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Charming Holiday Cottage

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

La Bonne Etoile is a recently upgraded two bedroom traditional 18th century Dordogne fermette with shared swimming pool. It is situated in the small hamlet of Péchalifour, famous for its truffle tours & neighbouring vineyard “Domaine de la Voie Blanche”.

We moved from Edinburgh in 2012 with our 2 young children and have been welcoming guests here for the past 18 months. We love meeting new people and enjoy helping visitors discover this wonderful part of the world. Gillian is fluent in French, having spent her childhood in Switzerland, and is available to help with any bookings or advice. We live in the adjoining property and are therefore at hand for any enquiry!

This delightful cottage consists of two bedrooms (one double & one twin), an open plan living room with kitchenette, a shower room, 2 large outdoor terraces, a fully enclosed private garden and access to a shared swimming pool. It is an extremely child-friendly property and is fully stocked with children's books, DVDs, toys. Other items are available upon request such as a travel cot, high chair, baby bike seat, bouncy chair, changing mat, baby backpack, baby monitor, bed guard, potty, toilet training seat, nightlight, etc. Further details are available upon request.

There are two outdoor terraces - a front terrace with a table & 2 chairs as well as comfortable outdoor sofas under covered part of terrace. The rear terrace has a table and 4 chairs as well as 2 loungers. There is a BBQ, a communal climbing frame & large garden area for children to play in. We also provide complimentary use of 2 adult bikes and 2 children's bikes (helmets & locks included). There is access to a shared swimming pool (10m x 4m).

There are wonderful woods on our doorstep which are popular for walking and excellent for mountainbiking, including access to a bike park (2km away). The extensive network of routes is signposted to destinations such as Les Eyzies, St Cyprien, Campagne and Meyrals. This can make for a wonderful day out with a picnic and a bottle of local wine on a summer's day. The village has its own truffle grove and visitors can experience a fantastic tour by embarking on one of Edouard's famous truffle visits (by appointment outwith July & August).

Included in a week's rental is the following:

• Holiday cottage for a week

• Bed linen including fun kiddie bedding

• Towels, hairdryer

• Wi-fi

• Weekly linen change

• Complimentary bottle of regional wine

• Breakfast hamper

• Baby & Toddler equipment

• DVDs, Books and basket of toys

• A friendly welcome!

Prices for cottage are payable in euros. It is a non-smoking property and a car is essential.

Location, location, location!

The cottage is situated in the heart of the Périgord Noir famous for its wonderfully preserved châteaux, medieval settlements & prehistoric caves. The renowned historic town of Sarlat is 25 mins away with its delightful medieval streets, home to many restaurants and character shops. Beynac, 15 mins away, with its dramatic château perched high on the cliff above the pretty village and the river Dordogne. 10 minute drive from the market towns of St Cyprien & Le Bugue.

There is so much to see and do in this area. Here are a few ideas of outings and activities that will delight young and old.


Have fun at the activity park 'Jacquou Parc' (open in high season) or visit to the Aquarium at Le Bugue and the village 'Le Bournat'. Discover the Gouffres de Proumeyssac (caves), the wonderful hanging gardens 'Jardins de Marqueyssac', Gabarres trips on the Dordogne river at Beynac and La Roque Gageac.


Enjoy a taste of prehistory at the world famous Lascaux II, Les Eyzies, La Roc de Cazelle or a visit to Prehisto Parc. In this land of '1001 Chateaux', the children will love playing knights and princesses at the numerous castles - Beynac, Castelnaud, Chateau de Biron and Josephine Baker's former residence 'Les Milandes'.


Expend your energy zip-wiring through the trees at Airparc, canoeing on the river Dordogne (several bases 15 mins by car) or paddling at the river's edge in Limeuil, Enveaux or le Coux. Walking, running, bike trails in the woods surrounding the property.

Towns & Villages

Visit nearby St Cyprien, Le Bugue, Sarlat, La Roque Gageac, Beynac, Castelnaud, Les Eyzies. Or venture a little further afield to visit the Bastide towns of Monpazier, Domme (kids will love the tourist train).

The candle-lit evening events at the Hanging Gardens of Marqueyssac are a must in the summer as well as a visit to the marchés nocturnes & gourmands held during July & August. Why not push the boat out and take a trip in a hot air balloon!

The property can be rented in winter. Heating is provided in the main living space by an automated pellet fed wood burner. Each of the two bedrooms is equipped with thermostatic electric radiators while the shower room has a large electric towel rail.

We can be reached by plane from the following airports:

Bergerac Airport - 1hr drive. Flybe, Ryanair & Jet2 from Gatwick, Stansted, Birmingham, Southampton, Exeter, Bristol, Liverpool, Leeds Bradford, Nottingham, Manchester & Edinburgh

Brive - 1hr15 drive. London City, Stansted, A'dam,

Bordeaux - 2hrs drive. Easyjet, Ryanair, Monarch from London GTW, London Luton, Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool, Southampton, Dublin & Edinburgh

Toulouse - 2hrs30. Easyjet & BA from London GTW, Heathrow, Bristol

Car - 9hrs from Le Havre, Calais, 6hrs from Paris

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 6 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergerac 50 km, Nearest railway: St Cyprien 7 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, 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
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set
Access Parking

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Calendar last updated:28 Jul 2014

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