Mac and Elaine
Saturday, 10 November 2012 | East Sussex
We thought about canoeing but couldn't find one with stabilizers, so gave it a miss and went sight seeing instead! We enjoyed Sarlat and the market at Le Bugue, also food a La Source in Tursac, the Auberge in Le Moustier (the Napoleonnienne) and a small bistro on the river at Limeuil. Our highlight was the magnificent stag that appeared one early morning and sauntered past the gite. We will definitely be back if Paul and Philippa will put up with us!!
Diane and Ian
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 | Blackpool, England
Just returned from a long October weekend staying in Le Roque Terrasse and we have nothing but happy memories. The superb southwest facing location of the gite means you can sit outside on your own terrace with a coffee and a fresh croissant (or two!) from the bakers in Le Moustier, whilst gazing directly across the Vezere to La Roque St Christophe, which is a must visit. The gite is light, clean and spacious, ideal for a couple of any age. The owners live on site and do not intrude but are helpful with any and all queries put to them. Highly recommended, as is the nearby La Source restaurant in Tursac.
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 | United Kingdom
We enjoyed a wonderful week's stay in the Hay Barn during August. It is a perfect place to both flop and do nothing or if you rather explore and be more active.
The accommodation was spacious for two and very comfortably furnished. It was great to have a private terrace and the pool was a good size and very refreshing!
The surrounding area is stunning and the Vezere is much more tranquil compared to the busy Dordogne. The local village had a bakery and auberge - and the camp site shop down the road had some other necessities.
The local food was excellent with plenty of opportunities for stocking up on foie gras and smoked duck!
The Roseraie hotel and restaurant in Montignac is beautiful and serves as a fitting place to celebrate something special.
Our only hesitation in recommending a stay here would be the fear that there would be no availability for a return visit!
Graham and Catherine O'Brien
Monday, 30 July 2012 | Warrington, England
Lovely place in a beautiful area.So peaceful yet not too far from' civilization'. Paul and Philippa, the owners, could not be more helpful and we were grateful to them because we hadn't been to that part of France before. We stayed in the comfortable and well equipped 'Haybarn' which overlooked the very inviting pool, especially on a hot day. We will definitely be going back as so much more to see and do.Don't tell anyone but Philippa makes a lovely walnut cake from walnuts grown in the garden.
Monday, 30 July 2012 | Australia
Claire and I had a wonderful week in June at Le Manoir des Granges. You made us very welcome and provided for our every need. I appreciated the unlimited WIFI access, which was not always available on the rest of my holiday. The accommodation was excellent - tasteful and comfortable. We especially loved the pool and being able to eat outside on the terrace. The Vezere Valley is very beautiful, and conveniently place to visit many interesting sites. We especially liked Sarlat, the Roque Saint Christophe site and rowing on the river. The meals were lovely everywhere, especially the fresh produce and the cheese, and we especially liked the hospitality at the local restaurant in Le Moustier (Auberge du Vimont).
We would recommend your establishment to any of our friends who might be planning to visiting the south of France
Ross and Kim Dalton
Wednesday, 04 July 2012 | Canberra, Australia
Almost on arrival at Le Roque Terrace we felt in a "home away from home". The gite was everything we needed. It has excellent facilities for travellers ( good kitchen, bathroom and laundry facilities , wifi internet, good television choices and easy parking and road access.) It was a pleasure to return to the Terrace at the end of each day. The property is an ideal base for exploring the Dordogne and Vezere valleys and has good access to larger towns such as Sarlat, is close to excellent villages such as St-Leon-su-Vezere, and good access to Lascaux caves and the Valle de L'Homme. The property has direct views to La Roque Saint Christophe and easy access to riverside walks. Nearby towns and villages offer broader services and excellent eating choices. It was a genuine pleasure to spend our week in this part of France at Le Roque Terrace.
Sunday, 24 June 2012 | Hudson, Wisconsin, USA
Friends and I spent two weeks at Le Manoir---can't say enough positive about the experience. Paul and Philippa were gracious hosts, providing the perfect balance between being being attentive to our questions and needs, but honoring our privacy as well. They enthusiastically offered to make restaurant reservations, bike rental connections, etc and provided a wealth of resources including books about French cheeses and wines (very interesting!) as well as several area maps. The facility was well-kept, clean, charming, and very comfortable. We couldn't have asked for a more pleasant experience in rural, southwest France.
Thursday, 14 June 2012 | Christchurch, New Zealand
Traveling with my elderly mother, we arrived at Le Manoir in the middle of a road trip from Rome to Paris and found a relaxing haven.
The gite was spotless and well equipped, all our needs were anticipated and catered for.
Phillipa and Paul were attentive hosts but not at all intrusive. Free WiFi meant I could keep in touch with family on the other side of the world from a remote French village.
From our gite we had an uninterupted view over the river to the St Christophe
Grotto and we enjoyed our short morning walks to the village bakery for morning criossants.
Other attractions such as the painted caves at Lasciox and St Leon village are within easy reach.
I loved swimming in the pool after a day out exploring. This property was highly recommended to me by a friend who stayed last year and we were equally delighted with every aspect of our stay
Thursday, 14 June 2012 | Surrey, England
We travelled with a group of friends on motorbikes/trikes, and rented the main house and two of the gites. Philippa and Paul were the most helpful and welcoming of hosts. Their properties are home from homes, with everything you could wish for, I would recommend it to anyone looking for comfortable luxury. The area is stunning and there is lots to see. The local restaurant is within walking distance and good value. One of the most relaxing and restful holidays we have had for a long time.
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 | Minnesota, USA
There were no surprises here, other than relaxation. As early season guests the 3 of us had the place to ourselves. Paul and Philippa were warm, friendly and very accommodating. They helped us navigate getting a bicycle, finding a wonderful local restaurant, and leading us to the most delicious and reasonable wine purchases in the area. The Tobacco Barn was quite comfortable for us 3 ladies, we had our own rooms with en-suite bathrooms, nice shared living space and kitchen with all of the amenities to make breakfast and lunches...we went out for dinner most nights:). The village of Le Moustier was within walking distance...fresh croissants at the boulangerie every morning. We felt honored to be residing across from the caves of St Christophe, an *** historical site. Lovely time, lovely accommodations.