2 Bedroom (Sleeps 4) Holiday Cottage Daglan

Charming renovated bakehouse near Daglan, Perigord Noir, heated pool, in stunning rural setting

At a glance: Child Friendly, Pet Friendly, Wifi, Parking, Heated Pool.

Cottage ref : P164846
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Owner : Steve and Elizabeth Colville

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  • Property Type Holiday Cottage
  • Location Daglan
  • Bedrooms 2 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms 2
  • Minimum nights stay4
  • Low season price per week€560
  • High season price per week€1085
  • Average price per week€650
  • Customer rating 5.0 / 5 ( 6 reviews )
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Le Fournil at Le Clos du Comte was originally built as the bakehouse for the hamlet of Mas de Cause, about 2 km above the village of Daglan, and was subsequently extended to become a home. It has now been tastefully renovated to create a charming and characterful 2 bedroom cottage, still with the original bread oven, but with all the modern conveniences you expect.

Downstairs, the accommodation comprises a large open-plan living/dining room with a brand-new fully-fitted kitchen. Next to the living room, what was once a pigsty has been extended to create a double bedroom with a king-size (150 cm) bed, plus an en-suite bathroom (shower, basin and toilet). Upstairs, there is a very pretty, spacious bedroom with pine-panelled ceiling, two single beds and another large en-suite bathroom. The cottage is ideally suited to 2 couples or a couple with children, and there is plenty of room for a cot upstairs. Guest comfort is one of our most important priorities: most of the furniture is new - but solid oak in keeping with the character and age of the home - mattresses are high-quality, towels are fluffy Egyptian cotton. Heating in the cooler months is provided by electric radiators, and there are heated towel rails in both bathrooms.

On one side, the cottage looks out over a peaceful grove of walnut trees. On the other side, there is a delightful little orchard of plum trees, with an original stone-built chicken house. At the back there is a gravelled terrace with table and chairs, which then gives on to a forested area.

There is a 12m x 5m pool (shared with one other gite) with plenty of chairs and loungers, heated to 27C in summer and cleaned daily for your enjoyment.

Activities are too numerous to mention. Locally, Daglan is a very pretty village, with a small supermarket, a bakery, and a variety of artisanal shops and activities. The village is becoming quite the artistic colony, with the recent addition of a sculptor. The church is worth a visit, and there is a market on Sunday mornings.

Within 10 km, there are the chateaux of Castelnaud, with its military museum, Beynac, La Roque Gageac, Milandes (once home to the American-born dancer and singer Josephine Baker), and Marqueyssac, with its hanging gardens of topiary. The village of Domme has wonderful views over the river Dordogne. The medieval town of Sarlat-la-Caneda, 22 km away, has been beautifully restored and much of it is pedestrian only. A bit further afield, there are the caves at Lascaux with their prehistoric wall paintings, the town of Rocamadour, which clings to the cliffs overhanging the Dordogne, and the village of Collonges-la-Rouge, so named for its buildings of deep red stone.

If you’re feeling energetic, you can swim in the warm pool or in our local river, the Céou, walk through the estate or across the hills, play tennis in the village, canoe on the Dordogne, go horse riding or fishing, or play golf on one of several local courses. Hot air ballooning is a popular activity, and we frequently see balloons floating over on calm evenings. If you’re feeling lazy, you can read a book in the peace and shade of one of the walnut groves.

There are plenty of places to eat out, with 3 restaurants in the village (La Cantine, the Café de la Fleur and the more upmarket Petit Paris), a pizzeria in St Cybranet, and a wonderful restaurant – a secret which we only reveal to guests! – a 10 minute drive away.

The estate of Le Clos du Comte is truly idyllic. It sits on 18 hectares (approximately 45 acres) of unspoiled, utterly tranquil forest and pasture. Almost the only sounds you’ll hear are birdsong, or the chirping of the crickets on a summer’s day. Almost the only light you’ll see at night will come from the moon or the stars. It’s a nature lover and stargazer’s paradise. The estate teems with wildlife year-round. In September and October, during and after rutting season, the red deer stags converge in the walnut groves with their harems to battle it out and, when the fighting is over, to graze. Roe deer can be seen any time – and frequently make a nuisance of themselves in the garden! The wild boar are most visible on winter evenings, when they’ll emerge from the forest to eat any walnuts missed by the harvest. Spring and summer are the time for birds. Our resident kestrels have returned to nest in our bedroom wall for the fourth year running. The smaller birds such as black redstarts and blue tits make their nests in every nook and cranny. In summer, the hawks soar on the thermals, and we see or hear blackbirds, robins, cuckoos, hoopoes, owls, woodpeckers, finches, nuthatches, wrens …… I could go on. In spring and autumn, we’re right under the migration route of the cranes. And there are butterflies everywhere.

The local region is known for its wealth of history, and Le Clos du Comte has its own history, too. During renovation work, we found fossilised figs and a boar tusk. The land has clearly been worked for millennia – we’ve also dug up a variety of prehistoric stone tools. Our own farmhouse, which dates from before the French Revolution, was originally a convent with its own chapel. At some point, the property became a farm, producing wine; it stayed that way for centuries, and our reception is in the original winery. During World War II, the wine became the subject of dispute between the occupiers and the Resistance, the then-owners fled, and the forests were taken over by the Maquis. Nowadays, the land is altogether more peaceful, producing walnuts and hay.

We know that we are privileged to live in such a fabulous place, and we love to share its peace and beauty. Come and see for yourselves, and we hope you’ll agree that Le Clos du Comte is truly wonderful!


