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Enjoy The Stunning Views & Garden Of This Traditional Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Salagnac, Nr. Hautefort, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France - Set In A Quiet Hamlet with Large Garden and Stunning Views.

This stone cottage, is 2 kilometres from Genis which has three restaurants, a butcher, and an artisan baker who sells wonderful croissants as well as essential groceries. The accommodation is on the ground floor. All main rooms are south facing onto the garden. The lounge/diner has an impressive fireplace with wood-burning stove, a French window onto the terrace, and a staircase to the attic (so all rooms are full height). There are two large, light and airy bedrooms one with a French window onto the terrace. The bathroom has been recently fitted to a high standard. The kitchen is well equipped and gives onto the lounge. A basement houses the washing machine and garden furniture. The house is attractive and comfortable, whereas the location is absolutely stunning. During many summers in Sarrazanas, we have essentially lived outside on the terrace, in the garden or walking and cycling in the local area. The terrace is great for listening to the birds, looking at the views. There is so little light pollution the night sky looks awesome with the milky way very pronounced. The property comprises one hectare, just under half of which is garden, the remainder is in the adjoining field, where you will often sees the neighbour’s Limousine cattle grazing. The garden contains a beautiful barn, two wells (both capped), a host of shrubs, a large grass area for playing, and an orchard. We won’t be there so help yourself to whatever is ripe: figs, cherries, mirabelles, peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots, pears, or even walnuts from a magnificent mature tree. The garden attracts many birds; each year finches, warblers, and nightingales have nested here. Golden Orioles steal the figs and hoopoes visit the terrace in spring. The nearest town is Hautefort (10km) with its famous Chateau and gardens, a supermarket (with petrol), and shops and restaurants. There is fishing at Etang de Borne (3km). Cherveix Cubas (8km) has an excellent restaurant as well as canoeing on the Auvezerre. In easy reach are golf, swimming, a watersports park, leisure lakes, caves, and many interesting towns, markets, and chateaux. Lascaux II is 45 minutes away.

We take electronic bank transfers and sterling cheques as well as on-line payment. Discounts are available for stays of 2 weeks or more and for couples. Please enquire for further details.

More Details

Ed Sharpe
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
11 January, 2017

About Ed Sharpe

We recently retired to Devon. Previously we were in Surrey but lived in this property 5 months per year. Hence we were able to enjoy the French summer, and an outdoor life while working on-line from home. Holiday letting allows us to afford the upkeep so that we can retain our second home for family holidays. To sell this would be very painful.

Ed Sharpe purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Ed Sharpe chose Perigord Vert

We bought this property having viewed scores of others because of the views. Then we realised how good the garden and area were.

The area has just the right population for us, never crowed but always someone there if you need them.

Hautefort and Excideuil satisfied most of our needs, but we went to Perigueux, St Yrieix, or Brive when necessary.

We entertained a succession of guests with day trips throughout Dordogne and Limousin.

What makes this cottage unique

We enjoyed the house as a holiday home for several years, before living there 5 months/year 2007-2014.

We spend most of our free time gardening or lounging on the terrace enjoying the views, wildlife and night sky. We also did a lot of walking, running and cycling in the immediate area, and travelling to the many chateau and beauty spots around.

The hamlet has only three households. Us, a French family, and a retired Dutch couple. They have been very kind and helpful, and have a great sense of humour. They are now close friends.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Salagnac in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • The bathroom is off the hallway has bath, shower, bidet, wash basin and wc. There is a separate wc off the hall with wash basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, bedside table, chest of draws, fitted clothes rail and a French window onto the terrace. Bedroom 2 is dual aspect with double bed, chair, bedside table, bookcase and dressing table. A cot, and a small single put-me-up bed are available - but bed you will need to bring your own linen for them. There are two portable clothes rails that can be moved to either room.
  • Books
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: Large walled terrace with table, 4 chairs, parasol, and 2 recliners. Large barbecue. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property will be cleaned at each change-over. Towels and bed linen are included and changed weekly. Other: There is a basement which contains the washing machine, ironing board and iron, that is also used to store the outside furniture, parasol and BBQ.


4.4/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)


Lovely area but interior cleanliness let property down.

  • 2 of 5

We chose this property because it was in an area of France that we had not visited before and indeed there was some wonderful scenery and beautiful villages within travelling distance. Previous reviews had given the property 5 stars so were we not anticipating any problems.

