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“ABSOLUTE BLISS” 5 of 5 stars
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Blaymont, 47470 Blaymont, France   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Blaymont B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
London, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
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“ABSOLUTE BLISS”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

recently travelled to France and on route stayed at Domaine De Pine. Although difficult to find, once we had we were so glad. This place is a diamond in a haystack. Its fantastic. Our bedroom on the ground floor was truly beautiful. I am a great believer in good linen, comfortable bed and good quality bath products and this place did not let me down on any of those items.
Cathy and Marcus who run Domaine are truly exceptional hosts and nothing was too much trouble. We ate breakfast for 2 mornings which was filled with bread & pastries collected that morning by Cathy from the 'local' patisserie, yohurts, fresh fruit and plenty of coffee. We also had dinner one night, which again was such good value for France and of a good standard. We were actually sad to leave but had arranged to meet friends in another part of france.
So, we left the South of France a day early, just so we could visit again and have some of Cathy's quiche which was great.
We SHALL visit again and can't wait.

Room Tip: I like the Francoise room - very typical French with a great view over the hills
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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marcusbeckerDDP, Owner at Domaine de Pine, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Cathy and I are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and flattered that you cut short your trip to the South, so that you could spend one further night with us! It was an absolute pleasure to look after you and when you stay with us next year, I will make sure that you're given the Francoise room again with the great view across the valley. Kindest Regards. Marcus.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We had a lovely relaxing two days in Domaine de Pine. Cathy and Marcus were unbelievably helpful in telling us about the local area, fantastic restaurants, and generally make sure we had everything we need. A lovely spot! Thank you.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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marcusbeckerDDP, Owner at Domaine de Pine, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
It was a pleasure to have you as our guests for your two nights.at Domaine de Pine We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Cathy and I adore this area of France and enjoy suggesting places to visit! etc. We hope to welcome you back soon so that you can explore a bit more! Kindest Regards. Marcus
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

If you're wondering whether all the other excellent reviews are true, the answer is yes. The house and surrounding view are beautiful, and Cathy & crew are friendly and helpful. If you're flying to France, see whether you can go to Bordeaux rather than Paris. It's a long drive from Paris.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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marcusbeckerDDP, Owner at Domaine de Pine, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
Thank you for the great review! It was such a pleasure to have you stay with us and celebrate your 30th wedding anniversary!! We did try to make it very special for you and I hope that we suceeded in making it a memorable experience. Kindest Regards. Marcus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

DDP is a real find. Some people use it as a pit-stop to or from the South, but we stayed for 6 nights and it was perfect. Cathy and Marcus have taken extraordinary care over beautiful interior decor, a garden with lots of hidden shady corners, little tables and chairs or a swing-seat, and a stunning terrace. It feels very relaxed ("we're barbecuing later - what would you like? Duck, lamb, chicken?") and yet very aware of guests' needs - little shot-glasses of sorbet appearing for all those by the pool on a boiling afternoon. The recommendations of restaurants are superb, whether at the top-table or in a local square. But when we went out one day, Lucy did an amazing picnic, complete with rug! We think this is an ideal place for switching off: it's not in the middle of a Mecca for sightseeing, though many local towns are pretty, and who doesn't love a French market? but we could, and did, spend happy hours by a warm pool and felt work-stress fall off us.

Room Tip: No A/C in the Opaline room but the fan provided works fine, and it's a beautiful spacious room...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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marcusbeckerDDP, Owner at Domaine de Pine, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
It was such a pleasure to have you as our guests at Domaine de Pine. Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are all so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed travelling around the area, especially your trip to the beautiful river side town of Cahor! We do hope to welcome you back to Domaine de Pine soon. Kindest Regards. Marcus
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

After a week locally in a rented house with our wider family, Domaine de Pine proved to be the perfect place to spend three days before we moved on again to stay with friends in the Dordogne. The location is quite sublime with beautiful views across the rolling countryside and sunflower fields. Nothing is too much trouble for Cathy, Marcus and Lucy who were attentive and accommodating throughout our stay. The swimming pool area was a little oasis and a suntrap and the dining terrace was a perfect setting for breakfast and dinner. The food was excellent too and beautifully presented and again Cathy and Lucy largely cater to order so there is no danger of being presented with something you don't want. Cathy and Marcus have refurbished and decorated DDP with taste, thought and care and for us as a family with two teenagers, the Ruby and African Family suite worked very well. We are already familiar with the local region having been many times before but we did notice how much trouble Cathy and Marcus took with others who were not so familiar, advising them about good day trips and offering to book restaurants for lunch. As keen cyclists, we found DDP to be perfectly located for some excellent bike rides. All in all a great find that we are more than happy to recommend to one and all!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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marcusbeckerDDP, Owner at Domaine de Pine, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
It was a pleasure to look after you and your family at Domaine de Pine! Cycling around the area is such a fantastic way to experience the diverse beauty of the region. Equally, lazing around the pool does have its appeal! Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review and we hope to welcome you all back again very soon. Kindest Regards. Marcus
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Carlisle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Had the most fantastic time, DDP is amazing, beautiful, relaxing , comfortable,you could go on and on! We stayed for 8 nights. the setting is rural France- beautiful sitting outside for all our meals,the food was best food we have ever had on holiday. DDP is immaculate.Cathy, Marcus and Lucy were extremely helpful advising on places to go in the areas and local Bastille evenings. We will definitely be back have already recommended it to many of our friends

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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marcusbeckerDDP, Owner at Domaine de Pine, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
Many, many thanks for describing Domaine de Pine as 'faultless'. We are all immensely proud! We all loved looking after you every day and very flattered that you chose to dine with us every evening ( aprt from market night). We hope to welcome you back again very soon. Kindest Regards. Marcus.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We arrived here early July after staying in Paris and The Dordogne. We could not quite believe it .....SENSATIONAL . We were meeting some friends who were already staying here. Everything about the place was fantastic. The greeting we received was so warm and friendly. The house was beautiful so well decorated. The rooms were beautiful and so clean. We were fortunate to be there on the night that they had a chef so we sampled some french delicacies. The meal was superb. I really could not fault the place at all. The only problem was we were only there one night !!!!!! Thank you to all of you who made our stay so wonderful. We will be back. Need to see the sunflowers !! Thank you

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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marcusbeckerDDP, Owner at Domaine de Pine, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
Dear Mandy anad Jeremy, thank you for your kind words! It was a great pleasure to have you as our guests ar Domaine de Pine en route to Spain. Our Chef's Nights are becomming very popular and we enjoy them immensely too! We really hope that you come back and see us again very soon! Kindest Regards. Marcus.
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Address: Blaymont, 47470 Blaymont, France
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Location: France > Aquitaine > Lot-et-Garonne > Blaymont
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Blaymont
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A meticulously retored 17th century manor house set within a 52 acre private estate transformed into a wonderfully luxurious boutique hotel with individually designed bedroom suites and also one self contained gate keeper's cottage. One of the most beautiful features of the property is a heated swimming pool set built within the walls of an old stone barn, surrounded by wicker loungers with deep comfortable cushions.Breakfast, lunch and dinner can be provided by arrangement . New fitness room for 2014 ... more   less 

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