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Le Chevrefeuille
Pechboutier | Dordogne Valley, 24220 Saint-Cyprien, France   |  
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Calgary, Alberta
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“Best Part of Our Trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2008

This was by far a highlight of our trip. La Chevrefeuille is a beautiful property. The rooms, the houses are all immaculate, well maintained and well thought out. Really really beautiful. We slept our best sleep in all the France at La Chevrefeuille. Sara and Ian along with their wondering 2 children offered the highest level of hospitality, kindness and professionalism. This is the perfect place for anyone, singles, families, couples...Sara and Ian go out of their way to make your stay comfortable, and well fed! You will not be disappointed by their generous breakfasts and incredible table-d'hote. We can't wait to come back!

  • Liked — Everything
  • Disliked — Having to leave
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2008

In October 07 with my husband and 2 teenage daughters, we did a 3 week touring holiday around France. We had previously been through the Dordogne region and wanted to return and spend some more time there. We found "Le Chevrefeuille" on the internet and it looked perfect and well located between 4 or 5 major villages of interest .Beynac, La Roque Gageac, Domme, Sarlat & Les Eyzies. Once there with the kind help of Sara and Ian we discovered so much more to see. If you want an easy stroll through the hamlet or a short bike ride to one of the small neighboring villages of St. Cypien or Meyrals, there is so much to discover that you would miss from the window of a moving car.
The welcome we recieved on arriving was more like coming to a friends place than a B&B. Very friendly and even little 7 yr old Adam is a great part of the welcoming team, with his fluent French and English and cheeky smile.
Another thing you must treat yourself to on your holiday here is Ian's cooking. It was far better than anything we ate in any of the restaurants on our whole trip. Combined with the friendly personalised service you can't get anything nicer. Enjoy the wine, and then walk back to your room, or enjoy the sunset on the terrace. Having seen many of the rooms and gites on this property I would be exceptionally happy to stay in any of them, they are all slightly differently decorated in colors of the region. All expertly done. Warm and inviting, Romantic, plenty of room, a special time awaits anyone who walks through the door of "Le Chevrefeuille". Treat yourself!

  • Liked — The friendliness of our hosts and the atmophere of the place
  • Disliked — Nothing at all
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Newbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2008

We have been to stay at le Chevrefeuille with Sara and Ian on a number of occasions, both family holidays and for a golfing weekend with the boys. We love the location they are in, peace and quiet for your stay but with plenty to do within half an hour's drive of your accommodation. We have stayed in one of their gites and bed and breakfast in the farm house on the site and have always found their prices very reasonable. Accommodation is always spotless and the food is plentiful and always fresh. Ian's cooking is worth staying for alone. Traditionally rustic in style, we were present when some of the local people came round to dine and they had nothing but compliments for the food - not often the case when the French get to critique an English chef!
We took advantage of the fact that there is always a local market to visit. The walks around the farmhouse are safe and flexible depending on the distance you would like to travel. Bikes are also available if you want to cycle.
Ian and Sara are very welcoming and always willing to help you to do what you want to do while you are on holiday. They clearly love helping people to make sure they get the most out of their stay with them.
We are going back this summer for a week and wishing it could be longer. Give it a try as soon as possible - I can guarantee you won't be disappointed!

  • Liked — Food
  • Disliked — Not much to dislike
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2008

My wife and I recently spent 3 fantastic nights at Le Chevrefeuille, Ian and Sara are wonderful hosts, and Ian's cooking was exceptional.
We stayed in a double room within the main house and the room was spotless, with a great comfy bed and a good en-suite.
The highlight of our stay was sitting outside at 1.00 A.M with a bottle of Ian' s much too quaffable red, listening to a Nightingale sing its heart out.
The room and food were wonderful value by U.K. standards and the quality excellent. This place is not to be missed!

