Rose Barn is every bit as good as everyone says. As we approached for the first time, our 9-year old said ‘what’s that park?’ And indeed, the grounds look like nothing so much as a grassy children’s park, scattered with climbing frames and slides, and with a beautiful large pool. It was the pool that proved the real highlight for our children (9 and 11): it’s clean, modern, very well maintained, and warmer than other outdoor pools we’ve used. And because we were sharing it with only one other family, we often had it entirely to ourselves. The barn itself was brilliant. It’s very spacious, with loads of room for relaxing and dining, and the best equipped kitchen I think I’ve ever encountered. For smaller children there are plenty of toys, books and other equipment such as high chairs and stair gates. The location is also perfect: easy walking distance to the pretty village of St Pompont (with baker, butcher, pharmacy and small supermarket) but separated enough to be completely quiet. The crickets take over at dusk - quite a sound! It’s a short drive to some of the Dordogne’s most famous sights. Our neighbouring family were delightful and we enjoyed sharing a barbecue together one night. In short, we thoroughly recommend Rose Barn for a very comfortable and relaxing stay.
This was our third year in this gite which is in a perfect spot and is a lovely barn with everything we could ask for.
We are just back from an Idyllic 2 week stay in Sol Du Mazel and we loved it. Beautiful, rural, peaceful - a real chance to relax. St Pompom is the most gorgeous little village. Rose Barn is so well set up it is staggering - 'clean and well maintained' does not even half cover it . Everything you need and plenty more besides, our 2 young daughters loved the bunk beds and adored playing with all the toys and new stories. The outside space is AMAZING, so much fun to be had - they didn't know what to play with first. Hours and hours of outdoor fun for all the family. The pool another dimension again. We did not want to leave.... the beautiful views, the peace, 2 lovely terraces.... so much else, we would absolutely recommend and would love to return ourselves.
Rose Barn - Sol du Mazel gave us everything we needed for our family holiday plus 70th Birthday celebration.
Last year we visited Hope Cottage (next Door) and enjoyed ourselves fully, so this year we wanted to repeat that and have both Hope Cottage & Rose Barn so more of our family could join us.
The garden and pool looked superb and the new gazebo was excellent for breakfasts, quite times and our birthday party.
We also found plenty to do in the area i.e. Eating out, The Dinosaur park, The Zoo, The Aquarium, canoeing on the Dordogne and Saint Emilion.
This place was amazing. We've stayed in a lot of places in Dordogne and wider France. It was by far the most idyllic and best equipped place we've encountered. You've thought of absolutely everything. We couldn't fault one single thing.
Top effort and thanks for a wonderful holiday. The imperfect weather did not detract from the enjoyment for any of us; children and adults.
We took the car and loaded it to the gunnels with games, toys etc to ensure kids were entertained. We needn't have bothered. This place has the lot.
Highly recommended. And obviously the area is typical Dordogne: BEAU