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Beautiful Cottage With Panoramic Countryside Views, 5 mins drive to Hautefort

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Country cottage in a tranquil location next to the sleepy village of Maumont.

Beautiful cottage recently renovated to a very high standard and peacefully located in the countryside next to the tiny village of Maumont. Mirabelle is a 5 minute drive from activities and amenities for all the family. The property is situated on a secluded hillside in 2 acres of mature gardens. Mirabelle has gardens with both sunny and shaded areas and a decked patio with BBQ, sun loungers dining table and chairs. All Views look down over the valley and onto the rolling hills of the Dordogne countryside. The property consists lounge, dining room, kitchen and two bedrooms each with their own en-suite and toilet. The Kitchen is well equipped and adjoins a separate dining room. The lounge provides an area of relaxation for watching a film or just an afternoon snooze. The cottage comes with its own washing machine and outside drying area. Bed linen and towels are included. You only have to visit the cottage or read our previous reviews to understand why people keep returning to Mirabelle.

Paul & Anita Carrington-Porter
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
9 April, 2017

About Paul & Anita Carrington-Porter

The charming Mirabelle is owned by Anita and Paul, who live in the old farmhouse next to the cottage. Anita, a fully qualified Beauty Therapist, has a small beauty salon where guests can treat themselves to some of the relaxing treatments available:-Aromatherapy, Thai, Ayurvedic, Japanese and Hot stone Massages, to name just a few) . Paul having renovated both properties now runs a property maintenance business. He also restores classic motorcycles, his latest being a 1948 triumph speedtwin.

Paul & Anita Carrington-Porter purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Paul & Anita Carrington-Porter chose Perigord Noir

When you visit Mirabelle you will find beautiful views in all directions with peace and tranquillity. Many of our guests are return visitors, which gives us the confidence to know we are doing things right! The cottage snuggles into its location and with the decked sun terrace area straight outside the kitchen door, a morning tea or coffee croissant, sets everyone up for a holiday that is hard to beat. Mirabelle is located centrally for visiting many of the Dordogne's most famous tourist sites: Sarlat, Lascaux, Domme, Brantome to name but just a few of many. The village of HAUTEFORT is only 3 miles away where you will find 6 restaurants, a super market, a medical centre, a chemist, a tourist office, baker, butcher, small grocery store, garage, craft brewery, a newsagents and various other gift shops. Of course compared to the magnificent HAUTEFORT chateau these all pale into the background. The local area also has a wealth of activities to suite everyone's needs - canoeing down the local rivers, golfing, tennis, cycling, swimming, wakeboarding, caving, rock climbing. The nearby lake (5 minutes drive) also has a water play park where many a fun day can be had by adults and children alike. There is also a paintball park for further adventure.

What makes this cottage unique

Mirabelle is on the edge of a small hamlet making it an ideal for countryside lovers with the wonderful Dordogne outlook. Here, in Maumont, you will find the local vineyard and an ancient farm where you will see ducks, chickens, geese and sheep wandering around freely. Straight from the cottage you can join a myriad of local signed pathways, for walking, cycling and even pony or donkey trekking! Some guests have rented bikes while others have brought their own, and for these we have a large covered area for storing at your leisure. We have an unusual layout, with the bedrooms being downstairs, this allows for beautifully cool bedrooms, a welcome treat in the summertime. The cottage gardens consist of open and woodland providing both sun and shade, though you have no traffic noise what-so-ever, the 'silence' is filled with bird chatter and red squirrels calling their young. We are also nearby, but not intrusive, to help book and advise on local activities and restaurants.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hautefort in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathrooms are both en-suite to each bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Each bedroom has its own en-suite toilet, shower and wash basin. Both bedrooms are downstairs to help maintain them cool during the hot summer months.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Anita is a qualified beautician who has a beauty salon within the grounds where the guests can treat themselves to some of the luxury therapies on offer.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)


Beyone expectations

  • 5 of 5

Paul and Anita are the most welcoming hosts and friendliest of people; you can spend ages chatting and they went out there way to help and give advice of the area.

The house has been renovated to a very high spec. The beds are really comfy and the amenities easy to use. We spent most of our time relaxing on the deck watching the sun go down sampling the local red wine.

You will have a great stay here! and I look forward to retuning soon.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent self contained gite

  • 5 of 5

The property was amazing, as were the owners and were very helpful in advising of where to visit and what to see in the area (Sarlat is a must!). The gite is well equipped and maintained to a very high standard and the terrace is great for evening dining. Paul and Anita were very welcoming hosts, as was Treacle the dog!

The area itself is very quiet and within easy driving distance of many nice towns and villages. We would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Mirrabelle comfort stay in very good settings

  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This is an immaculately modernised but characterful gite, with great facilities. It is in a beautiful and peaceful countryside setting, yet only minutes from a good boulangerie, and from enjoyable restaurants in nearbye Hautefort. There is a wide range of things to see and do in the area, and the excellent English hosts, Paul and Anita, have years of experience to be able to advise their guests. Very enjoyable!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely gite but the welcome could have been better

  • 3 of 5

The gite is very comfortable and well-furnished, the only downside is poor noise insulation between top floors and bottom floors. But our welcome on arrival from Paul was very disappointing - five of us arrived instead of the planned four but rather than wait to hear the reason and short duration of the additional person Paul threw the rulebook at us and turned a minor blip into a source of tension - particularly unwelcome after a long drive. Over the week Anita made up for this as she is most welcoming and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mirabelle gite is registered and insured to sleep a maximum of 4 people. This is clearly stated on the booking form all guests complete on reserving the gite. Therefore when 5 people turn up without any prior agreement it is only expected that the owner would be both concerned and annoyed with the situation. Even so, we amicably let the 5 people stay within the gite and at no extra cost. Yes the cottage does have wooden floors like all buildings that are 200 years old. These are the only guests that have complained about the noise between floors in 5 years, so maybe allowing the unauthorised 5th person to stay was to our detriment. Maybe an apology from our guests for the situation would have been nice, but instead they decide to give us an unfair review, showing the world can be an unkind place at times!.
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A really enjoyable week

  • 5 of 5

The weather was sometimes warm, sometimes a little hotter and we really enjoyed the week, some of it spent in the garden and some of it visiting the nearby attractions. We particularly enjoyed Perigueux, Bourdeilles, Brantome, Hautefort, Excideuil, Segur le Chateau, Terrasson and Saint Robert. There are lots of lovely villages and chateaux to see. The holiday cottage, to one side of the main house, was spotlessly clean and well equipped and gave plenty of privacy in the garden area. Thank you Anita and Paul for being so welcoming, for the surprise walnuts and also for letting us stay in your lovely cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Stay tax £0.25 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

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