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3 Charming Gites, highly recommended, lovely pool, superb 4 acre gardens - La Petite Maison

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights



La Petite Maison

Beautiful stone gite. LA PETITE MAISON is a charming holiday gite sleeping 4 - 5 people. With 2 double bedrooms each with ensuite bathroom with shower and bath. An open plan living area with exposed stone and log burner, well equipped kitchen and dining area. The living area has a very comfortable bed settee which provides additional sleeping accommodation.

Entrance from the lovely courtyard and Private Patio at the rear of the property overlooking the gardens with table, chairs and BBQ.

The swimming pool is fully enclosed with plenty of sunloungers and a the sun deck that is south west facing and overlooks the stunning 4 acre gardens and beautiful surrounding countryside.

There is a children's play area with trampoline, swings and a sandpit and a games room with table football, pool table and other games.

At the bottom of the garden there is a picturesque river which is great for a spot of peaceful fishing.

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About the property

Dordogne Gites, Les Girouteaux

Les Girouteaux , 3 beautifully renovated, highly recommended gites, ideal for fun, relaxing holidays for families and friends, within a stroll of the centre of Les Eyzies De Tayac, Dordogne, France. The gites can be booked individually or as a single unit for larger families and groups of friends.

LA MAISON BLEUE sleeps up to 10 people, 4 bedrooms with 2 modern bathrooms, spacious open plan living area with log burner, very well equipped kitchen. Lovely dining area with double doors looking over the lovely gardens. Private Patio with table and chairs with BBQ.

LA PETITE MAISON sleeps 4-5 people, 2 bedrooms each with ensuite bathroom, open plan living area with double bed settee, kitchen and dining area. Lovely private patio to the rear with table and chairs with BBQ overlooking beautiful gardens. Ideal for family or friends.

LA FENIL sleeps up to 4-5 people 2 bedrooms, 1 modern bathroom, spacious open plan living area with well equipped kitchen, dining area. Small private patio with table, chairs and BBQ, set in courtyard surrounded by climbing roses.

The superb gardens set over 4 acres of ground and provide a great areas for relaxing but allowing plenty of space for letting off steam.

There is a lovely pool with sundeck and plenty of sunloungers, play barn with plenty of activities for children, the houses are in walking distance to shops, bars and restaurants. Weekly rental includes bed linen, bath towels, swimming pool towels, cots/highchairs, baby stroller, UK satellite TV, washing machine, iron, hairdryer,welcome pack etc. Lovely pool is South West facing and the outside children's play area includes full size table tennis, trampoline with safety netting, pirate ship, play house and swings etc. Very picturesque river at bottom of gardens.

We are very happy to answer any questions you may have. We have extensive knowledge of the area and would be delighted to give advice on the many attractions available or any other enquiries.

Les Eyzies : Les Girouteaux is situated on the edge of the village that provides all the local amenities you require such as bakery/patisserie, butcher, small supermarket, post office/cash machine, tourist office, cafes, restaurants, bars. There is also access to the river Vezere where you can picnic, swim or hire canoes

There is a museum of prehistory and a fabulous collection of prehistoric sites including the Font de Gaume. Bicycle hire is available from the Tourist office and if you are a horse lover there is a fabulous riding school for treks through the surrounding Dordogne countryside (all ages and abilities are catered for).

All around within a short distance of Les Eyzies are the sights and cultural events that the Dordogne Valley is famous for. Sarlat the medieval market town, with its Michelin starred restaurants and cafes and famous street markets and stalls is a 20 minute drive

The Dordogne: The Dordogne River formed the historic frontier between France and England during the Hundred Years War along its banks are a thousand and one castles steeped in legend to explore and witness the centuries of history and mixed cultures.

With its gorgeous countryside and spectacular cuisine the Dordogne in the South West of France really has it all. Whether your visit is to look back in time to the first cave dwellers or relive the medieval conquests or delight in the areas renowned culinary tradition or just to relax and enjoy the many leisure and sporting activities the area offers, one thing we can be sure of your visit will be unforgettable.

