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“The Perfect French Retreat”
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The 29 metre long swimming pool viewed from the infinity edge to pigeonnier
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The 29 metre long swimming pool viewed from the infinity edge to pigeonnier
Aerial shot of the property - the cottage is detached from the owners house The cottage is to the right of the photo
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The 29 metre long swimming pool viewed from the infinity edge to pigeonnier
Aerial shot of the property - the cottage is detached from the owners house
The cottage is to the right of the photo
The cottage
Private garden area (with BBQ) to rear of cottage
Private patio beside cottage
The view from the private garden area at the rear of the cottage
Living room
Bedroom 1 - downstairs
Bedroom 2 - upstairs
Bedroom 3 - upstairs
Hall, stairs and kitchen
View from the pigeonnier over the pool
Looking from the shaded area under pigeonnier towards infinity edge
View over the infinity edge of the swimming pool
Dusk time drinks under the pigeonnier
Seating area under the pigeonnier
The pool at night
One of the bars off the main square
The very popular Pizzeria in Eymet
Eymet night market - every Tuesday evening in the summer
View of pool in winter - with mutts
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Eymet, Dordogne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Excellent - based on 22 reviews
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Andykathy...
Preston, United Kingdom
1 review
“The Perfect French Retreat”
Reviewed 3 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Our stay at this cottage was absolutely fabulous. The drive from Bergerac airport is about 20 minutes on easy roads and the cottage is set high up in a stunning location overlooking rolling farmland and fields. The cottage is beautifully decorated and has every facility you need including a dishwasher and English TV. The pictures don't do the pool justice and the views are amazing - a glass of wine watching the sunset from under the pigeonniere is a fantastic way to end the day.
Mike and Caroline are fantastic hosts, friendly and helpful but never overbearing. However the real stars are the three dogs - Shiraz, Coco and Bonnie along with Rosso the cat. They are great company and really make the experience special.
We are already planning a return visit and would have no hesitation in recommending this holiday cottage.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
3 Aug 2016
Thanks for your kind comments and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
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anth8701
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Excellent gite with fabulous pool and views”
Reviewed 24 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We were late booking this year so we were lucky to find this free. The cottage is all that is advertised - welcoming and well appointed with a very good welcome pack left for us, which was unexpected and appreciated. It is well equipped, comfortable, and set in lovely grounds with great views. Our two girls (aged 12 and 10) lived in the swimming pool, which is exceptional and great fun. They were particularly taken with the dogs, Shiraz, Bonnie, and Coco, who were no bother to have around. Mike and Caroline could not have been better hosts, and we were particularly grateful for the 'midnight' drinks, overlooking the pool. For those not familiar with the area, Eymet is an well equipped old town, with good dining and local shops. If you want a relaxing and well-catered holiday let in this area, then we would heartily recommend it.

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Liked best: Pool is exceptional, plus local to all amenities
Liked least: No issues with it
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
25 Jul 2016
Thanks for the lovely review. You have been added to our 5* guests!
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andy d
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“As good as promised by the reviews”
Reviewed 12 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

As all the reviews promised this is a wonderful place to stay. Because of aircraft problems we got there very late in the evening but the gite was warm and welcoming with a very good welcome pack left for us, much appreciated. It is very well equipped, in lovely grounds and the view especially from the swimming pool is inspiring. And as for the dogs, Shiraz, Bonnie, and Coco, and the cat, Rosso, they are a joy and always up for company. Eymet is a good village with an excellent butcher's shop so we made a lot of use of the gas barbeque. The owners are as helpful as promised whilst giving one privacy so all round for a relaxing and well catered holiday in this area you need look no further.

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Liked best: grounds
Liked least: 25 min walk to village
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
13 Jul 2016
Thanks for your kind comments Andy! A bientot.
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Bob101F
Chorleywood, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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“Wonderful stay. Peaceful and relaxing”
Reviewed 2 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

We arrived in time for the New Year celebrations at the end of 2015. The cottage was immaculately clean with a variety of fresh foods to be getting on with while we went shopping in Eymet for more supplies.
Our hosts 'Mike and Caroline' were charming and helpful.
I expected the cottage to be cold, but I was pleasantly surprised that it was warm and comfortable with all the facilities that I have at home. WiFi, a good phone signal, Sky, DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher and a very spacious lounge, also large bedrooms.
The scenery is outstanding, right in the middle of several vineyards, a very good variety of local wine is available.
You also have exclusive use of the pool should you need to have the pool.
This is an ideal location for people that want to just relax and "do your own thing".
The big question, would I return again?
Hell yes, in a heartbeat.
Do yourself a favor and book this place before it gets full.

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Liked best: Relaxing and peaceful
Liked least: I had to leave
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
3 Jan 2016
Dear Bob and FF Amanda, Thanks for your kind comments. You were lovely guests and we will hold you to your promise to send us that case of Chateau Lafite ! Hope to see you again at some stage. Mike & Caroline.
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Annie9876...
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect”
Reviewed 6 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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Fantastic. Lovely. Brilliant. House spot on. Views great, especially from the pool as you swim towards the valley. Nice to stay somewhere where you could actually swim. Mike and Caroline were great hosts - and last but def., not least - the dogs were lovely to have around. We came home so relaxed and recharged. Thank you.

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Liked best: Too hard to choose.
Liked least: One week only.
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
8 Sep 2015
And you weren't too bad as guests either! Hope to see you again in the future.
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