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Delightfully restored country property, splendid views near Dordogne/Lot borders

Marcillac-la-Croze, France
  • House968 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

2 bedroom first floor gite, private garden & terrace, tranquil wildlife meadows

Set in the small hamlet of Puyjalon, with fabulous views across the surrounding Correze countryside the house sits in it's own grounds of 1 hectare. This character first floor accommodation is totally self contained and modernised to a very high standard, whilst retaining many original features. There are 2 large bedrooms, 1 double & 1 twin, well equipped modern kitchen, large lounge/dining room, bathroom with walk in shower and separate WC. The accommodation is light and airy with cooling fans in both bedrooms. Outside to the front of the property, next to the wishing well, is a large patio area with ample garden furniture and BBQ as well as off road parking. Steps lead off the patio to your generous private front garden of fruit trees and flowers. There is access from here to the owners meadows with an abundance of wildlife and wild flowers. Relax and watch birds of prey soar, or walk the many local trails. For the more energetic there are mountain bikes available for your use.


Paul Taylor and Susan Watson

Member Since 2010
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english, french
Calendar last updated:
Apr 02, 2018


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


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Cot available on request
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • Ample wardrobe space and electric ceiling cooling fans/lights. All bed linen provided.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Fully tiled modern bathroom with twin sink units and walk in shower; all towels provided. Separate WC.

      Location Type

        • Rural
        • Village


            • Away From It All
            • Family


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Fireplace
                    • Garage
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Parking
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Thermos Bottle
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Grill
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                • Books for Adults
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Games for Kids
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • Bicycles
                                    • Binoculars
                                    • Large Cooler
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Patio


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Onsite Services

                                            • Chauffeur


                                                • live theater
                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • caves
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • forests
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • museums
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins
                                                • waterfalls
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • spelunking
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • 11.2 kw Wood Burner in living room

                                                                  29 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Home from Home, lovely hosts and wonderful surroundings.

                                                                  Michael S.

                                                                  Paul and Susan are lovely hosts, including Zac the dog and lily the cat. Every need is catered for and the house is well equipped and so cosy. Spring was late arriving so we made good use of the beautiful fireplace and wood burner. Great places to sit outside and look at the views. The house is close to the beautiful Collanges la Rouge where Susan has a boutique, well worth a visit but it does get really busy during the summer. There are so many beautiful villages and scenic places to visit from here. We had a wonderful holiday here.

                                                                  Fantastic loved house and hosts,thank you so much

                                                                  Nigel C.Hailsham,uk

                                                                  Very enjoyable hope to return soon,brilliant hosts and loved you doggy


                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you so much for your kind words and we look forward to you coming again in the future.

                                                                  Best wishes - Susan and Paul

                                                                  Excellent accommodation in great location

                                                                  Ron B.

                                                                  A very comfortable and well-equipped Gite in an excellent quiet location convenient to some of the most beautiful locations in the Correze. The house is on a ridge with fabulous views in all directions. The owners are very helpful and cheerful hosts. Highly recommended.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you for your great response.

                                                                  Perfect shared property

                                                                  Ramin M.

                                                                  This property was totally refinished and looks like it was done yesterday. Everything is really in a perfect condition. You really have total privacy - basically like you have own place. All the amenities you could ask for, great fireplace and the couple is extremely nice, helpful and welcoming. Beautiful rural surroundings, of course, and a very nice 2nd floor terrace to enjoy the sunset and the view.

                                                                  A perfect stay in beautiful countryside!

                                                                  Chris B.Brisbane

                                                                  La Marguerite offers an ideal base to explore the surrounding countryside, from quiet walks right at your door through rolling hills and tiny hamlets; to beautiful villages and historic chateaux, many conveniently close by. In a week we visited and recommend Beaulieu and Meyssac and their markets, Collogne la Rouges, Chateau Turenne, Rocamadour, and Chateau Castelnau Bretenoux – most within a half hour drive. And a personal favourite is the picturesque village of Curemont, just 2km from the door.

                                                                  Each day it is a pleasure to return to the snug, well-appointed cottage, with all the comforts of home, enjoy a meal made in the well-stocked kitchen and choose from a range of books and videos. Paul and Suaan were most welcoming, and Paul happily supplied us with bikes – a very pleasurable way to explore the countryside – they are unobtrusive but always helpful, the perfect hosts and cottage!

                                                                  Tranquil, great location, gorgeous views

                                                                  Ann L.Vermilion, Alberta, Canada

                                                                  Our thanks go out to Paul and Susan - our week here was so wonderful, we would have liked to stay forever! It would be hard to pick out a favourite memory... Sitting on the landing with my coffee as the sun rises over the valley to my left, while watching the birds (one hawk seems to favour the oak at the bottom of the pasture), seeing the delicate morning mist disappear slowly from the valleys... Enjoying unhurried meals outside on the terrace, surrounded by flowers and beautiful views... Waliking and cycling on the almost-vehicle-free roads through this unbelievably picturesque landscape... Driving short distances to a seemingly endless variety of beautiful villages featuring historic chateaux, medieval churches, quaint walkable centres (eg. Collonges-le-Rouge, Objat (nice Sunday market), Segur-le-Chateau, St Robert, Autoire, St Cere, Curemont, Loubressac, Carennac, Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne, Turenne, Martel, Uzerche, Argentat, and Meyssac (nice Friday market)). Curemont is a particularly lovely spot to walk or cycle to from the gite - only about two kilometers of relatively flat, quiet country road will get you to an amazing viewpoint just above the town. We walked there one evening, and the setting sun made the chateaux glow with golden light in the deep green valley below us - magical! Of course, spending time in the gite itself is a pleasure, it's so comfortable, spotlessly clean, well-equipped, peaceful, and beautiful. Paul and Susan are superb hosts, welcoming, helpful, and the perfect balance of friendliness while respecting guests' privacy. We always rely on reviews to help us choose the best places for our precious holiday time, so we are happy to strongly recommend this gite so that others can enjoy as peaceful and fun holiday as we have.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you so much Ann and Vee for your positive and kind comments. It was a pleasure to meet you both and that you enjoyed your stay with us and the Correze countryside. Yet again our clients left the Gite in a high standard of cleanliness. Best wishes to you both - Susan and Paul


                                                                  Marcillac-la-Croze, France

                                                                  Set in a small hamlet of natural beauty, close to 2 of the 'most beautiful villages' in France; firstly the ancient medieval village of Curemont (2km), boasting 3 chateaux & churches and a seasonal weekly evening market. Secondly Collonges La Rouge (10km), which has 16th Century redstone architecture, a myriad of artisan boutiques. Both have reasonably priced restaurants/bars/cafes. The nearest town of Meyssac (8km) has 2 supermarkets & a twice weekly street market, selling local delights such as foie gras, magret & cuisse de canard. The lively town of Brive (28km) is well worth a visit. The surrounding countryside is rich with vineyards, walnut groves & orchards. The river Dordogne flows through the pretty character town of Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne (15km) where you can take a river trip on traditional flat-bottomed boats 'gabares'. The river continues it's journey through the Dordogne Valley, which has a wealth of picturesque & dynamic villages such as Martel, Rocamadour, Domme & Sarlat. Other Activities: Seasonal food related fetes and festivals. Large swimming pool in Meyssac. Canoeing/kayaking, lakeside beaches

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                                                                  Damage Deposit

                                                                  The owner expects the property to be left as found with all cleaning complete excluding bedding and towels.

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