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Romantic rustic stone house with garden and beautiful terrace

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, large terrace with panoramic views, full kitchen and living room

A wide hilly landscape with dense forests and lush green meadows. Happy cows in the shade of trees, isolated flocks of sheep and beautiful rustic natural stone houses... a picturesque landscape passes by as soon as you leave the highway. The heart of a romantic is on the direct way to paradise.

Soon afterwards you cross the town of Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne. Thanks to its idyllic, climatically favourable location in the valley, between woods and meadows on the banks of the river, the place bears this name - which rightly means "beautiful place". Eight minutes to your destination. Cross the river Dordogne on a bridge decorated with flowers, pass the Intermarché supermarket and turn left shortly afterwards. Now you drive uphill through a shady, light forest.

The destination is an old farmhouse dating back to 1650, located in the southern department of Corrèze, directly on the border with the department of Lot. Le Papillon Bleu. It is a rustic stone house, belonging to a small village (Guilles) with four other houses. Decelerated you park next to a small amphitheatre, to the right an old stone fountain - like in a fairy tale. Wild tendrils adorn the entrance of Papillon Bleu, a large wooden door in friendly blue invites you to enter. A rustic combined live-in kitchen/living room with a large wooden table, fireplace and high ceiling is the welcome welcome...

You have arrived. In Papillon Bleu, the perfect place for idleness. Arrived in a relaxed atmosphere far away from any street noise and far away from a fast-paced world.


The property is about 2000 sqm large and offers apples, figs, peaches and walnuts in its wild garden.

The entire house has been lovingly renovated so that it combines rustic flair with the advantages of modernity. High-quality solid wood furniture also underscores the house's very special charm.

The house consists of three bedrooms, two beds with 180x200cm mattresses and a bed with a 140x200cm mattress. As mattresses we use orthopaedic cold foam mattresses with Eco-Tex certificate. The bedding is also made entirely of Eco-Tex cotton. Sleep like gods under the canopy.

The kitchen is equipped with a 6-burner gas cooker with integrated electric oven and includes everything you need to prepare a fine French meal. There is also a large refrigerator with freezer compartment.

On cold days, two fireplaces (in the dining room and living room) create cosy warmth. In addition, there are electric heaters and gas radiators. Two comfortable sofas offer genuine cosiness in the living room. A small stereo is also available.

The ideal place to stay in summer is the beautiful wooden terrace (approx. 30 sqm) which can be reached from the dining room. A large daybed (200x100cm) invites you to relax and let your soul dangle in order to look into the distance during the day and even into the stars at night.

Altogether a wonderful place for lovers of nature and rusticity. A place to completely shut down and find yourself. Nestled in beautiful nature and in an area that offers a variety of attractions and activities.

Sports activities:

Canoeing/Kayaking on the Dordogne

Swimming - swimming

Bicycle tours

Hiking (a hiking trail leads directly past the house)


Places of interest:

one of the largest stalactite caves in Europe

many castles and fortresses

beautiful medieval villages and towns

Steam lock driving

various festivals and concerts

and much more

More Details

Maximilian Ruehle
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

Why Maximilian Ruehle chose Altillac

The house and the property have an authentic and cosy atmosphere from the very beginning, which can only be found in a few houses.

As a fan of old stone houses, I love the original construction. Unfortunately, many of the houses in the interior are much too modernized for my taste, which fortunately is not the case here. The whole house has a very natural charm, combined with the lovely solid wood furniture and other old one-of-a-kind items, it gives you a feeling of relaxation. And the best place to do that is in the house.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The place is perfect to release from the stressful everyday life. No traffic noise, no stress. We consciously don't have a TV in the house. According to our experience, this supports relaxation enormously.

