A comfy cottage, sleeps 4 in a tranquil hamlet in the heart of the Perigord Noir
- english, french
About Carolyn Thompson
I moved to France to live permanently in 2016 with my husband Jerry and our Working Cocker Spaniel Inca. It's hard not to fall in love with this area. We had explored this region on holiday when our children were very young and again 20 years later when they were all grown up. Our attraction for the Perigord Noir had never diminished and so now we find ourselves living our own little dream and having a French adventure. Le Peyruzel is a special spot, it remains very unspoiled and operates as a working farming community, crops here are mainly Walnut groves, but also wheat, barley, hay, maize, and sunflowers too. Our properties sit nestled on the slopes and enjoy the most amazing views across the Ceou valley and beyond. The properties are about 200 years old and formed a cluster of ancient farm buildings, they have been lovingly restored from dereliction by the previous owners over a period of 20 years and have operated as gites for many years. A brand new pool built into the slope has been created by us this year and this has been a most welcome addition to the property and helps to ensure that our children come to visit us regularly!
Carolyn Thompson purchased this Cottage in 2016
Why Carolyn Thompson chose Daglan
The thing that sold this property to us was the character of the buildings themselves, the quality of their renovation and the views. When you drive in you just feel peaceful, relaxed and at home.... it’s as simple as that!
What makes this Cottage unique
Location, location, location….to be in such a perfect spot and yet so close to so many of the regions gems is what makes Le Peyruzel a special place.
Pool / Spa
Pets allowed - Max two dogs notice in advanceMax two dogs notice in advance
Smoking allowed - Smoking only outside ashtray providedSmoking only outside ashtray provided
Max guests: 4
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Just returned from our week in walnut; it’s absolutely perfect! Spotlessly clean, beautifully furnished with lots of very welcome touches. We loved sitting out on the terrace and listening to the French country side around us. Carolyn and Jerry really are superhosts- they are very welcoming and are so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the local area. Their recommendations were always spot on! The gite is ideally placed for visiting the amazing castles, pretty villages and the interesting historical caves. The only trouble is- a week is not long enough! We are already missing this amazing place and lovely Carolyn and Jerry( as well as the little visits from Bambi) Thank you for letting us be part of your lovely area. Alison and Mark x
Perfect for a relaxing break
walnut cottage was just as described. Very well equipped and comfortable and with incredible views. The same views can be enjoyed from the spotlessly clean pool. Carolyn and Jerry were incredibly friendly, welcoming and helpful. The area is beautiful, a car is essential and you will never run out of things to do. It would be difficult to stay here and not feel completely relaxed. A big thanks to Carolyn and Jerry, you take great pride in your gites and are great hosts.
Dear Marion, thank you for your kind words and we are very happy that you all enjoyed your stay here and exploring the area. Say hi to everyone including Molly of course. Enjoy the final week or so of the Summer holiday season, thanks again for choosing to stay here
Carolyn, Jerry and Inca x
Lovely Sos e and great location
Had a great stay in this lovely cottage - close to so much in the area and 2 minutes from fabulous restaurant treasures hidden in the lovely town of Daglan.
Quiet, restful with grand view
Amazing little cottages tucked between several over laps of hills.....not far from most of the attractions in the Dordogne. Lovely sunsets and something to see from every window.
Cottage has everything one needs to set up housekeeping and if it is not there the owner will find it.....we had a very comfortable stay.
We liked having the owners on site as many places have property managers....owners make sure your needs are being met, answer questions and if you needed some help in an emergency would be there....makes an older traveller feel that bit more secure.
Lots to do in the area and if you want to have a day of rest a lovely well cared for pool. Although the cottages are side by side they are sound proof....with private outdoor eating spots and entrances to the pool....although it is fun to get to know your neighbour.
So much going on in the area.....boat and kayak tours, lots of Chateaus and beautiful gardens to visit.....Sarlat and Lascaux are not far away....
We never watched TV so no idea re how the reception was but wifi was fine.....great laundry room with lines to make use of the sunshine....my favorite drying tool.
Small towns in the area with great boulangeries and patisseries....and a very good grocery store.....and of course lots of markets everyday.
You could search a long time and not find a better place. My biggest problem was the hob...I just never learned the trick to keeping it on....
Very good location. Easy to get everywhere!
This is better located than it might seem. It is 20 minutes from the southern edge of Sarlat ( and the rental car place and train station). Maybe 10 minutes from Domme, which we loved!! And Cenac, which has a very good market AND grocerie. Great restaurant in Daglan, La Cantina. Very good. One can drive easily most everywhere from this cottage, and you can walk quite aways into the little burg of Peyruzal ( no shops there). Fabulous view of this from Walnut, both day and night.
Both Jerry and Carolyn are very personable.
We loved the cottage. One caution, however. It is on two levels, the bedroom(s) and bath on the second level. The steps are fairly narrow and steep to reach it. I had no real problems, at age 72, however I was also quite slow going up.
Quite enchanting countryside. We loved it.
We are in the heart of the Perigord Noir and really close to all the major attractions that this stunning area has to offer. Here are just a few of the places close by some just a few minutes from us
La Roque Gageac
We provide you with a really detailed visitor book and leaflets for you to browse through and help plan your stay