Le Livre d'Or - Guestbook

Very relaxing location and accomodation
"We arrived at the Cottage at about 5pm, tired from our long drive down from the coast. Our daughter, son in law and two granddaughters arrived about an hour after us having taken a different ferry and a different route down from the coast. It was a delight to pour a drink and take it into the charming garden. Within 5 minutes of their arrival the girls had changed and were enjoying the salt-water pool. Cool drinks around the pool, with its unbeatable view of the Dordogne valley, were the perfect cure for our travel weariness. There were 6 in our party, comprising 3 generations but with 3 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms at our disposal it was very easy. The whole house is very well appointed and we wanted for nothing, all necessities were catered for. The kitchen is well equipped and easy to use. The lounge is charming, comfortable and, like the rest of the house, tastefully decorated. The bedrooms were all excellent being clean, comfortable and spacious. The local area offers so much. We tried out water skiing for beginners at nearby Tremolat, which is just 10 min drive. We explored many beautiful historic towns and villages, exploring markets, vineyards, hot air balloon rides. Best of all we enjoyed visiting the night markets - marche nocturne gourmand. Town squares were filled with tables and chairs, and a good selection of food round the square. Everyone catered for. There were grills with all manner of things - hot dogs, burgers, beautiful steaks, pork chops, duck breasts. Fish was here too, moules marinière (muscles in white wine), local cheeses and of course – duck, in all its forms. These evenings were very informal and relaxed, great for families and not just tourists, they were full of French families having an inexpensive family night out. However, with all that said and done, activities, sightseeing, visiting the villages and towns, doing the markets, the whole family has agreed, even the teenagers, that the highlight of the whole holiday was actually Les Glycines itself with its lovely garden and pool. We are now spoiled. We will come back to the Cottage soon. In the meantime it is the house we will use to measure any holiday we have in the future."
John Collins, Exeter, UK

"Idyllic French Countryside Experience"
This year is a special birthday year for my husband, so we decided to do something special and celebrate in the French countryside with friends and family. We were not too familiar with the region, but since we live in a highly fast-paced city, we knew we wanted a tranquil and somewhat less-touristy vacation spot surrounded by nature. We were able to lease the Cottage for two weeks in late August and had an amazing time there. The property dates back to 1750 (!!) and is fully well-renovated - every detail has been taken into consideration so one is able to enjoy the experience of staying in an authentic French country house, but with modern amenities that enhance the original character of the property, rather than detract from it. Located in a picturesque town, about a 15-minute drive from larger Lalinde, it is extremely peaceful with village main town on one side and a scattering of country homes just across the bridge on the other side of the river, where our cottage was located. The town and the people are very charming and there are restaurants, cafes, a grocery store, shops, butcher shops, etc. and an excellent choice of patisseries and boulangeries, which my husband happily frequented every morning in order to bring back fresh breakfast goodies! It was sometimes difficult for us to communicate in French, but found people to be very friendly and helpful. Although our stay was only two weeks, we did become familiar with the shopkeepers, restaurant owners, etc. whom we started to see on a regular basis which was a nice feeling. There is a weekly market in the town square, just a 5-minute drive from the house selling amazing produce and other artisanal delights! The town is within a comfortable drive from beautiful sites in neighboring Beynac, Sarlat, and Bergerac, not counting other small picturesque places you find on the way. And if you haven’t done much research, fret not because the owners of the home have compiled quite an impressive binder of information with all of the popular attractions and must-see places in the area. I do not over-exaggerate when I say the house is extremely well-equipped as if it were our own home! Our family is big on cooking and we spent a lot of time in the kitchen and dining room, which open onto a beautiful garden, outdoor dining areas, and of course the swimming pool. France experienced a major heatwave this summer, so the pool was a great amenity for sure, but also being so close to the Dordogne River, we had excellent air circulation throughout the house and the fans in the bedrooms helped a lot to cool the house down in the evenings. When we were not out sightseeing during the morning, we were downstairs preparing food in the kitchen, which may seem small in the photos, but it is spacious and the layout is wonderful - the oven and stove are ideal for seasoned cooks, there is a full-size dishwasher, and tons of pots, pans, utensils, gadgets, and appliances - all in superb condition, so we wanted for nothing. There was even a stand mixer in the pantry, but we didn’t go that far! Overall, we had an excellent stay at the Cottage, which I would highly recommend to anyone in search of an idyllic, quiet getaway in the beautiful French countryside.
Cynthia S, Shangaï, China

