A hidden gem - wish we could keep this a secret!
We have just returned from our second holiday at Pech Long, and had booked again for our third year before our feet even landed back in Old Blighty! We would probably describe this wonderful place as our idea of utopia. If you need to relax after a stressful year, this is the place for you. At times, it is deafeningly quiet apart from cries of distant cows, the shrills of the cicadas or the eagles high above. The houses are surrounded by fields and forest, with the most wonderful distant views over surrounding countryside. They are clean, very comfortable and well appointed and served mine and my sister's family very well for two weeks. When we had a minor problem with one of the showers, Helen our local contact arrived shortly after our call to help us out. We have 4 children between us ranging in age from 16 to 24 and all of them (plus various boyfriends/girlfriends) are keen to return with us next year and not just for the free holiday (courtesy of the Bank of Parents), but also for the beautiful swimming pool, canoeing, local golf courses, Sarlat, and Domme etc, and of course the company and wine around the bbq every evening. On a clear night, the starlit sky is breathtaking . We had a full moon this year so not quite so much was visible as last year when we saw multiple shooting stars on the glorious 12th. There is so much to explore, and we have yet to discover even more delights of the Dordogne Valley, but frankly, we find it difficult to pull ourselves away from the tranquility of the setting, especially when the weather is good to us, but when it's not, there is still warmth in the air, and the conservatory a haven where you can enjoy the garden whilst sipping a little aperitif.
Travelling by car is easy from Calais, just a long way but we managed it in 8 hours with two short stops and a change of drivers. The airport at Bergerac is served well with flights and 3 of the children hopped off the flight and onto a train to Sarlat within 30 mins of landing! You are spoiled for choice for supermarkets - all within 20 mins of the house and a small Casino and Boulangerie 10 mins away.
So, should we recommend this place - yes 100% but in all honesty, we would rather keep it our little secret! "
Brits from Guildford, UK
Families with Young Children
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