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Country gite on Correze/Dordogne border, easy access by car, train or flights.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Gite near Terrasson la Villedieu, close to Sarlat, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France - Peaceful Location In Farming Hamlet, With Easy Access To The Town And Places Of Interest

The house is a converted small barn at the edge of the hamlet. When we acquired the property it had been in use as a very modest dwelling with farm storage on the upper floor. It has been converted to retain its original character but also to provide a light comfortable holiday home. French windows open onto a shaded terrace, above which there is a balcony off the main bedroom. Downstairs there is an open plan light living room with exposed beams, including dining/ kitchen area in the French country-style, a small entrance area, twin bedroom, shower/wc and small room (used for storage). In the main area an artisan built open wooden staircase leads upstairs to a small landing of which there are two bedrooms, both with high ceilings (making use of the roof space) and a small bathroom/wc. Our main concern is to provide a comfortable holiday home for our family of children and grandchildren, and friends, not just as a letting property. The house is stocked with books (including books for walkers), and DVDs and receives both French and English TV. Since November 2016, the Internet has been accessible via a Pay As You Go satellite system.

Sue Clarke
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
5 September, 2017

About Sue Clarke

We are a retired couple who have worked for the University of Leeds - Ashley Clarke in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and Susan Clarke in Administration.

Sue Clarke purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Sue Clarke chose Perigord Noir

Les Escures is renowned locally as a tranquil hamlet located by the Vezere river (a tributary of the Dordogne).


Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Terrasson station
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
La Mondragore
Nearest Ski
160 Kilometres
Le Mont-Dore, Central Massif
Car: recommended


Lac du Causse is some 7 miles away (20 minutes drive) and has water sports and a beach with life guard attendance during the holiday season.

The coast is 120 miles West along the A89 North and South of Bordeaux. (approximately 2 hrs away)


Below are approximate distances and time from the house:

Brive-Souillac Airport, a new international airport, approx. 15 mls (20 mins)

Limoges Airport 70 mls (90 mins) Bergerac Airport similarly 70 mls (90 mins)

We have also flown to Bordeaux.

Train - Brive la Gaillarde is on the main TGV route from Paris. Terrasson has a station.

Driving from the channel ports, it is approximately 480 miles and 8 hours.

Although we have travelled/stayed at the house without the use of a car, a car is recommended.


Terrasson la Villedieu 2.5 km

Brive la Gaillarde 12 km

Sarlat 24 km

Montignac 22km (Lascaux caves)

Beynac-et-Cazenac (on the Dordogne) 50km

Le Mont-Dore (sky resort on Central Massif) 160 km


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Terrasson-Lavilledieu in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • Upstairs bathroom with 'French-style' small bath, sink and wc Downstairs shower room with sink and wc
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size double bed plus option for additional single z bed Bedroom 2 with twin beds Bedroom 3 on the ground floor with twin beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
Outside: The cottage is at the edge of the hamlet. The garden is fenced and access is by a gate off the lane and from the carpark area. There is a covered terrace, with patio table and chairs, just outside the French windows off the lounge area. A modest mobile barbecue is available. In the small lock-up we have 2 ancient bikes which are up to a short spin including a ride to the local supermarket. Utility Room: washing machine, iron and ironing board Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We can provide towels and linen for an extra charge. The property is cleaned after every visit.


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Country gite on Correze/Dordogne border, easy access by car, train or flights.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Ideal small family Gite. Very helpful owners.

  • 5 of 5

A deceptively spacious gite ideal for a family of 5. Well equipped and Ashley was very helpful with providing information on everything we needed. A very good base to explore the local Perigord area. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing base to explore the Dordogne

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this charming gite, well equipped and cozy like a home from home, with delightful neighbours. Nice garden, secured to keep the kids safe and great for BBQs on the terrace. Perfect for exploring the local area or further with easy links to Bordeaux and Bergerac, Terrasson itself is a little gem. Sue and Ashley the owners were extremely helpful from booking to the end of our trip. Would definitely recommend this for a family holiday and look forward to returning ourselves sometime.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An oasis of calm

  • 4 of 5

This lovely, we'll equipped cottage is set in beautiful rural surroundings, and yet very close to Terrason (approx 40 minute walk or 5 minute drive) and only 20minutes drive from Brieve airport. A highlight was the trip to the nearby lake where the enthusiastic can swim, or lazy souls like me can enjoy the view and take a picnic.

There are plenty of walking routes to enjoy from the cottage and there is plenty to visit by car in the area such a Sarlat and Perrigeux.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Terrasson-Lavilledieu, Dordogne

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Saturday but this is flexible.

Notes on prices:
(All prices weekly rates):
We will be flexible when possible. We can provide linen and towels for an extra charge.

Owner'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.
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