Maison Esperance

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5

Overview

Wedding Venue Pool Villa/House
Great Value
Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite

Maison Esperance is a beautifully renovated stone house nestled in the heart of the stunning Perigord countryside, less than half an hour from Sarlat-la-Canéda. Overlooking the Dordogne valley, the style of the property is a perfect blend between the modern design of our times and the refinement of a country house.

It is surrounded by a charming enclosed walled garden and throughout the day, whether poolside or on one of the terraces, it is impossible not to appreciate the sun, light and serenity of each moment. There is a heated swimming pool with sunloungers and parasols, as well as a covered dining area. 

A true home away from home with all luxury comforts offering accommodation for up to 10 guests in 5 elegant ensuite bedrooms, all air-conditioned and equipped with TV and Wi-Fi.

The cosy living room features a fireplace and provides a wonderful setting for relaxing gatherings, not to mention the welcoming open plan kitchen and dining room.

If you'd rather relax and fully enjoy a catered evening at the villa, two wonderful private chefs are at your disposal as well as a waitress service. You can even choose whether to eat in the beautiful open-plan kitchen or al fresco! Enjoy your meal while you settle into this unique venue and start to immerse yourselves into the charming French lifestyle!

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What you should know…

  • Maison Esperance is part of a small hamlet/estate also featuring Le Prieure Esperance (8 guests) and Cottage Esperance (2 guests) which are rented out separately. All three houses can be booked exclusively – please see Le Prieure Esperance Estate (20 guests).
  • The estate 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.
  • Due to the number of stairs (open-tread) leading to each bedroom, the property may not be suitable for people with limited mobility.

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Smart TV Satellite TV Table Tennis

Maison Interiors

-    Open-plan living room with open fireplace and Smart TV
-    Kitchen-diner, well-equipped including dishwasher, two fridges, ice-maker, microwave and range (gas/induction hob, electric oven and warming oven)

Bedrooms (various floors, there are open-tread stairs leading to each bedroom)

-    Bedroom with king-size double bed (180x200cm or two singles*), garden access and adjacent bathroom with bath, Italian shower and WC
-    Bedroom with king-size bed (180x200cm), terrace and bathroom with Italian shower and WC
-    Bedroom with king-size double bed (180x200cm), small lounge area and bathroom with Italian shower
-    Bedroom with king-size double bed (180x200cm or two singles*), private terrace and bathroom with Italian shower and separate WC
-    Bedroom with king-size double bed (180x200cm or two singles*) and bathroom with walk-in shower and separate WC

*If you would prefer twin configuration, please request at the time of booking.

Outside Grounds (600m2)

-    Heated salt-water swimming pool with safety cover, open approximately mid-May to mid-September (earlier/later opening may be possible, only on request)
-    Poolside terrace with al-fresco lounge
-    Walled garden, steps and terraces
-    Table tennis

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Air-conditioning
-    Heating
-    Telephone
-    Smart TV with Netflix and UK streaming channels
-    Satellite TV (bedrooms)
-    Laundry room with washing machine and dryer

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 Maison 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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Set in the idyllic Perigord countryside, this is a tranquil and luxurious retreat in which to relax and enjoy the exceptional surrounding areas bursting with natural, historic and cultural experiences.

For shopping lovers there is a local market to explore every day of the week:
Mondays in Les Eyzies (45 min, April – October), Tuesdays in Brive (45 min), Saturdays in Sarlat (25 min), Thursdays in Saint Julien de Lampon (5 min) and Brive (45 min), Fridays in Souillac (20 min), Saturdays in Sarlat (20 min) and Brive (45 min), Sundays in St Cyprien (1 h), Carsac (15 min – summer only) and Saint Genies (40 min).

The Dordogne is also a great area for outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, hot-air balooning, fishing, canoeing, horse-riding, adventure and water parks, just to mention a few.

Castles, caves, gardens and medieval towns and villages such as Sarlat, Cahors, Domme, Rocamadour, Collanges la Rouge and Saint Cirq Lapopie-Lot are all within 1 hour drive.

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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
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Maison Esperance is in a fantastic location for exploring the best of the Dordogne and beyond with plenty to keep all ages entertained.

Cycling enthusiasts note that a family-friendly voie verte on the other side of the river that partly follows a former railway line between Souillac and Sarlat-la-Canéda whilst there are some lovely walks straight from the estate.

