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Spacious house with private pool, situated with countryside views.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

House in Sourzac, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France - Lovely views and swimming lakes with sandy beaches within 30 minutes.

Nestling in a small peaceful hamlet, la muscadelle is in the perfect situation to enjoy views of the surrounding countryside and woodland. It offers a lovely terrace and pool area for the day and those relaxing warm evenings. Raised, with views down the valley. Attached to the main house, the whole terrace and solar heated pool is private to you. The house is completely independent. The house provides you with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, living room and inside dining room as well as outside dining for those Al fresco balmy evenings. The house is spacious, and just ideal for that much needed break away.The Double forest has man made sandy swimming lakes, walking, cycling, canoing, walking, horse riding nature reserves and large carp fishing lakes. Two of the region’s main roads (A89 and RN89) are within 5km, providing access to the many attractions nearby making this a great holiday base. Visit the many bastide villages and Chateaux in the region. The busy and popular market towns of Ribérac, Périgueux and Bergerac on the banks of the river Dordogne are all within 30km, the a89 motorway provides quick and direct access to Bordeaux and the beaches of the Atlantic ocean. 33kms from Bergerac airport. Wine tasting is fun and enjoyable and we can recommend and book a tour of the vineyards for you on request. The Dordogne is one of the most beautiful and unspoilt parts of south west France and the visitor is spoilt for choice as to how to spend their time.

We love everything French and offer you a welcome drink on arrival. We will show you around your gite and provide you with information of the area and its main 'must do' sites, villages and areas to visit. Even if you want to 'chill' for most of your holiday it is good to know if any of these sites may be of interest to you. If you arrive late, tired and want to just rest, then we can meet up with you the next day at your convenience.

French doors from the lounge, kitchen and downstairs bedroom all provide direct access to the elevated terrace and swimming pool. One side of the terrace is covered providing an ideal spot for barbecues and outside dining. Shops and café/bar 8km, restaurant 2km. Free wifi and private parking. Clean and comfortable rooms with quality bedding. Welcome basket with wine, bread and other goodies of the region. Solar-heated swimming pool. Private parking for up to three vehicles.

More Details

Property Manager
Brenda Connolly
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Brenda Connolly

It has been my dream to live in Beau France for many years. SW France has the climate, food and wine and we have always found the people very welcoming and friendly. Also a distinct lack of traffic on the roads. Always loved to come and stay here on holidays and then found we were visiting close friends more and more who had already moved here. We were being left behind! I was a financial adviser back in the UK and life had always been very busy with no real time to relax.

So with my partner Michael we finally moved here in 2008 and started a bed and breakfast amongst the vineyards of Monbazillac. We enjoyed a successful 6 years and decided to expand and have a house to rent as well. We have moved from the vineyards into the lovely countryside with its surrounding forests and sandy lakes.

Brenda Connolly purchased this house in 2014

Why Brenda Connolly chose Sourzac

This area is very quiet, in the countryside, yet still near to villages and market towns. Easy access from the motorway and smaller routes.

What makes this house unique

The woods are behind us and ideal for cycling and walking. Being on the edge of the Double Forest we have lovely swimming lakes with sandy beaches just 30 minutes from us.

Guestbook comments from the manager

28/6/2014 - 12/7/2014. Don, Janet and family - Dorset and London.

We have had a 'brilliant' holiday in Filloulas. we have been here lots of times and it just gets better and better. We love it here, we have been to Sarlat, Bordeaux, Riberac, Domme, wonderful Sunday markets at Issegeac, Bergerac, Brantome - so much to see and do. And of course the pool, we enjoyed that to. Brenda and Mike our new hosts are lovely, they are very friendly and helpful and we look forward to seeing them again when we come back again. Thanks Folks!! Au revoir, A bientot. The Meicklejohn family x

19/07/2014 - 09/08/2014. Ashley, Louise, Sesyn, Richard and Ann - Cotswolds.

