Cottage in Saint Saud Lacoussiere, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France - Peaceful Haven for Nature Lovers, Close to Local Amenities
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About Valerie Povey
We are the Povey family - Mike and Val and our daughter, Claudia. We moved to France in 2005 in search of a new way of life. We believe in trying to be as self sufficient as practically possible, so have fresh produce from our potager for nearly all of the year and fresh eggs from our free range chickens. We also feel strongly about renewable energy sources, so our hot water is heated by solar and during the winter our heating and cooking system is fired by wood which is all managed on the property. As a last resort, we will use electric when the sun doesn't shine - so there is never a shortage of hot water !
Valerie Povey purchased this Cottage in 2005
Why Valerie Povey chose Saint-Saud-Lacoussière
After some time of searching for our dream home, we fell in love with the charm of Le Moulin de Mazieras and the surrounding area. We were searching for a tranquil location but not isolated and wanted to be close enough to a typical French village with shops and amenities. The countryside is beautiful and unspoilt and we are lucky enough to see flora and fauna here that has now become rare, if not almost extinct, in the UK.
What makes this Cottage unique
You can enjoy the peace and quiet here, where most of the time all you can hear is nature; the birds and the stream and sometimes the church bells. We are surrounded by woodland and it feels like you are in the middle of nowhere, yet with the reassurance that within minutes you can be in a bar or restaurant catching up on daily French life, while enjoying a coffee and croissant.
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Peaceful haven in a picturesque setting
Beautiful, clean, well-equipped gite with kind, friendly, welcoming hosts. Set in a peaceful countryside area. Perfect for getting away from it all and just relaxing.
We had a fantastic time in France, the owners made us feel completely at home within their beautiful gite. Perfectly furnished with everything you would need whilst staying there. We were given local advice about the area and what to go and see. The gite is based in a lovely part of France and has instant walks straight from the front door. I wish I'd taken the dogs.
The local village was also great, it had all the normal shops like a butcher, baker and cafe. To top it off there was a local lake that you could use. Perfect for the hot weather. It really was a fantastic stay and we will be next year to experience it again.
A fantastic home away from home, all you could wish for. Lovely location, peace and quiet, your own space outside, fantastic holiday cottage. Val and Mike are great hosts. Thank you.
Best find ever
Beautiful quiet escape that allowed us the relaxation we needed. The house was comfortable and clean with every convenience available. The area was perfect for long interesting walks and close to many sites and small towns with restaurants and shops. Valerie and Mike were warm and welcoming and always available with information. They directed us to several local spots which we would not have found otherwise. We appreciated the onsite brewery. We will return
The delights of the Perigord
We had a fantastic week enjoying everything the area could offer. Val and Mike were very friendly, helpful and the gite offered us every comfort we could wish for. They kindly left us a comprehensive welcome pack.
If you enjoy beautiful scenery, wildlife, pretty villages, chateau and plentiful markets this is the place for you.
Super cottage would highly recommend
Had everything we needed. Lovely gite and lovely hosts
Limoges airport is 54 kilometres. A car is recommended. 531 kilometres to Caen.
Nearest village (St Saud Lacoussiere) 3 kms, nearest town (Nontron) 15 kms, nearest city (Perigueux) 50 kms. 50kms to Limoges and Angouleme. 20 kms to Villars caves. 30 kms to Brantome.
The lake at St Saud has a beach with sunny and shady areas, picnic tables, life guard (in July and August) and cafe/restaurant. There is also a tennis court, horse riding and fishing facilities close by. A circular walk passes by the property which links to the Grand Randonees of France. The area offers excellent opportunities for keen cycling/mountain biking enthusiasts.