Le Petit Vallon
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This spacious, character cottage has many charming features and is within walking distance to the historic village of Payzac. Take a stroll to the village each morning to collect your fresh croissants for breakfast or have a 5 course meal (including wine) at the local restaurant for as little as 12 euros!
The cottage is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty and has the added advantage of being within easy reach of many tourist attractions. The historic city of Limoges, horse racing at Pompadour, the 40 hectare Lake Rouffiac and beach, many magnificent chateaux and numerous pre-historic caves – to name but a few.
The accommodation is spacious and comprises - GROUND FLOOR: a spacious lounge with satellite tv (which receives English programmes) and a separate dining room. A wc and washbasin. An office area with broadband connection. The kitchen and breakfast room is a feature we know you will enjoy as it has french doors leading out onto a large private patio (with built-in BBQ, sun loungers and patio furniture) overlooking the 4 acres of meadow and woodland. The Kitchen has a dishwasher, washing machine, electric hob, microwave/grill, electric oven and fridge. FIRST FLOOR: One double bedroom with its own balcony with views over the surrounding countryside. One twin bedroom. One shower room/toilet.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lake Rouffiac with beach & watersports 15 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Limoges 77 km, Nearest railway: Saint Yrieix la Perche 20 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The cottage is situated within a kilometre of the historic village of Payzac and the accommodation is spacious and fully self contained. Here you can enjoy your holiday in complete privacy with the reassurance of knowing that the owners are nearby and on-hand if needed. Books and games are provided and there is a TV which receives English programmes. A small office area has been created with computer and internet broadband connection which is included in the price.
The lounge and patio is a feature you will enjoy as the french doors open out onto a large patio which has wonderful views over the valley and beyond to the village where you can see Payzac church tower.
The cottage could easily sleep more people, but the owners want you to enjoy the space and comfort and clients have shown their pleasure with the cottage by returning year after year.
|Further details outdoors|
The cottage is set within 4 acres of meadow and woodland where there are buzzards nesting in the trees and you may be lucky and spot a deer crossing the land - or even a wild boar! A feature we know you will enjoy is the spacious terrace overlooking the meadow. Here there is a large built-in BBQ, table, chairs and sunloungers. The cottage also has its own garden with table and chairs under the shade of the cherry tree.
Special rates for long-term winter lets. Gas Central heating is installed in the cottage and is an additional cost which is charged on the meter at cost price. During the months of April and September it can be chilly in the evenings and electric heaters can be provided for this purpose and charged on a meter - at the same rate as the electricity supplier.
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
Although outstandingly beautiful, this area of the Dordogne is relatively undiscovered and you will find the local people extremely friendly and helpful. The summers are long and warm and during the months of July and August there are many village fairs and antique markets to visit.
The cottage is situated on the edge of 3 departments - the Dordogne, Haute Vienne and Correze. The scenery is breathtakingly beautiful and unspoilt with rolling hills and valleys, old stone cottages, many rivers and lakes to explore and most famously - the wonderful restaurants boasting dishes of truffles and foie gras.
It's almost like stepping back in time - the pace of life is slow and relaxed and the medieval villages and landscape look the same as they did many centuries ago. On those long, hot summer days the village folk can be found bathing in the rivers and lakes. Nearby (5km) is the ancient Forge and Chateau at Savignac Ledrier. The setting is magnificent with the weir and the backdrop of the fairytale chateau. Here you can picnic and stroll along the river and not see another person in sight. If you enjoy French cuisine, sightseeing, birdwatching, fishing and taking long nature walks then this is the place for you.
The entire area is steeped in ancient history. Richard the Lionheart and Eleanor of Aquitaine frequently stayed in the Chateau at nearby Excideuil. Amongst the many other chateaux in the area is the magnificent chateau at Hautefort - a short drive away.
Sight-seeing includes the several pre-historic caves of the region - and approximately a 30 minute drive to where the earliest European humans settled. Dinosaur footprints can be found in the river bed near to Excideuil.
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2 Oct 2013
"Ideal Dordogne location, peaceful, clean and great value"
Wevprimarily used Pegit Valon as a base from which to discover the Dordogne. It served it's purpose perfectly. The cottage was clean, quiet and functional. Mike and Jenny checked us in and we kne… More
Thank you so much for your review. Sorry about the bed - we didn't realise it was creaking so will make sure it is fixed. Jenny & Mike
18 Oct 2012
"Lovely quaint cottage in peaceful location"
Had a fabulous two weeks exploring rural France from a fantastic base.The cottage is very spacious and superbly equiped.The outside space is enticing you to explore when relaxing on the sunny terrace.
Although Mike and Jenny are just next door we had all the privacy we could want but with all the benefit of their recommendations of places to visit and places to eat..We can highly recommend "Des Voyageurs" in the village and the nearby "Des Forges" restaurant just a short drive away in Savignac Ledrier where we had snails for the first time!! For a short walk from the door of the cottage it is well worth a visit to the paper mill.We have visited France on several occasions and would rate "Le Petit Vallon" at the top.
6 Aug 2012
"Privacy, peace and space assured at le petit vallon"
We always hope for the best when booking direct with owners, at the Petit Vallon the experience from booking to arrival and the duration of the stay has been nothing short of excellent.Having stayed i… More
2 Jun 2012
"Fantastic house in the French countryside!"
We booked for a week and wished we had booked for two weeks. The house was very comfortable and had everything you needed. The kitchen was huge and it opened up to a decent sized terrace with great vi… More
3 Oct 2011
"Most enjoyable stay"
This was an old quaint cottage but with loads of space and everything we could need. The outlook over the gardens at the rear was beautiful, very peaceful. We watched a red squirrel and buzzards. The sunny terrace was well used. Lots of places to visit both in the near vicinity and further afield. A most relaxing, enjoyable stay in rural France!
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