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Delightful 200-year old cottage and studio set amongst vineyards ( Pets Allowed)

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Saint Meard de Gurcon, Dordogne, France - Rural location,Close to village with all amenities

The Blue House at L'Aulerie enjoys a calm and serene setting with no traffic, but only a short Drive or 20 min brisk walk from St Meard de Gurcon. There, you will find a bar, restaurant, boulangerie, pharmacy, butchers, general stores and petrol station. The Cottage which has 2 Bedrooms, Bathroom, large lounge, large Kitchen. 1 open terrace and 1 Covered terrace which is fine for those who still need to enjoy a smoke outside not inside the property please, both have views over the Vineyards. Then you have the Studio open plan double Bedroom,Lounge/diner and Kitchen and of course its own Bathroom with a shower. This lends it's self to being truly flexible, with ample room for 6 Guests they can be in the Studio if they want peace and quite or have fun, watch T.V. go on their computers in the Cottage or sit out on the open terrace and have quite glass watching some amazing Sunsets.Or later in the evening some of the best star gazing you will see anywhere because the area has no light pollution. Sainte Foy le Grande is 10 min drive away with large modern supermarkets and one of the largest weekly farmers markets in the area. Friday is a must if you want to meet all the English Expats mingling with their French friends in the cafe in the Ste Foy Square 11.00 am Is a good time to get in before it gets to busy. Car Hire can be as little as 5 Euros a day Plus a few centimes per kilometer. Bergerac Airport !/2 an hour away and Bordeaux 1 Hour.

Just a short stroll down the lane is a privately run 9-hole golf course, where visitors are warmly welcomed. A half days visit will take you to many historic towns like Bergerac and St. Emilion. The Blue House is perfectly located for culture breaks, sporting activities or simply chilling and enjoying the gentle pace of life in rural France.

More Details

fabio sussa
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, italian
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2018

About fabio sussa

I bought the Maison Bleu some 7 years ago for my retirement. I had the Open Plan Studio extension built for when my daughters, Family & friends come to visit. I still have Business interest in Rome and England . Unfortunately I have not been able to retire and I have to Travel but when I am at home with my Daughters or family and friends it makes it all worthwhile

fabio sussa purchased this cottage in 2010

Why fabio sussa chose Saint-Méard-de-Gurçon

I took 2 years and dozens of visits to this area, the property is just the right size in good sound condition with potential and not to much external ground as I would not have a lot of time to look after it. When I get home I need to relax or Chillax as my Daughters like say LOL. It has all I need within a reasonable distance and I have made many friends both French and English. Some of them as far as 10 - 15 miles away which is no time at all in country miles. My First visitor here had been coming here for 10 years before and I asked him why he keeps coming back he said he worked in Paris and this was his escape from the madness but close enough to every thing he needs. I know the feeling.

What makes this cottage unique

The benefits are you have peace and quite yet still not far if there is anything you may desire. Easy access to Motorways, hospitals, Public services, shopping centers and lots of Towns and Places of interest. Please visit the Site that I will tell you of for lots of information and Ideas of what to do and where to go. There is just to much to do and places to go they won't fit on this page. If you go out on the rivers some are very fast flowing, so make sure there are other people are around and you are wearing the proper safety Jackets and kit.


Saint-Méard-de-Gurçon Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Cottage Bathroom with bath and shower, separate WC Studio Shower, WC
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Cottage with 2 bedrooms and self contained studio. Notes on bedrooms: Cottage Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 single bed with extra pull out bed. Studio with bed setee
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: 2 private terraces with views over the vineyards, with seating and sun shades Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are included.


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Delightful 200-year old cottage and studio set amongst vineyards ( Pets Allowed)
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Quiet and well priced base to explore from

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for a quiet base away from town from which my Partner and I along with my Mother could explore the local area. This was good value and had a great view from the terrace over the vineyards. Two terraces which meant you could avoid the sun during the heat of the day. The separate apartment meant Mum could have some privacy when she wanted it. Most of our time was spent exploring so we only really had breakfast and the odd evening meal at the cottage, but it had all the facilities we required for our stay and I would happily recommend it to anyone who can live without a pool!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Viel Platz und Ruhe

  • 4 of 5

Wir waren für eine Woche zu zweit in dem Haus und haben die Terssen mit und ohne Sonne zur Auswahl sehr genossen. Der Blick auf die Weinfelder war herrlich beruhigend. Fabio war gleich vor Ort, ein sehr netter Eigner, unkompliziert und gleich mit kulturellen Tipps parat.

Empfehlenswert wäre eine Pauschale für eine Endreinigung, die dann auch jemand gewissenhaft durchführt. Küchenutensilien könnten aufgestockt, Pfannen erneuert werden. Da wir jede Menge eigene Sachen dabei hatten,hat es uns in unseren kulinarischen Genüssen nicht so sehr eingeschränkt!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
st meard de gurcon
Nearest Golf
350 Metres
golf de st meard
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
st foy la grande
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
n 89 (montpon menesterol)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
la Pressoire (st meard de gurcon)
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
lac de gurcon


Lac de Gurcon is 10k away and has boating, fishing and a beach with lifeguards, also bar and restaurant. The coastal town of Archachon is 2 hours away


Bergerac airport is a 30 minute drive and Bordeaux 1 hour, car hire available at both. Calais is an 8 hour drive. A car is essential for this location.


St Meard de Gurcon is a five minute drive, Bergerac is 25 km and St Emillion is 35 km


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $246.85

Booking Notes:
Upon confirmation of booking a 50% deposit is payable. Full payment is due 8 weeks before arrival, A returnable security deposit of EUR200 is required and returned upon inspection of the property after departure.

Changeover days are flexible, but departure must be before 11am at the conclusion of your stay and arrival is set for 4pm, but this may be flexible, depending upon prior rentals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.