Barn | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
La Fenil 1 of 3 fabulous gites sleeping up to 5 people situated in South West France in the heart of the Dordogne. The gite is set in 1 hectare of gardens in the village of Les Eyzies de Tayac nr to Sarlat.
The gite offers excellent facilities, spacious living and dining, with private patio with BBQ. The property is full of character and has everything you need for a perfect relaxing holiday with family and friends.
Lovely swimming pool with views over the surrounding countryside, children's play area with trampoline, swings , pirate ship, play house, sandpit and games room with table football and pool table and lots of other games
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 53 km, Nearest railway: Les Eyzies 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||TV, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Trampoline|
|Further details indoors|
There is a very comfortable living area with fully equipped kitchen and dining area. There is a UK satellite television plus books and games to amuse everyone. The upstairs attic bedrooms are full of character with a modern bathroom with bath, shower and toilet. Weekly rental include all linen and bath towels and essentials. A welcome pack is included on arrival.
The entrance to the property is through the courtyard and there is a private patio surrounded by climbing roses with BBQ and table and chairs.
|Further details outdoors|
The gite has a private patio with table and chairs and a BBQ.
The large gardens are great for football and other games. There is a children's play area with trampoline, swings, wendy house, p[irate ship etc and a large games room with table football, pool table and lots of other play equipment
The swimming pool is fully enclosed for additional safety and has a large sun deck with sunloungers and parasols so you can enjoy the views over the garden and surrounding countryside.
At the bottom of the gardens runs the small tributary river La Beune, this is an ideal place for a spot of fishing in peace and tranquillity.
Driveway – there is ample parking for 3 + vehicles..
Les Girouteaux - La Petite Maison , La Fenil and La Maison Bleu can be booked as one property at a discounted rate - please contact the owners for details.
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
The Dordogne River formed the historic frontier between France and England during the Hundred Years War along its banks are a thousand and one castles steeped in legend to explore and witness the centuries of history and mixed cultures.
With its gorgeous countryside and spectacular cuisine the Dordogne in the South West of France really has it all. Whether your visit is to look back in time to the first cave dwellers or relive the medieval conquests or delight in the areas renowned culinary tradition or just to relax and enjoy the many leisure and sporting activities the area offers, one thing we can be sure of your visit will be unforgettable.
On almost every Dordogne menu diners will be tempted by the local delicacy of duck served in many difference but equally delicious guises from Confit de canard to the well know Foie Gras
The Dordogne is also renowned for truffles, mushrooms and walnuts. Truffles are luxuriously expensive whilst walnut trees cover great areas of the Dordogne countryside and the locally produced walnut oil is great drizzled over a green salad.
Les Girouteaux is situated on the edge of the village that provides all the local amenities you require such as bakery/patisserie, butcher, small supermarket, post office/cash machine, tourist office, cafes, restaurants, bars. There is also access to the river Vezere where you can picnic, swim or hire canoes
There is a museum of prehistory and a fabulous collection of prehistoric sites including the Font de Gaume. Bicycle hire is available from the Tourist office and if you are a horse lover there is a fabulous riding school for treks through the surrounding Dordogne countryside (all ages and abilities are catered for).
All around within a short distance of Les Eyzies are the sights and cultural events that the Dordogne Valley is famous for. Sarlat the medieval market town, with its Michelin starred restaurants and cafes and famous street markets and stalls is a 20 minute drive, Limuel a ‘Beau Villages’ is where the Dordogne and Vezere rivers split and is a place of outstanding beauty.
The area surrounding Les Girouteaux gites is full of things to do and places to see from castles, prehistory, beau villages, bastide towns to wine tasting, gourmet restaurants, swimming and canoeing. The Dordogne area is perfect for friends and families to enjoy a stimulating but relaxing holiday with a wealth of new things to view and do.
We will be happy to answer any questions you may have. We have extensive knowledge of the area and would be delighted to give advice on the many attractions available or any other enquiries.
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3 Sep 2014
"Lovely cottage, very noisy road"
There are quite a few positives to this cottage. It is set in a lovely courtyard, shared with the other two cottages but still manages to feel private. The garden is huge, perfect for our two young bo… More
We are sorry that despite the many positive comments in this guest review their personal opinion was that the holiday home location did not live up to their expectations.
In all honestly we are completely mystified by the feedback as my husband saw the guests each day of their stay and they only mentioned the noise once on the Monday when they advised they would be leaving on the Thursday as they had been away for nearly 3 weeks and wanted to get home as the children were in school on the Monday and also they had had a very busy summer leading up to participation in the Commonwealth games. Additionally the comment about the noise was accompanied by the guest's own admission that ' we are probably over sensitive to road noise as we live way out in the sticks'
The property is next to the road as we detail on the website but this a 200 year old property with solid external stone walls 20 “ thick. All the internal walls are soundproofed with acoustic plasterboard, the ceilings have been lowered and double lagged for additional sound insulation, the windows and doors are double glazed and the living area of the property is below road level.
