1 bed gite to let with pool, Dordogne village - AD006721

Meyrals (6km from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac), Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD006721 Advertiser since: 14 December 2018
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Petite Roseraie Self Catering Flexible 1 2 1

About this property

One Bed Gite, Pool & Private Garden, Edge of Village. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

La Petite Roseraie is an attached gite at Le Bois Vert in the pretty village of Meyrals. It is ideal for couples or solo travellers who want the benefit of a discreet, private gite, but dont want to compromise on quality. There is a new modern fitted kitchen with a cooker, refrigerator and a dining area with table and chairs for two. Glazed doors lead into the lounge which is comfortable and equipped with a woodburner for colder months. There is a flatscreen tv with basic UK or French channels.

The gite has been assessed as 2 star by the local tourist association and as such night tax is payable per adult at a rate of 0.55 euros per adult per night. This will be collected from you by us and forwarded to the government.

The gite is located at the rear of the main property and accessed by its own door from the parking area.
The door opens into the kitchen/dining area, which leads into the lounge and then either to the garden or stairs to upstairs. Patio doors lead to a private secluded garden with small paved area. There is a small outside set of table and chairs for dining al fresco and some garden furniture. The path leads through privacy gates to the terrace and pool. In the garden we have a fig tree and tomato plants which you may use during your stay.

There is a large shower room downstairs and a small loo upstairs, next to the bedroom. The bedroom has a garden view, and is furnished with a double bed (with a microfibre king size duvet), side tables and a wardrobe. The bed has quality bedlinen and we provide towels and pool towels for your use.

Outside you may park your car next to the gite, there is a charcoal bbq for you to use if you wish. The gite is self catering, but we supply essentials such a salt and pepper, 2 toilet rolls, bin bags, washing up liquid etc. In colder months we supply your first basket of logs free and subsequent generous logs daily at a cost of 10 euros per day. There is also electric underfloor heating which automatically triggers from October through till April when the temperature drops below 20.

If you wish to rent the gite and would like to have flowers or champagne for a special occasion, please just ASK us to arrange this.

On site we also have a larger family gite (Gite Le Bois Vert) which sleeps 4. Both gites share the main gardens and the pool, so the maximum amount of people at any time will always be 6. Both gites have a strict no smoking/vaping and no pet policy.

From October and up till April the gite is heated by underfloor heating (ground floor only), and gite guests can also use the woodburner to create a special romantic atmosphere and added heat.

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A LARGER GITE, then please visit our other gite on site, Gite Le Bois Vert, property no AD005867. Please note that BOTH gites can be rented together if you wish to make a generational booking (ie grandparents and younger family unit holidaying together and having exclusive use of the facilities). We do not allow parties of any sort.



Kitchen and dining

The modern kitchen has a window overlooking the front of the gite and the parking area.
A dining table and two chairs are provided for dining.
The kitchen includes a gas/electric cooker with 4 top rings, extractor, a refrigerator with small ice box, a microwave, sink and the usual bits & bobs.There is ample crockery, glasses and cutlery and a wide array of kitchen utensils available.
Our coffee machine is a cafetiere.

In the hallway you will find an ironing board, clothes airer and vacuum cleaner. There is a rack to hang coats & jackets and plenty of tourist information and maps.

Living rooms

The lounge is entered via the kitchen/diner and is comfortably appointed with a comfy 2 seater sofa and chair. There is a woodburner for providing additional warmth off season and all wood is provided.
A tv is provided for your entertainment with basic UK or French tv boxes, and we also have a bookcase with ample books in English and some games such as cards, backgammon etc.

The lounge has patio doors to the secluded and totally private garden. The garden has a small terrace and lawn with raised flower beds with roses, lavender, herbs and a fruiting fig tree and seasonal cherry tomatoes for you to pick.


The bedroom is accessed from the hall and up the stairs and is cosy, but well appointed.

The double pine bed benefits from a microfibre king size quilt and beautiful bed linen.
A wardrobe is provided, a chair and two bedside cabinets also have bedside lamps for convenience.
There is a wall mounted heater for the winter months and a fan provided during the summer.

