We had a lovely stay – everything was thought of – even a sand pit and a paddling pool for the little one. The practical things like changing mat, baby monitor etc really helped ease the lugguage allowance for the flight. The sights and restaurants information folder saved hours of reading guide books and Marion very thoughtfully provided our first night and morning food so would not go hungry as our flight got in quite late. All in all a very relaxing holiday and we would definitely come again.
Paula, Ben & Harris (16 months) La Girolle June 2013
Dear Marion, thank you so much…… we had a lovely stay and you were so welcoming. It really is an amazing place for children. We will certainly return next year with family.
Emily, Mike, Toby (2,5) & Fred (9 months) La Girolle June 2013
Dear Marion, Ray & Katie, what a brilliant set-up you have here! Home-from-home. Everything a family needs is catered for. We have spent an excellent week visiting the sites in the morning, relaxing, swimming and playing in the afternoon. Highly recommend a visit to the stunning village of Rocamadour. Thank you for making our week so relaxed and for thinking of everything parents and children could need for a great holiday. We will definitely be back.
Kate, James & Francesca (22 months) La Luciole June 2013
A lovely holiday in a beautiful place with charming hosts. Found that we spent a good deal of the time eating in the Wendy House. Sarah will miss her holiday home, just as we all will. Thank you so much Marion – we had the very best of holidays.
Anne, Crispin & Sarah (21 months) La Sauterelle May 2013
Wat een heerlijk huisje in een prachtige omgeving! En wat een rust.. je hoort alleen de geluiden van de natuur.. de vogels, de krekels… en het geluid van je vrolijk spelende kinderen. Voor onze jongens was het een waar paradijs. Ze konden heerlijk rondrennen in de enorme tuin en spelen in de speelkamer die werkelijk voor ieder wat wils heeft. Het huisje is van alle gemakken voorzien! Er is aan alles gedacht, ook voor de allerkleinsten. Bij de boeking kan je aangeven wat je voor je baby nodig hebt; babybedje, badje, aankleedkussen, kinderstoel… super handig en alles inbegrepen in de prijs! Verder slapen de bedden en kussens heerlijk en zijn de handdoeken heerlijk zacht! We hebben een heerlijke tijd gehad. In de omgeving is van alles te doen, in het huisje ligt een informatiemap met tips en aanbevelingen, erg handig. Een echte aanrader is om een van de Medieval Festivals bij te wonen, vonden de kinderen ook erg leuk! De eigenaren zijn erg vriendelijk en gastvrij. Bij aankomst stond er een welkomstmandje met lokale lekkernijen klaar en Marion had aangeboden de eerste boodschappen te doen zodat we niet gelijk naar de supermarkt hoefden te rennen!
Kortom, een zeer kindvriendelijke accommodatie met een beetje luxe voor de ouders! Ik kan het zeker aanraden voor gezinnen met jonge kinderen. Wij komen zeker nog een keer terug!
Susanne, Henry, Thijs (4) & Steffan (19 months) La Luciole May 2013
A brillant gîte in a beautiful location – there really is everything you could possibly need here. The children loved the playroom, the outside space and most especially the wooded playground – we could hardly get them out of the kitchen (in the playhouse). Three budding Gordon Ramsays! Places we visited were Château Bonaguil, Prayssac market – fantastic and really interesting, Prehistoric Museum and lots of beautiful villages in the area. Thank you very much Marion, Ray & Katie for your hospitality, warm welcome and most of all your lovely gîte! P.S. We hope the next gîte lives up to your high standards!
Ivan, Bryony, Hugh (5), Ralph (3) & Sylvie (1) La Sauterelle May 2013
Wow! What a place. Perfectly set up for a relaxing family holiday. The boys loved it all……….the pool, the pretend café in the playhouse in the woods, the playroom gave so much entertainment and provided us with a family battling to win table football. The gîte was comfortable with everything we needed. We will be back.
Nichola, Marc, Dillon (6) & Nate (2) La Luciole May 2013
Dear Marion – We all had a fantastic time and relaxing week. You have an amazing property in beautiful surroundings. Good luck for the future.
Kerrie, Justin, Jude (3) & Katherine, Chris, Sophia (15 months) La Sauterelle May 2013
Dear Marion, Ray & Katie – Domaine de la Dolce is a perfect, peaceful family retreat in an amazing setting and has been just right for our first family holiday. It truly is baby and toddler friendly and has everything you need. The beautiful rural setting provided a free environment for our children, especially the playground under the trees. Lots to do within 20 minutes of La Dolce. Puy l’Évèque and Prayssac are beautiful and we loved the walk to Montcabrier. The information folder is just what you need. We could have stayed for two weeks and would love to in the future and try summertime to experience the summer markets, medieval festivals and leisure lake. Thank you Marion, Ray and Katie for your welcome and kindness and making La Dolce just perfect for our family. P.S. Postcards are great; loved the bathroom and the shower.
Karen, Michael, Summer (5) and Noah (2) La Luciole September 2012
To Marion, Ray and Katie – we have had a wonderful stay at La Dolce with our family and friends. You have thought of everything! We particularly enjoyed swimming in the pool – the salt water and the temperature were perfect for our son Reuben. The house in the woods has been a great souce of enjoyment for Reuben. The accommodation was wonderfully equipped. Thank you for creating a wonderful place to relax. See you again hopefully.
Chris, Dawn and Reuben (2 1/2) La Sauterelle September 2012
Dear Marion, Ray and Katie, thank you for a wonderful stay at this lovely place. It was a perfect getaway with our little girl Chloe – she loved the play room, the swings, woodland playground and the safe, warm pool. These were perfect diversions for her and therefore for us too. You were fantastic hosts and we very much appreciated your input and kindness when planning trips. What a wonderful set-up you have here – we wish you all the best with it and hope to see you soon for another visit! Love
Oliver, Laura and Chloe (9 month) La Sauterelle September 2012
Our stay has been everything we hoped it would be – toys, outdoor space and pool in beautiful surroundings and lovely gÎte. We have very much enjoyed our stay and would recommend La Dolce to anyone with young children and look forward to coming again. Many of our personal highlights have been mentioned previously – Les Jardins de Marquessac, Monpazier, Cahors market and old town, Château de Bonaguil,……so we would add that we loved pottering around Puy L’Évèque - the shops are good for daily staples, the people friendly, the pharmacy beautiful (for a bit of “female retail therapy”) and if you walk down from the central square to the old quarter there is a brilliant place called “Le Salon Gourmand” – it has fresh crêpes, a dozen types of specialist teas and hot chocolate made from real chocolate. Yum!
Sophie, Scott, Frederick (2 1/2) and Felix (9 month) La Girolle September 2012
Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday. The gÎte and surroundings exceeded our expectations and our every requirement for a 20 month old toddler was catered for. Oliver has been more excited all week than we have ever seen him. He has charged around outside from morning until night every day. We have had a few nice day trips. Oliver loved exploring Château de Bonaguil. Our favourite day out was in Monpazier. We explored all the little shops and found a lovely toy shop full of wooden toys – perfect for gifts for cousins and friends. We have had a wonderful week and hope to be back next year.
