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Beautiful Perigourdine house with stunning views near all the historic sites - House and Cottage

Bedrooms 6
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights



House and Cottage

Beautiful Perigourdine country house with stunning views and private swimming pool. La Goulette is set up on a hill overlooking the River Moustier valley and the pretty medieval village of Plazac. It is set in 5 acres of land with a pond and is completely private. It is the perfect place to relax - either sipping a glass of iced cold rose on the huge terrace drinking in the view, or just sitting under a tree reading a booking or swimming in the large pool. We offer pure luxury - French antique furniture, the highest quality linen, towels, china and glasses. Everything is decorated to the highest standard. It is near all the historic ancient sites cave paintings, and beautiful Chateaux and riverside castles. You can also canoe on the rivers nearby. From now and during 2017 we will only be letting out the Main House. But that will not affect your privacy as the cottage will be closed off from the main house. Sleeps 4-8 or 10 if you use the Pool House. Cots and childrens beds provided.

About the property

Pretty House & Swimming Pool

La Goulette is a beautiful large historic house and pretty cottage set on a hill overlooking the river valley and the medieval village of Plazac. You have the choice of renting the Main House only or the Cottage only. This year we are not renting the two together as one unit. The rates on this page reflect the two properties rented together so please do not book from this page. To reserve either the House separately sleeping up to 11 people or the cottage alone sleeping 2-4 please go to their separate pages to see availability and rates i.e Pretty House & Swimming pool, 4 bedroom House or Pretty House & swimming pool, Delightful 2 bedroom cottage. The Main house is built of mellow golden stone and has a tower and a very spacious living area. The Cottage is built of the same stone and in typical medieval perigordine style. The two buildings are separated by a stone arch which forms a large courtyard with a lawned area leading onto a huge terrace with panoramic views. There are further terraces and a large ice blue private swimming pool to the side of the Main House and the cottage has its owned private walled garden and decked dining area. The property sits in 3 hectares of land and woods, fields, an orchard and a pond. There are many quiet areas to sit and contemplate the view or to read a book in the shade of an acacia tree. For those who love nature, and want a private and quiet retreat from the world, La Goulette is the perfect place. Its also perfect for large house parties, celebrations, weddings and anniversaries. Inside the main house there is a mixture of rustic charm and designer elegance. It has a Fired Earth kitchen, French antique beds, Toile de Jouay wallpaper in the bedrooms, and a large Perigourdine stone fireplace. There are wooden floors throughout except for in the tiled kitchens. There is also a large utility room. In the main house, there is a ground floor bedroom with an ensuite bathroom, a kingsize bed and a cot. Upstairs there are three more double bedrooms, one of which has also got a cot and there is a large family bathroom with separate shower unit. There are also wide screen TV's, DVD players, stereo, Ipod dock, and Wi-Fi. In the cottage there are two double bedrooms (one with cot) and a shower room. Downstairs there is a kitchen / dining area / and sitting room. If you can tear yourself away from this perfect setting, all “ Les Grands Sites du Perigord” are on your doorstep – La Roque Christophe (Troglodite village in the rock above the river Vezere), Lascaux ( the famous Palaeolithic cave paintings), Le Font de Gaume at Les Eyzies (more cave paintings) La Grotte at Rouffignac and more. Also interesting to explore is the medieval church at Plazac and its cobbled backstreets; the beautiful village of St. Leon sur Vezere; Les Eyzies and the famous medieval town of Sarlat - full of its designer shops and medieval history. There are also many beautiful Chateaux within a short drive, and the beautiful local town of Montignac for the supermarket, banks and riverside restaurants. And for the gourmet food lovers, we have Michelin star restaurants as well as very good traditional Perigourdine restaurants all nearby. This a truly fairy tale, unforgettable experience with towers, chateaux, medieval villages, lakes and the most beautiful rolling hills, river valleys and woods all around you. You will fall in love with La Goulette as we did! Bonne Vacances!

More Details

Julia Pikal -owner
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2017

About Julia Pikal -owner

La Goulette is owned by Julia Pikal. Julia grew up in Wiltshire and later moved to London where she worked as a Producer for Production Companies mainly making advertisements and music videos. Later on she trained to be a Psychotherapist which is her current profession. Her partner, David Blass is also a Psychotherapist.

