Cottage: 4 Bedrooms, private heated pool, private park, nr Sarlat
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About Grant NEALE
My wife and I have renovated our properties following the best of the French tradition. Having done all the renovation ourselves over a period of several years, we have made sure that there is a perfect blend of tradition and comfort, letting you appreciate the peace and calm of this area but at the same time having all the facilities you would need to feel totally at home, and maybe a bit more. We will be very happy to welcome you to these great properties and make sure you have everything you need to make your holiday one you will surely want to have again.
Grant NEALE purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2004
Why Grant NEALE chose Cendrieux
My wife and I fell in love with the "Dezie Manor" the first day we visited it. It was in desperate need of restoration but we really wanted to give this amazing property the restoration it deserved. After years hard work, since 2004 the Dezie Manor has become a beautiful countryside retreat with private parks and private heated pools.
Pool / Spa
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A little piece of heaven
We had a wonderful week at Dezie Manor in The Cottage. The property was charming, comfortable, characterful and in a secluded, countryside location. Perfect for a lovely holiday in the Dordogne!
We just spent a week at the Grange with our two boys of 5 and 8.
It is truly a perfect holiday getaway in every sense! The host, Grant, is one of the friendliest people you can imagine. Super attentive if needed but very mindful of your own privacy. The house is better that the pictures- super finish and everything you could wish for- the outdoor spaces (where we spent 90% of the time ) are dreamy. Completely private and extremely quiet and tranquil. The area is great- nice walks just outside and perfect for a morning jog. Lots of beautiful villages a short drive away with everything you could wish for.
Best holiday and we will definitely be back!
superb location for quiet and peaceful holidays
Second visit for us but this time were stayed in the Cottage instead of the Grange. Personal preference but just as good if not better. Weather was amazing so we got the use of the pool every day and as this was our second trip we were able to return to those activities which we had experienced the first time. Visits to the local markets, canoeing on the Vezere, horse riding at the local stable – Franval – and excellent food at the Au bon Coueil in Lemeuil. A new discovery this year was star gazing from the deckchairs in our courtyard. Due to very little light pollution the night skies are amazing.
Regretfully we won’t be returning in 2019 but have already booked the cottage again for 2020.
Absolutely amazing holiday!
Perfect house and location - didn't want to leave!
The cottage is beautiful, good balance between being well decorated with lovely vintage items and yet comfortable. The kitchen was very well equipped too with pans big enough to cater for the 7 of us. The terrace being under cover meant we ate outside every day, even tho weather was changeable. Special mention for the ping pong table which was a very popular addition! We found the location was excellent as the local town, Vergt, was bigger than expected with 3 boulangeries and a decent size supermarket and it was also reasonable distances (about 40 mins) to visit Sarlat, Domme, La Roque etc. Grant was very attentive when we had queries and nothing was too much trouble. Only down side to the holiday was we had only booked 7 days!! We'll be back.......
Relax - Family - Wine - Sun
First of all a big thank you to Kiki and Grant. They were the perfect hosts and nothing was too much trouble.
Originally I had booked to stay for two weeks in July 2016 but unfortunately my wife died two months earlier in May and it didn't feel right at the time to go without her. Grant and Kiki were very understanding and several months later I booked the Cottage during half term in May 2017. There was seven of us. My daughter Emily and her friend (aged 12/13), my parents and my in-laws. It was to be a celebration and an opportunity to spend some quality time together.
Well to start off the pictures can never do the scenery justice. The setting for the three houses was and is just perfect. If it's peace and tranquillity you desire this is the place to come.
The cottage provided us with every facility we needed. I have to admit we spent very little time inside as the weather was excellent and the outdoor dining and pool area was just perfect.
I could write so much more but I suppose the biggest recommendation I can give is that we all intend to visit again in 2018.
Our little bit of rural heaven!
Our family holiday this summer was hugely enhanced by our stay at La Vielle Dezie. The Cottage provided plenty of living space and accommodation for family, friends and the dog!
Both Kiki and Grant were the perfect hosts - nothing was too much trouble and with their infectious sense of humour we had a good deal of fun!
The Cottage was just perfect for our stay, with linens and well equipped kitchen. We loved Grant's recommendation of Chez Julien in the nearby village! We will remember our little bit of rural heaven fondly!
Thank you both again - jusqu'a la prochaine fois que nous rencontrons!
Special interest holidays:
There are excellent restaurants in the nearby villages where we can book a tables for you on demand.
For outdoor activities there's is a good riding school minutes away, canoeing trip on the nearby Dordogne River, tree adventure park, and for our most adventurous guests hot air balloon rides.
Plenty of prehistorical Caves and medieval Castle to visit in the area.
PONY RIDE ON SITE, on demand, free of charge.
Bordeaux - Dunes of Arcachon, just over 2 hour drive. Rivers and Lakes, many of the local lakes have beaches, some with slides/swimming platforms and lifeguards during the high season.
It is an easy journey from the UK whether by car or plane. We are approx 350 miles from St Malo and 500 miles from Calais and Boulogne. Both are easy journeys using the excellent French motorway network. If you'd like us to recommend a simple route - just ask. By air: Bergerac 35 mins with direct low cost flights from Stansted, Liverpool, Birmingham, Leeds, Southampton or Bristol. Bordeaux 2 hours direct flights from Manchester, East Midlands (Nottingham) and Gatwick.
The Old Dezie Domain is situated in the heart of the Dordogne.
Cendrieux, the nearest village, is 5 min away and has it's village shop, lovely restaurant, bar tabac, post office. Le Bugue 15km/15 mins tourist activities, restaurants, numerous supermarkets and weekly market. Vergt 10km/10 mins supermarket, markets and restaurants. Les Eyzies 20km/20 mins pre-historic caves and museums. Sarlat 40km/45 mins famous medieval town.
The Dordogne Valley offers Peace and tranquillity and plenty of activities, fine wines and cuisine, rivers and stunning countryside, hundreds of years of history and even a golf course nearby.
Perigord Noir is the heart of the Dordogne offering a variety of landscapes, flamboyant chateaux and the centre of prehistoric history.
All the main attractions are within easy reach - of which these are just a taster: The vineyards of Bergerac, Bordeaux and St Emilion are within easy reach and regional delicacies include - truffles, foie gras, duck, walnuts and strawberries.
For the energetic the rivers and stunning countryside offer are boundless opportunities for walking, horse-riding, cycling, golf (4km), canoeing and fishing or simply relaxing by the pool or on the shores of the many lakes and rivers.
The Dordogne & Vezere rivers are just 15 minutes away.
Hundreds of years of history - Prehistoric Caves – the world famous Lascaux caves are nearby, Châteaux and fortified villages. Beynac & Castelnaud Castles – are fine examples originally dating back to the 100 years war between France & England. Some of the most beautiful villages and towns in France are within easy reach – Perigueux (regional capital), Sarlat, La Roque – Gageac, Rocamadour. Le Bugue - aquarium, re-created village, canoeing, caves. Bastide towns - Lalinde, Monpazier, Eymet.
Excellent shopping - Enjoy shopping the local way at one of the many local markets, or for your day to day requirements there are also numerous shopping opportunities minutes away in Le Bugue, Vergt, and the regional capital Perigueux.