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

Bedrooms 3
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 Petite Baronnie 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
Calendar last updated:
June 15, 2017

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 Perigord Noir

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
Oct 2013
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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.


Castels Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
Skipton, North Yorkshire

Stunning Gite in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful Gite is in an ideal location to explore the prehistoric caves, the numerous chateaus, the Dordogne river and the beautiful historical towns and villages.

The Gite is of a high standard with all amenities as well as a wonderful pool with stunning views over the Dordogne valley.

The owners (Shona and Steve) made you feel so welcome and ensured you had everything you required.

I would definitely recommend this Gite.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review and we are glad that you loved the pool! So refreshing when the weather is very hot. We hope to see you again when you next visit this really special region.
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A little gem in the heart of the Dordogne!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful homely gite with everything required to have a relaxed holiday. Very tastefully decorated and furnished. The house is very well equipped and the welcome basket of essentials very much appreciated. After a long journey the supermarket is the last thing on your mind!!

The Gite is in a great position on a hillside with amazing views across the Dordogne countryside. very centrally positioned to visit all tourist villages/sights.

The pool is amazing- very clean, lovely comfy sun loungers, amazing views while you relax and chill out after a morning of sightseeing.

The outside table/chairs & BBQ great for evening meals with food from local markets and local wines to wash it down!!

The local village was minutes away by car for all essentials.

Bikes were available to use, which on this occasion we didn't use.

We will definitely recommend to family & friends and hopefully ourselves be back one day.

The owners are very welcoming and helpful on any local information.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review and so glad you enjoyed your stay with us so much! The weather is was almost perfect too. We love the situation here with the marvellous views and close proximity to so many wonderful and interesting places and sights. We hope that you will come back again soon!
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Total relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

Shona and Steve very welcoming owners nothing was too much trouble. Gite very comfortable and clean as was the pool and outside areas. Had an amazing just out of season stay!! Highly recommend this time of year if you want peace and quite yet enjoying the beautiful countryside!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Frances! Glad you had such a relaxing week, and we hope you come back again soon.
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A gem of a gite which we intend returning to...

  • 5 of 5

We have recently enjoyed our 2nd visit to the gite at La Petite Baronnie and were again delighted by the accommodation (now enlarged and very commodious), facilities, ambience and friendly hosts. Having enjoyed a visit two years ago, we brought 4 members of our extended family with us this time around. None were familiar with the Dordogne or gites. All were hugely impressed and keen to return. The gite enjoys such a convenient location, close to all of the main attractions of the area (Sarlat, Domme, Castelnaud, Beynac etc). Nonetheless, there are quieter pursuits available on the doorstep if preferred (country walks, canoeing and the local Sunday Market). Our particular favourite this time around was Les Jardins des Marqueyssac - especially pretty as the sun goes down and the tea lights come on during Thursday evening Music Nights. Shona and Steve are incredibly helpful and ready with local tips, advice and a welcoming Bellini! We will be back for many years to come I suspect!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lisa for you wonderful and really informative review. We loved having you back again and to meet the family. We are so pleased that you all had such a good time and there was so much to do and see; almost too much! We love making our guests feel welcome and glad you liked our Bellinis! See you again soon.
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Great holiday location

  • 5 of 5

Me and my family had a fantastic time at La Petite Baronnie. We stayed there last year and loved it, so came back for another visit. The owners Shona and Steve were very welcoming and had some really helpful advice about where to visit and eat. The gite is well equipped to the point where it is almost like home from home! The location of the gite caters perfectly for all different types of families. If you're an active family it is right on the Dordogne for canoeing. If you're more interested in site seeing, it is on the doorstep of Castlenaud (this was our favourite place) and Beynac to name a few! Alternatively if you are looking for a more relaxing holiday, they have a lovely heated swimming pool which is very well kept. Highly recommend and we will be returning.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you and your family last year and this year and thank you for all your kind comments. We are glad that you enjoyed staying in the gîte and that it was comfortable for you all. Castelnaud is certainly a spectacular chateau and we love it too, although my personal favourite is Chateau des Milandes! We look forward to seeing you all again very soon!
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  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the gite. Our hosts, Shona and Steve, were very friendly and ready with advice when needed - a lovely welcome drink on the terrace, which extended well in to the evening.

The gite is clean and well appointed with everything we needed and if there had been anything extra we required I'm sure Shona would have rustled it up for us!

The children were very happy with their rooms and the fans were very welcome on the hot nights. As was the pool, lovely to cool down after a day out in 36°C heat.

The location is great, with beautiful views over the neighbouring countryside and very quiet. The boulangerie is a short walk away and the supermarket a quick drive up the road. The area offers masses to do: markets, caves, gardens, medival towns and chateaux aplenty, making La Petite Baronnie an ideal location. Kayaking down the Dordogne with a picnic is to be recommended and not overly arduous. The night market - marché gourmand - was good fun, with lots of choice, including Vietnamese street food and the ubiquitous crepes and gauffre. At La Buisson I'd recommend the pork, slow roasted over hot coals.

All in all, it was wonderful. Thanks Steve and Shona for your hospitality and we hope to be back another year. PS. Give a cuddle to Smokey

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Emma for all your lovely comments. We loved having you all to stay with us and it's great when you all have such a good time. It was a very hot week, as it still is, and the pool is very welcome after a day out. We love the situation here too and it is perfect for all our guests to explore without having to drive more than half an hour. We look forward to welcoming you again next year?! Smoky the kitten has had her cuddle!
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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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