St Just is set in a lovely quiet area with walks from the door. 30 mins away are the villages of Brantome(for canoeing perhaps) and St Astier where you can catch the train to Perigeaux or Bordeaux. The famous cliff side towns of the Dorgogne river are about an hours drive away and the roads are so good it is a pleasure to drive through the scenic countryside.
Gite itself has good facilities - washing machine, fridge, freezer, dishwasher,comfy beds. Also BBQ. Shared swimming pool, solar heated so usually warm.
Hosts are very friendly without being intrusive.
This was the ideal place to keep 2 pre-teen boys busy while the parents enjoyed the tranquility. There are hidden-away cliffs in the woods to explore and for picnics (take the time to read about this in the information book!), swimming and canoeing along the Drone, or make use of the table tennis, badminton and room to kick a football about. This is not an area packed with tourists, and we had a wonderful and leisurely time exploring. Le Cabanon in Creyssac is perfect for a relaxed family pizza - book to make sure you get a table by the water- and of course the heated pool is the jewel in the crown. Hats off to owners Pam and Charlie for being friendly, ever helpful and still discrete. We didn't want to leave...
We loved canoeing on the Dronne, breakfast on the south facing terrace, cooling off in the pool and chilling out in the beamed living room. There was everything we needed for cooking and cleaning, and Wi-Fi access was good. Pam and Charlie were great hosts and there with help when we needed it.
This is a wonderful spot in a very un-touristy part of the Dordogne. It's all the better for being away from the obvious places...the villages and countryside are beautiful and the River Dronne is fantastic.
The pictures on the website don't do this place justice - it's gorgeous and the facilities are spot on. We travelled with 2 other families and having a bite each whilst sharing the pool and games area worked brilliantly.
Pam and Charlie are great hosts and we would definitely recommend it.
As this is our 8th year staying at Papillon. Think that says it all. Gite is spacious and has all you need. Lovely garden safe for dogs or children. We love it
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