For a family of 4 who were new to the Perigord Noir, Olwen and Mike Gelling's Nieudegat Gites was a great choice. If you are active like us and have lots you want to get done, Olwen/Mike's local understanding of hiking and biking trails (they are involved in the local biking club themselves),recommendations for evening and day markets, and best sites to see is extremely helpful. If you want to sit back and chill, their onsite pool, lovely location in an eminently accessible countryside (lots of relaxed walks around), and proximity to popular towns like Sarlat and Les Eyzies can't be beat. And when you're on their site, it's quiet and you feel completely absorbed in the Dordogne landscape. We were very happy with the facilities as well, and ability to cook and cater for ourselves. And Olwen also installed a picnic table for us outside our little gite so we could eat out when we felt like it. I should also mention her patience in helping us prepare for the vacation (lots of email traffic before vacation getting our itinerary in order) and even calling on our behalf to bike and canoe places to confirm reservations. We really couldn't have asked for more, and are just back from a thrilling vacation made extra special for their care and interest. And for all this extra help, the accommodations were very reasonably priced when compared to alternatives, and that in high season (August 10-17). I should also mention that there were both families and couples staying at the Gite and I think it's perfectly great for both types of travellers. The Mellings also get groups of bikers on training or on bike holidays. Thanks Olwen and Mike for everything!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nieudegat Gites are located near to Sarlat-la-Caneda in the quiet village of Simeyrols and comprise 6 modern Perigordine style apartments (gites)in a block with terrace overlooking own field, woods and beyond. Free parking. 12M x 6m swimming pool with terrace open May to end September. Offering a peaceful haven to relax and unwind/re-charge. Free Wi-fi if you must stay connected to the family or business! Close enough to all major tourist attractions of the Dordogne and Lot region. 6Km from river Dordogne and cycle path. Many beautiful walking and cycling routes from our door. Secure storage for cycles, canoes, golf clubs, motorbikes. ... more less