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Rural Chic meets Mod Cons with POOL in the French Countryside

Bedrooms 9
Space 5,059 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

9 bedroom/10 bathroom Spacious Country Home Ideal for Large Families & Groups

Petit Rousset - a special place to celebrate your special event - a birthday, an anniversary, anything at all in our well appointed 9 bedroom / 10 bathroom Farmhouse and Grange in the really rural south of France. The farmhouse main entrance leads to the elegant living room / salon where on the rare occasions that you are indoors you can relax on comfortably upholstered sofas and chairs. The original fireplace had been hidden by previous owners and we only discovered it during renovations. Original tile floors (ancient Gironde), at least 200 years old, on the ground floor and thick stone walls throughout, keep the property delightfully cool all summer long. French doors lead out from both the salon and dining room behind it, to a covered dining terrace that looks out over the pool and countryside beyond. The views of the countryside make this a delightful spot to enjoy any meal. Beyond this terrace is a second one which surrounds the pool on three sides. Back inside the house and across from the salon is a writing room/study. Across from the dining room is a spacious bedroom with its own French door leading onto a garden on the other side of the property. The private bathroom for this bedroom is just behind it. Upstairs, are four spacious bedrooms, each individually decorated, each with its own private bathroom. In each bedroom is a second sink, usually tucked into a corner which makes getting ready for each day's events (or lounging) so much easier when sharing a room ! Across from the farmhouse is the totally renovated former Grange (barn). Now, instead of rusting old farm equipment, discover four individually decorated bedrooms, each with private bathroom, each opening onto the garden looking toward the farmhouse and beyond. The photos of these 4 rooms are from a photo shoot and some of the accessories have been returned to the local brocante - which you can visit when you are here ! Two bedrooms are on either side of a grand cuisine with its own terraced dining area. A large garden with mature fruit trees surrounds the property providing privacy and the occasional eating expedition to see what is ripe and ready for the picking and eating!

Yes, we're in the countryside, but we're not remote -a leisurely stroll or a quick drive takes you to the closest village, Eymet - a medieval bastide (planned) town with its lively Farmers Market every Thursday - a tradition since 1270. In July and August, you can enjoy the Night Market every Tuesday. Our medieval village, Eymet, has all the amenities that make country living so relaxing - boulangerie, maison de la presse (English newspapers, magazines & books for sale), post-office, etc.). There are also quite a few dining options - from a modest but delicious pizzeria to an elegant and exquisitely delicious restaurant. Preparing food at home is a wonderful option, too - especially each Thursday when you come home with bags heavy laden with the ripest of fruits and freshest of produce. Throughout the summer there are outdoor antique fairs and from the end of July through early August, there is a Medieval Faire with costumed actors, troubadours and jugglers.

Petit Rousset is located in the Perigord Poupre (wine growing region) and you'll have lots of opportunities to enjoy the delicious wines of the region from sweet Monbazillac to robust Pecharment as well as the lesser known wines of the region. It is easy to visit the local wineries and learn something about their wine making technique as well as sample their wines.

Twenty minutes by car and you’re at the fairy tale castle of Monbazillac, touring the Chateau or sipping the sweet white wine of the same name, which the locals drink with dessert or more often with another specialty of the region, foie gras. One of our favourite restaurants is in Monbazillac and the food is as good as the scenery is: spectacular. Another 10 minutes farther north will find you at the capital of the Perigord Poupre, Bergerac, made famous by the Musketeer who never set foot in the town.

The twice weekly Farmer’s Market which engulfs the Church with fresh, local produce and the Maison des Vins, where you may taste and sniff as many local wines are you are able, will make you forget all about Cyrano’s slight! At Bergerac, you can explore Old Town by foot or take a relaxing gabarre (flat bottom boat) ride and travel lazily along the Dordogne River.

Within an hour radius of Petit Rousset, grand chateaux and simple wineries welcome you and offer you samples of their Bergerac sec (white wine), Pecharment (red wine) and of course Monbazillac wine. If you enjoy Farmer’s Markets, you can find one everyday and depending upon the season, you can gorge on white asparagus, wild strawberries or perfectly ripened peaches. If you like antiquing or searching for bargains, then the brocantes (antique fairs) and vide greniers (literally empty the attic) held in different villages and towns each weekend throughout the summer, are for you.

