L'Emerillon is set on the side of a peaceful, hidden-away valley, overlooking 20 acres of meadow and woods. While private and peaceful we are only 3 km from St Cyprien for shopping and excellent market. Superb fenced, heated 11m x 5m pool with paved sunbathing areas. Very large terrace, partly covered to provide shady outside dining with wonderful view. Three double bedrooms, en-suite bathroom, additional shower room, sleeps six comfortably. Airy open plan living room with comfortable sofa and chairs, which a wood-burning stove keeps cosy on cooler evenings. The kitchen is fully equipped with gas hob, electric oven, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and double sink while the separate shower room with WC has a washing machine.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay5 - 7 nights
Holiday Home in Meyrals, St Cyprien, Dordogne, France - Peaceful Location With Wonderful View
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- 20 Sep 2018
About Charlotte Lloyd-Williams
We both have very demanding jobs, David in IT and Charlotte with the CAB. We first came out to the cottage for a week in May 1981 which was a 10th Wedding Anniversary present to us - the first holiday we had had without our children. We were fairly broke, but loved it so much we swore we would save like mad to bring the children with us for a summer holiday as soon as we could afford it. We managed that three years later and had a wonderful holiday. After that it was simply a priority that we had to rent the cottage every summer we possibly could and we only missed one. The original cottage was built by our neighbours in 1971. When they decided they wanted to sell they offered it to us and we jumped at the chance to buy it for ourselves.
Charlotte Lloyd-Williams purchased this Cottage in 1996
Why Charlotte Lloyd-Williams chose Meyrals
L'Emerillon is the most beautifully relaxing place we know and where we unwind instantly. After we bought the cottage in 1996, we put in the wonderful large heated pool and then built on the large third bedroom and proper bathroom. Apart from the wonderful view, often with deer in the valley , the cottage is brilliantly located; tucked away in a hidden valley, but not isolated. Meyrals is only 1 Km away, with bars, boulangerie, weekly produce market etc. St. Cyprien is 3.5 km which, while having the best weekly market in the area, is also very pretty and has all the necessary shops, Carrefour, Doctors, Dentists etc. We also love eating out and have many of the best restaurants in the area close by
What makes this Cottage unique
On a hot day the large shaded terrace always seems to attract a cooling breeze and keeps the rest of the house shady and cool. In cooler weather the open part of the terrace is a real sun trap and a sheltered corner for a sunny breakfast and lunch. The layout of the house means that there is ample scope to be sociable, but also there are lots of different areas for a bit of peace - quite useful with the grandchildren from time to time! We entertain a lot and I really enjoy cooking, so the kitchen is very well equipped with enough cutlery and china to cater for 12, so you can fill the dishwasher and not have to look around for a clean cup while it's washing!
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Lovely quiet spot, and great comfort
The house was a delight to stay in, and we greatly enjoyed our time. With cloudless skies every day but one, in late September the pool was warm enough to enjoy swimming for long stretches.
The house is large and the best equipped we have ever been to. Wifi worked perfectly. With just two of us there we were in great comfort. Unusually the lighting allows one to read everywhere. There doesn't seem to be a television, which is a blessing.
This is a great base for a family holiday. The cottage is well equipped and comfortable. There was plenty of space for a family of 5. We found the location was excellent as all the main castles, places of interest and activities were within easy reach. It was ideally situated for a cultural visit in the morning and the afternoon spent playing in the pool. There are also plenty of places to eat out at in the evening within 10 mins drive.
I would thoroughly recommend this for a relaxing and memorable holiday.
A really enjoyable week
Although the weather could have been drier and warmer we still really enjoyed the week, some of it spent in the pool and some of it visiting the nearby attractions. We particularly enjoyed our trips to Bergerac, Sarlat and the area around and above Les Eyzies. There are lots of lovely chateaux and villages to see. The holiday cottage was very clean and well equipped and gave plenty of privacy in the garden and pool area. Thank you Charlotte for the surprise bottle of wine and for letting us stay in your lovely house.
A Hidden Gem
What a wonderful find this was. Our family of 4 (2 x adults & 2 x children) had a fantastic 3 week holiday exploring the Dordogne.
The house is in a great location allowing easy access by car in all directions to the various sights/activities in the area;- Chateaus, Caves, Markets, Shopping, Restaurants, Kayaking, Tree Trekking etc........ more than enough to keep our 12 & 10 year olds, active and interested for the whole holiday.
Returning in the hot afternoons, the inviting and good size swimming pool would keep the children busy for hours & the view across the valley is so peaceful & serene as you eat al fresco.
The house is clean, well looked after & equipped to a level you do not normally find when hiring a holiday home. The owners have thoughtfully provided well in excess of necessary cooking utensils, wine glasses, plates etc..... As we were there for 3 weeks, this was handy, as we did buy food at the markets and do quite a bit of cooking (which we enjoy). Great open plan kitchen/living area & a super Master Bedroom (room with a view).
The Owners are very organised & friendly & the whole process from initial booking through to the end of the holiday was seamless. In fact, we had such a wonderful holiday that we fully expect to return again in the future.
Thank you for such a lovely review. We are delighted that clients enjoy the cottage as much as we do and have a fantastic holiday. We spend a lot of time there and like to feel clients are staying in our second home and should enjoy the same level of convenience and comfort that we want. We hope to see you again sometime.
Bergerac is the nearest airport, 50 km away, where car hire is available.
Meyrals, our local hamlet, is about 2K away, with two bars, a small boulangerie which also carries some groceries, a butcher, post office and small library. There is also a local produce market on a Thursday in July and August. St Cyprien is the nearest town with superb Sunday market and all the usual necessary shops - Carrefour, pharmacies etc. Les Eyzies, with fantastic caves (Font de Gaumes) is 6 km and the historic medieval town of Sarlat is 20 km. We are surrounded by amazing chateaux an
Meyrals is also a centre for artists, we have four or five in our small hamlet, all different, with studios where you can splash out and buy original art or buy a poster to remind you of their work. There is also an annual Scarecrow Festival for a month in August. Full details of shops, markets, doctors and dentists are provided in the house, together with further information on restaurants, places of interest, gardens to visit and chateaux, too many to list here!
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: To make a reservation, ring to confirm availability and we will hold the reservation for seven days until we receive the completed booking form and the deposit of 25% of the cost of your holiday. We ask for the balance and the breakage deposit no later than 8 weeks before your holiday. Changeover Day: Thursday or Friday (Friday in high season,) by arrangement. Arrival after 4 pm and departure by 9 am although later departures can sometimes be arranged. Do ask.