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

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, France
  • Farmhouse2152 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights

3 superb gites, highly recommended, great for families, sleep 2-18, Les Eyzies

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.


Nikki and Daryl Godwin

Member Since 2009
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within a few hours
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Jan 17, 2018
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 Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Bath and hand towels are included in the rental

      Location Type

        • Rural
        • Village


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Catering available


                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Fireplace
                    • Firewood
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      UK Satellite Free View Television Free Wifi
                    • Baby Gate
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Parking
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                      swimming pool and bath towels are provided in the rental
                    • Tumble Dryer
                      We can offer a drying facility if required
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet
                    • Wood Stove


                        • Freezer
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Grinder
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Blender
                        • Grill
                        • Kitchen
                          the kitchen is very well equipped with everything you would need for a self catered holiday.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              seats 8-10 at a large wooden table overlooking the stunning gardens
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • Games for Kids
                                • Books
                                • Books for Kids
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Foosball
                                • Game Room
                                • Games
                                • Books for Adults
                                • Music Library
                                • Ping Pong Table
                                • Pool Table
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                • Toys
                                • VCR


                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Child's Swing
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Golf
                                      There is a golf course within a 15 minute drive
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      You can hire canoes in Les Eyzies
                                    • Large Cooler
                                    • Bicycles
                                      Bicycles are available for hire from the village
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Patio
                                    • Sand Box
                                    • Terrace
                                    • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                    • Wood Deck


                                        • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          The ground floor of La Maison Bleue is suitable for persons with limited disability

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Outdoor Pool
                                            • Private Pool
                                              The pool is shared between the 3 gites and has plenty of sunloungers. The swimming pool is open from 1st May until 1st October.


                                                • playground
                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • caves
                                                • churches
                                                • coin laundry
                                                • forests
                                                • museums
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • 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

                                                                  30 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Charming and spacious with lovely garden and pool

                                                                  Sylvie W.Milton

                                                                  We were a family of 9 and had an amazing stay at Nikki and Daryl's lovely property. Starting with the welcome basket to Nikki being available to answer our questions, we couldn't have asked for more. Plenty of things to do for kids and extra bonus, a friendly kittycat to greet you when you arrive back home from your daily adventures! The house is beautiful, outside and in, and the gardens well cared for. Our kids enjoyed the pool, the ping pong table and we rented bikes to get around. Highly recommend. Also, very close to many prehistoric caves, if you are interested in that.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you very much. We enjoyed your visit to us at Les Girouteaux.

                                                                  Stunning house and Gardens, lots to do!!

                                                                  Julie D.Melton Mowbray

                                                                  Our 4th year of returning to the beautiful house and gardens of La Maison Bleu and yet again no disappointments!

                                                                  We arrived to find Nikki and Daryl had managed to improve on what we already felt was a perfect place to holiday whether you wanted lots to do or just rest and relaxation, but the changes they have made have just further enhanced the house and gardens perfectly!

                                                                  Although our 4th year and about our 10 time in visits during the last 4 years we still found new places to visit and new restaurants to try although we do still like to visit the favourites - Julian's at Paunet a short drive away and Mentalo which is just a nice gentle stroll down the road.

                                                                  Nikki and Daryl as ever the perfect hosts, around for any queries and only a phone call away if needed but also leave you to it so this place really does feel like a home from home.

                                                                  Fantastic week enjoyed and looking forward to returning yet again shortly in August 2017 and have also booked for 2018!

                                                                  Stunning house and gardens! great region of France to explore loads to do! great restaurants locally or a short drive! simply perfect!!

                                                                  Julie (mum), Aidan (son and grandson 7 yrs) and Roy (amazing father and grandpa) - quality family time always enjoyed with 3 generations kept happy! x

                                                                  Charming property, perfect location

                                                                  Ruth B.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Great property in a beautiful part of France

                                                                  Sarah B.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Arguably, the most relaxing place I know.

                                                                  Tony G.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Stunning location

                                                                  Ben G.

                                                                  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.


                                                                  Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, France

                                                                  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.


                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  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.

                                                                  30 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.9/5
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