We had a very nice holiday here. This is a lovely holiday home in a secluded location in a strip of woodland on top of a hill in the Dordogne valley. The pool, terrace and the outside decoration are very nice. The pool house with outdoor kitchen is ideal in good weather. The interior of the house is traditional and rural, but well maintained and in good condition. The beds are a bit smaller than we were used to. The materials in the kitchen were sufficient for us (2 people) but if you want to cook for a larger group, it is tight, there is plenty of crockery.
In the village of Carlux there is a bakery and a small local supermarket, a large supermarket in Souillac is a 15-minute drive away.
(translated from Dutch)
(08-2022) Hello Lydia,
Our family vacation week in Périgord was perfect; the ideal weather, the Denise house totally adapted to our needs.
The welcome from the owners was warm and friendly; they helped us twice very kindly and very quickly.
We appreciated the wooded environment and the calm.
The swimming pool is superb and we really liked and used the summer kitchen.
We were happy with the bedrooms and bathrooms.
We were able to cook inside and outside; maybe more serving dishes would be needed (we were 7 adults!)
Denise is a house in which we felt good...like at home!
Thank you for this beautiful address.
Definitely see you next time.
(translated from French)
We thank you for your professionalism because we had a great holiday. The Denise house conforms to the description, very well equipped and close to many sites to discover. The owners are very friendly and available.
We will be sure to look at your offers for other occasions.
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(08-2021) Good morning Lydia,
We had a fantastic holiday at Villa Denise. We were very warmly welcomed by the extremely friendly hostess. Unfortunately we don't speak the French language but despite that we managed just fine (thanks to your support).
We enjoyed the villa and the beautiful garden. Everything was neatly cared for and very clean. The swimming pool and the beautiful pool house were a party in itself and we enjoyed it the most in those hot days. The children of 10,12 and 13 actually did not want to go home anymore.
The area is beautiful and wonderfully quiet, facilities can be reached at reasonable distances. We can definitely recommend a holiday in this villa!
Warm regards and a word of thanks to the homeowner.
Terry, Denise, Tristan and Jinthe
Gerard, Miranda and Noa
(Translated from Dutch)
Very nice property. Pool and beautiful surroundings
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(08-2020) Dear Lydia and Thijs,
We had a great holiday at home Denise. Excellent environment and despite "Corona" wonderfully sitting in Sarlat and other villages. We have acted according to protocol everywhere and left the house tidy again. Twice the power went out (as is often the case in France) and things like the swimming pool and wifi were disrupted. The neighbor helped us very well to get everything working again. The first week was hot and it was a shame there was no air conditioning in the house. Almost a necessity with the temperature rise. (NOTE FROM FRANCEVILLA: WE WILL ASK TO INSTALL AT LEAST FANS!)
(Translated from Dutch)
We had a great vacation in the Denise rental. The latter was fully in line with the description, the heated swimming pool is a good size and the "summer kitchen" with barbecue very pleasant. Denise, the owner, and her son Stéphane are very friendly hosts, available if needed without being intrusive and very kind.
No doubt we will return if we were to spend a few days of vacation in the area again.
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(08-2019) Hi Lydia
We had a lovely time in villa Denise. Mme Agostini was there to meet us and very welcoming. The location of the house is wonderful, tucked away in the trees and very quiet, but close enough to go to Carlux for a great meal at the Relais du Paysan. The pool was great - all the kids had learned to swim by the time we left! We made a lot of use of the outside kitchen and barbecue, which was fabulous.
Some more feedback: although the house is generally very comfortable, the kitchen could do with some additional equipment such as a modern can opener, some wine glasses, and lids for the saucepans.
We did have a really lovely holiday, so thank you yet again for a fabulous villa!
(06-2018) Dear Lydia and employees,
Our trip was very successful and fully met our expectations.
Even more - they exceeded our expectations.
The owners Denise and her son Stephan are superb people with a lot of sympathy for the guests.
We were very hospitable received and there was, next to the perfect neat house, a bottle of cool wine as a welcome gift in the fridge.
The house is provided with a lot of comfort and for people of our age very quiet and artfully decorated.
The heated pool with water of 28 degrees was a pure pleasure at the daily temperatures of around 30 degrees.
The location of the holiday is as said very quiet but still requires a good condition because of the height difference to the village.
We had E-bikes that offered a solution for this.
It is certainly a place to return for both the nice people and the environment.
Jan and Ingrid V.
(08-2017) Dear Lydia et Thijs,
We had a wonderful time and Stephan and Denise were most welcoming and helpful. Between us we managed to converse as we spoke a little French and they spoke a little English.
The house was like a home. We will send some photos and comments in the days ahead. If we ever return to the area we would not hesitate in staying at Villa Denise once again.