Gite to let with pools in Dordogne village - AD005880

2km from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil , Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD005880 Advertiser since: 7 November 2017
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La Forge At Le Banquet Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1 An extra single bed can be put in the twin room

About this property

A Beautiful Luxurious 4 Star Riverside Cottage . This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

La Forge sleeping up to 5 in comfort is one of 3 beautiful properties at 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 heart of the Dordogne, on the edge of the world famous village of Les Eyzies and in a beautiful setting, these charming houses have been lovingly restored preserving their character with the use of oak beams & sandstone walls.

Each well equipped home has all modern comforts including WiFi, UK satellite TV, DVD player, Nespresso coffee machine, along with their own terrace complete with BBQ & garden furniture.

A pretty river runs through the 4 acre estate and helps make the extensive grounds and stunning gardens an ideal place for relaxation with ample shade provided by apple & pear trees. The large swimming pool & toddler's pool are positioned to gain maximum hours of sunshine.

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 well equipped games & information barn houses: table football, table tennis, pool table, lots of board games, toddlers toys, DVD library and so much more including a local area information centre.



Kitchen and dining

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

A large dining table seats 5 in comfort and being open plan, you can drink and chat whilst dinner is being prepared.

We provide for you, spice rack full of different spices, salt & pepper, olive oil, vinegar, foil, cling film, freezer bags, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, bin bags, all cleaning materials etc.

Living rooms

Oak beams, stone walls and wooden floor, the stunning living room is tastefully decorated and indeed comfortably furnished, a wonderful room in which to kick back and relax.

Plenty of seating, coffee tables, library of books, DVD player, UK satellite TV with large flat screen TV , making it a great family room.

The door from the living/dining room leads onto the riverside terrace for outside living.


Upstairs you will find two large pretty beamed bedrooms one with a double bed and the other with twin beds, both with wardrobes, chairs, chest of drawers, bedside cabinets with bedside lights and both have views to the river and beautiful gardens.


Also on the first floor there is a modern, tiled, spotless bathroom with a bath and full height shower.




On Site Facilities

Large pool with plenty of sun beds, umbrellas, tables & chairs
Toddler’s splash pool
Games room with table football, pool, table tennis, darts & much more
Children's play area with swings, slide, basketball net and boules court
Acres of open space for rounders, cricket, football etc
Help yourself to the herbs from the herb garden
Fishing in the river
Information centre with lots of books and local area information
DVDlibrary for all ages.

Garden and outside

A pretty river runs through the 4 acre estate and helps make the extensive grounds and stunning gardens an ideal place for relaxation with ample shade provided by apple & pear trees. The large swimming pool & toddler's pool are positioned to gain maximum hours of sunshine.

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 well equipped games & information barn houses: table football, table tennis, pool table, lots of board games, toddlers toys, DVD library and so much more including a local area information centre.

Parking and garages

There is plenty of parking in the car park at Le Banquet.

Information about any additional facilities

Cottage Facilities

Private terrace with BBQ & garden furniture
Satellite tv with all UK free to air channels and DVD player
Books & games
Washing machine, dishwasher, microwave & Nespresso coffee maker
Baby equipment - cot, bedding, bed guard, high chair, booster chair, buggy, monitor,
changing mat, stair gates etc all included in the price
Hand soap, washing up liquid, cleaning materials, bin liners, foil, dishwasher tablets
Tea towels & washing up cloths & brush
All bed linen, a bath and hand towel for each person,
Loo rolls


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool

  • Splash pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Les Eyzies de Tayac
Distance: 2 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Cary, cat fish, tench,roach
Name of nearest fishing location: River Vezere or Tamnies Lake
Distance: 10 km

Fishing on-site


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de la Marterie
Distance: 13 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Ferme de Fonluc
Distance: 3 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 5 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Bergerac



Name/number of nearest marked trail: La boucle de Gorge d’Enfer – Les Eyzies de Tayac Sireuil GR6


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Berergac Wine Tours
Distance: 45 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Karen Harrison

Rob & Karen offer the very warmest welcome to the start of a simply magical holiday at Le Banquet in the beautiful Dordogne. We have lived here for almost 14 years, never happier than when outdoors after spending many years commuting on planes, trains and automobiles!!

Year property purchased 2004
Why this location? We came on holiday to the Dordogne in 2003 and loved the outstanding natural beauty of the area so much a year later we were living here!! We chose Le Banquet because as we drove down the driveway, it took our breathe away and we knew we were home. Oh and the warm weather helps!!
Unique benefits of property 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, fully equipped games and information barn.
Unbeatable location!!

The Owner Recommends

The Font de Gaume Caves

Just 500 meters away from Le Banquet you can visit the Font de Gaume caves a UNESCO World Heritage site which house 20,000 year old original cave paintings - a delightful experience.

Canoeing the Dordogne and Vezere Rivers

From our own experience, one not to missed is canoeing (or kayaking) down either the Vezere or Dordogne rivers - take along a picnic, pick up your chosen craft, oars and safety vests and off you go, drifting downstream to a preselected destination where you will be picked up and returned to your parked car.
The Dordogne valley passes beneath several famous chateaux including Baynac and Castelnaud, and drifts through the eye-candy village La Roche Gageac. - simply delightful.

