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Aux volets bleus chez Mark & ​​Sylvie

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

The Black Périgord, located southeast of the Dordogne, offers a wide variety of remarkable sights. With its landscapes, rivers, picturesque villages, this is the ideal place for holidays or long weekends.

"La petite maison" is a pretty perigourdine cottage, situated just a few minutes walk from the centre of the village of Rouffignac St Cernin de Reilhac, in the heart of the Périgord Noir, less than an hour drive from Bergerac or Brive airports. In the village, you will find a local bakery, butcher, grocery store, traditional sunday market, supermarket, restaurants and cafés.

It has all the modern conveniences whilst having all the charm and character of a cottage. 

Tastefully decorated, the property is fully equiped with everything you will need for a relaxing holiday summer or winter as it has been fully insulated.

The cottage, 95 m2, sleeps 4 (up to 6) guests with 2 spacious bedrooms on the first floor

- 1 bedroom with a king size bed ,15 m2

- 1 bedroom with a king size bed and a single bed , 21 m2 

- We also have a folding guest bed if needed

The ground floor is a light and airy open plan space with

Spacious kitchen dining area with a 6 seater dining table and chairs, cooker, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dryer, microwave. There is also a wood burning stove which can be used during the autumn/winter season.

Lounge area with sofa, TV.

A large family bathroom with a toilet, walk in shower, towel heater and hairdryer

A set of french doors opens up to a stunning patio where you can relax and enjoy the best view of the valley while cooking outdoors on the stone barbecue. 

The Dordogne is a region you can discover in so many ways......

There are a thousand and one "châteaux" in the Perigord, so why not visit one or two during your holiday and let history unfolds. Le Château de Castelnaud -Les Eyzies de Tayac is the one of the most beautiful of the region and le Château de l'Herm- Rouffignac is just a few minutes from your cottage.

You could also explore the caves by boarding a train journey through  la Grotte de Rouffignac- also called "la grotte aux mille mamouths" to see the art of hunters in prehistoric time at one of the largest caves of the region.

Take a walk on La Roque Saint Christophe- Peysac le-moustier and discover how men lived on the cliff face 80m high in prehistoric time in this beautifully restored troglodyte village.

For nature and sport lovers, many activities are offered to discover the Perigord in its natural beauty.

From miles of walk and mountain bike trails to horse trecking with Les Cavaliers de la Vézère- Sergeac, cliff climbing, zip trekking the tree tops at Accrobranche- " L'appel de la foret"- Thenon, or going caving;  you will definetely find many ways to enjoy yourselves.

Many rivers run through the whole Perigord , the Dordogne  of course  but also the Vézère just a few miles away. They played a key role in the transportation of goods in the past but are now a place for leisure activities : 

Kayaking/canoeing is very popular, let yourself drift through picturest villages on the river Vézère like  Les Eyzies, St Leon sur Vésère, La roque Gageac .

Swimming and fishing are also enjoyed along the river.

Then for a relaxing family day out with a picnic, we enjoy going to our local "beach" at the Le lac de Tamnies

or a day at the water park Les étangs du Bos- Saint Chamassy where we all have a splashing day!

Markets: Our traditional sunday morning market can not be missed where you can buy all of your local produces. Every Wednesday evening, during the summer, do not forget your festive and friendly invitation at Rouffignac Night Market where you can eat the best local food and meet the local producers, followed by musical entertainment where you can dance the night away!

Happy Holidays,

Mark & Sylvie

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sylvie young
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2018

About sylvie young

Over a year ago, we decided it was time for a new family adventure. So after some fantastic holidays in the Dordogne, we sold our house and set out for a gite renovation business. We have completely renovated the cottage for the last 17 months .We are now ready to welcome our guests for our first season and all the family have settled really well in our new french way of life!!

sylvie young purchased this house in 2015


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Rouffignac in the Périgord

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • lake
  • river
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • We can also add a cot if needed
  • Books
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
As our (holiday) guests we are pleased to offer you a daily set menu of traditional French home cooking. You can choose from our selection to share between you: Two Course for 15 Euros per person Three Course for 20 Euros per person Children half price All meals are prepared fresh with local produces. We ask for 48hr notice. If you have any dietary requirement or food allergies, please let us know.


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average rating of 4.9 based on 12 reviews

Light-filled, spacious, great view

  • 5 of 5

Our favorite part was the huge terrace—great view of the valley, dining table, lounge chairs. Huge bathroom with rainforest shower and plenty of hot water. Kitchen and laundry appliances were brand-new. Hosts were very helpful in suggesting activities in the vicinity.

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A charming modern Gite, in a breathtaking rural location.

  • 5 of 5

Immaculately clean, finished to a high standard. Modern interior with a rustic charm.

Located within walking distance of the local village which has all amenities you'd require for a stay here, the weeknight market is a must!

Mark and Sylvie were an invaluable source of information when it came to wanting to know about local tourist spots. It is ideally located to explore the Dordogne area.

They are exceptionally welcoming it was lovely to have met them.

Ben & Leoni

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you all, it was really nice to have met you too. Hope you had a nice end of holidays. The Young family
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Beautiful gite in stunning location

  • 5 of 5

Aux Volets Bleus surpassed all of our expectations. The gite has been renovated with love & great care and is a truly special place. Everything you could possibly need has been provided, along with thoughtful extras. Sylvie and Mark are very welcoming hosts, providing local knowledge to help you make the most of your stay. St Leon and Les Eyzies are both worth a visit for a day by the river relaxing, swimming or canoeing.

Our stay was simply too short and we will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Annmarie, we look forward welcoming you again in a near future. Mark & Sylvie
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Großartiger Ausgangspunkt zum Besuch der Höhlenmalereien und der Vezere

  • 5 of 5

landschaftlich sehr schön gelegene, geschmackvoll renovierte und eingerichtete großzügige Wohnung über zwei Etagen, sehr nette Gastgeber

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Wunderschönes Haus in wunderbarer Landschaft mit traumhaftem Blick und liebenswerten Gastgebern

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben eine sportlich ambitionierte Rennradwoche mit Ausgangspunkt Rouffignac verbracht. Ein perfekter Startort für Ausflüge in alle Richtungen (auch für Lascaux und seine Höhlen). Das "Petite Maison" ist eine wunderbare Unterkunft für 2 oder auch 4 Personen. Alles entspricht genau den Angaben - die Einrichtung des Hauses ist sehr gut durchdacht, auch für einen längeren Aufenthalt, zudem modern und geschmackvoll eingerichtet. Die Terasse mit ihrem wunderbaren Blick in die schöne Landschaft ist im Sommer sicherlich das schönste Wohnzimmer, das man sich vorstellen kann.Sylvie und Mark sind ausgesprochen sympathische, hilfsbereite, ansprechbare Gastgeber. Gerne kommen wir wieder!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Lovely Easter Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Dear Sylvie, dear Marc, thank you so much for the two weeks we could spent at your gîte!

We (family of five) enjoyed the stay at your beautifully renovated and clean vacation home very much. The location is just perfect for exploring the Dordogne and Vezère valley with all the castles and caves!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello you all, Thank you very much for coming to the Dordogne and staying at ours for your holidays! It was a pleasure meeting you all and we hope the dirve back home wasn't too long; Take care, The Young family x
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Le sorbier
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Les Eyzies
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
700 Metres
La Renaissance
Nearest Ski
195 Kilometres
Le mont d'or
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Lac de Tamnies
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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