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View across the sun loungers
Ready to enjoy an al fresco meal
View from the front door across the valley

Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
5 nights minimum
Gites
We are located in a small hamlet, close to Bergerac, rural but not isolated and very peaceful. As one guest described the cottage and setting: 'an oasis of calm'. Set in the grounds of a beautiful Perigordian Chartreuse, La Petite Maison is a two room cottage built of honey-coloured stone under a tiled roof with lovely oak beams in the living area. It is an ideal retreat for couples or families with young children. Perfect for getting away from the stresses of modern life. The garden attracts abundant bird and wildlife, including birds rare to the UK, red squirrels,many beautiful butterflies and humming-bird moths. Wild flowers, including orchids as well as flowering trees and shrubs provide a colourful backdrop most of the year. There is a good sized swimming pool 12 metres by 6. It i...We are located in a small hamlet, close to Bergerac, rural but not isolated and very peaceful. As one guest described the cottage and setting: 'an oasis of calm'. Set in the grounds of a beautiful Perigordian Chartreuse, La Petite Maison is a two room cottage built of honey-coloured stone under a tiled roof with lovely oak beams in the living area. It is an ideal retreat for couples or families with young children. Perfect for getting away from the stresses of modern life. The garden attracts abundant bird and wildlife, including birds rare to the UK, red squirrels,many beautiful butterflies and humming-bird moths. Wild flowers, including orchids as well as flowering trees and shrubs provide a colourful backdrop most of the year. There is a good sized swimming pool 12 metres by 6. It is fully fenced with a security gate and although unheated, the solar blanket means that the water remains warm. We open the pool as soon as the weather permits, usually from early May and put it to bed for winter in late October, though the main season is June to September. The pool is ideally placed to catch the maximum sunshine and is very private with views over the garden and surrounding countryside and woodlands. We have a swing and slide set for small children as well as a selection of outdoor toys. The area benefits from a very pleasant climate and although temperatures in the Dordogne in high summer can be very warm we usually benefit from a dry non humid heat. The area is justifiably famous for its food, wine, cultural heritage and archaeological sites as well as having the world heritage city, Bordeaux nearby. La Petite Maison is well placed for day trips and the choice of activities is only limited by what you enjoy. It is an ideal base for exploring the region or even house-hunting for your own dream cottage. The rental rates quoted are for the cottage and include bedding, linen, bathroom and swimming towels. Although the cottage can sleep four, we can only accept two adults and two children. We can supply cots and other useful baby and toddler equipment, if pre-booked.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Please note that the cottage is probably too small for four adults in comfort. The second bed is a double futon, suitable for one or two children, in the living area. Please see the photographs. Families with children have said they've loved it. We have a quantity of baby equipment, cot, high-chair, buggies, bicycles etc. Check-in/out times can be flexible IF we don't have a same day changeover. Please do not hesitate to ask for further information. We want you to have a really great holiday.
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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About the Owner
Rob & Liz S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2012
Interaction with guests
We live in the main house and are usually around for advice or assistance. We let the guests decide what interaction, if any, they would like, but we do check periodically that everything is as they wish. We stock a good supply of tourist information and maps and guides in the cottage. We supply bed linen, bath and hand towels and swimming towels for the pool. There is a comprehensive inventory in the cottage but if there is anything our guests need, we usually have it in our house.
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Reviews (37)
Chris F
Chris F
68 contributions
What a wonderful and charming home that Rob and Liz have. The cottage is set in the most beautiful and idyllic French countryside. Rob and Liz make you feel completely at home but are never intrusive. We felt completely relaxed and at home for the week. The pool area is perfect for cooling off and is really large. At night you can see the stars. In the daytime there’s lots of nice walks and cycling that you can do. We chose to walk to Bergerac a couple of times. It’s quite far but it’s a lovely walk. We cycled once but got a taxi back haha It’s downhill to Bergerac. It’s definitely uphill on the return leg. The cottage itself has everything you need. It’s comfy and has a really good shower. All cooking utensils and even a BBQ are supplied. Whilst we stayed it was high 30 degree temperatures. But we were always able to keep cool by the pool or in the lovely shaded parts of the garden. At night the fans in the cottage and the shutters meant it was cool enough to sleep well. We are so glad we found this place and had the most lovely restful time. Thank you Rob and Liz for you’re wonderful hospitality and letting us enjoy your fabulous home.
Visited July 2022
Written July 18, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Robert S
Robert S
Very many thanks for your enthusiastic review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and we were most impressed by your walking and cycling activities. We are always happy when people use the bicycles. You certainly picked one of the hottest weeks we have had for some time! Best wishes and thanks again
Written August 6, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Venture673988
Venture673988
3 contributions
This was our 4th time staying in this beautiful cottage. Everything was perfect. Peaceful, stunning setting and amazing hosts. Thank you Rob and liz for everything. Criss and heidi
Visited September 2020
Written September 29, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Robert S
Robert S
Thank you for your review. It was great to see you both again, we're always pleased that you enjoy the stay.
Written October 11, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Danberpol
Danberpol
Versailles, France13 contributions
The Petite Maison is a little paradise in the countryside, with a heated outdoor swimming pool, mostly for us alone (accomodation for only one family). The location is a quiet hamlet just 12 kms north of Bergerac, a charming city full of good restaurants and cafés, along the Dordogne river. Rob and Liz were charming hosts, very attentive to facilitate our stay. Definitely a top value for the money !
Visited July 2020
Written September 6, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Robert S
Robert S
Thank you you your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your trip to Bergerac and your stay with us. Although it appeared as if the pool is heated it is only from the sun. It's well located to get the maximum amout of sunshine. We were pleased that your sons were able to visit you while you were here and could make use of the futon.
Written October 11, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

