Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This most delightful of gites is reached along a country lane,winding through cow pastures and flower meadows to where it nestles in the hills overlooking a wooded valley.It is a completely seperate and private wing of a beautiful and historic manoir and has been sensitively converted retaining all the orriginal charm while providing a high level of comfort.
There is a comfortable and spacious lounge with two plush soffas,English and French t.v.dvd player,cd player and radio.The lounge looks down a long completely private garden and on out across a beautiful wooded valley.
There is a roomy dining area,tastfully furnished and lit so as to provide a lovely ambiance for those long relaxing dinners.The dining area looks out into a courtyard.
There is a modern kitchen fully equipped for easy living.
There are two spacious bedrooms nicely decorated and with luxury soft furnishings.One bedroom has a roomy king size bed and the other has two single beds.Both bedrooms have lovely views across the countryside.
Each bedroom has an en suite bathroom each with wc,wash basin,bath and shower.The double bathroom also has a bidet.Both bathrooms have heated towel rails so you will always have warm dry towels.
Along the back of the gite is a consevatory,attractively decorated and furnished for eating and relaxing.
There is a furnished patio at the top of the garden and of course the obligatory bbq,sun loungers,parasols etc
There is a long private garden with a picnic bench near the bottom.
For many the blissfully quiet surroundings will be an oppotunity to do nothing but relax and recharge the batteries.For others it will be the perfect opportunity for walking,cycling or horse riding in the surrounding countryside and enjoy the rich and varied wildlife - deer,red squirrels,kites,golden oriole,nightingales,nightjars,hoopoe,a miriad of butterflies and abundant wild flowers. The pretty village of St. Pompon is 10 mins. walk away and has all basic shops,two bars and an excellant restaurant.It is worth taking the time to sit in the square and do some serious people watching or saunter through the back lanes and soak in the ambiance. The village celebrates those long Saturday summer evenings with street parties - trestle tables and benches are provided,local food and wine sold at stalls,music played and dancing in the street - great fun!
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 62 km, Nearest railway: Sarlat 24 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
The property is fully centrally heated and perfect for out of season holidays. We meet our guests in the village and escort them to their lovely gite We provide enough tea, coffee, sugar and milk to get you started as well as all necessary soaps,washing powder,dishwasher tablets etc. All bed linen,towels.tea towels etc are also provided.
We can advise on places to visit, great places to eat and can make reservations if required.
|Further details outdoors|
To help you enjoy the garden to the fullest we provide an outside table, chairs, sunloungers, cushions, a parasol and a B.B.Q. etc
Bicycles are available for hire (at half the local rate) to help you explore the beautiful countryside.
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
The Dordogne is part of the Aquitaine region in the south west of France and is famed for its wonderful wooded valleys,glorious rivers and more than a thousand fairy tale castles. The area is steeped in history with many delightful medieval towns and villages.The bastide villages and the history of The Hundred Years War are of particular interest.Visitors come from all over the world to see the cave paintings in the prehistory cave settlements at Les Eyzies and Lascaux,and to visit the many other beautiful underground caverns and caves in the region.
Bergerac area is renowned for its wines as is Cahors In the neighbouring Lot department. Both offer wine tastings and vineyard tours.Nearer to home the Domme vineyard is building a sound reputation for the qaulity of its wines
For foodies there is an endless choise of wonderful restaurants offering such regional fare as truffles,foie gras,walnuts,duck,cassoulet,cepes and much more. The whole area is rich in arts and crafts with many interesting galleries and studios. For retail therapy the cities of Bergerac,Brive,Cahors and Perigueux are all easily reached.
St. Pompon-Perigord Noir
The picturesque medieval village of Daglan is 5 mins.drive away and here you will find the Petit Paris one of the finest gourmet restaurants in the area. The romantic cliff villages of Beynac and La Roque Gageac are within easy reach as is the bastide village of Domme with its wonderful views over the Dordogne.
The historic town of Sarlat with countless restaurants, pavement cafes and colourful street markets is just a ride away and the Sunday street market at St Cyprien takes some beating for sheer vitality. Garden lovers are spoilt for choice,with the fantastic topiary gardens at de Manoir d'Eyrignac,at one end of the scale,to the delightful natural Jardins de Albrede at the other.The garden at Marqueyssac with its breathtaking views of the river and the neighbouring chateaux is candlelit on Thursday evenings - Magical. And then,of course, there is the marvelous river - whether its paddling in the shallows,swimming to the islands,picnics on the banks,boat trips from Beynac or simply drifting down river in a canoe...What else is there? glorious
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31 Dec 2013
"Perfect, most comfortable and pleasant place I've ever stayed"
A party of 4 we stayed in this gite for the second time the first time having been in March when it was just my husband and me. The fact we came back should tell you everything. We loved it the first… More
3 Oct 2013
"True French countryside location"
If you're looking for a very quiet getaway in lovely French countryside, this is the place. Saint Pompon is a small village, and like many around the district, you see very few of the local resid… More
24 Sep 2013
"Like coming home in France"
The photos and description in Tripadvisor came to life when we arrived at Maison Mireille! We stayed for the last week of Summer 2013 in this wonderful gite and would return anytime, any season! David… More
30 Jun 2013
We have stayed in gites in various areas of France for nearly 30 years. Most have been good but there has always been something missing to slightly reduce the quality of the accommodation. At last w… More
29 May 2013
"Vakantiedroom in de Dordogne"
Begin mei verbleven mijn vrouw en ik twee weken in Maison Mireille. Het werden twee weken om nooit te vergeten, en met tegenzin keerden we terug naar Nederland. We hebben al heel wat vakantiehuizen meegemaakt, maar dit huis was met stip de beste ooit.
