|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The main house comprises of 4 bedrooms with three bathrooms, two of which are en-suite and one is shared
The Cottage is spacious with it’s 250sqm surface plus a large covered terrace beside the pool. The private 4 acre park has mature trees for shade, landscaped english garden and private drive way for absolute privacy.
Located in the heart of Perigord near all the touristic attractions, the Cottage have been recently tastefully renovated preserving its exquisite old features. The private park has mature trees for shade, luxuriant landscaped garden and private drive way for absolute privacy.
The cottage has its own private heated pool 11X4, nested in the south facing courtyard in front to the large pool house that is connected to the house by the kitchen so you can relax in the shade and enjoy BBQ only steps away from the pool.
As people who enjoy good food and cooking, we have provided everything we would hope to find in a fully equipped kitchen to make cooking a delight
Nested in the middle of 35 acres of private land, the Dezie Manor has three independent holiday homes (around 250sqm each) with private heated pools that sleep 6/8 people, offering an authentic atmosphere with a warm and cosy interior, associating traditional architecture and the lifestyle of a true family home.
The property is located in the heart of Perigord near all the touristic attractions this 17th century Manor was built before the French revolution using the traditional stone work so typical of this region of France.
More photos and details are available on the Dezie Manor website:
My wife and I have renovated our properties following the best of the French tradition. Having done all the renovation ourselves over a period of several years, we have made sure that there is a perfect blend of tradition and comfort, letting you appreciate the peace and calm of this area but at the same time having all the facilities you would need to feel totally at home, and maybe a bit more. We will be very happy to welcome you to these great properties and make sure you have everything you need to make your holiday one you will surely want to have again.
Grant NEALE purchased this chateau / country house in 2004
Christelle and I fell in love with the "Old Dezie Manor" the first day we visited it, it was in desperate need of restoration but we really wanted to give this amazing property the restoration it deserved.
After 10 years of hard work The Old Dezie has become a little paradise...
Have just arrived home from a fantastic week at La Vieille Dezie July 2011, we hired the cottage and barn and all 11 of us were not disappointed in anyway. The location and standard of accommodation and facilities were fantastic and we all agreed that we would love to come back and would recommend to friends. Grant, you made us feel so welcome after such a long drive and thanks for stocking the fridges for us it was really appreciated. Oh and we were all spell bound by your fantastic Chinese omelettes’... My wife Janine misses Dougie as he was such a character especially when he was sitting at the cottage window watching us in total confusion when we decided to hold a Wii Dance party night, she sends her love to him. Grant your family made us all feel so welcome and your son entertained us by playing his own game of 'put the lead on the pony' instead of pin the tail on the donkey... he was so funny chatting away whilst chasing the pony around the pool and barn. Please could you also pass on our thanks to the manager of the Spar who would cut us some fantastic fresh steaks for our Surf & Turfs and make fresh burgers for the BBQ, we would also like to apologise for leaving his shelves bare especially in the wine and lager isles.We spent a week at the villa in September 2011 and had an amazing time. The villa is well equipped in beautiful surroundings the perfect place to relax and unwind. We can't wait to go back!
For further information and to book, contact Grant the owner. Saturday arrivals after 5pm. Departure Saturdays by 10am. We will confirm by email details of your booking together with a breakdown of the total costs, and the dates by which the deposit and final payments are due. The 20% deposit should be returned within 7 days.
Saturday arrivals after 5pm. Departure Saturdays by 10am. Out of high season arrangements can be made.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in pounds.
Reservation deposit 20%. Balance 8 weeks before stay. Security deposit 400£. Cleaning is €90. Linen and towels (2 Bathroom and 1 Pool) are included.
On arrival we were instantly wowed by the incredible finish of the villa, there is everything you will need for a home from home stay but with lots of added extras. The courtyard is well kept and there is plenty of room for several cars.
The pool area is lovely with lots of sun-beds and shady places to relax and also eat Al fresco. Unfortunately it rained for a few days of our stay but we still made use of the covered areas despite this. The Hot Tub was out of use when we were there which was disappointing but Grant tried his best to source a part to try to fix it.
