Testimonials

What our guests have to say

Brief note

These reviews have been entered over a period of years, and during this time the property has been steadily renovated and improved. Therefore some comments may no longer be accurate. Tha being said, we think they give you an idea of the importance we give to privacy, service and the happiness of our guests.
We go the extra length to take care of our guests.

Liz about the Grange

Absolutely stunning. This beautiful house and its surroundings were just amazing. The house is gorgeous, more than well equipped, beautifully designed, with new, swish fixtures and fittings, comfy beds, fantastic rainfall walk-in showers, it felt like total luxury.

Until you step outside, and then luxury doesn't even come close.

The pool, the view, the lovely open barn, the barbecue, it was the most wonderful place we've been. It was hard to leave, and we will definitely be back.

Stuart about the Grange

We stayed at The Grange late in August 2017. We had chosen to take a late flight to Bordeaux. Grant kindly met us at the neighbouring village. We were very tired from the journey and it was very late in the day when we arrived, so it was much appreciated when Grant met us and then took us to the property.

The property and it's position is stunning.

We have rented many properties through Owners Direct overs the last 10 years.The Grange was definitely one of the very best - if not, the best.

All the facilities were great and thoroughly considered, to ensure that visitors were never left thinking "if only we had this or that". The Grange has it all.

There was a fabulous pool, living accommodation and outside space with daybeds that were a major favourite - as we spent most of the days just reading, playing and swimming. Other favourites were the table tennis and vintage, french table football - brilliant and great fun!

The whole place matched the photos - so you won't be disappointed.

But for us, it was the total tranquility that The Grange offered. We have never had this before at any of the beautiful rentals that we have taken previously. The view out over the pool, the cottage-like garden surrounding the pool and the seating area around the pool were second to none.

A great place to stay and just unwind.

Thanks Grant.

Martin about the Grange

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We stayed at The Grange in August 2015 and yes, it’s as good, if not better than it looks. Within minutes of arriving Grant & Kiki made us feel extremely welcome and were on hand if we needed them throughout our stay. I unfortunately picked up a puncture to my car en route from the coast but within 5 minutes Grant had booked me an appointment at a local garage. The quality of the conversions are second to none and it’s clear how much time and care has been taken by Grant over the last 11 years.

The kitchen and bathrooms are to the very highest standards but with quirky touches at every turn. The 1960’s vintage table football proves to be a real winner too. Wonderful outdoor dining space around the heated pool makes it hard to drag yourself away and what isn’t apparent until you arrive is just how tranquil this location is. Perched on a hill with views across the sweeping countryside there’s no passing traffic to spoil the peace and quiet.

Unlike other areas of the Dordogne the property is located far enough from the tourist traps to give you space but everything you’d want to see is only a short drive away. Vergt, the nearest town is a delight with a great weekly market on Friday whilst local villages of Saint Alvere and Cendrieux, as well as Les Eyzies are all well worth a visit.

Having travelled extensively throughout France in the last 10 years this is by far the best all round property we’ve booked. I’m usually suspicious of really good websites but The Grange is actually better than anything you can view in a photo – style AND substance – highly recommended.

Grant about the Grange

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

We stayed at the Grange summer 2017; for us a first time visit to France. We were looking for something quiet but also somewhere that had a lot of things going on reasonably close to where we were. A pool was a must and exclusivity in the sense of not having anyone else overlooking or bothering us top priority. We booked the Grange mainly because of the large pool. Grant has made an excellent impression with his website so the choice for us was pretty easy. Not only a pool but also modern comforts were important as was the location.

The Grange is quite a spectacular building and the location is extraordinary. If your looking for nightlife, bars and a wild time, move on, this location is not for you, but as the website clearly shows if your looking for a relaxed holiday with the modern amenities as well as peace and quiet this is the place.
The pool is heated and at the Grange a decent size to be able to swim in rather than just splash about. The Grange itself is equipped with a great kitchen and all the rooms adjoin each other in this rather impressive L shaped building.
We spent a great deal of time exploring the local area. Our youngest daughter is horse mad so having 2 ponies onsite in the surrounding fields to fuss about was fantastic for her. Grant & Kiki really helped us finding stables close by where she could go riding so this was a dream holiday for her in that respect! Our eldest was looking more to explore the markets. Typical French each local town had one so we could go daily! Food and drink is superb in the area with many excellent restaurants at good prices within 1/2 hour's drive. The wine growing areas of St Emillion & Bordeaux are an hours drive and local Bergerac wineries are about 20 mins. A car is a must to get around but you have everything you need in the local town of Vergt.
For us we enjoyed the peace and quiet in the evenings, enjoying a glass of wine by the poolside.
Next year unfortunately the Grange is booked so we will be staying at the Cottage instead. 2019 will see us back at the Grange.

