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Characterful, charming and romantic Cottage and Studio apartment with Pool - The Studio (Studio Apartment, Sleeps 2/4)

Bedrooms 1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Heated Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking



The Studio (Studio Apartment, Sleeps 2/4)

The Studio is, as its name suggests, a spacious ground floor studio flat, opening out through double French doors to a view over the pool to the surrounding countryside. It has a separate shower room and fully equipped kitchenette, with gas hob, combination microwave oven/convection oven/grill, and dishwasher. The studio contains one double bed and one double sofa bed, cot and high chair can be made available upon request. There are dining areas both inside and outside on a covered terrace. The studio is also equipped with English free view digital TV. Please note. this apartment does have some low beams in the ceiling.

About the property

8025701 - 2 rental properties

Les Tachats is located on the outskirts of the picturesque hilltop village of Hautefort, in the Perigord Noir region of the Dordogne. An area of rolling hills, historic chateaux and picture postcard villages. The cottage and studio were originally a tied "fermette" owned by the chateau. The building has been beautifully restored retaining many of the original features and is set in extensive floral gardens which continue to win prizes in the 'Hautefort in Bloom' gardening competitions and are open for charity once a year. There is a solar heated swimming pool and childrens paddling pool with a generous sun terrace which benefits from a south facing aspect and panoramic views of the valley and the chateau. Les Tachats is ideally situated to visit the many attractions of the Dordogne.

Please note that the gardens will be open to the public for charity on Sunday, September 2nd between 10am and 6pm.

More Details

Sheila Weedon
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018

About Sheila Weedon

We are a semi-retired professional couple in our early 50's who moved to France from Hampshire in 2004, to indulge our love of good food, good wine, and a passion for our garden.

Having spent many happy family holidays in the Dordogne, our two sons have now grown up and our 7 grandchildren are now also regular visitors. We are friendly people who thoroughly enjoy meeting our visitors and our aim is to ensure that our guests have an excellent stay.

Sheila Weedon purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Sheila Weedon chose Hautefort

We fell in love with the region whilst enjoying a number of family holidays. This was primarily because of the beautiful countryside with its lakes, rivers & forests, the wealth of visitor attractions and the friendly local culture. Our village at Hautefort St Agnan is particularly pretty with a premier chateau, a 17th century hospice museum and a charming old quarter nestled around the chateau. The village also has good amenities including a number of restaurants, shops, bank ATM, doctors, dentist, etc.

What makes this apartment unique

Staying at Les Tachats offers the benefit of being able to both relax in very quiet, beautiful surroundings, not overlooked by other properties, but also being a few minutes walk away from the village shops and supermarket. One can take a stroll in the morning for the fresh bread & croissants without having to get in the car and also visit the restaurants in the evening & enjoy a glass of wine with a meal without having to drive back afterwards.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
25% non-refundable deposit required upon booking, with the balance payable 40 days before arrival. A deposit of 150 euros is payable as security against damage and cleanliness on departure. Guests are expected to leave the facilities as clean as they would hope to find them. A cleaning service can be provided on the day of departure for a fee, payable locally.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day Saturday, however please contact owners if flexibility is required. Guests are requested to arrive no earlier than 4pm and to depart no later than 10am unless by prior arrangement.

Notes on prices:
All prices shown are per week in euros. Discounts are available for 2 week stays and for guests wishing to book both properties together.


Accommodation and facilities for The Studio (Studio Apartment, Sleeps 2/4)in Hautefort in Périgueux

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
  • village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: Bed linens are provided and are included in the price. Towel bales, comprising 1 bath towel, 1 hand towel, 1 beach towel are available at a cost of 5 euros per person per week. Towel bales should be ordered when booking. 2 Adult bicycles are available for use by our guests. Outside: Les Tachats has pretty floral gardens of 1.75 acres with fruit and vegetable areas, of which guests may share the produce. There is a solar heated swimming pool (approx 9m x 5m) with a children's paddling pool and large deck area. This area is well equipped with loungers and parasols, which will be shared by guests. There is a childrens play area with swings, slide,seesaw trampoline, sandpit and a box of games/sports eqpt is provided. Each gite is supplied with a BBQ on their individual terrace areas.


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The Studio (Studio Apartment, Sleeps 2/4)
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 6 reviews
Manchester, England

Cellar Conversion (Be wary about staying)

  • 1 of 5

The location was nice. The owners were friendly, but the accommodation was very disappointing. The 'studio' is really a converted cellar/undercroft that is very damp and low. My partner at 6 foot tall, had to stoop for most of the stay. Constant use of air freshener and de-humidifier was not enough to make it pleasant. What is on offer needs to be made much clearer.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are devastated by these comments. What a shame these guests couldn't have told us if they were unhappy, if there was anything we could have done to make them more comfortable, we would have done our very best. We would ask any potential future guests to please read all of our other reviews too before making their decision.
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Fantastic stay in Hautefort

