Farmhouse in Vendoire, Near to Riberac, Gurat and Villebois Lavalette
Craig and Becky Keene
About Craig and Becky Keene
We are Craig and Beck Keene, proud owners of Chez Desier and have been happily settled in this area since 2011. We have rented our lovely farmhouse out for the past 3 years during which time we have received some amazing reviews and feedback.
Craig and Becky Keene purchased this Farmhouse in 2005
Why Craig and Becky Keene chose Vendoire
We have spent many years enjoying holidays in France, but always seemed to be drawn back to this region with the sunflowers, the fine wines and beautiful scenery. The local markets are just a joy to visit and Aubeterre sur Dronne and Brantome are just some of the wonderful places to visit.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
We can honestly say that our guests spend more time at Chez Desier than out and about and we consider this to be the highest complement. The private pool and several seating areas certainly makes this a great place to recharge your batteries. The night sky looks like diamonds on black velvet, and can be the last image you remember as you drift off to sleep.
Will consider dogs on request, maximum of 2 dogs.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Wonderful 2 week holiday in a beautiful location, with excellent facilities
We were very fortunate to find this gem of a holiday location through HomeAway and I couldn't recommend it highly enough for anyone looking for a family holiday away from it all.
From the welcome and hospitality shown by Craig and Becky, through to the beautiful and serene privacy of the gardens and pool, and something to meet every need in the house, we really couldn't have asked for more.
Within easy reach of airports, it meant that I was able to drive down with my 19 year old son and our dog, while my wife, daughter, her partner and my 8 week old grandson all flew.
There is so much to love about Chez Besier and having rented family accommodation throughout France for the last 25+ years, this has to rank among the very best.
Whether chilling out in the hammocks or the covered terrace, surrounded by lovely countryside or bbq'ing by the pool, the space enabled everyone to do their own thing and also have fun together. A large garden meant that our dog had the space to wander and with a pool deep enough to dive at one end, meant that we had hours of fun in and around the pool.
Inside the house, with SKY TV, a well equipped games room and a kitchen with every gadget you may need, again we were able to cater for the needs of a very diverse age range.
The immediate area is very unspoilt and you really do feel like you are 'getting away from it all'. Spectacular sunsets and spotting the satellites and shooting stars at nighttime add to the real feeling of tranquility.
There is still plenty to explore by car, in the surrounding region, with picturesque towns and sites well worth visiting, from the local market town of Riberac (with seemingly a large population of ex pat Brits) to the mad folly chateau of La Mercerie among others.
Thanks again to Craig and Becky for their wonderful hospitality and although they live next door, you wouldn't know they are there.
Thank you so much was lovely to meet you all and hope to see you in the future.
Very peaceful and rural location
Very much enjoyed our stay very peaceful and in a rural location couple of very nice restaurants within 20 mins by car very relaxing around the swimming pool and many barbqs enjoyed Craig and Becky on hand for any questions or advise would recommend
beautiful place very tranquil
Great location very quite owners where very accommodating best holiday so far
Beach resorts are Royan approx 2 hour drive
There are man-made beaches in Aubetterre and Brantome approx 30 min drive away
Bergerac Airport is approx. 1 hour 20 minutes
Limoges Airport is approx. 1 hour 30 minutes
Cheap flights through Ryan Air, car hire available at both airports
Riberac approx 10km, holds weekly markets on a Friday Morning
Villebois Lavalette approx 5km, with a Supermarket and traditional cafes.