Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 175 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

The Gatehouse Cottage (La Petite Maison) at Domaine de Tabary is perfect for family holidays in truly relaxing countryside with one of the biggest pools in Dordogne. The owner's manor house, Gatehouse Cottage, two other letting houses and the barns are set around a vast courtyard, just outside the main tourist area, so forget traffic jams and crowded shops. Tabary is a ten minute walk from Excideuil market town with its excellent bakers, restaurants, ancient streets, castle and colourful market.

Gatehouse Cottage is available separately or together with the neighbouring Farmhouse and Dovecote for up to a total of 19 people. Both the Farmhouse and the Gatehouse have three large bedrooms and cool sitting rooms. Park like gardens leading to the magnificent swimming pool 15m long! Lounge here all day in the sun, or be busy visiting all the historic sights nearby: - Lascaux cave paintings, Jumilhac and Hautefort chateaux, picturesque Brantome and fascinating Perigueux with its free evening Jazz concerts.

Golf 5 mins! 15 mins to lake with beach, boats, water-skiing or wake boarding. Try Quad biking or Paint-ball, Canoeing and Horse riding, or see dungeons and war machines at Beynac and Castelnaud chateaux. There is something for everyone, young or old! Tabary is great for families!

Size Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Atlantic coast 175 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Limoges or Bergerac 80 km, Nearest railway: Thiviers 14 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (5), Cots (1), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 7
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The Gatehouse is attached to the owners' manor house but is completely independent.

Three spacious bedrooms with parquet wood floors, child friendly furnishings. Extra children's beds available.

Bathroom - bath with shower, wash basin, shaver point, wc. Separate wc.

Fully equipped kitchen, with washing machine, microwave oven, gas & electric cooker, fridge freezer, kettle, coffee machine, toaster, ironing board, iron and all usual equipment.

Further details outdoors

Garden table and chairs and parasol provided

Swimming pool 15 x 7m in its own hedged garden with poolside furniture, verandah and vast stone BarBQ.

Table-tennis (two tables) and football game in the barn.

Play Boules in the courtyard while enjoying that evening drink!

Golf 4km. Mountain bikes available.

Easy walk to market, shops, bakers and restaurants.

Lovely riverside walks on the doorstep!

18 acres of gardens and woods to roam.

Further details

Wonderful local food including truffle, foie gras, duck, walnuts and escargots, even Dordogne caviar!

Local restaurants produce delicious meals at astonishingly low prices, often featuring duck. Try our nearest restaurant's lunch - five courses including wine at 11€.

Colourful local markets and fêtes.

Beautiful countryside, stunning châteaux, ideal walking cycling and horse riding, pretty villages and prehistoric caves.

Historic towns of Brantome, Perigueux and Bergerac. St Jean de Cole - one of the prettiest villages in France.

Pompadour with its Château, horse races and national stables are also nearby.

See Romanesque churches and the famous Pilgrims' Way to Santiago de Compostela.

Canoe and fish in the rivers Loue, Auvezere and Dordogne.

Rouffiac lake with beach and water sports including cable water skiing and wake-boarding.

Trains from Thiviers to Bordeaux and Limoges make it an ideal base for exploring Dordogne and Limousin. Golf 4km, Tree walking, Paintball and Quad bikes are new additions to the things to do list, and the local fêtes are always good value entertainment.

The Dordogne region

Aquitaine in southern France! - Sunshine is the norm here, it's a gardener's and tourist's paradise in the prettiest countryside in France! Dordogne lies between the mostly flat coastal regions and the mountainous empty Massif Central. In Dordogne you find hills and valleys, forests with wild boar and deer in an unspoilt countryside dotted with villages and farms. Experience the local weekly market - try the famous Perigord food including duck, foie gras, confit de canard, truffles, cepe mushrooms, walnuts and even caviar from the Dordogne river, not to mention the baguettes, wine and cheese!

Châteaux with war machines, Museums, Roman remains, horse riding, canoeing and fishing rivers, Water sports lake with wake boarding, - all on our doorstep. It is a region bursting with places to see and things to do, indoors and out. The scenery is simply beautiful - many say like the prettiest parts of England before industrialisation and tarmac. Dordogne is only one day's drive from the Channel ports, and the climate is just so much sunnier and warmer! Famous places like Brantome, Sarlat, Domme, Bergerac, Pompadour and Jumilhac-le-Grand are all within easy reach.


The Farmhouse and Cottage at Tabary are ideally placed for exploring the Perigord region. Nearby Excideuil is a market town with a host of 17th century buildings and X1th century fortress Château . Romanesque churches to see, Lake with beach, boats and wake-boarding 15 minutes, Newly discovered caves with fantastic stalactites just over the hill! NEW 9 hole Golf course just 4km.

Perigueux hosts summer music evenings and festival of mime. The huge Cathedral dominates the skyline with its towers and domes. Outstanding network of cross-country tracks offering wonderful walking, riding and cycling in unspoilt countryside, and you can walk or ride along the ancient pilgrim paths to Santiago de Compostela in Spain.