4 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, 1 Shower room, sleeps 8
- English, French, Spanish
About Jacky Cosnier
We have owned this house for over 20 years and enjoyed many holidays in it. I'm British but a civil servant of French Civil Aviation. My husband is French and is retired. We have 2 kids aged 28 and 23, both Air Traffic Controllers. Our main residence is the city centre of Bordeaux but the Dordogne has always felt like my second home as my British parents had a house in nearby Limeuil where we spent a lot of time until we bought our own house. My husband loves gardening, mushrooming, and wine and I'm rather fond of decor (in the hope of bringing charm into the house or at least I try.) I'm also a poor painter and poor pianist and sing when noone is around to experience the pain. The piano is tuned and you won't be disturbing the neighbours no matter how badly or well you play .
Why Jacky Cosnier chose
The Dordogne is wonderful for its medieval chateaux , rivers for canoeing, and its markets and night markets for food, music and dancing for all generations. This property is wonderfully situated just out of reach enough to enjoy peace but within reach on foot of 2 lovely villages , one with a charming café and small restaurant, Urval. There are 2 larger villages with a supermarkets and all services 5 km away (Siorac& Le Buisson) . Between Urval and Paleyrac, the house is close to Saint Cyprien (great market on Sunday) the castles of Benac, Castelnaud, Les Milandes and Bironthe Belvedere of Belves . Cadouin with its famous cloisters is nearby and the lovely village of Limeuil at the confluence of the Rivers Dordogne and Vézère. Le Bugue is a busy small market town. town. Near enough to Sarlat, Bergerac and Perigueux ( 45 mins)but far enough away to enjoy the village life of those smaller villages with their markets and the night life of their marchés nocturnes (Audrix is delightful) where we dance and enjoy foie gras . Canoeing can be done from the beaches of Limeuil or Siorac or you can float down in front of the castles from just above Roquegageac or nearer - an experience not to be missed which even the youngest can enjoy. There are plenty of affordable restaurants and some less affordable but quite gourmet. Walkers will enjoy the many mapped paths which surround the house. Golf and horse riding is within 5 kilometers. There are lots of caves and prehistory in Les Eyzies, Montignac ( Lascaux). There's even Shakespeare (usually the lighter plays) in Belves' covered market place and in other nearby towns in early August . There are a number of adventure parks, son et lumières and many classical music rendez-vous (Paunat and elsewhere). At Sarlat there is Commedia del Arte theater festival in July. Tennis in Le Buisson and Siorac
What makes this House unique
Everything happens on the leafy terrace in this house and if you go and make a cup of tea in the kitchen you can supervise kids in the pool from the kitchen window. The bedrooms downstairs are nice and cool in very hot weather and 2 enjoy French windows onto the bread oven. My husband is rather proud of the state of the art bathroom on this level. There is another bathroom upstairs with a shower and basin and wardrobe which is often used by the couple sleeping in the bedroom next to the lounge which has priveleged views over the woods behind and is often a good place for spotting wildlife early in the morning. We get deer eating our roses!. Mapped walking paths surround the house and there is very little traffic on the small road which leads into the woods so you don't have to watch young children. There is a working fireplace and wood is provided. We keep balls, shuttlecocks, bows and arrows, croquet set, ping pong balls and rackets and badmington rackets, old golf clubs . There is riding nearby and also a golf course just 5 kilometers away. The house is 2 km from the river with a small beach but there are beaches at Siorac, Le Buisson and Limeuil where you can swim easily.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
The owners are not responsible for accidents in or around the pool and children must be supervised at all times. The primary visitor is responsbible
We don't charge for cleaning but reserve the right to retain £50 of damage deposit if house is not left clean. Never used right in 15 years rental!
In early Spring and autumn and winter a supplementary charge may be made for heating
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
A perfect holiday home
This is possibly the best holiday holiday home we have ever stayed in. The setting is so private and yet convenient for everything. It is more like a sanctuary. The view from the kitchen and terrace is of the beautifully kept pool. Everything in this house is thought about and there for you. It actually felt more like our second home rather than a holiday let. My husband and 10 year old son went for a run every morning round the wooded paths and I made breakfast on the terrace with classical music in the background. Completely private and not overlooked, we lazed on the sun loungers reading or took a dip in the pool. Everything was clean and perfectly laid out. Open plan inside and such a comfortable feeling. I would urge anyone considering this property to just book it and you will not be disappointed at all. Lovely restaurant in the village in Urval too. The photographs do not do the house justice. The owners are such lovely welcoming people and we felt more like they were welcoming us as friends. Don't let it get away; just book it! Perfect; we'll be back.
Dear Jayne, Rob and Charles, It was a real pleasure to meet you and we are delighted you had a wonderful holiday which always makes our work seem worthwhile as we couldn't bare to think guests were disappointed. You left the house beautifully. We would be delighted to rent our house to you at any time. There is so much to discover in this area. Look forward to seeing you all again.
