Golf In The Dordogne

 

Golf in The Dordogne presents an ideal opportunity to get out and about, explore the area and play some wonderful courses all at discounted prices. The Golf Pass Dordogne is available for free at any golf course in the Dordogne listed below. Go to the first golf course where you want to play and collect your “Golf Pass”. All further participating courses will be reduced from 20% to 30%. Valid for two months and for a maximum of two rounds on the same course. No further restrictions. You play whenever you want wherever you want.


We are happy to book tee off times in advance and are experienced in hosting golf groups where we can provide meals and arrange transport to and from courses, the closest of which is only five minutes away.

Participating Courses:

Golf De Vigiers

Golf De La Marterie

Golf De Lolivarie

Golf De Perigeux

Golf De Merles

Wine Tasting With The Comte De Bosredon

 

Why not spend the morning wine tasting in the company of the delightful Comte De Bosredon at his fabulous venue Château Belingard.

The Château offers free and personalised tastings and tours twice a day at a cost of 3 per adult. This wonderful location offers breathtaking views over the surrounding vineyards and is set in the world famous Monbazillac part of the Bergerac wine region.

Finish off your morning with a “proper” lunch at the 1 star Tour Des Vents restaurant less than five minutes away.

Easter Special

20% off all published rates this Easter. Hop down to The Dordogne for a short break and enjoy all that the area has to offer. Specail rates valid between April 15th and April 18th.

Ten Reasons To Visit The Dordogne

 

Don’t let us tell you why to visit this area — read what the experts say:

The Daily Telegraph — Telegraph Travel

French Entrée — French Entrée

Markets, Markets Eveywhere!

 

We are very lucky to be in an area that has an abundance of truly fantastic markets that are piled high with local produce that have to be seen to be believed. Most are within a 30 minute drive and are on somewhere close just about every day of the year. In the summer months of July and August things ger even better with evening food markets where you can go and eat in situ, springing up in some amazing settings. Here are some of our favourites and when they are on.

Daily Markets:

Le Bugue — Tuesday

Sarlat — Wednesday and Saturday

Monpazier — Thursday

Le Buisson De Cadouin — Friday

Sarlat — Saturday

St Cyprien and Issigeac — Sunday

Evening Markets — July and August Only

Le Bugue — Tuesday — starts at 6.p.m.

Belves — Wednesday — starts at 6.p.m.

St Cyprien — Thursday — starts at 6.p.m.

Le Buisson De Cadouin — Friday — starts at 6.p.m.

St Pompon — Saturday — starts at 6.p.m.

Picnics By The River

 

This year our guests will be able to enjoy a fully catered picnic on the banks of The Dordogne. We will prepare, set up and clear away a superb picnic in a private setting on the banks of the river — all you need to do is turn up! Bookings essential!

“The Joys Of Spring And Autumn“

Spring and Autumn in The Dordogne are best for families or groups of friends travelling without children. Spring brings warmth, bags of fresh market produce and beautiful flowers. Or plump for September or October instead when crowds and searing heat mellow, and the grape harvest begins. For food lovers it is a time of tranquil relaxation in many of the Dordogne’s wonderful restaurants that are not as busy as they are in summer. Accommodation and flight costs are much lower and the pace of life in the area returns to normal.

From Above

We are particularly pleased to be able to announce that we have been invited to join Alastair Sawday’s Special Places To Stay.

We are now one of a select few Gites in The Dordogne that can boast this accolade and hope that this will give future visitors even more reason and confidence to book with us — as Sawday’s themselves say “We only select the very best”!

Late October saw Stuart and a number of guests from Denmark take to the skies by microlite from the local airstrip at Belves. For as little as €40 for a twenty minute flight we were able to see this part of the valley from the air. Chateaux, towns and villages, beautiful countryside and of course Maisons La Boissiere.

The Pampered Pooch

School holidays are at an end and the last of our family guests left at the end of August and with them memories of dog heaven. A Labrador called Inky, a Rhodesian Ridgeback called Lettie and a minature Schnauzer called Margot have been to stay and all had a great time. Margot though takes the prize for being the most pampered pooch! She slept in her own super-luxury travel box complete with curtains, cushions and a toy flamingo and even got to sample some local Canard! Margot also enjoyed canoe safaris on the Vezere and Dordogne rivers and of course enjoyed lounging by the pool!


Rates for 2014 have just been published on our website. As you will see we now offer nightly rates for the Gites out of high season so why not pop down and stay for a long weekend. Enjoy the Autumn colours, fine wines and superb cuisine of The Dordogne with flights to nearby Bergerac from as little as £14.99 from London.

The Final Push

 

Thanks to our fabulous neighbours we were able to open Maisons La Boissiere officially at midday on Saturday, 3 hours before our first guests arrived.

We now have three beautiful Gites, each with their own particular character and style.

La Boulangerie being light and contemporary, La Vieille Grange having African influences and La Maison Perigourdine is typically French, lemon and blue hues highlighting the fabulous old beams and wood.

Dining Al Fresco in La Bugue

 

The arrival of July in the Dordogne means evening food markets — yum! Long trestle tables are set out in village squares and plentiful, delicious French fare waits to be sampled. Reasonably priced wine and beer are for sale to complement the food and this is followed by music and dancing for those wishing to work off those extra kilos! Such fun and a must for everyone visiting the area.

On every night (except Mondays) these wonderful feasts are available. Within twenty minutes of Maisons La Boissiere there are many to choose from including Belves, St Cyprien, La Bugue,Cadouin, Audrix and La Buisson.

Summer arrives in the Dordogne… At Last

The pool at Maisons La Boissiere is at last open. We have worked really hard on the gardens and the pool itself and guests in Gite La Vieille Grange have a wonderful view of clear azure water against lush green grass and trees.

Our first guests sampled the temperature yesterday and pronounced it perfect for the warm weather we are now experiencing.

Final Stages

 

All hands on deck as everyone gets involved in the final stages of the refurbishment Maison la Perigordine! This Gite has strong Dordogne and French influences and we have kept many of the original features, such as the beams, staircases, quaint shaped windows and huge walk-in fireplace. The smell of lavender wafts through when the double doors open. Just fabulous!

The Shutter Show

Recent visitors, Pacific cruising veterans, Jamie and Lucy Telfer had a rude awakening when far from a relaxing time in The Dordogne they were pressed into service painting and preparing our many shutters. We have thirty six shutters to get ready, each one having to be sanded down on both sides and then given two undercoats each side followed by two top coats each side. The maths makes for time consuming reading.

36 shutters, x2 coats of undercoat x 2 sides x 2 coats of topcoat x 2 sides!!!

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