House in Mauzens et Miremont near Les Eyzies, Dordogne, France - Peaceful Location, Close To Local Amenities, Bergerac Airport 35 Mins. Non smoking house and grounds
Situated on a tranquil hillside above the picturesque village of Mauzens, the property offers privacy on 6 acres of meadow and woodland, with panoramic views of some of the most sought after areas of the Dordogne countryside, on the edge of the forest Barade and local walks. The large pool is in a secluded position, completely private, with beautiful views, furniture, parasols and lighting. It measures 12x6m. The shallow end is 1.2m with steps for easy entry. The deep end is 1.8m. The pool meets all current safety requirements and will be maintained for you during your stay. There is a sun terrace, below the large covered dining terrace, with stone barbecue and outdoor furniture surrounded by gardens and an orchard of fruit and walnut trees. The property has woods and pasture land, home to many species of butterflies, birds and wild flowers. The English owners who live next door, maintain the property, pool and grounds and will be on hand should you need anything during your stay.
About the Owner
A very warm welcome to Cour des Vignes. The owners Steve & Margaret want to do everything possible to make your stay as relaxed and enjoyable as possible. We enjoy welcoming our guests every year from many different countries. We moved to France in 2000 and have lived permanently at Cour des Vignes since then. We enjoy life here in France and have become part of the local French community. We have good friends, most of whom are French. With the locals we regularly make preserves such as confit de canard, pates and jams. Steve also tutors young local French students who are learning English. We look forward to welcoming guests from all over the world. We will be delighted to get to know you and make you feel at home here at Cour des vignes.
Guestbook comments from the owner
The quality of the renovation of the original farmhouse building and the sympathetic attention to detail is excellent, plus the addition of a superbly set pool with views over rolling countryside...gives you everything you could wish for in holiday accommodation.
JP - Coventry
Excellent! We will be back!!
JS - London
Thank you for sharing your place in paradise, we loved the house and the outdoor space, deck, pool, BBQ were wonderful. You made us very welcome and helped in every way. Everything was perfect, such attention to detail. As Jim said to you, he thinks it’s the perfect place to come and have his nervous breakdown!! So much to see and do in the area, not enough time and we hope to return. Many thanks.
AM - Liverpool
We’ve had a fantastic fortnight. The house is home from home. The hospitality warm and much appreciated. The gardens, forest and meadows are bursting with wildlife and there is so much to see and do. We enjoyed the canoes and a combined ticket to Les Jardins des Marquessac. Thanks!
IM - Anglesey
We came for a 'chillout' week and thats what we had. Fabulous accommodation and remarkable hosts. Thanks to you both. We return home with renewed vigour.
CJ - Lymington
Yet another wonderful stay. Thank you!
JD - Birmingham
We returned for another wonderful stay here. It was every bit as lovely as we remembered it. Thank you so much for having us Steve & Margaret!
CP - Surrey
It has been a fantastic holiday, we’ve had a great time. The pool is amazing and for the whole week has been a perfect temperature. The weather was brilliant with the sun shining all the time.
The folder was really helpful because it helped us find an amazing place to go canoeing. Thank you very much for such a lovely stay. We enjoyed it so much.
BH - Netherlands
What a place! We’ve all had a fantastic holiday and the children are insisting that we buy the house! Thanks to Steve & Margaret.
DT - Cheshire
The quality of the renovation of the original farmhouse building and the sympathetic attention to detail is excellent, plus the addition of a superbly set pool with views over rolling countryside... gives you everything you could wish for in holiday accommodation. J.P.(Coventry)
From the Owner
“When we decided to buy our property in France, we spent a summer touring throguhout many of the different regions of France. We came up through the Dordogne and found it to be the most beautiful area we had stayed in. There were the rivers, beautiful countryside, perfect and dependable summer weather and of course, wonderful food which we discovered to be world renowned. It took two years to find the perect property. We weren't even sure about it when we first saw it. We bought an old derelict farm on a hillside. What sold it to us was the wonderful view, the walled courtyard and characher stone buildings which, with some vision, we knew we could transform into a wonderful home and holiday location. It is the perfect setting, in a beautiful, quiet location, only 10 minutes from everything.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Out of season wildlife holidays at Cour des Vignes
Enjoy our completely secluded swimming pool with relaxing gardens panoramic views of the Dordogne countryside. Tranquil hillside, with privacy on six acres of meadow and woodland offering a haven for the local wildlife.
Species seen here:
Swallowtail, Brimstone, Whites, Southern White Admiral, Silver-washed Fritillary, Queen of Spain Fritillary, Meadow Brown and Small skipper. Also Hummingbird Hawk-moth, Jersey Tiger and more.
Great tit, Marsh Tit, Wren, Song Thrush, Blackcap,Redstarts, Cirl Bunting, Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker,Hoopoe, Common Buzzard, Black Kite, Nuthatch, Treecreeper,Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Swallow, Kestrel.
Enjoy our local wildlife relaxing or walking in our meadows or woodland.
Local wildlife expert David Simpson ‘Birding Dordogne’ may be available for a day during your stay at a small extra cost bookable in advance, please contact us.
