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“The most beautiful setting”
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Gite Le Maine d'Autana
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Gite Le Maine d'Autana
Gite le Maine d'Autana
Main bedroom
Shower room with toilet (bathroom 1)
2nd bedroom  viewed from terrace
2nd bedroom with french doors to the garden
Bathroom 2nd bedroom
kitchen/dining
Kitchen
living area
pool
Parking area
Potager
entrance to pool area with garden view
view of Gite
main double bedroom
pool
pool
Pool with main house and garden
Beautiful spring roses Pierre de Ronsard
outdoor seating
garden / gite side
garden / gite side
Main house with pool
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Thiviers, Dordogne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Anna H
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“The most beautiful setting”
Reviewed September 28, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Thank you for an amazing holiday at le Maine d'autana! The gite is absolutely stunning and had everything we could possibly need. This was our first holiday travelling with our new baby and host Maria had thought of everything. The setting is beautiful with a gorgeous swimming pool and views across the dordogne. The gardens are meticulously maintained and were a perfect place to relax. Thank you especially to Maria and Paul for making us feel so welcome and going out of their way to help us with everything we needed. We can't wait to return! Definitely recommended for a romantic peaceful getaway or holiday with young family!

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Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 29, 2015
Thank you so much for your review! It encourages us to want to become better every day! It was a pleasure hosting you and your lovely family. Thank you again for your generous and kind words!!! Maria J.
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Gilters12...
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Perfect place and a perfect base”
Reviewed September 3, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We have just returned from a wonderful week spent at this property. The owners, Maria and Paul (who are S. American and English, so therefore no language barriers) could not have made our stay more welcoming. Our son, aged 5 and daughter, aged 11, absolutely loved the pool and our son particularly loved helping Maria to shower the ducks and pick tomatoes from the beautiful gardens.
The accommodation itself is perfect for a small family with a modern kitchen/living area (including British satellite TV - a bonus for the children!), high-spec bathrooms and comfortable bedrooms, with the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in (I wanted to bring it home!)
Outside there is a lovely terrace which doors from each bedroom and the lounge area lead onto, with patio furniture and a BBQ at your disposal. There is also a swing/slide in the garden and lots of space to run around!
The location is good too - nice and quiet - though you do need a car as it is a rural spot. The town of Thiviers is just a few km away as is the pretty town of Excideuil.
Attractions - whilst there we visited the gorgeous bathing lake, just a few minutes drive away, the velorail at Corgnac sur L'Isle, Chateau Hautefort and Brantome.
Further afield we visited the very moving war memorial of Oradour sur Glane and the city of Angouleme.
All in all it was a fantastic week and I would definitely recommend this as a great place to stay.

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Management Response
Sep 4, 2015
I am overwhelmed with happiness after reading your review!!!!!!!!!! It proves that the passion and love that is put into our Gite Le Maine d'Autana is reached by people like you that choose to stay here! I found particularly moving the fact that you loved the bed as it was made by my great uncle in Caracas, Venezuela and he gave it as wedding gift to my great grand parents in 1875.
It was a total pleasure to meet you and your wonderful children. Thank you for helping me in the potager!
Do come back, there's lots more to see! You still haven't been canoeing on the Dordogne river near Castelneau with the magnificent views of the many neighbouring Chateau. ! I will give you a discount for sure as one of our prized and dear customers. Thank you so much, MJ.
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Samaori
Manchester
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent accommodation in a beatiful setting”
Reviewed July 29, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We have just returned home after staying at the Gite for one week.
Everything was perfect. Lovely setting and beautiful weather.
Maria had provided everything we needed in the Gite and all the family made us feel so welcome.
We would love to return for another visit. There are many places still to visit, but one of our favourites was Brantome.
Thank you for all your kindness Maria ,Paul, Sofia and Daniel

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Liked best: The setting and friendliness
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Aug 29, 2015
Thank you so much for your kind review!! It was also a pleasure having you and your family here and we do hope to see you again soon! Kith kindest regards, MJ
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goldfishe...
Wiltshire
Level 3 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Stay”
Reviewed July 3, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We had a great stay at this lovely Gite.

The Gite itself is clean, tidy and modern. The gardens are beautiful and well cared for, it is a joy to come back after a long day exploring and sit in the lovely gardens. It is also really quiet, being away from any main roads. Unfortunately the weather was not good to us and we didn't get a chance to use the pool.