We had a lovely stay at the Cottage: so tranquil, with a view of the Dordogne river. Lovely enclosed courtyard garden, ideal for al fresco dining and BBQ. We enjoyed sitting by the pool watching the birds in the trees and popping in and out of holes in the wall. Not too far from some of the hot spots such as Sarlat, Domme and La Roque-Gageac, so we could enjoy a day out but still manage to get back to the peace and quiet of Les Glycines to relax.
Roger M-S, Jersey

“Great Gite”
We have just come back from having a fab week in this Gite. It was beautiful. We had a week of wonderful hot sunshine which prevented us from using the wonderful sitting room and the fire. This would be a great place for the cooler parts of the year as well as the summer. Also the kitchen was probably the best equipped kitchen that we have ever had the pleasure to use on a self catering holiday. The Garden was lovely and very secure for our two small dogs who came with us, they were unable to get out so they were able to mooch about without us worrying about them. All in all a great place.
Dr Andrew P - UK

“On a aimé... é-nor-mé-ment !”
Nous venons de passer un séjour particulièrement délicieux au Cottage, en Dordogne. Impossible de ne pas tomber sous le charme du corps de logis principal de ce vaste gîte, dont la façade joliment agencée rappelle la douceur de vivre et le calme bucolique de la belle campagne périgourdine environnante
(à cet égard, Calès est un petit village charmant et souriant, d’une quiétude absolument irrésistible, où il fait bon se promener chaque jour qui passe à la découverte de ses ravissantes bâtisses). L’intérieur du gîte a été décoré avec un goût très sûr et jusque dans le moindre détail par les propriétaires, qui n’ont vraiment lésiné sur aucun détail pour donner à leur gîte une âme véritable. Pari réussi : leur cottage est digne des plus belles demeures du Sud-Ouest présentées dans les grandes revues de décoration intérieure ! Mais, et peut-être avant tout, le lieu veille au parfait repos de chacun de ses hôtes. Le jardin fleuri, très joliment disposé au centre de la propriété, ainsi que la piscine, d’où l’on peut profiter d’une vue plongeante sur la Dordogne, abritent plusieurs aires de repos - et de repas - au grand air particulièrement agréables pour celles et ceux qui souhaitent profiter en paix de la douceur des lieux. Simplicité raffinée, quiétude infinie, confort soigné des nombreux espaces de vie et, surtout, les prestations sont les principales raisons qui nous feront revenir avec nos amis au Cottage.
Très bientôt, nous l’espérons !
Jean Paul & Anouchka Delsemme - Belgique

“Le paradis”
Séjour parfait, maison et jardins adorables, bien conçus, charmants et au grand calme.Maison très bien équipée. Un seul désir: y retourner
Mr & Mrs Wlodarczak - Faimes - Belgique

Des propriétaires charmants et efficaces. Un endroit de rêve. Une décoration parfaite. Nous avons passés, mes amis et moi-même, un séjour merveilleux dans un endroit qui fleure bon le passé. La nourriture dans cette région de France, si elle n'est pas diététique (vive les vacances), est superbe de vérité et de saveur. Une expérience fantastique que je renouvellerai avec joie. Merci
Philoux - Belgique

All is great, and , of course, your home is charming and in great setting. We have traveled each day sometimes as much as 2 hours plus, and we believe we have taken in most of the highlights of Dordogne.
'Kind regards,
Phil T .- Georgia - USA

"We had a very good time at the house, thank you. The house has been done very nicely and it was perfect for our requirements, the garden is nice and private and the children really enjoyed the pool, Jean Paul and Isabelle were both extremely helpful."
William I. - UK

"We are back home and wanted to thank you for a wonderful vacation.
We loved staying at your beautiful house.
Hope we will be able to visit your place next year.
It was as piquersque as wished, like a very small Giverny…"
Yael G. - Israe

"Notre sejour a ete excellent ! Nos parents, comme nous memes, ont profité pleinement de cette semaine ensoleillee et depaysante. La dordogne est vraiment une region pleine de richesses en tout genre. Votre maison etait parfaite, bien equipee et bien decoree. La piscine a ete particulierement appreciée lors des fortes chaleurs et nous avons vraiment passé de tres bons moments entre vos murs !
Encore merci !
Bien cordialement "
Benedicte M. - Franc

