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On the whole we had a pleasant holiday at Cour du Fleuve, the property itself is well maintained and in good order, the grounds are well kept and the location promises a lot when you first arrive.
Unfortunately from day one Mike complained about our kids playing in the pool, specifically the amount of water he was losing daily and its cleanliness. I remember he suggested that 3500 litre's were lost in a single day due to our kids constantly getting out of the pool and jumping in complaining about the associated costs of filling and heating the pool. The pool was dirty when we arrived, you could not see the bottom and required constant deep cleaning the first of which was after only a single day of us actually using it. He tried to insist that our kids should be washing off any sun cream before entering the pool, with 36 degree heat seems pretty unreasonable plus our sun cream was all water proof so once dry it doesn't come off! Needless to say after a few days the pool started to clear so the issue was obviously apparent prior to our arrival.
In addition we were lucky if the pool was open by 10.30am, so if you or your family like an early morning swim you need to head to the river I'm afraid. Mike continued to complain on various occasions to us and even threatened to limit our time in the pool and worst case close it altogether. Other guests staying at the same time to us said that he was the same to them during their stay and had even removed the pool filter at one stage to show them to make his point.
All these issues with the pool were very negative and impacted our ability to relax and enjoy our holiday. But this was nothing in comparison to have to listen to Mike disrespect and complain about other guests to us, but the lowest point in the holiday that was very upsetting to my wife and I was when we overheard him disrespect us to the same guests he was saying negative things to us about. Apparently we were the worst group he had ever had in 10 years, so if like us you enjoy watching and playing with your kids in a pool on holiday and you happen to book here who knows you might just be awarded the new worst group Mike has ever had.
Finally Mike has decided to withhold a percentage of my security deposit, I have emailed him to ask why and have heard nothing from him at all.
After reading this if you are still considering risking a holiday at Cour du Fleuve I hope it's great and we were just very unlucky!
We first stayed in July 2009 with our teenage daughter and friend. We all loved the Cottage, the location, the views, the pool, the garden and long evenings outside watching the sun set and the stars come out. This year just the two of us came back and stayed in the Sechoir.
A great base to explore round about, and we really appreciated coming back to the peace and calm after a busy day out. We found plenty for everyone to do nearby, including water skiing, canoeing, the open air meals in local villages, candlelit gardens and vineyards -not to mention raiding the local boulangerie for fresh baked goodies!
Mike and Sue are excellent hosts, friendly and offering helpful suggestions about things to do and see. The properties are very well presented, extremely comfortable and well equipped. Gardens and pool also meticulously maintained.
We thoroughly recommend this as a beautiful and relaxing place to stay. We have travelled a lot in France and this really is one of the nicest places we know.
We needed a getaway that was both peaceful and also catered for our children. The house was very well maintained and the pool and toys were perfect for the kids.
There is a lot to do in the vicinity; a small car is recommended for getting about.
From the moment of arrival to departure the owners were friendly and helpful.
I would recommend this location to a friend and will go again next time France beckons.
We booked Cour du Fleuve as a pretty last minute holiday but were not disappointed. The Cottage (2bed) was absolutely beautiful, tastefully decorated without being over-fussy, exceptionally clean and with the most wonderful views over the river to Tremolat. Waking up in the morning to the sun on the river was a real pleasure.
Mike and Sue met us on arrival and were perfect hosts, always there in the background if we needed them for anything, but never intruding at all. The swimming pool is a delight and the gardens are obviously their pride and joy - absolutely immaculate - but they still let us play badminton on the lawn! Tremolat is a 5 minute drive, with a divine bakery (chocolate mini-doughnuts), a pizzeria and a bistro. The bistro does a FAB chocolate pudding which just has to be eaten! The area is wonderful and it is really easy to get around.
All in all, this is one of the best and most relaxing holidays we have had for a long time. Thank you Mike and Sue, you have the most wonderful place and we WILL see you again! We still have the canoeing on the Dordogne to do! I really cannot fault this property at all and would happily highly recommend it to anyone.
Cour du Fleuve offers a wonderful holiday experience in the heart of the Dordogne. The location is fantastic, beside the gently flowing Dordogne and close to a range of lovely french villages filled with charm and good food. We loved the markets in Sarlat and Le Bugue and spent many afternoons kayaking along the river and working up an appetite for ice cream and cool beers in Tremolat. The quality of the accomodation is great, immaculately clean and stylish and furnished with great flair. Sue and Mike, the owners were always on hand to offer advice and help and brought us to several march nocturnals where we sat outside eating and drinking as the sun set and the music played. Our teenage children loved the pool, the badminton and the boules and we loved sitting outside on the patio each evening watching the Dordogne meander along. This is a wonderful location for a relaxing holiday - check out the town of Cadouin, a jewel of a place with a wonderful restaurant and a great gallery with contemporary furniture and jewelery. We bought a Warhol themed chair there for our daughter's room and it arrived ten days after our return bringing with it wonderful memories of a great holiday. We flew from Dublin to Toulouse and hired a car for our two week stay.
We found Cour du Fleuve to be an excellent property, maintained to a very high standard. Sue and Mike Cope are genuinely committed to ensuring that their guests, adults and children, have a very enjoyable holiday. We experienced nothing but warm hospitality together with great practical advice on local activities. Our property (Tabac) was impeccably clean throughout, as was the pool area, garden and and lawns. Having travelled throughout France, over many years, Cour du Fleuve was our best experience of a gite/holiday cottage. When not relaxing in the peace and quiet we availed of the many holiday activities in the surrounding area. This property is a dream for anyone looking to experience 'real' France.