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Beautiful Coach House In Idyllic 7 Acre Rural Setting With Private Pool

Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bed, 3 Bathrooms Sleeps 8/9

The house is located between the two Bastide towns of Villefranche du Perigord and Monpazier, recognized as one of the most beautiful towns in France. It is ideally situated for exploring the stunning area of the Dordogne. Set in 7 acres of total peace and tranquility you can not fail to enjoy your time in this rural retreat.

The house is furnished to a very high standard with 4 spacious bedrooms, 3 on the first floor, including the master with super king bed and en suite. In addition there are two double bedrooms each with twin beds and a further bathroom. On the ground floor there is a double bedroom with super king bed with a separate bathroom. There is ample living space and a well equipped kitchen/dining area.

Enjoy outdoor living in the shade of the large covered terrace immediately adjacent to the pool (10x5), with superb views of the countryside. Watch out for the deer who regularly come to graze in the evening.

The swimming pool is made fully available for exclusive use by our guests during rentals. Rental rates quoted include all utilities, crisp white bed linen, full sets of towels (including pool towels) and tea towels. Bed linen and towels are changed once during a 2 week holiday. Guests are requested to leave the house clean and tidy. If necessary, heating is provided at a weekly supplement of €80 Euros per week. Use of the fireplace is not permitted during the Summer rentals season.

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Tim and Glen
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
March 4, 2017

About Tim and Glen

We are retired history teachers. Our family home is in London and we have spent many years enjoying holidays in France with our three sons. We particularly liked the freedom that Gite holidays offered in the Dordogne region; hot summers, beautiful countryside, varied activities for all ages and many picturesque towns and villages to visit and sample the local cuisine.

Tim and Glen purchased this farmhouse in 2013

Why Tim and Glen chose Dordogne

Immediately fell in love with the place - it's setting, which is peaceful, tranquil and conducive to complete relaxation. Though retired we both wanted a bit of a project.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Spacious, not overlooked yet not isolated with fabulous views. A five minute drive to all the local amenities in Villefranche du Perigord. A perfect location for exploring the surrounding countryside, visiting local bastide towns and villages such as Monpazier, Domme and the famous tourist attraction, Sarlat. For less energetic days relax by the pool, snooze in the hammock, enjoy a glass of wine in the evening on the terrace and watch the deer come to graze on your own private meadow.


Saint-Cernin-de-l'Herm Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , en-suite to family room
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , family room for occupancy of 9
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • tennis
Tennis rackets and balls provided for play in local village court (free). Badminton net and bats also available on site.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Coach House In Idyllic 7 Acre Rural Setting With Private Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Peace and Tranquility Guaranteed!

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully restored coach house with huge amounts of space inside and out. The house is well equipped with large comfortable beds and is spotless clean! The large covered dining terrace was a welcome relief from high temperatures some afternoons. The children enjoyed playing table tennis, swinging in the hammock & playing in the pool with the huge selection of inflatables.

Owners Tim & Glen live on site so available if you need them otherwise they will leave you in peace to enjoy your holiday.

Ruscoux Haut is the perfect location for exploring the Dordogne with picturesque towns such as Domme & the river for canoeing all just a short drive away & there are large supermarkets nearby.

We had a fantastic week and would most definitely return to Ruscoux Haut. Thank you Tim & Glen!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Gem In The Dordogne

  • 5 of 5

We received a warm welcome from Tim and Glen for our stay at Les Ruscoux, together with a basket of quality staples, including a chilled bottle of wine which was much appreciated after our long drive. We holidayed with our children, their partners and our grandchildren, and Les Ruscoux was perfect for our stay. The house was well equipped and spotlessly clean. We found the beds extremely comfortable and the lounge stayed cool in the day despite the high temperature outside. There was plenty to keep the children entertained, table tennis, badminton, basketball, however they spent most of their time in the pool, the hammock was also a firm favourite for relaxing and reading. We ate all our meals under the shaded outdoor patio area, and watched the deer grazing in the early morning and evening.

There was plenty to do and see in the area, and we particularly enjoyed canoeing on the Dordogne , the night market at Belves and exploring the beautiful town of Monpazier. Will highly recommend Les Ruscoux to family and friends .

Myers family

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A very well presented, picturesque property

  • 5 of 5

Ruscoux Haut is a simply stunning property, perfect for families looking to get away from it all, but still wanting to be able to take advantage of the best the region has to offer.

We've just returned from a week (two families of four with young children) and it gets five stars from all of us. It's perfectly represented by the website description and photos. Bedrooms are spacious, the kitchen is large and the terrace the perfect viewpoint to observe the deer in the meadow. All facilities really are first class.

