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Charming renovated bakehouse near Daglan, Perigord Noir

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms each with own bathroom, heated pool, in stunning rural setting

Le Fournil at Le Clos du Comte was originally built as the bakehouse for the hamlet of Mas de Cause, about 2 km above the village of Daglan, and was subsequently extended to become a home. It has now been tastefully renovated to create a charming and characterful 2 bedroom cottage, still with the original bread oven, but with all the modern conveniences you expect.

Downstairs, the accommodation comprises a large open-plan living/dining room with a brand-new fully-fitted kitchen. Next to the living room, what was once a pigsty has been extended to create a double bedroom with a king-size (150 cm) bed, plus an en-suite bathroom (shower, basin and toilet). Upstairs, there is a very pretty, spacious bedroom with pine-panelled ceiling, two single beds and another large en-suite bathroom. The cottage is ideally suited to 2 couples or a couple with children, and there is plenty of room for a cot upstairs. Guest comfort is one of our most important priorities: most of the furniture is new - but solid oak in keeping with the character and age of the home - mattresses are high-quality, towels are fluffy Egyptian cotton. Heating in the cooler months is provided by electric radiators, and there are heated towel rails in both bathrooms.

On one side, the cottage looks out over a peaceful grove of walnut trees. On the other side, there is a delightful little orchard of plum trees, with an original stone-built chicken house. At the back there is a gravelled terrace with table and chairs, which then gives on to a forested area.

There is a 12m x 5m pool (shared with one other gite) with plenty of chairs and loungers, heated to 27C in summer and cleaned daily for your enjoyment.

The estate of Le Clos du Comte is truly idyllic. It sits on 18 hectares (approximately 45 acres) of unspoiled, utterly tranquil forest and pasture. Almost the only sounds you’ll hear are birdsong, or the chirping of the crickets on a summer’s day. Almost the only light you’ll see at night will come from the moon or the stars. It’s a nature lover and stargazer’s paradise, with an abundance of wildlife.

Activities are too numerous to mention. Locally, Daglan is a very pretty village, with a small supermarket, a bakery, and a variety of artisanal shops and activities. The village is becoming quite the artistic colony, with the recent addition of a sculptor. The church is worth a visit, and there is a market on Sunday mornings.

Within 10 km, there are the chateaux of Castelnaud, with its military museum, Beynac, La Roque Gageac, Milandes (once home to the American-born dancer and singer Josephine Baker), and Marqueyssac, with its hanging gardens of topiary. The village of Domme has wonderful views over the river Dordogne. The medieval town of Sarlat-la-Caneda, 22 km away, has been beautifully restored and much of it is pedestrian only. A bit further afield, there are the caves at Lascaux with their prehistoric wall paintings, the town of Rocamadour, which clings to the cliffs overhanging the Dordogne, and the village of Collonges-la-Rouge, so named for its buildings of deep red stone.

If you’re feeling energetic, you can swim in the warm pool or in our local river, the Céou, walk through the estate or across the hills, play tennis in the village, canoe on the Dordogne, go horse riding or fishing, or play golf on one of several local courses. Hot air ballooning is a popular activity, and we frequently see balloons floating over on calm evenings. If you’re feeling lazy, you can read a book in the peace and shade of one of the walnut groves.

There are plenty of places to eat out, with 3 restaurants in the village (La Cantine, the Café de la Fleur and the more upmarket Petit Paris), a pizzeria in St Cybranet, and a wonderful restaurant – a secret which we only reveal to guests! – a 10 minute drive away.

The estate teems with wildlife year-round. In September and October, during and after rutting season, the red deer stags converge in the walnut groves with their harems to battle it out and, when the fighting is over, to graze. Roe deer can be seen any time – and frequently make a nuisance of themselves in the garden! The wild boar are most visible on winter evenings, when they’ll emerge from the forest to eat any walnuts missed by the harvest. Spring and summer are the time for birds. Our resident kestrels have returned to nest in our bedroom wall for the third year running. The smaller birds such as black redstarts and blue tits make their nests in every nook and cranny. In summer, the hawks soar on the thermals, and we see or hear blackbirds, robins, cuckoos, hoopoes, owls, woodpeckers, finches, nuthatches, wrens …… I could go on. In spring and autumn, we’re right under the migration route of the cranes. And there are butterflies everywhere.

