|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Le Phénix (1774) is a lovingly restored (in 2013) cottage full of charm and character. Originally a small barn, it has been renovated to a high standard. With a mixture of the old and the new, it has a bright and light feel to it but still retains many of its old features, such as the traditional stone walls, oak beams and a fabulous bread oven. With 2 large double bedrooms groundfloor and mezzanine), a fully equipped open plan kitchen, comfortable sitting area and a spacious bathroom, this holiday home would suit 2 couples or a family with up to 2 children. Outside, Le Phénix has a large backyard with fruit trees and a charming in ground plunge pool (4.00 diameter, 1.20 deep) At the front the cottage has a sunny southfacing terrace where you can sit with a glass of wine on a warm summers evening and enjoy the spectacular views of the valley and the surrounding countryside.
Welcome to our three beautifully restored, traditional French cottages on the Maisonneuve domain. In the very heart of the Dordogne, South West France.
Nestled on the side of a valley, all properties offer breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Set in 3 acres of land, at the end of a quiet country lane, there is no traffic and no noise, allowing you to enjoy the spectacular surroundings without distraction.
All three cottages have been restored to a very high standard, retaining their rustic charm while still offering you all the home comforts you will need for your stay. From the wide oak floors and original stone walls, to the beautifully renovated wooden worktops, each house has bags of charm and character that will make your stay with us truly special.
We haven't met yet and therefor I like to introduce myself. I am Tineke Dufour Liefhebber. Partly I live in France, but most of the year I am in the Netherlands, where I work as company advisor/coach. I am specialised in devellopment of individuals and teams but also in the culture of company and society. When my late husband and I bought this property in 2000, at the start of the new millennium, we really regarded it as buying a breathtaking view which just happened to have some timeless périgourdine stone buildings attached. It took a lot of work to make those buildings habitable, and especially comfortable enough to welcome guests, but we wanted to make a little piece of paradise in south-west France – and so that’s what we set about doing. When my husband passed away four years later, family and friends picked up where he had left off. They helped me to realize our dream. Today, it’s a perfect rural hideaway for peace seekers. For anyone who loves sun, swim, wine, fine cuisine, hiking, birdwatching, communing with nature – or just getting away from it all with a good book! And ofcourse, it is a great place for children as well. Come help me enjoy it. Welcome in paradise!
Tineke Dufour Liefhebber purchased this cottage in 2000
What guests are telling me:
"Blown away by the view, Little corner in Paradise, On top of the world, Area was magic, We went again, and again, Peaceful oasis, Breathtaking; Crazy dreams of never leaving, Idyllic setting-hard to beat! Exceeded our expectations, Wonderful place, Stunning views."
I only can agree!
First of all the view. And yes the view ofcourse. Located on top of a southfacing hill in the very heart of the Dordogne but not in a hectic touristic area. Private but not isolated it offers best of two worlds. Shops 3km, Lascaux 15km. The peace of this stunning location was a balm for everybody who visited.
There is only one disadvantage. Holidays are much too short to see everything.
Welcome in this little paradise.
Very cozy, clean cottage within a beautiful, quiet landscape. We booked for a week, but extended our stay because we enjoyed our time there. Surrounded by nature, there are still a lot of possible activities (canoo, biking, etc.) within a 40km radius. Supermarket and restaurants 5min drive away. Both owner and housekeeper are very pleasent and courteous (english, dutch, french spoken). We will be back!
No podíamos dejar de hacer nuestra valoración. Nuestra estancia en Thenon y en el Perigón Negro ha sido maravillosa.
Han sido unas vacaciones inolvidables. Hemos estado en una casa con mucho encanto, en un entorno precioso, en un pueblecito de cuento. La casa está genial equipada, no faltaba ningún detalle, hemos tenido todo lo necesario, incluso más de lo esperado, además los propietarios siempre tan detallistas, han previsto todo lo impensable para que no echáramos nada de menos. Incluso el kit de picnic. La atención de los propietarios ha sido muy buena, nada más llegar teníamos preparada la bienvenida, con unos productos típicos, que han hecho más fácil y agradable nuestra estancia.
El gran jardín ha permitido que nuestros hijos pudieran jugar y disfrutar en momentos de relax y paz. La casa está ubicada en un lugar estratégico pero muy tranquilo que permite intimidad y Al principio pensábamos que echaríamos de menos la piscina, pero no, porque la zona tiene tanto que visitar que desde la mañana hasta la noche hemos visitado muchos lugares de interés histórico, cultural y natural. Allá donde íbamos había zona picnic, lagos y el río Dordogne, fantásticos para descansar y darnos un relajado bañito en lugares de postal. Aconsejamos este viaje a todas aquellas familias que quieran disfrutar de una estancia de ensueño. Ha sido fantástico.
We stayed here for a week in May, the cottage is brand new this year and lovely inside. The views from the terrace and the gardens are also really beautiful, its a very quiet and peaceful location. But still close to all the tourist places at Les Eyzies, Sarlat and Domme, really beautiful part of the world, we will definitely be back !!
The property is just 2 miles from the sleepy village of Thenon, where you will find a bakery, supermarket, post office and a bank, as well as a variety of restaurants serving traditional local dishes. Despite the quiet surroundings, we are ideally situated for all the main tourist sites. A short drive will take you to the famous medieval town of Sarlat, the caves at Les Eyzies and Montignac, walk the cobbled streets of the ancient Roman city of Perigueux or visit one of the many chateaux near Beynac and Domme. For the more adventurous, take a canoe trip down the beautiful River Vezere or enjoy the views from the skies in a hot air balloon.
And at the end of a long day site seeing, relax in what is quite possibly one of the most tranquil places on earth. Known as the land of 1000 chateaux and the birth place of modern man, the Dordogne is a truly magical place. We hope to see you soon.