A holiday is for many the highlight of the year. You can relax and explore another country. For one’s holiday choice it is therefore nice to read experiences from other guests. In that way you see what they liked about their stay here, at La Cipière.
"Holiday in the Botanical Garden"
Corinne and Jeroen received the both of us very nicely at the agreed time. Both are very welcoming, helpful and discreet enough to feel at home. Gîte Le Hibou is very spacious and comfortably furnished. The kitchen invites you to cook, the terrace to enjoy and in the beds you sleep wonderfully. WiFi and radio work very well, TV we did not use. The gîtes are surrounded by a beautiful garden with a variety of plants and trees, games and small artwork by Corinne. The swimming pool provides for some cooling down. The place is a perfect starting point for various activities. Forests, green hills, wide fields and numerous historical monuments. Dordogne and Vézére - two rivers that make you dream. Add to that the villages with their markets. Conclusion: a lot to see at short distances. Corinne and Jeroen like to hike and give helpful tips for hikes and bike rides (even without an e-bike!). Through the picturesque landscape of the Périgord Noir. 9 wonderful days during our 8-week Northern Spain / Southern France trip. Thank you for the hospitality.
“We have rented all 3 gites for a week for the family, 14 of us.”
What an absolute haven it is! We didn't want to leave. The gites are homely and welcoming with everything you need both inside and out to make a perfect holiday.
The land and surroundings are stunning. I made sure I was up each morning to sit in the beautiful window seat to watch the sunrise over the valley.
Corinne and Jerome are perfect hosts. They made us feel so welcome and nothing was too much trouble. They gave us a wonderful family meal one evening and joined us, making it a fabulous evening about the history of the property and suggestions for the holiday. They organised an afternoon of kayaking for us all and on one afternoon they prepared a wonderful nature trail for our children. They also offered to set up a boules evening for us but we ran out of time! on the last night they booked a lovely local restaurant for us for a family meal.
The surrounding area is amazing and so much to do with the local markets, villages, gorgeous towns, chateaus, caves, rivers and countryside. Then of course is the cheese and wine!!!
Would recommend going to Sarlat for a day, I fell in love with it! Kayaking is great fun, but if you've not done it before I suggest 4km not 8. The children went horse riding and we went to the local swimming lake.
One unique aspect of the gardens was the unusual and beautiful sculptures around the property that Corinne has made. What a lovely touch and she is very talented. When we go in the future, we would love a pottery or sculpture lesson off her.
Our family had an age range of 4 to 54 and each of us have said it was probably one of the best holidays we have ever been on and was a wonderful property for a large family with plenty of space and different areas for everyone with the play house, pool, settings and different terraces etc.
Without doubt we will be coming back and would definitely recommend to anyone.
Thank you for a holiday of a lifetime.
"There is a lot of tranquillity on the domain."
We had a great stay with Corinne and Jeroen. We recommend them. We went to Périgord with our two children, 2 and 4 years old. It is a central place to access the various prehistoric caves, as well as the very beautiful cities of the region such as Sarlat, Périgueux or Bergerac.
The apartment is quite large and has all the necessary comfort. Our children loved playing in the large garden. There is a lot of tranquillity on the domain.
Corinne and Jeroen are very hospitable and very attentive as well as discreet enough to feel at home.
In short, thank you for this beautiful holiday.
"Thanks to your hospitality, it has been a wonderful holiday."
At the end of July, beginning of August, we spent a wonderful week in Le Hibou. The spacious gîte is fully equipped. Outside on the terrace we had delicious breakfasts (with the freshly delivered croissants and baguettes every morning) or in front of the house, waking up with coffee whilst overlooking the valley.
We enjoyed the garden with its diversity of trees and fauna (insects, lizards, bats etc.), and of course the swimming pool.
There is plenty to do in the region so that we had a great time.Thanks to your hospitality, it was a wonderful holiday. Thanks.
"A lot to see within very short distances and driving times."
Nice reception, nice people. Do you want a chat then this is possible, if you prefer to be on yourself then this is possible too! Everything was also provided for our small children, a cot and a high chair; for which thanks.
The gîte Rossignol is nice and neat. The kitchen is comfortable so you can cook something yourself. The gîte was fun, even with small children. The garden is very nice. This actually is true for everything on the domain: peace! The pool is not big but big enough for a refreshing splash. Because there are only 3 gîtes this pool is never full so you can always go here. Our children loved it. There is almost always sun at the pool which is definitely a big plus.
The region itself was the biggest plus we could imagine. This is definitely the strength of the domain. Much to see within very short distances and driving times. The cottage is not really in a village / city but in the middle between many attractions, a beach, nice villages etc. Absolutely recommended for everyone!
Thanks again Corinne and Jeroen for the very successful holiday!
