La Cote de Cor - Beautifully restored farm house 3 bedroom gite
We stayed here for a week end August/early September. Newly restored to a very high standard and extremely well equipped. Situated away from it all in a beautiful setting and an ideal base for exploring the Dordogne. Owned by a lovely couple who are always available to help if needed. Would not hesitate to recommend. …
Country Estate in pastoral surroundings
A Little Bit of Heaven
La Bergerie is an idyllic spot, completely secluded, being surrounded by meadows and 'forgotten' farm tracks yet only five minutes away from all the day the day facilities. The cooling, traditional beamed building contains everything that you could need and the outside space, shared with Joan and Sam and the larger gite manages to maintain a privacy that is often missing from other holiday homes. Joan and Sam are there if you need them, are a wealth of knowledge about the surrounding area and happy to advise but will just leave you alone to wind down and relax in what is a true home from home. We have visited three times now, our adult sons loved it too when they spent time with us there, an absolute gem is the huge swimming pool, I don't know if you will find anything bigger on a similar sized gite. There is much to do in the surrounding area but don't plan too much, just enjoy the experience of being here. This is a truly wonderful and very special place. We hope to enjoy many more visits there, it feels like a second home. …
Pastoral hillside estate with sweeping views
Restorative and Enchanting Hideaway
Cantegrive is an enchanting hideaway that’s at once warm and inviting. The 17th Century restored farmhouse, set amongst hillside meadows, is a place where you immediately feel at ease. Beyond the well-maintained pool and lawns, horses graze in their paddock and the receding woodland encloses you in the tranquil and restorative space. Watching the setting sun, a glass of Rosé in hand, while counting the rabbits, deer, and birds of prey, comes close to the bucolic holiday perfection I crave. So much so that this has been my second visit this year to Cantegrive.
Close to the town of Beaumont and a short journey from Bergerac Airport, it’s easily accessible by car. Not to mention a delightful set-off point for daily excursions. Be it Château de Beynac with its 12th Century fortress overlooking the Dordogne, or taking a closer look at the majestic river with a picnic-laden canoe trip, there are endless activities in the region. Let owners Joan and Sam guide you—their local knowledge is abundant, honest, and fitting for the timing of your stay. We would never have discovered the wonderful local pottery, the incredible restaurant in Saint Avit (which is so good, we’d like to keep it our secret!), or the Cadouin flower market without their supreme recommendations.
Most memorable were evenings spent cooking and relaxing at Cantegrive itself. Watching movies fireside, falling asleep in cosy bedrooms, and waking to breathtaking scenery with a breakfast of local produce—think fresh crusty bread, Périgord honey, the sweetest strawberries, and decadent cheeses. The main house where I stayed on my first visit would comfortably accommodate ten adults and both kitchen and living areas are inviting rooms to linger and recount the activities of the day. The two-bedroom cottage is just as pleasing, if not cosier still. If you’re after a quiet retreat from which to explore food markets, the many nearby châteaux, or just to relax poolside, Cantegrive provides the French country idyll you so often read about but so rarely find. Coaxing us back to this rare gem requires no effort. …