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Beautiful Gites, Pool, Private Gardens, Fantastic Attractions & Activities - Cote du Grel

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights



Cote du Grel

Côté du Grel was part of an old, stone farm building, bought as a shell in 1985 housing a tractor, and not much more. The building was transformed into an open air BBQ restaurant, which eventually closed, allowing the building to be split into beautiful holiday gites.

The gîte has it's own private garden and generous sized balcony with outdoor furniture and BBQ. It has beautiful open plan kitchen/dining/living area with exposed original beams and stonework. The interior decoration creates a clean bright area, with a quirky edge. There is a faux wood burner (gas) for those renting out of season (all the ambience without the hassle) and thick stone walls to keep it cool in summer and warm in winter.

Ground level twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom. Upstairs double bedroom with separate bathroom. (toilets, showers & sinks). Double sofa-bed available. Double oven & grill, hob, fridge & freezer box, microwave, kettle, coffee machine, toaster. Wifi, English Satellite TV & DVDs.

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About the property

Gites with a Difference, Domme


3 beautiful gites, Cote du Grel (sleeps 4), La Maison des Roses (sleeps 4) and Les Hirondelles (sleeps 6), set in the heart of the most majestic part of the Dordogne, in a quiet off road location. Based just outside of the hill top Bastille town of Domme, and 15 minutes from the medieval city of Sarlat.

The gites each have a private garden or terrace area with views across the forest valley. There is a large swimming pool in a peaceful location, with a parasoled seating/lounging area, and a play area for the children with swings, a tyre monster, trampoline, badminton and table tennis.

The area is a photographers dream! The scenic views are breathtaking and the magnificent architecture documents the area's fascinating history, with a chateau around almost every corner.

Nearby attractions include the town of La Roque Gageac built into the cliffs, Castelnaud and Beynac Castle, Sarlat and the beautiful Jardins de Marqueysac.

Fantastic onsite and nearby activities (within 15 mins): Canoeing, kayaking, climbing, walking, high ropes, via ferrata, pleasure boats, paint balling, fishing, golf, hot air balloons, cycling, tennis.

Photography holidays available: A week of daily classes exploring the area, board and evening meals. Please contact us for details, dates and rates.

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Ben Frisby
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
January 5, 2018

About Ben Frisby

Hello, I am Maria. I live in France with my husband, brother, mum, dad, and our 4 dogs, Woofie, Dopey, Bobby and Merlin.

We were very fortunate to inherit our beautiful property from my Uncle Neil who moved to France in 1986. We were even more fortunate to have lived here with him for many memorable years before he passed away.

Before Uncle Neil moved here he was a Vicar in Salford, however after being subjected to years of vandalism and break ins, he decided to move to France and set up an open air BBQ restaurant.

The restaurant was open for 12 years. The menu consisted of chicken and chips, or pork and chips, and the wine was always free. Some nights it attracted up to 200 people seated in the barn and garden behind the property. Uncle Neil would wear silly hats and tell jokes. Later in the evening he would play the keyboard and everyone would sing along to 'The Ovaltinis' and 'Teddy Bear's Picnic'.

Ben Frisby purchased this cottage in 1980

Why Ben Frisby chose Domme

Our accommodation has something for everyone, whether looking for a quiet break to relax and take in the sights, or an adventure packed holiday!

The property is set in the heart of the most majestic part of the Dordogne, in a quiet off road location, just outside of the hill top Bastille town of Domme, and 15 minutes from the medieval city of Sarlat.

The area is a photographers dream! The scenic views are breathtaking, and the magnificent architecture documents the area's fascinating history, with a chateau around almost every corner.

What makes this cottage unique

The Dordogne region of France is celebrated for its beauty and culture, and if you look a little closer you can find a whole lot of fun!

Nearby attractions include sites officially listed as 'The most beautiful villages of France' including the historic town of Sarlat, La Roque Gageac built into the cliffs, Castelnaud, and Beynac.

Our gites have more to offer than other gites in the area. Not only do we have a family friendly atmosphere with a play area, swimming pool, trampoline, and games, we also offer activities such as canoeing/kayaking, rock climbing, and archery.

And if that's not enough, there are loads of nearby activities to keep you occupied such as high ropes courses, walking, cycling, pleasure boats, beaches, hot air balloons, golf, fishing etc.

Make it your own!

Available Rentals

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Changeover Day:
Change overs for peak season (July/August) are generally on Saturdays.
Change over dates for the remaining months of the year are flexible.
Arrivals should be after 4pm, and departures before 10am (or by special arrangement).

Notes on prices:
Prices are based on bedded capacity (4 people). Sofa-bed also available for an additional £20 per week (max 2 people).


Domme Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Upstairs Double Bedroom - 1 double
    Downstairs Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
The private garden has flower beds and outdoor seating with a BBQ area. There is a shared orchard lawn, as well as other lawns for guests to use. The gites are set apart allowing our guests to feel privacy and solitude, but with the added comfort of knowing the owners live next door if you need help/information etc. There is a large swimming pool with a seating/lounging area. Parasols and sun loungers available, and inflatables permitted. Plastic glasses are also provided for the pool area. There are 2 large fields to the rear of the plot which guests are welcome to use for ball games etc. and there is a 'camp fire' area for evening entertainment. Activities available on-site include the use of canoes/kayaks/giant inflatable rings on the river Dordogne, archery lessons on the back field, and rock climbing on the indoor walls of the barn and at nearby cliffs. Participation at your own risk and at owners discretion. See T&Cs.


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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
200 Kilometres
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
212 Kilometres
Mont dore
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Let your passion for photography flourish in the heart of the Dordogne, an area of France that offers a return to rural life at a slower pace and a dream for anyone interested in capturing its fantastic landscape as well as experiencing French culture and cuisine. A memorable photographic holiday with images that you’ll take home and treasure. Daily photography outings, board and evening meals included. Please contact us for details, dates and rates.


Fantastic nearby activities in the area include canoeing/kayaking, climbing, caving, hot air balloons, pleasure boats, cycling, tennis, paint balling, high ropes courses and a cliff traverse.

Fishing is a big activity in the area, and licences can be obtained from the local shop in cenac. There are numerous fishing lakes, one being at the nearby village of grolejac, and also the river dordogne in only 5 mins from the gite. It is also possible to fish from the beautiful bridges crossing the river.


The River Dordogne has numerous beaches with stunning surroundings, Perfect location for sunbathing, paddling/swimming, picnics, etc. The river is only 5 minutes from Taire du Grel.

The nearby village of Grolejac (15 mins away) has a large lake with a beautiful man made sandy beach. One side is dedicated to sunbathing and sandcastles etc. with a marked swimming boundry, and the other side is open for fishing.


Nearby Airports include...

Brive (1 hour away)

Bergerac (1 hour 15 mins away)

Limoges (1 hour 30 mins away)

It is recommended that you hire a vehicle in order to benefit from the areas full potential.


Domme Town (15 mins on foot)

Cenac Town (5 mins in car)

Sarlat, La Roque Gageac, Castelnaud, Beynac, Marqueysac

(All within a 15 minute drive)

Further Details:

The nearest supermarket, cash machine, garage and petrol station is a 5 minute drive from Taire du Grel, in the Town of Cenac.


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