Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
Katherine De Bruyn
About Katherine De Bruyn
My husband and I bought this property to be able to visit friends and family in Europe. It is our second home. When we are unable to be there, we rent it out. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.
Katherine De Bruyn purchased this Cottage in 1998
Why Katherine De Bruyn chose Berbiguières
We chose this area because it is beautiful, offers a wealth of things to do and see, and still retains much of its medieval character. We visit every year and still have not run out of things to do.
What makes this Cottage unique
This is an opportunity to live in a medieval village, complete with walls, chateau and a lovely setting, while still enjoying modern household conveniences and easy access to sites and services.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
This is an excellent location from which to explore the area: within a half hour drive to many interesting sites. It was very quiet for sleeping and had a lovely outdoor courtyard to enjoy an evening glass of wine. Not for everyone, as others have noted, with steep stairs to lower level. But that is a trade off for the opportunity to stay in a 400 year old cottage in a great location. We recommend nearby Bistrot d’Epicure and the excellent wine store Julien de Savignac in Le Bugue. Thanks to Ines!
We are pleased to have had Carol as our guest. Inès, who tends the cottage in our absence, spoke very highly of her.
The stairs are steep, of course. A couple of hundred years ago the lower level probably housed animals rather than humans. New plumbing, electrics, and other renovations can fix a lot -- but not those steep stairs -- due to the limitations of space. Please use the handrails! We hope others will try them as well.
We had a great time in this beautiful little cottage. It's a bit of a drive but worth it! It's close to many castles and outdoor activities. There were 4 of us and the place for us perfectly. I would recommend it to anyone.
Cottage in Berbiguieres France
I discovered Berbiguieres by chance and loved it so much I had to go back. I found the listing and contacted Katherine to make the reservation almost 2 years ahead of time. It was my dream place and I was not let down. The place was a perfect Perigordian cottage. Perfect in every way, the welcome, the ambiance, the convenience, the comfortableness, and the simple beauty of rural France, which to me is infinitely better than the large cities. I would never go to Paris or Province when I can go to Perigord. I am an artist, an Art History and a History buff. This place has everything. The cottage is really special. I recommend it to everyone! And I felt I made a new friend with Katherine who went out of her way to make sure our welcome was impeccable. There was a wonderful terrace and garden, the view over fields and mountains is beautiful, and the amenities like kitchen and bathroom were clean and fully equipped.
Beautiful Berbiguières - Perfect for exploring the Perigord Noir
What a fantastic experience we had. The cottage in Berbiguières was just what we needed to get the full experience of the Perigord Noir/Dordogne Region of France. It's centrally located just south of the river and an easy drive to so many charming communities and chateaus throughout the region. Not to mention that Berbiguières itself is a quaint, country community that is full of charm and relaxation. Our entire experience was top notch - from making the reservation with the owner to working with the local property manager. The cottage is well appointed and has everything you need for enjoying your time at the cottage and resting between outings exploring the region. You're greeted by a quaint covered patio just through the gate, situated along the walking path from the center of the village. You open the door and pass through a thick stone wall that transports you to the past with all the creature comforts of the present. A comfortable living room/dining room/kitchen offers the perfect space to plan your daily excursions or to consume your purchases from one of the local public markets. There are two bedrooms - one upstairs and one on the lower level (three stories) that offered us plenty of privacy as we were two couples traveling together. The bathroom included a wonderful shower that worked well for someone taller like me - not to mention great water pressure. All in all, I cannot begin to say enough words of compliments or thanks for such a great experience and stay. The cottage helped make our trip to the Dordogne special, memorable and down right perfect! Thanks for making it available to us - as our travels allow, we'd love to go back. Merci beaucoup!!
Successfull holidays in Berbiguière
First, what a Nice surprise when we discovered the village : so quiet, beautifull and however, full o Life !
Then, we discovered the cottage, built With the beautifull local stone. Each of the members of the familly found its place and appreciate the decoration. I particularly appreciated the spacious shower ( not so Common in France). In general, this place is comfy and easy to live. Outside There's also a Little Bench carved into a wall, massively appreciated by the kids.
The garden enables BBQs and during watering the plants you can make rainbows !
I highly recommend this place for a good stay and would say it is the ideal place to Discover the aera, Lascaux, sarlat la cenada and all kinds of famous other places.
Delightful and cosy
Our family (2 adults and 2 kids, aged 13 and 15) enjoyed our recent stay in this cottage in Berbiguieres. We felt very privileged to have the opportunity to stay in such a beautiful old village. Our host, Katherine, was very prompt in communicating with us when we were booking the property, and we appreciated that she accepted a shorter booking than usual as we arrived late in the season. Ines, the local who oversees the property, was very friendly and welcoming. The house itself was very comfortable for all of us. The kitchen is small but functional and the living/dining and bedroom areas are a good size. The outdoor courtyard is delightful and great for al fresco dining. The distance from the car park to the property was shorter than I expected from previous reviews, and was not an issue for us. We enjoyed returning to this picturesque, quiet environment every day after our travels. Many thanks to both Katherine and Ines for this unique experience. We also highly recommend spending a day kayaking on the Dordogne - this was a highlight for our family.