Victoria, Rob and Oliver (20 month) La Luciole September 2012
We knew that coming away with a 3 month old and a just 2 year old was always going to be hard work at times but with the amazing facilities here we have all had an amazing holiday and Mum & Dad have even managed to find some time to relax. Whilst we have enjoyed visiting the local sites – Les Jardins de Marqueyssac being so popular we went twice – our favourite times have been the days spent at the gîte, building sand castles and swimming. Thomas has slept in a “big boys” bed for the first time and became much more confident in the pool. Eleanor has had a wonderful time on the playmat. Thank you to Marion and Ray for making our holiday so easy and being very accommodating – we have many happy memories and look forward to seeing you all next year!
Lois, Arun, Thomas (2) and Eleanor (3 months) La Luciole August/September 2012
Dear Marion, Ray and Katie, thank you so much for a wonderful holiday here at La Dolce – we have had such a relaxing two weeks. The children have been busy all day long and loved the castles, Parc-en-Ciel and the beach at Montaigne-de-Quercy. They have loved playing in the meadows after dinner with their new friends and Katie has made them feel so welcome. We have loved the opportunity to sit and relax, knowing they are having fun in such a safe and child friendly environment. You seem to have taken on running gites like ducks to water. Your plans for the next season sound great and we wish you all the best. Thank you so much for a great holiday.
Helen, Simon, Romilly (7), Penn (5), Cecilia (3), Jago (1 1/2), grand parents and Au-Pair La Sauterelle August 2012
Dear Marion, Ray & Katie, thank you for a superb holiday. The location is idyllic, the weather has been fantastic and George has loved the pool, play areas and company! Your recommendations have been very useful – Parc-en-Ciel being a particular highlight. A week has not really been enough to explore this beautiful part of France and we are all reluctant to leave. Thank you once again for such a relaxing stay and best wishes for your future at La Dolce.
Claire, Robin and George (6) La Luciole August 2012
Dear Marion, Ray and Katie, thank you very much for the great holiday we have had at La Dolce. The gite is perfect and really everything is there. And also outside the gite the “Domaine” itself is fantastic! The pool, the playroom, the playground and the field. Also the Lot is beautiful. There are so many things to see and do within half an hour drive. We all enjoyed every minute of our holiday. See you next year. Looking forward to it!
Lieve Marion, Ray en Katie. Hartelijk dank voor de geweldige vakantie op jullie landgoed “La Dolce”. Het appartement is echt perfect en het ontbrak ons de hele vakantie aan niets. Dit geldt ook voor alle faciliteiten buiten het appartement. Het zwembad, de speelkamer, grasveld en het speeltuintje in het bos, ECHT SUPER!!!! Ook is de Lot een prachtige streek met een hoop dingen te zien en te doen binnen een half uur rijden. We hebben echt van elke minuut van onze vakantie optimaal genoten. Tot volgend jaar!! We kijken er nu al naar uit.
Paulien, Jan, Jesse (5) and Sarah (2) La Luciole August 2012
What a fantastic place – our week has flown by and we are sad to leave. This is true perfect holiday for families with kids – our 12 month old and 4 year old have had a ball. We really do hope to return some day. The playroom and the playground were ideal for Jeremy; the pool fantastically warm. We have such happy memories of visiting different towns, villages and castles in the morning and whiling away our afternoons and evenings here. Thank you so much!
Vanessa, Crispin, Jeremy (4) and Harriet (1), Australia La Sauterelle August 2012
We have just enjoyed our second visit to Domaine de la Dolce. This year we stayed for two weeks instead of one and it still was not long enough. it is a great place for a family holiday and we cannot fault the facilities. We enjoyed the medieval festival in Monpazier and a trip to “Le Forêt des Singes” in Rocamadour (as recommanded in the guest book) and we would also recommand a family amusement park called “Parc Walibi” (on the southern outskirt of Agen) which has plenty of rides and fun for all ages. Marion, Ray and Katie – thank you for a lovely holiday, we do not want to leave and hope to come back again next year.
Lara, Carl, Thea (5) and Alexa (2) La Girolle July/August 2012
A wonderful place in a wonderful setting. Loved the swimming pool – great to see the grand-children in such a free and safe setting. Thank you.
Linda and Adrian La Girolle July/August 2012
We had a lovely stay! La Dolce gave our family just the right holiday balance we were looking for. We had our privacy while our children enjoyed playing with all the kids. Our children loved the freedom we were able to give them at La Dolce. Our son has grown during our stay, he discovered so many new aspects of live. Our daughter proved to be a water princess and loved to dive in this special salt-water pool. Also the two weeks were not enough time for her to read all the books available. The area is lovely quiet and seems not to have been discovered by tourists as much as other regions like Dordogne. We learned that Cahors wines are well worth discovering. And the babysitter Carol has lovingly taken care of our kids so we could spend some time together as well! Last but not least, we loved it so much we will for sure return next year and are looking forward to see you Marion, Ray and Katie next year!
Berteke, Eric, Lenneke (5) and Rijk (2) La Sauterelle July 2012
This has been a marvelous, great holiday! A warm welcome on this beautiful location. The gîte is nice, the garden magnificent, the play ground and room unique and very relaxing for parents. I think we spent more time in the pool in these two weeks than in the last two years. And you even managed to get the weather right! To summarize: It has been great! According to our six year old daughter “these were the best two weeks of her life!” And a final compliment: We are seriously considering to come back next year! Thanks a lot and all the best.
Het was een heerlijke vakantie! Een warm welkom op deze prachtige locatie. Het huisje is mooi en gerieflijk, de tuin schitterend, de speeltuin- en huisje uniek en erg ontspannend voor de ouders. Ik denk dat we deze 2 weken meer tijd in het zwembad hebben doorgebracht dan de laatste 2 jaar! En jullie hebben zelfs voor het juiste weer gezorgd! Samenvattend: het was super! Volgens onze dochter van 6: “dit waren de 2 leukste weken van mijn leven”. En nog een laatste compliment: we denken er aan om volgende jaar terug te komen! Nogmaals hartelijk dank en veel succes.
Annemarie, Alexander, Josephine (6) and Olivier (4) La Luciole July 2012
Thank you! We have enjoyed a great vacation at La Dolce. The garden is beautiful, with many trees giving nice shade and coolness on warm afternoons. The kitchen was better equipped than at home and thus a joy to use. We wish you good luck in this beautiful place and hope to come back to see the result of all your improvement plans. Enjoy this special place!
Maaike, Michiel, Jasper (9) and Suzan (6) La Girolle July 2012
Dear Marion, Ray and Katie, this was our second year at La Dolce. Again we had a great holiday. Maud and Brent knew their way around quickly. The pool was well used; even on cloudy days. Thanks to the warm temperature. The gîte got some great changes: a brand new, comfortable bathroom, with lots of fluffy and soft towels too! We felt at home and welcome. We appreciated the kind and friendly caring of you both, Marion and Ray. We noticed all the big and small improvements you already made. Quality holiday time is not only a promise at La Dolce! Marion, Ray and Katie, we wish you many happy years at La Dolce. Enjoy it, together with all the guests to come. We consider another holiday here at La Dolce.
