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“Everything we hoped for and more!! Idyllic!!”
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Review of Maison des Fleurs

Welcome to the lovely Maison des Fleurs set in blissfully quiet unspoilt countryside
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Welcome to the lovely Maison des Fleurs set in blissfully quiet unspoilt countryside
The lounge with its lovely inglenook once part of the huge kitchen Another view of the delightful lounge.
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15 reviews
Welcome to the lovely Maison des Fleurs set in blissfully quiet unspoilt countryside
The lounge with its lovely inglenook once part of the huge kitchen
Another view of the delightful lounge.
The charming dining area, looking into the lounge, with some local produce to greet you
A modern kitchen
Spoil yourselves and sleep like babies
A stylish bathroom with heated towel rail so always warm dry towels
The garden...what could be prettier?
The tinkle of running water in the ornamental pond, so relaxing.
Watch the dragonflies and smell the roses
A barn door across the courtyard
Steps to the apple loft at the side.
The back lane,so many wild flowers. I've counted at least 9 species of Orchid
The front lane leading to Maison des Fleurs and the welcoming committee
A Shepherd's hut in a meadow nearby
A view of our pretty village, small but with all necessary shops, a bar and an excellent restaurant.
One of the many interesting corners of our village.Lots of charming alleys and twittens
The Saturday night bun fight in the village. Food drink music and dancing, great fun
Our pretty village has a great restaurant.
Lots of interesting street markets
A fair in a nearby village, great fun
Glorious rivers to play on or just look at
Mucking about or just gently floating down river in a canoe.  Magical
A  relaxing trip on a barge, see life from a different perspective. So much history and wildlife
So many beautiful gardens
Fairy castles galore
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Saint Pompon, Dordogne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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irenepete
Perth, Australia
1 review
“Everything we hoped for and more!! Idyllic!!”
Reviewed October 17, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We've just returned after spending a week at Maison des Fleurs which is situated in some beautiful countryside in the Dordogne. David the owner is a fund of ideas if you'd like some isuggestions on places of interest to visit nearby. The cottage is delightful and fitted out tastefully with everything you might need. We had a wonderful relaxing time. It is located close to St Pompon - a beautiful little village which has a great restaurant and small local shops. We visited some gorgeous markets and saw some amazing countryside. There is also a golf course nearby

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“Perfectly located and appointed”
Reviewed August 16, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We’ve just come back from a fantastic 2 weeks staying in Maison des Fleurs. The gite is beautiful, and the perfect size for 2 people. We found it to be spotlessly clean, and had everything we needed for the times we decided to stay in and cook. It’s also in a very quiet and idyllic situation, the perfect place to relax and enjoy the peace.
St Pompon itself is a pretty, and vibrant village, with all the facilities - boulangerie, butcher, supermarket, restaurant, and of course a bar… It also had the benefit of being just far enough off the main tourist trail to be tranquil and relaxing in high season. The area around St Pompon is also fantastic for walking, and mountain or road biking, with lots of very well marked routes being very easy to follow.
David is the perfect host, totally unobtrusive, but a font of knowledge about the local area, with great recommendation for places to visit and to dine when asked, and more than happy to find out about things he doesn’t already know about.
While we were staying we canoed and swam in the Dordogne, visited some of the prettiest towns and villages we’ve ever seen, had a day trip to Toulouse, ate at some lovely restaurants, relaxed on the terrace, drank far too much local wine, sat at the village bar and watched the world go by, been to the village fete, and above all, walked many, many miles in beautiful countryside. A perfect holiday – just what we were looking for.

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Liked best: The tranquillity
Liked least: The wifi
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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walz01
Sydney, Australia
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“Exactly what you hope for in a French Gite!”
Reviewed April 7, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

The pictures online really don't do this property justice. David has done an amazing job of restoring this historic, French farmhouse and turning it into accommodation that is well appointed, really comfortable and exactly what you envisage when you say that you're going to stay in a cottage in France.

Starting each day with a cuppa on the terrace and returning each night for a glass of red was the perfect accompaniment for days spent exploring all the historic towns of the Dordogne.

It doesn't hurt that Maison des Fleurs is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is a short walk in to the town of Saint Pompon which has all the amenities that you could need. Although saint Pompon isn't one of the better known historic towns of the Dordogne it is a really pretty little town and it is definitely worth a walk around it's back streets.

David is very respectful of his guests privacy but if you need any suggestions he's full of great ideas for things to do with your days...

We had a brilliant holiday!

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Liked best: Sitting on the terrace, enjoying a glass of red and listening to the birds
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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AlanSchof...
UK
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“A super base for the beautiful Dordogne region.”
Reviewed September 29, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We stayed for two weeks, one rainy and one sunny! The cottage is well equipped with high quality fittings, including a Miele dishwasher and washing machine, and a large fridge with a good freezer, microwave and a good assortment of cooking utensils. It was very clean and David the host provides lots of welcome touches...a good food pack on arrival, dishwasher tablets, washing powder etc. The flat screen tv has all the Sky freeview channels and wi-fi worked perfectly. The village is well positioned for the region's many wonderful sights especially la Roque Gageac, Beynac and Domme, and you can follow the markets around the villages, very enjoyable. Recommended!

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Liked best: Cleanliness, fixtures and fittings.
Liked least: The access, up a long narrow track.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Chilipepp...
Swindon
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“Absolutely lovely”
Reviewed August 16, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We have just spent two lovely weeks at Maison des Fleurs near Saint Pompon in the Dordogne. This lovely gite is set in beautiful French countryside very near (10 minute walk) to the friendly and rustic village of Saint Pompon. The cottage is tastefully decorated and furnished which will ensure you have a very comfortable stay indeed. The village has a drink and food festival (lots of tasty different types of food) every Saturday evening through July and August where you will be made very welcome indeed. Your host at Maison des Fleurs is David who works hard to ensure your stay is both comfortable and very enjoyable. David has an excellent knowledge of the local area and places to visit and activities to enjoy. This location is very well centred to visit many of the great places and activities to be enjoyed including canoeing, cycling, swimming, nature walks and sightseeing. Your host will also provide you with some useful guidance concerning markets and restaurants. We have holidayed in France many times but must say that this accommodation and location have been a major part of the best holiday we have had. I wholeheartedly recommend this place to you as a fantastic base for your next holiday in the Dordogne region. Thank you David for your gentle guidance and making us feel so very welcome. Tres Bien!

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Liked best: We particularly enjoyed sitting on the patio and drinknig good french red wine!
Liked least: There was nothing not to like!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed August 13, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Liked best: The overall ambience of the place
Liked least: The owner wouldn't let us play with Vasco, the loveliest Alsatian
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 29, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing to dislike
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Recommended for:
Older travelers
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