Cottage Esperance

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Overview

Wedding Venue Cottage All Bedrooms En-Suite

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Stay in a charming cottage with the most glorious views of the valley, close to the Dordogne River and only 20km to the beautiful town of Sarlat-la-Canéda.

Cottage Esperance enjoys an idyllic position, part of a small hamlet in the Périgord countryside. Downstairs, an inviting lounge features a sofa, Smart TV and well-equipped open kitchen with everything you may need for your morning breakfast and simple meals. On the first floor, the king-size double has its own en suite with an Italian shower. Just gaze at those sensational Dordogne valley views from the picture-book bedroom window!

Outside, the private garden offers you space to relax in the sunshine and enjoy al-fresco meals by the barbecue. Keen walkers note that a hiking trail passes by cottage and there’s a public look out point a little further due to exceptional countryside vistas.

Staying in the Dordogne is all about visiting atmospheric market towns, dining in wonderful restaurants and pottering around idyllic riverside villages. Not to mention canoeing, kayaking or enjoying boat trips along the Dordogne River or discovering the landscapes in a hot air balloon!

No doubt, your adventures will take you to Domme, La Roque-Gageac and Beynac, each one classified as one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’. Then there’s famous Sarlat-la-Canéda with its incredible architecture, twice-weekly market and gastronomic restaurants no doubt serving dishes inspired by foie gras and truffles.

Further afield, venture to the Dordogne cities of Bergerac and Périgueux or drive south to the vineyards of Cahors, yet another exquisite town in this captivating part of south-western France.

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What you should know…

  • Cottage Esperance is part of a small hamlet/estate also featuring Le Prieure Esperance (8 guests) and Maison Esperance (10 guests) which are rented out separately. All three houses can be booked exclusively – please see Le Prieure Esperance Estate (20-22 guests).
  • The cottage features a double sofa-bed downstairs - available only on request.
  • The hamlet also features a separate two-storey annexe with a simple bedroom/shower room which can be used for two extra guests if needed – please enquire for pricing and availability.

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Coffee Machine All Bedrooms En-Suite Smart TV

Cottage Interiors (60m2)

Ground Floor

-    Living area with sofa-bed (2 guests, on request) and TV
-    Open-plan kitchen, well-equipped with breakfast bar, combi oven/microwave, dishwasher, small fridge and Nespresso machine

First Floor (sloping ceilings)

-    Bedroom with king-size double bed (180x200cm) and valley views
-    Bathroom with Italian shower and WC

Outside Grounds

-    Enclosed private garden
-    Al-fresco table and chairs
-    Charcoal barbecue
-    Access to hiking trail (passes front of the house)

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Air-conditioning
-    Smart TV with Now TV box (with UK streaming services)

The hamlet also features a separate two-storey annexe with a simple bedroom/shower room which can be used for two extra guests if needed – please enquire for pricing and availability.

Location

About the surrounding area of Cottage Esperance
Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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In the idyllic Périgord countryside, Cottage Esperance is part of a small hamlet/estate less than 2km from the banks of the Dordogne, an ideal location for visiting Sarlat-la-Canéda, Domme, La Roque-Gageac and other gems of this captivating region.

A hiking trail passes by the front of the house and, thanks to the glorious scenery surrounding the hamlet, there is also public viewing point a little further away near the annexe. The magnificent Château de Fénelon is easily reached whilst a small village, with a Thursday morning market, is just 4.5km away.

Spend time in the bastide village of Domme (16km), one of France’s classified ‘Plus Beaux Villages’, perched above the banks of the Dordogne and enjoy the stunning riverside houses of La Roque-Gageac (21km), another of France’s prettiest villages. Also, don’t miss a trip to the magnificent Château de Beynac (28km), one of the finest castles in the Dordogne. Look out for canoeing or kayaking excursions or hop on a traditional boat trip, both wonderful ways to explore the beauty of the Dordogne River.

Sarlat-la-Canéda (20km) is one of the most visited towns in the Dordogne, loved for its beautiful architecture and gastronomic restaurants. Wander around the old town dating back to medieval and renaissance times, get lost in a warren of narrow lanes, admire the impressive cathedral and soak up the ambience of the main square. The twice-weekly market is a must for gastronomes in a town renowned for its truffles and foie gras and there are plenty of charming shops showcasing delicious products of the region.

Other nearby markets to experience include Souillac (17km) on Friday mornings and Les Eyzies (40km) on a Monday as well as night markets in the height of the summer across various villages and towns, usually serving excellent food accompanied by local wine and music. Further afield, look out for atmospheric markets in Les Eyzies, Brive, Bergerac, Périgueux, Cahors and beyond.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Brive–Souillac Airport

(38km)

Nearest Airport 2 Bergerac Airport

(90km)

Nearest Train Station Gare de Souillac

(17km)

Nearest Village Small local village

(4km)

Nearest Town Souillac/Sarlat-la-Canéda

(17km/20km)

Nearest Restaurant

(15-minute walk/5-minute drive )

Nearest Supermarket E.Leclerc Sarlat

(16km)

Nearest Golf Souillac Golf & Country Club

(25km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Transfers 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

Extra included:

- Toiletries

Extras available (payable locally):

- Bike hire via local company
- Airport/train station taxi transfers

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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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Event information

Weddings can be arranged when booking the full estate/hamlet - please see Le Prieure Esperance Estate for further details.

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €200 paid to the owner in cash or by cheque upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
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. All other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Tax French Visitors Tax is included
Other Ts and Cs An extra bedroom in a simple two-storey annexe is available upon request and subject to an extra charge and availability.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 23rd 2024 - Mar 23rd 2024 £469
Mar 23rd 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 £573
Jun 22nd 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £677
Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 £573
Oct 26th 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 £469
Dec 14th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 £677
Jan 4th 2025 - Mar 22nd 2025 £469
Mar 22nd 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 £573
Jun 21st 2025 - Aug 26th 2025 £677

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 23rd 2024 - Mar 23rd 2024 €510
Mar 23rd 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 €623
Jun 22nd 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €736
Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 €623
Oct 26th 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 €510
Dec 14th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 €736
Jan 4th 2025 - Mar 22nd 2025 €510
Mar 22nd 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 €623
Jun 21st 2025 - Aug 26th 2025 €736

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 23rd 2024 - Mar 23rd 2024 $552
Mar 23rd 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 $674
Jun 22nd 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $796
Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 $674
Oct 26th 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 $552
Dec 14th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 $796
Jan 4th 2025 - Mar 22nd 2025 $552
Mar 22nd 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 $674
Jun 21st 2025 - Aug 26th 2025 $796

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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