La Fermette - beautiful spacious cottage, riverside terrace and Wifi
Rob & Karen Harrison
- english, french
About Rob & Karen Harrison
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 14 years ago and have never looked back....
Rob & Karen Harrison purchased this Cottage in 2004
Why Rob & Karen Harrison chose Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil
After holidaying in the Dordogne in 2003 we fell in love with the blue skys and outstanding natural beauty of the area and just a year later we were living here!! As we drove down the driveway to view Le Banquet, it took our breathe away and we knew we were home. Oh and the warm weather helps!!
What makes this Cottage unique
We were voted The Guardian newspaper's "10 of the best family self-catering holidays in France". Idyllic riverside setting, extensive 4 acre grounds with stunning gardens. Awarded 4 stars by Dept du Tourisme of the Dordogne. Large 40ft x 20ft swimming pool and todddlers splash pool. Fully equipped games and information barn. Unbeatable location in the golden triangle!!
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 9:30 am
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Thank you Karen & Rob we had a fabulous stay ...the Gites are stunning ❤️
We loved the tranquility of the location, a great spot from which to sightsee. The pool was gorgeous and such pretty, highly maintained gardens I would describe it as heavenly. No hesitation at all recommending Le Banquet 🏴�������❤️
Wonderful stay at Le Banquet
We enjoyed 10 days at Le Banquet and had a lovely relaxing time It's so pretty and the house was great. Our two year old loved the pool and the huge games room which was full of toys, books, puzzles etc to keep her busy.
Despite rain early on in our stay, there was plenty to do in the region to keep us busy, (so many pretty villages, markets, chateaus to visit)
Thank you Rob and Karen for having us and hope to visit again!
thank you so much for your kind words Suzanne, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Le Banquet and we really hope that we will see you all again someday!
We loved our stay at Le Banquet! Stayed for 1 week in late June and it was beautiful. The gardens were stunning and we loved the pretty river, view from our back door (fields and cows) and the layout of La Fermette! Very clean and well maintained, better than the photos show it. Perfectly equipped, Karen and Rob had thought of everything - plus they were the perfect owners, friendly and welcoming but totally left us to it. Oh and the games barn was wonderful for us all to play it. Brilliant! All in all it was the perfect French experience for us, highly recommended.
The perfect place to help transport you back in time
Exactly what we dreamed of. Karen and Rob were the perfect hosts; there whenever we had questions and very welcoming yet we felt we had the property to ourselves, even with other guests booked.
It feels tucked away but it is only minutes from a quaint town and close to all the best attractions of the perigord noir. cest bon!
Lovely gite in an excellent location
We arrived at the end of a very hot summer to stay in La Fermette for 10 days. We were warmly welcomed by Karen and Rob on our arrival and given a tour of the property and it's grounds. Everything was as described and very much to our satisfaction. The position of La Fermette next to Karen and Rob's farmhouse was very picturesque with lovely flowers and herbs surrounding the property and sitting on the banks of the small stream running past the terrace. Inside the property was very nicely furnished with everything you could need. If something wasn't there or was broken, only a mention to Karen or Rob and it would be dealt with tout suite.
The situation of the property was perfect for exploring the area of the Perigord Noir with most places of interest within an hour of driving. Karen and Rob recommended places to visit, eat and things to do when asked - they do have a barn full with lots of information on the area although you can't beat it straight from the horse's mouth. Three of my favourite things were the canoeing down The Dordogne, lunch at Le Dejeuner sur l'Herbe in Saint Leon sur Vezere and dinners at Mentalo in Les Eyzies which were excellent and very reasonably priced - don't be put off by the Pizzeria sign as it doesn't serve just pizzas - the fillet steaks were superb!
All in all I can't rate the property and the area highly enough. You won't be disappointed.
Beautiful gites, lovely location.
We had a wonderful holiday at Le Banquet. Our gite was spacious, comfortable and clean. The gardens and grounds are beautiful. Our children loved the pool and all the games and toys available in the playbarn.
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.......