Frayssinet-Le-Gélat, Midi-Pyrenees, France
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What our vistors say


We feel privileged to have been the first people to have stayed in this beautiful home- La Grande Maison. Our two weeks have been wonderfully relaxing with a lovely mix of days out and lounging around the pool. Particular highlights of our visit included St Cirque Lapopie, Domme, Sarlat canoeing on the Dordogne, and the Monkey Forest at Rocamadour. Ande we had two outstanding meals - one at Le Pot Occitane at Gourdon and the other at the Hostellerie at Goujounac. Highly recommended. Thanks so much to Alison for all her kindness and to Peter & Penny for their great efficiency. A holiday to remember. A bientot. Alison E.

Alison, Alan, Holly, Hannah & Amy - England


Wisteria Cottage is a lovely house, very clean and well equipped. The pool was excellent, clean and a good size. We were made to feel very well looked after. Recommended for sightseeing, families with teenagers and families with young children.

D'Agostino Family, England


Thank you for a wonderful introduction to the Lot. We have very much enjoyed exploring the area and lounging by the pool. Alison, thank you for all your recommendations and care while we have been here in La Grande Maison at The Old Distillery in the Lot.

Emma, Olaf and family - England & New Zealand


We really enjoyed our stay in your lovely Gite and appreciate the welcome and support provided. A beautiful area to explore - and we had some great times doing so.

Jan & Mark Tinsley - Wales


Wisteria Cottage was very comfortable and spacious. The ground floor is open plan which worked well with our three children. All the linen and towels were a high quality and the kitchen was well equipped. The pool area is gorgeous and we spent many happy days around the pool. There is a lot to do in the area for all ages and the cottage had a very useful and extensive information book about all the various activities. All in all, we had a very happy and spoiling holiday.

Grant Family - England


Wonderful stay, fabulous area with still so much to see and taste!!! Alison - a wealth of local information. Thank you, we will recommend to all our friends.

Poss & Mark - Australia


What a fantastic week to explore this simply stunning part of the world. We have really enjoyed the hospitality and the comfort of The Old Distillery in the Lot. With our best wishes.

Fi, Bruce & Elle - Australia


Our short 1 week stay in Cornflower was most enjoyable, made very special by Alison giving us very useful advice on exploring this lovely area, acting as tour guide on occasions and assisting us to partake of the local gastronomy.

Greg & Heather, Mackay, Queensland


We have had a splendid two weeks here, everything has been perfect - the house so comfortable and the pool so inviting. This is a superb part of the Lot and I'm sure we'll be back to explore the region and relax. It was a real pleasure making Alison's aquaintance, and a big thanks to you & to Penny & Peter too.

Nicky,Piers, Angelica, Gabriel, England


A lovely four days spent here in Cornflower. Felt very relaxed and welcomed by Alison. Thanks

David & Rose Haines, England


Lovely stay in La Wisterie. Alison went above and beyond the call of duty to help us after a serious mishap with our car threw our plans into disarray. Thank you Alison! This is a beautiful part of France and we hope The Old Distillery thrives here. Great information packs.

Adrian, Ali, Cam & Jay- London


The wonderful area, the beautiful and comfortable house with a great swimming pool, and Alison's kindness and good advice, all this made our holiday at La Grande Maison top! Thanks also to Penny and Peter.

Family Smidts, Belgium


A really lovely time. Loved the area, appreciated the pool, enjoyed the wine. Thank you to Alison as well. Graham Thank you for a lovely place to enjoy a great holiday. We especially enjoyed lounging in the sun, playing in the pool and an ongoing table tennis tournament. Mille fois merci. Bex and Tom xxx Really enjoyed our stay here! Thank you for everything you've done to make this such a super lovely place to be! God bless, Lizzie

Graham, Lizzie, Beckie and Tony - Worcester & Cambridge UK


A wonderful time in beautiful surrounds. A week not long enough, so much to see and do. Thank you to Alison for her friendliness and assistance.

Lacy Family, Melbourne, Australia


For these two weeks we booked all three houses for our family to celebrate the marriage of our son and his wife following their wedding in Bavaria. Fourteen of us including two small grandchildren, spent wondrous sunny days by the pool and exploring the local area. We enjoyed meals together, put together with produce from local markets or at restaurants, the Hostellerie at Goujounac and La Bourianne in the village. We also explored parts of the Dordogne, a favourite haunt of ours. We would recommend a stay here to anyone wanting a similar experience. Thank you to Alison for her good ideas and support, and to Peter & Penny for their efficiency.

Hutchings Family, Melbourne Australia


Cornflower Studio - What a wonderful and special two weeks with family, two weeks we will never forget. So much good food and wine, many laughs,and good times shared. Such a beautiful region to explore. Thank you so much!

Kate & Tom Hutchings, Melbourne Australia


La Wisterie - We had a wonderful relaxing holiday, lots of sun, swimming, sight seeing, and lots of French food and wine. Thanks to Alison for all her help and knowledge of the area!

