Les Crozes is in a perfect position just outside the impressive Domme town wall, in the countryside with superb views across the Dordogne region. Its location is ideal with easy walking into Domme with shops, cafes and restuarants, and yet, still peaceful. Equally, the Dordogne river is but 10 mins walk away. The property itself comprises a Cottage and Gite with terraced gardens to the rear including 4 small caves. It comes complete with BBQ s, WiFi, sun loungers and outside dining areas, all set in a superb location.
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- Jun 13, 2018
About Piers Lewis
We live in the UK with our young daughter, son and spaniel, but travel back and forth to Les Crozes frequently. We've both travelled the world but find the romance and breathtaking views in the Dordogne to be the perfect place to unwind. We are constantly updating the property so its always a very comfortable, relaxing and romantic place to stay, whatever time of year.
Piers Lewis purchased this Cottage in 2011
Why Piers Lewis chose Domme
We bought Les Crozes due to its perfect position. Its right on the outskirts of one of the prettiest villages in France. The main town of Domme has stunning little streets and historic arches, fantastic artisan shops and wonderful restaurants and cafes. The nice thing about our position is that you can walk in to the village in next to no time and be amongst the hustle and bustle, shops and eateries, or you can just relax in the garden and its really peaceful. Les Crozes is also positioned perfectly in the 'Dordogne triangle' to make the most of all the local attractions and sights. It is also the most fantastic wine and food region!
What makes this Cottage unique
We thoroughly enjoy the ability to explore the Dordogne region from Les Crozes. We can also hire canoes only a 10 min walk away! Also, with young children - we love walking into Domme with the panoramic views and having a choice of restaurants - child and dog friendly, we can both enjoy some wine and then stroll home, no car required. Our daughter adores the Domme Le Petite Train as well as the fantastic river beaches at the bottom of the hill. We love the french markets and brocantes. Everything is so very close and convenient. And the views, and the light - ever-changing and always breathtaking!
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Great location, shame about the attention to detail
We stayed here for a week in August and whilst the town of Domme was very touristy the gite felt like your own little bit of tranquillity (apart from the car noise, which wasn't too much). I'd say the best bit about the gite has to be its garden; whilst it is a steep climb to the top the views make it worth it! It was lovely sitting on the top level in the evening watching the light change. We also made use of the courtyard right outside the gite and were lucky enough to share this with a lovely couple who were staying in the main house.
The location is good, whilst Domme is touristy it is very pretty with a couple of good restaurants that cater very well for babies. I wouldn't bother with the Thursday market but would instead recommend heading over to Sarlat on a Wednesday as this market was much bigger and had a wider selection of goods, just get there by 08:30 otherwise it will be heaving!
The only negatives about the gite were that the rules and regulations seemed slightly excessive and I felt when we were leaving I had to clean the entire place from top to bottom despite being on holiday (surely a cleaner is included in the price of the stay?). Also the fact that the washing up liquid had clearly been watered down and there was no hand soap. I know these seem like trivial things but when you're paying for a holiday I don't think these are too much to ask for. The shower screen also needs to be seen to as it was constantly coming off its runners.
This maybe a personal preference but in previous places I've stayed in there has always been a small welcome pack, containing the basics such as milk, bread, cheese etc. This was missing here and this was a shame.
Special interest holidays: Les Crozes is the perfect location for the following: Cycling, canoeing, sight seeing, wine tasting, walking, ballooning, dining and relaxing. Coast/Beach: 10 minutes to 2 river beaches / picnic spots and a snack bar at the bottom of the hill. You can walk or drive. There are numerous river beaches to discover for secluded picnics and swimming. Travel: Convenient connections to Les Crozes are available into Brive, Limoges, or Bergerac airports, or by train, into Sarlat. Either way, it is best to complete your journey by car to Domme, viewing the gorgeous scenery on the way. Distances: Domme itself is but a 5 min walk away, whilst the Dordogne river is 10 mins. A decent sized supermarket exists in the next village (Cenac) about 15 mins walk or 5 mins drive away, with the nearest town (other than the small town of Domme), being Sarlat, about 20 mins drive away. Further Details: The town of Domme has a boulangerie, cash point, approx 11 places to eat, from cafe's to fine dining, some with spectacular views over the Dordogne valley. It has a museum, caves under the town to investigate, a petit train in the summer months, glacerie, tourist office and la poste. A good sized supermarket for more mainstream supplies can be found in Cenac St Julien, the town at the bottom of the hill. Cenac is also where you can hire canoes and take a day on the Dordogne river, swim from the river beaches or take a riverside walk / picnic. 20mins drive is Sarlat, with fantastic markets, beautiful architecture and lots of shops, galleries and brocantes to explore and discover.