"We absolutely loved our time here. The owner was a joy to work with. The home was absolutely charming. It was located on a picturesque hill, featured spacious, comfortable rooms and every luxury one would need while there. The home was spotless upon our arrival and the neighbors on the street were extremely helpful, pleasant and welcoming. We enjoyed swimming in the crisp, cool pool; hearing the church bells ring and exploring the neighboring villages as we attending the daily farmer's markets. We cannot wait to come back and are considering an extended stay as we fell in love with the area and this home. I would highly recommend it if you would like to truly experience the people and feel of the region."
Lisa H. - Texas - USA

"Merci pour les belles vacances en Dordogne! Nous les terminons aujourd'hui à
Paris et rentrons ce soir
Votre Cottage est un endroit de rèves! Nous sommes très content des
services offerts et de la maison charmante et complète.
Un réel et sincère merci pour les belles vacances!"
Sabine G. - Belgique

"Nous avons passé une agréable semaine dans cette jolie maison et cette région pleine de charme.
Patricia G. - France

I'd like to thank you for the fantastic stay we had in your amazing Cottage. It was simply beautiful and my family and I absolutely loved every second of our stay. The weather was brilliant and there aren't enough words to describe how stunning your cottage is.
We would definitely stay there again and will highly recommend it to any friends.
Jonathan B. - UK

Une location qui tient ses promesses : le lieu est charmant, la maison agréable et propre, l'équipement très complet, la piscine avec vue sur la Dordogne formidable. Nous avons reçu un très bon accueil et particulièrement apprécié le panier de bienvenue. La situation géographique est idéale pour rayonner de Sarlat à Bergerac et parcourir la vallée de la Dordogne est ses magnifiques châteaux, bastides et vignobles.
Jean Luc O. - France

"Magnifique lieux de villégiature, jardin particulièrement agréable, exposition optimale. Avec de jeunes enfants, nombreuses activités alentour et grands moments de plaisir au bord de la piscine parfaitement sécurisable par un rideau. Tout le nécessaire pour les petits. Cadre calme et paisible avec une vue extraordinaire. Décoration soignée et équipement complet. À recommander!!..."
Mme Albou - France

Nous avons passé d'excellentes vacances dans votre superbe maison. Rien à redire, tout était très bien.
(bravo pour la déco en particulier). Nous avons très envie de revenir un jour.
Mr Carpentier - France

This Cottage is most definitely a five-star property. The description and photos on owner''s website are absolutely accurate, but still don''t do it full justice. It is a beautiful property, both inside and outside, beautifully clean and fully equipped with everything you could possible need for a wonderful holiday. We also really appreciated the extra touches - the bottle of own label wine that awaited us, the basket full of towels for the pool and the store cupboard of kitchen essentials. We loved the saltwater pool and were able to use it every day as we had chosen to pay for pool heating. We would happily recommend it to anyone wishing to holiday in the Dordogne and looking for a well-located, high quality property."
Mrs Stephenson - England

"Nous avons passé un excellent séjour dans votre Cottage..
La maison et le jardin sont charmants et très bien entretenus. La région est superbe et donne envie d'y revenir...
L'accueil a été excellent, gentillesse et réactivité.
Toutes les informations que vous nous aviez donné pour nous rendre à la maison et celles présentes dans la maison était claires et très précieuses"
- Charmante maison très calme avec piscine en plein cœur d’un joli petit village:
- Jardin très bien entretenu et fleuri avec superbe vue sur la Dordogne
- Décoration intérieure
- Accueil sympathique
- Situation géographique (30mn de Sarlat ou de Domme)
- La région est superbe et les activités sont nombreuses : visites de châteaux ou de villes, balades en vélo ou en canoë"
Mr Benoist - France

"Nous avons été totalement satisfait de notre séjou r!
Un cadre et une ambiance typique du terroir comme nous le souhaitions, des hôtes adorables et attentionnés, une maison décorée avec soin et un style que nous avons tous adoré...digne d'un magazine de décoration !
La piscine et la grange nous ont également réjouit et c'est la première fois que nous avons eu de telles prestations et même dans les petits détails (produits ménagers présents, sacs poubelles, petite épicerie sur place etc... nous n'avons pas eu besoin de nous en occuper en arrivant et c'est ce genre de petit détail qui joue vraiment en votre faveur. Bref que du bon !!!!"
Mme Mazurier - France

"Nous sommes rentrés hier soir sans problème particulier - et nous souhaitions vous informer que notre séjour fut réellement à la hauteur de nos attentes. La maison était impeccable.
Un très gros bon point pour l'équipement sur place: c'est bien la première fois que nous avions notamment à disposition une batterie de cuisine complète. La piscine était très chouette, surtout avec le générateur de courant d'eau"
Famille Lenaerts - Belgique