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3 Charming Gites, highly recommended, lovely pool, superb 4 acre gardens - LA MAISON BLEUE

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights




La Maison Bleue a lovely stone farmhouse with beams full of character with 4 bedrooms. There is a beautifully decorated living area with a very well equipped kitchen and dining area with double doors overlooking the superb gardens and surrounding valley. The house has a private patio with dining table, chairs and BBQ overlooking the garden. There are 2 spacious double bedrooms each with a full size day bed, 1 large triple room, 1 single bedroom. Sleeps 8 -10 people. There are large gardens, the pool is south west facing and has beautiful views from the sun decking to the surrounding countryside. The children's outside play area has a fully enclosed trampoline, pirate ship, swings and in the covered games room there is a table football, pool table and play equipment.

La Maison Bleue is a stunning holiday gite in a fabulous location a short walk to the famous village of Les Eyzies with restaurants and bars it is the perfect place to relax and enjoy time out with family and friends.

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About the property

Dordogne Gites, Les Girouteaux

Les Girouteaux , 3 beautifully renovated, highly recommended gites, ideal for fun, relaxing holidays for families and friends, within a stroll of the centre of Les Eyzies De Tayac, Dordogne, France. The gites can be booked individually or as a single unit for larger families and groups of friends.

LA MAISON BLEUE sleeps up to 10 people, 4 bedrooms with 2 modern bathrooms, spacious open plan living area with log burner, very well equipped kitchen. Lovely dining area with double doors looking over the lovely gardens. Private Patio with table and chairs with BBQ.

LA PETITE MAISON sleeps 4-5 people, 2 bedrooms each with ensuite bathroom, open plan living area with double bed settee, kitchen and dining area. Lovely private patio to the rear with table and chairs with BBQ overlooking beautiful gardens. Ideal for family or friends.

LA FENIL sleeps up to 4-5 people 2 bedrooms, 1 modern bathroom, spacious open plan living area with well equipped kitchen, dining area. Small private patio with table, chairs and BBQ, set in courtyard surrounded by climbing roses.

The superb gardens set over 4 acres of ground and provide a great areas for relaxing but allowing plenty of space for letting off steam.

There is a lovely pool with sundeck and plenty of sunloungers, play barn with plenty of activities for children, the houses are in walking distance to shops, bars and restaurants. Weekly rental includes bed linen, bath towels, swimming pool towels, cots/highchairs, baby stroller, UK satellite TV, washing machine, iron, hairdryer,welcome pack etc. Lovely pool is South West facing and the outside children's play area includes full size table tennis, trampoline with safety netting, pirate ship, play house and swings etc. Very picturesque river at bottom of gardens.

We are very happy to answer any questions you may have. We have extensive knowledge of the area and would be delighted to give advice on the many attractions available or any other enquiries.

Les Eyzies : Les Girouteaux is situated on the edge of the village that provides all the local amenities you require such as bakery/patisserie, butcher, small supermarket, post office/cash machine, tourist office, cafes, restaurants, bars. There is also access to the river Vezere where you can picnic, swim or hire canoes

There is a museum of prehistory and a fabulous collection of prehistoric sites including the Font de Gaume. Bicycle hire is available from the Tourist office and if you are a horse lover there is a fabulous riding school for treks through the surrounding Dordogne countryside (all ages and abilities are catered for).

All around within a short distance of Les Eyzies are the sights and cultural events that the Dordogne Valley is famous for. Sarlat the medieval market town, with its Michelin starred restaurants and cafes and famous street markets and stalls is a 20 minute drive

The Dordogne: The Dordogne River formed the historic frontier between France and England during the Hundred Years War along its banks are a thousand and one castles steeped in legend to explore and witness the centuries of history and mixed cultures.

With its gorgeous countryside and spectacular cuisine the Dordogne in the South West of France really has it all. Whether your visit is to look back in time to the first cave dwellers or relive the medieval conquests or delight in the areas renowned culinary tradition or just to relax and enjoy the many leisure and sporting activities the area offers, one thing we can be sure of your visit will be unforgettable.

On almost every Dordogne menu diners will be tempted by the local delicacy of duck served in many difference but equally delicious guises from Confit de Canard to the well know Foie Gras

The Dordogne is also reknowned for truffles, mushrooms and walnuts. Truffles are luxuriously expensive whilst walnut trees cover great areas of the Do

The Area: The area surrounding Les Girouteaux gites is full of things to do and places to see from castles, prehistory, beau villages, bastide towns to wine tasting, gourmet restaurants, swimming and canoeing. The Dordogne area is perfect for friends and families to enjoy a stimulating but relaxing holiday with a wealth of new things to view and do.