davethecabbie
davethecabbie
10 contributions
Our family of four stayed at La Petite Maison in August and we loved every single minute.The cottage has everything you need for a very comfortable place to stay.It was very clean and was well equipt throughout. The pool area is beautiful-our children loved it!It was so well maintained and looked after and also equipt with sunloungers and umbrellas.The grounds are lovely and peaceful-a total haven! We did hire a car and this was ideal to get around-Bergerac is not far and is a lovely town. Lastly, I would just like to say how fantastic the owners are!They would be there to help if we ever needed anything or wanted any advice.But were never intrusive at all.They were so kind to take our family to a traditional French night market-which was a highlight of our holiday and we all loved it! I would definitely recommend a holiday at La Petite Maison-we hope to certainly return!!!!
Visited August 2019
Written August 23, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Cosmopolitan631804
Cosmopolitan631804
Thank you very much for this enthusiastic review. We greatly enjoyed your company and it gives us a lot of pleasure to see our guests enjoying the facilities and the surrounding area. The July and August night markets are good fun and each has its own character. We certainly hope you will return and would be delighted to welcome you back.
Written September 4, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Freedom829027
Freedom829027
I don't normally participate in reviews but in this case I wish to say that our two week stay was perfect in every way. This was the first time my wife and I have stayed in a rental house in France so we did not know what to expect. The attention to detail to make our stay extremely memorable was exemplary. Down to the drinks in the fridge and the fresh flowers in the house Liz and Rob know the true meaning of hospitality. If you want peace and tranquillity this is the place to stay.
Visited August 2018
Written October 23, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Cosmopolitan631804
Cosmopolitan631804
Thank you for giving us this great review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We always try to ensure that our guests have a holiday that they will remember happily, and that the tranquility of the area gives a relaxing break.
Written October 25, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

