Guestbook

We were a group of seven adults with two aged parents with mobility problems and five children three under six. The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable.

They are separate from the communal living space accessible by a well lighted courtyard. There is plenty of outside space for badminton, swimming, table tennis and eating and just sitting. We used the lovely shaded pergola area for eating out every night. The swimming pool was the highlight for everyone. It is beautifully kept and the saltwater is so much better than chlorine. There are lots of personal touches that go with staying at this property. There were inflatables and water guns for the kids, lots of really good games, plenty of mugs and useful kitchen equipment, soap, towels, alarm clocks, toilet paper and really everything you could need to make you feel at home from the moment you arrive. The owners were extremely helpful in recommending and organizing places to visit, providing maps and lending DVD’s. There are so many interesting places to visit a week is just not enough time to explore this beautiful area. The owners are also on site and are careful to ensure the property and all the equipment is well looked after for the benefit of everyone who stays there. A really relaxing and interesting week. Many thanks!
Harriet Hill and Family – August 2018

The property was in a lovely peaceful location, in very good condition and spotlessly clean.

The bedrooms were all of a good size and the bathrooms well equipped (showers good and hot). The pool was immaculate with plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas. There is a good supermarket a 5 minute drive away and the gorgeous town of Figeac 10 minutes away. We were a group of 9, ages from under 5 to over 50 and the property suited all equally well. The owners Peter and Caro were very firiendly and welcoming without being intrusive and provided us with a wealth of information about the area, places to visit, eat, walk and see. I would strongly recommend this property to a group of friends or a family, because whilst there are plenty of areas to congregate together, there is also a lot of areas where you can enjoy the peace and quite.
Linda Kay and Party – June 2018

A wonderful holiday home in an idyllic location!

Peter and Caro could not have been more accommodating, ensuring we had everything we needed for a fantastic holiday. Their attention to detail is second to none and we appreciated help with shopping before our arrival. They made helpful entertainment recommendations and even managed our bookings! La Grange was spotless and tastefully decorated, the bedrooms spacious, comfortable and each with an en-suite. I would whole heartedly recommend La Grange, you will not be disappointed!
Nigel and Jane Peasley – July 2017

A perfect venue for a family holiday in France.

La Grange is an ideal location for a big family get-together. We went there six years ago and enjoyed it so much we returned in 2017. The property is very comfortable and equipped to the highest standards. It has six comfortable bedrooms, all with en suite facilities, which can be accessed directly from the courtyard. The shaded outdoor eating area with adjacent barbeque is a big plus, and we enjoyed lots of al fresco lunches and dinners, with relaxed chat and games as the evenings drew in. We really appreciated the welcome hamper, the welcome drinks with Peter and Caro, and their pre-holiday shopping to provide supplies for our first night.

The property sits on a promontory above the Lot, so there are good views from the property. and even better views down the Lot valley by taking a short walk along the many field paths nearby. La Grange feels very peaceful set as it is in the quiet French countryside, but it is only a few minutes’ drive from a big Leclerc supermarket where you can get all the shopping you need. We enjoyed just spending time in the extensive garden and around the immaculately maintained swimming pool, but there are also lots of local attractions to visit. We enjoyed canoeing on the Lot, visiting the market at Villefranche, and were lucky enough to be there at the right time to take in a spectacular “son et lumiere” performance at a local village. But the highlight was undoubtedly visiting the tJardin de la ,,lothe”, an English cottage garden nearby, where the owners’ twin daughters provided a delicious and excellent value outdoor lunch. This was one of Peter and Caro’s top recommendations, and another highlight of the holiday was having these friendly and helpful owners living right next door, on hand to provide advice and ideas for activities. %.4 All in all, we had a great holiday and we hope to return to La Grange again in the future.
David Pickering and Family – July 2017

Excellent holiday in a beautiful setting.

We had a wonderful holiday at La Grange this August. As a party of 3 families (6 adults and 6 children), we were delighted that the accommodation was well equipped to meet our varied needs. As each bedroom had its own bathroom it was perfect for multiple families getting together, with ample space. Our host Peter and Caro were very welcoming, providing shopping on arrival and ensuring we had all we needed throughout our stay, The accommodation was comfortable, clean and thoughtfully organised to ensure we had all we needed. The local area had plenty of things to do but we were having such a wonderful time basking in the sunshine by the pool we rarely ventured out, The children also had lots of fun playing on the lawn, in the pool, table tennis and many of the games our hosts had left for us. We all spent many evenings on the beautiful terrace watching the sunset and would love to revisit..
Hannah Joyce and Friends – July 2017

Wonderful location; friendly, accommodating hosts
The property was everything the description said it would be. All six rooms and en suites were immaculate. The gardens, terrace and pool were a delight. The owners’ recommendations for trips and services near by were all enjoyed by various members of our 13 strong party as was their hospitality, the pre-arrival shopping and the lovely welcome pack.

