La Maison des Papillons
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
La Maison des Papillons is a charming cottage which is detached and very private. It is situated overlooking the Auverzere River valley close to the village of Payzac which has several amenities including a bank, two patisseries and a supermarket.It is an ideal holiday cottage for couples or a small family and has an extensive garden area to enjoy and sunbathe on the loungers provided.The property has the best of both worlds as it is close to the historic village of Payzac but is in its own grounds with stunning countryside surrounding it. It is the perfect base to explore this beautiful area and is in easy reach of many tourist attractions including the chateaux at Pompadour and Hautfort and there is regular horse racing and equestrian events at Pompadour in the summer months.It is very popular with guests who are staying in the area for a romantic wedding at Chateau La Durantie Lanouaille.It is also only ten minutes from the picturesque Lake Rouffiac where there are plenty of things to do including sunbathing, swimming, canoeing or having a stroll around the lake.There are a number of restaurants close by including one at Lake Rouffiac which is very popular in the summer months.
The property has been renovated to a high standard with comfort and relaxation in mind.There is satelliteTV with English channels and free WiFi available.It is 2km from Payzac on the Route de Pompadour nestling on the slopes of the Auvezere Valley.Set in its own natural surroundings of approximately three quarters of an acre, the cottage has a fenced lawned garden and parking for several cars . Beyond the fenced garden is an old orchard and also an area of woods which is adjacent to other woodland and which is a natural habitat for the areas wildlife. There have been sightings in this area of deer and wild boar and it is also a haven for bird watching..
It is also a fantastic area for cycling with minimum traffic routes close by and four bikes are available in the storage barn for visitors use.
The exterior area of the property has two areas for seating and there is a variety of garden furniture including a parasol,and a table and chairs stored in the barn.
The two character bedrooms are decorated to a high standard, well furnished and both have oil fired radiators. Both bedrooms enjoy views of the village of Payzac and the attractive countryside or the woods and the orchard. The modern bathroom downstairs is also well decorated and although compact does have a bath. The kitchen is well appointed and has a dining table with 4 chairs.
This an ideal destination to enjoy the delights of the Dordogne and Limousin regions and is a great all the year round destination because of the variety of places of interest to visit and also the different activities that can be pursued.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Rouffiac Lake (fresh water ) 4 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Limoges 60 km, Nearest railway: St Yriex La Perche 12 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||TV, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
The cottage has a living room,well equipped kitchen, downstairs bathroom and two double bedrooms. .The two character bedrooms are decorated to a high standard, well furnished and both have oil fired radiators. Both bedrooms enjoy views of the village of Payzac and the attractive countryside or the woods and the orchard. The modern bathroom downstairs is also well decorated and although compact does have a bath with shower. The kitchen is well appointed and has a dining table with 4 chairs.
|Further details outdoors|
Set in its own natural surroundings of approximately three quarters of an acre, the cottage has a fenced lawned garden and parking for several cars . Beyond the fenced garden is an old orchard and also an area of woods which is adjacent to other woodland and which is a natural habitat for the areas wildlife. There have been sightings in this area of deer and wild boar and it is also a haven for bird watching..
The exterior area of the property has two areas for seating and there is a variety of garden furniture including a parasol, gazebo, and a table and chairs stored in the barn. There are also two bikes available to take advantage of this well established cycling area.
There is an English speaking person available if there are any queries on arrival or during the holiday.
Tems and conditions can be found on our website www.lamaisondespapillonsdordogne.co.uk
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
La Lande is situated in the stunning countryside of the Perigord Vert of
the North Dordogne bordering the Correze Region.The region is renowned for both air quality and long hot summers. The area is steeped in history with the Richard the Lionheart route and the German occupation of this area during the second world war. There are a number of interesting villages close by including Segur Le Chateau, Pompadour and also Pont Laveryat which is a monument to the second world war resistance fighters killed there by the Germans.
Only 5km away is the stunning Rouffiac Lake which is one of
the most popular lakes in the region. At the lake there is a variety of activities
including swimming,fishing, canoeing,walking,sailing, and
Only 10 minutes away from the cottage is one of the prettiest villages in France-the medieval
village of Segur le Chateau, route of Richard the Lionheart. During July and
August there is the weekly Farmers Markets where there is good food to enjoy and live music
to entertain all age groups.It is an ideal area for walkers as are plenty of walks at Segur or Savignac Lederer
which is just 7km away and it is also a good area for bird watchers. Pompadour
10 minutes away is a village well worth seeing.The National stud is based there with equestrian events and horse racing during the year and there are also a number of restaurants to choose from.
