What Rupert and Franck have created in Le Mas & Le Mazet is the perfect retreat for a chilled holiday. We haven't had such a relaxing experience for a long time.
Surrounded by the beautiful countryside, with the most amazing crimson sunsets, Le Mas / Mazet is a piece of paradise. The hospitality shown by the guys is fantastic, but subtle - allowing you to relax, and enjoy the tranquility of the French countryside.
This is perfect for families, friends or couples. Sit back and enjoy the country views, use the summer kitchen, relax by / in the pool - or go for a walk or a leisurely drive.
We also particularly loved Monpazier - a beautiful village within a short drive.
Ah yes, we'll be back! Bien sur!
Despite medoicre weather we spent a marvellous week at Le Mas & Le Mazet with our friends. While the description on the website is a true reflection of reality we were impressed with the owners' (Frank and Ruppert) attention for the details in equipping their property. The presence and presentation of basics such as towels, soaps, cleaning products in every room; the "friendly bar" with decent quality local wines and Nespresso; the abundant presence of tableware; the quality of the bedding and the linen; the gas BBQ and the lighting in the large, outside, covered dining area with nice views; the Bluetooth speaker;... The similar quality of the different bedrooms made it rather easy to divide the rooms over the (equally sharing) couples. It helped that we had one single person in the room where the beds can not be put side by side. The area is extremely quiet, shops are at a distance of about 10 km's but there's a daily delivery of bread if ordered the previous night. The sun was absent most of the time but that didn't hinder our cycling trips in the nice surrounding landscape and little villages.
We celebrated my parents 40th wedding anniversary here (8 adults, 4 children) and it was everything we had hoped for...that great balance of enjoying rustic remote France without sacrificing on comfort, it really does feel like 5 star luxury in the Dordogne. Rupert and Franck were great hosts, providing recommendations pre-arrival, booking local restaurants, organising a private chef, thinking of just about everything that guests would require in the house and being on hand to help and answer questions (but without imposing on guests privacy). The location, views and buildings themselves are beautiful and the kids loved exploring all the different areas of the garden. We rented both houses, which gives those staying in Le Mazet some separation if desired and equally there a number of different benches/areas of the garden to relax and read your book. Given the facilities (e.g. pool, games area (with table tennis and darts), summer kitchen, hammock, well stocked games and books etc) it was very easy to just stay on site and relax, but there are numerous villages and activities within a half hour drive which Rupert and Franck can recommend. Thank you again for a great week.
We stayed here in mid August 2017 and were overwhelmed by the simple elegance of the houses set in a naturally breath taking setting. The rooms are quite stunning with modern fixtures cleverly complimenting the old buildings and their features and ensuring every comfort has been catered for. The hosts are charming and friendly and nothing is too much trouble. We particularly liked the daily bread delivery. Lovely wild flower meadows surround the houses and the sunsets were beautiful. We'll definitely return.
This 16th century farmhouse is amazing and located in a beautifull area. Everything you want on your holiday you find it here. The houses are clean, fully equipped and with every modern convenience you want, or need.
the pool is so refressing and clean. There are lots of things to do in and around the house (swimming, darths, games, dvd's, table tennis etc) but also in the small villages wich ar about a 15 minute drive away. A canoe trip is highly recommended the Dordogne is a wide but calm river and there is lots to see. Last but not least, the owners are very welcomming and hospitable, they made a piece of paradise in the Dordogne. (sorry for my poor english i'm dutch :) )
Can't say enough about the place, our hosts the area it's all superb. Particularly fond of the 'emergency wine'. Just in case yours should run out. I'd recommend it for groups of friends or families.
I can't articulate well enough just how fantastic this place is. From arrival to departure we felt welcome along with the nice isolation feeling but knowing Rupert and Frank were there to answer questions.
The rooms, the pool, the land, the kitchen with every amenity you need means it is like a home from home
The surrounding areas are simply beautiful and you feel like a king of your own area (or queen!)