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A Romantic Hide Away For Two In The Dordogne

Bedrooms 1
Space 441 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

A charming, rural, peaceful 1 bedroom cottage

Adjoining a small working dairy farm, Le Petit Fournil was originally the central bakehouse here in the little hamlet of La Meynardie. Just 3 km from the bustling ancient town of Mareuil sur Belle, yet set in the heart of one of the most beautiful of National Forests it is the perfect location for enjoying stunning walks, cycling amongst fields of sunflowers, exploring the many forest tracks or simply relishing with a picnic, the peace and tranquillity found in this picturesque region of South West France.

This beautiful little bakehouse is the perfect romantic ‘hideaway’ for two! Being carefully redesigned and sympathetically furnished, it permits guests to enjoy all the pleasures of an open-plan, character filled country retreat with the integration of all modern-day amenities. A south facing terrace overlooks the meadow and lakes beyond.

Climate in South West France: In this corner of France we are generally regarded as enjoying a 'Micro Climate'; tucked well into the Bay of Biscay and generally out of the way of weather fronts coming up from the Atlantic. They say we have the second highest levels of sunshine in France and certainly you'll find the light is always clear and fresh. Spring comes early and temperatures can be in the 20's from March onwards: the skies are a piercing blue while the migrating birds pass overhead. Summer sees temperatures peaking on occasions up to 40 degrees, when, thankfully, the pool is there to keep you cool! Autumn is another wonderful time of the year in this Perigord region when colours of the autumn trees and hedgerows are exceptionally beautiful and the days are warm but the nights take on a chilly air. Even winter brings a quiet and sometimes cold air, misty days where the scent of burning oak hangs over the valleys until the sun burns through the winter skies and Spring is just around the corner.

Activities : BEACHES AND WATER PARK: River beaches: Aubeterre which is Approx 20 miles away has a lovely river beach with grassed play area, cafe and restaurant. St Aulaye (20 miles) has the same, together with water slides! Water park: 40 mins away in Augouleme, Nautilis water park with 50m indoor pools, diving pools, outdoor and indoor slides, wave machines. Large lake for fishing & water sports.

OTHER ACTIVITIES Canoeing, Golf, Riding, wine caves, rare wild flowers, migration of birds, exploring Chateaux's and their gardens.

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Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Dutch
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Puyrenier in Périgord

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 441 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 18:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
The wonderful south west facing decking is bathed in sunshine for breakfast and ideally placed for watching the sun go down over the forest at the end of a perfect day! For a shaded spot when the heat gets too much, there are comfy chairs and a table for you to sit and relax over a light lunch. If finding a little corner to read your book in dappled shade is the order of the day, then look no further! a seat under the mature trees, is the perfect spot! There is satellite television with BBC, ITV, news, films, radio, etc., plus a DVD player with a great selection of films for you to choose from. For further photos and information please go to our personal website address featured below.


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A Romantic Hide Away For Two In The Dordogne
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Gîte agréable

  • 4 of 5

Petit gîte agréable et confortable, disposant de toutes les commodités (lave linge, lave vaisselle, four, plaques, tv...).

Les murs de pierre permettent de garder la fraîcheur, très appréciable avec les grosses chaleurs de cet été (surtout la nuit, la couverture était même indispensable au réveil).

Le jacuzzi gonflable est top !

Dommage que les circonstances ne nous ait pas permis de vraiment profiter de la piscine mais je recommande ce gîte.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mr and Mrs Laycock - UK

  • 5 of 5

Idyllic hideaway for two to enjoy rest and relaxation in a rural setting. Lots of places to visit within easy reach...Brantome, Bergerac and Perigueux were particular favourites with us.

A great host and warm welcome awaits.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Perfect Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

This little hideaway really was everything mentioned and was holiday perfection. Sadly Julien and Charlotte were away during our stay but they had left everything promised and we appreciated the first breakfast as well as a few other treats. The gite is cosy and well equipped, with a comfortable bed, a great shower and lovely large towels. The pool was deliciously cool in the glorious weather and in the evenings we enjoyed using the hot tub. We bought cheese from the local farm and loved the market in Mareuil. While there we visited Brantome and spent several days cycling around the area. We are not fitness addicts but the gentle rolling hills in the area were a suitable challenge and we enjoyed the quiet roads as well as wooded trails and discovered beautiful chateaux too. We couldn't recommend this little place highly enough and it is undoubtedly one of the best value places we have stayed in.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Rachel for thoses kind words ! It's been a pleasure to welcome you, i sincerely hope i'll be able to welcome you in the flesh next time !
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The Perfect Rural Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a peaceful place to relax and we certainly found it here! The cottage, garden and surroundings are idyllic and contain everything you could wish for and more. Julien made us feel very welcome and was the ideal host. It was lovely having drinks on the terrace with him and Charlotte - and we really appreciated our introduction to oysters!

Our advice is if you want a romantic retreat this is the place for you!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks ! It was pleasure for us to start the season with you as first guests. We hope we'll be able to see again, maybe for oister season ? :)
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A perfect place to stay in Dordogne

  • 5 of 5

The hosts are nice and welcoming.

The place is lovely and relaxing.

The house is delightful and the garden offers a nice view.

You'll particulary enjoy to have "l'apéro" on the terrace !

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks a lot ! We really enjoyed having you as guests, our doors are open !
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  • 4 of 5

We stayed there during a lovely and sunny week in august...we hardly found the will to get out the garden, which is great at every hour of the day...Charlotte and Julien make everything they can to make you feel you're their special guest. It's the perfect place to make a break!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your great review ! you'll be welcome again whenever you want
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Nearest Airport
78 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
507 Kilometres
Caen or St Malo
Nearest Golf
26 Kilometres
Saint Severin
Nearest Train
37 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
140 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Discover the Dordogne; it’s captivating medieval towns and it’s romantic little bastide villages tucked away in the rolling hills and forests, alongside gently meandering rivers and pre historic caves. With a lovely climate enjoying generous levels of warm sunshine from spring right through to autumn, this is a region that can be thoroughly enjoyed throughout the whole year. Visit the many colourful markets for locally produced foie gras, truffles, goats cheese and strawberries to mention just a few - not forgetting the excellent Bergerac wines of course! You’ll find plenty of local fabulous restaurants where all these delicacies and more, to suit all tastes, are served to perfection!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Quoted rates are per week.
All fresh linen is supplied, including towels, and the beds are ready made up for your arrival.
The first breakfast is included.
For weekly rent, a nice welcoming basket of local products is provided.
25% deposit confirms a reservation. Balance due until arrival
Rental charge includes all outgoings (electricity, water, logs for the open fire) but no daily cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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