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Petite Masion de la Grange Gite

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Description from owner


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.The dwelling is the conversion of an old tobacco drying barn and every care has been taken to keep the quirky charm of the property while providing every creature comfort. There is a spacious lounge with two french doors opening onto the terrace and with views across the valley.This has been comfortably furnished and has English and French TV, DVD, CD & radio. The same standard of furnishing has been carried through into the dining area where tasteful decoration and careful lighting creates a relaxed ambience.

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.The dwelling is the conversion of an old tobacco drying barn and every care has been taken to keep the quirky charm of the property while providing every creature comfort. There is a spacious lounge with two french doors opening onto the terrace and with views across the valley.This has been comfortably furnished and has English and French TV, DVD, CD & radio. The same standard of furnishing has been carried through into the dining area where tasteful decoration and careful lighting creates a relaxed ambience. The modern kitchen also has a relaxed feel about it and is fully equipped for easy living. There is spacious bedroom tastefully furnished and with a roomy king size bed.This also has a french door that opens onto the pretty terrace. The bedroom has a spacious superduper en-suite bathroom with bath,shower,wash basin,bidet and w.c.It also has a heated towel rail so you always have the luxury of dry war towels. Outside there is a very pretty covered terrace running along the front of the gite with wonderful views across the valley, perfect for outside living and those romantic dinners.And,of course there is the obligatory gas b.b.q. for when you really can't be bothered to walk down to the restaurantThe gite has a pretty private garden for sunbathing but with mature trees for those that prefer shade.There is private parking. For many the blissfully quiet surroundings will be an opportunity to do nothing but relax and recharge the batteries.For others it will be the perfect opportunity for walking,cycling or horse riding 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 10mins. walk away and has all the basic shops,two bars and an excellant restaurant.It is worth taking time to sit in the square and do some serious people watching or saunter through the back lanes and soak up the ambiance. The village celebrates those long Saturday summer evenings with street parties - trestles and benches are set out,local food and wine sold at stalls,music played and dancing in the street - great fun

Further details indoors

The property is fully centrally heated and is 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, milk and sugar to get you started as well as all necessary soaps, washing powder, dishwasher tablets, etc. All bedlinen,towels,tea towels etc are provided.We can advise on places to visit, great places to eat and can make reservations if required.Dogs are welcome, please contact the owner.

Further details outdoors

To help you relax and enjoy the garden and the terrace to the fullest we provide an outdoor table,chairs,sunloungers,cushions, a parasol, a BBQ etc. Bicycles are sometimes available (please enquire)

Location description from owner

The 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.


The picturesque medieval village of Daglan is 5 away and here you will find the Petit Paris one of the finest gourmet restaurants in the area.Eat outside in the square - very French 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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Key Info

  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden


  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed
  • 1 En suite


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking


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About the owner

David G
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18 Jul 2016
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Languages spoken: English

This Gite has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 21 Oct 2008. Located in Dordogne, it has 20 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £589 to £832.

The Owner has a response rate of 84% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 18 Jul 2016.


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“A Little Piece of Heaven”

Reviewed 30 Apr 2013

Petite Maison was enchanting. Beautifully decorated & spotless it had everything we needed. The owner couldn’t have been more welcoming & helpful with info on local markets etc. The peace & calm of the terrace and private garden was a joy with the pretty outlook & bird song. Ideal for our dog too, as we could walk her straight from the gite through fields to the stream or around surrounding country tracks. We would thoroughly recommend it & hope to return to enjoy again a little piece of heaven.

“The best Gite we have stayed in yet!”

Reviewed 14 Apr 2013

This gite is delightful. The position in the countryside is quiet and you are only deafened by the bird song! We have stayed in a number of French Gites and this is by far the best we have stayed in. The gite is really well equipped in all ways. The kitchen is modern and has everything we could have wanted. The bathroom was the best I have experienced in France (in both Hotels and Gites). The outside space is well considered; table and chairs, bbq, sunloungers and access to sun and shade (pity it was cold when we went in early April!). The location is beautiful; quiet, private and surrounded by wildlife. The owner puts up bird feeders and the variety of birds visiting is wonderful. Only a few metres from the gite we saw Hoopoes, a real treat. The gite is short drive from many of the Dordogne’s tourist attractions – a bonus to us. This means the area is not busy, but everything you want is within a 5 - 30 minute drive. I am sure in summer this would be a real blessing to get away from the madness of the places closer to the river. We will certainly be returning to this place and we recommend it to anyone you wants a truly relaxing break.

“Excellent for a relaxing get-away”

Reviewed 15 Feb 2013

We stayed with David over New Year as we have family nearby who could not put us up. David is a lovely host and very accommodating. He strikes a lovely balance between checking everything is ok and leaving you to enjoy your stay in private. The rooms are beautifully decorated and so comfortable and welcoming, everything you could think you would need is on hand. We know the area well as we do have family neaby, it is beautiful in the summer and these Gites would be a perfect base to explore the Dordogne region. Thanks David for such a comfortable stay.