Julia Pikal -owner purchased this chateau / country house in 2013

Why Julia Pikal -owner chose Perigord Noir

Both David and I love France, as did my parents. Their dream was to buy a house in France. So when they both sadly died, I decided to make their dream come true and mine too of course! We spent 5 months looking for the house of our dreams. We had nearly given up when on a final trip to the lovely Perigord Noir, we stumbled across la Goulette, It was love at first sight! I was so overwhelmed by the beauty of the location and the view from the huge terrace, that I burst into tears at the thought of not being able to own this house! We had a big birthday celebration on the terrace last July and all our guests also fell in love with La Goulette and the view from the terrace! Being a nature lover, it is wonderful to have red squirrels and deer in our woodland, a variety of frogs and lizards and so many beautiful butterflies.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Anyone who has visited La Goulette always gets excited as they drive up the hill and first see the little estate. Then as they approach the house and cottage joined together by a wisteria covered arch, they are already enchanted. There is a lovely atmosphere at La Goulette and a feeling of space. The brand new swimming pool is a beautiful ice blue colour and there is lots of space with the large gardens, woodland and pond for children to have fun too. Not far away is Etaing du Tamnies for those who like a beach and beach bar. You can walk down to Plazac to buy fresh bread at the Boulangerie, there is a bio-store (mini supermarket) 2 restaurants and bars as well as more shops in nearby Rouffignac, Les Moustiers, St Leon sur Vezere and Montignac.

Available Rentals

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Plazac Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • There are three bathrooms. In the main house there is a family bathroom and 1 bathroom en-suite. In the Pool room log cabin there will be a shower and toilet in 2017
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ground floor main house
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , First Floor Main House
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , First Floor main house
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 2 singled beds or 1 double in Pool House (its a log cabin)
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , First Floor main house
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double
  • 4 double bedrooms in main house, two with cots. Two double bedrooms in cottage, one with cot. Two single beds in pool house - for casual use until shower etc put in.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

House and Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Ideal relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Just what the doctor ordered. Mixed age groups eight days old to 85. Something for all and great area. Good back up when required. Great for walking and cycling and within reasonable reach of other holiday pursuits (canooing, go-ape equivalent, food, art and music). Ambience so relaxed that was good just to potter round pool, cook and read. Would book again or even buy if could.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed being at our lovely La Goulette and the surrounding area! We are here now ourselves and the weather is fabulous. As for buying it, we will sell it one day so keep in touch if you are serious! All the very best, Julia and David
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Fantastic villa!

  • 5 of 5

Our large family group thoroughly enjoyed our stay at La Goulette! It is a lovely home, well-situated in the countryside just outside of the small village of Plazac, but so close to many wonderful sites and restaurants. The house itself is in a completely quiet location with no noise except morning birdcalls. The rooms were spacious and the beds comfortable, and the linens and towels were perfect. The bathrooms were updated and the kitchen was well-equipped for the dinners we cooked at home. We loved the evenings we decided to grill at home and eat our dinner outside on the lovely terrace, at the large table - because the view is so beautiful! The terrace table is equipped with two large umbrellas, so we were always comfortable even on hot days. The pool is large and perfect (and the saltwater was "not salty" according to my children, so don't let that put you off), and we spent several relaxing afternoons there. The indoor spaces were lovely and comfortable. It is important to know that the three bedrooms upstairs in the main house are accessed by a metal spiral staircase, which was fine for our group. The cottage bedrooms are accessed via a regular wooden staircase and are wonderfully romantic and pretty, and the master bedroom in the main house is on the ground floor and has a large comfortable bed and en suite bathroom. We did not use the second kitchen in the cottage, but it is a full-size kitchen with modern appliances. The small store/bakery in Plazac is a lovely 20-minute walk (or 5-minute drive) away and has bread, croissants and other baked goods in the morning, and a few other staples (like coffee and cream!). There were quite a few good restaurants and lovely villages within a 10-20 minute drive; our favorites were Le Petit Leon and La Poste in St. Leon, and Le Moulin de Mitou in Auriac. We loved visiting the Font-de-Gaume prehistoric cave paintings (limited number of visitors, reserve well ahead of time or get there VERY early in high season), Coumbarelles cave paintings (also limited visitation), and the Le Roque Christophe cave dwellings, all very close by. The owner Julia was very helpful responding to our questions prior to our visit, and the caretaker Cristina was prompt and helpful when we needed her assistance during our visit. We highly recommend La Goulette and hope to return someday!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Mary. We are so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at La Goulette and for the helpful descriptions of the property including the stairs so that other potential holiday makers know about how it is at La Goulette, and can hear the useful information about the historic sites you visited and the restaurants. We look forward to meeting you on your return!
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Outstanding house in lovely position

  • 5 of 5

A fine, well maintained and spacious house. Close to local amenities yet secluded and private. Liked the large salt water swimming pool and the space to always find a quiet spot.

