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"Perfect Family Holiday…"
This is a lovely gite in a beautiful part of the Dordogne, ideally situated to explore the best of the area. My parents loved exploring the pretty villages and we and our kids (aged 9 and 7) had some great days out canoeing down the Vezere to a river beach at Limeuil, doing treetop zipwire challenges, visiting Castelnaud castle and we were also very lucky to get tickets to see the prehistoric paintings in the Font de Gaume cave which is almost opposite Le Banquet (get up at 7 am to queue for tickets if you haven't pre-booked!) and the fantastic crystal 'cathedral', the Gouffre de Proumeyssac. Les Eyzies is also lovely with some good value restaurants for all the family such as the Mentalo or Cafe de la Mairie. Le Banquet itself is beautiful with gardens that Karen and Rob are justifiably proud of, a pool and a very well stocked games room. We were lucky that other families with kids about the same ages as ours were there at the same time and they all had a brilliant time playing together, such a nice atmosphere - and relaxing for us parents! There are 3 properties at Le Banquet, we stayed in La Fermette which was very spacious for 6 people with a huge lounge, well equipped kitchen and a great outside area overlooking the stream, it was so relaxing to sit there of an evening after a BBQ with a glass of local wine. Karen and Rob themselves are such nice people, ever so friendly and helpful yet unobtrusive. I would thoroughly recommend a stay here and in fact we are already planning a return to the Dordogne next summer.Read moreLess
"Fantastic house, amazing gardens…"
The website doesn't do le banquet justice, we came because of a recommendation, and on arrival it totally exceeded our expectations.
Karen and Rob are perfect hosts, there if you have any questions, but otherwise let you get on with your holiday in peace, really lovely and friendly.
We came as a family with a three year old and stayed in La Forge and the attention to detail for him was great, stair gates, step in the bathroom, plastic cutlery etc. he had a great time, loved the games room which is really well kept with great toys and DVDs, the pool is great and the outdoor play area too.
Perfect location, stunning area, and we would love to come backRead moreLess
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