Le Petit Roc is an independent house that is located on the grounds of the only property inside a Natura 2000 nature reserve famous for its flora. Especially in spring more than 24 species of wild Orchids bloom here. From all over France visitors come to see the richness of the flora and fauna. The house is located in what is to our mind the most beautiful region of the Dordogne which is known for its historic sites, castles and medieval villages. At 2 km you find the lovely medieval village of Daglan that holds a small supermarket, a bakery, a bank, a small museum, a church and a hairdresser.
Our own dog loves to have friends to play with. Dogs love it with us, because of the large terrain and the extended hiking possibilities, right from your doorstep.
Le Petit Roc, that sleeps 4, holds every comfort: kitchen, bedroom, living room shower with toilet. The house is perfectly heated in winter and cooled in summer. There is TV, Wifi, a 10 x 5 meters pool which is open from mid-April through mid-October. The house is located on top of a hill and the terrain of 2 hectares holds a wealth of flowers, lawn and oak forest. In winter truffles can be found, and throughout the year many sorts of mushrooms, some of them edible. Beside the owners thee are no neighbours. For those who like to hike of ride mountain bikes, there are many miles of trails. This part of the Dordogne, the far south east, where the Perigord meets the Quercy in the department of the Lot, has a very favourable mini-climate thanks to tw mountain ridges that protects the area from to wind and cold and to much rain. The annual average temperature is among the highest of France.
Lots of history
At the same time this region is renowned for its historic sites. There is the mediaeval village of Sarlat at 20 km. Within a circle of 8 km there more than 40 castles among them the famous castle of Castlenoud where the English during the 100 year war fought their battles with the French on the other side of the river La Dordogne in the castle of Beynac. Two miles further stand the Milande castle, where the American singer/dancer of the Moulin Rouge in Paris, Josephine Baker lived with her 12 adopted children. About 40 km to the north is the valley of the river La Vézère which is called the valley of man, because here are the many caves where the early cavemen lived: Neanderthal and Cro Magnon. Some of them with original ten of thousands years old wall paintings of animals Like the famous cave of Lascaux.
The great outdoors
For those who love sports their is hiking and biking, but also horseback rides, tennis, canoeing on the river Dordogne, but last but not least there are also several 9 and 18 holes golf courts.
Wining and dining
Those who love good food -and who doesn't- this is paradise. There are many, many restaurants in the direct vicinity. From cheap till Michelin starred expensive ones, they all can provide you with your hearts content. We provide our guest with a list of those to visit and those to stay away from. In the high season (July-august) most days of the week you can enjoy the 'Marchés Nocturnes' in one of the villages. These evening markets consists of stalls that prepare nice food that can be enjoyed at one of the tables in the central place of the village. There are lots of local specialities, but also food from Vietnam, Thailand, Spain, Brasil and Italy. We will give you advice of where to go. And then there is of course the wine and other spirits. On our and other hills the local Domme Wine (AOC) is produced. But Pomeral, St. Emilion, Graves, Medoc and other world famous wine districts are 'around the corner'. Its an hours drive to St. Emilion which you have to visit if you are a wine lover.