Apartments sleeping 4 people in village on bank of Dordogne river
Mr Paul Holman
- english, We speak some French but not fluently.
Why Mr Paul Holman chose Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
Le Rouquet is a wonderful place to base yourself at whilst enjoying all that the local area has to offer such as quiet walks in the woods, exploring all the ancient caves and castles, visiting the marvellous local markets or to drift down the river in a canoe from the local hire place. Then to relax in the evening on the terrace and watch the swallows, swifts and house martins play in front of you whilst enjoying some of the local wine and perhaps watch a hot air balloon drift overhead. Bliss!!
What makes this Apartment unique
The house and terrace are very private with no houses overlooking them and is a wonderfully sunny location.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Wonderful holiday opportunity
We stayed in this holiday rental for a week, and wished we had been able to stay much longer. The owners, Judy and Paul, were fantastic in communicating with us regarding the rental. All went very smoothly in making the reservation and payment. This was great customer service.
The rental unit itself was superb. It was clean, well-maintained, very well furnished. The large kitchen was very modern, with all that was necessary to prepare meals. The beds were comfortable, as were the couch and chairs in the den. There was plenty of room for the two of us. We really enjoyed staying in the rental unit and would love to stay there again.
As for the location, it was also outstanding. We visited most of the towns in the area, and we believe Castelnaud was the best place to stay. We had nice meals in the restaurants, and had a fantastic visit to the castle. At the bottom of the village there was a boulangerie and post office that came in handy. Other major sightseeing venues were within an easy drive, as was the grocery in Sarlat.
This was our first visit to the Perigord/Dordogne, and we will return. When we do, we hope this rental unit will again be available.
David and Roi-Ann
Castelnaud is in an area of exceptional beauty with pretty medieval villages and castles to explore. Nearby Sarlat,La Roque Gageac, Beynac and Domme are outstanding examples of villages with beautiful medieval architecture and all within just a few kms. Other attractions include the colourful markets selling local produce, formal gardens and the many prehistoric sites including the famous Lascaux caves with their wall paintings.
No visit is complete without a canoe trip down the river which can be arranged from Castelnaud (you can choose how far you want to be taken upriver and then it is an easy paddle with the river doing most of the work and the chance to take a break at one of the riverside rest stops for refreshment and a swim).
There are also many well marked walks through the wooded countryside around Castelnaud for the more energetic. On a hot day why not walk down to the river and enjoy a picnic on the grassy bank in the shade of the trees and cool off with a swim.