This quiet corner close to the Dordogne is a place for all generations – take one gîte or all three for a big gathering of family and friends. There’s a vast garden, a pool for all ages and a covered terrace that faces south for sunset wine sipping alfresco – step out in the morning and you may meet the herd of roe deer which often drop by.
Your hosts will drop by with a few welcome goodies and details of local caterers – they’re happy to babysit or make restaurant bookings, but otherwise you can make yourself at home. Each pretty gîte has a cool, uncluttered kitchen, calming en suite bedrooms and lots of space for eating outside. In the play area you’ll find distractions for children – there’s a games shed with boules, table football, badminton.
The Dordogne and Lot are on your doorstep – a gentle landscape of low wooded hills, vineyards, pastures and farmland. It’s peaceful and quieter, less touristy than its neighbours. Seek out wild swimming lakes nearby, or make for the bastide towns of Monpazier, Lauzerte, Montcuq, Montaigu du Quercy, each one unveiling hidden riches.