Paul and Philippa Ward

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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Self-catering house with private pool & 4 self-contained gites with shared pool

A superb 19c manor house with private pool set in a private garden & 4 gites with shared pool, most have wonderful views of La Roque St Christophe. The house accommodates 12 people in 6 bedrooms with 6 en-suite bathrooms. The 4 gites, totally separate from the main house, have all been renovated and furnished to the same level of comfort as the house and share a second swimming pool. The largest, The Tobacco Barn, sleeps 5/6 guests in 3 en-suite bedrooms. The 3 other spacious gites - the Hay Barn, Walnut Store and La Roque Terrace - are each designed for 2 people. Each unit is fully self-contained, with kitchen, lounge, bedroom and en-suite bathroom, and has a private terrace with outdoor dining and BBQ. Alternatively the house and 4 gites would be suitable for large groups of up to 24 people - perfect for parties and weddings. The property is five minutes walk from local restaurant and boulangerie and perfectly situated for all places of interest the Dordogne has to offer.

Le Moustier: Situated between Montignac, famous for the Lacaux cave paintings, and Les Eyzies with its many prehistoric sites, the small village of Le Moustier derives its name from the prehistoric Mousterian era due to an important skull find there. It has a restaurant, bar and a boulangerie and the house is only 5 minutes walk from the village. Les Granges placed on the side of the river Vezere opposite La Roque St Christophe, a limestone cliff face with caves carved into the rock which were inhabited for over 55,000 years from the prehistoric era to the middle ages when over 5,000 people lived on the site. These kilometre long caves are illuminated at night and make a spectacular view from the property.

The surrounding area: Many local towns offer traditional street markets. Montignac in particular hosts an excellent market twice a week, and nearby Rouffignac has a splendid Sunday morning market, where local farmers exhibit freshly picked vegetables, plump ducklings, fresh foie gras and enormous selections of local cheeses. The Perigord is a gourmets paradise and there are many excellent local restaurants offering the best of the areas cuisine.

The property is excellently placed for walking and cycling with all tracks well marked. There are plenty to choose from and range in severity from easy to strenuous!

Other local activities include canoeing on the Vezere or the Dordogne rivers, horse riding and tennis, golf, hot air ballooning and river cruises all within 30 - 40 minutes drive.

The Dordogne Region: The land of a thousand chateaux, the Dordogne or Perigord as it was known, is split into four regions named for their natural features. Noir(black) region of dense forests, Vert(green) spruce trees, Pourpre(purple) vines and Blanc(white) natural limestone. Due to its natural beauty and abundance of medieval towns, chateaux and villages, the Perigord Noir is the jewel in the crown of the Dordogne. The Vezere Valley, with its predominance of prehistoric sites, makes this region one of the most visited. The medieval towns of Sarlat, Les Eyzies and the vibrant city of Perigueux and many traditional villages, each with a character of their own, including Domme, Rocamador, Beynac, Le Roque Gageac, Montignac with the famous Lascaux caves, St Leon sur Vezere, makes the region a real sight seeing experience.

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Details for Le Roque Terrace 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

La Roque Terrace is south facing, with wonderful views, just a short walk from the river Vézère and the prehistoric site of La Roque St Christophe. Two can sleep in the double bedroom, with bathroom en suite. This gîte is all at one level, and is suitable for an assisted, mobility impaired, guest (please contact owners for confirmation of your requirements). The open-plan gîte has a sofa facing the stone fireplace, a dining area, and a kitchen. Three terrace doors lead out to a raised wooden deck along the front, where guests may dine al fresco. The kitchen is equipped with an electric fan ove, gas hob, a microwave, and a refrigerator. Off the living room, past the fitted wardrobes, a small corridor leads to the bedroom, which has a double bed. Off the bedroom is a large bathroom with a shower, toilet, and basin. The wooden decking accesses the pool & terrace and gazebo.
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
Paul and Philippa Ward (Owner)
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About Paul and Philippa Ward

We were both born, and grew up, in Leicester, England. We met in 1976, when Paul was working as a graphic designer and Philippa worked, in the same office, as a secretary. We moved to Leeds, West Yorkshire, later that same year because Paul was offered a new job. Philippa decided to train as a nurse and qualified in 1980.

Paul and Philippa Ward purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Paul and Philippa Ward chose Peyzac le Moustier

After we had our two daughters, Charlotte (1982) and Nicola (1983), we came to the Dordogne for some wonderful camping holidays and fell in love with the region. From that very first holiday we said that we would love to come and live here. We never expected to be able to realise our dream!

We especially loved the Vezere Valley and when we saw Le Manoir des Granges for sale on a website we arranged a viewing. It was the last of 4 properties; there was no competition! The location is amazing with view across to Roque Saint Christophe. A village with a lovely restaurant and a boulangerie in walking distance. Only 10 minutes drive to Montignac for the supermarket and market.

