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Stone Cottage Renovated 2014 For Two Adults With Private Gardens & Cedar Hot Tub



Updated: 06-Sep-2016
Cottage in Sainte Sabine Born, Nr. Beaumont du Perigord, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France - Romantic Stone Cottage Deep In The Dordogne

Ma Chaleur is an ideal retreat for couples or friends and is all on one level, with no stairs. This stone detached cottage was renovated in 2014. It is set at the heart of a private hamlet, in 17 acres of pasture and plum orchards. It is one of two cottages in the hamlet to be let during 2015. 20 minutes south of Bergerac airport and central to all attractions. The cottage of warm honeyed stone and oak beams has one large bedroom,dressing area and bathroom with roll-top bath and separate over-sized shower. The separate kitchen, lounge and bedroom lead through French doors to a decked terrace and large private garden. A cedar Soaking Tub built into the decking is set to 32 degrees during the summer to cool off from the heat of the day. For cooler evenings and during Spring and Autumn the Tub can be heated to 35 degrees. You also have access to our fully equipped gymnasium, with a complete range of fitness machines, free weights and CV equipment.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are an english couple who left the UK to set up a new way of life in rural France.

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Speaks English, French

4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Gorgeous cottage in a beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

Perfect cottage with everything you could need and more! High quality and pristine throughout. Great patio for relaxing. Plenty of places to visit within a 30 min drive. Nearest town is 10 min away with good restaurants and the best patisserie ever.

Ma Chaleur is a wonderful place and can't wait to return - loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Exceeded Our Expectations

  • 5 of 5

The gite is even better than it looks in the photographs, with the rooms being larger than we expected. The owners have given a lot of thought to equipping the cottage for a perfect stay. We particularly appreciated the luxurious touches such as the Molten Brown products, the Nespresso coffee machine and Bose IPod dock. The location is excellent between Beaumont and Issigeac, two beautiful French villages/towns. We would visit again.

Paul & Geraldine

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stylish and comfortable cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week in this beautifully renovated cottage. The owners attention to detail was first class and on hand to offer help if needed. The setting is very quiet, perfect to get away from it all and unwind. We loved the outdoor space with hammock and hot tub. Perfect for relaxing. Would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peaceful paradise found

  • 5 of 5

Ma Chaleur is a really beautiful property to spend some relaxing down time in.

It's location is very peaceful but within easy reach of interesting places to go. Towns and villages with both shopping centres and local markets are close by. Chateaus to visit and wine to be tasted. Views to be enjoyed and photographed to make your family and friends envious.

However, just being able to relax on the deck under the shade or cooling off in the cedar tub under the trees was equally inviting.

Having stopped in many rentals over the years, this truly lives up to the luxury level that others have missed. Fantastic bathroom with walk in shower and deep slipper bath. Fully fitted kitchen with everything you could need. A huge comfortable bed to relax in at the end of the day. The air conditioning was a great feature in the really hot summer weather and made sleeping at night much easier. Satellite TV, DVD player and a music system are all available.

Nik and Gill are very friendly hosts and always available but are very discrete.

Along with it's sister cottage, Mon Coeur, this has become one of our favourite holiday destinations in France.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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From the Owner

We found and bought a small hamlet in 2010 and after gaining permission to establish a group of holiday cottages, we started the process of renovation the following year. We renovated Mon Coeur cottage first which is advertised on Owners Direct (FR: 19629) and have finished the renovation of Ma Chaleur in 2015.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 12 Miles


Bergerac airport is just 20 minutes from Mon Coeur cottage. If you decide to fly then it will be essential to hire a car, as the property is very rural and public transport is limited. All the major car hire firms operate from Bergerac airport.

If you decide to drive from the UK, then channel ferries from Portsmouth, Poole and Plymouth sail regularly and the drive down is approx 650km and takes about 7 hours.


Ma Chaleur lies in the centre of four beautiful places.

Villereal is a bastide town 5 minutes to the South of the cottage, and ideal for supplies with shops and supermarket.

Issigeac is a beautiful village just 10 minutes to the West, and has the largest market in the area every Sunday morning.

