Holiday cottage in rural Dordogne

5km from Hautefort, Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD004716 Advertiser since: 31 March 2016
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Mirabelle Gite Self Catering Saturday 2 4 2

About this property

Beautifully Renovated Cottage Near Hautefort . This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Beautifully finished barn conversion with great attention to quality finishes. Mirabelle is peacefully located in the countryside next to the tiny village of Maumont and is a 5 minute drive from activities and amenities for all the family.
The property is situated on a secluded hillside in 2 acres of mature gardens. The gardens with both sunny and shaded areas and a decked patio with bbq, sun loungers dining table and chairs. All Views look down over the valley and onto the rolling hills of the Dordogne countryside. The property consists of a lounge, dining room, kitchen and two bedrooms each with their own en suite and toilet. The kitchen is well equipped and adjoins a separate dining room. The lounge provides an area of relaxation for watching a film or just an afternoon snooze. The cottage comes with its own washing machine and outside drying area. 
Bed linen and towels are included.



Kitchen and dining

Kitchen comes equipped with - fridge with freezer compartment, gas hob, electric oven, toaster, microwave, coffee percolator, hand blender, food processor, coffee machine and radio.

Living rooms

Separate lounge with one double sofa, 2 single arm chairs, coffee table, tv with English satellite and dvd player & films. There are also board games and books for those days when relaxing is a priority.


2 double bedrooms each with their wardrobes and drawers.
Each is also adjacent to its own en suite.


Two en suites each with shower, sink with vanity mirror, and toilet.


Electric towel radiators within each en suite for out of season heating. Mobile electric radiators can also be provided for cooler periods during the year.


Satellite tv, radio, selection of board games, outdoor chess & badminton,

Garden and outside

2 acres of mature gardens and woods a treat for any birdwatcher.
The cottage has its own sun terrace and barbeque area for al fresco dinning.
Sun loungers, deck chairs and outdoor dining table and chairs provided.

Parking and garages

Private off road parking.

Visitor suitability

Not suitable for young children.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Meals


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Brocante & Antiques
Distance: 3 km

Beauty treatments


Distance: 14 km

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp / Perch / Bass
Name of nearest fishing location: Etang de Coucou
Distance: 5 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Excideuil
Distance: 12 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Tourtoirac
Distance: 8 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: From Door


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Anita Carrington-Porter

The charming Mirabelle is owned by Anita and Paul, who live adjacent to the holiday cottage. Anita, a fully qualified Beauty Therapist (Aromatherapy, Thai, Ayurvedic, Japanese and Hot stone Massages, just some available treatments) runs a small beauty salon where guests can treat themselves to some of the relaxing treatments on offer. Paul having renovated both properties now runs a property maintenance business. He also restores classic motorcycles, his latest being a 1948 triumph speedtwin.

Year property purchased 2003
Why this location? When you visit Mirabelle you will find beautiful views in all directions with peace and tranquillity. Many of our guests are return visitors, which gives us the confidence to know we are doing things right! The cottage snuggles into its location and with the decked sun terrace area straight outside the kitchen door, a morning tea or coffee ...optional croissant, sets everyone up for a holiday that is hard to beat. Mirabelle is located centrally for visiting many of the Dordogne's most famous tourist sites: Sarlat, Lascaux, Domme, Brantome to name but just a few of many. The village of HAUTEFORT is only 3 miles away where you will find 6 restaurants, a super market, a medical centre, a chemist, a tourist office, baker, butcher, small grocery store, garage, craft brewery, a newsagents and various other gift shops. Of course compared to the magnificent HAUTEFORT chateau these all pale into the background. The local area also has a wealth of activities to suite everyone's needs.
Unique benefits of property Mirabelle is on the edge of a small hamlet making it an ideal for countryside lovers with the wonderful Dordogne outlook. Here, in Maumont, you will find the local vineyard and an ancient farm where you will see ducks, chickens, geese and sheep wandering around freely. Straight from the cottage you can join a myriad of local signed pathways, for walking, cycling and even pony or donkey trecking! Some guests have rented bikes while others have brought there own , and for these we have a large covered area for storing at your leisure. We have an unusual layout, with the bedrooms being downstairs, this allows for beautifully cool bedrooms, a welcome treat in the summertime. The cottage gardens consist of open and woodland providing both sun and shade, though you have no traffic noise what-so-ever, the 'silence' is filled with bird chatter and red squirrels calling their young. We are also nearby, but not intrusive, to help book and advise on local activities and restaurants.

The Owner Recommends

Local Activities

Hautefort is 2 miles away, where one can find shops, brocantes, bars, restaurants, the museum of medicine and of course the fairytale Chateau of Hautefort with its spectacular gardens. There is a well stocked supermarket and petrol station, as well as a medical centre,chemist and tourist office. The local area provides lots of activities ranging from canoeing down the local river, watersports park,inland lake beach, swimming, golfing, paint-ball, adventure tree forest walks, rock climbing and pot holing ..... to name just a few!. The caves at Toutouraic approx 6 km away are a great place to visit on foot, by bicycle or by car. The local area has a good selection of restaurants and snack bars to meet most dietary requirements.

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Jean Trewin 3 July, 2017

We have stayed in many gites in France over the years and Mirabelle is one of the best - very well equipped, comfortable and attractive. The terrace and garden are especially nice, offering sun or shade and very welcoming after a day out. The gite is surrounded by lovely quiet countryside and it is a real bonus to be able to find good walks straight from the door. There's a good supermarket five minutes away, good restaurants and a choice of three good bakers. The village also contains a very impressive chateau and gardens. There are lots of good places to visit without too much driving, including a very good cave and some lovely gardens. Paul and Anita are very friendly and welcoming hosts, full of good suggestions. We would definitely recommend this gite to friends and would be happy to return if we visit this area again.