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La Rosiere is in a quiet location with pool, in the heart of the Perigord Noir - Sechoir a Tabac (4 Bedrooms) Sleeps 8

Bedrooms 4
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



Sechoir a Tabac (4 Bedrooms) Sleeps 8

Le Sechoir is a converted tobacco barn with an extremely large living and dining area that overlooks meadows. There are four bedrooms and two full bathrooms on the first floor. This property can sleep ten people.

About the property

La Rosiere: Three properties

Le Moulin is a beautifully converted 3-bedroomed, 200 year-old stone house, formerly a water mill. The property is arranged on two levels with a spacious and comfortable sitting area. The house is roomy, airy, cool in summer and has oil-fired central heating installed, if required. There is a double bedroom with en suite bathroom on the ground floor. The first floor has two bedrooms with a full bathroom and separate toilet. These bedrooms can be accessed both from the inside or directly from the outside.

Le Sechoir is a converted tobacco barn with an extremely large living and dining area that overlooks meadows. There are four bedrooms and two full bathrooms on the first floor.

Le cottage is situated at the entrance to the property and overlooks a trout stream and pond. This was previously an old stone barn and includes a full kitchen as well as spacious living and dining areas. The property has one bedroom with full bathroom on the ground floor and two additional bedrooms with one full bathroom on the first floor.

All properties have satellite TV, well-equipped kitchens and dining area with gas hob, electric oven, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and toaster. Each has an independant

patio with barbecue facilities in private gardens with sun loungers and outdoor dining facilities. There is secure parking and a heated and alarmed 12 x 6m shared swimming pool with separate children's pool close by.

More Details

Dena and Patrick Mackay
Member since: 2006
Speaks english, french, arabic
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
11 October, 2017

About Dena and Patrick Mackay

We have been married since 1982 and have two adult daughters. We have travelled extensively and have spent many summers in the Dordogne due to my husband's French side. We had been looking on and off for two years for a home to retire to, and as of July 29th, 2014, became the happy owners of La Rosiere. We love the location with it's stunning beauty within a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Dena and Patrick Mackay purchased this barn in 2014

Why Dena and Patrick Mackay chose Perigord Noir

We wanted to be situated in an area that offered a wide range of historical, cultural, sporting and leisure activities, all within a short distance of our property. The magnificent Perigord Noir region, the world-famous Vezere Valley with its unique prehistoric sites and caves, the beautiful Dordogne and Vezere river valleys, the thousand and one dazzling chateaux, the stunning bastide towns and pretty villages, the remarkable local food and wine, the equitable climate, and the friendly people.

What makes this barn unique

In 2017 the Dordogne hosts the 2017 Tour de France, from July 10 to 12 and our guests will be able to enjoy the experience whilst lodging in our secluded holiday cottages. We are only 6kms from the nearest small town, Les Eyzies de Tayac in a ‘protected zone’ at the end of a small but well-maintained road with no passing traffic. Our lovely property has 20 acres of private land consisting of gardens, meadows and a small stream, surrounded by hundreds of acres of woodlands with abundant footpaths and wildlife (deer and boar), birdlife, and flowers. Our two spacious self-catering gites have been lovingly converted from spacious rural farm buildings that reflect our property’s varied and fascinating history – a Tobacco-drying Barn and a Water-Mill all with private gardens, ample parking and a 12 x 6m shared and heated pool. The whole property is a secure and adventurous haven for children (and grown-ups!) of all ages.

Available Rentals

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Cots, bed linen, baby baths and high-chairs for children are available on request. Extra beds can be provided if required.
Starter refreshment and cleaning pack provided on arrival..
Additional linen available at a fee.
Cleaning Charges Euros 100,- to be paid in cash ON ARRIVAL.
Check out 8 to 10 a.m. Check in from 17 hours.


Accommodation and facilities for Sechoir a Tabac (4 Bedrooms) Sleeps 8 in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, France

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Baby Gate
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath (no shower)
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed
  • Books
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch Furniture
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Starter and refreshment pack provided. Cots, bed linen, baby baths and high chairs for children available on request. Extra beds can be provided if required. Baby sitting available at a fee. Additional cleaning available at a fee. Additional linen and towels available at a fee. Rental rates are inclusive of heating except out of season. 5% discount if booking 2 or more properties simultaneously.


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Sechoir a Tabac (4 Bedrooms) Sleeps 8
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Well equipped, spacious house in beautiful quiet surrounding.

