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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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16 reviews
Pool and part of garden
Master bedroom
Dining room
Part of Kitchen
Twin bedroom
Landing
Pool from balcony
Part of ground floor bedroom
Single bedroom with French bed
Part of lower garden
Lounge
Lounge
Part of Kitchen
Ground floor bathroom
Family bathroom
Lake,with sandy beach-Lac du Gurcon just below village
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Holiday Rental House -
5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Villefranche-de-Lonchat, Dordogne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013 for a stay in August 2013

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
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Liked best: An older style property, which was very tastefully decorated with lots of antiques.
Liked least: Nothing - we loved it all!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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RogergMar...
Truro, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Lovely property in a quiet village. Totally secluded pool.A real haven.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

You couldn't find a better house, with everything you need at hand. The beds are so comfortable, in good sized rooms.Well equipped kitchen with all nessessary items to hand. There is fully detailed information book. The owners Kim & Russ are close by and nothing is too much trouble for them.
It's our second visit as we know we are ensured of a a great holiday.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: Privacy and the pool.
Liked least: Leaving!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children Large groups
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Crackin-T...
Northumberland
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Amazing Holiday in Fabulous House!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2012 for a stay in August 2012

We spent 2 weeks at Les Martinets in August and it was one of the best holidays we've ever had. 2 families- 4 adults and 4 almost-grown-up kids-,and there was plenty of space for all of us.
The house has been lovingly converted and furnished by owners Russ and Kim who live behind and were on hand whenever we needed them. The bedrooms were spacious and comfortable and having 3 loos in the house was a real bonus! The antique furnishings make it feel like a real 'home', not just some anonymous rental like many we have stayed in!
The kitchen was very well equipped with everything we needed to cater for 8 people. We ate outside on the terrece every day as the weather was so lovely.
The pool was the best thing of all- totally private and a perfect place to cool off during the day or watch the stars from at night.

Villefranche is a very quiet little town but as the previous reviewer said there is a night market in the square on Fridays during August. We went twice and enjoyed the lovely food, drink and atmosphere.
Everything is in walking distance which is great. Only 2 minutes to go and get the bread in the morning- perfect!

As the weather was so lovely we didn't do very much exploring but the boys did some fishing, kayaking and that thing where they walk through the treetops??? All these activities were within an hour's drive.

Shopping was no problem with several supermarkets within 20 minutes' drive. Bergerac Airport was an easy 45mins drive and no problems parking while Bordeaux was a little further but the traffic was dreadful.

There are loads of interesting historic places nearby and on the only day when it rained we visited the site of a Roman Villa at Montcaret which was much bigger than we anticipated and very nicely restored. We were the only visitors so the curator gave us his undivided attention!

Lots of lovely restaurants in the area- best of all the station restaurant at St Seurin, as recommended by Kim and Russ. Salad buffet starter, wonderful home-cooked main course then buffet pudding, cheese, wine and coffee all for about 11 Euros! It was full of locals enjoying their lunch in the garden. A great little place!

We loved Les Martinets and came away with some very happy memories. Kim and Russ were charming hosts who made us feel very welcome. I am sure we will go back!

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
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Liked best: The pool was fantastic.
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012

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Liked best: The pool, furniture and house in general.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Cheshire, UK
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2011 for a stay in September 2011

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Liked best: The outdoor space, pool and the hosts
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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Dublin, Ireland
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2011 for a stay in September 2011

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Liked best: Swimming pool
Liked least: There's not a lot of natural light in the front rooms
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
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