Glorious views, a great garden and pool and elegant taste define this intimate haven for two in lush lovely Dordogne country
It’s a painter’s paradise in the golden Dordogne triangle. This pretty cottage-for-two has one of the most glorious views of rolling patchwork landscape you could wish for, an endless outdoors perfectly balanced by cosy intimacy inside.

Restored in French country style with old stones and reclaimed windows, lots of antiques and classic fabrics, the ground-floor cottage displays its rural origins in its layout, each room leading to the next via a couple of steps.
The sitting room armchairs invite you to lounge by the wood-burner on indoor days. The beautiful kitchen worktop is made of old wine-vat wood. Susie’s personal touches are painted furniture, soft colours, seagrass floors.

Markets and museums, fishing and kayaking, hiking and cycling: the list of activities is endless – or you can sit all day in a café in Issigeac or Monpazier and watch the world go by then gather a bottle of great local wine to take back and savour on the terrace.

a little bit about the history and construction…

The cottage has been created from the original outbuildings or 'communs' of Le Brugeau.

There is a row of stone sills in the salon which formed the entrance to the pigeon loft, where young birds or 'squabs' were bred for the table.

The woodburning stove now occupies the corner where hams were smoked.

In the kitchen, the stone wall on the right hand side is all that remains of the old piggeries, the floor level has been raised to make it more practical for day to day living.

The worktops are constructed from black oak planks recuperated from old fermentation vats or 'cuves' when they were replaced with stainless steel.

The bedroom door still retains its number '1' from an earlier life in a Bordeaux hotel.

We have used reclaimed materials wherever possible in order to retain a sense of history and a spirit of place.
Aerial view of La Porcherie, gite
Floorplan of La Porcherie
  • Bedroom
  • Dining Room & Kitchen
  • Sitting Room
  • Bathroom
  • Terrace
  • Pool
Tab 1


Elegant and spacious twin bedded room with two antique armoires and generous windows.

There is a large ceiling fan and central heating for colder spells.

(room size: 18 m2)
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Tab 2

Dining Room / Kitchen

Open plan dining and kitchen area with terracotta floor tiles and large window overlooking the courtyard.

Dining Room (12.8 m2)
Table and 4 chairs
Ceiling fan and central heating.
Good quality china and tableware.

Kitchen (9.6 m2)
Oak work surfaces made from old wine vats.
Well equipped for those who enjoy cooking. Gas hob, electric oven, microwave,fridge / freezer, Magimix food processor and dishwasher.

There is also a cold box and freezer blocks for those who want to picnic.

Pick herbs in the courtyard and seasonal fruit when available from the orchard.
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Tab 3

Sitting Room

Cosy and well furnished with two very comfortable armchairs and large sofa.
For cooler nights there is a woodburner.

UK Satellite TV, French TV, DVD Player, iPod dock, books, magazines and games.

There are comprehensive files with information about local attractions and activities, restaurants, historic sites, chateaux and markets.

(room size: 16 m2)
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Tab 4


Well designed en suite with spacious deluxe shower, WC, bidet and washbasin. A hair dryer and bathroom scales are provided.
Central heating.

Utility Room

Washing machine, clothes airer, steam iron & ironing board, basic cleaning materials.
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Tab 5

Terrace & Courtyard

There is a paved very private wisteria covered terrace with wonderful panoramic views and a table with four chairs for meals al fresco.

On the lawn there are two wooden recliners and an umbrella.
A Weber charcoal barbecue and utensils are provided.


There is covered parking in the garage adjacent to the Terrace.
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Tab 6


The salt water pool, bathed in sunlight all day, is very private and secluded with wonderful views. It has a wooden decking surround and a large wisteria covered terrace.

There are two comfortable loungers and an umbrella.

Pool towels are provided and changed weekly.
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