything about the house for us on arrival. The Gite was spacious, clean and well equipped. There were only four of us but there was room for 2 or 3 more: they have really put a lot of time and effort into furnishing and decorating the Gite.
We all loved the swimming pool, its a really good size-large enough to have proper swim rather than just a paddle-and you can relax in the great hot tub afterwards.
Badelfols d'ans is a short, pleasant walk away where there is a brilliant Boulangerie , local shop and a couple of restaurants-we were made very welcome despite our miserable attempts at French. The area is peaceful and relaxing but there are loads of things to do only a short drive away-the roads are so much quieter than the U.K it's no effort at all. Hautefort is 5 minutes away with its, chateau, supermarket, petrol station and craft brewery. We all really enjoyed our stay and hope to return in the future.
The property was spacious, well equipped and set in a very peaceful and beautiful location.
My wife and I, my daughter and her husband and their 18 month old son had a wonderful family holiday in May 2018. The property is situated close to many small towns and villages and many attractions catering for all tastes and we made full use of our proximity to them It was always a bonus to return to the property for a swim in the lovely heated pool and the hot tub/jacuzzi.
Great quiet location
This was a great location and a nicely equipped gite. The owners were friendly and it was a good base to see lots of great places. The village and surrounding areas were a treat.