  • 5 of 5

To say that our stay in Hautefort was fantastic would be an understatement. I travelled with my husband and our two kids (7,5) to this lovely part of France. I was worried that the studio apartment would be dark and musky but it was bright, inviting, cool, and quiet. It was so clean and welcoming. The owners had a bottle of wine, cheese, bread, butter, milk and juice waiting for us on arrival. The grounds are gorgeous! The garden is amazing and the pool area and playground were used constantly by my kids. The owners were helpful and friendly. The night market in St Agnan that they recommended was a real highlight of the trip. I would also highly recommend dinner the owners offer for a fee. It was definitely the best meal we had in France (and that is saying something!!!). At night the studio was dark and quiet. We slept like logs. Booking this beautiful and relaxing property really made our trip. I would recommend this property to anyone and everyone.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peace and quiet with wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful setting with lovely gardens and cows in the adjacent fields. Amazing sunsets. Well appointed studio apartment on bottom floor of converted chateau worker's cottage. When we were there we had the place to ourselves as the upstairs cottage was not occupied at the time. Sheila and Kevin made us so welcome and we particuarly appreciated the lovely welcome pack of baguette, juice, milk, cheese, butter and wine. The pool (which was well kept and clean) was used most days as we had such wonderful weather. Ideally situated for discovering the wonders of the Dordogne with a supermarket 5 minutes walk and the lovely village of Hautefort with its chateau about 20 minutes walk. Would definitely recommend this as a lovely place to stay in the Dordogne.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It gives us great pleasure to see our guests enjoying Les Tachats to this extent and we go to great lengths to facilitate this. We hope that many more of our future guests will share these sentiments.
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Bijou and lots of fun for the kids

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely welcome from Sheila who was the perfect hostess throughout our stay. The pool and large garden/play area were a huge hit with the children - likewise the sun-trap pool area was great for the adults!

The Studio was well equipped and had all we needed for the week - and the family upstairs were really great neighbours!

Thursday night in St Agnan is a must (apparently during the summer holidays only). For a family of four we'd recommend booking the upstairs gite for more room and even better equipped - however as it wasn't available we booked the studio and still had a great holiday.

Well located for exploring the Dordogne, we particularly enjoyed a day of canoeing from Vitrac.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to see that these guests enjoyed their week and had a super holiday. They are absolutely correct in saying that although there are facilities for a small family, it is more ideally suited to couples or families with very young children.
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  • 5 of 5

On arrival Sheila came out to meet us and gave us a guided tour of Les Tachats our home for 14 days. Not only was it spotlessly clean and well stocked there was also a fantastic welcome pack from our hosts. The pool was abused due to the fantastic weather as were the multiple sunbeds. The property is close enough to the local bars and restaurants to enable us to also take advantage of the low Euro and fill up every night. All in all this was one of the best, most relaxing holidays that we have ever had. I very highly recommend a stay here if these are also your requirements. Many thanks Kevin and Sheila

Warren & Christine Harwood

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Chez Weedon

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Les Tachets and, although we have spent many many holidays in France, this is the first time we have returned to the same property. Sometimes the passage of time (it was four yeas ago that we last visited) can give a glow to a particular experience, fuelled by happy memories perhaps of places visited, that is not sustained by a revisit. The opposite was the case at Les Tachets. We had forgotten how spotlessly clean everything was, how the swimming pool sparkled, how everything we needed just happened to have been provided. We had forgotten the wonderful welcome with a bottle of wine and Kevin's fabulous bread. We had forgotten how Sheila and Kevin manage to be available whenever needed yet completely unobtrusive and we had forgotten the sense of total peace and rest.

The view from our patio was as splendid as we remembered, the lovely grounds where you can wonder in Sheila's lovely garden, with the bee hive and willow trees, and the snugness of our little house at the end of the day was exactly as we had sustained in the mind's eye.

We have never stayed in a gites anywhere where you can order dinner for the evening (home prepared just ready for the microwave), bread (still warm) for breakfast in the morning and a barbecue at the big house on Thursdays - not compulsory but highly desirable.

The stars of the show are of course Kevin and Sheila who are perfect hosts but behave like you have known them for years by performing those little acts of kindness and thoughtfulness that only true friends do - and without fuss or ceremony.

Recommendation? We have sadly been profligate in our recommendations to friends and relatives, acquaintances and strangers and suspect that next time we may find this glorious spot unavailable for our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would like to thank Ruth and Philip for their very kind words. it was a pleasure to welcome them back to Les Tachats and hope to see them again in the near future.
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Nearest Airport
93 Kilometres
Limoges and Bergerac
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Voyagers, St Agnan
Nearest Golf
13 Kilometres
Domaine d'Essendieras
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Hautefort (3 restaurants)
Nearest Beach
22 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Les Tachats is approximately 2 hours from the Atlantic coast, with it's beaches and rolling waves, however we are close to several large lakes which have clean sandy beaches, safe swimming areas with sailing, boating and canoeing facilities.


We are situated 35 km North East of Perigueux, between Limoges and Bergerac airports, both approx 1hr 15mins drive. The channel ports are approx 8 hrs away by car. To enable our guests to make the most of their stay we would recommend the use of a car, however as the village is within walking distance (approx 1 km) and the supermarket 5 mins walk away it is possible to have a very relaxed stay without a car. Airport pick-ups can be arranged for a fee if required.


We are a 5 minute walk from the village supermarket, 10 minutes walk from St Agnan village with bar, bakery, bank/ATM and health centre. We are a 20 minute walk from Hautefort village with pharmacy, 2 restaurants, bakery, butcher, etc. Within reasonable driving distance, one can find Sarlat a wonderful medieval city, Brantome, known as the Venice of the Perigord, attractions such as Lascaux famed for its cave paintings, aqua parks, a dinosaur park, theme parks and much, much more.

Further Details:

Our village is dominated by one of the premier chateau of the area, and is surrounded by a beautiful 40 hectare park and renowned formal garden. Hautefort is also home to a museum of medicine, as well as some highly recommended restaurants. The sister village of St Agnan is also a picturesque village and stages a number of fetes and night markets during the summer season. Within the surrounding area there are many attractions such as canoeing, quad biking, horse riding and fishing for the active visitor. The area is noted for its cuisine, notably duck and foie gras, cepe mushrooms and truffles, and the wines such as Bergerac and Monbazillac. Good walking country and lakes with inland beaches make the Dordogne an appealing family destination.