Reviews 2016

Read our 2016 reviews for this amazing holiday location

Judith – from Cheshire

A lovely holiday home for the family

We all – eight adults and seven children – thoroughly enjoyed our week in this lovely manor house. We made full use of the pool, trampoline and hammock as well as having great pizzas, made from scratch, by our now expert – thanks to Glen’s excellent tuition – pizza chef. There is so much space for everyone, both inside and outside of the main house and the snooker table in the evenings proved to be a great success with the male members of the family enjoying a friendly game or two along with the occasional beer. Glen and Julia were extremely helpful with information about the locality and anything else that we wanted to know. We had a great day out on the river but, for the most part, with so much space of our own and so much entertainment on hand we spent most of the week happily enjoying all of the delights that Peycibeau has to offer. We could, and have, without reservation, recommend a stay here to anyone.


Linda – from Wiltshire

Superb property and wonderful location

We rented the Grand Maison, so we had access to the whole main house and cottage alongside. The house is spacious and very well appointed and maintained. The weather was very hot whilst we were there so made full use of the pool and adjacent pool house, with BBQ, pizza oven and bar area. The kids loved the freedom of the 42 acres and the parents enjoyed the happy children. Evenings were amazing as the light faded and the stars came out. Plenty to do in the Dordogne region locally, including canoeing and boat trips. The local village has everything you need to make it the perfect place for a relaxing holiday. Thanks Julia and Glenn.


Thomas – from Paris

Fantastic place to rest during summertime

I strongly recommend this place to spend sensational holidays with friend and family. Owners are very kind. We will be back for a third stay We loved the place especially the pool house

Cynthia – from California

We stayed at Peycibeau for an entire month and loved every minute! We had emailed the owners back and forth for almost two years before our actual arrival, and they kindly answered all our questions. Even with all the communication that had gone before, we were both dazzled when we finally arrived. The grounds are magnificent, with giant trees, swooping meadows and lovely views across to the hills beyond, and not another property in sight!

The house itself was spotless and had all the conveniences. The very capable cleaning crew came once a week. They were able to provide us with an English speaking chef for the week all of our family visited and even a masseuse for when they departed! When our family was with us, we were fourteen, and the beautiful pool and pool house were major attractions and the scene of every dinner, with plenty of room to move about …. the grandchildren loved the trampoline, and tree-house and the space!

The Dordogne area is heaven for “family fun”. The painted caves, castles, gardens, and villages make for superior sightseeing, plus river kayaking, walking, biking and ballooning bring another level of excitement…we did it all! Eating is a major pastime and never disappointing – visiting villages on market day – especially the fabulous medieval town of Sarlat is always inspiring and fun. We were there for Bastille Day, and we all went to Sarlat to watch the fireworks celebration … a great memory.

In short, we loved the house, Julia and Glen were perfect owners, and our family has some enduring memories of our time together.

Duncan – from Devon

We were lucky enough to stay at Peycibeau for a two week family holiday and had the most wonderful time. Before our arrival the owners had been extremely helpful in answering our questions and queries. We were travelling with a small child and a baby and nothing seemed too much trouble.

On arrival the property surpassed expectations. Our party consisted of 6 adults and 2 children. We have never had such spacious accommodation in such a fantastic setting. However, the icing on the cake was the pool house with the pizza oven. We loved it. The property and grounds are looked after by a very helpful English caretaker who lives nearby and is a great source of local information.

The village of Carsac has great amenities including a really good bakery, butchers and a couple of family friendly restaurants. Can’t wait to come back!

Peter – from California

My two brothers and I stayed at Peycibeau (the main chateau) with our families for a week in August.  We were a total of 6 adults and 7 children. It was an ideal vacation that exceeded all of our expectations. It would be hard to find accommodation with more charm or elegance than Peycibeau.

All rooms well-furnished and clean, and the grounds stunning. Add in the excellent pool and poolhouse, trampoline, swingset, etc., and I’d have to say that Peycibeau was EXACTLY what we were seeking for our vacation rental. I would recommend Peycibeau to anyone, but particularly to families with children.

I’ll point out a couple of drawbacks, but these were overwhelmingly outweighed by the positives: 1) It was unusually hot during our stay, and two of the bedrooms did not have A/C units. 2) The upstairs layout was a little funky, such that one of the larger bedrooms did not have a direct means of entry. In other words, my wife and I had to walk through kids’ bedrooms to enter or leave our room. And three bedrooms shared one huge bathroom.

Back to the positives: Julia, the owner, is great. Helped with everything we needed both before and during our stay. The surrounding area is terrific. Every nearby town has unique charm and hidden pleasures. (Bring a GPS to get around via the small roads.) When we weren’t just lounging around the Peycibeau pool, our activities included: caves, castles, gardens, hot air ballooning, a zipwire park that the kids loved, restaurants in small scenic towns, ice cream everywhere, quirky museums, markets. Overall, a most memorable vacation in a most memorable house.