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Stone Cottage for Two Adults With Private Gardens & Cedar Hot Tub

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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 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 2017. 20 minutes south of Bergerac airport and central to all attractions; the cottage of warm stone and oak beams has one large bedroom, separate lounge and kitchen, and bathroom with roll-top bath and separate over-sized shower. The kitchen, lounge and bedroom all lead directly out 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.

Gill and Nick
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
30 April, 2017

About Gill and Nick

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

Gill and Nick purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Gill and Nick chose Perigord Pourpre

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Sainte-Sabine-Born in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • village
  • 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
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 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
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • water skiing
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.


5/5 -
(4 traveller 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
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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