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Beautiful Villa With Private Pool in Heart of Stunning Dordogne Valley
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Beautiful Villa With Private Pool in Heart of Stunning Dordogne Valley
The lounge with a beautiful view over the swimming pool and the hills Lounge with fireplace, and the mezzanine above
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Beautiful Villa With Private Pool in Heart of Stunning Dordogne Valley
The lounge with a beautiful view over the swimming pool and the hills
Lounge with fireplace, and the mezzanine above
Green bedroom : Kingsize bed and extra single bed
Green bedroom : Quiet and relaxing, view on the garden
Green bedroom : Bathroom with shower and basin
Master bedroom: quality bed and linen
Master bedroom: quiet, spacious and comfortable
Master bedroom: view on the garden and pool
Master bedroom : Bathroom with Bath, shower, toilet, double basin, and bidet
Master bedroom: walk-in closet with full length mirror
The pink bedroom, for happy owls !
Pink bedroom, has a view on the swimming pool
Pink bedroom and its ensuite bathroom
Pink Bedroom : bathroom with shower and basin
The kitchen : open and equipped
Cooking space
The convertible mezzanine : lounge or double bedroom
Swimming pool and summer garden !
Barbecue and picnic space
Lovely flowers and butterflies
Our fragrant lavender, jasmin, roses, thyme, rosemary...
New fireplace ! (to be tested this winter 2015!)
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Saint-Cyprien, Dordogne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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JMKPAG
Province of Grosseto, Italy
1 review
“Inaccurate description caused holiday disappointment”
Reviewed 8 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

There is a 5 star one line review posted 21 July, when we were at this property:it is not our review and is not indicative of our experience and I would not like to speculate where it comes from.
We were a group of 2 families: 2 adult couples and 4 children. Our requirements were for four en suite bedrooms, pool, wifi and air conditioning. The property details fitted these requirements with the exception of 4 en suites, as only 3 were stated, but we compromised on the fourth as the property looked lovely and was available for our dates. Having made the booking, we asked the owner as to room layouts so we could allocate rooms. It was only at this point it became clear that there were not 3 en suites, but only one, the other two being only shower rooms. This meant that there were 2 toilets in total, one in an en suite adults room, and the other a communal downstairs toilet for the other couple and 4 children.
The owner should not be disingenuous and should state 1 en suite and two bedrooms with showers and a separate downstairs toilet. One toilet between 6 people is not sufficient when staying a luxury villa.
The directions to the property were incorrect. We arrived with no problems as we used longitude / latitude but the other family used the owner's directions and criss crossed the hillside for over an hour.
Upon arrival, impressions were very good. The agent ( who is also the owner's mother) was there to meet us and was very charming and helpful. It's a pretty house, in a new but spacious garden with a lovely pool of a good size for 4 children. ( however, the dense flower-bed planting next to the pool meant there were swarms of wasps and bees over the water and around the pool. The owner may want to think of replanting with less insect-appeal!) . Outside is peaceful with a lovely setting, but the patio area is appropriate for 4-6, not 8. There is a Barbeque and pool toys are provided.
Inside, it is fitted and furnished to a very good standard. It was spotlessly clean and there was plenty of fresh linen and towels and a very well stocked kitchen. However, although air conditioning was listed , there is none. There was a non- functioning unit on the mezzanine but nothing else. The house was unbearably hot day and night and we had difficulty sleeping. The agent tried to help by calling in the engineers, but they could only confirm that the mezzanine unit did not work or be made to work, and the house system was a ground pump water heating system, and could not be used to cool the house. The agent suggested that we close the house up ( shutters and doors) in the day . The owner's email response was that it was a lovely house and we should still be able to enjoy our holiday without air conditioning.
The agent brought in freestanding air con units for the bedrooms, but these were so loud it was impossible to sleep with them on. I must state that I appreciated her efforts to help the situation and she went to great lengths to try to help, but unfortunately without success.
It was clear to us that the owner has only just started to rent out this property. She may have been over zealous in ticking boxes in the "property description"section. The result was that we paid for and travelled a long way to a property that was not as described. Our precious holiday weeks were compromised as a result. The owner was not overly apologetic and as she is responsible for the property description, I would suggest that she amends this straightaway so that other holiday-makers are not deceived.
The area is beautiful- lush green, not overly packed with tourists and generally go- slow and relaxing. There is a lot on offer: markets, canoeing, prehistoric caves, beautiful villages and always the river for swimming, canoeing,picnics and boat trips. The house is near to St Cyprien ( 5 mins in the car) with all you need.
I am giving the property one star on the basis of what we got versus the description given. If it had been advertised as a non air conditioned property suitable for a maximum of 6 people with one en suite , I would have given more.