Beaumont du Perigord is a beautiful bastide town 10 minutes to the north with a cobbled square of cafes and bars.

Monpazier 20 minutes to the East is known as the finest bastide town in France!

Further Details:

Ma Chaleur is centrally placed for all the main tourist attractions in the Dordogne and Lot et Garonne.

The village of Sainte Sabine Born, is a 2 minute drive from the cottage, or a 15 minute stroll. Although small, it has a bakery, pizza parlour and and two very good restaurants:

'Chez Edith', which has a beautiful outside terrace and serves as the local bar, coffee shop and restaurant with great well-priced food, and

'Etincelles', which is a Michelin starred restaurant in the small hotel La Gentilhommiere.

Villereal has a full size supermarket open from 9am to 7pm without closing for lunch, and a Carrefour open till late, and Sunday mornings. There are also plenty of specialist shops in the market square, an exquisite patisserie shop, and a pharmacy. A Saturday morning market sells a large selection of fresh produce - although the market at Issigeac Sunday morning has the largest selection of produce and artisan products in the area. There are plenty of restaurants, cafes and bars at Villereal with outside seating to soak up the sun or recline in the shade. If you have any medical problems, there are also two english speaking doctors.

The cottage is also at the heart of the 'Route des Chateaux', the driving routes around the fairy tale castles of the Dordogne; and is only 25 minutes from the beautiful Chateau Biron, and 45 minutes from the amazing Chateau Bonaguil.

If you would prefer to laze away an afternoon in a canoe or on a boat trip along the Dordogne river then Bergerac is only 20 minutes away. The old town of Bergerac is a great place to eat before the boat trip with some excellent restaurants set within a beautiful collection of mediaeval houses.

The UNESCO heritage site of Les Eysies de Tayac is only 50 minutes from the cottage, and is an acclaimed site of prehistoric rock dwellings and cave paintings.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2017
3 Mar 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
30 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We have a minimum rental period of one week.
Bookings are confirmed with a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the total booking price; payable by paypal, bank transfer or cheque.
The balance is payable eight weeks before the start of the holiday.
To cover any damage or breakages, we ask for a deposit of £170 when paying the balance for your holiday.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day for weekly Summer stays are Friday. The cottage is available from 4pm on the first day and should be vacated by 10am on the morning of departure. Our second cottage Mon Coeur will have a Saturday changeover in 2015 Ref: FR19629).

25% holding deposit due when booking.
Balance and security dosit payable 8 weeks before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 06-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

We are proud of the traditional methods and materials we are using to bring the properties back to their former glory. We hope that the modern luxuries we add, will result in authentic holiday experiences that capture the essence of the Dordogne; whilst treating our guests to the luxuries they would expect from a top hotel.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • river
  • rural
  • village

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • fitness centre
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Luxurious bathroom with roll-top bath, over-sized shower, twin basins and plenty of fluffy towels.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: One bedroom with 6 foot Super king bed. Bedlinen is 100% Egyptian cotton. Pillows and duvets are goose feather and down, and allergenic options are available.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Built in air conditioning and air sourced central heating. Log burner for Winter long weekends, with supply of logs. Cedar Soaking Tub kept at 32 degrees, but can be heated to 35 degrees for evenings and cooler seasons. A selection of books, glossy magazines, and films are supplied. Outside: Ma Chaleur has a large private garden to the rear which is not overlooked by any building. A large south-facing decked terrace provides an excellent spot for sunbathing and houses the hand-built cedar Soaking Tub. There is a shaded dining table for four and the two rattan sun loungers are perfect for topping up the tans. The hammock slung beneath the Lime tree is the ideal place for snoozing or reading under the shade of the canopy of leaves. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedlinen, duvets, pillows and towels are included. Towelling robes and towels for the Soaking Tub are also provided. The property is cleaned once a week and linens and towels changed at that point. Other: The private gymnasium is housed in a large barn in the hamlet. This is a fully equipped gym only open to our guests, comprising a full range of fitness machines, CV equipment and free weights. There is UK satellite TV connected to a Bose sound syst

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