Cosy original farmhouse to let in Dordogne - AD004371

Saint-Paul-la-Roche (13km from Thiviers), Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD004371 Advertiser since: 2 November 2015
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Le Petit Ranch Self Catering Saturday 1 3 1 Z-Bed

About this property

Oak Beamed Original Farmhouse In Beautiful Hamlet. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Beautifully restored original farmhouse gite. In the valleys of the Perigord Vert.
Set in the tiny hamlet of Le Chêne Blanc, between Mavaleix and the pretty village of St. Paul La Roche in the valleys of the Perigord Vert is our luxury one bedroom gite. An original French farmhouse that has been recently refurbished, our gite comes complete with free wi-fi and English freeview tv.
We are located just 40 minutes from Limoges airport and 80 minutes fro Bergerac airport.
Whether you want to spend your holiday in total relaxation, soaking up the sun on one of the loungers on the terrace, cooling off in the solar heated swimming pool or if you want to discover the beautiful surrounding areas, visit local attractions, local towns and their outdoor markets, then Le Petit Ranch is the perfect place for you. 



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen provides ample work top space and storage. There is a fridge with freezer box, an oven, hob with extractor and microwave for cooking along with all the crockery you may need. There is also a washing machine and built in dishwasher. The dining table provides seating for up to six people.

Living rooms

With original wooden beams and stone walls the cosy lounge area has two comfortable leather sofas to relax on. There is a feature grand fire place with log burner. A flat screen tv with free to view english channels, Blueray player and Beats bluetooth speaker so you can connect your phone or tablet.


The bedroom is upstairs directly opposite the bathroom. It has original wooden features and stone chimney. 
The comfortable double bed has luxurious bedding. Theres also a dressing table, bedside tables and plenty of clothes hanging space.


The bathroom also features original wooden beams.
 Fitted with luxury fittings, there is a toilet, sink and full sized shower bath with power shower.


The open plan lounge has a large feature fireplace with a log burner.


The Gite has free wi-fi. The lounge is equipped with a large flatscreen tv that has free to view UK channels. A beats pill speaker allows you to stream music from your tablet or phone. There is a selection of dvds to play on the Blueray player. There is also plenty of board games, cards, etc.

Garden and outside

From the front of the gîte there are views across our meadows and across the wooded valley where the river Valouse meanders. From the terrasse at the rear, as you look across the valley you can see Château de Mavaleix nestled amongst the woodland.

Parking and garages

There is private off road parking adjacent to the gite.


  • Internet

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

* Vet details: Cabinet Leroy Baril Thébault 2 Lotissement les Cigognes 24800 Thiviers Phone number +33 5 53 55 01 30


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: La Coquille
Distance: 5 km


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr stuart kirk

Hi I’m Stuart, I’ve owned Le Petit Ranch since 2012. (Originally a working farm Owned and run by the old lady who now lives across the way). After numerous holidays to France I decided to buy somewhere with a view to making it my permanent home at some point. After a couple of years of hard work and restoration I could finally offer the gite out for rental.

Year property purchased 2012
Why this location? Thé périgord vert is a stunning area of the Dordogne. There is so much to do and visit in the area from fishing and walking to scouring the local markets and antique fairs, not to mention the Fantastic restaurants serving local delicacies.
Unique benefits of property Le Petit Ranch is a one bedroom gite offering ample space to relax in with fantastic views across the valley. Relax on the terrasse area or sunbath by the pool. Everything at Le Petit Ranch is for your exclusive use.

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The commune started to develop on an island encircled by a sweep of the river Dronne next to the Benedictine Abbey of Brantôme, which was founded in 769 by Charlemagne; according to legend he donated relics of Saint Sicarius (Sicaire), one of the infants in the Massacre of the Innocents. Those relics attracted pilgrims to the abbey, who also brought a certain affluence to Brantôme, but in spite of St. Sicaire's protection, the abbey was laid waste in 848 and in 857 by Viking rovers who had advanced along the Dordogne and Isle rivers to the Dronne. The abbey was rebuilt towards the end of the tenth century and again in 1465 and in 1480 after the end of the Hundred Years' War.

Chateau à Jumilhac

If you make it to the most north-eastern corner of the Dordogne department, beyond Thiviers, you will find the delightful fairy tale castle of Chateau de Jumilhac. Jumilhac is found in a picturesque setting very suited to the castle. The especially noteworthy feature here is the roofs - an extravaganza of towers and turrets that has led Jumilhac to be described as having the most romantic roofs in France. The myriad of turrets are then further enhanced by splendid ironwork and lead creations. The interior of the building follows much the same romantic theme, and features some ornately decorated rooms.

Espace Hermeline

Located 35 kms south of Limoges , enjoy the greenery, the supervised swimming , sports grounds and discover or rediscover the Park Périgord Limousin Natural. Swimming, aerial slides,mountain biking and hiking trails .

6 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9.5
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Mark and Charlotte 23 June, 2019

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Le Petit Ranch. The gite is situated in a lovely, tranquil setting , it is very well equipped and had everything we could possibly need. It provided a very pleasant base for us to explore the very pretty surrounding area. Unfortunately we did not get to meet the owner but the caretaker was very welcoming and helpful.

Owner response

Thank you very much for your lovely review. I’m sorry I never got to meet you but glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you. Stuart

10 / 10 Sue & Malcolm 26 October, 2018

A fantastic week at this wonderful Gite, We made good use of the swimming pool due to the sunny weather in October!
Sorry not to have met the owner, but the caretaker Graham was very helpful.
Lots of places to visit nearby and good restaurants.Would love to return one day.

Owner response

Thanks for your review Malcome. Hope to see you here again sometime.

10 / 10 Janet & Steve 8 August, 2016

We had a fabulous quiet week and the weather was kind to us. The gite is done to an exceptional standard and is very good vale for a couple - rate to find smaller places with pools. The gite has everything you need, the owners have thought carefully about what people need. We were very well looked after by friendly "caretakers" who didn't intrude but gave advice and help. We will definitely return.

Owner response

Hi Jan. Thanks for your great review. We are so glad that you had a fantastic time. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

10 / 10 M & J 1 August, 2016

This is by far the best gite we have ever stayed in. Quite location, beautiful setting and a very thoughtfully presented property. The owners were helpful but discreet. We would highly recommend.

Owner response

Thank you Mark for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.