Rhian about the Grange

We have just returned from a weeks stay at the Grange with our Labrador.

The standard of this accommodation is outstanding in terms of décor, cleanliness and facilities. The location of the property is idyllic and peaceful with superb views. Shops and villages are a very short drive away. My partner is a chef by profession so we eat in rather than out so we are unable to comment on local restaurants.

Grant was very accommodating and helpful throughout our stay. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will not hesitate to recommend the Dezie Manor to friends and family.

Thank you Grant.

Christian about the Grange

Our vacation at The Grange in mid July 2014 was the most relaxing break we have had in a long long while, Grant seems to have thought of everything and has put it all together with exceptional style and flair.

The main house and furnishings have all the comforts and practical accessories you could need, and particular mention must go to the top quality bathrooms and kitchen area. The jewel in the crown for us was obviously outdoors - a wonderful rustic covered seating area complete with sofa, outdoor seating and bbq all overlooking a pool and landscaped garden that blended into the surrounding area, all of which you have completely to yourself.

Stay here and unwind or go explore, either way a truly great destination for a holiday - truly hoping we can make it back for the next big birthday celebration in the family!

Julie about the Grange

Stunning - we want to stay! The Grange is lovely and you have thought of everything I can think of!

With fabulous views, the pool is truly idyllic, kitchen a pleasure, if, you wish to cook inside and huge TV to escape and catch up on dvd's and very comfortable bedrooms are all superb! Your assistance with our strange questions and booking vets has been appreciated!

Truly amazing and we will come back!

Jenny about the Grange

We have just spent a superb week in the Grange and Cottage with our extended family.

As a party of ten, spanning three generations, these two beautifully appointed properties provided both space and privacy beyond our expectations .... and the view from the Grange pool was just the perfect backdrop for the truly characterful setting.

Grant and Christelle were the perfect hosts - any queries we had were dealt with straight away and nothing was too much trouble - thank you both.

All in all a wonderful 'chill out' experience, which we could recommend without reservation.

Duncan about the Grange

We stayed at the Grange for ten days at the start of April and had an absolutely lovely time. The Grange was very well equipped and had everything you needed.

It was set in the most beautiful of settings and we never got bored of the beautiful views from the beautiful and private patio/pool area. After long days out roaming around France, it was always such a relaxing place to come back to....the rest of the world felt a million miles away!

Any concerns or queries were always dealt with immediately and nothing was ever too much trouble. Grant and Christelle clearly put their guests first and it was evident that they want you to have a wonderful relaxing stay - which is exactly what we received.

We would definitely return for another holiday and hope that we'll get the opportunity to do so again soon!

Gareth about the Grange

Absolutely wonderful! Just returned from 2 weeks in the Grange, we totally loved it. Peaceful retreat in the middle of nowhere, run by lovely, helpful people (& of course Dougie the dog) who you cannot recommend highly enough. Although the weather was varied, few days of beautiful sunshine and likewise few days of rain the environment led itself to complete relaxation.

Everything you could want in a self catering stay was available - fully stacked kitchen complete with dishwasher & ice dispensing fridge - 3 double bedrooms with great en suites - wifi - uk tv - table tennis - fussball table - heated pool which was always inviting - bbq's - covered outside area for the shade seekers (me!!!).

Local town is 5 mins away with plenty of boulangeries to get those required croissants in the morning, a spar & two bigger supermarkets within easy driving distance.
We found Bergerac & Perigueux to be nice places to visit & Grant was kind enough to place us a reservation at Chez Julien...beautiful food & wine

Will def return, maybe the cottage next time :-) 5*

Piarina about the Grange

I can honestly say that The Grange is in the top properties we have stayed. I didn't think the property could equal the beauty of the photos in the gallery, but when we arrived I felt we'd had an upgrade. We are a family with a teenage boy and girl and there was something for us all to do. The setting is very special with a woodland to one side, pool and valley facing and the ancient cobbled wall of the L shaped Grange and loggia to the side.

