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.
"Versatile surroundings with lots to do."
What a fantastic view! Le Hibou is an atmospheric space with lots of comfort. There are many places of interest like castles, nice villages, beautiful gardens in the vicinity. Many opportunities for walking and nice challenges for the sporty cyclist. Pleasantly located large swimming pool.
"A wonderful region and a dream holiday."
The stay with you in the Périgord was particularly beautiful. Therefore I am happy to write a review for your website.
We were very warmly welcomed by Corinne and Jeroen. The holiday home "Le Hibou" is on the ground floor and very spacious. We didn't miss anything in the furnishings. The location is terrific, absolute peace and a great view into the distance. The whole complex is lovingly maintained, beautiful flowers and plants. In between, there are always areas with wild flowers, which are a paradise for bees, bumblebees and butterflies.
Corinne has a beautiful fruit, vegetable and herb garden. The pool area is fantastic - super well maintained and also surrounded by a variety of flowers and plants. Table tennis, badminton, darts, boules - you can play everything in the garden. Washing machine and barbecue are also available for the guests. Jeroen and Corinne speak German and English, among other languages, which was great! Jeroen has even written a hiking route in German. We did the tour and arrived at our destination 😊. The restaurant recommendations were also very good.
All in all it was a dream holiday, we can recommend the accommodation and the warm hosts.
"An ideal place for children.”
We were delighted with the week we spent from 15 to 22 July 2023 in the beautiful and comfortable gîte L'Hirondelle of La Cipière. We particularly appreciated your warm welcome.
The gîte is ideally situated between Les Eyzies and Montignac-Lascaux, also close to Sarlat. Ideal with our three grandchildren, who enjoyed the swimming pool and the swings, pétanque, badminton, table tennis etc. in your magnificent shady garden.
We would recommend this place to everyone, old and young.
"Hidden gem in the Perigord Noir."
The example of 'like God in France'. Beautiful, quiet and very spacious. On the hill but within 5 minutes you are in one of the beautiful villages that lie in the valleys.
Beautiful characteristic gîtes. Every comfort, lovely beds. Great facilities like the lovely pool and the versatile garden. Jeroen and Corinne are wonderful, sweet and hospitable.
Hidden gem and highly recommended for a nice holiday.
"Paradise in the Perigord."
We rented a gite in a town called Peyzac-le-Moustier - a thriving urban centre of 197 persons. We decided (because of our age and packing/repacking) to stay 2 1/2 weeks in one place and day trip. Good choice. What a marvellous place! Set on 10 hectares, overlooking a valley and rolling hills, it slows your heart rate and cures your sleep disturbances. Spring is fully engaged in this part of the world - so much so that we may just do a photo blog of all the amazing flora we are surrounded by. We settled in, seriously unpacked and fortified ourselves for upcoming adventures.
The view from our window at La Cipiere All the irises made Deirdre regret the fact that we cannot grow irises in Mexico. I will just have to take lots of photos of irises to bring back to Mexico for her.
"A lovely garden and a fine terrace."
We enjoyed our stay at gîte l'Hirondelle in the May holidays. A lovely place to stay for a family with two children aged 8 and 10. Lots of space inside; it was nice sitting both at the dining table and on the sofas. There is a television with countless channels. Nice that the cottage has a DVD player and the music system with Bluetooth is handy for playing our music from Spotify.
For us, the garden and terrace were a big plus. The children played a lot in the large garden. Swinging and of course hanging lazily in the hammocks. We enjoyed sitting on the terrace with a beautiful view over the garden. We liked the location of your property. Right in between the Vézère and Dordogne rivers, in a quiet location, with all the major attractions nearby. The boat trip in La Roque-Gageac was a super day with the cosy town. Domme was nice with the views, terraces and shops. Montignac and Monpazier were doubly lovely by visiting them on a market day.
Thanks for these lovely two weeks and who knows, see you soon!
"We enjoyed the view and the beautiful garden."
If like us, you can spend your holidays here at la Cipiere in May, you get lost in wonder.... We enjoyed the lovely gite with its beautiful decoration, the garden with the trees and flowers, and especially the beautiful view.
At any time of day, the view from the terrace of le Rossignol is beautiful, in the morning when there is mist that slowly dissolves with the sun, a little stroll along the plant borders at the front. In the afternoon, when the weather is fine, reading a book in a hammock in the shade of the trees, yes, what more could you want?
If you want to do some activities then you can take advantage of the many walks Jeroen and Corinne have for you and in the fields and forests there are also many flowers such as daisies, bellflowers, chickadees, orchids and salvias.
We also enjoyed the beautiful villages and towns, castles, gardens and canoe trips, in short, too much to do all in one week so we definitely want to come back to this beautiful area again!
"The beautiful pool with its lights at night was a beautiful experience."
We were warmly welcomed by Jeroen and Corinne, who gave us many tips on the area while remaining at a distance, which we really appreciated. We got to swim in the pool twice at night with the lights on while it was pitch black around us, a great experience.
La Cipière is located in beautiful surroundings where nature is abundant. We enjoyed the sunrise and the fantastic views from le Rossignol's terrace. The pool is a place where you can relax and enjoy the beautiful plants around you and the large field around it, ideal for children and adults alike.
