Welcome to our 300 year old pigeonnier (dovecote) at Petit Bout! Find us tucked into an hameau (hamlet) of 6 stone houses in the Perigord Poupre (wine growing region). A 17th century ruin when we discovered it, it has been restored and renovated by an American architect with international design experience. The pigeonnier’s many original features have been preserved; among them, the open fireplace, the stone warming-oven and the evier (stone sink).
On the pigeonnier’s ground floor, we’ve installed ultra modern appliances to create a kitchen that is the perfect blend of old and new. Above the kitchen, reached by a circular steel and oak stair created by a local artisan, is a mezzanine overlooking the lofty open living / dining area. Beyond the living area on the ground floor, are two bedrooms, the spacious master bedroom has an ensuite with a tub and walk-in shower. The second bedroom, a large ‘chambre d’ami’ is beyond, as is another bathroom. Both the living room and chambre d’ami open onto a private interior courtyard. This courtyard leads out to a second, larger courtyard, which offers views of the countryside beyond. The pigeonnier is furnished inside and out with comfortable, Country French furniture and fabrics while the kitchen and bathrooms offer the latest in modern convenience.