Just 40 minutes away is Brantome which has an excellent selection of restaurants
where it is possible to hire a canoe, or take a boat ride along the river
Also an hour away is Sarlat a stunning medieval town which is well worth a visit.
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23 Sep 2014
"Charming, Relaxing break"
La Maison des Papillons ticked all the boxes for our week long summer break. The rural location is perfect for sitting back with a glass of wine and enjoying some peace and quiet. It was wonderful to sit and look over the rolling landscape of the valley, listening to the birds and enjoying the chance to relax without the usual hustle and bustle. There are facilities aplenty in nearby Payzac (just a short drive away) and we enjoyed stocking up at the supermarket or popping into one of the patisseries to buy some of the local produce. The pace of life is much more sedate here, and perfect for holidaymakers looking to unwind.
This is only half the story however as there are plenty of attractions not too far away if you are prepared to drive. We used the car on site which was very reliable and enjoyed a number of trips out. Pompadour and Hautefort are close by and well worth a visit to admire the stunning chateaus. Slightly further afield we found Periguex, a bustling medieval town with plenty to see and do. Dining on the square was a real treat! If you are prepared to travel back towards Limoges you can find the sombre Oradour Sur Glane - a martyred village from the 2nd world war which is well worth the drive. Overall La Maison des Papillons was perfect for everyone - its rural location allowed for plenty of relaxation (and lazy days spent with a bottle or 3 of red!) while its proximity to larger settlements meant that the more adventurous among us were able to explore the area! Highly recommended!
11 Aug 2013
"Charming cottage, very peaceful and private setting."
We spent one week at this accommodation (2 adults and a 5 year old) and everything was as described. This charming cottage was very private with a secure garden for our little one to play in and a lovely view over the valley below. The cottage was also very clean and well maintained and a welcome pack with all the basics (including a bottle of wine) was left for us. There were plenty of towels and pillows and the beds were really comfy. There is plenty of storage space in the bedrooms and insect screens on one window in each bedroom, so we were able to sleep with the windows open. We used the BBQ virtually every day and spent most evenings out on the patio enjoying the sunshine.
The location is perfect if you are looking for a quiet getaway. There are bikes available although we didn't use them. Being on a hillside the view is great but the roads were too steep and had too many blind bends for a little one to ride safely. I think for adults or older kids it would be fine.
The village of Payzac is a short drive away, just across the valley and the village church can be seen from one of the bedroom windows. There are a few places to visit nearby. Lac Ruffiac is a short drive away and has a beach with safe swimming area (with lifeguard), pedalos, kayaks, playground, clean toilets & changing rooms. Chateau-le-segur also worth visiting, it has a few picnic benches by the river and is a lovely spot for some lunch.
The owner (Marie) was very helpful and always responded to our queries/questions very quickly.
27 Jun 2013
"A Real Gem"
We had a brilliant time. The house is lovely everything you need, its like home from home. The beds are very comfortable and plenty of wardrobe/drawer space. A tranquil spot in the heart of the French countryside yet close to the Village of Payzac. It gets the sun most of the day so it was nice to sit out in the evenings and enjoy the view. Highly recommended and we will definitely be back. The welcome pack was much appreciated - Couldn't fault it.
1 Sep 2012
"Fantastic, highly recommended."
We were very impressed with the gite and even more surprised that it was so cool even with high temperatures outside. It was extremely comfortable, plenty of space for two/four people and we loved the garden which we kept well watered during our stay.
A curtain or blind on the kitchen doors would have been great, not for privacy, but to reduce the heat in the kitchen from the sun when cooking.
The welcome pack was great. We believe in leaving a little of something for the next guests to help them along.
The wifi service provided was particularly useful as our vehicle broke down during the holiday. We were able to keep in touch with various people whilst trying to sort the issue out.
We did miss French TV a little, it was great to be able to watch UK TV, particularly as the Olympics was on but we would always like to test our French out by watching French TV.
Your communication was great, you responded promptly to emails etc which is always good as it make everyone feel secure.
We would have no problem at all in recommending your gite to our friends and family, during our stay a couple of our friends who live in France came over to stay with us and they thought the place was amazing.
Overall an exceptional property and a great place to spend a Holiday.
24 Aug 2012
"All round comfortable accomodation in a peaceful and relaxing setting"
Booked this cottage with the simplest of ease and friendly communication with the owners and was offered advice and guidance whenever needed.Arriving after a long drive was easy and met with a friendl… More
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