|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Renovated to a high standard (2011) Myrtle Cottage nestles on the edge of a tiny, quiet hamlet but is still 1 km from Belves, a beautiful hilltop medieval village. Belves has been recognised as one of France's most beautiful villages, (Les plus Beaux Villages). This property offers a large double vaulted kitchen with lots of character. Great entertainment space. The large stylish living room with 2 sofas, table, TV & WiFi point leads to the downstairs bedroom with en suite bathroom. Upstairs there is a family bathroom, with 2 double bedrooms. On the third floor there is an extra large double bedroom.
The kitchen leads seamlessly out onto two terraces, the garden and saltwater swimming pool, The garden leads to open countryside with spectacular views over the Dordogne valley with StCyprien clearly visible in the distance.
This is a great family home available as a base for your enjoyment.
Explore the prehistoric caves, medieval castles or enjoy the many activities on offer whether it be the frequent night markets, canoeing on the Dordogne river only 3 km away, air parks (3 +), ballooning or the 2 golf courses also only 3 km away. There is an abundance of good restaurants in Belves and its surrounding towns and villages. Of particular interest is the night market circuit where local food and wine is served by local suppliers in different Bastides every night.
We spent a week at Myrtle cottage in July of last year and enjoyed it immensely. We were a group of 10, 8 adults and two children aged 1 and 2. The house is lovely and has the feel of a home. The pool has a fence to keep the little ones safe. We explored the area in the mornings and spent most afternoons in an around the pool. There is a long table in the garden for a large group to enjoy the warm evenings with a nice view over the valley. The Dordogne is beautiful and the castles are very impressive. Castelnaud for example has been restored and commands great views of the river. Belves is a pretty medieval village and has a food fair or night market on a Wednesday evening which is fun and full of atmosphere and very tasty too. Try the Magret de Canard with Pommes de Terre Sarladaises. There is a supermarket nearby and a bakery within walking/biking distance for the breakfast. Toby was there to welcome us on our arrival and show us the house which he restored himself. All in all a great place.
This was our second stay at Myrtle Cottage which we enjoyed very much once again with another family who also had younger school age children. The house and garden were ideal for our needs, the adults enjoyed the relaxation, views and star gazing, whilst the children loved the large pool and very spacious garden/grounds for all sorts of activities that involved running, balls and bikes!
The location was ideal and within easy reach of many activities that appealed to all age groups from biking, swimming in and also canoeing along the Dordogne, to Castles, Caves and medieval town exploration. We also enjoyed cycling into Belves every morning (10 mins or so) for the daily croissant/baguette run!
I would certainly recommend this property to a friend or relative, but might warn them that the stairs up to the attic room are quite steep for very little ones and it can also get hot in that attic room in very warm weather.
The customer service offered by Toby and Isobel was also great and their description of the property is accurate.
We arrived as a large three generational family group at Myrtle cottage and enjoyed a delightful holiday.
The house is excellent and has all the facilities one would expect including an excellent kitchen and pleasant sitting room.
The pool and garden areas were also delightful.
The location is very good - Belves is near enough to walk in but monplaisant itself is very quiet and our rural idyll was only disturbed by a couple of cars passing each day!
The views over the valley are lovely and was a pleasure to watch hot air balloons rise in the distance every evening.
A good supermarket is a mere 10 minutes drive away.
all in all an excellent base for relaxing and for visiting local attractions.
i would not hesitate to recommend this property for a really relaxing break.
We always look forward to our holidays in the Perigord Noir and this year the house we had chosen looked lovely; full of character, spacious and in a beautiful setting, so when we arrived and found that it met all our expectations and more we knew we were in for a fabulous stay. We were a large family party to full capacity, so space is all important and we were not disappointed. Spacous bedrooms, the children loved the top room with several beds, well fitted bathrooms, a well equipped kitchen and what a lovely family room overlooking the garden and pool and a comfortable lounge, with plenty of room for us all to relax at the end of the day; having said this we spent many an evening sitting outside enjoying the tranquility of the location; the whole place felt like home from home and we settled into living in this lovely space for the next two weeks.
The children loved the spacious garden and we all enjoyed the beautiful pool which we made good use of; as the weather was glorious pretty well all the way through; we couldn't have asked for more.
It was also in an ideal position for the shops and supermarkets, close enough so it was a quick drive but still far enough away to be able to enjoy the tranquility of the area. Also a very easy run to all the main attractions of the Perigord Noir and the river again only a few minutes drive away.
All of us enjoyed the stay so much it was a bit of a wrench to leave, having made ourselves at home in this very lovely, family friendly, homely cottage.
This is certainly a cottage we would love to stay in again and thank you for allowing us to be able to enjoy your lovely home.
Peter and family
We stayed at Maison Myrtle in August 2011.
The house more than fulfilled our expectations and the photos on the website are very true. We were easily accommodated (10 of us). The children had a great time in the outdoor pool and the large garden was great for them. There were plenty of indoor and outdoor toys available to keep them entertained.
Huge selection of DVDs and books to choose from.
Belvès was within walking distance (about 20 mins). It's a beautiful medieval town with interesting caves to explore and stunning views.
I would recommend a visit to Beynac, Castelnaud, Monpazier, Domme, Sarlat as well as to the caves in Les Eyzies. The older children also enjoyed canoeing on the Dordogne. Plenty to do in the area. Good bakery close by. We drove from UK and stopped over in Paris region, but it was still a 7 hour drive from there. Bergerac airport nearby though. Very hot (37 degrees) when we arrived so would have been nice to have a fan in the bedrooms.
We spend 2 weeks at Myrtle Cottage this summer. We were there with 2 families of in total 8 people. And we had the most wonderfull time.
The house is very spacious and very cosy. We had two cooler days at which time we were able to use the two heating stoves which warmed the house up perfectly and looked really romantic at the same time!
The bedrooms are nice, light and spacious and the 2 bathrooms are gorgeous too.
The outside space is lovely. There is a large well kept garden with enough space for nobody to get in eachothers way and to have lovely outside dinners in. The swimmingpool was very clean and salt water, which we thought beat chlorine pools.
There are also lots of books, dvd's and toys available at the house, which was especially nice for the kids. All in all a very complete, spacious, clean and lovely place to spent your holiday. I would recommend it to anyone and we are sure to return there in the near future!
Thanks Toby and Isobel for letting us enjoy your lovely home!
Belves (1km) is a beautiful hilltop medevial village located in the heart of the Dordogne, one of the most beautiful regions in France. Looking down onto the stunning Dordogne valley you will be in easy reach of Sarlat (20 minutes), Monpazier (10 minutes), Beynac (10 minutes), Domme (15 minutes) and Limeuil (10 minutes). These beautiful villages offer a bustling circuit of markets and brocantes throughout the summer, you will never want for something to do.
2kms from the property are two wonderful Golf courses, the 18 hole Golf club 'Lolivare' and the 9 hole Golf Club 'La Forge.' These clubs are open all year round and offer a fantastic opportunity for a golfing holiday
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$252|
The Christmas and New Year holiday season is treated as mid season. Rental security deposit taken at time of booking.
Rental fee does not include professional cleaning fee of €90 payable on arrival.
Linen, summer quilt with pillow and covers is available for €10 per person payable on arrival
Damage deposit of £250