Cosy gite to let with private pool, Aquitaine - AD007356

2km from Saint-Jory-las-Bloux, Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD007356 Advertiser since: 11 December 2019
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La Retraite Self Catering Saturday 3 6 2 One cot

About this property

Character Gite with Stunning Views and Private Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Character cottage with stunning views set in the Perigord Vert Region of the Dordogne. Landscaped private pool. Pet friendly.

La Retraite comprises of:

Ground floor: Enter in to the character lounge/dining room with beamed ceilings, large fireplace and wood burning stove. There are two large settees and an armchair, tv and satellite and dvd player.
Two steps down lead into a fully equipped cottage kitchen, consisting of electric oven and hob, washing machine and dishwasher, microwave oven, coffee-maker, fridge-freezer.
Door leading to Bedroom 2 with one double bed and patio doors.
Separate toilet and shower room also on this floor.
There are two steps up into the master bedroom consisting of a king size bed and leading through to an en suite bathroom.
A staircase leads from the lounge to the character beamed attic bedroom with two single beds.
There is a tumble dryer provided in the attached outbuilding. In here you will also find 4 adult bikes for your use.

The 8x4 pool is for private use only by the occupiers and is secluded and surrounded by a landscaped garden. Access on to a large grass area with outstanding views across the countryside and woodland.

It is a 3km walk to Corgnac-sur-l'Isle, an unspoilt riverside village with all amenities including bars and restaurants, walking trails, activity lakes, river fishing, velorail and tennis courts.
Here you can buy your daily fresh bread. Corgnac has a bar, restaurant, grocery shop, hairdressers, chemist and an English speaking doctor.

The property is also 2km from Saint-Germain-des-Pres where you can buy bread, cakes, and groceries. There is also a small sports bar cafe.

La Retraite is located 7km from the market town of Thiviers, the capital of foie gras, which has a popular Saturday market and an excellent range of local shops and supermarkets.

Rail links to Périgueux (25 mins), Limoges (50 mins) and Paris. Convenient airports at Limoges and Bergerac and Bordeaux.

7km in the other direction you will find the picturesque town of Excideuil, where you will find various shops and restaurants. A market is held every week on a Thursday. Excideuil is overlooked by an impressive Chateau on the edge of the town. There is also a picturesque circular river walk .

Périgueux is 40 mins away by car, a beautiful city with lots to discover and a wealth of restaurants to enjoy.

The Dordogne offers endless opportunities for walking and cycling. A dog walkers paradise with circular marked routes through the beautiful countryside.

Fishing available in the nearby river. Lake fishing at Ruffiac, just 20 minutes drive.
Local lakes with beaches and restaurants within 10 minutes drive.

There are a range of great restaurants in the area and information is provided on the best places to suit your palette.
Private off road parking available. A car is essential for your stay.

Activities in nearby village of Corgnac-sur-l'Isle include the velorail, canoeing, tennis, fishing and range of marked walkways. Cycle the stunning Voie Verte from Thiviers to St Pardoux la Riviere – a traffic-free by-way, passing the beautiful and historic village of St Jean de Cole which is listed as one of France's 'most beautiful villages'. Bike hire available locally. There are numerous restaurants in the area, and we will be happy to supply you with a list of our recommended haunts! We are located centrally for visits to the chateaux at Hautefort, Puyguilham, Villars, Jumilhac, St Jean De Cole and Brantome - all within 30 minutes drive.

Canoing at Brantome

There is a fabulous lake at Nantheuil - with a beach and watersports, plus a small restaurant just 10 minutes drive. Within 20 minutes drive is the stunning lake at Ruffiac, where you will find enchanting walks, wake boarding and canoeing, rock climbing and acrobranche (high wires) - a good restaurant also overlooks the lake - perfect for a spot of lunch.

If you’re looking for peace and tranquility, you won’t be disappointed. Rush hour here is the local farmer on his tractor!

Please note that the local Taxe de Sejour is payable for all holiday accommodation in France to the French government, the charge is €1.10 per person per night and is due on arrival and payable locally to the commune.



Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped cottage kitchen with fridge-freezer, dishwasher, electric oven and hob.
There is also a microwave, kettle, toaster, and washing machine, plus a tumble dryer in outbuilding.
Dining table and chairs.