Background noise level is subjective and it must be accepted that tolerance will vary from individual to individual.
The comment that the traffic is 'constant and relentless' is completely untrue.
There is increased traffic movement during the morning and evening 'rush' hour – bear in mind when I say 'rush' hour this is a D road and in rural France – but don't take our word for it if you log on to Google Earth it very clearly shows the volume of traffic passing the house and by no stretch of the imagination could you agree with those comments. During the evening and at night there is very little traffic and this is supported by guest reviews saying what a good nights sleep they had and how very peaceful it is.
In response to the decibel rating comment – we completed the same exercise in the 2 bedrooms and the living area over a 1 hour period during different times of day ie morning, afternoon and evening. The highest reading was in the back bedroom during the morning when the noise peaked twice during the hour at 57 decibels. Taken in context this is 26 decibels lower than the reading claimed by the guest and 8 decibels lower than normal conversation and lasts for 2 seconds repeated twice in 1 hour, not quite the relentless noise suggested.
5 Dec 2013
"A very relaxing holiday."
I stayed for 5 nights in December as a small break between summer hols and the following spring time off from work. I have stayed at the location once before and had such a relaxing and lovely time th… More
1 Dec 2013
"A magical holiday"
We were looking forward to visiting the Dordogne and where we chose to stay was the icing on the cake.
La Fenil was charming. The gite was clean and tidy and very well equipped. A home from home.
The owners were very attentive and the welcome pack was a nice touch.
There was plenty of parking space and it was,just a short walk into the village
This was our first time taking a Gite holiday we'll definitely be going back.
29 Nov 2013
La Fenil - the cottage was delightful, it was a great welcome and retreat after a long journey through France. Thank you for the Welcome pack, all the little things of comfort provided are great. Fabulous base to explore the amazing region and the caves. You must visit Sarlat but after seeing other areas I am now convinced that La Fenil was just the right place to be - thank you. Will recommend and will return but next time for 2 weeks. All creature comforts catered for and wonderful gardens to unwind in. We loved the pool.
26 Nov 2013
The grounds here are absolutely beautiful and we really enjoyed the pool area. Various members of our extended family were in the other two properties and it was great having the whole area for oursel… More
We are sorry that the guests who posted this review felt that our holiday home did not live up to their expectations and we respect people have their personal opinions.
We work very hard throughout the year to try and ensure that all the houses and extensive gardens are maintained to the highest standard that we can achieve and their comments are disappointing as this is one of the first negative feedback we have received in the 4 years of owning the gites.
However I think it important to balance their comments with fact, feedback and accurate information as we did with the review posted by the other family members in La Maison Bleu.
The Games room is not on the drive but next to the hard standing area where guests car's can be parked – it is sited here slightly away from all the gites, to ensure the noise is restricted for guests without children staying at our properties but also within easy access for all of the gites if required. It is safe, dry and spacious with good lighting.
The patio's for all the houses are arranged in such away to afford privacy to all guests – which is important when you have un-associated parties staying in the properties. The patio for La Fenil is outside the front of the gite in the courtyard. Property is on the road and obviously there will be some road noise in the courtyard as in other areas of the site but we have had no other issues with this situation from any of the guests who have stayed here.
As I mentioned in the response to the other family member review in regard to the road - there is a map on each website we advertise and on the front page of our own website showing the siting of the house directly on the A47 into Les Eyzies - there is no suggestion given or implied that the property is in the middle of a field.
With regard to the settee, the unit was new this year, there have been no animals in La Fenil at all, we had 11 different sets of guests staying in La Fenil prior to and following this guests visit in 2013 and no one reported any issues with smell from the settee, we provided Fabreze and did everything possible, to try to rectify the situation to their satisfaction.
The comment related to the property manager needs to be put into context – this reponse was related to a request to change the sofa and quite rightly they advised 'they were not the owner and could not make this decision'.
We have received great reviews all documented and available for reference over the past 4 seasons including 2013 with regard to the standard of the gites, the cleanliness but additionally great feedback about the level of service and support locally.
From 2014 we are living in the area so we will be available 24/7 to assist and support our guests personally.
Re the problem with the Wi Fi – All the he properties have walls which are more than 12” thick and made of stone. Free Wi-Fi is offered as a service for our guests but reception is better in some areas than others – we do detail this fact in our information packs and are looking at installing a booster for 2014.
23 Aug 2013
Absolutely lovely Gite. Very well equipped and clean. Everything you would expect in a holiday home.
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