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Gorgeous Country Gite, Pool set in acres of pretty gardens 10 mins to Bergerac

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom + shower room private gite garden views in spectacular Dordogne Valley

Traditional perigordian stone cottage set in acres of pretty gardens with swimming pool and pool. This peaceful gite has a double bedroom with spacious en-suite shower room with a walk in shower. The living room has the traditional oaks beamed ceiling and is furnished with bright fresh colours to help you relax. The modern fully equipped kitchen is light and bright with patio doors leading onto the south facing terrace. Looking over the lawns towards the vineyards of Chateau Monbazillac why not enjoy your breakfast or a glass of wine in the evening in your completely private haven. If your quiet you should see the deer grazing on the lawns near the trees whilst the sun is going down. A warm welcome is waiting for you at La Ferriere where you can enjoy the best Aquitaine has to offer.

Helder or Patricia Machado
Member since: 2017
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Helder or Patricia Machado


Helder and I would love to welcome you to La Ferriere its a peaceful place to stay set in lovely countryside. Its was our dream holiday destination before we lived here. Helder is originally from Portugal and I am from Yorkshire. When we got married we decided to make the move we found La Ferriere where we could offer the sort of place we loved to stay. Away from the everyday stress of life and somewhere Helder could practice and teach Tai Chi and Qi-Gong.

We hope you will like it too.

Helder or Patricia Machado purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Helder or Patricia Machado chose Saint-Sauveur

I came across this area while travelling by car from Paris to Barcelona. We booked a small hotel a few kms off the motorway to break the journey. It happened to be in the Dordogne. I will never forget the tranquillity - the green, milky stone buildings and tiny hamlets - the pace slowed to almost a stop and I fell in love in one night.. Returning the next month convincing Helder he had to see and feel it - we did and well the rest is history as they say..

What makes this cottage unique

La Ferriere is unique in that its a traditional perigordian style property set in 3 hectares of garden with a large infinity pool. Set amongst fields and forest on the top of the Dordogne valley but within 10 minutes drive to Bergerac, and the airport. Surrounded by vineyards the property was previously owned by the heirs of La Contess François de Saint-Exupéry

whose family included the famous author of the book Le petit prince. Today you can still see the history of the life of this building with its arrow slit window in the wine cellar old stone steps up to the house and mill stone in the grounds. In the evening we regularly see wild deer grazing and pheasants in the winter months. You can join a Tai Chi or Qi-Gong class whilst holidaying with us or have a private lesson with Helder.

Life goes on peacefully at La Ferriere with the best of cuisine countryside and fresh air and exercise has to offer in rural France.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint-Sauveur in Périgord

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bathroom has plenty of space along with walk in shower room
  • full size sink + walk in shower toilet and heater for cooler mornings in autumn and winter
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • new comfortable cool bedroom ideal in summer with plenty of wardrobe space for clothes luggage. En suite shower room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • rafting
  • swimming


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Gorgeous Country Gite, Pool set in acres of pretty gardens 10 mins to Bergerac
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Relaxing and Enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful amongst bird song, wildlife and playful resident cats.

The Gite is clean and tidy with good showering facilities. It has everything you need for preparing everyday meals.

Great location nearby to airport, market villages and more.

Helders onsite Chi Quong teaching made our days enjoyable and healthier.....looking forward to going again in future

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply great!

  • 5 of 5

I certainly recommend this as an ideal place to get away and relax!

The few days we stayed there were revitalizing. Surrounded by nature, swimming in the morning, a glass of wine at sunset while reading a book, quietness... nice!

The place is well cared and fulfilled our expectations and matched the online description. Helder and Patricia were very kind and solicitous and communication couldn't have been better.

The city of Bergerac is close by and a nice destination for a romantic or simply a relaxing walk in such an old and rustical example of the Dordogne region.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
9 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
455 Kilometres
Bilboa Spain
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Chateau Merles
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
397 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Car: necessary

You can join Tai Chi & Qi-Gong classes on site or have a massage.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint-Sauveur, Dordogne

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £175.4
Cleaning fee £43.85

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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