|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Le Petit Roc is an independent house that is located on the grounds of the only property inside a Natura 2000 nature reserve famous for its flora. Especially in spring more than 24 species of wild Orchids bloom here. From all over France visitors come to see the richness of the flora and fauna. The house is located in what is to our mind the most beautiful region of the Dordogne which is known for its historic sites, castles and medieval villages. At 2 km you find the lovely medieval village of Daglan that holds a small supermarket, a bakery, a bank, a small museum, a church and a hairdresser.
Our own dog loves to have friends to play with. Dogs love it with us, because of the large terrain and the extended hiking possibilities, right from your doorstep.
Le Petit Roc, that sleeps 4, holds every comfort: kitchen, bedroom, living room shower with toilet. The house is perfectly heated in winter and cooled in summer. There is TV, Wifi, a 10 x 5 meters pool which is open from mid-April through mid-October. The house is located on top of a hill and the terrain of 2 hectares holds a wealth of flowers, lawn and oak forest. In winter truffles can be found, and throughout the year many sorts of mushrooms, some of them edible. Beside the owners thee are no neighbours. For those who like to hike of ride mountain bikes, there are many miles of trails. This part of the Dordogne, the far south east, where the Perigord meets the Quercy in the department of the Lot, has a very favourable mini-climate thanks to tw mountain ridges that protects the area from to wind and cold and to much rain. The annual average temperature is among the highest of France.
Lots of history
At the same time this region is renowned for its historic sites. There is the mediaeval village of Sarlat at 20 km. Within a circle of 8 km there more than 40 castles among them the famous castle of Castlenoud where the English during the 100 year war fought their battles with the French on the other side of the river La Dordogne in the castle of Beynac. Two miles further stand the Milande castle, where the American singer/dancer of the Moulin Rouge in Paris, Josephine Baker lived with her 12 adopted children. About 40 km to the north is the valley of the river La Vézère which is called the valley of man, because here are the many caves where the early cavemen lived: Neanderthal and Cro Magnon. Some of them with original ten of thousands years old wall paintings of animals Like the famous cave of Lascaux.
The great outdoors
For those who love sports their is hiking and biking, but also horseback rides, tennis, canoeing on the river Dordogne, but last but not least there are also several 9 and 18 holes golf courts.
Wining and dining
Those who love good food -and who doesn't- this is paradise. There are many, many restaurants in the direct vicinity. From cheap till Michelin starred expensive ones, they all can provide you with your hearts content. We provide our guest with a list of those to visit and those to stay away from. In the high season (July-august) most days of the week you can enjoy the 'Marchés Nocturnes' in one of the villages. These evening markets consists of stalls that prepare nice food that can be enjoyed at one of the tables in the central place of the village. There are lots of local specialities, but also food from Vietnam, Thailand, Spain, Brasil and Italy. We will give you advice of where to go. And then there is of course the wine and other spirits. On our and other hills the local Domme Wine (AOC) is produced. But Pomeral, St. Emilion, Graves, Medoc and other world famous wine districts are 'around the corner'. Its an hours drive to St. Emilion which you have to visit if you are a wine lover.
My name is Ad van Krimpen. I was born in the Netherlands. My wife Anneke and I are living in France since 2002. I was a journalist and a publisher of magazines until a few years ago. Now I am trying to earn some money as a writer. Living here is enjoying the nature and the presence of a very hearty population which is quite international. Among our friends we count French, Belgians, English, Scottish, Irish and of course Dutch people.
For us it is a joy to speak all their different languages, sometimes switching languages several times per day. Another joy is the eating out as much as we want, because the prices are very acceptable.
Ad van Krimpen purchased this cottage in 2007
The main reason was the location as the only house in a nature reserve. Our nearest neighbour (a good friend) lives on the other side of the hill at about 500 meters.Still never in all these years we had the feeling that we were isolated from the rest of the world, or that it would be unsafe. It isn't. We always had animals: dogs and cats. At the moment we have only Arie a lovely she-dog and 'Petit Chat' our 21 years old little cat.
As said we do not feel isolated. We have our TV, radio, internet and phone and because of the world, and even more important our friends and family are just a call or an e-mail away. For the rest we have our library and our e-readers. So you can envy us, if you must.
we stayed in this lovely gite for a week.
Everything advertised was how we found the accommodation.
The owners were very welcoming, informative and went out of their way to ensure we had everything to enjoy our stay.
I would highly recommend a stay here if you want peace and quiet outstanding views and really lovely hosts
There are three airports not to far away: Bergerac Airport with direct flights from the UK and Holland (Rotterdam). Distance 1 hour drive
Brive -La Gaillarde Airport with direct flights from the UK, Holland (Amsterdam) and Päris
Perigueux Airport with flights from Paris
Toulouse (2 hours) and Bordeaux (3 hours) airports with most international direct flights.
The nearest train station with direct trains to Paris and Toulouse is in Gourdon (the Lot) at 20 minutes drive)
Sarlat: 20 km (20 minutes). Gourdon: 20 km (20 minutes). Cahors 50 km (45 minutes). Perigueux: 60 km (110 minutes). Toulouse: 200 km (2 hrs). Bordeaux: 200 km (3 hrs). Paris: 600 km (6 hrs). Barcelona: 500 km (5 hrs)
There is a small supermarket in Daglan, a bakery, a bank with cash redrawel, a museum, several galleries, a hat shop, an English tea garden and a hairdresser. For more shopping there is village of Cenac at 6 km with a medium sized supermarket, several bakeries and many other shops. The real big supermarkets you'll find in Sarlat and Gourdon.
Every village has once a week a local market with regional products. Always in the morning. A big market is held in Sarlat every saturday morning. Worth a visit.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Stay tax||€0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.|
A booking is definite with signing the contract and paying an advance sum of 25% of the total fee-. Five weeks before the start of your stay the rest has to be paid. The rent consists of two components: the rent and tourist tax of £ 0,33 per night and per person above the age of 13 years.
Only direct bank payments are accepted. No cheques.
Preferred change-over day is Saturday. The property is available from 16.00 hour. Check-out at 10.00 hour. Sometimes we can accept different times and change-over days. But only after contact.
Notes on prices:
In some months heating is necessary. We will charge an extra £ 40 per week. End cleaning is an option. If you want us to do it we charge £ 40.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.