The pool is heated which is one of our requirements on holiday and meant we all spent lots of time in the water. The deep wide steps provide shallower depths for younger children to play and a trunk on the terrace holds water noodles and inflateables for added fun. Beautiful fragrant plants border the pool and the children spent a lot of happy time trying to catch the wildlife, especially the hummingbird moth, which was attracted to this haven.

There is a multitude of seating options on the south facing terrace which has 6 sun loungers in the open; shade lovers and tired children are catered for under the loggia with its exposed beams, large wooden dining table and seating, a wooden bench for 3 and 2 fully fledged vintage style single beds! A fabulous place for an afternoon siesta. The house is very family friendly and has a quality, country style with modern touches.

The kitchen could have popped out of a design magazine. It is also very practical and well designed and I don't think Grant and his wife,Kiki, the lovely owners, had forgotten a thing - certainly there wasn't one thing we couldn't find and that goes for the whole house, not just the kitchen. In terms of the area, we visited a grotto (amazing), a Chateau (loads in the area going east of Vergt) and an alligator/fish place in Le Bugue with a crazy golf and cold water spray to keep you cool --it was 40 degrees the day we went so the spray was sublime. All in all this was a gorgeous holiday. I didn't mention the 3 double rooms but for couples wanting to go as a group, it would be great too as they are more or less equal in size and all have en-suites and comfy beds.

Highlight for the children was seeing a barn owl sitting in the road one night when we were drving back to the Grange. All in all this was a gorgeous holiday and we can't wait to return. regards The Broughton family

Sophia about the Grange

We spent a wonderful week in the Grange and I only have good things to say about it; I'm not sure the photos do it justice. It is a lovely place to stay, a perfect mix of rustic and luxury. Grant and his family made us feel very welcome, especially the gorgeous ponies who came to say hello all the time.

Grant recommended and booked fantastic restaurants for us (if you eat at any you must try the one in Paunat!) and was always at hand to help out. We stayed in October and were able to be in the pool every day, perhaps grant organised the marvellous weather for us too!

Thanks grant and your lovely family, hopefully we'll be back soon.

Elvira about the Grange

We've just returned from the most amazing week staying at The Grange in La Vieille Dezie. The villa is stunning, both inside and out - really high spec, well thought through and with all the mod cons you'll need to make your stay easy and relaxing. We had 3 generations staying and it was ideal for everyone.

The location is stunning - in the heart of the Perigueux, surrounded by peace and quiet and the most gorgeous sunflower fields but all within an easy drive of the local town and it's amenities.Grant and Christelle are so helpful and always on hand for anything you may need.

Highly recommend La Vieille Dezie and we will definitely hope to return.

Christian about the Grange

We were the first people to rent the DEZIE GRANGE for our family holiday.

When we first pulled up I just remember how amazing the place looked with a large swimming pool and surrounded by amazing views. It was so wonderfully furnished inside with brand new appliances and amazing modern en-suites to all the large bedrooms.

We were able to eat every meal outside and spent most days in the pool. Grant and his family were all so kind and would do anything they could to help us to have a perfect holiday in the Dordogne. I would most definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to enjoy the sunny countryside of the Dordogne!

Hopefully we'll come back soon! Ella Hill

Nicola about the Grange

I stayed in the grange earlier this month. It was utterly Devine! The bedrooms are a good size and all ensuite and are furnished beautifully. The kitchen and living space are a great size and are comfortable. The outside space is great, shaded area, pool, large grassy are all great for relaxing. Grant provided a lot of equipment for games such as volleyball and badminton.

The grange is well located close enough to the town of vergt to nip to the shops in a car or on a bike and it still feels very peaceful as the grange is located on an access only road.We would definitely holiday here again.

Its perfect for families or groups of friends. Thank you!

Alexandra about the Grange

We had the most amazing week at The grange - you couldn't ask for a more beautiful and peaceful place to stay. The surrounding countryside and villages are delightful, if you're looking for idealistic France - here it is! So much to do with the nearby markets, vineyards and Dordogne river. The perfect French holiday.

We will definitely be back and cant recommended it enough. Grant was always on hand if we needed anything and extremely helpful.

Thank you Grant and your family for such a stunning holiday! Alex & Adam x

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