The window overlooks the private garden and gardens and fields beyond and is fitted with a mosquito net.


There is a large shower room downstairs with a shower cubicle, wc, washbasin and vanity mirror. There is a heated towel rail for your convenience. There is also a hairdryer for your use.
We provide towels during your stay.

There is also a small loo upstairs with a wc and washbasin, opposite the bedroom.

We provide you with 2 loo rolls per toilet and handwashing soap.


Between the months of May and September we do not have any heating on as frankly the temperatures are quite high, both during the day and at night. We do provide an electric fan for summer cooling and windows are fitted with mosquito nets.

Outside these times we have electric underfloor heating on the ground floor and also the lounge benefits from a woodburner in the colder months with your first basket of logs free and subsequent logs available to buy from us at 10 euros per day (a generous amount).
Upstairs the bedroom benefits from a wall mounted electric heater.


There is a tv (with basic UK or French channels), many books and games in the lounge.
Outside the pool is available for shared use from the start of May till the end of September. There is a badminton set in the pool house for setting up on the large front lawn. If you wish secure storage for your bicycle just ask.

The village has a boules court, table tennis table (you need to take your own paddles and balls) and tennis court and there are many circular walks and cycle routes around the village and nearby.
The location is excellent for visiting both the River Vezere and Dordogne (for canoeing, fishing or wild swimming). The village of Les Eyzies with its bars and restaurants is a short drive, as is the medieval town of Sarlat with its Wednesday and Saturday market. St Cyprien has a fantastic Sunday market all year round, and also has a good supermarket & fuel station.
There are many tourist attractions just a short drive away. Just ask for our FREE guide when booking.

Garden and outside

We have 3 acres of land at Le Bois Vert, mainly to lawn with flower beds, some woods and a sheep paddock with lambs in spring and summer.
The gardens are particularly attractive as Lorraine was previously a horticultural tutor, and the terraces are swept daily. There are outside lights for extending the evenings and all publicly accessible areas are flat.

La Petite Roseraie is secluded and reasonably private with large walls and raised flowerbeds. Red squirrels, green woodpeckers and deer are frequent visitors. We also have some little owls who frequent the front entrance area in the mornings are early evening!

Parking is at the front/side of the property.

Parking and garages

Parking for La Petite Roseraie is adjacent to the front door of the gite. This is your personal parking area.

There are no garages on site.

Visitor suitability

La Petite Roseraie is suitable for single travellers or couples wishing a private and quiet stay. The area is welcoming and very safe and the tourist businesses in the south Dordogne usually speak English. Both restaurants in the village have English speaking staff. We actively welcome members of the LGBT community.

There are stairs from the ground floor hall to the upstairs where there is a double bedroom and a small toilet. The bed is a standard UK double size with no footboard for our taller guests. The mattress is on the firm side but comfortable. In summer we provide a 4 tog duvet and in winter a 10 tog duvet.

This gite is unsuitable for children of any age and I'm afraid we do not accept any pets at all at any of our gites.

Cycles can be stored securely in an outbuilding if requested.

Information about any additional facilities

If you would like to book the gite for a special occassion - honeymoon, special birthday, engagement etc, please email me with your requirements. We'd like to make your stay as comfortable as possible.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Couples only

  • Shared pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

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


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Freshwater
Name of nearest fishing location: River Vezere
Distance: 6.5 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Lorraine Turnbull

Hello! We are John and Lorraine and we moved to beautiful Meyrals in September 2017. We are originally from Scotland, but have embraced French life in this beautiful and interesting area. We love canoeing, nature photography, history and are trying to improve our French.