If you love tree-top adventures then look out for the two accrobranche centres around 14km away, just east of Sarlat, with trails for a range of ages as well as paintballing and via ferrata.

The Réserve Zoologique de Calviac is another nice day out as you follow trails looking out for a great range of animals from across the world, as long as you don’t mind the sometimes hilly paths.

Find riverside beaches, summer swimming and plenty of seasonal kayaking and canoeing opportunities along the Dordogne between Domme and Souillac. Another picturesque waterside spot is Plage de Groléjac, just 13km to the south, where there are pleasant nature walks and occasional supervised swimming in the height of the summer.

Known as the region of ‘1001 châteaux’ don’t miss a trip to one of the many iconic castles within a short drive, perhaps starting off at Château de Fénelon which is very close by.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Stair gates
  • Changing mat
  • Pushchair
  • Baby bouncer
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Pool inflatables
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Massage/Wellbeing Treatments Available
  • Bike Hire Available
  • Private Cooking/Pastry Classes 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

Extras available (payable locally):

- Private chef/cook
- Welcome Buffet (regional delicacies can be prepared to await your arrival)
- Breakfast
- Pre-stocked fridge/shopping
- Extra cleaning
- Laundry service
- Babysitting
- Massage and wellbeing treatments
- Cooking/pastry classes and workshops
- Bike hire (adults and children) via local company
- Airport/train station taxi transfers
- Tailor-made trips and tours

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!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
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 €1500 paid to the owner before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels.
Pool heating charge? The pool is heated approximately mid May to mid September. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes (excluding annexes). 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.
Tax Tourist tax included.
Arrival time 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. (arrival time to be notified in advance).
Departure time Before 10.00 a.m.
Changeover day Saturday. Mid-week bookings starting or ending on a Saturday may be possible on request, outside the high season only. Please enquire.
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.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximatey mid-May to mid-September - earlier/later opening may be possible but only on request. 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.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 14th 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 £5,426
Sep 14th 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 £4,402
Oct 26th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £3,378
Dec 21st 2024 - Mar 22nd 2025 £5,426
Mar 22nd 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 £4,402
Jun 14th 2025 - Sep 13th 2025 £5,426
Sep 13th 2025 - Oct 25th 2025 £4,402
Oct 25th 2025 - Dec 20th 2025 £3,378
Dec 20th 2025 - Jan 15th 2026 £5,426

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 14th 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 €6,448
Sep 14th 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 €5,231
Oct 26th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €4,015
Dec 21st 2024 - Mar 22nd 2025 €6,448
Mar 22nd 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 €5,231
Jun 14th 2025 - Sep 13th 2025 €6,448
Sep 13th 2025 - Oct 25th 2025 €5,231
Oct 25th 2025 - Dec 20th 2025 €4,015
Dec 20th 2025 - Jan 15th 2026 €6,448

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 14th 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 $7,041
Sep 14th 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 $5,713
Oct 26th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $4,384
Dec 21st 2024 - Mar 22nd 2025 $7,041
Mar 22nd 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 $5,713
Jun 14th 2025 - Sep 13th 2025 $7,041
Sep 13th 2025 - Oct 25th 2025 $5,713
Oct 25th 2025 - Dec 20th 2025 $4,384
Dec 20th 2025 - Jan 15th 2026 $7,041

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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Reviews

  • Feeling at home

    on 07/08/2023

    Our host was here to meet us and show us around the property, which was clean and well stocked with goodies! Couldn’t ask for a better welcome. Feeling at home already.

  • A superb place to stay

    on 17/08/2019

    For the second successive year we were delighted that the accommodation at Maison Esperance was certainly perfect and extremely well appointed. The few tiny issues we had were speedily resolved and the property was set up as we had requested for our family of 14. All the staff we had dealings with were extremely competent and intent on our vacation going as well as possible.

  • A Stunning Area

    on 04/09/2017

    Lovely, comfortable,well appointed house. Beautiful grounds and pool. Fabulous views from all windows. The local area is stunning. We appreciated the little extras from the owner such as coffee pods and bathroom products.

  • We want to come back next year

    Created on 28/08/2016

    We are so enjoying Maison Esperance - we think the house is stunning and the area is perfect for us with the proximity to the river Domme plus those gorgeous walking routes for our morning runs. We adored the evening food market at Chateau de Fenelon - thanks so much for suggesting it - and Sharon has been fantastic too. We'd LOVE to get a date in the diary to book it again for next year.

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