We stayed 10 days out here as a family (the house is split between seasons for b/b versus a rental home to oneself). Ray and Jacinta were great hosts. Unobtrusive, yet always around for advice (sites, restaurants, etc.) The house itself was perfect for us (5 total) and Monpazier is a gem of a little town. We had a blast in a super peaceful retreat, still in the heart of the Dordogne. I could go on, but suffice to say, all things considered, this exceeded expectations.
We booked the whole house for a weeks holiday with another family. A fantastic house which is well equipped and spacious. The setting is extremely peaceful and quiet and the gardens and pool beautifully maintained. We would definitely recommend and hope to be back.
Me and my partner stayed here for 3 nights last week and were completely amazed by the beauty of the house, its land, its interiors and its hosts. The property is simply stunning and will be remembered by us for many years, it really is the most idyllic, peaceful retreat. The rooms were lovely, clean and charming and we slept amazingly well in the quiet surroundings. The Domaine des Faures is situated 30 mins lovely walk (10 mins drive) from the beautiful Monpazier, and is an excellent base for visiting the Dordogne and the surrounding areas. Ray & Jacinta are the perfect hosts, they are genial, friendly and kind and no request is ever a hassle or problem. The continental breakfasts were delicious, fresh and varied. During our stay, tea, coffe and even wine was regularly offered and gratefully accepted. We can not speak highly enough of the hosts and they genuinely felt like long-lost friends as opposed to accommodation hosts and we give the Domaine Des Faures the highest recommendation we can…
Ray and Jacinta in their bucolic, updated Domaine des Faures are the ultimate hosts. We spent 4 nights with them in a gorgeous room with modern bath. Jacinta fed us such a wonderful dinner the night of our arrival that we ate with them 2 more evenings. After greeting their 10 Aubracs (cattle) upon daily returns from their tours, we would have a drink in front of their charming fireplace. Ray and Jacinta are experts on area gardens,wines, ruins, bastides, châteaux, & markets. We had rental car tire problems; Ray took us into his village garage to get help. If you are searching for a charming stay near Sarlat or Bergerac, they are the perfect pair to provide it! Jo and Jeff Sandburg, Palm Coast, FL
My new husband and I visited Domain des Faures for a nights stay during mid June this year as part of our cycle touring honeymoon around the region. What a lovely spot. The whole house has been refurbished beautifully, with amazing attention to detail by Ray's wife Jacinta. Everything was spotlessly clean and luxurious. We received the most lovely welcome in the form of a glass of red wine and lots of chat with the Standen's in the evening sunshine on their terrace. Then Ray very generously dropped us into Monpazier for supper to save our cycle weary legs and bottoms! We are thinking of bringing our families back to rent the hire the gite in the future. Definitely recommended.