Petite Maison

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Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1
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Pool Walk to Village Not for little ones

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Please note that Petite Maison only accepts guests 15 years and above.

Set in the idyllic landscapes of the Perigord Vert in northern Dordogne, Petite Maison is a delightful home with glorious gardens and a private swimming pool, just a short stroll from a pretty village and lake.

Built with local Perigordian stone, keeping the rustic interiors cool in the height of the summer, this charming house has been beautifully renovated by its caring owners who have created a wonderful retreat for relaxing and unwinding.  The open-plan living and kitchen space downstairs features exposed stone walls, characterful wood beams and an eclectic mix of vintage and modern furnishings whilst on the first floor there are two pretty double bedrooms with high-end king-size beds and Egyptian cotton bed linen.

Step outside to the glorious gardens full of trees and flowers where you can help yourself to fruit and herbs in the summer or head down to the magnificent swimming pool and relax by the terrace. In the evenings you can sit by candlelight outside, drinking local wine whilst listening to the gentle sound of owls under the clear starry sky or during cooler months head inside to watch DVDs, listen to music or play board games that the owners have thoughtfully provided. 

You can wander down to the sweet local village where you’ll find a few shops and the local bistro or walk down to the nearby lake with a picnic to follow the 9km circular route discovering the wonderful flora and fauna around you. The lovely owners, who live on site, can give you a wealth of information about the local area including suggested itineraries in order to make the most of this captivating part of northern Dordogne.

In the Perigord Vert region you can explore the green cacophony of meadows, forests, rolling hills and rivers. Archetypal villages and towns are yours to discover such as beautiful Brantôme on the River Drone, Saint-Jean-de-Côle, one of France’s Plus Beaux Villages and Thiviers, where you can sample some Foie Gras at the Saturday morning market. Indeed, this region has an excellent reputation for its fine cuisine including walnuts, cheeses and some of the best black truffles in the world.

Take the train from the local town to the historic cities of Limoges and Perigueux or hire bikes to discover the nearby trails, including the enchanting Velorail, a 22km route along old railroad track through tunnels and over viaducts.  If you are dreaming of a balloon ride across the Dordogne then this is certainly possible with a great place near Hautefort, just under an hour.

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What you should know…

  • Please note that Petite Maison is suitable for adults only and will not accept guests under 18 years old
  • The lovely owners live discreetly in the grounds next to the house (a barn divides the two houses) and have also recently created a fashion museum in the grounds, a must for lovers of vintage clothes. They are available to provide lots of local information and help you with anything you may need
  • There are some low beams/ceilings, steps down to the pool and there is a slightly steep staircase to the delightful bedrooms upstairs
  • The owners can book the local village bistro for the evening of your arrival if required – let us know if so
  • Low cost airlines fly to Limoges

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Satellite TV Indoor Games DVD Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site Not for little ones

Please note that Petite Maison is suitable for adults only.

Maison Interior

Ground Floor

- Open-plan lounge with Smart TV, DVD player and pellet burner
- Open-plan kitchen-diner, well-equipped including dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster, electric hob and oven, fridge-freezer and coffee maker
- Shower room with double sink, WC and walk-in shower plus laundry facilities

First Floor

- Two double bedrooms with king-size beds

Outside Grounds

- Salt-water swimming pool (12mx6m) with roman steps. Open approximately from 1st June to 27th September, weather permitting. 2 x pool safety alarms
- Outside shower
- Gas BBQ
- Al-fresco dining terrace
- Garden furnishings and sunbeds
- On-site vintage fashion museum 
- Gardens


- Electric heating
- Fans in each bedroom
- Wi-Fi
- Smart TV with British channels and recording facilities
- DVD player
- Music system
- Headphones
- Board games
- Books and magazines
- Hairdryer
- Bathrobes
- Cool box/picnic hamper
- Golf sets
- Washing machine
- Iron and ironing board


About the surrounding area of Petite Maison
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Romantic
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Petite Maison is located in the Perigord Vert region of northern Dordogne, named because of the green cacophony of meadows, forests, rolling hills and rivers.

The house is situated a short stroll from a traditional village with a delightful square. At night in your garden you can hear the sounds of owls and see the stars in the clear skies.

In the local village (500m) you will find a butcher, boulangerie/patisserie, newsagents, bistro with outdoor seating too and drinks only license, hairdresser, post office, Tuesday market and a lovely church. 

There is also a man-made lake within walking distance with a lovely 9km circular trail where you can spot birds and discover the local flora and fauna. The owners can provide a picnic hamper/cool box for you to fill and take with you.

The owners have created a special file with a wealth of information about the local area and suggested itineraries. They will also provide you with leaflets about local events from the local tourist office and any relevant money off vouchers for nearby places to visit.

