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Nr Sarlat, 17c holiday cottage with private pool and large gardens

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Updated: 30-Aug-2016
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

Set in a beautiful rural setting

Dating back to the 17th century and full of original features with exposed beams throughout, honey coloured stonework and polished oak floors. The cottage at Maison Haute is set in a beautiful rural setting. Two bedrooms sleeping 4 people, with the additional option available of a sofa bed on the mezzanine. The cottage offers comfortable, spacious accommodation for all the family. There is a large above ground swimming pool (10m x 5m), depth 1.3 metres. The ladder can be removed if required. Also 5 acres of gardens and woodland to explore. It is perfectly situated in the golden triangle of Montignac, Sarlat and Les Eyzies with easy access to all of the most beautiful sites in Dordogne.

The entrance to the cottage is through a beautiful stone arched door way, leading into a spacious open plan kitchen/dining area, following through into the lounge. The property retains many original features, including exposed ceiling beams. It is equipped with dish washer, fridge freezer, microwave, oven and hob and all the cutlery and crockery you may need. There is also a laundry room with washing machine, iron and ironing board.

The lounge provides a comfortable family seating area for relaxing, with a NEW large flat screen TV and video. A freesatbox provides English television for our guests. French doors lead from the lounge area onto a pretty enclosed courtyard, with a barbecue and patio furniture for your comfort.

First floor: The shower room has a toilet, shower and sink. A small library of books and videos are available for our guests on the mezzanine, a cosy area provided with a sofa, with lovely views across the garden. It is an ideal space to rest and relax.

Second floor: Here you will find a large double bedroom with beautiful ceiling beams, a pretty little dormer window overlooking the gardens, double bed, wardrobe, dressing table and vanity unit with wash basin. This room can easily accommodate a family should you wish to have your children in the same room.

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About the Owner

Kay Doney
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
30 August, 2016

3 Reviews

4.7/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)


Very nice place for families

  • 5 of 5

For a family like ours (2 adults and 3 kids, aged 6-10) it was a great place to stay. We had enough room to feel comfortable and we enjoyed our visit to Pechaude.

There's a great bedroom for the parents in the top floor and two rooms for the kids on the first. Kitchen and living room are on the ground floor, which opens to the outdoor facilities. There's a lot of space outside and the kids can spend much of their days to explore the surroundings of the house. There's a pool (which we could hardly use because of the weather) and a little building in which you can find heaps of toys and games to play.

Colin, the owner of the property, was very nice and kind, always ready to help. This gave us the feeling of being not completely alone in cases of emergency.

We would really recommend Pechaude to families who like to spend their time together. It's a place from which you can visit a lot of great sites in nearly no time (eg. the rivers Vezère and Dordogne, many castles and caves), but you have to be prepared that it's also a place of reclusiveness - if your kids want to go to a disco in the evening, this is not the place for you. However, if you like nature and having a relaxing time together with your family: here you go! Even if the weather is rainy and - in our case - not really warm you will find so many lovely villages and interesting sites to visit!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Un séjour très agréable.

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons passé un séjour très agréable avec des hôtes particulièrement attentionnés. La maison est propre. On y trouve tout le confort nécessaire pour un séjour de 15 jours. La literie est confortable. Le cadre est bucolique. Nous avons apprécié le calme des lieux. Le petit plus, le charme de nos hôtes anglais. Colin et Sheila sont vraiment très sympathiques et disponibles pour répondre à nos attentes et nous donner les bons plans pour profiter un maximum du séjour. Nous avons également apprécié la grande piscine à notre entière disposition.

Bref que du bonheur !

Nous recommandons objectivement cette location.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Au calme dans une superbe région

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une très bonne semaine avec notre fille de deux ans. L'endroit est très calme et idéalement placé dans le Perigord noir à 25 minutes de Sarlat. Colin et Sheila sont adorables. La maison a beaucoup de charme et elle reste fraiche même lorsqu'il fait très chaud et c'est très agréable. La piscine dans le grand jardin est vraiment sympa.

Ne pas hésiter si on cherche un endroit tranquille dans la région..

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 85 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 648 Kilometres Nearest Train : Sarlat-La Caneda at 18 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A20 Junction 55 Souillac at 27 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Tamnies at 12 Kilometres Car: necessary

The area is full of the prettiest market towns and villages to stroll around with stunning scenery, rivers, lakes and an abundance of history and historical buildings. There are numerous chateaux and caves to explore along with wonderful countryside and valley views around every corner.

There are markets every day throughout the summer season in different villages and towns; including some night markets. Two of our farmers in our Commune offer Auberge meals. These include food from their farms and wine at an all inclusive price. There are many places of archaeological; anthropological and historical interest. Some are world famous - Lascaux Caves near Montignac; and Font de Gaume (cave paintings - as mentioned in Jean Auels latest book in the series Clan of the Cave Bears). Our immediate area caters for those interested in nature; walking; mountain biking; road cycling; sketching.

Other Activities: go karting, clay pigeon shooting, archery, horse-riding, helicopter flights, hot-air ballooning; golf, lake and river fishing, swimming at inland lake

Prices and Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

A deposit of 35% to confirm booking, balance payable 8 weeks prior to the holiday. Refundable damage/cleaning deposit of £200 payable with the final payment, which will be refunded within 1 week providing the property is left in a good clean condition. Changeover day is Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 95 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • The mezzanine offers a sofa bed which can sleep 2 additional people, with a curtain for privacy


  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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