5* reviews from Sawday’s
A delightful place to stay. As soon as you enquire, you discover that Sheena & James are excellent hosts. Communication is excellent, the booking process straightforward. Pre-arrival information tells you all you need (including fail-safe directions). The warm welcome and charm throughout your visit makes you feel right at home. With hosts like this the accommodation is lovely. The cottage is pretty and charming, cosy but also cool in the heat. The gardens are a delight and the pool is a wonderful spot for a swim or to laze in the sun with a book and a drink. Go! - you’ll love it.
Adam, London Jun 2022
Beautiful, peaceful forest setting surrounded by a timeless landscape and wealth of ancient architecture, set off by the warmth and hospitality of the hosts.
Alex, Sep 2022
Le Tilleul is the perfect property for a stay in this delightful area of France. The gîte is tastefully decorated and equipped with everything to make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible. James and Sheena are the perfect hosts: warm and welcoming. The pool is simply stunning - one of the best we’ve enjoyed in 20 years of holidaying in France. The gîte is truly wonderful and we would highly recommend staying here - you will not be disappointed!
Alan & Claire, Lancashire, Jul 2022
Sheena and James are very welcoming and were very helpful with local information. I especially appreciated that they had made up an extra bed on the floor because of my dodgy back. The gîte is delightful. In the silence of France profonde and with the glorious weather it was wonderful for us to spend the time together sitting in the garden or idling by the pool. The pool is a huge blessing! We had hot days but at night the temperature dropped and we were glad to have the log burner lit- a lovely feature in the sitting room. It was a lovely week and we really enjoyed the area.
Jonathan, Crickhowell, Sep 2022
Le Tilleul is the most beautiful and peaceful place my husband and I have ever stayed at. James and Sheena are the perfect hosts and couldn’t do enough for us. The cottage had everything and more, for a cosy stay. We will be back. We feel so refreshed.
Caroline & Ray, Kent, Aug 2022
We had a delightful time at Le Tilleul. Most attentive and helpful hosts and we were very much at home from the first evening. Supper under the Linden tree was a daily occurrence, as was swimming in the lovely pool. We also ate extremely well locally in St Jean de Cole. Each day was rounded off with a stroll down lanes serenaded by cuckoos and golden orioles. We would love to return.
Liz and Chris, Norwich, Jun 2022
A home from home! We both agreed on our second evening, staying with James and Sheena truly felt like staying with some old family friends. From our initial enquiry on Sawday’s to the moment we left, we were so well looked after - neither of us wanted to leave! James gave us all his best local knowledge. Not only did we arrive to the most gorgeous place, but we were also greeted by the most delicious lasagne made by Sheena and a perfectly stocked fridge. Lovely walking routes, a heavenly pool, delicious local wine, the perfect place to unwind!
Izzy, London, Jun 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our week in this comfortable and peaceful gîte. Sheena and James were most accommodating to our needs and we really appreciated their thoughtfulness in stocking our fridge, the loan of ironing apparatus and the availability of the pool. We had most of our meals under an immense linden tree (Le Tilleul) in our courtyard and depending on the time of day enjoyed the accompaniment of birdsong. We followed our hosts’ suggestions and explored several villages and towns through parts of the Perigord, whetting our appetites for a return visit!
Michael, Salt Spring Island, Canada, May 2022
Our stay was absolutely marvellous! James and Sheena are not only thoughtful and caring: You enter as a guest, and leave as a friend! The cottage has everything one needs, has a decoration of good taste and is indeed very quiet. We enjoyed the great pool, the surroundings and the area. Conclusion: We’ll come back!
Ulrik & Mimi, Dilbeek, Jul 2021 (They did!)