From the moment we arrived, our host was so incredibly welcoming and accommodating that we instantly felt at home! The gite has everything we needed and is close enough to the main house for support if necessary, but secluded enough for privacy when wanted.
The pool was the perfect temperature and sits on a terraced area with stunning views across this unspoilt valley. Despite previous negative feedback, none of us ever found the robot pool-cleaner any kind of inconvenience - on the contrary, it was extremely reassuring to know how immaculately clean the pool consistently is! In late evenings and early mornings, a deer and her baby visited the garden and entranced us all.
There are so many different places to visit that we could easily have stayed for a month - Monpazier bastide is beautiful and not full of pesky tourists (oh the irony!), Sarlat is stunning, there are not enough words to describe how truly staggering the views from Domme are across the Dordogne/Périgord valley, prehistoric information parks, wineries, the new cave re-creation at Lascaux, St-Cirq-Lapopie, Rocamadour (the hills should have a health warning though!)...Fumel really is at the centre of so many wonderful places to visit you could never be bored!
The two weeks we spent here were perhaps the best family summer holiday we've had - despite the ridiculously high temperatures during the heatwave! We cannot thank Dion and his family enough for all their thoughtfulness and welcome - and have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone who wants a relaxing, peaceful, stress-free holiday in a gorgeous location!
Thankyou so very much Dion and Jacqueline - you helped us create some truly wonderful family memories and we wish you and your family all the very best.
From the Clarke family.