Michael & Carol Frankish & Family – August 2016

Magnifique Propriété
Située dans un coin très calme du Lot mais proche de toutes les commodités de Figeac et Capdenac, la propriété de Peter et Carolyn nous a permis de réunir nos 3 enfants, leurs conjoints et nos 7 petits enfants en juillet 2016. Nous étions donc 8 adultes et 7 enfants. Les 6 chambres avec chacune leur salle de bains, sans compter une petite chambre pour un bébé, sont confortables et indépendantes les unes des autres. Elles ont toutes une sortie sur l’extérieur ce qui permet à chacun d’avoir son rythme de vie d’autant plus que le salon et la cuisine ont eux aussi un accès par l’extérieur ce qui est très pratique le matin. La literie est impeccable et les lits étaient faits à notre arrivée ce qui est très agréable. le linge de toilette également fourni était de très bonne qualité. La cuisine est très bien équipée et la table de la salle à manger permet d’accueillir tout le monde en cas de mauvais temps. Cependant nous avons beaucoup plus utilisé l’extérieur pour les repas avec une tonnelle qui abrite bien du soleil et qui jouxte le BBQ toujours agréable en été. La pelouse est impeccablement tondue par Peter et les fleurs arrosées chaque jour donne un côté gai et pimpant au lieu. La piscine au sel , de bonnes dimensions est entourée d’un grillage très sécurisant pour les adultes quand il y a des enfants. Elle est entretenue tous les matins par Peter et est très bien équipée : 12 transats – 3 parasols et 2 tables. En plus, elle bénéficie d’une superbe vue sur la campagne environnante. L’accueil de Peter et Carolyn est parfa’,1;abitants à côté, ils savent être présents quand il le faut tout en restant discrets. Le panier de bienvenue et Leur pot d’accueil très sympathique nous a permis de bien échanger avec eux. Nous garderons un très très bon souvenir de notre séjour la Ferme et comptons bien revenir un jour.

Jean-Paul Juttet & Family – July 2016

Wonderful 3 weeks
We spent a wonderful 3 weeks with the extended family(14 of us) in this lovely location. Many thanks Peter & Caro. We had the hospitality – especially for Peter helping the ‘spies’ in the mornings. It was great to celebrate Simon’s and James’ birthdays with all the family. Plenty of happy memories to share in the weeks and months to come.

Monica Spalding & Family – August 2015

Could easily stay longer!
Thank you so much, Peter & Caro, for being such welcoming hosts. We have spent such a lovely 3 weeks in your gorgeous gite, we could easily stay another 3!! Your help & interest and attention to setail make this a wonderful place to stay. There is no shortage of places to visit, things to do, even on wet days. Of most suprise to me the seemingly endless mountain bike trails there are to explore – if only you can get home before the heat makes the steep climbs impossible! many thanks.

Suzanne, Dom & Immy Spalding – August 2015

A wonderful family week
A wonderful family week – Golden wedding to boot – in a super and beautiful location, lovely gite and very, very caring hosts. Thank you so much. We had a great time with such lovely space for us all to enjoy, and the children, all the cousins, seem to enjoy everything – so many thaings to do! – thank you!

David & Rosemary Corfe & Family – August 2015

Breathtaking views from a wonderful gite!
La Grange is an impressive property that catered perfectly for our party of 12. The rooms are of a high standard with good quality bedding which we all agreed provided excellent nights of sleep! The gardens and pool are extremely well kept and the table tennis added an extra recreational facility. Peter and Caro are the most hospitable hosts who ensured our stay was as comfortable as possible and were always available to help with booking of taxis and restaurants as well providing maps to nearby places of interest. Their advice and guidance right from the booking stage has been second to none and greatly assured us all that we were going to be very well looked after! We would have no hesitation whatsoever to highly recommend La Grange to families and friends who are seeking a perfect setting for a relaxing holiday in the Dordogne region. Thank you Peter and Caro for making our holiday so enjoyable and memorable!

