A charming, converted stone gite in a peaceful fruit orchard in rolling Dordogne countryside. Sunny stone patio with views over large gardens, patio dining table and chairs, 2 sun loungers. There are many lovely spots to eat in the garden. In season there are cherry, greengage, fig, pear nectarine, plum, apricot, peach, and apple trees as well as blackcurrant and other fruit bushes trees. Mature cedar and chestnut trees. La Petite Maison enjoys relative privacy in the grounds of the main house (ask about also renting our charming cabin, sleeps 1 or 2).
Converted gite in Savignac-Ledrier, Dordogne, France - Views onto Rolling Countrysid
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About david lambert
David and Michele are both Francophiles and have lived in France a collective 10 years. When not in Cambridge where we teach at Anglia Ruskin University, we run intensive French residential courses in our house, 'Le Verger' (Dordogne) and its converted gite in the grounds, La Petite Maison. Both enthusiastic teachers, our courses give all our students a massive confidence boost in French at beginner, GCSE and A level French. Our new course : French for living and holidays. Ask about our Writers' Retreats for creative writers which we have been running successfully for 6 years. Also ask about our new Mindfulness and Creativity course. David is a writer and teaches creative writing. Contact us if you are interested in a Writer's Retreat: space, peace and quiet and time to write that novel or memoire with all meals (including wine) and guidance if needed. For both French and Writing Retreats, get a group of 4 or more together and get your place discounted....
david lambert purchased this Cottage in 2004
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We had an idyllic stay in 'The Piggery' at Le Verger. It is cosy and comfortable, very private and perfect for a get-away-from-it-all holiday, which is what we wanted. Uninterrupted views over beautiful rolling countryside, peaceful and unspoilt but with comfy bed and a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom. We had a truly relaxing holiday, with a few days spent exploring the area with its leisure lake and original cave art. We will definitely come again.
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Le Verger is a beautiful old stone maison in the French provincial style, set in glorious rolling countryside, with views of unspoilt nature all around. It is also close to pretty villages, an old forge, a leisure lake, ancient perigord towns and the Dordogne river. We loved exploring the area and the famous Lascaux caves too. The house was equipped with everything necessary for our stay including a large kitchen diner including up to date mod cons and spotless rooms with comfortable beds.
We will be returning to Le Verger in future as it is perfect for our family holidays.
Cleaning 40 euros paid locally to housekeeper.
Special interest holidays:
Go to www.retreatfrance.co.uk for the following courses at Le Verger:
Mindfulness and Creativity Retreats.
French courses (A level revision, general or holiday French).
"English in France"
The beautiful and very popular Rouffiac leisure centre is 12kms away (pedalos, boating, swimming with lifeguard, water skiing, excellent restaurant and snack bar). Entrance is free.
Fly Ryanair or Flybe to Limoges airport (70kms) from London Luton, Stansted, Bristol, Liverpool, Bournemouth, East Midlands, Edinburgh Charleroi. Also Bergerac (110 km) airport. Fly Amsterdam to Brive (40 km). Le Harvre ferry port is a 7 hours drive.
Savignac-Ledrier village (1.5km): bread depot, restaurant, cafe, post office. Both Payzac and Lanouaille villages (7km) have supermarkets, banks, boulangeries, restaurants, open market. Rouffiac Lake and Leisure centre (water skiing, boating, swimming 12km). Horse riding (2km), Pompadour boasts its Chateau, the national stud and hors (12km), Hautefort Chateau and gardens (20kms), Visit prehistoric art caves at Lascaux (45km) and troglodyte caves at Les Eyzies. Sarlat (70km).
'La Petite Maison' is set in a tiny hamlet of 5-6 houses within 1.5km walk to the pretty village of Savignac-Ledrier with its Chateau and ancient Forge on the picturesque River Auvezere. You can eat out in the excellent restaurant here and also buy your morning baguette. Horse riding (2km). A 7km drive takes you on to the pleasant larger village of Payzac with a supermarket and a wider choice of restaurants and bars and a bank. The property is ideal for birdwatching, walking the Auvezere Circuit which takes you along the Auvezere river gorge, for river canoeing or water skiing at the Rouffiac Lake. There is a wealth local markets within a few kilometres, Objat on a Sunday morning and Excideuil markets on Thursday are popular. Recently opened is the Domaine d'Essendieras (8km) an impressive 18 century estate with BBQ nights to life accordion music in the grounds as well as upmarket dining, golf and swimming. Hugely popular with our guests is the Domaine d'Essendieras (8km) an impressive 18 century estate with BBQ nights to live accordion music in the grounds, golf and swimming, as well as dining in fabulous surroundings at reasonable prices (from 14 euros). Visit the beautifully laid out gardens of Hautefort Chateau (20km).Over the border in the department of Correze is Pomadour where you can visit France's national stud farm, horse races and the chateau of Madame de Pompadour. The delightful town of St Yrieix (15 km) with its summer night market, is where the fine kaolin clay for Limoges porcelain was discovered. Visit the fascinating porcelain museum and don't miss the 12th century illuminated Bible (one of only three in France) in the library. The lively 'truffle city' of Perigueux (50km) is one of France's gastronomic centres.