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Gite & Heated Pool, WiFi, Stunning South-facing Views Of The Dordogne Valley Clo - Gîte

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights




Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed and en-suite shower room. Bedroom 3 with two single beds. Bedrooms 1 and 2 have electric radiators. Bathroom with shower, wash basin and wc. Electric heated towel rail. Kitchen is fully equipped and includes, hob, oven, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, microwave, kettle, coffee machine and toaster. The kitchen/diner includes and table and six chairs.Living room with two sofas, TV with UK free-to-air channels and a Blu-ray/DVD player. Wireless Internet access. Bed linen and towels, including towels for poolside use, are included. Bed linen and towels are changed weekly; a charge will be made for change of bed linen/towels within a week. A small safe is installed in bedroom 1.

About the property


La Baronnie Gîte is a traditional French rustic gîte converted from animal stables and sleeps two to six people in three bedrooms. We also have a self-contained ground-floor apartment that sleeps two to four people in two bedrooms. The gîte, apartment and heated pool have stunning south-facing views across the Dordogne valley. Ideally situated close to Sarlat with easy access to the many local chateaux and picturesque medieval towns including Beynac, Castelnaud and Domme. Cycling and canoeing on the Dordogne and Vézère valleys. Several excellent restaurants and local boulangerie nearby. A welcome pack of essentials and bottle of regional wine await your arrival. The whole site including the swimming pool benefits from free WiFi.

Shona Wisedale
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 9, 2018

About Shona Wisedale

I left a stressful job as a maths teacher at an academy in Gloucestershire to pursue our dream of a new life in a new country. When we fell in love with La Baronnie we knew the cottage would be perfect for a gite. We hope you love being here as much as we do!

We live on site, keep a low profile but are available if required. Equally, if you wish to be private on your holiday, that's fine too, we won't be offended!

Shona Wisedale purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Shona Wisedale chose Bézenac

The Dordogne area is just gorgeous with a wealth of history, places to visit and a wonderful climate. We viewed over 30 properties before choosing La Baronnie. Our sunny, south-facing location amongst wooded hills with rocky outcrops is idyllic, with spectacular chateau forts and honey-coloured medieval towns and villages nearby, who could want for more? We love the house and its views, its warm-coloured stone, traditional french windows, shutters and pigeonnier tower, its quirky layout and character, numerous patios, woodland, pool with a view and traditional French cattle-stalls in the gîte.

What makes this cottage unique

On the south-facing slope of the Dordogne valley, our property benefits from its sunny position, providing a real rural feel yet just minutes from the major tourist sites of the Perigord Noir including the medieval town of Sarlat and the castles of Beynac and Castelnaud and the Chateau des Milandes. Our pretty nearby town of St Cyprien has a vibrant and busy market every Sunday along with a Carrefour supermarket for all of your essential provisions. Our swimming pool area offers wonderful views of the Dordogne valley whilst being private and not overlooked. The Dordogne river, with canoe rental, river beaches and hot-air balloon rides is just minutes away. The nearby Vézère river offers several prehistoric sites around the small town of Les Eyzies. Several excellent restaurants are nearby.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Excellent gite in great location. Lovely hosts, very friendly and welcoming.

Nothing too much trouble. Highly recommend."

Paul and Dawn from Cardiff UK, stayed in the Gîte October 2014

"Shona and Steve have been extremely hospitable and helpful.

Really nice touches with childrens bedding, toys & pool towels.

Thanks, you've made us feel really welcome and we've had a really nice time here."

Sarah and Ryan from Kent UK, stayed in the Apartment August 2014

"Had a wonderful holiday! Beautiful views, excellent location. Pool great.

Shona and Steve are a lovely friendly couple and have been so helpful & accommodating...

...We had a super time here, loved the gite and the area, would highly recommend."

Mary and Simon from Bedford UK, stayed in the Gîte August 2014

"Enjoyed our week with the family. Great place!

Location is just as perfect as the appartement and the swimming pool!!"

Prinssen family from Nuenen NL, stayed in the Apartment July 2014

"Great local, heaps to do. Shona & Steve were fantastic and could not help enough.

Definitely plan to come back and do some more exploring."

Richard and Kirsty from Sydney Australia stayed in the Gîte June 2014
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Booking Notes:
A deposit of one-third of the total amount is payable on booking. The balance is to be paid 8 weeks prior to the start of your holiday. There is a refundable breakages deposit of £200 payable with the final payment.

Changeover Day:
Please note that changeover day is Saturday. Arrival after 16:00 and departure before 10:00.

Notes on prices:
The apartment is available for extended rental at reduced rates during low and medium rental periods; we are ideally located for property search breaks in the Dordogne.

The gîte is closed for winter from early November until late March.


