Guestbook

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.

Fam Baumgarten, DE - June 2019

"Highly recommended - a destination for sports and culture lovers!"

We were welcomed by the Dutch owners and introduced to our holiday home. These noble owners were also ready to talk to each other and told us about them. The apartment is part of a stylish, stylishly renovated house on a large domain area. The apartment has all the needs, WIFI and television contact with the world. An old stone house has its advantages and disadvantages: cold, when it is cold (including warm clothing) and cool when it is hot. The idyllic campsites in nature, but at the same time as the tourist attractions of the region, have fallen. In the evening, we could admire a fantastic dark sky, a fantastic starry sky. During the April, the swimming pool wouldn't take advantage of the swimming pool, but would consider it quiet. It's a holiday home in the nature with the view over valleys and forests, surrounded by a park-like plant. Aquitaine is the inland, down-to-earth, full of castles, stone-age caves from Lascaux to Rouffignac, with river (Vezère and Dordogne) and small towns like Sarlat. Cyclists and hikers will find pretty places to return. We liked it very much!

German:

"Sehr empfehlenswert - Erholung pur - eine Reiseziel für Sportliche und Kulturinteressierte!"

Wir wurden vom holländischen Besitzerehepaar herzlich empfangen und in unser Feriendomizil eingeführt. Die sehr herzlichen Eigentümer waren auch gerne zu einem netten Gespräch bereit und haben uns viel von der Dordogne erzählt. Die Ferienwohnung ist Teil eines alten, stilvoll renovierten Hauses auf einem großen Domänenareal. Die Wohnung erfüllt alle Bedürfnisse, Wlan und Fernsehen lassen Kontakt mit der Welt halten. Ein altes Steinhaus hat Vor- und Nachteile: kalt, wenn es kühl ist (also auch an warme Kleidung denken) und traumhaft kühl, wenn es heiß ist. Die idyllische Lage mitten in der Natur, aber zugleich ideal gelegen zu den touristischen Attraktionen der Region, hat uns sehr gefallen. Morgens hörten wir den Kuckuck rufen, abends konnten wir bei kompletter Dunkelheit einen phantastischen Sternenhimmel Bewundern. Es war etwas kühl im April - so konnten wir das Schwimmbad nicht nutzen, sondern nur sehnsüchtig betrachten.Es ist ein Urlaub mitten in der Natur mit dem Blick über Täler und Wälder, umgeben von einer parkähnlichen Anlage. Aquitanien ist hier ländlich, bodenständig, voller sehenswerter Schlösser, steinzeitlicher Höhlen von Lascaux bis Rouffiniac, zum Kanufahren einladender Wasserläufe (Vezère und Dordogne) und hübscher, kleiner Städte wie Sarlat. Radfahrer und Wanderer finden hübsche Orte zur Einkehr. Uns hat es sehr gut gefallen!

Fam Weiner, Salzburg, AT - August 2019

"The rooms are spacious and well maintained, the bathroom is very large and bright.”

In August 2019 we spent a wonderful family week with our children (4, 10 years) in La Cipière. After a warm welcome by the hosts we explored Le Rossignol: The kitchen is well equipped (dishes, pots, spices); WIFI works fine. The rooms are spacious and well maintained, the bathroom is very large and bright. You can eat both indoors and in front of the house. The pool is refreshing on hot days, the playhouse (with lots of toys) ideal if you travel with little luggage. Washing machine and clothesline are handy. The garden is beautiful, full of trees, flowers and games. We enjoyed the bakery delivery service, a dinner together to meet the other guests and a concert under the starry sky (thank you!). La Cipière is very quiet, the location is ideal: You can go hiking in front of the house or reached on short car trips countless highlights in the Perigord. The only downer: One week is far too short, at least 2 weeks schedule!

