Gite de Tilleul
Review Submitted: 01 July 2012
Date of Stay: May 2012
My wife and I stayed in the smaller Gite de Tilleul, at the start of our 5 week trip around southern France
After food shopping in Souillac, we arrived back in Calviac for our second visit.
Pete and Loren are wonderfully friendly, and welcomed us very warmly.
The Gite is very spacious, and the bedroom upstairs has a classic Dordogne view across the valley to Fenelon Chateaux. In the late evening, as we sit under the Tilleul tree drinking one of the many, excellent, local wines;- the Chateaux is bathed in bright sunshine. A memorable sight.
There are good cooking facilities, bath and a good sized bathroom.
The Gite more than lives up to its listed description, and the Wi Fi works well from outside, not so well from inside the 2 foot thick walls. These are excellent for keeping the accommodation cool in hot summer.
Pete and Loren are very good hosts, and have a wealth of information, having lived locally for some years. The local village, which is a lovely 15 minute walk, has a local shop, foie gras and asparagus farm.
St Julian, which is only 5 minutes away by car, has more local shops and a weekly market. It also has two excellent restaurants. The Gabarre, overlooks the river, and has a bib Gormand from Michelin.
The other restaurant,Le Roi Carrot, serves classic Dordogne fare very well indeed.
The gite is very central for a host of great Dordogne sight seeing.
Sarlat, Rocamadour,Beynac,Domme are all a short drive away.
Lascaux and Les Eyzies are also easily reached. We found La Roque St Christophe a joy this time.
In June it is a pleasure to have no crowds, and walk amidst wild flowers and the smell of herbs. Birds of prey, Red Kites and Buzzards, can be seen as you have dinner in the evening.
The pool was warm enough to swim during our week and there is lots of shade to read that 987 page book.
We can recommend this gite, and will return again.
David and Nicola Hammond from Suffolk.
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