Would recommend to family and friends without reservation. A memorable holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your lovely holiday at La Goulette and to hear your positive comments. You are most welcome to return and we hope you do!
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La Goulette is a most wonderful home and location

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a very happy week at La Goulette celebrating our Golden Wedding with our extended family of six adults and five grandchildren.

We found the accomodation to be superb with all our needs catered for and with a wonderful location at which to stay.

Our grandchildren had a marvellous time in the swimming pool and exploring the grounds.

La Goulette is very suitably located for the many and varied interests of the Region.

We would have no hesitation in returning ourselves or recommending to others.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alan and May. We are delighted to hear how much enjoyed staying at our beautiful property La Goulette. And look forward to seeing you on your return another year. Best Wishes, Julia and David
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beautiful farmhouse & cottage, superbly situated

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our 6 guests enjoyed a superb week in this beautiful farmhouse, with its fine Perigourdine tower, typical of the region. The buildings are charming and have been renovated with a lovingly sympathetic eye, ensuring all modern comfort whilst retaining the appeal of this historic house and cottage. We downed cases (after a tiring journey) and headed straight to the terrace to de-stress with a glass (or two) of fine wine and watched the light slowly turn into that rich gold of the southern evening. The rooms are beautifully appointed, the linens & towels of excellent quality (and we really noticed this after the poor quality of those in the chateau we had come from). All glassware & crockery, kitchen equipment etc was excellent and in generous quantities. The surrounding area is rich in history and culture - we explored beautiful gardens (e.g. Manoir d'Eyrignac), mediaeval towns (e.g. Sarlat), troglodyte villages (La Roque St.Christophe), prehistoric drawings, deep in caves(Rouffingnac), markets, wineries, chateaux - all within easy driving distance. We dined at the recommended local restaurants and enjoyed meals from just plain regional fare to the more sophisticated (all detailed in the information notes prepared by Julia and David). I could not restrain my guests from flexing their gardening muscles in the exquisite garden - and of course, when not exploring the delights of the Val de la Vezere, we lounged by the crystal waters of the beautifully maintained and situated pool. Thank you to our hosts - we will return!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review! It is true to say that we have very lovingly restored this beautiful property that was sadly very neglected when we bought it in 2013 WE fell in love with the beautiful setting and huge terrace with its magnificent view. But I did not want to lose the historic feel of an ancient building on an ancient site hence the antique beds and furniture.. The addition of the beautiful pool is something I am very pleased with. I was conscious of what I would want in a holiday let and wanted to make sure that there were comfortable beds, cotton high quality linen and towels and property chins (Denby) and any thing I would want including a large dining table indoors for cellebrations. We lookj forward to your return to the beautiful La Goulette soon! Cordialement, Julia and David.
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A beautiful farmhouse set in gorgeous grounds

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I along with 4 other couples stayed at the beautiful "La Goulette" in the 2nd week of October. W arrived at the property just after 6.00 on the Saturday after a long journey through France (and specifically Paris!!) and were absolutely smitten with the property. As you drive up the long track it appears in the distance exactly as it looks in the pictures and to be fair, unlike some other websites what you see is what you get it is absolutely lovely. We spent virtually every evening sitting out on the terrace with the BBQ going and candles lighting up the area and even in October it was really mild. We ate out a number of times and most of the restaurants in the area serve lovely food and wine although most of them didn't seem to speak much English the use of hand signals, much pointing and my schoolboy French got the job done. The bedrooms are nice and a good size and all the crockery/pots/ pans etc. are a very high standard. All in all, I could not recommend the property highly enough, it is amazing and it was areal wrench to have to leave at the end of the week.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David for the wonderful review - I am so pleased La Goulette reached all your expectations. Everything you say about the property and the lovely terrace and views are true and we always find it hard to wrench ourselves away too when we have to leave. Hopefully we'll see you again next year!
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Nearest Airport
47 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
In Plazac: La Marjolaine
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
In Plazac: La Marjolaine
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Etaing de Tamnies
Car: recommended

La Goulette is very near all the historic sites - La Grotte at Rouffignac is 4 kms in one direction and La Roque Christopher 4 kms in the other direction. Its also about 4 kms from La Thot, 10 kms from Lascaux (ancient cave paintings) and 45 minutes away from Sarlat and 15 minutes away from Le Eyzies.


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