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Gite & Heated Pool, WiFi, Stunning South-facing Views Of The Dordogne Valley Clo - Gîte

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Parking




Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed and en-suite shower room. Bedroom 3 with two single beds. Bedrooms 1 and 2 have electric radiators. Bathroom with shower, wash basin and wc. Electric heated towel rail. Kitchen is fully equipped and includes, hob, oven, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, microwave, kettle, coffee machine and toaster. The kitchen/diner includes and table and six chairs.Living room with two sofas, TV with UK free-to-air channels and a Blu-ray/DVD player. Wireless Internet access. Bed linen and towels, including towels for poolside use, are included. Bed linen and towels are changed weekly; a charge will be made for change of bed linen/towels within a week. A small safe is installed in bedroom 1.

About the property


La Petite Baronnie is a traditional French rustic gîte converted from animal stables and sleeps two to six people in three bedrooms. We also have a self-contained ground-floor apartment that sleeps two to four people in two bedrooms. The gîte, apartment and heated pool have stunning south-facing views across the Dordogne valley. Ideally situated close to Sarlat with easy access to the many local chateaux and picturesque medieval towns including Beynac, Castelnaud and Domme. Cycling and canoeing on the Dordogne and Vézère valleys. Several excellent restaurants and local boulangerie nearby. A welcome pack of essentials and bottle of regional wine await your arrival. The whole site including the swimming pool benefits from free WiFi.

Shona Wisedale
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 July, 2017

About Shona Wisedale

I left a stressful job as a maths teacher at an academy in Gloucestershire to pursue our dream of a new life in a new country. When we fell in love with La Baronnie we knew the cottage would be perfect for a gite. We hope you love being here as much as we do!

We live on site, keep a low profile but are available if required. Equally, if you wish to be private on your holiday, that's fine too, we won't be offended!

Shona Wisedale purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Shona Wisedale chose Perigord Noir

The Dordogne area is just gorgeous with a wealth of history, places to visit and a wonderful climate. We viewed over 30 properties before choosing La Baronnie. Our sunny, south-facing location amongst wooded hills with rocky outcrops is idyllic, with spectacular chateau forts and honey-coloured medieval towns and villages nearby, who could want for more? We love the house and its views, its warm-coloured stone, traditional french windows, shutters and pigeonnier tower, its quirky layout and character, numerous patios, woodland, pool with a view and traditional French cattle-stalls in the gîte.

What makes this cottage unique

On the south-facing slope of the Dordogne valley, our property benefits from its sunny position, providing a real rural feel yet just minutes from the major tourist sites of the Perigord Noir including the medieval town of Sarlat and the castles of Beynac and Castelnaud and the Chateau des Milandes. Our pretty nearby town of St Cyprien has a vibrant and busy market every Sunday along with a Carrefour supermarket for all of your essential provisions. Our swimming pool area offers wonderful views of the Dordogne valley whilst being private and not overlooked. The Dordogne river, with canoe rental, river beaches and hot-air balloon rides is just minutes away. The nearby Vézère river offers several prehistoric sites around the small town of Les Eyzies. Several excellent restaurants are nearby.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Excellent gite in great location. Lovely hosts, very friendly and welcoming.

Nothing too much trouble. Highly recommend."

Paul and Dawn from Cardiff UK, stayed in the Gîte October 2014

"Shona and Steve have been extremely hospitable and helpful.

Really nice touches with childrens bedding, toys & pool towels.

Thanks, you've made us feel really welcome and we've had a really nice time here."

Sarah and Ryan from Kent UK, stayed in the Apartment August 2014

"Had a wonderful holiday! Beautiful views, excellent location. Pool great.

Shona and Steve are a lovely friendly couple and have been so helpful & accommodating...

...We had a super time here, loved the gite and the area, would highly recommend."

Mary and Simon from Bedford UK, stayed in the Gîte August 2014

"Enjoyed our week with the family. Great place!

Location is just as perfect as the appartement and the swimming pool!!"

Prinssen family from Nuenen NL, stayed in the Apartment July 2014

"Great local, heaps to do. Shona & Steve were fantastic and could not help enough.

Definitely plan to come back and do some more exploring."

Richard and Kirsty from Sydney Australia stayed in the Gîte June 2014
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Booking Notes:
A deposit of one-third of the total amount is payable on booking. The balance is to be paid 8 weeks prior to the start of your holiday. There is a refundable breakages deposit of £200 payable with the final payment.

Changeover Day:
Please note that changeover day is Saturday. Arrival after 16:00 and departure before 10:00.

Notes on prices:
The apartment is available for extended rental at reduced rates during low and medium rental periods; we are ideally located for property search breaks in the Dordogne.