The property was spotlessly clean, and full of charm

By Stephen C. on 01-Oct-2018

Our experience in the property was blissful. It was well equipped with all mod cons. The outside space was well thought out, with a BBQ area and a private and a peaceful sitting area. The pool was large, with plenty of recliners, so no need for towels on seats! Liz and Steve (owners) were lovely, helpful and friendly and we hope to return very soon, when they open again for the season. Hopefully they will not be fully booked after this review. A truly wonderful place, thanks Liz and Steve.

5 of of 5

A beautiful gite in a lovely tranquil setting

By Trevor C. on 12-Sep-2018

We stayed for a week at the end of August. It is a beautifully converted property in a lovely rural location, very quiet and peaceful with lovely views. The property is part of an old farm estate, with the owners in the main house nearby. The village of Daglan is close by, very picturesque with a bakery, shop, restaurants and a Sunday market. Great place for morning coffee. Steve and Elizabeth are perfect and interesting hosts with lots of local knowledge which was great help to us. They made sure that everything was good for us for our stay. We plan to return!

5 of of 5

Loved this place !

By Rebecca F. on 22-Aug-2018

After one week spent in Daglan, we would thoroughly recommend this gîte . It’s been beautifully renovated , well equipped ( white fluffy towels and sharp knives ...a rarity in holiday rentals !) and spotlessly clean. We loved the house , the pool and all the space to explore. Daglan is a 2 minute drive away ( or a steep walk - not for the faint hearted!) , a lovely rural village with a shop, restaurants, Sunday market selling the juiciest tomatoes ever , small arty shops ...there’s also acces to the river where you can picnic and swim . Loads of amazing places to visit within half an hour or less in the car . Elizabeth and Steve made us feel very welcome and the children were fascinated with the history of the house and surroundings . Felt thoroughly chilled out after our holiday . Thank you once again !

5 of of 5

Stunning, well presented, well equiped high standard accommodation. Nothing more we can say

By James P. on 30-Jul-2018

Awesome. Had an absolutely fantastic time. The property is located in an idyllic tranquil location with good access to all the sights, the local village and its amenities. The presentation, fixtures and fittings of the property are top notch. There was nothing overlooked that we needed. The pool is fabulous, really clean and a good size. Steve and Liz were very accommodating and helpful. If you get the chance take Steve's offer of a tour of the property up. He showed us the estate which was very interesting and informative. Steve's stories of what went on in the past were a real eye opener. If you spot the squirrel, make sure you hide your nuts! There is a good chance you will see some of the wildlife even as you lounge by the pool. 8 to huit, the local supermarket had a special offer on Marmite. The squirrel doesn't like it! He prefers Nutella! Big thanks for providing a great place for our wonderful holiday. Loved it!

5 of of 5

Gorgeous property, amazing hosts

By Dave O. on 08-Jul-2018

We had an outstanding stay at this beautiful property in Daglan. It is close to so many amazing sites in the Dordogne, but has so much on offer at the property you never need to leave. The hosts were incredible. Our kids (aged 10 and 12) absolutely loved it- as did we. We were there for over a week but wish we had longer. Highly recommended. Kids thoughts: “everything was amazing! Pool, personal space, lots of play space to run around, great separate bathroom from our parents, and we really loved meeting Steve and Liz- they were very friendly.”

5 of of 5

Simply exceptional!

By Frances H. on 04-Dec-2017

Steve and Liz run a beautiful gite which can be 110% recommended. Situated in a sleepy hamlet above the charming village of Daglan, their luxurious accommodation provides all that could be needed for a family holiday or for a romantic getaway. These gites are exceptional . The buildings are clustered together but with very discrete parking and recreational areas. All are beautifully designed with original features set off by modern craftsmanship; the timber staircase in our gite was simply beautiful. The bathrooms are luxurious and all equipment is provided. Finally, excellent wi-fi is complemented by both British and French satellite TV. But is the setting and the personal attention to detail that makes these lovely homes from home in to a unique destination. Steve and Liz could not be more genuinely helpful and discretely attentive. I foolishly locked the car keys in the car while we were there; Steve insisted on taking us shopping and ensuring that our holiday was not interrupted. He keeps the environment looking immaculate and the swimming pool spotless and inviting. And then there are the 45 acres of grounds to walk in and listen to the birds and the deer rutting...... or play games if you wish. At night the stars are magical. Daglan has two excellent restaurants and within a few miles there is a good variety of activities and delightful restaurants. Even our car less days were fantastic - what can be better than a gentle walk down through the countryside for a lovely lunch and explore of the river in Daglan..... So we highly recommend Mas de Course. Our dog loved it too.....

5 of of 5
1 September 2019 - 27 September 2019 Early Autumn 735
28 September 2019 - 1 November 2019 Autumn 595
2 November 2019 - 20 December 2019 Late Autumn 560
21 December 2019 - 3 January 2020 Christmas & New Year 770
4 January 2020 - 3 April 2020 Winter & Early Spring 560
4 April 2020 - 24 April 2020 Spring 595
25 April 2020 - 29 May 2020 Late Spring 665
30 May 2020 - 26 June 2020 Early Summer 770
27 June 2020 - 24 July 2020 Summer 945
25 July 2020 - 28 August 2020 Height of Summer 1085
Children Welcome Wheelchair Access Pets Welcome
Refrigerator Hob Oven
Microwave Dishwasher Pantry item
Coffee maker Toaster Dining seats
Dining room Internet Heating
Linens provided Washing machine Parking
Garage Living room Ironing board
Television Satellite/cable Dvds
Communal pool Heated pool Garden
Away from it all Family Farm holidays
Historic Romantic Sports activities
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