La Creche Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)
Christine and Gerard PARISET
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About Christine and Gerard PARISET
After numerous working years in Paris, we were looking for a pleasant resort with a soft and sunny climate and a happy, active and welcoming population to live and work finally on the open air. It is what we found in La Barrat,
Christine and Gerard PARISET purchased this Cottage in 2014
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
A quiet idyll.
Christine and Gerard have a beautiful home and are very special people. We had a wonderful time and could not fault the care and attention they gave us. We would highly recommend them to anyone travelling in this part of France- thank you to all the family for looking after us so well.
We have already booked for next year
We enjoyed to discover Spring in this quiet and peaceful place.
Christine, Gerard (and Zoe) are very nice and welcoming people. The gite is well organized and we had pleasure to sit in front of the fire in the living room.
Such a variety of places to visit !
Amazing to arrive at Montbazillac's castle at 10 am and so to have the whole place just for ourselves.After the castle, we walked around among the vineyards, it was gorgeous ! Issigeac itself is delightful with its medieval streets. Many thanks to Christine and Gerard for their friendly welcome.
Incredibly relaxing holiday in the beautiful Dordogne.
What a find! We can't recommend this gite enough, from the point of view of location, peace and quiet, everything you could need, beautiful refreshing swimming pool, gorgeous weather and great hosts.
The gite is spacious, clean and nicely furnished, with an extremely comfortable big bed and powerful modern shower. Set just outside Issigeac, it's close enough for nipping in to eat or shop, but far enough away to not be bothered by passing traffic, etc. The market on Sunday mornings is renowned and has won awards and it's easy to see why. There are several restaurants in Issigeac, all superb. We had two lovely lunches in L'Atelier and L'Ancienne Gare and two fantastic evening meals - L'Atelier again and La Brucelière. We also enjoyed a snack lunch at the galleterie one day when we didn't want a full meal.
Around the area you have a number of picturesque Bastide villages and towns (Villeréal, Castillonès, Montpazier, Montbazillac, Beaumont-en-Perigourd), and if you're prepared to travel further afield then Beymac and Sarlat are wonderful.
We also visited some vineyards in the region, and St Emilion was absolutely stunning. We went to Cahors, but the best place to sample the wines is in the vignobles outside the city, although if you do go to Cahors make sure you take some photos of the famous mediaeval bridge.
We will definitely be back to see Gerard, Christine and Zoe again in the future, and our dog was made very welcome by Zoe. It was lovely to have her greet us back from a day trip out, always with her favourite ball in her mouth. Thank you both very much for everything ... And, yes, we did manage to get the puzzle finished before we left!
Back to this lovely place
Peace and tranquillity again. The gite, the gardens,fields and trees give us joy. The swimming pool offers welcome relief from the glorious sun. Meeting us with Christine, Gerard, and Zoé, feels like a home coming.
Thank you very much for a wonderful week.
Catherine and Mary
Lovely gite in lush and peaceful valley
La Barratt is the perfectly place for a relaxing holiday, situated in a pretty valley just outside Issigeac. Lovely gite and wonderful pool with view down the valley.
Arcachon and the beaches of the west coast are a 2 hour drive away.
La Barrat is about 20 Kilometres south of Bergerac, even less from the airport - Roumaniere. There are daily flights to and from the UK throughout the year. We are a situated approximately a 9 hour drive from Calais and a 6 hour drive from Paris.
Issigeac is our nearest large village/small town, a short two minutes drive from La Barrat. Bergerac is a lovely, larger town 15 minutes drive from La Barrat. It is situated on the banks of the Dordogne and has a beautiful old town where the winding, cobbled streets climb up from the river to the church and market place at the top of the town. There are numerous bastide villages, chateaux & gardens which are a short drive away. The surrounding area provides many walking/cycling opportunities.
Issigeac has a bank with cash machine and the shops include bakeries, butchers, newsagent, grocers and hairdressers. There are some pottery, art and gift shops and there is often an art exhibition at the local tourist office.
Issigeac has a thriving Sunday morning market and the quiet town is is transformed for a few hours. It is a great opportunity to stock up with local produce. There a several really good restaurants.