2 bed gite with pool in Dordogne village - AD005867

Meyrals (5km from Saint-Cyprien), Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD005867 Advertiser since: 29 November 2017
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Gite Le Bois Vert Self Catering Flexible 2 4 1

About this property

Relaxed Modern Two Bed Gite with Exclusive Pool. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Gite Le Bois Vert is located on the edge of Meyrals, within the idyllic 'golden triangle' between Sarlat, Les Eyzies and Montignac in the sunny Dordogne area of South West France. The gite offers fantastic 2 bedroom non smoking accommodation (sleeps 4 and baby) with a beautiful garden with salt swimming pool (shared with second gite from spring 2019) and edge of village setting.

Guests have use of the beautiful refurbished swimming pool (from May 1st till end of September). There is also free parking outside the gite. It is a 2 minute walk into the pretty village with its boulangerie, bar and restaurants. The medieval town of Sarlat is a 20 minute drive away, Les Eyzies is a short 10 minute drive, and the gite is centrally located to visit all the attractions, chateaux and both the River Vezere and Dordogne.

The gite is well insulated, modern and benefits from double glazing and underfloor heating.The kitchen is well equipped with the bonus of a washing machine - always handy for family holidays. Bedrooms are light and airy with new microfibre duvets and pillows and luxury cotton bedlinen supplied. There is a large bedroom with double bed (with a king size duvet for extra comfort) and a smaller twin bedded room. There is also a cot and a highchair provided for baby, (Max occupancy is 4 PLUS A BABY). All towels supplied for your stay. There is a private terrace outside the gite, and sunbathing areas surrounding the pool, equipped with charcoal barbeque (buy your own), sunloungers, umbrellas and chairs and tables. NO pets allowed.

The owners, John and Lorraine live in the adjoining house and are available if required.




Kitchen and dining

The living area adjoins a well laid out modern kitchen and dining area. There is a table with four chairs, a cooker, sink, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment and washing machine, alongside the usual kettle and toaster. There are plenty of plates and cutlery and some plastic items for using near the pool. There is a large bin for gite use outside and an under cover washing line.

A highchair is available free of charge.

You may also choose to dine outside and there are tables and chairs provided and a barbeque for your use.

Living rooms

This self-contained ground floor gite has a spacious living area with woodburner for the colder months, colour tv (basic UK channels), DVD player and free wifi. There is a bookcase with a selection of books in English and a basket with tourist information and maps of the area, and a few games.

Recliner sofas and cosy throws allow you to relax indoors. There are patio doors leading out to the sun terrace and pool, with plenty of chairs, tables, umbrellas and a barbeque for your use.

If you book in low season, all wood is now included in the price, and Christmas bookings include a small, real, decorated Christmas tree.


There is a spacious bedroom with double bed and a smaller twin bedded room, ideal for children or other family members. A cot with mattress is available - just ask (although we ask you bring your own cot bedding)!

We have provided new microfibre soft touch duvets and pillows and all bedlinen is new and luxury cotton to ensure you have a comfortable, refreshing sleep. Plenty of storage for clothes and suitcases, a vacuum cleaner and ironing board and iron are also available. All bedding and towels are provided for your stay.


There is a large family bathroom with bath with shower over, and a heated towel rail.
The bathroom is fully tiled with good vanity lighting.
Good quality towels, a bathmat and non slip mat for inside the bath are provided for your use.


We are a Planet Friendly gite! The gite is well insulated and fully double glazed and benefits from electric underfloor heating in the colder months. Your gite price covers up to 10kW of electricity per day and you will be billed over and above this usage to prevent electricity wastage. The gite has a woodburner for use in the colder months, and will be supplied with fuel accordingly.

There is a massive HW tank providing enough very hot water for up to 2 large baths every day. There is an electric towel rail in the bathroom.
The gite faces south and in the summer the shutters can be used to block out the heat of the day.

We have recently installed flyscreens to all windows.


The village has a weekly summer market (Thursday morning). There is also a very good year round Sunday market in St Cyprien; just a short drive away. There is a bar and a couple of restaurants in Meyrals village and plenty of places to eat and drink in the area. There is a full tennis court and table tennis table free to use next to the church (bring your own equip).

There is also a 'scarecrow festival' (fete de epouvantails) at the end of July (last Sunday), followed by a large meal and fireworks to finish, and a Christmas market.