The nearest town is La Coquille (7km) where you will find further facilities such as a cash point, service station and a supermarket. From here you can take the train to the beautiful and historical cities of Limoges (54km) or Perigueux (55km), both about 40 minutes away by train.

This region is wonderful for food lovers with Foie Gras and some of the world’s best black truffles a local speciality as well as strawberries and some amazing Dordogne cheeses. Market days are a great way to discover some of the local foods and the owners will be able to advise you on the best ones to visit each day. In the winter you will also find some lovely Christmas fairs taking place in local towns whilst in the summer night markets are especially atmospheric where you can choose your meal at one of the stalls and dine al-fresco. The summer night markets usually take place in July and August in Champagnac de Belair (27km), Perigueux (55km), Nontron (23km) and Brantôme (35km).

Other beautiful local places to discover include Saint-Jean-de-Côle (22km) one of France’s Plus Beaux. Villages on the banks of the River Côle and Brantôme (35km) on the River Drone where you can hire canoes, go on a boat ride or take leisurely riverside strolls after exploring the lovely town.

Head to Thiviers (17km) to try some of their Foie Gras, walnuts and truffles (especially at the Saturday market) or head a little further south to Corgnac-sur-l'Isle to canoe in beautiful surroundings. Castle lovers don’t miss the beautiful Château de Jumilhac (19km) just a short drive away or Château de Hautefort (55km) a little further south.

This region is wonderful for hikers and cyclists (the owners have some bikes they can hire out) with many routes or marked trails to follow. Cyclists may especially like the Velorail, a 22 km rail-bike along old railroad track over bridges, viaducts, through tunnels and former train stations.

There are also horse-riding opportunities nearby in Dournazac (10km), many places to fish with a licence (which can be bought locally) and some wonderful spots to hire canoes. Golf-lovers have a great choice of 9 courses to choose from within an hour and the owners have two sets of golf clubs they can hire out. 

If you are dreaming of a balloon ride across the Dordogne then this is certainly possible with a great base near Hautefort (54km) in under an hour.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Limoges


Nearest Village


Nearest Town/City La Coquille


Nearest Restaurant


Nearest Supermarket


Nearest Train Station La Coquille


Nearest Golf Domaine d’Essendieras



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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Oliver's Extras

  • Welcome Pack Included
  • Bike Hire Available
  • Golf Equipment Available

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

Extras available at this property:

- Owners can book local restaurants, especially for the evening of arrival
- Welcome pack for bookings of a minimum of 7 nights: two bottles of local wine, basic condiments, tea, coffee, sugar, bread, crackers, local cheese and butter, fresh milk and eggs
- Welcome pack for short break bookings: one bottle of local wine, basic condiments, tea, coffee, sugar, crackers and local cheese
- Bike hire (through a local company)
- Golf-equipment (2 sets)

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 £250 or €300 paid to the owner by bank transfer before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels. Linen changed every week.
Pets welcome? No.
Smoking Allowed? No.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, however, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Changeover day Saturday from June to September. Flexible during all other times.
Minimum stay 7 nights from June to September. 5 nights during Christmas & New Year. 2 nights during all other times.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately from 1st June to 27th September. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any other special events are not permitted.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs approximately between €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Other Ts and Cs Petite Maison is suitable for adults only and will only accept guests over 18 years old.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 26th 2020 - May 30th 2020 £355 £522 £688 £855 £968
May 30th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 - - - - £1,290
Jul 4th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 - - - - £1,613
Sep 5th 2020 - Oct 10th 2020 - - - - £1,290
Oct 10th 2020 - Nov 7th 2020 £355 £522 £688 £855 £968
Nov 7th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £235 £341 £448 £554 £645
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 - - £856 £1,059 £1,183
Jan 2nd 2021 - Mar 27th 2021 £235 £341 £448 £554 £645
Mar 27th 2021 - May 29th 2021 £355 £522 £688 £855 £968
May 29th 2021 - Jul 3rd 2021 - - - - £1,290
Jul 3rd 2021 - Sep 4th 2021 - - - - £1,613
Sep 4th 2021 - Oct 9th 2021 - - - - £1,290
Oct 9th 2021 - Nov 6th 2021 £355 £522 £688 £855 £968
Nov 6th 2021 - Nov 27th 2021 £235 £341 £448 £554 £645

