6 Double Bedrooms - 4 Bathrooms/showers - 2 kitchens - 2 lounges - Tranquil
Struffert Joelle and Michael
- English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
About Struffert Joelle and Michael
We are a french-german couple, Joelle and Michael, we speak french, german and english. We are living in La Marteille since the end of October 2015 with our Husky dog and our two cats. We like the nature, sport and travel all over the world. Joelle is french and german teacher.
Struffert Joelle and Michael purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2015
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Lovely. Nearly 5.
Hospitable yet discreet hosts. Lovely house and so nearly a 5. Requires thought on the layout and access to bathrooms and some upgrades to the beds. Beware the owners rum punches! Pool was excelĺent and dining tables and chairs sufficient for all conditions incl rain. Nice gardens and relaxed attitude to dogs. A really nice base for a family or friends holiday group.
This property comfortably accommodated two families of four and two sets of grandparents without anyone feeling on top of each other.
There was plenty of activities for the kids to do and the pool was lovely and an added benefit being gated off from the garden so us grownups could relax knowing the kids were always safe.
The property is very well equipped and the owners were lovely. Although they live next door at no point did they intrude on your holiday, but they were always on hand should you need anything.
Fantastic area of the Dordogne. Aubeterre which was only 5 mins away was a lovely local town.
Would highly recommend staying here.
Lovely house with everything you would want
Joelle and Michael were excellent hosts. Although their house was attached, we rarely saw them, but they were available when we needed something.
The house was perfect. It was well equipped, clean and had plenty of space for our party of 11 (aged 9 to 80). The bedrooms were all a good size, although a little on the hot side due to the high temperatures at the beginning of the week. One thing to note is that the stairs aren't the easiest but there is a double and a twin (as well as two showerooms) on the ground floor.
The pool was fantastic and well used during our week's stay (by everyone) and was especially useful for the 'Olympics' (very serious races involving inflatables)! It was very clean and well maintained. The only criticism would be that there were not enough sunbeds or umbrellas.
We had a lovely week in Saint Private des Pres and would thoroughly recommend it.
Beautiful private character property with lovely pool and views
We stayed at la Marteille for a week and didn't want to leave. You do need a car as it's very secluded but this area is very beautiful and peaceful. All the family loved the pool which is a good size for swimming. We enjoyed collecting our croissants each morning from the little shop and eating them overlooking the surrounding hills, and then later having a family dinner around the big outdoor table underneath the stars which are very clear in this area. Joelle and Michael were very friendly and helpful when needed. Michael greeted us with a lovely cold beer that was much appreciated after a long drive. We would definitely return.
Thank you! It would be a pleasure to welcome you again!
Family Holiday 2018
Our family of 11 stayed at the property of Joelle and Michael Struffert. They were excellent owners and although they live attached to the holiday property we only saw them when we wanted an opinion about places that we had planned to visit.
We had visited the Dordoyne region before but this area was new for us and did not disappoint.
The weather all week was very hot and the pool was a must in the afternoon especially for the 4 children.
The local village had one main shop run by 'nanny' and you can walk there, drive there or borrow a bike but beware the hill on the way back is quite steep as I found out one day ! The shop seems to sell everything and there are supermarkets 10-15 kms drive away.
Apart from the pool there was plenty to amuse the children, with swings, table tennis, badminton, boule and inside the farmhouse there was every board game ever invented together with lego by the box-full.
We thank you for your coming and are glad that you, your children and grandchildren could have a lot of fun.
Beautiful and clean...but soooo hooooot
An excellent overall state. He stayed with three other families in the pool was clean and the beds were comfortable and Truly this is a beautiful area. However unfortunately my computer got stolen either in the room or in my car while on the property, and the night sweats really hot. They need air-conditioning and surveillance cameras.
We are happy that our gîte has pleased you! But we do not see the utility of installing surveillance cameras. Just lock the doors when you leave the house! No lock was damaged so there was no theft by housebreaking while you were away. However you have invited a lot of people to swim in our pool. What did they do? Do you want to be watched by cameras during your stay?
We are sorry for the heat. We do not like being disturbed by the noise of an air conditioner. We prefer to close windows and curtains during the day and to ventilate the evening and the night and to use the fans.