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Charming family friendly holiday cottages with heated pool & Pitch &Putt course - Le Fournil (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6/7)

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights



Le Fournil (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6/7)

Open plan living/dining area with working bread oven. Fully fitted kitchen including dishwasher, microwave, toaster & electric kettle. Fridge with freezer compartment.

Ground floor, double bedroom with ensuite shower room.

Upstairs: 2 bedrooms sleeping up to 6 people: family bathroom with bath & shower. Exposed beams.Wi-fi connection. Gas central heating.

About the property


Charming 7 stone built French cottages in delightful hamlet in heart of the Perigord Noir. 8km from town with all amenities. Large 16x6m heated pool with toddlers splash pool, free exclusive use of private 9 hole pitch and putt course, spacious games barn, animal enclosure and free wi-fi and internet access.Our cottages all have 2 or 3 bedrooms and are equipped with all you need to make your stay here a home from home. They all have access to a private terrace with a BBQ and outside seating & furniture. Please check our website for details of the individual cottages at

Amar and Elena Djelil
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 September, 2018

About Amar and Elena Djelil

Amar and I met way back in 1980 at university in Edinburgh. He went on to work in education and I went down the path of retail management. 15 years on we decided to work for ourselves and we left city life to build up a small hotel and restaurant in the Scottish Borders. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute (well, most of them anyway!) but 10 years, much renovation, 4 stars, several awards and 2 children later we knew we needed to move on. And so we set up home at Les Crouquets.9 years on we are also now the proud owners of La Tour de Genèbre, a stunning stone built holiday villa just 3kms from Les Crouquets. Exactly how we came to arrive in this wonderful corner of rural France after spending a whole year searching, is another story altogether! Suffice to say that for us living here is a breath of fresh air - we are truly at home and we're sure you will be too. We look forward to sharing it with you soon!

Amar and Elena Djelil purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Amar and Elena Djelil chose Jayac

The area is perfect for that "get away from it all" holiday yet still offers lots to do - more than can be done in a 2 week break. Here you can easily forget the stresses and strains of everyday life. There are several airports within a 2 hour drive and a new airport has now opened in Brive - just 20 minutes from here. With good motorway access, driving is easy too. In spite of the easy access to everything, Our properties are still very much "far from the madding crowd" and also offer a relaxing base to come home to.

What makes this cottage unique

Our heated pool, 9 hole pitch and putt course ,spacious 65 m2 games room and outdoor facilities with lots for all the family means that on days when you don't want to travel far everyone can still be kept occupied. Susie, the donkey, loves attention and is a great country attraction for all ages! A 24 hr laundry room with all the laundry products supplied free of charge makes the holiday washing easy! Free 24 hr wi-fi and internet access means you can still keep in touch with the outside world if you need to!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just a note to thank you for our stay at Les Crouquets. This is meant both from the comfort and style of the establishment and from your warm and convivial personalities.

We very much enjoyed our golfing exploits and the conversation we had together. Hope to see you again in the future!
May 2015
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Booking Notes:
Complete booking enquiry form on owners website or e-mail owners for a quick response on current availability. Deposit of 30% of booking fee payable at time of booking. Full payment due 2 months before arrival.
Cancellations made more than 2 months before arrival will be refunded less any handling charges or associated fees ...see terms and conditions on booking form for details.

Changeover Day:
Friday or Saturday depending on cottage chosen - completely flexible in low season.

Notes on prices:
Please note that in July & August certain cottages are only available for a minimum of two weeks


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Jayac around the Périgord

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Spacious family bathroom with toilet, sink, bath and shower mixer
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ground floor with ensuite shower room. Space for a cot.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Space for a cot
    Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Children's travel cot, high chair, baby bath & buggy (up to 3 yrs old) available on request. Outside: Each cottage has private terrace, barbecue and garden furniture. Shared 16m x 6m heated salt water swimming pool with toddlers splash pool. Shared laundry room, free of charge including all laundry products. Office with free internet broadband connection. Free wi-fi access is available in all the cottages and in the grounds. Private 9 hole pitch and putt golf course exclusively for Les Crouquets' guests - also free of charge as well as table tennis, badminton , basketball net & boules pitch. Animal enclosures with donkey, sheep, goats & hens.


