Cottages in Montribot, Nr Rouffignac St Cernin / Les Eyzies, Dordogne, France - Secluded Location, 2 Cottages with Large Private Gardens & Terraces set in 7 acres with Superb Views
Les Hirondelles, with our two beautiful cottages, can be found at the end of a small lane in a tiny hamlet called Montribot. The hamlet, with just 3 families, is perched on top of a hill at around 1000ft. The location offers peace and tranquility and the most wonderful all round views. It is possible to virtually walk from the door into high flower meadows or onto many varied walks. However, our oasis of calm is far from isolated. The historic town of Rouffignac with all its amenities, including shops, restaurants and a market, is just 5 minutes away. Excellent roads give easy access to all the attractions of the beautiful Dordogne and Vezere valleys and beyond. They also ensure that, after a busy enjoyable day, it is possible to escape back to our much slower and quieter pace of life.
Details for holiday cottage Pippins Cottage Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom
Top Traveller Review
Once again..Fabulous stay at Pippins
About the Owner
For Peter & Jeanette it was love at first sight! After two weeks travelling around SW France, we found our dream home here in Montribot. That was over 15 years ago and we are still in love! Having retired early from our busy and demanding jobs, we moved to France in October 1999. We spent the next two years working on the grounds, installing the pool and renovating the cottages - so many stories to tell!
We opened for business with Pippin's in the summer of 2001 & Sunset followed in 2002. Since then we haven't looked back. We have met so many lovely people over the past 14 years and it is a pleasure to see them return each year, as well as to welcome new guests.
Whatever your reason for visiting us here in this beautiful part of France, we can assure you of a very warm welcome.
Guestbook comments from the owner
It has been very difficult to choose just a few of the many comments from our Guest Books. The highest accolade we have been afforded is that over 70% of our guests return! However, we hope the following will give you a flavour of what you can expect when you visit us.
"Congratulations on finding this piece of paradise and thank you for your willingness to share it. By far the best Gite holiday we've ever had. Without doubt we will be back." Harrison family, Jersey
"Another fantastic holiday with perfect hosts. Our second visit has certainly lived up to our expectations and beyond. Perfect Gite, perfect weather, perfect situation, perfect hosts - what more could one ask for". Holden family, Lancs
"What can we say that hasn't been said so eloquently by those who have been here before us - other than to concur with every word. The location, accommodation and hospitality of Jeanette & Peter have all been superb." E & M, Hampshire
5 based on 5 holidaymaker reviews
Once again..Fabulous stay at Pippins
The most relaxing holiday we've ever hadThe most relaxing holiday we've ever had
The location is superb and the cottage, grounds and pool are pretty much perfect.
The pictures we had seen before we arrived didn't do the location and grounds justice, although the cottage itself was pretty much as shown.
The only possible negative that we could think of was that we found the double bed a little uncomfortable but everything else was perfect and absolutely everything you could want had been provided.
Peter and Jeanette are excellent hosts, and there is plenty to see and do in the area, as well as good restaurants too of course - although you will do a lot of driving to get everywhere.
It was really great to go out for the day, then come back to the pool and to barbecue supper on the patio, ending the evening with a slow stroll across the fields to watch the sunset.
The stand -out days of the holiday were when we went canoeing. The Vezere river was actually the best as we hardly saw another soul all day.
We would love to go back.
We haven't received any negative feedback on the bed previously and we are rather concerned, therefore we will contact you directly.
We are so pleased that you would like to return and we look forward to welcoming you both back.
The Perfect Holiday Location
The cottage is pleasantly furnished and always spotless on arrival. It is comfortable and well-equipped, and the delightful, private terrace, with its stunning views across the valley, is, to all intents and purposes, a second living room. On cooler/wet days, there is a large wood-burning stove with unlimited logs.
The area teems with wildlife and the owners are only too happy to assist with advice on flora and fauna from their own extensive knowledge. A cross-section of restaurants lies within easy reach of the cottage and, again, advice and guidance are willingly given.
The area is perfect for anyone wishing to experience "la France profonde". Opportunities for walking on well-marked paths abound, ranging from simple and short to longer and more stretching. And we haven't even mentioned the markets, canoeing or prehistoric caving.
In spite of over 10 years of visiting, and with unstinting help and assistance from the owners, we are still a long way from exhausting the delights of either the cottage or the area. Will we go and stay in Pippin's again? Yes - and again and again!
