|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Set in the small hamlet of Puyjalon, with fabulous views across the surrounding Correze countryside the house sits in it's own grounds of 1 hectare. This character first floor accommodation is totally self contained and modernised to a very high standard, whilst retaining many original features. There are 2 large bedrooms, 1 double & 1 twin, well equipped modern kitchen, large lounge/dining room, bathroom with walk in shower and separate WC. The accommodation is light and airy with cooling fans in both bedrooms. Outside to the front of the property, next to the wishing well, is a large patio area with ample garden furniture and BBQ as well as off road parking. Steps lead off the patio to your generous private front garden of fruit trees and flowers. There is access from here to the owners meadows with an abundance of wildlife and wild flowers. Relax and watch birds of prey soar, or walk the many local trails. For the more energetic there are mountain bikes available for your use.
La Marguerite offers an ideal base to explore the surrounding countryside, from quiet walks right at your door through rolling hills and tiny hamlets; to beautiful villages and historic chateaux, many conveniently close by. In a week we visited and recommend Beaulieu and Meyssac and their markets, Collogne la Rouges, Chateau Turenne, Rocamadour, and Chateau Castelnau Bretenoux – most within a half hour drive. And a personal favourite is the picturesque village of Curemont, just 2km from the door.
Each day it is a pleasure to return to the snug, well-appointed cottage, with all the comforts of home, enjoy a meal made in the well-stocked kitchen and choose from a range of books and videos. Paul and Suaan were most welcoming, and Paul happily supplied us with bikes – a very pleasurable way to explore the countryside – they are unobtrusive but always helpful, the perfect hosts and cottage!
Our thanks go out to Paul and Susan - our week here was so wonderful, we would have liked to stay forever! It would be hard to pick out a favourite memory... Sitting on the landing with my coffee as the sun rises over the valley to my left, while watching the birds (one hawk seems to favour the oak at the bottom of the pasture), seeing the delicate morning mist disappear slowly from the valleys... Enjoying unhurried meals outside on the terrace, surrounded by flowers and beautiful views... Waliking and cycling on the almost-vehicle-free roads through this unbelievably picturesque landscape... Driving short distances to a seemingly endless variety of beautiful villages featuring historic chateaux, medieval churches, quaint walkable centres (eg. Collonges-le-Rouge, Objat (nice Sunday market), Segur-le-Chateau, St Robert, Autoire, St Cere, Curemont, Loubressac, Carennac, Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne, Turenne, Martel, Uzerche, Argentat, and Meyssac (nice Friday market)). Curemont is a particularly lovely spot to walk or cycle to from the gite - only about two kilometers of relatively flat, quiet country road will get you to an amazing viewpoint just above the town. We walked there one evening, and the setting sun made the chateaux glow with golden light in the deep green valley below us - magical! Of course, spending time in the gite itself is a pleasure, it's so comfortable, spotlessly clean, well-equipped, peaceful, and beautiful. Paul and Susan are superb hosts, welcoming, helpful, and the perfect balance of friendliness while respecting guests' privacy. We always rely on reviews to help us choose the best places for our precious holiday time, so we are happy to strongly recommend this gite so that others can enjoy as peaceful and fun holiday as we have.
Paul and Susan went out of their way to look after us. Their communication was great and on arrival we were warmly welcomed. We quickly felt at home and had everything we needed to enjoy our brief stay. Our children asked if they could spend one whole day here and not go anywhere. They loved the log fire, the board games and Zac the dog. Thank you for providing such a homely place to stay. So comfortable and warmly decorated, we had a very relaxing time.
Beautifully appointed gite in rural surroundings; ideal for relaxing, walking or sightseeing. Paul and Susan are discrete hosts but available for advice and a chat about the surrounding area. Good amenities in nearby Meyssac.
A most beautiful setting; tranquil, quiet and relaxing.
The landscape and sunsets are stunning; the gite is spacious, very well equipped, very clean and comfortable.
If you like walking just start from the front door, there are marked walks everywhere.
The hosts Paul and Susan are helpful and friendly, but never intruding.
Would love to come back one day.
We found this stunning gite at short notice and what a superb gem beautifully decorated and comfortable everything anyone could want.The views gardens peace and quite were so relaxing.pleasure for me was zac the dog and the chickens were pure delight.Paul and Sue were just lovely and so helpful beyond anything we could expect or ask for. The villages and towns close by collanges la rouge beaulieu sur dordogne and further away sarlat and rocamadour will stay with us forever returning after a days sightseeing to our lovely gite.Didnt want to go home,Please visit do not miss it.from ian and jenny Cirencester.
Set in a small hamlet of natural beauty, close to 2 of the 'most beautiful villages' in France; firstly the ancient medieval village of Curemont (2km), boasting 3 chateaux & churches and a seasonal weekly evening market. Secondly Collonges La Rouge (10km), which has 16th Century redstone architecture, a myriad of artisan boutiques. Both have reasonably priced restaurants/bars/cafes. The nearest town of Meyssac (8km) has 2 supermarkets & a twice weekly street market, selling local delights such as foie gras, magret & cuisse de canard. The lively town of Brive (28km) is well worth a visit. The surrounding countryside is rich with vineyards, walnut groves & orchards. The river Dordogne flows through the pretty character town of Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne (15km) where you can take a river trip on traditional flat-bottomed boats 'gabares'. The river continues it's journey through the Dordogne Valley, which has a wealth of picturesque & dynamic villages such as Martel, Rocamadour, Domme & Sarlat.
Other Activities: Seasonal food related fetes and festivals. Large swimming pool in Meyssac. Canoeing/kayaking, lakeside beaches
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£300|
The owner expects the property to be left as found with all cleaning complete excluding bedding and towels.