  • 5 of 5

Great swimming pool and trampoline that the children thoroughly enjoyed. Parents loved the table tennis space outside and like the kids also enjoyed getting in and out of the pool and just generally lounging around.

The user friendly space in and outside the house made staying here a great joy. Two families with their own "wings" meant that we could go in and out of our own bedrooms and bathrooms unhindered. Downstairs provided space for cooking together in one area and sitting together for dinning and general entertainment (games and tv) in the other.

There was no need to do anything else but rest in this fabulous location but we did. Our first family experience of canoeing down the Vezere was the best.

Lots of great activities to do within easy reach of the house and there is a large intermarché with a fantastic boulangerie about a 10 minute drive down the road.

Thanks also to the owners, Dena and Patrick who gave us a very warm welcome and provided a well considered welcome pack of bread, cheeses, milk etc. and tasty chocolate covered walnuts, yum!!

We loved it and would definitely book again. We have no hesitation in recommending this house to others so enjoy!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kim for the kind words. We hope to see you again.
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Lovely property in the heart of the countryside, very peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We visited La Rosiere, Les Eyzies de Tayac in August 17 for the second year running and stayed at Le Sechoir which sleeps 10. It has one room with 2 sets of bunk beds, 2 x double rooms and 1 twin room, 2 shower rooms and 1 bathroom which is downstairs. Beds are comfortable. The swimming pool is spotless and is in a beautiful setting this is shared with The Cottage.

Our hosts were Dena and Patrick (who live in the Le Moulin) who are very helpful and make you feel very welcome. Nothing is too much trouble.

There are plenty of places to visit from Medieval towns to the Dordogne or Vereze rivers that are brilliant for canoeing with children as they are shallow and slow flowing. There are plenty of restaurants in the town of Les Eyzies but with a limited menu of local specialities, mainly duck. There is a Lidl, Aldi and Intermache in the next town which is 6km away.

There is wifi at the property but we all had trouble getting a mobile phone signal and had to move around the grounds to find one.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Idyllic surroundings, lovely accommodation and a superb host

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7 stayed in Le Sechoir for 9 days and loved the accommodation and amenities available to us. The house was immaculate and we had everything we needed. The pool was a bonus.

Dena Mackay, our host, was kindness itself and could not have been more helpful.

The surrounding area has activities for all ages, lovely scenery, affordable restaurants and all of the local people we spoke with werte welcoming.

Can't wait to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: To our almost retired Englishman, thank you for the lovely review and you are most welcome to come back anytime.
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Propriété très agréable!

  • 5 of 5

Accueil parfait par Dena, son mari ainsi que les gardiens. Logements spacieux et chaleureux. Cuisine parfaitement adaptée pour groupe et famille nombreuse. Jardin avec piscine, trampoline table de ping pong et autres jeux d enfants, parfait!

Résumé week-end Top !

Thanks Dena

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home from Home but with peace and tranquility

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful gite in amazing surroundings. Every need catered for. Lots of things to do as well as watching the wildlife. We saw deer chasing each other in the area just in front of the house. Enjoyed many walks from our front door and it is ideally situated for visiting many of the beautiful castles and towns locally. Went with husband, daughter son in law and 3 grandchildren aged between 1 and 4, everyone of us felt it was an amazing holiday. Would definitely recommend and hope to go back again next year. Thanks Dena.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Très belle propriété au coeur du Périgord noir

  • 5 of 5

La maison est située sur une magnifique propriété avec une très belle piscine.

Elle est très fonctionnelle, très bien équipée, notamment la cuisine où il ne manque rien.

Elle est située au coeur des sites touristiques de la région tout en étant au calme.

Les propriétaires sont charmants et extrêmement sympathiques, c'est vraiment un plaisir.

A réserver sans hésiter !

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Nathalie est a bientot.
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Les Eyzies de Tayac
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
La Marterie
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Les Eyzies de Tayac

Markets: Terrific local markets every day of the week.

Supermarkets: Five available within 8kms

Wine Caves: Upmarket and local producers.

Restaurants: Spoilt for choice - this is France!

Pre-history: Les Eyzies is the World Centre of Prehistory and the Vezere Valley is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Plus: historic caves, archaeology, water-parks, canoeing, swimming, tennis, airparcs, hot-air ballooning, horse-riding, aquaria, chateaux visits, fishing, walking, bird-watching, cycling, vineyards visits, golfing, leisure flights, river cruising, gardens, eating and drinking, finding truffles ... you'll be lucky!!