Hajinder Matoo & Party – July 2015

Stunning
My family and I (a party of 14) have just spent a wonderful week at La Grange.The house was well equipped and immaculate in every way, and every bedroom has its own en suite which is ideal when there are 6 adults and 6 children! The pool and gardens are wonderful for children, and we spent a lot of our time swimming and playing games. There is a table tennis table and boules to play, which we found great fun. Peter and Carolyn are the perfect hosts, suggesting many places they thought would be interesting to us, and then booking tickets for us. They were also on hand to answer any queries we had and so make the holiday easier for us. One of our favourite days of the whole holiday was our trip to the Jardins de la Mothe where we had a wonderful lunch and wandered through a truly spectacular garden. This too was arranged by Peter and Carolyn. So a wonderful holiday that came to an end too soon! Hopefully we can return before too long.

Sylvia Sleightholme & Family – July 2015

Paradise for a week
Peter and Carolyn were the perfect hosts. They were attentive and sociable but also allowed us the privacy to feel the place was our own for the week.

They were so considerate that before we even left home for our holiday they phoned to arrange a shopping-list so we had enough fresh provisions of our choice in the kitchen for our evening meal and breakfast the following morning.

The facilities at La Grange were superb and perfect for our large group. All of the bedrooms were beautifully decorated, comfortable and each one en-suite. The kitchen and sitting/dining room was well equipped. There was even a spare kitchen/dining/sitting room upstairs, which we didn’t need to use! The garden was absolutely beautiful and where we spent most of our time. The shade provided by the Wisteria growing over the pergola created an idyllic outdoor dining and seating area and it was great to cook with charcoal on the traditional French BBQ. The swimming pool and surrounding patio area were very well maintained, beautifully clean and an absolute pleasure to use.

Two of the girls in our party had birthdays during our time at La Grange and Peter and Carolyn were kind enough to bring over Champagne and birthday cards. It was a beautiful gesture and we had a lovely time with them. Our holiday experience was made even more special when one day Peter and Carolyn arranged an exclusive lunch for us at the stunningly beautiful gardens at Le Mothe.

Peter and Carolyn really have got something very special at La Grange. We count ourselves very lucky to have been part of it for just a week.
Janice Wilson & Party – June 2015

Paradise Found – in a Gîte in the Lot Valley
If you are looking for holiday accommodation in south west France for a group of friends or a family get together, you will have to go a long way to improve on La Grange.

It is a beautiful Gîte in an idyllic part of the country. Old, stone farm buildings have been skilfully restored, converted and modernised to produce well thought out accommodation, set in impeccably maintained grounds with a large lawn and swimming pool. This is the most comfortable, well organised and pleasant Gîte we have ever stayed at, by a long way.

From the moment we first got in touch with the owners, Peter and Carolyn Smith, they were helpful, considerate and attentive to our needs. Their organisation and attention to detail showed in every aspect of our stay. The booking process was straightforward. Communication throughout was prompt and helpful. The hamper of provisions waiting for us on arrival was typically thoughtful. The “welcome” drinks evening enabled us to get to know each other early in our holiday. Throughout our stay the Peter and Carolyn (who have lived there some 12 years and who have an encyclopaedic knowledge of the area) were on hand to give friendly advice and guidance.

The lounge and dining area is relaxed and stylish. The kitchen equipment is comprehensive. The bedrooms are nicely furnished, the beds comfortable, the bedding fresh and luxurious.

Outside there is a practical barbeque area seating14, shaded by a wisteria-covered pergola – a really lovely space to spend time in.

The swimming pool (10m x 5m) is safely fenced and alarmed and has a sunbathing terrace with a table, chairs and plenty of good quality sun beds, parasols etc – a great place to chill out and enjoy the views.

The large, appealing garden has a large lawn, which the kids loved, gambolling about for hours,

The countryside here is just stunning. Rolling hills, verdant forest, lazy rivers, winding country lanes, ancient villages, towns full of history, flea markets, village fetes – it’s all there.

We (a family of 4 grandparents, their 4 children and their spouses, 4 grandchildren aged 6, 4, 3 and 16 months and a step granddaughter aged 13) are a pretty diverse group of individuals. Miraculously La Grange managed to satisfy us all. We had the perfect family holiday here in well-maintained, tasteful surroundings, thanks to the owners’ hospitality, thoughtfulness and general ‘can do’ attitude.

We cannot recommend it highly enough. Would we go again? Yes!
Warren Hodson & Family- May 2015

“Luxury in Liffernet!”