PERRICHON A
PERRICHON A
1 contribution
Nous sommes très contents de notre séjour à La Petite Maison : des hôtes charmants, discrets mais présents qui ont su se montrer disponibles, un lieu agréable, très propre et au calme avec tout le nécessaire pour les enfants qui ont pu profiter de la grande piscine, et enfin un endroit très bien placé pour les visites de cette belle région... Que demander de plus ? Un grand merci à Rob et Liz pour leur gentillesse.
Visited August 2018
Written August 24, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Cosmopolitan631804
Cosmopolitan631804
Merci pour votre belle critique. Nous sommes très heureux que vous et vos enfants délicieux ayez apprécié votre séjour avec nous. Merci d'avoir choisi "la petite maison" pour vos vacances
Written September 2, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Michael C
Michael C
5 contributions
A lovely little cottage set in the grounds of the owners house. The location is very rural, therefore very peaceful, but Bergerac is only a 10 to 15 minute drive away. The cottage itself was very clean throughout. last but not least the owners Rob and Liz were very friendly, making me feel completely at home.
Visited May 2018
Written June 5, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Cosmopolitan631804
Cosmopolitan631804
Thank you for your flattering review. We enjoyed having you as a guest and are pleased that you liked the cottage and enjoyed visiting the region.
Written June 6, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Venture673988
Venture673988
3 contributions
This as a perfect long weekend, the cottage was beautiful, the hosts were amazing, definitely going above and beyond what is normal for a holiday let. We had a wonderful time and are set to go back next year. I don't know what else to say there were too many wonderful times. The location was stunning, thank you so much Rob and Liz.
Visited September 2017
Written September 21, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Cosmopolitan631804
Cosmopolitan631804
Thank you for such an enthusiastic review. We enjoyed your visit and we are very pleased that you will return next year, we'll look forward to seeing you.
Written October 4, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rodolphe B
Rodolphe B
10 contributions
Cet endroit a toute les qualités :s'il est à 15 mn de Bergerac,il est dans un cadre qui l'idéal de ce que l'on pourrait chercher pour se reposer sans se couper d'une région où il y a tant à faire. Toutes les prestations y sont excellentes. En premiers lieux, la piscine est spacieuse et la maison a tout le confort moderne. Si j'ajoute à cela des hôtes qui se mettent en quatre pour que votre séjour soit le plus réussi possible tout en restant discrets, c'est l'endroit idéal. Il ne faut pas hésiter à connaître cet endroit privilégié.
Visited August 2017
Written September 5, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Cosmopolitan631804
Cosmopolitan631804
Nous vous remercions de votre aimable évaluation. Nous avons été heureux que vous ayez apprécié votre séjour. Nous sommes toujours heureux lorsque les familles sont en mesure de tirer le meilleur parti des installations et de l'opportunité d'explorer notre belle région. Nous avons eu plaisir à vous accueillir. Thank you for your kind review. We were pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We are always happy when families are able to make the most of the cottage facilities and the opportunity to explore our beautiful region. We enjoyed having you as guests.
Written September 7, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

BoardingPass707622
BoardingPass707622
1 contribution
In the heart of the countryside, but less than 10 minutes into Bergerac. Beautiful surroundings and so tranquil. Well equipped for both indoor and outdoor living; even BBQ provided with charcoal gratis. Hosts Liz & Rob could not be more helpful and always available if necessary but never imposed on our space. Very comfortable and if returning to this area, would use this gite again.
Visited June 2017
Written June 21, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Cosmopolitan631804
Cosmopolitan631804
Thank you for your enthusiastic review and thank you for leaving the barbecue so clean, it was greatly appreciated. We would be very pleased to welcome you here again.
Written June 24, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Business Travel
Kettle
Business Travel
Microwave
Playground
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Yard
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Stove
Swingset
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighborhood
The pretty market town of Bergerac has numerous restaurants and plentiful shopping as well as a lively market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. All around the area are wine trails and vineyards for tasting and buying. Bergerac has more different individual AOC wines than almost any other part of France, from the sweet white Monbazillac to the rich dark red Pecharmant and many in between to suit all tastes and moods. Many of the vineyards and cooperatives are open for tastings and will make visitors most welcome. Bliss! There are plenty of sporting activities ranging from golf to canoeing, from karting to fishing as well as pleasant walking cycling and horse riding from local stables. Walking is a pleasure along marked trails throughout the region. Pretty villages boast small auberges and res...
Getting around
A car or motor bike is essential to make the most of this beautiful area. We can lend two bicycles to guests and we also have small bikes for youg children to ride in the garden. It is fairly hilly around the property. There is an airport, with car hire facilities and a railway station for Sarlat and Bordeaux (with links to Paris and beyond) and buses operate within Bergerac, the nearest town. Taxis are also available, though expensive
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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about La Petite Maison

La Petite Maison is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

La Petite Maison has one bathroom available. See all property details.

La Petite Maison has one bedroom available. See all property details.

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