On almost every Dordogne menu diners will be tempted by the local delicacy of duck served in many difference but equally delicious guises from Confit de Canard to the well know Foie Gras

The Dordogne is also reknowned for truffles, mushrooms and walnuts. Truffles are luxuriously expensive whilst walnut trees cover great areas of the Do

The Area: The area surrounding Les Girouteaux gites is full of things to do and places to see from castles, prehistory, beau villages, bastide towns to wine tasting, gourmet restaurants, swimming and canoeing. The Dordogne area is perfect for friends and families to enjoy a stimulating but relaxing holiday with a wealth of new things to view and do.


BY Air

Several budget airlines fly into the area Ryanair, Easyjet, Flybe, City Jet. British Airways and airports are at Bordeaux 2hrs, Limoges 1.55 hr, Bergerac 45 mins, Toulouse 2.5 hrs, Brive – Souillac airport about 1 hr.

BY Road

Brittany Ferries – Caen 6.5 hours, St Malo 6.5 hours,

P&O – Bilbau – 5.25 hours

Eurotunnel – Calais – 8.5 hours.

Paris is approximately 350 miles of which 300 is motorway.

Cost of tolls approximately £25.00 each way.

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Nikki and Daryl Godwin
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
30 April, 2017

About Nikki and Daryl Godwin

We speak English and French and live close by for assistance and support. We will be there to welcome you and answer any questions you may have about the properties or the area.

Nikki and Daryl Godwin purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Nikki and Daryl Godwin chose Perigord Noir

Les Girouteaux is a lovely village property close enough to walk into the village for the restaurants and bars and the perfect base to spend time with Family and Freinds whilst taking the time to explore all the surrounding beautiful Dordogne countryside.

The gardens are just lovely and the setting needs to be seen to be appreciated.

What makes this cottage unique

For every age generation of the party there is something to see and do in the Dordogne. At Les Girouteaux there is a fabulous swimming pool and sun deck. a games room, pretty river at the bottom of the garden, lovely gardens and grounds a situated a short stroll to the bustling village Les Eyzies de Tayac with bars, restaurants, cafes and shops.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Guest Reviews 2016

Franklin, Toronto – September 2016

Our first stay at Les Girouteaux but not our last. Just a lovely place with lots of room. Perfect to eat in when we bought the great produce from the markets. Did lots of caves, chateaux and gorgeous back roads, really wonderful, memorable trip. Also Daryl and Nikki we cant thank you enough for your help and as gracious as can be. We will return next year.

Sheridan, Warks – September 2016

We have had an absolutely fabulous week in Les Girouteaux. The house and gardens are absolutely beautiful, everything has been thought out beautifully to make sure our stay was perfect – books, towels for the pool, BBQ. Thank you so much. Also location brilliant and advice in information book on restaurants etc has been incredibly helpful.

Scott, Falkirk – September 2016

We have thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in and excellent gite with great facilities.

Baldwin, UK – September 2016

Lovely stay in a great gite in a beautiful part of France. Thank you for a lovely holiday.

Ockwell, Wiltshire – August 2016

Fantastic holiday, great location, so much to do in the area. Thanks to Daryl and Nikki for making us feel so welcome, we loved it here

Nicholson, Devon – August 2016

Lovely place for a weeks break from motorhoming. We’ve loved relaxing by the pool, watching Olympics on the TV and running our own silly Olympics in the garden. Good cycling around here too. Thanks Daryl and Nikki you are very welcoming and supportive hosts.

Page, Cotswolds – August 2016

Thank you for a wonderful 2 weeks in your lovely gite. Thank you for the gift for Gemma’s Birthday it was very thoughtful. We enjoyed the area – lots to do and lots of choice of restaurants. Sarlat is a must visit and the St Cyprien market on Sunday. The pool was perfect to come back to after a long day out in the Sun.

Dillen, Belgium – July 2016

Thank you Nikki and Daryl for a lovely stay we had a wonderful week.