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Le Fournil (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6/7)
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Fantastic. Relaxation Relaxation Relaxation.

  • 5 of 5

A simply delightful place to stay. Beautiful peaceful location, lovely cottages and brilliant hosts in Amar and Elena. Nothing is too much trouble. A free laundry on site, 9 hole pitch and putt, heated pool, goats, donkeys, guinea fowl and chickens and a lovely play barn. Happy kids and happy parents.

My perfect holiday is peace and quiet, fantastic food and wine, a lovely pool, gorgeous countryside and lots to do near by. This place ticks all the boxes and more.

Cycling, canoeing down the Dordogne or Vezere, caves, castles, and the amazing night markets. Something for everybody. Absolute must is the white picnic. One of the most amazing nights out we've ever had.

If I say 4 of the families who where there the same time as us have all rebooked (and we have as well) then that tells you everything.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write, Paul! Much appreciated!! It was a delight to meet you and your family and we're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Les Crouquets and the Dordogne area. It's true there's loads to do here so there will be no doubt new things to see and do next year! Looking forward to it already! Warm wishes to you all et à l'année prochaine! Elena & Amar
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Eine Oase in einer einmaligen Landschaft!

  • 5 of 5

Schon nach einer Woche waren wir von dem Wunsch beseelt, möglichst schnell wiederzukommen, waren wir doch bereits nach wenigen Tagen wunschlos glücklich. Die Unterkunft ein Traum, die Lage fantastisch zentral und trotzdem ruhig und ländlich gelegen. Sehr gute Ausgangsbasis für Radtouren in alle Richtungen. Das haben wir vor allem in den kühleren Morgenstunden mehr als genossen. Das Haus ließ keine Wünsche offen, ebenso Elena und Amar, die so wunderbar ruhig, entspannt und nahezu unauffällig die 14 Tage begleiteten. In Salignac fanden wir schnell die beste Adressen zum Einkaufen. Besonders angetan waren wir vom Maison du Producteur und dem Markt am Dienstag. Ebenso traumhaft der Abendmarkt von Saint Amand de Coly. Die vielen guten Restaurants (Le 4 in Montignac, Le Petit Leon in Saint Leon, La belle Etoile in La Roque) haben wir vor allem mittags genutzt, den abends war es einfach zu schön, die Ruhe in der Unterkunft zu genießen bzw. die sehr gut ausgestattete Küche. Bien chere Elena et Amar, merci pour ces vacances magnifiques et votre bienvenue chaleureuse chaque jour. Bonne chance pour vous et toute la famille, surtout santé et encore un grand merci beaucoup. Cordialement Pascal, Katrin et Sven et nous eperons, que nous revenons bientot!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Danke schön Sven,Katrin et Pascal! Merci d'avoir choisi Le Fournil pour vos vacances. C'était un grand plaisir de vous rencontrer et nous espérons de vous voir encore une fois si vous êtes dans la région! Bonne continuation à tous! Amar & Elena
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Outstanding place. Great R and R.

  • 5 of 5

This year was a first time stay of two weeks at Les Crouquets for our family of four with two young children. The place is an absolute credit to the owners Amar and Elena and their family, who go out their way to assist or advise you. A beautiful rustic setting with all the mod cons and home comforts. I spent half a day photographing the wildlife and old stone buildings it's that good. Every day would end the same, a cold glass of beer or wine watching the beautiful sunset over the golf course. The location is central to a lot of visitor attractions within 10-40mins driving to see for the adults and the kids, all very reasonably priced days out. Some days we just relaxed by the pool or went for a quick nine holes with the kids on the course.Two weeks was not enough for us and we were gutted to be leaving last week. The kids made so many friends including the animals they would visit every morning to say hello to, not once did they ask for their ipads (even picking some french up along the way). A car is a must to get about and the route around the area is truly remarkable, a real driving pleasure. We will be booking again! George & Kerry

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi George & Kerry! Thank you so much for taking the time to write. The pleasure was all ours and we were sad to see you leave. I've just has a lovely time looking through your photos - happy memories :) ! We do hope to see you here again sometime and wish you and the children all the very best until then … A bientôt!! Amar & Elena
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Wonderful gite complex, an idyllic holiday !