Our third year in Filloulas and what a joy with all the family as they passed through. Lovely to meet the new owners Mike and Brenda. Spent a lovely three weeks here this year - new sites to see, Le Gouffre Du Padirac (a must!)

and La Site du Grand Roc (along with La Cave Du Rossignac - both can be done in one day). If weather is good also try L'etang of Jemaye. It has been a beautiful three weeks and we look forward to returning here our fourth time next year. Best wishes to Mike and Brenda for the next 12 months! The Hunt family xx
Jul 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Sourzac in Périgueux

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • The house offers a 1st floor bedroom with en suite bathroom which includes a bath with shower over, wash hand basin and WC. The 2nd bedroom situated on the ground floor has its own bathroom near and is as above with a separate toilet next to it.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 6/7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with King size bed and ensuite bathroom Bedroom 2 with Super King size bed. Own bathroom next door. Bedroom 3 with adult sized bunk beds. Plus an extra single bed. A travel cot can be placed in any of the rooms as an extra. This is provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: Outside on the terrace we have a covered area with a large table and seating for 'alfresco' dining. The pool is private to you and heated by solar. It is a nice size at 8.5m x 4.5m. The depths are 1 metre at the shallow end with the Roman steps. 1.3 in the middle part and 1.8 at the deep end. So very suitable for non swimmers or young children as well as strong swimmers. There is also a covered terrace just outside the downstairs rooms with tables and chair loungers. This provides extra protection from the heat of the sun as well as plenty of loungers and umbrellas on the terrace. A BBQ for cooking outside. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. We provide swimming pool towels at no extra cost on request. We provide fresh linens/towels each week. If you wish for your rooms to be cleaned again throughout after 7 days then we will make an additional charge for this. Other: The large entrance hall is also the inside dining area and library. There are three full book cases with authors familiar to all readers. Board games for children and adults. Dining Room Table with 6 chairs.


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Spacious house with private pool, situated with countryside views.
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Excellent spot for a break from the hustle and bustle of the city

  • 5 of 5

Located a bit off the beaten path but close enough to restaurants and access to highways for travel to popular attractions. Large rooms, nice outside amenities including pool and deck and friendly accommodating owners Brenda and Mike go out of their way to make you feel welcome. Mike even loaned us his Tom Tom to make day trips easier. There were a couple of minor issues with the heat but Mike came through for us quickly. The only drawback and it was a minor one was that the upstairs en suite bedroom only had a full size bed. We highly recommend this place for a night or a week.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tom, Thank you very much for your review and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We enjoyed meeting you guys and having you here. We hope that if you come back to this part of France again, that you will drop by and see us or stay. I will just come back on the bed you mention as it is a King Size Bed not a double.I just wanted to make that clear for future guests. The downstairs bed is a Super King size which is what you are used too in the States. We only have English beds as they are usually larger than the French beds. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip in France after you left us. Thank you and A' bein tot, Brenda and Mike..
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A beautiful secluded location with a warm welcome.

  • 5 of 5

La Muscadelle has the perfect combination of a secluded, away from it all location, whilst being within easy reach (5 mins) of Mussidan which has everything you could possibly want for. The accommodation is very comfortable and beautifully presented. The pool area looks exactly like it does in the pictures but even they don't really do it justice.

Arriving after a long drive the welcome from Mike and Brenda was warm indeed. We were a little early and so the Gite wasn't quite ready, but Brenda took us in, made us a much needed coffee and soft drinks for the kids and made us feel right at home.

Any minor problems that we had Mike sorted straight away and nothing was too much trouble.

We loved La Muscadelle and would recommend it to anyone.

Thanks Mike and Brenda, we wish we were still there.

The Trigg family

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Warm welcome and excellent standard

  • 5 of 5

First thing to mention is the warmest of welcomes given by hosts Brenda & Mike. We were greeted as though we were part of the family (even being included in a "family" barbecue which was lovely). At the same time they respected our space and weren't at all intrusive. A welcome pack of staples eg bread, milk, butter etc was really thoughtful and the range of info about the local area may even have outdone the local Office de Tourisme! Superb hosts with lots of experience and high standards both in the way they treat their guests and in the accommodation and facilities provided.

Parking was a major factor for us, and the ample parking area available at the front of the gite in this quiet and tranquil hamlet was great. If you want peace and quiet then this is the place to go - stunning location overlooking the countryside from a great vantage point, you would never know you were only 5 minutes from a motorway. Ideally situated in the middle of key tourist sites in the region from Sarlat in the East, Bordeaux and vineyards in the West, Brantome in the North and Bergerac to the South.