The nearest beach is at Arcachon, West of Bordeaux, two and a half hours drive to the Atlantic coast. There are local swimming lakes with good sandy beaches in the locality.
Bergerac airport 35 mins drive. All major car hire companies are there. Limoges airport 2 hours drive. Bordeaux airport 2 hours drive. Calais ferry port 800km - allow for a day's drive.
Le Bugue - Market town, super markets, boulangeries, banks, river Vezere, 10km. Les Eyzies - Market town, tourist shops, restaurants, prehistoric centre, 10km. Perigueux - Capital town of Dordogne, Cathedral, Roman site, shops, 30km.
Bergerac - Ancient Dordogne river trading centre, centre of wine region, 40km. Sarlat - Market town, medieval sites, shops, Lascaux caves nearby, 26km. Dordogne valley - Chateaux, gardens, river, canoeing, caves, riverboat cruises, adventure park, 18km.
The nearest boulangeries, supermarkets and banks can be found at Le Bugue, Rouffignac, or La Douze, all approximately 10 mins drive. Les Eyzies, Le Bugue, Sarlat, Perigueux and Tremolat have good restaurants with a range of prices to suit every pocket from local Bistros to the Vieux logis at Tremolat. Suggestions for days out - within an hour's drive there are several 'Bastide' towns dating from medieval times, Monpazier, Eymet, Molieres, Lalinde created during the 100 years war. There are the vineyards of the Bergerac region with well organised 'Wine trails' starting from the 'Maison du Vin' at Bergerac. There are many spectacular Chateaux in the region dating from medieval times such as Beynac and Castenaud, the world heritage sites of Perigueux Cathedral and the UNESCO prehistoric sites of Les Eyzies and the caves at Lascaux. The city of Bordeaux is just two hours drive, with St Emilion, famous for its vineyards, on the way, with many of the other Bordeaux vineyards to visit.
|Rental Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
2 May 2015 - 5 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
6 Jun 2015 - 10 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
11 Jul 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
29 Aug 2015 - 25 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
Please Note: The owner of this property accepts payment in the original currency specified (British Pound), before use of conversion tool. The conversion tool is provided for your convenience only. The owner may accept other currencies if specifically agreed in advance.
- Booking Notes:
Provisional bookings may be made by telephone and will be held for one week, by this time we must have received a completed booking form and a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the total rental cost for the period required.
During the summer season - May to September the changeover day is on Saturday. We are flexible during the autumn and spring periods when arrangements can be made for short breaks. Arrival time after 5pm. Departure time before 10am.
Notes on prices:
Special prices per week for wildlife holiday guests out of season.
Reduced prices available for smaller regular holiday groups except in high season. Please ask us.
From the Owner
“Staying at Cour des vignes is a special place for the many guests we have had since we started in 2003. Many guests come back here time and again. Why? We believe it is because we are situated in a perfect corner of the Dordogne, quiet, relaxing and yet only 10 minutes from every amenity you could need for yourselves or your children. We have an excellent large swimming pool, totally secluded and landscaped, gardens to enjoy and woodland to explore. One recent guest counted 100 birds and butterflies. Margaret and I live next door which our guests really like. We keep the pool clean and can be on hand for any needs you may have or to provide local knowledge which can be useful. We always enjoy the children when they come knocking at our door with little flowers they have picked for us.”
- Ceiling Fans
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
- children welcome
- 3 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Master bedroom has en-suite bathroom, WC, shower and basin. Family bathroom, separate shower, bath, WC and basin near to the two twin bedrooms. Ground floor bathroom with shower, WC and basin. All bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and drawers.
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps from 2 to 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 master bedroom with double bed, view over the courtyard. Bedroom 2 Double bedroom on ground floor with access to terrace. Bedroom 3 twin beds with view over the pool and countryside. Bedroom 4 twin beds with view over the pool and countryside
- Golf ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: There is an extendable table in the living room to seat 8 people. There is also a table with seating for 4 in the kitchen. It should be noted that the twin bedrooms are designed for children and teenagers and would not be the best choice of accommodation for adult couples. The house is heated by electric radiators and towel warmers in the bathrooms. There is a large open log fire in the living room. Heating and fuel is included June to September. there is a £50 supplement per week between October and May. Outside: The large pool is in a secluded position, completely private, with beautiful views, furniture, parasols and lighting. It measures 12x6m. The shallow end is 1.2m with steps for easy entry. The deep end is 1.8m. The pool meets all current safety requirements and will be maintained for you during your stay. There is a sun terrace, below the large covered dining terrace, with stone barbecue and outdoor furniture surrounded by gardens and an orchard of fruit and walnut trees. The property has woods and pasture land, home to many species of butterflies, birds and wild flowers. Utility Room: A clothes airer is provided on the large covered terrace. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are included. The property is cleaned weekly and there is a weekly change of linen and towels. Pool towels are available at a small supplement of 5 euros or £3. Other: From the living room, you can step onto the outside dining terrace, which runs the whole length of the back of the house. This has a tiled roof so that the terrace can be enjoyed whatever the weather. Views from here are magnificent.