German:

“Die Zimmer sind geräumig und gepflegt, das Badezimmer ist sehr groß und hell.“

Wir haben im August 2019 eine wunderbare Familienwoche mit unseren Kindern (4, 10 Jahr) in La Cipière verbracht. Nach einem warmherzigen Empfang durch die Gastgeber haben wir Le Rossignol erkundet: Die Küche ist gut ausgestattet (Geschirr, Töpfe, Gewürze); WIFI funktioniert problemlos. Die Zimmer sind geräumig und gepflegt, das Badezimmer ist sehr groß und hell. Essen kann man sowohl drinnen als auch vor dem Haus. Der Pool ist erfrischend an heißen Tagen, das Spielhaus (mit viel Spielzeug) ideal, wenn man mit wenig Gepäck reist. Waschmaschine und Wäscheleine sind praktisch. Der Garten ist wunderschön, voller Bäume, Blumen und Spielmöglichkeiten. Genossen haben wir den Bäckerlieferservice, ein gemeinsames Abendessen, um die anderen Gäste kennenzulernen und einen Konzertabend unter Sternenhimmel (danke!). La Cipière ist sehr ruhig gelegen, die Lage optimal: Man kann direkt vor dem Haus loswandern oder erreicht bei kurzen Autofahrten unzählige Highlights im Perigord. Der einzige Wehmutstropfen: Eine Woche ist viel zu kurz, mindestens 2 Wochen einplanen!

Fam Alderweireldt, Nijlen, BE - August 2019

"A fantastic place in the Dordogne in a park-like setting"

Our stay at La Cipière was one of wonderful peace and relaxation. Jeroen and Corinne have welcomed us warmly. The gîte was wonderfully fresh, despite the warm outside temperatures. And our youngest was very much in love with her beautifully made 'princess bed'! Further distraction for both children and adults could be found in the beautiful large garden with nice play tower and the refreshing swimming pool.

The area is very suitable for beautiful walks, one even passes just behind the large garden. Jeroen is a barrel full of hiking tips and a trip with a donkey from the nearby donkey farm is also recommended. The region offers a surprising view or exit to caves, castles or pretty villages behind every corner. In short, we enjoyed a very pleasant stay.

Fam Eich, Paris, FR - Juli 2019

“All in all it was a very relaxing stay.”

We want to thank you for the good reception. We had a great time in your lovely gite le Rossignol. We liked everything, the atmosphere of the house, the environment and the location of the house. The sights were a short distance from La Cipière, which is very handy with small children. They enjoyed the toys, the swings, running through the large garden and the swimming pool. All in all it was a very relaxing stay. With warm regards, the Eich family

Fam Vancamfort, Turnhout, BE - Juli 2019

"Something new & interesting to do every day"

We were received in a very warm & pleasant way by Corinne & Jeroen. Speaking of a dream location ... a beautiful view from a beautifully restored, but still authentic, gite. During the tour we were given all the necessary information and we were shown the beautiful swimming pool. The area requires beautiful, relaxing walks (already mapped out by the hostess & host). There are so many activities to do in the nearby villages - a perfect combination of nature and culture. Something new & interesting to do every day - caves, castles, charming villages - and culinary delights too. For us the 2-week holiday was a trip like "God in France".

Schilling Family, München, DE  - June 2019 

"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. 

Way Family, Stoke-on-Trent, UK - April 2019 

“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. 

Vanderlinden Family, Bergen, BE - April 2019 

"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. 

Stijn, Eva, Kirsten en Jaap, Noordwijk, NL - July/Augustus 2018

"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.

Thomas & Sien, Zandvliet, BE - Juli 2018

"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!

Sebastiaan & Kirsten, Amersfoort, NL - Juni/juli 2018

"... 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!

Sarah & David, Vlaanderen, BE - July 2018

"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.

Sjoerd & Carina, Spijkenisse, NL - July 2018

"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!

Schilling Family, München, DE  - June 2019 

"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. 

Loek & Marlies, Rosmalen, NL - June 2018

"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!

Hanny & Alwy, ’s-Hertogenbosch, NL - June 2018

"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!

Hermineke & Tijs, Vught, NL - May 2018

"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!!!

Eric & Ellen, Berkel Enschot, NL - May 2018

"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.