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.

Ariane & Chris, FR - September 2020

“The garden is very nice!"

We had a very pleasant stay; the Hirondelle gîte is very comfortable and well equipped (the washing machine is in a separate building which is a great idea). The garden is very pleasant (with a hammock to take a nap in the shade of a magnolia) and the swimming pool very comfortable; an ideal place to relax in peace and in nature, and watch the starry sky in the evening! thank you again to Jeroen and Corinne for their welcome!

Boris, Magalie, Emma, Timothé, Lyon FR - July 2020

"An ideal place for holidays"

Following our stay in your gîte l'Hirondelle, we again wanted to thank you for your welcome, your kindness, your discreet and pleasant presence. It is an ideal place for vacations, especially with children. You can really enjoy the outdoors, the garden is magnificent and the spaces available (badminton court, petanque, swing, children's playroom, swimming pool) are really appreciated.

You take great care to make your guests feel good. Beyond the lodging, the surrounding countryside is very beautiful and we appreciated being able to easily make excursions nearby (canoe, Lascaux, castles, etc.).

Boris, Emma, Timothé and me wish to thank you and wish you a wonderful summer.

Family Gheysels – De Bruyn, Flandes, BE - July 2020

"Many sites within a short distance."

We have spent a very pleasant holiday in the gite of Jeroen and Corinne. The welcome was warm and l'Hirondelle was spacious and well equipped for our family of four. The kitchen had everything needed and the children were delighted with the fast WiFi.

The large terrace immediately invited to drink an aperitif with a view of the beautiful and very large enclosed garden with plenty of shade where children can play safely. The garden has a swing, a petanque court and badminton net. The beautifully situated swimming pool with sun terrace offers a welcome refreshment on hot days.

The gite is in a very quiet location, but there are many attractions within 10 to 20 minutes. We have visited the cave village of La Roque Saint-Christophe, the cave “Gouffre de Proumeyssac”, the castles of Beynac and Castelnaud-la-Chapelle. The medieval village of Sarlat-la-Canéda is certainly worth a visit. And of course a canoe trip on the Dordogne along the beautiful old villages.

There is so much to do that a week was not enough to see everything in this beautiful region. That is why we certainly hope to return here.

Family Kindt, Flanders, BE – July 2020

“The surrounding villages are a joy”

We were received warmly on Saturday. We received all explanations about our gite and the area…. And before we knew it, we already took our first refreshing dive, and our children were already doing their dives in the beautiful pool.

Our gite Rossignol was tip top, and equipped with every comfort, you really will not be short of anything. Our terrace had a beautiful view, great to sit there to eat, or to enjoy a book. The domain also appeals to the imagination, truly beautiful nature… .. which fits perfectly with the rest of the beautiful surroundings; a fantastic region.

I also discovered this region several times with the racing bicycle, a lot of climbing, but I did enjoy the nature and beautiful views. Near La Cipière there is also a nice park, Le Conquil, .. where you will be taken back in time, and the children could climb in the trees on a course.

In short, we really enjoyed our vacation. Corinne and Jeroen are very hospitable people, who are always ready for a word of explanation about the region, or tips to discover the area. La Cipière is really worth a stay, and the surroundings and the surrounding towns are really to be enjoyed.

Thanks Corinne and Jeroen!!

"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 von den niederländischen Eigentümern herzlich begrüßt und in unser Ferienhaus eingeführt. Diese warmherzigen Besitzer freuten sich auch über ein nettes Gespräch und erzählten uns viel über die Dordogne. Die Ferienwohnung ist Teil eines alten, stilvoll renovierten Hauses auf einer großen Domainfläche. Die Wohnung erfüllt alle Bedürfnisse, WiFi und Fernseher ermöglichen es Ihnen, mit der Welt in Kontakt zu bleiben.

Ein altes Steinhaus hat Vor- und Nachteile: kalt, wenn es kühl ist (denken Sie auch an warme Kleidung) und traumhaft kühl, wenn es heiß ist. Die idyllische Lage inmitten der Natur, aber gleichzeitig ideal für die Touristenattraktionen der Region, hat uns sehr gefallen. Am Morgen hörten wir Kuckucksrufe, am Abend konnten wir einen fantastischen Sternenhimmel in völliger Dunkelheit bewundern. Es war ein bisschen cool im April, also konnten wir den Pool nicht benutzen, aber sehnsüchtig schauen. Es ist ein Urlaub inmitten der Natur mit Blick auf Täler und Wälder, umgeben von einer parkähnlichen Anlage. Aquitanien ist ländlich, bodenständig, sehenswerte Burgen, steinzeitliche Höhlen von Lascaux bis Rouffiniac, zum Kanufahren einladende Wasserläufe (Vezère und Dordogne) und hübsche Kleinstädte wie Sarlat. Radfahrer und Wanderer finden hübsche Haltestellen. Es hat uns sehr gefallen!

"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!

"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.

“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

"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".

"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!

"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. 

"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.