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.
Saturday, 19 May 2012 | London, UK
Stayed for a week while we researched the area with a view to buying a gite complex of our own, Le Manoir des Granges is pretty close to the type of property that we are looking to buy. Paul and Phillipa were perfect hosts and were more than happy showing us around and answering our many questions about the pros and cons of owning a gite complex.
We enjoyed our stay in the Haybarn which is a spacious, one bedroom ensuite gite with it's own terrace. The evenings were cold so it was great to have the wood burner to take the chill off.
It's a great location for exploring the area with many tourist attractions within an easy drive. But it's also a good place to do nothing and laze by the pool if that's what you are after. The view of La Roque Saint-Christophe which is opposite looks amazing at night when it's all lit up.
Once again, thanks to Paul and Phillipa for all their help and advice.
Saturday, 12 May 2012 | Rode, England
Staying in Le Roque Terrace was lovely. I've never stayed in a gite before and was a little disheartened by reviews that I had read about many of them. I was on my own, having lost my husband two months previously and needed somewhere quiet but accessible. This fitted the bill brilliantly.
Five minutes walk from the little village of Le Moustier, with its boulangerie and great little bar, Le Roque faces a main but relatively quiet road running parallel to the lovely River Vezere. On waking, I could stand at the French windows and view the stunning Roque St Christophe, just over the river, and wait for the sun to beat down on the wooden terrace.
I explored the region, visiting well known spots along the Dordogne, but it was always good to come back to Le Moustier. It is a great place to be based - lovely Saint Leon a couple of miles down the river, the beautiful little town of Montargnac.
The owners, Paul and Philippa Ward, could not have been more welcoming and helpful, and the gite itself was extremely clean, well laid out, equipped and comfortable. It was more than enough for one person - two people would find it spacious.
I will return.
Chris and Janet Allen
Thursday, 26 April 2012 | Clifford, Yorkshire
We're just back from a most enjoyable week in La Roque Terrasse. Despite some variable weather it was ideally suited to our needs. Clean, spacious and with a fantastic view of La Roque Saint-Christophe.
Paul and Philippa, who know the area really well, were most helpful and, by the time we left, we almost felt like old friends!
We look forward to returning as soon as we can.
Monday, 23 April 2012 | England
Stayed in 3 of the gites with our extended family including the big house - which was just fantastic! Great location for getting out and about - both walking and in the car. Lots to see and do in this fascinating area of France.
Paul and Philippa are great hosts - they go out of their way to make you feel welcome in their beautiful home. They're very helpful and willing to offer advice about local amenities - If they don't know the answer, they'll find out. They are helpful but not intrusive!
Monday, 23 April 2012 | Stoke, England
Visited Le Manoir for my 3rd time. Paul and Philippa are two of the nicest and most helpful people you could wish to meet and are wonderful hosts. The house is very well equipped and comfortable with ample space. Le Manoir is well heated for those colder nights and there is a lovely log fire to doze in front of! The house is located with views over Le Roque St Christophe and a few minutes walk from the River Vezere. It is an ideal base for exploring the Dordogne. The house is a few minutes walk from the village centre where there is a boulangerie and local bar. I can recommend the croissants and local beer! Will most definitely visit again.