Beste Marion, Ray en Katie. Dit was onze tweede vakantie op La Dolce. Weerom hadden we een fantastische vakantie. Maud en Brent vonden hun weg snel weer terug. Het zwembad werd veelvuldig gebruikt, zelfs op bewolkte dagen. Dit dankzij het aangename verwarmde schone water. De gîte had een metamorfose ondergaan: een prachtige, comfortabele badkamer, met veel knuffelachtige en zachte handdoeken. We voelden ons zoals thuis en weer erg welkom. We waarderen de warme en vriendelijke zorgzaamheid van zowel jou Marion als van Ray. We merkten alle grote èn kleine verbeteringen die jullie reeds aangebracht hadden zeker op. Kwaltiteitsvolle vakantietijd is op La Dolce niet alleen een belofte! Marion, Ray en Katie, we wensen jullie heel veel gelukkige jaren op La Dolce. Geniet ervan, samen met al jullie gasten die nog zullen komen! Wij komen zeker nog eens terug op La Dolce.
Nadine, Luc, Brent (9) and Maud (5) La Luciole July 2012
We have had two superb weeks at Domaine de la Dolce. La Sauterelle is a lovely cottage,…..spacious, extremely well equipped and last but not least tastefully and cosely decorated. This and the warm welcome upon our arrival made us instantly feel at home. The facilities are fantastic. The games room with its wealth of toys had a magical appeal on our children. Furthermore Madeleine very much loved the swing and the kitchen in the wooden play house. Xavier spent a lot of time in the pool; during the second week of our stay the temperature of the water was so nice that he even continued swimming when the rain was falling from the sky. During the evening they both had a great time with Katie……..playing football or table tennis or having fun on the swings and slide. We had a really great and relaxing holiday. We will never forget sitting on our terrace, looking out over the field and enjoying the laid back atmosphere and the peaceful sound of crickets, birds and children having fun. Marion and Ray, thank you for your hospitality and the nice conversations we had while Katie, Xavier and Madeleine were playing together. A huge compliment for your enthusiasm to make this beautiful place even more perfect. Thanks for the unforgettable experience!
Louise, André, Xavier (7) and Madeleine (2) La Sauterelle June 2012
We visited Domaine de la Dolce for the fourth time this year with our three year old daughter Juliette. For us it is the perfect place to relax, we call it even “paradise”. We enjoyed the comfort of our gite La Girolle (everything for young kids is there!), the beautiful view and the facilities like an enourmous playroom, a play garden and a nice swimming pool. We met the new owners with their daughter and appreciated their hospitality which made us really enjoy their place. Dear Marion, Ray and Katie,…..we wish you all the best with Domaine de la Dolce.
Charlotte, Jasper and Juliette (3) La Girolle June 2012
We had an amazing first family holiday. Ben had more fun in the playroom, on the baby swing and in the pool than we thought a 10 months old was capable of having. Happy baby, happy and relaxed parents. Everything has been thought of which meant we were able to relax and enjoy the holiday as soon as we arrived. We loved every minute of our holiday and hope to be back soon.
David, Annamaire and Ben (10 months) La Luciole June 2012
We have not left yet but are already planning to return! Our two year old daughter loved every minute and so did we. Lovely safe place, sad to leave. Wish we had booked for two weeks instead of one. Thank you.
Clare, Tony and Talluah (2) La Sauterelle June 2012
Wow! What an amazing place! We can be hard to please and were sceptical about wether Marion and Ray could really have thought of everything…..but they have. Such great facilities in lovely cottages, it’s been the perfect place to come to with our 13 months old son. He has enjoyed his week immensely – no greater pleasure than to go from sand, to paddling pool, to swings – then do it all over again. He slept well, he ate well and has been really happy. Marion has been fab – nothing has been too much trouble. We hope to be back …….very soon.
Jenny, Alex and Jake (13 months) La Girolle June 2012
A fantastic place and a fantastic holiday. Everything has been thought of and provided. We loved it here and will return. Many, many thanks.
Rachel, Nick and Toby (2) La Girolle June 2012
Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday. Our boys (3 and 5 years) want to stay here forever! They have adored playing with virtually everything in the games room and have loved charging round the garden and playground. My youngest, who has always been a bit nervous about swimming, has become a total fish and refused to leave the pool despite turning slightly blue. The gîte is beautifully presented and extremely well equipped – thank you for thinking of everything you need to cater for a family and a fussy eater! The guidebook is an invaluable source of local information and has been well used during our stay. Thank you again for making us feel so welcome and relaxed at La Dolce.
Emma, Ben, Jasper (5) and Alexander (3) La Luciole June 2012
When we arrived we saw that all the comments on the internet were true. The accommodation is lovely with all the comfort you expect from a summer home and the garden, swimming pool and playroom are fantastic for the kids. We had a fantastic two weeks holiday during which we spent half the time visiting the sights and the other half here with our two children (17 months and 2,5 years). The owners of La Dolce are very friendly and do their best to make your stay as nice as possible. All in all great value. We definitely will consider La Dolce for another holiday.
Mark, Anke, Miller (2,5) and Cait (17 month) La Luciole June 2012
What a fantastic holiday retreat! We spent a wonderful week here in golden October. The website doesn’t do the place justice – then again it is probably difficult to capture in pictures or descriptions what it offers: being surrounded by vast amounts of woodlands/forest, meadows and valleys, loads of space, not a car in sight, all you hear is mother nature. The gite and grounds offer everything you could wish for when holidaying with (young) children, we could not name one thing that was missing. You almost don’t want to tell anybody about this so you’d always get a place if you’d want to . Thanks for making this such an enjoyable family holiday!
- Katrin, Robert and Matteo (11 months) La Girolle October 2011
We have had a wonderful two weeks staying at La Girolle. It being Isaac’s first proper holiday it could have been quite stressful/interesting(!) But everything you provide has made things so straightforward and we’ve all had a fantastic and relaxing holiday. In addition to the more practical items you provide (cot, high chair etc) your attention to detail elsewhere makes a real difference–bath toys, child carrier, well lined curtains–all very much appreciated by us, in particular the quality of everything. Thank you for everything–as well as a lovely family holiday Adrian and I have had a great honeymoon
- Jo, Adrian and Isaac (14 months) La Girolle September 2011
What a wonderful place! We have had a really relaxing time here – tranquil and peaceful. Our 4 grandchildren had the best of times – so much room and activities to keep them happy! We have enjoyed some wonderful restaurants, Bistros and other eatieries. We can recommend: 1. Bistro 2 at Monpazier; 2. Hotel Bellevue’s Brasserie at Puy L’Eveque; 3. La Recreation at Les Arques where we had a fabulous meal with our family to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. This was made possible by a super babysitting service! Thank you for your warm welcome and for the bottle of “Pol Carson” in the fridge; it was very much appreciated.
- Sandra and Rob La Luciole August 2011
Thank you for another wonderful fortnight spent at La Dolce! The boys have loved Parc en Ciel, canoeing down the Dordogne and the lake/slides/diving platform at Montaigue de Quercy. We are going home exhausted, but relaxed! Thank you for everything.
