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Three superb 4 STAR homes in stunning 4 acre gardens with pool and games room - Le Tournesol - beautiful stone gite with walled terrace and Wifi

Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights



Le Tournesol - beautiful stone gite with walled terrace and Wifi

Le Tournesol at Le Banquet sleeps 4 and is situated all on one level

This pretty gite sympathetically restored sits 'tucked away' just below the courtyard with it's own walled terrace with BBQ and outside furniture.

The spotless modern kitchen has old oak beams and exposed stonework and is equipped with all modern conveniences everything you could possibly need to prepare your meals – a real home from home.

The stunning living and dining room is tastefully decorated & comfortably furnished, a wonderful room in which to kick back and relax. French doors lead onto the terrace for outside living.

Two pretty beamed bedrooms one with a double bed & the other with twin beds both have views to the river & beautiful gardens.

There is a fully tiled spotless shower room.

All of our cottages are very well equipped, including UK TV, DVD player, dishwasher, washing machine, Nespresso coffee maker etc.

For more information & pictures of any of our cottages visit

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About the property

Le Banquet

Karen & Rob welcome you to their charming, 200 year old ensemble of luxury 4 star Perigordine houses nestling deep in the Vezere valley.

In the most popular part of the Dordogne and on the edge of the world famous village of Les Eyzies these charming homes at Le Banquet have been lovingly restored preserving their character. Recently awarded 4 STARS by the Comité Départemental Du Tourisme De La Dordogne and voted 'Best family self-catering holiday in France' by The Gaurdian newspaper.

A pretty river runs through the estate and helps to make the extensive grounds and magnificent gardens at Le Banquet an ideal place for relaxation, with ample shade provided by the apple & pear trees.

The large 40ft x 20ft swimming pool & toddler’s splash pool are positioned to gain maximum hours of sunshine with plenty of sun beds, tables & chairs and umbrellas.

Children are well catered for with acres of space to play football, cricket or rounders and a play area with swings, slide, basketball net & boules court.

The games barn houses table tennis, table football, pool, darts, hopscotch, giant connect 4, loads of board games & plenty of toys for the toddlers.It also houses an extensive DVD library, and an information corner with hundreds of leaflets & books on places to visit and things to do & see in the wonderful local area.

Each home is extremely well equipped with all modern comforts including UK satellite TV, DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, etc. together with its own terrace, outside furniture and BBQ.

All of the properties are connected to FREE WiFi

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Rob & Karen Harrison
Member since: 2002
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 September, 2018

About Rob & Karen Harrison

We are never happier than when outdoors under the warm Perigourdine sun, after spending many years commuting on planes, trains and automobiles we settled here in the Dordogne 14 years ago and have never looked back....

Rob & Karen Harrison purchased this barn in 2004

Why Rob & Karen Harrison chose Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

After holidaying in the Dordogne in 2003 we fell in love with the blue skys and outstanding natural beauty of the area and just a year later we were living here!!

As we drove down the driveway to view Le Banquet, it took our breathe away and we knew we were home.

Oh and the warm weather helps!!

What makes this barn unique

We were voted The Guardian newspaper's "10 of the best family self-catering holidays in France".

Idyllic riverside setting, extensive 4 acre grounds with stunning gardens.

Awarded 4 stars by Dept du Tourisme of the Dordogne.

Large 40ft x 20ft swimming pool and todddlers splash pool.

Fully equipped games and information barn.

Unbeatable location in the golden triangle!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

To Rob & Karen, We had a wonderful holiday at Le Banquet, your gite gave us a lovely relaxing place to stay in this beautiful corner of the world. we can't wait to come back. Love from Gillian, lan, Alistair and Heather. ------ Rob & Karen, Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful estate with us for two weeks and for making us feel so very welcome. Gavin & Jane and George & Diane. ------ Dear Karen and Rob This is without a doubt the most beautiful place we have stayed in and the most beautiful part of France we have visited. Marge Holtz. -----just some of the comments we have had during the 2007 season
Nov 2007
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Our prices include, use of all facilities, all bed linen & towels, tourist taxes, end of stay cleaning, all baby equipment, welcome bottle of wine etc. For a full list of facilities you can visit our website at
We accept payment by cheque, bank transfer or you can pay by credit card via the Homeaway website but this will incur an extra charges.


Accommodation and facilities for Le Tournesol - beautiful stone gite with walled terrace and Wifiaround the Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil around the Périgord

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large modern pretty bathroom
  • Fully tiled large modern spotless shower room with toilet, sink and walk in shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • You will find two pretty beamed bedrooms one with a double bed and the other with twin beds all on the ground floor level. Both have wardrobes, bedside cabinets with bedside lights and both have views to the river and beautiful gardens.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 4.870968 based on 32 reviews

A very charming and peaceful base from which to explore the Dordogne

  • 5 of 5

We had a very pleasant week's stay at Le Banquet, enjoying both the gite and its surrounds. It's wonderful to be able to sit next to a babbling brook with a nice cup of tea (not very French, I know), soaking in the evening sun after a day's exploring the local area. It's just down the road from one of the most important caves in the Dordogne, the Font de Gaume - you can walk there from the Gite; very popular though, you have to queue from 8:30am for tickets. Karen and Rob are very friendly and welcoming hosts and easy to talk to for information about the area. Les Eyzies is a nice little town with a good selection of restaurants as well as all the prehistoric museums and attractions. The Gite is well kitted out with pretty much everything you'd need and there is a games room for the kids. Any downside? I guess it's a bit far to walk into town, so you do need a car, but then how else do you get around the Dordogne?