Locally, there are many music festivals, markets, places of interest too many to mention! please see our website www.giteleboisvert.fr for more details.

The Tour de France is often close by.
There are many activities close to Meyrals, including golf, horse-riding, cycling, canoeing, swimming, fishing, hot-air ballooning, and speleology amongst others.

Medieval Sarlat has a twice weekly market and a wonderful Christmas market.

Garden and outside

Outside, there are grounds of approximately 3 acres surrounding the property, mainly laid to lawn, but including some private woodlands. If you listen at night you can hear the owls talking to each other! We frequently see red squirrels and occasionally deer in the garden. We keep a few sheep in a paddock and our neighbour keeps a few hens.

Parking for the gite is immediately outside the gite.

The pool area is fully tiled and has been refurbished with a new pool liner & fittings & new garden furniture. A badminton set has been provided to amuse the children. There is also a charcoal BBQ for you to use.

Parking and garages

Private free parking is located just outside the gite front door. Please park as directed. No responsibility can be accepted for parking contrary to our instructions.

Visitor suitability

All accommodation is on ground level with wide access doors.

There are no steps or stairs within the gite or at the entrance to the gite. There are stairs in the garden area with some steep walls. the parking area is finished with loose gravel.These areas are not suitable for children and we ask that you supervise your children at all times and especially near the swimming pool. It is not permitted to walk on top of the walls in the garden.

The gite is well equipped and popular with families and also couples.

The gite is located in a large garden, with a few neighbouring houses, on the edge of a small village. It is very quiet and tranquil and our guests frequently comment on the relaxed atmosphere. The gite is NOT suitable for parties of any kind.

The gite is strictly no smoking/no vaping & animals of any sort are NOT permitted.

Information about any additional facilities

A cot with mattress and a highchair are available if you require them. Just let us know.
We have a badminton set with net and boules set for your use - just ask.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Meyrals Brocante
Distance: 0.5 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: freshwater
Name of nearest fishing location: Dordogne River
Distance: 6.5 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Ferme de Fonluc, Les Eyzies 24620
Distance: 8.5 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: LeFaux 1


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: There is a local wine producer in Meyrals village. We are also within a 40 minute drive of the Pecharmant and Bergerac wine producing areas.
Distance: 2 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Lorraine Turnbull

Hi, I'm Lorraine. My husband John and myself are originally from Scotland (Renfrewshire) and we moved to Meyrals at the end of summer 2017 after searching for our ideal French home for a few years. As a retired police officer and land-based college tutor I now enjoy a more relaxing lifestyle and am learning French.

Year property purchased 2017
Why this location? We are located in a quiet, pretty village, but in the centre of most of the big tourist attractions in the area. You can enjoy the natural beauty of the Vezere and Dordogne Valleys, excellent for animal and bird lovers, artists and photographers. There are plenty of outdoor activities from river swimming, canoeing, walking, climbing, speleology, cycling and horseriding. Plenty of caves, chateaux and castles to explore; and of course fantastic food and drink and great weather - this area has it all!
Situated in the fabled 'Golden Triangle' of Sarlat, Montignac and Les Eyzies, Gite Le Bois Vert is a tranquil base to explore this fantastic area. We are on google maps if you want to check out our location!
Unique benefits of property We are renewing the liner and fittings of our beautiful salt water pool in early 2019 to make the pool even more attractive to our guests. This will be completed prior to may 1st 2019.Together with new sun terrace furniture this well appointed 2 bedroom gite is an ideal holiday destination.
Set in a quiet location just 2 minutes walk to the centre of a small, charming French village with a bar, restaurants and boulangerie and just a short drive to some of the most beautiful locations in the Perigord.
45 minutes from Bergerac Airport or a pleasant 8 hr drive from the ferry ports if you wish to bring your own car.

The Owner Recommends

Beynac chateau

Chateau de Beynac is perched on a hillside on the banks of the Dordogne. Well worth visiting for both the old town and the chateau, places to eat and drink. The chateau is open from 10am till 6.30pm and visiting will take about an hour. There is ample car parking at the chateau itself.

