‘Dordogne’ gite: 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, private garden, sleeps 9



Gite Dordogne is part of the 18th century stone manor house known as a ‘chartreuse’, so all materials are traditional – stone, wood, and flat tiles. The property is sold with most of the furniture.

  • The attic is insulated with hemp and the walls are 50 cm thick. As the house is in a protected historical monument zone, double glazing is not possible. However, the traditional construction (thick stone walls, small openings and 8-metre high ceilings) means that a simple fan can be used to get through the heatwaves.
  • Exposed wooden framework and chestnut parquet flooring on the first floor, local stone on the ground floor.
  • Traditional paintwork, using natural pigments
  • The central heating is underfloor on the ground floor and the owners have gone so far as to conceal the central heating in the pink walls on the first floor. This gives the house the appearance it may have had when it was built.
  • Both fireplaces are functional and one of them is equipped with an open insert that reduces fine particle emissions by 90%.
  • Most of the appliances are less than 3 years old
  • This is a very well equipped gite with quality furniture, linen and crockery.
  • 2150 sqft