|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
A lovingly restored 300 year old cottage, L’Hermite is the perfect rural retreat. Sleeping up to 6 people with 2 double bedrooms and one bedroom with 2 singles, it is ideal for a family or couples looking to holiday together.
With its own private terrace, outdoor dining area and the in ground plunge pool, L’Hermite enjoys spectacular views over the valley and the surrounding countryside.
The house itself comprises a 40 meter square living area with open plan kitchen and dining area. Leading on to a cozy sitting area with a traditional fireplace and wood burning stove, perfect for those winter evenings.
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.
A cosy and well-equipped property. Had many homely features from tea lights to board games to the wood burner. The cottage had everything we needed and more.
We could not fault the location - peaceful enough to get away from the hustle and bustle of cities, yet near enough to major towns like Sarlat and Perigueux, and local boulangeries to buy fresh bread in the mornings etc. It was sad to leave such an idyllic location!
Thank you Tineke for a comfortable stay and we are all looking forward to our return!
Just returned - what a beautiful cottage in a stunning location, the property was just as pictured and more than exceeded our expectations.
Owners were friendly and helpful without being intrusive and we would 100% recommend this to anyone.
A fantastic location with stunning views. L'Hermite is the perfect place to relax and unwind. The accommodation is great with everything required to provide a perfect stay.
We had a wonderful two weeks in L'Hermite. It was so peaceful and relaxing, just what we needed to unwind. The weather was perfect, sunshine and blue skies every day. We spent most days sipping the local wine sitting under the apple tree and reading our books. The Wi-Fi signal was strong, so the teenagers were happy too!
Nous avons séjourné 15 jours dans la charmante maison L'Hermite, extrêmement cosy et très agréable à vivre. Nous avons trouvé ce que nous venions chercher : le calme et la tranquillité, loin des bruits de la ville. Nous nous sommes vraiment très bien reposés. La piscine très agréable avec les 30° à l'extérieur, les transtats et lits très confortables. La propriétaire très sympathique a veillé à notre confort avec discrétion. Bref.... un séjour délicieux. Nous y reviendrons avec grand plaisir.
L'Hermite biedt vreugde, vredigheid, ontspannenheid en vrolijkheid: geluk! Dit moet iedereen ervaren. Het is fantastisch en onze beste vakantie ooit.
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.