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Amar and Elena
- English, French
About Amar and Elena
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 , a small hamlet with 6 country holiday cottages. 10 years on we added La Tour de Genèbre, a stunning stone built holiday villa with its own private salt water pool in the next village, La Cassagne. We sold our cottages in March 2019 and now focus only on the villa. 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 purchased this Villa in 2014
Why Amar and Elena chose La Cassagne
Well quite simply it's stunning!
What makes this Villa unique
La Tour de Genèbre looks like it's just always been there .... the stone walls and impressive tower are wonderful in themselves but there are also many details like the filled in window, the "toilet" from days gone by on the outside wall and the intricate hand crafted beams in the office which transport you back to another era ...... in fact this wonderful house was only built in 2006 so it also has all the modern day comforts to complement the charm of traditional property. Underfloor heating, water softener, air conditioned bedrooms, walk-in wardrobes, fully equipped utility room with all you need to make wash day a much easier task than a few generations ago, French & UK TV channels in the living room AND all the bedrooms and of course the all important Wi-Fi , so necessary for many things in this day and age! Browse through our website to get lots more information!
Pool / Spa
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Pets allowed - Strictly ONLY by prior arrangement Strictly ONLY by prior arrangement
No smoking - strictly no smoking inside the house strictly no smoking inside the house
Max guests: 10
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
- BOOKING FORM Upon booking we will forward a booking form by email to complete and return to us within 4 days
Couldn't Ask for More!
Amar and Elena were fantastic hosts being on hand to welcome us - even though we arrived late - and providing guests with a fantastic place to say. A beautiful location on top of a hill with fantastic views - we were mesmerised by he sunsets - you are close of lots of the great places to visit in the Dordogne. If you like walks then there are a number of signposted trails close by - alternatively there are lots of great villages to visit and while away the hours over lunch. The house had everything we could wish for - so even though the weather was not great staying at home was still a joy. So if you are looking for a fantastic house, peace and tranquillity, and to be close to all the Dordogne has to offer you can't go far wrong than to book with Elena and Amar. Thanks for opening your home up to us.
Thank you! What a pity the weather wasn't kinder to you .... but yes there is still a lot to do the area regardless! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again (this time in the sunshine!)
Excellent stay in a wonderful part of France
We were very lucky to stay in this top notch property for 11 nights in early September. The house and grounds are spotless, the house has everything you need for a relaxing stay. Amar and Elena really do set the mark as hosts and I would recommend them and this property to anybody without hesitation.
Thank you for taking the time to write, James! We are glad you all enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again if you are back this way!
Superb Le Genebre
Probably for the first time in many years we found the house met and indeed exceeded our expectations. What you see in the photographs is what you get, what you get is a stunning property with exceptional facilities, furnishings ,fixtures and fittings. Amar and Elena have thought of everything, nothing disappointed apart from the weather, but that is nothing to do with the hosts!!
Hi Helen & David! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review - it's much appreciated! We're glad you enjoyed your stay in spite of the less than glorious weather. Maybe next time ;) …. !!
Best wishes to you both,
Amar & Elena
Great in every way!!
amazing place where you want to come back time and time again. Everything you need is at hand, very confortable and spacious with very friendly hosts who couldn't do enough for you!
Great getaway with the entire family
Great hosts, a lot of attention to detail. Everything is working and very well maintained. The teens loved especially the pool and table tennis table. We stayed with 10 people, 3 generations and everybody had a great time and enough space. Outdoor kitchen is great too. The weather was only to cool to fully enjoy the pool at this time of year. Great area to venture out and enjoy all that the Dordogne has to offer.
Thanks for taking the time to write - It was a pleasure to meet you all and we are glad you enjoyed your stay at La Genèbre. We hope to see you again if you are ever back in the area- bonne continuation!!
Use of car essential. Nearest airport near Brive ( ~12 miles) Also Bergerac (~65 miles) & Bordeaux (~125 miles). Between 6 and 8 hours drive from all ferry ports
Nearest town with shops at 8 kms in Salignac, Medieval city of Sarlat just 20 mins away, Montignac ( Lascaux II ) 25 mins, Rocamadour ( Gouffre de Padirac, Roche des Aigles) 45 mins,
Large choice of supermarkets between 10 and 30 mins drive, details of restaurants, activities, gardens, castles, walks, cycle routes, daily markets & night markets etc ( too numerous to list here!) will be found in the villa.