Weder, Switzerland – July 2016

We felt very much at home in your fabulous Gite. This is an excellent base for exploring the area. We saw many things but always loved returning and going for a swim in the pool. Our kids loved the trampoline and made friends with the neighbours cat. Thanks a lot for a wonderful week.

Julie, Leicestershire – July 2016

Yet another lovely holiday. Special thanks to Daryl and Nikki for a memorable two weeks. PS now coming back at the end of August.

Please see more on our website www.dordogneholidayhouse.co.uk
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La Maison Bleu, La Petite Maison and La Fenil can be booked as one property at a DISCOUNTED PRICE - please contact owners for details.

25% deposit required at time of booking with balance payable 8 weeks before arrival


Accommodation and facilities for La Petite Maisonin Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • All the bedrooms are beautifully decorated and have duck feather quilts and mosquito nets. There are pedestal fans for additional comfort during the hot summer months.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Sand Pit
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Decking
  • 5 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

United Kingdom

Stunningly beautiful. Home from home.

  • 5 of 5

Every thing you need for a beautiful relaxing break. Fully equipped, spotless rooms. Fresh crisp linen. Lovely outdoor bbq area with plenty of seating, whilst not being overlooked. Lovely pool with plenty of sun beds surrounded by beautiful lawns and plants. Short walk into the local town with an array of shops and restaurants. Can't wait to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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excellent holiday

  • 5 of 5

Nikki and Darryl were very welcoming, the accommodation was great and an amazing location within walking distance of a wide range of bars and restaurants. The addition of outdoor table tennis table was a great idea and we all had fun on that as well as cooling off in the pool. We are already looking forward to going back next year would highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you ! we are really looking forward to seeing you next year
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Courtenay, BC, Canada

Great location, lovely gîte.

  • 5 of 5

I thought this property in Les Eyzies was good value. Centrally located for day trips to Rocamadour, Sarlat, Perigueux and many of les belles villes de france, we were also within easy walking distance to the town centre restaurants and amenities. Font de gaume entrance is incredibly close by, and you will appreciate that given the line up and wait system required to get in. Still, it was a privilege to see the cave paintings.

Word of advice to travellers from North America: it may be a UK expat gîte thing, but be prepared to supply soap and TP -- as if you were camping. We didn't find that to be the case with French hosts elsewhere in SW France.

Le Bugue market on Tuesday, Sarlat on Saturday -- Limeuil any day for ambience. Very lovely. Highly recommend a visit to Laroque Gageac.

Host Daryl was accessible and informative.

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in La Petite Maison which was beautifully cool in the unseasonally hot weather. Although one of 3 adjacent properties it was very private. We had everything we needed, nearby supermarket would be within walking distance in cooler weather. Les Eyzies is a lovely, large village, bustling and good restaurants so this is a great place to stay. FInding out about Cave art in the area was fascinating. A great area to stay for a holiday. Owners Daryl and Nikki extremely helpful and friendly. A super place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal Location to visit the Prehistoric Caves

  • 4 of 5

Super gite, well presented, lovely decorative touches. A home from home. Thoughtful welcome pack, lots of books (english) to read so no need to bring any. A great bag with beach towels provided, fabulous grounds and swimming pool, lots of equipment and toys for children. Owners lovely and very helpful, they are at the gite most days but not at all intrusive. Can walk to the village took us about 15 minutes, so you can leave the car behind, lots of places to eat and drink there. Prehistoric caves and museums in walking distance as well as more a short car ride away. Markets and pretty villages to visit in the locality.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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La Petite Masion

  • 5 of 5

Having driven with my wife and dog from England, we entered the property to find adequate parking and a picturesque setting. We stayed in the Petite Maison which had plenty of character. The facilities were good and layout was excellent.

The local town is great with plenty of restaurants and information on activities.

We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend to our friends.

Thank you Darrel and Nikki for your recommendations and a relaxing holiday.

We look forward to retuning in the near future.

All the best,

Regards Oliver and Emma

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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