- Mark, Sarah, Harry (8) and Archie (6) La Luciole August 2011
Dit was onze tweede keer op La Dolce en wat hebben we het weer heel erg naar ons zin gehad. Vooral onze meiden van 2 en 4 hebben genoten! Het zwembad, het speeltuintje en het vele speelgoed in de speelkamer, ze waren er niet weg te krijgen. Een heerlijk huis en prachtige omgeving. Lekker gegeten in Goujounac, echt een aanrader. We hopen dat iedereen zo kan genieten als wij deze 2 weken hebben gedaan. Heel erg bedankt voor jullie goede zorgen! Veel groeten en hopelijk tot ziens,
- Alexander, Manon, Berdien & Clasine La Sauterelle Juli 2011
Via e-mail: Bovendien wil ik jullie vooral bedanken om deel uit te maken van onze supervakantie! De kinderen en ook wij uiteraard hebben genoten. De gîte was piccobello in orde, echt alles was aanwezig. We hebben erg goed geslapen dankzij het goede bed. Jullie domein, jullie zwembad en jullie gastvrijheid waren de bron voor onze ‘vetcoole’ (komt van de kinderen) vakantie. Wij komen volgend jaar dan ook graag weer terug.
- Nadine, Luc, Maud (4) en Brent (8) La Luciole Juli 2011
A big thanks for such a wonderful holiday accommodation in such a beautiful setting and area. We were short of nothing and the children have loved having so much freedom to explore and adventure. They loved the games room and woodland adventure/play area, and have been amazed how much wildlife they have seen. Highlights/places to visit: Sarlat, Bonaguil castle, Marqueyssac gardens, Prayssac market on Friday, Monpazier [more details in guest book in gite]. Thanks, we hope to return soon. Jamie, Claire, Amelia and Imogen. What a wonderful week we’ve had here! The kids have had so much fun exploring and this week have seen: black kites, salamander, bats, snake, hummingbird moth, deer, mouse, praying mantis, wild strawberries, woodpecker. There’s a lot to do in the Sarlat area, so head off early (more details in guest book in gite). A big “Thank you” (also to our neighbours whose kids played happily with ours).
- Claire, Ian, Charlie and Freya La Sauterelle June 2011
We’ve had a wonderful week – thank you very much! Loved the beautiful setting and encounters with nature – especially the salamander! – but also a hare, deer, red squirrel and persistent cuckoo (heard, not seen). Oh yes, and a terrapin! Great trips to Domme (excellent stalactite caves), Castelnaud and Marqueyssac gardens. Restaurant at Goujounac perfect – relaxed but special. Hope to come back!
- Anne, Roli, and Ben (aged 7) La Luciole -May/June 2011
Just a little note to say thank you so much for the wonderful, peaceful and relaxing week we’ve had here. Our cottage had everything you could possibly need which made our holiday totally hassle free. Every detail was so thoughtful – from the children’s cutlery + bath toys to the terrace sun loungers + bbq! Our little baby loved his first time in a pool so much that it was hard work getting him out of it! On the plus side however, he slept like a log after the pool which gave mum & dad some well earned peace on their own. In the evening time we put baby Finn into the “backpack” you supplied and all three of us went off exploring the woods, which we thoroughly enjoyed! We also have to mention our evening meals out in the “Hostellerie de Goujounac” – excellent food and very friendly people. Great recommendation. We hope to see you soon.
- James, Maritta and Baby Finn (8 months) La Girolle May 2011 (honeymoon)
We have had a fantastic week staying in the very comfortable gite La Sauterelle. The children enjoyed playing outside and made the most of the good weather we enjoyed. Our baby was well catered for – thank you for the small touches such as bath toys and baby bath chair which were much enjoyed. We enjoyed visiting Parc en Ciel. The children really enjoyed the various circuits and zip lines. We also had a lovely afternoon fishing at St Martin le Redon. Thank you again for a fabulous holiday. The Patmore family La Sauterelle April 2011
Thank you for a fantastic week at Domaine de la Dolce, we have very much enjoyed our stay with you – it has felt like a real home from home for us. We are two young families with babies (Ria aged 11 months and Henry aged 5 months). Right from our initial enquiry about the gites through to the stay itself the owners were amazingly kind and helpful. We had a long list of items we needed for our babies (from bottle warmers to Bumbo seats) and the gite has everything and more! For the first night our fridge was kindly stocked up with some requested items wich were an absolute godsend when we arrived, tired and weary from our journey at 9 pm. Some of our highlights:
- Monpazier: lovely picturesque bastide town. Bistro 2 was good for lunch.
- Puy L’Eveque: fantastic creperie by the river
- Prayssac: Friday market is great! Lovely local foods
- Treatments from Karen: she really helped us relax and get rid of the shoulder tension caused by carrying a small baby!
We will definitely be recommending this as a place to stay for other young families. Thanks again for a great holiday – we hope to see you again in the future!
- Laurie, Nikki, Henry; Nick, Lucy and Ria La Sauterelle September 2010
We have all had a fantastic holiday at La Dolce. La Luciole has been perfect for us, very conveniently located next to the fabulous playroom and play area. James and Megan have had a wonderful time playing with the other children while we relaxed with a glass of wine and a book. We would definitely recommend you to friends and family. Karen also was well worth booking for a back massage; it was wonderful. Hope we can come back next year!
- Ally, David, Megan (2) and James (6) – La Luciole August 2010
Thank you for another fantastic holiday. This is our second time staying here with our three children. We have thoroughly enjoyed our two weeks here. Some of our best memories have included:
- The children from all the gites happily playing with one another in the pool, in the play area and in the grass – which also allowed us parents to sit and enjoy the sun with a few good books!
- Canoeing on the Lot and Floiras campsite near Prayssac. The Lot has no current and you are able to canoe for long – it was our first time doing something like this, and we all had fun taking a two- and three-seater kayak out;
- The evening market at Loubejac was fantastic. We shared a meal with the family in the gite next door;a fantastic village community experience with great food, wine and atmosphere. [more highlights in guest book in gite];
- Gilly had a great pedicure from Karen the beautician in the gite and it felt like she was walking on air for the next couple of days.
You have a great holiday destination here, and we wish you continued success – we hope to visit again soon.
- James, Gilly, Ellie, Nat and Billy – La Sauterelle August 2010
Thank you all for our third fantastic stay here!! All our favourite activities, markets and swimming in the pool! Must stop going to Monpazier – it’s getting too expensive!! Karen’s massage and pedicure were fantastic!! Mike and Fiona. Thank you for a fantastic holiday, we’ve all enjoyed it!! Love, Olivia (10). We have had lots of fun and swimming in the pool. There have been lots of changes and we have seen lots of deer right outside the house and up the way where the road is. From Joshua (7)
Mike, Fiona, Olivia and Joshua – La Girolle July/August 2010
Things our family have especially enjoyed in the last seven days at La Dolce: 1. The castle at Bonaguil; 2. La Ginguette at Grezels; 3. Local producers market on Friday at Montcabrier; 4. Cheese. And wine; 5. Everything else. Our holiday at La Dolce has been unquestionably the best family holiday we have ever had. Holidays with young children are often hard work, but everything at La Dolce has been considered with young families in mind; from the games room, kids TV, the salt-filtered pool (salt! Glorious, no chlorine smells for days after!) to the fact that they can run about in the fresh air while you sip a drink on your patio! It’s all wonderful. Thank you very much. We would recommend this to anyone!
- Kevin, Karen, Thomas (6) and Olivia (3) – La Luciole late June/early July 2010
This was our second time here here after first coming two years ago. It is the only time we have ever stayed at the same place more than once, which speaks volumes about how much we all love it here. Thanks for creating such a wonderful holiday destination. We are sure to be back in the near future.
