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Idyllic, Rustic Retreat; 2 Cottages, Private Pool: Charm & Amenities

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

A comfortable and stylish cottage with a modern take a la campagne


A guest commented " feels like a holiday" the first time they entered the property.

Just outside Hautefort in the Dordogne's Perigord Noir, sits 2 1/2 acres of charming secluded grounds. Surrounded by green rolling pasture and lovely trees, you find Le Petit Verger (The Little Orchard). A large private swimming pool (security fenced) lies in a sunny position just steps from both the original stone farmhouse, and the wooden chalet-style cottage. Note it is possible to rent just one cottage to accommodate 4. Please enquire.

The farmhouse is a spacious traditional stone converted barn which has been tastefully restored and furnished retaining charm and character. The wood cottage offers a more modern take on rustic charm "a la campagne". Both houses sit comfortably within the grounds, and have lovely views with covered terraces dressed with potted flowers and climbing vines. Both have access to ample and comfortable garden furniture for dining plus access to BBQs. The layout of the property makes it ideal for two families or groups of friends traveling together to share a holiday, but retain the space, privacy and convenience of separate comfortable facilities should you wish to use just a portion of the property.

Both the farmhouse and wood cottage have 2 bedrooms with comfortable and stylish bed & bath linens, and complete kitchens including dishwashers. The farmhouse offers a full bathroom with shower over bath tub. The cottage offers a generously sized full bathroom with walk-in shower.

Both houses have lovely rural views and enjoy secluded peace and quiet in an idyllic rural setting- yet just minutes away from all the restaurants and amenities of Hautefort/St. Agnan and the many activities of the area.

Please enquire if you would like to rent just one of the two houses as it is possible. See the rates for details. We offer a discount should you choose to rent out the entire property. If you are traveling with a larger group- it is possible to provide an extra children's bed to add sleeping for 1 additional child, making the entire property suitable for 9.

More Details

The Bevans Family
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2017

About The Bevans Family

We are a family who is fortunate to have lived all over the world. France is always a destination we look forward to exploring. We never tire of its diversity and beauty.

The Bevans Family purchased this farmhouse in 2014

Why The Bevans Family chose Hautefort

We love the seclusion of the property- it feels like a complete getaway, but we can dine at wonderful restaurants, take scenic drives or enjoy more energetic activities like canoeing within close proximity of Le Petit Verger. It is a wonderful little private enclave of France where we come away feeling refreshed and relaxed even after a short visit. We are no less than 20 minutes away from several of France's "Plus Beaux Villages" ( Most Beautiful Villages), the Caves of Lascaux, and there are more than a dozen spectacular chateau to visit in under an hour's drive. And the food...the glorious food. It is fantastic in this part of France!

What makes this farmhouse unique



Hautefort Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Farmhouse Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Chalet Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • The Farmhouse offers a Shower-over Tub family-style bathroom; The Chalet offers a generous sized walk-in shower in a family-style bathroom. Bath linens are included in your rental. If you would like to provide your own bath linens, please contact us regarding discounted rates.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Farmhouse Double Bedroom - 1 queen , It is possible to provide a cot for a child in the corner.
    Farmhouse Loft Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Chalet Double Bedroom - 1 queen
    Chalet Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , The sofa in the lounge also pulls out to accomodate 1 child
  • All the bedrooms include comfortable, complete bed linens- included in the price of your rental. If you would like to provide your own linens, please contact us regarding discounted rates.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
We are happy to pre-shop at the market for you prior to your arrival for a small fee. Please enquire for details. If there are any special requests, please let us know and we will be happy to assist.


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Idyllic, Rustic Retreat; 2 Cottages, Private Pool: Charm & Amenities
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Wonderful in every way

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in this idyllic spot with our daughter, her husband and our three young grandsons. The personal touch of the welcome basket of goodies, both houses being beautifully decorated and also very well equipped, along with a large swimming pool (which was not cold!), meant we spend many hours enjoying the property. Our grandsons also enjoyed going on lizard and frog hunts. We can't recommend this place highly enough.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Get away from the rat race and recharge!!

  • 4 of 5

If you want a place to get away from it all you've found it. Quaint and querkey main house is beautifully decorated and clean with a lovely sociable covered outside dinning/seating area.

We sat outside every evening with a uninterrupted view of the night sky with a glass or two of wine with no noise whatsoever.

The pool garden and facilities on site are excellent for the smaller ones and in our case dogs. With plenty of games onsite.

In the mornings I jumped on my bike for the 3km commute to the local bakers for fresh bread in Hautefort. The locals were very friendly and accommodating with my minimal French.

A little further down the lane is an intermarche supermarket where there is everything you could possibly need.

