we have just enjoyed a lovely stay at the smaller gite at Les Courlis. It was perfect.
Well appointed, clean, plenty of what you need for a self catering break.
The pool was spotless thanks to host Andy's constant attention and heated although with the weather we had it probably didnt need to be.
Linen was changed after the first week and pool towels provided- a real boon.
The gite is very close to Miramont De Guyenne which has a brill Intermarche good for any purchases and a Carrefour in Eymet about 10 mins away.
The best thing about the region is the day and night markets where cheap "street food" can be bought and eaten. Dont be fooled the food is well prepared, hearty and delicious- no need to eat at restaurant the whole holiday! These only run in July and August but are really well attended by locals and visitors alike. Great community atmosphere.
The gite is in a very quiet location and you do need a car to reach amenities.
Would recommend Duras,Monbazillac, Lauzun and Eymet for pottering and if your brave a kayak down the Dordogne- we did the 16km paddle and oh boy we knew about it- its hard work!!! However saw so much wildlife and really peaceful and tranquil.
Have to say our hosts Sue and Andy were lovely,nothing was too much trouble and we thank then for their hospitality, kindness and Andy's bad jokes!
Strongly recommend this gite- its got the lot.
A beautiful part of France with stunning views, wonderful weather and plenty to see and do for all. A shortish drive from Bergerac airport, the Les Courlis barn conversion is spacious, well equipped, comfortable and very tastefully decorated. There are tables for al fresco dining and the pool is a fantastic bonus which becomes the focal point when not exploring the region, especially if, like us, you have an 8 and a 9 year old. The owners are so approachable and welcoming and we look forward to seeing them again when we stay in Les Courlis, next Summer (yes, we'd re-booked before we'd even left, which says it all!)
We had a wonderfully relaxing stay in this 3 bedroom gite. The barn has been converted to a very high standard with little touches reminding you of the local area. There is a generous kitchen with all the amenities, a lovely dining and living area and a table outside. The pool is heated and you can soak and gaze at the view over the valley of sunflower fields! The gite is close to Sauvetat-De-Dropt and Eymet, both of which have night markets. It's also an easy drive from Bergerac airport. Sue and Andy are very welcoming and full of local tips. Fully recommended!
We have recently returned from a wonderful family holiday ( 3 generations ) in the large 3 bedroom gite at Les Courlis. The gite is stunning, spotlessly clean , beautifully furnished and very well equipped....you could not wish for more. The pool area is just as impressive and has great views over the countryside and sunflowers.
The owners Sue and Andy are lovely , very welcoming , helpful and knowledgeable about the area and places to visit.
We have just returned from Les Courlis. If we could give it a hundred stars we could. We travelled from Brourdox airport and it was abt 90mins drive which was very easy. Set in the beautiful French countryside 8km from Eymet we stayed in the larger gite. The decor is very tasteful with french accents and to a very high standard and with all the modern items you would find at home. There is also wifi which was helpful.Communication and booking of the holiday was excellent. Andy and Sue gave us a very warm welcolme and there was a basket of produce which help with our first morning breakfast as we arrived late. The garden, grounds and swimming pool are very well mantained. The location of the gite made it really easy to explore by car, the local countryside and if we wanted too staying poolside all week that would have been possible too. The gite had plenty of space for our group ( 2 adults 2 kids aged 8 and 11) to have their own sence of space. We loved it so much that we have booked this wonderful gite for next year. We cant recommend it enough.