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The swimming pool and pergola
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Le Clos de Leparon
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La Roche Chalais
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3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
La Roche Chalais, Dordogne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Simon G
Truro, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A truly relaxing holiday home from home”
Reviewed September 21, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

My wife and I spent two weeks staying here during August with our two boys, one of whom is severely autistic. Cathy met us on arrival and gave us a good run through of everything we would likely need during our stay. The property and garden are very secure with the front drive gates being remote controlled, and the pool is completely fenced around - all of which was very important for us as we could completely relax and let our two boys loose! Cathy had provided a lovely welcome basket of goodies, enough to see us through to the next day and then some more. Local shops were easy to find and the Monday market in Chalais was a big hit with us too. The pool was our main reason for booking to stay here and we were very happy with it, using it every day whatever the weather. The water is so clear and clean and Cathy had provided several inflatables which our boys loved. Out and about there wasn't too much for younger children to do as they weren't really interested in sight-seeing but we did make several trips to use the local river beaches at Saint Aulaye and Aubeterre as well as a visit to the lake at Le Grand Etang de La Jemaye. All had very good facilities and we kayaked in several locations on the Dronne as well as at the lake which was free too! The Arbor Parc at Saint Aulaye was a big hit with our youngest son who completed all the different courses several times over whilst we sat at the cafe and our eldest son sat in the river - happy all round! I would thoroughly recommend this as a relaxing and peaceful holiday location for anyone with young children. If we ever visit this area again we will be sure to try and stay here.

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Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Samantha...
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Accomodation”
Reviewed August 8, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

This is indeed a lovely cottage. Cathy welcomed us and showed us around and also left us a lovely welcome pack of food and drink. Cathy was always on hand if we needed anything but never intrusive on your holiday. The cottage is set in a peaceful location but only minutes from shops and supermarkets. The cottage also has English Satellite TV which was useful for my 10 year old so she could watch CBBC in the morning! We flew to Bergerac and the cottage is roughly 1 hr 15 mins away but an enjoyable drive and easy to find. The cottage was well equipped and pool towels provided. Our 2 children and ourselves especially loved the pool and various inflatables. The table tennis, badminton and swing set were also a big hit with us all. The river beaches at Aubettere and St Aulaye are lovely. There is also a few water slides at St Aulaye (10 mins away) at the campsite opposite who charge €4 per child. The local supermarkets are also only a short drive away. As this is our 4th time in France we mainly stayed at the Cottage but the sites are well worth seeing. We would definitely recommend this cottage for a relaxing break, it was a wrench to pack up and go home. Thank you Cathy for your hospitality.

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Liked best: The large pool
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Marcel B
Weert, The Netherlands
2 reviews
“Nice and clean cottage with swimming pool”
Reviewed August 2, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We stayed for one week and liked the cottage very much. The cottage itself is very nicely decorated and everything you need is provided for. It is better than shown on the pictures! Also, the kids liked it very much. Everything was very clean and the beds slepped well. Only negative was the weather, which was not as nice as we could have hoped (the week before and after our visit, it was >30 degrees). This did not stop us from swimming in the large swimming pool, each day. The swimming pool was as clean and clear as the cottage. We did a lot of sightseeing: Brantome, Jardin de Sardy, Aubeterre, Perigueux, La ferme du Parcot and more. Thanks Cathy for your generosity (and the nice welcome pack) and the nice stay in your cottage!
Marcel, Caroline, Eveline, Laurence

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Liked best: The cottage is clean and very complete, friendly hostess
Liked least: Tourist sites are 30 mins to 90 mins away, so a car is necessary
Traveling group: Young Children
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Management Response
Aug 3, 2015
Hi Marcel and Caroline, thanks a lot for your review on Tripadvisor! It's very nice and helpful for me. Sorry for the weather, it's very hot now again... Hope you had a good trip, it was so long for one day! Best regards, Cathy
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Janet P
Dursley, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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“The perfect place for R & R”
Reviewed July 29, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

After a long drive from Calais, we arrived to a very warm welcome from Cathy. She showed us around her lovely, comfortable gite with all modern conveniences; we lacked nothing. Cathy provided a very welcome hamper of food and had stocked the fridge with some essentials including wine and beer, so that we didn't need to rush out to do a supermarket shop straight away.
The weather during our 2 week stay was hot and sunny, we had the occasional cloudy morning that once again gave way to sunshine and blue skies, this meant we made really good use of the lovely pool, and the varied seating areas outside, including the welcome shaded areas beneath the trees in the large garden; we occasionally played table tennis and badminton with the equipment provided. My husband and teenage daughter cycled most days, on beautiful quiet, smooth roads!
Leparon is a small, quiet hamlet a few km from la Roche Chalais with its Intermarche and many other facilities, there are many other towns and villages to visit a short drive away.
A lovely comfortable gite. I would not hesitate to return, or to recommend to others.
Thank-you Cathy

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Your age range 50-64
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PaulVince...
2 reviews
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“Enjoyable rural retreat”
Reviewed August 26, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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This traditional rural accommodation comes complete with all contemporary fittings including wifi which pleased my 3 teenage children.
The location is perfect for exploring the Dordogne with Bordeaux being an hours drive away. The ample size garden accommodates a secure swimming pool with all accessories and for the sporty types there is table tennis and a badminton net provided.
A BBQ is provided for alfresco dinning along with an outdoor table/ chairs all housed beneath a lit gazebo.
There is security lighting and remote control entrance gates along with double glazing which makes this accommodations safe and secure.
My only complaint is I didn't book long enough!
Bravo Cathy

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Helen T
Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Fantastic gite with great facilities”
Reviewed August 18, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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This is definitely one of the nicest gites we have ever stayed at. A family of 5 (3 boys aged 7, 15 &17), we stayed for 2 weeks at the end of July/beginning of August and had the most wonderful time. We were greeted by the owner on arrival and she left us a lovely basket of goodies so we could get by until our supermarket shop the following morning. The gite was more homely than others that we have stayed at but the biggest attraction was the private swimming pool. The large garden area was vey private and the older boys loved the table tennis and badminton. We did visit other places but didn't stray too far as we were all happiest when sat around the pool relaxing, reading and watching the boys have fun in the water. We would definitely recommend this gite to families of all ages.

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Liked best: Private pool
Liked least: Kitchen preparation area quite small
Traveling group: Teenagers
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janet1542...
Winchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“A great place to relax after a busy year.”
Reviewed July 20, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

This was our fourth trip to this gite and each time there have been improvements made to the property. It is an ideal place to relax and the house contains everything you could possible need. This was our first trip with a young baby (6 months) and it is a wonderful, safe place to take a small child.

Cathy, the owner, has always made us most welcome and this year in particular we have got to know her better and learnt a lot more about life in France.

There are interesting places to visit although some of them are a distance away but we just enjoy the peaceful countryside and the chance to walk in the local area then relaxing in the garden and pool area.

Would thoroughly recommend it to anyone unless they are in search of the bright lights and lots of other tourists. It now feels like out second home and we hope to visit again next year.

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Liked best: The peaceful environment in an area almost comletely surrounded by French people.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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