Sightseeing too is easy with Petit Rousset as your base. Within an hour or so drive, you’ll be touring beautifully preserved medieval hill towns like Beynac and Castelnaud with their fabulous fortress chateaux, medieval bastides (planned towns) created by English and French rivals during the 100 Years Wars, of which nearby Monpazier is the best preserved. Then there are Sarlat and Brantome and their nearby Renaissance pleasure chateaux.

And of course, there are the caves with prehistoric paintings from Lascaux to Font de Gaume and Rouffignac (where you visit the cave by electric train) that are not to be missed. From late July through mid-August, medieval fairs abound - with actors, dancers and musicians all in period costume, you'll be transported back in time.

The Dordogne is a magical place and we want you to feel at home in this little corner of la France profonde, the really rural heart of France.

More Details

Beverly Held
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
10 July, 2018

About Beverly Held

We began visiting the Dordogne in 1987, during a long leisurely return to San Francisco from Australia where we had been living for 5 years - me teaching art history at the local university and my husband practicing architecture. Since then, now 30 years ago, we have been back to the Dordogne annually - it makes a delightful break from our winter home in San Francisco.

Beverly Held purchased this house in 1993

Why Beverly Held chose Eymet

Although we have visited all parts of the Dordogne, our favorite is the Perigord Poupre, It must surely be the closeness of the vineyards that is so appealing to our northern California sensibilities. I love the regular rhythm of rows of grape vines alongside the irregularly shaped stones of the old stone houses, like ours, that dot the countryside. The weekly farmers market in virtually every small town and tiny village is also an important part of the appeal of the Dordogne for us. Eating well, drinking well is further enhanced by the proximity of so many interesting historical and cultural monuments - from caves with prehistoric paintings to medieval bastide (planned) towns to Renaissance chateaux - the Dordogne, for me, has it all. And then there is the luxury of lazy days relaxing by the pool or wandering into the village for a cafe or, depending upon the hour, a beer and then staying for lunch or dinner.

What makes this house unique

It has been our pleasure to restore and renovate our little piece of paradise. It delights us that we can offer you the rewards of our hard work. Living like a local is wonderful, we invite you to enjoy the serenity and pleasure of that here, at Petit Rousset


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Eymet in Périgord

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5059 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • We ask that you leave the property the way you found it
  • If you move furniture, please return to original location before your departure
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 9 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 10 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All bathroom en suites have a sink with tile or granite counter. There is also an ample size shower stall and toilet. The private bathroom for the downstairs bedroom in the farmhouse has a bathtub and bidet. There is an 'extra' bathroom in the farmhouse on the ground floor level, most often used by people coming in from the swimming pool.
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , Beds can be made up together for a double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Beds can be made up as a double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Beds can be made up together for a double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Beds can be made up together as a double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Beds can be made up as double bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , Single beds can be made up as a double bed
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed , Twin beds can be made up together as a double bed
    Bedroom 8 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 9 - 2 Single Bed , Beds can be made up together as a double bed
  • Each bedroom has two single beds, many of which can be made up together as a double bed. In each bedroom, usually tucked into a corner, is a sink. It is the second sink because of course, there is also a sink in each private en suite bathroom - and each bedroom has an en suite private bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Chateau Vigier
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Bistros, Cafes, Restaurants
Car: necessary

This is the perfect spot from which to explore the region and its rich charms from market towns to caves with prehistoric paintings, from medieval villages to Renaissance chateaux, and from wineries to truffle farms. Search for vintage and modern treasures at brocantes and vide greniers held throughout the area at tiny villages and towns all summer long. Indulge in delicious and beautifully presented haute cuisine at a restaurant overlooking the Monbazillac valley or relax at the local pizzeria and enjoy a French chef's interpretation of classic Italian fare ! Night markets and medieval faires, lazy days beside the pool or more ambitious ones canoeing down the Dordogne - it is all here and it is all waiting for you !


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Eymet, Dordogne

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
7 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £176.93
Pet Fee £88.47
Refundable Damage Deposit £884.66

If there are fewer than 16 people, we will consider making adjustments with price. This property is also available as a 4 bedroom / 4 bathroom Farmhouse if there are 8 or fewer in your group. When that is the case, the Grange Kitchen / Dining area and Grange bedrooms are NOT available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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