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3 Charming Gites, highly recommended, lovely pool, superb 4 acre gardens - La Fenil

Bedrooms 2
Space 100 m²
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights



La Fenil

Very pretty stone gite LA FENIL is a lovely holiday gite sleeping 4 - 5 people. With 2 double bedrooms and 1 modern bathroom with shower and bath. An open plan living area with a well equipped kitchen and dining area.

Entrance from the lovely courtyard and small Private Patio next to the house surrounded by climbing roses with table, chairs and BBQ.

The swimming pool is fully enclosed with plenty of sunloungers and a the sun deck that is south west facing and overlooks the stunning 4 acres of gardens and beautiful surrounding countryside.

There is a children's play area with trampoline, swings and a coveredgames room with table football, pool table and other games.

At the bottom of the garden there is a picturesque river which is great for a spot of peaceful fishing.

Within walking distance of the village of Les Eyzies for restaurants, cafes and shops.

La Fenil is set next to the road so can be subject to some road noise

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About the property

Dordogne Gites, Les Girouteaux

Les Girouteaux , 3 beautifully renovated, highly recommended gites, ideal for fun, relaxing holidays for families and friends, within a stroll of the centre of Les Eyzies De Tayac, Dordogne, France. The gites can be booked individually or as a single unit for larger families and groups of friends.

LA MAISON BLEUE sleeps up to 10 people, 4 bedrooms with 2 modern bathrooms, spacious open plan living area with log burner, very well equipped kitchen. Lovely dining area with double doors looking over the lovely gardens. Private Patio with table and chairs with BBQ.

LA PETITE MAISON sleeps 4-5 people, 2 bedrooms each with ensuite bathroom, open plan living area with double bed settee, kitchen and dining area. Lovely private patio to the rear with table and chairs with BBQ overlooking beautiful gardens. Ideal for family or friends.

LA FENIL sleeps up to 4-5 people 2 bedrooms, 1 modern bathroom, spacious open plan living area with well equipped kitchen, dining area. Small private patio with table, chairs and BBQ, set in courtyard surrounded by climbing roses.

The superb gardens set over 4 acres of ground and provide a great areas for relaxing but allowing plenty of space for letting off steam.

There is a lovely pool with sundeck and plenty of sunloungers, play barn with plenty of activities for children, the houses are in walking distance to shops, bars and restaurants. Weekly rental includes bed linen, bath towels, swimming pool towels, cots/highchairs, baby stroller, UK satellite TV, washing machine, iron, hairdryer,welcome pack etc. Lovely pool is South West facing and the outside children's play area includes full size table tennis, trampoline with safety netting, pirate ship, play house and swings etc. Very picturesque river at bottom of gardens.

We are very happy to answer any questions you may have. We have extensive knowledge of the area and would be delighted to give advice on the many attractions available or any other enquiries.

Les Eyzies : Les Girouteaux is situated on the edge of the village that provides all the local amenities you require such as bakery/patisserie, butcher, small supermarket, post office/cash machine, tourist office, cafes, restaurants, bars. There is also access to the river Vezere where you can picnic, swim or hire canoes

There is a museum of prehistory and a fabulous collection of prehistoric sites including the Font de Gaume. Bicycle hire is available from the Tourist office and if you are a horse lover there is a fabulous riding school for treks through the surrounding Dordogne countryside (all ages and abilities are catered for).

All around within a short distance of Les Eyzies are the sights and cultural events that the Dordogne Valley is famous for. Sarlat the medieval market town, with its Michelin starred restaurants and cafes and famous street markets and stalls is a 20 minute drive

The Dordogne: The Dordogne River formed the historic frontier between France and England during the Hundred Years War along its banks are a thousand and one castles steeped in legend to explore and witness the centuries of history and mixed cultures.

With its gorgeous countryside and spectacular cuisine the Dordogne in the South West of France really has it all. Whether your visit is to look back in time to the first cave dwellers or relive the medieval conquests or delight in the areas renowned culinary tradition or just to relax and enjoy the many leisure and sporting activities the area offers, one thing we can be sure of your visit will be unforgettable.

On almost every Dordogne menu diners will be tempted by the local delicacy of duck served in many difference but equally delicious guises from Confit de Canard to the well know Foie Gras

The Dordogne is also reknowned for truffles, mushrooms and walnuts. Truffles are luxuriously expensive whilst walnut trees cover great areas of the Do

The Area: The area surrounding Les Girouteaux gites is full of things to do and places to see from castles, prehistory, beau villages, bastide towns to wine tasting, gourmet restaurants, swimming and canoeing. The Dordogne area is perfect for friends and families to enjoy a stimulating but relaxing holiday with a wealth of new things to view and do.


