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

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Parking

Overview

Description

La Forge - beautiful stone cottage with riverside terrace and Wifi

This beautiful stone cottage has been restored with a wealth of exposed beams, local stone & woodwork offering modern convenience together with romantic rusticity.

The sunken French style kitchen opens on to a large living & dining area, with polished oak floors & exposed stonework.

Upstairs is a modern bathroom with shower plus 2 good sized bedrooms, one double & one twin (which can convert to a triple if required, sleeping 5 in comfort).

Each window opens out to views across the pretty river and hills beyond.

The cottage has a private riverside terrace, perfect for bbq's & outdoor meals.

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

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

To see some more pictures of any of our cottages, click through to our website which you will further down the page after 'Facilities'.

More Details

About the property

Le Banquet

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

More Details

Owner
Rob & Karen Harrison
Member since: 2002
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 July, 2017

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

Rob & Karen Harrison purchased this cottage in 2004

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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Notes

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%.


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for La Forge - beautiful stone cottage with riverside terrace and Wifiin Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Possiblilty of adding an extra bed
  • The double bedroom has views to the pretty river and beyond. The twin bedroom has beautiful views and can accommodate a 3rd bed or cot
Entertainment:
  • 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
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(40 traveller reviews)

La Forge - beautiful stone cottage with riverside terrace and Wifi
average rating of 4.9 based on 41 reviews
5

Idyllic Countryside Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed out stay at Rob and Karen's cottages!

We were greeted by Rob and Karen upon our arrival and couldn't believe our luck at being able to stay in such beautiful surroundings!

Our cottage was spotlessly clean, furnished with everything we wanted/needed for a stay in the countryside - a fully outfitted kitchen, comfortable bedrooms, modern bathroom (fluffy towels!!), and laundry. We opened our windows to listen to the river rushing by and spent lots of time in the resort-like pool.

It was very, very hot (like 37C) and there is no air conditioning. We were a bit worried about how we would survive. Rob and Karen appeared with fans and also instructed us to shut the windows and curtains during the day. We were perfectly comfortable and now appreciate the insulating properties of ancient, thick stone walls.

Rob and Karen were always available but never intrusive - perfect hosts. They had recommendations for sightseeing and restaurants that were very helpful.

We cannot wait to return to their lovely property!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A great holiday break in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in La Forge for a week in June 2017 and had a wonderful time. Rob and Karen were great hosts and everything in La Forge was set out very well. We loved using the big swimming pool later in the day to cool off. We ate out most evening and this just involved a short walk into Les Ezyies which has a great range of shops and restaurants. Overall a great holiday

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Considering the Dordogne? Book le Banquet!

  • 5 of 5

We’ve fallen in love with the Dordogne. We love the prehistoric caves, the vibrant village markets, and the magnificent river valley. We just returned from our second stay at Le Banquet.

We find Les Eyzies is a destination itself – each of the cottages is spectacular; the glowing reviews are all true.

We love that each cottage is your own; the spaces are so private, you will feel like you are in your own pied- a-terre in the country. The grounds are expansive – there is room to stretch . We love that the interiors are as stunning as the countryside because Rob and Karens haute- concept is designed to surprise and delight… after all, this part of the country is called, “La France Profonde”!

We love that Les Eyzies creates a “diamond-standard” for quality and the cottages are immaculate. You will find modern appliances, luxurious linens, great furniture and cookware. Everything sparkles with cleanliness here.

Sightseeing: At Les eyzies, you are short drives from adventures in every direction. The Font de Gaume, Les Combarelles, Tourtoirac, the Dordogne River town of Sarlat-la-Canéda… the roman town of Perigueux, the port cities of Bergerac and Bordeaux. Wine tastings in Pécharmant, St Emilion, and Bordeaux are a day excursion.

From the Heart: Your hosts, Rob and Karen are the vacation curators every traveler hopes for. They will help chart your adventures, offer off the beaten path experiences, or simply allow you the pleasure of a very private holiday. You will not want to leave.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Best holiday ever!!!

  • 5 of 5

La Forge is a wonderful, extremely well equipped and spotless cottage in a beautiful part of the Dordogne, ideally situated to explore the best of the area.

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.

I would thoroughly recommend a stay here and in fact we are already planning a return to the Dordogne next summer. Thank you Karen and Rob for a lovely holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great family holiday in a lovely cottage

  • 4 of 5

Recently stayed in la forge at Le Banquet for 1 week. We arrived later than expected so missed the supermarket. Karen kindly offered to get us some bits to see us through until the morning. This was very kind and made us relaxed on arrival.

Rob met us on arrival and we were very impressed with the cottage. All the facilities you need with a 14 month old i.e stair gates, baby monitor etc.

The pool was lovely and has beautiful backdrop with view of the countryside. The local villiage Les Eyzies has great little restaurants serving local cuisine.

The location is also great to explore other local areas.

We would definitely go back again.

The only thing I would add is a portable gate to the stairs that lead down into the sunken kitchen. We had to really watch our little one around those steps.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A relaxing break in a stunning region.

  • 4 of 5

Stayed for 8 nights and had a very relaxing time, just what we needed to re-charge. The property was very clean, had lots of facilities and was very comfortable. The kitchen has all you need for a family self catering. We had a 3 year old and the property was great for him. Lots to keep him occupied, from the numerous toys in the play barn to running around the huge garden and playing on the slide. We really enjoyed the local markets, especially in La Buge. There is so much to see and do in this area. The owners were on site but not intrusive and more than happy to provide any further info required (The play barn is also stocked with a variety of travel guides, maps and local brochures). We really appreciated the groceries that Rob and Karen got in for us for our arrival and the bottle of lovely wine. I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

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

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