|La Petite Maison chez Mark & Sylvie||Self Catering||Flexible||2||5||1|
"La Petite Maison" at Aux Volets Bleus, as seen on the Channel 4 program A New Life in the Sun, is a pretty perigourdine cottage.
It is situated just a few minutes walk from the centre of the village of Rouffignac St Cernin de Reilhac, in the heart of the Périgord Noir, less than an hour drive from Bergerac or Brive airports.
In the village, you will find a local bakery, butcher, grocery store, traditional Sunday market, supermarket, restaurants and cafés.
It has all the modern conveniences whilst having all the charm and character of a cottage.
Tastefully decorated, the property is fully equipped with everything you will need for a relaxing holiday summer or winter as it has been fully insulated.
Please note that during the months of July & August, arrival day is only Saturday for a minimum stay of 7 nights.
The ground floor is a light and airy open plan space with spacious kitchen dining area with a 6 seater dining table and chairs, cooker, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dryer, microwave.
There is also a wood burning stove which can be used during the autumn/winter season.
Lounge area with sofa and tv.
The living room is part of the kitchen dining area
The cottage, 95 m2, sleeps 4 (up to 6) guests with 2 spacious bedrooms on the first floor
1 bedroom with a king size bed ,15 m2
1 bedroom with a king size bed and a single bed , 21 m2
Extra sleeping with a pull up bed.
A large family bathroom with a toilet, walk in shower, towel heater and hairdryer.
Fully insulated, heaters in all the rooms and a wood burning stove for rentals during the autum/winter season.
A set of french doors opens up to a stunning patio where you can relax and enjoy the best view of the valley while cooking outdoors on the stone barbecue.
On site free parking.
Cooking has always been a passion of mine. I remember as a child watching my mum cook and helping her prepare our family meals. I used to love when we had guests around for Sunday diner, we would plan the menu, prepare it together and I would always set the table with our best tableware
Over the years, I have fulfilled this passion by inviting friends and family over for a meal. I have also discovered that cakes and desserts are my real passion, especially pastry based ones.
So as our (holiday) guests we are pleased to offer you a daily set menu of traditional French home cooking. You can choose from our selection to share between you:
Two Course for 15 Euros per person
Three Course for 20 Euros per person
Children half price
All meals are prepared fresh with local produces. We ask for 48hr notice. If you have any dietary requirement or food allergies, please let us know.
Just over a year ago, we decided it was time for a new challenge and after spending some wonderful holidays here in the Perigord Noir, we moved to France in this beautiful region. <br/>Now our first gîte is ready and we can't wait to welcome our guests!
|Year property purchased||2015|
|Why this location?||The Perigord Noir is a beautiful area, which we keep on discovering every day|
|Unique benefits of property||" La petite maison" is our first gîte. We have spent over a year renovating it completely with our own hands and even though we had some low moments we are so happy as all those hard working days have resulted in a beautiful cottage where many are going to have some wonderful holidays!!!|
For a relaxing family day out with a picnic, we enjoy going to our local "beach" at the Le lac de Tamnies
or a day at the water park Les étangs du Bos- Saint Chamassy where we all have a splashing day!
You could also explore the caves by boarding a train journey through la Grotte de Rouffignac- also called "la grotte aux mille mamouths" to see the art of hunters in prehistoric time at one of the largest caves of the region.
Take a walk on La Roque Saint Christophe- Peysac le-moustier and discover how men lived on the cliff face 80m high in prehistoric time in this beautifully restored troglodyte village.
The Dordogne is a region you can discover in so many ways. There are a thousand and one "châteaux" in the Perigord, so why not visit one or two during your holiday and let history unfolds Le Château de Castelnaud & Les Eyzies de Tayac is the one of the most beautiful of the region and le Château de l'Herm- Rouffignac is just a few minutes from your cottage.
Our traditional sunday morning market can not be missed where you can buy all of your local produces. Every Wednesday evening, during the summer, do not forget your festive and friendly invitation at Rouffignac Night Market where you can eat the best local food and meet the local producers, followed by musical entertainment where you can dance the night away.
For nature and sport lovers, many activities are offered to discover the Perigord in its natural beauty.
From miles of walk and mountain bike trails to horse trecking with Les Cavaliers de la Vézère- Sergeac, cliff climbing, zip trekking the tree tops at Accrobranche- " L'appel de la foret"- Thenon, or going caving you will definetely find many ways to enjoy yourselves.
Many rivers run through the whole Perigord , the Dordogne of course but also the Vézère just a few miles away. They played a key role in the transportation of goods in the past but are now a place for leisure activities :
Kayaking/canoeing is very popular, let yourself drift through picturest villages on the river Vézère like Les Eyzies, St Leon sur Vézère, La roque Gageac .
Swimming and fishing are also enjoyed along the river.
We had a great time at La Petite Maison. The house is beautiful, and photos can't do justice to the view from the terrace, across a steep valley to range on range of wooded hills, with only a few other houses in sight. The village is small but has a supermarket, ATM, Sunday market and a couple of restaurants, plus an interesting history (burnt to the ground during WW2). It was a good centre for visiting many lovely places in the area - our favourites were Montignac, Sarlat and les Eyzies. Marc and Sylvie were very helpful and friendly and it's definitely worth sampling Sylvie's cooking! The only slight downer was the lack of an upstairs loo, for which we have to deduct 1 point. Everything else - top marks.
Gite was faultless,view from terrace superb. Village a little quiet but plenty to see and do in Vezere valley Dordogne about 50 min away given traffic & roads is a true delight We are absolutely delighted we booked this property and if you want days out and relaxing evenings on your terrace it’s very hard to fault. Our hosts Sylvie and Mark were great with much useful local info. One last thing. If you’re struggling to grow your own veg , don’t as Mark for advice lol Good luck with veggie plot Mark. In summary, try it you won’t be disappointed.
We were fortunate enough to be the first ever guests to stay at Mark & Sylvie’s beautiful Gite. They were kind, attentive, thoughtful hosts without being intrusive. They have thought of everything to make a guest’s stay comfortable & pleasant. The Gite has a high end finish and every room has been furnished with style & flair. It is bright, airy, spotlessly clean and there are breath taking views from every window. The large patio terrace has spectacular views and luxurious garden furniture. Wi-fi is fast and reliable. The quaint town of Rouffignac is a pleasant 10 minute stroll away where you will find a traditional boulangerie, boucherie, pharmacy, cafes, an ATM, a Sunday morning market and a Carrefour supermarket. The Gite is picture postcard pretty and in the perfect location to explore the enchanting Perigord Noir region. We can't think of anything that would improve this lovely accommodation which exceeded expectations in terms of views, location, amenities & comfort. Would have no hesitation recommending this rental to family & friends and would not want to stay anywhere else if visiting the area again.
Thank you Mark, Sylvie, April & Dylan for making our stay special.