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La Borie des Combes
Ranked #1 of 1 Bezenac B&B and Inns
Reviewed September 22, 2012

...These are the sentiments felt throughout our stay at La Borie des Combes...From the moment we arrived (with mother-in-law in tow), our hosts Paul and Jeri showed their warmth by inviting us to join them with their friends, at the night food market at St. Cyprien..
The Maison was perfect for our needs..we had 2 bedroom ensuites, separated by a large comfy lounge room with a huge fireplace & mirror; filled with books, music ....a lovely ambience!
The main entry to the Maison was into a well-equiped and spacious kitchen. This along with the lounge room ensured privacy for us from the other bedroom ensuite (occupied by mother-in-law who loved the blue decor).
This hill location was ideal to be "Steppin Out" to explore the beautiful and diverse Dordogne region... After a full day of activities, it was nice to come back to a quiet haven and enjoy the views, beautiful gardens, surroundings & sunset over wine & nibbles at the outdoor setting..
Had a few spoonfuls of local reds with Paul & Jeri and got to know them as more than wonderful hosts...It was nice to chat and hear some stories...Thanks also for the homegrown tomatoes & herbs :))
Their enthusiasm, care & knowledge show their love of La Borie des Combes, surroundings and region...obviously very proud & chuffed to be living in this part of the world...
..We would love to come back !

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

Let me start by saying that Paul and Jeri's house is a very beautiful place. The old stone house, the garden, the fantastic decorated rooms. A great setting for a relaxing holiday. What took us by surprise, was all the exiting things to see in the surrounding areas. Old castles, even older cave settlements, romantic villages with nice restaurants and great food (and of course, wine). And our wives really enjoyed all the markets in the area. All within an hour drive, or (mostly) less.
We had great expectation for this holiday, still everything was much better than we expected.
Besides, with Paul and Jeri as hosts, what can go wrong?
Highly recommended and I hope we can come back soon.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 18, 2011

La Borie des Combes - a little treasure not to be missed

Don’t miss an opportunity to enjoy the charm and warm hospitality of La Borie des Combes. As soon as you drive up to the front gate and enter the garden you know you are someplace special. The owners are gracious hosts, who sincerely care about making their guests feel welcome, and their experiences memorable.

Our party of six (two families including three little girls) fully enjoyed its stay. We booked both the Chamber Gold and La Masion for our stay, and were thoroughly impressed by the clean, well equipped and very comfortable accommodations. After six nights in Paris, the beautiful stone farmhouse was a spacious oasis of calm and quiet.

As a summer resident from London commented to us "The region offers visitors the best of Spanish weather, combined with French food and wine." He wasn't exaggerating. You can’t beat the simple pleasure of beginning the day sitting in a garden enjoying coffee, local strawberries, and fresh almond croissants from the bakery (which is not to be missed) before heading out to explore the local villages and the many family-friendly activities this beautiful region of France has to offer. At the end of each day we were hard pressed whether to head back out to enjoy the great restaurants (all nearby) or stay in and feast on the items we had picked up that day from the framers markets and local shops. A large wooden table and comfortable chairs situated in the garden makes a perfect place to sip wine and contemplate your decision.

La Borie is quite simply the perfect place for the perfect French vacation.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 1, 2011

While in total agreement with the previous reviewer regarding La Borie's exceptional qualities, and its owners' hospitality and genuine warmth, I must go one step further and state that in the past 30 years of travel to Europe, staying in various chateau hotels in France, farmhouses/wineries in Italy, apartments/hotels in big cities, paradores in Spain, castles in Germany, and quaint cottages in the English Cotswolds, never have my wife and I enjoyed ourselves more than we did during the week we just spent in early May with Jeri and Paul at La Borie des Combes.

The Dordogne is pure magic, with more natural beauty and far less commercialism than Provence or Tuscany. Incredible, reasonably priced food and wine, hiking, canoeing, biking, castles to visit, quaint villages to photograph and sketch, and all of this within a 5 - 30 minute drive in any direction from La Borie.

Anyone planning a trip to Europe in the near future should seriously consider the opportunity to visit the Dordogne and spend a week (or longer) at La Borie. You will be rewarded with an experience you will never forget. We can't wait to return there.

As a long time traveler and trip planner for many friends and colleagues over the years, I would be happy to answer any question you have or assist you in planning your trip, as trip planning for me is the next best thing to being there.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Happyden
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Reviewed May 16, 2011

We traveled to France several times before, but never enjoyed our experience as we did at La Borie des Combes. It is a wonderfully restored and beautifully decorated farmhouse that has an amazing history dating back to medieval times when the Earl of Sarlat owned it. Paul and Jeri are so much more to their guests than landlords. They are warm, welcoming, friendly (fun) and so very helpful; they set a comfortable atmosphere immediately. Sitting in the lovingly maintained garden, filled with flowers and a serene feeling of times gone by, with a wine in hand, was the perfect ending to each day of explorations throughout the magical Dordogne - only made better by retiring to La Maison for a dreamy night sleep.

Before concluding, we must add a note. While researching for our ‘perfect’ stay in the Dordogne and luckily happening upon La Borie des Combes, we read a review of this wonderful home that disturbs us. The comments were negative and based upon our experience totally unwarranted. It is a sorry reality of life that some people do not want to be satisfied. These types of individuals seem to seek faults where none exist and make a purposeful effort to discredit and taint others. In our opinion, this was the case with Paul and Jeri and we urge you to look past this type of negativity and drink in the positive. In other words, take the plunge and enjoy to the utmost, as we did.

Sadly we left our temporary home after two short weeks, cherishing the memories and counting the days until our return. In such a short period of time, we felt it was ‘home’. Now it calls us back – soon. Thank you both for being you and for going the extra mile, always, to see that we were comfortable and wanted for nothing. Au Revoir, for now.
Ron & Patty
Boston, MA USA

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank RPV7622
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Reviewed April 25, 2011

We stayed in the Chambre Gold which was a bedroom with a sitting and dining area, along with a microwave and fridge.The bedroom had an ensuite bathroom, and the courtyard was open to us should we wish to sit and enjoy the sun. Located in a 13Century farmhouse it had masses of charm and our hosts Jeri and Paul Holland were friendly and most helpful. It was a super location for the many day trips we took, and the pleasure it gave us walking down the hill each morning for the fresh croissants at the local bakery whilst looking at the river meandering its way in the distance was immeasurable.
Situated between St Cyprien and Beynac, it was incredibly near to several attractions and easy driving distance to many many more.I would love to return if ever I visit the Dordogne again.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 9, 2011

After a very busy week in Paris, looking in to many museums and such, it was such a relief and pleasure to relax in Paul and Jeri's very charming country stonehouse. We were immediately greeted by our hosts and made to feel completely at home. We had chosen to stay in the main house so that we would have a kitchen to cook in and lots of space to relax in. We were not disappointed in any way!! So many essentials were at our fingertips that made our shopping for other staples so much easier. That particular week there were other 'California' guests staying at LaBorie Des Combes and we shared many meals and memories together!! So wonderful!! The countryside is so exquisitely beautiful with so many possible excursions that we must go back to see it all!! No problem...can't wait until the next time!

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about La Borie des Combes

Address: 24220 Bezenac, France
Location: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Dordogne > Bezenac
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Bezenac
Number of rooms: 4
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La Borie Des Combes France/Bezenac

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