Domaine de Cournet-Haut
House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
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), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|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||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Outdoors||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 Aquitaine/Dordogne region
“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.
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17 Aug 2014
"Beautiful area, lovely accommodation and good hosts"
First visit to this area of France and would recommend it to families with children looking for historical places to visit combined with an extensive range of activities. The accommodation exceeded our expectations and was an easy drive from Bergerac Airport. Plenty of space for children to play in and a large safe swimming pool. Owners provided assistance if required and were happy to provide information on the local area and villages.
28 Jul 2014
"Idyllic surroundings and fantastic hosts"
Cornet Haut is in a beautiful setting. The accommodation is very comfortable yet rustic. The kitchen was well stocked with everything you need for a self-catering holiday. The grounds are absolutely stunning and extremely well maintained. The swimming pool is a good size with plenty of sun loungers and there are swings and a trampoline for keeping children entertained. The owners are delightful. We were very late arriving but it was not a problem. They were also very helpful providing us with ideas for trips out.
24 Jul 2014
"Un enchantement toujours renouvelé"
Cournet haut est toujours ce coin de Paradis que nous fréquentons depuis 1986. Un charme indéfinissable dû à la splendeur du domaine, à son confort et à l'accueil chaleureux et plein de tac… More
2 May 2014
"Fabulous setting, wonderful accommodation, perfect bolt-hole to escape everyday life."
Owners were perfect hosts, offering guidance without being intrusive. Idyllic setting, perfect location for exploring the the southern Dordogne region. Facilities such as tennis court, pétanque , VTT… More
27 Sep 2013
"Séjour de rêve dans le Périgor Noir"
Nous avons passé passé en famille (2 adultes et 3 enfants) un très agréable séjour au Domaine de Cournet-haut.Tout est réuni pour cela : des propriétaires très sympathique et discrets, un log… More
21 Aug 2013
We booked domaine De Cournet-Haut on a friends recommendation but it completed surpassed all expectations. It truly is a 'picture postcard' holiday venue! Alan, Fanny, Emmanuel and Helene are fantastic hosts and they take great pride in their property.
The grounds are a haven for families with so many leisure/sporting facilities on site. Also, it's close proximity to fantastic castles and beautiful villages make it the perfect base for a holiday in the Dordogne.
We are really hoping that we can return again in 2014!!!
23 Nov 2012
"Blissful holiday destination in the Dordogne"
I cannot recommend this perfect piece of Dordogne paradise highly enough. My husband and 13 year old son and I just adored our week here. I booked from New Zealand and Fanny was extremely helpful and … More
18 Nov 2012
Our welcome to Cournet Haut could not have been warmer - despite it being midnight due to a delayed flight and lost luggage!
Helene, Emmanuael, Fanny and Alan were marvellous hosts throughout our stay - unobtrusive, yet on-hand as tour guides, shopping and market consultants and authoritive wine appreciation coaches!
Our accomodation - 'La Forge' - was charming, very comfortable and well equipped for a short stay. All in all, our week at Cournet Haut well exceeded our expectations and we intend to return - often!
17 Oct 2012
"Cosy country hideaway with lovely hosts"
My partner and I and our 1 year old baby boy stayed here in October 2012. We stayed in Le Chene, a small cottage on one floor, which was perfect for our 1 year old to toddle around in. The cottage is in the middle of the woods around the 'domaine' so it feels really discreet and is lovely to look out from at breakfast (the front doors are completely glass so all you can see is countryside). It has a log fire with unlimited free logs, so it was really cosy at night to snuggle up to with a glass of local wine and some stinky cheese. The prices out of season are extremely reasonable too and it was still nicely warm in October (but take a raincoat too). The hosts speak english and couldnt do enough for us, very polite and helpful. There is a pool, tennis courts, and bikes all to use free of charge, and a DVD collection, so more than enough to do if you just want to chill out, but it is also in the middle of the Dordogne valley, stunning countryside with some charming medieval towns and hilltop chateux and caves nearby. I would not hesitate to return to Cournet Haut and in fact and missing it already!
Many thanks for your very nice comment, we are delighted you enjoyed your holiday with us! I just wanted to rectify my mistake: we sent you the wrong link, which means the note you left appears on the page of a different house on the Domaine, one you did not stay in ("La Forge" whereas you stayed in "Le Chêne"). I wanted to mention it as your description obviously does not correspond to that of "La Forge". It was just to avoid confusion...
Apoligies for this and thanks again for taking the time.
All the best!
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