You can enjoy good food, cooking, reading, wine, games evenings and relaxing sleep. The region also offers a wide range of attractions and sporting activities.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Altillac in Correze

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 08:00 / Check-out: 15:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    - 1 Double Bed
  • Two bedrooms are equipped with 180x200 hardwood canopy beds. And a bedroom with a 140x200 Solid wood bed. All mattresses are orthopedic foam mattresses with the Oeko-Tex certificate. The pillows are orthopedic viscose foam cushion that your sleeping position to adapt very well.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
The house is surrounded by a large garden with many flowers and other beautiful plants. It may happen that spiders or other insects come into the house.


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Romantic rustic stone house with garden and beautiful terrace
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Gite parfait

  • 5 of 5

Merci à Monsieur Ruhle pour ce gîte tout simplement top, nous n'avons manqué de rien, cuisine équipée, linge de maison et de toilette fournis, très grandes pièces, grande terrasse très agréable.

Merci à Natasja pour son accueil et sa gentillesse.

Adresse que je recommande sans hésiter :)

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci, vous êtes toujours les bienvenus.
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charme rustique authentique

  • 5 of 5

Nous sommes tombés sous le charme de cette jolie maison. Entre bains de soleil, BBQ en terrasse et soirées au coin du feu, nous avons passé un excellent séjour en famille, calme et reposant. Parfait pour les petits aventuriers, il y a tellement à explorer.

C'est une maison rustique, mais c'est là tout son charme. Les pièces de vie sont très conviviales et meublés avec beaucoup de goût.

Très bon accueil également de la part de la personne qui gère la location.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci, j'espère que tu reviendras bal.
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maison pleine de charmes au sein d'un petit hameau merveilleusement situé à proximité d'Altillac.

  • 4 of 5

La demeure est ancienne et vraiment pleine de charmes, au sein d'un petit hameau d'une dizaine de maison située à 2 Km d'Altillac, près de Fontmerle. La région est superbe+++

Possibilité de belles promenades à pied et en vélo+++.

La maison est très bien décorée avec des beaux meubles de qualité et une literie irréprochable. De même pour les sanitaires. Cuisine à l'ancienne impeccable. Correspondants locaux parfaits.

La maison étant très ancienne, et noyée dans la verdure, elle gagnerait cependant à être mieux éclairée et mieux calfeutrée.

Un belle adresse convenant parfaitement pour deux couples adultes et deux enfants.

Excellents souvenir de cette location

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Parfait !

  • 5 of 5

Maison totalement conforme au descriptif !

Au calme, super terrasse ensoleillée.

Seul bémol, il manque un peu de lumière dans cette maison.

Merci !

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Sehr schöner Urlaub

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus und der Außenbereich sind autentisch und mit sehr viel Liebe fürs Detail gestaltet.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Toller Familienurlaub mit Freunden

  • 5 of 5

Unser Urlaub war in Guilles wunderschön! Wir (2 Familien mit Kleinkindern und Babies) mochten das Ambiente des alten Hauses, die schöne Einrichtung und die sehr gute Ausstattung. Wir konnten gut kochen (5flammiger Gasherd, jede Menge Equipment, frischer Rosmarin im Garten und ein netter Markt in Beaulieu sD), lange Abende auf der Terasse unter einem atemberaubenden Sternenhimmel verbringen, viele Ausflüge an die Dordogne und in die Umgebung machen. Der Schnitt des Hauses war für unsere Bedürfnisse ideal. Auch die charmantische Mischung aus altem Gemäuer und ein teilweise improvisiertem Inneren machten das Haus für uns zu einer absoluten Wohlfühloase. Kindersicher ist das Haus und insbesondere die Terrasse jedoch nur bedingt, da muss man an manchen Stellen mit Krabbelkundern/Lauflernern schon gut aufpassen. Nichtsdestotrotz kommen wir bestimmt mal wieder!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
193 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Beaulieu sur Dordogne
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Golf Club de Montal
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Bretenoux Gare
Nearest Motorway
42 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Beaulieu sur Dordogne
Nearest Ski
96 Kilometres
Le Llioran
Car: necessary


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Cleaning Fee £52.54

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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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