  • 5 of 5

We have had 3 magical holidays at Les Croquets and couldn't recommend it more highly! A fab location for exploring the Dordogne valley - if you can tear the children away from the pool and their new friends! Elena and Amar are the perfect hosts.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rominy!! It has been a real pleasure and privilege to have had you all here for the last 3 years ... we too have many happy memories of your visits here and hope we will see you here again if your travels bring you back to this area. Thank you again for being such lovely and thoughtful guests.... Bonne continuation à tous!!
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Wonderful location and comfortable property.

  • 5 of 5

A very relaxing stay in a beautiful part of France. Property was clean and comfortable and being close to so many attraction and things to do meant not too much time in the car. Great on site facilities such a pool, games room, pitch and put, Badmington. All is very good condition. Very kid friendly and they could go off and play. Elena and Amar are excellent hosts and very helpful. This was our second time staying and might well be back next year.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi James! Thank you so much for taking the time to write - it was lovely to see you all again and of course we do hope that all works out well for next year's visit !! We'll let you know how Amar's cycling ideas turn out !! We hope the rest of the year goes well for you all and hope to see you again next Summer!
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A truly great find!

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned from two weeks at Les Crouquets and we had the most wonderful time. We stayed in Le Cerisier which was beautiful and perfectly equipped for our stay. We travelled with 3 young children, one being only 2 years old and there was everything we could have possibly needed on site to make our stay run smoothly. We flew into the new local airport in Brive, 25 minutes away and were let down by our hire car company only weeks before we travelled when they informed us that they couldn't provide us with a car seat for our two year old, so we were thrilled that Elena and Amar then managed to arrange one for us and Amar even met us at the airport with it when we arrived! Elena and Amar are extremely welcoming and nothing is too much trouble for them, they truly do go the extra mile to make sure their guests have a fantastic holiday.

The local area is stunning and there is no shortage of things to do with the family but equally if you just fancy spending some days relaxing on site, there is so much to do to keep everyone entertained, they really have though of everything!

We spent a very long time searching for the perfect family friendly Gite before we came across Les Crouquets and we are confident that we made the very best choice. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend it and will definitely be returning one day. Elena and Amar have created something really very special there!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Julie! We're glad we were able to help! It was a pleasure to meet you and your family and to hear all about yout business ventures - very inspiring! We all keeps going well and hope to see you all again sometime in the future - Bonne continuation!!
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
brive vallée de la dordogne
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
681 Kilometres
st malo
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
29 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Free and unlimited access to our private 9 hole ( par 3 ) pitch & putt course including use of equipment - for the exclusive use by Les Crouquets' guests this is perfect for a family golfing holiday!


30 mins from Tamnies , a man made lake with beach. Supervised swimming, pedal boats picnic areas etc.


Nearest airport near Brive ( ~12 miles) Also Bergerac (~65 miles) & Bordeaux (~125 miles). Between 6 and 8 hours drive from all ferry ports. Use of car essential.


1 km to Jayac.

8 km to Salignac (all amenities), Jardins d'Eyrignac.

15 km to Terrasson - Jardins d'Imaginaires, River Vezere.

21 km to Montignac - Grottes de Lascaux, prehistoric caves.

25 km to Sarlat -la- Caneda - medieval town with most listed buildings per square mile in all of Europe.

Further Details:

All amenities available 8km away in Salignac. Good restaurants within easy reach.