Chateau de Castelnaud

Hugging the banks of the Dordogne above a pretty little village is the Chateau de Castelnaud. Great if you like castles, medieval warfare etc. Great if you like pretty villages! Quite a steep walk and lots of steps, so if your unfit or have very young children this needs to be considered. Check their website, but they do swordfighting lessons for the kids, blacksmith demonstrations and trebuchet demonstrations from May onwards. Great views of Roque Gageac and the Dordogne river.

Lascaux IV caves, Montignac

Only a half hour's drive away, Lascaux is a must visit if you are in the Dordogne. Open from 9am till 7.30pm, you can easily spend 2-3 hours here, looking at the replica of prehistoric art. The museum is always busy and internet booking is advised. Go for an English tour to get the most of your visit, unless you speak very good French. Not really suitable for kids under 5 years old. Great option for when the weather isnt perfect.

Chateau de Campagne

This Chateau which is just a few minutes drive from Gite Le Bois Vert is not usually open to the public, but the grounds are! And they are FREE! With large lawns, a water feature and ponds, a potager garden and small newly planted orchard they are ideal for a half day visit. For older children there is the fun of exploring the caves at the rear of the garden (perfectly safe and great fun). Great location for a picnic lunch or a half day filler. Located in the centre of the village of Campagne there is ample parking and a few restaurants.

Via Ferrata at Marquessac Gardens

This is great for active teens and parents. A cliff climbing/walking experience with full training & safety lines etc, this is great for those with too much energy and great for family bonding. Buy your tickets at the Gardens of Marquessac desk.

St Cyprien Sunday market

This fabulous large village market is bursting with fresh and cooked food and vegetables and non food items. There is a focus on local wines and produce including foie gras, truffles and walnuts. There are also many cafes and restaurants well placed to offer you refreshment should you feel ravenous after doing your shopping. Lots of parking, cash dispensers and toilets nearby.

Sarlat market

The medieval town of Sarlat is stuffed with streets and lanes full of wonderful shops and eateries. But Sarlat is world famous for its produce market. Every Saturday and Wednesday from 8.30am till around 2pm there are stalls and traders filling the centre of the old town with local delicacies, crafts and fruit, vegetables and wine. From mid June till mid September there is also a night market from 6pm till 10pm, with street entertainment for all the family.

La Merenda Restaurant

La Merenda is located a short walk from Gite Le Bois Vert in the village of Meyrals.
This unpretentious restaurant serves both locals and tourists to the area, and the food is cooked freshly from local ingredients (Try the veal with a bottle of Pecharmant wine). There is both indoor and veranda dining and if you simply want to sit and have a drink and watch the world go by, there is a bar tabac downstairs. They also do divine take away pizzas. Davide & Delphine both speak English if you are a little shy to speak French.

Musee Nationale de Prehistoire, Les Eyzies

Really fantastic displays in a cracking modern building set into the living rock in the centre of Les Eyzies. Free parking, toilets and an outdoor view of Les Eyzies from the third floor to take your breath away. Well worth an hour to 2 hours if you are into prehistory. FREE entry first Sunday of the month!

2 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9.5
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Scottishtravellers 2 October, 2018

We have just returned from a truly excellent holiday staying at Gite le Bois Vert. The facilities, pool, terraces and surrounding gardens met our high standards and were complimented by our friendly and very helpful hosts. We enjoyed lazy days by the pool with grapes and figs from the garden and fresh bread from the village boulangerie. When we wanted a day out at markets museums or world class attractions, it was all to hand only a short drive away. We didn’t want to leave and will definitely be back.

Owner response

Hello and thank you for your lovely review!

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Gite Le Bois Vert and are delighted that you appreciated the gite and surrounding area. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Thank you again!

10 / 10 Mr & Mrs M 15 August, 2018

The gite is very clean tidy has all equipment needed in the lounge, kitchen and bathroom. We found it very comfortable and a good size for two adults and two teenagers.
The pool was fantastic. It is a good size and never felt too cold.
The owners are very friendly and available and are more than happy to provide any advise for any questions you may have on local facilities or attractions.
The village location is great and has a bakery and a very good restaurant that even provides take away pizza. You will need to drive about 5km to surrounding villages/towns for a supermarket/shop but are very easy to find.
There are plenty of attractions, activities and things to do all within around 30 mins drive of the gite.
We would definitely go back.

Owner response

Thanks so much for your review Colin,
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Gite Le Bois Vert and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
John & Lorraine