Le Refuge

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Sleeps: 6 - 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome

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Located just north of the Vézère river, Le Refuge is a charming and secluded house, offering arresting woodland panoramas. It is the perfect place to unwind, but also an excellent base from which to explore Perigord Noir’s stunning rivers and valley. This is simple rustic living in the heart of nature, yet within close proximity to the picturesque market town of Le Bugue and the fascinating pre-historic sites of the Vézère Valley.

With its own pretty gardens and far-reaching views of the nearby village, Le Refuge is the perfect holiday home for families and groups of friends. Rustic style decor and sloping beams infuse this house with character and charm. Away from the main house, at the bottom of the garden, is a cosy and charming self-contained gîte, the perfect romantic retreat for a couple wanting time away from the main group.

You can spend lazy days relaxing in and around Le Refuge’s ample swimming pool or enjoy a glass of wine and a book on the expansive terrace. The two al fresco dining areas are perfect for serving up local delicious produce as you mingle with friends and loved ones long after the sun has dipped beneath the horizon. If you prefer to be waited on, there is a restaurant in nearby Mauzent-et-Miremont, a wonderful opportunity to soak up the small village’s atmosphere.

The region itself is rich in Medieval history and architecture. You can step back in time to the 100 years war with a tour of the lovingly restored Miremont fortress nearby and for the more energetic, a climb up the steps to the tower will reward with breath-taking views of the valley.

Slightly farther afield is Les-Eyzies, famous for its pre-historic caves and shelters, where you can explore the magical Grotte Du Grand Roc and its intricate and winding caverns, adorned with thousands of tiny stalactites. Unearth fascinating facts on pre-historic living at the shelter of Laugerie-Basse, where archaeologists have excavated a remarkable range of pre-historic artefacts.

You are also within easy driving distance of the charming riverside town of Le Bugue, with its narrow winding streets and beautiful buildings to admire. Visit on a Tuesday to experience the busy market day and hire canoes to voyage on the river Vezere or enjoy lunch in one of the many lovely restaurants.

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What you should know…

  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner.
  • Lower rates for 6 guests or less are only available outside the peak season
  • The fourth bedroom is in a separate gîte at the bottom of the gardens, ideal for a couple wanting independence from the rest of the house
  • Please see 'Features' tab for full details on en-suite bathrooms
  • Due to the lovely traditional thick stone walls the Wi-Fi can be patchy in some rooms and should only be used for holiday use as the speeds may be too slow for streaming etc

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Internet BBQ DVD Heating

1) Main House + Gîte - 8 guests
2) Main House Only - 6 guests
- (option only available outside the peak season)

House Interior

Ground Floor

- Fully-equipped kitchen with bespoke oak units and kitchen island
- Open plan sitting-dining room
- Glazed sun room (that can be used as a dining area)
- Shower room

First Floor

- Three small double bedrooms (two single beds placed together), two of which have en-suite shower rooms located in a curtained partitioned alcoves

Gîte Interior
(located at the bottom of the garden)

Ground Floor

- Open-plan kitchen-diner and living area
- Shower room and WC
- Private terrace

First Floor

- Double bedroom

Outside Grounds

- Private swimming pool (12m x 6m), fenced in
- Large enveloping gravel terrace with its own garden furniture
- Two al-fresco eating areas (one shaded)
- BBQ

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Heating
- TV
- DVD player
- CD player
- Washing machine
- Hairdryers in each bedroom

Location

About the surrounding area of Le Refuge
<1hr to Airport Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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The Dordogne is known as the valley of 1000 chateaux with endless pretty medieval villages, fine wines, truffles, local markets and spectacular valleys and rivers. Both the Vézère and the Dordogne rivers offer great kayaking and unparalleled views of the countryside.

Le Refuge is located in Mauzens-et-Miermont, a pretty sleepy village. The region itself is rich in Medieval history and architecture. You can step back in time to the 100 years war with a tour of the lovingly restored Miremont fortress, and for the more energetic, a climb up the steps to the tower will reward with breathtaking views of the valley.

Slightly farther afield is Les-Eyzies, famous for its pre-historic caves and shelters, where you can explore the magical Grotte Du Grand Roc and its intricate and winding caverns, adorned with thousands of tiny stalactites. Unearth fascinating facts on pre-historic living at the shelter of Laugerie-Basse, where archaeologists have excavated a remarkable range of pre-historic artefacts.

The Grotte de Rouffignac prehistoric caves are only 7 km drive away from the house. Here you can explore the many pre-historic engravings and black line drawings by journeying deep into the heart of this labyrinthine cave system. A small electric train will take you to the breathtaking Grand Plafond or ‘Great Ceiling’, whose walls are covered with some incredible artwork dating back to the Upper Paleolithic period.

You are also within easy driving distance of the charming riverside town of Le Bugue, with its narrow winding streets and beautiful buildings to admire. Visit on a Tuesday to experience the busy market day and hire canoes to voyage on the Vézère river or enjoy lunch in one of the many lovely restaurants.

