The village of Carsac de Gurson is a delightful small hamlet, quiet and relaxing in a beautiful countryside environment. Its small church, St-Pierre, is a 'gem of a church' well worth a visit. The nearby lake of Lac de Gurson with boating and restaurant facilities in the summer is a wonderful short walk away and takes you past the ruins of Chateau de Gurson. Belle Surprise is also beside the 300 km - 400 km Lawrence d' Arabia cycle route.
Facilities at Belle Surprise are first-class. Clean and spacious, mixing modern and old worldly charm. The perfectly situated pool looks down on the pretty and scenic surrounding valley.
The area offers short walks and delightful scenic drives to nearby towns such as Villefranche-de-Longchat, Montpon-Menesterol and Bergerac to name a few.
My wife and I look forward to a further stay at Greg and Marina's Belle Surprise.
A lovely peaceful setting in rural France. The cottage was clean and comfortable and Greg and Marina were perfect hosts. A secluded pool to enjoy the sunshine and for the kids to enjoy. Plenty of places to visit, Bergarac and St. Emillion a must. If you wish to leave the tranquility of the pool behind the local lake is a must, with free canoeing and amenities.
The 'gite' is situated in a very small village and provides maximum peace and quiteness. A perfect place to relax, reload and enjoy the French lifestyle. The area has many cornfields, sunflowers and vineyards which invite you to take one of the many walking-trails.
Gregory and Marina did a perfect job in providing a house with an overcomplete kitchen, cosy bedrooms with super beds and everything you desire. The house is in very good condition while still remaining its old character, the upperfloor however is a bit noisy due to its wooden floor. The pool has a super location with a view over the valley.
Overall, definately a recommendation for those who appreciate a luxurious stay in the country side of the Dordogne.
Belle Surprise is a great surprise. The location is perfect - between Bergerac and St Emillion so if you are interested in wine then it is a great place to stay. Totally quiet with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and within minutes of the beachside facility at Lac de Gurson - perfect for families. There is a lovely pool and area to sit in the sun and the house was clean and well equipped with a comfortable bed.
Spacious accommodation with the best appointed kitchen have ever experienced, ideal for families and couples alike . Super clean ,bed very comfortable also bath towels lovely and thick. Pool is ideally situated in the sun all day and very private; nearby lake offers amenities for children's entertainment (5 minute drive away) .