Testimonials

  • This is a great place for a family or small group to use as a base for touring along the rivers and small towns, each day taking a different route. You do need a car (unless you’re cycling) as it’s not in a town, but it is near to a number of small towns.

    The hosts are really great in that they provisioned the place with a few essentials. When we arrived there was a great loaf of bread and a home-made cake, plus some butter, jam and condiments so that for a short stay you don’t have to go and buy loads of bottles of things you will hardly use. There’s a washer and dryer as well as the fully-equipped kitchen. It is also wonderfully quiet, being in the countryside.

    Robert, the host was also very helpful for places to go and how to get to the nearby restaurants and towns like Gourdon which I found a lovely place. All in all I recommend this place highly.

    FrankyMe -

    Très bon gîte situé dans un endroit très calme non loin de Souillac, Rocamadour, Gourdon et Sarlat.

    Nous étions 7 pour 8 places. Deux salles de bains. Gîte très spacieux. Une belle terrasse pour prendre les repas dehors. Il ne manquait rien à part les chaînes françaises sur la télévision mais nous ne l’avons pas beaucoup regardée.

    Accueil très chaleureux de M. McNeil le propriétaire britannique qui se débrouille en français mais nous parlions anglais. Plein de petits cadeaux en arrivant: vin de Bergerac, gâteau, lait beurre, thé, café… idéal pour passer une semaine dans la région.

    In English now. A very nice place close to Souillac, Rocamadour, Gourdon and Sarlat. We were 7. Four rooms and two bathrooms. Possibility to have lunch and dinner outside. Nothing was missing. Mr McNeil is very nice and gave us a few presents when we arrived in his “gîte”: wine, cakes, coffee, milk and of course … tea. A nice place to stay.

    Jean-Claude P - Dordogne Holiday Barns

  • We were very well received by Robert in this old house he converted with care and furnished with taste. In fact, the interior looks a bit like an English cottage. It’s a comfortable home, large, well appointed including all dining / kitchen which forms a nice living room. 

    We were a family of 6 adults and 2 children and enjoyed the front terrace and the back garden where the kids played well. 

    I would also like to acknowledge the generosity of Robert and his wife who have given us on our arrival a delicious cake, a nice loaf of bread, three bottles of wine and everything we needed for grandson lunch, namely, milk, butter, jam, tea, coffee. 

    We had a very good stay in this property that we highly recommend. 

    Gilbert Carrano - Dordogne Holiday Barns

    Just returned from a great two-week family holiday in Nicotiana. We were 10 in number from 13 to 81 years. It’s in a beautiful location in the Dordogne and within reach of so many historical attractions. We got to visit caves, chateaux, local markets, lovely towns and villages, enjoyed a 16 kilometre canoe run down the Dordogne, and great walks and cycle runs.   We cooked in and ate out as the mood took us.

    The accommodation has been well developed and the warm welcome extended to us by Bob and Megan could not have been better.  The 9 of us who arrived on the evening of the first day greatly appreciated the welcome pack and excellent meal provided by Megan. And her lemon drizzle cake is just superb – didn’t last long with our lot!  Bob and Megan were always on hand to offer advice and were most generous in allowing us to remain (free of charge) for two extra days necessitated by illness.

    A great family holiday that will live long in our memories.

    Johnstons (Northern Ireland) - Nicotiana

  • La casa que ocupamos estaba muy bien equipada, sobre todo la cocina (genial!). Era cómoda y muy agradable.  

    Aunque es ideal para familias con niños, ya que tiene un jardín trasero para juegos, nosotros eramos un grupo de adultos y también la disfrutamos mucho.

    Empar Barranco - Nicotiana

    We had a fantastic holiday here for 12 days. Our friendly hosts greeted us with a wonderful welcome 3 course meal on arrival,(pre booked) well worth it after a long drive. It was a clean and spacious property.

    Craig L, Tripadvisor - Nicotiana

  • La maison de Bob et Megan est très agréable, calme et bien située entre la Dordogne et le Lot. Son emplacement idéal permet de visiter tous les sites incontournables, villes, grottes, parcs et jardins tout en étant très proche de jolis coins de baignades et de canoé (Gourdon, Groléjac, St Julien de Lampon, Souillac…)

    SoCo75008, Tripadvisor - Tuksumduin

    We stayed at this lovely home from home in early July and were so pleased we chose it. Every little detail has been carefully considered…the whole place was spotlessly clean. We even came ‘home’ on the second day to find a home baked cake awaiting us – delicious with the blueberry compote that came with it.

    Allie L, Tripadvisor - Tuksumduin

  • We have stayed here last year in August for 15 days. This is third time we have been to these barns they are a great place to use as a base. Plenty of places to go and great places to eat out.

    BarrieLinda, Tripadvisor - Tuksumduin

    Just spent 11 nights at Tuksumduin, one half of a beautifully converted and furnished former tobacco barn on a French farm. We were met by owner Megan, who had, for a little extra cost per person, provided a hot meal

    JHalliday, Tripadvisor - Tuksumduin