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Excellent
16 reviews
al fresco dining with stunning vista
private entrance to terrace
watch the sunset over the walnut trees in the valley
pool by night
cottage by night
fun in the pool
roses, camellias, jasmine, honeysuckle, vervaines and surfinas edge the terrace.
The kitchen has a traditional belfast sink and retro Smeg Fridge / Freezer
Retro smeg fridge
bedroom with lovely view
walk in shower with Lakeland stone base
sunset
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Plazac, Dordogne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Excellent - based on 16 reviews
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Jenny K
Chippenham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful and peaceful. Everything you could want.”
Reviewed June 20, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

What a stunningly beautiful place! Within minutes of arriving, the calm of this place settled over us. A warm friendly welcome from Cheryl and Paul set the pace. We were shown around the pretty, tastefully decorated gite, then left to enjoy a bottle of wine on our private terrace overlooking the walnut grove and valley below. Birds singing, cicadas chirping and not much else. We watched the sun set and felt at peace with the world. Since then we have walked, relaxed, enjoyed the prehistoric settlements around here, floated in our private pool and generally had a wonderful time. We have even had a private Pilates lesson on the terrace from Cheryl. It really seems as though we are in another world. Thank you Cheryl and Paul for allowing us to be part of your life here. We can't wait to come back.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 22, 2017
Thank you so much Jenny for your lovely review. It means so much that you have fallen in love with 'Le Petit Merly' just as we did when we first saw it all those years ago. It really has been our pleasure to have you stay with us, and share our lives for a moment. We would love to welcome you back.
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papapedro
Lancashire
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“An amazing place to stay”
Reviewed March 21, 2017 for a stay in June 2016

I have stayed at this chalet several times, it is situated in a peaceful location in the heart of the Dordogne. The accommodation and services are excellent, a combination of the new and traditional and all at a high standard. Sitting on the veranda in the evening next to the pool with a glass of wine listening to the birds is hard to beat. The hosts speak excellent French and English so communication is never an issue.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Janet C
Darwen, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Just as we imagined and much more – a wonderful stay in the heart of the Perigord region.”
Reviewed March 15, 2017 for a stay in September 2015

Our stay at Le Petit Merly was everything we could have hoped for and more, The owners greeted us with a warm and friendly welcome. They have a great knowledge of the area, and were happy to provide us with lots of information to ensure we had the perfect stay. The barn has been lovingly renovated to a high standard, it was well equiped and spotlessly clean. The barn is positioned in a tranquil location overlooking a beautiful valley. We found lots to see and do locally in this wonderful part of the Dordogone. We would highly recommended this gite.

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MattN832
Darwen, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic gite, great location with stunning views”
Reviewed March 15, 2017 for a stay in August 2016
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We stayed here last summer and I must say we had a wonderful time. The location is perfect because it is lovely and secluded and offers a huge terrace area with amazing views right across the valley where we were able to relax and enjoy a glass of the local wine in the evening. It is a great base to visit some of the local attractions such as Beynac castle (Richard the Lionheart famously conquered back in 12th century) and the pretty medieval old town of Sarlat. The gite itself is really tastefully done, nice and spacious and offered everything that we could need. Finally, the owners Paul and Cheryl couldn't do enough for us advising us on the local area and helping to make it such a great stay! Would definitely recommend to others.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Lynne R
1 review
“Lovely converted barn in a superb location”
Reviewed March 14, 2017 for a stay in August 2015

The cottage is beautiful, the location is excellent, quiet, lovely views. When we stayed the pool hadn't been built so we hope to return to try it out!! It really is a lovely area with so much to do and see. Thanks to Cheryl and Paul for making us feel so welcome.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Mar 15, 2017
We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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HerdyGal
Keswick, United Kingdom
1 review
“Petit and perfect”
Reviewed March 14, 2017 for a stay in September 2016

Just as the title says, Le Petit Merly is perfect. Had a lovely stay, started with a lovely welcome from Cheryl and Paul, nothing was too much trouble. The gite has been tastefully decorated and furnished and is spotlessly clean. The location is great as there is so much to do and see locally. The gite is in a quiet location so is fabulous to relax, the decking area outside is superb for alfresco dining, and the views across the valley are wonderful. Cant wait to go back later this year I am looking forward to trying out the new pool.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Vicki L
2 reviews
“Quaint gite in the heart of the Dordogne”
Reviewed March 14, 2017 for a stay in May 2016

What a beautiful and tastefully done barn renovation with amazing attention to detail all lovingly hand done by the owners.
The gite is separated from the main house with its own private pool giving lots of privacy. The property is set in its own grounds half way up a hill giving beautiful views of The Valley
The owners are lovely. Thanks for making our holiday special, I'm sure we'll be back
Vicki

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