About this listing
Enjoy hiking, canoeing, horseback riding and cycling from my centrally located cottage in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac. I am close to the train station, the prehistoric caves and museum. 12 km to the 5 Buddhist centers in Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere.
Walk out the front door and take a series of trails into the village of Les Eyzies or all the way to Turnac. Explore nearby caves and castles, swim or canoe in the river then attend a night market. Great website for planning purposes is
Guests have access to the kitchen and are welcome to cook. In fact, I encourage my guests to make themselves at home. Guests are responsible for their own food.
Interaction with Guests
I love the area where I live and enjoy my guests. I am always available to answer questions and make recommendations. I am new to airbnb but not to hosting and love to hear about my guests travels.
I love this area of the Perigord so rich in history and things to see and do. My home is best suited to people who enjoy exploring the surrounding prehistoric sites and the out-of-doors. I am close to many caves and castles including Font-de-Gaume, as well as the five main Buddhist enclaves in and around Moustier and Saint-Leon-Sur-Vezere.
To get around the Vezere Valley, one must have a car a bicycle or a strong walking constitution. Parking is next to my house. I am about 2 hour east of Bordeaux, 40 minutes from Bergerac airport or 2 1/2 from Toulouse. Trains come into Les Eyzies via Perigeux.
Other Things to Note
Ferme de Fonluc is right down the road from house and offers great sight-seeing on horseback. A magical way to see the Vezere Valley. Book a morning or all day ride . . . it is well worth it and Herbert's horses are, in my opinion, the best in the area.
My home is a non-smoking home and shoes are left inside by the door. There is an outdoor area for guests who smoke. The kitchen and living area is available for guests use. Check-in is between 4PM and 6PM if you are arriving outside these hours please make arrangements with me.
une maison située dans la forêt, idéal pour le repos.
kathleen est très sympathique, fait de gros efforts pour s'exprimer en français.
Elle se montre particulièrement discrète.
Kathleen is a gracious host. Her home is in an ideal area, close to many interesting sites. We enjoyed our stay. The outdoor sitting area is particularly nice. We would stay with Kathleen again.
My husband and I stayed with Kathleen for two nights at the start of our bike tour through southwest France. She was a wonderful host and we couldn't be more grateful for her help when one of our bikes showed up with a broken piece! (We probably wouldn't have made it through the first few days of our ride if it weren't for her.) The accommodations were very clean and as-pictured. Make sure to follow her directions on where to find the house, not Google Maps!
Everything - - - the location nestled in the woods... the chirping Pavorotti at the kitchen window... the tranquil room... the extraordinary shower... within close proximity to the grottes we used to call home... Kathleen's home is even better! And Kathleen herself is a remarkable host... person... and now friend.
We loved our stay with Kathleen. She made us feel very welcome and gave us lots of good information about the area. Her delightful little house is very conveniently located for visiting the attractions of the region, and it's a very comfortable place to stay. She's a very warm and intelligent host, and we enjoyed talking to her. I would have no hesitation in recommending her.
Quartier très calme, en pleine forêt, idéal pour le repos. Kathleen a pris le temps de me montrer tous les détail de sa maison, avec chaleur et gentillesse.
Everything about our stay was incredible. A good description and a generous helpful host who shared information and things we needed on our bike trip in France.
The rural setting was quiet and very natural yet close to an amazing prehistory setting in Les Eyzies, France.
About the Host, Kathleen
I am an American free lance writer living in France, I am interested in and write about people in the arts, mainly other writers, artists and composers. I am also fascinated with the "Valley of the Humans" where I currently live and spend time exploring then writing about the many prehistoric sites and the bastides, villages, towns, hamlets and cities, the many markets and wonderful festivals. It is an area rich in tradition populated by a fiercely proud people who have remained amazingly friendly in the face of many changes and centuries of war. .