The garden and arboretum are a pleasant place where you can also admire the sculptures Corinne has made. We enjoyed the authentic Dordogne with its legends and castles. We visited the castles of Marzac and Puymartin where they offer a game for children, an original way to enjoy an extra visit.
What is definitely recommended, a canoe trip on the meandering Vézère with the family on a hot summer day, where you have the coolness of the water and the shade of the trees. We enjoyed the gastronomy in saint Léon and the restaurant l'Essai in Sarlat.
We also got to know the history of the region better by visiting le Roque saint Christophe, la Roque Gageac and Domme. We also visited the gardens of Marqueyssac at dusk, which was beautifully illuminated by thousands of candles. In short, a very successful holiday.
"A really relaxing holiday."
We had a lovely relaxing holiday with the five of us and your hospitality at La Cipiere contributed greatly to this. It was a very nice spacious gite (Le Hibou) with good beds, a nice kitchen and a cosy living room.
The garden is great for relaxing in a hammock under a tree or interacting with the other guests, like during a game of petangue. But equally, there is plenty of space to keep to yourself. The pool was also a delight every day for the children to cool off or just have fun.
We also really enjoyed Corinne's sculpting course. In addition, there is plenty to do in the area within a short distance and all in beautiful surroundings.
We can heartily recommend your Gite
"For those who love peace, space and beautiful nature."
We stayed at L'Hirondelle for 14 days at the beginning of September. Beautiful gite, spacious , clean and fully equipped. Lovely to sit on your terrace or in the beautiful garden under the trees. The pool is super nice with lovely loungers. The domain is located in the country site, not far from many attractions, picturesque villages, castles, caves, rivers and beaches.
In short , for those who love peace, space and beautiful nature a must.
“Terrace with a nice view!”
We have spent a very pleasant holiday in the gîte Rossignol. Rossignol was spacious and well equipped with all mod cons. The gîte is attractively furnished, with a clean, new and spacious bathroom and kitchen.
The terrace is beautifully situated with a view over the valley and in the morning you can enjoy the sun. The garden offers plenty of opportunities to seek shade, or to rest in the hammock. The garden has a swing, a petanque court and a badminton net.
The gte is in a very quiet location, but there are plenty of places to visit in the vicinity (10-15 minutes drive). For example, we visited the gardens of Eyrignac and together with the owners we made a beautiful walk in the area. Jeroen and Corinne are hospitable and are ready to give tips about possible activities.
“The view from the window was super nice.”
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at La Cipière. The cottage was equipped with the necessary comfort with a very comfortable kitchen and a very good internet connection. The pool and garden were a real added value. The gite is in a beautiful setting. The view from the window was super nice. Nearby were several nice towns and tourist attractions. We visited La Roque Saint-Christophe, the caves of Lascaux and Château de Milandes. The latter is highly recommended. The castle itself is a museum and the gardens are beautiful. Even with rainy weather, there are still various activities possible in the area. It was a nice week in a beautiful region. Maybe we'll come back again.
“We felt right at home there.”
The five of us have enjoyed a great holiday at La Cipiere for two weeks. On arrival we were already surprised by the beautiful view and the location of La Cipiere on top of a hill with a wide view at the front and behind a lovely area full of flowers, trees, plenty of play area and a beautifully landscaped swimming pool where we can spend a lot of time with the children having fun. Le Hibou is a nice, spacious gite, equipped with everything you need. We immediately felt at home. We also found the music evening that Jeroen and Corinne had organized with singer and guitarist and the other people present from the area very nice and atmospheric. Really enjoyed it! At La Cipiere you are located in the middle of just about all the attractions of the Dordogne. There is so much to do in the area! Nature, culture, history, being active, cosy places, good food. Something for everyone and certainly plenty to discover for us in the future.
Jeroen and Corinne, our compliments for what you have built up with La Cipiere. Your hospitality made us all feel right at home. On behalf of all of us, a big thank you and who knows… see you next time!
"We were able to spend a day sculpting, which was great fun!"
La Cipière is a great base for many activities and visiting villages in the area. We were everywhere within half an hour! Great!
Here also a small word from our 3 children: It was a beautiful, well-kept swimming pool and Corinne helped us tremendously with the sculpting in her workshop.
We thought it was great fun. When we left very early in the morning, we easily saw 10 deer on the way home. What a spectacle! We would love to come back!
“The sound of the roaring deer is overwhelming ”
What we found at and around La Cipière was even more than we had hoped for. The gîte (l'Hirondelle) was comfortable, equipped with the conveniences to which we are accustomed, had a good internet connection and, above all, bordered on a garden with the quality of an arboretum. Sometimes it was so difficult to choose from the abundance of TV channels that the best way to escape from it was to read a good book, which was also stimulated by the tranquillity of the surroundings.
The gite was also well situated for what we wanted to see. The Musée National de Préhistoire in Les Eyzies is nearby, as well as the ancient cliff dwellings of La Madeleine and Roque St. Christophe, castles such like as Commarque. And a bit further away, the medieval town Sarlat and the pilgrimage town Rocamadour can be visited easily.
The pleasant, non-coercive helpfulness of Corinne and Jeroen should also be mentioned.
But the first thing that will always come to mind when we think of our stay at La Cipière are the roaring deer. Is there anything that better demonstrates the tranquillity of an environment than animals being able to indulge their restlessness like that?