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“Big - Peaceful - Great for families”
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Swimming pool with view to fields
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Swimming pool with view to fields
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Swimming pool with view to fields
Front view of house approaching from Tremolat
Back of house and garden
Kitchen with range cooker (not seen here)
Double room
Double room
Bunk beds
Double room with extra single bed
View from front of house to Dordogne River
An inviting pool on a hot day
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5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Tremolat, Dordogne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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“Big - Peaceful - Great for families”
Reviewed 23 March 2014 for a stay in August 2012
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I stayed at this farm house for a large family party. The newly refurbished section of the house is really well done and the property is ideal for 2 families as there are 2 staircases which means that there is a sense of separation at night time but all together during the day. The kitchen isn't massive for a large party but it has everything you need and plenty of crockery etc. This very much feels like a family holiday home that is rented out rather than a sterile rental only holiday property. The bedrooms in the older part get very hot - fans are provided but no a/c. The kids were fine but my husband and I slept downstairs on the sofa bed a couple of nights.

The outside it great! its quite away from the nearest village (Tremolat) which means that there is not much passing traffic - the patio looks a bit worn but is serviceable and the "barn with no walls" is perfect on the rare rainy days as its huge and has games in it, there was even a swing so the kids could be inside but outside nearly all the time!

The pool is a perfect size for sunbathing and swimming with plenty of outdoor furniture.

Locally there is plenty to do, albeit a drive or cycle ride away, there were some bikes there, I'm not sure if they are always there but they were great to pop into Tremolat for the morning croissant! The Michelin starred (I think!) Vieux Logis restaurant was a fabulous experience when we took it in turns to babysit for each other - fab food and a wonderful atmosphere! There were at least 2 other places to eat which were rather more "family" budget.

I'm not sure how much there would be to do in the evening for older teenagers who can't drive but as we didn't have any in our group it is difficult to assess.

I love markets so St Genis is ideally located for me with several great markets within a 30 minute drive and the prehistoric Caves are less than 45 minutes, I think if you drive directly, which we didn't!

Lemieul (?) is close by with an enchanting (steep!) walk up to the village centre. By the river there is a pizza type restaurant with outside seating and a lovely glass blowing shop where you can see the glass actually being blown. From here (as well as numerous other spots along the river) you can hire canoes to use on the Dordogne. As far as we could tell you could have the canoes all day if you wanted, the company drives you someway up river and drops you off and it seems to be up to you how long you take to get back so a picnic along the way is a great idea!

All in all this is a lovely peaceful holiday, ideal for extended or multiple families.

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Liked best: The Rural Location
Liked least: Nothing really! Maybe the patio was a little worn but not badly!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Richard W
Stratfield Mortimer, United Kingdom
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“Great holiday location , loads of space, nice pool and the canoeing of course!”
Reviewed 23 March 2014 for a stay in August 2012

We stayed here a few years ago and we will be back again this year, the house is very big and can accommodate 3 families, the kids loved the pool all day every day ! Nice village up the road to cycle to for the morning pan and a quick beer. We did a lot of canoeing in the river and came home very relaxed. I would highly recommend this place for a very relaxing holiday with enough around to do if you want more adventures.
Thanks Chris and Nic we will be on touch soon

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