The Dordogne and Vézère rivers host a wealth of beautiful villages and towns, many of them classed as France’s Plus Beaux Villages such as glorious Monpazier, a bastide town dating back to the 13th century. To the north-east you have the sophisticated small city of Périgueux, famous for its amazing black truffles and to the east should visit Sarlat with its maze of medieval narrow streets, lovely squares and amazing restaurants. Not forgetting beautiful Bergerac to the west with its medieval architecture, narrow streets of boutiques and great restaurants as well as the unmissable Maisons de Vins.

Other magical day trips include the Lascaux caves, just outside Montignac and beautiful Limeuil, where the Vézère meets the Dordogne and you can paddle by the river beach or enjoy some fine views from Parc Limeuil after wandering through the delightful village. In addition, head to La Roque Gageac, Château de Beynac or Castelnaud-la-Chapelle for a remarkable day out in the Dordogne.

The whole region is a true haven for nature and sport lovers alike offering a wide array of outdoor activities, from horse-back riding, to tennis, mountain-biking, golf and watersports, not to mention the number of hiking and fishing opportunities in the area. Kids will love canoeing along the nearby rivers, the region’s waterparks, visiting the Aquarium du Perigord Noir in Le Bugue, exploring prehistoric caves nearby and historic castles or even a magnificent hot air balloon ride across the stunning region. The more adventurous may enjoy go-karting just south of Périgueux or tree-top activities in the forests near Sarlat.

Local Amenities
Sightseeing The Grotte de Rouffignac

(7km)

Nearest Airport Bergerac/Brive/Bordeaux

(45km/83km/173km)

Nearest Village Mauzens-et-Miermont

(1km)

Nearest Town/City Le Bugue

(14km)

Region

The pace of life in the Dordogne is languid, laid back and positively infectious. Relax in bucolic beauty as you drift along the Dordogne River, or wander among the forests and hillside of the Périgord Natural Park.

The foodie scene too, is a relaxed affair. Take your time over your lazy lunches of local duck, black truffles and goats cheese. If you’re feeling energetic, you can even hunt for them yourself. The wine here is second to none, with infamous grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chenin Blanc all having a huge presence here.

The Dordogne is also brimming with history. Castles and chateaux are scattered throughout the region, among the enchanting medieval villages. History of an altogether more ancient sort can also be explored in the incredible prehistoric cave drawings of Lascaux and Grotte de Rouffignac.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids

The whole region is a true haven for nature and sport lovers alike offering a wide array of outdoor activities, from horse-back riding, to tennis, mountain-biking, golfing and watersports, not to mention the number of hiking and fishing opportunities in the area. Children will love the nearby waterparks, visiting the Aquarium du Perigord Noir, exploring prehistoric caves and historic castles or even a magnificent hot-air balloon ride across the stunning region. The more adventurous may enjoy go-karting just south of Périgueux or tree-top activities in the forests near Sarlat.                                          

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning 
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services
- Bike hire

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €650 charged to the clients' credit card prior to arrival.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes. Included in low season. From end of May to end of September, heating is on request and at a supplement.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and mid-stay clean on Monday or Thursday included for stays of two weeks or more.
Changeover day Saturday. Other days may be possible on request in mid-season (end of May-mid July & September, approximately) for bookings of 7+ nights only.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Pets welcome? On request only and by prior arrangement with the owner. Please enquire at the time of booking.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and other celebrations are not permitted.
Linen & towels included? Yes, excluding pool towels. Mid-stay linen change on Monday also included for stays of two weeks or more.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs Lower rates for 6 guests or less are only available outside the peak season.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner.
Other Ts and Cs One high chair and one cot are included. Extra high chairs and cots are available for hire at a cost of €25 for each item per week (limited availability, to be pre-booked).

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 17th 2019 - May 25th 2019 £1,599
May 25th 2019 - Jul 13th 2019 £1,599
Jul 13th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 £2,702
Aug 31st 2019 - May 23rd 2020 £1,599
May 23rd 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 £1,599
Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 20th 2020 £2,702

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 17th 2019 - May 25th 2019 £1,916
May 25th 2019 - Jul 13th 2019 £1,916
Jul 13th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 £2,702
Aug 31st 2019 - May 23rd 2020 £1,916
May 23rd 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 £1,916
Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 20th 2020 £2,702

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 17th 2019 - May 25th 2019 €1,746
May 25th 2019 - Jul 13th 2019 €1,746
Jul 13th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 €2,951
Aug 31st 2019 - May 23rd 2020 €1,746
May 23rd 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 €1,746
Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 20th 2020 €2,951

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 17th 2019 - May 25th 2019 €2,092
May 25th 2019 - Jul 13th 2019 €2,092
Jul 13th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 €2,951
Aug 31st 2019 - May 23rd 2020 €2,092
May 23rd 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 €2,092
Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 20th 2020 €2,951

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 17th 2019 - May 25th 2019 $1,972
May 25th 2019 - Jul 13th 2019 $1,972
Jul 13th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 $3,333
Aug 31st 2019 - May 23rd 2020 $1,972
May 23rd 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 $1,972
Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 20th 2020 $3,333

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 17th 2019 - May 25th 2019 $2,363
May 25th 2019 - Jul 13th 2019 $2,363
Jul 13th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 $3,333
Aug 31st 2019 - May 23rd 2020 $2,363
May 23rd 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 $2,363
Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 20th 2020 $3,333

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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