Living rooms

One large character beamed lounge with two sofas and an armchair, Inglenook fireplace, and wood burning stove.
Satellite tv and dvd player, and wi-fi internet.
Dining table and chairs.


Master bedroom with king size bed on the ground floor with en suite bathroom and toilet.

Bedroom 2 with double bed is also on the ground floor with patio doors to the garden.

Bedroom 3 is the attic room. Light and airy with velux windows and two single beds.
(Please note, the attic bedroom would be unsuitable for people who find very steep stairs a problem).


On the ground floor, the master bedroom has an en suite. There is also a seperate toilet and shower room on this floor.


Large wood burning stove, with some wood provided. Additional wood can be provided at cost price.
There are electric heaters in each room.
Two hot water cylinders.

Garden and outside

Large garden consisting of secluded grass area, landscaped pool and patio with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Sole use of the 8m x 4m pool. The pool is unheated and available from May to the end of September.
There is also a large grass area at the front of the premises.

Parking and garages

Gravel driveway and parking area, sole use for our guests.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for families and elderly guests as the two main bedrooms are on the ground floor.

Information about any additional facilities

Well behaved dogs are welcome by arrangement but must be closely monitored and kept on leashes outside the premises, as the gite is open to livestock in electric fenced fields surrounding the gite. Cost of 6 euros per night per dog payable on arrival separately. If a crate is required for your dogs we have various sizes suitable, up to large German Shepherd size dogs.
Superb local walking on marked walks throughout the area, and we can also provide maps and recommend various walks from 2km to 15km.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

* Vet details: Cabinet Leroy Baril Thebault Vieille Vigne 24160 Saint-Martial-d'Albarede


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Excideuil
Distance: 5 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout
Name of nearest fishing location: Corgnac
Distance: 2 km

Fishing on-site



Name/number of nearest marked trail: St Jory Las Bloux


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Sally Roots

We bought our house in the village of Magnac 5 years ago and fell in love with the area. As dog lovers we like nothing more than walking the numerous trails and enjoying the peaceful countryside. When the opportunity came to buy the property next to us La Retraite we jumped at the chance, knowing there would be like minded guests who would also like to come and enjoy the area and the hospitality we can give.

Year property purchased 2019
Why this location? Quiet and panoramic views of the countryside, great walking area with numerous marked tracks and trails, only 8 hours drive to Calais, and one hours drive from Limoges and Bergerac airports. Close to good rail links. Two bustling local market towns Thiviers and Excideuil are 7km away.
Unique benefits of property Beautiful quiet location with stunning panoramic views. Character beamed cottage with landscaped pool area and exclusive use of the pool. Sleeps 6 people.

The Owner Recommends

Activities In The Area

Discover Corgnac Sur L’Isle and the surrounding areas.

This region of Dordogne offers a variety of sightseeing to suit all guests including canoeing, velo-rail, fishing, cycling, hiking, tennis and golf, plus a multitude of chateaux, and outstanding beautiful villages. There are also many gourmet restaurants in the area, and we provide a useful guide depending on your palate!

Thiviers (4km), “Capital of Foie Gras” is a pleasant town where you can find the museum of “foie gras” (fine goose or duck liver paté). It also has a bustling Saturday market where you can buy all of the local produce plus a range of local bars and restaurants. There are also four supermarkets to choose from together with the main TGV line to Limoges/Bordeaux.

Bathing in Nantheuil de Thiviers (6.5km), and Rouffiac Plage (20k) sandy beaches and shady park, supervised swimming, pedal boating, trampoline, bouncy castle, wakeboarding (Rouffiac) playground, tennis and restaurant/snack bar for lunch and dinner. Open daily. Free admission!
Cycle the stunning Voie Verte from Thiviers to St Pardoux la Riviere – a traffic-free by-way, passing the beautiful and historic village of St Jean de Cole which is listed as one of France’s ‘most beautiful villages’. Bike hire available locally. The medieval village of Saint-Jean de Côle (11km), is ranked among “The Most Beautiful Villages in France''.

Château de Puyguilhem

The Château de Puyguilhem inspired from the renaissance of the Loire Valley stands proudly in the valley. Situated just outside the beautiful village of Villars.

Villars Cave (12km)

Decorated with stunning stalactites and natural representations of cave art dating from the Magdalenian (approximately 7,000 years BC).

Sorges (11km)

“Capital of the Black Truffle” welcomes visitors with its museum on ecology and its truffle trails.