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Three superb 4 STAR homes in stunning 4 acre gardens with pool and games room - La Fermette - beautiful spacious cottage, riverside terrace and Wifi

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Parking



La Fermette - beautiful spacious cottage, riverside terrace and Wifi

La Fermette, a pretty Perigordine, riverside cottage sleeps 6 in comfort and is one of 3 beautiful properties at Le Banquet.

The accommodation is spacious & comfortable & consists of well equiped modern kitchen & dining room, ground floor WC, large sitting room opening on to a beautiful riverside terrace with a vine clad loggia.

The magnificent oak-beamed master bedroom with king size bed & beautiful en-suite bathroom is on the 2nd floor, whilst the 2 pretty twin bedrooms on the first floor have gorgeous views overlooking the river and share a fabulous bathroom.

A tranquil riverside setting in which to relax.

All of our cottages are very well equipped, including UK TV, DVD player, dishwasher, washing machine etc.

We also provide linen, towels, tea towels, washing up liquid, cleaning materials, bin liners, foil, loo rolls, dishwasher tabs etc.

If you would like to more information or to see more pictures of any of our cottages visit

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About the property

Le Banquet

Karen & Rob welcome you to their charming, 200 year old ensemble of luxury 4 star Perigordine houses nestling deep in the Vezere valley.

In the most popular part of the Dordogne and on the edge of the world famous village of Les Eyzies these charming homes at Le Banquet have been lovingly restored preserving their character. Recently awarded 4 STARS by the Comité Départemental Du Tourisme De La Dordogne and voted 'Best family self-catering holiday in France' by The Gaurdian newspaper.

A pretty river runs through the estate and helps to make the extensive grounds and magnificent gardens at Le Banquet an ideal place for relaxation, with ample shade provided by the apple & pear trees.

The large 40ft x 20ft swimming pool & toddler’s splash pool are positioned to gain maximum hours of sunshine with plenty of sun beds, tables & chairs and umbrellas.

Children are well catered for with acres of space to play football, cricket or rounders and a play area with swings, slide, basketball net & boules court.

The games barn houses table tennis, table football, pool, darts, hopscotch, giant connect 4, loads of board games & plenty of toys for the toddlers.It also houses an extensive DVD library, and an information corner with hundreds of leaflets & books on places to visit and things to do & see in the wonderful local area.

Each home is extremely well equipped with all modern comforts including UK satellite TV, DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, etc. together with its own terrace, outside furniture and BBQ.

All of the properties are connected to FREE WiFi

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Rob & Karen Harrison
Member since: 2002
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Rob & Karen Harrison

We are never happier than when outdoors under the warm Perigourdine sun, after spending many years commuting on planes, trains and automobiles we settled here in the Dordogne 14 years ago and have never looked back....

Rob & Karen Harrison purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Rob & Karen Harrison chose Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

After holidaying in the Dordogne in 2003 we fell in love with the blue skys and outstanding natural beauty of the area and just a year later we were living here!!

As we drove down the driveway to view Le Banquet, it took our breathe away and we knew we were home.

Oh and the warm weather helps!!

What makes this cottage unique

We were voted The Guardian newspaper's "10 of the best family self-catering holidays in France".

Idyllic riverside setting, extensive 4 acre grounds with stunning gardens.

Awarded 4 stars by Dept du Tourisme of the Dordogne.

Large 40ft x 20ft swimming pool and todddlers splash pool.

Fully equipped games and information barn.

Unbeatable location in the golden triangle!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

To Rob & Karen, We had a wonderful holiday at Le Banquet, your gite gave us a lovely relaxing place to stay in this beautiful corner of the world. we can't wait to come back. Love from Gillian, lan, Alistair and Heather. ------ Rob & Karen, Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful estate with us for two weeks and for making us feel so very welcome. Gavin & Jane and George & Diane. ------ Dear Karen and Rob This is without a doubt the most beautiful place we have stayed in and the most beautiful part of France we have visited. Marge Holtz. -----just some of the comments we have had during the 2007 season
Nov 2007
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Our prices include, use of all facilities, all bed linen & towels, tourist taxes, end of stay cleaning, all baby equipment, welcome bottle of wine etc. For a full list of facilities you can visit our website at
We accept payment by cheque, bank transfer or you can pay by credit card via the Homeaway website but this will incur an extra charges.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in Périgord

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 09:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 2nd Floor en-suite Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    First Floor Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Ground Floor WC - Toilet
  • The two twin bedrooms on the first floor share a modern, tiled, spotless bathroom with a bath and full height shower. The master bedroom has it’s own en-suite modern, tiled, spotless bathroom with a bath and full height shower. There is a separate toilet on the ground floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Top Floor Double Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , En-suite
    First Floor Twin Bedroom One - 2 Single Bed
    First Floor Twin Bedroom Two - 2 Single Bed
  • On the first floor you will find two large pretty beamed bedrooms both with twin beds, wardrobe, chair, chest of drawers, bedside cabinet with bedside light. All you have to do is chose between the room that looks out over the river and field beyond or the courtyard with it’s beautiful gardens. These two rooms share a modern clean bathroom. The enchanting en-suite master bedroom with it’s breath-taking carpentry on the floor above has a king-size bed with bedside cabinets and bedside lights, wardrobe and chest of drawers. Why not take 5 minutes and sit in the armchair which overlooks the courtyard and gardens. A cot can be placed in any of the three bedrooms and one of the twins can be changed into a double if required.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
If you would like to see some more interior pictures of any of our cottages please ask for our website.