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 26th 2020 - May 30th 2020 €374 €540 €707 €873 €1,018
May 30th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 - - - - €1,357
Jul 4th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 - - - - €1,696
Sep 5th 2020 - Oct 10th 2020 - - - - €1,357
Oct 10th 2020 - Nov 7th 2020 €374 €540 €707 €873 €1,018
Nov 7th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €247 €353 €460 €566 €679
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 - - €900 €1,103 €1,244
Jan 2nd 2021 - Mar 27th 2021 €247 €353 €460 €566 €679
Mar 27th 2021 - May 29th 2021 €374 €540 €707 €873 €1,018
May 29th 2021 - Jul 3rd 2021 - - - - €1,357
Jul 3rd 2021 - Sep 4th 2021 - - - - €1,696
Sep 4th 2021 - Oct 9th 2021 - - - - €1,357
Oct 9th 2021 - Nov 6th 2021 €374 €540 €707 €873 €1,018
Nov 6th 2021 - Nov 27th 2021 €247 €353 €460 €566 €679

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 26th 2020 - May 30th 2020 $407 $574 $741 $907 $1,110
May 30th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 - - - - $1,480
Jul 4th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 - - - - $1,850
Sep 5th 2020 - Oct 10th 2020 - - - - $1,480
Oct 10th 2020 - Nov 7th 2020 $407 $574 $741 $907 $1,110
Nov 7th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $269 $376 $482 $589 $740
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 - - $982 $1,185 $1,357
Jan 2nd 2021 - Mar 27th 2021 $269 $376 $482 $589 $740
Mar 27th 2021 - May 29th 2021 $407 $574 $741 $907 $1,110
May 29th 2021 - Jul 3rd 2021 - - - - $1,480
Jul 3rd 2021 - Sep 4th 2021 - - - - $1,850
Sep 4th 2021 - Oct 9th 2021 - - - - $1,480
Oct 9th 2021 - Nov 6th 2021 $407 $574 $741 $907 $1,110
Nov 6th 2021 - Nov 27th 2021 $269 $376 $482 $589 $740

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


  • A wonderful stay

    Posted by Adam & Lizzy on 14/09/2020

    Thank you for a wonderful stay in your perfectly appointed gite. We had a great week exploring the Dordogne and relaxing by the pool. Thank you so much for your help and recommendations!

  • Tranquil, relaxing and lots to see

    Posted by Bob on 09/11/2019

    Thanks for a lovely time. Super gite with plenty of space. Looks out onto a beautiful garden and pool. Lots to see. Tranquil and relaxing.

  • Couldn't have asked for more!

    Posted by Harriet & Kate on 29/09/2019

    Came away for some calm and tranquillity, with the addition of some lovely countryside, beautiful setting and fabulous hosts. We couldn't have asked for more. Are leaving with light hearts and big smiles.

  • A really lovely gite

    Posted by Tony, Wendy & Tim on 22/09/2019

    Thank you Vanessa & William, your gite is really lovely, we had a great time and wish you every success going forward.

  • We didn't want to leave!

    Posted by The Artheys on 20/09/2019

    We stayed here for 2 weeks from 10th August and from not wanting to go to France to now wanting to go back, my husband has been converted! This truly is a wonderful place to stay and Vanessa and William couldn't have made us more welcome. Total privacy but if you needed anything they were there. We have decided that next time we will have a two centre holiday so that we have chance to see other places further afield but also come back here as we liked it so much. Thank you!

  • Thanks for a wonderful place to stay!

    Posted by Helen & Tim on 15/09/2019

    We were lucky to find this perfect place with wonderful hosts. The gite was perfectly comfortable and the location was great for exploring the fascinating Dordogne.

  • Great holiday!

    Posted by Dan & Patty on 07/09/2019

    We loved our week at Petite Maison and the gite was perfect for the four of us. Thanks for all the great touring tips and arranging the beer tour & entertaining night out. There is so much to see & do here. We needed more time. Vanessa the museum was a big bonus!

  • Enchanting and elegant

    Posted by Claire and Ed on 31/08/2019

    This is an enchanting place we have had a wonderful time. The gite is so beautifully decorated and elegantly comfortable. The pool is a real bonus-used it every day. Thank you both!

  • Perfect place for relaxation

    Posted by Hannah on 01/08/2019

    We cannot thank the owners enough for such a wonderful break - the gite is beautiful and the garden is perfect for rest and relaxation, including the great pool! The owners are so helpful and gave us excellent recommendations for places to visit and eat, and there’s plenty to see in the local area. The village itself is a few minutes walk away and has an excellent bakery and butchers. There’s also an on-site fashion museum run by the owners, which is a great insight into fashion and social history - Vanessa is incredibly knowledgable and gives a brilliant talk. Definitely worth a visit. Overall, the best stay we could ask for.