La Grange is a stunning and immaculately presented ‘home from home’ set in wonderful countryside a short distance from Figeac. We have just been lucky enough to spend a fantastic week there with a group of family and friends spanning 3 nationalities (British, French and German) and 3 generations (university aged ‘children’, parents in late 40s and grandparents in their 70s). The property was beautifully maintained and the facilities and layout were perfect for our group. All the bedrooms were charming and very comfortable, with stylish en suite bathrooms throughout and always plenty of hot water! The lounge and dining area comfortably accommodated our full group and the kitchen was well equipped for all our needs. However, happily we were able to enjoy nearly all of our meals outside, where the delightful terrace and barbecue area has a large table set in dappled shade beneath a pretty pergola. Just gorgeous! The pool is beautiful with spectacular views across the valley and the poolside area very well equipped for everyone to relax and enjoy. Table tennis table and other games provided were also very much appreciated and enjoyed by the ‘children’ of all ages in our group.

A very special mention and a very big ‘Thank You’ must go to the owners, Peter and Carolyn. From my first pre-booking enquiry to the moment we left at the end of our stay, they couldn’t have been more friendly, kind and helpful. The warmth of their welcome and their charming hospitality (not to mention their very practical help on more boring matters such as a lost suitcase on our outbound flight) were just fantastic and very much appreciated by us all. We would all love to return and thoroughly recommend La Grange as a great destination for a truly relaxing and wonderful holiday.
Dawn Moody & family – July 2014

What a wonderful week we have spent in such a well-equipped and delightful location. The real cherry on top has been Peter & Caro’s warmth and hospitality. Thank you for thinking of everything to make this a week to remember.
Dominic & Pippa Beecheno & family – May 2014

“FIVE STARS ON EVERY ASPECT!! Fabulous holiday!!”

La Grange is truly marvelous for your holiday stay! The hospitality shown by Peter and Caro is second to none! I have never stayed in a gite which presents one with an excellent hamper on arrival and welcome drinks! I took my vocal group High Voltage to sing with French choirs in concerts.There were ten of us residing at La Grange. It was perfect as each couple had private rooms and an en-suite.We were all delighted with our bedrooms which had very comfortable beds,tastefully decorated and spacious.There is marvelous water pressure in the shower as well…just to mention it!! The salon is very attractive.Plenty of comfortable seating,a log burner,a long dining table,and lots of light coming in from the huge patio doors on a sunny morning.The lamp lighting in the evening is particularly cosy when one is done for the day, reflecting with a large glass of wine in hand! There is every item you could wish for in the kitchen,also a dishwasher….essential for a good holiday!! Utility facilities are available in a separate area within the gite if you wish to use them. Peter and Caro have thought of everything to make their guests stay top notch! They are very hospitable and welcoming people and also very happy to help in any way with information and recommendations.They pitch it just right between being available to help etc and leaving the holiday makers to their own devices.Perfect skillful hosting. The outside area is fantastic! A beautiful pergola with lanterns to sit under in the evening,barbeque area,expansive lawn,swimming pool,table tennis,petanque…….beautifully French and rustic around every corner! We went in April and were able to practise our singing outside on the patio under the lantern lights and the moon! Wonderful!! The scenery is amazing in this part of France.So many things to see and do! I cannot recommend La Grange and this area highly enough….it is an undiscovered jewel and still very French!

We are DEFINITELY going back (if Peter and Caro can put up with the singing!) and I would urge you to book for your holiday! YOU WILL BE THOROUGHLY DELIGHTED as we were!! BON VACANCE!!
Jacky Crossman & party – April 2014

Une tres belle semaine ensoleillee dans une belle region et surtout dans une magnifique maison. Merci beaucoup a Peter et Caro pourl’accueil exceptionnel qui a contribue pour beaucoup a la reussite de notre sejour.
La famille Dupaquierr, Menucourt, France – August 2013

Un gite ammenagee avec charme et delicatesse. Plein de petites attentions et raffinements dans cette jolie batisse. Bravo pour la renovation et merci beaucoup pour votre accueil. It was a pleasure – see you soon (Ihope!)
La famille Couderc, Montpelier, France – May 2013

A little slice of heaven! Without a doubt my favourite bit of France and my favourite rental accommodation in Europe to date! Beautiful pool area and very attentive hosts. The beautiful accommodation and views have made for a much needed ‘relax’. Thank you so much – we shall certainly be back (the sooner the better!!)

Eleanor & Gary Haswell & family, Birmingham, England – August 2012