Holiday gite in rural Dordogne near Monpazier - AD006345

Belves (8km from Monpazier), Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD006345 Advertiser since: 25 April 2018
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Le Pradier Self Catering Flexible 2 6 2 Sofabed and 2 spare beds on the first floor.

About this property

Beautifully Finished Traditional Hilltop Farmhouse. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Le Pradier is a beautifully finished traditional hilltop farmhouse set in 15 acres of pasture and woodland and even boasts a young vineyard. Whether looking for a tranquil hideaway or a base to explore the architectural and cultural delights of the Dordogne, this little corner of paradise is superbly located half way between the stunning Medieval towns of Monpazier and Belvès (both designated 'Plus beaux villages de France' - The Most Beautiful Villages of France). Surrounded by rolling hills and copious forests, rich with wildlife, Le Pradier is a place which inspires artists and country-lovers, and satisfies ramblers. For those who love swimming or sunbathing and picnicking by the water, the Dordogne river or Cadouin lake, along with their ‘beaches’, are only a fifteen-minute drive away.

Recently renovated, Le Pradier’s light and airy interior comprises two en suite bedrooms on the ground floor (one double and one twin), a third bedroom upstairs, a sumptuous living room with a further sofa bed, a modern kitchen and large dining area, along with an additional toilet. Crisp and clean, its design is a perfect blend of traditional and contemporary; a restful home from home.
Situated at the end of its own long private drive, the house and garden is a safe-haven for children to run free and play. And is idyllic for those who love starlit barbecues or eating al fresco, ‘away from the world’ on warm, summer nights.
With an abundance of chateaux, underground caves, museums, day and evening markets, and other tourist attractions, not to mention restaurants, shops and supermarkets, the area caters for everyone. Le Pradier and its milieu is a place to unwind and make happy memories.



Kitchen and dining

Le Pradier has a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher.
The dinning area has a large wooden table comfortably seats 6 people.

Living rooms

The living room has English terrestrial television.


Double room with en suite bathroom, English satellite tv, two wardrobes. The second bedroom has English satellite tv, and sink and shower room. There is a sofa bed in the living room that can sleep two people.
On the first floor there are two additional single beds.


En suite bathroom.
En suite shower room with sink.
Downstairs toilet.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

* Vet details: Belves, Cabinet Vétérinaire Carine Fondu SELARL


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Belves
Distance: 8 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Unknown
Name of nearest fishing location: Dordogne River
Distance: 13 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de la Forge, Route de Belves, 24170 Siorac-en-Périgord, France
Distance: 13 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Périgord Equitation, Bourg, 24540 Saint-Marcory, France
Distance: 3 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 0.5 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Fongalop woods.

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Domaine du Petit Batou, petit batou, 24560 Boisse, France
Distance: 30 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Louis Gibbings

Both Vicki and I run our own companies in a beautiful Devon village, where we grew up and still live. Vicki's business is in promotional merchandise, and I am in the construction industry. Our children, Ellie and Sonny, are in the local middle school and primary school respectively.

Year property purchased 2012
Why this location? With an abundance of chateaux, underground caves, museums, day and evening markets, and other tourist attractions, not to mention restaurants, shops and supermarkets, the area caters for everyone. Le Pradier and its milieu is a place to unwind and make happy memories.
Unique benefits of property We fell in love with Le Pradier because it felt like a real home, not a holiday-home. Outside, the stone buildings and functional bread oven hint of an old farm and take me back to my childhood. Whilst inside, it has a modern, fresh feel, which Vicki really appreciates. The views are truly ‘countryside’, and we just love pottering around the little vineyard or cooking dinner under the stars.

The Owner Recommends

Night market in Belves

If you would like to savour a slice of life French style try this event. There are so many points to commend but do arrive early. Be there for 5/30pm if you want to sit inside the Les Halles area. This is an old market area with all sides open and a covered roof. You wil need cutlery, glasses and plates although useful packs can be purchased on site. The food stalls are ranged around the outside of the square and offer a huge range from calamari, curry and rice, breads and fresh salads to pork and potatoes. Lovely deserts are on offer such a fruit brochettes, rum babas and strawberry tiramisu. The bars sell drinks or a cheaper option is to take your own. Belves is a glorious little 11th century town. Car parks are quickly filled but as you walk to the town centre there are some bag, jewellery, hair braiding and leather stalls to peruse. It's a great night out and well worth sampling.

Canoeing down the Dordogne river.

This is the way to see the Dordogne!