About the property
- Cottage1399 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
3 delightful cottages sleeping 10, 6 and 4.
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.
Tineke Dufour Liefhebber
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- english, french, german, dutch
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 29, 2018
About Tineke Dufour Liefhebber
Dear guest, 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
Why Tineke Dufour Liefhebber chose Périgueux
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!
What makes this Cottage unique
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.
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Comfortable cottage in a tranquil location
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!
I am very happy your stay brought you and your family where you hoped for.
And for next year; Bienvenue a L' Hermite.
Wonder Stay Wonderful location
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.
It is a great pleasure to read you enjoyed your stay. We do we can to create the right atmosphere and luckily the view helps a lot to make our guests happy.
An amazing secret hideaway
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.
'Unwind'...that is exactly what we try to reach. Beside the stunning views are 'unwinding', inspiration'' and 'contemplation' the most chosen words by our guests. It plesures me you could share this experience.
peace and quiet
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!
It is indeed a chalange to get a smooth WIFI in France. But we succeeded and I am happy to hear your teenagers enjoyed this facility.
Calme, tranquillité, vue superbe
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.
Chère famille, je me réjouis de lire que apprécié votre séjour à L' Hermite. Je vous remercie de vos aimables paroles et j'attends avec impatience votre retour.
Dit is geluk!
L'Hermite biedt vreugde, vredigheid, ontspannenheid en vrolijkheid: geluk! Dit moet iedereen ervaren. Het is fantastisch en onze beste vakantie ooit.
Vrede, vreugde en ontspanning brengen is precies waar we het voor doen. Dus uitermate plezierig te horen dat dit gelukt is. Wellicht tot ziens.
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.
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Additional charge for fire wood in colder months Special rates for longer periods on request. Check in after 4pm, check out before 10am