BY Air

Several budget airlines fly into the area Ryanair, Easyjet, Flybe, City Jet. British Airways and airports are at Bordeaux 2hrs, Limoges 1.55 hr, Bergerac 45 mins, Toulouse 2.5 hrs, Brive – Souillac airport about 1 hr.

BY Road

Brittany Ferries – Caen 6.5 hours, St Malo 6.5 hours,

P&O – Bilbau – 5.25 hours

Eurotunnel – Calais – 8.5 hours.

Paris is approximately 350 miles of which 300 is motorway.

Cost of tolls approximately £25.00 each way.

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Nikki and Daryl Godwin
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

About Nikki and Daryl Godwin

We speak English and French and live close by for assistance and support. We will be there to welcome you and answer any questions you may have about the properties or the area.

Nikki and Daryl Godwin purchased this farmhouse in 2009

Why Nikki and Daryl Godwin chose Perigord Noir

Les Girouteaux is a lovely village property close enough to walk into the village for the restaurants and bars and the perfect base to spend time with Family and Freinds whilst taking the time to explore all the surrounding beautiful Dordogne countryside.

The gardens are just lovely and the setting needs to be seen to be appreciated.

What makes this farmhouse unique

For every age generation of the party there is something to see and do in the Dordogne. At Les Girouteaux there is a fabulous swimming pool and sun deck. a games room, pretty river at the bottom of the garden, lovely gardens and grounds a situated a short stroll to the bustling village Les Eyzies de Tayac with bars, restaurants, cafes and shops.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Guest Reviews 2016

Guest Reviews 2016 Franklin, Toronto – September 2016 Our first stay at Les Girouteaux but not our last. Just a lovely place with lots of room. Perfect to eat in when we bought the great produce from the markets. Did lots of caves, chateaux and gorgeous back roads, really wonderful, memorable trip. Also Daryl and Nikki we cant thank you enough for your help and as gracious as can be. We will return next year.

Sheridan, Warks – September 2016 We have had an absolutely fabulous week in Les Girouteaux. The house and gardens are absolutely beautiful, everything has been thought out beautifully to make sure our stay was perfect – books, towels for the pool, BBQ. Thank you so much. Also location brilliant and advice in information book on restaurants etc has been incredibly helpful.

Scott, Falkirk – September 2016 We have thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in and excellent gite with great facilities.

Baldwin, UK – September 2016 Lovely stay in a great gite in a beautiful part of France. Thank you for a lovely holiday.

Ockwell, Wiltshire – August 2016 Fantastic holiday, great location, so much to do in the area. Thanks to Daryl and Nikki for making us feel so welcome, we loved it here

Nicholson, Devon – August 2016 Lovely place for a weeks break from motorhoming. We’ve loved relaxing by the pool, watching Olympics on the TV and running our own silly Olympics in the garden. Good cycling around here too. Thanks Daryl and Nikki you are very welcoming and supportive hosts.

Page, Cotswolds – August 2016 Thank you for a wonderful 2 weeks in your lovely gite. Thank you for the gift for Gemma’s Birthday it was very thoughtful. We enjoyed the area – lots to do and lots of choice of restaurants. Sarlat is a must visit and the St Cyprien market on Sunday. The pool was perfect to come back to after a long day out in the Sun.

Dillen, Belgium – July 2016 Thank you Nikki and Daryl for a lovely stay we had a wonderful week.

Weder, Switzerland – July 2016 We felt very much at home in your fabulous Gite. This is an excellent base for exploring the area. We saw many things but always loved returning and going for a swim in the pool. Our kids loved the trampoline and made friends with the neighbours cat. Thanks a lot for a wonderful week.

Julie, Leicestershire – July 2016 Yet another lovely holiday. Special thanks to Daryl and Nikki for a memorable two weeks. PS now coming back at the end of August.

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La Maison Bleu, La Fenil and La Petite Maison can be rented as one unit at a DISCOUNTED PRICE please contact the owner

La Maison Bleu has central heating and is available to rent throughout the year, we offer a fully catered option over Christmas and the New Year

During low season we are happy to discuss rental for long weekends and short breaks.


Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Baby Gate
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bath and hand towels are included in the rental
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • The Bedrooms are spacious, very well decorated and full of light with plenty of storage. In each bedroom is a pedestal fan for additional comfort in the summer. The double bedrooms each contain a day bed which can be used as a single bed if required. Cots are available when required.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 15 beach chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • spelunking
  • swimming
Each property has a Private Patio with BBQ and outside tables and chairs with Parasol


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.9259257 based on 34 reviews

Charming property, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Four of us spent a wonderful ten days in La Maison Bleue. The rooms were spacious and comfortable and the kitchen well-furnished. The welcome package of bread, butter, coffee and tea was much appreciated. The location was perfect for us to use as a base from which to explore Perigord. Font des Gaumes, just across the road (about five minutes on foot) is not to be missed! As the October nights cooled, the central heating was welcome. Nikki and Daryl were good hosts - available if needed and always ready to help or make suggestions.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Great property in a beautiful part of France

  • 4 of 5

We were three families with ages ranging from 11-75 and the three gites accommodated us all comfortably. Nikki was extremely helpful before our arrival responding to lots of questions and setting up extra beds where we needed them. During the week Nikki and Daryl were around most days and helped us with any issues we had as well as giving us great advice on places to visit. The pool was great and well used by all. We appreciated all the various sit out areas around the garden and property. The large grounds were great for playing frisbee and other games. All in all it was a great holiday. Thanks Daryl and Nikki.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Arguably, the most relaxing place I know.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here a few times now and returned to celebrate my big 50 birthday. Once again it was such a relaxing stay with fantastic weather and we are still discovering new places to visit and enjoy that made the week fly by. The house is really comfortable and the large, sunny patio area was perfect for the birthday barbecue.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Stunning location

  • 5 of 5

This is my second time here at La Maison Bleue and i can't wait for the next. It along with the 2 other gites here are beautiful and set in a stunning landscape as well. They are all well maintained, spotlessly clean and have all the facilities you could need for a comfortable stay. The location is ideal as it is set in a quiet area yet is surrounded with places and activities to go to, do or see.

Daryl and Nikki are brilliant and will do everything they can to make your stay the best it can be and i would highly recommend a stay here to anyone that was interested in taking a holiday in France, I really can't praise it enough.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Melton Mowbray

Beautiful Garden, Fantastic House, Lots to do!

  • 5 of 5

Well I think that considering this was our 6th stay here in 3 years says an awful lot!!

The gardens and house are stunning, so much space and everything you should ever need you will find the house.

Children are fantastically catered for here, games room, trampoline, pirate ship, swings and of course the pool!!

If you can ever tear yourself away from relaxing at the house there is so much to do locally for adults and children alike, from cave visits, aquarium, crazy golf, canoeing, visiting some beautiful towns, and the local markets day and night are fantastic a particular favourite this trip was the food night market at Le Bugue would very highly recommend for adults and my 7 year old son had a brilliant night! this just names a handful we still have loads to visit on our list!

If you wish to have a break from BBQ's there are some lovely restaurants locally and all child friendly with amazing menus and food.

The hosts Nikki and Daryl are lovely! there to ask questions and impart their knowledge of the area but completely unobtrusive you really feel this is your home for your holiday!

This really is the ideal property in the ideal location for a lovely family holiday!! so much so we can't wait till next year to come back and have decided to return again this year and the end of summer hols!

We have created some amazing holiday memories here and will continue to do so, cannot imagine holidaying anywhere else!! Julie xx

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying in Maison Bleu and are already planning our next holiday here! The owners are lovely, very welcoming and can't do enough for you! The gite and facilities are always perfectly clean and kept to a high standard. Would highly recommend a stay here in any of the three gites as they are all lovely!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Car: necessary

Les Girouteaux is situated on the edge of the village of Les Eyzies which provides all the local amenities you require such as bakery/patisserie, butcher, small supermarket, post office/cash machine, tourist office, cafes, restaurants, bars. There is also access to the river Vezere where you can picnic, swim or hire canoes.There is a museum of prehistory and a fabulous collection of prehistoric sites including the Font de Gaume. Bicycle hire is available from the Tourist office and if you are a horse lover there is a fabulous riding school for treks through the surrounding Dordogne countryside (all ages and abilities are catered for).All around within a short distance of the village are the sights and cultural events that the Dordogne Valley is famous for. Sarlat the medieval market town, with great restaurants, cafes and famous street markets is a 20 minute drive, Limuel a ‘Beau Villages’ is where the Dordogne and Vezere rivers split and is a place of outstanding beauty. Castelnaud and Beynac on the River Dordogne are a short drive away where you can canoe and enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Dordogne Valley.


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