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



Updated: 11-Oct-2016
Gite outside Terrasson la Villedieu, not far from 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. It is possible to pick up Orange wifi on the terrace.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

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About the Owner

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.

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2 holidaymaker reviews


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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From the Owner

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

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Brive-Souillac at 25 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Terrasson at 3 Kilometres Nearest Train : Terrasson station at 3 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A89 at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : La Mondragore at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Le Mont-Dore, Central Massif at 160 Kilometres 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


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
4 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
27 May 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
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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
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

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

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 11-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 100 m²


  • 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
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 1
  • 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


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering


  • 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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