Beaux Souvenirs

Miallet, Dordogne
Self-catering
+44 (0)7736 066768


In the pretty village of Mialet, this attractive stone gite with its own pool is perfect for couples. Visit the on-site fashion museum

Bed

2 beds

Bedroom

2 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 4

The Experience

Relax on the patio enclosed by high hedges and shaded by trees. You can bask by the pool, lunch on the terrace and have a barbecue in the evening with provisions from the good local charcuterie. You stay in the gîte adjacent to the 19th-century coach-house, recently revived by William and Vanessa.

Inside feels warm, convivial and cosy – an open-plan design for plenty of space and with huge rustic beams overhead. Take a tour of Vanessa’s wonderful vintage fashion collection in the little museum; stroll down to the village and its lovely square for shops, a bistro and boulangerie.

This is the northern reach of the Dordogne, the aptly named Perigord Vert, with a verdant landscape of forests, valleys and hills. Stock up at Piégut-Pluviers market (26km), discover prehistoric cave paintings at the Grotte de Villars (19km) and visit the Château de Jumilhac and its gardens (18km), topped with turrets and towers. 

Beaux Souvenirs - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Meeting William and Vanessa, who are very knowledgeable about the area
  • Visiting the on-site vintage museum of 20th century fashion and curios
  • Strolling into the village for your morning croissants
Beaux Souvenirs - Gallery

You should know

  • The owners live on-site
  • You can see neighbouring houses
  • The bathroom is downstairs

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Short breaks available out of high season.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Restaurants within 5-minute walk.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £99
Weekly price
from £600
Damage deposit
£250
Surcharges
Tourist Tax: €0.83 per adult per night.
1 House for 4
From £992 beds2 bedrooms

Reviews

This page is probably too small to hold all the words to describe our lovely stay in the Dordogne. First of all; your warm welcome, incl all the groceries, information, tips for places to go to. Thanks for your time to give us a tour of your amazing museum - You both made a lovely place to come back to!

Ria, Utrecht

What a wonderful place and fantastic week we had. Such a fantastic location and stylish gite. Also, what a pool!!! Thank you for being such brilliant hosts - we loved all your recommendations and museum tour. We hope to be back soon!

Kathleen & James, London

A wonderful place - both Vanessa and William were the perfect hosts and could not have been more helpful. The gite is artfully furnished and the perfect location for a relaxing break. The outside space including the pool is a real treat.

Theresa, London

Thank you for a wonderful stay in your perfectly appointed gite. We had a great week exploring the Dordogne and relaxing by the pool. Thank you so much for your help and recommendations!

Adam & Lizzy, London

Thank you so much for the most amazing week. We needed relaxation and this is the best space for that. The gite is perfect and has everything we could need and the garden and the pool were the perfect places to relax. Huge thank you to William and Vanessa for making us feel so welcome and for all the excellent recommendations. We've had such a lovely time, we'll definitely be back!! PS A visit to the onsite fashion museum is a must!!

Jack & Hannah, Cambridge

Vanessa & Will provide a first class environment, and have thought of every little detail (including points of interest in the area) to ensure a perfect visit. Their garden furniture was particularly luxurious and we were serenaded by a beautiful blackbird singing his heart out every day. A perfect antidote to the hot weather was the private pool - a perfect restorative. Vanessa & Will are perfect hosts.

Patricia, Wadebridge

A wonderful couple that made us feel welcome the minute we stepped out of the car. Beaux Souvenirs – what a beautiful place to stay with everything you need. Loads of places to visit great places to eat. Beautiful surroundings and love the décor. There is nothing that could be any better than it is! Wish we could’ve stayed a month! Vanessa – thank you for showing us around your beautiful museum xx

Andrea & Bryan, Yorkshire

A lovely gite equipped with everything you could need for a relaxing break. Fabulous hosts who made the stay more special.

Faye, Buckinghamshire

A very comfortable and attractive self-catering cottage in a sleepy town with fun, charming owners nearby.

Nicky, Sawday's inspector

Beaux Souvenirs is brimming with rustic charm and we loved our stay here. We were so impressed by the pool and the beautiful setting and the gite with its vintage decor was immaculately presented and surpassed all our expectations. This together with our superb hosts makes it a place we will most definitely return to.

Rebecca & Mike, Swansea

When you book a long-awaited holiday you hope your gite lives up to the imagination - well rest assured - a stunning and well-equipped gite, fantastic pool, lovely hosts who are there to help make your holiday special in a simply stunning part of France. Don't hesitate - just book you won't be disappointed. Thank you, Vanessa & William. We will see you again.

Andrew, Kirstyn & Lucy, Ely

Fabulous gite and superb pool! We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you to our very hospitable hosts!

Dave, Julie & Cicely, Cornwall

A wonderful relaxed break in the heart of scenic France. With walks, villages, markets and town nearby we were spoilt for choice between them and just chilling at Beaux Souvenirs. A superb gite and you were perfect hosts. Thank you!

Ken & Susie, Suffolk

Lovely, spacious, Gite with friendly owners. Loved having breakfast outside in the garden, the Gite has its own private access. Great location for touring the Dordogne and easy to get there from Limoges.

Bob, Long Buckby

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Location

The neighbourhood

You're in the Perigord National Park so numerous châteaux are within easy reach. Drive to Château de Puyguilhem in 25 minutes, or Bourdeilles and Hautefort in under an hour. Closer to home stroll to the man-made lake in Mialet, or hike, cycle, canoe, fish and play golf nearby. Foodies can head for the local brewery and honey producer or the Foie Gras and Truffle Museum (20 minutes). Perigordian cuisine is gorgeous and there are many restaurants within a short drive (some with Michelin stars). Explore pretty villages St Jean de Cole (20km) and Brantome, or Perigueux and Limoges are under an hour's drive. The train station is a 6-minute drive.

Local points of interest from Vanessa Jane Howard

  • The Barrage de Mialet lies just outside our village and features a 9km easy circular route around a tree-lined reservoir.
  • Find out why T.E. Lawrence stayed nearby in his early years, see the moated castle where Richard the Lionheart died and discover the secrets of Chateau de Jumilhac during a spectacular candlelit night visit.
  • Brantome is just half an hour away and is a photographers dream. Known as the Venice of the Perigord, its stunning abbey nestles on an island surrounded by boat filled waterways.
  • This area is a food lover’s paradise, from the Dordogne enjoy Fois Gras, Black Truffles, Walnuts, Cepes, Duck, Strawberries and numerous liqueurs.
  • You can visit incredible gardens and chateaux to Roman sites, superb underground caverns and pre-historic cave art.
  • Bargain hunters can enjoy here antique fairs, brocantes and car boot sales (vide greniers) as well as factory outlets for designer leatherwear and porcelain.

Introducing

Vanessa Jane Howard

In the main house live a delightful pair: William, a Scot, and English Vanessa. William, who was in the Royal Navy in the 1980s, is a keen amateur historian and could discuss Napoleon for hours; Vanessa loves fashion and worked in marketing. They are really knowledgeable about the area so ask them for recommendations - they'll even make bookings for you.