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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



Updated: 27-Nov-2016
Sleeps 6, 5 & 4 - featured in the national Gaurdian newspaper top 10 holidays!!

In the most popular part of the Dordogne and on the edge of the world famous village of Les Eyzies these charming 150 year old 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 or rounders and a play area with swings, slide and a boules court.

The games barn houses table tennis, table football, pool, darts, hopscotch, giant connect 4 and noughts and crosses, loads of board games & plenty of toys for the toddlers, a extensive DVD library, 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, coffee maker, etc. together with its own terrace, outside furniture and BBQ. All of the properties are connected to FREE WiFi

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Details for holiday cottage La Fermette - beautiful spacious cottage, riverside terrace and Wifi, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

La Fermette at Le Banquet sleeps 6 in comfort - a pretty Perigordine, riverside cottage.

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 see some pictures of any of our cottages click through to our website further down the page after 'Facilities' or go to www.lebanquet.com

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

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 11 years ago and have never looked back....

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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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34 Reviews

based on 34 holidaymaker reviews


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: Nov 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 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: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Faultless stay in La Fermette

  • 5 of 5

A perfect location to explore the Dordogne. Our cottage, La Fermette, was spotless with plenty of space and comfortable beds. We stayed with grandparents and our three boys aged 9, 8 & 5 who got on extremely well with the girls in the other two cottages. This, of course, made the holiday with many hours spent playing in the pool. Karen & Rob were great hosts with plenty of ideas for things to do and places to visit. Would highly recommend the night market (Tuesday) in Bouge and kayaking/canoeing on the river - both great fun! That said, sitting, relaxing by the stream outside the cottage with a good book. barbecue for tea and cool beer was most definitely my best bit! Make sure you take insect repellent.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful gite, fabulous hosts

  • 5 of 5

We decided to explore the Dordogne having been to the Lot for the past 3 years (to a baby/toddler friendly group of gites). We thought we'd treat ourselves to a bit more space and went for La Fermette which is a lovely big house. Karen and Rob are lovely, around if you need to ask them anything but not overbearing at all. They have thought of everything, plenty for the kids to do on site with the play barn, and the pool is great. The grounds are big and the garden is wonderful, with the stream running along one side. Completely relaxing and idyllic. Our kids are 5 and 7 and we had loads to do in the area - in fact, we loved it so much we've just booked to return next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The best start to our summer

  • 5 of 5

As we go through our own heatwave back in the UK, we find ourselves longingly reminiscing of the 4ft thick walls of our cottage that provided coolness in the midst of a glorious week of sunshine. This was our first visit to the Dordogne and we were enchanted with it. La Fermette was a wonderful place to stay. Karen and Rob provide a wonderful relaxing environment with everything you could want in a gite and we would thoroughly recommend the property. We went with two of our teenage children who were happy to spend pool days as well as activity days. Clean, well equipped and tastefully decorated. The gardens are beautiful and the pool area is well maintained and clean with comfortable sun loungers and inflatables to amuse the children (and the adults). The games barn is an extra bonus and great for games of table tennis and snooker with a great collection of games and videos. Kayaking down the Dordogne was possibly the highlight of the activities, although the cycling was great and we went to Squirrel Forest for our high wires amongst the trees. I think we were fortunate to come at the start of summer because we had no queues for any of the activities. Would love to return to this beautiful part of France soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac - 1 hours drive at 45 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : at 650 Kilometres Nearest Golf : at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Les Eyzies de Tayac at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Perigueux at 45 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 200 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.......


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Mid 2017
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low 2017
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

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 www.lebanquet.com
We accept payment by cheque, bank transfer or you can pay by credit card via the Homeaway website but this will incur an extra charge of 2%.

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Property Type

  • cottage


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • 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


  • 2nd Floor en-suite Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • First Floor Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Ground Floor WC - Toilet


  • 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
  • The en-suite double bedroom with king size bed is situated on the 2nd floor. The two twin bedrooms are on the 1st floor and share a bathroom. A cot can be placed in any of the three bedrooms and one of the twins can be changed into a double if required.


  • Deck Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • If you would like to see some more interior pictures of any of our cottages please click through to our website below.

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