We had a couple of excursions during our stay there is a local lake 10mins north of the property with a beach and water skiing. 50mins south the dordogne river was our favourite with a family canoeing/kayak day.

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend it to anyone thinking of visiting the region.

Patrice and her team will be more than happy to help.

Thank you.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed yourselves and look forward to welcoming you again to Le Petit Verger
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One-of-a-kind property in a fabulous area

  • 5 of 5

I was blown away by this place, honestly. It's a huge plot of land, totally private and impossibly picturesque, with a glorious pool as well as lots of other places to enjoy its comforts and views (the covered front porch is the greatest). The farm house and "gite" have been put together with obvious attention to detail, and we wanted for absolutely nothing. Everything is thoughtfully, tastefully decorated - just enough authentic charm without being kitschy or over-done. Beds are comfy, and everything works. PLUS... what a wonderful area to explore. The towns are utterly charming, it is NOT overrun with tourists, and there are a million things to do.. starting with the incredible chateau at the top of the hill. A truly spectacular base from which to explore this very under-rated part of France (shhh!).

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are looking forward to your return visit very soon and are very pleased your family enjoyed our little hide-away. We thoroughly enjoyed having you as guests.
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Wonderful Escape

  • 5 of 5

We've found our new favourite escape. We rented the cottage and the description accurately fits the comfortable rustic charm. We enjoyed relaxing by the pool and the peace and quiet of the tranquil property and the surrounding area. The town of Hautefort is just a five minute drive and I strongly recommend the wonderful boulangerie and it's amazing pastries and bread. Great restaurants are close by and I recommend Coco Pat for a casual meal with good food and wine. This part of France is wonderful to explore and provides the perfect escape to relax and recharge. The owner was great and provided lots of advice and information making it easy for us to feel at home. I highly recommend this property and look forward to a return visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased the two of you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
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Fabulous home from home

  • 5 of 5

This holiday home is beautiful. Accurately described, it is beautifully furnished and maintained. The owners have thoughtfully gone to a lot of trouble to leave a very comprehensive book with a full list of things to do in the area of which there are many. Many historical chateaux's, canoeing, walking, many local towns, incredible restaurants, etc. They have also provided "at home" activities for all the family - games, videos, books etc not to mention the most beautiful pool. This is truly spectacular place to stay. The lay out provides a single level house with two bedrooms - ideal for grandparents or even the teenagers, and a two story house for the family. Perfect for a multi generation family or two families.

could not recommend it highly enough - plus, and this is a big plus in my experience of renting holiday accommodation - the owners responded to all of my questions about the property and location - they speak English and French. PERFECT!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spot on Holiday in gorgeous spot

  • 5 of 5

Our annual bike tour...Fantastic pool. Completely private property with lovely country views. Clean and organised accommodations. All the amenities we wanted plus more. This is just what we needed and this property provided us a comfortable and relaxing base to explore from. We were welcomed by a fantastic little package with some wine and other necessities to get us started. Our group of 6 each had their own bed. We had plenty of cooking facilities with the 2 well equipped kitchens. The stone farmhouse house had a lovely feel to it- very traditional with the occasional antique here and there- the little wooden gite had a more modern feel to it but still very comfortable and well-appointed. We had one day of rain and were able to entertain ourselves with the generous selection of movies on hand to view. The owner answered many of our questions in advance of our trip and offered some suggestions to help us plan some of our bike rides. Great tourist info center not far from the property. We normally visit the Dordogne river valley for our bike trip but found this area much more enjoyable as the roads are not congested and there are a lot of quiet country roads to explore on bikes. We spent a wonderful week here and will recommend it to our friends!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Hautefort/St. Agnan- 5 Min
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Excidueil-20 Min
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Hautefort/St.Agnan- 5 Min
Car: necessary

Although the property is set in a quiet, rural and rustic setting, it is just 5 minutes from Hautefort/St. Agnan's amenities with all shops, services and activities. The Office du Tourisme in Hautefort is excellent, providing information on activities and cultural visits for the entire region. The area's top attractions are all within 1-hour or less, which lets Petit Verger offer you the best of both worlds: peace, quiet and privacy for a tranquil and restful vacation balanced by exciting activities less than an hour away if the need for an adrenaline rush or a bit of culture calls!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $29.37
Refundable damage deposit $293.74



If you prefer to travel with your own bed linens and bath towels, please contact regarding a reduction in rates.

Winter Rates are inclusive of LA FERMETTE only. This is the 2-bedroom stone farmhouse with accommodations for 4. This is fully winterized with efficient heating and wood burning stove. Le Boisette is available all season accept winter. If you have any specific enquiries, please contact us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.