Beautiful stone house to let for 8, Dordogne - AD007307

Saint-Saud-Lacoussiere (16km from Nontron), Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD007307 Advertiser since: 19 May 2016
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Lieu dit Lage Self Catering Flexible 4 8 2 Cots by prior arrangement

About this property

Beautiful Stone House, Bags of Features and Quirks. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

***Short stays are welcome, please contact us with your requests. Thank you***

The house has two floors.

The entrance leads directly into the large dining room with dining table to seat 8 plus highchairs. There is also a small seating area, ideal for some quiet reading.

From the dining area is a door to the stairs, leading on to the second floor with three bedrooms and a family shower room.

Also from the dining room is another door leading to a small lobby area with a separate wc and large downstairs shower room.

From the lobby is also access to the lounge area with stairs leading to a very large double bedroom.

From a third door in the dining room you have access to the large, very well equipped kitchen and access to the wrap around garden.



Kitchen and dining

Very well equipped kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, and coffee-machine etc.

Dining area includes:- table and chairs (highchairs available on request) and small quiet seating area.

Living rooms

Living area includes:- sofas, log fire, tv and dvd player, books and dvd’s, cd/radio system.


There are 4 beautiful, light and airy bedrooms, consisting of two double bedrooms, one twin bedroom and one triple bedroom (double and single beds).

All bed linen for beds provided, however, please note that due to some babies having sensitive skin we do not provide bedding for cots. Therefore please bring your own.


Family shower room with wc, basin and shower upstairs, seperate wc and another large shower room with double basin downstairs.

Bathroom towels provided. Beach towels for lakes are not provided, please bring your own.


Gas and logburner heating. An extra charge may be made for heating, please contact us for more information.

Garden and outside

Large grassed garden surrounding the property with mature trees. You can walk down to a very secluded grassed area at the River Dronne
Table and benches for outside dining

Parking and garages

Off road parking for two cars


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

* Vet details: VETS – M. Couartou 05 55 78 41 64 6 Rue Nationale, 87230, Chalus (Speaks good English) Open surgery Monday - Saturday 8:30 -9:30 and 13:30 - 14:30 (no appointment needed)


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Various Brocantes and Vide Grenier within very short distance
Distance: 5 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, Pike, Trout, Roach and many more
Name of nearest fishing location: Barrage de Mialet, Etang de St Saud, Lacoussiere, River Dronne at bottom of garden

Fishing on-site


Name and address of nearest golf course: Nontron
Distance: 16 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 8 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Many trails from the doorstep

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Leigh Smith

We are David and Leigh Smith, we have run our small family holiday business for the past 4 years. We have met some lovely people and look forward to meeting many more. We are proud to manage this lovely old stone property for owners Mike and Sara.

Year property purchased 2019
Why this location? This area is so tranquil, calm and peaceful but with plenty to do locally for all ages. A bonus of this property is it is within walking distance of the very friendly local village as well as having a class one trout fishing river at the bottom of the garden.
Unique benefits of property This beautiful stone house and barn has bags of lovely French features and quirks with plenty of space for everyone, and a large wrap around garden.

The Owner Recommends


Dordogne is beautiful, with it’s breathtaking countryside, lakes, rivers and pretty quaint villages. We have prehistoric caves and sights, impressive châteaux, castles and medieval towns. There is plenty to keep the whole family occupied and happy here.

Local Swimming Lakes

We have seven lovely, safe, swimming lakes nearby with man made clean beaches and grassed play areas. The lakes have designated swimming areas with separate sectioned off area for non-swimmers and younger children. All these lakes are life guarded in the summer months. All have free parking and toilet facilities, most even have café/restaurants. Some of these lake have diving platforms, canoe’s, kayaks and pedalo’s and children’s play area’s. It’s just like the day at the beach but nicer!

Barrage de Mialet (Plan d'eau de Mialet)

Created in 1993 over the Cole river thanks to a dam, the lake occupies an area of 190 acres, and helps to regulate the Dronne river downstream. The lake is completely surrounded by a service path. It is relatively flat so ideal for hiking with young children, “en famille”. The 8km are perfect for biking or hiking, also very popular for fishing (license needed) with carp of over 50lb, trout, pike, tench, and bream etc.

Bussiere Galant - Tree Adventure

The park has 7 courses with increasing difficulty (yellow, green, blue, orange, red, black and ultra black), including about 70 games (bridges, tarzan ropes, climbing nets, zip wires… ), enabling you to climb up to 12m high for the most reckless! The Espace Hermeline also has an activity for younger children, from 4 years old and a meter high, which enables them to discover new sensations on a unique course. For those of you who are nocturnal, we can organize late nights with headlamps. Reservation only. Demanding little or no technique, this activity gives you an original access to the woodland. It enables you to discover the trees and their environment in a new way. It’s the ideal way of bringing together a fun activity and a natural environment. Exclusive in the Limousin! Have a sensational time crossing the lake on a TYROCABLE. Leave from a platform situated 23m above the water and slide down the 400m long cable to reach speeds which can go up to 70km/h. For your comfort and safety, there are gloves and helmets at your disposal.

Bussiere Galant - Velorail

Discover the land of the Feuillardiers, perched on the velorail of Bussière-Galant. Situated on an ancient train track, it’s been made possible, since 1995, to make the most of this charming wooded region.
On a machine from another time, where there’s no need to be a professional cyclist, you can go at your own pace. For two and a half hours you will cover six kilometers, crossing fields, hills and chestnut coppices.


Situated on the riverside of the Vienne, with original settlements that date back to Roman times, the city is known for it’s fine porcelain and painted enamelware, cultural activities and botanical gardens. The city has celebrated it’s 2000th anniversary and is rich in cultural history with many museums, symphonies and theatres. Porcelain and fine china was developed in the 18th century out of enamel work which began in the middle ages. Visit the many shops and tour the working factories.


Known as Little Venice, a historic medieval market town where the river Dronne surrounds the town. With its boutiques, restaurants, cáfes and bars where you can relax and watch the activities on the rivers. Every Friday is market day. Canoeing is very popular here, well recommended for a visit.

Seasonal Fetes

Throughout the year you will find many different fête, any excuse to have a party and meal, French people will celebrate the mushroom (fête de champignon), bison (fête de bison), chestnuts (fête de châtaigne) etc. Something different if you really want to get into the French way of life and you are all made to feel very welcome.

Also Nearby

Good restaurants and auberges
Supermarkets and caves (for the wine)
Country walks
Attraction park
Many traditional French markets and night markets
Fishing lakes and rivers