- Tim, Kirsty, Jamie(6), Luke (3), Daniel (1) – La Sauterelle July 2010
Thank you for two very happy weeks at La Dolce. La Girolle has the perfect set up for families with small (and bigger!) children and we greatly appreciate the attention to detail you have put in to ensure the gites and La Dolce generally is the most child-friendly place we have stayed to date. Max and Molly have loved playing in the shaded outside playground and in the cool, spacious playroom, which had so many toys. We have all enjoyed swimming in the lovely pool and running around the meadow. Ian and I have appreciated how safe La Dolce is for the children to wander around and explore and how spotless and well furnished La Girolle is. We will take away many happy memories of relaxing on the terrace watching the children play happily around the meadow. The surrounding area has plenty to offer too. We have had fun at Chateau Bonaguil, wandered along the river and around Puy L’Eveque and Villefranche, thought Monpazier was simply stunning and loved our drive though the Dordogne on the day we went to meet friends in Bergerac. We look forward to a return visit. Many thanks,
- Rebecca, Ian, Maxwell (3) and Molly (18 months) – La Girolle June 2010
Op aanraden van goede vrienden zijn wij terecht gekomen op La Dolce. Ideaal voor gezinnen met kinderen zeiden ze, en dat klopt helemaal. Wat een prachtige gite “La Sauterelle”! Sfeervol ingericht en het ontbreekt hier aan niets. Overal is aan gedacht tot speelgoed voor de kinderen in bad toe. Ook de kinderspeelkamer is super. Wij hadden zelf speelgoed mee, maar dat is eigenlijk niet nodig. Alles is hier aanwezig. Dit in combinatie met een prachtige omgeving, wat wil je nog meer, echt een aanrader. Mijn ouders kwamen nog voor een paar dagen langs en ook daar is dit mooie paradijsje zeer geschikt voor. Ondanks een paar flinke regenachtige dagen hebben we hier intens genoten. Jasmijn (3) en Ben (bijna 2) speelden veel buiten terwijl wij onze favoriete rose (Cause) dronken op ons terras. Leuke tips: Kasteel Bonaguil; Sarlat; Cahors; Puy L’eveque – eten in Cote Lot (aanrader!);Domaine de Cause; massage (full body) van Karen. Wat een luxe een massage in eigen gite. Heel veel dank voor jullie hulp. Jullie hebben hier een paradijs gemaakt. Jullie zien ons de komende jaren zeker weer terug. Dankjewel en we gaan onze vrienden vertellen over deze mooie stek in Montcabrier.
- Leon, Cecile, Jasmijn (3), Ben (1) en Nora (newborn)- La Sauterelle June 2010
A wonderful two weeks – our 4 year old girl and 15 months old boy had great fun – often with the simple things like picking wild flowers, chasing butterflies, playing in the woodland playground. The adults were happy too – rested, stress-free with all the child-friendly touches we could have asked for. The owners are very welcoming and helpful, while allowing guests freedom to enjoy the property. We had many highlights; the many visits for fresh bread, pastries and treats at various boulangeries and patisseries in the nearby villages. We had a number of nice lunches in: Hostellerie de Goujounac, Bistro 2 in Monpazier, L’Orangerie in Sarlat and Hotel Bellevue in Puy L’Eveque. We had a lot of great trips. Monpazier, Chateau Biron, Chateau Bonaguil (just 15 mins away); chateaus of Castelanaud/Feynac/Beynac, Jardins de Marqueyssac [lots of further sightseeing info given in guestbook in the gite]. We tried the local wines from: Chateau Lamartine – nice rose; Domaine de Cause – 100% Malbec is nice. The Malbecs are big wines but well made. Just a flavour of things to do. All in all, we would hope to return again.
- The Donnellans, La Sauterelle May/June 2010
Twee weken hebben we hier mogen zijn. En wat hebben we genoten. Van de rust (wat kan het hier stil zijn!), de prachtige omgeving, van onze geweldige gastheer en gastvrouw en hun fantastische zoon, die ons bleef verbazen – wat een heerlijk mannetje. Stijn was helemaal gek van hem. Hij wil niets liever dan zo groot zijn als Sebastian. We zijn hier helemaal tot rust gekomen. Hoe kan het ook anders. De gite is fantastisch. Het was liefde op het eerste gezicht. Zo veel ruimte en zo sfeervol ingericht. En die heerlijke tuin. Vanaf het terras konden we met een lekker bakkie koffie/wijntje naar de kinderen kijken die door de tuin renden en bloemetjes plukten. Je kunt hier als een kind echt op avontuur gaan. De speeltuin is ook perfect. Lekker beschut tussen de bomen. Uren hebben we hier doorgebracht en Robin Hood en ridder gespeeld. En dan de speelkamer. Wat een speelgoed. We hadden voor de zekerheid toch maar wat speelgoed meegenomen, maar dat was echt niet nodig. Er is hier alles, we hebben ons geen moment verveeld. Wat zullen we het missen. Met tranen in ons hart nemen we afscheid. Maar we komen zeker terug. Het liefst zouden we dit paradijsje voor ons zelf houden maar dat zou niet eerlijk zijn. Het is echt de perfecte lokatie voor een gezin met (kleine) kinderen. Bedankt voor alles en we zien jullie zeker weer terug.
- Maarten, Nathalie, Lieve en Stijn - La Sauterelle May 2010
Quelle joie d’être les premiers Français à venir dans ce magnifique lieu! Merci pour votre accueil, nous avons passé 4 jours très reposants. Nous reviendrons bientôt pour plus longtemps sûrement. Merci pour tout – “will be back soon!”.
- Anna, Matthieu et Stephanie de Bordeaux - La Luciole May 2010
We hebben hier een zalige 2 weken vakantie gehad! Het huisje is prachtig en heeft alles wat er moet zijn. Ons Lien heeft genoten van de speelkamer, de speeltuin, maar vooral van het zwembad. We hebben een aantal uitstappen gedaan (Montauban, Agen, Cahors, Fumel, Monpazier, Bonaguil), maar we hebben vooral samen met de kindjes genoten van het domein. De eerste week heeft Lien leuk kunnen spelen met Evie en Kaia van het huisje naast ons en wij hebben leuke gesprekken gehad met Michal en Jack. Het was echt zalig (ook dankzij het stralende weer), en we vertrekken met spijt in ons hart. Tot weerziens!
- Mieke, Gerrit, Lien (3) en Wout (5 maanden) – La Girolle September 2009
La Luciole was perfect as was our holiday here with! There really wasn’t anything that wasn’t provided for The layout is fantastic – it was so great to be able to see our girls (age 5) running around outside at night with the other children while we could enjoy a nice dinner on our patio! Thanks for your wonderful hospitality!
- Deborah, Simon, Molly (5), Lilly (5) – La Luciole August 2009
We’ve had a fantastic week, the days have blurred into one. We have to admit that we have barely left La Dolce except to shop for food. The pool is wonderful, the fellow guests good company – the children have loved playing with all the other children in the woods, or making fairy houses in the field. And I have wandered up the lanes with Milo in his pram at his nap times, collecting acorns. The apartment has totally exceeded our expectations; luxurious, spacious and homely. It would be hard to imagine a more lovely retreat. The care and thought you put into it all is evident everywhere. Thanks so much! We’ll have idyllic memories of our holidays here.
