Mouzens, Dordogne, Aquitaine
Le Pigeonnier, an amazing small space in the heart of the Dordogne
A beautiful, newly renovated Pigeonnier. With air conditioning, wifi, a swimming pool and beautiful views across open countryside.
From £550 per week
Le Pigeonnier... a unique, ‘amazing small space’ which has been recently renovated to a high standard into a beautiful one bedroom hideaway, with stunning views of the Dordogne countryside. Perfect for couples wishing to get away from it all with plenty of country walks, wildlife and historical sites right on your door step.
As you drive up the tree lined driveway - Le Pigeonnier stands in the gardens of the main farmhouse with a private parking space & private terrace with wonderful views of the valley.
Eating, dining and drinking.
The Pigeonnier has two wonderful rooms. The entrance leads from the terrace into the cosy kitchen area with dining table, equipped with everything you could ever need. You can cook and relax amongst the beams, honey stoned exposed walls and history of the building.
The private terrace has a wooden dining set and BBQ.
On your terrace you will find a wooden dining set and BBQ. The terrace leads out onto the large private gardens, with wonderful open spaces, beautiful views and a chicken coup. Leading from the gardens you have private access to the salt water 10m x5m swimming pool and sun loungers.
From the kitchen / dining area a wooden staircase takes you up to the double bedroom with beautiful exposed oak beams and far reaching views over the gardens and countryside.
The shower room and wc is located on the ground floor.
The Local Area
With a wealth of things to see and do in the Perigord you are spoilt for choice, with Chateaux and gardens, prehistoric caves, beautiful bastides and rock face villages, superb markets, and fantastic restaurants, vineyards, walking, cycling, horse riding, canoeing, ballooning among others.
CASTELNAUD: a stunning medieval chateaux - full of history,artifacts and information relating to the medieval era, located at the top of of a lovely village with restaurants and shops.
BEYNAC: A stunning rock faced village, and chateau over looking the Dordogne river....
CHATEAU des MILANDES : The former home of Josephine Baker - the celebrated singer and dancer with the Folies Bergeres in the 1920's-30's...who went on to restore the Chateau and live with her many adopted children...a beautiful renovation...showcasing her show clothes and life, and beautiful gardens with a superb Birds of Prey show.
DOMME & BELVES: Bastides full of history, stunning views and cobbled streets.
SARLAT: A must to visit...with a superb market, street entertainment, restaurants, cafes and shops..and the Cathedral of St Sacredos.
CAVES & GROTTES: There are huge amount of caves and Grottes, to explore..LASCAUX being one of the most famous... Proumeyssac,....Le Gouffre de Padirag, Le Roque Christophe, Font de Gaume.
A hiking, cycling, horse riding paradise...... with Museums, Art Galleries, Markets, Restaurants.....
So whether you want to explore the region or kick back and chill out at Le Pigeonnier...it is all here for you...
Coux et Bigaroque is a beautiful little village nestled in the river valley of the picturesque Dordogne. Its lower part sits right at the edge of a leafy, tranquil section of the river Dordogne. Coux et Bigaroque once belonged to the Bishops of Bordeaux who put the toll station on the river. The 100 years war put an end to this profitable activity as well as to the castle which once overlooked the river and valley. The castle was rebuilt but destroyed again in 1624. Just 2 kms outside the village sits Le Pigeonnier with stunning views across the countryside, a perfect retreat to explore the surrounding region and visit places, such as the medieval town of Sarlat ( 20 minutes away) with it's golden sandstone buildings, restaurants, entertainment and superb market. Stunning bastides such as Belves and Domme are well worth a visit and the near by cave Gouffre de Proumeyssac. Coux et Bigaroque has its own little beach on the river...where you can swim or sunbathe safely. If you like a game of golf there is a couple of 18 hole golf courses nearby, both have good facilities and restaurants. The region itself is well known for its fine wines, so take a tour of one of the many vineyards. If you fancy seeing the sights from the river, pack a picnic and take out a canoe for the day... a relaxing way to see the chateaux, villages and wildlife. If you are a photographer... the early morning mists over the valley are worth getting up for and if painting is your thing you are spoilt for locations.. The village is only 2kms away. But if relaxing by the pool with a good book and a glass of wine is what you are dreaming of ...Le Pigeonnier is waiting for you to enjoy your stay.
The area of The Perigord Noir is a dream for historians, art lovers, Architects, Foodies, wild-lifers, walkers, cyclists and anyone who appreciates the beauty and charm of French country life.... So much so that this region has been used for many locations in films around the world.....including 'Chocolat'...... 'Les Miserables' ...... 'Ever After - a Cinderella story'.. and many more….