Maria (the owner) and her family are very welcoming and friendly without being intrusive.

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Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 29, 2015
Thank you ever so much! We are very happy you had a pleasant stay with us!
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JessicaBe...
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Beautiful accommodation and location.”
Reviewed June 21, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. The Gite is in lovely grounds with beautiful gardens and a nice clean pool. Maria, Paul, Sophia and Daniel are extremely friendly and welcoming and were happy to help if we needed it.

We took a three month old baby and it was particularly thoughtful that Maria had provided baby wipes, shampoo, blankets etc. as she knew that we were traveling by plane and that baby stuff takes up a lot of luggage! Also they put us at ease by being very clear that we mustn't worry about any noise from the baby crying! Babies and children are welcomed here.

The accommodation, although very compact, provides all of the home comforts you need. The inside living space is small for a family of four, but you have your own beautiful patio area so this is not an issue.

Obviously you would need a car as this is a rural location and there is so much to see nearby- Brantome, St Jean De Cole, Perigoux. This is a wonderful area to explore and enjoy a relaxing, laid-back holiday.

We would definitely recommend if you are looking for a relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings and are looking to explore the delightful Dordogne.

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Management Response
Jun 23, 2015
Thank you very much for your review!!! It was a pleasure meeting you and specially little Tilly! Hope to see you here again some day soon. Kind regards, Maria J.
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Furgoose6...
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Perfect for relaxing, exploring, or both!”
Reviewed July 30, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

After a stressful 6 months we were looking for a place to unwind and relax, and we certainly found it here. The gite is in a wonderful quiet rural location, perfect for just sitting back and basking in the sun, next to the pool, or under the shade of the trees. It is also ideally located for exploring the attractions of the Dordogne, of which there are many. The owners made us feel completely at home from the moment we arrived, and were always willing to offer suggestions for places to visit, or to book a restaurant, but were certainly never intrusive.
The gite itself is beautifully finished although it is a little small, but this was never a problem as there is so much outdoor space available.
We spent a wonderful two weeks here, and it came to an end far too soon for our liking, we can't recommend it enough.

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Liked best: The location
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Management Response
Jul 30, 2014
Thank you ever so much for your super positive review!!! It was a delight for us to host you.
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Natalia M
2 reviews
“So beautiful and absolutely spotless, great value!”
Reviewed June 2, 2014 for a stay in June 2013

This place is so beautiful. My eleven-year-old daughter and I had a wonderful stay there last summer (we got there by train after a week in Paris). The guest’s house is super clean, warm and cozy, decorated with original antique furniture and some designer pieces too, we felt right at home. The appliances all seemed to be pretty new. We took the option of having breakfast included with our stay, and every day it was delicious, especially the freshly baked croissants that we enjoyed sitting outside overlooking the rose garden and taking in the Dordogne views. The owners are very friendly and attentive; they speak several languages and are very artistic and knowledgeable. We took lots of beautiful pictures in the gardens. Every corner is special and they have lots of different flower varieties, and even a Wollemi pine, a sort of “living fossil” plant genus that dates back to the days of the dinosaur. The swimming pool is quite big and so nice to come back to after a long day, it was hard to get my daughter out of the water!
We went there in June for one week and we had great weather almost every day (it only rained twice briefly).
Driving around the countryside and between cities was very easy with my maps and GPS, just in case.
This is a great location from where to visit places like the Lascaux Caves (btw, you need to buy a ticket in advance in town, they do not sell them up at the site), some of “The most beautiful villages in France” (yes, that’s actually a denomination) like Saint-Jean-de-Côle, the beautifully preserved medieval town of Sarlat and the Château de Castelnaud and nearby villages. We had an incredible lunch at La Table d' Erillac in Hautefort, just outside the Château de Hautefort. Perigueux is a great town just an hour away with lots to do and shop. The produce at their market is fantastic. We also went to a couple of Limoges porcelain factory/shops and their prices and collections are amazing, and they take care in wrapping things for you for travel.
All in all, this Gite offers a high quality place to stay at a superb location for visiting the Dordogne sites, for an incredible value. I highly recommend it.

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Liked best: The beautiful architecture and comfort
Liked least: That I couldn't stay longer!
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Older travelers Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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