Gite | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 13
La Petite Devinie is set on 7 acres of ground, situated on an elevated position, offering stunning panoramic views of the rolling countryside and the surrounding farmlands and woodlands.
The traditional Perigordian stone barn has been converted into 3 quality gites, with a double and a twin bedroom in each one. While they retain much of the old charm with stone walls and lovely exposed beams, they have just been re-decorated and tastefully furnished to a high standard with all the modern comfort by the new owners who live on site. The spacious accommodation is on 2 floors. The lounge, dining area and the well-equipped kitchen are open plan. There is a toilet and enclosed shower unit on the ground floor. The bedrooms and the bathroom w/shower are upstairs.
La Petite Devinie benefits from just being 5 minutes walk from the village of Pont St Mamet, off the N21 just north of Bergerac. It is conveniently situated for holiday makers arriving by air at Bergerac airport, being 20 minutes drive away or coming by roads as the N21 provides the direct link to the A89 motorway. It is within easy reach to those famous sites of the Dordogne, such as Sarlat, Domme, Le Bugue and La Roque-Gageac. During the busy summer months, it provides a haven from the hustle and bustles of the main tourist areas. It is an ideal place to stay for exploring the wines of Bergerac, Perchament & Mobazillac which are in the vicinity. There are several golf courses nearby. For those who prefer to chill out and unwind by the pool, the village offers a grocery shop for lovely French bread, cheese and local produces, a restaurant, a post office and a coiffeur. It is a perfect base for your holiday which offers you home to home comfort to explore the beauty of the Perigord.
|Size||Sleeps up to 13, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Arcachon 60 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 20 km, Nearest railway: Bergerac 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms and 3 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||3 Sofa beds, Single beds (6), Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details outdoors||
All the gites have their separate entrance, private terrace, sun loungers, outdoor furniture and BBQ. The gites overlook the lovely large 12 x 6 pool.
The property has generous gardens, lawns, meadow & woodland. Guests are welcome to wander around and play ball games.
You will love the open view of the marvellous surrounding countryside, the lovely light that changes throughout the day and at night the wonderful stars in the big open sky.
The huge walnut tree provides welcome shading in the summer. And you can take advantage of the popular gazebo by the pool which has been fondly called by guests as the VIP lounge. Under there, you can read, play games, share a drink and chat to the other guests.
There are red squirrels at La Devinie. You may even spot a deer or two going across the ground. There had been occasions that guests were amused and entertained by the herd of cows in the adjoining field. One wandered in to gorge on the fruit tree!
At various times of the day, it is enchanting to hear the church bells floating across the rolling hills from the distant village.
Boules are provided for guests who like to take up a game of petanque. Badminton is available for the guests to enjoy on site.
Private driveway access to the gites, with ample parking space for cars.
The swimming pool is alarmed. For safety reason, young children must be under the supervision of an adult at all time during their stay at La Petite Devinie..
The gites can be rented together, ideal for a group of 10 - 13 people.
The new owners, Isabel & Rowan are there to welcome their guests and happy to give advice and help if required.
Being Francophile themselves, they had many happy holidays in the Dordogne and know the area well before taking up residence here recently. They have several years of experience in letting their holiday home in the south of France which they still have and aim to provide their guests home to home comfort and a relaxed and enjoyable stay at La Petite Devinie.
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
Dordogne is one of the most beautiful and popular destinations in France.
The region is renowned for its diversity of landscapes, the richness of its cuisine and a wealth of activities on offer to visitors. It is steeped in history and culture with prehistoric caves, bastide towns, churches, gardens, castles and medieval villages. Your will enjoy wandering through the famous towns and villages such Sarlat, Domme, La Roque-Gageac and Bergerac with the twisted back streets and ancient buildings; discovering their heritage of bygone ages as well as shopping in the French markets.
The Dordogne river is enchanting. Take a boat ride on one of those old barges and glide past some of Perigord's most beautiful sights. It is great for those who like activities in the open air, such as canoeing, rafting, fishing and swimming. Hot air ballooning is another adventure which is popular, visitors can admire the stunning landscapes and beautiful sites from above.
The climate is hot in the summer and warm in the Spring and Autumn season.
Bergerac is a lovely town which offers all the amenities. The old town has wonderful timber buildings, narrow streets and a statue of Cyrano de Bergerac. You can embark on a barge tour on the river Dordogne, at the Maison du Vines sample the sumptuous local wines and the adjacent cloister holds free evening concerts in the summer months. Saturday and Wednesdays are market days in Bergerac. You will find seasonal local produces such as strawberries, honey, vegetables, walnuts, truffles, free range meats and chicken and lovely fresh baked breads in abundant.
In our area, there are many jazz concerts throughout the year and they are often held in château and vineyards. A pre-concert dinner is sometimes on offer at a very reasonable price.
InJuly and August , the 'night markets' in various villages are a great favourite of the locals and tourists alike where one could enjoy the delights of the local cuisine outdoors in the warm summer evenings with music and sometimes dance and often end with fire works towards midnight.
It is an ideal place to discover and 'déguster' the wines of Bergerac, Perchament & Mobazillac, the vineyards are just a short drive from the gites. Other famous châteaux in St Emilion, Pomerol and Bordeaux are also within easy reach.
The area has many restaurants offering local gastronomy with such mouth watering cuisine like confit de canard and foie gras. There is a Michelin starred restaurant just 20 minutes away from the gites.
For those who like walking or cycling, the gorgeous countryside is at the doorstep of La Petite Devinie.
There is a riding school 15 minutes away and golf courses are about 1/2 hour drive.