Year property purchased 2017
Why this location? Beautiful location with gorgeous natural scenery, flora and fauna. In the centre of the historic south Dordogne with troglodite dwellings, cave art, chateaux and French history. Lots of beautiful little villages and towns nearby to visit with fantastic local food and wine producers.
Unique benefits of property La Petite Roseraie offers a cosy gite for couples or single travellers. The gite has been totally refurbished with a brand new kitchen, bathroom and fresh decor throughout. There is private parking, a small private garden and huge communal garden with woods and orchard and access to the shared salt swimming pool. the pool is unheated and open from May 1st till October 1st. Ideal for short or longer breaks, and especially attractive to housebuyers in the area, the gite offers great accommodation at a great price.

We offer short breaks of 3 nights minimum apart from July & August when we are pretty popular. Flexible arrival and departure days.

For visitors during autumn or spring the woodburner is especially romantic and easy to use.

The Owner Recommends

La Merenda Bar and Restaurant

Situated in the heart of Meyrals village there is a small rustic bar downstairs (great to sit outside on a sunny evening) and a lovely traditional family friendly restaurant upstairs serving good food lunchtimes and evenings (Closed Wed & Sunday). The owners speak excellent English. Great 4 course lunch menu with wine for just 13 euros each!

Sarlat Medieval City and Markets

Sarlat has a fabulous market on a Wednesday and Saturday in the centre of the medieval part of the town. Give yourself at least two hours to wander round and buy local food and drink specialities, and enjoy sightseeing in this special place. There are countless restaurants in the area. If visiting in December don't miss the themed Christmas market with escargot, oysters and iceskating! Just 20 mins from the gite.

Lascaux IV Caves, Montignac

The very newest of the centres is Lascaux IV and you can book online (specify an English language tour if you need) or in person. Montignac is just a 30 minute drive from the gite, and is a lovely village to visit, with a few restaurants, cafes and bars. The Lascaux complex is walking distance from the village but there is a large car park. Give yourself at least 3 hours for the tour.

Beynac Village & Chateaux

Beynac is a short 15 min drive from the gite and has a lower car park (next to the river) and another half way up the cobbled hill. Beynac village is steep but worth exploring and at the top of the hill the chateaux is worth visiting and has incredible views down the Dordogne river. There are a couple of restaurants and a great bar at the bottom of the hill to sit and watch the world go by. VERY busy in the summer months. The village starred in the film 'Chocolat' with Johnny Depp.

Grotte de Rouffignac

My favourite authentic cave visit! Rouffignac is about 40 minutes drive, but well worth it.
The visit is about an hour and a half long and a small electric train takes you 6 km underground, through an elaborate cave system to view authentic cave drawings of bison, deer and horses.
Great visit for the not so mobile (because of the little train), but DO take a jumper or jacket as its very chilly underground. Great low price for a great experience.

Chateaux Milandes

This beautiful chateaux was once owned by Josephine Baker, the American singer/dancer. There are lovely gardens, a fantastic bird of prey display and the chateaux is a monument to the colourful life of Miss Baker and the part she played in the French resistance.
Cafe, toilets and lots of parking.

Castelnaud Village and Chateau

Just a 20 min drive away, this pretty village with the chateau on the top of the cliff overlooking the Dordogne is a great way to spend a day visiting. There are lots of bars and restaurants in the village and the chateau has plenty to see for all ages. There is even clean wild swimming in the river!

Gabarre Ride at La Roque Gageac

A fabulous and inexpensive way to see La Roque Gageac from the river and up to Castelnaud. See kites, kingfishers and the beautiful Dordogne Valley from a restored shipping gabarre that used to carry wine to Bordeaux.

Gouffre de Proumeyssac

Fantastic cave with light show just 15 mins away from the gite. Fab for older kids and adults. Not really for visitors with mobility issues due to confined space in part of the tour. Well worth the visit, free parking and picnic area.

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Andy Freeman 12 September, 2019

Just retruned from a week stay, Lorraine and John are great hosts friendly but not intrusive. Accommodation was very clean, well appoointed and spacious. Location is lovely, short walk to boulangerie and restaurants in village. Good location to travel out from and tour the area would fully recommend.

Owner response

Thanks so much for your review Andy. We really appreciate this. So gl;ad you had a great visit. Do come and see us again!