- Kate, Simon, Ella (6), Lucy (4) and Milo (2) – La Girolle – late August 2009
We don’t want to go home, we love it here! Harry (6) and Archie (4). Thanks for a wonderful family holiday and for sharing your piece of paradice with us! We have all adored it.
- Mark, Sarah, Harry (6) and Archie (4) – La Luciole August 2009
Many thanks – we have had a wonderful holiday. The accommodation and surroundings have been perfect for our young family – Alexander (5), Sophia (3) and Juliette (1). There has been something for all of us to enjoy – Nick and I loved visiting the local vineyards – Martine at Domaine de Cause, the lovely older couple at Domaine de Buis, and Chateau Chambert was beautiful. We have enjoyed the local markets too, especially Puy L’Eveque and Prayssac. The kids loved the evening markets and they liked being up late and dancing to the music! So many beautiful villages and towns to visit also – Villefranche du Perigord, Monpazier, Cahors and of course Sarlat! The kids have enjoyed the freedom to run around and play with other children. They have loved going in the pool every day and their confidence in swimming has sky rocketed. Alexander loved visiting Bonaguil – looking for knights and dungeons! Sophia and Alexander also had fun in the labyrinth at Les Jardins de Marqeyssac – and looking for the playgrounds too. And as for Juliette, well she has learnt how to stand up this holiday! She managed to crawl all the way to the end of the field, down to the logs. Nick and I also managed a couple of “grown-up” nights out, thanks to our babysitter Carol – who was lovely. We loved La Recreation in Les Arques – beautiful sitting and very good food and wine. We will definitely recommend La Dolce to our friends and hope to visit again one day. Thank you.
- Anne, Nick, Alexander (5), Sophia (3) & Juliette (1) – La Sauterelle – August 2009
We have had a lovely time, you have very beautiful houses. Needless to say, Millie has adored the pool and everything else – and Domaine de la Dolce will always be remembered as the place where she “learnt” to swim without armbands. Many thanks for your kind hospitality!
- Sue, David & Millie(4) – La Girolle August 2009
Thank you for such a lovely week – this has to be one of the most child-friendly places we’ve ever been to: everything has been considered from their point of view as well as the adults (in much need of a break!). The hardest part of the week has been getting them into the car to leave. The castles around here are every 4-year old boy’s dream and all your info was great. Thank you.
- Helen, Ben, Charlie (4) & Madeleine (18 months) – La Luciole July 2009
Het was nog beter dan vorig jaar. bedankt voor het super propere zwembad! Tot volgend jaar.
- Guy, Anne en Sam (3) – La Girolle July 2009
Het was een supervakantie met alles wat we maar konden verlangen! Mooi huisje, prachtige omgeving en geweldige gastvrouw en gastheer. Wij hebben nu al besloten dat jullie ons volgend jaar mogen terugverwachten en dat tot grote vreugde van onze kinderen. Super bedankt!
- Sven, Evy, Amelyne (6) & Maite (4) – La Luciole July 2009
Wij hebben het ontzettend naar ons zin gehad deze week bij jullie in La Girolle. Wat een prachtige plek en wat een rust. Bedankt voor alle gastvrijheid, tips en gezelligheid. Tot ziens!
- Martijn & Marion, Ole (9) & Britt (7) en opa & oma - La Girolle July 2009
We’ve all had a fantastic 10 days here and wish we were staying longer. At La Luciole holidays with a 2.5 year old and a 6-month old can be fun and relaxing. We’d love to come back. We particularly loved and recommend the Hostellerie at Goujounac.
- Angela, Ian, Ellie(2.5) and John (6 months) – La Luciole June 2009
We would like to thank you for the most fantastic family holiday so far. You have made everything perfect, and have provided the most amazing help and advice when needed. Ava really, really enjoyed the extensive activities available here – the swing has been a great hit! We feel thoroughly relaxed and refreshed. To wake up every morning to fresh air and fresh bread has been a real treat. The gite has exceeded our expectation, everything has been so well thought out, our every need has been catered for. We have particularly enjoyed the walks you suggested and some of the restaurants, in no particular order La Guinguette and Hostellerie de Goujounac were great value and lovely experiences. Le 14 in Prayssac also made Ava feel very welcome despite the lack of a high chair. We have visited most markets, Cazals and Monpazier stand out. For wine-tasting we really enjoyed Domaine de Cause – Sarlat was also a lovely day out. We hope to be see you again very soon!
- Sarah, James and Ava (14 months) - La Girolle June 2009
We didn’t quite believe it, but it does exist after all: stylish, small scale, highly comfortable holiday accomodation with a truly authentic feel. And at the same time a paradise for children, without overdoing it. Yes, there is a great little playground, but it’s hidden in the shaded woods. And yes, there is the cozy and well stocked play area, but it’s located in a lovely cool room, equally nice for parents to hang out in and read a book. And then there’s just acres of beautiful fields to walk or run around in, providing wonderful views from the terraces. La Girolle has everything you could wish for. This is a true gem, which we actually are reluctant to share with anyone. But that would be selfish, so: whether you have children or not, a holiday location doesn’t get much better than this. We will definitely be back. Thanks for everything!
- Corliz, Luco, Bente (4) & Reimer (1) – La Girolle June 2009
Kindvriendelijker kan het bijna niet, als ouders werden we bijna lui van de hoeveelheid speelruimte en materiaal. Niets mooier dan drie kids in de avondzon over het grasveld te zien rennen. Restaurant Le 14 in Prayssac heeft een heerlijke zeevruchten salade. Fietsen langs de Lot en de wijngaarden ook top! Thanks!
- Myriam, Maxime (2) en Charley – La Sauterelle June 2009
Wat een heerlijke vakantie hebben wij gehad bij La Dolce! De gite is prachtig en door alle goede voorzieningen erg comfortabel. Ook de ligging is door zijn rust en ruimte erg bijzonder. We hebben erg genoten van het mooie zwembad. En ook in de “games room” is alles voor ouder en kind aanwezig. Wij hebben ons uitstekend vermaakt met de “bibliotheek” en de tafeltennistafel en Koen (1,5) heeft veel lol gehad met al het speelgoed dat hij in zijn mandje vond. Kortom, deze vakantie heeft onze verwachtingen overtroffen en we zien en naar uit terug te komen. Bedankt!