Chloe & James Brown, Melbourne Australia


We spent two weeks at La Grande Maison with family and friends for Christmas and New Year. We could not have asked for a better holiday, everything was perfect. Our accommodation was so lovely, everything we would want, the beds were comfy and the linen was beautiful. So many wonderful things to see and do in the area as well, especially grateful for all the help from the owners on what to see and do. We loved Prayssac markets and bought many delicious cheeses, pates, foie gras, breads and desserts. A very special holiday we will always remember.

Peter Walker & Lynette Cooper, Kiama Australia


Such a relaxed atmosphere. We stayed here over Christmas with a group of friends and relations. Such an idyllic place. Sitting by a wood stove eating beautiful French food and drinking local wine.Just a short walk to the lovely village with its general store, fantastic bakery, and a great restaurant and bar. Car trips to nearby villages and towns - amazing places like Sarlat, so many attractions that are a short drive away. we will return.



It was a lovely stay with the family for a white Christmas. Unfortunately it didn't quite snow but was still a great place to cuddle up in front of the fire. Great facilities and comfortable size for a big family. Markets in Prayssac were great, lovely food, great ambiance with the smallest stall selling a solitary truffle. the local village with the bakery and corner store were great!

Katty Croft


It was a wonderful stay at the Cornflower Studio. We greatly enjoyed the surroundings and the beautiful distillery. Merci and au revoir.

Wouter and Hanneke


Had a lovely relaxing time at The Old Distillery. Enjoyed the pool and table tennis! Great dinners at the local cafe Bourian and the Hostellerie at Goujounac. Thanks again to Alison for looking after us and recommending some interesting places to visit.

Bushfield Family, Cambridge, UK


Another year, another visit to the beautiful Grande Maison. We have spent a glorious two weeks here - the house welcoming and comfortable. We have enjoyed the pool and garden, had superb weather, interesting local market at Prayssac, and had many splendid meals in our favourite restaurants, particularly La Recreation and Cafe Bourian. Alison is a fountain of local knowledge, kindness and fun. Thank you. Thanks also to Penny & Emily.

Nicky Smerin & family, London UK


Nous avons passé un très agréable séjou à Frayssinét et espérons revenir très vite profiter à nouveau de cette magnifique region. Un grand merci à Alison pour sa prévenance st son hospitalité. We have spent a most happy stay at Frayssinet and hope to return again very soon to make the most of this magnificent region. A big thank you to Alison for her kindness and her hospitality.(I apologise for no accents on the French words. AP)

Helene et Marwan, Paris


We stay for 8 days in this amazing place. The location is some of the best, and the Lot region is wonderful for rest and activity. Thank you for all We come again.

Shapira Family (19 persons)


Merci pour l'acueil, tres beau studio, dans un tres beau coin! Merci Alison pour l'acueil, et tous le reste.

Matt & Alexandra - Etupes, France


What a wonderful three weeks. Loved Wisteria Cottage, Alison was absolutely wonderful. Felt quite at home, and actually made myself at home in this charming cottage. So much to see, and so convenient to all the villages- loved the food and loved everything associated with my stay. I will return!!

Jan Walters, Bowral NSW Australia


We have all been amazed by the scenery in the region. Alison has proven to be a mine of information. Her assistance and advice have been useful and welcome.We will have no hesitation in recommending to others. Norm & Ruth, Bendigo Australia

Five Australians - Ruth, Norm, Andrew, Louise and Manisha


So sad to leave this corner of paradise. The studio was perfect and the ideal location to explore everything this superb region has to offer. Thanks so much Alison for your hospitality and wonderful local knowledge.

Sue and Dave, Sydney, Australia


I had the best 5 days here at The Old Distillery! This area and the surrounding towns are gorgeous, and I really enjoyed all the delicious food available. Alison is a wonderful host and I would definitely recommend others to come here. Thank you

Melanie, Melbourne, Australia


We think this house is very beautiful and hope to come again. All is perfect. Signed by all eight members of the families, both adults and children.

Famille Audebert & Famille Piamer


The Wisteria is a nice gite in a wonderful area of France. We had a wonderful time at this place. The kids loved the swimming pool. The house has enough space for a family with three children. We had enough to do making trips to interesting places. Rocamadour and St Cirqe Lapopie are very nice places to visit. For children there are the Parc des Animaux and La Foret des Singes (Monkey Forest)- good to visit. Thanks Family Klaassen

Family Klaassen, The Netherlands 23 July to 12 August 2016


Tres bon sejour a Fraysssinet-le-Gelat. Jolie region.Studio sympathique et fonctionel. Merci beaucoup.

Thierry & Marie-Claire, Reims, France 8 to 14 August


We had a lovely time here with friends staying in the other other houses. Much fun was had. Thank you for your kindness and hospitality. All the very best. P & A X

Philip & Anna FreemanBentley


We had a wonderful family holiday with all our extended family across the whole site. Great space to enjoy lots of different things and wonderfully catered for by Alison. Looking forward to coming back.

Virgo Family UK

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