Activity and Interests
The Dordogne and Vezere rivers are nearby with lovely beaches ideal for spending a lazy day picnicking and swimming. Canoe hire facilities are also available in numerous places.
We are within one day's driving of the channel ports: Calais: 500mls. Boulogne: 480mls. Le Havre: 400mls. Cherbourg: 430mls. St Malo & Caen: 350mls. Our nearest airport is Bergerac less than one hour's drive away. The airports at Limoges & Bordeaux are 1.5 and 2 hrs away respectively. The new Brive Dordogne Valley airport between Brive & Salignac is 2 hours drive away.
Rouffignac St Cernin: 2.4miles (5 mins)
Les Eyzies: 12miles (20 mins)
Le Bugue: 15miles (25 mins)
Perigueux: 21miles (35 mins)
Sarlat: 25miles (45 mins)
Lascaux/Montignac: 15miles (30 mins)
Please note times quoted are by car.
Montribot is a small, quiet hamlet, 4km from Rouffignac which has a post office, cashpoint, pharmacy, bars/cafes/restaurants & supermarket. Blondys bakery makes the most delicious cakes & pastries for miles around - you have been warned!! The small, colourful market in Rouffignac on Sunday morning provides really fresh locally produced fruit & vegetables, as well as cheese, wine & other tasty goodies! There is a market every day of the week in one of the nearby villages & towns.
The Perigord has many flower-filled, historic small villages which give the distinct impression that they are lost in time. Many have stunning architecture and usually a small bar or restaurant where it is possible, glass in hand, to while away an hour - or three! - and quietly sample a pace of life long forgotton in a busy world.
The area, and particularly the Dordogne valley, abounds in castles, chateaux & beautiful gardens in stunning locations and may be visited throughout the season.
Les Hirondelles is a small paradise for those interested in all aspects of nature. You can walk directly into lovely flower meadows & woodland & we have many varied & waymarked paths, some of which start almost at the door. Spring is the time for bird watching with more than 70 species recorded around our cottages. Wild flowers, & in particular the orchids, are stunning in spring & early summer. Summer is the ideal time for picnics on the shady banks of a river or relaxing on a lounger by the pool. Autumn is a quieter time, warm with early morning mists & the fantastic changing colours of the forest. The time of bounty with mushrooms, chestnuts & walnuts, and migratiion with Cranes passing overhead in large numbers on their way south to their winter roosts.
For pre-history enthusiasts, the area has the National Centre for Pre-History and the largest concentration of caves and paintings in France. Rouffignac has its own cave with remarkable cave paintings, accessible by an exciting train ride!
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23 May 2015 - 17 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
18 Jul 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
14 night minimum stay
29 Aug 2015 - 11 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
12 Sep 2015 - 3 Oct 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:
We ask for a third of the total rental as deposit on booking and the balance 8 weeks before arrival.
We require £100 security deposit to be paid with the balance. This is refunded within two weeks after the end of the rental period provided there is no damage to the property or its contents.
Please note we only two-week bookings between 18 July and 29 August.
We accept payment by stirling cheque or bank transfer.
Our changeover day is Saturday, however we can be flexible in low season.
Arrival time from 4.30pm, departure 10.00am.
Notes on prices:
Our prices include electricity, gas, heating, bed linen, towels, bath mats and tea towels (but not pool towels). They also include logs for the wood burner in Pippins Cottage, gas for the barbecues, all cleaning materials and products required for the dishwashers and washing machines. There are no hidden extras!
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- 1 Bathroom
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Golf ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: Sorry, we cannot accept pets. For the comfort of all of our guests, smoking is not permitted in the cottages. Outside: Our 7 acres of grounds are part-wooded and have a walnut grove and many fruit trees. The garden is visited by red squirrels, pine martens, deer and wild boar. Situated at almost 1000ft, from wherever you are in the grounds you can delight in the most magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. Each cottages has its own large private garden. The terraces are equipped with wooden outdoor furniture, parasol and gas barbecue. Gas for the barbecues is provided free of charge. The 10 x 5m salt water swimming pool is shared by both cottages. It has Roman steps, a shallow end suitable for non swimmers and conforms to modern safety standards. A solar heated shower is provided for your comfort. The pool is surrounded by a large, sheltered sun terrace with sun loungers and parasols and enjoys wonderful views across the valley.