Charming 6 stone built French cottages in delightful hamlet in heart of the Perigord Noir. 8km from town with all amenities. Large 16x6m heated pool with toddlers splash pool, free exclusive use of private 9 hole pitch and putt course, spacious games barn, animal enclosure and free wi-fi and internet access.Our cottages all have 2 or 3 bedrooms and are equipped with all you need to make your stay here a home from home. They all have access to a private terrace with a BBQ and outside seating & furniture. Please check our website for details of the individual cottages at lescrouquets.net
Amar and Elena Djelil
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- english, french
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- Jun 13, 2018
About Amar and Elena Djelil
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.9 years on we are also now the proud owners of La Tour de Genèbre, a stunning stone built holiday villa just 3kms from Les Crouquets. 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 Djelil purchased this Cottage in 2006
Why Amar and Elena Djelil chose Jayac
The area is perfect for that "get away from it all" holiday yet still offers lots to do - more than can be done in a 2 week break. Here you can easily forget the stresses and strains of everyday life. There are several airports within a 2 hour drive and a new airport has now opened in Brive - just 20 minutes from here. With good motorway access, driving is easy too. In spite of the easy access to everything, Our properties are still very much "far from the madding crowd" and also offer a relaxing base to come home to.
What makes this Cottage unique
Our heated pool, 9 hole pitch and putt course ,spacious 65 m2 games room and outdoor facilities with lots for all the family means that on days when you don't want to travel far everyone can still be kept occupied. Susie, the donkey, loves attention and is a great country attraction for all ages! A 24 hr laundry room with all the laundry products supplied free of charge makes the holiday washing easy! Free 24 hr wi-fi and internet access means you can still keep in touch with the outside world if you need to!
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
It doesn't get better than this!
This was our second year at Les Croquets and it did not disappoint. We spent our first few days marvelling at our good fortune in finding ourselves in the Dordogne once again. The gites are spotlessly clean and well-maintained. The whole site is lovingly cared for. Amer and Elena work tirelessly in providing all their guests with a wonderful holiday. We very much appreciated their local knowledge in suggesting trips that we had not tried before. The scarecrow festival at Meyrals and the White picnic at Eyrignac being particular highlights. There is so much to do all within a 40 minute drive. Our top excursion for the second year running has to be canoeing down the Dordogne. There is no better way to see the beautiful villages lining the river (Vitrac - Beynac) - great fun for the whole family. We would unreservedly recommend Les Croquets to all our friends and family. Thank you once again for such an enjoyable holiday.
Merci beaucoup!!! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your second time here as much as the first and we hope the third will be even better!! We'll be thinking up more things to do and new places to visit!! We hope all goes well for the rest of the year and we're looking forward to seeing you all again next Summer. Warm wishes from us all!
What can I say, but WOW! Les Crouquets is a magical place and we have just returned from two wonderful weeks in a beautiful gite that offered everything you could possibly think of and more.
The location is delightful and setting is family friendly with children absolutely spoilt with things to do. The well-maintained heated pool offers a place to relax in the sun for all, the play barn and garden play areas offer hours of fun for the children every day and we enjoyed feeding Susie the donkey and her little sheepy friend.
The surrounding area is very peaceful and fresh croissants and bread available in nearby Salignac.
There is so much to do, many undiscovered treasures await us, so we've booked again for next year and we are all very excited for our return visit.
Highlights were the White picnic at Eyrignac, Terrason (beautiful), Domme (the view!), canoeing along the Dordogne (great fun) and the Witbit inflatable at the waterpark around 20-30 mins drive away.
Thank you Elena, Amar, Emma and Alistair for your wonderful hospitality and for making our holiday one of our best ones ever :)
Thank you so much for leaving us such a fantastic review - we are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday here and of course we are so looking forward to seeing you all again next year! The pleasure was as much ours as yours! Hope you all have a great year and we'll see you next Summer!!
Very straight forward booking process. A warm welcome when we arrived from Amar who was very helpful, genuine and kind throughout our stay. He gave us lots of help when planning days out too. Elena is a truly lovely lady who could not have done enough to make us feel comfortable and thought of the 'little extras' that so many self catering owners don't. A really lovely family. The location was diverse in nationalities, English, Dutch, French, Irish and Belgains. Everyone staying there was friendly and relaxed, the kids mixed really well in the safe, well thought out environment that is Les Crouquets. The gite was spotlessly clean and comfortable. The pool was beautifully kept and well maintained a well as having a safety gate which small kids can't open which I was delighted about as our daughter is five and loves water! We only booked a week which in hindsight we regretted as wished we could have stayed for the summer. A rather lovely family holiday location. Thank you Amar and Elena.
Hi Sandy! Many thanks for taking the time to write - it's much appreciated! We hope you had lovely second week .... we too wish you'd been here longer. It was lovely to meet you all and wish you well for the future. Looking forward to catching up again, hopefully next year!! Warm wishes to you all, Amar & Elena
Special interest holidays:
Free and unlimited access to our private 9 hole ( par 3 ) pitch & putt course including use of equipment - for the exclusive use by Les Crouquets' guests this is perfect for a family golfing holiday!
30 mins from Tamnies , a man made lake with beach. Supervised swimming, pedal boats picnic areas etc.
Nearest airport near Brive ( ~12 miles) Also Bergerac (~65 miles) & Bordeaux (~125 miles). Between 6 and 8 hours drive from all ferry ports. Use of car essential.
1 km to Jayac.
8 km to Salignac (all amenities), Jardins d'Eyrignac.
15 km to Terrasson - Jardins d'Imaginaires, River Vezere.
21 km to Montignac - Grottes de Lascaux, prehistoric caves.
25 km to Sarlat -la- Caneda - medieval town with most listed buildings per square mile in all of Europe.
All amenities available 8km away in Salignac. Good restaurants within easy reach.
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: Complete booking enquiry form on owners website or e-mail owners for a quick response on current availability. Deposit of 30% of booking fee payable at time of booking. Full payment due 2 months before arrival. Changeover Day: Friday or Saturday depending on cottage chosen - completely flexible in low season. Notes on prices: Please note that in July & August certain cottages are only available for a minimum of two weeks