We had a marvelous 5 night stay at La Belle Demeure on our trip through Southern France in September. The room, property, and location were all top notch. Very well situated for exploring the area. What really elevated the experience was the amazing hospitality of Richard and Philippe. It's rare I've had a host go to such lengths to see to our every need, whether it was a drink or light bight after an afternoon walk, or helpful suggestions, maps, and literature when we enquired about things to do in the area. All delivered with warmth, humor, and charm. Very highly recommended.
Staying at La Belle Demeure with Richard and Philippe was a highlight of our trip to France. They welcome guests to their home as friends and family. Their conviviality, warmth, attention to detail and professionalism is unmatched in our traveling experience. They have restored and expanded an old country house with exquisite taste and great care, from the lush vegetation of the terrace to the comfort of the dining and guest rooms. Their dinners are reminiscent of the best family gatherings from one's youth; the cuisine is innovative and tasty, complete with homemade condiments, sauces, marmalades and liquors. They went out of the way to make our stay pleasurable, much appreciated after days cycling in hot weather. It is a privilege to know them and to share three days in their idyllic country inn.…
The location is excellent – about fifteen minutes from Sarlat and in the heart of other places of interest. The whole house, the guest rooms, the dining room, the living room, all clean, well designed. The food is very tasty, most organic and aesthetically served. Best of all are the lovely hosts, Richard and Philip, who take care of every detail. It's nice to be with them, talk to them and get tips that upgrade every trip. Highly recommended.
Stay here, you will love it! Philippe and Richard are hosts extraordinaire. Graciously anticipating and meeting your every need, they will recommend restaurants, activities, provide directions and anything else you may request. Lennox also welcomes everyone.. Breakfasts and dinners are a culinary delight. The surrounding area is beautiful with many nearby towns to explore. You feel this is your home. We enjoyed every minute!
We recently spent two nights at Le Belle Demeure and are so glad we did. It was relaxing to have a drink out by the pool after a day of bike riding or sightseeing. Richard and Philippe are superb hosts, and were helpful in planning our activities in the area. The breakfasts and dinners are plentiful and delicious, highlighting local produce and products. If you're in Dordogne don't miss the opportunity to stay in this comfy, well appointed B&B. You won't regret it.