Cottage in Sainte Alvere, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France - Picturesque Location In The Perigord Noir
The Pigeonnier dates from a quieter age, three storeys high and with walls nearly a meter thick, it is surrounded by trees and set in 2 acres of meadow land. The top floor, once home to flocks of pigeons (hence the name) is now empty. This 1 bedroom tower is perfect for a couple that want to explore the Dordogne region or just relax and recuperate.
Top Traveller Review
Perfect place to relax and unwind
About the Owner
4.7 based on 3 holidaymaker reviews
Perfect place to relax and unwind
We've just got back from a week at the Pigeoneer and absolutely loved it! It was so peaceful and relaxing. Gavin was a pleasure to book with and Jackie and Alan were brilliant hosts, gave us our privacy yet were always on hand if need be. We're missing it already, can't wait to come back! Lots of love from Beth and Jay xxxxxx
Quirky, rustic, peaceful and perfect!
We have recently spent two wonderful weeks at the Pigeonnier. Once you get your head around this unusual property it is simply just sublime. There is everything you need here and we had such a lovely welcome from Jackie and Alan. This was our first proper holiday without 'the kids' and after two weeks we didn't want to leave. Would we go back ? Yes! Would we recommend it? Yes!
Perfectly quirky rural escape
We have just returned from a 2 week stay in the Pigeonnier. It is a delightful property, immaculately clean and very well equipped - better indeed than in the description. Renters do need to be aware that each of the rooms can only be accessed from outside - but umbrellas are provided! Owners Alan & Jackie could not have been more helpful and considerate. The grounds are lovely and the pool - actually in their back garden behind the property - is for your sole use, a good size and very well maintained. Ste Alvere is an easy 5 minute walk and has all necessary facilities, incuding a cash point. Wifi access at the gite is a bit erratic - but you can move closer to the main house to improve it. There is good privacy at the pool and outside the gite's "lounge" for sunbathing. For the right couple, this is the perfect spot for a relaxing break.
Activity and Interests
Being close to the Dordogne and Vezere rivers, there are numerous riverside locations such as Limeuil (where the 2 rivers converge) within 30 minutes drive.
The nearest airport is Bergerac which is 32km away. It is essential to have a car for sightseeing as there is very little public transport in this rural area.
Sainte Alvere is 10 minutes walk and the major sights such as Chateaux Beynac, La Roque Gageac, Sarlat and Lascaux Caves are all within 1 hours drive. The towns of Bergerac and Perigueux are 30 minutes drive away.
The Perigord Noir area of the Dordogne is a region famous for its picturesque medieval Chateaux and villages, world famous caves with prehistoric paintings and gourmet cuisine. Surrounded by beautiful countryside and winding rivers, there are a host of activities to enjoy such as golf, canoeing, horse-riding, hot-air ballooning, tennis and fishing.
Sainte Alvere is a small pretty village which offers most basics and has a cafe, boulangerie, restaurant, post office, ATM, medical centre, petrol station, mini-market and a church. 20 minutes drive is the town of Le Bugue and within this area there are many restaurants and village markets to visit. It's just as easy to relax, enjoy the good weather and french way of life.
Additional pricing information
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We ask for a 30% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking, remainder payable 6 weeks before arrival. Payment can be made to either our UK or French Bank account or via Paypal. Once you have made a booking, we will send you our rental agreement with our full contact details and map by e-mail.
Changeover day is Saturday with arrivals after 4:00pm and departures by 10:00am.
We ask for a 30% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking, remainder payable 45 days prior to arrival. Payment can be made to either our UK Bank (National Westminster) or our French Bank. Paypal is also accepted.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Kitchen ...
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
- Private Pool
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom with shower, wc and washbasin.
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
- Bedroom 1
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: 1 Bedroom with 1 double bed, sleeps 2. An antique grandfather clock, with hands stuck permanently at five past three, makes sure that time stands still in this place.
- Golf ...
- Outside: In front of the Pigeonnier an outside terrace is perfect for enjoying breakfast in the sun, with pretty views over the valley. A covered terrace behind the Pigeonnier offers shade and has a BBQ, dining table and comfortable chairs. Hammocks under the pine trees are the ultimate for a siesta! The 5m x 10m swimming pool is solely for use by guests at the Pigeonnier. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linens and towels are included and changed once a week when the Pigeonnier is cleaned.