  • Liked — The hosts
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Towcester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2008

We found Le Chevrefeuille following a Google search for places to stay in the Dordogne. The place looked lovely and after a brief chat with Sara decided to book. We stayed from the 18th to 25th May 2008.
We arrived on a sunny Sunday afternoon and were greeted by Sara with welcoming glasses of wine for my wife and a beer for me. Sara told us a little of the history of the house and how they got it to where it is today. We stayed in the "Bread Room" which was delightful and that included breakfast at a reasonable price. Coffee & tea making facilities were provided with a small fridge. A bottle of water was provided and later in the week a basket of walnuts from their own trees.
Ian being a qualified chef did not disappoint with the one eveing meal we had there - in fact it was the best meal we had all holiday, wish we'd had booked more. Breakfast on the terrace was lovely, varied each day and was more than we could eat.
If you are looking for a quiet holiday this is the place and we thoroughly recommend it.

  • Liked — The room, food and hospitality
  • Disliked — Nothing to dislike
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2008

Spent a wonderful week in the Dordogne in this special place (http://lechevrefeuille.com). The main house contains the B&B rooms but we stayed in one of the 2 bedroom Gites that enclose the courtyard. This was a real bargain at less than 400 Euro for the week!
The hospitality of Sara and Ian was amazing. Even though we were self catering, Ian delivered fresh croissants each morning. Ian is an amazing chef (an Englishman with a truly French love of food). So his dinners are unmissable and also an absolute bargain (23.50 Euro for 4 courses), eaten in the tranquility of the courtyard.
In fact we barely self catered at all as Ian does lunches at 10 Euro!
Apparently he even runs cookery courses which include trips to local markets.
If you eat at Le Chevrefeuille, be careful as the wine is excellent and at less than 10 Euro for a carafe it could be easy to lose the ability to drink with moderation!
There is no pool but there was plenty of toys and games for our 5 year old whilst our 13 year old was happy with her books and her ipod! Our son soon struck up a friendship with Sara's 6 year old son, who seemed to know all the guests by name!
The Gite was adequately equipped, with a smal kitchen and an open plan lounge/dining area. The beds were comfortable but there was little sound proofing between the living area and the bedrooms (it is a converted barn and retained an authentically simple feel). There is no television so we read or played family games in the evenings. At least we got to talk as a family without the tele!
The location is ideal as there is so much to see and do within a 20 Kilometre radius. Sarlat is 20km, Les Eyzies just 6km. Beynac and Domme about 10km and 15km.
Pechboutier is straddled by the 2 main rivers, the Vezere and the Dordogne. Both are great for canoing, with the Vezere being more dramatic with cliffs on one side and the Dordogne more photogenic with several chateaux alongside.
The nearby village, Meyrals, has an annual scare crow festival, which luckily coincided with our visit. I attach a couple of examples to give a flavour. I haven't bothered loading photos of Le Chevrefeuille as there are better ones on their website.
Like other guests we met we are planning to go back. It is such a beautiful area and I have never stayed anywhere that matches the hospitality for such a reasonable cost.

  • Liked — The hospitality, food, walks, location
  • Disliked — lack of sound proofing between living room and bedroom in 2 bedroom gite (does not apply to the 1 bedroom gite).
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Pechboutier | Dordogne Valley, 24220 Saint-Cyprien, France
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Location: France > Aquitaine > Dordogne > Saint-Cyprien
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Saint-Cyprien
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A warm welcome awaits you at Le Chevrefeuille, perfectly located in the heart of the Dordogne valley just outside Les Eyzies. Le Chevrefeuille is a beautiful 18th-century farmhouse complex combining modern comfort with historical charm. Located in the picturesque and tranquil hamlet of Pechboutier, Le Chevrefeuille offers five charming en-suite rooms and three self-contained gites, each with a private terrace and garden. Enjoy a magnificent meal of fine food and local wine freshly prepared by Ian, our trained chef and served in our stunning central courtyard. ... more   less 
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