Bézenac Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , En-suite to bedroom 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , En-suite shower room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Access via spiral staircase
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
Notes on accommodation: Our gîte is very spacious and comfortable providing suitable accommodation for both families or couples. Our apartment is ideal for young families with bunk beds and we also have a cot and high chair available for your use. We also have some toys and like to supply 'kiddie' bedding and towels for our younger guests. We provide a welcome pack of essentials and wine. Please note that we do not accept dogs or other pets. Outside: Both the gîte and apartment each have a private patio with table and chairs and charcoal barbecue. Our 10m x 3m heated pool is available for the exclusive use of our guests. The pool area is not overlooked and provides spectacular views of the Dordogne valley.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews

Stunning & Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We (myself, husband, 2 boys plus Aunt & Uncle) had a wonderful stay here. The gite has everything and more. Shona & Steve are so welcoming but discreet. They had thought of all the little details in the welcome pack. I had no need to worry about breakfast. Pool towels, dishwasher tablets, shower gel, soap etc all provided. The heated pool is beautiful with great views. Plenty of loungers. A very relaxing spot. Our boys loved Shona & Steves cat. The gite is in a perfect location for seeing all the sights and is very close to St Cyprien for shops and restaurants. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Amanda for your wonderful review! We are certainly in an ideal situation for sightseeing as well as restaurants and shops. We try to make the gîte as welcoming as possible and by thinking of all the little bits that you could possibly need, such as shower gel, olive oil and a bottle of wine! We really hope that you come back and stay here again another time in the not too distant future.
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

The gite is very tastefully decorated and retains a lot of original features while still being contemporary. A lot of thought has been given to what guests might want or need and this is one of the best equipped gites we have stayed in. The accommodation is on three levels with steps which would be difficult for anyone with mobility issues or possibly families with young children who want to be close to parents. The twin room is in the loft with a large beam across the middle which is low but adds lovely character.

We usually prefer gites with total privacy as we both work hard and need time away from people but Steve and Shona somehow manage to strike a perfect balance between being friendly and approachable but not in any way intruding. They were helpful and gave us some great advice about suitable activities.

Our boys, age 16 and 8, enjoyed the pool which we had to ourselves most of the time and wifi making a relaxing time for us all. They also enjoyed occasional visits from the hosts cat.

The gite is well situated near to lots the region has to offer but in a slightly less touristy area with beautiful views across the valley.

Overall we would highly recommend this gite as it has lots to offer.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family gite, with pool, in good location.

  • 5 of 5

This authentic gite was was clean, well maintained, well equipped with a good layout. Large live in kitchen adjacent to a smaller lounge area with TV. One the first floor there are two good sized bedrooms , one of which is en suite. Both bathrooms have modern shower systems. On the second floor, accessed via a spiral staircase, is twin bedded bedroom. The gite is set in a lovely gardenwith a short stroll to the very private heated swimming pool. Very peaceful location and setting but only a short drive to many of the local attractions and restaurants. Great area for walking, cycling, swimming, chilling by the pool and BBQ’ing. Shona and Steve are great on - site but discreet hosts who have an in-depth knowledge of the local area. They offer a very welcoming and hospitable reception to guests.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Cathy! A lovely review from lovely guests. We certainly enjoyed your holiday as much as you did. Hopefully next time the weather will be better....
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What more could you want?

  • 5 of 5

Excellent !

Warm welcome ,

Enjoyable first evening meal with our hosts.

A place to relax in a very clean gite that provided for all our needs.

Well thought out and maintained facilities / equipment.

We hope to stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your dinner as well as your stay with us. We are delighted that the gîte was ideal for your family and we do look forward to seeing you again.
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Stunning property for total relaxation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week and booked both the apartment and gite. Both properties are typically French which we loved. They are maintained to a high standard and have everything you need and more. Shona and Steve were fab even providing information on the area before we arrived. Bellinis and local wine on the first evening and the welcome treats in the property were such a lovely touch. The pool is such a bonus for the children to use after a day exploring all the region has to offer. I cannot wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Dawn for your lovely review of both our gîte and apartment! It really was a pleasure having you all to stay and to join in all the celebrations. We look forward to welcoming you again, hopefully next year.
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merveilleux séjour à la petite baronnie

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un merveilleux séjour dans la très cosy et accueillante petite Baronnie.

Tout est fait pour que l 'on s'y sente bien . Tout d'abord l' accueil et les bons conseils de Shona et Steeve , puis le cadre et la situation du gîte .

Je n' ai jamais vu un gite aussi bien équipé , jusqu'au charbon de bois pour les barbecues et les jolies serviettes de bain pour lézarder autour de la piscine .

Tout est proche pour visiter le Périgord noir .

A recommander sans hésiter .

Clotilde, Thomas ,Jules, Baptiste et Martin.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup pour votre merveilleux commentaire! Nous avons aimé vous avoir ici chez La Petite Baronnie et aimerais vous revoir à nouveau!
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Car: necessary


One hour from Bergerac airport (34 miles). Car rental is available from Bergerac airport and recommended.

One hour from Brive airport (39 miles). Car rental is also available from Brive airport.

9.5 hours driving (540 miles) from Calais for ferry and tunnel.


Our local town St Cyprien 2 miles. Our main town Sarlat 11 miles.

Tourist sites include Chateau de Beynac 3 miles, Chateau de Castelnaud 6 miles, Chateau des Milandes 5 miles. Les Eyzies 10 miles.

Further Details:

Our pretty local town of St Cyprien has a large weekly Sunday market, a large supermarket with petrol station and several banks. We have several good restaurants nearby and for all other needs, our main town of Sarlat is just a 20 minute drive away.


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