1 Bedroom + shower room private gite garden views in spectacular Dordogne Valley
Helder or Patricia Machado
- english, french, spanish, portuguese
About Helder or Patricia Machado
Hello Helder and I would love to welcome you to La Ferriere its a peaceful place to stay set in lovely countryside. Its was our dream holiday destination before we lived here. Helder is originally from Portugal and I am from Yorkshire. When we got married we decided to make the move we found La Ferriere where we could offer the sort of place we loved to stay. Away from the everyday stress of life and somewhere Helder could practice and teach Tai Chi and Qi-Gong. We hope you will like it too.
Helder or Patricia Machado purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Helder or Patricia Machado chose Saint-Sauveur
I came across this area while travelling by car from Paris to Barcelona. We booked a small hotel a few kms off the motorway to break the journey. It happened to be in the Dordogne. I will never forget the tranquillity - the green, milky stone buildings and tiny hamlets - the pace slowed to almost a stop and I fell in love in one night.. Returning the next month convincing Helder he had to see and feel it - we did and well the rest is history as they say..
What makes this Cottage unique
La Ferriere is unique in that its a traditional perigordian style property set in 3 hectares of garden with a large infinity pool. Set amongst fields and forest on the top of the Dordogne valley but within 10 minutes drive to Bergerac, and the airport. Surrounded by vineyards the property was previously owned by the heirs of La Contess François de Saint-Exupéry whose family included the famous author of the book Le petit prince. Today you can still see the history of the life of this building with its arrow slit window in the wine cellar old stone steps up to the house and mill stone in the grounds. In the evening we regularly see wild deer grazing and pheasants in the winter months. You can join a Tai Chi or Qi-Gong class whilst holidaying with us or have a private lesson with Helder. Life goes on peacefully at La Ferriere with the best of cuisine countryside and fresh air and exercise has to offer in rural France.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
Children not allowed
Max guests:3 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
SATISFIED OF YORKSHIRE
Weather always helps any holiday so we were off to a flyer on this one. The facilities, location, availability and helpfulness of Helder and Patricia just topped it off. There's nothing flash about La Ferriere it is 'what it says on the tin'. In short, EXCELLENT!
Hi Greg and Angie
Thank you so much for your review - it was a pleasure to have you visit.
Helder and Pat
Well managed comfortable accommodations
Ideal location just a few miles from the airport. Hosts very warm and friendly
Lovely pool area. Could benefit from a welcome pack as a visit to the supermarket required immediately after arrival.
Could not have been better
Great one bed apartment plenty space for 2. Highly recommend pool superb facilities great everything thought of Helda & Patricia were so helpful
Relaxing and Enjoyable
Peaceful amongst bird song, wildlife and playful resident cats.
The Gite is clean and tidy with good showering facilities. It has everything you need for preparing everyday meals.
Great location nearby to airport, market villages and more.
Helders onsite Chi Quong teaching made our days enjoyable and healthier.....looking forward to going again in future
I certainly recommend this as an ideal place to get away and relax!
The few days we stayed there were revitalizing. Surrounded by nature, swimming in the morning, a glass of wine at sunset while reading a book, quietness... nice!
The place is well cared and fulfilled our expectations and matched the online description. Helder and Patricia were very kind and solicitous and communication couldn't have been better.
The city of Bergerac is close by and a nice destination for a romantic or simply a relaxing walk in such an old and rustical example of the Dordogne region.
You can join Tai Chi & Qi-Gong classes on site or have a massage.