What makes this cottage unique

Our property offers flexible accommodation for a variety of group sizes. From 2 people to 23 people. Accommodation for mobility impaired.

We are centrally located for visiting all the main sites of interest. Two swimming pools and all our bedrooms are en-suite.

Guestbook comments from the owner

So think of Devon think of Wales banish the clouds and imagine a pool you can use because its warm enough-this is the perfect place. Sometimes you want both familiarity and different it's here in equal measures with a foreground of a UNESCO world heritage centre opposite- beats twitching caravan curtains. Philippa and Paul are knowledgeable but non intrusive so if you have a question they will offer an opinion otherwise you are able to sample the very best of rural France and oh is it old with the luxury of their hospitality with tremendous attention to detail. We always say we never go back but oh we would its a haven. Wonderful because its so relaxing. If you stay awake beyond dark ( mid summer) listen to the toads chorus from the river there are two types we thought.......
Jul 2013
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Le Roque Terrace
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Le Roque Terrace
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Peyzac le Moustier Perigord Noir
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Comments from Owner Guestbook

Fabulous house, a delicious meal, lots to do, thanks
Sarah, Geoff and William, Oxon.

Great house, loads to do in the area, had a great week.
Matt, Angela and Thomas, Surrey.

Our families had the most marvellous reunion here and really enjoyed the furnishings, decor and ample supplies in the kitchen. We also very much enjoyed our visits with Alan.
Sally Fouche, Seattle, USA.

Wonderful house, fabulous countryside, good food, good wine, 4 star for families.
The Bulkley family, Canada.

We had a wonderful time, the house is all we had hoped for and more, lovely area and hosts.
Tim and Susanne, Australia.
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
72 Kilometres
Bergerac Airport
Nearest Ferry
774 Kilometres
Nearest Train
26 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Junction 17 A89/E70
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
28 Kilometres
Golf de Lolivarie, Saint Germain de Belves
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Le Moustier
Car: necessary

Les Granges is situated in Le Moustier near to Montignac and the beautiful village of St Leon sur Vezere. Close to Lascaux caves, the towns of Sarlat, Beynac, Domme and Perigueux. Directly opposite is La Roque St Christophe, the site of a small Bastide town dating back 55,000 years and inhabited up to the 16th century. This kilometre long cave carved into the rock thousands of years ago, is lit up at night and makes a spectacular view from the property. There are many historic sites dating back to Prehistoric times, caves, grottos, cave paintings, all situated in the most beautiful countryside. This area has been made famous by Jean Auel's Earth's Children books. The sixth and latest one, Land of Painted Caves, was published in 2011. Many of our customers come to stay to see the area linked to these books.

The Perigord is noted also for its gastronomy, foie gras, truffles, confit de canard, wild mushrooms and walnuts! We are surrounded by pretty villages, all with markets at least once a week, giving our renters the opportunity to experiment with the local produce. As well as walking, cycling, canoeing and golf there is a Budhist centre and a Hammam very close so you can either be active or relax!

Other Activities: Canoing, paintballing (30mins), Microlite tuition

Golf: There are four 18 hole courses and three 9 hole courses in the Perigord region. Most are between 35minutes and one hours drive from our property, others are slightly further but well worth the drive!

This is an excellent website which gives you all the information you need.

There is also information about a free golf pass which gives you discount on all the courses in the region.

Ski: No Skiing.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates


Peyzac le Moustier Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 6
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 24 2014
1 night minimum stay
Rate 7
Oct 25 2014 - Dec 19 2014
1 night minimum stay
Rate 8
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
Low season
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 27 2015
1 night minimum stay
Mar 28 2015 - Jul 3 2015
1 night minimum stay
High season
Jul 4 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Low season
Oct 31 2015 - Dec 18 2015
1 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 8 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Refundable breakage deposit of €200 required on arrival.
30% deposit is required to secure the booking, balance payable 10 weeks before arrival.
A final cleaning charge of €30 is payable on departure.
There will be a charge for supply of logs during winter months.
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Peyzac le Moustier Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 56 m²
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom is a 'wet' bathroom with an open shower, a washbasin and a WC, designed for easy access for wheelchairs if necessary. Please note there are no handrails for the toilet or the shower. People with impaired walking/standing will need help to use the WC.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • The Bedroom in Le Roque Terrace has plenty of wardrobe space, and an antique French double bed. The bedroom leads to a very spacious en-suite wet-room with shower, WC & washbasin.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • 2 garden chairs
  • non smoking only ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Communal Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • cycling
  • fishing
The gite is wheelchair accessible without any steps to negotiate but for clarification of ease of use of the facilities please contact the owners who can give further advise. A maid service can be provided charged hourly by arrangement. If you wish to avoid the hassle of cooking yourself on your first day of arrival or on longer sight seeing days, a pre-prepared meal can be cooked for you ready for you to serve and eat. Please contact the owner for details.
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