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Holiday cottage with stunning views of the chateau and the valley

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Welcome to our 2 lovingly restored holiday cottages. At the end of a quiet lane, nestled on the side of a valley, there is no traffic, no noise and no distractions. Despite these tranquil surroundings, we are still close to all the main site seeing attractions at Sarlat, Les Eyzies, Perigueux, Beynac and Domme.

Originally barns, both properties have been recently renovated and are well equipped to provide you with everything you will need for your stay. Newly decorated and furnished, they have a bright and light feel, while still retaining some of the original oak beams and woodwork.

The large bedroom has a king sized bed, with French doors opening out onto the private terrace. The open plan kitchen, living room and dining area also opens out onto the private terrace. The living area comfortably seats 2 people, with sofa, dining table and fitted kitchen. The kitchen includes, gas hob, microwave, fridge, toaster, coffee machine and kettle. The bathroom includes toilet, shower cubicle and washbasin. Free Wifi is available throughout the property and the garden.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Karen

Over the years lots of people have asked why we decided to move to France. The only answer we have ever really been able to come up with is that ‘we fancied a bit of a change’. And that’s really all there was to it. At the time we had very little understanding of the country or its people, naively thinking, ‘How different can it be ? It’s only across the channel’. Stupid right ?

But that was such a long time ago. Here we are now, 15 years later, living in a part of the world that really is truly amazing. The scenery, even after all this time, can still take your breath away. We enjoy some of the best food and wine in the world. We have the space to grow our own vegetables, rear our own animals and have settled into country life in a way that we never could have imagined.

But most of all it’s the quiet that really makes a difference. Whether it’s a warm summer’s morning or a crisp winter’s day, it will always be peaceful and very very quiet. But don’t just take our word for it, come and see for yourself….

What makes this cottage unique

What makes this property really special are the views. Sitting on the terrace with a glass of wine on a summers evening, watching the spectacular sunsets over the valley and the chateau, will give you holiday memories to take away and cherish forever.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Le Perigord est vraiment tres beau et tres riche et une semaine ne suffit pas pour tout decouvrir.

Nous avons apprecie le calme de votre gite apres nos visites charges en touristes, les couches de soleil, les vaches dans le cloiture et le literie tres confortable. Bon fin d'ete avec les locataires.
Aug 2016
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Rouffignac Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Bedroom with king sized bed with doors opening to terrace.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Holiday cottage with stunning views of the chateau and the valley
average rating of 4.714286 based on 41 reviews

beautiful stay at a very fine location

  • 5 of 5

We were here for one week and we really enjoyed it. The weather was very good and the location also. The hosts prepared everything for our vacation very well.Also they were very kindly. The location is well-integrated in the nature but also near to a lot of touristic places. We want to come back soon, because there are a lot of things we could not do in one week because there is so much. So we will definitily come back for a longer time to explore the whole area.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write about your stay. We hope to see you again very soon so that you get to see more of the Dordogne. Thanks again, Karen and Steve.
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Wonderful place to stay. Very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Had a marvellous stay, we were made to fell very welcome by Steve and Karen. Would highly recommend this place to anyone staying in this area.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your time here. Its great to know you enjoyed your stay and that you would recommend us. Thanks again. Karen and Steve
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Mooi Old Barn!!!

  • 5 of 5

2 weken hebben wij met plezier vakantie gevierd in de Old Barn.

Een mooi vakantieverblijf, mooie omgeving en mooi uitzicht.

Vriendelijk en gastvrij ontvangen. Heerlijke verse eitjes!!

Het was TOP en we komen zeker terug!!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hartelijk dank voor uw beoordeling. Wij zijn blij dat u heeft genoten van uw vakantie. Karen and Steve
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Enjoyable stay in pretty village

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the old barn. The property was 10 minutes walk from the village which has a good Sunday market. There is also a Carrefour express a few minutes away - useful for when other shops are shut mid afternoon. Eggs from chickens were useful and views spectacular. Steve was very helpful and we enjoyed our lunch at Layotte that he booked for us.

Not that much privacy when sitting outside as minimal screening between both gites outside was ok- no oven just microwave which I am not used to using and fridge quite small. Wifi signal available right next to window but would be useful if it was stronger and able to use in whole of gite and outside on terrace ( whilst drinking wine!).

Easy to find and lots to do in area.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay with us and we are so glad you enjoyed your time here. You'll be pleased to know that we have since then installed a Wifi booster to give guests a stronger signal in the Old Barn, as due to the thickness of the stone walls there were black spots. We have found this to be quite effective as the signal is now much stronger. We decided to fit a gas hob and microwave in the Old Barn due to the space available and also feedback from our guests was that they were mainly preparing simple meals. Thank you again for all your comments it is always good to get feedback from our guests. Kind regards Karen and Steve.
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A wonderful week in Rouffignac

  • 5 of 5

I thoroughly enjoyed my week in this pretty cottage. The location was excellent. The market was excellent and within walking distance. It is also a great location for visiting the areas prehistoric caves. I enjoyed beautiful walks and runs on the trails nearby. Property was very clean and well-maintained. The owners provided excellent service when needed. I would recommend this property to friends and relatives. The daily gifts from the hens were a special treat!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your stay. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us, enjoyed the area and of course the presents from our lovely ladies too. Warmest wishes, Karen and Steve.
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The Old Barn

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Old Barn in the Spring, the location is excellent, not far from the main tourist attractions but also very quiet, it really was a very relaxing holiday. The cottage had everything we needed and was very comfortable, the views of an evening are really special, overlooking the hills and the chateau. If we come back to France we would certainly think about booking here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to tell us about your stay here. You were one of the first guests to stay in our newly renovated cottage, its great that you liked it. We would love to see you again. Thanks again. Karen and Steve.
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Nearest Airport
58 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
820 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Le Bugue
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
220 Kilometres
Massif Centrale
Nearest Beach
220 Kilometres

From canoeing to fishing, historical caves to taking a ride in a hot air balloon, there is something for everyone here in the south west of France.

Known as the birthplace of modern man, the Dordogne Valley is steeped in history and what seems like spectacular views around every corner. We are towards the south of the Dordogne, on the outskirts of the town of Rouffignac St Cernin. Close to all the main site seeing attractions and with caves in our village, we are well situated for you to explore the area and all it has to offer.

A short drive will take you to the National Museum of Prehistory at Les Eyzies. Designated a UNESCO world heritage site in 1979, it is the perfect place to start exploring the many caves in the area.

We are also close to the caves of Lascaux in Montignac, one of the first ever colour cave paintings to be discovered. A twenty minute drive to the north will take you to the ancient city of Perigueux, where you can walk the cobbled streets, enjoy the spectacular architecture and experience the lively hustle and bustle of a French market.

Heading south will take you to the area known as the Golden Triangle, stretching from the medieval city of Sarlat to the chateaux at Castelnaud and Marqueyssac. From here you can take a boat trip along the river and enjoy views of the picture perfect villages of Beynac, Domme and Roque Gageac.

If you are looking to relax and unwind, learn about the history of the area or take part in something a little more adventurous. With something for everyone, the Dordogne really is the perfect holiday destination


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We also offer competitive long term rates, if you are visiting the area house hunting. Please email for more info.
An all year round destination, the Dordogne has something for everyone. Make the most of the lower season rates and visit us in winter.
Please note, an electricity charge may apply in colder months, please ask for details when making an enquiry.

Veuillez noter que des frais d'électricité peuvent s'appliquer pendant les mois les plus froids. Veuillez demander les détails avant de réserver.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.