“A luxury away from it all perfect little gite”

Reviewed 10 Sep 2012

The Gite is situated down a lovely quiet lane, but just a few minutes’ walk from the picturesque village of St Pompon. The photos do not do this property justice so ask David to send you some more before ruling this cottage out. Sitting on the terrace of an evening listening to the absolute calm is truly magical and I would recommend this cottage just for that! The cottage contains every conceivable gadget or device you would need and is spotlessly clean and well appointed. The village it’s self has a fantastic bakers, a butchers, grocery shop, bar tabac, bar and a remarkable restaurant. The village itself is built from the local honey coloured stone and a wander through the back streets to the Chateau are a delight. On a Saturday evening the whole village congregates in the village square where trestle tables are erected and food stalls sell a wide variety of freshly cooked food, there is also music and dancing in the street, a absolutely delightful way to spend a warm summers evening. I cannot recommend this cottage highly enough, it is of a high specification with luxury furnishings and huge comfy bed. The situation could not be better, located in a peaceful valley overlooking fields and woodlands, but just a short stroll to the village. The walks around the Gite are numerous and you are unlikely to bump into another soul even in the height of the season. David and Linda are a delightful couple who will make you feel most welcome and will even offer recommendations for restaurants or places to visit, If you are looking for that extra special cottage and a truly idyllic location, but not too far from civilisation then the Petit Maison de la grange is the perfect choice.

“Lovely cottage in a peaceful, pristine setting”

Reviewed 26 Jun 2012

Petite Maison is a splendid gite that has been renovated very nicely and to a high degree. The cottage is immaculate and the bathroom is especially luxurious. It is located on the side of a hill in a quiet, wooded setting. We found our stay very relaxing. David and Linda were marvelous hosts, helpful and willing to make recommendations and reservations at restaurants and so forth, but they were never intrusive. If we returned to this part of the Dordogne, we would definitely stay here again.

“Fantastic location,everything you could wish for to eat in or out!!”

Reviewed 29 Apr 2012

This was a last minute booking and David and Linda were so amenable. The location is fantastic and despite the weather not being great we were able to get out and about and see places recommended by David and Linda. The gite is superbly equipped everything you would want as home from home. It is equipped to a very high standard and the food and wine supplied on arrival together with a warm welcome was greatly appreciated. The resataurant in the village has new owners who are very welcoming and are as keen to speak English as we were to speak French!! We found lots of other superb places to eat and as first time visitors to the area we will definitely return (if we're allowed!) This gite is thoroughly recommended for peace, quiet and tranquility but with easy access to the area.

“Perfect little gem, hidden away in a secluded but convenient location”

Reviewed 4 Oct 2011

We have just returned from La Petite Maison after a wonderful break. The weather was very warm for late September but the Gite was cool and the verandah offered both shade and sun to suit all tastes. We were looking for a relaxing time, a typical french experience,in an attractive location, but with easy access to the various attractions the area had to offer.This property fullfilled all of our requirements and more. David was warm and friendly, but never intrusive, his wife Linda was away but he dealt with all of our enquiries, and offered advice when asked. Ther was a welcome pack of food and wine which was more than generous . The house itself was very pretty and had every thing which you could possibly need.The bed was comfortable and we slept very well, the absolute silence and the total darkness of the night is so rare these days that it was a real novelty. We found something interesting to do each day but it was a struggle to drag ourselves away from the wonderful terrace. I would recommend this property to any of my friends, the only thing I would say is take David and Linda's phone number with you we forgot and spent 2 hours trying to find it on the first day. David came to our rescue when a local shop owner called him for us, we would never have found it without proper directions, don't rely on sat nav .Thank you for a wonderful break.

“A perfect getaway in rural France”

Reviewed 1 Oct 2011

We have just arrived home from a 2 week trip to France, the first of which were spent at this beautifully restored gite. We arrived one Saturday night around midnight after a 3 hr drive from Toulouse airport. We were met in the village of St Pompon by David and Linda Gudgeon, who are a charming and very helpful British couple and they guided us home, where they had stocked us up with a bottle of red wine, some fresh French bread, cheese, eggs, butter and tomatoes. We had everything we needed there – our own little place, a patio with loungers where we spent many evenings and a neighbouring German shepherd by the name of Vasco, who liked to come and greet us. We had a peaceful few days there- very soon getting into the swing of rural France – up late in the morning and often only eating dinner after 9 or 10 at night. The quaint village of St Pompon was an easy walk, and we took the time to explore many of the villages nearby. We visited the castles of Castelnaud, de Marqueyssac and Beynac – and learnt much about the battles between the British and the French way back then. We took a short cruise on the River Dorgonne, enjoying the multi-flowered villages along the way, and a tram ride in the hilltop town of Domme and lunches overlooking flowing rivers. The Jardins of Chateau de Marqueyssac were exquisite and we learnt much about the growing of and caring for boxwood trees, and were treated to a demonstration by a carpenter who was making delicate utensils out of this boxwood. Chateau des Milandes offered an insight into the life of Josephine Baker – an original Paris Follies star. The gite was a perfect spot to relax and learn more about the area, and is definitely worth a repeat visit. Dave and Sue

“A cosy and comfortable gite, well equipped, and in a peaceful and beautiful setting.”

Reviewed 26 Sep 2011

La Petite Maison de la Grange was all we had hoped it would be when we booked it - in fact, in many ways, it exceeded our expectations. David and Linda were excellent hosts, hitting the perfect balance between helpful friendliness and respect for our privacy. They really care about their guests' comfort. The gite is warm and welcoming, with very comfortable furnishings, modern and well equipped kitchen and bathroom, and was immaculately prepared for us as incoming guests. After our long drive, we really appreciated finding a welcome pack of fresh bread, butter, eggs, cheese, tea and coffee and even a very pleasant bottle of the local red. The kitchen was a pleasure to cook in and the shaded terrace with its delightful view over the garden and valley provided the ideal place to eat, drink and relax. It is a pleasant walk down into the village, which has all the basic amenities and some very beautiful old buildings. Easy drives through beautiful countryside will take you to many places of interest - and you will find information about them in the gite. The site has been developed by David and Linda themselves with great sensitivity, so that the original features of the interesting old buildings are retained and enhanced. They have created a peaceful and welcoming place to stay and we would certainly love to return.

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