Unlike a lot of French villas that we have stayed in previously the home furnishings were very comfortable and it was a bonus to have English TV as the Euros started on the first night of our stay. The bedrooms and bathrooms were all well-fitted and comfortable with lots of nice rustic touches that were very homely.
Nearby you will find some little towns that have various shops, bars, restaurants and also supermarkets so you are never far from supplies but will need a car to reach them.
We have to mentioned the host Grant who was extremely hospitable and helpful during our stay but never intrusive. Starting with recommending a local restaurant (Chez Julien - well worth a visit!). He also helped us one night when our hire car encountered a puncture on the way to dinner. He came out and took us to the restaurant and waited for the recovery vehicle on our behalf and then picked us up from the restaurant afterwards - definitely above and beyond anything we could have wished for and made sure our last night wasn't a disaster!
The hosts' adorable dog Dougie is very friendly and comes to say hello throughout the day without being a nuisance, we were sad to say goodbye to him and La Vieille Dezie Cottage.
Despite the disappointing weather we had a lovely stay and hope to return in the near future.
Our family holiday this summer was hugely enhanced by our stay at La Vielle Dezie. The Cottage provided plenty of living space and accommodation for family, friends and the dog!
Both Kiki and Grant were the perfect hosts - nothing was too much trouble and with their infectious sense of humour we had a good deal of fun!
The Cottage was just perfect for our stay, with linens and well equipped kitchen. We loved Grant's recommendation of Chez Julien in the nearby village! We will remember our little bit of rural heaven fondly!
Thank you both again - jusqu'a la prochaine fois que nous rencontrons!
I am writing this review on the last day of our stay and I am very hesitant about doing so…..This place is so great that we want to keep it to ourselves!
Immediately upon arriving (finding it was a breeze through the GPS coordinates supplied) we had a ‘wow! impression’. The place is totally secluded amidst a beautiful garden. Grant and his wife Kiki have done a magnificent job in renovating this old building. The villa is extremely comfortable with spacious rooms and best of all a large covered terrace overlooking the gardens. But at the same time it also offers the charm of its ancient history.
The surrounding area is just beautiful. The Dordogne area gets a lot of visitors but being in and around Cendrieux this is almost hard to believe. Yet there are many sights and activities in the region. Though we mostly stuck to exploring some excellent restaurants…..
Our children loved the pool and played table football for hours every day. Our youngest enjoyed the pony rides together with Kiki.
To sum it up, we loved everything about La Vieille Dezie! But maybe the best was the superb hospitality offered by Grant and Kiki. They really went out of their way to make our stay a memorable one. And memorable it was. We will definitely return!
The Dezie Cottage was an attractive and spacious property in beautiful rural countryside but within easy reach of amenities such as supermarkets, villages and restaurants. Our host, Grant Neale, was very helpful. The property and swimming pool were clean, although we did have an initial problem with the pool cover not opening but Grant and his wife, Kiki, sorted it out quickly. My only criticism is that we would have liked a better range of cooking pans. There weren't enough smaller saucepans with lids and not all the gas hobs were working. The rest of the kitchen was very good. Overall, we had a wonderful stay and would recommend the Cottage to others.
what can we say it was fantastic as promised,brilliant weather,totally relaxing we all enjoyed our stay
We booked The Dezie cottage for two weeks with my husband, 3 year old son and mother and father. We had an early flight and Grant let us drop off our suitcases way before the check-in time, so we could go and explore the area. When we arrived we were just amazed how beautiful and perfect this place was. We have been all over the world, and stayed in many a 5* accommodation, plenty of which fell short of our expectations. The Cottage at Dezie exceeded our expectations.
First, let me offer some advice, on completion of the booking, Grant supplies the GPS co-ordinates, you will need them, I'm not sure that you could find Dezie without them, but that is just the first win! The place is perfectly secluded, in fact from the North the lane is unmade, so the route from the South (Vergt-Salon) is preferable, about a mile up the lane is a sign for The Cottage, you turn in to a gravel drive to the property and your holiday begins for real.
