Newly renovated cottage in true Perigord style dating from the 1800's.
- English, French, Afrikaans
About Ali Burke
After reading Martin Walker's books about Bruno in the Dordogne we felt we had to visit this beautiful spot. Immediately we fell in love with the beauty and way of life, so we left our careers and Cape Town and bought La Maure. I have a love of all things gorgeous, whether it's food, art, decor or travelling. We have just finished renovating our gîte. Next is the house. A 200 yr old farmhouse where we will have 2 B&B rooms. We have immersed ourselves into the gorgeous countryside and Greg has been busy establishing his potager, producing wonderful vegetables for our table. We have four hens laying fresh eggs everyday and available to our guests. Although this is our first time hosting in France, we have been doing so all our lives for family & friends and can't wait to welcome our guests and share this wonderful little hamlet in the Dordogne.
Ali Burke purchased this Cottage in 2017
Why Ali Burke chose Campsegret
When deciding to move to France, it was important that it was close to an airport but still felt like we were in rural France. After travelling, one wants to relax, have a glass of wine and settle into the holiday. Yet we are close to all the sites and activities that the Dordogne has to offer. Cafes, restaurants, markets and a supermarket are close by.
What makes this Cottage unique
We have created a luxury gîte, with all the comforts of home. Close attention to detail and style, as well as decor, has been taken into account. The bedding is 100% linen with duck down pillows and duvet. Toiletries are supplied and soft fluffy towels. The brand new kitchen has every utensil and appliance a chef needs. Bathrobes & slippers are provided and a welcome basket of wine & local produce awaits your arrival. You are also welcome to enjoy the seasonal fruit & veg from our garden as well as fresh eggs from our hens.
Pool / Spa
Smoking permitted outdoors
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:23
Max guests:2 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Lovely gite, well equipped in great location. Helpful owners on hand.
Heaven absolute heaven
The romantic crunch of the pea gravel driveway slows you as you drive up to the darling entry. You open the door to the gite and it takes your breath away. The stunning interior, curated to every last beautiful detail. Every comfort, every luxury. And if that isn’t enough, you have Ali & Greg, the most passionate and caring hosts.
On our arrival from a long drive from Paris we had not only all the makings to stay in for a light supper, but breakfast including eggs from their own hens for the morning. Sweets too! Lotions, soaps, linen sheets, wool carpets & throws, candles, Bluetooth speaker, electric bed warmers to ensure cozy comfort. Fully equipped kitchen, so pretty!
So, so special, I cannot say enough about how wonderful this place is. We loved going out to explore the gorgeous Dordogne (with tips and insider info from Ali & Greg of course) during the day, and retreating to our haven for sunset on the terrace and a lovely evening in the beautiful gite. We’d be out on an adventure and need some help, Ali was always there, just a text away - what a lifeline!
Outstanding, 5 stars is not enough. Oh and Saffie & Moto get extra points for being super hosts and dog kisses! (Polite of course)
We will be back. Top top marks. Don’t hesitate if you are thinking of booking, unless it’s when we want to go back! Lol.
Wow, It's great to know that we are providing a good service, but your kind words have blown us away! We love making our guests happy, ensuring they have the best experience possible, and appreciate it when this is acknowledged. Thank you. It was a pleasure to host you both and really hope we'll see you here again. Best. Ali & Greg
Wonderful gite in beautiful setting.
Had a lovely 3 days at the gite which was really nicely furnished and had everything you could need.
The owners Ali and Greg were very friendly and helpful and provided some very thoughtful extras.
Shame we couldn’t stay longer but hope to return soon.
Steve & Nikki
Thank you Steve. We’re glad you were comfortable & enjoyed your stay. We wish you all the best and hope you’ll come visit us again. Ali & Greg
A little Pece of Paradise
Magnifique all round! The gite was superb from it’s creative decor and style to it’s luxury and comfort. The pool and grounds were tranquil and peaceful and our hosts could not have given us a warmer welcome. Thank you Ali and Gregg for a little piece of paradise together with some wonderful memories of newfound friends.
Thank you Bev. It was such a pleasure to meet you & Austen. We would really love to see you back here again soon. Best, Ali & Greg
I absolutely loved my stay at Le Frene a La Maure! It anchored the very best of travel adventures for me.
Beautifully decorated and cozy, the gite has every amenity to make self catering fun and easy, as well as thoughtful extras; including a market basket, tasty welcoming treats, recommendations and information for local restaurants and activities and a good library of popular books and videos.
The property, snuggled into the tranquil and lush countryside, beckons guests to leisurely walks and meanderings. The tempo is relaxed and restorative, whether poolside, on the patio, or poking about the potager for salad fixings. Flowers abound, owls softly hoot in the distance as evening falls and stars pop and dazzle in the dark night sky. At the same time, it is only a short distance to fascinating historical sites, inviting towns, varied musical venues and inspired cuisine.
Perhaps most importantly, Ali and Greg are clever, caring and fun hosts, sincerely committed to creating an enjoyable and memorable holiday for their guests.
Thank you Daphne for your very considered and generous review. You were a wonderful guest. The hamlet & Moto are missing you! We do hope you will come back soon. Best. Ali & Greg.
Idyllique et charmant
Nous avons passé une très jolie semaine dans ce magnifique endroit qu'est le domaine La Maure à Campsegret. Ali et Greg ont été charmants et plein d'attentions pour rendre notre séjour mémorable. Des nuits douces et calmes, en pleine nature. Parfait pour se reposer et profiter des environs et de cette belle Dordogne décidément très attrayante.
Merci beaucoup Jean -François.
Nous sommes ravis que vous apprécie votre séjour avec nous et j’espère que vous reviendriez un jour.
Ali & Greg
La Maure is ideally situated between Bergerac, and Perigueux, with Bordeaux just an hour away. Wine tasting, shopping, two weekly markets, and sight-seeing. Enjoy safe canoeing along the Vézère river, and explore Man's origins in the Lascaux Caves, a World heritage site. Forage for mushrooms and truffles in our private forests, take a river barge or stand up paddle down the Dordogne. take in countless chateaux, discover dozens of historic French market towns and bastides like Sarlat, Monbazillac, Issegiac, Tremolat, Les Eyzies, Limeuil, & St Alvere.
Ride horses, bicycles, take picnics to lakes and beaches, or if the mood takes you, you can stock up with local breads, cheeses and delicacies from a different market every day, including some from our potager, buy some wines from the local vineyards, find your favourite spot in our gardens, or next to the pool, and do absolutely nothing!