Tranquil holiday let in rural Dordogne - AD005718

7km from Mussidan, Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD005718 Advertiser since: 19 September 2017
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Les Fougeres Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1

About this property

Beautiful Cottage In Tranquil Woodland Setting. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Les Fougeres' is a beautifully converted cottage with many natural timber features set in a peaceful rural location.
The ground floor has an L shaped open plan kitchen, dining area and lounge with wood burning stove. A good sized double bedroom with patio doors opening onto the terrace and side garden. A seperate shower room.
On the first floor is a twin bedroom, and a light and airy mezzanine which provides a lovely second chilling out area with sofas and armchairs, books and games (not suitable for children under the age of 5 years of age ).
Attached to the cottage is a large utility room which also has space to store your bicycles.The pretty fenced garden with gated entrance is set within 5 hectares of the owners woodland and with many other delightful walks nearby including the Foret Vignoble (2 min walk from the cottage) which has designated nature trails and cycle trails (48km & 28km) and a wealth of information on the local flora and fauna. There is an outside table tennis table and swing ball for guests to use and also bicycles that you are very welcome to use for your enjoyment at no extra cost.

Albeit tranquil and relaxing you are very conveniently placed. The nearest restaurant is in the village of Beaupouyet (3mins drive) and the nearest town is Mussidan which caters for all your needs, and includes an open air swimming pool.The Perigord region is a beautiful unspoilt region rich in history and wildlife. Activities include boating, horse riding, golf at Bergerac (30mins) and Perigueux (40mins). Lac Jamaye Regional Park (35 mins ) Lac De Gurcon (30 mins) There is an excellent direct train service from Mussidan to Bordeaux and Perigueux. Bergerac is approx 30-35 mins by car and Perigueux 40-45 mins.



Kitchen and dining

Dining kitchen. Fully fitted with an electric wall oven, 5 ring gas hob, dish washer, toaster, kettle, cafetiere and all cooking utensils and equipment.

Table and chairs for 4 people.

Living rooms

The main living room has a high vaulted ceiling, a wood burning stove and overlooks the large front terrace.
Settees and armchairs, tv, cd player, bookcase, and writing desk.

The mezzanine provides a lovely second living area with two 3 seater futons, coffee table and games cupboard.


There are two bedrooms.

On the ground floor is a double bedroom with patio doors opening onto the side garden.

On the first floor is the twin bedroom.

Both bedrooms have hand wash basins.


The shower room has a very spacious shower cubicle, hand wash basin and toilet.


Rooms are individually heated by electric convector heaters. The open plan living room has a wood burning stove that also heats the mezzanine above.


French and English tv, cdplayer.
Many board games and books.
Outside table tennis table.
Darts board.

Garden and outside

The cottage has it's own private five bar gated entrance, with ample parking space. A very pretty garden surrounds the cottage on three sides.

The utility room, with sink, washing machine and freezer adjoins the cottage and also houses the cycles.

Portable bbq.

Parking and garages

Ample parking within the private garden.

Bicycles are kept in the utility room which can be locked should you wish to bring your own cycles.

Visitor suitability

Regrettably not suitable for wheelchair use, or children under 5 years of age.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Linen


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Mussidan
Distance: 7 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Beaupouyet
Distance: 2 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Bergerac
Distance: 15 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Bergerac


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Foret de Vignoble

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Bergerac
Distance: 15 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Lana Ward

My husband and I moved to France 12 years ago. We are both musicians. We love the peace and tranquility of living here.

Year property purchased 2005
Why this location? Our friends recommended it.
Unique benefits of property Beautiful countryside, with excellent walks in the forests on our doorstep. Excellent for on and off road cycling with many designated tracks in the forest. A range of cycles included in the price. Tranquility and peace yet with restaurants and all amenities only 10 minutes away.

The Owner Recommends


St Astier.

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Morgan Man 29 September, 2018

Fred and Lana are delightful hosts who are there if you need them and not if you don't. We really felt at home here and wished we had booked a second week. We really enjoyed the outside where there were many different places to sit.
We were especially sitting on the front terrace for our meals and general relaxation.
The welcome and the welcome pack were both very much appreciated.