Thursday, 17 August 2017 | Kent
Spent a lovely week with our family at Le Manoir des Granges at the beginning of August. We stayed in The Main House which was perfect and very French without being basic (as a lot of French accommodation can be). It also has the wonderful advantage of having all bedrooms ensuite. We spent many lazy days by the pool but also took advantage of exploring the beautiful countryside including canoeing which is available almost on the doorstep. Paul and Philippa are around if you need them but very unobtrusive and very kindly contacted us about a necklace left behind by my niece in order to post it on to her. A perfect place for a peaceful family get together.
Saturday, 01 July 2017 | Wales
We have just returned from a wonderful fortnight at the Roque Terrace. There is so much to see and do in the Vezere valley, and we were so comfortable at this gite that we could have stayed for another two weeks!
Paul and Philippa ensured that the place would be suitable for me, as I have considerable mobility problems, and they were also very helpful with advice about the locality.
The gite overlooks the *** Roque Saint-Christophe, which is quite something at night when it is lit up.
The location was very convenient for sightseeing, and the roads were quiet. It was a great bonus having a boulangerie and an excellent restaurant in walking/mobility scootering distance.
The weather was very hot during our stay, and we were grateful that the gite was cool due to the old stone walls.
We hope to return next year.
Friday, 19 May 2017 | Australia
Had a lovely stay in Roque cottage. Very friendly hosts with lots of local knowledge. Great location with lots to see and do in the area. Most things have already been covered in previous reviews. If you want a clean, comfortable stay this is the place for you.
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 | Greece
We had a wonderful stay in Haybarn for 3 nights while we visited the stunning prehistoric caves in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac , Font–de-Gaume and Combarelles and La Roque Saint Christophe which we could see from our house, lit up at night and a lovely walk across to. It was a lovely time of year to visit and be in the natural beauty surrounding the house and walking alongside the river Vézère. After driving all day from Dieppe we were tired and pleased to just walk to the village shop which stocked all that we needed to cook an evening meal, which we enjoyed with a great wood burning fire in the living room. There was everything we needed for self catering and it was lovely to walk to the shop to get fresh bread and croissants for breakfast, eating on our quiet terrace. Phillipa and Paul were very friendly and helpful. A wonderful place to stay, we will come again.
Wednesday, 03 May 2017 | Australia
My wife and I spent 4 nights here in late April 2017 - the Haybarn is large, self-contained (breakfast excluded) with washing facilities, English TV channels.........and the MOST comfortable bed and great pressure shower. Directly opposite is La roque St Christophe which is a must see. Approx 25 mins drive to Sarlat and a good base to everywhere else in the area. Paul & Phillipa are extremely helpful and do everything to ensure that you have a pleasant stay. They recommended a great local restaurant which is in walking distance (5 minutes) - La Table du Moustier, and we went there on the 2 consecutive nights that they were open. Great food, great hosts and huge portions - we needed to walk home after the 3 course meal. There is a Boulangerie nearby for daily baguettes and requirements. Definitely need a vehicle for this location, and it is family friendly also. So glad we chose this gite.
Monday, 17 April 2017 | Barcelona - Spain
Nice experience at the Dordogne. We stayed 5 days in April 2017 at HayBarn with our two dogs. A great experience to rent this house and with Paul and Philippa suggestions we saw the best places of the area. A peaceful, quiet and *** place to stay. We will return, hope very soon, probably with motobykes. Ahh dont forget to have a morning walk to the boulangerie, only 5 minutes to the town.
Sunday, 19 March 2017 | France
Ce petit logement est très charmant, et sa vue imprenable sur la Roque Saint-Christophe est magnifique... un grand merci à Philippa et Paul pour l'accueil.
Sunday, 19 March 2017 | France
Superbe location au milieu du Périgord . Hôtes adorables
Wednesday, 05 October 2016 | USA
Paul and Phillipa were so friendly and helpful with recommendations where to eat, canoe trips, caves to visit. The tobacco barn was very clean with good beds and plenty of space for 4 adults. It was so nice to start and end the day sitting in the gazebo by the pool. Great location. We could walk to the boulangerie to get bread for breakfast- there was a path through the field of sunflowers. We highly recommend this as a place to stay and we would definitely return.
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 | UK
Three families together - hard to find comfortable accommodation for all - but Le Manoir came up trumps. Six bedrooms each ensuite and everything you need for a comfortable stay. Plenty of kitchen equipment and dining ware and if we needed something Philippa the owner was happy to loan it from her own things. In the height of summer we ate every meal outside and hardly used the lovely lounge but it's there if the weather turns. The kids walked to the boulangerie every morning for fresh bread and croissants. The five minute walk away restaurant had closed which was a disappointment but made us go further afield sharing the driving and finding some lovely eateries. Cycling, running and walking from the door - the road is a D road but never bothered us - and plenty to see and do within a reasonable radius. Philippa and Paul always on hand for advice on anything. Weather gorgeous and this gave us one of the few down sides - hot bedrooms at night - but plenty of electric fans on hand to help. The pool and table tennis table were well used and plenty of shade for reading and relaxing. Would we stay again? Yes!
Reply from Paul and Philippa:
Thank you for the lovely review; we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay, we enjoyed *** your group. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. We like to know that people have found their stay clean, comfortable and well equipped. During the summer the temperatures can be very high. Luckily we have shutters on nearly all of the windows of the main house which helps to keep the indoor temperature at a manageable level. The two mobile air conditioning units are perfect for using in the bedrooms on the second floor whilst, as you have said, the fans in the bedrooms on the first floor keep the temperature cool for a good nights sleep. Our new table tennis table has proved to be a big 'hit' with our guests this year; also our new pool cover which has improved the temperature of the water. We are always looking for new ways to improve the quality of our accommodation which is very often based on the feedback from our guests. The village restaurant, which has new owners who speak excellent English, German and French, is due to open on 12th October - only 2 weeks to wait! They will be doing new menu's every day, vegetarian options and a separate coffee/bar area too. Thank you again for taking the time to write a review.