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Sunny, idyllic and charming, two cottages and a studio

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Self-catering with pool

Two charming Quercy style cottages and a STUDIO - ideal for a couple - set in a picturesque wooded valley on the Dordogne/Lot border. Sunny south facing position with an abundance of birds and wildlife. The rustic cottages are well furnished, each comprising two bedrooms sleeping 4/5, plus cot. The less expensive studio sleeps 2. For STUDIO RATES please go to the PRICES page, click on VIEW ALL PRICES and scroll to the bottom of the page. A cot can be added if requested in either gite or for the Studio. The comfortable sitting room areas in the two gites have oak beams and some original features and are open plan with the kitchen. A washing machine is supplied in each gite. TV, DVD/CD, books and access to the Internet are provided. The cottages and studio each has its own private patio area with garden furniture. There is a separate BBQ pagoda, and a sun terrace and swimming pool with security fence and gate. The property is set against a magnificent wooded backdrop with a spectacular buttress of rock where ravens can be seen nesting. The local village of St Cirq-Madelon is a short walk away as is the GR 64 walking trail. A network of cycle tracks are also nearby. The property is not far from the medieval towns of Domme and Sarlat, the market town of Gourdon and several stunning châteaux perched on cliffs above the river. Many of the local towns have colourful weekly markets. Just 10 minutes away from the gites are the famous prehistoric caves Grottes de Cougnac. The Dordogne River is 10 minutes drive to the north and offers swimming and canoe hire. En route to the river is Grolejac Plan d'Eau, a lake with sandy beach and a lifeguard so ideal for family swimming.

Patrick Taggart
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

Why Patrick Taggart chose Saint-Cirq-Madelon

The property is centrally located for the numerous historic villages, chateaux, caves and other sites of the Dordogne and is only a 10 minute drive from the Dordogne River. It offers space and tranquility. The setting is wonderful. There is a pool, private terrace area and a lovely garden that is safe for children. A studio makes perfect accommodation for couples whilst the two gites are ideal for families.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint-Cirq-Madelon in Occitanie

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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(3 traveller reviews)

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Sunny, idyllic and charming, two cottages and a studio
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews

Une très belle location !!

  • 4 of 5

Un endroit tranquille, au calme, ensoleillé avec un très beau jardin. Une belle piscine et un coin barbecue agréables pour profiter de bons moments en famille. Nous y avons passé une très bonne semaine de vacances !

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tranquille .... calme ....très beau .....nous sommes très heureux que nos invités aiment La Chaumière.
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  • 4 of 5

The house is in a very beautiful setting, very calm and in a green area with nice walks starting at the house. There are 2 gites and 1 studio. Our gite itself was ok; clean and functional, but the setting of the house with a very nice swimming pool, nice garden, terras and barbecue spot makes this a perfect place to have a relaxing holiday. Internet was not always working, but in a way this helps to relax :-). The owners are also very friendly and helpful.

The surroundings are great, with many beautiful villages (Sarlat, Domme, Gourdon, Montignac, Rocamadour,...), castles, forests, caves and wine producers (Cahors & Bergerac) within a range of 1h driving.

Summarized: I recommend this house to everyone!

(I also recommend the small restaurant in Milhac, which is a bit out of sight, but worth a visit)

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always delighted to learn that our guests love La Chaumière as much as we do.
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Quel plaisir et quelle sérénité

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons vraiment passé une très belle première semaine de vacance dans cette location située en pleine nature. La piscine a particulièrement été appréciée des filles. Nous l'avons, de notre côté, trouvé très sûre. Rien à redire sur le logement et ses équipements qui nous permis de nous ressourcer en profitant du soleil et des plaisirs de la région. Allez-y sans hésitation !

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: August 2012
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Car: recommended

La Chaumiere is just ten minutes walk from the GR 64 walking trail and also near a network of beautiful cycle tracks. It is only a short drive from the historic sights of the region: Domme, Sarlat, Le Roque Gageac, Castlenaud, Rocamadour, etc. Picturesque Gourdon, ten minutes by car, has a multitude of shops, bars and restaurants and a weekly Market. En route are the prehistoric caves Grottes de Cougnac. The village of Grolejac and its ‘Plan d’eau’ – a beautiful lake in a tranquil setting with a sandy beach – is 5 minutes away and ideal for children. The gites and studio can be let individually or together for family groups.

Other Activities: Canoeing, Children's Adventure Park, Prehistoric caves, vineyards, falconry shows


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint-Cirq-Madelon, Midi-Pyrenees

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer Peak
23 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Autumn
29 Sep 2018 - 7 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Studio rental: 17 Feb.- 04 May £250; 05 May - 22 June £300; 23 June - 07 Sept. £350; 08 Sept. - 28 Sept. £300; 29 Sept. - 08 Dec. £250

We charge 20% of rental as a deposit on booking with balance payable 1 month before the holiday..

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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