BY Air

Several budget airlines fly into the area Ryanair, Easyjet, Flybe, City Jet. British Airways and airports are at Bordeaux 2hrs, Limoges 1.55 hr, Bergerac 45 mins, Toulouse 2.5 hrs, Brive – Souillac airport about 1 hr.

BY Road

Brittany Ferries – Caen 6.5 hours, St Malo 6.5 hours,

P&O – Bilbau – 5.25 hours

Eurotunnel – Calais – 8.5 hours.

Paris is approximately 350 miles of which 300 is motorway.

Cost of tolls approximately £25.00 each way.

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Nikki and Daryl Godwin
Member since: 2009
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
12 April, 2018

About Nikki and Daryl Godwin

We speak English and French and live close by for assistance and support. We will be there to welcome you and answer any questions you may have about the properties or the area.

Nikki and Daryl Godwin purchased this barn in 2009

Why Nikki and Daryl Godwin chose Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Les Girouteaux is a lovely village property close enough to walk into the village for the restaurants and bars and the perfect base to spend time with Family and Freinds whilst taking the time to explore all the surrounding beautiful Dordogne countryside.

The gardens are just lovely and the setting needs to be seen to be appreciated.

What makes this barn unique

For every age generation of the party there is something to see and do in the Dordogne. At Les Girouteaux there is a fabulous swimming pool and sun deck. a games room, pretty river at the bottom of the garden, lovely gardens and grounds a situated a short stroll to the bustling village Les Eyzies de Tayac with bars, restaurants, cafes and shops.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Guest Reviews 2016

Ockwell, Wiltshire – August 2016

Fantastic holiday, great location, so much to do in the area. Thanks to Daryl and Nikki for making us feel so welcome, we loved it here

Nicholson, Devon – August 2016

Lovely place for a weeks break from motorhoming. We’ve loved relaxing by the pool, watching Olympics on the TV and running our own silly Olympics in the garden. Good cycling around here too. Thanks Daryl and Nikki you are very welcoming and supportive hosts.

Page, Cotswolds – August 2016

Thank you for a wonderful 2 weeks in your lovely gite. Thank you for the gift for Gemma’s Birthday it was very thoughtful. We enjoyed the area – lots to do and lots of choice of restaurants. Sarlat is a must visit and the St Cyprien market on Sunday. The pool was perfect to come back to after a long day out in the Sun.

Dillen, Belgium – July 2016

Thank you Nikki and Daryl for a lovely stay we had a wonderful week.

Weder, Switzerland – July 2016

We felt very much at home in your fabulous Gite. This is an excellent base for exploring the area. We saw many things but always loved returning and going for a swim in the pool. Our kids loved the trampoline and made friends with the neighbours cat. Thanks a lot for a wonderful week.

Julie, Leicestershire – July 2016

Yet another lovely holiday. Special thanks to Daryl and Nikki for a memorable two weeks. PS now coming back at the end of August.

Corlett, Leicestershire – July 2016

Thank you for another lovely holiday in La Maison Bleue. C’est parfait ! Thoroughly enjoyed Le Bugue food market fantastic atmosphere. Can’t wait to come back. Lovely swimming in the pool and the brook.

Maes, Germany – July 2016

Had a great time, loved the house and the surrounding area.

McDowell, West Yorkshire – July 2016

Glorious week, over far too quickly. Thank you Daryl and Nikki house and welcome were lovely. Particularly enjoyed the Gourmand nights in the local villages. Les Combarelles restaurant just up the road really worth a visit.

Abby, UK – July 2016

Had a lovely time, lovely garden, great hosts. delicious food in the area Vin 10 in Sarlat is highly recommended.

Greenaway, Canada – July 2016

We have visited many Gites in Europe and few have displayed the amount of thought, work and taste that Daryl and Nikki have put into these homes – they brim with character, possess all the comforts and are so well kept. Our 6 yr old was in vacation heaven, pool, toys, apparatus and a stream. Joy of the day helping Dary
Sep 2016
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La Maison Bleu, La Petite Maison and La Fenil can be booked as one property at a DISCOUNTED PRICE - please contact owners for details.

30% deposit required at time of booking with balance payable 8 weeks before arrival

£200.00 fully refundable security deposit payable


Accommodation and facilities for La Fenil in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, France

Property Type:
  • barn (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • soap
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Modern white bathroom fittings
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
  • All the bedrooms have duck feather quilts and mosquito nets. There are pedestal fans for additional comfort during the hot summer months.
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • deck chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • sand pit
  • Terrace
  • wooden decking
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • swimming


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La Fenil
average rating of 4.818182 based on 14 reviews

As expected for a gite

  • 3 of 5

Attractive property, fabulous garden, well maintained and lovely clean swimming pool. The owners were more than happy to sort any problems and to give advice. Well kitted out kitchen, plenty of space in the house. Downstairs bathroom adequate and upstairs bathroom better.