The local region is known for its wealth of history, and Le Clos du Comte has its own history, too. During renovation work, we’ve found fossilised figs and a boar tusk. The land has clearly been worked for millennia – we’ve also dug up a variety of prehistoric stone tools. Our own farmhouse, which dates from before the French Revolution, was originally a convent with its own chapel. At some point, the property became a farm, producing wine; it stayed that way for centuries, and our reception is in the original winery. During World War II, the wine became the subject of dispute between the occupiers and the Resistance, the then-owners fled, and the forests were taken over by the Maquis. Nowadays, the land is altogether more peaceful, producing walnuts and hay.

We know that we are privileged to live in such a fabulous place, and we love to share its peace and beauty. Come and see for yourselves, and we hope you’ll agree that Le Clos du Comte is truly wonderful!

More Details

Owner
Steve and Elizabeth Colville
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
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
27 July, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Daglan in Périgord

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • museums
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
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Charming renovated bakehouse near Daglan, Perigord Noir
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 9 reviews
5

Stunning, well presented, well equiped high standard accommodation. Nothing more we can say

  • 5 of 5

Awesome. Had an absolutely fantastic time.

The property is located in an idyllic tranquil location with good access to all the sights, the local village and its amenities.

The presentation, fixtures and fittings of the property are top notch. There was nothing overlooked that we needed. The pool is fabulous, really clean and a good size.

Steve and Liz were very accommodating and helpful. If you get the chance take Steve's offer of a tour of the property up. He showed us the estate which was very interesting and informative. Steve's stories of what went on in the past were a real eye opener. If you spot the squirrel, make sure you hide your nuts! There is a good chance you will see some of the wildlife even as you lounge by the pool.

8 to huit, the local supermarket had a special offer on Marmite. The squirrel doesn't like it! He prefers Nutella!

Big thanks for providing a great place for our wonderful holiday. Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous property, amazing hosts

  • 5 of 5

We had an outstanding stay at this beautiful property in Daglan. It is close to so many amazing sites in the Dordogne, but has so much on offer at the property you never need to leave. The hosts were incredible. Our kids (aged 10 and 12) absolutely loved it- as did we. We were there for over a week but wish we had longer. Highly recommended.

Kids thoughts: “everything was amazing! Pool, personal space, lots of play space to run around, great separate bathroom from our parents, and we really loved meeting Steve and Liz- they were very friendly.”

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house but not suitable for young children, ever present owners.

  • 1 of 5

A difficult review to write as there were great & not so great parts to our stay. So I've tried to list the everything fairly:

Pros:

Beautiful gite converted with care, thought & pride

Everything you need including well equipped kitchen, sharp knives! TV, Internet, BBQ, Patio & Pool.

Owners Steve & Liz who live in the house directly in front were happy for in-laws to visit for 3 days of our 2 week visit

Steve is friendly, helpful & approachable

Large heated pool with hard cover

Cons:

Not toddler friendly: has a narrow spiral staircase & no stairgate (although this was promised when booking), furniture is hard edged, no lawn space. Tiled floor lethal with wet feet & coupled with the furniture caused a lot of bruises.

Whilst you can walk to Daglan, its up/down a big hill & narrow road! We understood there was a footpath but this was not accessible when we arrived.

Pool has a hard cover, taken off late morning, but no fence or alarm; perhaps a concern if you have kids or want to use it early a.m.

Dishwasher door very noisy

No information folder & there are a number of rules which can cause tension eg: don't wash towels/leave a highchair out overnight

You see Steve & Liz 3 or 4 times a day, every day. We felt monitored throughout our visit.