The house is in a lovely, quiet area and has great views over the surrounding countryside as described with some great wildlife. We saw wild rabbits and a little owl in the garden during our stay in June. Inside the villa the furniture was basic and the bedding and towels were clean but we were very disappointed in the overall cleanliness of the villa. A used bar of soap left in the bathroom, 2 old sponges on the kitchen sink and a dead flower in a glass on the dining table greeted our arrival. We had to clean the fridge and kitchen before we could unpack our belongings and the oven was overdue a good clean. Most of the pans were so old with the non- stick coating being severely eroded I considered them unusable. There was no cupboard space in the kitchen for our purchased food due to being overcrowded with the owners pots/pans/tins etc. The house is obviously somebody's holiday home rather than a holiday let and it does show. After staying the previous week in a beautiful property further north I'm afraid the standard of cleanliness and let this property down very badly indeed.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: While we feel that the criticism is unduly harsh we are sorry that this holidaymaker was disappointed. We would be silly not to learn from it and to improve the property and experience of future holidaymakers. That the fridge and oven were dirty is unacceptable, we apologise for that. We have briefed the cleaner accordingly, also to be careful to tidy up the minor things like the flower and the soap. The soap must have been brought in, we provided bottled handwash and shower gel. Regarding the cupboards, as explained in the welcome pack the empty tins are there for visitors to use. Loose food attracts mice. While rather exaggerated she has a point about the saucepans, they are tired so will be replaced with new ones before next season. Finally, she is right this is our holiday home and we make no apology for that. Renting the house allows us to keep it. We want to keep it because it is charming and is in a magnificent setting - we believe these are important attributes for holiday makers too.
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A lovely place to stay with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week in mid May staying in this lovely cottage. The view is just beautiful and the patio gets full sunshine all day long, it was so relaxing. I spent hours within a few hundred yards taking pictures of lizards, birds, moths, butterflies, dragonflies and other insects and only ten minutes walk away we watched coypu in a lake. Kay walked to the nearby village for fresh bread most mornings. The cottage was clean and homely and at night the sky was dark enough for me to take some magic pictures of the Milky Way, something I can’t do at home. We highly recommend a stay here, we would certainly come again.

Mike and Kay, Rotherham UK.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Like Paradise

  • 5 of 5

It 's a lovely house in a tiny little village, named Sarrazanas, near Salagnac. We spend with two friends 2 weeks in the house, the garden and the environment. We had a wonderfull time. We enjoyed our "promenades" in the surroundings, the diner parties in the restaurants in the little villages in the neighbourhood, the fields, the flowers and the birds. We have heard and seen many times the hoopoe and the nightinggale in the garden. It 's a place like Paradise.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Schönes Ferienhaus in toller Umgebung mit fantastischem Blick und absoluter Ruhe

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben 16 Tage im Haus verbracht. Uns hat es an nichts gefehlt und wir haben sehr schöne Abende auf der Terrasse verbracht, die absolute Ruhe und den großartigen Sternenhimmel bewundert. Der günstige Preis relativiert sich durch die recht einfache Ausstattung des Hauses. Hier könnte etwas mehr Liebe im Detail der Einrichtung stecken. Daher würden wir eigentlich eher 4,5 Sterne vergeben. Nichtsdestotrotz erfüllte das Haus und die Umgebung alle unsere Erwartungen und wir wurden nicht enttäuscht.

Der Vermieter hat sich gut um uns gekümmert und wir würden das Haus weiterempfehlen und/oder wieder besuchen. Wir haben auch viele nützliche Tipps zur Umgebung erhalten, zB Restaurantempfehlungen, URLs mit Marktzeiten etc. Die Region ist wunderschön und absolut empfehlenswert. Es gibt viele kleine Städte mit tollen Märkten, gutes Essen, eine großartige Landschaft und größere Städte für den Großeinkauf.

Alles in Allem war es eine sehr schöne Zeit.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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simple, accueillant, jardin splendide, vue exceptionnelle

  • 5 of 5

La maison est idéale pour passer des vacances reposantes. La vue de la terrasse,au soleil couchant , est tout simplement superbe et reposante. Le jardin est très bien entretenu et donne sur une vallée magnifique sans aucun vis-à-vis.

La maison est idéalement proportionnée pour un couple avec un enfant. Toutes les pièces donnent sur la terrasse, hormis la cuisine et la salle de bain, assez spacieuses.

La maison mériterait peut-être d'avoir un mobilier plus haut de gamme, mais c'est un détail.

Le plus : Les voisins de Ed , éleveurs de vaches limousines, sont d'une gentillesse remarquable.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci et bien dit!! Nous sommes heureux que vous avez apprécié votre séjour, vous aimez bien les mêmes choses que nous. Nous sommes d'accord avec vous. Nous avons des voisins magnifiques. For English speakers, this couple+baby, of great taste and judgement :-) , liked the simple, welcoming place with splendid garden and exceptional views. They also really liked our neighbours - which is no surprise to us.
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
8 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
20 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
24 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Jul 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
19 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Still Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

We offer a discount for those who stay two weeks or more, and for 2 person parties. Please enquire for more details.

We accept bank transfer and sterling cheques as well as on-line payment.

We require tenants to sign a simple, balanced rental agreement based on owner direct's template, a copy is on this site. The agreement gives detailed terms regarding payment, the 60-day cancellation policy, and 14-day refund of the £150 security deposit. Key points are summarised below.

Our insurer insists on proof that holidaymakers have personal/public liability insurance. We recommend that you take out travel insurance which will cover this. Alternatively this liability is normally already covered within your home insurance policy. We will require copies of the relevant insurance documentation before allowing check-in.

Changeover Day: Saturday preferred. Depart by 10am. Arrive after 4pm. Rates are inclusive of bed linen and towels.

No smoking, no pets. Sceptic tank - please do not flush, for example, wet-wipes, down the toilets these could block the system.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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