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“Perfect base for our house hunt”
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Excideuil, Dordogne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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LindaHere...
Herefordshire
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24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Perfect base for our house hunt”
Reviewed 24 May 2014 for a stay in June 2013
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We spent a delightful month at the pretty Dovecote looking for a property to buy in the beautiful Dordogne. The charming building is set on the courtyard of the lovely manor house, alongside barns and other cottages. We found it well appointed with everything we needed for our long stay. Our hosts, Richard and Luisa were lovely, friendly and helpful and were able to provide a fund of information to aid us in our quest for our own little bit of heaven in South West France.

The main bedroom in the former pigeon loft has a fascinating array of room timbers and stone nesting places. Both bedrooms are prettily furnished with painted furniture , wicker and linen covered chairs. After long days out visiting houses for sale we appreciated relaxing with a glass of wine on the sunny private patio that comes with the Dovecote, at our own temporary home from home. A stroll down to the end of the garden to the large swimming pool was also a great diversion from viewing houses.

The peaceful situation of the Dovecote, with the convenience of a small, but well stocked supermarket with petrol a moments drive away suited us very well. The little town of Excidueil, with its imposing Chateau and weekly street market was within walking distance and made for a lovely day out.

Luckily for us our house search ended successfully after only two weeks and with the perfect house purchase in the bag soon afterwards we were able to concentrate on enjoying the areas fabulous gastronomy, its beautiful countryside and picturesque towns and villages without being accompanied by estate agents.

We met lovely people during our stay in the Dovecote and felt very lucky to have chanced upon the perfect base for our purpose. But we also know that it is perfect for anyone looking for a comfortable and characterful holiday base from which to explore this truly wonderful part of France.

We bought a house that required major renovation so we knew we would return to the area within the year and need accommodation again. We looked forward to staying in the Dovecote again.

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776Mactra...
Port Angeles, Washington
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Charming accommodations, congenial hosts”
Reviewed 6 June 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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I stayed in Le Pigeonniere for two months to complete a writing project. The accommodations, were comfortable and attractive. I particularly enjoyed the terrace where I drank my morning coffee and listened to a cuckoo in the woods and the upstairs bedroom -- all domed ceiling, wooden beams and indentations where pigeons had once flown in and out. My stay was enhanced by the warmth and congeniality of hosts Richard and Luisa. When my stay was up, I felt I was bidding adieu to new friends rather than proprietors. A lovely stay.

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Liked best: The general ambience
Liked least: The slow, frustrating internet connection.
Travelling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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