Amelia Cottage on La Prairie Estate

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Last updated: 06/30/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

On La Prairie Estate is our sweetest little house, MadoHargreaves, which sleeps 5 people in comfort. A cozy cottage that has all the necessary comforts for your holiday.

On the ground floor is the kitchen and the living and dining areas which are separated by the stairs leading to the first floor. The kitchen is fully equipped and the entire house is newly painted with new curtains. On the first floor are the two bedrooms.

The double bedroom has French doors overlooking the lawns and the twin bedroom has a lovely feature bed which is reached by a small ladder. On the landing is the French Box bed. On this floor there is also the bathroom that has a bath with a shower head, a toilet and a basin.

The terrace is private and has no views onto the other houses. Wonderful views across the fields and valleys. In the courtyard is the wonderful play barn for the children that has a huge variety of books and toys and there is also the laundry room which is fully equipped.

Up on the top lawn is the children's play area complete with two log cabins, two swings sets, a slide, football and table tennis. The swimming pool has been designed to incorporate a beach for the children which has proved very successful with the youngest ones; many have taken their first daring steps off into the blue!

We have also kept in mind that the pool is a sharing pool and private space is essential so that is why the terraces are large and everyone can have their own privacy. There is a beautiful covered pool house for those very hot days and plenty of wooden sunbeds.

The surrounding area to La Prairie offers so much to do; for the adventurous there is Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Tree Climbing (the teenagers and Dads especially love this activity!). There is a fabulous Golf Course in Vitrac, Horse Riding, Hot Air Ballooning. Restaurants are abundant (the loveliest one just happens to be in Daglan) and the choice of Castles is stunning.

The only problem you will have while you are here is there will just not be enough time in which to see and do everything!

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Children Welcome:

    We have raised 6 children here, so it is as child friendly as we can make it!...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    We consider that this house is fairly suitable with those with small disabilities as the stairs are shallow and the terrace has just one small step....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed OUTSIDE only....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Yes, welcome to our furry friends but please remember no dogs at the pool and please pick up after them!...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bunk Area


  • Queen size Beds (1) A comfortable queen bed., Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) A little tricky to describe the bedroom! One of the beds is high up, access by a small ladder. The children LOVE this bed and all vie for it of course!...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Please note that same sex couples/families are warmly welcomed at La Prairie. There is no bias, racism or discrimination here....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    There is cable TV on a large flat screen. All the channels necessary too: CNN, BBC for news and CBBC too. Music channels, cartoons, films etc.......moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    There is a video library provided in the toy room for the children to use in the toy room....moreless


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    There is a dryer in the laundry room....moreless

  • Covered Parking
  • Garage:

    A covered open garage is provided....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    There is an adorable little log effect electric wood burner that heats beautifully but the house is also fully equipped with radiators for the cooler months....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Of course all linen, tea towels, bath, hand and pool towels and bath mats are provided....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    There is the room for off loading roof boxes/trailers....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    There are 2 washing machines in the laundry room....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    There is wifi available free of charge at La Prairie....moreless


  • Catering Available:

    Catering is available by an English speaking French chef who lives locally. He is unique....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything I can think of has been provided....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Of course!...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is fully equipped. Anything missing? Let me know and I will buy it for you....moreless

  • Microwave:

    There is a microwave in the laundry room....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    There is a large fridge/freezer....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    A lovely terrace at the back of the house with 2 sunbeds and cushions. No better place for reading than here!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    La Prairie has a fantastic swimming pool which is shared by the houses on La Prairie estate. There are plenty of sun beds, shaded areas so everyone has their own space. It has a submerged beach, steps and a covered pool house for the very hot days! The pool is open from the 1st April through to the 30th September every year....moreless



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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug 28 - Sep 30, 2016
4 night min stay

Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2016
4 night min stay

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay


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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $392.62




All offers and bookings are subject to availability, the party leader must be at least 21 years of age at the time of booking. Large groups wishing to occupy 3 of the 4 properties as opposed to all of them, hen or stag parties, are not permitted.

When you receive your confirmation, the details must be checked very carefully. If anything is not correct, you should immediately contact La Prairie.


When you book your property you should pay the amount of 25% of the total cost of the rental by bank, debit or credit card. Providing the booking can be confirmed, La Prairie will then send your written confirmation as soon as reasonably possible showing your booking details and the balance of your total holiday cost which must be received by La Prairie no later than 6 weeks prior to your arrival date. Card details are kept as a security deposit for 7 days following departure.