  • Review Submitted: 18/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A real gem of a perigordian style in perfect location with everything thought about for your stay.

  • 5 of 5

This ensemble of cottages is beautifully presented in idyllic grounds, giving visitors a superb experience. The well appointed properties offer everything for adults and children from a lovely pool to an extensive garden with lots to keep everyone amused. The interior of our cottage was perfect, keeping traditional touches alongside just the right amount of modern conveniences.

  • Review Submitted: 21/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. We really hope you will visit us again in the future.
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Comfortable gite in a lovely area of the Dordogne

  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed in La Fenil, walking distance to the village of Les Eyzies de Tayac.

We all found the gite had everything you could possibly need. Beds were very comfortable, shower powerful.

Accommodation larger than first thought, lovely gardens and pool to relax in after a day of sight seeing.

Near to canoeing, caves and within easy access of nearby medieval villages, Domme and Sarlat being our favourites.

Daryl was there to meet and greet us, thanks for the lovely bottle of Rose, along with a starter pack !

One thing we didn't find until the last day were the lounger cushions, these are kept undercover in garden along with plenty of information on trips.

Lots of choice of restaurants in the village, Cafe de la Marie and Mentalo pizzeria were our favourites and La Combarelles which is 2 mins in car going left out of the property so not in village was really good, all staff very friendly and food excellent.

Would definitely return and recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 11/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great family holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely homely gite, great facilities perfect for us and our 5yr old and Owner's Darryl and Nikki were very welcoming and helpful. Definitely somewhere we would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: 01/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

On arrival at Les GIROTEAUX we were met by Nicky and Daryl and shown to our Gite. La Fenil (The Hayloft) It's set within a courtyard with small fish pond and fountain very pretty. On entering the gite there is a living room kitchen including a tv/DVD player. The kitchen is very well fitted out with everything you could possibly need. Of special note is the welcome pack which includes a bottle of wine. A nice touch.

Upstairs the bedrooms are a good size. Nice comfortable beds and plenty of plug sockets for charging all your mobiles /laptops etc. There's a good sized bathroom with bath/shower.

Outside is a individual patio with table and chairs and extensive grounds including a lovely swimming pool and sun loungers. Plus inflatable toys for the kids. There is also a climbing frame in the shape of a ship and a games room with table football. So plenty of things to keep the kids amused.

The great thing about the location is, there is so much to see and do. Les Eyzies is within walking distance there's a small supermarket and a pharmacy close by and a little further the village has a number of good cafes/eating hostelries.

Trips out. Well favourites were canoe trips on the Dordogne particularly around Castelnaud. Le roc St Christophe and the cave at Gouffre de Proumeyssac. Also not to be missed are the Markets at St Cyprien and Le Bugue.

All in all a fantastic holiday. The locals in this part of France are very friendly and helpful. And Nicky and Daryl were the perfect hosts. One or the other was around most days making sure everything was ok and were very approachable.if they weren't there they were only a phone call away.

We had a wonderful holiday and can't wait to return. I can't give a higher recommendation than that

  • Review Submitted: 29/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pretty gite in fabulous area

  • 5 of 5

Lovely gite, perfect for 2 couples or a family. Also a large shared swimming pool which we made full use of as it was so hot!

The property was spotless, nice contemporary furnishings and the bed linen and towels were great quality.

Would recommend a trip to Monpazier and to The Josephine Baker chateau - great for lunch, interesting tour and falconry display.

  • Review Submitted: 18/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Les Girouteaux is situated on the edge of the village of Les Eyzies which provides all the local amenities you require such as bakery/patisserie, butcher, small supermarket, post office/cash machine, tourist office, cafes, restaurants, bars. There is also access to the river Vezere where you can picnic, swim or hire canoes.There is a museum of prehistory and a fabulous collection of prehistoric sites including the Font de Gaume. Bicycle hire is available from the Tourist office and if you are a horse lover there is a fabulous riding school for treks through the surrounding Dordogne countryside (all ages and abilities are catered for).All around within a short distance of the village are the sights and cultural events that the Dordogne Valley is famous for. Sarlat the medieval market town, with great restaurants, cafes and famous street markets is a 20 minute drive, Limuel a ‘Beau Villages’ is where the Dordogne and Vezere rivers split and is a place of outstanding beauty. Castelnaud and Beynac on the River Dordogne are a short drive away where you can canoe and enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Dordogne Valley.