Comfortable farmhouse & stylish cottage with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 kitchens
The Bevans Family
- english, french
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 Boisseuilh
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
One of the largest private pools in the area. Wide-open spaces for games and activities. No neighbours within site. Private min boules pitch; volleyball and badminton....and lovely vistas everywhere you look.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Everything we wanted and more.
We could not have been happier with the property itself as well as the local villages and surrounding areas.
Holidaying for the first time as 2 families of 4 (from the same extended family), the set up was fantastic allowing some space when required, but also a real sense of togetherness.
Family meals on the veranda, with a view of the pool and watching the cows graze, made home and work seem like a distant memory.
With 4 children ranging from 5 to 14, many an hour was spent in the swimming pool which is an excellent size, and admittedly the grown-ups enjoyed it equally.
The property is on a large plot, surrounded by trees which offers privacy, natural beauty and tranquility, making for the perfect ingredients for a relaxing holiday.
In addition to a magnificent chateau, nearby Hautefort (less that 5 mins drive through beautiful country lanes), is picturesque and offers all things required on such a break, from a good supermarket and butchers, an exceptional boulangerie (very pretty and magnificent food), and several very good cafes and restaurants.
All of the locals were extremely warm and welcoming, and several of the restaurants serve exceptionally good food and wine.
The owners have ensured that the property is equipped with everything you could need, along with a very useful folder of things to do and places to visit from very local to 90 mins drive away.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and as well as wanting to return, would highly recommend it to others.
Wonderfully Charming & Amazing Property!! Highly Recommend Le Petit Verger!!
We had an incredible stay at Le Petit Verger!! Truly an amazing property with incredible charm and comfort. The pictures do not show the incredible beauty surrounding the two adorable well appointed Cottages.
This is a very private and relaxing place to kick back and enjoy all it has to offer. The Cottages are completely remodeled and offer up everything you need for a comfortable stay. We stayed in the Stone Cottage which has an lovely outside area for dining and when we arrived there was a welcome basket, with all sorts of goodies. Very nice touch!! Well equipped kitchens and bath too!
The swimming pool is a very nice size with lots of room. We had a great time just swimming and laying around the pool on hot days. It was also a real treat sitting by the pool at nighttime looking at all the amazing shooting stars and constellations . The entire sky was filled with stars and so clear you could see Mars and Saturn. This is a must do in summer!!
The beauty of the Le Petit Verger is not completely captured in the photos. We were completely amazing by how stunning everything was. It surpassed our expectations!!
This is also a great location to explore the regions of the Dordogne. The town of Hautefort is completely charming and has a great Patisserie and lots of places to dine. We did the night tour of the Hautefort Chateau which is really fun!! Other activities in the area we recommend are canoing down the scenic Dordogne River. We also went to the Caves at Rouffignac which was only a 40min drive.
We really had an amazing stay and would highly recommend Le Petit Verger to friends and family!! This is truly a special place!!
Doesn't get much better than this !!
This was our second visit to the Dordogne, but this time we ventured a hundred kilometres further east to the charming town of Hautefort and its idyllic surroundings.
The way of life here is lived in almost slow motion, and from the moment we arrived at Le Petit Verger any worries, stress or anxieties quickly dissipated, leaving us to enjoy the farmhouse, its facilities and its serene surroundings.
The house was perfectly equipped, and its rustic charm enveloped us immediately.
In the grounds of Le Petit Veger there is a huge swimming pool, the biggest we've experienced on our travels, and plenty of furniture around it to simply relax, read, listen to music, and of course swim. We also made use of the boules that were provided, and we played a game each evening before our meal - great fun! There is also a volleyball net/court, but boules were just about the limit of our energies.
So, all in all, the location, accomodation, grounds and additional facilities provided meant you really didn't need to leave Le Petit Verger at all - but c'mon, you don't think we were going to miss out on the glorious French countryside and hospitality? Of course not, so at 8am each morning off we drove! Each day we picked a circular(ish) route on the map, taking in towns, villages and places of interest - and we weren't disappointed.
Thanks Patrice and Mike - it was simply sublime.
Dave and Sue
You are always welcome Dave and Sue and we look forward to seeing you again in this little corner of France! It is nothing but a pleasure to welcome back guests like you.
Get away from the rat race and recharge!!
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.
We are delighted you enjoyed yourselves and look forward to welcoming you again to Le Petit Verger
Wonderful in every way
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.
One-of-a-kind property in a fabulous area
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!).
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.
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!