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Three superb 4 STAR homes in stunning 4 acre gardens with pool and games room - Le Tournesol - beautiful stone gite with walled terrace and Wifi

Overview

Property

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 barn Le Tournesol - beautiful stone gite with walled terrace and Wifi, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Le Tournesol, sympathetically restored by local artisans this pretty gite sits 'tucked away' just below a courtyard.

Located on one level there is a well equipped kitchen together with an open plan living & dining room.

The two bedrooms, one double & one twin both have views to the river that runs through the estate.

There is also a fully tiled modern shower room.

The property has been restored using local stone & beams.

Outside is a private walled terrace with barbecue and garden furniture.

All of our cottages are very well equipped, with all modern conveniences including UK satellite TV, DVD player, dishwasher, washing machine etc.

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

If you would like to see some interior pictures of any of our cottages click through to our website further down the page just below 'Facilities' or visit www.lebanquet.com

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

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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27 Reviews

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based on 27 holidaymaker reviews

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Total relaxation

  • 5 of 5

A lovely 2 bedroom barn conversion by a tranquil river. Thoroughly enjoyed our 7 night stay. Karen and Rob, the owners, were always at hand to help and give advice on areas of interest to visit etc.. great hosts

We look forward to visiting again next season.

Ivor and Linda

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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One of our best ever holidays!

  • 5 of 5

It's hard to know what to say that hasn't already been said by others. I agree with everything that has been said about Karen & Rob being wonderful laid back but helpful hosts who care about their guests' enjoyment of their holiday. Le Tournesol was the perfect size for us and our 2 boys, 10 and 12, and being on the ground floor and in the shade, kept nice and cool, and the courtyard sitting area was lovely and private. If we wanted sun we simply had to walk round the other side of the building by the river where we had deckchairs and a small table at our disposal (this became my perfect little quiet spot each day to catch the last of the evening sun and read a book, wine in hand, or watch the dragon flies and butterflies on the riverbank.) Or of course we could go to the pool which had plenty of sun loungers (no having to put your towels down to save one!) and was planted around the edges with beautiful lavender which apart from giving the air a wonderful smell did a fab job of keeping any bees occupied and away from sunbathers! The grounds are beautiful, just perfect, I loved being so close to the little river, it was so relaxing! The games room kept our boys occupied too and was really well equipped - we had brought a cricket set and a travel box of Cluedo with us for example, but they were already there in the games room. Darts, pool, table tennis, giant connect 4, jenga, boules, croquet, badminton, many box games - they were all available, as were many DVDs. The location is perfect- despite being on the road to Les Eyzies, we weren't disturbed by traffic noise, and we found it more convenient than being at the end of a long bumpy track full of potholes in the middle of nowhere (something which we've experienced in the past in rural holiday cottages!). A small supermarket/petrol station is a couple of mins drive away, and it it's possible to walk into Les Eyzies if you want to have a drink and leave the car behind. Restaurants are very nice with lovely staff and reasonable prices. Very central to all the many tourist attractions in the region, which we enjoyed: Chateau Castelnaud, aquarium, prehistoric maze, crazy golf, caves of Cazelles, prehistory museum, canoeing. But there is still lots to see so we will be back! I wholeheartedly recommend Le Banquet to everyone, especially those with children. And if you've never been to the Dordogne before like we hadn't, what are you waiting for? Just go - it's absolutely beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for families

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful place to spend with the family. The gardens were adorable and the boys loved the playroom and swimming pool. Thank you, Karen and Rob for providing such wonderful accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay, and can't recommend Karen and Rob's beautiful places highly enough . The setting is magnificent , right on a little stream running thru the property . They are within walking distance to Font de Gaume , an amazing cave going back 14,000 years . And the best part is Karen and Rob themselves

- they are just delightful and very accommodating . Don't stay anywhere else in

Les Eyzies

Jim and Cathy

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing for the adults and fun for kids - perfect

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week at Le Banquet. It was everything we hoped for. Karen and Rob are incredibly friendly and helpful but they don't intrude at all. The gardens are spectacular. Natural planting, drifts of flowers, a river running through, deckchairs and seating dotted around the garden in sunny spots. There's also a climbing frame and swing, large play barn packed with stuff for kids of all ages (ping pong, table football, pool table, board games, drawing equipment, toys for younger kids, books and DVDs etc). And of course the pool.

Everything is done with real care and attention. For example, there are loads of loungers and umbrellas round the pool and a variety of inflatables, the DVDs are all good titles including lots of brand new releases, and we had everything we needed in our accommodation, even down to tin foil and cling film. In other words, stuff they don't need to provide but do. There was even a bottle of rose in the kitchen for us on arrival!

We had a very relaxing week, not the norm when you're holidaying with a 3 and a 7 year-old, and there's plenty to do round and about. We saw 15,000 year-old paintings, explored a ruined castle and ate out in the local village. Would have done more if we'd been staying longer and hadn't been lolling around Le Banquet so happily!

The two other families staying at the same time were friendly and fun to chat to around the pool, and the kids all hung out together. The cottages are positioned perfectly that you don't feel looked over and wouldn't need to be sociable if you didn't feel like it.

All in all, thoroughly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic summer stay at Le Tournesol

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned from a wonderfully relaxing stay at Le Tournesol. Rob and Karen were fabulous hosts and nothing was too much for them. Our two boys loved the games room, pool, and play area and had a great time making friends. The gite was very clean, well equipped, and characterful, with views of the stream from the bedrooms. Our only regret is that we didn't have two weeks insetad of one as there is so much to see and do in the local area. The picturesque town of Les Eyzies is close by where we enjoyed the market, Museum, and restaurants. In the surrounding area we enjoyed the caves, boat trips, hanging gardens, exploring villages, and an acqua/fun park. We would love to go back and enjoy more of the Dordogne from such a beautiful and convenient base as Le Banquet. I can't really fault it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

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.......

Availability

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
£289
for 5 nights
£405
 
 
Mid 2017
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£580
for 7 nights
£580
 
 
High 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£995
for 7 nights
£995
 
 
Mid 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£580
for 7 nights
£580
 
 
Low 2017
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£289
for 5 nights
£405
 

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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Facilities

Property Type

  • barn

Theme

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

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

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

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

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

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

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Large modern pretty bathroom

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • The pretty double bedroom has views to the river as does the twin room.

Outside

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

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

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