The Medieval Town Of Sarlat

Just 20 minutes drive - one of the finest examples of a medieval town in France. The centre of the town is truly picturesque with more listed buildings than any other town in Europe, all of which are beautifully preserved. Market days (Wednesday and Saturday) are well worth a visit and an evening visit is a must as all the old town is lit up.
During July and early August, there is a theatre festival and throughout the summer you can watch the street entertainers and musicians who perform in the streets of the old town whilst sitting outside a cafe with a glass of wine or beer.

Chateaux & Castles

The Perigord is the home of 1001 chateaux, many of them open to the public our favorites being Castelnaud and Chateau des Milandes (the home of Josephine Baker). Le Banquet is within 30 minutes drive to over 10 of these wonderful chateaux.


Being perfectly located for the wine regions of Bergerac, Cahors and on the door step of both St Emilion and Bordeaux. Sample fine wines rarely found outside of France and don't miss the Château de Monbazillac.

Night Markets - Marchés Nocturnes

Every evening in a different village throughout July & August there is an evening market - Simply turn up and grab one of the tables which are set up in the market squares. Market traders provide everything from wine, starters, cooked meals and deserts some of the produce sold comes from local farmers and producers and is typical of the region. Then dance the night away to the live band - a great night out also enjoyed by all the locals.

Hanging Gardens Of Marqueyssac

Set on a plateau overlooking the Dordogne river and valley, these stunning gardens that have been featured on BBC 2's Gardeners World are a great place to visit for the whole family. Children will love running through the parkland and playing in the play areas. During July & August every Thursday there are candlelit evenings with jazz music, take a picnic and enjoy a new experience.

Lascaux 4 Caves

The amazing new replica of Lascaux caves was opened in 2016. Using state of the art technology this visit is more interactive and more interesting than ever before.
The cave art is wonderful and the stunning new building costing over 60 million Euro has been made to blend into its surroundings and is fully wheelchair accessible. Children love it here too!
Book an English speaking tour online online at

Village de Bournat Theme Park

A family day in the 1900's, this village, carefully reconstructed down to the smallest detail, brings us back to the good old days, where yesteryear’s traditions, crafts and craftsmanship join together to form a real art of living “à la française”. It's a wonderful experience, old school house,old church,working windmill, old fashioned fair ground, animals, crafts - a fabulous day out!!

Saint Leon sur Vezere

Our closest 'Beau village de France' and one not to be missed. Beautiful, calm, quaint, on the banks of the river Vezere. Sit next to the chateau, down by the river and watch the canoes go by whilst enjoying a glass of wine or a picnic lunch.


One of the most visited sites in France - a must see!! Stunning architecture, the village clings to the hillside. Kings of France have been crowned here and it is one of the key pilgrimage points on the route to Santiago. A total of 7 churches are located on the religious level. There is also an excellent wild bird sanctuary (Rocher des Aigles) and children also love the monkey forest (Foret de Singes).

Aerial Parks

If you fancy swinging through the tree tops, then there are 2 aerial parks just the other side of Sarlat. The biggest, the Foret d'Ecureuils has 120m of slides The complex is divided into different zones, from young children through to adults at reasonable prices too, another great family day out.

The Bastide Town Of Dome

Another 'plus beau village de France, is perched on the cliff tops overlooking the Dordogne Valley, the medieval Bastide of Domme is one of the treasures of the Dordogne. The views down the valley are stunning and you will feel very much part of history as you walk around the streets. Market day is on Thursday.

La Roque St Christophe

One of the most incredible attractions in the region and just 10 minutes drive, a UNESCO World Heritage site, La Roque St Christophe is a 1km long cliff, 80m high with 5 enormous galleries. Since troglodyte days, it has been a place of safe refuge. You get to see how the city was arranged and there are working replicas of the lifts which were needed to bring supplies up the cliff face.

Tamnies Lake

Etang De Tamnies is a 15 minute drive from Le Banquet - a pretty lake with 5000 square metres of fine sand beach. Ideal for younger children; great for building sand castles, sunbathing, swimming and fishing. Life guard supervised. Only 2 Euro entry fee - a family favorite!!

Boat trips along the Dordogne

If canoeing is a little too energetic for you then why not take a boat trip along the Dordogne on a Gabare. These are the traditional river boats used in the Périgord region to transport food and wine in the 18th century. Sit back and take in the five beautiful chateaux along the banks of the Dordogne.

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Lara 13 August, 2018

We have had a wonderful 2 weeks at Le Banquet. A stunning property in a fabulous location and was everything we imagined and hoped it would be.
There was lots to do in the area but given the wonderfully hot weather, the beautiful pool at Le Banquet provided much fun and a welcomed opportunity to cool down for all the family.
The owners Rob and Karen were wonderful - friendly, helpful and always on hand to answer any questions and provide really helpful local information.
We would not hesitate to return or recommend the property to others, and will cherish our fond memories of an amazing family holiday forever.