La Prairie does not expect to have to cancel your booking or change it. However there are certain events that are beyond the control of La Prairie and its owners even when due care is exercised. For example, fire, flood, exceptional weather conditions, epidemics, destruction or damage of the property by any cause (other than owner negligence) war and all similar situations.

No compensation, expenses, costs, or other sums of any description (including without limitation the cost of securing an alternative property/accommodation) will be payable in such circumstances by La Prairie and its owners.


If you have to, or wish to, cancel your booking, the party leader must alert La Prairie as soon as possible. It must be confirmed in writing. If La Prairie can re-let the property then a refund will be made. Otherwise there will be no refund made on part or full payments. Cancellations less than 6 weeks prior to arrival will offer no refund. We STRONGLY recommend you take out insurance

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Last updated: 06/30/2016
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78 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Bergerac and Brive 78kms and 50 kms distance
3 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
630 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
17 Kilometres
Nearest Train
28 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Le Petit Paris in Daglan
180 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Le Lioran
160 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary

The problem with describing the area where we live is to know exactly where to start. It is so beautiful, so rich in activity, culture and that 'Je Ne Sais Quoi' that only the French possess that it makes the following task quite tricky! But I will endeavor to tell you just why you should come and visit us.

Daglan is stunning so let us start with our home village. We live 3 km up the hill from this quintessentially Perigordine village and it is here that we take the children to school, gossip at the market and occasionally indulge in a meal at the fantastic Petit Paris in the village square. The village was taken into hand about 7 years ago and spruced up and polished and scrubbed and neatened by the ambitious Maire who was in residence at the time. He accomplished something quite lovely and we are all proud of our village and the people in it too. The Church is very pretty especially inside, the little shop is run by a delightful couple, there are Artisan shops everywhere. it is a jewel of a village and you will see why when you come!

Our little hamlet of Le Peyruzel is gorgeous as well. No shops but a real living/working community of farmers and everyday people living here in the peaceful countryside that surrounds us. The walks we have from here are fabulous and the new bike tracks are amazing with the added luxury of having your bicycles delivered to La Prairie! The walk from La Prairie down to Daglan takes about 40 minutes.

Approximately 15 minutes from La Prairie are Domme, La Roque Gageac, Beynac, Castelnaud, the river, the castles, the gardens.....

Domme is stunning; a hilltop village that is like something out of a fairytale but then again so is La Roque with its medieval houses built into the rock. Beynac castle is awe inspiring, Monfort Castle is breathtaking. Les Jardins De Marqueyssac and Eyrignac are extraordinary. Sarlat is so stunning as to be quite overwhelming especially visited early when you have it to yourself.

Our local restaurants are delicious; Le Petit Paris in Daglan is the best place to sit outside. La Belle Etoile, our favorite, is the best place for a meal and the loveliest terrace anywhere. Le Martial which is 10 minutes away has amazing food, our local Auberge serving fabulous wholesome home produced food is a must. Le The Vert is delicious for lunch, L'Eole has fantastic take away pizzas, Castelnaud has a new take away food service which we have tried and were blown away by the quality of the food.

Then there is Rocamadour, Eagles Rock, the must see Gouffre De Padirac, the indispensable Font De Gaume...

I could go on forever but the best thing to do is to have a look at our website and it will lead you to everything you need to know........But just before I sign off and let you discover our website in peace and quiet let me talk about what there is to do for the children. We have 6 children so we know pretty much all there is to know about their dreams and hopes whilst on holiday with Mum and Dad.

For the tiny ones and young ones we have provided the sloping beach for the pool. The gate is difficult to open and there is an alarm system so you can really relax! The toy barn is what has made some parents holiday; they can spend hours in this room and you are just a few steps away from them. There are swings, log cabins, a sand pit and a goal for football. You can take them to a castle and they can become a Knight or a Damsel. How about walking around the gardens in Marqueyssac which is illuminated with thousands of candles every Thursday night in the summer? Go to Sarlat to watch the miming acts, the street artists. How about Eagles Rock to watch the birds of prey? Sounds boring? Would it convince you if I told you they walk on your head, over your legs, swoop down, narrowly missing your ears and the Griffon Vultures weigh 13kgs and have a wingspan of nearly 10 feet? How about the aquarium in Le Bugue? Not content with fish, the owners have provided Anacondas, Pythons, Caimans and fish you can stroke (all ages love this especially me) and the wonders of the fish themselves, the size of the sturgeons are breathtaking and if you are lucky there will be someone in the huge tank swimming with them. And what is there for the teenagers, the budding teenagers and the young in us all to do? That age can be difficult to say the least so here are some things to consider! There is the pool, swimming in the Dordogne, horse riding, paint balling, hot air ballooning, kayaking, canoeing, tree top trekking, cycling, rock climbing, pot holing, being punted down an underground river, being lowered in a basket to an underground cave, exploring the Chateau De Castelnaud and if you are really desperate to please them there is a McDonalds in Sarlat!