All the very best to the whole family from Jacky and Francis
A perfect retreat, oozing with charm and character
Our family of four, with two teenage girls (14 and 12) had a fabulous week at Le Scourbet in late August. We fell in love with the place the minute we arrived. We live in a quiet rural location in South Wales with no immediate neighbours and on a quiet lane, so we prefer an equally peaceful and relaxing location for holiday. Le Scourbet was perfect for us. On a busy day there might be one car quietly passing every hour or two. The garden is private and not overlooked (unless you count the cows in a neighbouring field). The pool is clean. The house has everything you might need and Francis and Jacky are perfect hosts, charming and very helpful. If aircon and luxury décor are important to you then other places might suit you better, but if you want a quiet retreat, oozing with authenticity, charm and character you won’t be disappointed.
We had an idyllic week in Le Scourbet, the house is beautifully furnished and has absolutely everything that you could possibly need! We had grandparents a 3 yera old and a dog with us and there was literally something for everyone! The setting is absolutely stunning, we are keen cyclists and toured the area on two wheels which made us appreciate the immediate area. We also had a car and visited some markets - in particular Sarlat whcih we LOVED.
Jacky and Francis were fabulous, they met us on arrival, walked us through the facilities and local area. They do not live locally but are just a phone call away should you need anything, which was a perfect balamce.
I would thorighly recommend the house to all ages, a perfect retreat from your busy lives, waking up to neighbouring cows and bird song, bliss!
Ed, Lorraine, Zac (3yrs) Ruby the dog and Granny and Grandad.
very nice country-house
We really appreciated our holidays in this charming old but well and very tastefully restaured country-house. We stayed there with french friends of us for two weeks and it was enough space for two families (8 persons). It is very nice situated in the countryyside with view over a little valley, it is absolutely calm and you have a really big terrain just for you. The highlights of the house are the beautifull shadowed terrace and the nice pool-area.
Jacky and Francis are very friendly and enganged owners who do everything to make you have a nice stay: a big bowl with fruits, wine and other local specialities attended us at our arrival, the children could use all the toys for the swimming-pool and the garden and when our washing-machine didn't work, Francis arrived as quick as poosible to repair it!
There are lots of lovely little towns, villages and castles to visit nearby, shopping facilities at about 5 km.
Séjour de rêve
Nichée dans un vallon très calme et verdoyant, la maison a beaucoup de charme tout en conservant toutes les commodités souhaitées (belle sdb, électroménager, wifi). Elle est chaleureuse et décorée avec goût. La terrasse, sous la tonnelle, est le lieu incontournable pour les belles journées, d'autant qu'à proximité de la piscine cela permet de surveiller les baignades des enfants. Nous y avons pris nos repas toute la semaine. Le jardin est très agréable également.
Très bon contact avec les propriétaires qui se sont montrés prévenants, attentifs et de bon conseil pour les excursions locales. L'accueil et l'état de la maison à l'arrivée (propreté, ordre, entretien du jardin et de la piscine) était impeccable.
A l'usage, le seul inconvénient est le parquet bruyant : dès qu'un occupant s'affaire à l'étage, ceux du rez-de-chaussée sont susceptibles de se réveiller. Si l'on vient à 2 familles (comme nous), mieux vaut s'accorder sur l'heure du lever.
Au bilan, un séjour de rêve dans cette très belle région, réalisé dans les meilleures conditions dans cette maison.
Séjour du 14 au 28 août 2010
Nous laissons un petit mail pour témoigner notre entière satisfaction quant aux vacances que nous avons passées en famille dans cette splendide périgourdine.
L'accueil a été des plus chaleureux. Le cadre est juste exceptionnel :"en pleine nature" !!
La maison est très bien équipée.
En bref, nous y a avons passé 15 jours merveilleux !!
Ideally situated for exploring the sites of the Perigord, just 2 kilometres from the river with a beach with fishing and near the charming village of Limeuil where there is a large beach at the confluence of the Dordogne and the Vezere. You can hire boats upstream and float down, water ski at the cingle de Trémolat, visit the markets of Le Bugue and Saint Cyprien, the caves of Les Eyzies and Lascaux, the medieval castles of Benac and Castelnaud. A 40 minute drive will take you to the medieval towns of Sarlat, or Bergerac. At night, enjoy the many gourmet restaurants or more informally, the marchés nocturnes in villages like Cadouin, Paunat, St Chamassy,where you can have duck fillets cooked before you and savour them with a glass of wine and dance to live music under the covered marketplace. Explore the cloisters of Cadouin and Monpazier, troglodyte caves, prehistory museums. Enjoy the son et lumière show and air show or theatre (English) in Belvès or French theatre in Sarlat.
Other Activities: Canoe