Cournet Haut -La Forge

Cournet Haut -La Forge - From €570 - €1165 per Week

Region: Aquitaine / Department: Dordogne

  • The front door of La Forge

  • la Forge, on the left, overlooking the valley and gardens

  • Some of the many games on-site: trampolines, swings, archery, sand-pit

  • La Forge cottage, pool

  • La Forge overlooks a very large natural playground

  • The pool by night

  • The massive lime tree and its welcome shade in the summer

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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 Forge Cottage

  • 5 person Perigourdin stone house
  • 1 double room
  • 1 room with 3 single beds
  • Separate bathroom and toilet
  • Overlooking the pool, tennis court and gardens
  • Central heating & wood stove
  • Terrace with barbecue
  • Free WIFI
  • Satellite TV with DVD playe
  • 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)

A former blacksmith’s workshop, La Forge was restored and modernised while retaining its original perigourdin character. Inside, oak beams and ochre stones steal the show giving La Forge its cosiness, which is also enhanced by the wooden stove that can be lit in the cooler season (central heating is also a feature).

On the ground floor, the open plan living area comprises the kitchen (equipped with an oven, four ring hob, dishwasher and all the necessary kitchenware), dining and sitting room, complete with antique furniture.
On the first floor, the pink double bedroom is separated from the quirky little French boudoir by a monumental beam and opens onto the terrace where you will enjoy memorable summer evening barbecues. A separate bathroom and toilet are facing each other in the small corridor leading to a second bedroom furnished with 3 single beds.

La Forge is part of the original buildings surrounding the courtyard; it offers views on the gardens, tennis court, and swimming pool.

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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