So go ahead and discover our website and we hope to see you very soon.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1996

About the owner: Hello Everyone! Well, after browsing the photographs in my online album I decided that the best advertisement would be a photograph of our wonderful children who have made La Prairie what it is today. Inspired by them from the beginning, they have all lived here, The Farmhouse being especially important, as it is here that Huckleberry came at 2 days old and where at the age of 5 years, 8 months and 2 days, Nadia arrived from Burundi in Africa to be a part of our weird and wonderful family forever. As for us, I and David, well, what to say that you would want to know?! You can't go and blow your own trumpet can you? But I can blow David's and let you all know that he is the Master Craftsman who has done it all. We came to France back in 1986 in order to work and to stay somewhere just after our marriage in the April of that year. We quite simply never went back to England. We both spoke French as I had been educated here for 4 years whilst living in Normandy with my parents and David had spent many winters in the Alps. We lived and worked all over France before falling for La Prairie in 1996. We have spent the last 16 years accomplishing what we have now and are still at it! We love what we do, love La Prairie very much and can't wait for 2013 to start although we don't finish this year until the 20th November! The winter months will be very welcome in order to work in the houses making them lovelier, replacing what needs to be replaced, adding new and up to date essentials. We hope that you will come and stay with us very soon.

Why the Owner Chose Daglan, France:
Why did we choose the Golden Triangle of the Dordogne? Well, because of its proximity to 1001 castles, the nearness of Daglan, La Belle Etoile in La Roque Gageac, the history, the river itself, the people, the climate, everything in short. We came across La Prairie quite by accident though. It was in 1995 when we were living about an hour away in the Lot. We came over this way because we had heard tell of its incomparable beauty. We did as we had always done and drove around the country lanes, avoiding the busy parts of the area. This led us to Le Peyruzel. Destiny? Undoubtedly. Easy? No, not at all. We loved it here although there was nothing but some ruined buildings and weeds and brambles 7ft tall. We offered a price. Accepted with joy on both parts then turned down as 'family' wanted to buy it. Fortunately for us 'family' decided against it at the very last minute and we jumped in as quick as possible and signed over the money before it could happen again. We had seen the extraordinary potential, the position of the property was unique. All was needed was hard work and we had plenty of that to give!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Perhaps the best thing about living here at La Prairie is the peace and quiet. You could be a million miles from problems that beset the rest of the world yet we are so close to noise, ferment, news and people if we choose. I find that a rare combination. Also, there is the village of Daglan which is so beautifully maintained and so French and so welcoming. Walking the dogs is a treat not a chore as is the gardening. Spring comes very early here too. By the end of February there are many signs that the warmer weather is returning: the Black Redstarts are nesting early, the swallows appear at last, the dandelions come out and the light changes. You can rise at 5.30 in May and be greeted by deer and rabbits and maybe, if you're lucky a shy wild boar. The air is warm already, the promise of another day of unbroken sunshine. And then there's lovely Sarlat of course, a fabulous town, so rich in culture and history that even after 30 years of living in France, I still find this town fascinating and love nothing better than having tea in one of the cafes along the side streets.

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  • The Swimming Pool

    The Swimming Pool

  • Kitchen


  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • The Bathroom

    The Bathroom

  • MadoHargreaves


  • The Swimming Pool....

    The Swimming Pool....

  • That Swimming Pool again......

    That Swimming Pool again......

  • The Courtyard

    The Courtyard

  • The Grounds.....

    The Grounds.....

  • The twin bedroom.

    The twin bedroom.

  • The Terrace

    The Terrace

  • Overview


  • The Grounds

    The Grounds

  • The lovely terrace

    The lovely terrace

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    The Grounds

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    The Grounds

  • The single bed

    The single bed

  • The courtyard

    The courtyard

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VRBO #220950

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Monday, August 29, 2016

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