The gîte is closed for winter from early November until late March.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Castels in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite to bedroom 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , En-suite shower room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Access via spiral staircase
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
Notes on accommodation: Our gîte is very spacious and comfortable providing suitable accommodation for both families or couples. Our apartment is ideal for young families with bunk beds and we also have a cot and high chair available for your use. We also have some toys and like to supply 'kiddie' bedding and towels for our younger guests. We provide a welcome pack of essentials and wine. Please note that we do not accept dogs or other pets. Outside: Both the gîte and apartment each have a private patio with table and chairs and charcoal barbecue. Our 10m x 3m heated pool is available for the exclusive use of our guests. The pool area is not overlooked and provides spectacular views of the Dordogne valley.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Stunning & Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We (myself, husband, 2 boys plus Aunt & Uncle) had a wonderful stay here. The gite has everything and more. Shona & Steve are so welcoming but discreet. They had thought of all the little details in the welcome pack. I had no need to worry about breakfast. Pool towels, dishwasher tablets, shower gel, soap etc all provided. The heated pool is beautiful with great views. Plenty of loungers. A very relaxing spot. Our boys loved Shona & Steves cat. The gite is in a perfect location for seeing all the sights and is very close to St Cyprien for shops and restaurants. Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Amanda for your wonderful review! We are certainly in an ideal situation for sightseeing as well as restaurants and shops. We try to make the gîte as welcoming as possible and by thinking of all the little bits that you could possibly need, such as shower gel, olive oil and a bottle of wine! We really hope that you come back and stay here again another time in the not too distant future.
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merveilleux séjour à la petite baronnie

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un merveilleux séjour dans la très cosy et accueillante petite Baronnie.

Tout est fait pour que l 'on s'y sente bien . Tout d'abord l' accueil et les bons conseils de Shona et Steeve , puis le cadre et la situation du gîte .

Je n' ai jamais vu un gite aussi bien équipé , jusqu'au charbon de bois pour les barbecues et les jolies serviettes de bain pour lézarder autour de la piscine .

Tout est proche pour visiter le Périgord noir .

A recommander sans hésiter .

Clotilde, Thomas ,Jules, Baptiste et Martin.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup pour votre merveilleux commentaire! Nous avons aimé vous avoir ici chez La Petite Baronnie et aimerais vous revoir à nouveau!
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Skipton, North Yorkshire

Stunning Gite in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful Gite is in an ideal location to explore the prehistoric caves, the numerous chateaus, the Dordogne river and the beautiful historical towns and villages.

The Gite is of a high standard with all amenities as well as a wonderful pool with stunning views over the Dordogne valley.

The owners (Shona and Steve) made you feel so welcome and ensured you had everything you required.

I would definitely recommend this Gite.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review and we are glad that you loved the pool! So refreshing when the weather is very hot. We hope to see you again when you next visit this really special region.
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A little gem in the heart of the Dordogne!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful homely gite with everything required to have a relaxed holiday. Very tastefully decorated and furnished. The house is very well equipped and the welcome basket of essentials very much appreciated. After a long journey the supermarket is the last thing on your mind!!

The Gite is in a great position on a hillside with amazing views across the Dordogne countryside. very centrally positioned to visit all tourist villages/sights.

The pool is amazing- very clean, lovely comfy sun loungers, amazing views while you relax and chill out after a morning of sightseeing.

The outside table/chairs & BBQ great for evening meals with food from local markets and local wines to wash it down!!

The local village was minutes away by car for all essentials.

Bikes were available to use, which on this occasion we didn't use.

We will definitely recommend to family & friends and hopefully ourselves be back one day.

The owners are very welcoming and helpful on any local information.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review and so glad you enjoyed your stay with us so much! The weather is was almost perfect too. We love the situation here with the marvellous views and close proximity to so many wonderful and interesting places and sights. We hope that you will come back again soon!
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Total relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

Shona and Steve very welcoming owners nothing was too much trouble. Gite very comfortable and clean as was the pool and outside areas. Had an amazing just out of season stay!! Highly recommend this time of year if you want peace and quite yet enjoying the beautiful countryside!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Frances! Glad you had such a relaxing week, and we hope you come back again soon.
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A gem of a gite which we intend returning to...

  • 5 of 5

We have recently enjoyed our 2nd visit to the gite at La Petite Baronnie and were again delighted by the accommodation (now enlarged and very commodious), facilities, ambience and friendly hosts. Having enjoyed a visit two years ago, we brought 4 members of our extended family with us this time around. None were familiar with the Dordogne or gites. All were hugely impressed and keen to return. The gite enjoys such a convenient location, close to all of the main attractions of the area (Sarlat, Domme, Castelnaud, Beynac etc). Nonetheless, there are quieter pursuits available on the doorstep if preferred (country walks, canoeing and the local Sunday Market). Our particular favourite this time around was Les Jardins des Marqueyssac - especially pretty as the sun goes down and the tea lights come on during Thursday evening Music Nights. Shona and Steve are incredibly helpful and ready with local tips, advice and a welcoming Bellini! We will be back for many years to come I suspect!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lisa for you wonderful and really informative review. We loved having you back again and to meet the family. We are so pleased that you all had such a good time and there was so much to do and see; almost too much! We love making our guests feel welcome and glad you liked our Bellinis! See you again soon.
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Car: necessary


One hour from Bergerac airport (34 miles). Car rental is available from Bergerac airport and recommended.

One hour from Brive airport (39 miles). Car rental is also available from Brive airport.

9.5 hours driving (540 miles) from Calais for ferry and tunnel.


Our local town St Cyprien 2 miles. Our main town Sarlat 11 miles.

Tourist sites include Chateau de Beynac 3 miles, Chateau de Castelnaud 6 miles, Chateau des Milandes 5 miles. Les Eyzies 10 miles.

Further Details:

Our pretty local town of St Cyprien has a large weekly Sunday market, a large supermarket with petrol station and several banks. We have several good restaurants nearby and for all other needs, our main town of Sarlat is just a 20 minute drive away.