The Cottage itself has three bedrooms (two upstairs and a separate en-suite downstairs) and there is a separate converted barn with a fourth stunning en-suite bedroom. The details could describe this better, there was more accommodation than we thought and we were able to sleep completely away from the parents.
Outside is just what you need for a stay in the warm climates of Southern France in June/July. The pool temperature is lovely (c.30degrees) and there is plenty of space to sunbathe during the day and relax with a glass of Bergerac blanc in the evening. The covered area provides plenty of shade for those wishing to/required to avoid the sun, this was vital in the second week of our stay as it was often in the thirties. The hot-tub wasn't working, but really wasn't necessary for us either.
There is plenty to do in the area, though a car is essential, just take in the relaxing atmosphere and do as much (or as little) as you want!
The service provided was first class, Grant was responsive when we had minor issues and I would have no hesitation in recommending Dezie (though privately I hope it remains our secret!)
Special interest holidays:
There are excellent restaurants in the nearby villages where we can book a tables for you on demand.
For outdoor activities there's is a good riding school minutes away, canoeing trip on the nearby Dordogne River, tree adventure park, and for our most adventurous guests hot air balloon rides.
Plenty of prehistorical Caves and medieval Castle to visit in the area.
PONY RIDE ON SITE, on demand, free of charge.
Bordeaux - Dunes of Arcachon, just over 2 hour drive. Rivers and Lakes, many of the local lakes have beaches, some with slides/swimming platforms and lifeguards during the high season.
It is an easy journey from the UK whether by car or plane. We are approx 350 miles from St Malo and 500 miles from Calais and Boulogne. Both are easy journeys using the excellent French motorway network. If you'd like us to recommend a simple route - just ask. By air: Bergerac 35 mins with direct low cost flights from Stansted, Liverpool, Birmingham, Leeds, Southampton or Bristol. Bordeaux 2 hours direct flights from Manchester, East Midlands (Nottingham) and Gatwick.
The Old Dezie Domain is situated in the heart of the Dordogne.
Cendrieux, the nearest village, is 5 min away and has it's village shop, lovely restaurant, bar tabac, post office. Le Bugue 15km/15 mins tourist activities, restaurants, numerous supermarkets and weekly market. Vergt 10km/10 mins supermarket, markets and restaurants. Les Eyzies 20km/20 mins pre-historic caves and museums. Sarlat 40km/45 mins famous medieval town.
The Dordogne Valley offers Peace and tranquillity and plenty of activities, fine wines and cuisine, rivers and stunning countryside, hundreds of years of history and even a golf course nearby.
Perigord Noir is the heart of the Dordogne offering a variety of landscapes, flamboyant chateaux and the centre of prehistoric history.
All the main attractions are within easy reach - of which these are just a taster: The vineyards of Bergerac, Bordeaux and St Emilion are within easy reach and regional delicacies include - truffles, foie gras, duck, walnuts and strawberries.
For the energetic the rivers and stunning countryside offer are boundless opportunities for walking, horse-riding, cycling, golf (4km), canoeing and fishing or simply relaxing by the pool or on the shores of the many lakes and rivers.
The Dordogne & Vezere rivers are just 15 minutes away.
Hundreds of years of history - Prehistoric Caves – the world famous Lascaux caves are nearby, Châteaux and fortified villages. Beynac & Castelnaud Castles – are fine examples originally dating back to the 100 years war between France & England. Some of the most beautiful villages and towns in France are within easy reach – Perigueux (regional capital), Sarlat, La Roque – Gageac, Rocamadour. Le Bugue - aquarium, re-created village, canoeing, caves. Bastide towns - Lalinde, Monpazier, Eymet.
Excellent shopping - Enjoy shopping the local way at one of the many local markets, or for your day to day requirements there are also numerous shopping opportunities minutes away in Le Bugue, Vergt, and the regional capital Perigueux.