Domaine de Cournet-Haut, which was once a 17th century hunting lodge, is today home to a peaceful and beautifully restored holiday residence. Set on 13 acres of gardens, lawns and bright mature forest, it provides the space and serenity for great family holidays and relaxing country breaks. There are a total of 8 houses to rent on the domain, but with a maximum capacity of 39 and the houses well spread apart, you will still enjoy the tranquility of your surroundings. Domaine de Cournet-Haut has been family run for 35 years and we are always onsite to give recommendations and to make your visit to our area as enjoyable as possible.
Your house “La Forge”, which makes up part of an internal courtyard, is a mere stone’s throw from the swimming pool and its terrace overlooks the garden, tennis court and part of the swimming pool. The house received a complete and tasteful makeover in 2012 giving added comfort and light whilst retaining its original charm.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 65 km, Nearest railway: Siorac 18 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Further details indoors|
Inside “La Forge”
A former blacksmith’s workshop, La Forge was restored and modernized while retaining its original Périgourdin character. Inside, oak beams and ochre stones steal the show giving La Forge its coziness, which is also enhanced by the wooden stove that can be lit in the cooler season (central heating is also a feature).
On the ground floor, the open plan living area comprises the kitchen (equipped with an oven, four ring hob, dishwasher and all the necessary kitchenware), dining and sitting room with satellite TV, DVD and hifi, complete with antique furniture.
On the first floor, the double bedroom is separated from the quirky little French boudoir by a monumental beam and opens onto the terrace where you will enjoy memorable summer evening barbecues. A separate bathroom and toilet are facing each other in the small corridor leading to a second bedroom furnished with 3 single beds.
|Further details outdoors|
Guests can enjoy the following, all of which are included in the rental price.
• Heated swimming pool (May to September, weather conditions permitting)
• Floodlit tennis court
• Large range of new bikes, with child seats and helmets available.
• Complete access to 13 acres of gardens, lawns and bright mature forest.
• Boules court.
• Trampoline, children’s playground and sandpit.
• Free book and DVD library.
• Badminton, ball games and large range of board-games.
• Large range of custom made maps showing walks and cycles departing from Cournet-Haut.
• Wifi access is available in your house and around much of the domaine.
“The Dordogne département is for many people the picture-perfect image of the French countryside, a gentle landscape of patchwork fields, hilltop towns, turreted mansions and jade-green woods. Named after the most important of the region’s seven rivers, the Dordogne is better-known to the French as Périgord, spiritual home to two of the country’s enduring culinary passions – foie gras and the black truffle. The Dordogne is famous for its stunning cave paintings, as well as for its many fortified chateaux and bastide towns – reminders of the bloody battles waged here during the Middle Ages and the Hundred Years’ War.” – Lonely Planet Guide
Here in Domaine de Cournet Haut, you will be ideally located to visit many of the stunning sites of the region.
• Sarlat 27km
• Castelnaud 16km
• Beynac 20km
• Domme 17km
• Marqueyssac gardens 18km
• Belvès 18km
• Monpazier 27km
• Les Eyzies and the Lascaux caves 36km
Domaine de Cournet-Haut is located 800m from Saint Pompon, a picturesque little village of 250 inhabitants which offers charming little backstreets to explore. It has a very good restaurant, two bars, a small supermarket, butcher, baker and pharmacy. It has a farmers market every Friday morning and guests can also enjoy the atmosphere and local cooked food of the night market every Saturday night during the summer months.