The Corner Cottage promises the opportunity to relax in a beautiful location in traditional French countryside. The house is modern with everything you need for the perfect holiday, whilst retaining a traditional charm. Days can be spent exploring the church, vinyards and Chateaux on the hillside or simply enjoying the tranquillity in the sunshine on the sun terrace overlooking the pool.
Reviews from guests:
'We had a fantastic time in France, thank you. What an idyllic setting' . . . 'We liked the beautiful views from the upstairs bedrooms.'
Joanna H, England.
'We had a wonderful holiday and the Maison au Coin was absolutely delightful, thank you.' Angie N, Axminster
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 3 en suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Nearest beach||Arcachon 156 km|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 23 km, Nearest railway: St Foy La Grande 18 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated), Children's pool|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (3), Single Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The cottage has recently been renovated to the highest standards whilst retaining much of its character, such as exposed beams, large fire place and traditional kitchen with wood burning stove.
The cottage is on 4 levels. The front door leads to a hall, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom on the middle level. Up a few stairs are a further two bedrooms each with en suite bath/shower rooms. Down from the hall is a sitting/dining room with a large open fire place and doors leading on to the outside mezzanine deck which overlooks the pool and has stunning views across the local vineyards (where you can buy the local wine!).
On the lowest level there is a further bedroom with en-suite shower and a laundry room with washing machine.There is air conditioning which also heats in winter for the living area and the two upstairs bedrooms.
Doors from the lowest level open to a terrace, swimming pool and open grass area to the front. The front door leads out to an enclosed courtyard which is very safe for children. The kitchen window opens onto this courtyard.
The television has all British freeview channels. A variety of bicycles are available for use by guests on request.
The county of Périgord dates back to when the area was inhabited by the Gauls. It was originally home to four tribes, the name for "four tribes" in the Gaulish language was "Petrocore". The area eventually became known as the county of Le Périgord and its inhabitants became known as the Périgordins (or Périgourdins). There are four Périgords in the Dordogne: the "Périgord Vert" (Green Périgord) with its main town of Nontron, consists of verdant valleys in a region crossed by many rivers and streams; the "Périgord Blanc" (White Périgord) situated around the department's capital of Périgueux, is a region of limestone plateaux, wide valleys and meadows; the "Périgord Pourpre" (Purple Périgord) with its capital of Bergerac, is a wine region; and the "Périgord Noir" (Black Périgord) surrounding the administrative center of Sarlat, overlooks the valleys of the Vézère and the Dordogne, where the woods of oak and pine give it its name.
Wine: Maison au Coin is in the heart of the South West France wine growing countryside, with Bergerac to the North and East and Bordeaux to the West. Many local growers offer free tasting and direct sales. The famous wine growing region of St Emilion is only 45 min drive away.
History: The hill at Puyguilhem is of significant historical interest. The site of the château on the hill (open on some weekends of the year) was taken by the English in 1265 when the fortifications were built. The current château is of varying age up to the 19th century. Siege balls and other relics from the war torn history of the site can be seen near the cottage.