  • Relaxing

    Posted by Jack & Hannah on 29/07/2019

    Thank you so much for the most amazing week. We needed relaxation and this is the best space for that. The gite is perfect and has everything we could need and the garden and the pool were the perfect places to relax. Huge thank you to William and Vanessa for making us feel so welcome and for all the excellent recommendations. We've had such a lovely time, we'll definitely be back!! PS A visit to the onsite fashion museum is a must!!

  • Thank you for making our holiday truly wonderful!

    Posted by Chris & Steve on 19/07/2019

    The gite & pool was beyond our expectations and we have enjoyed every minute of our stay here. Once again thank you both for helping us out when we had a problem with our car. You both went out of your way to help us and we really appreciated it. There was so much to see and do here and feel we have only scratched the surface. We will definitely be back and hope to see you soon. PS Vanessa, we loved your vintage museum and your informative talk- fascinating!!

  • We had a thoroughly relaxing time!

    Posted by Zoe & Karl on 12/07/2019

    Thank you for a lovely stay in your beautiful gite.

  • Well done!

    Posted by Paul & Patricia on 29/06/2019

    What more can we say but we're looking forward to our return. A huge effort & thought has gone into ensuring visitors are delighted.

  • Truly amazing stay!

    Posted by Andrea & Bryan on 20/06/2019

    Vanessa & Will – a wonderful couple that made us feel welcome the minute we stepped out of the car. What a beautiful place to stay with everything you need. Loads of places to visit great places to eat. Beautiful surroundings and love the décor. There is nothing that could be any better than it is! Wish we could’ve stayed a month! Vanessa – thank you for showing us around your beautiful museum xx

  • Best holiday

    Posted by Steve & Faye on 01/06/2019

    A lovely gite equipped with everything you could need for a relaxing break. Fabulous hosts who made the stay more special.

  • Incredible stay!

    Posted by Karen & Kevin on 25/05/2019

    Fab gite run by two fab people who couldn't be more helpful and were invaluable with their knowledge of the area. Truly a wonderful gite and can't wait to return.

  • 10/10, A+, 100%!!!

    Posted by Emma & Phil on 09/04/2019

    Wonderful gite, beautifully designed by two lovely people. We will definitely return in the near future, (sorry you were away and we never got to meet you, Vanessa). William was absolutely brilliant he took great care of us and made sure we had everything we needed and plenty to do during our stay.

  • Looking forward to visiting again!

    Posted by Damian M. on 28/09/2018

    Thank you for a wonderful stay in your gorgeous property!

  • Highly recommended the stay and we hope to be back in the future!

    Posted by Lisa & Scott on 21/09/2018

    We were wowed from the moment we walked in, beautifully presented modern rustic Gite decorated with the host's interests shining through. We used the fabulous salt water pool a stunningly peaceful garden every day. The hosts are amazing and extremely knowledgeable of the area and have provided a folder full of things to do and see in the region. Thank you so much for making our week.

  • We couldn't have asked for more!

    Created on 07/09/2018

    Such a lovely week in a perfect setting.

  • Thank you, we will come back again!

    Created on 25/08/2018

    When you book a long-awaited holiday, you hope your gite lives up to the imagination- well rest assured-a stunning and well-equipped gite, fantastic pool, lovely hosts who are there to help make your holiday special in a simply stunning part of France. Don’t hesitate - just book you won't be disappointed.

  • Such an amazing stay!

    Created on 23/08/2018

    Petite Maison is brimming with rustic charm and we loved our stay here. We were so impressed by the pool and the beautiful setting and the gite with its vintage decor was immaculately presented and surpassed all our expectations. This together with our superb hosts makes it a place we will most definitely return to.

  • We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

    Posted by Dave, Julie and Cicely on 11/08/2018

    Fabulous gite and superb pool! Thank you to our very hospitable hosts!

  • We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

    Posted by Dave, Julie and Cicely on 11/08/2018

    Fabulous gite and superb pool! Thank you to our very hospitable hosts!

  • Will be back very soon!

    Created on 22/07/2018

    An amazing few days spent with two wonderful people.

  • Amazing Time, Thank You!

    Created on 18/07/2018

    A wonderful relaxed break in the heart of scenic France. With walks, villages, markets and town nearby us we were spoilt for choice between them and just chilling at Petite Maison. A superb gite and you were perfect hosts.

  • You made us feel so welcome!

    Posted by AH & DS on 07/07/2018

    Instantly relaxing, a truly spectacular gite.

  • A fantastic magical place!

    Posted by Betty M. on 21/06/2018

    The surroundings of the village and beyond are amazing. The hosts are fantastic hosts. We will be back!

  • Lovely, spacious Gite with friendly owners!

    Posted by Bob P. on 23/05/2018

    Loved having breakfast outside in the garden, the Gite has its own private access. Great location for touring the Dordogne and easy to get there from Limoges.

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