Cournet Haut – La Bergerie

Cournet Haut – La Bergerie - From €560 - €1110 per Week

Region: Aquitaine / Department: Dordogne

  • La Bergerie, Dordogne gite
  • La Bergerie (house in the middle)

  • La Bergerie, Dordogne gite

  • La Bergerie overlooks a very large natural playgournd

  • The pool by night

  • La Bergerie, Dordogne gite

  • La Bergerie, Dordogne gite with pool

  • The massive lime tree and its welcome shade

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Domaine de Cournet-Haut, set in the beautiful Dordogne Valley, is an 17th century lodge set on 13 acres of stunning garden. The domain has been charmingly restored into a self-catering home rental hamlet, consisting of 2 traditional stone cottages and 6 woodland cottages.

La Bergerie Cottage

  • 4 person Perigourdin stone house
  • 1 double room
  • 1 room with bunk beds
  • Separate bathroom and toilet
  • Overlooking tennis court and gardens
  • Central heating & wood stove
  • Terrace with barbecue
  • Free WIFI
  • Satellite TV with DVD player
  • Heated swimming pool (heated 15th May – 15th September)
  • Floodlit tennis court
  • Large selection of new bikes
  • Free DVD and book library
  • Many outdoor games such as table-tennis, badminton, boules, a trampoline, playground and much more.
  • Near to many famous sites e.g. Castelnaud, Beynac, Domme
  • Pets are welcome (€20 per dog)

La Bergerie was once a sheepfold and thanks to a lot of care and love, it has become a four person charming little cottage having lost none of its original perigourdin features. The ground floor consists of a bright kitchen (equipped with a four ring hob, multifunction oven/microwave, dishwasher and all the necessary kitchenware) leading to the small bunk bedroom. Three steps then lead to the living area complete with antique furniture. This room opens onto the south facing terrace, a private suntrap which makes breakfasts pure moments of bliss.

On the first floor, an open mezzanine accommodates the double bedroom, and the separate bathroom and toilet. La Bergerie is part of the original buildings surrounding the courtyard; it offers views on the gardens, and the tennis court.

Local Attractions

It’s an easy stroll into St.Pompon, a 14th centre village with a maze of little alleys, cafes and restaurants. Have a drink on the square and fine meal in l’Envie de Mets.

For the more sporty, there are plenty of cycling and mountain biking routes in the local area. Take a bike ride along the designated cycle track to the 10th century Château de Castelnaud. Kayak down the Dordogne river passing the stunning sites of La Roque Gageac, Castelnaud and Beynac to name but a few. Cournet-Haut has a large range of bikes (with baby seats if needed) free to use for all of our guests. We have a selection of custom made maps marking suggested cycles all of which depart from Cournet-Haut. We also offer two electric bikes, available to rent – you’ll never be afraid to cycle up a hill again!

If you fancy a hike, there are many marked walkways departing from Cournet-Haut, ranging from 30 minute walks to 6 – 7 hour hikes, so there is something for all levels of fitness. For those of you who enjoy running, your host Alan is an avid cross-country and trail runner, and is always at hand to suggest routes depending on your level of fitness.

A visit to the Dordogne wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the world famous Lascaux and our local ‘capital’ Sarlat.

 
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