Not our first visit to this great site, but the first with all of the family of 6 adults, a 12 year old and 8 year old and one of 20 months!
The gites are well laid out with everything you could need - including washing machines and dishwashers to make life that bit easier and reduce the amount you need to take if you don’t mind doing some washing!
The dining area has a long pine table with room for everyone if you want a friends or family get together.
Outside the terrace view across the countryside while having a leisurely breakfast or family BBQ - cooked on the large gas BBQ provided - is really good. And as for the dining area there is plenty of space for 12 around the table
Everyone loved the large pool and there is plenty of room in there for everyone and inflatables for the kids (and not so kids) to enjoy.
The whole site is well maintained and the gites offer good clean accommodation for a comfortable stay.
A car is a must for the Domaine de Pemontier - we flew into Bergerac where there are plenty of options for hire - and this site is an easy 15 minute drive from there - and explored the local towns, villages and Bastides. There are also river trips to caves and many other options to fill the days, but we always ended up in the pool in the afternoons!
The whole experience is enhanced by the hosts, John and Lesley Lewis who are there when you need them, but generally just leave you to enjoy your time, and our thanks goes to them for the efforts they put in to make the holiday stay a great one.
We will be back!
28 June to 8 July 2017
The photographs advertising Domaine de Pemontier did not do the accommodation justice. The accommodation is better in person, it is well presented and kept immaculately. We occupied both buildings, La Vieille Grange and the Pigeonnaire, as we were celebrating my husband's 60th birthday with school friends from England. We occupied the Pigeonnaire and could not have been happier with our choice. John and Lesley played exellent hosts, nothing was too great to ask, including booking a restaurant for 8 at the Le Vin Quartre, in Bergerac, which we would highly recommend.
Domaine de Pemontier is not far from Bergerac, Issigeac, Eyzmet and other wonderful places to visit in the Dordogne region.
John and Lesley, thank you for making our 10 day holiday wonderful at Domaine de Pemontier such a fantastic experience and for being such perfect hosts, we couldn't have asked for more. We wish you well for your future, it has been a privellege knowing you both.
Both gites are lovely, rustic and family-friendly. Good facilities in both gites with BBQs and beautiful patio areas to sit out and enjoy eating al fresco. Great place to go if you have a large family as together the two gites sleep 12 people. There is also a large swimming pool and bikes to use on site. Brilliant location for exploring the Dordogne, close to wine tasting, chateaus and beautiful villages. John and Lesley are very friendly and happy to help out with recommending local places to go/eat/do wine tasting etc.
This is our second time at Domaine de Pemontier and again it was just lovely, spending two weeks in the brilliant sunshine, the two gites we stayed in are just perfect, clean, tidy, well equipped kitchen, dishwasher, washing machine. Very peaceful setting ,The pool is out of this world and we spent most of our time there up to 9 pm in the evenings as it was so warm. Only 5 miles from Bergerac town where there are plenty of cafes and restaurants if you want to eat out and only 5 minutes away from Bergerac Airport. We drove 45 minutes to the Dordogne River to go canoeing at Le Buisson. Plenty of things to do in the Bergerac area.
Thank you John and Lesley (the owners) for a lovely holiday they are lovely people and are there to make sure that your stay is perfect, we would all definitely go back again and again.
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We stayed at this beautiful place in July/August 2015. There were 13 people ranging from 6 months to 60 years, one big family, 8 in The Grange and 5 in Le Pigeonnier.
The Gites were lovely, perfectly French. John and Lesley (the owners) were helpful, pleasant, kind and very welcoming.
The pool was absolutely fantastic and with 5 children in our group it was just right for a swim everyday to cool off in the heat.
We visited Bergerac (full of places to eat and drink and loads of shops) many times for morning coffee/lunch/tea/dinner and of course crepes also visited the little village of Issigeac and on Sunday morning there is a massive market selling absolutely everything you could think of.
We also went canoeing on the Dordogne river hiring canoes at Le Buisson and hours drive away but well worth it , also visited Sarlat on a cloudy day.
Some of out family went to a lake at Lougratte (about 20 minutes away) which Lesley had told us about and had a wonderful day there as well, it had a beach and slide (altho the slide was shut the day they went), they also tried out the Aqua Park in Bergerac, the Caves at Le Buisson.
Our days were always finished off with a family mess around in the pool then a bbq we were very lucky with the weather as it poured in England while we were baking in 25/30 degrees not every day most most days.
One of our party had to visit a Doctor in the nearby town of Castillone and needed antibiotics. Even though we had an E111 the French doctor in his antiquated surgery (no computer even) ignored it and charged 23 euros to see him and again another 23 euros
at the Pharmacy (God bless the NHS).
Overall this holiday is at the top of our list. a brilliant time had by all.
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