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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



Updated: 21-Oct-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 Forge - beautiful stone cottage with riverside terrace and Wifi, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

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'.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 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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37 Reviews

based on 37 holidaymaker reviews


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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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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Perfect. Definitely going back

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in La Forge for a week with our 14 month old daughter. From the moment we arrived, to the moment we left, the whole stay was outstanding. Karen and Rob were the perfect hosts - easy to find when you needed something, but not calling round when you didn't. The bottle of rosé in the fridge when we arrived was perfect.

The cottage was delightful. Beautiful open plan family area downstairs and good size bedrooms upstairs. The village of Les Ezyies has enough in to keep you entertained if you don't fancy traveling and there is a lot to do within easy striking distance.

They also have a good amount of baby kit that reduces the weight you need to carry with you. Worth checking with them before you do your packing.

It's rare that I write such a glowing review and I do so with some trepidation on a purely selfish basis - we are definitely going back and want to make sure we get a booking.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Summer Holiday 2015

  • 5 of 5

We had a great two weeks stay with our three little poppets this summer at Le Banquet. Hosts Karen and Rob were amazing as was the two bedroom cottage itself, with its views over 3 acres, the pool and river. The property is close to many of the caves, formal gardens, wine (of course) and many other recreational activities. And, if you don't feel like going out for a morning or afternoon there is always the games room and pool. Life is so tough in the Dordogne! What an incredible place and holiday destination. A quick trip we understand from the UK by air and 7 hours for us by car to Basel in Switzerland. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed in La Forge for one week at the end of June and couldn't of asked for a more perfect location. Stunning gardens, accommodation which catered for all our needs, beautiful clean pool and most of all, the owners, Karen and Rob who made us feel so welcome and relaxed. The play barn was also an added bonus which we used most days, with having a three year old, we were able to keep him entertained with boules, cricket and football - not to mention the DVD collection which we raided each evening!

The area itself is also so tranquil but with plenty of places to visit and explore from boat trips, canoeing, caves, local markets and chateaus to mention but a few. Our week at Le Banquet was truly memorable and enjoyable and we hope to visit again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • 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
5 night minimum stay
for 5 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 - 20 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 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


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • 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


  • Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower


  • 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


  • Deck Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace


  • Self-catering

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

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