- Richard, Rosien en Koen (1,5) – La Luciole May/June 2009
Staying at La Dolce has to me redefined what it’s like to be on a holiday with a young child and really HAVE a holiday! Staying at La Dolce was a wonderful experience and I highly recommend it to parents who want to spend a holiday in France and want that both they and their little ones be happy. Every single thing at La Dolce has been thought through. The gite is spacious and well appointed, with a shower and a bath, a wide comfortable bed, good quality pillows, duvets and linens, and a well stocked kitchen with every imaginable dish and device (including a dishwasher), and an outside BBQ! Another great thing is the availability of all kinds of baby/child equipment and paraphernalia so you don’t need to bring anything from home. There is a playroom full of toys and books, and the house is stocked with practical things a child needs, from cots and high chairs, to potties and Tupperware. The grounds at La Dolce are not just beautiful but very child-friendly with lots of space for the kids to run around and still be within parents’ eyesight. Sasha is a fan of swings, so we spent countless hours at the playground (which also has a slide and a sandpit) and there is even a heated pool! So to sum up, everything you need is there, so you just spend quality time with your precious ones and enjoy yourself! And there is even a babysitting service on offer if you want to have some “adults only” time. And the beautiful region has so much on offer! Within an hour’s radius there are chateaux, medieval villages, vineyards, markets and many fantastic restaurants to choose from! We probably spent 1/2 time exploring and 1/2 time relaxing, and among the things we enjoyed the most are: Monpazier, Monflanquin and Pujols (beautiful well preserved medieval villages, listed among France’s “Les Plus Beaux Villages”, Cahor’s Valentré bridge, Chateau de Biron and Chateau de Bonaguil. We came home relaxed and recharged, and without a doubt will plan to come back to La Dolce as soon as we can!
- Tanya, Vasily and Sasha (2.5) - La Sauterelle April 2009
Het was weer geweldig! We gaan weer helemaal ontspannen naar huis met in onze gedachten het idee dat we volgend jaar voor de derde keer gaan komen! We zijn teveel verwend geraakt door de goeie voorzieningen voor Benjamin, maar ook voor zijn ouders. Het prachtige weer zo vroeg in het jaar was een extra kadootje. Heel erg bedankt voor alles en alvast een succesvolle (warme) zomer gewenst.
- Benjamin (2), Rutger en Charlotte – La Girolle April/May 2009
Lovely autumn holiday! La Luciole has been a delight to stay in, and ideal for our family (2 adults and a 2- year old). What is more, we have all enjoyed the grounds and facilities. Thomas has been kept pleasurably busy with the wonderful games room and adored the slide and the rest of the playground. Mum and dad also appreciated table tennis and chess! We have all been spoiled by the delights of the Montcabrier boulangerie for breakfast each morning. We have really enjoyed exploring the Lot and Dordogne. Had a great day in Sarlat, but probably enjoyed pleasures closer to home even more – markets in Puy l’Eveque and Prayssac, Chateau Bonaguil and delightful walks (with toddler backpack – thank you!) close to the gite. Wine tasting at Chateau Chambert was fun – even for non-drinkers, as it was such a beautiful place! La Recreation was a real treat – good value for the excellent food, and surprisingly easy with a toddler. We would certainly recommend coming here to friends and family, and would love to return (perhaps in Summer for a swim in your beautiful pool!).
- Chris, Cathy and Thomas (2) – La Luciole September/October 2008
Thank you for a wonderful holiday. Domaine de la Dolce is a haven for both parents and toddlers. Our 18 months old “livewire” little boy has thoroughly enjoyed himself in the grounds and toy room. The beautiful setting along with the well-equipped and more than comfortable gite have meant for a very relaxing week. The farmers’ markets and fresh bread deliveries were wonderful too. For families with young children we would recommend “La Terrasse Riviere”, Puy L’Eveque. We would certainly love to stay at La Dolce in the future.
- Stephen, Alison & Harry (18 months) – La Girolle September 2008
Thank you for a fabulous fortnight. Our oldest, Millie (3), does not want to go home! The girls loved the toy room, the pool and the climbing towers and we have enjoyed watching them run free and explore with new friends. We could not have asked for more from our holiday here. Thanks again!
- Chris, Lauren, Millie and Layla – La Sauterelle September 2008
Thank you for a wonderful stay at Domaine de la Dolce. This is an idyllic setting. The gites are very well appointed, well equipped and comfortable, with everything designed to make our holiday easy, peaceful and relaxing. Our two-year old daughter had a “ball” and had plenty to amuse her, from the land to run about in to the play area with sandpit, swings etc, to the lovely pool, and not forgetting, the playroom, which was a bonus when the weather was not so good. The surrounding countryside and villages offered many opportunities to explore and we enjoyed the many markets, chateaux and vineyards. Finally, we cannot express how appreciative we are for our hosts’ attentiveness and hospitality, even to the extent of helping us with a problem with our hire car! We shall definitely recommend Domaine de la Dolce to others, without hesitation. It is particularly suitable for those with young children, and those with a love for good bread from the local bakery! Our only regret is that we could not stay for longer.
- Helen, Robert and Daisy – La Girolle September 2008
La Dolce was everything we had hoped for . . . and more. La Luciole was a very comfortable accommodation, beautifully maintained with everything we needed. Ten nights stay has not been enough! The surroundings are simply beautiful and the layout perfect. Louis (2.5 yrs) has had the time of his life exploring and he loved the freedom. We enjoyed a fabulous meal at La Recreation and Sarlat and Domme were our favourite towns. We hope to be back!
- Hannah, Jason and Louis – La Luciole August/September 2008
We have had a fantastic week break in La Sauterelle and wish we were staying longer! Our three children have loved swimming in the pool, playing football and running around in the games room. We have visited Chateau de Bonaguil which was very interesting and we enjoyed wondering through the village. We also had a lovely evening at the Loubejac market where we ate wonderful food and the children could all run around! Thank for a lovely welcome. Thanks for everything,
- Gilly, James, Ellie (11), Nat (9) and Billy (5) – La Sauterelle August 2008
We have had a faboulous time, many thanks. With five children aged 5 and under (yes – bonkers) we have been exceptionally well catered for. With 5 happy little people we had big people time too, which has been great. And superb weather! Many thanks,
- the Jones and Collis families – La Sauterelle July 2008
Thanks for another fabulous holiday. The children loved being in the pool every day and Mike and I have really enjoyed the evening markets at this time of year – Fiona. Thank you again for another relaxing, friendly and welcoming stay at La Dolce. The recommendations or markets, wine, restaurants etc are all excellent. We hope to be coming back soon! – Mike. I have enjoyed my stay in La Girolle because of all the nice people here – Olivia (9).
- Mike, Fiona, Olivia and Josh – La Girolle July/August 2008
We (family of four with children 2.5 and 3.5 yrs) agree with everone before us. This has been one of the best holidays ever. We recommend Bistro 2 in Monpazier and (. . . ) Best of all however was the care and joy the owners showed for their gites. Thank you very much for everything. Going home now is the same as leaving home . If all goes well we will definitely visit La Dolce again.
- Bianca, George, Roman and Elana- La Sauterelle June 2008
We have had a fantastic holiday and loved the peaceful surroundings. Very nice gite and excellent for a stay with small children. Saartje (2.5) and Maarten (1.5) loved being here and enjoyed playing with all the toys and especially liked the playground. Thanks for the lovely accommodation and friendly hospitality.
- Frederik, Nathalie, Saartje en Maarten – La Luciole June 2008
What a fantastic holiday!! Thank you so much. The gite was really comfy and had everything we needed and a bit more. We all really loved the games room. Matthew and I enjoyed the table tennis and table football – I think the girls enjoyed it too! Seriously, with a baby and toddler there was something for everyone. But most of all thank you for being so friendly and thoughtful. Our only regret is that we are not staying two weeks. Hope to see you again next year.
