Villa near Riberac, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France - Peaceful Location In Beautiful Dordogne Countryside
Janet and John Elford
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Max guests:9 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Quite simply the best we've ever stayed in...
First, and foremost, excellent communication and advice from the owners made the process such a pleasant and reassuring experience, with an arrival phone call too, providing a lovely and welcoming touch. The villa is even more charming than the photos suggest, set in a fabulous location with all the privacy you could desire. A glorious, quiet rural area with a delightful village shop in easy cycling distance, stocking all your basic needs. Delicious pain au chocolate too. Great supermarkets are a short drive away. The thoughtful owners have even provided the bikes along with lots of outdoor games like badminton, fishing rods to name but a few. The village hosts a tennis court which we used daily. Perfectly situated for easy access to all the lovely towns and villages in the area, the house has a very large and very well maintained saline pool, which was a godsend, as our daughter is allergic to chlorine. The garden is a true paradise, with hammocks among the shading trees helping to cool everyone down. The accommodation is really well appointed, has a wet room, homely touches of extra linen / kitchen supplies and lovely, thoughtful touches giving a really warm welcome. Everything you could possibly require, and more, is provided for you and the quality is unbeatable. The housekeeper, living locally, is an extremely helpful and delightful person. The house is a true home from home rather than a bleak, sterile holiday rental - you can imagine it is your own oasis away from the madding crowds. Lots of games, films, space to relax, a fabulous gas bbq and a delightful loft room with a pool table where we regularly argued whether it was ok to touch the black ball during shots !! Wardrobe storage, a source of great annoyance in many of our previous villa rentals, is excellent, with sufficient hangers to satisfy even those arriving with bulging suitcases. Helpful guides to the area's attractions and appliance instructions are all provided. Quite honestly, the best rental experience we have had in our 14 years of renting villas in Europe. Highly recommended. Well done Janet and John. A sterling job of providing us with a fabulously comfortable holiday experience.
Thanks very much for taking the trouble to write such a glowing review.
Calm surroundings and beautiful house
The house was very clean, beautiful and set in a calm and serene surrounding. We enjoyed the wonderful refreshing pool. Lots of room in the garden for children to run about and a vast house with plenty of room for all to conduct various activities such as games, reading and playing pool in the attic.
It was a very relaxing vacation and we would greatly recommend the house to others.
Satnam and family,
Thank you for your lovely comments, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed the peace and tranquility of this wonderful region of France.
John and janet Elford
calme, confort, tranquillité et grande piscine
Superbe location, piscine vraiment grande et chauffé, grand jardin arboré, les propriétaires souhaitaient que nous nous sentions comme chez nous, objectif atteint nous avions plus l’impression d’être dans une maison d’amis que dans une location. La literie est très bonne et fournissent draps et serviettes de toilette ainsi que de bains, qui permet d'alléger les valises.
Merci à Janet et John pour leur confiance, ainsi qu'a Tove et Joelle.
A driving time of about 1 and half hours to the beach at Royan.
Archachon and Lacanau are about 2 and half hours drive.
The Dune de Pyla (Europe's largest sand dune) is about 2 and half hours drive away.
There are 2 river beaches local to the property, also abundant opportunities for canoeing around the area.
The nearest airports are Bergerac and Bordeaux, both are around 1 and half hours drive and a car is essential. Both airports offer car hire.
The property is situated about 10 minutes walk to the nearest village where you can buy (and order) bread, croissants, groceries and fresh vegetables.
The village tennis court is 10 minutes walk away, the river beaches are a 10 minute drive.