Lovely ground-floor apartment in original farmhouse, light, sunny and cool. New bathroom (not en suite), outdoor kitchen, wifi, large family garden & off-road parking. Bakery & restaurant 50m. Fridge, kettle & breakfast supplies. A bottle of wine to welcome you!
Very convenient for the Château du Mas de Montet.
In the heart of a very small village, this sunny and calm, rustic, two-room retreat has traditional exposed stone work with wooden beams and is newly renovated with fresh paint on walls and floor. There is one large room with a dining area and a double bed, a smaller room with a single bed. The new bathroom, with a walk-in shower, is adjacent to the smaller room, to get to it you have to go outside and up 2 steps (bathrobes and slippers provided). A refrigerator, kettle and tea and coffee-making equipment are provided, as well as home-made ingredients for a simple breakfast. There is terrace seating in front and access to our large, shady garden at the rear. There is ample off-street parking. This is our guest cottage which we use for family and friends. It is a part of our home and we welcome you to share the space with us.
The space sleeps three adults and is very comfortable for two. It is simply furnished, light and sunny.
Wireless internet is available with newly installed network boosters. However, the internet is not reliable in the summer season when thousands of extra people flood into the area and use a network which is old and already overtaxed. This is a very rural area and we are at the end of a network.
While the main rooms are all on the ground floor and on one level, there are two steps up to the separate bathroom. All bed linens and towels are provided.
There is a lot to do around here including a wide range of outdoor activities (hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, golf, tennis, swimming, fishing, horse riding), cultural activities (circuit of over twenty 12th century churches, medieval villages, museums, artist's studios, concerts) and gastronomy (visits to local producers, wine & Cognac tasting, local farmer's markets and restaurants).
The little house is in the heart of Petit Bersac, only 100 yards from the village bakery in one direction (closed Wednesday and Sunday afternoon) and a good bar-restaurant (open every day for lunch and dinner except on Tuesday ) in the other. There is also a village post office and a Gallo-Roman museum. Petit-Bersac is home to the famous Château de Mas de Montet and only 10 minutes away from Aubeterre sur Dronne, one of the prettiest villages in France with its huge subterranean church. It is well located for visiting the châteaux of the Valley of the Dordogne and the prehistoric sites close to Sarlat and Les Eyzies.
Midway between Périgueux and Angoulême (45 minutes by car), Petit-Bersac is about two hours from the Atlantic coast. The direct high speed trains (TGV) from Charles de Gaulle Airport (3 1/2 hrs) and central Paris (2 1/2 hrs.) stop at Angoulême and go on to Bordeaux. There is no local public transport. If you need to be picked up from the airport, transport can be arranged.
The food in this region is exceptional, with one of the best weekly regional markets (Friday) only minutes away in Ribérac. Local specialities include duck and goose products, honey, goat’s cheese, walnuts, chestnuts, melons and truffles. Cognac, Bergerac and Bordeaux are close by.
Your hosts are widely-travelled and are bilingual in French and English (speak a little German). We are happy to share with you our knowledge of the region and can point you in the direction of any number of interesting destinations. We have connections with many local producers, artists and artisans and are happy to introduce our guests.
The Dordogne has more castles than any other département in France. We also have lakes, rivers, rock art, mineral caves, forests, medieval villages, Romanesque churches, wonderful markets, great food and wine. They say it would take two lifetimes to see it all. Visit us and have a taste of the riches of the Périgord.
Looking forward to meeting you!
No pets as the yard and garden are not fenced.
Washer, dryer and microwave available on request.
This is not a suitable place for very small children/toddlers due to security concerns.
There is a terrace in front of the little house, a front garden and shared rear garden (lots of shade); private bathroom (walk-in shower) adjacent to bedrooms - see photos; refrigerator & electric kettle; outdoor kitchen; barbecue; off-street parking; washing machine and microwave available on request. Fold up baby cot.
NOTE: This isn't self-catering accommodation. The little house has no kitchen inside (refrigerator & electric kettle provided) but a basic kitchen outside!
My house is right next door and there is plenty of space for everyone.
We keep the price low and the conditions easy and we provide a place that we ourselves would be happy to stay in.
We look forward to welcoming you!
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No smoking is allowed on the property.
Small children (2-8 years) are not accepted for security reasons and older children must be supervised.
No pets as the property is not fenced.
This is a small village, so we ask guests not to make noise after 10 pm. Please separate out recyclable rubbish (yellow bag) and trash (black bag).
Please do not wash dishes or clothing in the bathroom sink. The outside kitchen has a sink with hot water. There is a washing line and a drying rack.
Please remember that the little house is part of our home, not a hotel or a gite. We would like you to you enjoy the little house and leave it as you found it.
Let us know if there are any problems.
When I am in residence, I like to talk with my guests to exchange experiences and am happy to give tips about the local area. I expect that if guests stay on the property for most of the day, they will be discrete - there is plenty of space for all to enjoy. I welcome comments and suggestions. If you have suggestions or criticisms, please tell me directly rather than leaving a negative comment on the site.
Franco-English editor married to an American archaeologist. Family links in the area for more than 40 years. I've lived in 4 continents, play music, love food. I belong to a local choir and went to school for a while in a neighbouring village. I met my husband in West Africa and we divide our time between the US and Europe. Our educational links links include Cambridge University, UCLA, William & Mary and the University of South Carolina. We grow our own herbs and vegetables, keep laying hens and support the arts. There is an eclectic library of music, films and books. If you're interested in food and cooking, we'll be delighted to share our experiences especially for locavores and Slow Food aficionados. Our guests can expect a relaxed experience - we provide information, a tree to sit under and a bottle of wine to greet you.