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Traditional Modernised Cottage In Centre Of Quiet Village

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Characterful cottage in St Avit Senieur, Nr. Beaumont du Perigord, Dordogne, France - Superb Restaurant and a Cafe Bar in the village but with Bank, Supermarket and shops 5 Kms away.

Situated on the border of the Perigord Purpre and Noir regions of the Dordogne the cottage is half an hour south of Bergerac airport, with daily flights to the UK, in the heart of the Bastide area of France. The village is controlled by the Batiment de France as a site of special historical interest with a huge 11 C Abbey church and the remains of the Abbey listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. Within 25 kms. there are many interesting historical and cultural sites to visit as well as superb local markets, vineyards and restaurants. The area is renowned for its walking and rambling routes clearly marked for the inexperienced as well as the more adventurous.

Andrew Kennedy
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2017

About Andrew Kennedy

Andrew and Mary Kennedy have lived in St Avit Senieur for 9 years and is their main residence. The Gite is just across the garden from the main house in the centre of this lovely medieval village.

Andrew Kennedy purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Andrew Kennedy chose Perigord Pourpre

St Avit Senieur is an active yet quiet community with an interesting mix of established local French families and ex-pat. English, Dutch and Belgians fully integrated into the social scene. There is a first class restuarant in the centre as well as a bar/cafe for decent coffee, on tap beer, and home baked bread daily. The houses are mainly built of yellow/orange sandstone and most date from the 17th./18th. century, constructed mostly with stone robbed from the ancient Abbey destroyed during the 100 years war. From it's elevated fortified position the village has some fine views across the area which is for the most part wooded. There is a supermarket and bank within 5 kms. and Bergerac town and airport with daily flights to the UK is only 30 mins. away.

What makes this cottage unique

St Avit Senieur is located in the Bastide (Fortified village) area of the region and is an active community with many cultural and historical connections. The Abbey Church, Presbytery, and village hall are used for concerts, exhibitions and social events throughout the year. The area is renowned for fine wines, gourmet dining at reasonable prices and many sites of historical and architechtural interest. Less than 30 kms. away are the important archaeological sites of Lascaux and les Eyzies de Tayac plus many other caves and ancient settlements of interest. The two main rivers of the area are less than 30mins away and perfect for canoeing and swimming. The commune is criss crossed with ancient roads and paths which provide interesting and safe walks, usually with a cafe/bar half way along.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint-Avit-Sénieur in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room adjacent to Master bed with large walk in rain shower, basin and toilet. Hairdryer provided. Discrete access from second floor if required.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Large Master bedroom with King Size double, Bedroom on second floor,limited headroom suitable for children, with double and single beds. An extra single bed and a baby travel cot can be supplied free of charge if required.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
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
  • golf pass optional
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Three Star accredited cottage in the traditional style but fully modernised to high standard, without losing the French character. Outside: Use of a private access garden with table and chairs, loungers, and barbecue. Garden has full sun and shade during the summer months. Outside lighting for evening al-fresco dining. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and towels are sufficient for your stay including full change, mid let laundering is down to the client with final laundering by us at the end of the let. The cottage must be left as you would wish to find it.

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


5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)


Probably the best Gite we have stayed in.....

  • 5 of 5

We can only reiterate the comments made in the earlier reviews. Firstly our hosts, Andrew and Mary were so friendly and helpfull. The gite is charming with everything you need for a most enjoyable stay - even down to folding chairs we were able to use along a fabulous swimming spot Andrew told us about on the Dordogne river! This was a walking holiday for us and our Jack Russell, Bill and the circular walks all around St Avit Senieur and nearby Beaumont were excellent. Anybody with an interest in walking would certainly not be disappointed with this Gite's location.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely house in the centre of village life

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in St Avit Senieur with two young children couldn't have been better- Andrew and Mary were superb hosts, the well-equipped house was perfect for our needs, and the location is an excellent point from which one can explore the Dordogne. We didn't want to leave...

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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St Avit Senieur Little Gem

  • 5 of 5

This gorgeous little property has everything you need for a fabulous holiday. Plenty of good quality bed linen and towels. A good rain shower, dishwasher and washing machine. Tons of crockery and cutlery. Beautiful private garden with barbecue. Sky TV if you want. Free wifi. A fabulous restaurant just across the road as well as a little shop selling everyday basics with a nice little bar and great owners.

It's a real home from home with the best hosts ever, Andrew and Mary, just next door should you need anything.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Séjour enchanteur

  • 5 of 5

Venez passer un séjour enchanteur chez Andrew et Mary. Vous serez accueillis par deux hôtes charmants, très à l'écoute, et cependant très discrets. Le gîte est une petite merveille dans un village médiéval, qui offre de belles soirées de ballades. Le gîte est situé non loin des grands centres touristiques de la Dordogne. Tout est à disposition, des guides touristiques à la connexion internet, des coussins confortables et draps de bain moelleux, aux transats du petit jardin intérieur...un délice! N'hésitez pas une seconde, venez rendre visite à Andrew et Mary!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Abritel, 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
25 Mar 2017 - 5 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 May 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Sep 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £84.69

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be made by direct contact full details on the website (see details below). Payment by UK cheque, French cheque, Credit/Debit card or Paypal.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally Saturday, but alternate days will be considered.

Notes on prices:
25% deposit on booking balance payable on day of arrival. 100 euro security deposit payable on arrival. Extra nights beyond the normal weekly period may be available at €50.00 per night. Please check before booking. Please see full terms and conditions on the website.
For lettings outside the quoted dates, please contact the owners.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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