Domaine de Cournet Haut

Saint Pompon, Dordogne
Self-catering


A lovely set-up for close families with wide sweeping lawns surrounded by woodland and heaps of Perigourdine charm

Place

2 places

Sleeps

Sleeping from 4 – 5

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Combine coffee and croissants with pastoral views as your children make friends by the pool. At the heart of this peaceful, sloping, green domaine – surprisingly close to the honey pots of the Dordogne – is a large walled courtyard with two houses and the owners’ house opposite. Tucked into the woods behind are six modern guest structures.La Forge and La Bergerie are compact, cosy, and prettily decorated in a sympathetic rustic style. Each has a wood-burner for winter, a terrace with a tree for shade and sweeping views over the grounds. The six woodland cottages are more modern – lie in the hammock on your terrace while the barbecue fires up.  Owners Fanny and Alan give you boules and bikes, sand and swings, a big pool and a tennis court. They’ve filled the reception area with maps and guide books and have created their own tourist info site with local knowledge. If you want to eat out, wander to the village – it’s so close you can hear the church bells.

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We think you'll love

  • The combination of idyllic setting and historic buildings
  • The space and freedom for children to roam
  • The proximity of the shops, restaurants and weekly market of St Pompont
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You should know

  • The two stone houses are very compact, especially La Bergerie
  • The alcove bedroom in La Bergerie is only curtained-off between kitchen and sitting room
  • All facilities are shared with other guests

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
4pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Restaurants 10 minutes' walk.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €92
Weekly price
from €560
1 House for 5
From €924 beds2 bedrooms
1 House for 4
From €923 beds2 bedrooms

Accommodation

Reviews

A real hidden gem, so blissful it’s tempting not to give the game away. Perfect for a family, the amenities are second to none. This part of the Dordogne remains unspoilt and very close to Bergerac, Domme, Sarlat and Rocamador. Our host Fanny was charm itself, always discreetly in the background, speaks perfect English and was raised here, so is fully conversant with... well, everything really. Highly recommended.

Richard, Bristol

From the moment we saw the Domaine de Cournet Hauts informative, helpful and detailed website we couldn't wait to visit.......and we were not disappointed.The Domaine is a beautiful collection of warm stone buildings with flower gardens, orchard and woodlands. The rooms are very well furnished, comfortable and thoughtfully decorated with fresh flowers and a bottle of local wine on our arrival ! I have to finish this review with a really big thank you to Fanny and Alan who were so helpful and made our stay one of the most enjoyable and relaxing we have had in a long time

Adrian, Albury, herts

Recently returned from a great holiday at Cournet Haut in the lovely village of St.Pompon. My stay was in a beautiful stone house,La Forge,surrounded by beautiful grounds with swimming pool, tennis courts & plenty for children. The hosts,Alan & Fanny were a wonderful source of information about the area which abounds in chateaux, lakes,kayaking rivers & great places to eat. Thank you for a great break, looking forward to next visit.

Liz, Cork

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Location

The neighbourhood

Within the grounds you can bask by the pool,or play tennis and boules; then pedal off down the Ceou Valley to a favourite picnic spot. Your hosts also recommend Monpazier for its central market square, Sarlat (especially out of season) for its Renaissance buildings, and the Vezere Valley for pre-history. The shops and restaurants of small picturesque St Pompont are a ten-minute walk.

Local points of interest from Fanny Pichon-Varin & Alan Barry

  • Embrace the breath-taking views from the top of Castelnaud village and marvel at the beauty of the castle. Then, reward yourselves by trying the local speciality: the Carré aux Noix: a square of caramelized walnuts on a bed of chewy toffee. Irresistible!
  • Visit the “Chai de Moncalou”, our local vineyard and discover its history along the way. Do not miss the tower of Moncalou which offers a panoramic view of the area and complete your outing with a free tour of the wine cellar and some wine sampling.
  • Go for a picnic in the Valley du Céou - we will point out our secret spots, those where you will be able to revel in the turquoise colour of the Céou river from one of the small suntrap beaches. Try a dip in its waters, they are so pure and clear.
  • Wander around the streets of romantic Monpazier, one of the best preserved bastide-towns of the area, enjoy the views of the surrounding countryside and visit some of its many craft-shops and quirky art-galleries.
  • Walk down to our village of Saint Pompon, go on a little adventure through its medieval streets, admire the 12th century church and the old headstones in the graveyard. Finally, have lunch in our favourite restaurant, your taste buds will thank you for it.
  • Do not leave without visiting the Jardins de Marqueyssac, one of our favourite places. You will fall in love with the originality and perfection of the gardens and the awe-inspiring views of the Dordogne valley will stay with you forever.

Introducing

Fanny Pichon-Varin & Alan Barry

Frequently praised for their warm yet discreet presence, Fanny and Alan are very hospitable and have given loads of thought to making this place special. When Fanny’s parents retired in 2013, she and her Irish husband Alan moved back from Ireland to take over. Young, enthusiastic and committed, they live with their young family on the other side of the courtyard.