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Liked best: The area
Liked least: The inaccurate description
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
21 Aug 2015
Dear reviewer, I'm saddened that you found so many things which detracted from you enjoying your holiday in my house. Holiday homes and residences in the area are very similar in that the people use common sense and maintain the shutters closed on the side of the house exposed to the sun. You should perhaps have been briefed on your arrival. I apologise that the cooling system was not functional. I have spent 42,000 Euros on a state of the art aerothermic system which operates by taking the energy from the air and transforming it to heat or cool. The system works with under floor pipes with the fan on the mezzanine allowing cool air to fall to the main living room below. The bedrooms should have been equipped with fans - air cons not required - I apologise that these were not in place for your arrival. As for the garden, I planted bee and butterfly friendly plants to give both scent and a pleasant ambience. Wasps are generally not present, you must have been unlucky!
My house has been enjoyed by other holiday makers with positive reviews, I can't believe that you consider it only rated 1 star, however you're entitled to your opinion. I know that an effort was made to resolve your complaints with the purchase of expensive portable air cons. The noise means that they were either on max fan speed (not necessary) or on a hard surface Placing on the rug would have alleviated this quite simply. If the air is moving in the room the ambient temperature drops to a comfortable level.
As for the other review submitted while you were in the house - there seems to be an inference that we have submitted a review where in fact it was a previous holiday maker who was slow with his/her submission.
Mrs M it's disappointing that you failed to enjoy my luxury home. The rooms and furnishings are of superior quality, I have invested a lot of money in my house and garden and to read your review is disheartening. However your points are noted and perhaps my modest suggestions on how to manage comfort levels by the the simple expedient of preventing the sun from entering the home may make future holidays a more pleasant experience.
Thanks for taking the time to review.
Regards - Ewen
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514sam
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent property in lovely situation”
Reviewed 21 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

The holiday exceeded all our expectations and we had no complaints.;
The facilities were used daily and were immaculate.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Chris W
Aventura, Florida
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“Fantastic accomodation in a great location”
Reviewed 17 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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Had a late Spring week with my girl friend at this spacious and well equipped house. Great accommodation and facilities and very comfy. The location in the hills alongside the Dordogne valley is really quiet and peaceful. The old stone wall and gates ensure privacy. We really felt as though we were in our own little piece of France.

The good sized pool was a little cool (!) but I guess it was early season and it warmed up as the week went on. The garden was bigger than we were given to expect with nice lawns.

Close by, St Cyprien has an OK selection of shops and a reasonable size Carrefour supermarket, as well as some nice bars and restaurants. For larger shops, Sarlat is 20km away and there are plenty of local historic villages to visit.

We liked market day in St Cyprien. There was loads of local produce and we sat out in the street cafe with a glass of wine watching the world go by.

Just under an hour's drive from Bergerac airport - a breeze!

Great value and fully recommended - we have already re-booked for later in the year!

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Liked best: The location and tranquility
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
25 Jun 2014
Hi Chris
Thanks for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your week and looking forward to seeing you again soon
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philippeg...
Gravelines, France
1 review
Reviewed 5 May 2018 for a stay in April 2018
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 May 2018
Merci beaucoup Philippe, vous etes toujours bienvenue ici. C'etait un grande plaisir de vous loger et j'espere dear vous vous voir encore tres bientot!
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damiensin...
Villeneuve-le-Roi, France
1 review
Reviewed 7 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017
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Management Response
8 Aug 2017
Merci beaucoup pour les bons mots! J'espere vous voulez revenir bientot.
Cordialement, Ewen
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Clément B
Lyon, France
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017
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Management Response
2 Jun 2017
Merci beaucoup Clement, vous etes toujours bienvenue chez moi, j'espere a bientot!
Cordialment, Ewen
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