Character Dordogne holiday gite for 2 - AD005318

1km from Saint-Medard-de-Mussidan, Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD005318 Advertiser since: 10 February 2017
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Charming Gite For 2 Self Catering Flexible 1 2 1 Cot available on request free of charge

About this property

Charming Gite for 2 in Dordogne Manor Grounds. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

We are located in Saint Médard de Mussidan in the sunny south west of France in rural Dordogne, on the edge of open countryside and close to the forest. A good selection of shops and supermarkets, restaurants and bars, cinema and Saturday market are close by. A fabulous lake with sandy beach, rivers, historic villages, famous vineyards and chateaux are all a short drive away.

Villa Magnieu is a traditional 17th century manor house, nestled in 3 acres of lovely gardens. We have a large, heated pool that is in operation from the beginning of June until the end of September.

The gite is ideal for couples & has been fully restored while retaining lots of character. With a south facing aspect & double doors opening onto a private patio - perfect for alfresco dining or just soaking up some summer sunshine.

- 1 double bedroom,
- Living area with wood burning stove
- Dining area & kitchenette with fridge and ice compartment
- Modern bathroom with walk-in shower
- Bed linen and towels included

A cot is also available at no charge.

Free wi-fi



Kitchen and dining

Well equipped kitchenette with hob and fridge. Small dining table and 2 dining chairs. The private patio also has teak table & chairs for alfresco dining or to enjoy a glass of something refreshing as you watch the sun go down.

Living rooms

Small sofa-bed and french doors providing views and direct access to private patio and gardens.


Bedroom with a double traditional, comfortable French bed. We can also provide a cot if needed.


Modern walk-in shower, basin and toilet.


The Gite has glass a fronted wood burner. We have plenty of wood if needed. Summers in the Dordogne are generally lovely and warm so hopefully you wont need it, but just in case...

Garden and outside

Three acres of beautiful, mature gardens with wooded and grassy open spaces. Sun loungers, patio table & chairs, 12m x 6m heated pool (in operation from the beginning of June until the end of September), giant chess and bbq are available for your use.

Parking and garages

Plenty of space to park your car.

Visitor suitability

The Gite is ideal for couples and only rented during May, June, September & October.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Couples only



Fishing nearby

Species of fish: L'Isle river
Name of nearest fishing location: Various
Distance: 3 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Centre Equestre le Saut Des Anges
Distance: 4 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 6 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Bergerac & St Emilion


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Beaupouyet Forêt du Vignoble

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Maison du Vin, Bergerac
Distance: 25 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Aasa Kent

After seeing Villa Magnieu in 2012 we were hooked and moved to France in early 2013, the rest as they say is history. We thoroughly enjoy the pace of life here: the sunshine, good food and wine, the list goes on... We look forward to welcoming you. Aasa & David.

Year property purchased 2012
Why this location? We are on the edge of open countryside and close to the forest. The town is just a couple of miles away & there is plenty to do, either at home or further afield.
Unique benefits of property Villa Magnieu oozes with charm and character and has lots of interesting outdoor spaces to enjoy. The gite is both charming and comfortable and ideal for a couple. During July and August we rent out the large gite and the smaller gite together which provides 4 bedrooms and sleeps up to 7 people. Please view listing AD005310 or contact us if you would like to know more.

The Owner Recommends

Moulin et Gabarre du Duellas (11 Km)

Take a trip on the river & pass through the lock. Beautiful scenery & abundant wildlife. Explore the old mill & gardens too.

Grand étang de La Jemaye (Lake with sandy beach)

30 minutes drive north from Villa Magnieu. Beautiful lake & sandy beach with restaurant, refreshments, toilets & children's play area.


Just 30 minutes drive south from Villa Magnieu, Bergerac is a historic & vibrant town. Situated on the river, boat trips are available during the summer season. Bergerac also has an international airport.

Saint Emilion

50 minutes drive west from Villa Magnieu. In the heart of this famous wine region. A fascinating town, full of history & a good selection of places to eat & drink. While you are there, be sure to visit the ancient wine caves.


The city of Bordeaux is an hours drive away. A vibrant city with great restaurants, museums, galleries & things to do for the whole family.

4 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9.5
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 9.8
10 / 10 Kathie 14 September, 2018

Excellent accommodation in a very pretty setting.
Very Clean and everything you would need was provided. Beautiful clean swimming pool and area ideal for relaxing. This was my second visit to Villa Magnieu and I would almost certainly returnm

Hosts Aasa and David were very obliging and always happy to tell you about the beautiful area and places to visit.

Cannot recommend this Ģite highly enough. .

10 / 10 Tasse 6 September, 2018

Absolutely lovely. We stayed in the charming cottage for a week in June and it more than met our expectations. The accommodation is lovely, perfect for a couple and with everything we could have needed. The owners, Aasa and David, were very helpful and gave us lots of ideas for places to visit in the area. Bergerac & Saint Emilion were two of our favourites and both only a short drive away. The gardens at Villa Magnieu are beautiful as is the pool. We have already recommend to friends and family, we will certainly be back again.

10 / 10 Audrey and Robin 9 September, 2017

The property was all we expected and more. The property was spotless and well maintained and the owners were wonderful. We needed a chilling and relaxing holiday and we were not disappointed. We would recommend this property to friends and relatives and we will be going back for a second visit.

Owner response

Thanks for the great review. We look forward to seeing you both again some time in the future. Aasa and David.

9.8 / 10 26 June, 2017

Excellent hosts nothing too much trouble and very friendly and welcoming.

Ideal location for sight seeing around this region, will definitely go back.

Owner response

Thanks Maria. It was an absolute pleasure having you to stay. Hope to be able to welcome you again soon.

Aasa and David