"... the beautiful view over the green valley"
It was the first holiday with our 10-month-old daughter. La Cipière turned out to be well chosen! The large garden where she could crawl, the fine gîte with all amenities and the pool with comfortable sun beds, so that we could enjoy the sun when she slept. But above all the beautiful view over the green valley - enjoying a good glass of wine - made sure we had the real holiday feeling. Jeroen and Corinne received us in a beautiful and unforced way on their beautiful domain. We will hopefully come back again!
"The pool is clean and very pleasant on hot days."
The welcome was warm. The host and hostess are friendly and trustworthy people who can be contacted if necessary and still respect the privacy of the guests. The gîte was adequately equipped and spacious enough for a family of 5 (with some larger children). The domain is large. The pool is clean and very pleasant on hot days. The nature in the area is breath-taking and there are many activities for young and old (combination of nature, culture and adventure). A car is necessary.
Thank you, Corinne and Jeroen, for letting us enjoy your dream in France.
"In the morning the bread from the bakery is waiting for you."
Holidays at La Cipière are like coming home. At least, that is our experience. After the booking we have already asked many questions and received clear answers. The welcome was warm. In our gîte we got a clear explanation how everything worked. It was clean and the beds were made.
L'Hirondelle has a nice living / sitting area. Many books, a stereo system and a TV, where you can also connect your own hard drive. A complete kitchen with all the attributes to cook and eat well (plenty of plates and cutlery). And also a dishwasher for lazy people. In the morning the ordered bread from the bakery is waiting for you.
You sit privately on your own terrace with parasol. We had a view over the gigantic garden and could also see the swimming pool. This swimming pool meets all requirements and has wonderful sun beds. You can also play jeu-de-boules or badminton. Walking around the domain is also possible and definitely recommended. Watching deer in the evening is fun!
Montignac is a nice town next to the Vézère river. But we can also recommend Sarlat and St Leon sur Vézère. Castles plentiful (do not forget Milandes). And of course all prehistoric attractions in the immediate vicinity. The Dordogne is never boring, that is our experience. We have enjoyed La Cipière and are also considering going back. Thanks to the attentive host and hostess, not too intrusive, but always around for an answer to a question or just a nice chat!
"Stay of 1 week in a beautiful and quiet location."
Corinne and Jeroen have done a great job with the renovation of the house and the conversion into gîtes. Our gîte, Le Rossignol, is comfortable and has a special bathroom and bedroom. The enormous piece of land surprised us. We have made extensive use of the swimming pool. The region has a lot to offer ranging from castles, gardens, caves and picturesque villages. Also lovers of walking, cycling, canoeing can indulge themselves.
For us, a week was actually too short, we would have liked to stay longer. In short, highly recommended!
"The cottage was perfect and fully equipped."
Our stay was in Le Hibou, where we stayed with great pleasure. The cottage was perfect and fully equipped and more than that. It was beautiful weather so we appreciated that it was nice and cool inside because of the thick walls. The garden is wonderful and the pool was very nice to cool off. But also a nice place to read a book on a lazy bed. We have walked almost every day in the beautiful surroundings; also seen some nice villages and towns. But the best is the formidable view over the valley! La Cipière is at the most beautiful spot in the Dordogne! With our highly esteemed hostess and host we enjoyed our time there!
"It is super quiet and we have slept wonderfully."
We have spent 5 days here and were picked up from the airport in Bergerac by Corinne and Jeroen himself. There were some groceries ready because we arrived at the weekend. We had Le Hibou gîte. A nice big apartment with a nice courtyard where we could eat in the shade or in the sun. The gîte has everything you need. It is super quiet and we have slept wonderfully. The bedroom looks like a castle. It is advisable to rent a car directly. It gives freedom and you really have to explore the area. It is beautiful. We were able to go canoeing for a day, which is also worthwhile. Furthermore, we visited several villages and visited cave dwellings. The swimming pool at La Cipière is wonderful. So to summarize briefly. It is highly recommended and we will definitely return. Partly because of Jeroen and Corinne. Thank you for the hospitality!!!
"It’s like a botanical garden."
When I think back to the holiday in the Dordogne, I think of waking up with birds in the morning. From the attic window you look at the valley where the flowers and trees wait until they are warmed up by the sun again. You hear a buzz of insects. We took turns with the motor to the bakery in the village for a baguette. The grass tickles your feet and unfortunately we have not seen the snake. This is not just a gîte, it is an authentic traditional house with all modern conveniences. If you are in the shower in the large spacious bathroom, you understand what I mean.
Corinne is a pleasant hostess. She likes hiking and knows many routes in the area. I saw a deer on my evening walk around the 10 ha parcel belonging to the gîte. A walk in the garden is also possible. There are 125 trees of which 60 different species. It’s like a botanical garden. We also drove a lot on the motor. The Dordogne is also suitable for canoe trips. We were in a cave museum and you saw the canoeists pass by. If you like peace and nature, this is a real paradise to visit. Within 10 minutes you are at the tourist attractions, including many castles. And then the price-quality ratio. That is really bad, because it is far too cheap for the quality you get. Highly recommended.