We all loved the pool. It's not heated, but it doesn't need to be with day time temperatures as they are. The depth is a constant 1.4m across so something to bear in mind for non-swimmer children, but there's a plentiful supply of rings, noodles and the odd inflatable crocodile.

Owners Tim and Glen are the perfect hosts. They live in a separate house on site and are incredibly helpful, and apart from morning pool cleaning duties, they respect your privacy and you really do feel you have the place to yourself.

The local town is Villefranche (10 minute drive) which has two convenience stores (not supermarkets as such), boulangeries and a few restaurants. Supermarkets can be found 20 minutes north in Siorac (Carrefour) or 20 minutes south in Fumel (Lidl) for a wider choice.

The house is equidistant between the Dordogne and Lot rivers, though the Dordogne seems much more suited for canoeing and swimming. I would highly recommend hiring a canoe from Castelnaud and take one of the many start/finish options on offer.

The Thursday market at Monpazier is great as is the Wednesday night market in Belves, where you can choose your dinner from a variety of food stalls whilst eating in the impressive town square.

Whether your looking for a cultural break, adventurous days out or sitting by the pool with a good book, Ruscoux Haut is the perfect base to enjoy all of the above and more.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning property - book it!

  • 5 of 5

If you're reading this you are looking at a fantastic property!

The barn has been beautifully restored to an extremely high standard and offers spacious accommodation for eight people. The house has everything you could possibly need but if you find it lacking something, Tim and Glen (the lovely, inconspicuous owners), will do their best to provide it. The bedding, furniture, crockery are all of a high standard and the house and it's vast grounds were spotless when we arrived.

The outside area is excellent. We spent many hours just sitting under the large, shady patio area watching the wildlife and enjoying the surroundings. The pool was pristine on arrival and kept like that during our stay. The table tennis table provided us all (age range 23-61) with some entertainment too.

There is plenty of places to visit by car but nowhere is in walking distance. Two of our party cycled daily to the boulangerie for bread and crossiants which they enjoyed.

We have been renting holiday houses in France for the last 24 years and I will must say that this is the best!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this fantastic review which is so much appreciated . We feel so fortunate that we have always had such delightful guests and it is so heartening and rewarding when they take the time and trouble to write amazing comments.
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Five star accommdation in beautiful countryside

  • 5 of 5

Just what we as a family was looking for.This is a converted barn done to a v high standard with 2 double bedrooms and 2 twin rooms .The one double is down stairs ideal for disabled assess.The pool is next to a shaded outdoor roofed area for eating and chilling with a great vista over the feilds to woods.There is a great hammock under the trees for reading.It is quite isoloted so will need car--but lovely drive to nearest shop-about 6 miles--and 15miles for supermarket.River Dordogne about 15 miles away.It is a beautiful part of france.Tim and Glen were just perfect in that they were so helpful and supportive only when asked .Fully recommended

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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The ideal venue for a peaceful family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We visited Ruscoux Haut during August 2015 and for us, the property had all the ingredients for the perfect 'getting away from it all' family holiday.

The house itself is first class. It's spacious, clean and well-equipped and we found it to have everything we needed for our two week stay. With three generations of family members and a wide variety of interests to cater for, that's quite a challenge, but one that Ruscoux Haut met without any problem.

We loved the covered area by the pool where we spent many hours watching the wildlife (deer, wild boar, buzzards, bats, to name but a few), reading and enjoying evening BBQs. The pool itself is a good size with a supply of pool toys that provided lots of entertainment for the children. It was particularly welcome on very hot days and the view across the grounds from the sunbathing area is lovely.

The grounds are extensive and were perfect for exploring and for the occasional workout for those in the group who were so inclined.

We had a couple of rainy days during our stay, but that wasn't a problem as there was a good supply of DVDs to watch and books to read. When the finer weather returned, we took the opportunity to visit local towns. Monpazier and Sarlat are particularly worth a visit. Villefranche du Perigord is also good if you fancy a coffee and need to pick up a few supplies. Or, if you need to stock up then there's a large supermarket about 20 minutes' drive away.

Tim and Glen are the perfect hosts. As stated in other reviews, they're there if you need them, but are very unobtrusive. Nothing was too much trouble and they were a great source of advice on places to visit in the local area.

If a peaceful venue in a rural setting, with the comforts of home is what you're looking for, then this is most certainly one to consider. Highly recommend a visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Saint-Cernin-de-l'Herm Farmhouse Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Jun 3 2017 - Jul 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Peak season
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 22 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $639.11

The security deposit is refunded by bank transfer within 7 to 14 days after the end of your holiday subject to deductions for breakages/damage. Prices shown are for up to a maximum of 9 persons. All payments are to be made net of any bank charges incurred for transfers. Cancellations made within the 12 week period prior to your holiday will only be refunded in full if resold at full value.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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