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you so much Doug for your very kind words, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Le Banquet and hope to see you again someday. Karen & Rob
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  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful holiday at Rob and Karen's beautiful property surrounded by some of the most spectacular views.

Our accommodation was delightful and we had access to a very well equipped games room and large swimming pool.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend Rob and Karen's property to anyone wishing to holiday in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We cannot recommend " Le Banquet " highly enough.

  • 5 of 5

Both the location and the quality of accommodation was superb.Suits all ages whether young or more mature ! Our grandchildren were never stuck for something to do. The swimming pool and games room were of the highest quality. While Ian and I enjoyed the stunning scenery and sampling the local food and wine !

Karen and Rob were so helpful and had thought of everything to make it a truly

memorable holiday for us all.

Gillian and Ian McCalman

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A fantastic place for a holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous week at La Banquet with our 2 children, 10 and 12. The gites are all lovely and really well equipped, even better than we expected from the website. Karen and Rob were great hosts - friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable. The pool was lovely and a welcome relief in the heatwave during our first few days (the gite kept nice and cool too). There is so much to do in the local area (which is stunning) that we may have to come back as we only really scratched the surface - Lascaux caves, a day long canoe trip, Castelnaud, Sarlat and Domme all recommended. Great choice of restaurants in local village. All in all, a perfect place for a holiday. We plan to return!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Total relaxation

  • 5 of 5

A lovely 2 bedroom barn conversion by a tranquil river. Thoroughly enjoyed our 7 night stay. Karen and Rob, the owners, were always at hand to help and give advice on areas of interest to visit etc.. great hosts

We look forward to visiting again next season.

Ivor and Linda

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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One of our best ever holidays!

  • 5 of 5

It's hard to know what to say that hasn't already been said by others. I agree with everything that has been said about Karen & Rob being wonderful laid back but helpful hosts who care about their guests' enjoyment of their holiday. Le Tournesol was the perfect size for us and our 2 boys, 10 and 12, and being on the ground floor and in the shade, kept nice and cool, and the courtyard sitting area was lovely and private. If we wanted sun we simply had to walk round the other side of the building by the river where we had deckchairs and a small table at our disposal (this became my perfect little quiet spot each day to catch the last of the evening sun and read a book, wine in hand, or watch the dragon flies and butterflies on the riverbank.) Or of course we could go to the pool which had plenty of sun loungers (no having to put your towels down to save one!) and was planted around the edges with beautiful lavender which apart from giving the air a wonderful smell did a fab job of keeping any bees occupied and away from sunbathers! The grounds are beautiful, just perfect, I loved being so close to the little river, it was so relaxing! The games room kept our boys occupied too and was really well equipped - we had brought a cricket set and a travel box of Cluedo with us for example, but they were already there in the games room. Darts, pool, table tennis, giant connect 4, jenga, boules, croquet, badminton, many box games - they were all available, as were many DVDs. The location is perfect- despite being on the road to Les Eyzies, we weren't disturbed by traffic noise, and we found it more convenient than being at the end of a long bumpy track full of potholes in the middle of nowhere (something which we've experienced in the past in rural holiday cottages!). A small supermarket/petrol station is a couple of mins drive away, and it it's possible to walk into Les Eyzies if you want to have a drink and leave the car behind. Restaurants are very nice with lovely staff and reasonable prices. Very central to all the many tourist attractions in the region, which we enjoyed: Chateau Castelnaud, aquarium, prehistoric maze, crazy golf, caves of Cazelles, prehistory museum, canoeing. But there is still lots to see so we will be back! I wholeheartedly recommend Le Banquet to everyone, especially those with children. And if you've never been to the Dordogne before like we hadn't, what are you waiting for? Just go - it's absolutely beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Bergerac - 1 hours drive
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Les Eyzies de Tayac
Nearest Motorway
45 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Dramatic rock faces, sparkling rivers, green valleys, Chateaux, medieval villages, prehistoric caves and brilliant sunlight. The Dordogne, the very heart of the Perigord has been described by some as paradise.

As you pass fields of sunflowers and corn and marvel at castles towering at the top of cliffs or visit the many 'Beau Villages' in the surrounding area you begin to understand why. The area surrounding Le Banquet is dominated by pre-history, beautiful architecture and gastronomy. The perfectly preserved medieval town of Sarlat is just 20 minutes away.

The local markets are full to brimming with some of the best produce France has to offer.

Whether you wish to visit one of the many UNESCO world heritage sites, caves with their drawings dating back 20,000 years, picnic by the banks of the Vezere River, taste the excellent wines from Bergerac and surround or canoe, horse ride and perhaps fish, Le Banquet is at the very heart of it all.

If you are a food lover, then welcome to gastronomic heaven! Foie Gras, cepes, truffles and excellent restaurants - the region has it all.

Other local activities include: canoeing, airparks, quad bike hire, go carting the list is endless.......


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