Het ligt erg landelijk tegen een heuvel op ruim een kilometer van het dorpje Saint Pompon dat in het dal ligt. Een auto is beslist nodig, maar in het dorpje zijn alle benodigdheden zoals brood snel te krijgen. Op (ruim) een half uur rijden vind je een keur aan toeristische uitstapjes. Zowel in het dorpje als in het nabij gelegen Daglan vind je een heerlijk restaurant.
Maison Mireille maakt deel uit van een grote eeuwenoude boeren hoeve, zoals er vele in de regio te vinden zijn. In diezelfde hoeve zijn nog twee vakantiegites (kleiner, ieder met één slaapkamer) ingericht en ook de eigenaars, David en Linda, wonen er zelf, samen met hun hond Vasco. Het is een vriendelijk echtpaar dat altijd behulpzaam en geïnteresseerd is, maar zeker niet opdringerig. Van de andere bewoners merk je in de gite overigens niets.
Linda en David verwelkomen je door je bij aankomst op te halen in het dorpje en in de gite ligt brood klaar, kaas, wijn en wat al niet. De buitenkant van Maison Mireille was nogal bedekt met een prachtige blauwe regen, maar dat gaf aan de binnenkant een mooi uitzicht en zorgde tegelijkertijd voor beschutting tegen de zon. Wij hadden geluk dat we hem in volle glorie in bloei zagen.
De boerenhoeve is aan de buitenkant zo authentiek mogelijk gehouden, maar binnenin is het prachtig en modern ingericht met een luxe die we niet eerder hadden aangetroffen. Twee mooie slaapkamers (groot en echt heel groot!) met ieder een comfortabele en suite badkamer, een goed ingerichte keuken (magnetron, vaatwasser, wasmachine, vierpitkooktoestel), een mooie eettafel, twee heerlijke banken om te kijken naar Engelse TV-zenders, een serre met uitzicht op je eigen afgeschermde zeker 20 meter diepe tuin. De inrichting is echt met zorg in Engelse stijl gedaan met oog voor detail.
Onze hond heeft deze twee weken ook geweldig genoten en werd haast vriendjes met Vasco. Hem 's avonds uitlaten vereiste wel een zaklamp want buiten was het echt aardedonker, zo landelijk ligt de boerderij wel. We kwamen er heerlijk tot rust en genoten van alles wat de Dordogne te bieden heeft.
Kortom, deze gite is een aanrader. We komen zeker nog een keer terug!
12 May 2013
"Lovely, comfortable gite in superb location"
We stayed at Maison Mireille in March/April and couldn't have been happier with our wonderful accommodation. As soon as we walked into the gite we knew we were going to love it. It's light, bright, cosy and comfortable with a lot of thought having been given to the decor and making things nice. Everywhere was spotlessly clean and both bedrooms are great, really comfortable, with lovely en suite bathrooms. The bed was the most comfortable we have ever slept in when away from home. The kitchen is well equipped with everything we could have wanted. The living accommodation is also very comfortable and nicely laid out, very conducive to evenings spent chatting over a glass of wine! David who owns the gite couldn't have been more helpful whilst unobtrusive. He provided helpful information about local markets, restaurants etc. and was happy to make bookings for us. A really nice guy. St. Pompont has an excellent restaurant 'L'envie des Mets'. We went on our last evening and wished we'd gone earlier as it was so good. Daglan (5 mins down the road) also has an excellent restaurant 'Le Petit Paris'. Check out the Decor! Also at Daglan is a very good mini market and also a chef who does take out. We didn't spend much time in the garden as the weather wasn't great but it is well equipped with loungers, table and chairs, parasol and barbecue. We'll get to use them though as we liked it so much we're going back in July! I would highly recommend Maison Mireille anytime of year, not just the usual holiday season. Although the weather wasn't good when we went we were lovely and warm and cosy, if you're looking for comfortable, clean and pleasant accommodation in the Dordogne any time of year, this is for you. Bonnes Vacances!!!!
2 Jan 2013
"A great find"
Lots of places look good on the web sites, but this place has no unpleasant surprises. Great rural setting, but can walk to town; wonderfully updated with all conveniences; plenty of room, great bathrooms. The owners are nearby and very helpful. Perfect place to get-away, or to see all the attractions of the Dordogne. Very good restaurants within short driving distances if one doesn't want to use the fully furnished, modern kitchen.
A real find.
17 Sep 2012
"Great choice for Dordogne"
This is a charming, well-appointed, comfortable, and well managed property. It is located in a rural setting, very near the nice village of St. Pompon, and within easy driving distance to all the … More
3 Jun 2011
"Wonderful home away from home"
A big thank you to Linda and David for sharing their little piece of paradise with us for seven days in May 2011. This charming Gite is well located on a beautiful country meadow overlooking the lu… More
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