- Louise, Matthew, Lily and Rachel – La Girolle May 2008
We have had a lovely time here. The cottage was lovely, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Elliot has had a ball being able to run around freely and safely in the extensive grounds. The playground is great. We would like to thank you for making our stay a very enjoyable one!
- Barbara, Alan and Elliot (6) – La Luciole May/June 2008
We hebben twee heerlijk relaxte weken gehad, echt super! Nooit gedacht dat het hier zo kon regenen, maar gelukkig ook veel zon gezien. Benjamin heeft genoten van de speelkamer, het grote grasveld, maar bovenal van de speeltuin en de speelkameraadjes! Zeker een aanrader voor iedereen, met of zonder kids.
- Benjamin, Rutger en Charlotte - La Girolle May 2008
What a fantastic two weeks! La Sauterelle has meant that we have had a fab base to come back to, and the children have loved the games room, the freedom to roam in the woods. Absolutely everything we have needed has been here – thank you. We have had such a lovely time at La Dolce, it will definitely be one of those holidays to go down in family history!
- Simon, Louise, Lily (6), Fred (4), Rory (2) and Sam (4 months)- La Sauterelle May/June 2008
We had a great time staying in La Luciole and visiting the area. The gite is fantastic – clean, furnished very nicely with comfortable beds and easy cooking facilities. The kids’ playroom and playground were great for our 2-year old who kept wanting to go down the slide and run around the grounds. A lot of thought and attention to detail has gone into the gite facilities and we really appreciate it. To sum up; a really enjoyable holiday. We will come again and recommend you to friends.
- Nigel, Ainagul and George (2) – La Luciole May 2008
Wat een geweldige plek om vakantie te vieren. Een prachtige gite van alle gemakken voorzien maakt het extra relaxed en helemaal af. Onze complimenten! De omgeving is erg mooi. We komen heel graag nog een keer terug.
- Maura, Valerie en Dolf – La Sauterelle April 2008
Fantastic place – beautiful location, lots to see and do and very baby friendly. Thank you for all the baby toys and other items, absolutely invaluable and made flying with an 8-month old possible! Great to have info on what restaurants are baby friendly too, very useful. General info also excellent. We look forward to coming back with our extended family soon! We wish you all the best for the future. Warm regards,
- Mark, Jan and Baby Sam – La Luciole September 2007
Thank you for a wonderful holiday. All you had promosed beforehand came true; even more! We all enjoyed the cottage and its lovely surroundings. The favourite activity of our kids was going to and from the games cottage, followed by a plunge in the swimming pool in the afternoon – though they all lacked a swimming diploma. Hopefully we will be able to visit La Dolce again!
- Hans, Ingeborgh, David, Sarah and Ruben - La Girolle August 2007
We have all enjoyed the holiday! The accommodation is excellent – everything is provided. The beds are good, great patio. Our kids are 13 and 9 and they loved it – the pool is great (the website does not do it justice). The information was spot on and allowed us to get more out of our holiday. We would strongly recommend Domaine de la Dolce to our friends back home. We wish you every success for the future.
- Tim and Jane - La Luciole August 2007
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in La Sauterelle. The grounds were like an adventure playground to Cormac, who really loved the slide and sandpit. Rory enjoyed escaping to the coolness of the playroom and the large selection of toys. Your guide was very useful, particularly the section on restaurants. Our two week stay has been action packed and we had a smashing time! Thanks for everything.
- Sinéad, Sean, Cormac, Rory, Kate, Patrick and Peter - La Sauterelle, July 2007
Thanks for a wonderful and relaxing stay which is normally hard to say with a toddler! Louis has enjoyed himself immensely, there have been so many distractions here for him at your wonderful place! The toys, books and DVDs have been a godsend. We had two great days out in Sarlat and Cahors, and equally loved the local villages, particularly Prayssac which has many restaurants to choose from – we had a lovely meal at La Table de Venus. We also tried the new pizzeria in Condat – great value for money and large tasty pizzas! We could not cover it all in one week so would love to come back in the not too distant future. Thanks again for your wonderful hospitality – it is so refreshing to feel so welcome with a little one in tow! Kindest regards,
- Claire, Andy and Louis – La Sauterelle June 2007
Our two weeks in La Sauterelle have been wonderful!! We are going home feeling totally relaxed and with fond memories or a tranquil place that is also a haven for children. We have visited Bonaguil castle which both Eleanor and Eliza aged 4 and 2 really enjoyed. We had three lovely meals out at Romulus, La Recreation and La Ginguette and have visited several of the recommended markets, all of which were good. We had a lovely day out in Sarlat, lots of great shops, an abundance of restaurants and a good market. You made us feel totally at home and ensured that we had everything we needed for a very enjoyable stay. Thank you so much, we hope to be back and will certainly be recommending this special place to all of our friends.
- Rachel, William, Eleanor and Eliza, La Sauterelle June 2007
Thank you so much for making our holiday in France such a success despite unseasonably dreadful weather! We all had a great time. Thanks to your fantastically stocked games room the boys played table tennis, chess, table football and I do not know how many other games which kept them amused during all those rainy days. The gite was the most comfortable we have ever stayed in. Brilliantly stocked and tastefully decorated. The folder of information was excellent and we particularly enjoyed Romulus! You made our stay so enjoyable by being friendly, helpful and available, we really appreciated it! I am sure you will go from strength to strength and we hope to see you again. With very best wishes and thanks,
- Amanda, David, John and Ruaidhri – La Girolle May/June 2007
Thank you for such a warm, welcoming and friendly holiday. The cottage was lovely and had absolutely everything we needed and we know now that you have everything we need once “Bump” is born. We look forward to seeing you again with our new family. All the best,
- Rob, Jules and Bump - La Girolle April/May 2007
Thank you both so much for the wonderful holiday we had in Montcabrier. We relaxed completely and felt very at home in the surroundings. We would not hesitate to recommend you to our friends as we thought the cottages were beautifully furnished and the grounds and facilities top-rate. We wish you every success for the future.
- Lucy, Gerard, Celia and Laurence, La Sauterelle August 2006
We have had a wonderfully relaxing two weeks at Domaine de la Dolce. Montcabrier is a lovely bastide village, superb baker, great views and a wonderful evening market – but get there early for a seat! Thank you for providing such lovely accommodation, facilities, pool, play area and space. Thank you for all your helpful and thoughtful emails before we arrived. Thank you for morning bread deliveries and thank you to Luisa for babysitting while we had an excellent evening at La Recreation in Les Arques.
- Rosemary, Malcolm, Catriona, Alasdair and Emma, La Luciole August 2006
Thank you very, very much for making our stay with you so special. Janette and Gordon just loved being with their whole family and it was a most successful week. Your property was perfect. The shaded play area, the private pool and peaceful location. You have put a lot of thought into all the properties and they were fitted out to a VERY high standard. The little thoughtful extras like the bread in the mornings and arranging Rosie the chef were all very much appreciated. You certainly live in paradise. There is something to do here for everyone between 0 and 90! Once again VERY MANY THANKS for making our stay so fabulous.
- Debbie, Calum, Iona and Isla, July 2006 (rented all three cottages for a family reunion).
Thank you for a lovely week! Lovely gite in a lovely area. We have all enjoyed ourselves very much. Thank you for being such great hosts.
- Liz, Nick and Amelia, La Luciole May 2006