We stayed in Stable Cottage in September. To say it was fabulous is almost an understatement. The accommodation is first class. Wonderfully furnished, equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay. We arrived to an exceptional welcome pack and a personal greeting on the blackboard in the kitchen. 2 excellent bedrooms, 2 lovely bathrooms & 2 separate outside dining areas, 1 with great views over the Dordogne countryside and another facing into the courtyard. Wifi was brilliant!
The barn converted into a large communal area had everything you would need if the weather turned bad, but was also a great place to spend time and have a drink with other stayers. Even in September the heated pool was a treat. Although we had no children with us the large tent looked like it would be great fun to get away from the parents. We did also play frisbee, table tennis and swing ball.
A huge thank you to our hosts Mike and Mandy- so helpful with everything. It was my partner’s birthday during our stay, Mike recommended an excellent local restaurant and booked it for us. He was kind enough to drive us there and collect us. Unknown to us, he tipped the wink to the owner and my partner had a roomful of diners singing happy birthday to her in French!
The location was good for us- Bergarac and Perigueux both worth a visit were about 30 minutes away; and the Sunday market at Issegeac was fantastic . Even small sleepy Villamblad where we were had its choice of classic French shops, a local distillery producing excellent wines and a great pastis, and the local bar/restaurant did a very good fixed price lunch each day.
So highly recommended- we will return
One of the things I love most on these holidays is to be able to look out over the hills as the sun sets and the view from these cottages is truly beautiful - gazing southwest as the sun goes down. The Gite is beautifully fitted out with plenty of space for the three of us and we were every comfortable throughout our stay. There are many thoughtful touches within the Gite including welcome pack - and also around the grounds to make guests feel welcome and comfortable. Matters are arranged so everyone has their privacy but their are communal areas too if you fancy company.
Mike and Mandy were so welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. In particular they looked after my mother who departed later than ourselves.
Much to do in the locality with good local walking. Bergerac is a gem.
I'm sure we will be back. Thank you so much Mike and Mandy