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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Montignac, Dordogne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Shrutisha...
2 reviews
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“Perfect picturesque setting with fantastic accomodation”
Reviewed 18 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017
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people found this review helpful

We had one of the best holidays here with friends - great location, great gite with beautiful views and great pool. The owners were amazing and made us a lovely meal on the first night, then made us so welcome throughout. We will be booking again very soon.

HIGHLY recommend!

Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
25 Jun 2017
Thank you very much for the kind words. It was a pleasure having you here as our guests. We hope to see you again at La Penoterie Dordogne. Jan and Elly .
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91fred
Herefordshire, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“A wonderful place to stay”
Reviewed 13 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017
1
person found this review helpful

You are never exactly sure what you are going to when you book a gite in France, this one was perfect. Jan and Elly were both so friendly and helpful. It all started (in the rain) when we found a wonderful meal waiting for us in the fridge, lemon chicken - very tasty. The buildings and environment had been converted with a real eye for beauty. We shall definitely return.

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Management Response
25 Jun 2017
Thank you for your kind words.
For us it was a real pleasure having you both here as our guests.
Hope to welcome you again at La Penoterie Dordogne.
Jan and Elly
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Meander67...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beauty and comfort in an ideal setting”
Reviewed 24 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016
1
person found this review helpful

My daughter and I had a wonderful stay at La Penotorie. We only wish it had been longer! Elly was most kind in providing us with a beautiful meal for our first night, so all we had to do was light the fire and relax! The gite is splendidly set up, and everything that you would possibly need is there for you. I was particularly impressed that Jan an Elly had done so much of the renovation work to La Penotorie themselves - the pointing on the old stone walls, and the work in progress which was a magnificent stone terrace being carefully created by Jan. Walking in the evening, watching the Autumn sunset, was brilliant. We would surely come again, if ever we are fortunate enough to be in this part of France again!

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Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children Large groups
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amy r
Leeds, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“Mrs”
Reviewed 12 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

A beautiful little gite in a lovely location with great views of unspoilt countryside and night skies full of stars!! The hosts Elly and Jan are very welcoming and supportive throughout your stay. They generously shares fruit and nuts from their garden so we had fresh figs and walnuts everyday. The gite is such a cosy place to be that we spent every night cooking in the kitchen and snuggling up by the log fire! Montignac is an easy 5 minute drive away and is a lovely little town with plenty of restaurants and shops. The area is perfect for an outdoor holiday - walking, canoeing and exploring the beautiful countryside, old pretty villages and castles at every turn. We had a totally relaxing week with plenty of fresh air and good sleeps. Can't wait to return!

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Management Response
14 Oct 2016
Dear guests,

Thank you for your kind words.
It was a pleasure for us seeing you enjoying your stay at our property.
Hope to see you again at La Penoterie-Dordogne.

Kind regards Jan and Elly
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Julie C
Santa Rosa, California
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Lovely place, wonderful hosts”
Reviewed 9 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016

From the time we inquired about renting here until the day of our departure, Elly and Jan were helpful and considerate hosts. Their property is gorgeous, with a pool, gardens, chickens, and an interesting history. The apartment, La Douce, had great amenities and comfort, including a private outside patio garden. Everything was new, clean, and fresh inside, and the old stone exterior resulted in a quiet and charming accommodation. Elly's welcoming dinner, kindly prepared with my gluten-free requirements in mind, was such a gift, since we'd driven all day and I'd only had some nuts and fruit to eat for hours. The property is about 10 minutes outside of Montignac and well-situated to explore the pre-historic sites in the Vezere. I highly recommend this perfect place.

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Liked best: Beauty of area, grounds, the gite. Quiet!
Liked least: Nothing to dislike!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
10 Oct 2016
Dear guests,

Thank you very much for your kind words.
It was a pleasure having you as our guests.

Kind regards,
Jan and Elly
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David T
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful relaxing place to stay”
Reviewed 18 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Great reception from owners, who prepared an evening meal for us in readiness.
Property was well equipped, and spotlessly clean.
Location was excellent - very quiet, yet only a few minutes from the local town, which had everything you needed for getting provisions etc.
Will most definitely look for return again in future.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
19 Sep 2016
Thank you for the kind words.
It was great having you here as our guests. We are looking forward to see you here again in the future.
Kind regards,
Jan and Elly
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Tim P
Chelmsford, England
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Absolutely Perfect”
Reviewed 26 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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people found this review helpful

We cannot rate this gite too highly.

Jan and Elly, the owners were perfect hosts, from the chat and drink upon arrival, to the lovely meal provided on our first night and through their cheery chats and advice offered throughout our stay.

The gite is built and furnished to a very high standard, and has everything you would need during your stay.

The setting is very peaceful, very quiet, with the sounds of the birds or a nearby tractor being all you can hear most of the time.

The outside area is very well thought out. A lovely private area for having meals, a private grassed area (with shaded areas to avoid the sun if you wish) and a table and chairs in the inner courtyard to enable you to mix with the second gite and Jan/Elly if you want to catch the evening sun.

The pool is really good, overlooking fields. It is a good size and is kept spotlessly clean.

Inside the property there is a large ownstairs double room with a very comfortable bed, a separate twin room upstairs, an excellent shower room, a separate downstairs toilet and a lovely lounge/kitchen area.

The kitchen has everything you need during your stay, enabling you to eat in if you don't wish to try any of the numerous lovely local restaurants.

It is close enough to Montignac (10 mins drive), to let you pop there to pick up your bread of whatever you need if you intend to spend the day at the property.

Jan and Elly have worked incredibly hard to create two stunning gites, and these are well worth booking.

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Management Response
27 Jun 2016
Thank you!
Kind words from kind guests. Hope to see you back in our little paradise called la Penoterie-Dordogne.
Kind regards, Jan and Elly
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