Accommodation was very well appointed with high standards of furnishings, clean and well-kept. Standard of bed linen, pillows and bedding was superb, plenty of hangers in the wardrobe (which is very welcome), plenty of drawers for clothes; plenty of towels provided; comfortable sofas and widescreen TV with freesat in the sitting room which was excellent.

The kitchen was well equipped and lots of essential extras were provided such as foil, cling film, cooking oil, tea, sugar, kitchen roll, bin bags, washing up/dishwashing liquid etc. Cooking in self-catering can be frustrating but the kitchen had everything you need, and all of it was in good condition. None of the "yuk, I'm not using that" moments that we often have! We even used the cheese grater which would usually be avoided at all costs!

The pool was superb - the sitting room, bedroom and kitchen lead out to the pool which was a great size. The solar heating for the pool worked well and it was a decent temperature. Loads of seating and equipment provided so you could happily spend time at the gite enjoying the peace, quiet and facilities.

This really was a home from home - excellent location, high standard accommodation, very comfortable with everything you need for a great holiday. Would highly recommend and will definitely return if/when we're in the region again.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Séjour et accueil formidable !

  • 5 of 5

Superbe séjour et accueil parfait de Brenda et Mike.

Cela a commencé par un pot de bienvenue et un panier contenant des produits locaux qui nous attendait dans la cuisine.

Brenda nous a gentiment conseillé sur les lieux et visites à proximité.

La maison et bien équipée et s'il manque quelque chose Brenda et Mike sont de suite là pour vous dépanner.

La piscine chauffée est top aussi bien pour nager que pour jouer.

Vraiment un très bon moment.

A recommander.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: C'était un plaisir d'avoir Eric et sa famille rester. Ils ont été très respectueux de la maison et ils sont restés dans un état impeccable après leur départ. Eric, nous sommes ravis d'entendre que vous avez trouvé la maison confortable et que vous et votre famille ont apprécié votre séjour. Merci, et nous espérons que vous trouverez le temps de revenir et de rester à nouveau.
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Bergerac Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Mussidan - Main Line
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
To Bordeaux and Agen
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
28 Kilometres
West coast Beaches. Natural beach by a lake.
Car: necessary


The West Coast beaches are 1 hour plus 45 minutes from us so do-able in the day. But, we do have sandy beaches and lakes within 30 minutes. These sandy beaches are man made with large lakes and with all the conveniences you would expect. They are well managed with lifeguards, purity of water checked regularly, canoing, children's safe play areas, restaurants and shops. There are pictures of Jemaye Beach included in the photos on display.


We are 55 minutes from Bordeaux Airport. 35 minutes from Bergerac Airport. 1hr 10mins to Brive Airport. We are not far to the motorway which is helpful if you are driving from a port. We would recommend that car hire is essential. We can also recommend a car hire company if required.


We are 5 minutes by car to the nearest villages. Which both have excellent restaurants. We are 8 minutes from a large market town which offers restaurants, bars, banks and shops. We can recommend restaurants to you. It also offers the main supermarkets Intermarche, Lydl, and SuperU.

Further Details:

Visit the Montréal Chateau nearby to us.

Claude de Pontbriant, the Lord of Montréal, cupbearer of the Dauphin, was, on 3 October 1535, alongside Jacques Cartier on the banks of the Saint Laurent River when the navigator gave his name to an Indian village which later was to become the second largest French city in the world. The Pontbriant family founded the City of Montreal in Canada and named if after the castle we see here today.

The well known World Heritage site of St Emilion at (102km) with its historical architecture, famous wine and available vineyard tours which include wine tasting.

Bergerac vineyard tours (35kms) we can recommend where you should go to taste and buy superb wine at a good price. We lived in the Bergerac wine area for 6 years.

For the more 'energetic', there is canoeing, walking, horse riding, cycling and swimming.

A visit to the famous Lascaux caves is a must.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £50

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
Our changeover days are normally from Saturday to Saturday. But, if you have an alternative date please contact us and we will look at exising bookings for you.

Notes on prices:
We offer bed and breakfast for stays of 4 or less days. Please look on our website for prices per couple. Or, contact us with any questions you may have.

For winter longer term stays please ask for a price.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.