A large green gîte in the Périgord Noir
The Dordogne gîte is a charming gîte is designed to comfortably accommodate 9 people, and includes access to the heated swimming pool (14m X 6m), sauna, jacuzzi and games area including a massage chair. Located at the end of the 18th century chartreuseème century, with its private garden, our bet is that you will fall in love with the Périgord and under the spell of this property.
Wifi | Secure heated swimming pool | Jacuzzi | Sauna | Massage chair | Non-smoker | Private garden with barbecue and garden furniture | Pets by prior arrangement | Games room | Toys and games | Table tennis | Table football | Access for the disabled | Free parking |
Weekly rental rates (from Saturday 4 pm to Saturday 10 am), including sheets, towels, pool towels and end-of-stay cleaning, excluding tourist tax (0,75 ?/adult/night).
Before any payment, please contact us by mail so that we can send you your rental contract.
Short stay packages, including cleaning (September to June)
3 nights : 850 ? or 1 100 ? with sheets and towels
4 nights : 1 000 ? or 1 250 ? with sheets and towels
The Dordogne gîte is part of a very large building known as a "chartreuse" in the South West. This was the name given in the 18th century to manor houses of imposing size, with a particular shape reminiscent of the Château de Cheverny - Tintin's, if you prefer - but without the main staircase or the gables. It was completed in 1758 by Jean-Pierre Grézis, a doctor of medicine, who called himself Seigneur de l'Alburague (La Burague) and de Mongrieu, which led to his being placed under house arrest during the French Revolution.
This is a spacious (200 m²) charming gîte designed to make you feel like you are in your own family holiday home. There are 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms: The Bergerac room has a 160 bed, the Périgueux room a 140 bed, the Sarlat room two 90 beds and the Domme room. The Brantôme room on the ground floor has a 90cm bed and is designed for a person with reduced mobility as well as its bathroom.
The kitchen is well equipped (traditional oven and microwave, filter and Nespresso coffee machine, numerous kitchen utensils and plenty of crockery) and the living room is welcoming. The best thing to do is to the virtual visit ! It also allows you to walk around the gardens, or explore the pool, jacuzzi or games room.
But don't let that stop you from discovering why this region was chosen by wise humans at least 400,000 years ago: It's the dating of the first carved stone you'll discover when you enter the National Museum of Prehistory at Les Eyzies and which was found at Cénac and Saint-Julien. LascauxThis is only 20,000 years ago. The village of la Madeleine Tursac was occupied for more than 10,000 years, until the High Middle Ages (around the year 1000). But the Roman period is not to be outdone with the sumptuous Gallo-Roman villa of Vesunna in Périgueux, or the one in Montcaretjust a stone's throw from the Montaigne castle.
The Middle Ages offer us a wealth of bastides and castlesand the Hundred Years' War. And if you prefer the Renaissance, it has left us castles such as Monbazillac, Losse or Les Milandes. In the 17th and 18th centuries, private mansions continued to be built in Sarlat, which has the highest density of historic monuments in the world. In the 19th century and until the second third of the 20th century, the Périgord remained away from the Industrial Revolution, except in the Couze valley with paper mills and a few forges - and it is perhaps thanks to this that the Périgord's nature and heritage have been largely preserved. The Saint Front Cathedral of Périgueux, which served as a model for the Sacré Coeur of Montmartre a few years later, is without doubt the only notable testimony of this 19th century.
Why is our Dordogne gîte a 'green gîte'?
Yes, you can combine ecology and aesthetics, responsible holidays and pleasant holidays.
For years, we have been making our Dordogne gîte a green gîte, a bit like Mr Jourdain making prose ? without knowing it. It was when we added up all our micro-choices that we realised that we were well on our way to becoming an eco-responsible accommodation (without being perfect, of course).
Here is what we are doing (or have found) so that together we can reduce our ecological footprint in general and our carbon footprint in particular.
Design of the lodge and materials
- It is a stone manor house from the 18th century, so the materials are stone, wood, and old flat tiles
- The attic is insulated with hemp and the walls are 50 cm thick. As the property is in a protected historical monument zone, double glazing is not an option. But the traditional construction (thick stone walls, small openings and 8 metres high ceilings under the ridge) means that a simple ventilator can be used to get through the heatwaves with peace of mind.
- Exposed wooden framework and chestnut parquet flooring on the first floor, local stone on the ground floor.
- Old-fashioned painting, using natural pigments
- Garden furniture: teak from sustainable forests, no plastic
A large part of the electricity produced is supplied by our solar panels, especially in the hot summer months. So ecology is not always the enemy of comfort!
For the rest of the electricity needs, our supplier Alterna favours renewable energies.
Of course, we use LEDs and electrical appliances with at least an A rating (some are A+ or A++)
The outdoor lighting is either LED or solar powered.
Gas heating, which accounts for about 80 % of our greenhouse gas emissions, is fortunately quite efficient in heating our huge volumes, through the floor on the ground floor and in the walls on the first floor. As a result, we don't see a single radiator.
Both fireplaces are functional and we have an open fireplace which reduces pollutant emissions by 80 % compared to a conventional wood burning fireplace.
Sharing of the most consuming infrastructures (swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi) with our two other gîtes.
The salt pool requires very few chemicals.
It is heated by dedicated solar panels (which do not produce electricity but only hot water).
The car park is equipped with domestic plugs to recharge your hybrid or electric cars. You will be doubly virtuous if you recharge your car between midday and 8pm as you will then be consuming the electricity from our photovoltaic panels!
Tap water: you have a Brita carafe with filter, which allows you to drink purified tap water. For those who like sparkling water, we have a Sodastream available. All this not only saves you from plastic bottles, but also from having to carry them!
Rainwater harvesting: in some years we do not need to use city water for watering the garden and vegetable patch.
Oyas: this age-old technique consists of filling porous earthen pots buried at the foot of the plants with water, which prevents evaporation.
Plants adapted to the climate: Our specifications are both simple and complicated. We need plants that can withstand frost in winter and drought in summer, that flower from April to November, and that are melliferous if possible. For the vegetable garden, we use organic seeds that require little water, often old species.
Cultivation: We do not use any pesticides and use simple techniques ? mulching, organic fertiliser, and vinegar with coarse salt to make the paths more presentable. For our boxwoods, which are regularly visited by the pyralid moth, we use an organic insecticide based on bacillus thuringiensis.
The welcome products we provide are organic (Nespresso compatible capsules, wine, apple juice), as well as shower gel or dishwashing liquid. For the dishwasher, we haven't found anything yet: organic tablets exist, but they have to be effective!
The garden has over 80 different species of flowers (not including succulents and the flower meadow) and we have planted bamboo and laurel hedges, walnut trees, almond trees, magnolia, lilac, albizia, cypress, forsythia, eucalyptus, catalpa, liquidambar, gingko biloba, olive trees, palms, banana trees and Japanese quince. All this makes butterflies and bees happy!
- Waste separation
Directions for use and indications
- To the local producers rather than to the supermarkets
- Mapstr application (@gites.de.cenac)