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Villa With Private Pool And Countryside Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type house


About the property

Villa in Petit Bersac, Riberac, Dordogne - Peaceful, tranquil location, with garden and BBQ

Nestled in a peaceful hamlet on the Dordogne/Charente border, with the imposing Chateau Mas de Montet nearby and marvellous views of the countryside, Maison Eminence is one of 6 houses in the peaceful hamlet of Sautepaille. It is private, and has own parking area. There is approximately 1 acre of secluded garden surrounding the villa. The villa is within 5 kms of Aubeterre Sur Dronne (Les plus beaux villages de France) with its underground/monolithic church of St Jean, and 7 kms from the village of Saint Severin and its pleasant outdoor café. Just 11 kms away in Riberac, you will find all the amenities of a typically French bustling market town, market day is held every Friday morning.

Property Manager
Deborah Hunt
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
17 April, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Petit-Bersac in the Aquitaine

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • One en suite with sink, shower and wc, main family bathroom with sink, bath and wc. One en suite shower attached to downstairs bedroom. Separate wc downstairs with sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 downstairs with double bed and en suite sink shower Bedroom 2 upstairs with double bed and en suite bathroom Bedroom 3 upstairs with double bed and two single beds (family room) Cot also available
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: Our terrace has seating for at least 8 people, and has the benefit of views across the stunning Dordogne countryside. The BBQ is gas operated and great for lunches or evening suppers. There is outdoor lighting available around the pool if you fancy an evening swim and sun loungers with cushions are provided for your comfort. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Property will be fully cleaned and ready for your arrival. Towels and bed linen are provided as are towels for the swimming pool.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)


Excellent well equipped holiday home

  • 5 of 5

What a great property, it exceeded our expectations. The house is clean and very well equipped for self catering. The facilities such as the pool, outdoor eating terrace and hidden first floor balcony make this a great place to have fun and relax in private. The location offers the best of both worlds, peace and quiet yet within easy reach of Aubeterre with it's boulangerie, restaurants and bars. There's plenty of culture and things to do there too.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely holiday home in a rural setting

  • 4 of 5

Nice spacious property for a family group of 6. Lovely swimming pool and paved area with views over the countryside. Nice shaded seated area outside for meals and also large dining area for inside. House is in a rural setting which is lovely and peaceful but this does mean a drive to local shops and town. We had a few lovely hot days and stayed by the pool and a few wet days where we appreciated the games and books in the house. Good BBQ area for any weather. Nice quiet roads in the area and my husband enjoyed cycling around the countryside. We would be happy to return for another week.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful spacious property with beutiful views

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Maison Eminence for one week. There were 4 adults and 4 children and the gite felt very spacious. It was cleaned well and the beds were very comfortable. Everything about the gite is special. It is full of character with quirky little windows and exposed stone work. It is very private, not overlooked by anyone. The weather was very hot on some days, but the gite stayed noticeably cool. The kitchen was very well equipped and the 2 showers were powerful with constant hot water. All towels including pool towels are provided which is a great bonus. The seating areas are ideally situated, and the views from the property across the vast countryside are amazing. The luxury of having your own pool can never be underestimated. It is much better than sharing with others and is something we try to ensure we have when on holiday. The area itself is also very beautiful with towns like Aubeterre nearby. We also enjoyed Kayaking and cycling and the walk to "Le Vin Doux" restaurant in Petit Bersac was well worth the 30 minutes each way. We would highly reconmmend this property and would definitely return in the future to visit the area and enjoy another stay "Maison Eminence".

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week for our honeymoon. We loved it here. The house and grounds were just beautiful and it is very quiet and peaceful place to stay. You can drive to the local village in a few mins (or a 30 min walk) where the boulangerie does amazing fresh bread, croissants and sweet treats. You can get everything you need in the bigger town of Riberac which was a 20 min drive. A car is a must for staying here as there are lots of lovely places to visit in the surrounding area but not much accessible by walking/bikes. We were really impressed at how equipped the house was, things like dishwasher tablets and cling film were much appreciated! The house has so many great places to sit: there’s a lovely balcony for the evening, terrace for a BBQ, gardens for the afternoon and a great pool side! As well as sofas and a meal table in the house. The only thing which we thought could have been better was that the pool hadn’t been cleaned prior to our arrival so there were a fair amount of flies and small frogs (!) in it. The gardener came round on our first day so we didn’t mind too much.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, and am delighted that we could make your honeymoon such a lovely experience. Sorry for the frogs, poor things, and noted your comments about the pool cleaning, I will make sure our gardener is aware too. You are welcome back anytime, meantime my very best wishes. Deborah
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West Sussex

"We love this place"

  • 5 of 5

What a hidden gem, we have now stayed here twice and love it. Tucked away in the beautiful French countryside this charming villa has so much character and the large private garden and secluded swimming pool are perfect for us. The house itself is a really good size, is in very good condition and has everything you could need. Infact with the al fresco dining area and gas bbq we cooked most nights and sat out till late.

The location is great too, its only a short drive to lovely local villages and to shop or visit the market then Riberac is only 10 mins by car too. Its a great base to explore the surrounding areas and we love the kayaking along the local rivers.

Cant recommend this house enough and both times we have rented our deposit has been refunded in full and promptly.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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East Anglia

Tranquil hideaway

  • 5 of 5

What a delight! We came away for a week early season, not sure of what to expect - or what the weather would be like! We were not disappointed. The house is fully equipt, and so homely. The bedrooms are well furnished, in fact, the whole house is. I don't think we wanted for anything the whole time.

Location wise, it was ideal, so quiet and peaceful, pure relaxation. We walked to the restaurant in Petit Bersac - the menu du jour was very good indeed. Auberterre-sur-Dronne is a short drive away, as is the Golf Club at Longeveau. The gardens are well kept, and paths well lit. We had a wonderful day out in Brantome. On summary, a beautiful well maintained house, in a beautiful part of France. We are looking forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • 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
Rate 3
1 Jan 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Rate 1
17 Jun 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Rate 2
17 Sep 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees


Initial deposit of 25pct of the total rental fee is payable on booking. For bookings made 8 weeks or more in advance, the full balance of the rental will be payable not later than 8 weeks before the holiday begins.

For bookings made for a holiday less than 8 weeks in advance full payment must be made at the time of booking.

Changeover Day:
Saturday during high season, but flexible outside of that

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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