This place is a little piece of French paradise!
4 of us stayed for 10 nights in the smaller gite and hired a car from Bergerac airport (which is an easy 10 min drive away). We were welcomed by Lesley and John and shown around. Throughout our stay both were available for advice and there were a good amount of local leaflets and also an information file in the gite (very used by us!!)
The gite was beautiful and very cosy, with plenty of space for 4 of us. The kitchen had everything we needed and we even had a little welcome basket of goodies. The beds were comfortable and the shower was quite powerful. There was a hairdryer, iron, washing machine & dishwasher and gas BBQ. We loved the patio outside our bedroom, which was a real sun trap all day - we had many BBQs there.
The weather was a little disappointing however we had enough good days to be able to lounge by the stunning pool area and enjoy the garden (there was badminton and bikes available should you want them). Just to the right of the property was a nice walk through the sunflower fields.
The ideal thing about this place is its location, though it feels in the middle of nowhere and very peaceful. The local village - Issigeac- is a 5 min drive away, with a couple of small general stores, 3 boulangeries and some lovely restaurants (the pizza place does lovely take away and La Bruceliere was fantastic, but you need to book). We loved the Sunday market and the Thursday night market.
Monbazillac is a short drive, with its lovely chateau, and the small village of Emyet is worth a visit. Bergerac is 10 mins away by car, with some good supermarkets on the way. Bergerac is a beautiful town, with a pretty river and wonderful old town, well worth a wander. The cathedral is breathtaking inside!!! We had 2 nice meals there - La Rouge et La Verre and Table de Marche (strange food combinations and more expensive but good!).
We also went further afield to see the beautiful Jardins de Marqueyssac (stunning views) and took a canoe trip down the river with Canoeric (recommended by John), both over an hour away. 2 of us also went to St Emillion and really enjoyed it there. We also did a little wine tasting around the area.
Overall I would highly recommend this property for its location, peace, facilities and proprietors, and we definitely intend to stay there again!
Have just returned from another wonderful holiday at La Vieille Grange/the Pigeonnaire. John and Leslie made us so welcome, wonderful hosts.Have now stayed in both property's and loved them both. Hope to return for a third visit with all the family again next year.
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.
We returned to Pemontier in May 2017 and thoroughly enjoyed our 2 week stay. It is a quiet location in the Aquitaine countryside but perfect for relaxation and also for easy access to some lovely locations within an hour or so.
Once again John and Lesley were the perfect host and hostess and we hope to return again
Have just returned from a weeks visit with my daughter. Have stayed several times and , as ever, a lovely comfortable facility.
Fantastic location making air travel effortless.
Spotless and beautiful historic accommodation. Everything provided for by John and Lesley , who were always happy to help, advise and make the stay perfect.
Too cold to use the pool , but it looked inviting ....so will have to come back when it gets warmer..
This is a very high quality holiday stay in every way.