You are expected to deep clean on your last day

Owners reserve the right to "fine" you on the spot before you leave, if the gite isn't clean enough

Issues:

We made some assumptions as we have stayed in French gites for more than 15 years & our expectations were different to S & L's, So we had some problems namely:

1. The gite was infested with ants from Day 2 -11. We had to hoover up 100s of them every day, when we woke up, got back from trips & before we went to sleep; there were trains of them coming out the walls incl, the light socket. Steve was in daily blocking the holes & putting down poison but we still had to shake out the children's toys and clothes daily. We were then blamed for leaving food out which we absolutely did not do.

2. Steve was great but was omnipresent. He tirelessly works around the site; but timings weren't great & we had issues with weedkiller being sprayed where the kids played, the pool was opened late & cleaned at odd times.

3. Liz had an issue with us after we reported the ants; from then on she was stunningly rude and blunt.

4. We had a terrible experience at check out. Liz was exceptionally unpleasant "fined" us 250 euro's for cleaning & apparently we weren't the first people.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

We had a great time in the cottage, loved the place, lovely setting, Dagan is ideal situativ to disc

  • 5 of 5

Super property. Very near and tastefully furnished cottage. I enjoyed the big swimming pool.. Helpful owners. We enjoyed the chats with Steve. I can wholeheartedly recommend a stay in this Grat place.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Simply exceptional!

  • 5 of 5

Steve and Liz run a beautiful gite which can be 110% recommended. Situated in a sleepy hamlet above the charming village of Daglan, their luxurious accommodation provides all that could be needed for a family holiday or for a romantic getaway.

These gites are exceptional . The buildings are clustered together but with very discrete parking and recreational areas. All are beautifully designed with original features set off by modern craftsmanship; the timber staircase in our gite was simply beautiful. The bathrooms are luxurious and all equipment is provided. Finally, excellent wi-fi is complemented by both British and French satellite TV.

But is the setting and the personal attention to detail that makes these lovely homes from home in to a unique destination. Steve and Liz could not be more genuinely helpful and discretely attentive. I foolishly locked the car keys in the car while we were there; Steve insisted on taking us shopping and ensuring that our holiday was not interrupted. He keeps the environment looking immaculate and the swimming pool spotless and inviting. And then there are the 45 acres of grounds to walk in and listen to the birds and the deer rutting...... or play games if you wish.

At night the stars are magical. Daglan has two excellent restaurants and within a few miles there is a good variety of activities and delightful restaurants. Even our car less days were fantastic - what can be better than a gentle walk down through the countryside for a lovely lunch and explore of the river in Daglan.....

So we highly recommend Mas de Course. Our dog loved it too.....

  • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Sehr erholsamer Urlaub und ein guter Einblick in eine neue Kultur

  • 5 of 5

Ein wundervoll renoviertes Haus mit einem schönen grossen Pool in wunderbarer ländlicher Umgebung mitten von Wiesen u Bäumen.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
57 Kilometres
Brive
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Daglan
Nearest Ferry
598 Kilometres
Caen
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Domaine de Rochebois
Nearest Train
22 Kilometres
Sarlat
Nearest Motorway
43 Kilometres
Souillac
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Daglan
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Cenac (river)
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Daglan, Dordogne

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
July-August 2018
7 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£888
for 7 nights
£888
 
 
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£357
for 4 nights
From
£89
£621
 
 
October 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£357
for 4 nights
From
£89
£585
 
 
November - December 2018
3 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£304
for 4 nights
From
£76
£487
 
 
Christmas & New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£411
for 4 nights
From
£103
£683
 
 
January - April 2019
5 Jan 2019 - 3 May 2019
4 night minimum stay
£304
for 4 nights
From
£76
£487
 
 
May 2019
4 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
4 night minimum stay
£357
for 4 nights
From
£89
£585
 
 
June 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
4 night minimum stay
£411
for 4 nights
From
£103
£683
 
 
July-August 2019
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
£978
for 7 nights
£978
 
 
September 2019
31 Aug 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
4 night minimum stay
£411
for 4 nights
From
£103
£683
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £446.43

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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