About the property
- Farmhouse1500 sqft
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
Comfortable farmhouse & stylish cottage with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 kitchens
A guest commented " ...it feels like a holiday" the first time they entered the property.
**Please note it is possible to rent just one cottage at reduced rates. Please contact us for more information ***
Just outside Hautefort in the Dordogne's Perigord Noir, sits 2 1/2 acres of charming secluded grounds. Surrounded by green rolling pasture and lovely trees, you find Le Petit Verger (The Little Orchard). A large private swimming pool (security fenced) lies in a sunny position just steps from both the original stone farmhouse, and the wooden chalet-style cottage. Note it is possible to rent just one cottage to accommodate 4. Please enquire.
The farmhouse is a spacious traditional stone converted barn which has been tastefully restored and furnished retaining charm and character. The wood cottage offers a more modern take on rustic charm "a la campagne". Both houses sit comfortably within the grounds, and have lovely views with covered terraces dressed with potted flowers and climbing vines. Both have access to ample and comfortable garden furniture for dining plus access to BBQs. The layout of the property makes it ideal for two families or groups of friends traveling together to share a holiday, but retain the space, privacy and convenience of separate comfortable facilities should you wish to use just a portion of the property.
Both the farmhouse and wood cottage have 2 bedrooms with comfortable and stylish bed & bath linens, and complete kitchens including dishwashers. The farmhouse offers a full bathroom with shower over bath tub. The cottage offers a generously sized full bathroom with walk-in shower.
Both houses have lovely rural views and enjoy secluded peace and quiet in an idyllic rural setting- yet just minutes away from all the restaurants and amenities of Hautefort/St. Agnan and the many activities of the area.
Please enquire if you would like to rent just one of the two houses as it is possible. See the rates for details. We offer a discount should you choose to rent out the entire property. If you are traveling with a larger group- it is possible to provide an extra children's bed to add sleeping for 1 additional child, making the entire property suitable for 9.
The Bevans Family
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- Response time:
- within a few days
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
About The Bevans Family
We are a family who is fortunate to have lived all over the world. France is always a destination we look forward to exploring. We never tire of its diversity and beauty.
The Bevans Family purchased this Farmhouse in 2014
Why The Bevans Family chose Périgueux
We love the seclusion of the property- it feels like a complete getaway, but we can dine at wonderful restaurants, take scenic drives or enjoy more energetic activities like canoeing within close proximity of Le Petit Verger. It is a wonderful little private enclave of France where we come away feeling refreshed and relaxed even after a short visit. We are no less than 20 minutes away from several of France's "Plus Beaux Villages" ( Most Beautiful Villages), the Caves of Lascaux, and there are more than a dozen spectacular chateau to visit in under an hour's drive. And the food...the glorious food. It is fantastic in this part of France!
What makes this Farmhouse unique
One of the largest private pools in the area. Wide-open spaces for games and activities. No neighbours within site. Private min boules pitch; volleyball and badminton....and lovely vistas everywhere you look.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Wonderful in every way
We had a wonderful week in this idyllic spot with our daughter, her husband and our three young grandsons. The personal touch of the welcome basket of goodies, both houses being beautifully decorated and also very well equipped, along with a large swimming pool (which was not cold!), meant we spend many hours enjoying the property. Our grandsons also enjoyed going on lizard and frog hunts. We can't recommend this place highly enough.
Get away from the rat race and recharge!!
If you want a place to get away from it all you've found it. Quaint and querkey main house is beautifully decorated and clean with a lovely sociable covered outside dinning/seating area.
We sat outside every evening with a uninterrupted view of the night sky with a glass or two of wine with no noise whatsoever.
The pool garden and facilities on site are excellent for the smaller ones and in our case dogs. With plenty of games onsite.
In the mornings I jumped on my bike for the 3km commute to the local bakers for fresh bread in Hautefort. The locals were very friendly and accommodating with my minimal French.
A little further down the lane is an intermarche supermarket where there is everything you could possibly need.
We had a couple of excursions during our stay there is a local lake 10mins north of the property with a beach and water skiing. 50mins south the dordogne river was our favourite with a family canoeing/kayak day.
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend it to anyone thinking of visiting the region.
Patrice and her team will be more than happy to help.