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La Fermette - beautiful spacious cottage, riverside terrace and Wifi
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews

Wonderful stay at Le Banquet

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed 10 days at Le Banquet and had a lovely relaxing time It's so pretty and the house was great. Our two year old loved the pool and the huge games room which was full of toys, books, puzzles etc to keep her busy.

Despite rain early on in our stay, there was plenty to do in the region to keep us busy, (so many pretty villages, markets, chateaus to visit)

Thank you Rob and Karen for having us and hope to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Le Banquet! Stayed for 1 week in late June and it was beautiful. The gardens were stunning and we loved the pretty river, view from our back door (fields and cows) and the layout of La Fermette! Very clean and well maintained, better than the photos show it. Perfectly equipped, Karen and Rob had thought of everything - plus they were the perfect owners, friendly and welcoming but totally left us to it. Oh and the games barn was wonderful for us all to play it. Brilliant! All in all it was the perfect French experience for us, highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect place to help transport you back in time

  • 5 of 5

Exactly what we dreamed of. Karen and Rob were the perfect hosts; there whenever we had questions and very welcoming yet we felt we had the property to ourselves, even with other guests booked.

It feels tucked away but it is only minutes from a quaint town and close to all the best attractions of the perigord noir. cest bon!

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely gite in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the end of a very hot summer to stay in La Fermette for 10 days. We were warmly welcomed by Karen and Rob on our arrival and given a tour of the property and it's grounds. Everything was as described and very much to our satisfaction. The position of La Fermette next to Karen and Rob's farmhouse was very picturesque with lovely flowers and herbs surrounding the property and sitting on the banks of the small stream running past the terrace. Inside the property was very nicely furnished with everything you could need. If something wasn't there or was broken, only a mention to Karen or Rob and it would be dealt with tout suite.

The situation of the property was perfect for exploring the area of the Perigord Noir with most places of interest within an hour of driving. Karen and Rob recommended places to visit, eat and things to do when asked - they do have a barn full with lots of information on the area although you can't beat it straight from the horse's mouth. Three of my favourite things were the canoeing down The Dordogne, lunch at Le Dejeuner sur l'Herbe in Saint Leon sur Vezere and dinners at Mentalo in Les Eyzies which were excellent and very reasonably priced - don't be put off by the Pizzeria sign as it doesn't serve just pizzas - the fillet steaks were superb!

All in all I can't rate the property and the area highly enough. You won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful gites, lovely location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday at Le Banquet. Our gite was spacious, comfortable and clean. The gardens and grounds are beautiful. Our children loved the pool and all the games and toys available in the playbarn.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Le Banquet - Simply Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for two weeks in La Fermette. The accommodation was outstanding in a picture perfect setting. Stunning house, very spacious, immaculately decorated with everything you could ever need available. Outside terrace is right next to the stream. Very peaceful, a particular favourite sitting area for my husband. Pool is great for kids and Karen and Rob are very welcoming and always made themselves available for any requests or needs. Will definitely be back. Oustanding location and a perfect holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
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Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Bergerac - 1 hours drive
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Les Eyzies de Tayac
Nearest Motorway
45 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Dramatic rock faces, sparkling rivers, green valleys, Chateaux, medieval villages, prehistoric caves and brilliant sunlight. The Dordogne, the very heart of the Perigord has been described by some as paradise.

As you pass fields of sunflowers and corn and marvel at castles towering at the top of cliffs or visit the many 'Beau Villages' in the surrounding area you begin to understand why. The area surrounding Le Banquet is dominated by pre-history, beautiful architecture and gastronomy. The perfectly preserved medieval town of Sarlat is just 20 minutes away.

The local markets are full to brimming with some of the best produce France has to offer.

Whether you wish to visit one of the many UNESCO world heritage sites, caves with their drawings dating back 20,000 years, picnic by the banks of the Vezere River, taste the excellent wines from Bergerac and surround or canoe, horse ride and perhaps fish, Le Banquet is at the very heart of it all.

If you are a food lover, then welcome to gastronomic heaven! Foie Gras, cepes, truffles and excellent restaurants - the region has it all.

Other local activities include: canoeing, airparks, quad bike hire, go carting the list is endless.......