We are delighted you enjoyed yourselves and look forward to welcoming you again to Le Petit Verger
One-of-a-kind property in a fabulous area
I was blown away by this place, honestly. It's a huge plot of land, totally private and impossibly picturesque, with a glorious pool as well as lots of other places to enjoy its comforts and views (the covered front porch is the greatest). The farm house and "gite" have been put together with obvious attention to detail, and we wanted for absolutely nothing. Everything is thoughtfully, tastefully decorated - just enough authentic charm without being kitschy or over-done. Beds are comfy, and everything works. PLUS... what a wonderful area to explore. The towns are utterly charming, it is NOT overrun with tourists, and there are a million things to do.. starting with the incredible chateau at the top of the hill. A truly spectacular base from which to explore this very under-rated part of France (shhh!).
We are looking forward to your return visit very soon and are very pleased your family enjoyed our little hide-away. We thoroughly enjoyed having you as guests.
We've found our new favourite escape. We rented the cottage and the description accurately fits the comfortable rustic charm. We enjoyed relaxing by the pool and the peace and quiet of the tranquil property and the surrounding area. The town of Hautefort is just a five minute drive and I strongly recommend the wonderful boulangerie and it's amazing pastries and bread. Great restaurants are close by and I recommend Coco Pat for a casual meal with good food and wine. This part of France is wonderful to explore and provides the perfect escape to relax and recharge. The owner was great and provided lots of advice and information making it easy for us to feel at home. I highly recommend this property and look forward to a return visit.
We are pleased the two of you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Fabulous home from home
This holiday home is beautiful. Accurately described, it is beautifully furnished and maintained. The owners have thoughtfully gone to a lot of trouble to leave a very comprehensive book with a full list of things to do in the area of which there are many. Many historical chateaux's, canoeing, walking, many local towns, incredible restaurants, etc. They have also provided "at home" activities for all the family - games, videos, books etc not to mention the most beautiful pool. This is truly spectacular place to stay. The lay out provides a single level house with two bedrooms - ideal for grandparents or even the teenagers, and a two story house for the family. Perfect for a multi generation family or two families.
could not recommend it highly enough - plus, and this is a big plus in my experience of renting holiday accommodation - the owners responded to all of my questions about the property and location - they speak English and French. PERFECT!
Spot on Holiday in gorgeous spot
Our annual bike tour...Fantastic pool. Completely private property with lovely country views. Clean and organised accommodations. All the amenities we wanted plus more. This is just what we needed and this property provided us a comfortable and relaxing base to explore from. We were welcomed by a fantastic little package with some wine and other necessities to get us started. Our group of 6 each had their own bed. We had plenty of cooking facilities with the 2 well equipped kitchens. The stone farmhouse house had a lovely feel to it- very traditional with the occasional antique here and there- the little wooden gite had a more modern feel to it but still very comfortable and well-appointed. We had one day of rain and were able to entertain ourselves with the generous selection of movies on hand to view. The owner answered many of our questions in advance of our trip and offered some suggestions to help us plan some of our bike rides. Great tourist info center not far from the property. We normally visit the Dordogne river valley for our bike trip but found this area much more enjoyable as the roads are not congested and there are a lot of quiet country roads to explore on bikes. We spent a wonderful week here and will recommend it to our friends!
Although the property is set in a quiet, rural and rustic setting, it is just 5 minutes from Hautefort/St. Agnan's amenities with all shops, services and activities. The Office du Tourisme in Hautefort is excellent, providing information on activities and cultural visits for the entire region. The area's top attractions are all within 1-hour or less, which lets Petit Verger offer you the best of both worlds: peace, quiet and privacy for a tranquil and restful vacation balanced by exciting activities less than an hour away if the need for an adrenaline rush or a bit of culture calls!
Additional pricing information
PLEASE NOTE: IT IS POSSIBLE TO RENT JUST ONE COTTAGE RATHER THAN THE ENTIRE PROPERTY. PLEASE ENQUIRE. If you prefer to travel with your own bed linens and bath towels, please contact regarding a reduction in rates. Winter Rates are inclusive of LA FERMETTE only. This is the 2-bedroom stone farmhouse with accommodations for 4. This is fully winterized with efficient heating and wood burning stove. Le Boisette is available all season accept winter. If you have any specific enquiries, please contact us.